Ratchet is a visual leap alright, but I feel like returns on the visual front are very diminishing at this point. It wowed me, but the “wow” factor didn’t even last for the entirety of the gameplay showcase.
On the other hand, Halo Infinite did not look impressive visually to me at all, even in the most recent screenshot releases, but I don’t think any less of the game for it.
Despite Ratchet looking more impressive visually, they’re ultimately on equal ground for me and it’s all thanks to the gameplay, which will be very engaging and fun on both. I know I’ll be playing Ratchet at 60fps, visuals be damned.
On the PlayStation side, I like Ratchet, Gran Turismo and Ghost of Tsushima quite a bit. Spider-Man not so much but I still like it. No interest in the likes of Horizon, God of War or whatever Naughty Dog makes.
On the Xbox side, I like Halo, Forza Motorsport and Horizon, Doom and The Elder Scrolls. I am also VERY interested in Perfect Dark, Avowed and to a slightly lesser extent Fable. Won’t say I “like” these, as they’re either totally new or so old that they’re in for a full revamp, so I don’t really know what they’ll play like in their upcoming releases. Everwild is intriguing but I have no idea what to think about it at the moment.
Ultimately I’m much more interested in the Xbox line-up, which considering I am mainly a PC gamer, is a pretty good state of affairs.
That said, PSVR2 is a thing. I love VR and the Xbox ecosystem has no answer as of right now. And honestly, PC VR isn’t in such good shape without a commited platform holder behind it, especially with Facebook funding VR projects in competition with SteamVR and releasing what are, at least in my view, much more balanced value propositions in terms of hardware. Which ain’t good for me considering I won’t touch Facebook with a 10 foot pole and there’s nothing as cohesive and affordable on the PC VR side without Facebook influence.