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  • News Trails through Daybreak Stream Will Showcase First English Gameplay Next Week

    Falcom's RPG gets a release date...?

    NIS America, the publisher in charge of bringing Trails through Daybreak — and all of Falcom's other RPGs — to the West, has announced that it'll be hosting an "early look" livestream of the game next week. NISA's partnering with speedrun charity RPG Limit Break, and the broadcast will air through its Twitch...

    • NIS America
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Trails
  • News Indie Hit Balatro Removed from Console Stores in PEGI Age Rating Dispute

    On a different planet card

    You may have heard about Balatro recently — it's the latest indie sensation currently doing the rounds, and it's truly excellent. The roguelike deckbuilder has you playing poker hands to score points, and using joker cards and other upgrades to amplify those points to potentially stratospheric levels — it's tremendous...

    • Playstack
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Balatro
  • Poll Are You Still Playing Helldivers 2?

    Democracy doesn't sleep

    It's been just under a month since Helldivers 2 released on PS5 and PC. The co-op shooter obviously made a huge splash right out of the gate, and positive word of mouth actually saw sales increase post-launch, which is a rarity. But as we all know, interest in live service games can be a fickle thing. We've seen countless...

    • Sony
    • PS5
    • PC
    • Helldivers
    • Polls
  • News Ori Dev's Action RPG No Rest for the Wicked Gets a Huge Update, Gameplay Looks Amazing

    Hits early access next month

    Announced for PS5 at The Game Awards last year, No Rest for the Wicked has returned with a lengthy gameplay showcase. Narrated by developer Moon Studios — the Austria-based team behind the Ori games — the footage shows huge promise. It's an isometric, dark fantasy RPG where you make your own character, experiment...

    • Private Division
    • PS5
    • No Rest for the Wicked
  • News GTA 6 Is Coming, But GTA Online Is Getting Another Massive Update on PS5, PS4

    Cluckin' bell

    You could forgive Rockstar for focusing its full attention on the upcoming GTA 6, but that’s not the case. Starting from 7th March, it’ll be launching another major content update for its existing sandbox, with GTA Online adding the Cluckin’ Bell Farm Raid. Only chickens would shy away from this new multi-stage mission, eh?...

    • Rockstar
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Grand Theft Auto
    • GTA Online
  • News Free Hoverboards Is the Best News Destiny 2's Had in Quite Some Time

    But do they work on water?

    Destiny 2 is getting hoverboards! And they're free! Yep, in a bid to try and drum up some excitement for the shooter's upcoming seasonal stuff, Bungie has revealed that hoverboards — or 'skimmers', a new form of transportation — will be made available to all players. Although if you want additional boards, you'll...

    • Bungie
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Destiny
  • Random Travel Back In Time With These God Of War II Launch Videos

    Time Extension Now in 1080p!

    The documentary filmmakers at Noclip have just uploaded a bunch of new videos to its Game History Archive channel focusing on Sony's launch event for 2007's God of War II. So if you're one of those people who regularly find themselves pining for the days of the PS2, and feel like momentarily stepping back in time to the late 2000s,...

    • News
    • God of War
    • PS2
    • Game Preservation
  • News Dragon Ball XenoVerse 2 PS5 Version Arrives in May, PS4 Save Data Carries Over

    Your wish is granted

    As was announced back in October of last year, a PS5 version of eternally popular action title Dragon Ball XenoVerse 2 is in the works — and now, we have a release date. Bandai Namco has confirmed that the port will drop on the 24th May, and from what we gather, it'll be a free upgrade if you already own the game on PS4...

    • Bandai Namco
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Dragon Ball
    • Release Dates
  • Guide PS Stars Guide: All Campaigns and Solutions (March 2024)

    Your ultimate guide to Sony's loyalty scheme

    PS Stars, or PlayStation Stars, is a free loyalty program for PS5 and PS4 which enables you to earn PS Store credit, free games, and Digital Collectibles. If you're a PS Plus subscriber, then you'll earn additional Points based on each PS Store purchase you make. In this PS Stars guide, we're going to...

    • Guides
    • PS Stars
    • PS5
    • PS4
  • News Rise of the Ronin Gets Loads of New PS5 Gameplay Footage, Featuring 8 Different Fighting Styles

    Steel yourself

    Just a few weeks away from release at the time of writing, Rise of the Ronin has graced us with eight new PS5 gameplay videos, each of them showcasing a different weapon-based fighting style. Nioh fans will definitely recognise some of them, but there's an impressive degree of variety on offer here. The eight weapon types are as...

    • Sony
    • PS5
    • Rise of the Ronin
    • Trailers
  • News Dragon's Dogma 2 Gets Mature Rating, Mentions Blood, Gore, Surprisingly Sexual Content

    Arise, Arisen

    Dragon's Dogma 2 has been given a full rating by the ESRB (the USA's ratings board), confirming that the soon-to-release action RPG is rated 'Mature'. That's not surprising in the least, but it's the game's content description that may raise a few eyebrows, as it reveals some additional details that haven't yet been covered. The...

    • Capcom
    • PS5
    • Dragon's Dogma
  • News Monster Hunter 20th Anniversary Event Announced, But Don't Expect Any Wilds Info

    No rush

    The good news: Capcom has announced a special Monster Hunter event to celebrate the series' 20th anniversary. Hurrah! The bad news: Capcom has confirmed that said 20th anniversary event will not feature any new announcements or information on Monster Hunter Wilds. Boo! It's a bit of a shame since we're all desperate to hear more about...

    • Capcom
    • Monster Hunter
  • News Vindictus: Defying Fate Shows a Lot of Promise in Early Gameplay Trailer

    Another action RPG from Nexon

    Nexon has announced Vindictus: Defying Fate, an action RPG inspired by Celtic mythology. All we really have to go on is the above announcement trailer, which features pre-alpha gameplay footage, but it's already looking pretty decent. Set in the same universe as MMORPG Vindictus, this spin-off is a fast-paced, combat...

    • Nexon
    • PS5
    • Vindictus: Defying Fate
    • Trailers
  • News Borderlands Dev Set to Join Saber in Leaving Embracer Group

    Reportedly in the late stages of a sale

    Borderlands maker Gearbox Entertainment is on the verge of joining Saber Interactive in being bought out of the sinking ship that is the Embracer Group, a new Kotaku report claims. It's stated that CEO Randy Pitchford shared the news with employees during a town hall meeting earlier this week, with more...

    • Embracer Group
    • Gearbox
    • Industry
  • News Crash Team Rumble Support Winding Down with Final Update Next Week

    Will remain online for now, though

    Multiplayer spin-off Crash Team Rumble is an inoffensive and novel game for fans of Activision’s platforming hero, but it seems it doesn't have the player base to keep things moving. Developer Toys for Bob has announced that post-launch support for the game is drawing to a close, with the final update coming next...

    • Activision
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Crash Team Rumble
    • Updates
  • News Two Games Pretended to Be Helldivers 2 in Sneaky Steam Page Scam

    Pages made to look identical to real listing

    Well, we’ve never heard this one before. A pair of games on PC storefront Steam disguised themselves as Helldivers 2 to hoodwink users into buying them. Earlier today, the Steam pages for two indie titles — namely Figurality by SoleOnBoard Studio and Do Not Smile by Whitehole Games — were heavily...

    • Sony
    • PC
    • Helldivers
  • News If Anything Was Going to Get You Back to Tower of Fantasy, It's Probably Evangelion

    Asuka Shikinami Langley joins the roster

    Tower of Fantasy finds itself in a bit of a tough spot. It’s a decent enough PS5 and PS4 gacha, but against the formidable competition of Genshin Impact, it’s always struggled to stand out. Crossovers represent a great way to grab attention, however, and this Evangelion content may be the excuse you’ve...

    • Perfect World Games
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Tower of Fantasy
    • Evangelion
  • News Mega, Man! Street Fighter 6's PS5, PS4 Fighter Pass Focuses on the Blue Bomber

    Blast off

    There’s been ample incentive to rejoin the fight in Street Fighter 6 recently, as Ed just released as a new playable character. But that’s not all that’s going on with the acclaimed brawler, as a new Fighter Pass is now live, featuring cosmetics and content inspired by Capcom’s side-scrolling superstar, Mega Man. By unlocking and...

    • Capcom
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Street Fighter
  • News Big PS5, PS4 Games Are a Pittance with PS Plus This Weekend

    Up to 90% off some huge titles

    Sony has quietly dropped a pretty tempting sale on the PS Store this weekend, with over 100 games plunging to seriously low prices – especially if you’re a PS Plus subscriber. The deals expand to some pretty major PS5 and PS4 games, including The Crew Motorfest for £34.99 and Need for Speed Unbound for just...

    • Sony
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • PS Store
    • Deals
  • News Brush Up on RPG Unicorn Overlord's Complex Battle System on PS5, PS4

    Many lives may depend on it

    Unicorn Overlord is the visually stunning strategy RPG from developer Vanillaware, which we are confident will be one of the year's best games. You can try it now for free in an incredibly generous demo, with progress transferring to the full game, which releases next week on 8th March. I

    • Atlus
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Unicorn Overlord
  • News Sony Studio Firesprite Accused of Alleged Toxic Culture in Exposé

    "Death by a thousand cuts"

    It sounds like all is not well at Sony studio Firesprite, which the platform holder acquired in 2021. Despite moving into expensive new digs in its home city of Liverpool, a Eurogamer report paints an extremely grim picture of the outfit, which is allegedly bleeding staff and lost its managing director Graeme Ankers...

    • Sony
    • PS5
    • Firesprite
    • Industry
  • News Test Drive Unlimited: Solar Crown Will Require an Internet Connection on PS5

    Shared social sandbox comes at a cost

    You’ll need to be connected to the Internet to enjoy Nacon’s upcoming social racer Test Drive Unlimited: Solar Crown. This brand-new trailer, which shows the off-road areas of Hong Kong Island, demonstrates the breadth of experiences available in the upcoming game – and it also showcases its MMO aspects,...

    • Nacon
    • PS5
    • Test Drive Unlimited
    • Trailers
  • News Heavy Armour Seemingly En-Route as Helldivers 2 Mech Gameplay Leaks

    Democracy's arsenal continues to grow

    Helldivers 2 players can always use more firepower with which to bring Freedom to the ends of the galaxy. Developer Arrowhead Game Studios said that armoured mechs would be added to the game for free soon after launch, and judging by leaked gameplay surfacing on social media sites, it looks like some of that...

    • Sony
    • PS5
    • Helldivers
  • News EA, Square Enix Stumble into Leap Year Snafus

    Party like its 1999

    For those too young to remember, the Year 2000 Problem, also known as the Y2K scare, was a brief, glorious bit of chaos enjoyed in the late 90s when fears of a catastrophic computing apocalypse were rampant, a total collapse predicted because of differences in dating systems. We got to relive some of that magic today, as...

    • EA
    • Square Enix
  • News Kingdom Hearts Surfaces to Celebrate Launch of Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth

    There are many worlds, but they share the same sky

    Sora, the spiky-haired protagonist of Square Enix's Kingdom Hearts series, has briefly surfaced to congratulate fellow spiky-haired protagonist, Cloud Strife, on the (largely) successful launch of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth. This is a cute thing that Twitter accounts will occasionally do, especially...

    • Square Enix
    • Kingdom Hearts
    • Final Fantasy
  • News Publisher 505 Games Closes Offices in France, Germany, Spain

    Part of the company's planned business review

    Italian publisher 505 Games has shuttered several of its European offices in France, Germany, and Spain, the result of a business review conducted in September. Just yesterday, we told you that Remedy Entertainment had acquired full publishing rights for Control back from 505 Games.

    • 505 Games
    • Industry

YesterdayThu, 29th Feb 2024

  • Guide New PS5, PS4 Games This Week (26th February to 3rd March)

    Rebirth

    What new PS5 and PS4 games are releasing in physical retailers and as part of the PS Store update this week? This week will be dominated by one game and one game only: Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth. Click through the links for a full list of all new PS5 games release dates in 2024, all new PSVR2 games release dates in 2024, and

    • PS Store
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Release Dates
    • Guides
  • News Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth's Graphical Problems Are Clear in Digital Foundry Report

    Lighting, textures, and resolution struggle

    Much like Final Fantasy 7 Remake, the freshly released Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth has its fair share of frankly jarring graphical issues. As noted in our review, the game as a whole can be very pretty — especially when you're looking out across the countryside or watching one of the title's many amazing...

    • Square Enix
    • PS5
    • Final Fantasy
  • Guide Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Guide: Walkthrough and Best Gear

    Your ultimate Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth resource

    Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is a direct sequel to Final Fantasy 7 Remake, and expands on the original PS1 plot as Cloud and co leave Midgar for adventures anew. Released for PS5 on 29th February 2024, we awarded the game an 8/10 and also added: "If you can push through the tedium of its open world busywork...

    • Guides
    • Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth
    • PS5
  • News Cyberpunk 2077 Gets a Cheeky Patch 2.12, Out Now on PS5

    V nice

    Cyberpunk 2077 has a new update, and it's available to download now on PS5. Patch 2.12 has dropped with almost no warning, but that's probably because it's a fairly minor release. Its most important alterations are to do with PC-specific issues, but there are still a handful of fixes that apply to PS5 players. Most notably, the update...

    • CD Projekt Red
    • PS5
    • Cyberpunk
    • Patches
  • News Terminator Survivors Announced for PS5, a Solo or Co-Op Survival Game

    Set after the events of Judgment Day

    The open world survival game set in the Terminator universe has been revealed as Terminator Survivors. It is coming to PS5, and you can play the game either on your own or in co-op with friends. The game is set four years after the events of Judgment Day as "you emerge from a shelter to attempt and reestablish...

    • Nacon
    • PS5
    • Terminator
    • Announcements
  • News Naughty Dog Boss Neil Druckmann Doesn't Want to Make Games Forever

    "I’ve started thinking about how many more of these games do I have in me"

    Naughty Dog president Neil Druckmann doesn't think he will be in the business of making video games forever, at least not at the scale we would expect from the storied creative. He is best known for his work on both Uncharted and The Last of Us; in fact, it was the...

    • Naughty Dog
    • Industry
  • Poll Are You Playing Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth?

    In for Cloudy weather

    Well, it's finally here. Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is out now on PS5, and the highly anticipated sequel seems to be crashing in on a tidal wave of hype. This is easily the biggest PlayStation release of the year so far, and we want to know if you're joining Cloud and company on this remade adventure. We gave the game a 'great'...

    • Square Enix
    • PS5
    • Final Fantasy
    • Polls
    • Features
  • News Crash Bandicoot, Spyro Dev Toys for Bob Becomes Independent Studio, May Partner with Microsoft

    "We're going indie!"

    Toys for Bob, the developer behind titles like Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time and Spyro: Reignited Trilogy, has announced that it's becoming an independent studio. Previously, the Californian outfit had operated under Activision, but it was hit with layoffs after Microsoft's acquisition of the publisher. Toys for Bob also...

    • Toys for Bob
    • Industry
  • News Embracer Group to Sell KOTOR Remake Studio in Deal Worth $500 Million

    Saber Interactive will become privately owned

    Saber Interactive, one of Embracer Group's largest development houses, will reportedly be sold off in a transaction worth $500 million. The company, which itself comprises more than 20 studios, will be sold to private investors after the deal closes. This will be the latest action from Embracer in its...

    • Embracer Group
    • Saber Interactive
    • Industry
  • News The Dubious Quest To Find Monkey Ball's Lost "Adult" Levels

    Time Extension "That does it. I'm anti video game preservation now"

    Back in 2012, Sega released Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz on the PS Vita, which contained a unique hook where players could use the console's camera to create new levels based on real-world objects. Sega pushed this concept with DLC in Japan which featured the gravure idol Yukie Kawamura. A...

    • Sega
    • PS Vita
    • Monkey Ball
    • Game Preservation
  • News Helldivers 2 Dev Clarifies Farmers Aren't Directly Hurting War Effort

    Are you doing your part?

    With Helldivers 2's servers having finally reached some level of stability, the developers at Arrowhead Game Studios can turn their attention to other matters, like clarifying what does and does not actually harm the ongoing, intergalactic war effort. Today's bugbear? Farmers - those players who efficiently join for quick...

    • Sony
    • PS5
    • Helldivers
  • News Machiavellian Arrowhead Dev Orchestrates Helldivers 2's Intergalactic Struggle

    "His name is Joel, and he takes his job very seriously"

    Further light has been shed on the mysteries of the Helldivers 2 universe, in which those titular heroic troopers spread Democracy to the farthest reaches of the galaxy, crushing both Bugs and Bots under polished jackboots. What insidious intelligence directs these loathsome foes of Freedom and...

    • Sony
    • PS5
    • Helldivers
  • News Tekken 8 Patch 1.02 Out Now on PS5, Adds Cosmetics DLC Shop and Adjusts Characters

    Interesting timing

    A new update for Tekken 8 has dropped, bringing cosmetic DLC to the title via an in-game store. In truth, we think it's a bit cheeky of Bandai Namco to add something like this when all of the reviews have long been posted, but it's worth noting that Tekken 8 does have full character customisation and a range of alternate costumes...

    • Bandai Namco
    • PS5
    • Tekken
  • News New Cars and More Races in Gran Turismo 7's 1.43 Update

    Drive new Audis, Renaults, and Mitsubishis

    Patch 1.43 is out now for Gran Turismo 7 for PS5 and PS4, which bundles another three cars into the driving simulator as well as new races to take part in at Laguna Seca and the Suzuka and Tsukuba Circuits. A 1.68GB update will gain you access to that content, which can be downloaded now. The three cars...

    • Sony
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Gran Turismo
    • Updates
  • News Persona 3 Reload The Answer DLC Looking Increasingly Likely

    Merciless

    Rumours that the recently released Persona 3 Reload would be getting The Answer (previously only playable in the Persona 3 FES iteration) began swirling last month and look increasingly likely to be correct. Now that the game has been in players' hands for a while, further evidence has emerged that there is still more SEES action to come...

    • Atlus
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Persona
  • News Remedy Regains Control of Control IP from Publisher 505 Games

    For a steal

    Developer Remedy Entertainment has announced it has acquired the full right to the Control IP, something it previously shared with publisher 505 Games. Remedy reportedly paid 17 million euros for the privilege; however, 505 Games will remain publisher throughout 2024 while the transition takes place. CEO Tero Virtala wrote in a press...

    • Remedy
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Control
  • News New GreedFall 2 Trailer Reveals a PS5 Prequel to Watch Out For

    Set three years before the first game

    Having officially announced the sequel was in production last year, developer Spiders has revealed the first proper look at GreedFall II: The Dying World. The follow-up is now confirmed to be a prequel that at least starts three years before the events of the first title, and has you play as a Teer Fradee native...

    • Nacon
    • PS5
    • Greedfall
    • Trailers
  • PSA Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Spoilers are Already Out in Force, YouTube Thumbnails are a Nightmare

    Of course

    If you're the least bit interested in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, it's likely that you're already doing your best to avoid spoilers — but we just wanted to point out that key plot points are already being banded about the internet in pretty much plain sight. Naturally, there will be plenty of people who want to know what happens in Rebirth...

    • Square Enix
    • PS5
    • Final Fantasy
  • News You've Made It This Far, You Don't Need to Watch Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth's PS5 Launch Trailer

    Unless you really want to

    Square Enix has released the launch trailer for Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, which is out worldwide right now. But you don’t necessarily need to watch it – you’re good. After all, you’ve made it this close to launch without spoiling yourself, right? <related ids="161799"> To be fair, clocking it at a little over...

    • Square Enix
    • PS5
    • Final Fantasy
    • Trailers
  • Random Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Hype Hits Google with Fun Chocobo Easter Egg

    To the races

    It's 29th February, 2024, and for many people, that only means one thing: Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth. The PS5 RPG is out now on PS5, and hype is understandably through the roof. It's so big, in fact, that even Google is getting in on the action. If you go to the site and search "Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth", or even just "Final Fantasy", a...

    • Square Enix
    • PS5
    • Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth
  • News Mortal Kombat 1 Adds Peacemaker, Krossplay Support as Invasions Season 4 Gets Underway

    All in

    Mortal Kombat 1 is having a big day today. The grisly fighting game is not only kicking off Season 4: The Huntress, it's also adding a new playable character and crossplay — sorry, krossplay — functionality, opening up the community across all platforms. So, as its name implies, Season 4 of Invasions mode is all about Mileena. She's...

    • Warner Bros
    • PS5
    • Mortal Kombat
    • Updates
  • News Earth Defense Force: World Brothers 2 Brings More Blocky Chaos to PS5, PS4 in September

    A new threat looms

    Did you play Earth Defense Force: World Brothers? A block-based take on the long-running series, the 2021 release was a blast — especially in co-op with a friend or two. And now, its previously announced sequel — the suitably titled Earth Defense Force: World Brothers 2 — has a launch date. It's bringing mission-based chaos...

    • D3 Publisher
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Earth Defense Force
    • Release Dates

Wednesday28th Feb 2024

  • News PS Plus Essential Games for March 2024 Announced

    Kung fu! Racing! Your neighbour!

    Sony has confirmed the lineup of PS5, PS4 games coming to PS Plus Essential for March 2024. Yesterday's leak shared Sifu is one of them — which is now official — but now we know the complete selection. All will be available to download and play from Tuesday, 5th March 2024, with the lineup looking like this:...

    • PS5
    • PS4
    • PS Plus
  • Reaction The Problem with PlayStation Right Now

    AAA troubles

    PlayStation is in a precarious position. It’s imperative we don’t overreact: the global economy is, for want of a better word, in the gutter right now – and it’s sad to see layoffs occurring across a spectrum of industries, not just gaming. But in the aftermath of a disappointing earnings report and an enormous downsizing...

    • Sony
    • PS5
    • Industry
    • Business
    • Reaction
  • News Almost 3,000 PS5, PS4 Games Discounted in Epic PS Store Sale

    Untighten your belt

    It’s that time of the month once more where Sony makes your wallet scream in pain with a deluge of discounts, spanning almost 3,000 games and add-on packs this time. There are an absolute wealth of standouts here, including the excellent Monster Hunter World for just £7.99/$9.99 and the Deluxe Edition of Lies of P for a new...

    • Sony
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • PS Store
    • Deals
  • News Sea of Thieves Players on PS5 Will Need a Microsoft Account to Play

    So the healing can begin

    In addition to being Rare's first PlayStation game in its incredible 39-year history, Sea of Thieves will require PS5 players to sign up for a Microsoft account to play. Then, progressive players ready to face this brave new world can link their PlayStation and Microsoft accounts (!) in what will undoubtedly be a strange,...

    • Xbox Game Studios
    • PS5
    • Sea of Thieves
  • News JRPG Metaphor: ReFantazio Sounds a Lot Like Persona in Reverse

    Combat in the day, relationships at night

    Metaphor: ReFantazio is the next huge JRPG from Shin Megami Tensei developer Atlus, and if new PS Store pages are anything to go by, then the game's structure will be like Persona, but in reverse. Wishlist pages for the title in Japan and Asia claim you'll "go on quests, dungeon dive, and hunt for treasures...

    • Atlus
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Metaphor
  • News Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth's PS5 Disc Labels Are Wrong in Japan, Asia

    Whoops

    Between them, Square Enix and Sony have managed to mess up one of the biggest PS5 releases of the year. Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, as you’re no doubt already aware, ships on two discs. As with its predecessor, you’ll use the Data Disc to install the requisite data required to run the game, and the Play Disc to, well, actually play it...

    • Square Enix
    • PS5
    • Final Fantasy
  • News Horizon Dev Reportedly Loses 10% of Staff After PlayStation Layoffs

    Around 40 employees lose their jobs

    Of the 900 PlayStation employees that lost their jobs during yesterday's layoffs, it's reported that roughly 40 of them — or 10 per cent of the developer's workforce — belonged to Horizon Forbidden West team Guerrilla Games. Dutch outlet AD shared the news that the layoffs at Guerrilla Games concerned "ten...

    • Sony
    • Industry
  • News This Video Game Magazine Trolled A Final Fantasy VIII Hater For Two Years

    Time Extension "I know you will probably put it up again just to tick me off"

    Final Fantasy VIII had a tough act to follow. Final Fantasy VII had turned the series into a global megahit, making JRPGs mainstream all over the world in the process. Its sequel would need to be bigger, better and bolder – and while it remains a solid example of the genre, few would...

    • Final Fantasy
    • Magazines
    • PS1
  • News Dragon Ball FighterZ's PS5 Version Is Out Tomorrow with Rollback Netcode

    Free PS4 to PS5 upgrade

    Update: Following the Trophy list posting earlier today on Exophase, Bandai Namco has now confirmed Dragon Ball FighterZ will be treated to a PS5 version as soon as midnight tonight in your local time zone. The game's out tomorrow, 29th February 2024, and the current-gen version will be sporting rollback netcode. It's a free...

    • Bandai Namco
    • PS5
    • Dragon Ball
    • Trophies
  • News London Studio's PS5 Live Service Fantasy Co-Op Game Will Never See the Light of Day

    Not-so magic moments

    Another game cancelled as part of Sony’s huge layoffs this week is London Studio’s in-development fantasy co-op game. This was announced in late 2022, and was set in an alternate version of the UK’s capital, where dunk-wearing demons would face off against dragons and the like. Co-studio head Stuart Whyte described it as...

    • Sony
    • PS5
    • London Studio
    • Cancellations
  • News Tekken 8's Tekken Shop Will Include Both Paid and Free Content on PS5

    Fashion over function

    Tekken 8's upcoming Tekken Shop will include both paid and free content, Bandai Namco has confirmed, with the premium stuff using a currency called (creatively) Tekken Coins. The Tekken Shop will be refreshed monthly, and the developer insists the move is more about keeping the competitive fighter fresh with customisation items...

    • Bandai Namco
    • PS5
    • Tekken
  • News EA Cuts Roughly 700 Jobs in Another Round of Industry Layoffs

    Around 5% of the firm's workforce gone

    Just a day after Sony confirmed it's laying off 900 PlayStation employees across its first-party studios, publisher EA has announced it's doing the same. In the region of 670 workers — or around five per cent of the company's workforce — will lose their jobs as the EA Sports FC, Battlefield distributor...

    • EA
    • Industry
  • News SMT 5: Vengeance Gets Extended Trailer, Physical Pre-Orders on PS5

    Digital devil drama

    The recently revealed Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance is out on PS5 and PS4 this June, when PlayStation players will get a chance to experience the demonic RPG, once exclusive to Nintendo Switch. Along with an extended cut trailer, Atlus has revealed the fancy physical editions fans can now pre-order for PS5 (PS4 pre-orders will...

    • Atlus
    • PS5
    • PS4
    • Shin Megami Tensei
  • News GTA 6 on PS5 Will Seemingly Include ScHoolboy Q's Music

    T-Pain recently teased involvement

    It's been a little quiet on the GTA 6 front, with Rockstar presumably enforcing a strict no-speak policy. NDAs, however, don't apply to actual rockstars like rapper ScHoolboy Q, who appears to have confirmed his musical return for the eagerly anticipated Grand Theft Auto sequel, which analysts don't expect to...

    • Rockstar
    • PS5
    • Grand Theft Auto
  • News Skull and Bones Free Update Unleashes Noxious Pirate Lord Phillipe La Peste

    The Plague King and his Fleet of Pestilence

    The first season of live support for Skull and Bones, called Raging Tides, is now live, introducing an armada of plague-ridden corsairs led by Pirate Lord Phillipe La Peste for players to contend with. In addition, expect dynamic world changes, new events, legendary rivals, and more ships, weapons and...

    • Ubisoft
    • PS5
    • Skull and Bones

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