Sony has just launched PlayStation 5 and introduced many games for the console. The launch of PlayStation 5 will certainly have a big impact on the gaming industry. The existence of the next-gen console will also affect the world of esports. Because, there are a number of esports games that are played on the console.
A few years ago, Sony collaborated with Activision so that all the matches in Call of Duty League only used PlayStation 4. Indeed, at first, it was a technical problem. However, after the problem was resolved, PlayStation 4 managed to become a stable platform for the Call of Duty competition. In the future, Call of Duty League also seems to still be played on PlayStation. And as mentioned by Forbes, it is also possible, Sony will extend its collaboration with Activision to cover PlayStation 5.
If Sony wants the Call of Duty League to only use PlayStation, one of the things they have to pay attention to is the controller. When CDL uses a Bluetooth controller from PS4, this causes connection problems because on match days, there are hundreds of controllers that are connected to PS4. Finally, the controller must be connected to the console using a third party cable. If Sony wants the PS5 to be the main console for an esports match, they should consider using a wired controller.
In addition to Call of Duty, sports games such as FIFA, NBA, and Madden are also played on consoles. It’s just that, competition from these games is usually held on Xbox and PlayStation. With the launch of PlayStation 5, chances are, that won’t change. However, if Sony can collaborate with the publisher of one of these games so that the game match is only held on PlayStation, this can attract other publishers to do the same collaboration. To realize this, Sony must again ensure that the controller of the PS5 is comfortable to use. They can also work with third parties to make PS5 controllers, which are used quite often by professional players.
During this time, the PlayStation console has indeed been used in a number of esports competitions. Looking ahead, esports matches from games such as Call of Duty and FIFA will also still use PlayStation. However, it would be interesting if there was a completely new PS5 game that became an esports game.