OPINION: It has been one other busy week on the earth of tech with Nothing unveiling the look of its first Nothing Cellphone (1). However for us right here at Trusted Opinions it was the contemporary wave of Xbox and PS5 bulletins that stole the present and marked an fascinating shift within the subsequent era console battle.
A lot so, that for the primary time in a very long time, our group of avid players pegged Microsoft as the highest canine on this week’s installment of winners and losers and PS5 players struggling a uncommon loss. Right here’s why.
Winner: Xbox players
This week Xbox Collection X and Xbox Collection S followers had been handled to a wealth of treats. The largest was the official unveiling of Starfield.
Particularly, we noticed Bethesda lastly present precise gameplay of Starfield and ensure it would launch in 2023. This can be a large deal as the sport has been producing a great deal of hype because it was first unveiled and teased by Bethesda at E3 a few years in the past.
Made by the identical individuals behind a few of the finest RPGs we’ve ever reviewed, together with Fallout and Skyrim, the sport oozes promise and from what we’ve seen it might be one in all subsequent 12 months’s finest video games. The gameplay on present appears to be like like Skyrim in area. To non-gamers meaning it’s a large function enjoying recreation the place you may fly spaceships, go to planets in a breath-taking open universe.
We don’t know a lot in regards to the story, however the recreation appears to be like epic in scope with Bethesda exhibiting off detailed character customisation mechanics in addition to enjoyable fight and spaceship piloting gameplay. If that wasn’t sufficient to tempt you, it additionally revealed that there are greater than 1000 planets to go to in over 100 photo voltaic techniques. If true, Starfield may make Elden Ring look quick.
Loser: PS5 players
The one draw back we noticed throughout the Starfield demo is that, following Microsoft’s buy of Bethesda, the sport can be a PC and Xbox unique. You probably have a PS5 then you definitely’re out of luck as Starfield received’t be launching on the platform.
Including to the woes of PS5 players, the platform additionally misplaced a number of different fashionable video games. The largest of those was Atlus’ beloved JRPG Persona 5, which was formally faraway from the PlayStation Plus Assortment.
This can be a uncommon incidence within the ongoing console wars, with Sony’s PlayStation platform historically outright dominating Xbox for recreation exclusives and unique IP. This was a key cause we really helpful the PS4 over the Xbox One again within the day. Exclusives included God of Warfare, Horizon Zero Daybreak and The Final of Us, which to today are among the many highest scoring video games we’ve ever reviewed.
On condition that Microsoft nonetheless has lots extra up its sleeve with different Bethesda properties, to not point out every part it swallowed up when it purchased Activision, there might be extra envious moments to return for Sony’s playerbase.