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PS5 Release Date, PS5 Games, PS5 Power vs Xbox One X, PS5 Price Speculation - All the PS5 Info lets discuss



Here are all the rumors and speculation surrounding the PS5, including a potential PS5 release date, power, and launch games of Sony's inevitable PS5. Is the PS5 releasing in 2019?


What we Want From the PS5 Speculation aside, what would we ideally want from the PS5? Backwards compatibility for PS4 games would be brilliant, simply because you'd be able to carry over classics like the Shadow of the Colossus remake to the next console generation. We've seen how well Microsoft is handling backwards compatibility with its Xbox One consoles (including getting amazing results updating Xbox 360 games to run in 4K on Xbox One X), and something similar on PS5 would be great.

In terms of pure power, the PlayStation 5 has to significantly exceed the power of the Xbox One X. This means featuring more games running in 4K at 60FPS. If the PS5 can deliver about 10 TF of power we'd be happy, as this would allow devs to create games that look a generation ahead of what we've got now.

But what would the dream launch lineup be for the PS5? Death Stranding and The Last of Us: Part 2 are hugely anticipated blockbuster games, with the former especially looking to push the performance of whatever system it's on to the very limit. We've also mentioned Ghost of Tsushima and a sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn, and the latter would be the perfect way to kick off a new console cycle from Sony.
 
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No graphical upgrade or higher fps support on most games.. true?
Just like with the Series X, PS4 games that run at a dynamic resolution and unlocked frame rate will scale accordingly on the PS5. Meanwhile, games that don't offer such options can be updated to support Game Boost, much like what Sucker Punch is doing with Ghost of Tsushima.

GoW, for example, will run at 1080p/60fps on PS5 from the get-go. Santa Monica may opt to offer an additional 4K mode with unlocked frame rate to further utilize Game Boost.

Save files will also transfer from PS4 to PS5, although devs have the option of opting out of this for their game. Spiderman remastered, for example, won't allow PS4 save files to work.
 
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No graphical upgrade or higher fps support on most games.. true?
Like with MS's BC program, select games will get enhancements, the rest will run in native PS4/PRO mode.

Not every BC game on the Series X/S runs with enhancements either, just the one's MS enhances or asks devs to enhance for the BC program. The rest all run as they did on the XBO/XBX.
 

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Just like with the Series X, PS4 games that run at a dynamic resolution and unlocked frame rate will scale accordingly on the PS5. Meanwhile, games that don't offer such options can be updated to support Game Boost, much like what Sucker Punch is doing with Ghost of Tsushima.

GoW, for example, will run at 1080p/60fps on PS5 from the get-go. Santa Monica may opt to offer an additional 4K mode with unlocked frame rate to further utilize Game Boost.

Save files will also transfer from PS4 to PS5, although devs have the option of preventing PS4 saves from working on PS5 for their game.
What I read was different..I heard most PS4 games will run exactly how they did one the ps4 and only a select few will take advantage of gameboost feature (higher framrates)

I maybe forgetting something but on the series X side we have Xbox One and Xbox 360 compatibly, graphical upgrades, resolution and framrates upgrades and auto HDR
 

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What I read was different..I heard most PS4 games will run exactly how they did one the ps4 and only a select few will take advantage of gameboost feature (higher framrates)

I maybe forgetting something but on the series X side we have Xbox One and Xbox 360 compatibly, graphical upgrades, resolution and framrates upgrades and auto HDR
The only extra thing Series X/S does is auto HDR which adds some kind of automated HDR algorithm to BC games which didn't support it natively, other than that the BC program is almost identical between the two.

Series X|S also has 360 BC, but it only has a percent or two of 360 games, not like what PS5/Series S|X are doing for the leaving gen.

Adding enhancements to PS4/XBO games for PS5/XBS|X is on a per-game basis. Like Sucker Punch are adding enhancements as a patch, meanwhile Insomniac are selling a remaster for Spider Man (the original PS4 Spider Man game will still work in PS4 Pro mode via backwards compatibility on PS5 regardless).

Hope that made sense.
 

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Yeah, all devs need to do is ensure that their PS4 games offer either a dynamic resolution or a frame rate setting that caps at 60fps in order to take advantage of Game Boost. It's the same case for the Series X.

Ghost of Tsushima, TLOU2, and FFVII Remake currently don't have such options, but with GoT getting updated to support 60fps, I'm hoping the other two will as well.
 

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This may be old, but saw it for the first time today, apparently the list of Collections games for the first batch have been revealed, and it's a pretty good list of games.

Some might say its already as good, if not better, than the higher profile list of games on a similar competing platform.

Now, the real question is whether these games will run with boost mode or not ?

Because Until Dawn ran with an unlocked frame rate and it sticks in the mid 30's at best on both base and Pro, so if the power of the PS5 can let it run at a full 60 FPS .. that's gonna be pretty good for the game.


 

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PS5 Backward Compatibility Looks Pathetic Compared Xbox Series X/S


When comparing the backward compatibility features of both Xbox and PlayStation's next-gen console, there really is only one clear winner.




Microsoft has released more information regarding the backward compatibility baked into Xbox Series X|S, and it's clear that it's above and beyond Sony's offering with the PlayStation 5. Playing four generations of Xbox on one console has been one of the main selling points of Microsoft's new console, especially once it was clear that their next-gen launch lineup would be lacking. Rumors initially stated that the PlayStation would have a similarly deep back catalog, but those were proven untrue. The PlayStation 5 will simply run the previous generation of games with improvements in some titles.

On Sony's end, all but a handful of PS4 games are backwards compatible on PS5, but not all of those games will benefit from improvements granted by the new console's hardware. Select titles will get improved loading speeds and higher frame rates via what Sony calls "Game Boost". Those games that already feature unlocked framerates and dynamic resolution can take advantage of the new console's improved innards, and all PS4 games can utilize certain unrevealed features from the PlayStation 5's new menu system. So, while PlayStation 4 games will move forward to the next console, not all of them will keep up with games designed for PlayStation 5.

With Xbox Series X/S, though, backward compatibility is a very different story. A new Xbox blog post laid out all of the improvements gamers will see in backward compatible games, which span the entire lifespan of the Xbox brand - from the original Xbox to Xbox One. All previous-gen games running on Xbox Series X will see better loading and frame rates, but that's only the start of the story. Xbox Series X is introducing Auto HDR, which brings the color and depth of newer TV and monitor technology to games designed before the feature was widely available. Auto HDR is implemented on a system level, so it runs in addition to the full CPU and GPU power of the console with no slowdown or loss of performance.



Additionally, Xbox announced that it was doubling the framerate of a selection of titles that could support such a feature. If a game's animations or physics support it, as is the case with Fallout 4 in the above Xbox-provided video, the Series X can bring older games to life with a smooth presentation that's unavailable on any other home console. Finally, for those who may have skipped the Xbox One, Microsoft is enabling free cloud saves on the Xbox 360, allowing lapsed players to bring everything forward and pick up on any classics left in their backlog.

While it's great that Sony is letting players bring their digital libraries from the PlayStation 4 forward, their hands-off method of backward compatibility renders those games as lesser to anything in the PlayStation 5 library. Just like going back to an old console with component cables, unless the nostalgia is there, it's going to be hard to appreciate games as they were at the time. Microsoft's methods on Xbox Series X/S provide rose-tinted glasses that actually work, letting games run just as gamers remember them. When compared back to back, there's really no comparison.



Xbox Series X/S will be available on November 10, 2020. PlayStation 5 will be available on November 12, 2020 in select countries and November 19 globally. Pre-orders are available now.

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John needs to take a long break from twitter lol, he's been posting tweets about his mental health for a while now, lets hope he doesn't do anything stupid.
 

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This is fantastic. Sony just took the PS4 OS and made the best version of it. PS4's OS was already better as compared to Xbox's but this is just on another level. Simple, Neat and super pretty to look at.
 
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Dark/black aesthetics are always a good thing. I expected a PS4 UI with additional features for PS5 but this is way better.

Hope they show quick resume and other features soon.
 
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