Just looking through my games collection and there goes a decent chunk of my PS4 game collection with this partial backwards compatibility nonsense. I got a whole bunch of niche physical PS4 games that are gonna be useless on this thing...
The issue is like with Dark Souls 1 on PC modded to run at 60fps, some ladders break, rolling distance changes, some games can have weird problems with more hardware resources are added and they can be minor or game breaking. So they have to be tested, and then they should be able to either patch the game or throttle the PS5 while that game is running.
So far I've only heard him spin shit and talk to developers like they are an idiots.
I mean this was meant for GDC, but the way he's baby talking is weird as those people would know what he's talking about.
Tons of stuff about 3D and RT audio
BC with PS4 games
825gb SSD at 5.5gb bandwidth
CPU at 3.5 ghz
36CUs at 2.23 ghz
Custom RDNA 2
Always in boost mode
Something about Geometry Engine and some other fancy engine code name (kind of like PS2 EE)
PS5 DOA. All those insiders were basically BS.
Turns out that 9.2tf was closer than all the 12-13tf estimates. Heck, my estimate of 10.6-10.9tf (which was a total guess for fun was actually closer).
I had a hunch PS5 was going to be gimped when he kept going on about SSD for almost half an hr.
No backwards compatibility with PS1 - PS3, and limited PS4 back compat has seriously cut my hype for this system.
I was planning on getting both but now I think I'll just play on the Series X next gen. I'll pick one of these up in a few years when it has a good catalog of exclusives available, the price comes down, and they've possibly changed their stance on BC.
He's not wrong! Sony probably would've garnered a much more positive response from the media and potential customers by just doing a flashy reveal of the box, a release date and the price! THEN they could've done this GDC tech presentation a day or so after. It's the first reveal of the system and everyone's eyes are gonna be on this "event", regardless of exactly who it's aimed at.