Many gamers were surprised to see the PlayStation exclusive Days Gone ported to PC. For those who do not own a game console, this will finally allow you to experience the game, but for those who have played it before, you might be wondering what the differences are from the original version. Here’s a detailed comparison so you know what’s new in the port.
Typically with console versions it will lack graphical customization options. At most, you may have the option to switch between loyalty and performance modes, like with Spider-Man Miles Morales. On PC this is not a problem because Days Gone will allow you to configure a whole bunch of graphics options to your liking. Whether it’s adjusting shadow detail or foliage drawing distance, you have a lot to tinker with.
Additionally, you can adjust the resolution accordingly with your screen or go for a lower resolution to increase frame rates for a smoother gaming experience. It should be noted that on the PS5 it uses checkerboard 4K resolution while the game can run on a PC with native 4K resolution, giving you a crisp visual without artifacts, especially when on the move … provided that your graphics card can support the load.
Another big plus of Days Gone’s PC port is proper support for ultra-wide monitors. You’ll be able to enjoy a wider field of view of the post-apocalyptic gaming landscape. Simply put, it’s simply better on PC as long as you have a machine that can run the game in all its glory.
For those of you who are in awe, Days Gone on PS4 is capped at 30fps. There is a next-gen patch for the PS5 that will allow it to run at up to 60 frames per second. On PC though, it’s much better as the frame rates are unlocked, which lets it perform as well as your machine can handle.
When I tried Days Gone’s PC port, the frames dropped every now and then, but then increased to 100fps and more shortly thereafter. I think the game could use more optimizations, but that shouldn’t be a problem as the developers could easily release an update to fix the occasional lag in performance.
Another area that sees a huge improvement for the PC port, which I complained about in my game review, is the loading speed. It’s non-existent when I played it, which is great as it took too long on the PS4. I expect it to be better on the PS5, but at least for the PC version this downside in my opinion is no longer a problem.
More ways to play the game
On the PS4 version, you can only play the game using DualShock 4 or gamepads authorized by PlayStation like the Razer Raiju series or the Nacon Revolution series. For PC, you can use any gamepad / controller you like, especially thanks to Steam’s native support for a wide variety of peripherals. Whether it’s the Nintendo Switch Pro controller, Xbox One controller, or other gamepad, the sky is limitless.
Not to mention, there’s the holy grail of PC gaming, which is the keyboard and mouse combination. This allows you to enjoy a more precise shooting experience as it is generally easier to aim and shoot with them. You can customize them freely in the Settings menu, so you literally have more ways to play the game and you can play it exactly the way you want.
As many of you may know by now, Horizon Zero Dawn has been ported to PC with all DLC like the Frozen Wilds expansion. The same is happening with the Days Gone PC port as it immediately ships with all DLC released for the game so far at no additional cost. This includes the new game plus, survivor mode, challenge mode and more.
While there is no story expansion for the game and the sequel does not get the necessary approval to begin development, Sony Interactive Entertainment could change its mind if the PC port works well. That being said, we doubt that any story expansion DLC will be available for free in this way, as it would launch after the PC port. If that helps get the sequel to this hotly requested sequel, why not, right?
Is the PC version of Days Gone better? Almost without a doubt. Of course, the patched version of the PS5 would see huge improvements, but there are a host of features available on PC that would make it difficult to wrestle, provided you have a gaming PC that can handle the game in its entirety. .
If you want to see our Days Gone review on PS4, click here.