This is what people should be excited about. Parity, more or less, means we all get the goodies.As someone watching this to see what next gen might realistically be I'm sorta underwhelmed, but:
1) Hardware RT? Together with those tweets from the Sony dev that 99% means both next gen manufacturers will have HW RT stuff. Excite!
2) SSD cache and near instant loading, also on both? So third parties will use it. Excite!
Exactly, that is the whole point of the unusual PS5 announcement on the web magazine, skipping the E3 was a bluff by Sony, they stole it by announcing all features earlierCan't help but be disappointed. I joked about it in the conferences thread, but all MS did was basically announce the PS5. It was literally everything we already knew about the PS5 without anything new to differentiate Microsoft's take. Combined with that tweet above and, well....
It’ll be even closer overall than PS4 and Xbox One in percentages. They will likely have minor customizations but I expect nothing too drastic.
A lot of people were convinced by the X1X that MS are magic.
More like cross-gen Halo on a high end PC. Expect the proper version to have better lighting and no load times.
Really? I thought it seemed to be more about the console overall, or maybe the APU.
Yeah. Doesn't matter what the overall company has, so much as the division.But that was literally the only thing every “insider” kept parroting. This is worse than last gen.
One other thing that I think is very important is that yet again we have a proof that MS’ trillion $ war chest doesn’t mean they’ll be more powerful because, unlike what many posters here think, they’re not in this business to lose money. MS doesn’t and never had a special hardware team that can deliver ore than what Sony does at a similar price point.
I don't know what they have done but it seems enough for MS to be more careful with their language on the power side, i suppose we just need to worry about the money side of things now. At least both are offering similar features that will get put to use by developers, so i'm happy on that front as well.
They confirmed Ray Tracing, not hardware Ray tracing. Also, MS confirmed GDDR6 Plus some hardware photos like they did with Scorpio (I know it’s CG but the ram count was knows ahead because of those renders with Scorpio).
Yep, dumb AF that they could have someone spout that at a conference, let alone an alleged 'engineer'. Have these dummies never heard of proof-reading?