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Sony confirms ps5 launch date and seem to be really proud of the dualshock 5

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Surprising absolutely no-one, they went with "PlayStation 5".

As cool as the controller gimmicks sound, I somehow doubt they're going to be used as much as Sony thinks they will, just look how rarely the dualshock 4 speaker and touch pad get used. I'm hoping they ditch the touchpad and just go back to regular start/select buttons. And why would you build a mic into it (I know it's technically not included, but the idea seems pointless, at least to me.)?

As for the console itself..not really much to say personally. A holiday 2020 release makes sense, gotta cash in on Christmas after all. Will CoD Modern Warfare: BlackOps (that's what they need to call it) be a launch title? I imagine it will be. I wished they'd given more specs, like hdd capacity, or even a glimpse of the ui rather than going on about the controller though. Will you ditch the psplus requirement for online this time (unlikely)? Can you improve store functionality (a wishlist would be nice)? Can you improve the downloads menu? How much customisation will there be on the new home screen?
As much as I'm a Sony fan, I just really ain't that interested in the ps5 this time round. Sure I'll end up picking one up but maybe the following year after it's had a price drop and hdd capacity increase, or maybe I'll wait till they release the "pro" version, who knows.
 

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I think Sony actually löst a same by talking about the PS5 so early. I was thinking of getting a PS4 so I could play Kingdom Hearts 3 and a few other Titles. Then they start talking about PS5 and it being backwards compatible, so no PS4. But then again, by the time the PS5 comes out and has some Games I'd care to play, it'll definitely either cost too much for my taste or I'll have moved on to something else.

So, yeah, not terribly interested either. Let's see, maybe they'll somehow blow my Mind with a crazy selection of good games...but I imagine Breath of the Wild 2 will be coming out around next holiday season, so even a bunch of really good games probably wouldn't matter to me.
 

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I'm surprised they went with naming it PlayStation 5.

No launch date was confirmed. Time frame in the year sure but definitely not a date.

Read that it supposedly will be backwards compatible with PS4 games.
Gotta wonder if that is hardware of software emulated compatibility. I remember when the PS3 was backwards compatible and then it wasn't.
If I ever do pick up a PS5, a fat chance in itself (though the idea of being able to skip the PS4 is alluring), it would be the initial launch stock or nothing.
Can't deal with that "lets save costs by making the product worse" complex. In short, SNK vs Capcom Card Fighters 4 or no sale.
 

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Since I've ascended to becoming a PC gamer, I no longer care.
Yeah, no denying that PC's are better long-term investments than a console these days. Not that PC is without their own issues though.

I think Sony actually löst a same by talking about the PS5 so early. I was thinking of getting a PS4 so I could play Kingdom Hearts 3 and a few other Titles. Then they start talking about PS5 and it being backwards compatible, so no PS4. But then again, by the time the PS5 comes out and has some Games I'd care to play, it'll definitely either cost too much for my taste or I'll have moved on to something else.
You could pick up a second hand ps4 around the time it launches. EB games here, normally gives you a discount when you trade-in last gen consoles for the next gen and I'll be willing to bet if the backwards compatibility is true then almost everyone will be trading in ps4's

No launch date was confirmed. Time frame in the year sure but definitely not a date.
Close enough. Its safe to assume that by "holiday season" they mean November-December, most likely being November since that's when past playstation's typically got launched

Read that it supposedly will be backwards compatible with PS4 games.
Gotta wonder if that is hardware of software emulated compatibility. I remember when the PS3 was backwards compatible and then it wasn't.
Yeah PS3's backwards compatibality was weird. All first gens were ps2/1 compatibale, then select 2nd gens were, then they were only ps1 compatible. Yeah it was weird.
I can't imagine there being a huge difference between these gen's so i'd hope it was hardware compatible. That'd also allow them to not need to worry about exclusive launch titles to get people interested this time around.
 
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When they start focusing on local play again and stop treating it like a stripped down PC then I'll be interested.
 

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Was a bunch of game trailers
I hate the way it looks. why is it white? is there going to be an option for a black one?
gta 5 - kinda good
hitman 3 - good
horizon forbidden west -good
resident evil village - really good
spider man miles morales - really good
Ratchet and Clank - excellent
 

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So are they gonna take out the health restore item farming in Demon's Souls? They'll be adding a PvP arena so it would make sense for them to bring back the limited health restore mechanic. Wonder if they'll finish the incomplete parts.
Would buy if Biorr can finally kill that dragon.

Still need confirmation on that backwards compatibility. Also gotta know if PS3 controllers work with it.
Lack of front ports makes little sense.

Based on those subject to change displays, Little Devil Inside was my type of game trailer. Good show Neostream.

I hate the way it looks. why is it white? is there going to be an option for a black one?
That ugly pop-collar design better be whisper quiet at full blast.
I don't see them making two colors available at release.
Two different versions of the console is already a bit much.
 

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GTA V becoming the next Skyrim.
As long as people keep buying the game they have a reason to keep publishing it, same as Skyrim. In GTA's case its the online component that's kept it alive so long.
 

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That ugly pop-collar design better be whisper quiet at full blast.
I willing to bet it isn't it. though weren't they supposed to be using some dual sided heatsink with passive on one side and active on the other?
 
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