is the upgrade worth it? Digital Foundry’s answer

There are only a few hours left until the debut of Death Stranding Director’s Cut on PlayStation 5 and many are wondering if the upgrade from the standard version is worth it to take advantage of the technical improvements and all the new content. To clarify any doubts came the Digital Foundry test, which explains all the differences between PS4 and PS5.

According to the tests carried out by Digital Foundry, both graphics modes of the Director’s Cut have strengths and weaknesses. In the case of the Quality mode, 60 fps is often reached at 4K resolution, although the fluidity is not constant and several drops are reported at 50 or 40 frames per second. The Performance mode offers a lower level of detail due to the 1800p resolution, but in this case the framerate manages to keep 60fps without particular problems and therefore represents the best way to have a fluid experience. As for resolution, it seems that in both cases the development team used a different technique from checkerboard rendering based on image reconstruction and which is unknown to Digital Foundry. Speaking instead of the level of detail, this is much higher than what we saw on PS4 Pro but in both graphics modes there is an identical detail and between the two therefore only the resolution changes.

The group of experts also praised Kojima Productions not only for the care taken in the development of each edition of the game, but also for how they implemented the DualSense and the SSD, thanks to which the loading times were reduced in an incredible way.

Have you already read our Death Stranding Director’s Cut review?