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  • News Housemarque Acknowledges Request for Mid-Run Saves in Returnal

    Halted progress

    Currently, you can’t save and quit in Returnal, meaning the only way to pause your progress mid-run is to put your PlayStation 5 in Rest Mode. Consequently, if you’re putting together a good attempt but run out of time – maybe you have a Netflix date or something – then you’re going to have to close the game and start over...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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),...

  • 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...

  • 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 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 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 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 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Magic

    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

  • 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: 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...

  • 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 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 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 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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: 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: 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 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...

  • News Explore Open Expanses, Ride Dragons in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart on PS5

    Interdimensional Clank puzzles, too

    Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart will seemingly revisit an old idea from PlayStation 3 spin-off Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus, as it will feature small sandbox levels for you to explore. Those of you who played the last-last-gen swansong will recall one level that you were free to traverse with a jetpack; a...

  • News Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Is Just Unbelievably Good Looking in Extended PS5 Gameplay

    A rift apart

    As promised, PlayStation dropped over 15 minutes of new Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart gameplay in its latest State of Play broadcast. To be frank, the upcoming PS5 exclusive looks utterly ridiculous. The visual fidelity on display here is truly absurd at times, to the point where we almost can't believe what we're looking at. The...

  • News Among Us Is Acting Pretty Sus On PS5, PS4 in 2021

    And there are Ratchet & Clank items

    At long last, the multiplayer phenomenon that is Among Us is coming to PlayStation. InnerSloth's super popular game of cooperation and sabotage will be released for both PS5 and PS4 later this year. If you're unaware, Among Us exploded in popularity when Twitch streamers discovered the game. Up to 10 players take...

  • Live Watch Sony PlayStation's State of Play Livestream Right Here (29th April, 2021)

    Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart stars in gameplay blowout

    The second State of Play of 2021 has a very specific focus: Insomniac Games’ upcoming PlayStation 5 adventure Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. We’ll be treated to around 15 minutes of gameplay during the broadcast, but newcomer Rivet and crew will be bookmarked by updates on a couple of indie...

  • News New Judgment Game Teased Through Tiny Gameplay Clips

    Let the investigation begin

    It would appear that footage from a new Judgment game — we assume a sequel — is being posted on Twitter through the title's official accounts. We're talking super short clips here, without any sound, but they're definitely not taken from the Judgment that we know. Again, the clips are completely new, and with...

  • News Sony on PS5 Stock: Don't Expect a 'Drastic' Supply Increase This Year

    Stock will be limited for some time yet

    PlayStation 5 stock shortages have been an issue for Sony ever since the console launched last November. The coronavirus pandemic impacted the company's production line significantly, with limited components and shipping limitations both playing a part. We're now over five months removed from the PS5's...

  • News Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order PS5 Version Feels the Force This Summer, Free Upgrade from PS4

    Cal-led it

    Heavily rumoured since an age rating was spotted back in March, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is getting a native PlayStation 5 version. It'll release this summer on Sony's current-gen console, and it'll be a free upgrade if you already own the PS4 version. We don't have any finer details right now, however. The official Star Wars Day...

  • News May PS Plus Game Wreckfest Gets PS5 Features Trailer

    Burning rubber

    If you're looking forward to playing Wreckfest when it hits PlayStation Plus on the 4th May, you might want to take a quick look at the game's next-gen features trailer. For those who don't know, Wreckfest originally released on PS4 in 2019. The upcoming PS5 version has the usual bells and whistles, like 60 frames-per-second...

  • News The Persistence Enhanced Spooks PS5 on 4th June

    DualSense support, Ray-Tracing mode

    After first releasing for PlayStation VR and then ported over to PS4 to be playable without a virtual reality headset, The Persistence Enhanced will now launch for PS5 on 4th June 2021 as an upgraded version of the original experience. If you own the original PS4 version, you'll be treated to a free upgrade,...

  • News Housemarque Thanks Sony for Supporting the 'Very Risky' Returnal

    "We are forever grateful"

    There was a time when Housemarque’s future looked uncertain. Having designed some of PlayStation’s most memorable games, disappointing Nex Machina sales prompted the studio to declare #ArcadeIsDead. You may recall, the Finnish team turned its attention to Battle Royale title Stormdivers, but it was quietly pitching...

  • Review Returnal (PS5) - Housemarque's Deep, Dark Shooter Is a PS5 Must Have

    Selene Die On

    Returnal is a much, much bigger game than you think it is. For all the noise surrounding the game's price point, Housemarque has produced its largest, most ambitious project by a country mile. This isn't a small scale title with a premium cost; the studio has made something on a whole new level. There's an awful lot of game here, and...

  • News Lost Soul Aside Confirmed for PS5 with Native Version

    Still slated for PS4 too

    Whenever it actually releases, Lost Soul Aside will be coming to PlayStation 5 as well as PS4, developer UltiZero Games has confirmed. Without giving any further details away, a tweet simply read: "We are happy to officially announce today that Lost Soul Aside is also coming to PlayStation 5. We hope you look forward to...

  • Guide PS4 to PS5: All Games with Confirmed Free Upgrades

    Every game that lets you transfer from PS4 to PS5

    Which PS4 games have free PS5 upgrades? Below, we've compiled a list of all confirmed titles that let you transfer from PS4 to PS5 at no extra cost. All of these titles will receive some kind of upgrade on Sony's next-gen console that will allow them to look better, perform better, or both. Please...

  • News Genshin Impact Does PS5 Trophy Hunters Right by Adding Platinum

    Same list besides the addition

    Not only does Genshin Impact look and run so much better with its new and improved PlayStation 5 version, but team Mihoyo has also given the native edition a Platinum Trophy. The all-important feature was missing on PS4, meaning Trophy hunters were simply stuck with a 100 per cent completion stat instead of that flashy...

  • Guide Best PS5, PS4 Game Deals on PS Store This Week (28th April to 4th May)

    What to buy on the PlayStation Store

    What are the best PS5 and PS4 game deals on the PlayStation Store this week? What should you buy in the PS Store sale this week? There's always loads of digital games on sale at any one time, so this guide is designed to spotlight the best PS5 and PS4 deals available right now. We will try our best to avoid...

  • News Nioh Series Sales Cut Through Five Million Units

    Samurai smash

    Nioh’s series sales have now surpassed five million units across PlayStation 5, PS4, and PC, with digital sales of Nioh 2 now topping two million units alone. The original Nioh launched in 2017 on PS4, before being ported to PC, and was subsequently followed by a sequel in 2020. Both games were then remastered for PS5 this year...

  • News Digital Dominates Physical As Pandemic Pushes Consumers to PS Store

    Boxed out

    The transition from physical software sales to digital downloads has happened quickly to say the least, but last year’s pandemic pushed more consumers than ever towards the PS Store. Of the 338.9 million PlayStation 5 and PS4 games sold during the fiscal year ending 31st March, 2021, an incredible 220 million were downloaded. That means...

  • News Destruction AllStars Rolls Out the Red Carpet for Season 1 on PS5

    Hotshots

    Destruction AllStars’ enormous Season 1 update will get underway starting next month, with developer Lucid Games rolling out the red carpet for a ton of new content. As previously announced, Hotshots will see the addition of a new AllStar, mode, and a ton of cosmetics as part of a Battle Pass-style unlock ladder. The new AllStar is named...

  • News PS Plus Subscriber Count Increases to 47.6 Million

    Up 200,000 since February

    As Sony's PlayStation Plus service goes from strength to strength, so too does the number of users subscribed. 47.6 million is the latest statistic come the end of fiscal year 2020, which is an increase of 6.1 million compared to Q4 of fiscal year 2019. The service has gained 200,000 further memberships in the space of two...

  • News Sony Sold 58.4 Million PS5, PS4 Exclusives Last Year

    17 per cent of all software sales were first-party

    Exclusives matter. During its latest financial report for the business year ending 31st March, 2021, Sony sold an eye-watering 58.4 million first-party games on PlayStation 5 and PS4. That’s a significant 17 per cent of the total 338.9 million games sold for its systems during the aforementioned...

  • News Returnal's Ready for Release with Intriguing PS5 Launch Trailer

    Over and over

    Here it is, then: the last Returnal trailer before launch. This one mixes mysterious cinematics with some breakneck gameplay clips – crikey do some of these enemies look awesome! Housemarque’s blockbuster PlayStation 5 exclusive will launch this week, and we’ve got a review incoming imminently. In the meantime, you can check out...

  • News Sony Set to Invest Even More Money in PlayStation Exclusive Games This Year

    PlayStation Studios presents

    Sony already pumps a huge amount of money into its first-party efforts, with its PlayStation Studios now producing more expensive games than ever before. But the Japanese giant isn't backing down on its commitment to exclusive software. During its latest investor call, Sony revealed that it's set to invest an additional...

  • News The Last of Us 3 Story Outline Has Been Written, Says Neil Druckmann

    But it's not in development yet

    Naughty Dog co-president Neil Druckmann has confirmed during an episode of the Script Apart podcast that he and co-writer Halley Gross have completed work on a story outline to a sequel to The Last of Us: Part II. When asked about the possibility of a follow-up to Ellie and Abby's journey through Seattle and beyond,...

  • News Cyberpunk 2077 Patch 1.22 Out Now, Promises Yet More Fixes and Performance Boosts on PS5, PS4

    Crash cow

    CD Projekt Red has deployed another "hotfix" for Cyberpunk 2077 on PlayStation 4 (and PlayStation 5 via backwards compatibility). The update includes yet more bug fixes and performance improvements. It's a 15GB download. Generally speaking, the game's been in a better state since patch 1.21, which seemed to ease crashing issues and make...

  • News PS Store Golden Week Sale Features Over 700 PS5, PS4 Deals

    NieR! Persona 5 Royal! Balan Wonderworld?

    With the PlayStation Store Spring sale about to shut its door, the time has come for a new line-up of discounts to take its place. The digital marketplace has now welcomed in the Golden Week sale, which actually lasts longer than seven days. It'll stick around until 12th May 2021, and all of the deals listed...

  • News PS5 Console Sales Reach 7.8 Million, Beating PS4's Record

    New records for revenue, PS Store too

    Sony's PlayStation 5 console has now sold 7.8 million units as of 31st March 2021, meaning it has beaten the PS4's previous record for hardware sales during a console's first fiscal year on the market. It managed to sell 7.6 million systems to consumers during that same time frame. Demand for the console has...

  • News Guilty Gear Strive Second Open Beta Hits in May, Has Online and Offline Modes, All Characters Playable

    Let's rock!

    Guilty Gear Strive returns on the 13th May for its second open beta. It'll be available to download and play on both PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4. Just like the first beta, it'll include online matches as well as a versus mode where you can play against the CPU or a friend locally. All 15 characters from the game's base roster will...

  • News Open World Action RPG Genshin Impact Is Out Now on PS5

    Second impact

    Genshin Impact, the extremely successful action RPG from Chinese developer miHoYo, is out now on PlayStation 5. The free-to-play title released on PS4 last year, but the next-gen version boasts better performance and super fast load times. We're certainly not Genshin Impact experts, but we do think that the game's worth a look for the...

  • News Mortal Kombat Dev Rumoured to Be Working on Marvel Fighter

    An injustice?

    Mortal Kombat developer NetherRealm Studios is no stranger to superheroes, given it’s owned by Warner Bros overlord AT&T and has been working on DC Comics fighter franchise Injustice for a few years now. However, in what would be a surprise twist, there’s speculation that the team may be tackling a Marvel fighting game next...

  • News PSN Slowly Coming Back Online Following Widespread Outage

    Phew

    Update: The PlayStation Network is slowly coming back to life following an outage that lasted around two hours or so. Just about everything went offline, with users unable to sign in, access online features, or play online games. Hopefully that's the end of that. Original Story: The PlayStation Network is having difficulties, it seems...

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