What are you expecting from the big PlayStation 5 event?
After moving the original date for the PlayStation 5 reveal last week, the time has nearly come to take our first look at Sony’s next-gen console. This time, Sony promises to show off more than just the capabilities of its SSD, by presenting games that take advantage of all the console has to offer.
Sony has a lot of catching up to do to match Xbox’s slew of announcements over the past few months. That being said, it looks like Sony is bringing out the big guns with a big focus on launch titles.
Let’s balance our hopes and expectations with what is most probably the reality. We will more than likely see a handful of big first-party titles. I wouldn’t be too surprised if the rumored Horizon Zero Dawn sequel or the Demon Souls Remaster make an appearance as well. Heck, we might even see the next Spider-Man. We will probably see a fair share of indie titles and third-party announcements with varying degrees of exclusivity too.
Complete backwards compatibility with all previous generations would be nice but is highly unlikely. Sony has remained fairly consistent on the subject aside from the partial PS4 compatibility moving forward. If anything, hopefully, accessories will make the jump like they can on Xbox Series X.
My DualSenses are tingling
I hope we get to learn a lot more about the DualSense controller. I’m a self-proclaimed controller aficionado and the DualSense definitely seems like a game-changer. Unfortunately, most of PlayStation’s controller innovations don’t end up being used very much.
The Sixaxis controller, later replaced by the DualShock 3 with its added rumble functionality, touted motion capabilities. The motion control was clunky and rarely used outside key first-party titles. The DualShock 4 went even further with an extremely unnecessary light bar that was both barely used and impractical. The controller also added a mono speaker like the one found in the Wii. I bet you can’t count on one hand the number of games you’ve played that have put it into action.
The event is over an hour-long so who knows all that we will see. This is when E3 would be taking place after all.
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