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No one ever talks about audio when announcing new consoles, so it’s refreshing for Sony to place a huge spotlight on an oft-overlooked component. Those of you who’ve experienced sound on PlayStation VR will know what a huge game changer 3D audio can be, and it’s one of the core tenets of the PlayStation 5 courtesy of the Tempest...
Are you Cerny?
Even if Sony’s big PlayStation 5 deep dive was exactly what the platform holder said it would be, it was not what rabid fans wanted to see. The manufacturer has been blue-balling gamers for months now, keeping the most intimate details of its next-gen device underwraps. It’s now pulled back the curtain
PlayStation 5's release date unaffected so far
Sony is still planning to release the PlayStation 5 at some point during Holiday 2020, despite coronavirus threatening to disrupt its plans. The news comes courtesy of BAAS Amsterdam, the organisation responsible for handling public relations for Sony Interactive Entertainment Benelux. Apparently, a...
All the PlayStation 5 announcements you should anticipate
Sony will provide a deep dive on the PlayStation 5 this week, and you can find dates, times, and details on where to watch through the link. This broadcast was originally intended to be a part of the Game Developers Conference, which was
Long before chill indie platformers were dime a dozen, PixelJunk Eden was very much the first of its kind. A soothing, visual feast for PlayStation 3, the Q-Games developed exclusive even enabled you to export gameplay footage to YouTube – prior to anyone sticking a Share button on the DualShock 4. And now, out of the blue, it’s getting a...
Father and son time typically involves some kind of sporting activity, and while Kratos and Atreus don’t exactly have the simplest paternal relationship, even they’re not opposed to quick game of baseball. This awesome God of War artwork posted by Sony Santa Monica to commemorate the release of MLB The Show 20 today depicts the Nordic...
What's an Xbox?
Look, we’ve got colleagues who bat for the Team in Green, but you really shouldn’t hold that against them. Many of you will already be familiar with our fantastic, marginally-more-family-friendly sibling site Nintendo Life – but did you know we’ve just relaunched Pure Xbox, too? The website has been resurrected ahead of the...
MLB The Show 20 launches exclusively on the PlayStation 4 today, marking 15 years of baseball simulation from developer Sony San Diego. But how has the series evolved since its humble origins on the PlayStation 2? This celebratory retrospective trailer shows gameplay from every iteration thus far, leading up to the latest release. Home run!
DOOM Eternal is the best first-person shooter on the PlayStation 4, and you could be playing it as early as tomorrow morning. Despite not being scheduled to release until 20th March, it looks like GAME has been given the go-ahead to sell copies starting 18th March. The York branch was the first to confirm the early release date, but others...
In the tub
We’ll get a deep dive on the PlayStation 5 from lead system architect Mark Cerny tomorrow, but what’s with the curious timing? Given that Microsoft revealed a ton of information about the Xbox Series X this week, many feel that Sony may be scrambling for a response. In fact, it’s
Wash your mitts
If there’s one good thing coronavirus may bring, it’s more people caring about their personal hygiene. While there’s very little that we, as individuals, can do about the spread of this dangerous disease – we can at the very least keep ourselves clean. As such, this official PlayStation hand sanitizer – posted on Reddit by...
Genesis does what Nintendon't
Want to stash Streets of Rage 4 with your other SEGA Genesis games? Limited Run has announced a physical collector’s edition which includes a custom clam shell case for you to keep your PlayStation 4 copy inside. There’ll also be a standard Blu-ray release available from 20th March, with pre-orders open so there’s...
Coronavirus causing more to login
While it endured a somewhat shaky start to the generation, the PlayStation Network has generally been reliable for the past few years. That proved true over the weekend, when millions of people opted to stay home and play games rather than go out and further the spread of coronavirus through their communities...
The big question
Here we are again, then: Microsoft has raised the curtain on Xbox Series X, and PlayStation fans are pondering just what exactly Sony plans to do in response. In this industry of one-upmanship, the Japanese giant’s silence is not just being painted as problematic –
When will Sony respond?
While we’d expected this year to be all about PlayStation 5, a combination of coronavirus and Sony’s general reluctance means we’ve had to make do with a logo thus far. Fortunately, that similar-looking symbol has gone on to become one of the most liked gaming images in Instagram history, but there’s no doubt that...
Toss a cure to your Witcher
Production of the second anticipated season of Netflix’s The Witcher series has been temporarily paused due to coronavirus, Deadline reports. The show – which is being shot at Arborfield Studios in Wokingham, England – will be put on ice for two weeks but could be pushed back further depending on the latest...
The show must go on
Gamescom 2020’s not scheduled to start until 25th August, so it’s not currently in the crosshairs of the coronavirus. Of course, the world is in a state of uncertainty right now, and that could quickly change if the disease doesn’t disappear over the coming weeks. The organisers of the Cologne-based event have admitted that...
King of wishful thinking
Enthusiast forums and social media are ablaze with speculation that Sony is looking to acquire the Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, and Castlevania brands from Konami in an epic IP raid. The rumour is piggybacking off recent speculation that Sony is developing and fundin
Bigger, more expressive titles
It’s exciting times at developer PlatinumGames right now, with some huge projects in production, including the upcoming Project G.G. Now the Japanese developer has revealed that, in addition to self-publishing its future titles, it’ll also be creating a proprietary engine to power them. “Our Research and...
Manufacturing already impacted
The probability of PlayStation 5 launching during its previously announced Holiday 2020 release window is dwindling by the day, and one analyst believes there’s now a “strong likelihood” the next-gen system will be pushed into 2021 due to the repercussions of the coronavirus crisis.
We’re in uncharted territory, and it doesn’t look like things are going to settle down anytime soon. The current coronavirus epidemic has already claimed several video game casualties, with the cancellation of E3 2020 being the most notable thus far. But with the PlayStation 5 increasingly likely to face a delay, we could also see...
On the rocks
Consumer spending dropped by 29 per cent year-over-year, as February 2020 proved to be an uneventful month in the latest NPD sales report for the United States. According to analyst Mat Piscatella, “late cycle hardware dynamics for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as well as a lighter new release software slate drove the variance”. It...
Well, it’s not been the best of weeks, has it? The worst part is that things seem destined to get worst. Fortunately, it’s the weekend and there’s tons of video games to play – even better, they can’t give you any deadly diseases. Sammy Barker, Editor: I’ve got MLB The Show 20 to review. Despite the embargo already lifting,...
Criticism keeps coming
Update: The row revolving Naughty Dog’s work environment has rumbled on, with ex-animator Jonathan Cooper sharing a huge Twitter thread on his experiences following Kotaku’s crunch expose. In the messages, he mentions that a friend was “hospitalised” after the team worked heavy hours to prepare for last September’s...