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Forums - Gaming Discussion - So... We really just went through all of August with basically no next gen info from MS and Sony?

A good amount of info is expected this month.



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eva01beserk said:

In playstation history? I argue they are giving nintendo a run for their money with greatest of all. The switch was insane thou, we have to wait and see if this compares once the dust has settled.

Speaking of XSX gameplay. Digital foundry had some behind the scene of crisis remaster runing on all consoles and advertise series x gameplay on the video, they they showed nothing or even really talked about it, just said it was runing side by side of an xbox one x. what the hell was the point in that?

The DF thing? Nope, there was no XSX demo there, rather it was the XB1X. 

I just find it really strange though with what MS is doing with the XSX. I mean, there whole marketing push or image for next-gen has been all about being the most powerful console and 4K@120fps whatnot. And then the only platform to show anything of what next-gen games will really look like on actual next-gen hardware are the ones that aren't even saying anything about power.

Its even more puzzling when you consider that MS has had a whole failed generation (7years or lets even call it 4 years to be fair) to plan for this. What else needs to happen for them to realize that the primary thing that sells consoles are games. They keep trying to make their console push be always about something else. Current gen it was TV, the cloud, and media centre. Now for next-get its gamepass.

chakkra said:

I want to play Kena, Horizon, Spiderman, and Project Athia, but that's not enough to make me want to buy a PS5; and to be fair, I'm not going to buy an XSX at launch either, but I will be getting one next year for sure.

Fair enough.

Norion said:

I agree if someone has the money and doesn't play games with their friends on Xbox it's better to go with a PC over the Series X/S. I have a friend who plays on Xbox and the cost is the main obstacle to him getting a PC. If that wasn't an obstacle he would likely switch I think.

Understandable. I mean, if I have nothing more than $499 to spend on an Xbox tied ecosystem, then surely I would get an Xbox. Hel, if I don't have that I will just go with the XSS which could've anywhere between $299 - $349. 

I guess what I am really saying, is that MS making all their software available on day 1 on another platform (PC) just gives people a reason to not have to buy an Xbox period. And at the end of the day thats what it comes down to, MS is pretty much guaranteeing that it will never be the better selling console, and if we consider the majority of console buyers as budget-minded buyers, then that's an entire market they are relinquishing to sony. Cause people buy what their friends have and game on that platform. Why do you think all a sudden MS has been very pro-cross-play of late?



chakkra said:
eva01beserk said:
Looks like im not the only one who noticed, but to me it looks like sony has the high ground. They got all the buzz and a 5 to 1 interest, so they probably dont need to say anything and hold on to the amo. If things stay as they are with nothing new coming sony will still have all the buzz. Since MS is the one that has to actually show a reason to own the box, they have to make a splash in the water and get things flowing and sony will in kind respond. But as it stands, they already said they have nothing for TGS. Maybe sony will show the bare minimun there cuz they dont want to waste a bomshell.

Interesting that you say that bcuz I haven't seen a reason for me to own the PS5 at launch (and yes, I saw Spiderman and R&C trailers). Kena looks really cool though (but still not enough).  

It's all subjective. The only thing I've seen on PS5 that looks good to me are all timed exclusive games I can play on my PC or PS4 at launch (Deathloop, Kena, Little Devil Inside) or wait for them to come to XSX. For others, Godfall and Spider-Man are enough.



Intrinsic said:
Norion said:

I agree if someone has the money and doesn't play games with their friends on Xbox it's better to go with a PC over the Series X/S. I have a friend who plays on Xbox and the cost is the main obstacle to him getting a PC. If that wasn't an obstacle he would likely switch I think.

Understandable. I mean, if I have nothing more than $499 to spend on an Xbox tied ecosystem, then surely I would get an Xbox. Hel, if I don't have that I will just go with the XSS which could've anywhere between $299 - $349. 

I guess what I am really saying, is that MS making all their software available on day 1 on another platform (PC) just gives people a reason to not have to buy an Xbox period. And at the end of the day thats what it comes down to, MS is pretty much guaranteeing that it will never be the better selling console, and if we consider the majority of console buyers as budget-minded buyers, then that's an entire market they are relinquishing to sony. Cause people buy what their friends have and game on that platform. Why do you think all a sudden MS has been very pro-cross-play of late?

I think the impact of all Xbox games going to PC isn't that big on Xbox sales since PC's are out of many consumers price range but a 299 or even 199 console during a sale isn't. If Sony did the same thing with PC I think they'd only lose out on maybe a few million PS5 sales while making a lot of money from PC gamers buying their games and that amount of money could maybe be worth losing out on that few million. The higher ups at Sony seem to think it's worth going at least partially in that direction.