Playstation 5 Catch-All

I did like the Village to Resident Evil VIII transition. They probably named it Village just to do that.

I see a sprouting seed.

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Are the visuals all that much better than the PS4 Pro? They look amazing, some current-gen games also look amazing, so it goes. It's hard to really show the "no loading screens" concept in a short demo reel. I agree with ccesarano that Ratchet & Clank seemed to be reaching for that with all the portals, so that was actually the most technically impressive demo, for a few seconds anyway.

I feel like the first round of games on a new platform are basically just a big tech demo, and the games don't get really robust and cool until at least 1-2 development cycles after release.

But still! Looks cool!

Dyni wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:
Dyni wrote:

It was good to see gameplay from Deathloop and Ghostwire: Tokyo.

It was, but I'm disappointed to learn that they've become PS5 console exclusives since they were first revealed. I assume it's a time-limited deal, but I don't remember either game being mentioned as a platform exclusive when Bethesda first showed them off.

Oh, is that confirmed? That's too bad. I figured both of those were coming day and date to Xbox as well.

Yeah. The phrasing around them is very specific ("makes its console debut") so I assume it's time-limited, but I'll have to wait for them a bit longer, I guess.

It's worth mentioning that the enhanced version of GTA V, Resident Evil Village, Hitman 3, NBA 2K21, Pragmata, Solar Ash, Bugsnax, and I think Jett: The Far Shore are all coming to Xbox, as well.

Balthezor wrote:

That was so much better than the Xbox reveal. Most likely I'll pick up both, but I am 10x as excited for PS5 than Xbox. I don't remember anything about their reveal.

The Xbox event is in July, though. The May event was a bunch of indie games and AssCreed non-gameplay (with horrible mesaaging beforehand).

I'm anxious to know which games are cross-platform and which are exclusive. Obviously the sequels to exclusives will remain so, but Returnal, Little Devil Inside, and RE Village piqued my interest. I've never played a Resident Evil, in fact.

I read Demon's Souls isn't coming until 2021; this reminds me of the DS2 remaster being released very close to - Bloodborne, was it? Anyway, I'm assuming we'll see Elden Ring next month with Xbox. Can't wait!

Fedaykin98 wrote:

I read Demon's Souls isn't coming until 2021

Shame. Nothing interesting at release it seems.

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So pretty.

Fedaykin98 wrote:

I'm anxious to know which games are cross-platform and which are exclusive. Obviously the sequels to exclusives will remain so, but Returnal, Little Devil Inside, and RE Village piqued my interest. I've never played a Resident Evil, in fact.

I would assume that Returnal will be an exclusive. I believe Sony is funding/publishing it.

Resident Evil is most definitely coming to Xbox.

Little Devil Inside is an old Kickstarter game that was set to release on Xbox One, PS4, and... Wii U. So... who knows?

Very underwhelmed with the whole show. Most of the games I’m excited for will be on other systems (Hitman 3, Deathloop), are likely to be on PS4 (Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Hitman 3), or on other consoles.

As for console styling, I honestly didn’t know what to expect.

Excited to see what the volley back from Microsoft will be.

trueheart78 wrote:

Most of the games I’m excited for will be on other systems

Sounds positive tbh. Maybe less so for Sony.

Fedaykin98 wrote:

Obviously the sequels to exclusives will remain so, but

Technically, if you wait 5-10 years, those exclusives might come to PC

I think these reveals just aren't for me anymore.

While the trailers were visually impressive, it feels like they came in only two flavors. 80% Marvel, 20% Disney.

Neither have much pull for me.

Interesting case design though. It's bold, but I'm curious how the trendy factor will hold up in 5+ years. Kinda like when I see atypical factory paint jobs on new cars.

I really liked Stray (robot to robot cat courier service?) and Kena: Bridge of spirits. The art had so much detail in it. Like high quality illustration in motion. Miles Morales as the main character in the next Spider-man is a must buy for me. Hopefully the game is a little less old school open world. Horizon: Forbidden west looks different from how I imagined it but in a good may. Can’t wait to see what other creatures there are. They didn’t show any co-op but I suspect it’s in there.

So much great stuff I need a list to remind me what I’m excited about.

I really like the design stood up not so much led down.

My favorite thing apart from the neat games was that first party media remote since I will use it for streaming and Blu-rays. The PDP one I have for PS4 isn't great. Will definitely get the disc one since I need a 4K Blu-ray player. Do we know for certain it will do 4K Blu-rays?

I hate the look of the box so so much. Maybe by the time I get around to buying it there'll be a black Pro version. Also, what percentage of people stand their consoles up? I don’t get why Sony and Microsoft keep trying.

Happy to see the Spider-man and Horizon sequels. Deathloop is what I’m really excited for though.*

* Which I'll be playing on PC

No one is excited about GT 7? Looks cool, but I think I am done with racing games.

tuffalobuffalo wrote:

Do we know for certain it will do 4K Blu-rays?

Yes.

trueheart78 wrote:
tuffalobuffalo wrote:

Do we know for certain it will do 4K Blu-rays?

Yes.

Excellent!

I would recommend watching some of the 4k videos Playstation put out on YouTube. Today's presentation was only 1080p; you'll get a much better sense for the visuals in the 4k trailers.

New Ratchet & Clank was easily the highlight for me, but that is hands-down one of my favorite series. New Spiderman is also great, guessing it'll be akin to Infamous Second Son where's it's not a full-blown sequel but a nice follow up on the new console.

Lost of interesting games in there I wasn't aware of. Kona: Bridge of Spirits, Jett, Little Devil Inside, Bugsnax, Deathloop... all looked really interesting and stood out from each other. Also curious about Destruction AllStars, looked like Twisted Metal meets Rocket League, which could be awesome.

Overall I thought it was a great presentation. Nice variety in games, got to see the console itself... good stuff!

I’ll be interested in the digital only version but that’ll greatly depend on price. I can’t even convince my wife that we can splurge on a Switch.

The fact the presentation led off with some PS4 footage of an old game pretty much sums up my feelings about most of what they showed: More of the same.

And that's okay! I'm not much of a AAA person anymore and those are what got most of the love. Again, that's fine! Finally got to see the Housemarque game (and Clock is correct, it'll be an exclusive as they partnered with Sony on it) but otherwise I saw a bunch of stuff that is more of what folks have already done. Again, that's okay! I'll play at least half of those games by the end of the generation.

But otherwise, well...

Aaron D. wrote:

I think these reveals just aren't for me anymore.

While the trailers were visually impressive, it feels like they came in only two flavors. 80% Marvel, 20% Disney.

Neither have much pull for me.

Interesting case design though. It's bold, but I'm curious how the trendy factor will hold up in 5+ years. Kinda like when I see atypical factory paint jobs on new cars.

High five, bud. I'm beginning to fall into your camp of finding things not terribly interesting if it's just power fantasy after power fantasy. Rpgs and sims. Those are my niches now!

And Nintendo.

I think the PS5 look is going to get mocked for a while and then no one will care, just like when Nintendo announced the name "Wii". I also wouldn't doubt if a later model looks far more orthodox.

I'm trying to find a good list of what is and isn't actually exclusive but I feel like we're not going to get full details today. Still, thus far the following third-party games are Sony console exclusive from what I can gather:

  • The Pathless (PS5, PS4, PC, Apple Arcade) (Wasn't this announced cross-platform last year?)
  • Tribes of Midgard (PS5, PC)
  • Deathloop (PS5, PC)
  • Little Devil Inside (PS5, PS4, PC)
  • Solar Ash (PS5, PS4, PC)
  • Jett: The Far Shore (PS5, PS4, PC)
  • Ghostwire: Tokyo (PS5, PC)
  • Oddworld: Soulstorm (PS5, PS4, PC)
  • Goodbye Volcano High (PS5, PS4, PC)
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits (PS5, PS4, PC)
  • Destruction AllStars (PS5)
  • Stray (PS5, PC)
  • Project Athia (PS5, PC)

The two up top weren't really shown off during the demonstration, and this also leaves out the first party titles (evidently Spider-Man: Miles Morales is PS5 only? Huh). Just about every game's press release seemed required to mention something about the unique capabilities of the haptic feedback in Sony's DualSense controller.

Like the Xbox Series X, most of these are current-gen as well so there's little reason to make the jump immediately (in terms of third parties). Still, Sony seems to be doing their typical start-of-generation move and dumping money into other companies to get themselves some exclusive content.

I loved the heck out of the PS5 event. It started real soft with GTA5 news, but then almost everything after was a hit.

I'm a huge fan of Ratchet & Clank, so that's easily my #1 reveal. But I also thought Deathloop, Little Devil Inside, Goodbye Volcano High, and Kena looked phenomenal. And I'd love a remade Demon's Souls, since I've failed to get into that game like 5x. That was a heck of a range of games displayed: action/adventure, racing, quasi-walking-sim, sportsy, shootery, indie x100, platformy. I was very impressed.

...but that PS5 design. Oof. Instantly made me think of Megamind with a long black and white cape. Good thing mine'll be hidden on an A/V rack somewhere and nobody will have to look at it...

Other notes:
- I really liked that it'll have a 4k UHD blu-ray player. That's easily enough of a reason to not go the digital version. I use my PS4 Pro as my primary media player at the moment, and I'd like to be able to continue that with Series X or PS5.
- Nothing on PSVR yet. I know they're planning on supporting and continuing investment into PSVR, but I'd like a few more tangibles.
- No new services info. I thought they'd try to tackle Xbox's surging Game Pass with sweetening PS Now.
- Nothing added about backwards compatibility.
- Mini reveal of the media remote. I'm not a big fan of my PDP PS4 media remote, so I'm hoping this thing is better.
- No "elite" controller yet. I still feel like this is coming at some point.
- No release date, price, or preorders yet. Guess we'll have to wait another month for maybe Xbox to break the ice...
- The 50 different shape porn transitions kinda made me uncomfortable. Oooo look at this sleek X, O slide around each other...

I'm very confused if Solar Ash is a PS exclusive since it was originally announced as Solar Ash Kingdom in a Nintendo Direct. Are they different games?

ccesarano wrote:

I think the PS5 look is going to get mocked for a while and then no one will care, just like when Nintendo announced the name "Wii". I also wouldn't doubt if a later model looks far more orthodox.

I think it looks great and Sony will always cheapen out their later designs, as they do.

I still dig the look of the white controller. So hawt!

ClockworkHouse wrote:

I'm very confused if Solar Ash is a PS exclusive since it was originally announced as Solar Ash Kingdom in a Nintendo Direct. Are they different games?

Doesn't seem like they're different, seems like Sony came in with a bag of cash and swooped what was once a cross-platform title up.

ccesarano wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:

I'm very confused if Solar Ash is a PS exclusive since it was originally announced as Solar Ash Kingdom in a Nintendo Direct. Are they different games?

Doesn't seem like they're different, seems like Sony came in with a bag of cash and swooped what was once a cross-platform title up.

Do you have a source for it being an exclusive? I can't find one.

ClockworkHouse wrote:
ccesarano wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:

I'm very confused if Solar Ash is a PS exclusive since it was originally announced as Solar Ash Kingdom in a Nintendo Direct. Are they different games?

Doesn't seem like they're different, seems like Sony came in with a bag of cash and swooped what was once a cross-platform title up.

Do you have a source for it being an exclusive? I can't find one.

This Pushsquare blurb calls it a timed exclusive, but cites nothing.

https://www.pushsquare.com/news/2020...

This eurogamer article lists it amongst 3rd party titles coming to other platforms:

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/p...

It also mentions that Astro's Playroom is preloaded on all PS5s? A pseudo pack-in game?

ClockworkHouse wrote:

Do you have a source for it being an exclusive? I can't find one.

Actually I found one at the end of the trailer. Notes it is a console exclusive to PS4 and PS5 with a footnote that it's a timed exclusive. Could be part of their new branding format, like PlayStation Studios for first-party games.

Tyrian wrote:

It also mentions that Astro's Playroom is preloaded on all PS5s? A pseudo pack-in game?

It's apparently just a tour of the new hardware. Sounds like a very brief tech demo.

Dreaded Gazebo wrote:

I would recommend watching some of the 4k videos Playstation put out on YouTube. Today's presentation was only 1080p; you'll get a much better sense for the visuals in the 4k trailers.

Oh my gosh, yes. I tried a bunch of different live streams of the event, but they all looked pretty awful. I liked the variety of games I saw, but none of them looked like they couldn't be on the PS4. Now that each trailer is separately up on the Playstation YouTube channel in 4K, I've checked a bunch out, and it's night and day. Even putting aside the big flagship games - Spider-Man, Horizon, Ratchet & Clank - games that you'd assume are more art direction than detail, like Stray, Kena, Little Devil Inside, Jett, and even the new Oddworld, look eye-poppingly fantastic. Weirdly, they also all looked bigger; I guess my brain has decided that resolution is a factor in size.

I also like the look of the console & controller, although I know that really it doesn't matter - when I'm playing, I turn the lights down, so I never see the thing anyways. I'm really pretty much ready to pre-order the PS5 - I'm hoping I can just swap it in for the PS4 and play its backlog on the new console.

It'll be interesting to see what the hard drive situation is for the PS5. I have a 2TB internal hard drive in my PS4 currently. There is no way I will be done with my backlog by the time the PS5 hits. What are TB hard drive sizes like these days? I finally hit my limit tonight when Call of Duty downloaded its latest ridiculous update.