Episode 36 – PS5 vs Xbox Anaconda

recorded on April 19, 2019


Mark Cerny, architect of PS4 and PS5, reveal some details about the next gen console (Wired)

  • Next gen console will sport a blazing fast SSD (faster than anything on market right now)
  • Will also have a custom AMD chip with build in 3D audio to deliver better sound
  • Supports 8K graphics (upscaling) whenever 8K TVs arrive, native 4K should be a given
  • AMD Zen 2 CPU and custom AMD NAVI GPU with some extra secret Sony sauce
  • With these new AMD parts, some ray tracing features can be used in future Sony games
  • In addition the PS5 will be at least backwards compatible with PS4 games and PSVR
  • Price was not revealed but Mark Cerny said it would be “appealing” to gamers
  • This, to me, points to a Spring 2020 release date

Inside Xbox detailed a lot of things leading up to E3 and dropped some announcements (Xbox)

  • The Xbox One S All Digital Edition or Xbox SAD Edition lol, price = $250….dumb!
  • The Xbox One SAD Edition will always be the cheapest Xbox by $50
  • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate = Live Gold and Game Pass for $15, launches later this year
  • Gears 5 multiplayer reveal is coming soon as well as invite tournament in July

Discuss:  Very interesting Sony dropped this info the same day Xbox unveils the SAD Edition

  • Which system will launch first?  Which system strategically should launch first?

Little Bits

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order info revealed at the Star Wars Celebration on April 13 (Respawn)

  • Release Date = November 15 of this year! Very excited!
  • Story trailer looked cool and details about the game from the panel were encouraging
  • No multiplayer, no microtransactions, single player story focused action-adventure game!
  • Respawn specifically stated that microtransactions will not be added post launch either
  • Not a true open world, but more of a wide linear approach similar to God of War
  • No stealth aspect but you can sneak around but more about the lightsaber force fantasy
  • Combat is described as “thoughtful” got to size up your enemy and expose weaknesses
  • Game is developed in Unreal Engine NOT EA’s in house Frostbite engine

GameStop starts it’s “Garunteed to Love it” campaign with Days Gone (Cheap Ass Gamer)

  • If you return a game within 48 hours of it’s launch, get full value in store credit return

New Smash Bros character Joker arrived Wednesday night along with other patches (Nintendo)

Rapid Fire News

Jump Force adds seven new DLC characters and they are as follows (Gematsu)

  • Biscuit Krueger (from Hunter x Hunter)
  • Toushirou Hitsugaya (from Bleach)
  • Majin Buu (Good Buu) (from Dragon Ball Z)
  • Katsuki Bakugou (from My Hero Academia)
  • Trafalgar Law (from One Piece)
  • Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez (from Bleach)
  • Madara Uchiha (from Naruto)

Redditor SyntaxTheGr8 conducted a player survey see how many still playing Anthem (Reddit)

  • Over 1000 responses were collected (not big) and 53% of people have stopped playing

Anthem team posts a job listing for a senior system and loot designer…..LOL (mmorpg.com)

Sony files a patent for VR spectator tech that would allow watching eSports in VR (VentureBeat)

Ubisoft donating 500,000 Euros, help in reconstruction of Cathedral of Notre- Dame (Kotaku)

  • AC Unity is getting positively review bombed because of Ubisoft’s donation to help

Sony is cracking down on sexually explicit user names by temping them (TechRadar)

New God of War dynamic theme teases Ragnarok is coming in runes on the boat (Sony)

The Last of Us Part II has completed all motion capture look out for upcoming news (GameSpot)

Apparently a Minecraft movie is in development for some ungodly reason (GamesIndustry.biz)

Upcoming Releases and Deals

Cuphead re-released for Switch yesterday……very fun run n gun game w/ co-op (Studio MDHR)

Transistor is free on the Epic Games Store until May 2nd (GameSpot)

Rumor Mill

The more portable cheaper Switch model is set to launch later this year in the fall (The Verge)

  • Rumors say this model is geared towards portability but will stick hook up to your TV

Possible Rocksteady game (superhero/villain related title) shown around E3 (4chan>Resetera)

  • Announcement trailer on June 4 with the release scheduled for early 2020

AMD to reveal new NAVI GPU architecture at E3 this year (wccftech)

  • This is notable because both the next gen Xbox and PS5 will use this chipset

Battlefield Bad Company 3 rumored to be a PS5 launch title (ComicBook.com)

GTA VI maybe a PS5 exclusive for 1 month and is rumored to launch in 2020 holiday season

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