PlayStation 5 - News

February2019

  • Feature Why You Shouldn't Worry About PS5 Backwards Compatibility

    Why would anybody play this?

    Jim Ryan has been appointed the new President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, and PlayStation fans are worried. The divisive executive has been with the Japanese giant since the beginning, playing a key role in the company’s dominance of the European continent. But he’s also said a couple of silly things...

  • News PS5 Website Domain Redirects to Official PlayStation Site

    Next gen is coming?

    Another day, another PS5 rumour. A somewhat obscure website address has been discovered, and it's caught the internet's attention for a couple of reasons. The domain is playstation5.pro, which of course refers to Sony's next gen console. However, if you visit the domain, it'll redirect you to the official PlayStation website...

  • News PS5 Backwards Compatibility Suggested by Sony Patent

    All previous PlayStation consoles covered

    Sony has filed a patent for a method of backwards compatibility. Supposedly, the newly devised system -- as authored by Mark Cerny, the guy who designed the PlayStation 4 -- will allow the PS5 to run all previous PlayStation software. And yes, in theory, that covers PSone, PS2, PS3, and PS4 games. Too good...

January2019

  • News Phoney PS5 Invites Are Being Sent Out to Press

    They're fake

    PlayStation Meeting invites are beginning to hit the inboxes of games media, but they’re completely fake. Sent from a standard Gmail account as opposed to an official Sony address, the emails promise a 20th February blowout, which will purportedly reveal the “future of PlayStation”. It’s similar to the correspondence the...

  • News Sony First-Party Studios Now Mostly Focused on PS5

    The future's happening

    It comes as no real surprise to hear, but most of Sony's first-party studios have now shifted their focus to the PS5. This is according to industry analyst Daniel Ahmad, also known as ZhugeEX. Ahmad's been a reliable source of inside information for years now, so we've got little reason to doubt his claims over on

  • News Quantic Dream Focusing on PS5 After Investment from NetEase

    But going multiformat

    Chinese giant NetEase has purchased a minority stake in French developer Quantic Dream, as the Detroit: Become Human maker turns its attention to the “development and creation of next-gen games”. The independent Parisian outfit has been a close partner of PlayStation for over a decade now, but

  • News Sony Reportedly Sending Out Player Survey Emails Regarding the 'Future of PlayStation'

    Time for PS5?

    From time to time, Sony will email its consumers with surveys in order to gather information on a certain subject. In the past, we've seen questionnaires regarding the DualShock 4, PSN name changes, and PSVR -- it's something every company does to gauge how users are feeling about particular products or services. According to the...

  • News Don't Pay Too Much Attention to New SOCOM Speculation

    New Year, same silliness

    There’s a laundry list of franchises that fans would like Sony to bring back, but SOCOM probably sits somewhere near to the top. As it’s a New Year, then, we may as well pick up where we left 2018: with rubbish rumours. Our good friend Tidux is back, telling his followers that a new instalment in the multiplayer military...

  • Feature What to Expect from PlayStation in 2019

    Games, services, and hardware

    As 2018 ends, it's time to look towards the year ahead. 2019 is surely going to be one of the most fascinating sets of 365 days for the PlayStation brand, and there's a multitude of reasons why. Every man and his dog knows that the PlayStation 5 is on its way, but when will it be announced and subsequently released? How...

December2018

  • News No, Sony's Holiday Theme Probably Isn't Teasing PS5

    High five

    Remember that awesome holiday theme Sony sent out to select PlayStation Network members for Christmas? Well, a handful of people believe it includes a secret PlayStation 5 tease. Crazy? You bet, but the theory is at least somewhat sound. Over on social media, members noticed that the letter used for the ‘S’ in ‘Happy Holidays’ is...

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August2018

  • Rumour Platform Named 'Erebus' Found in Unreal Engine 4, Could Be PS5

    Speaking in code

    There's no denying that PlayStation 5 is on its way, and we now have a fresh rumour to add to the pile. A ResetEra user has unearthed a new platform within Unreal Engine 4 named 'Erebus', and there's some evidence that it could turn out to be Sony's next generation console. In the two images below, we can see a list of known...

  • News PS5 Will Launch Late 2019, Says Japanese Analyst

    Unless production snags prevent it

    Predictions are all over the place as to when Sony's follow-up to the PS4 will be released. Some were initially predicting late 2018, which obviously isn't happening, while others think the PS5 is further away, in 2020 or 2021. The latest on this subject comes from Japanese firm Ace Economic Research Institute,...

July2018

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May2018

  • News PS4 'Entering Final Phase of Its Life' Says Sony CEO

    Beginning of the end

    The PlayStation 4 is nearing the end of its life cycle, according to Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO John Kodera. Speaking at the company's latest investor meeting, Kodera's statement comes as no real surprise. After all, the PS4 will turn five years old this November. The question, then, is how long will this "final phase"...

  • News PS5 Won't Be at E3 2018, Sony Unsurprisingly Confirms

    No hardware announcements at show

    There will be no Sony hardware announcements at E3 2018, meaning you can put your anticipation for the PlayStation 5 back in its box. While it perhaps won’t come as a huge surprise, Shawn Layden confirmed the tidbit on today’s PlayStation Blogcast. It perhaps indicates that the organisation is aware next-gen...

April2018

  • Report Sony's Mark Cerny Is on the Road Talking PS5 with Developers

    But it's unlikely to arrive soon

    Mark Cerny’s role as the PlayStation 4’s lead architect is one of the key reasons behind the console’s success, as he sought to right the wrongs of the PlayStation 3 and collaborated with developers – both first-party and third-party – on a system that was much easier to work with. According to a Digital...

  • News PS5 Is a Long Way Away, Or So Sources Say

    Developers weigh in on recent rumours

    The next PlayStation will release later this year, one ambitious rumour claimed recently. But according to a Kotaku report penned by the ever-reliable Jason Schreier, that’s extremely unlikely to be the case – in fact, we may be waiting until at least 2020 for the so-called PlayStation 5, just like

  • News PS5 Unlikely to Launch in 2018, Says Michael Pachter

    Odds on 2020

    We don’t think anyone really expected the PlayStation 5 to launch this year, despite there being reports to the contrary. Nevertheless, industry analyst Michael Pachter has been chatting to WCCFTech about the probability of a new console this year, and he’s said that there’s a “very low” chance of the PS5 dropping this...

  • Rumour Alleged PlayStation 5 Details Make Their Way Online

    Probably nonsense

    It's difficult to believe that we're already starting to hear conversation about PlayStation 5, but the first information surrounding the inevitable machine is doing the rounds online. In no way are any of these details confirmed to be true, so please remember to take with a metric ton of salt. A technology news site by the name...

November2017

  • Poll What Year Should Sony Launch the PS5?

    Next-gen predictions

    So, Ubisoft popped up earlier this week and said that it doesn't expect the next generation of consoles to launch for at least another couple of years. In other words, the company doesn't think that Sony is going to release the PS5 until late 2019 at the earliest. The publisher promises it doesn't have any inside knowledge...

  • News PS5 Is Still At Least Two Years Away, Says Ubisoft

    Next-gen chatter begins

    You won’t be playing on a PlayStation 5 until at least 2019, according to Ubisoft. In an investors call earlier this week, CEO Yves Guillemot declared that he believes new consoles are “a minimum of two years” away. We’d always assumed Sony would release a new system in 2019, too – but we’re actually starting to...

July2017

June2017

  • News PS5 Is Coming, Sony Confirms

    But don't expect it soon

    Sony has commented on the PlayStation 5 for the first time, telling a German website that it will release a next-gen console – albeit not any time soon. The platform holder was asked about the PlayStation 4 Pro, and whether the mid-gen device will eventually get any exclusive software. Big-wig Shawn Layden reaffirmed that...

April2017

  • News PS5 Could Launch As Early As Next Year, Reckons Analyst

    Pretty bloody unlikely, though

    One analyst believes that Sony is readying the PlayStation 5 for release in 2018 – but we respectfully disagree. Macquarie Capital Securities forecaster Damian Thong told The Wall Street Journal that Sony's next-gen system could drop as early as the second half of next year, with his accurate PS4 Pro and PS4 Slim...

January2016

May2015

  • News So, Looks Like Sony's Already Working on the PS5

    A whole new world

    While the PlayStation 4 is likely to be around for many years yet, we'd expect Sony to be starting to think about the future right about now. It's already set out its stall with the likes of PlayStation Now, but with Internet infrastructure not quite up to speed, we suspect that there'll be at least one more traditional console...

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