Seeing as the PC version on Steam is currently free to play this weekend I thought I would download it and compare to the PS4 version that I’ve been playing. Now my PC is 7 years old so by no means is it a powerhouse by today’s standards. I was actually expecting Conan Exiles to run very poorly on it to be honest but…
The game runs pretty damn good on it. High graphical settings, max field of view and it runs absolutely beautifully. 60 FPS for the most part with some drops to around 45FPS but no stuttering whatsoever. And the graphics look better than the PS4 version as well.
If my 7 year old PC can run this game on high settings and have no issues whatsoever and maintain a solid frame rate and look noticeably better while doing so what’s going on with the PS4 version? The PS4 version looks very poor in comparison, running at sub 30FPS and with stuttering to boot. The difference is night and day and it’s almost like the console versions do not receive the same amount of polish and optimisation as our PC counterparts.
Some other observations:
- No field of view options on console version - why not?
- Load times are absolutely horrible on the PS4 version. From main menu to in-game on PC took no longer than 10-15 seconds. PS4 takes 1-2 minutes, sometimes much longer. The strange thing here is my PC is only using a standard HDD whereas my PS4 is using an SSHD.
Can someone connected to the development team give us some insight into how much time is spent on polishing and optimising the console versions in comparison to the PC versions? It certainly seems like we don’t get anywhere near the attention as what the PC version does and it’s not right considering we all paid for and are playing the same game.
Has anyone else played both versions and care to share their experiences? I was happy with the PS4 version before testing the PC version (except for some performance issues and bugs that still haven’t been fixed) but now I’m sort of regretting getting the console version as it’s clear that resources are not evenly spread between versions.