Sony’s approach to revealing the PS5 has been very different from that of Microsoft so far. We haven’t seen what the hardware looks like outside of the controller, but we do know the specifications of the PS5. Third party PS5 games have been revealed, but proprietary games have not.
Microsoft, on the other hand, showed us what its console looks like, revealed its specifications and confirmed the flagship exclusivity of the console, Halo Infinite, as well as another major title in Hellblade 2. Xbox will be the first medium platform to officially show next generation games, too, with its Xbox Inside livestream of May 7 (here’s how to watch the gameplay revealing event in the Xbox Series X).
It’s a feed that all PS5 players will want to check out, and the reason is simple: it’s likely that every game revealed or showcased at this event will also arrive on PS5.
Even if you see games running on Xbox Series X hardware and not on the Sony machine, Microsoft has confirmed that it will “focus on giving you a first look at next-generation gameplay, trailers, and previews.” ‘a wide variety of publishing partners and independent developers across the world and industry.’ “Publishing Partners” means third-party publishers, including Ubisoft. And third-party publishers are launching games on all formats, including PS5.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla gameplay will debut during streaming, it has been confirmed, which of course also happens on PS5. If Microsoft is focusing on games outside of its own platform exclusives, that means this event will be a big problem for anybody interested in next generation hardware they are considering owning an Xbox.
What this means for PS5 players
The age of third-party exclusives is generally over, with the exception of a few outliers (Final Fantasy 7 Remake or Rise of the Tomb Raider, for example). And even those who launch on another platform tend to be exclusive. This was indeed the case with Rise of the Tomb Raider, which then arrived on PS4 with an improved version after its debut on Xbox One.
This means that the games you see on May 7 should also be confirmed for PS5 at some point.
While the wait for a full revelation of the PS5 still seems to go on for a few weeks, you should still have a glimpse of what to expect from the game’s future on May 7.
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