Mafia 3 PS4/Xbox One Comparison: Visuals Broadly On Par, Glitches On Both Consoles, Higher Res On PS4 But Higher FPS On XO During Stress Scenes


Mafia 3 suffers from quite some performance issues and glitches on PC. How does Hangar 13’s open-world title perform on Xbox and PS4? Eurogamer’s Digital Foundry put the game to the test on Sony’s PS4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One.

As can be read in our Mafia 3 PC performance benchmark, the game eats your hardware for breakfast, mostly due to bad optimization. Obviously, the game has been rushed, and it suffers from an abundance of glitches. Glitches that are also present on both PS4 and Xbox One. But other than that, how do the visuals on both PS4 and Xbox One compare? Check out Digital Foundry’s PS4/Xbox One graphics comparison below:

On Xbox One, the game runs natively at 900P, while its PS4 counterpart renders at native 1080P. Despite the pixel count difference, both versions suffer from similar degrees of pixel crawl in motion. Visuals on PS4 and Xbox One appear nearly identical. This also applies to the game’s framerate of 30FPS on both consoles. We’re looking at a nearly consistent 30FPS on PS4 and Xbox One, but the frame pacing is a different story.

During stress scenes, the framerate on PS4 drops to 24FPS, while the Xbox One version maintains a stable 30FPS. Of course, The PS4 renders Mafia 3 at a higher resolution.

A day-one patch for both PS4 and Xbox One has already been deployed, and the first PC patch that unlocks the game's framerate was recently released as well. Check out the official statement from 2K and Hangar 13 following the release of the PC patch below:

PC players, reboot Mafia III because patch 1.01 is now available for download. This patch includes 30, 60, and unlimited frames-per-second options on PC. To select your framerate, just head to the display menu in-game. Just make sure to tailor the framerate settings to the power of your machine. This patch also includes improvements to keyboard remapping, so head to the controls menu to check out the options. Note: this patch resets keyboard mapping to default, so any changes you made to the controls previously will need to be customized after installing the patch.”

Mafia 3 is available now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.