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SvennoJ said:
sales2099 said:

And so am I. Seems we are at an impasse. Unless I say the universal truth that a console with more BC is nicer then a console with less for those who are even remotely interested. Not taking into account other features and platform specific games of course. 

It's certainly nicer to have than not to have. Yet there's always a cost. Those 200 thousand hours might be put to better use on making games. The extra HW features or compromises to ensure BC (in both ps5 and xsx) add cost to the console and/or take away potential. Is it worth all the effort when it's just a nice to have...

But true, if ps4 played CDs as well I could have taken the ps3 out of my av cabinet. Not that I care, blu-ray seems to only remember where you left off if you leave the disc in. Plus I prefer the ps3 blu-ray player and leave the ps3 off-line to avoid blu-ray downloading commercials. Pretty horrible format really, just not as bad as all the others lol. (Yes, I do mostly watch Netflix nowadays out of convenience, though audio and video quality leave a lot to be desired and no extras)

That is something the PS5 should improve on, for several BDs keeping a memory of where you stopped. Will cost almost no memory but is something good to have. The reason I like official streaming instead of youtube or downloaded material is that it saves the last watched for each series/anime and also where you stopped (almost always work fine, if internet is flicking it may have a small issue).



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RolStoppable said:
curl-6 said:

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"In-engine" cinematic stuff isn't going to do the trick; gamers have wised up to the fact that these can be faked. The reason the UE5 demo worked so well was that it was presented as gameplay. Whatever the best looking game MS have up their sleeve at the moment, they should put together a gameplay showcase for it. Show what their new system can do and why people who care about visuals shouldn't just get a PS5 instead.

This is a funny paragraph. You say that gamers have become smarter, then immediately go back to talk about a tech demo for an engine that - despite it going to be used on both consoles - had gamers buy into the kool-aid that the PS5 will be the only console that can pull it off. The only part of the tech demo that is in question is the final one where the character flies through a canyon at high speed, but the practical implementation of that is limited anyway. The next Elder Scrolls and Witcher games won't have horses that get powered by jet engines, so SSD discussions are virtually pointless.

The tech demo will soon be moot, because people are going to care about what they can actually play. In regards to that, Microsoft has set their bar low with their third party event while Sony has set their bar high with the UE5 demo. This isn't unlike the 360 vs. PS3 generation where Microsoft suffered from the initial comparison between reality and fantasy, but when the cards had to be put on the table, it was Gears of War that impressed people while the PS3 had turned into a laughing stock for failing to deliver on its hype.

We already know that Halo Infinite and Forza 8 are supposed to be very early XSX games and the development focus was on the new console, not the old one. On the other hand, we know that most of Sony's major studios have released PS4 games from 2018 to 2020, so their arsenal is limited. At least on paper Microsoft has better preparation to get strong out of the gates next gen. Nevermind that currently the SSD is the only hardware component where the PS5 is better than the XSX, so people who care about visuals shouldn't be oblivious to that.

It is still easy to wow gamers with tech demos, but to do so you have to present it as gameplay, as they've become used to cinematics being pre-rendered BS.

Hence why I suggested MS need to show off specifically a gameplay showcase that can at least equal the UE5 demo, lest we see a repeat of the situation where the Xbox One X was more powerful than the PS4 Pro, yet the perception is still that PS has the best looking games.



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ArchangelMadzz said:
sales2099 said:
Forza is a easy pick for graphical showcase I’m not worried.

It still is frustrating that Sony took credit for that demo...they don’t use UE. The Coalition with Gears 5, Ninja Theory for Hellblade, upcoming games like Inexiles AAA game, Hellblade 2, Obsidians AAA projects. These are games that showcased and will showcase UE in its glory.

Far as I’m concerned the UE5 demo advertised what Series X can do with developers that actually use it (XGS). Perhaps at an even higher frame rate with better lighting. To anyone who may look to report, this isn’t baiting. Sony got the win I just feel it was a dirty move.

It was running on a PS5 and they fit in PR talk about the PS5's SSD. 

Hellblade released on PS4 so I'm not sure why you inlcuded that, plus Days gone uses Unreal, so how is it a dirty move?

Either way Sony was the first to actually demonstrate what games running on PS5 will look and play like. No deception there.

Days Gone is not a graphical showcase of UE. All top Sony studios don’t use it while I’m saying Xbox studios use UE like Ninja Theory, Obsidian, Inexile, and Coalition with Gears 4/5. 

To me it’s deceptive because you won’t see a top tier Sony studio use UE5 where as we most definitely will see Xbox studios use it eventually. I stand by my point but I will admit it was a brilliant PR move though. 



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curl-6 said:
RolStoppable said:

This is a funny paragraph. You say that gamers have become smarter, then immediately go back to talk about a tech demo for an engine that - despite it going to be used on both consoles - had gamers buy into the kool-aid that the PS5 will be the only console that can pull it off. The only part of the tech demo that is in question is the final one where the character flies through a canyon at high speed, but the practical implementation of that is limited anyway. The next Elder Scrolls and Witcher games won't have horses that get powered by jet engines, so SSD discussions are virtually pointless.

The tech demo will soon be moot, because people are going to care about what they can actually play. In regards to that, Microsoft has set their bar low with their third party event while Sony has set their bar high with the UE5 demo. This isn't unlike the 360 vs. PS3 generation where Microsoft suffered from the initial comparison between reality and fantasy, but when the cards had to be put on the table, it was Gears of War that impressed people while the PS3 had turned into a laughing stock for failing to deliver on its hype.

We already know that Halo Infinite and Forza 8 are supposed to be very early XSX games and the development focus was on the new console, not the old one. On the other hand, we know that most of Sony's major studios have released PS4 games from 2018 to 2020, so their arsenal is limited. At least on paper Microsoft has better preparation to get strong out of the gates next gen. Nevermind that currently the SSD is the only hardware component where the PS5 is better than the XSX, so people who care about visuals shouldn't be oblivious to that.

It is still easy to wow gamers with tech demos, but to do so you have to present it as gameplay, as they've become used to cinematics being pre-rendered BS.

Hence why I suggested MS need to show off specifically a gameplay showcase that can at least equal the UE5 demo, lest we see a repeat of the situation where the Xbox One X was more powerful than the PS4 Pro, yet the perception is still that PS has the best looking games.

Having gameplay that looks like that tech demo is not a realistic expectation, because the tech demo is bullshit while a game is a game. Which is exactly why we have only seen that tech demo on the PS5. Any actual game will look noticeably worse. Xbox launch games won't be able to compete with a fantasy and neither will PS5 games.

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sales2099 said:
ArchangelMadzz said:

It was running on a PS5 and they fit in PR talk about the PS5's SSD. 

Hellblade released on PS4 so I'm not sure why you inlcuded that, plus Days gone uses Unreal, so how is it a dirty move?

Either way Sony was the first to actually demonstrate what games running on PS5 will look and play like. No deception there.

Days Gone is not a graphical showcase of UE. All top Sony studios don’t use it while I’m saying Xbox studios use UE like Ninja Theory, Obsidian, Inexile, and Coalition with Gears 4/5. 

To me it’s deceptive because you won’t see a top tier Sony studio use UE5 where as we most definitely will see Xbox studios use it eventually. I stand by my point but I will admit it was a brilliant PR move though. 

Days Gone looks better than most Xbox games made on UE though.

And their last experience was basically versions of games to PSVita.



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curl-6 said:

"In-engine" cinematic stuff isn't going to do the trick; gamers have wised up to the fact that these can be faked. The reason the UE5 demo worked so well was that it was presented as gameplay. Whatever the best looking game MS have up their sleeve at the moment, they should put together a gameplay showcase for it. Show what their new system can do and why people who care about visuals shouldn't just get a PS5 instead.

You speak as if gameplay downgrade is not a thing.

As per your point, I will be extremely surprised if ANY company shows a game this year that looks as good as that demo. Furthermore, ever since MS announced that they will be focusing on 60fps, I think it is safe to assume that Sony´s games will probably look more impressive graphically speaking. Will that affect sales on the first year? it's hard to say, but I'm inclined to think that most people who buy a console on the first year have already their mind up even before said consoles are announced.



chakkra said:

curl-6 said:

"In-engine" cinematic stuff isn't going to do the trick; gamers have wised up to the fact that these can be faked. The reason the UE5 demo worked so well was that it was presented as gameplay. Whatever the best looking game MS have up their sleeve at the moment, they should put together a gameplay showcase for it. Show what their new system can do and why people who care about visuals shouldn't just get a PS5 instead.

You speak as if gameplay downgrade is not a thing.

As per your point, I will be extremely surprised if ANY company shows a game this year that looks as good as that demo. Furthermore, ever since MS announced that they will be focusing on 60fps, I think it is safe to assume that Sony´s games will probably look more impressive graphically speaking. Will that affect sales on the first year? it's hard to say, but I'm inclined to think that most people who buy a console on the first year have already their mind up even before said consoles are announced.

Console gamers haven't cared for 60fps mostly, so if the power difference amount to Sony games being much prettier and MS games running at 60fps there won't be a reason to pay more for the stronger HW for most of the buyers.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

DonFerrari said:
chakkra said:

You speak as if gameplay downgrade is not a thing.

As per your point, I will be extremely surprised if ANY company shows a game this year that looks as good as that demo. Furthermore, ever since MS announced that they will be focusing on 60fps, I think it is safe to assume that Sony´s games will probably look more impressive graphically speaking. Will that affect sales on the first year? it's hard to say, but I'm inclined to think that most people who buy a console on the first year have already their mind up even before said consoles are announced.

Console gamers haven't cared for 60fps mostly, so if the power difference amount to Sony games being much prettier and MS games running at 60fps there won't be a reason to pay more for the stronger HW for most of the buyers.

i dont like console gamers getting 120fps that means they get  a better chance at killing me in crossplatform games



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Yes it always pisses me off when companies just show CGI cut scenes instead of gameplay. They've been doing this shit in commercials since the late 90s. Glad to see after two decades gamers are finally starting to catch on.



DonFerrari said:
chakkra said:

You speak as if gameplay downgrade is not a thing.

As per your point, I will be extremely surprised if ANY company shows a game this year that looks as good as that demo. Furthermore, ever since MS announced that they will be focusing on 60fps, I think it is safe to assume that Sony´s games will probably look more impressive graphically speaking. Will that affect sales on the first year? it's hard to say, but I'm inclined to think that most people who buy a console on the first year have already their mind up even before said consoles are announced.

Console gamers haven't cared for 60fps mostly, so if the power difference amount to Sony games being much prettier and MS games running at 60fps there won't be a reason to pay more for the stronger HW for most of the buyers.

What can I tell you man? The cards are already on the table. Whatever we say here is not gonna change the outcome. Now we just have to wait and see.