Console & PC 101

  • Updated

This article explains basic information regarding each console & PC client used for the extensive list of games offered by Generation Esports. Please note that not all games are available on all platforms.

 

CONSOLE SYSTEMS:

  • Nintendo Switchâ„¢ System
  • PS5 Standard
    • Retail value $499
    • Current generation console released Nov. 2020
    • Best power/performance in the Playstation family
  • PS5 Digital
    • Retail value $399
    • Current generation console released Nov. 2020
    • Best power/performance (same as PS5 STANDARD)
    • No disk drive (digital downloads only)
  • Xbox Series X
    • Retail value $499
    • Current generation console released Nov. 2020
    • Best power/performance of current Xbox family
  • Xbox Series S
    • Retail value $299
    • Current generation console released Nov. 2020
    • 2nd in power/performance under Series X
    • No disk drive (digital downloads only)

ONLINE SUBSCRIPTIONS

Below you will find information on the various online subscriptions required for online play available for each console.

  • PlayStation Plus
    • Individual membership
  • Xbox Live
    • Online multiplayer gaming and digital media delivery service
  • Xbox Game Pass*
    • Game subscription service for Xbox consoles, Windows 10, and Android
  • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate
    • Combines Xbox Network & Game Pass services

*Subscribing to Xbox Game Pass alone will not allow for online play*

 

PC GAME CLIENTS/LAUNCHERS

Using Windows 10 OS, PC uses different clients to operate different games, depending on the developer of the title. Below is a list of different game clients and examples of titles offered on each. 

  • Steam
    • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Halo Infinite, Rainbow 6: Siege, NBA 2K Series
  • Battle.net
    • CoD Vanguard, CoD Warzone, Hearthstone, Overwatch
  • Epic Games
    • Fortnite Battle Royale, Rainbow 6: Siege, Rocket League
  • Riot Games
    • Valorant

CROSS-PLATFORM, EXCLUSIVES, ETC. 

The following list provides information on the which of the most popular Generation Esports competition games support full cross-platform play (players can play with each other across console/pc). 

  • Rainbow 6 Siege (Console crossplay only; does not crossplay with PC)
  • Fortnite (All-platform Crossplay)
  • Halo Infinite (Xbox, PC)
  • Overwatch 2 (All-platform Crossplay)
  • Rocket League (All-platform Crossplay)
  • Minecraft Java Edition (PC, Mac OS, and Linux; no crossplay with consoles)

Please refer to our game overviews or or your specific community's tournament overview (HSEL, MSEL, etc.)  to see specifics on which platform is offered for competition.