I was thankfully able to enter the world of next generation systems this last Christmas (an early present to myself), and now that I’ve had a few months to sit with it, I thought I’d give my take.
One of the biggest complaints about not only the PS5, but the next gen systems in general, is the lack of games exclusively for the new systems. While this is true, it’s not really a big issue. Games are now being made strictly with the next gen systems in mind, with last gen systems being an afterthought, soon to be phased out. It was understandable why they kept it going for so long. These next gen systems are going on 3 years old, and are still difficult to come by. But now that they’re much more available, I anticipate this to be the final year anything will be made for last gen systems.
So with that out of the way, is it still worth it, or should you wait?
I’ll announce proudly that they’re DEFINITELY worth it.
Speaking of the PS5 specifically, it’s fast. Super fast. Loading screens truly are becoming a thing of the past. And that’s not just for the newer games coming out formatted for PS5. All of the PS4 games that I’m still able to play are noticeably faster as well. I was used to using loading screens as my moments to take a quick break for a sip of my drink or a bite of some munchies. Those little moments are much shorter when I play PS4 games, and virtually nonexistent for PS5 games.
Once they stop making games while keeping last gen systems partially in mind, it’ll be interesting to see what these systems can REALLY do. I remember from systems past that it wasn’t until the system was in it’s 3rd or 4th year that they started to take advantage of it’s full capabilities. That’s right about where we are now. With a bunch of big hits on the way, and these systems becoming easier to get, I’d say now is the best time to get in the game.