I think it’s safe to say that we’re all a little disappointed with the current selection of launch games for the PS5. Primarily because they’re almost all also coming out on the PlayStation 4, too. But as pre-orders of the console sell out and its release date draws closer, development studios around the world are keen to remind you of something. A fact that they seem to think is the answer to this let down. And that will hopefully earn them a few pounds in the process.
That makes it a win-win situation, right?! Not…
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You see, they want you to remember that the PlayStation 5 is backwards compatible. That means it will play 99% of games from this generation (though those games may need an update in order to work smoothly). So, technically, any game coming out in the next few weeks to a couple of months, that are not on the new console, could also be regarded as a launch game of sorts – you know, like Cyberpunk 2077, Watch Dogs Legion and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. That way you’re not missing out.
And neither are the profiteers.
The problem arises by the fact that some of these games are launching before or on the PlayStation 5’s launch date. Yet, they still only have a placeholder date for release on the new console, meaning it’s unlikely to be happening this year. Therefore, you can either buy a PlayStation 4 copy of the game and enjoy whatever upgraded assets they’re offering as a patch. Or wait indefinitely for the native improved copy to be released. That’s despite them seemingly being available on the new Xbox at launch or shortly after, and being reliant on them not falling into that 1% category.
But I’m sure that makes sense to someone. After all, it’s not like we’ve known about the PlayStation 5 for a long time, is it?
Source: Twitter chatter
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