- The PlayStation 5 version of Quantum Error appears to be further along in development than the Xbox Series X|S version. The PlayStation 4 could be the first to get the game.
- There are some issues with the Xbox’s slower SSD, but the developers say the game is almost ready to go gold. Because of the disparity in velocity, adjustments will have to be made.
- A clarifying tweet suggests the Xbox version won’t come out until it’s ready, which could mean the PlayStation 5 version comes out first. Unreal Engine 5.2 will be used to create new footage with enhanced visuals.
Recent Tweets from the Quantum Error developers seem to indicate that the PlayStation 5 version of the game is getting developed much more quickly than the Xbox Series X|S version. One tweet even speculates that PlayStation players may get their hands on the game first as a result.
Quantum Error is “a hair away from going gold,” according to the game’s official Twitter account, which means that development is nearly complete, and the game is awaiting release. Fans who have been excited to play it since it was announced in 2020 should find this to be exciting news. Although the announcers were encouraging, it was accompanied by what some may have interpreted as a jab at the Xbox Series X|S’s hardware. They also stated that the console’s storage system has proven to be challenging for the designers.
“QE has been made to be played with the PS5’s extremely fast SSD. The Xbox SSD is quite a bit slower, and so we are going to have to change things quite a bit to make up for that difference in speed.,” In part, the tweet reads. Around eleven hours after the initial announcement, the Twitter account issued a clarification, claiming that the message was not intended as a criticism of the Xbox hardware. The developers were trying to be open about the difficulties they were having with getting the game to run at an appropriate speed on that console.
The clarification Tweet did, however, contain one remark that might signal Quantum Error’s arrival on PlayStation 5 before it does on Xbox Series X|S. The Xbox version won’t be released until it’s ready because the company wants Xbox fans to be able to appreciate the game’s quality and experience on par with PS5 users, according to the statement.
Despite the recent revelation that Quantum Error was specifically created to run on PlayStation 5 hardware, the game’s developers had already stated in late 2020 that it would be available on Xbox Series X.
The recent tweets also point out that footage of the Quantum Error that was published online is out of date. It was shot using an older version of the game, Unreal Engine 4, than the one that is currently in use, Unreal Engine 4. Consequently, the visual appeal of the game ought to be an improvement over what we’ve seen so far. Some fans may have to wait a little longer than they had anticipated to put themselves in the shoes of Fire Captain Jacob Thomas.