- Jan 18, 2019
If I learned anything in my time as a gamer is that you'll never, EVER build a PC which can run every game 100% better than in console. Why? Because some dev teams half-ass the PC version and ends up being inferior to the console's. But note, that's the exception, not the rule.I have both an XSX and a PS5.
Turns out I found a way to get approximately half of the cost of a 2000£ gaming rig reimbursed to me if I was to make the purchase. That would get me approximately a 3080 with an Amd Ryzen 5 and a 512GB nvme SSD from ADMI (by the way hook me up if you know a better "pick your specs" gaming computer website)
So for the first time in a decade, I have been thinking of getting a gaming PC. But I really struggle to see the necessity for it especially now that gaming consoles are reaching 60 fps in most games.
Also what is the real added value if I have game pass on console and cloud? What are the games or features that I would suddenly gain access to that could justify this move?
Thanks in advance to anyone willing to help me with the decision process.
If the PS5 and XSX make a trend of the performance modes (and God I hope they will), PC still has an amazing advantage, if you're into that kind of stuff. Mods.
Mods can turn a game which you were on the fence about turn into the game you always wanted to play. Darkest Dungeon is a masochistic experience on consoles and vanilla PC. With mods, it can be amazingly versatile.
Got pissed with X-COM 2's constant turn-timer? Mod it out.
You hate the leveling system of Skyrim? Mod it to your liking.
You want a particular NPC of an RPG to have different features and hair? You can mod it in.
PC mods are the reason I keep coming back to PC gaming, time and again. No matter how good Starfield will be on the XSX, I *know* in PC it'll be a thousand times better due to the modding customization I'll be able to tweak with it.