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If you had been wondering if your DualShock 4 controller will work on the upcoming PlayStation 5 console that is due out later this year, Sony is offering clarification. The short answer is yes, it will work. Well, sort of. The slightly longer answer is it will work, but only when playing PlayStation 4 games, and not PS5 titles. That is a pretty big caveat, and will undoubtedly disappoint PS4 owners who might have hoped they could save a bit of coin on extra controllers by handing an existing DualShock 4 to friends and siblings when playing on the same console. That will work for PS4 games, but if you're hoping to assert your dominance in, say, the PS5 version of NBA 2K21 over your little brother,... Read more...
Sony is making a big to-do about its "Ready for PlayStation 5" lineup of big screen Bravia TVs. The new designation applies to certain models that Sony has deemed as being, well, ready for its upcoming PS5 console, which will make its debut later this year (holiday 2020). But what does the additional branding really mean? Part of it is a clever marketing play. Sony likely figures that a Ready for PlayStation 5 badge will make PS5 owners more inclined to purchase one of its Bravia TV sets, on the assumption that they were designed an built with the game console in mind. "The new 'Ready for PlayStation 5' tagline has been created in partnership with Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) to make... Read more...
Sony has promised not to spring PlayStation 5 preorder availability on the public without sufficient notice, and while that's nifty and all, there is evidence to suggest the big day is coming relatively soon. For one, we know the PS5 will ship this holiday season (November or December). In addition, the underlying HTML code on one of Sony's websites contains some interesting text seemingly related to the PS5's eventual preorder status. We still do not know when exactly the PS5 or Xbox Series X will launch, as Sony and Microsoft still have not announced a specific date. My money's on sometime in November, though. In the meantime, Reddit user Kgarvey dug up some telling bits in the source code... Read more...
Sony is expecting its upcoming PlayStation 5 to be a big hit with gamers. After all, it's been nearly 7 years since the PlayStation 4 first launched, and there's been a lot of excitement around this new generation of consoles (which also includes Microsoft’s Xbox Series X).  Sony is reportedly so confident in demand for the console that it will double the number of units that it was planning to initially produce. According to a report from the Bloomberg, Sony had originally planned to produce 6 million PlayStation 5 consoles through March 2021. However, the company is now projected to ship around 10 million units. That's a huge increase in production compare to what was originally... Read more...
We still have no official word on how much the PlayStation 5 will cost when it debuts later this year, or exactly when it will launch, or what the actual performance will be like in comparison to the Xbox Series X, or...well, let's focus on something we DO know. That would be what the box art for Spider-Man Miles Morales looks like. "A quick update for our fans—here’s your first look at the box art for PS5 games you’ll be seeing on store shelves this holiday, starring Marvel Super Hero Miles Morales," Sony stated in a blog post. Spider-Man Miles Morales is being developed by Insomniac Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. It will be exclusive to the PS5 (maybe—more... Read more...
It appears that everyone wants a piece of Epic Games. Whether its competing developers that want a piece of the battle royale market that Fortnite dominates, or companies that want to invest into the gaming behemoth that Epic Games has become over the past two decades. Sony is looking to slot into the latter category with a $250 million minority investment into Epic Games. In a joint press release, the two companies said that the investment "reinforces the shared mission to advance the state of the art in technology, entertainment, and socially-connected online services." The investment shouldn't be too surprising, given that Epic Games chose Sony -- rather than Microsoft -- to showcase... Read more...
Both Sony and Microsoft have their next-generation game consoles launching this holiday season. While we know almost everything about the hardware and design of both consoles at this point, pricing is still a mystery, although many are expecting both consoles to come in around the $500 range in the US. While Sony has offered no official indication of pricing for its PlayStation 5 or the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition, some news has surfaced from Reddit user youessbee who claims to have been a participant in a Nielsen survey about the PlayStation 5 console. According to the Reddit user, pricing for the PlayStation 5 is still being decided by Sony. One of the survey questions explicitly stated that... Read more...
2K Games today revealed pricing for its upcoming NBA 2K21 game, which will launch first on current-generations game systems (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Windows PCs, and Google Stadia), then later on Microsoft's and Sony's respective next-generation consoles, the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. However, pricing will not be the same on current-gen and next-gen platforms, at least not for the standard edition. Regardless of platform, NBA 2K21 will arrive in two main releases—standard and a special Mamba Forever Edition honoring the late Kobe Bryant, the former Los Angeles Lakers superstar who perished this year in a helicopter crash, along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna... Read more...
Many gamers are really looking forward to the launch of the PlayStation 5 and the next-generation games that it will bring with it. In a recent PS5 showcase, some of the next-generation games were shown off. Game dev Insomniac had two games in that showcase what many console gamers are excited about, including Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. A video was recently shared that features Insomniac Creative Director, Marcus Smith, who worked on the Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart game. In the video, Smith talks about how the PlayStation 5 hardware helped the design team develop the game. As the quality of graphics increases, the size of the levels and files that... Read more...
Kentucky Fried Chicken is having some fun on Twitter at the expense of Microsoft and Sony, both of which have revealed their next-generation game console designs, the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, respectively. Each one has a unique look, but can they fry chicken? The "KFConsole" can, while also cranking out 4K visuals and 120 frames per second. A video promoting the spoof console was posted by KFC Gaming, the official gaming account of KFC (yes, the fried chicken chain maintains a gaming presence on Twitter). Have a look... The future of gaming is here. Introducing the KFConsole. #PowerYourHunger pic.twitter.com/ssUrX41Ab1 — KFC Gaming (@kfcgaming) June 12, 2020 Console designs that... Read more...
Gamers have been anticipating the next-generation consoles for years, and both the Sony PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X will launch this holiday season. A user on reddit named "GREBO7" has created a graphic that shows every game console going back to the original PlayStation and Xbox to give us a size comparison. We can see in the graphic that the Sony PlayStation 5 is a massive console that is much larger than anything that's ever been released on the market before. The PS5 isn't as fat as the Xbox Series X, but it is taller. We know the PlayStation 5 will be offered in a version with an optical drive and a version without the optical drive. The version used in the graphic is the console... Read more...
Sony's PlayStation 5 made its big debut yesterday, and the results were definitely mixed with regards to its design. The console's design is definitely more "out there" than the now seemingly quaint Xbox Series X, and has drawn a lot of criticism in the process. The console has a central strip that is black, which is flanked by white "wings" that curve outward at the top. The design has been likened from everything to the original Nintendo Wii attempting to cosplay as Batman to a modern interpretation of the original Xbox 360 (the RRoD-prone one). Gathered below are some of our favorite social "burns" of the PlayStation 5 that have rolled through since the console was officially unveiled:... Read more...
After months of looking at leaked PlayStation 5 dev boxes and speculative renders based on that design, we’re finally locking eyes on the production console. And thankfully, it looks nothing that spaceship-esque designs that we’ve previously witnessed.  The PlayStation 5 has a very organic shape with a black center core that flanked by curved white sides that fan out. It’s definitely “different”, and is a more interesting design choice than Microsoft’s tall, monolith-like Xbox Series X. Like that console, Sony allows you to place the PlayStation 5 either horizontally or vertically depending on your preference (or space constraints).... Read more...
We have many questions about Sony's upcoming PlayStation 5 game console, as we are sure you do as well. How much will it cost? What hardware features have not yet been announced? When exactly will it launch? The list goes on, and hopefully Sony will answer at least some of them today during a pre-recorded event. More than likely, however, we will mostly (if not entirely) get a look at some upcoming games, and hopefully with actual gameplay footage (as opposed to cinematic trailers). "There are few things as exciting as the launch of a new console. While this road to launch has been a bit…different, we are as thrilled as ever to bring you with us on this journey to redefine the future of... Read more...
No great video game would be complete without a memorable soundtrack and the highly anticipated The Last of Us Part II will be no exception. The Last of Us Part II will feature Pearl Jam’s song “Future Days.” The song will be used several times throughout the game to highlight the relationship between Joel and Ellie. Pearl Jam’s “Future Days” was initially released as part of their 2013 album Lightning Bolt. The lyrics focus on a deep, personal relationship. The chorus of the song says, “I believe/ And I believe 'cause I can see/ Our future days/ Days of you and me.” Developers Naughty Dog have argued that this song is important to the narrative... Read more...
Next generation game consoles will bring significant upgrades in power and capabilities over their predecessors, potentially paving the way for a true generational leap in gaming. But is there a bottleneck in the equation? If there is, it will not be the storage, which is getting a long overdue bump to a solid state drive, but perhaps the display. Matt Hargett, one of the engineers who worked on the PlayStation 5 has been revealing little tidbits here and there on Twitter. For example, in April he posted a tweet saying, "Many, many things haven't shown up in leaks. There are plenty of secrets that are being well kept. :)" Then yesterday, Hargett explained why some upcoming games for the PlayStation... Read more...
Gaming has taken on a new importance during the COVID-19 pandemic as people have sought out an “escape” from the dire news that has been broadcast over the airways for the past few months. Well, if you’re a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One gamer, we’ve got a few good deals for you today that will help you save money on some popular subscription services. Starting off with the Sony camp, Amazon is discounting both its PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now subscriptions by 30 percent, taking them from $60 per year to just $42 per year each. PlayStation Now is what enables multiplayer functionality for PlayStation 4 games, and gives you access to free games each month.... Read more...
If you were a fan of Sony’s WH-1000XM3 headphones, then you’ll be happy to know that its successor is right around the corner. In fact, we know that it’s coming soon as none other than retail giant Walmart has leaked its existence via its online shopping portal. The headphones are obviously called the WH-1000XM4, and they’re listed with an asking price of $348, which is the same price as the current-generation headphones. From a design and features standpoint, the newer model hones closely to its predecessor. But as you might expect, there are a few new standout features that might be worth the upgrade for audiophiles. For starters, the XM4’s offer the ability... Read more...
Sony is still planning to launch its next-generation PlayStation 5 console later this year (likely in November or December), despite the challenges associated with COVID-19. The question then becomes, how much will it cost? Sony CEO Jim Ryan offered up some interesting remarks on the PS5's pricing, while stopping short of committing to a specific cost. Pricing will be a big factor in the PS5 is received, along with Microsoft's competing Xbox Series X. Both consoles enter the next-gen fray with custom AMD silicon consisting of Zen 2 CPU cores paired with RDNA 2 graphics, with hardware support for real-time ray tracing. They also bring a solid state drive to the mix for much faster storage. It... Read more...
It seems Sony is not messing around with regards to backwards compatibility on its upcoming PlayStation 5 console, which is scheduled to arrive towards the end of the year (holiday 2020, so likely November or December). To ensure as few hiccups as possible, Sony has put the word out to developers that starting July 13, any new PlayStation 4 games must also work on the PS5. Backwards compatibility could be a big selling point, considering how games are available on the PS4. Initially, there was some confusion about how many existing titles would work on the PS5. During a specs reveal, Sony's Mark Cerny the company "recently took a look at the top 100 PS4 titles as ranked by play time, and we're... Read more...
The next-generation console wars have already heated up, and neither the Xbox Series X nor the PlayStation 5 have even launched yet. Microsoft and Sony fans just can’t help but bicker online about console performance, exclusives, and which platform has the best games – and those feuds will extend into the next-generation. To that end, Sony has announced that it will hold an event on June 4th at 4pm EST where it will focus on games for the PlayStation 5. Interestingly enough, Sony doesn’t have a high bar to jump over considering the nearly universally panned Xbox Series X “gameplay” event earlier this month that showed more prerendered gameplay... Read more...
As smartphone makers are apt to do, Sony is hanging its hat on camera performance with regards to its latest flagship smartphone, the Xperia 1 II ("Mark two"). The phone also touts high-end specifications and 5G connectivity. Sony's boldest decision, however, was giving it a $1,199 price tag, a decision it might be back peddling on. That is where pre-order pricing landed, anyway, though any references to a price are now gone from Sony's own product page and the retail listing on B&H Photo. Is this indicative of Sony perhaps having second thoughts and mulling a lower introductory price? Sony is not saying anything, so we will have to wait and see. The phone itself is what you would expect... Read more...
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