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Buy a PS4 or wait?

Discussion in 'Gaming Forum' started by Stringer Bell, Aug 21, 2016.

  1. Stringer Bell

    Stringer Bell Post Hard, Post Often Club Member

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    Was about to buy a PS4, but read a new one is coming out soon? Is it worth waiting? Do we know what type of upgrade this will be?

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  2. Stringer Bell

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    Also to add: I don't have a 4K TV and I have no desire for VR. I basically will play Madden, NBA 2K, COD, and GTA.

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  3. Desides

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    Rumor: PS4 Slim coming soon. Some guy apparently listed it on eBay. Unknown if true or a hoax, but photos were provided and they look fairly legitimate. Most likely just a physical redesign of the existing hardware.

    Confirmed: PS4 Neo coming at some point in the indeterminate future. Spec upgrade/redesign of the PS4. Unknown if there will be Neo-exclusive games or if the Neo just runs existing PS4 games at higher performance levels.

    Sony has a Playstation event scheduled for September 7. I recommend waiting for that event before buying anything.
     
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  4. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Just a Guy Staff Member Club Member

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    It looks like there will be an onslaught of very appealing RPG or semi-RPG PS4 games coming in a few months. Final Fantasy 15, now at the end of November. Horizon: Zero Dawn at the end of February. Mass Effect: Andromeda in Q1 (March seems likely). The Final Fantasy 7 remake rumored in Q2. And the Final Fantasy 12 remake likely in Q3 or 4. Not all of those are Sony exclusives, but if you're looking to upgrade from a PS3 or XBOX 360, and are into those kinds of games, its a great time to make the jump. That's basically a solid year of my gaming lineup.
     
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    Unlucky 13 Just a Guy Staff Member Club Member

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    To piggyback on what Desides said,

    http://kotaku.com/psa-dont-buy-a-pl..._source=Kotaku_Facebook&utm_medium=Socialflow

     
  6. Desides

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    Rumor: Rockstar will announce an HD remaster of Red Dead Redemption for PS4/XB1/PC at the event on Wednesday.
     
  7. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Just a Guy Staff Member Club Member

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    Regarding the PS4 Pro and "Forward compatibility"

    They're talking this up like its a brand new concept, but the PS3 did this to a degree with PS2 games as well on HDTVs. It was also able to take widescreen DVDs and make them look very good. Not as good as Blu Rays, but really nice.
     
  8. Stringer Bell

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    Worth waiting for PS4 Pro? Will gameplay improve aside from 4K graphics?

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  9. Unlucky 13

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    From what I read today, which is multiple people's opinions of the same small presser, is that it will be slightly faster, and have a standard 1TB HD. Beyond that, the 4k deal is the big difference. For me, if my PS4 were to die later this year, and the regular one was much cheaper, I would be a standard (or slim), and not the Pro. I'm not going to be buying a new TV any time soon.
     
  10. Cabeceira

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    better to wait for PS4. what do you think?? ;)
     
  11. Unlucky 13

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    http://gamerant.com/playstation-4-ps4-pro-specs/

    OK, well this article has a lot more details on the PS4 Pro than what I'd seen yesterday, including the tech specs. They say that its actually about twice as powerful as the current PS4. I'm curious what that extra power means for current games. Honestly, my two year old system runs great, rarely has issues with games, and rarely crashes. If all PS4 games will be made to work on the old system, as has been said, I'm not sure how much of a difference that extra power will make.

     
  12. invid

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    Consensus seems to be that games, even on the Pro, won't run at a full 60 FPS. Crucial differences seems to be 4K, bigger memory and faster loads.
     
  13. Unlucky 13

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    I read yesterday that the plan is for certain future games, designed to work on both systems from the get go, will work at 60FPS on the Pro.
     
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    My mistake, but I take it with a grain of salt. Developers and console makers always seem to be chasing that 60 FPS and never seem to make it happen. Kudos if it's finally realized.
     
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  15. Desides

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    Here's an example of what you can expect. The Last of Us Remastered will run at 4K on PS4 Pro, but will be locked in to 30 FPS.
     
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    Andrew House: PS4 Pro is meant to stave off PC migration

    This makes sense, since Sony doesn't exactly sell gaming computers. Sony sells 4K TVs, and the best way to sell 4K TVs is to have 4K content. (Though the PS4 Pro still isn't doing native 4K, but whatever, it at least does 1080p/60 decently enough.)

    Microsoft is probably thinking the exact same thing, to be quite honest. Except in Microsoft's case, it makes no sense, because Microsoft profits when you buy a gaming PC, because you run Windows on your PC. But hey, they're locked in to their paradoxical strategy of selling hardware that competes with its core business, so, whatever.
     
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  17. Unlucky 13

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    No ones mistake. There's a lot of stuff floating around out there, and different writers seem to have taken different things from the same pressers.
     
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  19. Desides

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    > Get PS4 Pro
    > Get FFXV
    > Set resolution to "High"
    > PS4 Pro sets fan speed and noise to "High" instead

    Sigh.
     
  20. Unlucky 13

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    For some games, the PS4 tends to be heavy on the fan, for whatever reason. Madden and MLB The Show are notorious for this. FWIW, I didn't have any of that while playing FFXV last night myself on my standard PS4. Some games, it comes and goes.
     
  21. Stitches

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    My ps4 is in a different room than the room I play my games in thankfully, so that actually wouldn't bother me.
     
  22. Desides

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    How'd you pull that off?
     
  23. Stitches

    Stitches ThePhin's Biggest Killjoy Luxury Box

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    I have my projector and audio equipment in one room, and then I have my rack with receiver and amplifiers, and other video equipment (PC is in there too) in the room that is on the opposite side of my projector screen . Just pass the HDMI and speaker cables through the wall, and I have a Harmony One to do controls.
     
  24. Desides

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    Nice. Good setup. Wish I could get something like that. Unfortunately, all my electronic stuff is on the same entertainment center, so fan noise is even more irksome than it otherwise would be.
     
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  26. Desides

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    I'd be wary about relying on external drives. They're convenient, sure, but USB is slow. Games like Tekken 7 that require huge amounts of data are better off being installed on an internal SSD. And 1TB SSDs have crashed in price over the last 8 months.
     

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