News - 2020, Week 45

Sunday8th Nov 2020

Saturday7th Nov 2020

Friday6th Nov 2020

  • Hands On PS5 Backwards Compatibility - The Good, the Not Bad, and the Ugly

    Loading times! Performance! Resolution! More!

    PlayStation 5 backwards compatibility has been a big point of discussion in the build-up to the next-gen system’s launch – in fact, at times, it’s been the only point of conversation. Ever since Mark Cerny’s misjudged hardware deep dive in March – feels like a lifetime ago, doesn’t it? –...

  • News Assassin's Creed Valhalla Trophies Revealed, Platinum Requires a Bit of Everything

    Nothing too strenuous

    Much like Assassin's Creed Odyssey, it looks like Assassin's Creed Valhalla wants you to do a bit of everything in order to unlock its Platinum Trophy. The title's PS4 Trophy list is now live on the PlayStation Network, and while none of the trinkets jump out at us as being particularly difficult, achieving 100 per cent...

  • News Spider-Man: Miles Morales Takes About 12 Hours to Beat, Astro's Playroom Around 5 Hours

    Plenty to play

    Many have pondered how much playtime they’ll get out of next-gen titles like Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Astro’s Playroom, and fortunately we can now bring you answers. We beat Insomniac Games’ superhero spin-off in around 12 hours, engaging in light open world busywork along the way. We’ve since cleared the game...

  • News Star Wars: Squadrons PS5 Patch Pales in Comparison to Xbox Series X Update

    Other EA updates outlined, including Apex Legends

    Electronic Arts has detailed the sort of enhancements PlayStation 5 owners can look forward to when it comes to its range of titles, and the results aren't entirely consistent. Apex Legends appears to come out on top the most with a performance and resolution boost up to 1440p, with even more...

  • News PS5 Doesn't Have Quick Resume, But Loading Is Lightning Fast

    Games boot in under 10 seconds

    It’s the big next-gen buzzword that enthusiasts can’t stop talking about, and now we can finally confirm as part of our PS5 review: Sony’s next-gen console doesn’t have Quick Resume. Well, not yet, anyway. The inclusion of a button on the Control Centre panel named Switcher is conspicuous, but at present it...

  • News PS5 Displays Your Playtime in Next-Gen and PS4 Games

    Wall of shame

    Finally, the PlayStation 5 adds a new feature which displays your overall playtime in both next-gen and PlayStation 4 games. Interestingly, this data appears to be retroactive, so you’ll see the number of hours you’ve spent with titles tracking back years – and the figures appear to be generally accurate based on our findings...

  • News PS5 Introduces Accolades System to Encourage More Inclusive PSN Communities

    Badge of honour

    One of the coolest new features of the PlayStation 5, which we can’t wait to put through its paces come launch, is the new Accolades system which forms part of your User Profile. As outlined in our PS5 review, this is a brand new rewards system that's designed to acknowledge those players who represent "PlayStation’s ideals”...

  • News PS5 Adds Game Presets for Preferred Settings in Supported Titles

    Set your difficulty, subtitles, and more

    Are you the kind of gamer who jumps into the options tab in every title to enable subtitles or adjust the difficulty? You may not need to on the PlayStation 5, as a YouTube video uploaded by PlayStation Support reveals a new Game Presets feature on the next-gen console. In this, you’re able to select...

  • News Sadly, You Can't Store PS5 Games on an External HDD

    Storage woes

    As our PlayStation 5 review outlined earlier in the day, there’s currently no way to store next-gen games on an external HDD. While we’ve always known that you’ll need to use the SSD to boot PS5 titles, many had hoped that you’d be able to move games across to a separate storage unit should you need to save space. At the time of...

  • Guide New PS4 Games This Week (2nd November to 8th November)

    DIRT 5! Need for Speed! More!

    What new PS4 games are releasing in physical retailers and as part of the PlayStation Store update this week? It's the week before the video game industry goes crazy, so if you're not interested in DIRT 5 or Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered, you have a little bit of time to prepare yourself for next-gen. For a...

  • News Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 Adds Solo Tours, Crash Bandicoot Gear in Today's Free Update

    Woah!

    Recently, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 received an update that improved its multiplayer offering, and now the single player is getting an overhaul. A free update due to be released today not only adds new Crash Bandicoot-themed items for you to collect, it brings a much requested change to how the Tours operate. The update will introduce Solo...

  • News Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered Reveals Two More Fantastic Suits

    Arachnid Rider and Armoured Advanced

    If you're picking up the Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition for PlayStation 5 and you haven't played the 2018 title, you're in for quite a treat. Marvel's Spider-Man is being completely remastered, and what's more, you'll also gain access to the two new Spidey suits you see below. They're named...

  • News Codemasters in Talks with Take-Two Over Takeover

    F1 2K21?

    Codemasters, the legendary British publisher behind the recently released DIRT 5, has confirmed that it’s in talks with Take-Two over a possible takeover. Video Games Chronicle reports that an internal statement revealed conversations were taking place between the firm and 2K Games’ parent company. The figure currently being thrown...

  • News Multiple Trusted Sources Tease Mass Effect Announcement This Weekend

    Is it finally happening?

    Okay, nobody panic, but it looks like it's finally happening. N7 Day falls on this weekend — Saturday the 7th November, to be clear — and fans have been hoping that BioWare will celebrate the annual event by finally announcing the long rumoured Mass Effect Trilogy Remaster (also known as Mass Effect Legendary Edition)...

  • News PS5 Has 667GB of Usable Storage Space on Its SSD

    Out of 825GB

    It's official: The PS5 comes with approximately 667GB of usable storage space on its custom SSD, as noted in our massively in-depth PS5 Review. The SSD's total size is 825GB, but a sizable chunk of that is reserved for the console's operating system. The bottom line is that this is a very limited amount of storage space. It's highly...

  • News Control's Controversial PS5 Upgrade Slips to Early 2021

    To improve the final quality

    Remedy has decided to delay the PlayStation 5 version of Control: Ultimate Edition to early 2021 as the studio wants to improve the final quality of the product. This in turn means the developer wants more time for polish and production. It needs no introduction, however, as the re-release of Control caused controversy a...

  • News You Can't Play PT on PS5

    At all

    PT, short for Playable Teaser, made an enormous impression when it hit PlayStation 4 in 2014. While it was only a precursor to a much larger project — Silent Hills — the experience is heralded as one of the best horror titles on the system, and it has been hugely influential on the genre. Sadly, PT was pulled from the PlayStation Store...

  • News WipEout Lives On In This One-Of-A-Kind £190,000 Supercar

    "This project has been way beyond anything I've seen before"

    Anti-grav racing series WipEout hasn't seen a brand-new mainline entry in some time, but that doesn't mean that the legacy of the franchise – which began 25 years ago alongside the western launch of the original PlayStation – can't live on. Last night, WipEout co-creator and Game...

  • News Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate's Mileena Smiles for PS5, PS4 Trailer

    Open wide

    Toothy Tarkatan Mileena is joining the roster of Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate, and here’s your first look at character in action. As you’d expect, there are some seriously grim moves here, including one where she licks her opponent – before chomping at their flesh. She also has some pretty potent specials in her arsenal, like the...

  • News Call of Duty Combines Progression Across Three Games This December

    Warzone, Black Ops Cold War, and Modern Warfare

    Well, this is going to be really easy to explain. Following the launch of Call of Duty: Warzone, the free-to-play Battle Royale shooter has become a big enough deal to where Activision feels the need to combine and streamline its progression across another two games. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has...

  • News Sackboy: A Big Adventure Delays Online Co-Op Feature to a Later Date

    Save transfer not available at launch

    When Sackboy: A Big Adventure launches across both PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 next week, you will only be able to play with friends in local co-op. Sumo Digital has made the decision to delay online multiplayer functionality, with it instead arriving via a free patch before the end of this year. The same...

  • News Godfall Is Apparently a Timed PS5 Console Exclusive for Six Months

    Another Sony deal

    Here's a detail that you may have missed from Godfall's recently released launch trailer. At the end of the video, Sony reiterates that the game's a PS5 console exclusive. In other words, it won't be available on Xbox — just PS5 and PC. However, an all-important asterisk leads to further clarification. A note at the bottom of...

  • News Worms Rumble Open Beta Hits PS4 This Weekend

    Try out the new real-time Worms game

    Worms is coming back, and for its latest iteration, it's making the action real-time. Dropping the turn-based gameplay in favour of more immediate fun, Worms Rumble is coming to both PlayStation 5 and PS4 in December. However, you can play it early via the open beta, which kicks off on PS4 today. The beta test...

  • News Astro's Playroom Looks Delightful in New PS5 Gameplay Trailer

    Robot rock

    As if you needed further proof that Astro's Playroom is an utter joy, Sony has put out a brand new trailer, showing off lots of gameplay. The PlayStation 5 pack-in game is a brilliant showcase for the console and its DualSense controller, but it's also just a wonderful 3D platformer. You can read more about what we think of the game in...

Thursday5th Nov 2020

Wednesday4th Nov 2020

Tuesday3rd Nov 2020

  • News November 2020 PS Plus Games Are Available to Download Now

    Shadow of War and Hollow Knight await

    November 2020's PlayStation Plus games are available to download now from the PlayStation Store. Well, most of them. Both Middle-earth: Shadow of War and Hollow Knight: Voidheart Edition — the month's two PS4 titles — are now yours to play if you're a subscriber. Meanwhile, Bugsnax, the first PS5 game to be...

  • News PS5 Comes with an HDMI 2.1 Cable, 120FPS Possible Out of the Box

    As long as you have the display

    A nice little detail to take into account when you bust open your PS5 later this month: the HDMI cable that the console comes with is actually HDMI 2.1, meaning that it supports 4K resolution at 120Hz (yep, it's the same as the Xbox Series X). In other words, you won't have to go and buy a new HDMI cable if you want...

  • Random Someone Put the PS5's Pad Under a Microscope

    Seeing shapes

    As we reported months ago, the rear of the PlayStation 5’s pad is made up of tiny symbols inspired by the system’s iconic face buttons. Now that we have one of the controllers in our home, however, we have to admit that the detail is surprisingly small. In fact, it actually contributes to the grippy part of the controller, and it...

  • Guide How to Use the PS5 DualSense Controller on PC

    How to set up the PS5 controller for Steam

    How do you use the PS5 controller on PC? How do you set up the PS5 DualSense controller for Steam? Much like the DualShock 4 pad, you can easily connect Sony's latest controller to a personal computer to play games on it. For this setup, we'll be connecting the PS5 controller to a PC through Steam. In this...

  • News Resident Evil Village Goes All the Way with PS5 Feature Support

    The full package

    If you were worried third-party developers wouldn't commit extra resources towards taking advantage of the unique PlayStation 5 feature set, you can breathe a sigh of relief. The PlayStation Store listing for Resident Evil Village has been updated with new details, confirming the DualSense controller will be put to use alongside 3D...

  • Guide How Big Is the PS5?

    What are the PS5 dimensions?

    How big is the PS5? What are the PS5 dimensions? There has been a lot of talk about the size of the PlayStation 5 in the lead up to its launch, to the point where you might be wondering if it will even fit under your television or inside your entertainment centre. Well, it's time to whip out the measuring tape. In this...

  • News Days Gone Runs at 60 Frames-Per-Second, Dynamic 4K on PS5

    The not-so broken road

    Days Gone will take advantage of Sony’s next-gen hardware at launch, running at “up to 60 frames-per-second in dynamic 4K” on the PlayStation 5. The title was previously locked at 30 frames-per-second on the PS4 Pro, and utilised a checkerboard rendering solution to resolve a 4K image. What does this mean in...

  • Hands On Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition on PS5 Is a Stylish Upgrade

    S rank

    Devil May Cry 5 is a frontrunner in the race for PlayStation 4’s flashiest game, so it’s no surprise that Capcom’s turning up the style for its PlayStation 5 upgrade. Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition – unlike so many next-gen re-releases – is a premium remaster, so there’s no free PS4 to PS5 path here. Fortunately, the Japanese...

  • News Dragon Quest XI S Is Indeed 60FPS on PS4 Pro

    Demo confirms it

    A playable demo for Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age just launched on PS4, and it confirms that the game runs at a seemingly rock solid 60 frames-per-second on PS4 Pro. When the title was announced for Sony's system earlier this year, there was some slight confusion over how the game would run, seeing as it is...

  • News Mass Effect Trilogy Remaster May Finally Be Announced This Weekend, Fans Hope

    N7 Day

    There's a growing hope that the long, long, long rumoured Mass Effect Trilogy Remaster — also known as Mass Effect Legendary Edition — may finally be announced this weekend. At this point, we all know that the remaster is happening — it's been outed by multiple trusted sources on multiple occasions — but the wait for its official...

  • News Why PS5 Fans Think Gran Turismo 7 Is Releasing Soon

    First half of 2021 advertised

    Oh, yeah! Gran Turismo 7 has been announced for the PlayStation 5, hasn’t it? The best news: it could be coming out pretty soon. That’s certainly what some simulation racing fans think, after spotting a disclaimer on a French advertisement for the game which says: “Sortie prévue pour la première moitié de...

Monday2nd Nov 2020