Playstation 5 Catch-All

Dipped into Metro Exodus on PS+ Extra. I'd initially ignored it as "just another shooter", and one that launched on PS4 initially...but I'm having a good time with it!

Silky smooth, gorgeous graphics. The lighting on PS5 is exceptional. I was immediately impressed by how soft the shadows looked. There are also a few moments where enemy's have flashlights that are quite blinding, it makes great use of dark spaces.

4k, 60FPS, ray tracing. Not an expert with these things so just have a look here.

It suffers from a few of the blockbuster FPS problems in that there's a lot of exposition and hallways/shooting galleries, but it's a great game to try if you're subscribed to the service. I may not finish it, but I'm glad I gave it a try.

some other zach wrote:

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Is there a wall mount or something for these? I don’t like having consoles out in the open. My PS4 Pro is attached to the back of my TV with a vesa mount but I don’t think the PS5 will fit.

Yes there are a ton of wall mounts available. Varying price points.

I went with this one

Playstation Direct has the digital edition of the PS5 with God of War for $460 right now if anyone is looking.

They also have the GOW disc edition for $560.

https://direct.playstation.com/en-us...

EvilHomer3k wrote:

Playstation Direct has the digital edition of the PS5 with God of War for $460 right now if anyone is looking.

They also have the GOW disc edition for $560.

https://direct.playstation.com/en-us...

Ironically, you still don't get a disc for the disc edition.

lunchbox12682 wrote:
EvilHomer3k wrote:

Playstation Direct has the digital edition of the PS5 with God of War for $460 right now if anyone is looking.

They also have the GOW disc edition for $560.

https://direct.playstation.com/en-us...

Ironically, you still don't get a disc for the disc edition.

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In honor of real tree.....

If I buy The Last of Us II for PS4 on disc and put it in my PS5, will it work?

Forgive my PS5 noob-ness.

-BEP

bepnewt wrote:

If I buy The Last of Us II for PS4 on disc and put it in my PS5, will it work?

Forgive my PS5 noob-ness.

-BEP

Yes

And it's a free upgrade to the PS5 version.

As long as you have the disc-version PS5 obviously.

Although I think the PSN store is matching all the direct sale prices this morning.

So for instance you can buy Horizon: FW digital for $30 PS4 version and get the PS5 upgrade free. Same with GoW 2018, Nioh 2, and a bunch of others.

Notably not true with a couple of games. But for the most part buy PS4 and get PS5 free was a thing.

Thanks. Followup - will it do any upscaling or the like, or will it be just like playing the PS4 version with a PS5 controller?

Edit: Thanks for the explanation.

-BEP

You'll have to specifically install the PS5 version.

So if you have disc PS4 game, you have to keep the disc in to play the PS5 digital version that you install. If digital, you just select the PS5 one and never install the PS4 one.

Is there a PS4 Pro mode on the PS5 for PS4 titles that support it?

PS5 will automatically play PS4 games as if it was a PS4 Pro, rather than a PS4 base. A handful of PS4 games were patched to play even better on the PS5 than they did on the PS4 Pro (God Of War 2018 among them), but not as well as if they were native PS5 games.

TheGameguru wrote:

Is there a PS4 Pro mode on the PS5 for PS4 titles that support it?

Pretty sure it is. Think that's how I finally played Left Behind on TLOU.

TheGameguru wrote:

Is there a PS4 Pro mode on the PS5 for PS4 titles that support it?

I would like to be corrected if I'm wrong, but I think there isn't a PS4 Pro "mode"?... either the game is coded to take advantage of extra resources or not.

I can say with certainty that some PS4 games perform better on a PS5. (Yes, the PS4 version.) It was a big thing how Control was almost unplayable from low frame rate when first shipped, but was much improved on a PS5.

beeporama wrote:

I would like to be corrected if I'm wrong, but I think there isn't a PS4 Pro "mode"?... either the game is coded to take advantage of extra resources or not.

Yes, that's right. The game just acts as if you have a PS4 Pro. Which is why it's good to double check online for each individual game because sometimes it's a case where the framerate in the "Quality" mode is unlocked so it runs just as well as "Performance" mode on PS5 but nothing in the game indicates that.

Somehow, impossibly, I saw a man purchase a PS5 retail for the first time in my life on Monday.

I've wanted to buy a PS5 or whatever the new XBox is for a while now, but I also didn't want to do any more work than "walk into store, point at console, buy console, walk out" so it's quite nice to see that I may finally be able to purchase one like the lazy American I am.