PlayStation 5, Are You Ready For It?1st May 2018
The PlayStation 5 is coming are you ready for it or is it too soon? It’s hard to believe that the PlayStation 4 launched in 2013. I know, time flies when you’re having fun, so they say. The console’s been out 5 years. I personally feel like this current generation of consoles still has a lot more to give. The PlayStation 4 first party games are in full stride at the moment.
This past year has been amazing with stellar exclusive titles like Horizon: Zero Dawn, Nioh, Persona 5 and Everybody’s Golf. The coming year looks like there’s no slowing down either with exclusive games such as the masterpiece that is God of War, The Last of Us 2, Spider-Man, Detroit: Become Human, Dreams, Ghosts of Tsushima and Days Gone to name a few.
That’s just first-party development teams. Then there are the 3rd party developers squeezing as much out of the system as they can with Anthem, Skull and Bones, The Crew 2, The Division 2, Beyond Good and Evil amongst many others.
I feel the PS4 still has so much more to give. Of course, I’m not saying that I wouldn’t welcome PlayStation 5 with open arms, I definitely would.
I’ve put together a short list of things I’d like to see in the new console.
GamingDog’s PlayStation 5 Wish List
Ok, so this is my list of things I would like to see on PlayStation 5.
I’m not sure how much better graphics in games can get until I see it. Character models are already brilliant. Take a look at Kratos from God of War. Also, Native 4K at 60 frames per second would be an amazing feat on the new hardware.
Backward Compatibility With All PlayStation Consoles
This will either happen or not. The PlayStation 4 is the first of Sony’s consoles to not be backward compatible at launch. Obviously, Sony removed this functionality from the PlayStation 3 for PlayStation 2 games but you can still play PlayStation One disks.
The Xbox One has done well to accomplish backward compatibility on the Xbox One. I for one am loving playing games from the Xbox 360 era and now the Original Xbox era.
I would like to think they would at least make the PlayStation 5 backward compatible with the PS4 games and PlayStation One.
PlayStation VR Compatible
Although by the time the PlayStation 5 is released the PSVR will be at least 3 years old by then and Sony may have announced a newer model for the PlayStation 5. This I think is unlikely as they would most likely want to install a healthy PlayStation 5 user base in place first to maximise the release of a next-gen virtual reality headset. My point being is that I hope the current PSVR hardware will be compatible with the PlayStation 5.
Could we see VR tech built into the console doing away with the need for a separate processing box?
Increased Internal Storage for the PS5
This I think is a no-brainer. The games that will be developed for the PlayStation 5, especially the triple-A games will definitely need a lot more storage space. Could we see the time when a Bluray disc isn’t big enough and we have to use multi-disc games again like the Xbox 360 or will you need to be connected to the internet to download a huge file?
The Price Point of the PlayStation 5
This is an important one and Sony learned from the past and released the PS4 at just the right price. I hope they launch at a similar price. Sony would benefit from being competitive with Microsofts next gen machine. Sony certainly wouldn’t want to make the same mistake as they did with the PS3.
The PS5 Launch Titles
I hope there’s enough variety of games at launch of Sony’s new console. Sony was quite clever with the PlayStation 4 in that they also pushed indie games more showing consumers that there is more to gaming than AAA games.
It paid off, well for me anyway. I enjoyed trying out new smaller games that I wouldn’t have tried otherwise. There was also quite a good lunch line up from both 1st and 3rd party developers. Understandably indie games aren’t for everyone. Some people only like to play the big blockbuster games and that’s fine. The options always there.
PlayStation 5 New Features
The PS4 hardware had some unique features such as the touchpad and dedicated share button on the Dualshock 4 controller. The Share button is great I hope Microsoft include this on a new controller for their new console. The touchpad, however, is a nice to have but it hasn’t been adopted as much as I think Sony expected it to be by developers.
I hope Sony’s Research and Development team have been working on wonderful things for the new console.
Let me know your wishlist for the PS5 in the comments below