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PS5 Early Announcements - Most Anticipated New Feature?

4K Blu-Ray player 80 9.77%
 
Adaptive triggers on controller 29 3.54%
 
Haptic feedback on controller 34 4.15%
 
Hardware ray-tracing 95 11.60%
 
Improved controller battery 31 3.79%
 
New SSD for improved load... 386 47.13%
 
Partial game downloads & installs 38 4.64%
 
Revamped user interface 23 2.81%
 
USB Type-C 21 2.56%
 
Other 82 10.01%
 
Total:819

So the PS5 has been officially announced, and although we're yet to see it Sony has announced some of the changes being introduced with the new platform. Of these early announcements which are you most interested in?



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The user interface, thats the only thing that pisses me off currently.
Rest works flawlessly



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In order from most excited to least:

1. SSD
2. Raytracing
3. Adaptive triggers on controller
4. Haptic feedback on controller
5. Improved controller battery
6. Revamped user interface
7. Partial game downloads & installs
8. USB Type-C
9. 4K Blu-ray Player

The Revamped UI may be better than I expect but I'll have to see what they come up with because the PS4 UI is near perfect for me.



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My only concern about SSD (which is great btw) is actual size, while they will get them cheap at cost for the parts, 2TB SSD isn't cheap. If it comes with 1 TB, well, my 1TB SSHD is mostly full most the time.

User interface improvements are the most important for me, speed of navigating the menus, customisation and stuff is always welcome. I expect the console to basically just be a revamped specs in reality because that's all we really need.

What is ray-tracing?



Hmm, pie.

The Fury said:

What is ray-tracing?

Fancy new tech for lighting/reflections.

Weirdly I've found minecraft is the best showcase for the tech, maybe because the geometry etc is so basic it emphasises how realistic and amazing the lighting is.



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The "Adaptive triggers on controller" + "Haptic feedback on controller" sounds the best too me.

"Partial game downloads & installs" is gonna be pretty darn nice too.
(that way you can ignore multiplayer stuff, or maybe langauge packs/sound files, cutting down the install sizes).



They should just tell us now how tiny the SSD cache will be, so people can complain about the size and they can increase it before releasing it.



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vivster said:
They should just tell us now how tiny the SSD cache will be, so people can complain about the size and they can increase it before releasing it.

According to the Wired article "it will ditch the spinning hard drive". So it might not be a cache after all.



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Shorter load times are impossible to argue with for me. That's the hands-down winner for most positive "new feature" for my taste. Runners-up include ray-tracing and even better controls.

Yeah, nothing announced about the PS4 so far to me really suggests more, in substance, than improved efficiency all-around, but frankly I'm a pretty conventional gamer in the technical sense, so that's really the main thing I'm looking for anyway. I don't need a lot of gimmicks.



A lot of it is standard stuff for a new gen, like better UI and HW. What I'm looking forward to is something that will affect the gaming experience, like the controller and the SSD. I can't wait to get my hands on the controller and test it out. See what the difference is between driving in water and across the road.