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Opinion Analysis Hardware What if : TLOUP2 & Ghost of Tsushima as launch titles for PS5 .. ( Postponements waves )

Captain Hero

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What if Sony decided to move The Last of Us Part 2 and Ghost of Tsushima to PS5 as launch titles for the new gen ?

Are you seeing this as a success move from Sony to boost the PS5 sales from the start ? Or is it a bad idea?

seriously with COVID-19 a lot of games will be delayed to unknown date..
And with that I’m guessing that most games will get delayed + the launch window for next gen is coming closer with big games like GOT and TLOU .. everything will change

now hold your horses .. don’t tell me that “ but Hero didn’t you hear Naughty Dog said it’s targeting PS4 “ .. well you did the same when everybody said it won’t get delayed but Fuck it’s not coming on May anymore so don’t relay on Devs these days ..

If Sony sees this as an opportunity to make a difference then why not !


what do you think Gaf ..
 
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Mista

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Yes its definitely a great idea to have strong launch titles and most probably they'll be cross-gen titles

I can see people bashing them for cancelling the PS4 versions and just sticking with the PS5 verision

As for me I don't mind. If I can get the better version then why the hell not? Don't care about TLoU 2 but 100% in for Ghost

Waiting eagerly for this to start taking orders!!

 
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Skyr

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I would be psyched. I want to experience them right away to their full potential.
Having such strong launch titles would make me so much more excited for the console launch.

I’m still not sure what would be the better business decision for them.
Do we actually know if they will be two separate versions of the game or are they universal for both generations with a patch for ps5? I’m don’t think this is entirely clear, is it?
 
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Jtibh

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It was always a ps5 title.
Was never ment to be released on ps4.

I just checked today and i was removed form the store for good
 
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I still stick to LoU2 being a PS5 launch title. Just like sports. When someone injured is claimed "indefinite" it doesn't mean he's back in 2 weeks. It's going to be a long unknown time.

I don't think Ghosts will be delayed. If it is, they would have said something by now too. Both games have initial launch dates only a month apart. Might as well just say both are delayed if that's the case.

Corona is likely another reason since disc based sales will dry up (as Schreier said too). And many of those sales won't come back later if digital is released first. Some gamers will not bother later on if they see the game spoiled online.

Unless PS5 has some good starting games at launch, another reason to delay is so they have more notable games at launch aside from Godfall (assuming that is a launch game). If LoU2 and Ghosts comes out during the spring and summer and gamers buy it up, is there a point getting a PS5 for Godfall?
 
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That would be really unfair and dishonest to people who do not want or can not afford a PS4.

If Sony pulled that shit I would probably be done with them. You just don’t do that.
 
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They could always release them at the PS5 launch, claim they are fully next-gen games, and that they "downscaled them" to run on PS4 to make sure no Playstation owner gets left out.
 

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I just pre-ordered Ghost today on PS4 from Best Buy. I want to play it this summer.

I don't have anything else even lined up to play for the rest of the year except FFVII. That's really it right now for announced games.
 

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I just pre-ordered Ghost today on PS4 from Best Buy. I want to play it this summer.

I don't have anything else even lined up to play for the rest of the year except FFVII. That's really it right now for announced games.
Do what all movie reviewers do now from chris to jeremy. Backlog the shit out of everything.
 

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Sony have already made a commitment to PS4 owners that GoT and TLOU2 will be coming to PS4.

Make them launch titles for PS5 as well if you wish but you can't ignore the previous commitment.
 
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Sony have already made a commitment to PS4 owners that GoT and TLOU2 will be coming to PS4.

Make them launch titles for PS5 as well if you wish but you can't ignore the previous commitment.
Both games will come for both systems.

What is unknown at this point is if you buy the PS4 game, do you get a free PS5 enhancement patch if you buy a PS5 later.
 

Captain Hero

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Sony have already made a commitment to PS4 owners that GoT and TLOU2 will be coming to PS4.

Make them launch titles for PS5 as well if you wish but you can't ignore the previous commitment.

it’s not about commitment.. it’s about a situation that controls everything.. and make them change plans to avoid more problems and these games will have one launch.. so it must be a perfect one
 

Inviusx

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Both games will come for both systems.

What is unknown at this point is if you buy the PS4 game, do you get a free PS5 enhancement patch if you buy a PS5 later.
IMHO having to buy them game again for PS5 is bad business. Especially considering that the game launch and the system launch is probably a lot closer now than before the delay.
 

Inviusx

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it’s not about commitment.. it’s about a situation that controls everything.. and make them change plans to avoid more problems and these games will have one launch.. so it must be a perfect one
Perhaps a PS5 copy isn't even necessary. I imagine that GoT and TLOU2 will be fully backwards compatible with PS5 and maybe even include performance enhancements for that reason alone.
 
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