PlayStation 5 News

April2019

  • News Insiders Claim That Next Xbox Is More Advanced Than PS5

    It begins

    Sony officially unveiled the first details regarding the PlayStation 5 this week, catching the industry somewhat by surprise in the process. Many had expected Microsoft to move first at E3 2019 in a few weeks, but it seems the Japanese giant had other ideas. Of course, Xbox chief Phil Spencer alluded in Los Angeles last year that it will...

  • Guide All PS5 Games Confirmed or Rumoured

    PS5 games at launch and beyond

    What PS5 games have been announced? What PS5 games have been rumoured? In this guide, we're going to list every PS5 game that's been confirmed or rumoured ahead of the console's release, which is due in 2020. This list is based on at least partial confirmation from publishers or developers, rumours that have weight,...

  • Poll What Are Your Thoughts on the PS5?

    The next-gen hype train has arrived

    When we stepped into the Push Square office at the start of the week, we didn't think for a second that we'd be covering the PS5. And by that, we mean the actual PS5. Not rumours, not speculation, but concrete, official details on the next-gen console itself. It's been a wild ride to say the least. Of course, as...

  • Guide PS5 FAQ - Everything You Need to Know

    All the information on PlayStation 5

    It's time to start talking about the PlayStation 5. Now that Sony has finally begun lifting the lid on its next-gen console, we now know a whole lot more about what to expect going forward. Of course, we don't know everything just yet, but thanks to a revealing report from Wired, we have a much clearer picture of...

  • Reaction Sony's Surprise PS5 Reveal Was a Stroke of Genius

    Shock and awe

    We’ve been here before, haven’t we? I remember the halcyon days of 2013, when a less jaded Sammy and a much smaller Push Square quivered with anticipation as Sony announced the PlayStation Meeting which would later play host to the PlayStation 4. The event was revealed days after a cunning Kaz Hirai had told a business broadsheet...

  • News PS5's Price Will Be 'Appealing to Gamers', Says Cerny

    But what does that mean?

    There’s no question that the PlayStation 5 sounds incredible, but considering its impressive roster of features, it also sounds pretty pricey. As you probably already know, SSD drives don’t exactly come cheap – and nor does

  • News PS Move Poised to Persist into PS5 Generation

    Wand-erful

    If you went back to 2010 and told us that the PlayStation Move would not only be relevant ten years later but actually sought after, we’d have spat in your Vanilla Coca-Cola. Sony’s illuminating wands were seen as the losers of the motion control war, beaten out by the vastly more popular Nintendo Wii and Xbox Kinect. But while those...

  • Round Up Everything We Know About PS5 So Far

    All of the next-gen headlines

    Sony took the entire industry by surprise today, effectively announcing the PlayStation 5 as part of a Wired exclusive on an otherwise ordinary Tuesday afternoon. The super-charged console, which is promising revolution rather than evolution, has been built using the same blueprints as the PlayStation 4 – meaning that...

  • News Sony Wants to Give Devs Time to Adjust to PS5's Capabilities

    Studios already have devkits

    Sony surprisingly announced the official existence of the PlayStation 5 today, outlining various details about the next-gen console. And tucked away in Wired’s article is confirmation that developers already have access to the device – and that the company is ramping up the deployment of devkits in order to ensure...

  • News Sony Not Yet Ready to Talk About PS5 Price, Games, or Services

    Just the specs for now

    In case you haven't heard, the PS5 has been revealed. Well, in text form, at least. Wired has published an exclusive article all about Sony's next-gen machine. It includes a load of technical specifications and other drool-inducing details. In short, the PS5 sounds like a monster of a console. But what about the other...

  • News PS5 Specs Expand to Ray Tracing, Bringing Hollywood Effects to the Home

    New territory for consoles

    We’ve published a lot of information on the PlayStation 5 today, but you may be wondering about the console’s hardware specifications. Well, according to a new Wired article, the system’s built upon an AMD chip as expected. “The CPU is based on the third generation of AMD’s Ryzen line and contains eight cores of...

  • News PS5 Will Support 8K Graphics

    Future proofed

    8K televisions certainly aren't mainstream just yet -- some would argue that even 4K displays aren't quite mainstream yet -- but it's been confirmed that the PS5 will support 8K graphics. In Wired's PS5 info blowout article, it's stated that Sony's next-gen device will be able handle 8K resolution, but right now, it's obviously...

  • News Mark Cerny Says the PS5's Specialised Solid-State Drive Is the 'Key' to Next-Gen

    Developers asked Sony for it

    The PS5 will make use of a "specialised" SSD, or solid-state drive, allowing for crazy fast load times and unprecedented console game performance. Said SSD is "key" to the next-gen console, according to Mark Cerny, the brain behind the PS4, and now, the upcoming PS5. Cerny describes the introduction of an SSD as "a true...

  • News Sony on Google Stadia: We're Cloud Gaming Pioneers

    "Our vision should become clear"

    Sony’s next-generation console will not forego the staples that we’ve come to expect from a PlayStation platform. It will still feature a disc drive, and you will be able to play games using physical media – it’s as traditional as hardware comes in those respects, then. That doesn’t mean that the Japanese...

  • News Sounds Like Death Stranding Could Release on Both PS4 and PS5

    Cross-gen Kojima

    There's a lot of information to soak in from this PlayStation 5 article from Wired, but something tucked away near the end has grabbed our attention. Whether Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding will appear on PS5 as well as PS4 has been up for debate for a while now, and although nothing has been confirmed, the report seems to imply the...

  • News Sony Has Been Building PS5 for Four Years Already

    Much more than a "mere upgrade"

    Sony has been working on the PlayStation 5 for the past four years, meaning that work got underway at some point in 2015 – little over a year after the PlayStation 4 launched. According to a new Wired article, the system is not being built as a “mere upgrade” like, say, the PS4 Pro before it. Instead, the...

  • News PS5 Will Use a Specialised Solid-State Drive to Dramatically Reduce Load Times and Improve Performance in Games

    Game changer

    One key detail regarding the PS5 shared today, Sony's next-gen console will feature a "specialised" SSD, or solid-state drive. SSDs are fairly common in laptops and PCs these days, allowing for faster operating speeds when compared to regular hard drives. You may have heard people say that installing an SSD in your PS4 speeds up load...

  • News Don't Worry, PS5 Will Have a Disc Drive

    Physical media still part of the system

    We now know that the PlayStation 5 will be backwards compatible with PS4 games, thanks to this exclusive report from Wired, but what about physical copies specifically? Will PS5 be able to read discs? Good news: it'll support physical media as well as digital. "For example, the next-gen console will still...

  • News PS5 Will Innovate How Game Audio Is Processed

    Has a custom unit for 3D sound

    One of the things that frustrated system architect Mark Cerny during the transition from the PlayStation 3 to the PlayStation 4 is how audio didn’t really change. It’s one of the things he’s trying to rectify with the PlayStation 5, and Sony’s new console will come with a custom chip designed specifically to...

  • News PS5 Will Be Compatible with PSVR, Says Mark Cerny

    Sony says VR is "very important"

    In the huge information blowout regarding PlayStation 5 today, lead system architect Mark Cerny has affirmed Sony's stance on PSVR, and how it'll come into play when next gen arrives. Essentially, the current PlayStation VR unit will work with PS5. Although Cerny isn't willing to give up any details about the future...

  • News PS5 Confirmed to Be Backwards Compatible with PS4 Games

    B/C, baby

    And just like that, the PS5 is confirmed to be a backwards compatible console, meaning that yes, it'll be able to play your PS4 games. The confirmation comes from an exclusive article over on Wired, where the publication got to listen to system architect (and lead designer of the PS4) Mark Cerny talk about the next-gen console. "Because...

  • News Sony Has Just Revealed the PS5, Not Launching This Year

    Super-powered console already in the hands of devs

    Sony has just announced the PlayStation 5 – or, to be more specific, its “next-gen console”. An exclusive article published by Wired today reveals intricate secrets about what the company has been cooking – and it gives us a much better idea of what to expect. In short, it’s super-powered,...

  • News Star Wars Actress: You're Gonna Die When You See Horizon: Zero Dawn's Sequel

    "I know some secrets"

    It looks like Guerrilla Games is working on a multiplayer title, but the colossal Dutch studio is big enough to support multiple projects now, and we suspect few of you will be surprised to learn that it’s beavering away on a follow-up to the wildly successful Horizon: Zero Dawn. Speaking at a Star Wars convention, actress...

  • News Guerrilla Appears to Be Making a Multiplayer Game

    Studio spearheading Sony's online push?

    Guerrilla Games may have etched its name into the top game developer stage with single player role-playing title Horizon: Zero Dawn, but its back catalogue is packed with online multiplayer experiences. And with Sony suggesting that it’d like to do a little more in the online space, it looks like Dutch...

  • News PS5 Will Offer 'PS Plus Premium', Says Nonsensical Rumour

    It's that time again

    Oh hell yeah, it's for another ridiculous PlayStation 5 rumour! This one comes from an anonymous post from a European developer who is supposedly working on a PS5 launch title. Already off to a great start. To put it bluntly, the post is nonsense. The anonymous source claims that the PS5 is launching in either March or November...

March2019

February2019

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...

November2018

October2018

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

June2018

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...