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Playstation 5

the8thark

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I'd like to say the Playstation 5 website is up and you can sign up for info there.

What actual info is on the website. Just one little image, literally nothing else.

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I really hope for the rumored backwards compatibility to be a thing. There's so many PS2 and PSX games I wanna dust off for that.
 
Despite what it is and does at base I won't bother purchasing one until it has been revised at least twice, since we need to expect such practices now after the Ps4 Slim and Pro.

By that time some decent games will be cheaper and probably have some GotY versions.
 

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Despite what it is and does at base I won't bother purchasing one until it has been revised at least twice, since we need to expect such practices now after the Ps4 Slim and Pro.

By that time some decent games will be cheaper and probably have some GotY versions.
Speaking specifically of the PS4, did those revisions really make much of a difference? I know the slim reduced form factor, but the Pro seemed like a bit of a luxury upgrade.
 
Speaking specifically of the PS4, did those revisions really make much of a difference? I know the slim reduced form factor, but the Pro seemed like a bit of a luxury upgrade.
I'd imagine a PS5 at launch will be expensive and a Pro won't be too much more years later with better features at a time where GotY editions of games are reduced, probably save money in the long run.

I'm also fine waiting a few years, I'm more than happy with my PS4 and Switch.
 

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I'm sure I won't end up buying a PS5 for a very long time if at all. So far I've had a PS2 (purchased by my parents soon after it was released) and a PS4 (which was purchased in the second half of it's lifecycle) so at this rate I might have to wait for a PS6. I don't think there will be enough games I am particularly interested in early on for me to feel as though I am really missing out on anything, but I am interested to see what the console will be like nonetheless.
 

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Sony apparently wants to port more games to PC, so if I'm lucky I don't even need to buy one.
If I'm not and the PS5 gets some cool exclusives I might get one much later on for cheaper. Just like I did for PS3 and PS4. It also needs a minumum of 5 games I actually want to play before I spend that kind of money.
 
Here is the new PS5 controller: https://blog.us.playstation.com/202...w-wireless-game-controller-for-playstation-5/

We’ve reached an exciting milestone with PlayStation 5, as we’re starting to ship our new controller in its final design to developers who are implementing its unique features into their games. But first, we wanted everyone in the PlayStation community to get a first look at the DualSense™ wireless controller, and hear our vision for how the new controller will captivate more of your senses as you interact with the virtual worlds in PS5 games. The features of DualSense, along with PS5’s Tempest 3D AudioTech, will deliver a new feeling of immersion to players.

When PS4 launched in 2013, the DualShock 4 wireless controller garnered a lot of positive feedback from gamers and developers for being the best PlayStation controller yet, and for introducing forward-looking features like the Share button. This brought us to the next question – how do we build upon that success?

DualSense Controller for PlayStation 5
After thoughtful consideration, we decided to keep much of what gamers love about DualShock 4 intact, while also adding new functionality and refining the design. Based on our discussions with developers, we concluded that the sense of touch within gameplay, much like audio, hasn’t been a big focus for many games. We had a great opportunity with PS5 to innovate by offering game creators the ability to explore how they can heighten that feeling of immersion through our new controller. This is why we adopted haptic feedback, which adds a variety of powerful sensations you’ll feel when you play, such as the slow grittiness of driving a car through mud. We also incorporated adaptive triggers into the L2 and R2 buttons of DualSense so you can truly feel the tension of your actions, like when drawing a bow to shoot an arrow.

This provided us with an exciting challenge to design a new controller that builds off of the current generation, while taking into account the new features we were adding. For example, with adaptive triggers, we had to consider how the components would fit into the hardware, without giving it a bulky feeling. Our design team worked closely with our hardware engineers to place the triggers and actuators. The designers were then able to draw the lines of how the exterior of the controller would look and feel, with a challenge of making the controller feel smaller than it really looks. In the end, we changed the angle of the hand triggers and also made some subtle updates to the grip. We also took thoughtful consideration into ways to maintain a strong battery life for DualSense’s rechargeable battery, and to lessen the weight of the controller as much as possible as new features were added.

For the buttons, you’ll notice there is no longer a “Share” button as we had with DualShock 4. Don’t worry – it’s not going away. In fact, we’ve built upon the success of our industry-first Share button to bring you a new “Create” button feature. With Create, we’re once again pioneering new ways for players to create epic gameplay content to share with the world, or just to enjoy for themselves. We’ll have more details on this feature as we get closer to launch.

DualSense also adds a built-in microphone array, which will enable players to easily chat with friends without a headset – ideal for jumping into a quick conversation. But of course, if you are planning to chat for a longer period, it’s good to have that headset handy.

DualSense Controller for PlayStation 5DualSense Controller for PlayStation 5

Now, let’s talk about the colors. Traditionally our base controllers have a single color. As you can see, we went a different direction this time around, and decided on a two-toned design. Additionally, we changed the position of the light bar that will give it an extra pop. On DualShock 4, it sat on the top of the controller; now it sits at each side of the touch pad, giving it a slightly larger look and feel.

In all, we went through several concepts and hundreds of mockups over the last few years before we settled on this final design. DualSense has been tested by a wide range of gamers with a variety of hand sizes, in order for us to achieve the comfort level we wanted, with great ergonomics. Our goal with DualSense is to give gamers the feeling of being transported into the game world as soon as they open the box. We want gamers to feel like the controller is an extension of themselves when they’re playing – so much so that they forget that it’s even in their hands!

We are thrilled about sharing the final look of the DualSense controller with our fans, and we can’t wait for everyone to get their hands on it! I’d like to close with a message from SIE President & CEO Jim Ryan to the community:

“DualSense marks a radical departure from our previous controller offerings and captures just how strongly we feel about making a generational leap with PS5. The new controller, along with the many innovative features in PS5, will be transformative for games – continuing our mission at PlayStation to push the boundaries of play, now and in the future. To the PlayStation community, I truly want to thank you for sharing this exciting journey with us as we head toward PS5’s launch in Holiday 2020. We look forward to sharing more information about PS5, including the console design, in the coming months.”
– Jim Ryan, President & CEO, Sony Interactive Entertainment

I don't even know what to think. It is such a departure from every Playstation controller before it. My first instinct is that this will definitely take a lot of getting used to for people. It is so different from past PS controllers.

What are your thoughts?
 

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I think I'd be willing to give it a chance. It's certainly unlike any Dualshock prior to it. It more closely resembles the Pro Controller, which aside from the Gamecube controller, is my favorite controller. I think I could get used to the Dualsense but it will feel odd to be playing a Playstation with a controller that doesn't fit the previous style.
 
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Dual Sense controller looks great, been thinking on saving up for a ps5 and have it be my main console (with my switch and stadia on the side). It all depends if it has enjoyable games or not imo. Most of us know at this point that the box series X is more powerful, but at the end of the day if the console works and I can play a fun game, take my money. I'll still have to get used to it though, we only have 1 exclusive so far and it does look good, but I'll have to see the starting line up of games to fully make my decision, but I'll save for it nonetheless, and if I don't end up getting it maybe I'll take a look at the Series X .
 

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I don't hate the new controller design. It's not as slick as the Dual Shock 4 or Dual Shock 3 (my personal favourite controller), but it still looks like it'll have a nice hand feel. Looks smaller than XBox controllers still, which I don't mind because I'm not a big fan of how bulky those tend to be.

Not sure if I'm going to get a PS5 on launch though. I've never done that with a console and I doubt that will change any time soon. I didn't get a PS4 until last year so I imagine I'll be fine waiting until relatively inexpensive used models start hitting the marketplace. Though we'll see, if it has an attractive launch lineup then maybe.
 

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