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There's a three way graphics comparison between Fallout 4 on the PlayStation 4, the Xbox One and PC. The three different versions are more similar in the graphics department under certain conditions than they are different, but there are some obvious changes in a few scenes.
YouTube outlet Candyland has a breakdown between the PC version of Fallout 4 running on ultra, and the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game. Check out the video comparison below.
There are a few obvious differences early on. For instance we see that the color saturation on the PS4 looks completely washed out in certain scenes, and no it's not just because of the time of day. The PC and Xbox One both have nice color tones and the saturation helps give the game a vibrant look amongst its bleak atmosphere.
Obviously we see that the PC gets far more shrubbery, foliage and ambient occlusion, helping bring the wasteland to life. In the case of missing foliage for the PS4 and Xbox One versions, the excuse could be made that Fallout 4's setting is a post-nuclear wasteland, so fewer forms of greenery is acceptable. Even still, we see that the PC just runs circles around its console counterparts in the environmental section.
There's also huge differences in each settlement between the PC and home consoles, with more object placement, environmental soft shadows and debris density being present in the PC version of the game.
At the two minute and 15 second mark they specifically give gamers a look at the difference in Fallout 4's shadow resolution between the three platforms, making the differences stand out front and center. Strangely, next to the PC version the Xbox One seems to have the next best shadow resolution for the environment. It's slightly blurrier on the PS4.
For some reason at the four minute mark there's a shadow anomaly in the PS4 version of Fallout 4. I don't know if that's a building's shadow passing by through the moonlight or if it's one of Bethesda's infamous graphics glitches.
When inside the vault at the four minute and 47 second mark, the images are practically identical. There are a few more light passes on the PC version, but then again it could be based on where she's standing under the light (which is the most likely case) but otherwise they're the same.
It should go without saying that if you want the best version of Fallout 4 you'll want the PC version. Better graphics, faster loading, more modding options and fewer limitations. Of course, it should also go without saying that you will need a hefty PC if you want to take advantage of those privileges.
Fallout 4 goes live tomorrow on November 10th for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Pre-loading has already begun and those who pre-ordered the game can start downloading it right now. You can also check out what the reviews are like for the game to see if it's worth the purchase.