PlayStation 5 targets November amidst buying frenzy, while Facebook trots out the Oculus Quest 2

    
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PlayStation 5 targets November amidst buying frenzy, while Facebook trots out the Oculus Quest 2

Expect everyone in the gaming world to be a bit console-crazy this week — and console-insane come November. Not only is Microsoft launching the Xbox Series X on November 10th, but now we know that Sony is releasing the PlayStation 5 two days later on November 12th.

Sony’s PlayStation 5 will come in two editions: a $500 standard edition and a $400 digital edition that lacks a disc drive. If you’re ready to take the plunge, there are several places from which you can pre-order the console right now, though Twitter has been buzzing all night and morning about the sold-out status on major retailers who jumped the gun.

Polygon flat-out called the purchase frenzy “chaos.”

“Experience lightning-fast loading with an ultra-high speed SSD, deeper immersion with support for haptic feedback, adaptive triggers and 3D Audio, and an all-new generation of incredible PlayStation games,” the studio said.

The bright spot for MMO players, of course, was the revelation that the Final Fantasy series is getting a new entry, XVI, with XIV’s Naoki Yoshida producing, though we don’t know whether it’s an MMO proper just yet. In fact, at least one of the announcements offered last night – that it is coming to PC – has already been walked back.

Meanwhile over in virtual reality land, Facebook is discontinuing the Rift and Quest headsets in favor of the Oculus Quest 2. This headset is going to ship on October 13th and will be priced at $300 and $400 depending on how much memory you want packed into it.

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Arktouros

Everything technology wise is going to be a nightmare. Next week with the Series X it’s going to be the same thing with bots flooding preorder requests to resell. Was hearing stories of $1500 ebay ressales of the 3080 card already.

This round I’m in for a Series X, but thankfully even if it doesn’t land everything coming out for it can be installed run on my PC or old Xbox One till I can manage to land one.

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Jon Wax

Ps5 is such a capable machine… Still not a single game worth the purchase. Maybe if starfield is ok?

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masterblaster0

Managed to get a PS5 preorder in, was a mad scramble whether my purchase would go through before the site melted.

ArsTechnica did a review of the Oculus Q2 and their conclusion was: AVOID
The facebook side of things that you have to use in order for your headset to function makes it sound like a total nightmare https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2020/09/review-we-do-not-recommend-the-299-oculus-quest-2-as-your-next-vr-system/

Leo
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Leo

yeah I read that review, it was pretty damning. Beyond the absolute terribleness of the Facebook requirements just to use Oculus products, the thing that got me is how easily Facebook can just kill your games library for anything they deem a violation

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wratts

Congrats on getting in a pre-order. I was trying all the sites and it seemed like they all shut down within an hour. Was wondering if any individuals got orders in or just reseller bots

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rafael12104

Dumbasses at Facebook are going to kill their VR market. Somebody else will pick it up.

I’m PS5 ready but I’m happy to wait. I’ve been lucky enough to purchase both Xbox and PS for previous generations. I’m still lucky, but I’ done with their bullshit. There can only be one, because I have the power!