News - 2021, Week 17

Sunday2nd May 2021

  • Guide PS5 Backwards Compatibility: Can You Play PS4 Games on PlayStation 5?

    How PS5 backwards compatibility with PS4 games works

    Is the PS5 backwards compatible with the PS4? Can you play PS4 games on the PlayStation 5? One of the biggest questions regarding the PS5 is whether you’ll be able to play PS4 games on it. As part of our PS5 guide, we’re going to explain how PS4 games will work on the PS5 and whether they'll...

  • News Returnal Crashes May Be Sony's Problem, Other Bugs Being Investigated

    Crash landing

    While it’s certainly not affecting everyone, a number of Returnal players are experiencing crashes while playing the game. This is something Housemarque has acknowledged, although it’s suggested that the PlayStation 5 is the problem – and not necessarily the game. Writing on Discord, a spokesperson said: “This is an issue with...

  • Guide All PS5 Game Reviews

    Every PS5 game we've reviewed so far

    Looking for PS5 game reviews? Well you've come to the right place. In this guide, we've compiled a list of every PS5 game review that we've published here on Push Square so far. This guide will be updated every time we review something new on PS5, so be sure to check in every now and then. For much more...

  • Poll Are You Happy with Your PS Plus Games for May 2021?

    Plus or minus?

    We think it's fair to say that PlayStation Plus has had a pretty good year so far, but is May's offering up to snuff? Next month's (or this month's, depending on when you're reading) lineup includes the PS5 version of Wreckfest, alongside Battlefield V and Stranded Deep on PS4. It's a very varied trio of games, but are you happy with...

  • News S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 Could Come to PS5 Three Months After Release

    Leaked documents detail the deal

    Update: Leaked documents published as part of the Apple vs Epic Games lawsuit reveal that S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 will be exclusive to Xbox Series X|S for just three months. Original Article: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 may have one of the most obnoxious names to type of all time, but a lot of people are looking forward to the...

  • Guide Returnal: Where to Find All Sunface Fragments

    How to get all the Sunface Fragments in Returnal

    Where are all the Sunface Fragments in Returnal? How do you find the Sunface Fragments? As part of our Returnal guide, we're going to tell you all about the Sunface Fragments, and what you need to do to get them. Returnal: Where to Find All Sunface Fragments: In Act 3 of Returnal (after you roll...

  • Guide Returnal: How to Break Yellow Barriers

    How to open yellow force fields in Returnal

    How do you break the yellow barriers in Returnal? What do you need to open and get through the yellow energy walls? As you play Returnal, you'll notice some yellow barriers that are blocking off optional rooms or concealing useful items. How do you get through these yellow walls? As part of our Returnal...

  • News PS Plus Subscribers in Spain Get a Bonus Game Next Month


    Those of you who have a PS Plus subscription in Spain can look forward to a bonus game in May 2021, as Waves Out will be offered as a free fourth title for members. This is part of the PlayStation Spain’s fairly industrious PS Talents scheme, which supports grassroots development. The PS4 puzzler sees you controlling a magnet, gathering up...

Saturday1st May 2021

Friday30th Apr 2021

  • Guide All PS5 and PS4 Crossplay Games

    Every PS5 and PS4 game you can play with other consoles

    Which PS5 and PS4 games support crossplay with rival consoles Xbox Series S|X, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch? Sony was under fire for a long time regarding its reluctance to support crossplay, but following an open beta featuring a handful of tentpole titles, the company now allows developers...

  • Guide All NBA 2K21 Locker Codes: Season 6 - Glitched Reality

    All known NBA 2K21 Locker Codes and rewards

    NBA 2K21 can help to boost your MyTeam by providing you with brand new Packs, Tokens, and VC. In this guide, we’ll be listing all NBA 2K21 Locker Codes and rewards, as well as showing you how to redeem NBA 2K21 Locker Codes. We’ll be keeping this page updated right throughout the year, so be sure to...

  • Guide Returnal Guide: Tips, Tricks, and All You Need to Know

    How to survive and thrive in Returnal on PS5

    Returnal is a PS5 exclusive third-person shooter from Finnish developer Housemarque. It's a fast-paced, challenging run n' gunner with rogue-lite elements, and we love it, awarding it a 9/10 in our review. In this Returnal guide, we will be going over everything in the game. We'll explain how to earn

  • Guide Upcoming PS5, PS4 Games for May and June 2021

    Resident Evil Village! Biomutant! Ratchet & Clank!

    As we get deeper into 2021, the PlayStation 5 and PS4 games are starting to really pick up. We've just had Returnal, and over the next couple of months, a handful of big new releases will keep you glued to your console. Let's take a look at everything coming up in May and June of this year — there...

  • Poll Are You Sold on Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart?

    Dimensional shift

    Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart got an extended gameplay demonstration last night, as part of Sony's latest State of Play broadcast. The upcoming PlayStation 5 exclusive certainly looked the part, with visuals that, at times, beggared belief. And hey, the action didn't look too bad, either! Our point is that it was an incredibly...

  • Guide Returnal: All Bosses and How to Beat Them

    How to kill every boss in Returnal

    How do you kill all the bosses in Returnal? As part of our Returnal guide, we're going to tell you how to beat every boss fight in the game. If you're looking for some tips and advice on how to defeat all the bosses, we've got all that lined up for you below. Of course, beating boss battles will earn you a few...

  • Guide Returnal: How Many Biomes Are There?

    How many different levels are there in Returnal?

    How many biomes are there in Returnal? How many different environments are there to discover? As part of our Returnal guide, we're going to tell you the number of different levels there are to explore, giving you their names and a brief description. Returnal: How Many Biomes Are There?: There are...

  • Guide Returnal: Can You Save and Quit?

    Can you resume a run after quitting?

    Can you save and quit in Returnal? Can you save a run part way through and come back to it? As part of our Returnal guide, we're going to answer your questions about preserving game progress, saving, and quitting. If you're looking for tips on how to stay alive in the game for longer, see our guide — Returnal:...

  • Guide Returnal: Can You Get Back to Earlier Levels?

    How you can return to the first biomes in Returnal

    Is there a way to get back to earlier levels in Returnal? How can you revisit the first few biomes? If you've been playing Returnal and have reached Act 2, you'll find yourself in an unusual situation — you have a new starting point. As part of our Returnal guide, we're going to explain what's...

  • Gallery Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Drops Jaws in New PS5 Screenshots


    Is it the best-looking game ever made? It’s sure as hell up there! A trio of new Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart screenshots have been released to coincide with the latest gameplay footage, and they’re going to leave you slack-jawed, we’re sure. To be honest, we’re running out of superlatives to describe this game, but if

  • Mini Review R-Type Final 2 (PS4) - One of the Greatest Shmups Ever Gets a Timely Sequel

    Blast the Bydo, again

    When you’re taking time to consider the true greats of the shmup genre, a few names tend to crop up with alarming regularity. Darius. Gradius. Space Invaders, if you’re feeling particularly bookish. However, few shooters have had the same degree of impact that R-Type achieved when it hit arcades way back in 1987. The savvy...

  • Guide Returnal: All Trophies and How to Get the Platinum

    How to get all the Trophies in Returnal

    In this Returnal Trophy roadmap, we're going to reveal how to unlock the Platinum Trophy in this PS5 exclusive shooter. As part of our Returnal guide, we're going to outline all the Trophies in the game, complete with their descriptions and how to get each one. We've also included a Trophy roadmap, outlining...

  • News Returnal's Day One Patch Is 10GB, Improves Performance, Fixes Bugs, and More

    Ship shape

    Returnal is on the brink of release on PlayStation 5, and the good news is it's an excellent arcade shooter. Housemarque's latest is its biggest game by far, and it combines the studio's arcade expertise with a third person perspective and rogue-like elements to great effect. For our review, we played the game without the day one patch,...

  • Guide Returnal: How Long Does It Take to Beat?

    How many hours long is Returnal?

    How long does it take to beat Returnal on PS5? How much time will you need to finish Returnal? Housemarque's rogue-lite shooter may not look it, but the game is a surprisingly lengthy experience. As part of our Returnal guide, we're going to tell you roughly how long it'll take to reach the end of the game...

  • Guide Returnal: What Do You Lose When You Die?

    What you keep and what you don't when you die in Returnal

    What do you lose when you die in Returnal? Do you lose absolutely everything and start fresh? Are there permanent upgrades? As part of our Returnal guide, we're going to outline what exactly happens when you die in this game. Read on to learn what is kept and what is lost when a run is over...

  • Guide Returnal: How to Unlock Daily Challenge Mode

    How to unlock the Simulation mode in Returnal

    How do you unlock the Daily Challenge mode in Returnal? How can you play the daily Simulation Mode? In Returnal, you can play a Daily Challenge in addition to the main campaign. But how do you gain access to it? As part of our Returnal guide, we're going to explain how you can unlock the Simulation Mode...

  • Guide Returnal: Do You Have to Fight the Bosses More Than Once?

    Can you skip boss fights in Returnal?

    Do bosses stay dead in Returnal on PS5? Can you skip past boss fights once you've done them? As part of our Returnal guide, we're going to answer these questions right here, so you know what you're getting yourself into. If you're looking for advice on fighting the bosses, see our guide — Returnal: All Bosses...

  • News Crash Bandicoot 4 Dev Enlisted for Call of Duty, Er, Duty

    It's about time?

    Love it or loathe it, Call of Duty is a juggernaut that’s quickly gobbling up all of Activision’s resources in order to sustain itself. You may have read recently about the Call of Duty: Warzone event, which saw the original Verdansk map nuked and replaced with an 80s alternative. That was designed to coincide with a new season...

  • News Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg Doesn't Think People Will Buy Wired VR

    Next-gen PSVR headset will have a single cord, of course

    Sony has announced that its next-generation PlayStation VR headset for PS5 will do away with its predecessor’s spaghetti of wires, replacing them “with a single cord to simplify setup and improve ease-of-use, while enabling a high-fidelity visual experience”. Facebook founder Mark...

  • Guide Returnal: How to Get Into the House

    How to unlock the door to the House

    How do you get inside the House in Returnal on PS5? How do you unlock the door to the House? As part of our Returnal guide, we're going to tell you how to get into the mysterious House that shows up throughout the game. If you intend to get the Platinum Trophy for Returnal, you'll need to gain access to the House...

  • Guide Returnal: How to Not Die

    How to extend your runs in Returnal

    How do you stay alive longer in Returnal? How can you keep your runs going for longer stretches? Returnal is inarguably a difficult game, and its structure means you will die frequently, and go at it again and again. While this is expected — it is a rogue-lite game after all — it can inevitably cause some...

  • News PS5 Sales Now Trending Above PS4 Launch Aligned in Japan

    But no one's buying any games

    After all the hullabaloo surrounding the PlayStation 5’s launch in Japan – stock issues mean that it was trending behind even the Nintendo Wii U at one point – the next-gen console is now selling faster than its predecessor the PS4 did in the region when launch aligned. It’s worth remembering that the PS4...

  • News Submerge Yourself with Subnautica: Below Zero PS5 Gameplay

    Under the sea

    Sony kickstarted its State of Play presentation earlier today with a few minutes of Subnautica: Below Zero gameplay on PlayStation 5. The trailer delves into a few details about the next-gen release, confirming support for the next-gen DualSense controller, which will add immersion to your underwater antics through haptic feedback...

  • News Hot Wheels Unleashed's Skyscraper Is the Wacky Track the PS5, PS4 Racer Needed

    Wacky races

    We’ve always thought Hot Wheels Unleashed looked good, but we were beginning to worry about the backdrops you’d be driving through. So far, industrious developer Milestone has mostly focused on bland garage-style environments – but this latest trailer for the PlayStation 5 and PS4 racer has a bit more spectacle to it, as the track...

  • News Returnal Impresses with Particle Effects and Smooth Performance in Technical Breakdown

    Digital Foundry puts it through its paces

    Housemarque has always made games with oodles of style, focusing on eye-popping visual effects and sturdy performance. In this new video from Digital Foundry, the studio is clearly sticking to what it knows best with Returnal, pushing the PlayStation 5 with its custom Unreal Engine 4 tech. The technical...

  • News Hood: Outlaws & Legends Brings Competitive Online Stealth to PS5, PS4

    Learn about all the classes and their combat options

    The jury is still somewhat out on Hood: Outlaws & Legends, but the premise is unquestionably fascinating. This commentated trailer, which shows off the title’s classes, also introduces more about the overall gameplay loop – and it’s effectively an online competitive stealth game. Imagine...

  • News PS5 Pre-Orders Took 20 Minutes to Sell Out in China

    Here we go again

    It took just 20 minutes for PlayStation 5 pre-orders to sell out in China, with the system slated for a 15th May release. Sony confirmed the date during a livestream earlier this week, which also saw confirmation of domestically developed character action title Lost Soul Aside for the next-gen console. Launch window titles will...

  • News Sackboy: A Big Adventure Becomes an eSport with PS5 Challenges

    Compete for prizes

    Okay, it’s not really an eSport, but we liked the alliteration. Nevertheless, Sackboy: A Big Adventure has been added to the roster of PlayStation’s Competition Centre, with new bi-monthly challenges rewarding the world’s best players with cosmetics. Every two months until January 2022, developer Sumo Digital will be adding...

  • Random Alabama Cornerback Patrick Surtain II Swags Out NFL Draft with PS2 Bling

    Play, beyond

    Former Alabama cornerback Patrick Surtain II swagged out the NFL Draft last night with custom PlayStation 2 bling, before being selected by the Denver Broncos with the ninth overall pick. The Rose Bowl defensive MVP – and son of a former Miami Dolphins and Kansas City Chiefs player – commissioned a custom DualShock 2 pendant, which...

  • News Housemarque Provides an Overview of Returnal in 30-Minute Gameplay Video

    Developer deep dive

    Returnal releases today exclusively on PlayStation 5, and we think it's a belter. The addictive arcade shooter seems to have made a big impression across the board, but if you need more convincing, perhaps this video will give you a better idea. In this new gameplay presentation, developer Housemarque discusses the game's basics...

  • News FIFA 21 Will Be Added to EA Play Next Week

    Kick off

    EA Play, EA's subscription service that PlayStation players can sign up for, is adding FIFA 21 to its catalogue of games next week. From the 6th May, subscribers will be able to download and play the robust football sim on PS5 and PS4 at no extra cost. On PS5 in particular, FIFA 21 is worth a shot — it's easily the best looking soccer...

  • News Max Thunder Joins the Playable Roster in Streets of Rage 4 DLC

    Thunderbolt and lightning

    In case you missed the news, Streets of Rage 4 is getting a bumper DLC pack in the near future. Titled Mr. X Nightmare, the premium expansion is set to feature brand new modes, original music, and most importantly, new playable characters. We already know that fan favourite Estel is joining the fight, but publisher Dotemu...

  • News MLB The Show 21 PS5, PS4 Patch Boosts Ballplayer Progression in Road to the Show

    Fix up

    Ever since launch, improving your Ballplayer in MLB The Show 21’s flagship Road to the Show campaign mode has been a chore. Sony San Diego said that it would look into this over a week ago, and now it’s releasing a patch that should help to improve the problem. Scheduled to release later today on PlayStation 5 (v1.003) and PS4 (v1.03),...

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