Will the PS5 make the PS4 obsolete?

will the ps5 make the ps4 obsolete

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With hype building and the launch of the PS5 looming on the horizon, it’s hard not to wonder if sticking with the PS4 is pointless. New games, better graphics, instantaneous loading – Sony’s new console looks to be better in almost every way, and contemplating the sundown of the current generation is only natural.

Will the PS5 edge out the PS4 to the point of making it obsolete?

It’s a loaded question, and one that’s often ambiguous depending on how you go about playing games. Yes, the PS5 introduces redundancy to the PS4 in some ways, but the current generation isn’t necessarily going to dust.

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Does PS4 have Discord?

does ps4 have discord

3 minute read

Quick answer: No, the PS4 does not offer native Discord support. It also does not offer Rich Presence integration. There are workarounds to both shortcomings, but they are far from being plug and play or, arguably, worth the effort.

Despite the PS4’s mature (and updated) party chat functionality, its utility is still trounced by comparable services on the market. Discord, the de facto option for PC players, is one such service that offers an unparalleled feature set, better stability, and superior VoIP quality.

While the official party chat functionality may offer convenience, many Sony players have taken to using the official Discord app in order to organize play sessions with randoms and friends alike. The improved call quality and ease of use features are just a couple reasons why it’s become used by console players over the past few years.

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PS4 noise: why Sony’s console gets as loud as it does

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There are few things in life that can break immersion like a noisy console. Unfortunately for Sony fans, the PS4 has plagued thousands of players with the infamous “jet engine” spectrum of sound.

Running into the issue of a rambunctious sounding console isn’t a guarantee, but it’s enough of a risk to do your homework in order to minimize the annoyance.

Whether you’re buying a PS4 for the first time, looking to upgrade, or quiet an existing console, there are a few things you can do make the noisiness less maddening.

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What you need to know about sharing on the PS4

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4 minute read

Millions in revenue from playing video games, a tidal wave of shared effort, and countless ways to connect – playing video games in 2020 is no longer just about the experience, but flourishing socially. As it stands, the PS4 is the most popular console of this generation and with this comes the greatest potential to create, refine, and push out content.

PC is the undeniable king of content creation, but since day one Sony has offered a myriad of ways to bring gameplay, streams, and screenshots to others. Similar to the Nintendo Switch and Xbox One, the process has never been easier – simply hit the dedicated “Share” button and you’re off to the races.

Which social media websites can the PS4 share to?

Read on to learn about the capabilities of Sony’s built in share functionality and how to bypass its shortcomings.

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Does PS4 have LFG?

does ps4 have lfg

5 minute read

If you’ve ever chased a raid clear in Destiny on PS4, then you know just how important premade groups are. In fact, just about any team based multiplayer game is better with a squad.

How do you find the right group?

That’s where tools like looking for group (LFG) come in. Someone posts the kind of group their looking for, others join, and boom – a group is formed.

How do you go about this on PS4? Does it even support LFG?

Unfortunately, Sony’s system doesn’t support LFG natively, but there are a few workarounds to make your next gaming session less random.

Read on to find out why the feature is missing and what you can do to group up fast and efficiently.

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PS4 FPS drops: why do they happen?

PS4 FPS drops

5 minute read

You’ve just wrapped up a rough day and all you want to do is kick back with your PS4.

Whether you’re into single player games or prefer chasing frustration online, you probably want the best looking and performing experience possible.

And then it happens – your frames start dropping.

There’s no escaping the constant stuttering and dipping, and more importantly, it’s driving you absolutely insane.

Why does the PS4 suffer from FPS drops?

There’s a multitude of reasons why the PS4 suffers hits to performance, but the biggest by far are:

  • Poor optimization
  • Relatively weak hardware
  • Network performance

Relative to its age, Sony’s console is capable of producing some incredible looking games, but there’s a reason the company opted to introduce the Pro revision this generation.

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Can PS4 friends see what website you’re on?

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Whether you’re in an endless stream of researching a new topic you’re obsessed with, or something a little less savory, you may have wondered what your PS4 friends can and cannot see when using the system’s browser.

Since privacy is worth more than gold, getting a grip on what you’re PS4 is broadcasting to the world is worth looking into.

Which brings us to the main concern – can your PS4 friends see what website you’re looking at?

The short of it?

No, nobody outside of the immediate proximity of your console will be able to know what you’re using the (limited) browser for.

There is, however, some privacy upkeep to consider when using your console to go online.

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Can the normal PS4 run at 60 FPS?

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It wasn’t all that long that the FPS of games was a foreign concept to the majority of gamers, but after the overwhelming success of titles like Call of Duty on consoles it’s become a mainstay in discussions.

If you play games on a regular or Slim PS4, you might have noticed that Sony is doing things a little differently this time around. For those that want it, a new, more powerful console is offered with the PS4 Pro.

And with all of the new marketing buzzwords since its inception (HDR, 4K, Ultra HD, and so forth), it’s sometimes hard to know what the original model is truly capable of.

Can the normal PS4 run 60 FPS? Does the Pro really offer a significant boost?

It turns out Sony’s aging console still has a lot to offer on the performance front.

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Does PS4 support gigabit ethernet?

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As the graphical prowess and overall complexity of PS4 games grows, install sizes continue to soar. It’s not unheard of for games to push 60 gigabytes, and with constant patches, it can feel like you’re downloading more than playing.

Internet speeds are more relevant than ever, with more and more individuals investing in higher tier plans from ISP’s to support a constant influx of downloads, Spotify, Netflix, and online multiplayer.

Some have even gone so far as buying into gigabit internet with providers like Google Fiber and Verizon Fios.

Which brings us to the crux of console networking:

Does the PS4 support gigabit ethernet? Can it fully take advantage of a lightning fast fiber connection?

Technically, each model supports the standard but there is a catch.

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