All rights reserved. © 2020 Verizon Media. If you opt for the Digital Edition, though, the recipient won't be able to buy pre-owned games or physical copies that have been discounted by retailers such as Amazon. Slowly but surely, the Xbox One has won fans back with Game Pass, a stellar subscription service that includes xCloud streaming, some excellent accessories and massive studio acquisitions including Bethesda, Obsidian and Ninja Theory. It all depends on your budget and what, if any, kind of hardware your loved one already owns. Be warned, though: there’s also the possibility that someone bought them the ‘wrong’ console last time, and they’re itching to switch platforms. Every Xbox, Xbox 360, and Xbox One game currently playable on existing Xbox One hardware (minus Kinect games) will be playable on the Series X / S, while Sony has committed to supporting a “vast majority” of PS4 games totaling more than 4,000 titles. For the early adopters of next-gen hardware. Some of the PS5’s most anticipated titles, including Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Horizon Forbidden West, are coming to the PS4 too. "We are aware that Everspace 2 fans will be unhappy, but competing with the arguably most anticipated video game in history is just not a good idea," the studio said at the time. It’s also possible they want to change over so they can play another system’s exclusive titles. If that’s the case, you can narrow your decision-making down to a single console maker. Typically, new consoles are coupled with a lackluster slate of launch games, with developers needing time to fully take advantage of the new hardware. We regret the errors. No longer do you have to abandon what you were playing on your old device and start anew. Microsoft is itching for a comeback. The only difference is the disc drive, or lack thereof. “It wasn’t an easy choice to make, but one made due to the COVID-19 situation in Poland, as well as the current schedule of other games on the market,” the studio said. The studio had planned to release the Xbox Series X and Series S console exclusive on December 10th. Bloober Team didn’t mention Cyberpunk 2077 by name, but it seems obvious the latest project from its fellow Polish developer was top of mind when it decided to push its game. That gives consumers unprecedented freedom in deciding where they want to play and what performance benefits are worthwhile enough to upgrade. Plays most PS4 games via backwards compatibility, Still more expensive than the Xbox Series S, Can’t be used as a DVD, Blu-ray or 4K Blu-ray player. There’s also the painstaking process of parsing whether a game company is giving out a free next-gen upgrade of a cross-gen title, charging a little extra, or releasing a next-gen-only game. The One S simply isn’t powerful enough, at least not by 2020 standards. This changes the calculus a bit with regard to buying a new console. It can access a huge library via Game Pass, but everything will run natively at 1080p, or 4K via upscaling. This excludes games without release dates that may have been previously announced — like Elder Scrolls VI and the Fable reboot, for example — and games previously listed in the above chart. Acquiring this knowledge will help you out massively. Also, some games are noted as console exclusives despite having released on other platforms like the Nintendo Switch in the previous generation; we’re only focusing on whether a game is exclusive to either the PS5 or Xbox Series X / S, and timed console exclusives are treated the same as first-party permanent exclusives until a publisher or developer has a concrete cross-platform release date to share.