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Rumor suggests PlayStation 5 won’t include heavily requested feature

Published: 7/Dec/2019 1:33 Updated: 7/Dec/2019 5:21

by Brent Koepp

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According to a reliable industry insider, PlayStation 5 exclusive titles will allegedly be missing a prominent feature, forcing gamers that want to play them to upgrade to the next-gen console. 

Next-gen fever is in the air, after Sony and Microsoft both announced that their follow up consoles to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 will be releasing in 2020.

As anticipation builds to the inevitable blow out announcement from both publishers, players are on the edge of their seats waiting for any new information to drop about latest gaming systems.

However Kotaku’s Jason Schreier recently opened up on the ‘Splitscreen‘ podcast, and alleged that cross-gen for PS5 launch exclusives might come to an end.

Twitter: @AlcoholikaustA leaked photo on Twitter shows the PS5’s dev kit and controller.

PS5 exclusives won’t have a PS4 version?

During the gaming podcast, the industry veteran was discussing whether the next-gen consoles would be having cross-gen releases at launch – which is when a title releases for both the old and new console at the same time.

While the Kotaku writer said that third-party titles such as Assassin’s Creed’s will definitely have a PS4 and PS5 release, he revealed that he had heard that some of the PS5 titles would not get a dual release.

“I’ve heard some of the PS5 launch titles will be PS5 only,” he said during the podcast discussion. Although he wouldn’t list any of the game titles that will lack this feature, as he plans to write a future article on it.

The industry veteran also explained how Microsoft seemed to be going for a different approach by moving away from exclusives, and having their games on as many platforms as possible.

He pointed out that the publisher already announced that launch title Halo Infinite would be available on Xbox One as well, meaning that the American company plans on having cross-gen titles.

Interestingly this whole discussion stemmed from the revived rumors that Microsoft plans on having two consoles at launch: a full-powered one, and an under-powered version that is digital only and more affordable called ‘Lockhart.’

Sony / PlayStationPlayStation players might not be getting cross-gen games going forward.

It remains to be seen whether any of this will shake out, but Sony has focused heavily on exclusives in the PlayStation 4 era, and it would certainly encourage players to upgrade to the new console to play the latest exclusive games.

On the plus side, if some PlayStation 5 titles are not cross-gen, this means development won’t have to also spend time making it work on the weaker console and could focus fully on the next-gen tech, so it wouldn’t be all doom and gloom for players.

 

 

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.”