For years now, Playstation and Xbox fans have been pining for the next generation of hardware. There’s been speculation on what the systems would offer, the first wave of games, and even the shape of the hardware itself. All that time has come and gone now, as we’re literally a week away from the Xbox Series X/S and Playstation 5. The next generation is just about here!
Now there’s precious little time to prepare for the launch of both Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X/S. When these platforms hit the streets, you’ll no doubt want to fire them up and jump in as soon as possible. Want to make sure you’re good-to-go on day one? Here’s a checklist of things you should keep in mind as next gen unleashes.
If you really want the most bang for your buck when it comes to next-gen games, you should snag a subscription service as well. Both Microsoft and Sony offer compelling options that pack in a ton of content. The Playstation 5 will continue Sony’s Playstation Plus service, which includes free games every month, special offers on select titles, and a new Playstation Plus Collection that features some of the biggest and best last-gen games at no additional cost. On the Xbox Series X/S front, a subscription to Game Pass will go a long way. Depending on the option you choose, you can net a huge library of ready-to-play games, brand new titles that launch the same day as their retail counterpart, cloud-compatible gaming, and much more.
If you take the time now to square away these checklist items, you’ll have nothing to do but game your heart out at launch. While your buddies are trying to cram their PS5 onto a shelf and find an old flash drive to transfer games, you’ll already be knee-deep in next-gen fun. Taking care of the headache now will be more than worth it!