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New consoles are hard to find when they are first released, under any circumstances. But with COVID going on, causing delays and stock shortages, getting your hands on a PS5 is extremely difficult right now. When these much-desired pieces of technology are restocked, they are almost always bought out in an extremely short amount of time. In other words, it’s really hard to find these things, and we’re going to go over how to maximize your chances of finding one for yourself.
With our new next-generation consoles being capable of playing games from the previous generation, naturally, there is some room for confusion, especially when a game has both an old and new generation version. Thankfully for PlayStation users, a new update for the PS5 adds alerts if the console notices that you are, probably unintentionally, running the last-gen version of a game that has a PS5 version available to play. Through this update, Sony has addressed an issue that has been plaguing its users since the new console became available to them.
Thankfully, the PlayStation 5 supports backwards compatibility for the vast majority of PS4 games, offering improved load times, enhanced visuals, and higher FPS. Unfortunately, while there are many, many old titles that can be supported on the PS5, Sony has made it clear that there are a few that are not. Thankfully that number is small.
Interested in getting a new game console? Many people are, considering that the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5 are coming out soon. That said, you may not be sure which console would really satisfy your needs. That being so, this brief article will cover some of the most important points in determining whether you should invest in a Nintendo Switch, an Xbox, or a PlayStation.
In usual fashion, Sony has finally decided to inform the masses as to what games they will be receiving for the month of November, provided they are subscribers to PlayStation Plus. We’re confident in saying that it is quite possibly one of the best months that the program has ever had. First up are two highly praised major titles, those being Hollow Knight: Voidheart edition and Middle-earth: Shadow of War. Each of these great games will be free starting on November 3. Both of them are excellent games, but there’s actually better news, as the most exciting freebie included in November is actually the bonus title, Bugsnax. Indeed, the PlayStation exclusive title will be free on launch day.
Gamers are plenty familiar with the notion of console exclusive games: Halo for the Xbox, Uncharted for the PlayStation, you know how it goes. However, it’s not every day that a console gets an exclusive mode for a game, which is what’s happening for both the PlayStation 4 and 5 in regards to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. There are a few caveats though.
Roughly every five years is the window for new generations of video game consoles to be released, and the year 2020 marks that time yet again. By roughly the holiday season this year, we will get to see both the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5. Even though the pandemic has been impacting workflow across all industries, these intended release dates are still holding true, so it won’t be long now before we get to enjoy these new consoles. But what titles will we get to play on these consoles? Well, we may not be able to say for certain what we’ll get to see on the Xbox Series X, but we do have a list of titles that we’ll be able to play on the PlayStation 5, as well as a few guesses as to which other titles we’ll get to see on the future.
For anyone that’s been keeping up with us or Sony in general, they know that a virtual event Sony had intended to hold a few days ago was delayed. The virtual event was going to reveal some information about the upcoming PlayStation 5, as well as some of the games that were going to launch with it or be available on it. While it was originally supposed to be on June 4th, the event was delayed. Sony’s reasoning for this was tied to the protests regarding the death of George Floyd. In their own words, they felt as though it was an inappropriate time to hold a virtual event like that when there were more important voices to be heard in the community.
This probably shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone: as games become more and more advanced in scope and graphics, chances are it is going to take more workers, more time, and more money to make them. Simple economics: the more complex a product is, the more it costs to produce, and usually, the more it costs to buy as a consumer. Whether or not games will be more expensive for consumers to buy anytime soon remains to be seen, but for now, Jim Ryan, President of Sony Interactive Entertainment, is convinced that production of next gen games will be more expensive, though only slightly.
Just a few days ago, Sony had announced plans to host a virtual event on June 4th that would reveal some new details regarding the PlayStation 5, as well as some of the games that would be seen in its initial lineup. However, the company is now delaying this event indefinitely, not providing any particular date on which they may hold it instead of the original.
Lots of video game events have been cancelled this year due to the vicious hands of COVID-19, but many game companies have turned to alternative solutions to get around the absence. Online presentations have been the most prominent, and Sony has been employing such methods as well. On June 4th, they’ll be livestreaming an event that covers more details about the PS5, as well as some of the games that will be available on the platform. The presentation will be on June 4th at 1 PM PT/4 PM ET, and will last about an hour as it shows the new system and actual gameplay on it.
At a point in time when the Coronavirus seems to be affecting everything, Sony’s Jim Ryan has covered quite a few details about how the upcoming PS5 will not be affected by COVID-19, be it launch date or price. Of course, we still don’t know what the exact launch date for the next-gen console is supposed to be, as both the PS5 and the Xbox Series X have tenable release windows. Both Sony and Microsoft have stated that the intended launch window for these consoles is late 2020, most likely during the holiday season.
‘Soon’ is a word not many gamers like to hear. What is soon anyway? A week? A month? Corporations always seem to be as vague as possible when using this word, but at least it is better than getting no indication at all. It was during a corporate strategy meeting that Sony stated they would be revealing the lineup of games for the PS5 ‘soon.’
With seemingly everything society cares about being affected by the Coronavirus, it’s nice to hear that someone is confident their investments won’t be. According to Sony, the COVID-19 pandemic won’t affect the release date of the PS5: or rather, it shouldn’t, at any rate. Sony still expects the console to launch during 2020’s holiday season.