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3 games that need to be remastered for the PS5

Published: 19/Sep/2019 13:08 Updated: 17/Oct/2019 10:43

by Paul Cot

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Sony’s hugely anticipated next generation console may still be over a year from release, supposedly, but that isn’t going to stop us at looking at three games the PS5 should remaster.

GTA 5

The latest GTA game may well go down as the most popular game of all time. Released in 2013, GTA V is still played by millions of people today.

If it is still so popular now, even six years after its release, it begs the question why does it need to be remastered? While PC players can enjoy Los Santos in 4K and silky smooth frame rates, their console counterparts don’t have such luxury.

Rockstar GamesGTA V has had an incredible life span…

The game runs at a measly 30 frames a second, which is becoming increasingly frustrating for gaming in 2019. The same applies to the newer versions of current consoles – the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X – where even with their increased power, they still run at 30 FPS. Whether these upgraded consoles could increase this limit is an entirely different story.

PC players are also able to add their own mods to the game, only increasing the visual quality of the game further. Surely Sony could strike a deal with Rockstar and give console players the GTA V game they deserve.

We know next gen consoles will be capable and, according to Steam Charts, GTA 5 still reaches more than 100,000 concurrent players. That’s on PC only and while we don’t have the numbers for console, we can assume this more than doubles for overall play.

PUBG

Those who have played PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on console will know that the battle royale game is the most enthralling yet frustrating game. Enthralling because of the concept and purity of the gameplay and frustrating because of how poorly it runs.

There’s a feeling among the PUBG community that if the game ran as it should, then it could be even bigger than it is now. Unfortunately poor responsiveness (just move the right analog and then compare it to Call of Duty games) and a 30 FPS rate, at best, has alienated a lot of potential players.

Most battle royale games offer just one map – think Fortnite, Apex Legends, etc – yet PUBG offers four maps which all bring something to the table. If the PUBG development team could get it running optimally on console, then that is a lot of game for the money.

The PS5 presents the opportunity to just that and fortunately there is already a credible leak that suggests it may arrive on the PlayStation 5 at launch.

Skyrim

Skyrim is revered by fans of the Elder Scrolls games. It might be single player only but that hasn’t stopped it from captivating those who love role playing games.

Steam StoreWho wouldn’t want to see Skyrim in its full glory on PS5…

However, current console hardware isn’t enough to power the massively open world game. The game is still plagued with performance issues and only consistently hits the basic 30 FPS mark on the Xbox One X. The PS4 Pro falls to 27 to 29 on a regular basis.

The PS5 should be more than capable of playing the game in native 4K while hitting that much desired 60 FPS. Perhaps this would be a welcome precursor for when Elder Scrolls 6 is eventually released.

CS:GO

3kliksphilip claims CSGO’s Deagle doesn’t need buff despite player outrage

Published: 28/Nov/2020 3:33

by Andrew Amos

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Philip ‘3kliksphilip’ Dyer has weighed into the CS:GO Desert Eagle debate, saying that the $800 hand-cannon doesn’t need a buff like players have suggested. Instead, the popular YouTuber believes the gun is well-balanced.

The Desert Eagle is one of Counter-Strike’s most iconic guns. Countless plays have been made with the hand-cannon, from Happy’s Play of the Decade Ace, to Xizt’s huge clutch way back in the 1.6 days for Fnatic.

However, recently players have gotten in an uproar over the gun feeling weaker than it ever has before. Dozens of posts have skyrocketed to the top of the /r/globaloffensive subreddit, all claiming the Deagle doesn’t live up to its former glory.

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The Deagle has been put under the microscope by the community for being weaker than ever before, but 3kliksphilip believes the claims are baseless.

“The Desert Eagle is flawed. Not because it is overpowered or underpowered, but because its intention is missed by the developers. It is supposed to be a high skill, high reward type of gun. Yet that doesn’t seem to be the case,” one post by Woody_S said.

However, YouTuber 3kliksphilip has debunked these claims, saying they’re not backed by facts. They’re reliant on nostalgia, which doesn’t even really exist, to base a point that the Deagle needs a buff.

“I think it’s dangerous to see older games as to what CS:GO should aspire to imitate. Compared to any other game in existence, CS:GO’s weapons have been far more rigorously balanced to ensure they all serve some sort of purpose,” he said in a November 27 video.

“All those frags you’ve seen from pros are as much luck as anything else. There was one difference back then, and that was the second shot fired was just as precise as the first.”

He broke down the stats of the Deagle to prove his point. The gun is one of the most accurate in the game, beating out all other pistols, and even most of the rifles. While it’s never claimed to be the “most accurate,” it’s still “surprisingly accurate,” like the weapon’s description says.

“The gun has never claimed to be the most accurate in the game, not by a long shot. The Deagle does live up to its expectation of being surprisingly accurate though.”

Valve did try to fill the community niche for a sniper-like hand cannon in the R8 Revolver, but that missed the mark due to the long wind-up. Now, the community wants that ideal gun to be the Deagle, which Philip says is illogical.

“For what people want from the Deagle, you’d be better off making an entirely new weapon to fulfil these criteria. But Valve did make a new weapon ⁠— they made the Revolver, which players can opt for instead of a Deagle, but don’t because it’s a bit rubbish.”

R8 Revolver in CSGO
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The R8 Revolver has failed to fill the void CS:GO players want.

There has been a decent patch proposed by community modders. The Weapon Balance Mod’s latest update, which 3kliksphilip highlighted, would decrease the Deagle’s high damage drop off, while reducing its base damage and armor penetration to reward headshots.

While these changes won’t be making it into the game properly, at least for now, 3kliks wants the community to realise that the Deagle is in a better spot than ever before. He used a side-by-side of 1.6 vs CS:GO as a comparison, and the Deagle in the 2012 release is far more accurate.

“As far as competitive Counter-Strike goes, RNG has always had a part to play with the Deagle. Those wanting less of the random element should be praising the gun for the state that it’s in right now in CS:GO in 2020.”