A new generation of gaming consoles is upon us! The so-called console war, a long-lasting rivalry between Sony and Microsoft fans. We are about to experience an immense technological gap between the current hardware and the upcoming systems.
At first glance, you’ll notice that the two systems have a lot in common, surprisingly. They both have AMD-built CPU and GPU and ultra-fast solid-state drives. Both systems will deliver comparable performance. However, we are here to talk about the differences between the two.
There are a few key differences that might be decisive when you pick your next gaming console.
First, there are the exclusive games. We can argue all day about which system is the most powerful or has the most memorable, but a console is no good without games to enjoy. As we’ve seen on past generations, most titles will be available for both Sony and Microsoft consoles, but sometimes, platform-exclusive games make the difference.
Microsoft has made considerable efforts to convince more and more studios to join its first-party Xbox Games Studios umbrella. That is beneficial for game developers as they get back up from a giant like Microsoft, but also for gamers, who get exclusive titles. The Xbox Series X will have exclusives like Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, The Medium, and Halo Infinite, which will get an Xbox One version, too.
Sony, on the other hand, is known for its PlayStation exclusives of all time, like The Last Of Us, which is about to get a sequel.
The list of exclusives is impressive. Titles like Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Gran Turismo 7, Sackboy: A Big Adventure, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Demon’s Souls, and Horizon: Forbidden West will be available only on the PS5.
Ghostwire: Tokyo and Deathloop have been revealed as PS5 exclusives. Also, Godfall will be available on PS5 and PC.
There are certainly a lot more games on the way, so you should stay tuned to learn more about them!
The future of gaming appears to be heavily focused around subscription services, which might be a good thing. The increased dependence on subscription can be observed on the consoles of the present, but it will most certainly be even more noticeable on future generations.
The Xbox Game Pass service was revolutionary, as it changed the way games are played and discovered. Some even went as far as calling it “The Netflix of Gaming,” as it allows you to download and play any game in its library as long as you purchase a monthly subscription.
Microsoft could make the Game Pass an even more dependable component of the Series X. The Game Pass currently grants access to first-party titles right from release day. The service also offers high-profile games on PC. The Xbox logo now represents an ecosystem, whether you are a part of it on a console or not.
Sony also features a similar system, known as PlayStation Now. It is not as generous as the Game Pass, though there are many similar aspects.
There are PS4 and PS2 games that you can download or stream directly on your system. PS3 games, however, can only be streamed.
PS Now focuses on a different area – cloud-based game streaming. The service has progressed greatly – Latency has drastically decreased. Functionality is better than ever, and we hope to see Sony make it even better on the PS5.
However, Microsoft is working on Project xCloud, which will probably be a worthy rival to PS Now. More details about the service will be presented during future events.