Posted by John on January 16, 2012

Final Fantasy XIII-2: Demo graphics insight on PS3, Xbox 360

Have you had a chance to play through the surprise Final Fantasy XIII-2 demo yet? If you have yet to download it on either the Xbox 360 or PS3, you may be interested in checking out a graphics analysis video that has now been compiled using the teaser from Square-Enix.

At the end of last year, we told you that a screenshot analysis of the Japanese version of Final Fantasy XIII-2 which is already out on PS3 and Xbox 360 was concluded with ‘identical results’ – a stark contrast to the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Final Fantasy XIII which clearly favored Sony’s console.

Now though it looks like Square-Enix has gone back to work and have seriously improved the level of graphics performance that they’re able to churn out on Microsoft’s console, so much to say that a new demo comparison between the two versions is hard to tell apart which is credit to Square-Enix. The video published by Eurogamer states reveals that the Xbox 360 version now features 1280×720 2x MSAA, which is now on par with PS3, since the Xbox 360 version of FFXIII only used a 1024×576 resolution in comparison.

Their analysis also reveals that the demo is locked on both versions to 30 frames per second. However after examining a movie folder on both platforms, they have suggest that the PS3 demo may perform better overall than the Xbox 360, since the PS3 file contains a 1.64GB of data file, compared to the Xbox 360 file which is set at 188MB. Judging by their general thoughts on the demo though, it looks like Xbox 360 owners are going to be very pleased this time around since it looks like both games will be much closer this time around in a full on graphics showdown.

Does this affect your decision on picking up the PS3 or Xbox 360 version of the full game next month, or are you still waiting for further feedback before you part with your $50-60? Regardless of graphics performance, Final Fantasy XIII-2 looks like the FF game that fans have been waiting for and firmly puts the wrongs right from FFXIII.

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