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Latest Leaks Suggest Silent Hill’s Reveal Imminent; Resident Evil 8 to be the Most Gruesome Yet

Known Silent Hill and Resident Evil Leaker @AestheticGamer has suggested that Resident Evil 8 will be “the darkest and most gruesome RE yet” while at the same time suggesting that, while he doesn’t know anything he hasn’t shared about Silent Hill, that the game will be revealed soon. https://twitter.com/AestheticGamer1/status/1258817870764494849 For what it’s worth, Aesthetic Gamer has been pretty reliable in the past. In January, he suggested that both Silent Hills and Silent hill would be revealed this year. Then, in March, he suggested that Silent Hill would return for the PlayStation 5. As far as Resident Evil 8 goes, he’s been quite forthcoming with information as well. In the last month and a half he’s said that Resident Evil 8 will piss you off, that it would feature a first-person view, and that it will be a sequel to RE7: Biohazard.   With Resident Evil 7 pushing the first-person view to extremes, the news that RE8 would be played from the first-person...

The Microsoft Xbox Series X Could Launch With a $400 Price Tag

The idea of the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 expected having an entry-level price tag of between $500 and $600 isn’t surprising. However, industry analyst Michael Pachter says Microsoft might be willing to take a hit to win the next-gen console war, suggesting that the company could sell the Series X for $400 at launch. Pachter, who is a veteran industry analyst, I might add, during his appearance on Periscope with Geoff Keighley. During his appearance, he explained exactly why and how Microsoft would low-ball the Series X price. “From what I’ve seen, Sony’s going to have to charge $500 for their PS5, and Microsoft has a big balance sheet. if they want to cut the price by $100, just price below and subsidize the first ten million, they will.” The general idea is that, since Microsoft generates so much revenue from other sources, the Xbox division can take a hit without even stumbling. With the exception of the lackluster May Inside...

The PlayStation 5 Could Make Its Long-Awaited Debut in June

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...

A Job Listing for Horizon Zero Dawn 2 Hints at PlayStation 5 Exclusivity

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: https://twitter.com/SikandrMahmood/status/1258235684047007744 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...

Will Instant Demos Give the PlayStation 5 An Edge Over the Xbox Series X?

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

The First Screenshots for Lord of the Rings: Gollum Have Surfaced

We haven’t really heard much about Lord of the Rings: Gollum since it was announced back in March of 2019, and now – seemingly out of nowhere – a handful of new high-resolution screenshots have surfaced online. The new screenshots come via a German website known as GameStar. Thanks to the title, the expectation is that the game would focus on the journey of Smeagol as opposed to the hobbits from the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and the new screenshots suggest exactly that. Of course, we still don’t know much about actual gameplay, but some of the screenshots suggest that there will be some element of stealth to it. Looking back at an interview with Daedalic’s CEO, Carsten Fichtelman, back in 2019, it seems as if the game has been coming along quite nicely. Back then, the studio hadn’t even settled on graphics or how the game would differ from the movies: “We are still discussing many things;...

Battlefield 6 Will Launch in 2021, Probably a Next-Gen Exclusive

Earlier this week, we reported that Battlefield 5 was due one more update and that Chapter 6 would be the last seasonal chapter. At the time, it was believed that Battlefield six was at least a couple of years out, with EA’s original time frame being EA’s fiscal 2022 or April 2021 to March 2022, with early 2022 being more likely. Now, a new report suggests that EA has shortened that release window considerably, with a new Battlefield, whatever it will be called, coming in 2021. Now that Battlefield V and Star Wars Battlefront II are coming to an end, EA DICE is apparently about to shift its focus to the next Battlefield. This news comes directly from a statement made by EA via VGC: “The team at DICE is working on the standalone Battlefield V update releasing this summer, and continuing their work on delivering Community Games. While the studio's vision for Star Wars Battlefront II is now complete with this week's The Battle on Scarif Update, the servers,...

They Say Perfect Dark Reboot, We Say Golden Eye 007 Remaster

Speculation about a Perfect Dark reboot has come to life, but the story of how the internet got there is a confusing one, so you’ll have to stick to my heals for a minute as I try to explain this one. Long story short, a Twitter user shared the link of a former employee of The Initiative, a game studio that is related to Microsoft who, not that long ago, bought Rare and its entire library of games. That linked in profile was for Christopher NG, a former employee of The Initiative that left the studio earlier this year. Still with me? Good. Chistopher Ng was a technical designer at The Initiative, and he supposedly “designed and scripted various weapons, gadgets, and a camera surveillance system for an unannounced project.” He was also responsible for “scripting and creating various world interactables and gameplay objects, such as doors, destructibles, hazards, triggers, and much more” in Unreal Engine 4. Those descriptions sound a lot like...

New Job Listings Hint That a PS5-Exclusive Days Gone Sequel Could Be In the Works

Sony Interactive Entertainment Bend Studio, the developers behind the Syphon Filer series, Uncharted: Golden Abyss, and – more recently – Days Gone, is hiring senior staff for a new AAA game. The game, while unnamed at this moment is undoubtedly heading to PlayStation 5, and it’s certainly a hint that Days Gone 2 could be in the works. There are currently two job postings as of the time of this writing. One is for a Senior Staff Technical Artist, and the other is for the role of a Senior Audio Programmer. These listings are asking for applicants with experience in creating “cinematic-quality facial articulation” and supporting 3D audio, two things that were big features in Days Gone and two things that would be a necessity for a Days Gone Sequel and, quite honestly, something we’d welcome in a new Syphon Filer game too. The increased hope in a Days Gone sequel goes all the way back to last year when Studio Director, Chris Reese, said “this...

New Leaks Have Exposed Major Story Spoilers for The Last of Us 2

The Last of Us 2 may have been indefinitely delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but that hasn’t stopped a very naughty Naughty Dog employee from releasing some more gameplay footage. This time around, the footage reveals some major story spoilers, with level lists, cutscenes, and as best anyone can tell, pretty much the entire plot. It took all of about 10 minutes for Sony to start pulling strings to have the video removed but, as is always the case, the internet never forgets. Fans have put together a full breakdown, full of spoilers, and posted it to Resetera if you’re interested in seeing what the game will offer when it does finally launch. I wouldn’t recommend checking it out if you want to get the best of what the games offers at launch, but to each their own. As of now, there’s still no set release day for The Last of Us 2 but things have changed a lot over the...

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Latest Leaks Suggest Silent Hill’s Reveal Imminent; Resident Evil 8 to be the Most Gruesome Yet

Known Silent Hill and Resident Evil Leaker @AestheticGamer has suggested that Resident Evil 8 will be “the darkest and most gruesome RE...