It's been a whopping seven years since the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One launched. That feels like an eternity, but it was seven years in-between the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 and eight years in-between the Xbox 360 and Xbox One, too. Time is a mysterious beast, and naturally, expectations for the future escalate. Console manufacturers are required to act like a new machine is the second coming of gaming, that we're on the cusp of revolution, in order to generate the necessary hype and interest to pry hundreds of dollars from people.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/4advdn/playstation-5-review-miles-morales-astros-playroom-bugsnax