PS5: Developers predict big surprises for gamers

PS5: Developers predict big surprises for gamers


As is well known, the PS5 came onto the market in November of last year - almost exactly six months ago. Even if there are still delivery difficulties and problems with scalpers, the NextGen console from Sony has already established itself on the market. Of course, there are already the first exclusive games for the platform. But the really big surprises with and around the PlayStation 5 are still pending. At least that is what some developer studios claim, who have said about the future of the console in an article in the Official PlayStation Magazine.

The statement by Marek Markuszewski, the managing director of the Polish studio Starward Industries, is particularly interesting best known for the sci-fi thriller The Invincible. In his opinion, the best time for the PS5 (buy now) and some big surprises for the players is still ahead and feel completely at ease, the magic is unleashed. It happens exactly when the best programmers begin with their tricks and optimizations, they can unleash forces that astonish even the platform designers. "

According to the estimates of the developer studios surveyed, this phase will be reached in about two years. Incidentally, this is not a PS5-exclusive phenomenon, but was also seen in earlier console generations. The teams need a certain amount of time to familiarize themselves with the new technology and its possibilities before they can really reach its full potential.

What do you expect from the PS5 in the future? Let us know in the comments!

Source: OPM

Where to get a PS5: Everything you need to know about buying a PlayStation 5

Since its launch in November, it's been nearly impossible for retailers like Best Buy, GameStop, Target, Amazon and Walmart to keep the PlayStation 5 in stock. For anyone who's been trying -- and failing -- to get their hands on the console, it's no surprise that the PS5 is now considered to be the fastest-selling games system in US history. This is due partly to the pandemic -- demand for entertainment people can enjoy in the safety of their homes is still at an all-time high. 

As of April 9, the PS5's $500 model with Blu-ray and the cheaper $400 digital-only edition with no optical drive are out of stock at every major retailer. If you're willing to pay far above the sticker price, you can get a PlayStation 5 or PS5 bundle at a reseller like eBay or StockX, but our advice is to wait. Inventory drops are starting to happen more and more frequently, so be sure to check back here frequently for the latest updates on when retailers might have inventory drops.

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You can monitor where the PS5 is available on your own; Twitter, for example, is a good source of restock rumors. But we occasionally get word directly from retailers and tipsters about upcoming PlayStation 5 console inventory restocks, and we update this post immediately. Again, be aware: It likely will be months before anything approximating normal inventory levels appears in stores, so getting your own PS5 is likely to be a challenge until summer, at the earliest. Below you'll find a list of all the major retailers (and a few high-profile resellers) where you can monitor stock and availability. 

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You can check out Amazon's page for the $400 Digital Edition via the button below, or, if you'd rather, get in line for the PS5 with Blu-ray for $500.

When in stock, Target offers the PS5 with Blu-ray for $500, in addition to the PS5 Digital Edition, which you can find by clicking the button below.

You can check on availability of the $400 Digital Edition at Walmart by clicking the button below, or you can try to snag the pricier PS5 with Blu-ray for $500.

When in stock, Best Buy offers the PS5 with Blu-ray for $500 along with the $400 Digital Edition (which you can find by clicking the button below). The retailer is also offering a slew of accessories on its PS5 landing page.

We don't recommend spending more than retail to get a PS5, but if you must have a console right now, eBay is your shortcut to getting a console. That said, expect to pay hundreds over list; the average PS5 price on eBay is about $800. 

If you've exhausted all of the usual retail options and you're willing to pay hundreds over list price, you might want to check out StockX, an eBay alternative that made its name in the secondary market for sneakers and designer clothing. Last time we checked, prices for the PS5 were hovering just below $650. We don't think it's worth it, but let your conscience (and your wallet) be your guide). 

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