'Xbox' (Microsoft's variations on the names are confusingly silly) seem best suited to players who are happy playing old games with enhanced performance.
PS5 seems to be more about looking forwards and focusing on new games.
I'll be getting a PS5. The Xbox culture doesn't make sense to me. I've been a gamer since I was a little kid and new consoles were always about 'new' experiences. I can't remember ever bemoaning the SNES for not being able to run NES games. Yet...backwards compatibility is all the rage these days. I don't get it at all. Hence, I'm going with Sony...
An odd attitude to be frank. Most development is cross platform so the latest games will of course be available on both. If you're really into Naughty Dog or Insomniac then not so much, but I can see plenty of merit in the MS studios' output too. They just bought Bethesda for goodness' sake, so I think they're pretty serious about new games.
I don't agree it's odd, on the contrary, I believe its a widespread opinion. The Bethesda acquisition bodes well, absolutely, but where are the new IPs currently? Which 'next generation game(s) are you currently playing on your xbox..?
Microsoft push game-pass/cross-play and backwards compatibity over 'new games'. That's about the least controversial comment i could possibly make.
what‘s so new on the ps5 library then ??
you can judge what is better right now, the hardware is suposed to be better on xbox, but revisit this question this time next year, the devs have not had the xbxo dev kit that long, so you cant compair until around a years time when you start getting games using xbox full caperbilitys
This is what will likely sway me to Xbox - when cloud gaming is available on PC.I had the PS, PS2, PS3, then a gaming PC. I've had the Xbox Series S for a couple of weeks now. Brilliant little machine.
As an Xbox newbie, I have to say the game pass is an absolute game changer. What a superb idea.
Semi-fair point on Bethesda (though it feels a little like playing catch up when they seem to be coming down from a peak a few years ago) but as ES:6 is certainly going to be cross platform the PS exclusives draw me in every time.An odd attitude to be frank. Most development is cross platform so the latest games will of course be available on both. If you're really into Naughty Dog or Insomniac then not so much, but I can see plenty of merit in the MS studios' output too. They just bought Bethesda for goodness' sake, so I think they're pretty serious about new games.
It's (a repeat of my last post) a real game-changer for the market. Many citing this generation as the last "hardware" generation of any note - maybe next gen we will be buying much cheaper streaming boxes instead? Here's hoping!Putting aside the hardware advantage for the Series X, I think the real killer app is Game Pass. Being able to try out so many games across a range of genres and generations is literally game changing. Of course Sony may launch their own equivalent someday, but for now Game Pass is king. It was pitched as the Netflix for gaming, and its turning into exactly that.
£10 per month ultimate pass (easily had for less) is very, very hard to ignore. Sony surely needs to come up with a comparable offering soon?
While I've had both consoles in the last generation (initially just bought the One X for the UHD player + to see some improved visuals in cross-platform games, but I've actually gotten quite fond of it and actually played everything on it, while keeping the PS4 just for exclusives), this time I'm thinking of skipping the Xbox. The entirety of PS5 (including the design - whether I like it or not is another story ;-)) just screams next-gen to me. Plus, from what I've seen i DigitalFoundry's videos, it seems the raw power advantage of the Series X isn't being utilised in cross-platform titles, at least for now.
Also, after seeing the Series X in person the design seems just so... meh. It really looks much better on the renders, IMO. No fanboying here, though. If the Series X evolves to something more interesting, I still might give it a go in the future, who knows.
It looks like a delicious space sandwich.
For me it seems very modern and post-minimalistic, without looking like some cheesy item from Star Trek. But, as I've said, I haven't seen one in real life yet, and my opinion of the Series X's design was much better before seeing it beside my friend's TV.can I ask how the design of the ps5 screams next gen ?