PlayStation 5 - News


  • Weirdness Even Philadelphia Is Piggy-Backing the PS5 Hype

    Cultural impact

    Just when you think you’ve seen it all, the creators of sumptuous cream cheese Philadelphia have come up with a cheesecake kit that parodies the PlayStation 5. Named the Philly Series 5, this silly promotional product references both next-gen consoles – but best resembles Sony’s new machine. “The Philly Series 5 kit comes...

  • News People Are Now Livestreaming Their Attempts to Secure PS5 Stock

    Of course they are

    We suppose it was going to happen eventually in this social media world: fans are now livestreaming their attempts to secure PS5 stock. Imagine our surprise when YouTube recommended us a video earlier today of one gamer named Poy refreshing the

  • News Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Still Exists as PS5 Upgrades Detailed

    Favour performance or resolution

    Damn, Ghost Recon: Breakpoint sure as hell came and went, didn't it? The tactical shooter from 2019 did not light the world on fire like its predecessor, but apparently, it has done just enough to warrant some upgrades on PlayStation 5. To be clear, these enhancements are applied to the backwards compatible version...

  • News PS5 Fans Hope New Firmware Update Fixes Issues

    Launch week woes

    It’s been almost a week since the PlayStation 5 launched in the United States, and while it’s been a relatively smooth launch overall, there have been a few niggles that have concerned early adopters. Namely, Sony’s next-gen console has been prone to crashing, with Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered causing particular problems...

  • News Cyberpunk 2077 PS5, PS4 Gameplay Coming in the Near Future

    Almost go time, Samurai

    Earlier today, we got a glimpse of Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay running on an Xbox One X and Xbox Series X. The PlayStation counterparts to those two consoles are very likely to look and run extremely similar, but it won't be too long before we get a look at the real deal. A press release has confirmed that footage of Cyberpunk...

  • News Assassin's Creed Valhalla Skewers Largest Launch in Series History

    Norse to see

    Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has proved a hit with players, as the series secured its largest launch in series history. That means it outpaced previous record holder Assassin’s Creed III, which sold around 3.5 million units during its first week. Here’s the PR for precise wording: “Building on favourable review scores and early...

  • News Immortals Fenyx Rising Details Three Post-Launch Expansions for PS5, PS4

    Because it's a Ubisoft game

    If you thought that the Immortals Fenyx Rising experience would start and promptly end on 3rd December 2020, you mustn't know how Ubisoft does things nowadays. The French publisher has today confirmed extensive post-launch support for the open-world title, taking the form of three pieces of DLC. All of them are...

  • News This Is What Cyberpunk 2077 Looks Like on PS5 and PS4, Basically

    Xbox footage released

    Following the game's most recent delay to the 10th December, speculation over the state of Cyberpunk 2077 on consoles has been rampant. Even CD Projekt Red itself has said that current-gen console polish was the main reason for the aforementioned delay. And in a bid to help answer some of the questions about how the title runs...

  • News You Can Mute All PS5 Audio with the DualSense's Microphone Button

    Just hold it down

    The new PlayStation 5 discoveries keep cranking up – even a week after the system’s American launch. Did you know, for example, that the DualSense’s mute button can also be used to quickly and conveniently turn off all of the system’s sound? You may want to do this if someone’s trying to speak to you, or if you need to...

  • Feature PS5 Remasters and Remakes We Want

    Bringing back the classics

    PlayStation 5 is out right now, bringing with it a whole host of new experiences. However, as Demon's Souls demonstrates, there's always room to bring back some of the older classics for a modern audience. It even featured in an older version of this very article. Given that hunger for the return of titles from previous...

  • News Sony Believes PS5 Game Pricing Is Fair, Denies It Considered Charging More

    Jim Ryan reckons the games are worth it

    The price of PlayStation 5 games has gone up, but many in Europe specifically have been disgusted by the massive increase. Purchasing a title like Demon’s Souls in the UK costs £70, which converts to almost $93. Now, obviously the British pricing includes VAT, but many feel it’s still far too much for a...

  • News Sony Thinks PS5's Storage Space 'Should Be Fine'

    Company seemingly has data to back that up

    The biggest criticism of Sony’s next-gen system in our PS5 review was its limited storage space, with little over 665GB available at launch. The platform holder has enabled the use of external hard drives for PlayStation 4 games, and it’s also said it’s looking into ways users can offload next-gen...

  • Guide PS5 DualSense Create Button: What Does It Do?

    What does the Create button do on PS5?

    The PS5 controller, named DualSense, has a brand new button called Create. Situated on the left side of the touch pad, Create is an evolution of the PS4 controller's Share button. So, what exactly can this new button do? As part of our PS5 guide, we're going to tell you everything we know about the Create butto

  • News Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Reddit Page Ablaze with Complaints

    Skill-based matchmaking causes trouble

    It's probably fair to say that the hardcore Call of Duty community hasn't taken too kindly to the launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. With skill-based matchmaking at the forefront of multiplayer complaints, those playing the game day in and day out are racking up a huge list of problems the latest entry...

  • News PlayStation Boss Can't Comment on God of War Ragnarok Being a PS5 Exclusive


    Will God of War Ragnarok be exclusive to PS5? Or will it be a cross-gen title, like Horizon Forbidden West? The simple answer is that, right now, we don't know. And apparently, PlayStation boss Jim Ryan doesn't want to talk about it. In an interview with The Telegraph — which covers Sony's next-gen console in general — Ryan is asked...

  • News PS5's Hidden Web Browser Can Be Used if You Know How

    Going surfin'

    The official line from Sony is that the PlayStation 5 doesn’t have a web browser, but if you know where to look then you’ll know that’s not true. When linking a Twitter account in Settings > Users and Accounts > Link with Other Services, if you back out of the authorisation process then login to your account, you’ll see...

  • News PS5's First Firmware Update Is Available to Download Now

    Thanks for beta testing

    Just five days after its US launch and 48 hours before its arrival across European shores, the PlayStation 5 has its very first public firmware update. Version 20.02-02.25.00 is available to download right now on the console, and is said to do the one thing we all knew and loved back on the PlayStation 4. Yes, this first PS5...

  • Guide Will PS5 Games Play on PS4?

    Will PS5 games run on PS4?

    Will PS5 games play on PS4? Can you play your new PS5 games on your PS4 console? You might be wondering if Sony plans to make its PS5 games compatible with PS4. As part of our PS5 guide, we're going to answer this question right here. Microsoft has been making a big deal out of the fact that any Xbox Series X games it

  • Guide All PS5 Games with PSVR Support

    Every PlayStation 5 game compatible with PlayStation VR

    What PS5 games with PSVR support are available? Sony’s next-gen console is fully compatible with PlayStation VR, and you may be looking for a list of titles that take advantage of the virtual reality headset. As part of our PS5 guide, we’ve excluded backwards compatible software (See Also:...

  • Guide Can You Download PS Now Games on PS5?

    Can you use PlayStation Now to download games to PS5?

    Can you download PS Now games on PS5? Can you download from PlayStation Now as well as stream on PS5? Sony introduced the ability to download certain games direct to your PS4 in a significant update to PS Now. Will this functionality be present on PS5 as well? As part of our PS5 guide, we'll give...

  • Guide Do You Need PS Plus for PS5 Multiplayer?

    Do you need PlayStation Plus to play PS5 online?

    Will PS Plus be required on PS5? Will you need PlayStation Plus to play online multiplayer on PlayStation 5? PlayStation Plus will carry over into the next generation, but will it remain a requirement for online play on PS5? As part of our PS5 guide, we're going to look at the features and services...

  • Guide Can You Use a PS4 Controller on PS5?

    Will DualShock 4 work with PlayStation 5?

    Can you use a PS4 controller on the PS5? Will the DualShock 4 work with the PlayStation 5? Controller compatibility is one of the biggest questions pointed at the PS5 right now – especially with Sony confirming PS5 backwards compatibility. We're going to learn whether you can use a PS4 controller on PS5 as...

  • Guide PS5 Controller: DualSense Features, Price, and Battery Life

    Everything we know about PlayStation 5's DualSense controller

    PS5's controller DualSense is one of the biggest innovations Sony is bringing to next-gen. Naturally, there are lots of questions floating around about the PS5's pad, including its features, price, and battery life. As part of our PS5 guide, we're going to tell you everything we know...

  • Guide PS5 SSD: How Much Storage Space Does It Have?

    Space invaders

    How much storage space does PS5's SSD have? With all games requiring an install and many choosing to purchase software through the PlayStation Store, you may be wondering how much storage space there is on PS5, especially if you're planning to purchase the PS5 Digital Edition (See Also: PS5 Digital Edition vs PS5: What's the...

  • Guide PS5 vs Xbox Series X vs Xbox Series S: Full Tech Specs Comparison

    Is PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, or Xbox Series S more powerful?

    In this full tech specs comparison, we're going to pit the PS5 vs Xbox Series X vs Xbox Series S. As part of our PS5 guide, we want to answer the question: is the PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S more powerful? Now that Sony has lifted the lid on PS5's tech specs, we can...

  • 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...

  • Guide PS5 Vertical vs Horizontal: Can PlayStation 5 Go on Its Side?

    Do you have to stand PS5 up?

    Can PS5 go on its side? Many are eager to know whether you can use the PlayStation 5 horizontally, or if you have to play with the console stood up. When Sony unveiled the PS5 console, it did so by showing the machine stood up vertically. It looks great in this formation, but what if you want to lay your PS5 down on its...

  • Guide All PS5 Launch Games

    Every PlayStation 5 game available day one

    Looking for a list of all PS5 launch games? You probably want to know which PlayStation 5 games you'll be able to buy alongside the system. As part of our PS5 guide, we're going to list all PS5 launch games. You can also find out more about the PS5 release date, PS5 pric

  • Guide PS5 Price: How Much Will PlayStation 5 Cost?

    All latest PS5 pricing information

    What is the PS5 price? You're probably eager to know how much the PlayStation 5 will cost you to buy, especially if you need to save up for the next-gen system. As part of our PS5 guide, we're going to share the latest information on the PS5 price, but if you're looking for PS5 release date and

  • News PS5 Stunner Kena: Bridge of Spirits Still on Track for Early 2021

    One to look forward to

    Kena: Bridge of Spirits was scheduled to launch alongside the PlayStation 5, but was delayed earlier in the year. It’s no bother – there’s plenty to play on Sony’s new system – but some fans were worried when the PlayStation website listed the title for release in Q4 2021. That would be a pretty hefty rescheduling…...

  • News Now They've Got Stephen A Smith Promoting Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales

    Stay off the weed

    The marketing budget for Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales always looked pretty big, but it’s gotten mental over the past week or so. We’ve had licensed Adidas sneakers, Jaden Smith music videos, and now… ESPN’s Stephen A Smith! But no

  • News PS5 Lets You Actually Keep Up with Gaming Podcasts

    Spotify makes it easy

    It's time to own up: how many of you subscribe to gaming podcasts, but quickly find yourself weeks behind schedule as you either forget to listen to them or simply don't find the time to? We know there's probably quite a few of you (that includes ourselves), but the PlayStation 5 appears to have a really easy way to stop that...

  • News Astro's Playroom Impresses PS5 Gamers with Its Finer Details

    Raindrops form familiar shapes

    Many of you will have already experienced it through to the very end, but for us lot still waiting to get our hands on the PlayStation 5 (hurry up Thursday), Astro's Playroom is still a seriously exciting prospect. This scribe is going to kickstart the generation by playing the free pack-in game first while Demon's...

  • News Bethesda's 'Will They, Won't They' Relationship with PS5 Rumbles On

    "No intentions of pulling all Bethesda content"

    Microsoft hasn’t completed its acquisition of Bethesda yet, but there’s only one question fans wanted answered: will future games come to the PlayStation 5? To be fair to the Redmond firm, it probably genuinely doesn’t know right now, but there’s been conflicting information emerging from...

  • Hands On Does PS5's 3D Audio Live Up to the Hype?

    He's behind you

    In the pre-release period, Sony put a huge emphasis on 3D audio alongside the DualSense when promoting the PlayStation 5. We’ve spoken at length about the next-gen console’s revolutionary new pad, and the kind of innovations it brings to titles like Astro’s Playroom and

  • News PS5 Launch Lineup Smokes PS4's on Metacritic

    No contest

    We reported prior to launch that we thought PlayStation 5’s launch lineup was Sony’s best-ever on paper, but that now looks like it’s poised to be committed to history. While there are still review scores coming in and nothing is set in stone just yet, every single one of the Japanese giant’s four launch games has attracted...

  • Guide Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Where to Find Nickel Ingots, Gold Tungsten Ingots

    Upgrading your gear

    Where do you find Nickel and Gold Ingots in Assassin's Creed Valhalla? In this short but hopefully helpful Assassin's Creed Valhalla guide, we'll tell you everything you need to know about getting your hands on these somewhat rare materials. Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Upgrading Weapons and Armor: To upgrade your weapons and...

  • News Sony and Adidas Join Forces for Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales Shoes

    Wearable in-game and IRL

    We all know that Miles Morales is a cool guy — he just happens to also be a Spider-Man, too. Even while he's swinging around Manhattan, the superhero maintains his own sense of style, and that includes his shoes. Sony went the extra mile here, and in collaboration with Adidas, created some original kicks for the character...

  • News Some PS5 Digital Editions Are Shipping with Blu-ray Drives

    A nice surprise

    In an extreme case of getting more than what you paid for, there are multiple reports of PlayStation 5 Digital Editions shipping with Blu-ray drives. While the two models of Sony’s next-gen system are identical in terms of hardware, the platform holder is offering a cheaper alternative for those who purely want to purchase software...

  • News Viral PS5 Tweet Leaves Controller Packaging Torn to Shreds

    What happened?

    The PlayStation 5 might be the most sought after entertainment product in the world right now as the console becomes incredibly difficult to get ahold of in the lead up to Christmas. Pre-orders are over and done with and even the promise of more stock before December's big day will leave some parents with uncertainty over whether they...

  • News New PS5 Stock Sold Out in Minutes Through Official PlayStation Direct

    That was fast

    Update: And just like that, PS5 is sold out. By our count, this stock lasted roughly ten minutes, if not less. Getting a PS5 before the holidays is not going to be easy — but you can keep an eye on our PS5 stock guide for up-to-date information on where to buy the next-gen console. Original Story: The PS5 is currently back in stock...

  • News Spider-Man: Miles Morales Music Video Takes on the World

    I'm ready

    The official theme song for Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales has gotten itself a music video, featuring clips from the game and real-life shots of Jaden. The young performer is the voice behind the song and details how Miles feels he's ready to play the main role as Spider-Man. Suitably titled "I'm Ready", Jaden Smith (Will Smith's son)...

  • News Some PS5 Players Are Mistakenly Playing the PS4 Version of Cross-Gen Games


    As we reported over the weekend, Sony needs to make it clearer when you’re playing PlayStation 5 or PlayStation 4 games. There have been an astounding number of reports this weekend from people who thought they were enjoying Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War on the company’s next-gen console, only to learn they’re actually in backwards...

  • News Assassin's Creed Valhalla Update Should Fix Major Seer's Solace Quest Bug

    Thank the gods

    We really like Assassin's Creed Valhalla, but there's no denying that in its current state, the game is extremely buggy — especially on PS4. Fortunately, the vast majority of these bugs aren't game-breaking — most are purely cosmetic — but there is one specific issue that's been causing a lot of headaches since the game's launch...

  • News Borderlands 3 Runs at Up to 120 Frames-Per-Second on PS5

    Look who's dancin'

    Borderlands 3 runs at 60 frames-per-second in 4K on the PlayStation 5 if you enable the looter-shooter’s Resolution mode, but you can also eke 120 frames-per-second out of the game if you run it in Performance mode. Obviously this lowers the resolution considerably, but for those with a compatible television (See Also: The Best...

  • News This 48-Storey Building Bears a Striking Resemblance to PS5

    Taipei skyscraper looks familiar

    Many have noted that past PlayStation consoles appear to have been inspired by famous architectures. Both the Parks Tower in Osaka and the John Hancock Tower in Boston have been nicknamed the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 buildings respectively. Since Sony first released the appearance of the PlayStation 5,...

  • News DIRT 5 Patch 1.04 Available Now PS5 and PS4, Here Are the Patch Notes

    DualSense refinements, V-Sync, more

    A game update for DIRT 5 is now available to download for both the PlayStation 5 and PS4 versions. The off-road racer launched in decent shape, but it wasn't without some issues. One of the biggest complaints was prominent screen-tearing, and another issue saw the title fail to recognise save data from previous...

  • Weirdness Miles Morales Is Turning into Various Objects in Strange Marvel's Spider-Man Bug

    Spider-Brick, Spider-Brick

    Open world games have historically been a little on the buggy side, and Insomniac's Spider-Man series is no stranger to this. There have been all sorts of amusing clips showing all manner of Spidey glitches and bugs. However, a new one found in Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales is doing the rounds, and it's brilliant. The...

  • News Demon's Souls Fans Wonder What's Behind This New Door

    PS5 remake baffles community

    While the PlayStation 5 remake of Demon's Souls is incredibly faithful to the 2009 classic, it has added a little something of its own. In the third level of the initial Boletarian Palace Archstone is a brand new door hidden behind an illusory wall, and the hardcore Souls community has no idea how to open it as of right...

  • News UK Sales Charts: PS5 Software Disrupts the Chart as Assassin's Creed Valhalla Takes Number One


    Last week, PlayStation 5 launched in certain territories, but one region that's had to wait an extra seven days is the UK. Sony's new console officially arrives in Great Britain on 19th November. However, despite not having the hardware itself, many PS5 titles have invaded the physical games chart. In terms of exclusives, Marvel's...

  • Review Planet Coaster: Console Edition (PS5) - A Thrilling Business Sim with Lots of Ways to Play

    Ride it out

    The business simulation genre is one that had us hooked to our PS1 during our formative years. Despite playing best on the PC, we lost hundreds of hours huddled around a 14” CRT, building amusement resorts in Theme Park and medical complexes in Theme Hospital. Bullfrog’s slogan for these titles at the time was “big business, big...

  • News Spider-Man Fan Recreates Into the Spider-Verse Scene in Miles Morales PS5

    Leap of faith

    Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales includes an incredible Into the Spider-Verse suit that not only allows you to dress like the movie protagonist – but it’s also animated like him, too. (Incidentally, you can find all Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales suits and how to unlock them through the link.) An addition

  • Weirdness There Are a Surprising Number of PS5 Marriage Proposals Taking Place

    More reasons to celebrate

    When’s the best time to pop the question? Maybe at Christmas, with the pigs in blankets? New Year is always special, right? Or how about the Valentine’s Day cliché? According to Reddit, the PlayStation 5 launch represents the perfect opportunity to get engaged, as there are a significant number of couples celebrating...

  • Weirdness PS5 Controller Ships without Cross Button

    As long as Square's there

    Here’s a one-of-a-kind DualSense controller: it’s got an upside-down Triangle button in the place of its Cross button. This bizarre manufacturing error was posted to Reddit by the brilliantly named TalentedTortoise. It works without issue – the bottom button still registers as it should – it’s just got the wrong...

  • News Madden NFL 21 PS5 Trophies Emerge, And EA Sports Couldn't Even Update the Icon


    You’ve just got to laugh, haven’t you? Madden NFL 21 has completely missed the PlayStation 5’s launch after the PlayStation 4 version secured Metacritic’s worst ever user score, and despite being due out on 4th December, we’re yet to see it in action. Well, now the Trophies have rolled out on Sony??

  • News This Is How Easy PS5 Activity Cards Make Playing Your Games

    Jump in

    One of the coolest features of the PlayStation 5 is the implementation of the Activity Cards, and how they allow you to almost immediately load into missions, levels, or time trials. In this one minute video clip uploaded by Josh Read and shared on ResetEra, he gives an effective demonstration of the feature in action. So, what do we see...

  • News PS5 Stock Available at Costco Canada, But It Comes with a TV and All the Accessories

    Decent deal if you need everything, though

    Costco Canada is flogging PlayStation 5 bundles this week, which include a brand-new 55” Sony 4K television, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and all the accessory trimmings. For CAD$2,199.99 (USD$1,675.99), you get a PS5, an extra DualSense, a DualSense charging station, a Media Remote, a copy of...

  • News dbrand Refunds PS5 Skin Pre-Orders Because 'You Assholes' Won't Be Able to Apply Them

    "You idiots can't install them correctly"

    Here’s an interesting customer relations strategy from renowned console and smartphone skin slinger dbrand: it’s refunding all PlayStation 5 pre-purchases because “you assholes” won’t be able to apply them properly. In an alarmingly candid Reddit post, the company explained that it has “no...

  • News PS5 Backwards Compatibility Limitations Block Call of Duty: Warzone from Running at 120 Frames-Per-Second

    But the rest of Black Ops Cold War does

    PlayStation 5 backwards compatibility can bring some stunning improvements to PlayStation 4 games, as the likes of Days Gone and Ghost of Tsushima demonstrate. However, one thing we learned with Rocket League this week, is that developers need to port their games to Sony’s next-gen console in order to get...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 350

    America joins the next-gen party

    It’s our first post-PlayStation 5 WAYP, but spare a thought for our European readers, who still have an additional week to wait. While many of you dig into Demon’s Souls and Astro’s Playroom, there are dozens of others who will be giving their PlayStation 4 one last workout this weekend. The true, big...

  • News Astro's Playroom GPU Jungle Lyrics, Because Someone Had to Post Them

    Synthesise and rasterise immaterial things

    It’s been going around our brain for about two weeks now, and we shouldn’t have to suffer alone. Astro’s Playroom has quite possibly the most addictive song since friggin’ Sweet Like Chocolate, as GPU Jungle is an earworm of apocalyptic magnitude. If, like us, you’ve been sitting there all day...

  • News Call of Duty Loads in Seconds on PS5, But You Have to Wait for Everyone Else

    Cross-platform woes

    Cross-platform play is cool and all, until you realise you have an ultra-fast SSD and the people you’re playing with don’t. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War reveals a problem that we’d anticipated prior to launch: you’ll never see any speed advantages in multiplayer, because the game will always be held back by the lowest...

  • News All Earbuds with Microphones Now Work Fully on PS5


    If you’ve got a pair of earbuds with a microphone designed for an older Apple product, then it’s worth pointing out that you can now use them for voice chat when plugging them into a PlayStation 5 controller. When plugged into the DualShock 4, these types of earphones could previously only receive sound, but now you can use their...

  • News Telling the Difference Between PS5 and PS4 Games Is Next-Gen's Toughest Puzzle

    Version aversion

    Forget your hall-of-fame puzzle games like The Witness, because telling the difference between PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 titles may very well be next-gen’s greatest conundrum. First, we’ve got to sympathise with Sony a little bit here: this was never going to be an easy problem to solve. There are tons of titles on the...

  • News How Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War's PS4 to PS5 Upgrade Works

    The numbers, Mason

    PS4 to PS5 upgrades are, in principle, a relatively straight-forward thing: you buy the game on the PlayStation 4 and you get to download the PlayStation 5 version when it’s available. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is making things a little bit more confusing by the way it’s handling things, so we figured we’d browse...

  • News Maybe Don't Put Your PS5 in Rest Mode While Playing Spider-Man Remastered

    Insomniac Games investigating

    Update: Insomniac Games' James Stevenson has confirmed that the developer is looking into this issue, so hopefully it will all be cleaned up over the coming days: Original Story: As reported overnight, there are definitely some glitches in the PlayStation 5’s system software which are causing issues. While we’ve...

  • Guide New PS5, PS4 Games This Week (9th November to 15th November)

    PS5! Miles Morales! Assassin's Creed! Yakuza!

    What new PS5 and PS4 games are releasing in physical retailers and as part of the PlayStation Store update this week? With the PlayStation 5 launching in the United States, this is an absolutely colossal week for new releases. All we'll say is: god bless your bank balance. For a full list of all new PS5...

  • Soapbox PS Plus Collection Isn't PS5 Game Pass, But Its Value Shouldn't Be Ignored

    The generation's best, on demand

    I feel like the value of PlayStation Plus has been overlooked of late. Sony’s membership service is still, by orders of magnitude, the most popular subscription service in games – but obviously the advent of Microsoft’s own Xbox Game Pass appears to have chipped away at its worth. While they’re not directly...

  • News Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Video Demonstrates PS5 Controller's Transformative Triggers


    Many of our American readers will have already played with the DualSense, so you’ll have a good idea what it’s all about. For the rest of you, though, perhaps you’re still pondering what difference the PlayStation 5’s innovative new pad makes. Leave it to a 37-second YouTube video filmed on a smartphone camera to get the point...

  • News PS5 Coil Whine Becomes a Concern for Some Early Adopters

    Sound the alarm

    As we stated in our PS5 review, the PlayStation 5 is a quiet console. We were hesitant to use the world “silent” because, like most consumer electronics, there’s still an element of operational noise that is audible if you really listen for it. Outside of spinning discs, we’ve noticed some ambient volume from our system when...

  • News PS5 Transforms Autolog into a System Feature

    Social gaming is now part of the console

    Autolog very much changed the space of social gaming when it debuted in Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit all the way back in 2010, and it’s something EA celebrated with its recent PlayStation 4 remaster. With the PlayStation 5, however, Sony has transformed it into a system-level feature – as we’re beginning...

  • News Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales Takes Photo Mode to the Next Level

    New trailer shows it off

    A strange by-product of PlayStation 4's Share button was the introduction of photo mode to many of your favourite games. Nowadays, a lot of high profile titles launch with the feature, allowing you to take some stunning stills as you play and share them with the world. Sony's first party teams have been the real champions of...

  • News Demon's Souls PS5's First Review Pours on the Praise

    Scintillating remake

    It’s good, folks! Oh, it’s bleak, decrepit, and macabre – but it’s so good. No surprise, then, that critics are already heaping praise on Bluepoint’s wonderful reimagining of Demon’s Souls! It’s still far too early for us to provide our verdict on this reimagined cult classic just yet, but we’re compiling an epic...

  • News The Nioh Collection Remasters Both Games for PS5, Coming February 2021

    Free upgrades included

    Nioh and Nioh 2 will be making their way to PlayStation 5 on 5th February 2021 by way of The Nioh Collection that remasters both titles with 4K support and up to 120 frames-per-second. Each game will be bundled with all of its DLC and owners of the second entry in the series will be able to get a free upgrade. Each remaster...

  • News Sony Includes Exclusive PS5 Avatars with PlayStation Direct Pre-Orders

    Sweetening the deal

    If you purchased your PlayStation 5 from Sony’s own PlayStation Direct store, then you may have found a little extra attached to your next-gen console. Sony sent out a thank you note signed by bigwig Jim Ryan, appreciating customers’ support. However, the company attached a PlayStation Network code to the printed message,...

  • News Spider-Man Remastered Pokes Fun at GoldenEye 64 Boat People

    Did you miss us?

    God bless, Insomniac Games. Not only has it given us two incredible PlayStation 5 launch games as part of the Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition, but it knows how to poke fun at itself. Back when Marvel’s Spider-Man released on the PlayStation 4, IGN had a laugh with the title’s “boat people”, who...

  • News Here's Why Rocket League Can't Run at 120FPS on PS5

    Psyonix explains lack of performance mode on PS5

    Update 13/11/20: Psyonix has responded to our request for comment on Rocket League's differences between PS5 and Xbox Series X|S. To recap, the game runs on PS5 just as it does on PS4 Pro — checkerboard 4K, at 60 frames-per-second — while on Microsoft's machines, there will be an update allowing...

  • News This PS5 Promo from Travis Scott Must Be Seen to Be Believed

    Quite the journey

    Sony loves to get fancy with its console unboxing videos, but when it was teased that Travis Scott would be involved in the unveiling of the PlayStation 5, it was obvious something rather unique was coming. And boy is it. This 10-minute video is a journey through Travis' first encounter with the PS5 out in a desert as he activates...

  • Guide Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Best Skills

    How to spend your skill points

    What are the best skills to unlock in Assassin's Creed Valhalla? The open world adventure has a massive skill tree to explore, and weaving your way across its many, many branches can be daunting. With that in mind, we've broken down every core skill that you'll find in Assassin's Creed Valhalla. In this Assassin's...

  • News Some PS5 Owners Are Experiencing Rebuild Database, External HDD Woes

    Growing pains

    No new hardware launch is complete without a few bumps along the way, and there do appear to be some software corruption issues with the PlayStation 5 right now. While the vast majority of systems appear to be recovering just fine, sadly there are a few reports of units being sent to the Sony graveyard, but there’s obviously no...

  • News The New York Stock Exchange Celebrated the PS5 Launch, And It Was Weird

    Bell end

    Of all the unusual marketing promotions that have occurred this week, we never expected to see Sony sponsor the New York Stock Exchange’s closing bell. But that’s exactly what it did, as Horizon Forbidden West protagonist Aloy sounded the alarm to signal the end of today’s trading. Bizarrely, she wasn’t alone, as a man dressed as...

  • News Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Lets You Delete Modes You're Not Playing on PS5

    Save some space

    We’ve all had a bit of time to accept that storage space management is very much a thing on the PlayStation 5, but now it’s down to both the platform holder and publishers to ensure we have the tools we need to better manage the content on our console. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War has a really interesting solution: you can...

  • News PlayStation Boss Jim Ryan Thanks Fans As PS5 Launches

    "We created PS5 for you"

    Sony bigwig Jim Ryan had one message for fans as the PlayStation 5 launched in the United States today: thank you. Presumably that has little to do with the bumper bonuses he’s about to pocket once the console inevitably breaks sales records, and more to do with the fact that he appreciates every single one of you...

  • News Dua Lipa Is Coming to FIFA 21 And She Looks Better Than Actual Footballers

    New Rules

    EA Sports continues to put its priorities in the right place, adding Dua Lipa as an unlockable player in FIFA 21. To be clear, that’s the New Rules singer and not some teenage Portuguese superstar that only soccer nerds have heard of. While the publisher’s yet to officially confirm the news, her model was datamined from a new PC patch...

  • News Bethesda Pegs PS5's Deathloop for 21st May

    Groundhog day

    Update: As rumoured earlier in the week, Bethesda has now attached a 21st May release date to Deathloop on the PS5. One important detail, the base game will be $59.99/£59.99, so the publisher is not charging next-gen tax just yet. Original Story: Deathloop, the ambitious time-based first-person adventure from Dishonored developer...

  • Guide How to Get PS5 Stock Notifications

    Get instant PlayStation 5 stock updates

    How can you get PS5 stock notifications the moment Sony’s next-gen system is available? Sitting around refreshing retailer websites is not practical and not convenient, so you may be looking for a solution that will ensure you’re notified the moment new PlayStation 5 consoles are ready to purchase...

  • News A Bunch of Free Costumes for Sackboy: A Big Adventure Are Available Now

    Free DLC outfits up for grabs

    Sackboy: A Big Adventure is unlike the LittleBigPlanet games in that there's no creation mode, but there are still some similarities. For example, the character's love of dressing up remains intact, as the new game features loads of new outfits for you to discover. However, did you know you can snag some more costumes...

  • Guide Can You Use a PS5 Controller on PS4?

    Will DualSense work with PlayStation 4?

    Can you use a PS5 controller on PS4? We've already answered whether you can use a PS4 controller on PS5, but what about the other way around? Will the DualSense work with the PlayStation 4? As part of our PS5 guide, we're going to reveal whether you can use Sony's brand new pad on your current-gen console. For...

  • Talking Point What Are Your First Impressions of PS5?

    How's your first day with PS5?

    We did it, everyone! PlayStation 5 has finally arrived after months of waiting, a slow trickle of news, and more rumours and false info than we can recall. We can at last shut out all the noise and celebrate: PS5 is here. Those lucky enough to secure a PS5 pre-order will be opening up those boxes, setting up their...

  • News PS Plus Collection Games Can Be Played on PS4 via PS5 Workaround

    Easily redeemable

    We don't really know why you would ever want to do this, but the backwards-compatible PlayStation 4 games that make up the PlayStation 5's PS Plus Collection can actually be played on the older console. This is thanks to a workaround which sees you redeem those select titles on your PS5, thus making them playable on your PS4 too...

  • News Sackboy Is Going On a Big Adventure In This PS5 Launch Trailer

    Play time

    PlayStation 5 is here, and so is Sackboy: A Big Adventure. The new game starring the miniature hero launches today on both PS5 and PS4, and to celebrate, Sony's released this colourful launch trailer. We hear a little of Dawn French's narrator introducing us to Craft World before the big baddy comes to ruin everyone's fun. Sackboy comes...

  • Guide Demon's Souls: What Is World Tendency?

    Grab some popcorn for this one

    What's World Tendency? How the heck does World Tendency work? Tendency is undeniably the most cryptic and eclectic thing in Demon's Souls. If you're just stumbling upon this during a casual Demon's Souls playthrough and feeling overwhelmed, that's okay. You can completely ignore World Tendency and still make it through...

  • Guide Demon's Souls: What Is Character Tendency?

    Come to the dark side

    What is Character Tendency and how does it work? Character Tendency is second only to World Tendency when it comes to the most complicated concepts in Demon's Souls. We're here to tell you how it works as part of our Demon's Souls guide that aims to bring you up to speed and make an avid Demon slayer out of you in no time...

  • Guide Demon's Souls: Where to Find Biorr


    How do you find and free Biorr in Demon's Souls? We'll answer that exact question as part of our Demon's Souls guide. There are a number of helpful NPC's in Demon's Souls, and Biorr is one of them. If you liberate Biorr from his holding cell, he'll assist you with the Penetrator fight which is vital for the Brothers-in-Arms Trophy...

  • Guide Demon's Souls: How to Rescue Sage Freke

    A Dash of Sage

    Where is Sage Freke and how do you rescue him? Not only is he necessary to learning some of the most useful spells in Demon's Souls, but freeing him will also get you the A Dash of Sage Trophy on top of it. As part of our Demon's Souls guide, we'll tell you where to find him and how to rescue him. Finding and Rescuing Sage Freke:...

  • Guide Demon's Souls: How to Rescue Saint Urbain


    Where is Saint Urbain and how do you rescue him? Saint Urbain is especially useful as freeing him will grant you access to the most helpful Miracles in Demon's Souls. Rescuing him isn't too difficult, and doing so will get you the Umbasa Trophy to sweeten the deal. As part of our Demon's Souls guide, we'll tell you where to find him and how...

  • Guide Demon's Souls: How to Kill the Blue Dragon

    Yellow-Eyes Blue Dragon

    How do you defeat Blue Dragon? The Demon's Souls remake is here and so are we to try and help you along the way with our Demon's Souls guide. While it might not be a fully-fledged boss, it's still possible to bring down the Blue Dragon, and we're here to tell you how. How to Kill the Blue Dragon in Demon's Souls: Boy does...

  • Guide Demon's Souls: How to Beat the Phalanx Boss

    Phalanx's Trophy guide

    The Demon bosses in Demon's Souls are the hardest and most stressful part of the whole affair. Filling up on souls in the stage prior only to have to prove yourself against a giant enemy with a massive health bar to match is almost always a daunting task. But don't worry, in this Demon's Souls guide we'll have you covered by...

  • Guide Demon's Souls: How Long Does It Take to Beat?

    More sprawling journey than short jaunt

    How long does it take to finish Demon's Souls? Since the bulk of this remake is very faithful to the 2009 original, your results may vary depending on how much memory you have of the game's enemies and stages. We're here to provide you an estimate for the average player who likely hasn't touched the original...

  • Guide Demon's Souls: How to Beat the Maneater Boss

    Maneater's Trophy guide

    The Demon bosses in Demon's Souls are the hardest and most stressful part of the whole affair. Filling up on souls in the stage prior only to have to prove yourself against a giant enemy with a massive health bar to match is almost always a daunting task. But don't worry, in this Demon's Souls guide we'll have you covered by...

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