Games Inbox: Is the PS5 launch line-up better than Xbox?
The Monday Inbox asks what’s your most anticipated next gen launch game, as one reader explains why he loves console wars.
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So, the Xbox Series X/S launch line-up is pretty bad. So bad I’m not even sure it can be said to have one. Not only does it not have a killer app it doesn’t even have a centrepiece. I guess the closest is Assassin’s Creed Valhalla? Which is cross-gen and also on PlayStation 5. But like the very good Reader’s Feature at the weekend said, this isn’t necessarily a criticism. You’re not being asked to buy the new Xbox for a particular game but for all of them, or at least all the ones that are on Game Pass.
In that context it’s pointless to compare it to the PlayStation 5. Technically Sony beats the Xbox line-up, but the Xbox line-up isn’t really in the competition. So instead, I wondered how Sony’s games compare to previous consoles.
Sony are actually pretty bad at launch line-ups or rather they’ve been getting worse every generation up till now. The best is probably still the PlayStation 1 with classics WipEout and Ridge Racer. The biggest for PlayStation 2 was SSX, I guess, or maybe Tekken Tag Tournament. PlayStation 3 had MotorStorm and Resistance: Fall Of Man and the PlayStation 4 was Knack and Killzone: Shadow Fall. So, yeah, they’ve been ...
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