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3 minutes ago, Popo said:

I guess the version SKU (game of the year edition, digital deluxe edition, etc.) may be a factor. 
 

I’ll give it a try and report back!

 

Could be, but I believe saves are generally fine.

 

The problem is using a disc install to avoid a digital install, that's the real big fat no, even with Bloodborne.

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In my experience at least disc vs digital of the same title generally works fine. It's just when you move between editions (e.g. GOTY, etc...) you get more issues.Then you obviously things like Spider-man PS4 to Ultimate Edition on the PS5 not being possible, however as most stuff is running in BC mode I have - for now - had zero problems with my old saves.

 

Despite protestations from the Xbox crowd this isn't just a Playstation issue. Things like original Ori and Blind Forest saves won't work with the definitive edition of the game, and the Witcher 3 has the same save transfer issue on both platforms. Xbox does seem to have a better track record on the whole though and better back end for devs to make it work.

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My physical copy save of Days Gone, Titanfall 2 and a few others have all worked on the digital versions.

 

I think the main problem comes if you try to use a UK save on a US copy of a game.

 

Separately, I bought The Pedestrian last night. Been waiting for it a while and kept seeing Shuhei Yoshida tweet about it. 

 

£12.99 for both the PS4 / PS5 versions of a chilled puzzle-platform game where you control a stickperson through multiple screens of signs creating a path to get them from one end to the other. 

 

It looks great, sounds really nice and is good fun.

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4 hours ago, Mr Do 71 said:


On Xbox yes, on a Sony console that’s a big fat no.

This is completely wrong. It's entirely dependent on the game identifier the publisher has used. Good publishers will have the same one for digital and disc and it works fine- this is my experience for 95% of games I've tried. Big exception I found is Fallout 4, where the brain trust at Bethesda listed it on the UK store with the EU mainland identifier, so disc saves don't work;

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2 hours ago, teddymeow said:

Separately, I bought The Pedestrian last night. Been waiting for it a while and kept seeing Shuhei Yoshida tweet about it. 

 

£12.99 for both the PS4 / PS5 versions of a chilled puzzle-platform game where you control a stickperson through multiple screens of signs creating a path to get them from one end to the other. 

 

It looks great, sounds really nice and is good fun.


That does look intriguing, can’t imagine what the difference can be between PS4 and PS5 versions though, maybe it’s just making it fully compatible rather than via BC.

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My machine started to do odd things yesterday whilst watching Netflix. Beforehand I'd been playing Demons Souls via disc and closed the game/app in the proper way and left the disc in the machine. 


We started watching Better Call Saul on Netflix, and about half-way through the 2nd episode the disc drive spun up to max revs! I pressed the pause button the controller and it seemed to stop. Put it down to an odd occurrence. Then it did it again through the 3rd episode and wouldn't shut up, so ejected the disc.

 

 

No idea what is going on here, had no such similar issues on the PS4 Pro. 

 

I'm still slightly peeved that these machines, when you start a game, spin up the disc inside again for a minute or so at full pelt. No games actually run off the disc, its all initially installed to HDD, so why are you maxing out the drive when the game loads? Even if I insert a disc, walk off for 10 minutes, come back, start the game, it whirs up again. I haven't pressed the eject button, this disc has already been read and verified, so why do this?

 

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On 30/01/2021 at 14:12, FiveFootNinja said:

In my experience at least disc vs digital of the same title generally works fine. It's just when you move between editions (e.g. GOTY, etc...) you get more issues.Then you obviously things like Spider-man PS4 to Ultimate Edition on the PS5 not being possible, however as most stuff is running in BC mode I have - for now - had zero problems with my old saves.

 

Despite protestations from the Xbox crowd this isn't just a Playstation issue. Things like original Ori and Blind Forest saves won't work with the definitive edition of the game, and the Witcher 3 has the same save transfer issue on both platforms. Xbox does seem to have a better track record on the whole though and better back end for devs to make it work.

 

My launch PS4 spiderman save transferred fine to the Ultimate edition on PS5??

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5 hours ago, englishbob said:

My machine started to do odd things yesterday whilst watching Netflix. Beforehand I'd been playing Demons Souls via disc and closed the game/app in the proper way and left the disc in the machine. 


We started watching Better Call Saul on Netflix, and about half-way through the 2nd episode the disc drive spun up to max revs! I pressed the pause button the controller and it seemed to stop. Put it down to an odd occurrence. Then it did it again through the 3rd episode and wouldn't shut up, so ejected the disc.

 

 

No idea what is going on here, had no such similar issues on the PS4 Pro. 

 

I'm still slightly peeved that these machines, when you start a game, spin up the disc inside again for a minute or so at full pelt. No games actually run off the disc, its all initially installed to HDD, so why are you maxing out the drive when the game loads? Even if I insert a disc, walk off for 10 minutes, come back, start the game, it whirs up again. I haven't pressed the eject button, this disc has already been read and verified, so why do this?

 

The PS5 will periodically read whatever disc is in the drive. That’s what you’re experiencing. I think it’s to try and stymy “disc swap” exploits or something.

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This came 2 weeks early. I played it for 20 mins before touching the disc eject button and got a hell of an electric shock and the thing turned off. I thought it was fucked. I unplugged it and let it discharge because I’m pretty sure I had built up static from the carpet when I touched it. It works again now. 
 

it’s amazing. Cyberpunk feels like an actual game. It should never have been released on PS4/ Xbone. Can’t wait to play Spider-Man and ghost of Tsushima. I have demon souls too obviously but I like to enjoy playing video games and prefer not to tear my hair out of my skull. 

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6 hours ago, Spacehost said:

The PS5 will periodically read whatever disc is in the drive. That’s what you’re experiencing. I think it’s to try and stymy “disc swap” exploits or something.

 

I thought that initially (a bit of blue tak over the PS1 lid sensor), but this seems new to me. The PS4 didn't do this.

 

With the disc version of the machine then, you can hop over to Netflix after playing a game to relax (marketing blurb) and have the disc drive ramp up to max speed and stupid volume at any point during your film (the reality)

 

Normally with consoles I put a set of 4 milty pods underneath the base, but with the stupid horizontal dimensions of this thing it's impossible (I've tried)

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1 hour ago, scoobysi said:


I’m really looking forward to this tomorrow :D
 

 

1 hour ago, gooner4life said:

Me too, I would 100% have bought this at launch if it was out.

I admire your positivity about this one as I'm still unconvinced. At least the developers have a good history of making great games. Really pleased it's on plus as it's a multiplayer game I think it would have died quite quickly at £69.99. 

 

Makes me wonder if PSPlus is better value in terms of marketing dollars than the usual marketing channels. 

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27 minutes ago, Quexex said:

 

I admire your positivity about this one as I'm still unconvinced. At least the developers have a good history of making great games. Really pleased it's on plus as it's a multiplayer game I think it would have died quite quickly at £69.99. 

 

Makes me wonder if PSPlus is better value in terms of marketing dollars than the usual marketing channels. 


I’m hopeful it’ll at least be fun, probably won’t hit the heights  of Rocket League but people play Fall Guys which is utter garbage :P so anything is possible. That’s the first video I’ve seen where I kind of get how the in car/out of car bit works. Sounds as though there are some single player challenges etc too.

 

I agree it would have just died at £69.99 though.

 

I expect the servers will immediately crash on release though as with every new MP game :facepalm:.

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3 minutes ago, Hitcher said:

I've only had Quick Resume for a couple of months but already miss it when swapping between games on the PS5.


Do you use the activity cards e.g. you can be back in Miles Morales, even on a different sub-mission within 7 secs? That’s pretty quick!

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I got my PS4 in 2014 having switched from Xbox. I loved it and had many, many years of excellent playtime out of it and it never gave me a single issue. Even just switching it on up until yesterday was excellent and satisfying, it felt like the pinnacle of console sophistication and technology. It was the kind of console that only existed in the dreams of my N64-owning child self. 
 

Then I played the PS5 for five minutes yesterday and was like “oh that thing was trash lmao”

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