After the CGI trailers that we have seen before the PlayStation 3 launched, it doesn’t sound good.
On the ResetEra forums, VentureBeat’s Jeff Grubb said that Sony will be limiting the use of „disclaimer: this game is running in a PC environment but will be optimized for PlayStation 5” texts in the bottom of the screen. While it’s a fair approach, it’s still going to trick us: there will be games that will not run on a PlayStation 5 console (or devkit) – instead, we’ll see a PC build in action. We have to add that we’re talking about third-party games. (Ubisoft has been a prime example of downgrades – just think of the Watch_Dogs announcement video: it was far better than what the retail game offered in the spring of 2014, but even Anthem had massive differences going from the E3 video to the retail game…)
Takashi Mochizuki, a reporter at Bloomberg, attended Sony’s fiscal year briefing, where Sony’s CEO, Kenichiro Yoshida said the following: „We will soon be announcing a strong lineup of PlayStation 5 games.” It’s about time, as Sony has been silent recently, unlike Microsoft. Perhaps the rumoured June 4 event has been the thing the CEO hinted at?
Let’s get back to Grubb for a bit: „I wouldn’t expect console prices until August. When Intel, Nvidia, and AMD launch similar products, they wait until the last possible minute to set a price. It’s the one thing they *can* still change. But, of course, consoles rely more on preorders, so can’t wait forever,” he wrote on Twitter. By similar products, he meant CPUs and GPUs.
Both the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X will launch this Holiday season. (Maybe in October? Both consoles have been rumoured for that month.)
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