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665 clicks; posted to Geek » on 29 May 2020 at 5:00 PM (16 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-05-29 4:25:00 PM  
Isn't that how next generation consoles work?
 
2020-05-29 5:06:58 PM  

tjsands1118: Isn't that how next generation consoles work?


Yeah, the real story will be if the PS5 is backwards compatible with the 4.
 
2020-05-29 5:08:30 PM  
I didnt know you could play any ps5 games on a ps4.
 
2020-05-29 5:12:20 PM  
next thing you'll say i can't play ps5 games on an NES!  what is this world coming to!
 
2020-05-29 5:14:44 PM  
Just wait for the PS5 Halo port.
 
2020-05-29 5:19:19 PM  
Yeah, but will it be able to play games on my 720i monitor like I can on my PS4Pro, or do I *need* to upgrade to full HD?
 
2020-05-29 5:39:33 PM  

tjsands1118: Isn't that how next generation consoles work?


Not for Microsoft. For at least the short term, it looks like everything will essentially be a cross-platform release, just with the settings turned higher for the Series X version.
 
2020-05-29 6:00:15 PM  

tjsands1118: Isn't that how next generation consoles work?


Xbox usually targets past console Gen for at least a year.
 
2020-05-29 6:34:07 PM  
Of course it won't work that way. It uses 5G macrowaves to simulate character animation...
 
2020-05-29 6:38:13 PM  

OkieDookie: Just wait for the PS5 Halo port.


It won't be half as good as the Atari 2600 version.

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2020-05-29 6:41:55 PM  
That's cool there will be a ps4 emulator within a year
 
2020-05-29 6:46:49 PM  
The birds will be angrier.
 
2020-05-29 7:42:32 PM  
It'll be at least 3 years before I purchase a PS5.

I just got a PS4, like 2 years ago.
 
2020-05-29 7:53:28 PM  

JolobinSmokin: It'll be at least 3 years before I purchase a PS5.

I just got a PS4, like 2 years ago.


A PS4 and a 55" HDTV was my xmas present to myself a year and a half ago.

Ya know, when I updated my PC I never worried about whether or not old games would work.  But when I went from PS2 to PS3 I had 1 game I hadn't even started, 1 I was working on, and 1 I played actively.

Same when I went from PS3 to PS4.  1 game I still played a lot (Civilization Revolution), 1 game I hadn't even started (some horror game I'd been waiting for it to get dark early to play), and 1 I was halfway through (a God of War).

With the PS2 to PS3 it wasn't that much a big deal, my old TV had 4 HDMI inputs, composite video, coax, and I don't know, the whole back panel is nothing but connections.  My new TV has 2 HDMI inputs, period.  Roku is in one, the PS4 in the other.

sigh.
 
2020-05-29 8:06:00 PM  

Snotnose: JolobinSmokin: It'll be at least 3 years before I purchase a PS5.

I just got a PS4, like 2 years ago.

A PS4 and a 55" HDTV was my xmas present to myself a year and a half ago.

Ya know, when I updated my PC I never worried about whether or not old games would work.  But when I went from PS2 to PS3 I had 1 game I hadn't even started, 1 I was working on, and 1 I played actively.

Same when I went from PS3 to PS4.  1 game I still played a lot (Civilization Revolution), 1 game I hadn't even started (some horror game I'd been waiting for it to get dark early to play), and 1 I was halfway through (a God of War).

With the PS2 to PS3 it wasn't that much a big deal, my old TV had 4 HDMI inputs, composite video, coax, and I don't know, the whole back panel is nothing but connections.  My new TV has 2 HDMI inputs, period.  Roku is in one, the PS4 in the other.

sigh.


You can get 4 or 5 input HDMI switches pretty cheap these days.

I have been impressed with Microsofts efforts on the backwards compatibility thing.
 
2020-05-29 8:11:19 PM  

NeoCortex42: tjsands1118: Isn't that how next generation consoles work?

Not for Microsoft. For at least the short term, it looks like everything will essentially be a cross-platform release, just with the settings turned higher for the Series X version.


The critic in me says if they're just going to release software that can run on the current generation, it's not really next generation software, even if it is prettier.

The realist in me knows that even the PS5 launch lineup is going to be just as guilty of that. It'll be a little bit before we see the real next gen stuff come.
 
2020-05-29 8:18:51 PM  

Snotnose: JolobinSmokin: It'll be at least 3 years before I purchase a PS5.

I just got a PS4, like 2 years ago.

A PS4 and a 55" HDTV was my xmas present to myself a year and a half ago.

Ya know, when I updated my PC I never worried about whether or not old games would work.  But when I went from PS2 to PS3 I had 1 game I hadn't even started, 1 I was working on, and 1 I played actively.

Same when I went from PS3 to PS4.  1 game I still played a lot (Civilization Revolution), 1 game I hadn't even started (some horror game I'd been waiting for it to get dark early to play), and 1 I was halfway through (a God of War).

With the PS2 to PS3 it wasn't that much a big deal, my old TV had 4 HDMI inputs, composite video, coax, and I don't know, the whole back panel is nothing but connections.  My new TV has 2 HDMI inputs, period.  Roku is in one, the PS4 in the other.

sigh.


My PS3 played every game that was ever published for a Sony console. It was a good thing, too, because the software available for the first year of it's release was pretty slow in coming. IIRC, having that hardware feature was one of the things that made it more expensive at launch then Microsoft's current XBox was (which is one of the reasons they "won" that generation) and consumers cared more about getting the price down so they removed the backwards compatibility when they made the second version of the PS3.

Then Microsoft brought backwards compatibility back into vogue and now everyone piles on Sony for not having having it as a standard feature.
 
2020-05-29 8:25:43 PM  

tjsands1118: Isn't that how next generation consoles work?


Depends. If a prior console has a marketable level of popularity, some games are designed for that console first and have some added features for the next generation console. One notable game I can think of is Twilight Princess: It was created for the Gamecube (announced while that console was supported) and had a Wii version with upgrades.
 
2020-05-29 8:29:26 PM  

mrmopar5287: tjsands1118: Isn't that how next generation consoles work?

Depends. If a prior console has a marketable level of popularity, some games are designed for that console first and have some added features for the next generation console. One notable game I can think of is Twilight Princess: It was created for the Gamecube (announced while that console was supported) and had a Wii version with upgrades.


Breath of the Wild as well.
 
2020-05-29 8:46:32 PM  

NeoCortex42: Breath of the Wild as well.


Right, I forgot about that. I played the Wii version of Twilight Princess and I recall how the motion controls meant Link was changed to be right-handed.
 
2020-05-29 9:03:36 PM  

agent00pi: You can get 4 or 5 input HDMI switches pretty cheap these days


I keep hearing that but google shows no love.  Wanna show some love?

I'd love to put my PS3 back into the mix.
 
2020-05-29 9:18:14 PM  

Snotnose: agent00pi: You can get 4 or 5 input HDMI switches pretty cheap these days

I keep hearing that but google shows no love.  Wanna show some love?

I'd love to put my PS3 back into the mix.


Amazon has some. I picked up a 5-port switch for about $25 recently.
 
2020-05-29 9:19:42 PM  

Snotnose: agent00pi: You can get 4 or 5 input HDMI switches pretty cheap these days

I keep hearing that but google shows no love.  Wanna show some love?

I'd love to put my PS3 back into the mix.


Monoprice is your friend!

4k HDMI switch
 
2020-05-29 11:08:53 PM  
Because I'm a buzzkill and RTFA...

"Microsoft will handle things differently though, as the company doesn't plan on releasing games exclusive to Xbox Series X until at least a year or even two after the console launches. This means that Microsoft Studios games will be made available for both consoles, at least during the launch period. This is according to Matt Booty who said to expect titles to be playable across both Xbox One and Xbox Series X."

Microsoft's strategy is admittedly very interesting. It may help to allow them to continue to sell Xbox One's at a very low price point, allowing them to take a sector of the console market that gets forgotten far too often. On the other hand, it may also stunt sales of the Series X while the PS4 is able to maximize marketshare.

I would have thought that they would have made games exclusively for the Xbox One X and Xbox Series X, while forcing those with an original Xbox One to upgrade.
 
2020-05-30 12:15:13 AM  

Snotnose: agent00pi: You can get 4 or 5 input HDMI switches pretty cheap these days

I keep hearing that but google shows no love.  Wanna show some love?

I'd love to put my PS3 back into the mix.


have this one.
 
2020-05-30 10:06:25 AM  

tjsands1118: Isn't that how next generation consoles work?


I was so pissed when I couldn't run Red Dead 2 on my PS2. I mean, WTF?
 
2020-05-30 10:08:22 AM  

Flappyhead: tjsands1118: Isn't that how next generation consoles work?

Yeah, the real story will be if the PS5 is backwards compatible with the 4.


Not with the discs, but you can rebuy those same games you already have for 59.99 from the PlayStation store under "PS4 Classics"
 
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