News Microsoft Thinks It Hasn't 'Pulled Any Games' from PS5, PS4
Reckons it's brought more games to PlayStation
Microsoft has today responded to the news of a cancelled PS5 version of Redfall by saying it hasn't "pulled any games from PlayStation". In fact, the platform holder thinks it's actually "expanded our footprint of games that we've shipped on Sony's PlayStation since our acquisition of ZeniMax, and the...
News Vampire FPS Redfall Was in Development for PS5, But Was Canned After Xbox Buyout
"They came in and said, 'No PS5'"
Prepare the Patrick Stewart “mild shock” reaction GIFs, because it turns out vampire FPS Redfall was very much in development for PS5 at one point. An IGN France interview with creative director Harvey Smith confirms that the title was in production at developer Arkane one year prior to Microsoft’s...
News Massive Ghostwire: Tokyo Update Drops After PS Plus Extra Debut
Ghost with the most
A huge update for Ghostwire: Tokyo has been announced, bringing a bunch of new stuff to the somewhat overlooked action game. Set to arrive on the 12th April, the 'Spider's Thread' patch will add an all-new roguelike game mode, while the main campaign gets extended cutscenes, fresh environments, new missions, and even new combat...
Review Fallout 76 - A Shockingly Bad Attempt at Multiplayer Survival
Republished on Wednesday, 28th December, 2022: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of January 2023's PS Plus lineup. The original text follows. Fallout 76 will be remembered as a defining moment for Bethesda Game Studios, and not in a good way. This entirely multiplayer take on the Fallout...
News PS5 Exclusive Ghostwire Tokyo Is Coming to Xbox, According to Wall Art in Bethesda Office
Former PS5 console exclusive Ghostwire Tokyo has been revealed to be coming to Xbox platforms, not by an industry insider or datamined information, but by a swanky piece of wall art in Bethesda Softworks London office, of all things. Twitter user Klobrille picked up on the detail after it was showcased on workplace design company...
News Beloved RPG Fallout: New Vegas Was First Meant to Be Fallout 3 DLC
Quickly realised it couldn't be
Fallout: New Vegas was originally designed as a huge expansion to Fallout 3, it's been revealed. Spotted by Eurogamer in a video celebrating Bethesda's 25th anniversary, executive produ
News Fallout 4 Gets Free PS5 Update in 2023, Includes Creation Club Content
War does change
Update: A quick update on this one: Fallout 4 might not be getting a native PS5 version after all. The way it's now worded on Bethesda's blog, it seems as though this could just be a PS5 update which will be added to the PS4 version of the game. Still, it'll be a free update for anyone who already owns the game. Original Story:...
News Take Some Spooky Snaps in Ghostwire: Tokyo with Freshly Expanded Photo Mode
See how it develops
Nowadays, Halloween is basically the entirety of October, and the spooky stuff usually begins long before the 31st. Case in point: the latest game update for Ghostwire: Tokyo, which revamps its photo mode with a host of new features. With the latest update installed, the surreal action game's photo mode has been given an...
Random Who Needs PS5? Legendary FPS DOOM Now Runs in Microsoft Notepad
It’s wild what people can achieve with a bit of willpower and knowhow. Legendary first-person shooter DOOM has been ported to everything from Casio Calculators to fridge freezers – but even we’re surprised to see it running relatively well in Microsoft Notepad. To be clear, that’s notepad.exe – the exact same program...
News Deathloop May Be Multiformat, But New Controls Make It Best on PS5
Gyro aiming goes above and beyond
Deathloop’s window of timed exclusivity may be over, but developer Arkane has continued to treat PS5 players like royalty. A new update adds an unprecedented number of options, including the oft-requested but often underutilised gyro controls. This means that you can now finetune your aiming by gesturing with the...
Reminder Deathloop PS5 Will Start a New Cycle on PS Plus Extra, Premium Next Week
Let's do that again
With all the Deathloop news swirling today, including confirmation of the immersive sim’s arrival on alternative platforms, you may have forgotten that the critically acclaimed first-person shooter is coming to PS Plus Extra
News Deathloop Free Update to Add New Weapon, Ability, Extended Ending, More
Goldenloop update incoming
As was sort-of leaked yesterday, Deathloop is indeed heading to Xbox, and its debut will be day-and-date with the game's appearance on PS Plus Extra. That's 20th September, so only a few days away. On that very same day, though, all versions of the Arkane FPS will receive a free content update named Goldenloop. This...
News Looks Like Deathloop's PS5 Exclusivity Is Coming to an End
Popping up on Xbox
Deathloop launched as a PS5 console exclusive exactly one year ago, but it looks like that period is about up. Bethesda's time-looping FPS was always bound to hit other platforms eventually, and it looks like the time is almost here for Xbox players. The game is beginning to show up on Xbox's storefront. Currently, it doesn't...
News All-Time Low Prices in New PS Store Bethesda Sale
Grab a genuine bargain
You won't find them on the PS Store sales page, but a range of discounts to PS5 and PS4 Bethesda titles have gone live today, and some of them represent seriously good deals. We're talking less than £6/$8 for pretty much all of them. The deals are live until midnight on 23rd August 2022, so they're effectively acting as one...
News New Gameplay Footage of the Cancelled DOOM 4 Shows What Could Have Been
Looks pretty awesome, all things considered
Thanks to the tireless efforts of the video game documentary channel, Noclip, today we got a look at some never-before-seen footage of the cancelled, and somewhat mysterious, DOOM 4. DOOM 4 was a project developed by id Software that was officially announced in 2008 before disappearing, being reworked,...
News Deathloop Adds Photo Mode, More Accessibility Options in Third Update
Plus free PS5 avatars
The next big Deathloop update is all about new features and work done under the hood as Photo Mode and a series of new accessibility options are added to the PlayStation 5 console exclusive. With the patch available to download now, you can also redeem some free Deathloop PS5 avatars while you wait for it to be done. The codes...
Video Why Prey Is Arkane's Best Game
Even better than Dishonored?
Prey (2017) just turned five this week, proving once more that time is a vortex. However, we saw this as a fantastic opportunity to once again remind the masses that Prey is bloody brilliant. This first-person sci-fi horror has never quite been held in the same regard to its Arkane brethren, such as Dishonored, or more...
News Ghostwire: Tokyo Given First Digital Discount in Deal of the Week
There's no new PlayStation Store sale this week, but those waiting on a Ghostwire: Tokyo discount are in luck: the title is the Deal of the Week until midnight on 11th May 2022. 34 per cent has been knocked off the price, taking it down to £39.59/$39.59 for the base version. There's also a Deluxe Edition, which packages in some...
News VRR Support Patched into Ghostwire: Tokyo
Native support from Tango Gameworks
PlayStation 5 console exclusive Ghostwire: Tokyo has today patched in native support for Variable Refresh Rates (VRR) on compatible 4K TVs. The update is available to download now, allowing the game to be further optimised beyond the base setting provided by the PS5 console. At launch, Ghostwire: Tokyo shipped...
News Rust Developer Signed Up to Create More Fallout 76 Content
Part of five-year roadmap
Rust developer Double Eleven has been signed up by Bethesda to help create further Fallout 76 content alongside the main team back in Rockville, Maryland. Confirmed in a blog post on the company's website, the content the studio has worked on is planned to be released later this year after talks began in "late 2020". Even...
Poll Did You Buy Ghostwire: Tokyo?
The last few weeks have been a particularly busy period for big games, to the point where we almost feel a bit sorry for games like Ghostwire: Tokyo. A solid action adventure title by most accounts, Ghostwire will no doubt find a dedicated audience, but following up juggernaut releases like Horizon Forbidden West, and of course, the...
Review Ghostwire: Tokyo (PS5) - Not the Bethesda Swansong We Hoped For
The evil without
From The Elder Scrolls and Fallout to Dishonored and Wolfenstein, the Bethesda catalogue has been a staple of many a PlayStation console's third-party lineup. Its games are unique and varied. And while not all of them land, you're always in for something a bit different. Microsoft's acquisition of the company means that's all set to...
News Have a Contractually Obligated Ghostwire Tokyo Trailer
It's coming out soon, you see?
Does anyone else feel like State of Play, in its current guise, only continues to exist because Sony signed contractual obligations to promote Ghostwire Tokyo – and Deathloop – with live broadcasts through until release? That’s how it feels sometimes. Anyway, the Tango Gameworks title continues to look cool, and...
News Ghostwire: Tokyo Prelude Is a Free Visual Novel Primer for the Main Game on PS5, PS4
The Corrupted Case File
Amid the cacophony of heavy-hitting new releases, Ghostwire: Tokyo is slowly creeping up on us. This PlayStation 5 console exclusive is only a few weeks out from release, and we've heard very little about it — save for some hands-off impressions from last month. Even with that, though, things have felt rather muted, but...
News PS Plus Discount Available for Ghostwire: Tokyo PS5 Pre-Orders
10 per cent knocked off
Just like it did with Deathloop, Bethesda is once again offering a 10 per cent discount on its final PlayStation 5 console exclusive if you happen to have a PS Plus subscription. Pre-orders for Ghostwire: Tokyo went live overnight on the PS Store, revealing a lower price if you're a member of Sony's service. Instead of full
First Impressions Ghostwire: Tokyo Goes Heavy on Supernatural Action
Tango Gameworks demos first 30 minutes
It's safe to say Ghostwire: Tokyo is absolutely nothing like The Evil Within. The first game out of Japanese studio Tango Gameworks was a masterclass in horror design (the same can be said of its underrated sequel), and there has not been anything quite like it since. We'd consider that a shame, but what the...
News Ghostwire: Tokyo Puts the Capital on Edge in PS5 Gameplay Showcase
Out 25th March
Sony stealth scheduled a Ghostwire: Tokyo showcase for this evening, and the presentation has now concluded with a good amount of gameplay and interviews with the leads at Tango Gameworks. You can catch a complete repeat of the video above, with the PlayStation 5 console exclusive confirmed for release on 25th March 2022. If you...
News PS5 Console Exclusive Ghostwire: Tokyo Confirmed for March 2022
YouTube description reveals
Well, this isn't the way we expected the Ghostwire: Tokyo release date to be confirmed. PlayStation has uploaded a new video to its YouTube channel that's set to premiere tomorrow night, and in the description, it mentions a PS5 release on 25th March 2022. The
News Bethesda's Last PS5 Game Ghostwire Tokyo Potentially Pegged for 24th March
Don't be a ghost
Looks like 24th March could be the last dance for Bethesda and PlayStation 5 owners, as Ghostwire Tokyo’s release date has seemingly leaked on the PS Store. While we’ve been unable to replicate this potential error for ourselves, MP1st grabbed a couple of screenshots showing the aforementioned release date on the game’s...
News PS5, PS4 Architect Mark Cerny Is a Big Deathloop Fan
Another Platinum for the Knack man
Genius hardware designer by day, incredibly capable gamer by night — that's Mark Cerny. The PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 architect's gaming triumphs have been well documented up until this point, and his appetite for Trophy hunting seems insatiable. He's earned Platinum Trophies in Demon's Souls, Returnal, and...
News New Skyrim Patch Fixes Black Screen Bug and Other Tech Issues on PS5, PS4
Update: The new Skyrim patch is available to download now on PS5 and PS4, weighing in at around 700MB. Hopefully it corrects the various technical problems that have popped up following the release of Anniversary Edition, and the free update for Special Edition. Original Story: Bethesda has confirmed that it's working on a new update for...
News Deathloop Update 1.2 Has Improved Enemy AI
Plus FOV and motion blur options
One of the common criticisms with PlayStation 5 console exclusive Deathloop is its poor enemy AI. Arkane Studios has claimed it's meant to be that way to make the time looping mechanic easier to manage, but it's still something fans point towards when listing negatives. Update 1.2 will be welcomed by them then...
News The Elder Scrolls 6 Isn't Coming to PS5, But It's Not About 'Punishing Other Platforms'
That's according to Xbox boss
Microsoft now owns Bethesda, its library, and is responsible for any upcoming projects. While there was much handwringing from fans and the media at first, we now know that the former third-party publisher’s projects will no longer release on PlayStation. There are obvious exceptions: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim...
Poll Did You Buy Skyrim Anniversary Edition?
Good to see you, traveller
Look, you're probably sick of reading about Skyrim Anniversary Edition, and frankly, we're a bit sick of writing about it. But come on, we do these 'did you buy' polls for every big release — and it doesn't get much bigger than a new version of Skyrim! Anniversary Edition arrives ten whole years after Skyrim's original...
Mini Review The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Anniversary Edition (PS5) - A Still Great RPG Bolstered By a Lot of New Content
Dragon it out
Available as either a full release priced at £47.99 / $49.99 or as a discounted upgrade to 2016's Special Edition, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Anniversary Edition is quite simply the best version of Skyrim to ever grace a PlayStation console. Although, admittedly, that's not saying much. The original game on PS3 was and still is a...
Video Why Skyrim Is Still the Ultimate Open World Fantasy RPG, 10 Years Later
House of the Dragon
Some games come and go, but rarely does one come along and have such a cultural impact that players are still talking about it a decade on. Originally released for the PlayStation 3 on 11th November, 2011, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is absolutely one of those games. A fact that’s being celebrated by Bethesda today with the...
Poll 10 Years Later, What Are Your Thoughts on Skyrim?
Dragonborn for this
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is officially ten years old. How time flies, eh? The open world role-playing game first released for the PlayStation 3 on the 11th November, 2011 — and boy was it a mess. Skyrim ran extremely poorly on Sony's old console — even after it had received a boatload of updates — but its poor technical...
News Skyrim Special Edition Free PS5 Upgrade Out Now
Four Creation Club DLCs also free
If you own The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition on PlayStation 4, you can now take advantage of the free PlayStation 5 upgrade. Head to the game's product page and you should see the option over on the right of the screen. The PS5 version of the open world adventure is around 16GB in size. It runs at 60...
News Skyrim Anniversary Edition's Launch Trailer Showcases Ten Whole Years of... Skyrim
The one they fear
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim turns ten years old on the 11th November. And if you haven't already heard, Bethesda is releasing the game again. Skyrim: Anniversary Edition arrives on PlayStation 5, packaging the massive open world adventure and its expansions alongside a whole load of Creation Club content. New quests, player homes,...
News Skyrim Anniversary Edition Upgrade Prices Revealed
Save your coin
It’s been ten years since The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim launched, and it’s been re-released several times in the decade or so since. Next week, yet another version of the seminal Bethesda role-playing game will deploy, this time with the moniker The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Anniversary Edition. This will be available as an upgrade...
News Skyrim Tabletop Game Is Yet Another Way to Play Bethesda's RPG
Arrow to the knee, lose a turn
Not content with publishing Skyrim on basically modern video game format, Bethesda wants to dominate your dining room table, too. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - The Adventure Game is a fully fledged tabletop RPG that brings the snowy region of Tamriel into the realm of board games. The game is being created by...
News Skyrim Anniversary Edition Detailed, Special Edition Owners Get Four Creation Club DLCs for Free
Shout, let it all out
Bethesda has shared more details on what we can expect from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Anniversary Edition. Due out next month on the tenth anniversary of Skyrim (it's been ten years?!), the Anniversary Edition is not a free upgrade if you already own Skyrim or Skyrim - Special Edition. So why should you buy it? Well, it...
Poll What Review Score Would You Give Deathloop?
Breaking the loop
It's been a whole month since the release of Deathloop on PlayStation 5. Dishonored developer Arkane's newest non-linear excursion was a hit with critics, attracting high review scores across the board. We gave it a very respectable 8/10 in our Deathloop PS5 review, in which we concluded: "Few games have the confidence and swagger...
News Deathloop Patch 1.1 Fixes PS5 Specific Issues and Glitches
Enemy AI upgraded too
It's been a hot second or two since Deathloop launched on PlayStation 5, but Arkane Studios isn't about to abandon the title as its first post-launch has just been deployed. It's a hefty one, weighing in at 5.213GB, and it addresses all sorts of problems. PS5 specific features such as Game Help and Activity Cards have been...
News You Can Now Upgrade Your PS4 Copy of Quake to PS5, and It's Free
Old meets new
In case you forgot, the original Quake is available on PlayStation 4, complete with updated visuals, Trophies, new content, and all that good stuff. If you like your first person shooters retro-flavoured, it's a great option, and now, Bethesda has made it an even more interesting package with the release of a PS5 version. Yes, the...
The loop is finally broken
Deathloop is finally here, and you know what that means. Yep, we'll never have to sit through another Deathloop trailer during a PlayStation event! Cause for celebration, to be sure. Okay, snark aside, seeing Deathloop appear at what felt like every showcase over the last year or so seemed like overkill — to the point...
Review Deathloop (PS5) - Arkane Does It Again in Confident Shooter
For as much as Deathloop presents itself as a complex game, asking you to work out how to break a time loop upon the island of Blackreef, it's actually a somewhat simple one. Arkane Studios has designed the opening hours of the game it made after Dishonored and PREY to be overwhelming, introducing mechanic after mechanic and sprinting...
News Bethesda Heard You Want One More Deathloop Trailer Before Launch
And so it delivered
Deathloop is a brand spanking new FPS from Dishonored developer Arkane Studios all about a time loop. Colt must eliminate eight targets upon the island of Blackreef in or...der to..esc...ape...it. Yep, we get it. It wasn't going to be a Sony event without the game hitting PlayStation 5 next week putting in an appearance, and so...
News Ghostwire: Tokyo Coming Spring 2022, New Trailer Shares Gameplay
Tango Gameworks gets weird
Ghostwire: Tokyo is likely to be the very last original title out of Bethesda to hit PlayStation consoles, so it's a good job it looks fairly good. The game from Tango Gameworks has been handed a release window of spring 2022, and it looks pretty interesting based on the gameplay shared in the PlayStation Showcase. "Tokyo...
News Deathloop Is All About the PS5 DualSense Controller in New Trailer
Bethesda saw you all asking for another Deathloop trailer, and it has now delivered with footage focusing on how the PlayStation 5 console exclusive will take advantage of the DualSense controller. We've known how it will utilise the pad for quite some time now, but the trailer above shows those features in action and then touches on the...