Capcom has announced that the PS4, PS5, and Xbox ports of Monster Hunter Rise will only be available for digital download.
I’m fine with that. I’m all digital anyway. Like it or not digital is the future.
Keep saying that. During the ps4 generation more and more physical publishers popped up. I'm glad. Digital isn't a good thing in the long run. Especially if you like playing older games.
This ain’t the PS4 era…
But then look at this very release being digital only. This will begin being more and more the norm. Especially with how digital sales are eclipsing physical sales.
I know this ain't ps4 generation jerky but those same small publishers are still releasing physical games for the ps5 and switch. There all over. Physical isnt dead thats for sure . Also physical games just being an unlock key is far from the norm. There's only been a handful that did that. So for you to make it sound so spread out amongst all these games. Your full of sh Lil guy
I wouldn't be surprised to see this go physical at some point. Even limited run games have gotten a few bigger name games released physically through them.
@speakx guy, Well Sony disagree with your there biggest hits still a PS4 games, if excludes Returnal, Demon and Rift Apart.
You can be all you want. However, many gamers are not fine with digital gaming, especially it being “our future” for this industry.
It doesn’t really matter what you or I say about it. It’s just a fact that digital is the future. It’s pretty obvious and anyone who thinks otherwise is in denial. Game disk aren’t even on the disk anymore it’s just a license. Go ask GoW:R and countless other games. Hell I literally just preordered the PSVR bundle and even that comes with a digital download HZD code. Sorry but digital is the future like it or not..:
@ Speak lies: Okay, here you go for God of War: https://doesitplay.herokuap...
- Offline Play: Yes
- Download required: No
"Overall, the disc version is fully playable and enjoyable. The bugs make the experience a bit annoying and in certain cases break immersion of the story and gameplay. However, the vast majority of the game is intact and fully optimised."
With the introduction of this external blu ray player for ps5 nxt year, Sony will have all the data they need who buys a blu ray player with there digital ps5.
I can guarantee you when PS6 releases they will do the same, release a digital console with a external blu ray player and I'm betting 80% of playstation players won't pick up the external player for there ps6?
"Game disk aren’t even on the disk anymore it’s just a license"
This is such a false narrative.
Pro digital guys love to use that one. In reality it's only a handful at most that have done that.
"Game disk aren’t even on the disk anymore it’s just a license."
This is factually false and @DoesItPlay on Twitter has proven that hundreds of times already.
Digital is actually the present. I dunno if you’ve noticed but even with digital media, there’s still physical media and it ain’t going anywhere any time soon.
I dunno why people have to make wars over everything. Does it hurt you in some way that some people like to own a hard copy?
Personally I do both. I'd prefer physical and for indies I'm interested in if there isn't a physical or a planned one I'll buy the digital. He'll I've bought digital and physical of the same game. Right now there's a series on sale both together digitally is about 15 16 dollars. I found the physical of it on Amazon for 26. I'm buying physical. It's 10 dollars more but I can accept that
I agree. Sometimes if I have the original game, but the remaster is only $10 upgrade, I’ll just go digital. Some games like Stray, I waited for the physical copy. I’ll buy digital if there is no physical. I’m not against digital content, but there’s no need to hate on physical media. It’s personal preference.
Some people still prefer real comic books, books, CDs/LPs. I like having a library of games where I can see the spines lined up.
No, you're not digital, you're ignorant
I second this notion 🤚
Shame on Capcom.
Shame on shame capcom you silly goose
Digital <<< Physical for life.
What happened to options? Give us both or Capcom executives can step on legos barefoot
well that sucks lol
love it or hate it, this is the future for all games at some point in time. maybe not tomorrow. maybe not next year, but its coming. just ask compact discs. blurays are slightly less at risk because theres still a residual market of "audiophiles" who want the best quality, but even those sales have plummeted in favor higher quality streaming options that feature dolby atmos, dolby vision, 4k etc. This doesn't really apply to video games tho, as they are rendered in realtime, not played back. theres not really much need to put games on disc these days from publishing perspective. its just an added cost when they're already fighting costs.
But there's still a huge market for it. Which showed on ps4 and switch due to all these small publishers making physicals. He'll I'd say there're more disc based games released now then during ps3 360 due to these smaller publishers.
For a franchise with such fanfare this is actually a slap in the face move to MH fans on other platforms.
They bought you all those MH World copies and this is what you did to your core fans by giving them a bare minimum digital only release?!
They can shove it where the sun don't Rise!
I used to much prefer physical discs when games were complete on launch like the PS1/PS2 console generations.
Now discs are often little more then DRM with a license to download and play the game which is awful for game preservation but obviously game publishers/developers have a vested interest in this approach as it makes games on older platforms less accessible if there isn't backwards compatibility on future console generations and they can upsell gamers to a new version/remaster more easily.
This is just the removal of choice when is a bad thing IMO.
I'm convinced half the people who complain about only digital are the types who buy a game, play the hell out of it, and then just flip it for something else.
They're afraid they can't resell.
I really don't think many care about "game preservation" or feeling like they truly own the game.
If the game's good we can keep it and cherish it if it sucks or we want to trade it in we can.
You can't do that with Digital only release it only pushed more toward pirating especially when they don't release a Demo.
It's pirating to "try it out" or waiting months for good discount, not a hard decision to make at all.
Nothing lasts forever. Game discs degrade over time. Consoles go out of manufacturing and then get harder and harder (and expensive) to find over the years.
The only true way to preserve games is emulation.
Unless you're an actual collector, there's no reason to be against digital. If you want the ability to resell your games, I get it. But that's going the way of the dodo and soon.
Nobody involved in the games industry really actually approve of it. It cuts their bottom line.
Why do you think there's version of the next gen consoles without a disc drive? This is just a soft launch of getting people more accepting of having digital only consoles.
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