Let’s be frank – Sony’s transparency behind the PlayStation 5 is, well, lacking – and that’s if we’re being nice. Compared to Microsoft, Sony is far behind. We’ve yet to see any gameplay, what the console looks like, or anything else really, outside of the new DualSense controller and specs. Needless to say, Microsoft has won the early game with extreme transparency. Yet, somehow, Sony still exudes a lot of confidence in the PS5 – so much so that company CFO, Kiroki Totoki, has already envisioned the PlayStation 5 coming out on top of the next-gen console wares.
In a recent investor’s call, Totoki was asked what he thought about the perception of the PS5’s marketing being far inferior to the that of the Xbox Series X. His response made it clear that he’s not worried at all
“We consider things strategically but doing our best. As for pass or fail, I would wait for PS5 sales to make that judgement.”
Following the amazing display that was Epic’s Unreal Engine 5 running in real-time on the Sony PS5, we’re now hearing what Epic Games CEO (and Founder) Tim Sweeney thinks about the PlayStation 5.
Shortly after Unreal Engine 5 was revealed, Sweeney sat down for an interview with IGN where he talked no only about UE5 but what his thoughts are on the PS5. Now, while he stopped short of any type of comparison between Sony’s next-gen console on the Xbox Series X, and made it clear that he believes the PS5’s SSD is well ahead of even “the best SSD solution you can buy on PC today.”
" puts a vast amount of flash memory very, very close to the processor. So much that it really fundamentally changes the trade-offs that games can make and stream in. And that's absolutely critical to this kind of demo. This is not just a whole lot of polygons and memory."
Sony just published its latest set of financial results and along with it was the inclusion that the PS5 is not only on track for Holiday 2020 release but that no major problems have arisen for game software development from first-party studios or partner studios.
“Although factors such as employees working from home and restrictions on international travel have presented some challenges in regards to part of the testing process and the qualification of production lines, development is progressing with the launch of the console scheduled for the 2020 holiday season.”
The report goes on to say that, “At this point in time major problems have not arisen in the game software development pipeline for Sony’s own first-party studios or its partners’ studios.”
With that in mind, the latest financial reports are indicating that the launch window shown in a recently-discovered Japanese job listing could in fact be correct, despite the rumors that the Sony was having issues with the PS5 and could...
We just recently reported that the PlayStation 5 could make its long-awaited debut in June 2020, and now we’re here to tell you that a new job listing has hinted that the PS5 could launch in October 2020. The job posting can be found on Japanese site Rikunabi, and it clearly states that the PS5 is “scheduled to be released in October 2020.” This would put it earlier than the latest rumored Xbox Series X release date of Thanksgiving 2020.
The job listing itself, which was translated from Japanese, indicates that PlayStation is looking for someone to “handle the trial purchasing of PlayStation hardware products” within Sony Interactive Entertainment. Now, it should go without saying that this may or may not be legitimate, but Rikunabi is a legitimate and official recruitment portal.
An October launch for the PlayStation 5 would be amazing, however, it seems a little far fetched considering it’s already mid-May and we have yet to see the console or any in-engine gameplay...
In the most recent Press Start Podcast, Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier claims that Sony is still gearing up for a big PlayStation 5 reveal event in early- or mid-June. If this turns out to be true, we could finally get our first look at the currently-mythical console in as little as a few weeks.
“As of right now, as far as I know, Sony is still on track to do at least one thing by early or mid-June.”
Of course, he made it a point to stress that the ongoing coronavirus situation could push those plans back, despite the fact that Sony previously claimed in March that the PS5 was still on track. At this point, however, there’s a lot of speculation and rumors surrounding Sony and the PS5, including one that says the Sony PS5 has hardware and performance issues that are so bad that it may need to be redesigned.
That rumor might seem a little outlandish. After all, Sony isn’t...
Horizon Zero Dawn 2 could just be called “Horizon,” which was confirmed by a now-edited recent job posting that also tells us Guerrilla Games is aiming for “industry-benchmark graphics.” Of course, this will only be possible on the best PCs and the PlayStation 5. The listing originally referred to the game “Horizon” but has since been edited to remove that reference. Fortunately, the internet doesn’t forget anything:
This listing says that Guerrilla Games is looking for a technical vegetation artist that will focus on creating “lush and stunning vegetation” so that the studio’s world-dressing team “can deliver our immersive world with industry-benchmark graphics.”
This doesn’t come as much of a surprise, considering the fact that the studio has been trying to push its graphical dominance since the original Killzone was launched. And, since that latest reports say that Horizon Zero Dawn 2 will be a PS5 exclusive, the job listing makes even more sense. The odd thing here is that before...
If you’re not aware, Sony has a service called PS Now that allows you to stream a number of games, including PlayStation exclusives, even on the PC. This is similar to how Microsoft’s Project xCloud is supposed to work, too, and game streaming is slowly taking a hold on the gaming segment. However, a new rumor says that you’ll be able to stream game demos on the PS5, and this could be a big deal.
The source of the rumor is Twitter account PS5 Only (@ConsoleTime), and to be clear, the post doesn’t cite any specific source and is tagged it “#Rumor,” so you should take it with a grain of salt for now.
PS5’s New PS Store User Interface Allows You to Browse & Try Every Game Instantly, Playable Within Seconds, With No Traditional Downloading Required, No Waiting, Before You Decide to Purchase the Full Game & Download It as Normal. #Rumour #PS5 #PSStore #PSN $SNE pic.twitter.com/V04o2b9cdV— PS5 Only (@PS5only) April 30, 2020
Remember team tactical third-person mode from Modern Warfare 2 (2009)? I’m sure you do, as a lot of loyal COD players have fond memories of it. There hasn’t been a lot of hype around such a mode coming to today’s Modern Warfare reboot, but a weird glitch shown off by Reddit user Tkade14 shows us that it’s not only a feasible way to play, but it could be a very easy thing for Activision and Infinity Ward to make happen.
If you’re not aware, there is a third-person element to Modern Warfare, however, it’s only when you’re bleeding out in certain game modes. Once you go down, you get a third-person view until you’re either revived or bleed out. If you’re revived, the game is supposed to throw you back into the normal first-person view. In this particular case, however, it didn’t happen, and the player was able to run around for nearly a minute, knifing the hell out of people on the way.
Earlier this week, we found out that The Last of Us 2 would be released on June 19, just three weeks after its most recent scheduled release date. Now, it’s arrived back on the PSN store after being removed, and with it came confirmation that it’s the largest PS4 exclusive to date, tipping the storage scale at 100GB or more. This is also confirmed on the official PlayStation website that states “100GB minimum,” so take that as you will.
On top of this, we’ve found out that those receiving a physical copy of the game will get two discs. We assume that the first disc is an install disc and the second is a play disc, but that has yet to be confirmed. As far as the size of the game goes, it’s not the largest game out there, as some newer games have come closer to 150GB. However, for the sake of comparison, Final Fantasy 7 Remake required just over 90GB at launch as did Red Dead Redemption...
It’s still a little too early to tell, but all signs are pointing to Respawn Entertainment porting Apex Legends over to the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5. Supporting evidence comes straight from the jobs page on Electronic Arts’ website, so the source on this one is actually quite credible.
The job listing is for a Senior Rendering Engineer at Respawn Entertainment, and one of the main duties is to “push next-gen platforms and the PC to their limits on Apex Legends.” Of course, that doesn’t specifically refer to the PS5 or XBX, but the reference is pretty clear. Both systems are scheduled to arrive for the holiday season this year, so it makes complete sense, especially given the games popularity among players of all ages.
It’s so popular, in fact, that Respawn is currently working on porting it over to mobile devices and could, potentially, bring crossplay into the mix. For now, we’ll just have to wait and see what happens, and if it...