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It goes without saying that we all expected this result, but Sony today confirmed the obvious. Its next-generation gaming console will indeed by called the PlayStation 5, or PS5 for short. This news came courtesy of a blog post by Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) President and CEO Jim Ryan. The PlayStation 5 will be all-new from the ground up, and will be powered by an octa-core AMD Ryzen 3000 processor backed by a Radeon Navi-based GPU. Other items of note include the fact that standby mode power consumption has been dramatically cut from 8.5 watts to 0.5 watts, while a new SSD storage subsystem will completely revolutionize the gaming experience with respect to load... Read more...
Sony has announced that the latest update for the PlayStation 4 is coming this week around the world. The new software will take the PS4 to system version 7.00. The update brings with it key system features, including features for Party and Remote Play. Sony notes that a number of the new features, including the enhanced Party play, were unveiled in beta earlier this summer. The Party Feature Update makes it easier for players who enjoy playing along with their friends and community members to set up a Party. The updated Party feature includes key changes like the maximum number of Party users increased to 16 people. Network connectivity has been improved. Sony has improved Audio quality and... Read more...
Call it one small step for PlayStation 4 owners and one giant leap for gamers, as Sony has opened the door for cross platform gameplay. Or shall we say, opened it a bit wider—Sony actually relented to Epic Games around this same time a year ago by allowing an open beta enabling cross-play in Fortnite between the PS4 and Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One. At first, Sony was resistant to the idea, citing the PS4's supposed superiority over other platforms as the reason why. Sony also admitted at the time that it was not a technical barrier preventing it from embracing open play, just that the "PlayStation [4] is the best place to play." Sony would later backpedal by saying "enabling... Read more...
Pinch me, because I must be streaming. It's getting increasingly difficult not to slip into a sweet stream, with competition in the space heating up. In response to the growing field of competitors, Sony just slashed the price of its PlayStation Now game streaming service in half, to $9.99 per month. It's even cheaper if you pay for the service in the 3-month or 12-month chunks. "Starting today, PS Now will be offered at a more compelling price that is comparable to other entertainment streaming services on the market. Current customers will see this new pricing reflected in their next billing cycle," Sony said in a statement. Sony's price cut is in clear response to services like Google's Stadia... Read more...
Sony is developing a next-generation PlayStation 5 console for release next year, and what we know so far mostly relates to the hardware—it will feature a Navi GPU, for example, with real-time ray tracing support, and a solid state drive for snappy load times. In addition, a recent patent application suggests Sony will also incorporate an AI-powered digital assistant called "PlayStation Assist." This has the potential to be a game changing feature, if implemented and utilized properly. As outlined in the patent, PlayStation Assist would provide real-time help to players. This could run the gamut from asking for help in how to defeat a boss, to finding an in-game item. As it pertains to... Read more...
Power efficiency isn't exactly something that we often think about with gaming consoles, but with an increasing emphasis on companies to go "green" these days, more attention is being directed to the topic. Sony has efficiency in mind with regards to its upcoming PlayStation 5 gaming console, and it is stating that the console will be a lot more efficient than its predecessor at idle. As part of the "Playing for the Planet" initiative, Sony Interactive Entertainment President and CEO Jim Ryan talked up the efficiency of the upcoming PlayStation 5, and the numbers are quite astounding. According to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the original PlayStation 4 consumes 8.5... Read more...
You can now relive the glory days of mixed tapes, Sony is releasing a limited edition Walkman to celebrate the iconic device’s 40th anniversary. The NW-A100TPS Walkman will feature a 40th anniversary logo and a retro design. The NW-A100TPS Walkman does not play cassette tapes, but it does have 16GB of onboard storage. Users can directly download their favorite songs or stream via WiFi. The device is supported by Android so users should be able to access a wide variety of music apps. A LDAC, or a premium wireless codec, provides high-resolution audio music streaming, while a DSEE HX processor allows for audio upscaling. The Walkman will also include NFC and Bluetooth support, a... Read more...
Game load times are one place where game developers are looking to make things faster for gamers, rather than making them wait, breaking the immersion. In challenging games where players die a lot on the screen, faster load times mean less of a frustrating wait as the player respawns and the level loads again. Load times will be significantly improved with the PlayStation 5, according to a game developer called BoxFrog Games, thanks to the system's SSD-based storage subsystem. BoxFrog is developing a game that will launch soon called Lost Wing, which is a futuristic flight arcade game. Developer Tim Ash from Box Frog recently talked about Lost Wing before moving on to other topics in his chat.... Read more...
Sandbox game fans are in for a treat. Astroneer is coming to the PlayStation 4 on November 15th. The announcement was accompanied by an adorable trailer featuring a PlayStation 4 controller. Players can preorder the game now through the PlayStation Store for $29.99 USD. Preorders also include the Astroneer soundtrack, which typically costs an additional $5. The game requires a 5GB minimum save size and players will need a PlayStation Plus membership to access online multiplayer. It is unclear at the moment if crossplay will be an option. Astroneer is a space sandbox adventure game. Players are dropped onto a procedurally generated planet and are able to gather resources, craft items, and explore... Read more...
Sony is apparently in the giving mood, as some PlayStation 4 owners on Reddit can attest. How so? Apparently the electronics company has given a away a bunch free copies of Astro Bot Rescue Mission to registered PS4 owners, with "no strings" attached. The reason why, however, is not immediately clear (though we have a theory). "No catch, not strings... we're just giving you a free PlayStation VR game. Download the award-winning Astro Bot Rescue Mission... and blast off on an epic adventure to save Captain Astro's missing crew-bots. Use your exclusive voucher code at PlayStation Store now," the email reads. What makes this surprise gift so nifty is not just that it's an out-of-the-blue freebie,... Read more...
Remember those sketches of an unnamed "electronic device" that turned out to be a PlayStation 5 devkit? Well, if you thought the design looked wild, wait until you see some nifty renders based on those black and white drawings. It is still a funky (and futuristic) design, but to our eyeballs, these renders look absolutely stunning. If this is all new to you, here's a quick recap: Sony has already revealed a few details about its upcoming PS5 console, including the fact it will run on a custom SoC from AMD pairing Zen 2 CPU cores with Navi graphics supporting ray tracing. It will also feature fast solid state drive (SSD) storage to hopefully drastically cut down on load times. Earlier this week,... Read more...
Remember that funky-looking sketch we reported on yesterday, which appears to be a concept image of a PlayStation 5 console? Well, it appears as though it was the real deal. Well, sort of. Some people surmised the sketch was a pre-release devkit, and following the media exposure it gained, a game developer confirmed the theory on Twitter. Drawn images of the mysterious console appear in a patent application Sony recently filed. The patent application lists it as a Class 14.02 category device, a category that includes "data processing equipment and peripheral equipment." Game consoles typically slot into the same category, so it seemed pretty obvious that the sketches were depicting a PS5. Matthew... Read more...
We still have a way to go before Sony releases its PlayStation 5 console. Word is it will likely launch towards the end of next year but in the meantime, leaks and rumors abound. The latest info comes by way leaked patent drawings. As depicted, the design is drastically different than any previous PlayStation console. Source: LetsGoDigital It appears as though Sony's technical director Yusuhiro Ootori conceived the design, as shown in the image above. As for the patent, Sony submitted its application in Brazil back in May. More recently, it got published on August 13, 2019 at the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO), where it is listed as an electronic device. There is little doubt the images... Read more...
Having trouble convincing your console brothers and sisters how easy and rewarding it can be to assemble a PC? Find new friends! Just kidding (maybe). Rather than kick your console friends and family members to the curb, let them know that PC Building Simulator is now available on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. That's right, the PC building sim has expanded its reach to all three major modern consoles, so even your controller-wielding buddies can assemble a faux PC. PC vs Console? Why should you have to choose! PC Building Simulator is now available on PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch! pic.twitter.com/7Mfi96u4yM — PC Building Simulator (@PCBuildingSim) August 13, 2019... Read more...
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