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A Good Interview With the Lead Architect of the PS5

Discussion in 'Gaming Forum' started by Unlucky 13, Apr 16, 2019.

  1. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team Rosen Staff Member Club Member

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    https://www.wired.com/story/exclusive-sony-next-gen-console/

    There isn't a whole lot in here that we didn't already know, but its good to have it all concrete. Its a long, informative article with some good details.

    Some highlites:

    - The system will not come out in 2019
    - The system will not be at E3
    - The system will have physical media
    - The system will be backwards compatible with the PS4
    - The system will have an advanced SSD

    Based on everything that we've heard, and the fact that Sony is giving official interviews like this one, I'd say that its pretty likely that the system will be out in 2020 though, probably the Autumn.
     
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  3. Desides

    Desides Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Hardware ray tracing makes me slap my forehead, pat my wallet in sympathy, and start saving up for a new GPU. Because if consoles will have hardware ray tracing, it's time to get a GPU for my PC that supports it.
     
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  5. Wilkimania

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    I started writing a message saying that Sony probably need to be careful with how they market the PS5 and then realised that regardless I'd still be buying one within a few months of launch. Just don't bungle it as badly as you managed to the launch of the PS3 or Microsoft did the Xbox One and we should be fine.
     
  6. Unlucky 13

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    Yeah, the move from the PS2 to the PS3 was awful. Any game not made exclusively for Sony was garbage for about three years, apparently because the system was so hard to code for. I think that they've learned their lesson.
     
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    Yeah, I think MS will have a $399 Xbox2 (they really need a better name) and a $599 version, while Sony will be in the middle with a $499 PS5. I'm okay with paying 25% more for a console that will be more powerful.

    Sony also said the PSVR gear will be usable on the PS5 -which is a big deal for the adopters of first gen VR. Yeah, I'll buy the PSVR2 when it comes out, but I think that will be a year or so after the launch of the PS5. Instead of having no VR for the PS5 for all that time you'll be able to use what you already have till you can upgrade. I do expect them to launch a Move 2.0 controller with or just after the new console releases and to see a bunch of old VR games get patched to support it and maybe the new hardware.

    If the PS5 controller does end up with a touchscreen? We could FINALLY see a return to some of the things the old Dreamcast VMU (Visual Memory Unit) was used for. You could put the map on the controller screen, track life level and such, and the best use of all was to call plays in football games instead of on the TV screen. Your opponent only got shown what formation you had picked.

    The SSD will also change how games are made, since devs won't need to hide the loading screens we are used to seeing. My concern here is that the SSD won't be big enough to hold more than 10 games or so and we'll be out of space within 6 months and have to go back to deleting older games to make room.
     
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    I also worry that the SSD will be too small. I'm to the point now on my PS4 that I have to delete games in order to play other ones. If there's the option to pay more for a version of the PS5 with a signifigantly larger HD, then I'm willing to go for it.
     
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    I did read about a combo SSD and HD. Game you are actively playing moved to SSD. Maybe Sony does that?
     
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    From what I've read so far, the PS5 will purely have a SSD. No word on size yet.
     
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    This is nails on chalkboard to my ears. This basically means Sony is focusing on live services and lootboxes.
     
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    Well, I guess it depends on how you take it. I was hoping it meant that they would focus on huge, deep single player titles like they have been for a long time, such as God of War, Horizon Zero Dawn, Uncharted, Final Fantasy, Gran Turismo, ect. As opposed to tiny casual games that I see on the PS Store for ten bucks that probably offer a few hours of gameplay.
     
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    https://gamerant.com/sony-playstation-5-pro-rumor/

    A Japanese reporter is saying that when the PS5 is released, there will be both a baseline model and a Pro. Depending on how much of a storage difference there is, I'll definately consider the Pro.
     
  16. invid

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    Getting ready for 8k maybe?
     
  17. Unlucky 13

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    I've bought two 4k TVs this year, the second just a few days ago. So, I'm not personally moving up to 8k any time soon, lol.
     

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