SONY’S new PlayStation and Microsoft’s next Xbox will have thousands of games ready to play at launch, a top game maker has claimed.
Both the PS5 and Xbox Series X are due to launch later this year, and will be desperately competing for gamers’ cash.
Microsoft unveiled its latest console, the Xbox Series X, last year. It’s due for release in the run-up to Christmas
Much of their success will depend on what games are available to play immediately.
Sony and Microsoft have largely kept quiet about their launch titles.
But Ubisoft chief Yves Guillemot says the majority of current console games will work on the PS5 and Xbox Series X.
“Those consoles will be running almost all the back catalogue of the previous consoles,” said Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot.
He continued: “It will be something new in the industry.
“It will help the old generations to continue to be big consoles on the market for years to come.”
Guillemot isn’t specific, but he’s likely talking about thousands of games.
Wikipedia has logged 2,446 different titles on its list of PS4 games.
And the same list for the Xbox One includes 2,384 games.
So it’s safe to assume that the PS5 and Xbox Series X will likely have thousands of titles available at launch or hundreds, at the very least.
This is only referring to existing PS4 and Xbox One games however, and not new titles.
We’re also expecting developers to prepare a host of new games for the PS5 and Xbox Series X launch days.
It’s a big change from the previous generation of consoles.
The PS4 was not backwards compatible, so PS3 game discs were largely useless.
Xbox One owners were able to play a select few Xbox 360 titles on their new consoles, but that’s it.
Microsoft confirmed in December that its new console would be named the Xbox Series X.
The contraption will apparently run games at 4K resolution – double that of HD – with the possibility of running 8K.
It will also process games faster so as to “eliminate” loading times. A new Halo title will launch with the console.
Sony got in a bit before Microsoft, revealing details of its PS5 console in October.
Loading up a game on the PlayStation 5 will be ten times faster than on PS4, according to the company.
We’re expecting new God of War and Horizon: Zero Dawn titles to launch with the console.
Both consoles are expected to launch in time for Christmas 2020.
Concept PS5 images for this story were created by LetsGoDigital.
In other news, the PS5 and Xbox Series X could be delayed due to the China coronavirus crisis.
Sony recently confirmed thePS5 will releasein time for Christmas 2020.
A recent “price leak” suggested thatthe console could cost 250 more than its predecessor.
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