I don't see the problem, it just adds more potential sales.
While the PC market is ever changing. Currently only 3-4% of PC gamers are using 2060-2080 level cards. Which are comparable to PS5’s GPU. That’s without factoring in CPU’s, SSD’s, and other customisations, which are essential to eliminating bottlenecks. Dedicated games machines always punch above their weight.
Console gaming raises the baseline for game development. Current gen games are being designed around 7+ year old hardware. When PS5 hits the market top end PC’s will outperform it. At least on paper. But it will take many years for the bulk of the PC gaming community to get anywhere near next-gen console performance levels.
I say all that as someone who is taking tentative steps to get a new PC (work, media, gaming) at the end of the year. New-gen GPU’s & CPU’s should give me much more bang for my money. But with a budget of £500, I know I won’t be able to match, the gaming performance of the PS5.
Over the years I’ve owned three dedicated gaming PC’s. Relative to a consoles they’re a nightmare to operate & maintain. The usability issues that drove gamers to consoles - is also why general consumers moved to iPads and such.Here are some key benefits to choosing PC over a console:
- Game selection. Gaming PCs have access to more games. Most modern games come out for both PCs and consoles, and PCs can run most older games thanks to patches, fan mods and emulators. There’s also a lower barrier of entry for indie developers to release their games.
- Better graphics and sound. The PS5 and Xbox Series X both boast impressive specs, from lightning-fast SSDs to robust graphics cards and tons of RAM. However, you could build a PC with better parts right now — and even better parts will be available by the time the new consoles come out.
- Wider choice of peripherals. With a PS5 or Xbox Series X, you’ll be able to use one official controller, a handful of third-party imitators, a handful of mice and keyboards and perhaps one proprietary VR headset. With a PC, you can plug in almost anything you want, including PlayStation, Xbox and Switch controllers, and a variety of mice, keyboards and VR headsets.
- Multimedia and productivity. A PC that’s powerful enough to run AAA games is powerful enough to handle word processors, photo and video editing, streaming video services, music libraries, chat programs and e-mail clients — often all at once. A good PC is a tool for both work and play.
Firstly, there’s never been any significant competition, between console and PC’s. Totally different markets & price points.Judging by a lot of people’s comments here about not buying a console or that the console would be pointless, seems like it would be a bad move by Sony.
That's a double edged sword. One hand it forces others to a PS5 controller, on the second hand it would mean that there would finally be official drivers for PS controllers on PC. If this happened I would urge them to do PS4 controller drivers too. I honestly hate the Xbox controller because of its cheap build quality, but it's the only officially supported one on PC that is plug and play. Setting up a PS4 controller on PC is a nightmare because you have to use unofficial third party drivers that are often outdated and/or glitchy. I switched to the Xbox One controller because I was tired of these work arounds. Dedicated drivers would make me, and thousands of others like me, more inclined to purchase PS peripherals for use on PC in the future.They can even do dodge sheet like needing a PS5 controller on PC. That's scummy but I would understand.
I'm super curious to know what PC specs would be needed if so. As graphically stunning as GT is, I can't imagine it'll be an easy game to run for a run-of-the-mill machine.
Guys don’t believe everything you read PCs are not a nightmare, in fact they are simple to use and maintain nowadays.
Also, if someone has a budget of $670 you’re really better off staying on console unless you don’t mind really turning down settings. I’ve built 4 mid level rigs this month (side gig) cheapest came in just under $800 in components.
As far as GT I would love to see it come over, would be a fantastic edition to the library.