Do you have any of them Rumors?



  • @dmcmaster

    Not to sound like a greedy entitled gamer but its about time Playstation sort of felt like a legacy platform as opposed to always looking forward. I was worried all was lost when my fat 80GB 2007 PS3 got the YLOD since my 160GB fat PS3 doesn't play PS2 games. Was worried I'd never look back at my old games at the time. If they find a way to unify everything... Playstation 5 = GOAT out the box.



  • I will be impressed when they say every bc game has trophies



  • Rumor: Halo: The Master Chief Collection for PC might be announced next week
    PC Gamer

    I'm champing at the bit here. I was appalled that Halo MCC never released on PC back in 2014 or whenever it was. I couldn't believe they'd go and remaster the series, rebirth the servers, hone in the playlists and all of that, then omit the PC audience that has been begging for Halo since Halo 2 on Vista barely worked.

    Going along with this - Kotaku reported that Halo MCC's online matchmaking has been fixed after FOUR YEARS so you don't have to endlessly wait in lobbies which basically killed the games population besides the fact there is market competition. I wondered why they'd even bother considering Halo Infinite is next in line and MCC is long past. I suppose they might be gearing up for a re-birth of the game between Xbox One and PC which would make me so happy. I expect it'll be on Gamepass for PC as well.

    Halo 3 was PEAK arena shooter for me. I just went back and tried COD4 MW online on PS4 and it feels old. Halo 2 and 3 don't have that issue at all. The gameplay is so variable that I'm not sure it'll ever feel old. Not to mention that Halo 4 and 5 are borderline bad games and we now long for a series renaissance. PLEASE BE TRUE!!



  • One of the wildest rumors I've heard in a while. Would be insane.
    https://www.psu.com/news/sony-acquire-take-two-interactive/



  • I'm buying Take Two stock when I get my tax return. How can Sony even afford that?



  • Yeah if Sony buys Take Two I'll actually play RDO.

    But in all seriousness Sony acquiring Take 2 and by extension Rockstar is insane



  • @dmcmaster

    They'll get death threats if Rockstar goes exclusive though.

    Maybe Agent will come to be... (it won't)



  • That's insane, it won't happen. Buying a publisher loses you one third of income.



  • PS5 rumors. Sony's own special event near E3 sounds reasonable.
    https://www.neogaf.com/threads/supposed-ps5-specs-from-random-beyond3d-member-silly-but-this-is-also-how-the-1st-wii-u-specs-was-leaked.1472198/

    "PS5 dev kits in the wild and i've some good news for you
    System will be revealed close to E3 2019 in Sony's Special event with some mind-blowing tech demos and a few megatons and a release date for Q1-Q2 2020! The Last of Us Part 2's motion matching in 4K 60fps is a joy to watch!

    Specifications:

    CPU: 8Core/16Threads at 3.2Ghz (boost) Zen2 (this is the biggest improvement we've ever seen CPU-wise, even bigger than PS2 to PS3)
    GPU: Fully NAVI-Based GPU with some AMD's next generation arch features at 12.6tf to 14.2tf (GPU clock still undecided)
    Memory: 24GB - 20GB GDDR6 at 880Gb/s - 4GB DDR4 reserved for OS
    2tb HDD"



  • Yeah. I think people who thought there wasn't going to be a big leap in graphical fidelity from this generation to the next will be quite surprised.
    Just compare the console versions of BFV to the PC version on ultra. May as well be a generational leap.



  • @el-shmiablo said in Do you have any of them Rumors?:

    Yeah. I think people who thought there wasn't going to be a big leap in graphical fidelity from this generation to the next will be quite surprised.
    Just compare the console versions of BFV to the PC version on ultra. May as well be a generational leap.

    Youtube Video

    I just watched this one, but I really don't see a generation gap here.



  • @sentinel-beach
    I can confirm that EA Tiburon (aka EA Sports factory) does have PS5 kits.

    Edit, also cant nail down an exact date but it seems the PS5 reveal will be 2-4 weeks before E3 as of this Time and that Sony will put a slightly bigger push on digital purchases, not in the same way as X1 did at its reveal (24 hour internet check ins) but more like offering discounts for digital purchases although not sure to what degree but it might just be $10 so as not to piss off places like Walmart, target, best buy, ect.

    PS5 might also do like what Microsoft has been rumored to do, selling two SKUS, one capable of playing disc based media, and one purely digital.



  • @sheria I don't think YouTube videos are the best method of comparing high detail graphics.
    With that said, the shadow quality, screen space reflections, and foliage density in that video is pretty night and day.

    Youtube Video

    Here is a video that really details how massive an improvement over the console versions (which run at Medium settings FYI) the PC version actually is. The vast majority of the effects in that video are completely absent from the consoles.



  • @el-shmiablo said:

    I think people who thought there wasn't going to be a big leap in graphical fidelity from this generation to the next will be quite surprised.

    People mean like the leap from PS1 to PS2 or even PS2 to PS3. Doesn't seem like we'll ever get that kind of leap again.

    the shadow quality, screen space reflections, and foliage density in that video is pretty night and day

    These are all pretty minor improvements to most people in the grand scheme. Foliage density is probably the closest to making a more significant difference, but for people to actually praise that you have to be on Horizon levels with it, and even that game's praise was alongside elevated by 4K HDR. Even though there were 4K games before Horizon, it seemed to fit into the period where people were finally upgrading tvs to take advantage of the talk of impressive HDR in that game. So it was many factors at play. The kind of leap it takes to wow people isn't from low to ultra settings on a game, but leaps like SD to HD or HD to UHD. (which is a BS term, but you know what it means)

    So no, I do not expect to be shocked by the visual improvements from current to next gen consoles. It is always iffie because it is easier to sell people on a graphical bump, but I just hope we continue to see an increased focus on hitting better, more stable framerates instead, even if it is only one available option for how to run a game.



  • @mbun said in Do you have any of them Rumors?:

    @el-shmiablo said:

    I think people who thought there wasn't going to be a big leap in graphical fidelity from this generation to the next will be quite surprised.

    People mean like the leap from PS1 to PS2 or even PS2 to PS3. Doesn't seem like we'll ever get that kind of leap again.

    the shadow quality, screen space reflections, and foliage density in that video is pretty night and day

    These are all pretty minor improvements to most people in the grand scheme. Foliage density is probably the closest to making a more significant difference, but for people to actually praise that you have to be on Horizon levels with it, and even that game's praise was alongside elevated by 4K HDR. Even though there were 4K games before Horizon, it seemed to fit into the period where people were finally upgrading tvs to take advantage of the talk of impressive HDR in that game. So it was many factors at play. The kind of leap it takes to wow people isn't from low to ultra settings on a game, but leaps like SD to HD

    That's how I see it, yeah. PS1 to PS2 is what I see when people say generation leap.



  • I mean, realistically, what you're talking about is realism impact, and seeing as graphics are at a point right now where adding MORE detail isn't necessarily making things look more realistic, the next actual generational gap is probably VR, which right now doesn't LOOK more realistic, but can fool your brain into believing it's more realistic due to presence and spacial recognition.



  • I mean, did you guys check out the DF video?
    At least in terms of where current generation consoles stand, PC's are a huge step ahead. Volumetric particle effects, ray tracing, deformable terrain, and a host of other effects that just aren't present at all even on the mid generation upgrade consoles.

    I really do think we will look back at this generation at the end of next and wonder why we ever thought this stuff looked good.



  • @el-shmiablo I'll be real, my dude. My eyes can't pick up most of those differences. If they're slowly laid out to me and I'm told specifically what to look for than yeah, I can notice it. But for the most part when I see the two running side by side I just think "yeah, I guess PC looks better."

    Meanwhile, COD Modern Warfare on Wii vs PS3 I thought "Oh shit, the wii is real dated." Most people forget that got ported to the wii, but not I!



  • I'm of the opinion that we are unlikely to see any truly big steps in terms of graphical fidelity, sure there will be more bells and whistles that will be there if you really care and look for them, which do end up making things look better, but we have reached a point where the quality is so high already that we get diminishing returns on more effort put into this graphics, and besides I think at this point it is irrelevant.

    One of things that I remember seeing in a video is how the leaps we may see are in terms of AI, which I think would be far more important.



  • Call me crazy but I still think anything beyond PS360-level graphics is just mindless dickmeasuring and the only thing that really matters these days is if a game can keep a stable 60FPS. I'm perfectly content for my games to be in 720p for the sake of that compromise.