hardcore retro gamin'
Disappointed at the $100 gap, and yet not surprised. This (and if the Series S is successful) is just going to fuel the downfall of physical media even more quickly. And that bums me out.
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Everything in that trailer looked really early, and I can't imagine there's actually much of the game yet. Knowing how FF development schedules go, I'd be surprised if this dropped by 2022, and that would be generous of me. A lot of things can change between a teaser trailer now and when the game comes out. I think the lack of focus on any female characters is notable, but I also don't think it's particularly meaningful at this point in time either.Maybe the trailer is just misleading but...
Still needs to be higher, honestly. We're still going to see other monetizations models to offset costs even once 70 becomes the norm, else we're going to shift completely to a stream service model.It's about time! Games have been under priced for a long time, and developers have been trying to make up for it with DLC and all kinds of crappy business practices. Honestly priced games is an upgrade.
Games back then were also, you know, usually finished and didn’t need huge day one patches. They also came on cartridges and later discs in packages with manuals and sometimes neat pack-ins. The increase to 70 bucks and winnowing away physical media even more isn’t going to stop bad business practices and pass the savings on to us. I’m the poor developers making the games won’t magically be paid good wages and get humane working conditions, either.A lot of SNES games were $60. Selling new games at $60 in 2020 is wild.
Games also didn't have multi-billion dollar budgets either. Wages/labor treatment are a separate issue other than that the added cost of game development should be going to said wages.Games back then were also, you know, usually finished and didn’t need huge day one patches. They also came on cartridges and later discs in packages with manuals and sometimes neat pack-ins. The increase to 70 bucks and winnowing away physical media even more isn’t going to stop bad business practices and pass the savings on to us. I’m the poor developers making the games won’t magically be paid good wages and get humane working conditions, either.
The really good ones were, sure. But those were in the minority. Most games back then were buggy shovelware and definitely would have given us day one patches had the hardware permitted it. Even plenty of good games came with tons of bugs and were incomplete. Imagine getting a day one patch for Suikoden II so that the script wasn't filled with typos, the battle music actually played, and you couldn't just push gates around that played an important role in guiding the plot. Or imagine getting to play a fully realized Disk 2 of Xenogears as a DLC campaign instead of watching Shinji give his confessional during Human Instrumentality.Games back then were also, you know, usually finished and didn’t need huge day one patches.
Same. On several websites I was able to get as far as adding it to my cart and going through the checkout process, but always got the shaft when it came to finalizing my order. I want one at launch, but will probably have to settle for getting one later.Tried to preorder a PS5 tonight. No dice. Walmart and Target and Gamestop were snatched up fast (except for those awful bundles at the latter, but eventually those too), and Best Buy's website shit the bed hard for hours and now they're all listed as "Coming Soon". Doesn't look like pre-orders went live on Amazon yet.
I have most (?) of the answers for this. For disc PS4 games:But the make-or-break for me will be the backwards-compatibility-as in, I want to be able to either pop in my current PS4 discs, or re-download them from my PSN account, install, and start playing right away.
Although, reading that now, it only covers the case where the PS4 game has a PS5 version too and you're "upgrading" the PS4 game to the PS5 version. Everything else right now from official Sony sources simply refers to the PS5 having "backwards compatability" and the assumption is that you can either pop in the disc or redownload it from your PSN account.Upgrade may be offered at no additional cost or for a fee and may be available for a limited time. If players have a PS4™ game on Blu-ray™ Disc, they will need to insert the PS4 game disc to see the upgrade path, download the PS5 version and keep the PS4™ game disc inserted each time they play the PS5™ version of the game. To upgrade eligible PS4 disc titles to digital PS5 versions, players need a PS5™ console with a disc drive.