It’s only a month to go until the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S launch, and there’s plenty of news to go over. The Generation Next gang discuss the PS5 UI, Xbox’s backwards compatibility improvements, and more information from our Xbox Series X hands-on.
In just a few week’s time, the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S will be available. We’re on the cusp of a new generation of gaming and it’s incredibly exciting. Unsurprisingly, both Sony and Microsoft are delivering new information about their hot new platforms almost daily, which means there’s plenty for the Generation Next crew to discuss.
This week, Lucy, Jordan, and Tamoor talk about the PlayStation 5 UI, which Sony finally unveiled. It’s a drastic difference from what we’ve become used to after years of gaming on the PlayStation 4. Crucially, it has been built with the gaming experience given the highest priority and focus.
Whether it’s the redesigned home screen, seamless integration of parties, messaging, and screen share, or the fascinating new control center and its activity cards, there’s a lot of interesting and exciting new features, as well as quality-of-life improvements, to chat about.
Microsoft, for its part, has been bolstering its efforts around messaging the impressive implementation of backwards compatibility on the Xbox Series X/S. It also pulled the curtain back on some of the other performance upgrades the powerful new hardware will enable.
GameSpot’s very own Michael Higham has published his comprehensive Xbox Series X preview, so the Generation Next crew comb through it and discuss his impressions. If you had questions about Quick Resume, how backwards compatibility might beef up the performance of older games, or how standard USB hard drives work with the console, we’ve got the answers.
Generation Next is GameSpot’s weekly video show all about the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Each Friday, join PlayStation Pro Tamoor Hussain, Xbox Xpert Jordan Ramée, and Console Connoisseur Lucy James as they discuss the biggest stories about the new consoles.
00:00 – Intro
01:16 – PS5 UI (Activity Cards, Screen Share, Trophy Tracking, etc.)
09:51 – Burger King PS5 Sweepstakes
12:05 – Xbox Series X/S Backwards Compatibility Details (HDR, Load Times, Frame Rates, etc.)
14:04 – PlayStation 5 Backwards Compatibility Details (Game Boost, VR Support, PS4 Saves, etc.)
18:19 – Xbox Series X Hands-On Impressions (Heat, Quick Resume, Load Times, etc.)
27:11 – Xbox Series X/S UI Changes
28:04 – Outro
29:05 – "The Sneeze"