Psychonauts 2 patch – “Improve PS4 version’s resolution and stability on PS5” . Has anyone tried it yet? Is it noticeable?

1 : Anonymous2021/11/03 08:42 ID: qlq7nc
Psychonauts 2 patch - "Improve PS4 version's resolution and stability on PS5" . Has anyone tried it yet? Is it noticeable?
2 : Anonymous2021/11/03 17:17 ID: hj67hyw

I played through the game on PS5 at launch and it was perfectly stable. I'd recommend installing to the SSD though because the load times were pretty bad off my external HDD.

3 : Anonymous2021/11/03 11:12 ID: hj4typs

Dude even my five year old PC can run this game well. This game can easily run 4K 60 on PS5. The fact they're charging the same money as XSX and not even updating the game properly till now is bad. That being said, I actually love this game a lot, I think everyone should try this.

ID: hj61rxo

Off topic but do I need to play the first game to really enjoy this sequel? Or can I just jump in and have a good time while still being able to follow the story?

ID: hj652x7

You'd be a bit lost at first, but you can totally play this game without playing the first one. Playing the first game will add a lot, but it's not mandetory as this story is not a direct continuation.

ID: hj4w442

Thats Part Sony bc Problem and Part there is no ps5 Version Problem

ID: hj5ykmy

There are plenty of BC games on PS5 that can run at 4k/60fps

ID: hj58nva

Sure, but XSX got a native next-gen port, because Microsoft acquired DF. Too bad. I want a native PS5 port. I also have a Linux desktop, and DF still haven't released the native Linux port. I guess I won't play it for a while.

ID: hj5fgiy

Well... not really. The Mass Effect Legendary Edition runs all games at full 4K60 while Psychonauts 2 on PS5 is only 1440p60. Both are PS4 games. It's entirely a Microsoft-gives-middle-finger-to-Playstation-our-version-is-better situation.

ID: hj7l9ph

Microsoft is playing really dirty lately with little moves like this & in all honesty this isn’t gonna make me buy an xbox because it runs better there. If anything I’m just not gonna buy the game in general because it is a deliberate inferior version on more than adequate hardware.

ID: hj7pe1z

This game is playable on a PS5 because Double Fine’s kickstart project was including a PS4 version and MS honored that instead of cancelling it.

ID: hj7f4r6

series x runs it at 4k 60 or i think 1440p 120.

4 : Anonymous2021/11/03 18:10 ID: hj6fxun

Since a few people in here have asked if they should play the original, I'll just say I played through the whole game recently and I thought it held up pretty well. It's not long and is pretty frequently on sale. I'd just play it if you are curious.

5 : Anonymous2021/11/03 08:46 ID: hj4j3tu

Haven’t tried the patch, but this was still easily my GOTY. Sad we probably won’t see anymore DoubleFine on PS.

6 : Anonymous2021/11/03 09:42 ID: hj4mvmx

Treating me as a second class customer gets none of my money

ID: hj6ymr2

This is just the business really. Sony do the same by paying Activision for exclusive content in Call of Duty every year that only Playstation gamers get for no extra cost, to incentivise people buying Playstation.

Similarly, Microsoft paid out of pocket to upgrade one of their first party games as an incentive for their customers. Additionally, the game was improved on Playstation by Microsoft's money, as Double Fine were going to take the boss battles out due to time and money constraints.

In any case, you're getting exactly what was advertised on Kickstarter from the very beginning: Psychonauts 2 on PS4.

ID: hj5mivw

If you were truly being treated as a "second class customer" they wouldn't have put it on PlayStation 4 like they promised.

It's 2021, get over your fanboy mentality

ID: hj4w2di

PS gets the kickstarter+ version (as they were able to add more content thanks to MS Money) and Xbox gets the full version, because they own the dev.

If anything, just be happy they still released on PS at all. Same for Deathloop. Microsoft could have just paid out whatever cost there was with breaking the exclusivity contract but they didn’t.

ID: hj4y32c

Microsoft could have just paid out whatever cost there was with breaking the exclusivity contract but they didn’t.

They didn't do it -- not because of the goodness in their heart but because of the legal and monetary repercussions.

ID: hj53oeb

Missing out then. Game was phenomenal.

ID: hj50k6h

It plays incredibly well on PS5 though. Honestly thought it was leagues ahead of Ratchet and Clank in pretty much every way.

ID: hj55mk8

Even visually? Cause most definitely not lmao.

ID: hj5335f

That sure is an opinion.

ID: hj76kae

If it wasn't for Microsoft funding the game would have less content overall.

Stop crying lil bish. The game is still amazing. idk why 1440p is all of a sudden problematic

7 : Anonymous2021/11/03 12:42 ID: hj53328

This game is hands down in my top 5 games of all time, love it to death and everyone one should play this.

ID: hj5sa4g

Would I have to play the old one? I have the ps2 classic on ps4 but the resolution is rough.

ID: hj5ssvh

You don’t necessarily need to, they explain what happen in first part. Not super involved, but they let you know. It definitely wouldn’t hurt, it’s a great game in its self, an you will know more of a back story of everyone.

8 : Anonymous2021/11/03 14:17 ID: hj5fj8w

Hopefully that means we get at least 1620p so we can at least match the Series S, 1800p or higher would be even better. I know there are probably some limitations with running this game in backwards compatible mode, so I'm trying to keep my expectations in check.

9 : Anonymous2021/11/03 10:10 ID: hj4ouga

Now I am intrigued. I don't really care about 120 fps but if the resolution got improved from 1440p to something like 4K then that's great. 60 fps + 4K resolution on ps5 would sound awesome. Graphics wise, Xbox series is identical or almost identical to ps5 version, it just Xbox has (had) higher resolution; 120 fps advantage.

ID: hj5qhbz

Thought Xbox had HDR and PS didn't for this game?

ID: hj6zuy4

It technically isn't an HDR game at all, it just uses the Auto HDR functionality of the Xbox Series consoles (note that it only supports HDR on those consoles, there's no HDR on PC or any of the Xbox One versions).

ID: hj5rmn8

Probably this is the case. As for me, I don't really care about hdr because in most cases I prefer SDR.

10 : Anonymous2021/11/03 10:46 ID: hj4rpz9

I really want to try this game but I don’t want to resubscribe to gamepass lol is this $60 on PS?

ID: hj4rvqt

Yeah, full price on PSN, no physical release either.

ID: hj544gt

I would just pay for a month of gamepass and play it. $10 vs $60.

ID: hj5yqx7

Of course I’m getting downvoted. I didn’t want to resubscribe cause my house is in the process of being properly furnished and I have my Series X in storage at the moment. It was like $20 for GPU (cause of taxes) on a console I wasn’t using so I cancelled it. I did NOT know they had the $10 subscription though. Hopefully my laptop can run Psychonauts 2. I’ll get gamepass for PC if that’s the case! I genuinely didn’t know there was the $10 sub tier lol thank you

ID: hj6viuz

Game pass (for PC) can currently be bought for $1 for 3 months.

11 : Anonymous2021/11/03 17:04 ID: hj65l0y

Because they have intentionally downgraded the game and charging full price as if it were the upgraded version - I will NEVER pay full price for this shit. Fuck em.

ID: hj6qg2c

I don't see any evidence for a downgrade. Do you have a source confirming that they built a native PS5 version?

ID: hj6j6b9

and charging full price as if it were the upgraded version

They are charging the same standard $60 that most PS4 games cost (same with Xbox One games).

Not sure how that's upgrade pricing when it's the same price PS4 games have cost for the past 7 years, whether or not they have an upgrade. It's a PS4 game (a really good one at that), and that's just how much PS4 games cost.

It's not like standard PS4 games all became cheaper the second upgrades were a thing for some games.

ID: hj6m64a

Not sure what you’re talking about.. the fulfilled their Kickstarter promise and sold the same game at full price on a console the promised, I’m confused what the issue is here. They just didn’t offer a PS5 version because it was never promised.

ID: hj6yxvk

They even added a 60fps mode and all of the boss battles on PS5 that was not promised.

Meanwhile 'Little Devil Inside' promised an Xbox version, and Sony decided to buy timed exclusivity. Is this sub as angry about that?

12 : Anonymous2021/11/03 11:25 ID: hj4v4v6

Not paying full price($60) for a digital game. Waiting on a physical release.

ID: hj5oqqi

This will probably be digital only for PS, unless there's a random physical edition through Limited Run Games or something similar.

13 : Anonymous2021/11/03 10:17 ID: hj4pd05

I couldnt get into this game after playing the masterpiece ratchet & clank rift apart. Everything just felt so cheap and simple

ID: hj4w79t

Your loss. I loved them both.

ID: hj4z7oe

I did the same, I was in platform bliss for a few months thanks to both titles.

ID: hj4yz5h

OK cool

ID: hj5cqvd

Psychonauts 2 is one of the best game of all time for me. R&C Rift Apart is a technical marvel and that's about it. Everything else shines on Pyschonauts 2.


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