Resident Evil 8, aka Resident Evil Village, isn’t the game industry’s best kept secret. As far back as March, we learned that the game will be such a departure from the series that it will piss you off and that we’d play through a first-person perspective. There were plenty of other rumors, too, but this time, we have news straight from RE8 producers Tsuyoshi Kanda and Peter Fabiano via the magazine Famitsu and translated by Twitter user @cvxfreak.
Arguably, the most important news is that Chris Redfield will, in fact, be returning, and he’ll play a huge rule in the game. He’s the run that brings protagonist Ethan Winters to the village in RE8. Ethan himself will wake up to find himself in the village after an unknown amount of time has passed.
This week's issue of Famitsu (10/29) features a bit of new information regarding Resident Evil: Village. Details translated into English in this thread: pic.twitter.com/fSMEIM0rXP— Alex Aniel (@cvxfreak) October 14, 2020
The photo spread in Famitsu also showcases a group of villagers...
Following confirmation from Sony that all but 11 PS4 games will be playable on the PS5, Ghost of Tsushima developer, Sucker Punch, has confirmed that the game will get quite the boost on the PS5, including 60 FPS performance, and you’ll have the ability to easily transfer your progress to the PS5 and pick up exactly where you left off.
#GhostOfTsushima will be playable on PS5 on day one via backward compatibility, and you’ll be able to transfer your save from PS4 to pick up where you left off! Find out more info on the @PlayStation Blog: https://t.co/zirVETqRje https://t.co/2iblq4q1EJ— Ghost of Tsushima 🎮 OUT NOW (@SuckerPunchProd) October 9, 2020
Running Ghost of Tsushima at 60 FPS comes courtesy of the PS5’s Game Boost feature that will make PS4 games look just a bit better. But, that’s not all, as the Game Boost feature will also enable faster loading, something confirmed in a subsequent tweet:
“PS5 owners playing with Game Boost will see an extra option to allow frame rates up to 60FPS, and while loading...
Fresh on the heels of news that The Outer Worlds is launching on Steam on October 23, new word has surfaced that game studio Obsidian is working on a new game that could be a sequel or a spin-off. Word comes from senior video games industry analyst, Daniel Ahmad of Niko Partners via Twitter.
Last I heard a new entry in the franchise is being explored, currently in pre-production. Could change into something else ofc, but this is the current status. https://t.co/OGvfHjycNu— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) October 11, 2020
With that in mind, we do know that The Outer Worlds will make the transition to the PS5 and Xbox Series X, with Obsidian working hard to make it happen sooner than later. However, Obsidian is now an Xbox Games studio, and that’s where problems with the next game in the series might lie.
With Obsidian being an Xbox Games studio, there’s a chance that the next game might not be available on the PlayStation 5. It will surely be available on the Xbox Series X, and Microsoft...
As it turns out, there will be another episode of Cyberpunk 2077 Night City Wire, and this episode will be all about the cars in Night City.
The 4th episode of Night City Wire is coming next Thursday, October 15 at 6PM CEST! This time, we'll go into details about the looks, sounds, and specs of #Cyberpunk2077 vehicles. As usual, you can expect new gameplay footage, announcements, and more!📺 https://t.co/y8iUIM0gBv pic.twitter.com/CbENAuOCEj— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) October 8, 2020
As you can see from the short teaser above, part for of Night City Wire will kick off on Thursday, October 15 at 6PM CEST – 9AM PDT, Noon EDT, and 5 PM BST. The entire focus is on the vehicles that you’ll drive around, and how much you’ll be able to interact with the environment with them. We expect to see new gameplay footage, among other things.
This is big news considering that we’ve seen precious little about the vehicles of Night City. Is Cyberpunk 2077 set to be the next Grand Theft Auto? Perhaps, but something tells...
Sony has finally spilled the beans on backward compatibility, and we have some good news. In a blog post, Sony has confirmed that all PlayStation 4 games, with the exception of 11 games will be playable on the PS5. That’s 11 unplayable games out of more than 4,000, so we’re going to go ahead and write this one off as a win.
Of all the games that aren’t compatible with the PlayStation 5, the only one that you’ll probably even recognize is Hitman Go: Definite Edition. The rest are, well, not important anyway.
PS4 Games Not Backward Compatible on PS5
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Just to make sure that you’re aware, when Sony updates the PlayStation Store for the PS5, these 11 games will be marked as “Playable on: PS4 only.” It should also be noted that not all games will function exactly the same way the do on PS4.
“Some functionalities that...
Activision took a deep step into the battle royale genre when it launched Call of Duty: Warzone, and the game was met with a hell of a lot more success than the last COD battle royal saw. Within weeks the number of players skyrocketed, and Warzone was competing with games like Fortnite, PUBG, and even Apex Legends. Warzone is lacking one big thing, though, and that’s a port for mobile devices, but all of that could change very soon, and we now have proof that Activision is – at the very least – taking the idea into consideration.
A new job listing that has since been removed, appeared on Activision’s website. The job listing said it was looking for someone to work on “WZM” – which is easy to assume is an abbreviation for Warzone Mobile – who would “harvest, adapt, and deliver the essential features from Warzone console and PC into their best mobile instantiation.” This person would also “serve as the primary point of contact on Warzone Mobile leadership team for clarity and...
Now that Microsoft has announced pricing for the Xbox Series X and digital-only Xbox Series S, the world is waiting for Sony’s answer. From the look of things, you might want to prepare for disappointment as a new leak paints the Sony PS5 as the more expensive console, and considerably so at that. According to the leaked image posted on Twitter (shown below) the PS5 will be priced at €499.90, which comes to $594 or £460 at current exchange rates. The PS5 digital edition is listed at €399.90, which converts to $475 or £369.
#PS5€399/€499(El Corte Inglés ~ One of the biggest spanish retailers) pic.twitter.com/B6o3aJhAqG— AllGamesDelta (@AllGamesDelta_) September 13, 2020
If these prices are, in fact, accurate, that means you’ll have to pony up an extra $100 for the more powerful PS5 or $176 of the digital-only PS5 – something that would give the Series X quite the edge. Of course, when you look at sales history between the two companies, this price difference probably won’t be enough to paint the next-gen Xbox as the king...
Microsoft confirming the Xbox Series S and a price tag of $299 might have been a damaging blow to the PlayStation 5, at least in terms of players still on the fence about what console to go for this holiday season. That smaller console with a significantly smaller price tag ($299 vs. $499), however, means you have to trade off built-in storage space, the high-end GPU, and just a bit of system memory. That 512 GB hard drive was probably the biggest blow, given the size of games for current-gen systems, but now we know why – according to Microsoft, reducing the size of the HD was the primary factor in shaving cost.
This confirmation comes via a leaked Xbox press briefing, where Liz Hamren – Head of Platform Engineering and Hardware – went into depth on the subject:
“When we move to SSD technology we get much, much higher performance, but of course that performance comes at a higher cost. Of course, more storage is always better, so we were trying to balance storage drive...
Despite the fact that Nintendo believes the Switch has plenty of life left in it and isn’t worried one bit about the Xbox Series X or PS5, rumors have been swirling about a new Switch console being in the works. The first rumor involved the potential for a dual-screen switch, which would have been quite awkward, while the most recent rumor suggested that a new Switch with “upgraded interactivity” was in development. That rumor suggest that a Switch Pro of sorts, with 4K capability, was in development, and now a new report from Bloomberg seems to be backing that up in a major way.
That report says that Nintendo has asked its assembly partners to “increase production” to 30 million units with the sole purpose of meeting extreme demand. That’s not surprising, honestly, since the Switch was hard to come by in the early days of COVID lockdown. But, that’s not the real meat and potatoes of that report. The real news here is that “several outside game developers,” who spoke on the condition of...
Once again, the official Rockstar Support account on Twitter is answering questions about Grand Theft Auto 6. Well, it’s not exactly answering them, but it’s at least acknowledging them – directing fans of the yet-to-be-confirmed game to Rockstar Newswire for official updates. Of course, these replies, which were scattered across the last week, also confirmed that Rockstar has “not released any information” about GTA 6.
There is no news on that topic yet. Please stay tuned to the Rockstar Newswire for official updates: https://t.co/i1zkZw0nsH *KG— Rockstar Support (@RockstarSupport) September 7, 2020
Following Rockstar’s renewing of both GTA 6 and Vice City Online domain names, it’s not surprising that Rockstar Supports new attentiveness to GTA 6 would spark new rumors. The same thing happened when Rockstar introduced a new logo and when GTAVI.com was updated to no-longer point to the official GTA 5 website. Just a few weeks after the the website situation sparked rumors, a report suggested that GTA 6 was actually in development but would be very different. If that rumor was true, and...