Microsoft has developed the first hit in this reveal phase for both the Xbox Series X and PS5. The Xbox Series X was already ahead, thanks to previous announcements dating back to the end of 2019. But we’re hearing Sony will show us some details about the PS5.
It wasn’t perfect, although the gameplay of Xbox Series X reveals that it was fun to watch, with its world premieres and programmer chats. So here’s a manifesto for what the PS5 shows surpass, or even games should match, Microsoft’s announcement.
Show us the console
In a surprising way, Microsoft was currently showing us the physical layout of the Xbox Series X. But we haven’t seen anything from the PS5 since, while we had time to parse the Series X’s design for research and ridicule. There was even a joke during the presentation about how it somewhat resembles a refrigerator (Icebox Collection X?), Showing that the memes have been around so long they’ve come full circle.
It was fascinating to see how talented artists show the world what the PS5 looks like, a fantastic move in itself, including the banter of the DualSense controller. But it is high time for Sony to beat the covers. Come on, Sony: It’s been long enough.
Let the developers have their say
One of the best parts of the Xbox was the opportunity for the section, in which Dirt 5 programmers, The Medium, along with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, discussed how the hardware of the Xbox Series X had helped them realize their vision. These sections also gave us some insight into the design processes of those games.
There are still a lot of extra releases that Sony could predict while flaunting AC: Valhalla is a pretty big spring in Microsoft’s cap. Imagine how happy it would be if Daedalic Entertainment came over to talk about Lord of the Rings: Gollum, or manage to get interviews with CD Projekt Red on Cyberpunk 2077. The titles could draw an audience and the discussion could both tell us a few interesting facts about the sport and act as a form of advertising.
Show off the titles
At the beginning of the May 7 reveal, Xbox stated that under the umbrella of Xbox Game Studios, the developers could discuss their games in July. Including some of the most famous developers and the most popular features out there, like RPG masters Obsidian, Halo Infinite devs 343 Industries and the unusual adventure game manufacturers Fine. But that July occasion is more than a month away.
Sony can easily take over some announcements from Naughty Dog (The Last of Us, Uncharted), Guerrilla Games (Horizon: Zero Dawn, Killzone), Insomniac Games (Marvel’s Spider-Man, Ratchet & Clank) and Santa Monica Studio (God of War) . These massive franchises are a big part of what might convince gamers to upgrade their consoles so Sony can get the information out.
Show games that are indie some love
For me, games in a similar tone were one of the main problems revealed. Except for his job as a developer of Bright Memory Infinite, we saw no small-scale projects by smaller groups of people. Given that Microsoft focuses on graphics power for the Series X, it makes sense that it could lean in names with the most excellent graphics reliability.
However, PlayStation has lagged behind Microsoft and even Nintendo when it comes to becoming the platform. That impression may turn into putting together many indie games in a short segment if it wants to focus primarily on visually spectacular titles.
Live gameplay, no cutscenes
Despite claiming it would show off the Xbox Series X show, we didn’t show missions at best as we would see through a demonstration, some in-engine footage. Live gameplay demos shouldn’t be hopeless, although it’s clear that how these statements don’t currently take place makes running events more difficult.
Even if it’s just for one game, some gameplay will really help to make it alive. It would also be an opportunity to discuss the capabilities of this DualSense controller.
Do not give a new lecture
I, like every loyal PlayStation enthusiast, Stan Mark Cerny. He is a designer of his work on the PS4 and he looks like a nice man. However, the very last thing we want now is just another conversation about console architecture from him. The path to the PS5 opportunity that Sony held back in March was exciting, but not many people rave about the console.
Perhaps that technical information could be revealed by Sony, but what the PS5 needs right now is a few simple messages about it, it will likely be the game console that will become Holiday 2020.