Sony is finally ready to launch it’s ps5 into the gaming world. On the other hand, Microsoft stands with a counter console, Xbox x. The firm claims that Xbox one will have some of the games from Xbox x. A similar scenario is observed with Sony’s PS5 and PS4. It is a way to keep the old customers happy who still owns a PS4, said CEO Jim Ryan. An event is supposed to be held in the next week to exhibit the future of gaming on the new ps5.
Ceo Jim Ryan says they believe in offering their customers something new, something upgraded in their next generation. “We believe that when you go to all the trouble of creating a next-gen console, that it should include features and benefits that the previous generation does not include,” added Ryan.
They are pondering over the idea of giving the “PlayStation community “something new that the previous generation does not have. These can be enjoyed best on the PS5. They are about to add some new features to the PS5 and urge the developers to create games that can be played while incorporating some of these new features like 3D audio, DualSense controller, or the multi-purpose SSD.
After news about this new generation features is limited to the PS5 spread, Aron Greenberg, Xbox games marketing exec tweeted something related to this. In his tweet, he mentioned that “Xbox believes in generations” and that generations of games can be played on the latest hardware. He added that customers get those next-generation upgrades for free after every studio title launches into game passes.
This tweet was followed by Phil Spencer’s blog post that was uploaded in December. The blog post talked about building “consumer-friendly” pathways to game ownership. He added that they’re going to ensure that games on Xbox will support “cross-generation entitlements”. Leading the way in this will be their first-party titles, including Halo Infinite in 2020.
Xbox has been very keen on specifying it’s a cross-generation supportive feature that will automatically “download the right versions for your hardware.” In contrast, Sony still has not talked about having any clear plans regarding compatibility across generations. Sources have informed that Sony asked it’s developers to incorporate all the PS5 features in the games that are developed after July 13th, with all the features that players avail on the PS4.
As of now, this is just a small conflict over consoles. However, after the launch of some next-gen supportive games, it might get hefty, or even after launching the prices for these consoles. The real wait will not be over until we get our first looks at the PlayStation 5. The DualSense controller is a big selling point that the company has been using. Gamers are only hoping that it enhances the gameplay experience in more ways than the Dualshock 4 touchpad did, meaning that feature had been a disappointment for most players. Xbox brought similar kind of a disappointment to its players with the Kinect feature in its Xbox one, which did not turn out to be very useful to the gamers.
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