PS5 and Xbox Scarlett are the upcoming consoles that will be hitting the market sometime in 2020. People have been concerned regarding whether or not the consoles will support disks. While plenty of people have moved on to buying digital games, there are those that like to buy collector’s editions and like to get an actual CD with the steel book and everything.
A Plague Tale: Innocence devs talked about the matter and they do not think that the next generation consoles, the PS5 and Xbox Scarlett will ditch disks. They might be the next generation consoles but it seems that such a move is too early even for these upcoming devices. The following is what the devs had to say in this regard:
You know what I mean? Personally, maybe it’s because I’m an old gamer, I still love to buy [physical] and to have a box, although I’m completely comfortable with digital. But sometimes I just need a picture of the box for some games. You know the games that you’re a fan of? Like with music, I have no problems buying music digitally. For some things I like to have the video. Right now in the street it’s really about that: full digital, no retail, code-base service. I don’t think it will be the next generation that will solve that. It’s too early. Nobody knows. I meet some people saying something, six months later they completely change their mind. Something is going to happen, but not next -gen. The industry is not yet completely sure enough to make a decision.
I buy my games digitally even though I am not a console player, I have no issues buying the games from Steam. That is mainly because I do not get the collector’s editions and I have no problem with digital copies. Still, I think that 2020 might be too soon for some people. If you do not have fast internet, then downloading games can take forever. That is something that I can relate to.
It will be interesting to see what the upcoming PS5 and Xbox Scarlett console will be like and how well they will perform as compared to each other and the current generation consoles that we have on the market right now.