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Poll: *The Official PlayStation 5 (PS5) Thread*

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by BMox81, 16 Apr 2019.

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Which PS5 Version will you likely buy?

  1. Digital Only Version

    157 vote(s)
    16.2%
  2. UHD Optical Version

    593 vote(s)
    61.3%
  3. Unlikely to buy either

    217 vote(s)
    22.4%
  1. DIABLO

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,606

    Location: N.Devon

    Got Guardians of the Galaxy early, seems pretty good so far.
     
  2. BenjiSayers

    Mobster

    Joined: 13 Dec 2006

    Posts: 3,026

    I downloaded the Death Stranding Directors Cut trial on Friday night left it to download overnight, came to play it on Saturday and all I get is a message saying licence had expired. Looking around it seems like the timer starts as soon as you start the download (which is just crazy) Anyone know how I can reset it so I can actually play it?
     
  3. Mariusz

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 Sep 2008

    Posts: 2,100

    I read people were creating a second PSN ID on their console just to use that to download the game, then when it's downloaded playing it with their usual PSN ID.
     
  4. BenjiSayers

    Mobster

    Joined: 13 Dec 2006

    Posts: 3,026

    I guess if I did this though, any saved progress if I decided to buy the game I couldn't use on my main account? I wish it stated this when I downloaded it. I deliberately did it Friday night so I could smash the trial on Saturday :(
     
  5. Mariusz

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 Sep 2008

    Posts: 2,100

    Yeah, that's why people did it the way I suggested so as you say if you enjoy the game and buy it you can carry on. It's good Sony have released a trial but it's been implemented poorly, the timer should be an in-game one, not from setting the download away.
     
  6. e36Adz

    Capodecina

    Joined: 28 Nov 2003

    Posts: 11,498

    Location: Manchester, UK

    Just fitted a 2TB adata ssd in my ps5 and after formatting it displayed a read speed of ~6250 which seems okay? The adata ones come with a heatsink and they appear to be the cheapest ones currently available.
     
  7. R0B75

    Soldato

    Joined: 15 Aug 2003

    Posts: 5,787

    Location: Burton-upon-Trent

    Just started my New Game + playthrough and it's harder than I expected. Brilliant game though, boy... :cry:
     
  8. stoofa

    Capodecina

    Joined: 4 Mar 2003

    Posts: 12,247

    Location: Chatteris

    I mean - quite literally any GEN4 will work and a few places have tested drives with a Read Speed of 3500 - and the load speeds haven't been night/day.
    So as long as you're over that recommended minimum quoted by Sony, you're got an add-in drive offering the same performance as the built-in solution. I went the Aorus 7000 2TB route which gave me a test speed of 6557
     
  9. Liquid_Entity

    Soldato

    Joined: 11 Apr 2006

    Posts: 6,430

    Location: Earth

    Sorry I sent you a trust and then realised the code I have isn't for a PS5. ignore my trust message.
     
  10. chrcoluk

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 27 Feb 2015

    Posts: 8,642

    This, dont waste cash on the top of the line models. Get a basic gen4 and its as fast as the premium one's.
     
  11. e36Adz

    Capodecina

    Joined: 28 Nov 2003

    Posts: 11,498

    Location: Manchester, UK

    Honestly, if I'd have known this I'd have gone for a 'slower' version as load times don't bother me in the slightest.

    I was checking reviews and reading in the comments to find a compatible ssd.
     
  12. FrankJH

    Capodecina

    Joined: 6 Jun 2005

    Posts: 22,588

    at least currently

    Never know what might happen in the future - some game might well require the added bandwidth.....which isnt that unlikely given the speed of development and how long the ps5 lifecycle is due to last
     
  13. stoofa

    Capodecina

    Joined: 4 Mar 2003

    Posts: 12,247

    Location: Chatteris

    I personally agree and the reason why I was only ever going to use a drive with >5500 read speeds. As I was going to buy a 2TB, I only wanted to do it once.
    Could see no point going cheap now and then in 1-2 years time, find that games do really start utilising those additional speeds.
     
  14. ic1male

    Caporegime

    Joined: 28 Oct 2003

    Posts: 29,574

    Location: Westchestershire

  15. ShortWarning

    Mobster

    Joined: 10 May 2004

    Posts: 4,953

    Location: Middlesex

    This is for new and expired subs btw. I think it's worth it. I wish they allowed you to download all the games (as opposed to stream) but there's a decent selection for download.

    My sub runs out on the 29/10. Hopefully the offer is still around.
     
  16. ic1male

    Caporegime

    Joined: 28 Oct 2003

    Posts: 29,574

    Location: Westchestershire

    Yeah, mine lapsed about six months ago, was waiting for Black Friday deal but it arrived early it seems. :p I finally get to try Red Dead Redemption 2 !!"!"!"!"!

    This promotion opens on 25/10/2021 at 10:00 (BST) and closes on 31/10/2021 at 23:59 (BST).
     
  17. Plainsong

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 5 May 2008

    Posts: 8,556

    Location: Chester

    You'd better crack on then as RDR2 leaves on Monday!
     
  18. Random Guy Esq.

    Mobster

    Joined: 1 Jun 2014

    Posts: 4,363

    In case you were avoiding Returnal because you couldn't save....

     
  19. stoofa

    Capodecina

    Joined: 4 Mar 2003

    Posts: 12,247

    Location: Chatteris

    It was the only reason I was avoiding it.
    I'm an older chap - I cannot spend hours on end playing the game, so it seemed a waste of time me getting hold of it.
    I still suspect I won't ever complete it, I've seen some videos of the boss battles, but at least I'll now actually
     
  20. Plainsong

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 5 May 2008

    Posts: 8,556

    Location: Chester

    What it looks like they’ve done is to allow you to suspend the run so that you can resume from that point. But if you then die (I assume) the loop will repeat sending you back to the beginning again. What I don’t know is if that suspend point is permanent or not. I’ll have to have a read up sometime.