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Just seen this. The first glimpse into the release of the PS5, the rumour mill is starting to spin..................I don't think I will be upgrading my ps4, mill stick to XBOX.

https://www.techradar.com/uk/news/gaming/consoles/ps5-release-date-news-and-features-1213409?fbclid=IwAR30R8RZttxIVhWYY38KGzjkbioU5Q9yY1WZSdg3MEaFIZNvQgl8BGeAUiA

 

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I can never decide between PlayStation and Xbox. I think that PlayStation has better hardware this gen, but Xbox's online services are better... I hope that next gen, Microsoft will keep up the good work from the Xbox One X and go really high spec. More exclusives would be good too although I love Forza.

Still i'll probably end up getting both anyway, especially considering I now have a job... (you'll never guess where)

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1 hour ago, Netduma Alex said:

I can never decide between PlayStation and Xbox. I think that PlayStation has better hardware this gen, but Xbox's online services are better... I hope that next gen, Microsoft will keep up the good work from the Xbox One X and go really high spec. More exclusives would be good too although I love Forza.

Still i'll probably end up getting both anyway, especially considering I now have a job... (you'll never guess where)

You think the PS4 Pro hardware is better than the Xbox One X,  errr ;)

Xbox all the way for me, where the real sweats hang out haha.

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1 hour ago, Zennon said:

 

Xbox all the way for me, where the real sweats hang out haha.

Do agree with that comment! I seem to do better on PS BOps4 😛

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1 hour ago, Zennon said:

You think the PS4 Pro hardware is better than the Xbox One X,  errr ;)

Xbox all the way for me, where the real sweats hang out haha.

Nah nah, what I mean is that the Xbox One (original) was underpowered and that's what held it back initially. It also means that any games that haven't been enhanced to work with Xbox One X are going to look kind of bad no matter what.

In my experience I mostly meet Europeans on PlayStation and Americans on Xbox. Don't know why... Lots of military guys like Xbox. I prefer Xbox Live and I prefer the achievements system to trophies, plus what kind of company takes 12 years to figure out how to let you change your username?

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From MS

When you set your console resolution to 4K UHD, everything on the console—Home, games, and apps—will display at 4K. On Xbox One X, 4K content is displayed in its native 4K resolution, and other content (like games encoded for 1080p) is upscaled to 4K.

https://support.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-one/console/4k-on-xbox-one

So Nah old titles look good no matter what ;)

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I have an excellent KD record on PS4, especially on BO3. However, the user experience, limitation of customization and the sheer lack of useful apps is the main reason why my ps4 is in the conservatory gathering dust and my xbox is now getting the love!

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4 hours ago, Zennon said:

From MS

When you set your console resolution to 4K UHD, everything on the console—Home, games, and apps—will display at 4K. On Xbox One X, 4K content is displayed in its native 4K resolution, and other content (like games encoded for 1080p) is upscaled to 4K.

https://support.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-one/console/4k-on-xbox-one

So Nah old titles look good no matter what ;)

Well I understand that it can do some upscaling but I wonder if issues like low draw distance or slow loading times could be improved?

Anyway i'm definitely going to have to get an Xbox One X at some point... Although sods law says that as soon as I buy it, they'll announce the next Xbox.

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Yes loading times are quicker as standard and ive got an SSD drive so it is very fast. I always select my specialist or hero before anyone else in the game.

I have had mine since day one release and it is the best console I have ever owned the graphics are amazing I can not wait to see what next gen can bring as I am amazed every time I play now :)

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16 minutes ago, Netduma Alex said:

Maybe i'll just bite the bullet I DUNNO

It is if you think a year and a half of use is worth it before the next gen lands 🤔

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11 minutes ago, Netduma Alex said:

But what am I meant to do until then just use my switch?

Have you you been playing with the light fittings again, what have you been told 😋

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I love my One X. Hook it up with an external SSD, and it flies.

PS4 is generally off gathering dust. Online services just not up to par. And it looks like Sony has recognised that and will be doing something for next gen only, by working with Microsoft.

https://news.microsoft.com/2019/05/16/sony-and-microsoft-to-explore-strategic-partnership/

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9 minutes ago, simjc said:

I love my One X. Hook it up with an external SSD, and it flies.

PS4 is generally off gathering dust. Online services just not up to par. And it looks like Sony has recognised that and will be doing something for next gen only, by working with Microsoft.

https://news.microsoft.com/2019/05/16/sony-and-microsoft-to-explore-strategic-partnership/

cloud based gaming?.....yukerty yuk, all that extra lag! Is this their united response to googles entrance into the cloud gaming marketplace!!

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In theory i'm interested in cloud based gaming, especially since people will be bound to want better network hardware when it gets popular 😋

But i've tried services like OnLive and GeForce Now and I've never been very impressed. You need like 100% perfect network conditions for it to work! Mine kept fluctuating and making things blurry. The responsiveness was okay but the image was far from crisp. Honestly if cloud gaming is going to hit it big, ISPs are going to have to up their game.

But even so, Sony and Microsoft working together? What an age we live in...

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I am always going to game on local hardware for FPS games. I can see them pushing cloud gaming for those who want to buy cheap consoles (dumb devices) knowing that all the hardware upgrading is happening in the cloud, so you don't need to keep upgrading hardware. However, you are going to need a serious internet package, a decent ISP, and money to pay for the service. Long term costs are ouch for cloud based, until backbone and ISPs step-up, especially the larger common household ISPs.

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I guess you have to decide if you'd rather spend a lot of money on your internet connection, or your gaming hardware. Either way you're going to be spending some money!

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