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A Good Interview With the Lead Architect of the PS5

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  1. Unlucky 13

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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

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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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    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.
     
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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?
     
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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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    I didn't mind the PS4 Pro coming out several years after the launch of the PS4, but having two consoles with different power levels at launch is not a great idea. Developers will just develop for the base model and if they have some extra time, then maybe boost things a bit for the more powerful model. Consumer confusion would also be a thing. I get charging for a bigger SSD, and I'd strongly consider paying more for the extra space.
     
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    Back when the PS3 came out, there were two models where the difference was storage space. Maybe they just do that again.
     
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    Yeah, I don't know. With how included the PC gamers are, nowadays, I don't think adjusting for two different powers is as hard or as taxing as it used to be.
     
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    https://gamerant.com/ps5-install-games/

    https://gamerant.com/new-playstation-5-controller-details/

    https://gamerant.com/playstation-5-official-launch-window-holiday-2020/

    https://www.dualshockers.com/ps5-4k-blu-ray-drive/

    Sony put out some more info this week.

    > As expected, the system will obviously be called the Playstation 5. (duh)

    > As most of us presumed, it will be released in late 2020.

    > It will contain a 4K Blu Ray drive

    > Users will be able to install parts of games, instead of the entire thing, depending on how they intend to play.

    > The controller will feature something called "haptic feedback" that replaces the traditional rumble feature.

    > The controller will feature adaptive triggers, giving more sensitivity. And will plug and and charge using USB Type-C, which will allow it to be faster.

    > The controller is also rumored to be heavier than the DS4. For me, this is a positive. When I play games on my PS3 now, it feels flimsy and fragile by comparrison. To go even denser is great!
     
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    The controller is the biggest development so far, IMO. Haptic feedback can either be gloriously elegant, or just plain ****ing annoying.
     
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    As someone who was incredibly impressed with Horizon Zero Dawn, this gets a big thumbs up from me. They just can't shun Japanese developers, the resurgence of Japanese games (Devil May Cry, Ace Combat, From Software games) is one of the things keeping games really good and varied right now.
     
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    Oh yeah totally. Horizon Zero Dawn was an absolutely fantastic game in all ways. A real masterpiece for this generation that did just about everything right. I can't wait to see a sequel on the PS5 in a few years. It is basically the template for the type of game that I want to see more of.
     
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    While Sony confirmed backwards compatibility for PS4 games on the PS5 a while back, I have never once read them state implicitly that the system would be able to take any PS4 game disc and play the game that way. However, I read several different places this week that it was the case, thankfully. The system will also allow you to download any game that you bought online for the PS4 and play it on the PS5 as well. The games may or may not work more quickly on the PS5, it's yet unknown.

    For me, this is definately a selling point to adopt as soon as it goes on sale. While I bought the PS3 the week it went on sale back in 2006, I didn't actually own any PS3 games for months afterwards. I played FF12 and PS2 Madden at first because I could. But I didn't buy a PS4 for almost a year after it's release, because there just weren't any games I needed to have. But if I can upgrade and still use all of the same software, then its a much easier choice.
     

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