Official PlayStation Thread (PSN stuff, discussion..etc)

Adam-M

Stand User
Saw on Anime News Network that PS Now is allowing downloads - what's it like anyone? The streaming aspect is the main thing that's always put me off it, but I would only really be interested in old PS3 games like Lego Indiana Jones and stuff.
Downloading it would makes things a bit smoother, but does anyone know how that kind of thing plays on it?

EDIT - Reading up on this a bit more, it seems you can only download PS4 titles so I suppose this one's out for me :(
 
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NormanicGrav

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AUKN Staff
PlayStation 5 will launch in the United Kingdom on 19th November 2020 for SRP £449.99 for the disc drive version and £359.99 for the digital version.

The first-party launch titles so far include:
  • Astro Playroom [PS5 exclusive] - Free, included with the system
  • Demon's Souls [PS5 exclusive] - SRP £69.99
  • Destruction AllStars [PS5 exclusive] - SRP £69.99
  • Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales [PS4, PS5] - PS5 SRP £51.99
  • Sackboy: A Big Adventure [PS4, PS5] - PS5 SRP £59.99
Third-party launch titles (between November to December) so far include:
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  • Devil May Cry V Special Edition [digital, physical coming later]
  • Godfall
  • Puyo Puyo Tetris 2
  • Watch Dogs Legion
New announcements from the PS5 showcase include:
  • Final Fantasy XVI [PS5 console exclusive]
  • Five Nights at Freddy's Security Breach
  • God of War untitled sequel
  • Hogwarts Legacy
In addition, PlayStation Plus owners on PlayStation 5 will also be able to download select PS4 titles:
  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Battlefield 1
  • Bloodborne
  • Days Gone
  • Detroit: Become Human
  • Fallout 4
  • Final Fantasy XV
  • God of War
  • inFAMOUS: Second Son
  • The Last Guardian
  • The Last of Us Remastered
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Mortal Kombat X
  • Persona 5
  • Ratchet & Clank
  • Resident Evil 7: biohazard
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • Until Dawn
 

Dai

Straw Hat Pirate
Quick question for anyone who owns both a PS4 and PS5. Is it possible to have the same game installed on both consoles for the same account? I'm not talking about playing it on both simultaneously, just whether it will let you have it installed on both at the same time. I'm aware that external drives can be swapped back and forth, but I'm thinking more in terms of having a backup copy as long-term security for digital purchases.

...assuming I can ever get my hands on a PS5, of course.
 

Rui

Karamatsu Boy
Administrator
Quick question for anyone who owns both a PS4 and PS5. Is it possible to have the same game installed on both consoles for the same account? I'm not talking about playing it on both simultaneously, just whether it will let you have it installed on both at the same time. I'm aware that external drives can be swapped back and forth, but I'm thinking more in terms of having a backup copy as long-term security for digital purchases.

...assuming I can ever get my hands on a PS5, of course.

I don't see why not; I have multiple PS4s (don't ask...) and I have the same games installed on all of them. It never asked me to remove anything when I migrated over to the PS5. The only exception might be the handful of games which have specific PS4-PS5 upgrade schemes but I don't own any of those (and doubt that they would bother).

Good luck with the PS5! They're getting a bit more abundant now after the drought of the last few months so hopefully you don't have to wait too much longer :(

R
 

Dai

Straw Hat Pirate
I don't see why not; I have multiple PS4s (don't ask...) and I have the same games installed on all of them. It never asked me to remove anything when I migrated over to the PS5. The only exception might be the handful of games which have specific PS4-PS5 upgrade schemes but I don't own any of those (and doubt that they would bother).

Good luck with the PS5! They're getting a bit more abundant now after the drought of the last few months so hopefully you don't have to wait too much longer :(

R
Thanks. Whenever I buy a game digitally that turns out to be a favourite, I'm always tempted to buy a disc copy as insurance, but that will be less of an issue if I can essentially back up the games on the next-gen console.

I'm not desperate to get a PS5 yet, but I'd like one in the next year or so, once some more games are released for it. I've been keeping an eye on the sporadic stock drops out of interest, and they're still crashing websites and getting hoovered up in seconds by bots. According to Sony, the supply shortage won't end for at least another year, which isn't surprising considering the ongoing madness with semiconductor supply in general.
 

Rui

Karamatsu Boy
Administrator
I'm not desperate to get a PS5 yet, but I'd like one in the next year or so, once some more games are released for it. I've been keeping an eye on the sporadic stock drops out of interest, and they're still crashing websites and getting hoovered up in seconds by bots. According to Sony, the supply shortage won't end for at least another year, which isn't surprising considering the ongoing madness with semiconductor supply in general.

I can confirm that it can be done without botting because I've bought three so far (for myself and my relatives, not to sell!) from ShopTo, Amazon and Game. The surges during each release are definitely frustrating but I've never ended up empty-handed after a drop so long as I was there when it happened. Amazon was the best since I didn't have to buy an extra controller with it and it was delivered the very next day but it was definitely the diciest when it came to getting the console through the checkout. Shame on the retailers who list £800+ bundles full of trashy games nobody wants. Since I signed up for every stock alert going I occasionally still get email notifications advertising their rip-off deals with invitations to buy ahead of the queue.

R
 
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