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  • News Don't Believe European Retailer MediaMarkt's Sky High PS5 Pre-Order Price

    Pricey placeholder

    European retailer MediaMarkt has gone out on a limb with regards to PlayStation 5. Not only is it listing a console that officially doesn't exist yet, it's also allowing customers to pre-purchase the next-gen machine for a massively inflated price. Check out the product page for yourself. MediaMarkt Sweden is listing the PS5 on...

  • News Lighting Is the Key to Next-Gen Graphics, Says Detroit: Become Human Director

    David Cage talks ray tracing

    Quantic Dream CEO David Cage -- perhaps best known as writer and director of Heavy Rain and Detroit: Become Human -- has weighed in on what he thinks is going to become increasingly important for video game visuals going forward. Rather than banking on resolution, for example, Cage explains to GameSpot that realistic...

  • News Dying Light 2 Is in Development for Both PS4 and PS5, Techland Confirms

    Cross-gen zombies

    And there's another PlayStation 5 game to add to the list. We imagine many games currently in development are at least being considered for the cross-generation treatment, but Techland has made it clear Dying Light 2 is getting both a PS4 and PS5 version. Yes, the free-running zombie action game is making the leap across platforms...

  • Guide What Is the PS5's Price?

    How much will the PlayStation 5 cost?

    How much will the PS5 cost? What will the PlayStation 5’s price be when it releases? While there is plenty of excitement for Sony’s next-gen console right now, there are also worries that it won’t be particularly affordable. In this article, we’re going to look at the latest rumours and consider how much...

  • Guide What Is the PS5 Release Date?

    When is the PS5 coming out?

    When is the PS5 coming out? What is the PlayStation 5's release date, and will that day differ between territories? It's one of the most important questions Sony will have to answer, alongside the price of the system itself, but we actually already have a pretty good idea of when we should expect the PS5 to hit store...

  • Soapbox Why Sony's PS5 Strategy Will Pay Dividends

    Sammy believes giant is right to target hardcore gamers

    Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: the PlayStation 5 is poised to "fail", and op-ed writers around the world are scrambling for the hottest take. One article published by financial site CCN – not to be confused with American news network CNN, to be clear – was bold enough to declare...

  • Guide Will PS Plus Members Get Free PS5 Games?

    Will I still get PS4 games for free?

    Will PS Plus members get free PS5 games? The PlayStation Plus service is set to carry over into the next generation of Sony systems, meaning that subscribers will have certain expectations from the moment they sign in and start playing on the PS5. In this guide, we're going to consider whether PS Plus members...

  • Guide Will There Be a PS5 Pro?

    PlayStation 5 Pro release date speculation

    Will there be a PS5 Pro? Sony and Microsoft both dramatically changed the traditional console cycle with the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X respectively, so will the PlayStation 5 follow in its predecessor’s footsteps and offer a supercharged version? In this guide, we’re going to consider whether there’ll be...

  • Guide What Are PS5's Specs?

    All of the PlayStation 5 technical specifications

    What are the PS5's specs? Sony's PlayStation 5 is coming, and it's going to come packed with some pretty impressive technology. For most people, the technical specifications of the PS5 won't matter all that much -- at the end of the day, the important thing is that Sony's next generation console runs...

  • Guide Will PS Plus Be Required on PS5?

    Do you need PlayStation Plus for multiplayer on PS5?

    Will PS Plus be required on PS5? Will you need PlayStation Plus to play online multiplayer on PS5? PlayStation Plus is one of Sony's best services, and we're certain it'll carry over into the next generation. However, will it become even more of a requirement on PS5? In this article, we're going...

  • Guide What Is PS5's SSD and How Will It Improve Loading Times?

    Will PS4 games run better, too?

    What is PS5's SSD and how will it improve loading times? Sony has confirmed that the PlayStation 5 will make use of an SSD, or Solid-State Drive, which will help with things like load times. But what does this actually mean? How does it make the PS5 more powerful? We're going to attempt to answer these questions in...

  • Guide What Is Ray Tracing on PS5?

    More realistic lighting on PS5

    What is ray tracing on PS5? Every time that Sony has brought up the PlayStation 5, it's also mentioned ray tracing, using the term as a selling point. But just what is ray tracing, and what does it bring to Sony's next-gen console? Without getting too technical, we're going to answer that question in this very guide...

  • Guide What Devices Does PlayStation Now Support?

    Where can you use PS Now?

    Which devices can run PlayStation Now? Sony's game streaming service can obviously be used on its own console, but where else can you access the service? In this quick guide, we'll be answering that question for you. What devices support PS Now?: Below are all the places you can access PlayStation Now. We'll be keeping...

  • Guide Will the PS5 Be Backwards Compatible with the PS4?

    Can you play PS4 games on the PS5?

    Will the PS5 be backwards compatible with the PS4? One of the biggest questions regarding the PlayStation 5 is whether you’ll be able to play PlayStation 4 games on it. In this article, we’re going to explain how PS4 games will work on the PS5. We’ll also consider whether the PlayStation 5 will be backwards...

  • Guide Will PS5 Games Be 60 Frames-Per-Second?

    And will PlayStation 5 improve the framerate of PS4 games?

    Will PS5 games be 60 frames-per-second? Frames-per-second, or 'fps' for short, refers to the visual "smoothness" of a video game. Generally speaking, the higher the framerate, or frames-per-second, the smoother the moving image on your display will be. A higher frame rate is also preferable...

  • News Gran Turismo PS5 Is Already in Development

    Will be the 'complete form' of Gran Turismo

    We wouldn’t be surprised to see Gran Turismo 7 launch alongside the PlayStation 5 next holiday, and series creator Kazunori Yamauchi has hinted that work on the next iteration in the simulation racing franchise is already underway. Speaking with GT Planet, he explained that he feels PlayStation 4 title...

  • Guide What Is 3D Audio on PS5?

    How PlayStation 5's 3D audio tech will improve games

    What is 3D audio on PS5? How will 3D audio affect PlayStation 5 games? You may have already read about some of the technical capabilities of Sony's next-gen console, and one term that's being thrown around is 3D audio. Mark Cerny, who's leading development on PS5, was disappointed at the lack of...

  • News Grand Theft Auto 6 Fan Fiction Makes for Fun Reading

    Don't believe everything you read

    Grand Theft Auto 6 has leaked – except it most definitely hasn’t. Fan fiction on Reddit claims that the sequel will span Vice City, South America, and Cuba – it’ll also purportedly run decades, with each location changing as the years whisk by. Just like in Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, you’ll...

  • Feature Which Studios Could Sony Realistically Acquire?

    Expanding the exclusive output

    While it’s never made quite the same song and dance about it as Microsoft has in recent years, Sony’s history is peppered with developer acquisitions designed to strengthen its first-party portfolio. It purchased Dutch developer Guerrilla Games in 2004 and long-time partner Sucker Punch in 2011. In the same general...

  • Rumour Has Housemarque Signed an Exclusive Deal with Sony?

    Speculation swirls around studio's next game

    Housemarque is in an interesting position right now. The Helsinki studio, famous for its superlative arcade experiences like Nex Machina and Resogun, is currently working on its futuristic battle royale shooter, Stormdivers. However, while there doesn't appear to be much interest in this PC-only action...

  • News Sony Looking to Buy Up New Game Development Studios as PS5 Looms

    Welcome to the team

    Over the weekend, news broke that Sony is looking to double down on its philosophy of producing high quality, PlayStation exclusive titles with the PlayStation 5. With the next-gen console supposedly set to launch in late 2020, you can bet that the Japanese giant is incredibly busy behind the scenes, no doubt preparing itself for...

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  • News Sony Financials Suggest the PS5 Won't Release Before April 2020

    Makes sense to us

    Sony has released its financial forecast for the fiscal year 2019 (that's basically the next 12 months), and its figures suggest that the PS5 won't launch before April 2020. We already know that the next-gen console isn't going to release this year -- Sony has said so itself -- but there's been speculation over whether it'll hit in...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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