PS5 or XBox Series X controllers for PCI placement and more for 2021

SDS

Hello! I hope you're all doing well.

I wanted to raise a conversation about the cross platform MLB The Show 2021 game. How will the upcoming PS5 and XBox Series X affect response time for hitting, PCI placement, pitch speeds and more, online and offline respectively?

A lot of people may not know until the 2021 version of the game comes out, or until the two new consoles come out, but which new platform do you all think will offer the best The Show experience?

I've never owned an XBox, but I'm guessing the new XBox controllers will feel wider than the PS5 controllers.

Take care!

SDS

Let me consult my magic 8 ball...

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It says "Yes".

SDS

What i hope it effects is the ability of SDS to shift closer to a physics model. The processing power increase should allow them to create an even more realistic baseball reaction off the bat, with more precise outcomes. Meaning, we wont be locked into "canned" plays like the line out right at the outfielder, outfielders running into the wall, the foul ball HR, or any of the animations that seem to occur far too regularly.

Even the weird CPU "dive" RNG -- in which they sometimes catch the ball, but just as often dont....can hopefully be exchanged for a more realistic CPU AI that reacts more like a real fielder. Only a few guys in the league would actually dive for a line drive in the outfield...and when they do, its usually a catch. I cant remember the last time i saw a guy dive for a ball in the outfield just to have it bounce around on his glove and drop....in real life. If they dont trap it, they catch it -- mostly because its a very rare play, that usually only the best fielders try.

So, yeah, i hope stuff like that is fixed. I would think PCI placement and pitch speeds are already faster than human reactions, if you have a decent set up, so im not sure that can get much better. Maybe the new controllers will feel better, but even that may be more about personal taste than anything.

As for Xbox vs, PS5. Those XBox elite controllers are real nice. I dont think you get better than that. Just talking about the standard packed in controller, though -- I just prefer the Playstation form factor and the new PS5 controller looks like a nice upgrade -- but thats pretty much going to differ person to person. Some people just like XBox controllers better. They are both pretty good these days. Im not sure one is better than the other. I use them both and ive never noticed much of a difference beyond their form factor.......but again, its very subjective.

Its all very exciting though. I cant wait to find out!

SDS

@x-Alec_J-x said in PS5 or XBox Series X controllers for PCI placement and more for 2021:

Even the weird CPU "dive" RNG -- in which they sometimes catch the ball, but just as often dont....can hopefully be exchanged for a more realistic CPU AI that reacts more like a real fielder. Only a few guys in the league would actually dive for a line drive in the outfield...and when they do, its usually a catch. I cant remember the last time i saw a guy dive for a ball in the outfield just to have it bounce around on his glove and drop....in real life. If they dont trap it, they catch it -- mostly because its a very rare play, that usually only the best fielders try.

"DIVE" should be a Quirk for that small minority of players that have this ability. Problem solved.

SDS

@x-Alec_J-x said in PS5 or XBox Series X controllers for PCI placement and more for 2021:

What i hope it effects is the ability of SDS to shift closer to a physics model. The processing power increase should allow them to create an even more realistic baseball reaction off the bat, with more precise outcomes. Meaning, we wont be locked into "canned" plays like the line out right at the outfielder, outfielders running into the wall, the foul ball HR, or any of the animations that seem to occur far too regularly.

Even the weird CPU "dive" RNG -- in which they sometimes catch the ball, but just as often dont....can hopefully be exchanged for a more realistic CPU AI that reacts more like a real fielder. Only a few guys in the league would actually dive for a line drive in the outfield...and when they do, its usually a catch. I cant remember the last time i saw a guy dive for a ball in the outfield just to have it bounce around on his glove and drop....in real life. If they dont trap it, they catch it -- mostly because its a very rare play, that usually only the best fielders try.

So, yeah, i hope stuff like that is fixed. I would think PCI placement and pitch speeds are already faster than human reactions, if you have a decent set up, so im not sure that can get much better. Maybe the new controllers will feel better, but even that may be more about personal taste than anything.

As for Xbox vs, PS5. Those XBox elite controllers are real nice. I dont think you get better than that. Just talking about the standard packed in controller, though -- I just prefer the Playstation form factor and the new PS5 controller looks like a nice upgrade -- but thats pretty much going to differ person to person. Some people just like XBox controllers better. They are both pretty good these days. Im not sure one is better than the other. I use them both and ive never noticed much of a difference beyond their form factor.......but again, its very subjective.

Its all very exciting though. I cant wait to find out!

Thank you for the feedback! I'm looking forward to finding out, too.