The PS5 News and Info Thread



  • Anyone tried the new PSN web store yet? No wishlist really sucks, but at least it's way faster to load since the interface is more minimalistic.



  • @bam541 Yeah the removal of the wishlist is extremely annoying. Am I expected to manually check every game I'm interested in for a discount every week or so?

    This reeks of a decision made at top management level, they probably had data showing them that once people put a game on their wishlist, they only end up buying it on sale down the line. So they thought by removing the wishlist, people would be "forced" to just buy games at launch. Instead, people will just forget about those games and never buy them at all.



  • Honestly I only ever used the Wishlist once, and when I figured out there was no way to view or add stuff from your console I stopped using it.



  • I really liked the wishlist feature, but I don't think it's a huge deal it's gone. What's much worse to me is that you can't filter games by genre anymore on their "Deals" page. That seems like a big mistake from a UX perspective, and also substantially lowers the chance I would impulse buy a game that happens to scratch an itch that I have at any given time. Hope they bring that back.



  • @axel that makes some business sense, but dammit as someone that uses the wishlist a lot, and often use it to remind of games that are off the radar but that I may want to check out, it is a real loss, my hope was that it was just a temporary thing.



  • Despite Sony letting the PS Store turn to shit over the past 8 years, I'm not entirely convinced they'll remove industry standard online marketplace features that everyone including Amazon, Nintendo, and Xbox have. I'm almost positive they'll have something like deal tracking and email updates in the future.



  • I hope it's only temporary, although I don't see what prevented them from having it "at launch". Wait and see!



  • @axel well a similar thing happened with GoG Galaxy at release actually, they didn't remove it, but it was incredibly hard to find the wishlist at first.



  • Shadow of War and Hollow Knight are PS Plus games for November. Bugsnax is an additional game but PS5 only.

    Also, Crash Trilogy and Black Ops 3 added to PS Plus Instant Collection.



  • Bugsnax being "free" is crazy! Well there's no excuse for me now. I really like this approach of getting brand new games for the Plus, with Fall Guys previously and Destruction All Stars coming in the future.

    Also, Hollow Knight being in the selection is great news. More people need to play that wonderful game.



  • So for the new online store, is it just me or is there no way to view videos or look at screenshots? I like to go through every week to look at new releases, and now the tiling they have doesn't even really show the title of the games, just the panel, and when you're in on the game there's really just a banner. Even games that had those previously don't have them when I look; old games like The Witcher 3 are all just a banner with the standalone purchase or bundle option underneath and a description.

    The tiles aren't a problem for every game, like Diablo or something that has a huge title font, but something like Mortal Shell is relatively tiny and harder to see at a glance.

    I really hope this isn't how it will be when browsing on PS5. I like my trailers and screenshots. Even if they rarely work on the PS4 store OS.



  • Cool little "Easter egg" about the PS5 controller.

    Edit:

    Huh. Can't upload images for some reason.
    Anyway, the PS5 controller's "grain" is actually incredible small PS triangle, square, circle and crosses.



  • Also, it looks like the version of Final Fantasy XV included in the PS Plus Instant Collection has been upgraded to the Royal Edition now, that's cool, I might finally give it a shot.

    Bugsnax being free had been rumored because it was still not available to pre-order unlike other launch games, but I'm still very pleasantly surprised. I probably would have bought it, so it's a sweet gift!



  • Welp, finally dipped into my PSN wallet after putting $25 bucks into it every other week since like March, so my launch lineup is
    DMC5SE -Digital
    Demon's Souls-Digital
    Dirt 5 (PS4 version get's upgrade)- Digital
    NFS: Hot Pursuit (PS4 game, but I fucking loved this game)- Digital
    Cyberpunk (had it preordered before hand, just tossing it in)-Digital
    Hitman 3 (PS4 version gets upgrade)- Digital
    Assassin's Creed Valhalla (PS4 version get's upgrade)- Digital
    Yakuza 7 (PS4 Version get's upgrade)- Physical copy
    Watch Dogs Legion (popped up for $25 on Amazon a few months back, so why not)- Physical



  • New Demon's Souls gameplay!

    Youtube Video

    There's also a bunch more info in an interview article on GameSpot and Polygon... I took a peek and it's getting me even more hyped.



  • GameInformer interview about Demon’s Souls is out. Essentially, it’s faithful. Which I’m happy about.

    Youtube Video

    If I’m picking nits, I love how Bluepoint is expanding on the idea of what From Software was conveying in 2009 in regards to the art and atmosphere in these worlds. However, some of these darker areas seem less moody? I could be wrong but Tower of Latria looks a bit bright compared to my memory.



  • @dmcmaster you have a ROTH PSN?





  • @dmcmaster

    That is genius fiscal responsibility and I commend you for it.

    Let me know how hot you are on Hot Pursuit in 2020.



  • @dipset
    Not sure if mocking or not.