PlayStation 5 News

July2019

  • 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 When Is the PS5 Coming Out?

    What is the PS5 release date?

    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...

  • 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 How Much Will the PS5 Cost?

    What is the PlayStation 5's price?

    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 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...