PlayStation 5 News

January2020

  • News Even More Sony Bigwigs Spotted in San Francisco as PS5 Reveal Nears

    All good in the neighbourhood

    Update (18th January): In addition to the executives outlined in the original article, Naughty Dog staffers Arne Meyer and Scott Lowe have also been spotted at PlayStation HQ, as the Japanese giant is clearly holding a summit ahead of the PS5's reveal. Original Article: Excuse us while we go gossip colum

  • News Ubisoft Wants to Avoid Its PS5 Games Playing Like Copy and Pastes

    Shake up at French firm

    While you can rarely fault the final products, many criticise the building blocks that go into each Ubisoft release. The French firm’s distinctive approach to open world design may be effective, but it can be difficult to ignore the similarities that its various series share – whether it’s Assassin’s Creed or The...

  • Rumour The Order: 1886 Will Make a Triumphant Comeback with PS5 Sequel

    Cor blimey

    Ready at Dawn's The Order: 1886 was a graphical showcase on PlayStation 4, but ultimately fell flat with critics and some players. The developer moved onto other projects following the reception to this PS4 exclusive, but it clearly poured a huge amount of time and effort into what remains a visually impressive adventure. It would be nice...

  • News Sony Slogan Change Gives Weight to Massive PS5 Leak

    PS5 price, reveal event, games, and more

    PlayStation appears to be in the process of changing its company slogan. Over the course of this generation, it's mainly gone with 'For the Players' (or #4ThePlayers at points) as well as 'Best Place to Play'. But if you take a look at PlayStation Europe's Twitter profile (as pointed out by Twitter user...

  • Poll Will PlayStation Exclusives on PC Affect Your PS5 Purchasing Intent?

    A new Horizon

    Reports emerged overnight that Guerrilla Games’ huge open world role-playing hit Horizon: Zero Dawn will launch on the PC at some point this year. This author has to hold his hands up: it’s something we never thought would happen. And while we’re still waiting for official confirmation from the Japanese giant, it sounds like more...

  • News PS5 Controller Will Work With PS4, According to PlayStation France

    And it's called the DualShock 5

    PlayStation France may have just given us some (admittedly unsurprising) PlayStation 5 details. More specifically, details about the next-gen console's controller. On the official PlayStation France support site, there's a page that lists the differences between available PlayStation 4 models. One column shows...

  • News God of War and Twisted Metal Creator Reckons PS5 Reveal Is Definitely Happening in February

    Rumours continue to swirl

    Rumours of a PlayStation 5 reveal event happening in early 2020 have been rampant for months. Much like it did with the PS4, Sony is expected to unveil its next console in the very near future so that it's got almost a whole year to hype the thing up. And now God of War and Twisted Metal creator David Jaffe is adding...

  • News Detroit: Become Human Dev Quantic Dream Has 'a Lot of Surprises' Planned for 2020

    Be deviant

    French studio Quantic Dream has spread its wings beyond Sony platforms in the past couple of years -- bringing its titles to PC after their PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 releases. Detroit: Become Human, the developer's flagship PS4 game, even made its way to the Epic Games Store recently. However, it looks like the team has even bigger...

  • News PS5 Fans Are Having Fun Imagining the Console's Box Art

    Case study

    There’s a lot of chatter about what the PlayStation 5’s cases will look like. We’ve already done our own set of mock-ups, inspired by the PlayStation 4’s box art. Our theory is that Sony will want something that matches current retail displays but sets it next-gen system apart. Others believe the Japanese giant may opt for...

  • News The Next God of War Is in Production as Developer Teases Motion Capture Session

    The boy is back in town

    Look, we all know God of War (2018) is getting a sequel. The return of Kratos was showered with near universal praise and it made Sony a heck of a lot of money -- the next game is all but confirmed to be in development for PlayStation 5. But you know what? It's still nice to be on the receiving end of a little tease now and...

  • News Sony Scraps Annual Destination PlayStation Trade Event with PS5 Reveal Looming

    Distributor will host instead

    It sounds like Sony has scrapped plans to host its annual behind-closed-doors trade event Destination PlayStation, with speculation suggesting that its eyes are firmly focused on the PlayStation 5’s reveal event instead. According to journalist Mike Futter, the manufacturer will allow a “major distributor” to take...

  • Talking Point Is Sony Right to Skip E3 2020?

    Jumping ship

    Is Sony right to miss out on E3 for the second year in a row? The Japanese giant announced overnight that it won't be attending E3 2020, saying that the Los Angeles event simply isn't the right venue for PlayStation 5. The company's statement comes across as somewhat prickly, but it's been reasonably clear for a while now that there's...

  • News Sony Suggests E3 2020 Is Not the Right Venue for PS5

    Still has great respect for organisers

    Ever since ex-PlayStation boss Shawn Layden went hard on E3 a few years ago, Sony’s seemed to be dead against the convention. Now it’s pulled out of the show entirely for a second year running, the platform holder is beginning to twist the knife on organisers, the ESA. It’s unclear exactly what the issue...

  • News Ahead of PS5's Launch, Sony Is Looking Forward to Celebrating with Fans

    But not at E3 2020

    Sony will not be at E3 2020, but it’s still looking forward to celebrating the impending launch of the PlayStation 5 with its fans. Speaking as part of a statement on the organisation’s stance, a spokesperson said: “Our focus is on making sure fans feel part of the PlayStation family and have access to play their favourite...

  • Rumour Sony to Announce PS5, E3 2020 Plans Very Soon

    Ready or not

    Update: Unfortunately, whatever this was doesn't seem to be happening today after all. That said, Ahmad is known to be a very reliable source. At this point we assume that something is coming very soon -- the timing of the rumour has just been a little off. We'll certainly be keeping our eyes peeled over the next few days. Original...

  • Soapbox Sony Is Not Anti-Consumer for Making PS5 Exclusives

    But do you agree?

    There will be games that you can only play on the PlayStation 5 when Sony’s next-gen system launches this holiday, and that’s anti-consumer according to some enthusiasts. While the Japanese giant is merely following the natural order of all hardware transitions, Microsoft has thrown a spanner in the works by revealing that it...

  • News 'Experience PlayStation' Event Taking Place as PS5 Reveal Rumours Heat Up

    Will it coincide with PS5 event?

    This is rather curious. On the quiet, Sony seems to have scheduled in an interesting event in New York City named Experience PlayStation. Taking place between 14th January and 16th February 2020, the event will allow fans to "Celebrate 25 Years of Play with a collection of titles on PS4 and PS VR". It's taking place...

  • News Latest PS5 Fanmade Design Is the Best One Yet

    Black or white?

    We don't know what Sony's PlayStation 5 is going to look like just yet. The Japanese giant may not even be sure itself at the time of writing, but that hasn't stopped excited fans from coming up with their own designs. This time last week we featured what we thought was our favourite PS5 console design yet, but one that has just hit...

  • News PS5 Will Have Exclusive Games You Can't Play Anywhere Else

    As you'd expect

    We’ve posted about this before, but in light of Microsoft’s recent comments regarding the Xbox Series X, it perhaps bears repeating that the PlayStation 5 will have exclusive games at launch. This is according to reliable Kotaku scribe Jason Schreier, speaking on the publication's

  • News Is Rockstar Readying a PS5 Game Reveal?

    And what could it be?

    Rockstar could be getting ready to reveal a PlayStation 5 game, as a new job listing on the label’s website indicates that it’s searching for a video editor who can “communicate emotional content and excitement of a game within a 60-second format”. While this is not necessarily indicative of an imminent announcement at...

  • Poll What PS5 Box Design Should Sony Adopt?

    Make a case

    Here’s food for thought: what design will the PlayStation 5’s boxes adopt? We already know that the device will include a Blu-ray player, so it’s unlikely you should expect a different shape or size of case to the PlayStation 4 – it’s not like it will have to accommodate Nintendo Switch-sized cartridges all of a sudden, for...

  • Rumour Xbox Not Expecting PlayStation to Be at E3 2020

    Sony skipping another year?

    We're right at the beginning of a new year, and that can only mean one thing in this industry: E3 rumours. The big talking point right now is whether Sony will actually attend the event after it skipped the show in 2019 -- but with no concrete evidence to go on, the gaming sphere can only speculate. It's interesting,...

  • Rumour Next Star Wars Video Game Coming 2021, Kicks Off New Film Saga

    Feel the Force

    You could say that the Star Wars franchise is taking a little bit of a break following the theatrical release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, but we all know that machine is always chugging along in the background. Fans of the galaxy far, far away have been wondering where the series will head to next and during what time period,...

  • News Microsoft's Xbox Series X Exclusive Game Strategy May Play Into Sony and PS5 Hands

    No "true" exclusives for a year

    It's been clear for a while that Microsoft is adopting a different approach when it comes to Xbox. From the rise of Game Pass to the unveiling of the Xbox Series X late last year, the company is keen on forging a fresh path, but this latest story from MCV has got people questioning Microsoft's next-gen strategy...

  • News Will Sony Attend E3 2020? PlayStation Remains Quiet

    Another show no-show?

    Sony had outlined its plans for E3 2019 as early as November 2018, when it confirmed that it would not be attending the Los Angeles convention at all. True to its word, the organisation completely skipped the famous show, allowing third-party partners like Square Enix to do the talking for it. Consequently, exclusives such as...

  • News Unannounced Batman Game Teased on Social Media Again by WB Montreal

    Capture the Knight

    This upcoming Batman game has to be the worst kept secret in the video game industry following months of teasing from publisher WB Games Montreal. It still hasn't been officially announced as The Game Awards 2019 came and went, but a reveal must surely be closer than ever now that two more hints have just cropped up on social...

  • News Random Twitter Account Claims Sony Is About to Reveal a 'Major Studio Acquisition'

    Don't believe his lies

    The thirst for new information on the PlayStation 5 is at an all-time high, to the point where even a random Twitter account posting complete nonsense can make its way to the top of a Reddit page. A tweet from a user named @foxygames_uk claims that Sony is on the verge of revealing "a major studio acquisition" to the world,...

  • Guide PS5 FAQ - Everything We Know So Far

    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 some revealing reports from Wired, we have a much clearer...

  • News PS5 Is a Key Influence on Sony's Upcoming Range of TVs

    New 8K and 4K displays designed with PS5 in mind

    We'll be honest, we don't know a whole lot about the technical side of televisions. However, we do know that a lot of modern displays aren't built around console gaming. Depending on your TV, you could run into some pretty hefty input lag, imbalanced colours, or other issues while using your...

  • News PS5 Unlikely to Launch Late in Japan

    "It wasn't a good idea"

    You may recall that the PlayStation 4 launched in most major territories in November 2013, but Sony’s home region Japan was forced to wait until February 2014 to get its hands on the console. This was a bold move from the organisation, considering the company’s past systems have historically launched first in the Land of...

  • News Sony Explains PS5 Logo's Similarities to PS4

    Consistent thinking

    The humble PlayStation 5 logo, nestled on a plain black background, has become the most liked Instagram image ever uploaded by a gaming company – in 48 hours. Clearly the reveal at CES 2020 resonated with the wider public, but it has attracted some ridicule for its similarity to

  • News Gran Turismo Sport with PS5's Controller Is a 'Completely Different Experience'

    "There's no going back"

    Sony may not have officially unveiled the PlayStation 5 yet, but it’s having a lot of fun keeping the next-gen console in the headlines with the teensiest of tidbits. Jim Ryan, the brand’s current bigwig, is proving himself to be a bit of a master tease – and speaking with Business Insider Japan, as translated by...

  • News PS5's Most 'Unique Elements' and 'Biggest Changes' Have Yet to Be Announced, Says Sony

    Much more to come

    Despite the fact that we haven't actually seen the console, we know a decent amount about the PlayStation 5. Sony has already shared information on a number of features, including hardware-based ray tracing, 3D audio, and the console's ultra-high speed SSD. But how much don't we know about the next-gen system? According to Sony...

  • News PlayStation Brazil Tweets a 2020 Release for Overwatch 2, But Quickly Deletes It

    PS4 or PS5?

    Overwatch 2 has been a rather controversial sequel ever since its announcement at BlizzCon, bringing with it a PvE campaign and working in unison with the original game's multiplayer offerings. When is it going to release, however? The PlayStation Brazil Twitter account reckon it's launching on PlayStation 4 this year, but it's either...

  • News PS5 Logo Is the Most Popular Instagram Image Ever Posted by a Games Company

    Don't forget to like

    How insane is this? PlayStation now holds the record for the most popular Instagram image ever posted by a video games company. The official PlayStation 5 logo -- which was posted just a day ago at the time of writing -- has amassed a ridiculous 5 million likes on the popular media-sharing platform, along with a whopping 136,000...

  • News Black Boxes for PS5 Games? Fanmade Art Has Us Convinced

    Back in black

    With the reveal of the official PlayStation 5 logo, a lot of fans have been wondering whether black is going to be the PS5's signature colour -- much like blue is the signature colour of the PS4. While we're not convinced that the freshly unveiled logo is indicative of the next-gen console's colour scheme, we love the look of this...

  • Poll What Are Your Thoughts on the PS5's Logo?

    An icon

    Want an indication of how big the PlayStation 5 is going to be? Sony revealed the system’s logo at CES 2020 overnight, which uses the exact same typeface as the PlayStation 4’s logo. At the time of typing, the symbol has attracted over four million likes on Instagram, and countless more on Facebook, Twitter, and other official social...

  • News Sony's PS5 Promise: The 'Biggest and Best' Games for the PlayStation Community

    Sony still focusing on the games

    While we didn't see the PlayStation 5 at Sony's CES 2020 press conference, Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan did have a few choice words to say about the next-gen console. Ryan spoke about the PS5 for a good few minutes, and although no new information was shared -- barring the official logo reveal -- Ryan...

  • News PS5 Logo Attracts Double the Attention of Xbox Series X Reveal on Instagram

    Get your likes in

    We stayed up until 1:30am last night to watch Sony's Jim Ryan reveal the official PlayStation 5 logo so that you didn't have to, but that didn't stop millions of people across the globe from sharing the news across social media. In fact, Sony's simple Instagram post has more than double the likes of Microsoft's Xbox Series X...

  • News PS5 Logo Officially Revealed at Sony CES 2020 Press Conference

    The future is now

    And there it is, the official logo of the PlayStation 5, or PS5 for short. What, did you expect anything else? Sony's sticking with the brand's trademark font for its next-gen console, which will release in late 2020. There's really not a whole lot else we can say, is there? The logo was proudly unveiled by PlayStation CEO Jim...

  • News PS5 Will Be Huge, Says Daedalic Entertainment

    CEO is hyped for next-gen

    PlayStation 5 is set to arrive towards the end of this year, and it's going to be pretty big. Now that we've seen the official logo and heard some information about the console, it's beginning to feel a little bit more real. Add to that the slow announcement of more PS5 games on the horizon, and it's all getting pretty...

  • Round Up What Was Announced During Sony's CES 2020 Press Conference?

    Every PlayStation detail from the trade show

    Sony's press conference at CES 2020 has now concluded, and PlayStation featured a little more heavily than we thought. We didn't get the anticipated PS5 console reveal many were hoping for, but Jim Ryan gave us plenty of fresh information on current and next-gen hardware. Below is every...

  • News Sony Reiterates PS5 Features at CES 2020 Press Conference

    SSD, ray tracing, 3D audio, and more

    The PlayStation 5 itself didn't show up at Sony's CES 2020 press conference, but Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan did take to the stage in order to talk about the next-gen console. In a short segment, Ryan covered the PS5's main features, reiterating the key selling points that have been reported...

  • News PS5 Games and 'Much More' Will Be Shown 'In the Months Ahead', Says Sony

    Now we wait

    It's not exactly a surprise seeing as the console is set for a late 2020 release, but we can expect to hear more about the PlayStation 5 and its games over the coming months, Sony has said. During the company's CES 2020 press conference, Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan talked a bit about the PS5, teasing "much more"...

  • Live Watch Sony's CES 2020 Press Conference Right Here

    The future is coming

    The future is coming according to Sony, and it'll probably involve the PlayStation 5. While we can't be sure of anything related to gaming during the Japanese giant's big CES 2020 showcase, with a slogan like that we have to imagine it'll have something to say about its most profitable division. Tune in from 5PM PT for updates...

  • News PS5 Devkit Leaks Again with New Images of the Console and Controller

    Cleaner reveals all

    In case you were still suspicious of the presumed PlayStation 5 development kit shots that have been doing the rounds across the internet these past couple of months, one more leak may tip you over into becoming a believer. That's right, even more images of the console developers are using across the globe to make PS5 games on...

  • Rumour PS5 Will Run PSone, PS2, PS3, and PS4 Games

    Allegedly

    Here’s a rumour that won’t go away: PlayStation 5 will run games from all four previous PlayStation platforms. It’s not the first time we’ve heard something like this, but the rumour has been revived by notorious social media influencer HipHopGamer. According to the American host, who claims to have corroborated the story with his...

  • News Sony's 'Target Microsoft from Day One' Strategy Will 'Probably' Work for PS5

    Former Sony boss weighs in

    At this point we could probably guess at Sony's PlayStation 5 strategy and not be too far from reality, but in an interesting new GamesIndustry article, former boss of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Chris Deering, provides some insight into how the company handles the PlayStation brand from behind the scenes. Said...

  • News Yes, My Precious! The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Is a PS5 Game

    Very nice

    It shouldn’t come as much of a shock, but German developer Daedalic Entertainment’s upcoming The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is a PlayStation 5 game. The title was quietly announced last year, with a 2021 release date attached. At the time, the organisation said that it would deploy on “all relevant console platforms”. Now, a new...

  • News Fanmade PS5 Design Is Our Favourite So Far

    V for Very good

    A new fanmade PlayStation 5 render is doing the rounds on social media right now, and we think it looks pretty slick. The design adopts the sleek black plastic of the PS4, which, when combined with the blue power light, gives it a familiar feel. Obviously, though, the design's defining trait is its 'V' shape, which is no doubt a...

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  • Guide What Time Is Sony's CES 2020 Press Conference?

    When and where to watch Sony's CES 2020 showcase

    What time is Sony's CES 2020 press conference? Just before the end of 2019, Sony teased its appearance at the Consumer Electronics Show -- or CES for short. CES 2020 begins on Tuesday 7th January 2020, and as per usual, the PlayStation-maker will be attending. But it's not just Sony's presence that...

  • Feature 12 PlayStation Predictions for PS4 and PS5 in 2020

    Crystal ball gazing

    2020 is shaping up to be an absolutely gigantic year for video games. The likes of Final Fantasy VII Remake, Cyberpunk 2077, and The Last of Us: Part 2 are all on their way, but the magic of it all is that every heavy hitter arrives on PlayStation 4 before we even reach E3. Ghost of Tsushima will see us through the summer months,...

  • Rumour Assassin's Creed Ragnarok Leaked Again, This Time Through a Product Listing

    The beginning of the end

    Update: Sadly, it seems as though the image that this story is based upon could be fake. A bit of a shame, but this possibility doesn't take away from past leaks and rumours regarding Assassin's Creed Ragnarok. In any case, we're bound to hear more about the next Assassin's Creed title at some point this year. Sony's...

  • Rumour Is This Ape Escape Twitter Account Hinting at a New Game in 2020?

    Going ape

    The Ape Escape series has eluded PlayStation consoles for a long time now, and fans have been crying out for a revival. We haven't seen a game starring those puny primates since that PlayStation Move title in 2011, and even that wasn't quite the real deal. As with many of Sony's legacy IPs, Ape Escape seems to have been locked away in the...

  • Soapbox Sony's First-Party Lineup Looks Sublime in 2020

    Exclusive: read all about it

    Between the likes of Days Gone, Death Stranding, and MediEvil, it’d be extremely difficult to argue that 2019 was a rare weak year for Sony’s first-party – but it’s a criticism that you’ll read online all the same. The Japanese giant is renowned for supporting its systems through until the bitter end, though,...

  • News Analyst Expects PS5 to Outsell Xbox Series X at Launch with Similar Price Points

    Console to sell more than PS4

    It's the very beginning of the year -- the perfect time to speculate what the next set of 12 months hold for the video game industry. Speaking of which, GamesIndustry.biz has gotten in on the action by asking various analytical experts what they expect to happen across 2020 and the effect next-generation consoles will...

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