The PS5 and Xbox Series X are on their way, with Sony and Microsoft’s next-gen consoles set to arrive this year. Details about the two new systems are spreading fast, with the Xbox Series X (XSX? XSeX?) having already been unveiled, while Sony has been dropping tidbits of information here and there ahead of its grand unveiling. But are we excited about the new hardware?
Let us know if you’re pumped for the launch of the PS5 and Xbox Series X in the comments section below. We’ll feature our favorite response in tomorrow’s Tell GR:
Paul Tamburro, executive editor: “No, but that’s not really a bad thing. We’ve moved beyond the point where huge technological leaps will be made with home consoles, as those interested in experiencing the cutting edge of graphics and performance will opt for PCs. My excitement for the PS5 and Xbox Series X hinges on their games, and as we haven’t seen much of those yet, I’m not exactly foaming at the mouth right now.”
Jason Faulkner, senior editor: “I’m not quite feeling the hype yet. So far, we know the PS5 and Xbox Series X will be roughly equivalent in hardware, and neither Sony nor Microsoft have released much info to distinguish how their next-gen machines are going to stand out from the PS4 and Xbox One. I assume with the machines being so close in design most of the hype is going to surround exclusive titles, and until they start dropping a lot of info on those I’m not really gonna get too excited.”
Mack Ashworth, lead editor: “Hmm, the more PC-like they seem, the less excited I am. While I’m definitely hyped about next-gen exclusive software from first-party studios, the hardware specs and rumors aren’t doing much for me. I guess the Nintendo Switch has spoilt me with its unique, totally-not-a-PC, take.”
Michael Leri, features editor: “New machines are conceptually exciting and since the games matter the most, it’s hard to get too excited about them. However, the whole “no loading” thing cannot be overstated. That’s a huge boon for games of all types as it’ll both immerse players in more story-based games and probably help get multiplayer matches to start up more quickly.”