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2 hours ago, Alex W. said:

Exciting Powerpoint slides over at Ars Technica:

 

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/05/sony-lists-pc-version-of-uncharted-4-in-investor-report/

 

This one really surprised me:

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They also apparently haven't forgotten completely about PSnow.

 

I call 'suspicion' on this - given the current shortage going on, I can't see any supplier worth their salt lowering costs on anything. Stuff is in short-supply, so why would you sell at lower cost to Sony right now when you'd almost certainly have others prepared to pay you more?

 

They may have something contractual I guess, but youi can bet the lawyers are going over those force majeure clauses for wiggle.

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10 minutes ago, jonamok said:

Stupid question alert: If I want to play a game from scratch that doesn’t allow multiple game save profiles - in this case Returnal - can I just create a new player profile on my PS5 OS and play the game effectively as a completely new install, or will it treat it like I’ve played it already?

Just back up your original save to a USB stick and then delete the local and cloud saves. 

 

edit: To answer your question, yes that will actually work. :)

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28 minutes ago, jonamok said:

Stupid question alert: If I want to play a game from scratch that doesn’t allow multiple game save profiles - in this case Returnal - can I just create a new player profile on my PS5 OS and play the game effectively as a completely new install, or will it treat it like I’ve played it already?


Yes this should work. I created my son a local account to play Miles Morales. He can access the game although installed under my profile, but has no access to my saves and vice versa. It was like loading up the game for the first time. The saves are local instead of cloud as his account has no PS+

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39 minutes ago, jonamok said:

Stupid question alert: If I want to play a game from scratch that doesn’t allow multiple game save profiles - in this case Returnal - can I just create a new player profile on my PS5 OS and play the game effectively as a completely new install, or will it treat it like I’ve played it already?

 

Yeah that will definitely work. Me and the missus have separate profiles and have totally separate gamesaves etc.

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9 minutes ago, jonamok said:

Thanks for the profile/save game answers all.

 

@Thor Didn’t think you could do a USB save back up on PS5.

Oh, I've been mucking about with Mass Effect saves, which of course are PS4. 🤦‍♂️

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2 hours ago, rgraves said:

 

I call 'suspicion' on this - given the current shortage going on, I can't see any supplier worth their salt lowering costs on anything. Stuff is in short-supply, so why would you sell at lower cost to Sony right now when you'd almost certainly have others prepared to pay you more?

 

They may have something contractual I guess, but youi can bet the lawyers are going over those force majeure clauses for wiggle.

There's a new revision being implied:

 

 

 

So I'm guessing they've made some (financial) improvements here and there like they always do with running changes in their consoles.

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No, no, no. It's nothing like a Slim/hardware revision. This is more akin to swapping out two separate chips on the board because you can now consolidate them into one new chip that's functionally identical to both.

 

In the old days, this would be done every half a year or so and we would get slightly different serial/type numbers to keep track of consoles. But Sony would not mention anything as functionally nothing changed. This is the first of such changes for PS5, so don't get your hopes up about anything really. This is purely a cost-cutting measure on their side. Only when things go weird do you actually notice this: like with the 'new' Switch getting a different chipset because the old one was becoming so old it actually went up in price to produce. So Nintendo had to change to a new chipset, which gave it better battery life at the same time. But such 'reverse' improvements are very rare.

 

They'll keep improving things, until the internal guts can be actually shrunken down a few sizes to generate a smaller/Slim edition a few years down the road, with some of the cost-cutting being handed down to consumers by way of a lower RRP.

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I’ve seen Last of Us 2 is £23 on PSN. Reckon I’m at least a year away from getting a PS5 (stock here in Singapore is worse than in the U.K.)…. but still tempted to get this. Do Sony’s first party games tend to go much lower than this?

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5 minutes ago, Bushtopher said:

I’ve seen Last of Us 2 is £23 on PSN. Reckon I’m at least a year away from getting a PS5 (stock here in Singapore is worse than in the U.K.)…. but still tempted to get this. Do Sony’s first party games tend to go much lower than this?


It was recently or still might be £9.99+£4.99 P&P @ GAME.

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13 minutes ago, Bushtopher said:

I’ve seen Last of Us 2 is £23 on PSN. Reckon I’m at least a year away from getting a PS5 (stock here in Singapore is worse than in the U.K.)…. but still tempted to get this. Do Sony’s first party games tend to go much lower than this?

You'll definitely get it cheaper in a year.

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OK, thanks - will wait a bit longer then :)

 

I'm thinking that by the time I get one most of the stuff I'd like to play will have been on sale on PSN to the extent that I might even end up getting the Digital only version.

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3 hours ago, Cyhwuhx said:

No, no, no. It's nothing like a Slim/hardware revision. This is more akin to swapping out two separate chips on the board because you can now consolidate them into one new chip that's functionally identical to both.

 

In the old days, this would be done every half a year or so and we would get slightly different serial/type numbers to keep track of consoles. But Sony would not mention anything as functionally nothing changed. This is the first of such changes for PS5, so don't get your hopes up about anything really. This is purely a cost-cutting measure on their side. Only when things go weird do you actually notice this: like with the 'new' Switch getting a different chipset because the old one was becoming so old it actually went up in price to produce. So Nintendo had to change to a new chipset, which gave it better battery life at the same time. But such 'reverse' improvements are very rare.

 

They'll keep improving things, until the internal guts can be actually shrunken down a few sizes to generate a smaller/Slim edition a few years down the road, with some of the cost-cutting being handed down to consumers by way of a lower RRP.

 

Yeah there are 2 "Models" of PS2.  Phat and Slim.

 

but actually there's at least 14 distinct "models" of those 2.

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11 minutes ago, MrSpiggott said:

Any head phones will work, but they MUST be plugged into the pad.

 

I don't think that's entirely true. You can plug headphones into the pad, or via a USB dongle on the PS5 and I think either will work fine.

 

Happy to be corrected if wrong.

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47 minutes ago, Uncle Mike said:

 

I don't think that's entirely true. You can plug headphones into the pad, or via a USB dongle on the PS5 and I think either will work fine.

 

Happy to be corrected if wrong.

This is correct. The old Gold 2.0 headset works fine over USB transmitter too.

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59 minutes ago, Uncle Mike said:

 

I don't think that's entirely true. You can plug headphones into the pad, or via a USB dongle on the PS5 and I think either will work fine.

 

Happy to be corrected if wrong.

It was my understanding that it works in that you get audio, like when you plug headphones into an amp, but it’s not the 3D audio.

I could very well be wrong. Time for a bit of research…..

 

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If it’s like the PS4 OS, headphones are headphones, where they go through the pad or a USB port. But by the same token, anything on the HDMI port is assumed to be a TV, even if you have a pair of headphones plugged in to that TV.

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