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  • News After The Last of Us 2's Record Success, Naughty Dog Is Staffing Up for PS5

    And it's working on a single player game

    The Last of Us: Part II may be on store shelves and a colossal success, but that’s not stopping developer Naughty Dog from turning its attention to the future. The Californian team is currently on a hiring spree, and particular interest must be paid to the role of a Level/Environment Designer which makes...

  • News Sony Pumps $250 Million into Fortnite Maker Epic Games

    Now owns a minority stake in Unreal Engine creator

    Sony has invested an eye-watering $250 million into Epic Games, the creators of Fortnite and the Unreal Engine. The transaction makes the Japanese giant a minority shareholder, alongside organisations such as Chinese juggernaut Tencent which purchased a 40 per cent stake in the firm back in 2012...

  • News God of War Director Prefers PS5 Price Increases Over Microtransaction Hellscape

    Cory Barlog weighs in on next-gen costs

    PlayStation 5 games could cost more than the PlayStation 4 if NBA 2K21 is anything to go by. The basketball simulation will cost $69.99 on Sony’s next-gen console, compared to the more traditional $59.99 on the company’s current-gen device. And God of War director Cory Barlog believes this is the correct...

  • News Horizon Forbidden West Writer John Gonzalez Exits Guerrilla Games

    Lore master

    Horizon Forbidden West narrative director John Gonzalez has left Guerrilla Games, moving to a new AAA studio in Barcelona where he’ll be tasked with building an original open world with “a new cadre of like-minded, crazy-ambitious devs”. It’s unclear exactly which team he’s joined, though online scuttlebutt points to Smilegate...

  • News As Microsoft Looks Poised to Discontinue Xbox One, Sony Has a Huge Opportunity with PS4

    Entry levels

    This year is all about the PlayStation 5 in enthusiast circles, but Sony’s real Top Trump could yet prove the existing PlayStation 4. Despite comments to the contrary from the manufacturer, rumours are rife tha

  • Guide When Is the Next PlayStation State of Play Livestream?

    What time is the next State of Play?

    State of Play is Sony’s regularly scheduled live stream show, which the platform holder’s committed to being a recurring event. At the time of writing, there have been six instalments of the pre-recorded broadcast, so when will the next Sony PlayStation State of Play livestream air? We've got all the details...

  • Guide PS5 Guide: Ultimate PlayStation 5 Resource

    A complete guide to PlayStation 5

    PS5, or PlayStation 5 as it's fully titled, is Sony's fifth home console. It's the successor to the PS4, which released in November 2013. The manufacturer is yet to announce a PS5 release date, although it has confirmed that the next-gen console will launch worldwide at some point during Holiday 2020. The company is...

  • Guide Which SSD Drives Will Be Compatible With PS5?

    Extend your storage with a PlayStation 5 Solid-State Drive

    Which SSD drives are compatible with PS5? Sony have confirmed that they will allow you to upgrade your PlayStation 5's included 825GB capacity (See Also: PS5 SSD: How Much Storage Space Does It Have?) by purchasing compatible NVMe SSD drives. However, due to the nature of PS5 you'll need to...

  • 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 and 4K UHD Blu-rays: Can PlayStation 5 Play Them?

    Can you watch Ultra-HD movies on PS5?

    Can the PS5 play 4K UHD Blu-rays? Despite marketing the PS4 Pro as a 4K Ultra-HD console, Sony decided to save costs on the system's disc drive, meaning it couldn't play 4K UHD Blu-rays. But has it repeated the same mistake with the PlayStation 5? As part of our PS5 guide, we're going to reveal all about the...

  • Guide PS5 Digital Edition vs Standard PS5: What's the Difference?

    Which PlayStation 5 should you buy?

    There are two PlayStation 5 models: PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition. However, you may be wondering what's the difference between the PS5 Digital Edition vs PS5. Fortunately, as part of our PS5 guide, we're going to explain how the two consoles stack up, and what sets them apart from each other. Remember, you can find...

  • Guide PS5 vs PS4: Full Tech Specs Comparison

    How does PS5 compare to PS4 Pro and PlayStation 4?

    In this full tech specs comparison, we're going to compare the PS5 vs PS4. We'll be looking at both versions of the PlayStation 4, including the PS4 and PS4 Pro. With Sony revealing all about the PS5's tech specs, you may be curious how the next-gen console compares to its current-gen counterparts...

  • Guide All PlayStation Now Games

    A complete list of every PS Now game

    What's the full list of all PlayStation Now games? Below you'll find the complete lineup of every PS Now game available to subscribers, spanning both PS4 and PS3 software. Remember that PlayStation 4 titles can be streamed or downloaded to the console, while PlayStation 3 titles can only be streamed. If you're...

  • News WWE 2K Battlegrounds Lays the Smackdown from 18th September

    Pin king

    Larger-than-life arcade wrassler WWE 2K Battlegrounds will drop the people’s elbow on the PlayStation 4 from 18th September, publisher 2K Sports has announced. The title, which is developed by NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 maker Saber Interactive, will feature 70 WWE Superstars and Legends at launch – with more to be added post-launch. In...

  • News Xbox Is Pushing for Free Next-Gen Upgrades, And That's Good News for PS5

    Cross-buy

    Sony doesn’t have a fancy marketing slogan for next-gen upgrades from the PlayStation 4 to the PlayStation 5, but practically every third-party title supporting Smart Delivery on Xbox is also offering a similar solution on the Japanese giant’s family of formats. A report by VGC reveals that Microsoft is actively encouraging publishers...

  • News Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong Bites PS5, PS4 Next Year

    Boston blood party

    There’s no question that Vampire: The Masquerade is a confusing franchise. Based on a tabletop role-playing game, there are multiple publishers and developers all contributing to the same franchise, and The Council maker Big Bad Wolf Studio is just one of them. Due out next year on the PlayStation 5 and the PlayStation 4,...

  • Live Watch the Nacon Connect Livestream Right Here

    Allons-y

    Nacon is one of the newest publishers on the block, having paired its peripherals division with Bigben Interactive to create a games-maker-cum-accessories giant. And the French firm is holding a livestream today to showcase a handful of upcoming titles. You can watch the whole thing live from 1PM EDT / 6PM BST. Nacon Connect: <liveblog...

  • Guide The Last of Us 2: Does It Have Multiplayer?

    Can you play The Last of Us 2 online?

    Does The Last of Us 2 have multiplayer? Fans of the original The Last of Us or The Last of Us Remastered may have found themselves surprised by the popular Factions mode, an online-based competitive multiplayer mode which garnered a strong community. As part of our The Last of Us 2 guide

  • Guide The Last of Us 2: Will It Be on PS5?

    Is The Last of Us 2 coming to PlayStation 5?

    Will The Last of Us 2 be on PS5? Naughty Dog's sequel has cemented itself as one of the PlayStation 4's biggest releases, but is The Last of Us 2 coming to PlayStation 5? As part of our The Last of Us 2 guide, we're going to reveal whether you should expect a next-gen version of the post-apocalyptic...

  • News GTA Online Fans Want One Thing for the PS5 Version

    And that's to get into the game quicker

    If you’ve played GTA Online at all, you’ll know that it can take minutes to get into the game. And when we say minutes, we mean minutes – like, four or five of ‘em at least. It’s no surprise, then, that with all the talk of the PlayStation 5’s uber-fast SSD hard-drive, fans are hoping it’s a bit...

  • News inFAMOUS Domain Name Renewal Sparks PS5 Revival Hopes

    First light

    Sucker Punch recently renewed the domain infamousthegame.com, sparking fresh hope for a return to the superhero series. The developer has been beavering away on Ghost of Tsushima for a large part of the generation, which is finally slated to release next week. However, the inFAMOUS franchise has a small but faithful fanbase, and many of...

  • News Expect Much More PS5 News in the Coming Months

    State of Play on the horizon

    You didn’t think Sony was done, did you? Obviously last month’s excellent PlayStation 5 showcase was a huge success, but there are still many secrets the manufacturer’s keeping under wraps. For example, we don’t know the PS5’s price or release date, although we do have a growing list of

  • News EA Sports UFC 4 Will Finally Enter the Cage on 11th July

    Fight night

    Do you remember EA Sports UFC 4, the mixed martial arts game that leaked eons ago but wasn’t announced during the publisher’s recent E3 2020-eque livestream? Looks like the title is finally scheduled to be revealed this week, as part of UFC 251. A fight card for the forthcoming event includes a logo for the upcoming PlayStation 4...

  • News PlayStation Fans Are Worried Microsoft Could Buy Warner Bros' Gaming Division

    Take Two, EA, and Activision Blizzard also interested

    Warner Bros’ gaming division is still very much up for sale, and a new report from The Information reveals that Microsoft has expressed an interest. The Xbox business has been on an acquisition charge for a few years now, gobbling up both close partners and independently owned studios on the...