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Guide Diablo 4: Early Access Explained and How to Start Playing Early
How to start playing Diablo 4 early
Looking for an explainer on Early Access and how to start playing Diablo 4 early? Whether you want to steal a march on the forces of darkness or just want to beat those launch day crowds, you've come to the right place. On this page, as part of our Diablo 4 guide, we'll explain Early Access and how to start...
News Final Fantasy 16 Demo Spotted on PS Store
It's almost time
The long-promised playable demo for Final Fantasy XVI will obviously have to release in the near future, since the full game is out on the 22nd June. And as spotted by users on Reddit, the demo now shows up on the PS Store, specifically if you're browsing via mobile. We weren't able to replicate this ourselves, but it's possible...
Mini Review Killer Frequency (PS5) - An Intriguing Call-in Murder Mystery
Radio is dead
Killer Frequency is an odd concoction that just about delivers on its unusual premise. Playing as Forrest Nash, a smooth-talking DJ on a small town's local radio station, you're in charge of a late night call-in show. On top of that, though, a serial killer is on the loose, and the tiny police department is in disarray. Somehow, it...
News Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising Reiterates 2023 Release as Siegfried Gameplay Shines
The dragonslayer is here
It's been a while since we had an update on upcoming fighting game Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising, but a new gameplay trailer just dropped, and it reiterates that the title is still on track for a 2023 release — much like its fellow Granblue Fantasy project, Granblue Fantasy: Relink. One of the new characters coming to...
News Spider-Man 2 PS5 Gameplay: 'You've Seen Nothing Yet', Says Peter Parker Actor
Much has been made of the gameplay reveal for Marvel's Spider-Man 2, which debuted during the PlayStation Showcase last week. The video, which runs just over ten minutes, features cutscenes, combat, and back-to-back set pieces in what is a breathless first look at how the PS5 exclusive will actually play. The trailer racked up some...
News The Front Mission 1st Remake Goes to War on PS5, PS4 This Month
Tactical RPG hits Sony hardware
Forever Entertainment has today confirmed it's porting the Front Mission 1st: Remake to PS5, PS4 after a Trophy listing leaked its existence, releasing later this month on 30th June 2023. The tactical RPG returns with a modern mode said to sport improved controls, and the soundtrack has also been orchestrated. "With...
News Well Actually, Metal Gear Delta: Snake Eater PS5 Will Reuse the Original Voice Lines
Perhaps we shouldn't be too surprised, considering we knew the original voice cast was returning, but Metal Gear Delta: Snake Eater will actually reuse the original voice lines as well. In an interview with the Verge, Tommy Williams, head of communications for Konami i
Poll Which PS5 Blockbuster Will You Be Playing in June?
The holy trinity
Six months in, and 2023 has been great for games. But ever since the start of the year, we've been sitting here looking at the June release schedule and sweating. This is the month that includes Street Fighter 6, Diablo 4, an Final Fantasy XVI — in that order. These are three of the most anticipated PS5 titles to date (and...
News Sword Art Online: Last Recollection Gameplay Shows Avatar Customisation, Combat, More
PS5, PS4 RPG looks sharp
Bandai Namco has released a suitably in-depth gameplay overview trailer for Sword Art Online: Last Recollection. The video covers quite a lot of stuff, including combat mechanics, zone exploration, equipment systems, skill trees, and even avatar customisation. Yep, you'll once again be able to alter the look of main...
News PS Plus Essential Games for June 2023 Announced
Basketball! Dinosaurs! Ninjas!
Sony has today confirmed the line-up of PS5, PS4 titles coming to PS Plus Essential for the month of June 2023. From Tuesday, 6th June 2023, you'll be able to download and play the following: NBA 2K23 (PS5, PS4) | Review Jurassic World Evolution 2 (PS
Guide Best Sports Games on PS5
All the best PS5 sports games, ranked and rated
What are the best sports games on PS5? Whether you’re the kind of person who thinks football should be played with your hands or your feet, sports games are enormously popular on PlayStation, and there’s a growing selection available on the PlayStation 5. We’re combining both arcade and...
News Hot Wheels Unleashed 2: Turbocharged Takes the Action Outside on PS5, PS4 in October
Just like that, Hot Wheels Unleashed 2: Turbocharged has been announced by Milestone. Considering the original was the studio's best-selling game ever, we suppose a sequel was inevitable — and here it is. The debut trailer is CG, but it teases a number of interesting new twists to the formula. Based on the collectible toy cars of the...
Interview Disgaea 7 Director Shunsuke Minowa Talks Vows of the Virtueless
Disgaea 7: Vows of the Virtueless is the next entry in the venerable Japanese strategy RPG franchise, and it marches on to PS5 and PS4 in October. Push Square was fortunate enough to get to talk to Disgaea 7 director Shunsuke Minowa about what fans can expect from the game, and what lessons have been learned since somewhat controversial...
News Horizon Forbidden West Patch 1.25 Is Out Now on PS5, Get the Patch Notes Here
Bug fixes galore
A new patch for the PS5 version of Horizon Forbidden West is available to download now, specifically targeting the new Burning Shores DLC. Weighing in at 1.121GB, it'll update the game to version number 1.25. With no glaring issues in the expansion left to deal with, though, Guerrilla Games has focused on another sweep of small bug...
Mini Review Beat Saber (PSVR2) - A Serviceable Port of One of VR's Best Games
May the force feedback be with you
Beat Saber is one of the best VR experiences you can play. The king of the VR rhythm scene and a constant presence on top-seller lists, Beat Saber finally makes its way over to the current generation with PSVR2. To read our initial thoughts on the PSVR game from 2018, you can view that here. To see how the port...
News Shocking: Hideo Kojima Not Involved in Metal Gear Solid 3 Remake
Neither is Yoji Shinkawa
It really shouldn't come as a surprise, but Konami has now announced series creator Hideo Kojima is not involved in the development of Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater. The remake is led by Konami itself with assistance from port team Virtuos Studio, and artist Yoji Shinkawa isn't part of the production either. "They are...
News Final Monster Hunter Rise Event Will Stream on 7th June
Bonus update will be revealed
Capcom has revealed the last digital event for Monster Hunter Rise will be livestreamed next week on 7th June 2023. In it will be details on a "Bonus Update" for the PS5, PS4 title as well as a developer roundtable where the team reflects on the game as well as the Sunbreak expansion. "Find out what's coming in the...
News Marvel's Spider-Man 2 Actor Researched the 'Behaviours of Addiction' Ahead of Venom Role
Yuri Lowenthal portrays Peter Parker in the upcoming Marvel's Spider-Man 2, where we know a series of unfortunate events have apparently led to a bleak future for New York City. We've seen the actor portraying a very aggressive Venom-suited Spidey in that recent gameplay reveal, the actor has described the work that was done to portray...
News Diablo 4 Dev Promises Servers Will Survive Launch Day Surge
Prepped and ready
With the demonic onset of Diablo 4 almost upon us, it doesn't take an apocalyptic prophet of the end times to predict the awesome action RPG is going to be massive. Understandably, fans are concerned about whether servers will be up to the inevitable strain come launch day, a fear which has been allayed previously. Nevertheless,...
News Here's How to Play Mortal Kombat 1 on PS5 Early
Kan't hardly wait
Mortal Kombat 1's release date of 19th September is on the horizon, which might still be too far off for some. Thankfully, players that can't wait actually have some avenues for relief on hand, with a beta coming for those who have pre-ordered, in addition to a major stress test being planned. The Mortal Kombat 1 Online Stress...
News Street Fighter 6 Will Show Whether Your Opponent's PS5, PS4 Is Wired or Wireless
Prepare for potential toxicity, as Street Fighter 6 will include an indicator that demonstrates whether an opponent is playing on a wired system or with Wi-Fi. Despite having absolutely excellent rollback netcode, Capcom’s programming obviously can’t overcome a bad connection, and many fighting game fanatics feel players should use a...
News Find a Taste for the Finer Things with Free French Train Sim World 3 Expansion on PS5, PS4
Dovetail Games, the developer of one of this author’s personal favourites Train Sim World 3, was recently acquired by French giant Focus Entertainment. And the UK developer has decided to celebrate by making one of its best routes free to download on PS5 and PS4: the excellent LGV Méditerranée from Marseille to Avignon. This, for our...
News The Number of the Beast Is All Over Diablo 4's Trophy List
Kill 666 of all enemy types
Even the Diablo 4 Trophy list is embracing the game's setting of Hell with digital trinkets that will have you killing beasts down under 666 times. In order to unlock the Platinum Trophy, you'll need to earn 25 other gongs, and five of them are all about fending off the legions of Hell. Five Bronze Trophies will ask you...
News Final Fantasy 16 Devs Considered Hybrid Combat System, But Craved Something 'Complete'
Final Fantasy XVI developer Creative Business Unit III — an internal studio at Square Enix — set out to try something new with the series' latest instalment. The team's goal was to create a Final Fantasy title that could attract a "new generation" of players, and the main thrust of its plans manifested as an all-action combat...
Review Diablo 4 (PS5) - Blizzard's Best in Years Is a Violent Delight for Infernal Types
By three, they come
Already the benchmark for AAA isometric action RPGs, Blizzard's series reaches dizzying new heights with Diablo 4. With endlessly gratifying combat, deep customisation, and virtually limitless build options, it's a Hell of a ride, front to back, and we can't wait to dive back in. Diablo 4, we're pleased to report, is an infernal...
News RPG Grappler WrestleQuest Lays the Smackdown on PS5, PS4 from 4th August
WrestleQuest, the anticipated wrasslin’-themed RPG from developer Mega Cat Studios and publisher Skybound Games, will grapple with a 4th August release date on PS5 and PS4, following a mercifully brief delay earlier in the year. For those who haven’t been following this one, it’ll see you assume the role of a “young wrestling...
Rumour Tekken 8 Beta Could Be Incoming
An online beta test for Tekken 8 could be coming relatively soon, if a listing on SteamDB is anything to go by (as spotted by Wario64). Up until now, the anticipated brawler has only been playable via select location tests. That is, in-person stations at fighting game events, for example. And although we've been graced with loads of...
News Shocking: Marvel's Spider-Man 2 PS5 Gameplay Trailer Wasn't Showing Final Version
It's almost like it's still in development
For many, the highlight of last week's PlayStation Showcase was the action-packed gameplay trailer for Marvel's Spider-Man 2. This hotly anticipated sequel is looking fantastic — we saw new abilities and features, we got some big teasers for where the story's going, and of course, it's visually gorgeous...
News Work on the Next Main Witcher Game Is Ramping Up as Cyberpunk Expansion Nears Release
A witcher's work is never done
CD Projekt Red has published its latest business overview online, and as is usually the case with the Polish company's reports, the documentation details the games that are currently in development. Right now, most of CDPR's teams are still hard at work on finishing Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty, which is still set...
Guide Genshin Impact: All Active Redemption Codes and How to Redeem Them (May 2023)
Primogems for all
Looking for a list of all active redemption codes and how to redeem them in Genshin Impact? HoYoverse will periodically release redeemable codes for Travelers looking to get a free injection of important items, including those essential Primogems. On this page, we'll be keeping tabs on all active redemption codes and how to redeem...
News Marathon Channelling Mirror's Edge, WipEout, Formula One with Striking Art Style
Art director shares inspirations
While some fans were disappointed by Sony's reliance on CG trailers in the recent PlayStation Showcase, Bungie's reveal of its upcoming extraction shooter, Marathon, at least had a unique look. While many live service shooters sort of blur together, this one in particular has a very eye-catching aesthetic in its...
News Guerrilla Collective, Sponsored by PlayStation, Showcases Indie Games in June
Mark your calendars
PlayStation Showcase, no matter how you felt about it, kicked off this summer's season of annual gaming events, and there are plenty of others to look forward to. Obviously, the main attraction for most will be Geoff Keighley's Summer Game Fest presentation, which takes place in just over a week on 8th June. While this is likely...
Review Street Fighter 6 (PS5) - Iconic Capcom Fighting Franchise Finds Its Form
Capcom saw your Street Fighter 5 complaints and threw the kitchen sink at its vastly superior successor. Street Fighter 6 is a live service game that will grow and expand over the course of the entire generation, but those anticipating a light, half-hearted effort at launch will find one of the most robust, feature-rich fighters of all...
News THQ Nordic Is Trying to Convince Remedy to Release Alan Wake 2 Physically
For old times' sake
Publisher THQ Nordic, unable to conceive of a reality in which Alan Wake 2 doesn't release physically, has offered to do precisely that for developer Remedy. As the venerable distributor reminds the talented studio: "I mean... we did the disc version of Alan Wake for PC back in the day."
News Layers of Fear PS5, PS4 Trophy List Portends a Spooky Platinum
Not for the faint of heart
Layers of Fear, the impending survival horror game from developer Bloober Team, is shaping up to be scary as heck. The Trophy List just popped over on Exophase, and it sounds like players will have to get weird if they want the Platinum. With a Silver Trophy like "a new way" requiring players to "live through the third...
News Want to Be Immortalised in Diablo 4? Just Hit Level 100 on Hardcore Before Virtually Anyone Else
Your fell deeds, wrought in stone
The appointed time is almost upon us, with the infernal launch of Diablo 4 mere days away (less for those that purchased the Ultimate Edition of the game). To tempt its adherents still further into selling their souls, Blizzard has announced the ultimate reward for the most devoted of players: The names of the first...
Guide LEGO 2K Drive: All Big Butte County Collectibles
Where to find all collectibles in Big Butte County
Where are all Big Butte County collectibles in LEGO 2K Drive? What are all the collectibles in Big Butte County, and where do you find them? Big Butte County is the first main area you'll visit in the game, and it's chock full of collectibles to find. As part of our LEGO 2K Drive guide, we're going...
News The Witcher 3 Sales Top a Ridiculous 50 Million
Geralt of here
There are some evergreen games that just end up going far beyond sales expectations. Grand Theft Auto V, for example, is still featured in best sellers lists, having surpassed an utterly insane 180 million copies in its lifetime. And although the vast, vast majority of titles released today could never even dream of reaching that kind...
Review Company of Heroes 3 (PS5) - Veteran RTS Series Enjoys Pyrrhic Victory on PS5
Fire in the hole
After almost two decades of setting the standard for WWII real-time strategy on PC, Relic Entertainment's venerable series reaches PS5 with Company of Heroes 3. Burdened by a hefty legacy, it's another valiant attempt at streamlining the genre's interface for controllers. It succeeds in part, but the masterful combat is at odds with...
News Sony's Huge Days of Play Sale on PS Plus Subs, PS5 Games, Accessories, Begins This Week
Time to play
As has become an annual tradition, Sony has announced that its Days of Play promotion will return this year. It kicks off on the 2nd June — lasting one week — and will see prices slashed all across PlayStation, from games and PS Plus subscriptions to console accessories and merchandise. The PS Plus discounts are usually a Days of...
News No, Dragon's Dogma 2 Isn't Adding Co-Op Multiplayer
So says Capcom
Following on from its gameplay reveal at the PlayStation Showcase, we've seen a frankly surprising number of people theorising that Dragon's Dogma 2 is adding multiplayer. That is to say, the option to play cooperatively with other players. However, there appears to be no real basis for this speculation — especially since the game's...
News UK Sales Charts: The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Manages a Top 10 Debut, Sells Best on PS5
Now there's a riddle
Update: Some valuable context for the UK's charts has come in from GamesIndustry.biz head Christopher Dring. He says The Lord of the Rings: Gollum's physical sales were negligible, but the game still managed to have a better launch than LEGO 2K Drive (which, in case you're interested, has dropped to 13th): Original Story:...
News Final Fantasy 16 Was Planned for PS5 and PS4, But the Last-Gen Version Would Have Taken Too Long
A PS4 version of the upcoming Final Fantasy XVI was in development at some stage, although getting it up to snuff would have added years of dev time, producer Naoki Yoshida has revealed. In an interview with Final Fantasy Union, Yoshida said on the matter: "What I can say is that while developing, we originally had a plan to release...
News Insider Says Silent Hill 2 Remake, Townfall, and Ascension Trailers Incoming
Silent Hill fans could be eating well in the coming days if brash talk in the digital equivalent of the Mos Eisley Cantina is anything to go by. Insider Dusk Golem (who leaked the news that Silent Hill 2 was coming ahead of the official reveal) posted on TheSnitch's Discord channel that we'd be seeing trailers for the remake, Silent...
News Despite Facing Huge Hurdles, Star Wars' PS5 KOTOR Remake Is Still in Development
Star Forge-ing onwards
It looks like that troubled Knights of the Old Republic remake for PS5 is still in development, for the time being, at least. That's according to the latest Embracer Group financial report, which lists the title in its announced games section. This is something of a ray of hope for the title; when asked as
News Marvel's Spider-Man 2's Peter Parker, Miles Morales Will Have Unique and Shared Skill Trees in PS5 Sequel
Marvel's Spider-Man 2 stole the show at the last week's PlayStation Showcase and — perhaps unsurprisingly — drew in massive numbers. The ability to switch between Miles Morales and Peter Parker, ala GTA 5, was gi
News Killer Cyborg Bryan Fury Loves to Laugh in Tekken 8 Reveal
Laugh it up
A staple of the series since Tekken 3, cyborg madman Bryan Fury returns in Tekken 8 — and he somehow seems even more unhinged than before. His brutal fighting style is very much intact, and he just won't stop laughing. Bryan brings Tekken 8's current roster total to 15, but there's obviously more to come. Bandai Namco hasn't really...
News Sony Will Have More PS5 Presentations This Year, Sources Say
Although that's not surprising, is it?
If you include the various State of Play broadcasts, Sony has been hosting multiple livestreams every year for quite some time. This week’s PS Showcase was, however, significant because it was more closely aligned with a traditional E3 press conference – at least, that was the intention, anyway. While there...
News Marvel's Spider-Man 2 PS5 Hype Huge As Gameplay Reveal Nears 20 Million Views
It's going to be big
Arguably the biggest winner from Sony’s PS Showcase this week was Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, with its gameplay reveal attracting an absolutely colossal amount of attention. At the time of writing, the official PlayStation upload of the gameplay footage has attracted over 7.4 million views, while the Marvel version is sitting...
News Like a Dragon Showcase Announced for June
Like a Dragon Gaiden surely a lock
SEGA and Yakuza Like a Dragon developer RGG Studio have announced that they'll be hosting a presentation next month, on the 15th June. Adding to what is already an incredibly busy period for the industry — thanks to Summer Game Fest and a stacked release schedule — the 'RGG Summit' will no doubt give us a look...
Mini Review Railway Empire 2 (PS5) - Locomotive Strategy Sim Has Signal Failure
All aboard the innovation train
Throwing us into the brink of a revolution, Railway Empire 2 starts in 1830 at the dawn of the age of railways. It’s an exciting time for the rail industry, with many competing companies wanting a piece of the pie and many discoveries changing the face of rail travel. There are various game modes, including a...
News Phantom Blade Zero, the Awesome PS5 Action Game from PS Showcase, Sounds Too Good to Be True
Mobile developer goes mad with first major project
While the big PS Showcase this week was ultimately a bit of a disappointment, there were some awesome PS5 games in it – and one title which particularly caught the eye was Phantom Blade Zero, the high-octane Chinese action game with the less than stellar voice acting. This is being developed by a...
News No Honkai: Star Rail PS5, PS4 Release Date in Galactic Roaming Reveal
Likely on hold until v1.2 now
After a brief delay to the livestream which left PS5 and PS4 owners on tenterhooks, there was no confirmation of a Honkai: Star Rail release date for Sony’s systems in the title’s latest broadcast. There had been some rumours that the previously announced PlayStation port of HoYoverse’s turnbased RPG would be made...
News Bungie’s Marathon Trailer QR Code Leads to ARG with More Hidden Information
Here for the long run
Users have taken to Twitter after finding a QR code hidden within the Marathon trailer released at PlayStation’s Showcase on Wednesday. This code led users to a website with a bunch of code and a login page. After some code cracking, users were able to login and recover some videos of
News Action RPG Infinity Strash: Dragon Quest Adventures to PS5, PS4 in September
Worldwide release date confirmed
The shockingly named Infinity Strash: Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai now has a release date. It launches worldwide for PS5 and PS4 on the 28th September, and it's nice to see Square Enix committing to releasing new Dragon Quest titles on the same day all over the globe. We're sure Dragon Quest XII and Dragon Quest...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 478
We're pop stars
And just like that, the PS Showcase has come and gone, and the mood is sour. But have no fear for the release schedule is absolutely stacked with quality #Content, and there's really never been a better time to own a PS5. Khayl Adam: Planning a quiet, indoor weekend, and if all goes to plan to dive into Crusader Kings 3: Console...
News Gollum Studio Daedalic Has Another Lord of the Rings Game in Development
"Give us that, Daedalic my love."
The developer behind 2023's worst-rated PS5 game (so far) has another Lord of the Rings title in development, it seems. This follows the chaotic launch of Lord of the Rings: Gollum, which was released in such an atrocious state it prompted an immediate apology (absent an explanation) from the developer and a
News Insomniac Could Bring Down the Internet Adapting This 90s Homage in Spider-Man 2
Few IPs in modern history have contributed such a bountiful harvest of memes as Spider-Man. While
News PS5 Remote Play Handheld Allegedly Has Just Four Hours of Battery Life
Consistent with the DualSense at least
Project Q, the new portable Remote Play device for PS5, will allegedly have just three to four hours of battery life. That’s according to an Insider Gaming report penned by Tom Henderson, who was responsible for accurately leaking the exi
News Sony Significantly Scales Back Development of The Last of Us Multiplayer for PS5, Says Report
Naughty Dog claims it's proud of team and confirms new single player project
Update: Well, well, well. Naughty Dog’s statement came as a bit of a surprise earlier today but it seems like it was pre-empting a report from Bloomberg effectively suggesting the project is in the pits. Extremely reliable reporter Jason Schreier cites four sources...
News Speculation Claims Sony Opted Not to Include Some Major PS5 Games During PS Showcase
We're at the bargaining stage
As the fallout continues from Sony’s disappointing PS Showcase earlier this week, some rumourmongers who had been hyping the event have come out to save face. Tom Henderson, who accurately leaked the existence of the platform holder’s
News Last Minute Honkai: Star Rail Livestream Delay Leaves PS5, PS4 Fans on Tenterhooks
Update: About a minute before HoYoverse’s Honkai: Star Rail livestream was scheduled to get underway today, the video was hastily removed due to technical issues. Online chatter has since centred on an Earthquake affecting things, so first of all we sincerely hope everyone’s okay. The Chinese broadcast did go ahead,...
News Metal Gear Solid's PS5 Master Collection Adds Two More Titles
We already know the Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1 will include three games from Konami’s classic stealth series – but there’s more. As spotted on the game’s official PS Store page, the compilation will also include the MSX2 originals: Metal Gear and, of course, Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake. While these additions will be...
News Final Fantasy 16's Harder New Game + Difficulty Will Keep Players Busy for a Long, Long Time
Final Fantasy Mode
Once you beat Final Fantasy XVI, you'll be able to play through it again with all of your abilities and equipment intact, thanks to a dedicated New Game + mode. But if you really want to dig deeper into the game's combat system, then you might want to try Final Fantasy Mode — an exclusive difficulty option that's available on a...
News The Lord of the Rings: Gollum's Dismal Reception Prompts Apology from Daedalic
Developer pledges to improve the experience
You know you're in a tight spot when you have to break out the Twitter statement. Developer Daedalic Entertainment has issued a formal apology to those who've been playing The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, a game that has been extremely poorly received. In fact, it's considered among the worst games on PS5...
Feature The PlayStation Showcase Prediction Quiz Results Are In
Did you predict the PlayStation Showcase?
Everyone, it's time. Over 3000 of you took part in our PlayStation Showcase predictions quiz, which was published on the day before the event itself. We presented you with 30 yes or no questions, asking you to predict what would happen during the show — and in this article, we're going to detail the...
News PlayStation Showcase Completely Divided Fan Opinion
It wasn't all bad, apparently
Now that we're a couple of days removed from the PlayStation Showcase and everyone's had a chance to calm down a bit (and write their reaction articles!), we think it's worth taking a look at what fans actually thought of the event. Over 10,000 Push Square readers voted in our po
News PS5 Fans Were Hoping for an Update on Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth This Week
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth was nowhere to be seen during yesterday's PlayStation Showcase, a conspicuous absence which fans were quick to note. Now, to be entirely fair to Square Enix, it probably didn't want to split focus so that it could show us more Final Fantasy XVI gameplay (even after we did everything in our power to stop...
News Sky Oceans: Wings for Hire Is a Skies of Arcadia Inspired RPG Gliding to PS5
Sky's the limit
Sky Oceans: Wings For Hire might be worth keeping an eye on if you're a fan of RPGs. Developed by Chilean outfit Octeto Studios and published by PQube, this is a project inspired by genre classics like Skies of Arcadia. And yes, it's got turn-based aircraft battles. Sky Oceans does look promising in its debut trailer, which you can...
Guide All VRR Optimised Games for PS5
PS5 games enhanced with VRR
What are all VRR optimised games for PS5? Variable Refresh Rate is a feature for PlayStation 5 that works in tandem with compatible televisions to smooth out performance hiccups that can occur in games. You'll be able to apply this technology to all of your games by enabling a toggle in your system's settings. However,...
News Alan Wake 2 Thinks It'll Beat Spider-Man to PS5's Best Graphics of 2023 Crown
It began with a dream
In the ever-increasing arms race of AAA games development, PlayStation players sure have some lookers to look forward to. Case in point: the just revealed, and really, really, ridiculously good-looking Alan Wake 2, which developer Remedy thinks will beat out heavy-hitters Spider-Man 2 and Assassin's Creed Mirage to be 2023's...
News PS5's Remote Play Portable Will Allegedly Launch in November
In your hands before you know it
Project Q, the very recently revealed and arguably necessary handheld streaming companion to PS5, is allegedly coming sooner than we might have anticipated, according to a notable newsmaker. We knew it was coming this year, but that window appears to have narrowed still further. Tom Henderson of Insider Gaming...
News The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Is One of PS5's Worst Ever Games
In what is quickly becoming the new low benchmark for a AAA release, The Lord of the Rings: Gollum has officially been awarded the dubious honour of being the worst-rated game of 2023, according to review aggregate site Metacritic. It's a similar story on the infinitely more useable (if less synonymous) OpenCritic. To get a better...
News Warhammer RTS Realms of Ruin Masses for PS5 Invasion
Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Realms of Ruin is a brand-new real-time strategy game in which players will command one of four warring factions, and it's poised to invade PS5 at some point in the grimdark future. For those of us who prefer to play on a console but live for the thrill of command, the recent renaissance in strategy gaming on...
News Jodie Comer, David Harbour Star in PS5 Alone in the Dark Reboot This Halloween
Free demo available now
Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer and Stranger Things’ David Harbour will bring a sprinkling of star power to THQ Nordic’s Alone in the Dark reboot when it releases ahead of Halloween on 25th October, 2023. Confirmed as part of a showcase earlier today, Comer will play Emily Hartwood while Harbour will assume the role of the...
Reaction Sony's PS5, PC Live Service Strategy Won't Work If It's All Samey Shooters
PlayStation did nothing to assuage fans' fears
We’ve been one of the few publications defending Sony’s live service strategy because we don’t think the idea is inherently bad. A lot of fans treat the booming Games as a Service segment as a genre, but it’s important to underline that it’s a business model instead. In fact, there’s...
News Days Gone Dev Hard at Work on Its Best Game Yet for PS5
"Buckle up for the next generation of Bend Studio"
While we personally weren’t expecting to see anything from Bend Studio during this week’s PS Showcase, plenty of fans were disappointed by the general lack of PS Studios titles during the event. This has no doubt spilled onto social media, where company accounts are presumably getting bombarded...
Feature PlayStation Showcase Biggest Winners and Losers
Hit and miss
The long-awaited PlayStation Showcase has come and gone, just like that. And while the event seems to have divided opinion among hardcore fans — like us! — we thought it'd be interesting to break the showcase down into two categories: winners and losers. Because even though the show as a whole might have broken more than a few...
News Warhammer 40k: Space Marine 2 Goes Big and Bloody with PS5 Gameplay Reveal
For the Emperor
The gameplay reveal for Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 just dropped, and it's exactly what you'd expect. This is a straight-shooting sequel to the PS3's underappreciated Space Marine, as you once again fill the giant shoes of a bloodthirsty servant of the Imperium. Using your trusty chainsword and an array of oversized guns, you're...
Review Forspoken: In Tanta We Trust (PS5) - Better Than the Main Game
Square Enix just did that
In Tanta We Trust is a rare example of DLC better than the main game it's based on, but that doesn't mean you need to rush out and buy a PS5 copy of Forspoken in order to play it. This optional expansion trumps the original campaign purely because it doesn't need to bother with the baggage of an open world experience: vast...
News What the Hell Is Going on with The Last of Us Factions, Naughty Dog's Standalone PS5 Multiplayer Game?
Another no-show raises more questions
If there was one game we’d have bet our life savings on appearing during last night’s flubbed PS Showcase, it was The Last of Us Factions. Naughty Dog hasn’t actually given us an official name for the project yet, so we’re using the moniker fans tend to recycle the most – but just to be clear, we’re...
News Here's Exactly What Newly Revealed PS5, PC Game Concord Is
Build connections, engage in social play
Yesterday's PlayStation Showcase left a lot to the imagination when Concord was confirmed, a new PS5, PC game from the recently acquired Firewalk Studios. A quick trailer clearly took place in space, but besides that, all else we got was a logo and a 2024 release window. Thankfully, the
News Destiny 2: The Final Shape Teased Ahead of Full Showcase in August
Last DLC incoming
Bungie turned up to Sony's PlayStation Showcase with not one but two announcements. In addition to the unveiling of Marathon, the studio also teased Destiny 2: The Final Shape, the last chapter in the game's long-running Light and Darkness saga. In the teaser trailer, we see a brief recap of what's happened throughout the game and...
News Disgaea 7 Marches Its Demon Army West in October on PS5, PS4
Disgaea 7: Vows of the Virtueless, the latest instalment in NIS' weird and often wonderful strategy RPG series, has a Western release date. The tactical title arrives on the 3rd October in North America, the 6th October in Europe, and the 13th October in Oceania. It's promising yet more crazy characters, dumb storylines, and mental game...
News Virtuos Assisting Konami on Metal Gear Solid 3 Remake Development
Port team is on the job
Following a bit of confusion surrounding the developer of Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater since the remake's reveal yesterday, Konami has now clarified Virtuos Studio is indeed supporting development. It's the team rumours spoke of in the months leading up to the PlayStation Showcase announcement, so it comes as little...
News Crossfire: Sierra Squad on PSVR2 Looks Seriously Impressive in Action-Heavy Trailer
PSVR2 owners won't be left wanting for first-person shooters, that's for sure. Crossfire: Sierra Squad just received a new gameplay trailer, and it looks very promising indeed. While Firewall Ultra is more focused on multiplayer battles, this game has its sights on a single-player campaign as well as a whole bunch of co-op missions. As...
News Marvel's Spider-Man 2's PS5 Movement Is Much Faster Than in Previous Games
Tons of other improvements, too
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is looking like a tantalising upgrade on its predecessor, although there are still wrinkles for developer Insomniac Games to iron out. The ever-industrious ElAnalistaDeBits has put the sequel through its paces, showcasing the graphical improvements compared to Marvel’s Spider-Man and stopgap...
Mini Review Nock (PSVR2) - Intensely Addictive Bow-and-Arrow Football
Nock is a bow-and-arrow football title from developer Normal VR. Equipped with skates, a high jump, and a bow-and-arrow, you must shoot the ball into your online opponent’s net across the three available game modes: 1v1, 2v2 and 3v3. Nock focuses heavily on exhilarating traversal with big empty arenas being the perfect space for it...
News Sony's PS5 Remote Play Handheld Will Have Haptic Feedback, Adaptive Triggers
Promises crisp visuals and smooth gameplay
Sony’s hastily announced PS5 streaming handheld, currently codenamed Project Q, will feature all of the functionality of a traditional DualSense controller, a press release has confirmed. The device, which features an 8-inch LCD screen capable of outputting 1080p images at 60 frames-per-second, has been...
News PS Showcase Demonstrated Sony's Efforts to Offer 'Best and Most Varied Catalog of Games', Jim Ryan Claims
Says fans deserve "amazing content"
The general sentiment surrounding yesterday's PlayStation Showcase is one of disappointment, but Jim Ryan is remaining positive about the show. In a press release, he says the livestream demonstrated Sony's "unwavering commitment to offering them [the fans] the best and most varied catalog of games possible". His...
News Build Towns and Revive Nature in Towers of Aghasba, Coming to PS5 in 2024
Striking a balance
Towers of Aghasba was announced for PS5 during the latest PlayStation Showcase, and while no one knows how to pronounce that name, the game itself looks like a pretty ambitious one. From developer Dreamlit, this is an open world city builder that's as concerned with maintaining nature as it is with building up settlements. Your...
News Alan Wake 2 Is a Digital-Only Release, $60 on PS5
DLC plans revealed too
Following yesterday's PS5 release date announcement, Remedy has revealed Alan Wake II won't be available physically, instead opting for a digital-only release across all platforms. The base version will cost £49.99/$59.99, or you can opt for the Deluxe Edition at £64.99/$79.99 which bundles in the sequel's newly announced...
News Immortals of Aveum Conjures an Enchanting PS5 Gameplay Trailer
Let's be Aveum you
We were pretty impressed when we first laid eyes on Immortals of Aveum, and it continues to look very promising in this latest trailer. Coming from EA Originals and developer Ascendant Studios, the game is essentially a first-person shooter, swapping out guns for magic and placing you in a colourful environment full of dragons and...
News Ghostrunner 2 Resurfaces with Sleek PS5 Gameplay Trailer
Releases later this year
Publisher 505 Games announced the existence of Ghostrunner 2 way back in 2021, and now we've finally seen it. The sequel to the high-octane cyberpunk action game looks just as cutthroat and fast-paced, and that's before we consider the new motorbike. Ghostrunner 2 is set one year after the events of the original, and has...
Review The Lord of the Rings: Gollum (PS5) - There's Nothing Precious About This
We don't likes it, precioussss
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum poses itself as an epic quest across the treacherous realms of Middle-earth, where an inner conflict will rage inside the mind of one halfling. Of course we refer to the split-personality of both Smeagol and Gollum, an integral character across both The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings...
Reaction Sony Flubs First Proper PS5 Presentation in Over 18 Months
PlayStation falls at the first hurdle
The online response to the first PlayStation Showcase in well over 18 months is apoplectic, and while enthusiast gamers are notoriously unhinged, it’s not entirely unexpected after a dreadfully disappointing livestream earlier today. It became clear about 30 minutes into the event that this was going to be...
Round Up What Was Announced at the PlayStation Showcase?
All the PS5, PSVR2 reveals
After effectively keeping its big mouth shut for over a year and a half, Sony finally lifted the lid on what some of its first-party studios are working on for PS5 and PSVR2 in a big PlayStation Showcase. Clocking in at over an hour, there was a lot of news to digest in a very short space of time. As such, this Round Up...
Poll Was This Sony's Best PlayStation Showcase Yet?
The PS5 big guns arrive
Nearly 20 months later, Sony has finally followed up on the PlayStation Showcase from 2021 with a big glimpse behind the curtain at what its first-party studios are working on it. Complemented by exciting third-party content, the show went on for over an hour, sharing long-awaited looks at PS5 games we knew about as well as...
News Arizona Sunshine 2 Revealed for PSVR2, Expect Gore-Geous Zombie Action Late 2023
You've got red on you
Revealed during today's somewhat middling PlayStation Showcase, Arizona Sunshine 2 is officially coming to PSVR2 later in 2023 and looks like a gore-geous alternative to the infinitely less slapstick than Resident Evil: Village. The trademark
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