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We can all see that PS5 are facing a lot more competition this time around. MS have leveled the "1. party advance" And mayby has the strongest console (atleast for things not using the fast PS5 storage) and at same time offering crazy value with gamepas.


We also know that companys like google, amazon and apple wants in on the 3. party action and have billions to burn on the projekt, and Facebook not giving them any free pass in the VR department. And offcourse Nintendo in top shape is not that good either.


Most console buyers dont buy after brand name, but the actully value. Meaning Price, games, design/quality.

WiiU showed that even if a new console has better and updatet 1. party Ip's (amongst the most selling ever) and follow a 100 million console, Nothing is set in stone.

PS5 has the dualsense. I have not tried it.. but it looks very very good.  Is the haptic feedback and adaptive triggers a fad or must have?

Last edited by FromDK - on 29 November 2020

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It's receiving good support at the moment but so did HD rumble when the Switch launched.

It's up to developers, first and third to make sure it isn't a fad. Too early to call, tbh.



Remember PS2 pressure buttons? PS3 Sixaxis? PS4 Touchpad? In a year or 2, most games won't use it, and the ones that do be mostly half-assed.

The same goes for Nintendo systems. Most DS games used the second screen as a map. Stopped trying to do new things. Gamepad few used even Nintendo.

These things just get abandoned quickly by 3rd party devs.

Last edited by Leynos - on 29 November 2020

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Leynos said:

Remember PS2 pressure buttons? PS3 Sixaxis? PS4 Touchpad? In a year or 2, most games won't use it, and the ones that do be mostly half-assed.

The same goes for Nintendo systems. Most DS games used the second screen as a map. Stopped trying to do new things. Gamepad few used even Nintendo.

These things just get abandoned quickly by 3rd party devs.

I wouldn't be so quick... The haptic feedback in the triggers for x1 seem to have been relatively well supported throughout the cycle. If it's super easy and simple to implement, who knows.



Leynos said:

Remember PS2 pressure buttons? PS3 Sixaxis? PS4 Touchpad? In a year or 2, most games won't use it, and the ones that do be mostly half-assed.

The same goes for Nintendo systems. Most DS games used the second screen as a map. Stopped trying to do new things. Gamepad few used even Nintendo.

These things just get abandoned quickly by 3rd party devs.

The difference here is that you don't have to fundamentally alter a game's design to accommodate the DualSense's new features. Sure it still takes a bit of extra work, but it's fairly straightforward to add finer vibration and trigger resistance where appropriate. Third parties will indeed put less effort into it, but I can see the DualSense's features having longer legs due to their ease of use and tangibly positive impact.



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FromDK said:

We can all see that PS5 are facing a lot more competition this time around. MS have leveled the "1. party advance" And mayby has the strongest console (atleast for things not using the fast PS5 storage) and at same time offering crazy value with gamepas.


We also know that companys like google, amazon and apple wants in on the 3. party action and have billions to burn on the projekt, and Facebook not giving them any free pass in the VR department. And offcourse Nintendo in top shape is not that good either.


Most console buyers dont buy after brand name, but the actully value. Meaning Price, games, design/quality.

WiiU showed that even if a new console has better and updatet 1. party Ip's (amongst the most selling ever) and follow a 100 million console, Nothing is set in stone.

PS5 has the dualsense. I have not tried it.. but it looks very very good.  Is the haptic feedback and adaptive triggers a fad or much have?

Sony 1st party is going to sell PS5s.

Sony clearly has a lot of deals with 3rd parties.

Sony will move to a 2nd gen VR unit.

I think they'll be fine. Dualsense, if it continues being supported, could very well be a purchasing factor . Its too early to tell though.



Devs will bee needing to worry about Xbox Series S/X,PC and PS5. Any extra steps will not be any priority even if simple.



Bite my shiny metal cockpit!

... No...

As a disclaimer I haven't tried it yet, but I can't fathom how this could be a major selling point. I enjoy the HD Rumble for the Switch, and by all accounts this is a better version of that, so I'm sure I'll enjoy it. But is anyone really going to choose a system because its controller rumbles in a cool way?



Depends on the feedback.
I don't have much instead of the borderland games.Borderlands 3 apparently has a better performance on the next-gen (when do they become current-gen?) systems.

Still not sold.

Then I read about how it is using the dual sense. "charging weapons the trigger will increase resistance as you pull the trigger so you have to pull harder "or "DualSense will actually change colour depending on the element of the gun you're using."

So it's on my list. I have a lot of games so I never got it - but I'm interested.

A touch-pad for scratch tickets in Rayman is neat, but so little done not impressive.  There is not much you can do with a touchpad. Plus it isn't a natural part of the controller so there is no way to implement into your game plan.

If the XSX/PS5 are "even" then the dual sense can easily be a tie breaker.  And if that helps sells more games and consoles Sony will notice, and I bet developers will notice.

GTA 5 didn't need any help selling but they still added little things like "changing colors" when the siren is on for the ps4.



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JWeinCom said:

... No...

As a disclaimer I haven't tried it yet, but I can't fathom how this could be a major selling point. I enjoy the HD Rumble for the Switch, and by all accounts this is a better version of that, so I'm sure I'll enjoy it. But is anyone really going to choose a system because its controller rumbles in a cool way?

Yes. As a disclaimer I've been using it since day one. Absolutely yes.

All things equal - more is more.

edit: that assumes all things equal. If you like exclusives on both etc and you are wondering "do I get Borderlands 3 for PS or XB".

Last edited by Bandorr - on 29 November 2020

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