5 Things We Want To See In The PS5
Updated: Oct 11, 2019
Sony has announced that the new system will indeed be called the Playstation 5, and will be in our homes for holidays 2020 (Christmas time to me and you). Not only that, but we also know what the Dualshock will get some big upgrades in the form of haptic vibrations and resistant triggers...awesome!
With that in mind, it's high time to speculate even more about what the wonderful PS5 will bring to our gaming experience.
1. No loading times
Oh loading times, how you have been a pain in the side of many gamers for generations! I am hearing a lot of talk about reduced or zero loading times coming to next-gen consoles, with a leaked video showing comparisons between the PS4 and PS5. Personally, I think it's unrealistic to eliminate loading times altogether, as each new game becomes increasingly demanding on the hardware as the years go on. But, at least for the start of the PS5's life, it would be amazing to see loading times going the way of the dodo for all backwards compatible and classic games that will find themselves in the PS5. With it's updated specs, there is no reason to think this isn't a possibility.
2. Official PS5 Pro Controller
The Xbox Elite controller has been hugely successful for Xbox, so much so that they have announced a second iteration at this years E3. While Playstation has allowed 3rd parties to create 'pro' versions of the Dualshock 4, it would be amazing to see Sony take on the challenge themselves. As someone who has recently invested in a PS4 Scuf controller, I can say that having extra functionality in the triggers does bring a lot to my game, especially in fast-paced shooters like Overwatch. Sony will know the ins and outs of the Dualshock more than anyone, and to see their take on a pro controller would be a welcome addition to the consoles accessories.
3. PS Classics Library
As an owner of the Nintendo Switch, it has been a lot of fun to dive into the Virtual Console that's available from Nintendo Switch Online. Sony has an incredibly impressive library of games from the PS1 to PS3 that would be an irresistible draw for anyone when deciding what console to buy. While Sony has made some PS2 classics available for purchase on the PS4, it has still got a long way to go to match the access that the Switch and Xbox One has to their historic library. The odd thing is that you can buy a whole host of PS1 games on the Vita, so surely Sony can find a way to bring these games to the home console. If this could be worked into day one of the PS5's launch, then Sony will have a massive leg up as older games would fill the void of the inevitable shortage of new games on launch.
4. A Returns Policy
While we seem to be coming away further and further from every game having a demo, it would be nice to see Sony introduce a Steam like returns policy on its store. It would be great to be able to download a game, try it and then be able to get your money back if the experience didn't live up to your expectations. While some may abuse this policy it will make a lot of gamers feel more comfortable taking risks on smaller and less marketed games, knowing that they can try the game out with little financial consequence. I very much doubt that Sony has the back end systems at the moment to handle something like this (how long did it take for us to be able to change names?) but maybe they can bake this into the PS5?
5. Better Elgato Integration
As a streamer, it annoys me to no end that I can't just plug in the Elgato and the rest is history. Currently, if you would like your game & party sounds to come through to OBS, you need to purchase an additional adapter to make it work... Come on Sony, everyone else has it figured out, can you please make this work for the PS5! Streaming is becoming a bigger and bigger part of gaming and making it easy for people to stream off their console will only help market the PS5 as the top dog.
That's it from me! Do you agree with everything on my list? What are some things that you would like to see from the PS5? Leave your comments below!