PC vs. PlayStation
Let’s start with the trump cards of the PC. The advantage of the computer is that you are free to assemble a real monster. Of course, it can be difficult to place the “organs” inside the case by yourself, but components from different manufacturers, as a rule, get along well with each other. Also the PC is able to last a long time. So, the most popular graphics card among Steam users is still an old GeForce GTX 1060. Few people know, but the computer can be used to make money on cryptocurrencies. Learn How to Start Playing and Winning on our website.
It is not necessary to chase a top-of-the-line PC, which will occupy half the room and empty your pocket for several hundred thousand rubles. A computer to play games at 1920×1080 resolution with average graphics quality
But the PS5 and the more so the PS4 is still cheaper. And they have a simpler interface, technical problems are rare, and they are more compact in size. And the device is ready to use right out of the box – no fuss with assembling and setting it up.
The catch of the consoles lies in the prices of the games and additional payments. In the Russian segment of Steam there are regional prices for PC games, while in the PlayStation Store new items cost 100 dollars.
Paying for multiplayer is included in the subscription PS Plus. It is traditionally free on PC. PS Plus also includes cloud saves, sets of items for online games like Apex Legends, interactive wallpaper for the home screen, early access to beta testing and demos, increased discounts, Share Play and gift games.
Share Play allows you to remotely show the game to a friend who owns a PlayStation and transfer control, even if the friend didn’t buy it. As for gifts, in October subscribers received Mortal Kombat X and PGA Tour 2K21 for PS4 and Hell Let Loose for PS5. An important point: not renewing PS Plus – temporarily lost access to these projects.
On PS5, the PS Plus Collection is added to the list of subscription bonuses. It’s a collection of what Sony believes to be the biggest hits of the PS4 era: Until Dawn, Persona 5, Detroit: Become Human, The Last Guardian, and more. By backward compatibility, they run fine on the PS5. Almost all projects from PS4 are available on Nextgen by “reverse compatibility”. In the era of PS4 this was only a dream. For the PC, the problem of backward compatibility does not exist at all. Yes, the classics are sometimes difficult to run on Windows 10, but “dancing with diamonds” is a normal part of life for any PC-gamer.
Let’s move on. The PC tends to be good friends with a variety of peripherals. The situation is not so smooth on the PlayStation. The counterargument is that the PS5’s proprietary DualSense gamepad has two really interesting “tricks”: a clever tactile feedback and adaptive triggers that accurately convey, for example, the bowstring tension.
Let’s continue the theme of “dancing with tambourine” touched upon above. It is not uncommon for computers to have non-optimized releases. There is a myth that consoles are optimized. The situation there is indeed better, however, mishaps still happen. Remember the performance of Cyberpunk 2077 on PS4/Xbox One or Crysis releases on seventh generation consoles.
The console ecosystem is closed, unlike the PC ecosystem. That’s why fan developers prepare modifications for the PC. Mods prolong the life of games. Sony has not realized this yet. You cal also read about System requirements for Serious Sam 4 .
But the concept of exclusives Sony is gradually relegated to the background. Horizon: Zero Dawn, Nioh, Death Stranding, Days Gone have finally arrived on PC. And Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End with The Lost Legacy addon will follow the same path as part of the Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection. Finally, Sony has acquired Nixxes Software, a studio specializing in PC ports. I wonder if Demon’s Souls, Ghost of Tsushima, God of War are next?