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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...
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...
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...
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...
We still have about a year to go before Sony launches its next-generation PlayStation 5 console, which will go up against Microsoft's upcoming Xbox Series X. Little by little, we are learning more about the hardware and features that will comprise the next round of flagship gaming systems. One interesting tidbit that recently emerged is that developers have apparently been praising how easy its is make games for the PS5. Even though the PS5 will not come out until "holiday 2020," developers already have access to PS5 devkits, so they can program games for launch day (and shortly after). And according to Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida, developers have... Read more...
Image from NetEase We so far know very little about any upcoming PlayStation 5 games, despite the fact that we know quite a bit about the console's hardware. Both PlayStation and video game developers have been tight-lipped about future offerings. However, one description hints that a major battle royale game will be available on the PlayStation 5. A NetEase employee indicated that they were helping to bring Knives Out to the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. The employee stated on LinkedIn that they had served as the department art director/product manager for the Knives Out team. Their description indicated that the game is in full development for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. Daniel... Read more...
It will be around a full year before Sony rolls out its next-generation PlayStation 5 console, and in the meantime, we are left to scrape details from little nuggets Sony shares here and there, the usual rounds of leaks and rumors, and perhaps patent applications as well. As it pertains to the latter, Sony was just recently granted an interesting patent that could potentially turn any single-player game into a multi-player experience. As things currently stand, developers choose to make a game single-player or multi-player, and players are pretty much bound to that decision. There are end-arounds, of course, such as taking turns controlling a character if two or more people happen to be in the... Read more...
We've seen patent drawings of [the dev version of] Sony's upcoming PlayStation 5 (PS5) along with a slew of renders based on those drawings. Today, however, we're getting our best look yet at the dev boxes that have been in the hands of game studios around the globe. Not surprisingly, the devices that we see in this single image look like a dead ringer for the previous leaks. The image also confirms the weird V-shaped at the top of the console that is infused with what appears to be cooling vents. Tom Warren, a writer for The Verge, posted to Twitter confirming that the image is legit while at the same time explaining the reasoning behind the peculiar design of the dev boxes. PS5... Read more...
It's no secret that the next-generation consoles from Microsoft and Sony will both use a solid-state drive (SSD) in an effort to improve overall system performance and game loading times. However, up until this point, we had no idea who would be supplying this speedy storage subsystem for the Xbox Project Scarlett and the PlayStation 5. However, according to a presentation at the Samsung SSD forum last week in Tokyo, we're learning that Samsung is likely the vendor that has been selected. During a presentation on SSDs, Samsung presented a slide dedicated to gaming SSDs for consoles. The performance for the so-called "Optimized NVMe" SSD show it providing a substantial decrease... Read more...
We have two highly anticipated game console launches coming up in 2020, and they are Microsoft's Xbox Project Scarlett and Sony's PlayStation 5. Of the two, we know the most about the PlayStation 5, and according to a new leak, we now know exactly when it will launch and how it will be priced. According to a leak from Twitter user PSErebus, Sony's previous "Holiday 2020" launch has been pinned down more specifically to November 20th 2020. That launch date definitely seems to mesh with Sony's previous two launches -- PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 -- which launched on November 11th 2006 and November 15th 2013 respectively. The second bit of information suggests that the PlayStation 5 will launch... Read more...
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