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Watch TLOU suddenly lose "game of the decade" status if it comes out on the PC.



 

 

 

 

 

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or maybe a handheld close zu switch.



Finally stop saying that current consoles are like PCs just because there is an X86 chip built in. A Gamecube or an Xbox360 and PS3 were not Mac's just because there was an IBM chip in them.

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The important part is knowledge of modern gpu architecture and api's. the list's are just a point of reference.



BraLoD said:

Must be because the architetures are already close to PCs tho.
It also says "console" but you don't expect it to come to XBOX too, do you?

I read your post in the "if console exclusives came to PC would you buy a console," and I think you're biased.  Why specifically look for anything nvidia related, when the last consoles to have anything from nvidia built into it was the Switch and PS3?  We've seen Flower, Beyond: Two Souls, and Detroit: Become Human go to PC.  It's really not that much of a stretch to think Last of Us 2 couldn't come to PC, too.

Nothing is stopping anyone from buying a PS5.  However, I wouldn't spend money on a new console, when the only game I was considering getting for it is coming to a console I already own.  A PC.

As someone who owns every playstation, it really puts things into perspective.  I have a PS4, and a PS4 Pro.  Both collect dust.  I know I wouldn't use my PS5 much outside of The Last of Us.  Keep in mind, Last of Us 2 isn't even a fully fleshed out PS5 game.  It's a PS4 game.  It's built with the lowest-spec machine in mind.  The base PS4.  Yet, remember, this game is going to be on PS5 as well.

I'm glad this is being done.  Most likely the Epic store, too, which I'm not happy about, but I understand that without those big Sony games, Epic wont be able to fight off Steam anyway.  

I thought I'd get a PS5 just because I own every playstation already, but I know I wont play it.  I know buying PS+ would also be a waste.  I also know that the PS4 Pro is not running last of us 2 at full 60 fps stability, and highest resolution graphics.  But I know my PC will, without having to buy another console.



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Nvidia practically owns the PC gaming market, especially the high end. Not sure how well PS games are running on PC in general, but if they aren't running up to snuff on Nvidia GPU's, then focusing on that would be a smart idea if PS is getting serious about entering the PC gaming market. The last thing PS would want to do is put their big guns on PC, only to have those PC gamers be let down by a sub par experience. First impressions mean a lot. Stadia, for example.

Then there's the long shot chance that a PS Portable is coming and it's got Nvidia hardware inside like Switch.



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Burning Typhoon said:
BraLoD said:

Must be because the architetures are already close to PCs tho.
It also says "console" but you don't expect it to come to XBOX too, do you?

I read your post in the "if console exclusives came to PC would you buy a console," and I think you're biased.  Why specifically look for anything nvidia related, when the last consoles to have anything from nvidia built into it was the Switch and PS3?  We've seen Flower, Beyond: Two Souls, and Detroit: Become Human go to PC.  It's really not that much of a stretch to think Last of Us 2 couldn't come to PC, too.

Nothing is stopping anyone from buying a PS5.  However, I wouldn't spend money on a new console, when the only game I was considering getting for it is coming to a console I already own.  A PC.

As someone who owns every playstation, it really puts things into perspective.  I have a PS4, and a PS4 Pro.  Both collect dust.  I know I wouldn't use my PS5 much outside of The Last of Us.  Keep in mind, Last of Us 2 isn't even a fully fleshed out PS5 game.  It's a PS4 game.  It's built with the lowest-spec machine in mind.  The base PS4.  Yet, remember, this game is going to be on PS5 as well.

I'm glad this is being done.  Most likely the Epic store, too, which I'm not happy about, but I understand that without those big Sony games, Epic wont be able to fight off Steam anyway.  

I thought I'd get a PS5 just because I own every playstation already, but I know I wont play it.  I know buying PS+ would also be a waste.  I also know that the PS4 Pro is not running last of us 2 at full 60 fps stability, and highest resolution graphics.  But I know my PC will, without having to buy another console.

I don't really care what you think about me.

I also don't care how much you use your PS4 or how many PS consoles you have as well.

I have my opinion, you have your opinion, yours being different than mine doesn't give you the right to say I'm biased, you haven't even asked me about my opinion before saying such a thing.

If you won't get a PS5 or a XSX or a NS2 or whatever for your reasons that's your problem, and I'll get what I want regardless.

I don't like gaming on keyboard and mouse, constantly having to upgrade it, the costs it have around here are ridiculous, I'm a collector and I'll always want physical games over an icon on Steam, and I'm very happy with console gaming, other people on different platforms having access to some of my favorite games doesn't take them away from me.

Unless console makers start self sabotaging their own consoles with bad ports of their own games I don't see a single reason to stop being happy with owning them.

But those are my problem, you don't need to concern yourself about any of them, but rest assured I won't feel bad about you being happy playing on your PC as you are with me playing on my consoles.



shikamaru317 said:

Recently, there have been rumors that Sony might be looking to follow Microsoft's footsteps and start embracing PC releases for their 1st/2nd party exclusives. Recently it was reported that Horizon Zero Dawn is coming to PC, but that is an old game now, not too big of a deal for most people. However, recent job listings at Naughty Dog suggest they are hiring programmers with Nvidia GPU and PC programming experience, which may mean that Sony is considering embracing PC releases on newer games as well. 

Thorough understanding of current GPU architectures (AMD GCN, NVIDIA CUDA)

Experience with DirectX12, Vulkan or other modern graphics or compute APIs

Console or PC programming experience

https://www.resetera.com/threads/sony-hiring-programmers-with-nvidia-gpu-and-pc-knowledge-for-the-last-of-us-part-ii.165630/

Source: LinkedIn

Alternative Source: https://www.naughtydog.com/greenhouse/job/859780

Having PC experience has always been asked for, even in the PS3 days. It means nothing in of itself.



there is something definitely going on with Nvidia tech and playstation, there were rumors that sony might had opted out of AMD RT cores coz it was co developed with MS which is much better optimized with DXR, and the rumor was that sony has a third party solution for its RT and is much powerful than AMD solution. so the only options i can think off is PowerVR, custom design or Nvidia.

or highly unlikely.. ND is retooling the engine to support NVidia for future PC release



shikamaru317 said:
BraLoD said:

Must be because the architetures are already close to PCs tho.
It also says "console" but you don't expect it to come to XBOX too, do you?

One possible explanation would be that they want programmers for console (PS5) and programmers for PC. But this could easily just be a blanket job posting that doesn't mean much, they might be ok with hiring programmers with PC experience to work on Playstation games since PS5's architecture is very close to PC.

I think your blanket job posting hit the nail on the head.