Tried PS Now and it was terrible. Remote Play w Vita was an awful experience for me too. I have zero faith in a streaming future but I am willing to give Microsoft a shot at getting it right with some of my dollars
How can you POSSIBLY decide that when we know absolutely zero details about any service or price or features or quality or...?
If I had a dollar for everyone I know who swore off Netflix forever when they went to streaming vs discs...or who didn't want to move from physical to mp3... or claimed they'd never need a cellphone.
If the product is good, gamers will totally buy it eventually. You'll eventually see the vast majority of game cases lining your shelves the way most people see movie or music physical cases: as a pointless waste of space, largely obsolete.
Not making up my mind now. I will wait and make an informed decision shortly after launch. If it doesn't have any exclusives I'm interested in, or has technical issues associated with the streaming platform, I'll likely stick with Sony for the next gen.
I was in the Google project stream beta for assassins Creed oddysee, and it was ok for the most part. Definitely felt more lag playing streaming versus local on my ssd, but it wasn't awful. Still, I had one crash because I lost my internet connection for a second and the experience was jarring. I won't say I'm never interested in streaming but I highly doubt I'll use it as my main way to play for a long, long time. I don't have any interest to pay for a streaming service at this time.
I'm not paying to play a YouTube video (even a high res, high bit rate one at that). If this is the way things are going in the future. I'm out of this hobby all together. Streaming games will not compare to 4k 60 HDMI video straight into my tv from a direct source. My setup has me about 4 feet from my tv and I can absolutely tell the difference.
I have spent thousands on games since 1994 when the PS1 came out. I'll find something else to do and I'll spend that money on my kids or buy a new car or something.
Yes, I have no issue with streaming games. I tried OnLive back in the day and it worked well even back then. I also tested Google Project stream and AC Odyssey there, and after the first hour, I could not tell any notable input lag that made the game unplayable or even seem unfair. I wouldn't stream multiplayer or fighting games, but everything else would probably work well and I wouldn't miss a bit. It all depends if they provide a quality product and service at an affordable cost. It's about value as a consumer in the end, if it gives me enough value and makes my life easier, I am for it.
Why make a decision today...or why make one that takes you well into the future when you have little to no info? If it works well and is a good value, I’ll pay for it. If not, I won’t. Maybe I won’t at launch but will eventually.
This would be a better discussion when the services are about to go live and we have detailed info about them.
Some games have shitty input lag. I don't want another thing adding to that as connection speed and location of where the game is being physically played can add to that making games feel even more like shit.
There's gonna be lots of calls of "luddite!" from the younger crowd, but I'm proud of Era for those poll results. It's not a great poll - there's more nuance than that - but I think it's the right answer nonetheless. I already think Gamepass is an awkward product - I very much realize it has it's vocal supporters here but I just think these companies have every reason to actively try to erode your ability to permanently own things... and we should not be helping them win that battle.
I would also really need to be convinced from a gameplay responsiveness and visual fidelity perspective. Having experienced PS Now on a very good internet connection... we aren't there yet at all.
I’ll be picking up the high end Xbox near launch, ps5 maybe down the line when the exclusives are more abundant.
The streaming isn’t a big selling point to me but having the best hardware and gamepass is. If the streaming proves to be of high enough quality I could see myself using it in the future but right now it’s not a selling point.
I've got no moral qualms with paying for it, as OP suggests. I actually think streaming is a good idea. People may be against streaming now, but once they see that far more graphically intensive games can be run while streaming, they will probably change their mind. You'll be able to play games that run on supercomputers, essentially.
However my internet isn't fast or stable enough for me to have a good experience. So for practical reasons, it doesn't make sense for me to get into streaming at this time.
You clearly aren't the target audience. Streaming is supposed to make AAA gaming possible on cheaper, more convenient hardware for people who care less about image quality and input response times. It isn't trying to cannibalize existing console users.