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Microsoft has been relatively forthcoming about details surrounding its next-generation Xbox Series X game console, including performance specs and giving us a look at its interior design. After initially announcing the PlayStation 5 in mid-2019, Sony has held many details of its new console pretty close to the vest. But that isn't stopping gaming retailer GameStop from “leaking” some important features of the game console. GameStop has posted a landing page for the PlayStation 5 where prospective buyers can enter in their name and email address to be notified about future updates from Sony. But if you read further down the page, the retailer posted this curious... Read more...
Fancy new features could be headed to next-generation game controllers. As it pertains to the DualShock 5 for the Sony's upcoming PlayStation 5 console, biofeedback could be part of the package, allowing the controller to detect the player's heartbeat and even if their level of sweat. For what purpose? Increased immersion, of course. A supposed patent viewed by Respawn First outlines the biofeedback mechanisms. Assuming it's real, Sony describes having sensors on one or both grips of a controller (potentially the DualShock 5) to track electrodermal activity, or sweat secretion, and a user's heart rate. That information could then be relayed to the PS5 so that changes in gameplay could be made... Read more...
A new patent has turned up from Sony that shows the console maker is working on an AI assistant that could coach gamers. With the PlayStation 5 set to launch this holiday season, the technology that Sony outlines in this patent could possibly turn up in the next-generation game console. The title of the patent is "In-Game Resource Surfacing Platform." The patent describes methods of providing gamers with contextually relevant in-game resources when they're in need of help during game play. The main image in the patent, seen above, shows a gamer asking the game console how to defeat a boss character in a video game. The AI captures the spoken word, sends it to the cloud, processes it, determines... Read more...
The Coronavirus has caused havoc around the world for over a month, infecting its victims with flu-like systems. Since the coronavirus was initially identified in late December, it has gone on to kill 638 people worldwide (this is up from 362 just this past Monday). Likewise, there are 31,526 total confirmed cases worldwide. Given the wide impact of the coronavirus, and the fact that its epicenter is in mainland China, where many businesses and factories are closing down, launch timelines are starting to be affected for some tech companies. The latest reports coming out of China is that both the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5 may see their launch windows slip as a result... Read more...
It's not exactly the explosion of details that we were hoping to receive on the PlayStation 5, but Sony today launched the official website for its next-generation game console. The new official homepage for the PS5 confirms that it will launch in time for the Holiday 2020 shopping season. "We've begun to share some of the incredible features you can expect from PlayStation 5, but we're not quite ready to fully unveil the next generation of PlayStation," the site reads. "Sign up below to be among the first to receive updates as we announce them, including news on the PS5 release date, PS5 price and the upcoming roster of PS5 launch games." The latest rumors that we've heard through... Read more...
Historically, Sony has been loathe to fully embrace cross-platform multiplayer gaming, much the consternation of gamers. Who knows when or if it will pull a true 180 (to Sony's credit, it does support cross-play in some instances). When it comes to its PS4 Remote Play feature, however, a new survey hints that Sony might be more welcoming of competing consoles. PS4 Remote Play is a different beast than cross-play, of course, but it was to be supported by competing consoles, it would be an interesting twist (and a welcome one). As it stands, PS4 Remote Play allows gamers to stream PlayStation 4 games to their Windows PC, Mac system, Apple iOS (12.1 or higher) devices, and Google Android (5.0 or... Read more...
Sony and Microsoft are both planning to launch next generation game consoles toward the end of the year, those being the PlayStation 5 (PS5) and Xbox Series X, respectively. Both will feature custom AMD silicon underneath the hood, along with solid state drive (SSD) storage, and with there being so many similarities in the hardware makeup of each console, will one be faster than the other? And if so, which one? If a recent tweet is any indication, the edge will go to the PS5. Maybe. Here's the thing—AMD's Zen 2 CPU architecture and next-generation Navi GPU (with hardware-level support for real-time ray tracing) will power both consoles. That is pretty much the extent of what we know for... Read more...
More details of the adaptive triggers on the DualShock 5 controller for the PlayStation 5 is coming to light. Such a feature was referenced in a patent filing last November, and now a new patent filing highlights the feature once again, along with some other elements that have yet to be revealed in full. The new patent shows up on the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) website, as spotted by a member of the Resetera forum ("gofreak"). All of the text is in Japanese, and so we are relying on a Google translation, and that of gofreak. Nevertheless, it shows that several people are attached to the patent, including Nicolas Doucet, creative director at Asobi, producer of Astro Bot. Part... Read more...
A man traveling through Portland International Airport apparently had a layover long enough that he decided to play some video games. Playing games at the airport isn't such a big deal if you're using something like a Nintendo Switch, laptop, or smartphone. Where gaming at the airport can become a big deal is if your preferred gaming platform, and the one you're traveling with in your bag, is a PlayStation 4. The man decided that he would hook his PS4 up to one of the official monitors in the terminal and get his game on. The image seen above is of the man playing Fortnite, taking over a monitor that usually displays a map of the airport. He also appears to have graciously dragged a chair over... Read more...
Sony and Microsoft have both been slow playing the details of each company's next-generation game console, the PlayStation 5 (PS5) and Xbox Series X, respectively. They will arrive at retail in holiday 2020 (which means November or December). But will we see a full reveal before then? It's possible, and there is evidence to suggest Sony will reveal its PS5 console next month. So far, Sony has talked about some of the specifications underpinning its next-generation game console—custom AMD silicon based on its Zen 2 CPU and Navi GPU architectures, hardware-level ray tracing support, solid state drive (SSD) storage, and a few other nuggets. Sony also unveiled the PS5 logo, which looks like... Read more...
What we already know about the next generation of game consoles that will come out towards the end of the year is fairly enticing, such as hardware-level ray tracing support and solid state drive (SSD) storage for faster game loads. But what about the features we do not know about yet? There will inevitably be some surprises, and Sony in particular is hinting at novel things to come that have not been revealed. Even before we get to that, we know the PlayStation 5 will feature custom silicon from AMD, with Zen 2 CPU cores working on concert with a Navi GPU. The latter is presumed to be based on Navi 20, as both Sony and Microsoft confirmed that their respective next-gen consoles will support... Read more...
You may have figured Sony would blitz CES with new headphones and other audio products, and perhaps a wide assortment of electronic gadgets. Instead, the company is sparking interest with the Vision-S, a concept electric vehicle (EV) with nearly three dozen sensors in and around the car, and a bunch of high-tech goodies. Sony is not the first name that comes into mind when thinking about automobiles, and the EV category specifically. However, the Vision-S is a bold (and surprising) attempt to inject Sony into the discussion, and in a big way. If nothing else, this is certainly an ambitious move by the PlayStation maker. "Sony wants to change mobility as we know it. How can we inspire people through... Read more...
Only Sony really knows what the final version of the PlayStation 5 will look like when it ships to consumers at the end of the year. As we wait for the big date, however, more pictures have emerged showcasing the PS5 devkit that developers have access to in order to make and test PS5 games on. We also get a glimpse of the DualShock 5 controller. The PS5 devkit has been the subject of numerous leaks and rumors, including prior sketches (from a patent application) and subsequent renders that found their way to the web. It is a unique design for sure, with a V-shaped cutout in the heart of the console. It looks sort of like an alien spaceship, and is the kind of design that people are likely to... Read more...
Microsoft and Sony and are both planning to launch next-generation game consoles near the end of 2020, the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, respectively. While full details of each one is under tight lock and key, we know both will feature custom AMD silicon, consisting of Zen 2 CPU cores and a powerful Navi GPU, paired with a solid state drive. But which one will be the faster console? Some new information suggests the Xbox One X could have the edge, at least on paper. All we really know for sure is that the Navi GPU inside each console will bring hardware-level support for real-time ray tracing. Beyond that, there is no official information outlining the number of compute units or stream processors,... Read more...
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