The wait is over! The PS5 has finally been revealed, and it’s a bold and striking move by Sony to move from its traditional design to this new look. Regardless, both the consoles, Xbox Series X and the PS5 will be taking us to the next-gen with their high-end hardware.
Comparing them by keeping the hardware in perspective, they have a lot in common. They both pack the AMD-built CPU and GPU. They both have ultra-fast SSDs that will reduce loading times significantly and make your transitions seamless while gaming.
This time things are changing as Microsft has not been sitting at the back and has taken steps to ensure they have their library of exclusive games that rival Sony’s. Microsoft has acquired several development studios and brought them under Xbox Game Studios. This benefits all since the developers get the support of a giant like Microsoft, and Microsoft gets new exclusives. One game trailer that stormed the world by storm was Senua’s Saga: Hell Blade 2, which is the sequel to the critically acclaimed Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice. Then we have The Medium, by the developers of Layers of Fear and Observer, Blooper Team. Then finally, we have the exclusive that has remained the face of Xbox for quite many years, Halo Infinite.
Sony has never stayed back when it comes to exclusives. PS4 has had some very memorable titles with more on the way ( Ghost Of Tsushima and The Last Of Us Part 2), and it seems likely that this tradition will stay strong with the PS5.
PS5 exclusives include:
- Spider-Man: Miles Morales
- Gran Turismo 7
- Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
- Sackboy: A Big Adventure
- Horizon: Forbidden West
- Demon’s Souls
Comparing The Services
Subscription services will matter now more than ever, and although both consoles will be offering much, Xbox has the upper hand here because of its Game Pass. The Xbox Game Pass has been called the ‘Netflix of Gaming,’ and the name is well deserved. With the Game pass, you can download any game available in the library, and all it requires is a subscription cost. This subscription will include first-party titles as well and will be available for PC too.
Sony has its Play station now, and although it’s not as strong as Xbox’s service, the basic concept remains: it allows you to download and play from an extensive library of games. Moreover, PS4 and PS2 games can be downloaded and played locally, while PS3 games can be streamed. Ps Now is trying to be more of a cloud-based streaming service, and it’s also available on PC. How Sony decides to integrate it with the PS5 has yet to be seen.
A Look at the Controller Improvements
Microsoft has had a controller design that has been loved by the community of both the PC and Xbox users, so it’s sensible they didn’t deviate too far. There is a tiny change with the USB-C connection and a new share button.
PS5’s DualSense controller comes with a completely new design that not only sets it apart from Xbox’s design but also from its previous DualShock. The features worth noticing are
- Built-in microphone
- Create button (previously the share button)
- Haptic feedback
- USB-C connection
- Adaptive L2 and R2 triggers.
The headphone jack remains with an improved built-in battery, as claimed by Sony.
Xbox users are at the better side here as their current Xbox One controllers will work with the Xbox series X. Sony has made no such claim at this time.
Both the consoles have come a long way in design, hardware, and the performance they offer. With both companies looking to give more to us, the gamers, only time will tell which console prevails over the other.