The Big Bang Theory is arguably the greatest ever show for comics, science, sci-fi, and gaming nerds. The show focuses on common dilemmas comics and gaming nerds come across whether it is the choice between DC & Marvel or Star Wars Series and Lord of the Rings. In an episode titled “The Indecision Amalgamation,” Sheldon Cooper – The King of Nerds – struggles over the decision to buy PS4 or an Xbox One. The episode shows him hemming and hawing over Xbox One Kinect vs PS4 DDR5 RAM.
The situation of Sheldon is quite relatable and speaks volumes for the gaming industry that over the years has presented gamers with decisions even the likes of albeit fictional, Nobel Prize Winner Physicist has troubles with.
Well, brace yourselves, it is that time of the decade once again. PS5 and Xbox Series X are being launched in 2020. This isn’t it. You’ll have to get an ultra-fast internet to power these futuristic devices. But thanks to Frontier, the reliable fiber-optic network has got you covered. You can check Frontier Internet Prices by following the link.
Here’s what you need to know about PS5 and XBOX 5.
The news from PlayStation and Xbox is coming in thick and fast. The timeline is expected to be the same. The PlayStation 4 was announced in February 2013 and was launched in the holiday season of the same year. This time too, we are expecting to see PS5 in November 2020. We’ll witness a direct clash between two gaming giants as Xbox Series X too is expected to be launched in the holiday season this year. Both of these consoles are expected to retail at $500.
When it comes to comparing the features of these two, trust me, there is more to it than arguing the merits of raw power alone. But that’s the picture as an entire generation of gaming will be at stake and features like 8K video quality, game-streaming, and virtual reality will sit on the periphery of the conversation.
As of now, Xbox Series X will use a customized processor from AMD and this processor will have twice the graphical grunt of its predecessor Xbox One. However, this shouldn’t be confused with power. The combination of this processor with HDMI 2.1 standard will be more than enough to get us 120 FPS.
The ray-tracing and SSD storage will help you to jump quickly back into the exact state of multiple games instantly. SSD will load the games incredibly fast in real-time.
Other features include 8K resolution, 16 GB GDDR6 RAM, and a variable Refresh Rate Support. This feature will enable the console to change the refresh rate on the fly based on the type of monitor or TV it is connected to.
Just like Xbox Series X, the PlayStation 5 will have AMD’s Zen 2 and RDNA 1.5 architecture. The graphical power will be a total of 12 teraflops, the same as Xbox Series X.
The console will be supported by 18GB GDDR6 RAM making it an ultimate powerhouse and is expected to easily beat Xbox Series X when it comes to GPU. The console will natively support 4K resolution at 60 FPS and 8K at frame rates up to 120 Hz. This will ensure super-smooth movements in the game.
Even for the controllers, we are expecting to see new designs powered by convenience and ultimate playing experience.
Throughout the years, Xbox had a clear edge over PlayStation when it comes to gaming audio. Even today, all the Xbox One consoles are powered by Dolby Atmos and DTS:X sound while the PlayStation 4 is limited to standard surround sound. However, both PS5 and Xbox Series X will be supported by Dolby Atmos.
Which games do we expect to see?
Based on pragmatism, PlayStation 4 won the cultural battle over Xbox One with its exclusive titles that were hard to ignore. Games like Last of Us, God of War, Horizon Zero Dawn, Uncharted, BloodBorne, and Spider-Man took over the world by storm.
Sony will be focusing on the same strategy and looks to save exclusive titles for this next-generation console. The Last of Us II, Horizon Zero Dawn 2, Godfall, and Outriders will sway even the most loyal customers of Xbox Franchise.
Microsoft is set to launch its blockbuster title: Halo Infinite with Series X. Moreover, the photo-realistic graphics of Microsoft’s original Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 will be a visual treat.
Other than the exclusives, Watch Dogs: Legion, CyberPunk 2077, Rainbow Six Quarantine, the new Call of Duty and FIFA are expected to hit both consoles.
The cultural war between PlayStation and Xbox is all set to reach new heights this year. Both of these consoles are coming up with an amazing line-up of games with 8K experience. So, which one is better? Well, it all depends on your former allegiance with the companies and until they reveal everything, we are bound to stay firmly on the fence.
Either way, the year 2020 will be a blistering year for gaming.