Microsoft “aware of performance issues” with Xbox Series X and some titles
Some multiplatform titles like Devil May Cry 5 and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla run a bit better on PlayStation 5 than on Xbox Series X, despite Microsoft tooting the backwards compatibility horn very hard.
“We are aware of performance issues in a handful of optimized titles on Xbox Series X|S and are actively working with our partners to identify and resolve the issues to ensure an optimal experience,” said Microsoft. This is the first time an Xbox console features native backwards compatibility.
Recycling games: Obviously, there will still be teething trouble despite the efforts both Microsoft and Sony have made to make sure previous-generation games just work on their new consoles. Sony has not made very grand promises about backwards compatibility, but right now it looks like they are actually ahead of Microsoft.
Comparison wars: “…our partners are just now scratching the surface of what next-gen consoles can do and minor bug fixes are expected as they learn how to take full advantage of our new platform,” Microsoft explained. Devil May Cry 5 suffers from frame rate dips on Xbox Series X in performance mode, but Microsoft's console closes the gap when playing in 4K with ray-tracing according to Digital Foundry.