News More Than 10 Million Download Free Uncharted, Journey During Coronavirus Crisis
Sony to support around 100 affected indie developers
Sony’s coronavirus sweetener proved a massive success, as more than 10 million people opted to download free copies of Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and Journey. The tidbit comes courtesy of a CNET interview with PlayS
News PS5 Release Date of Holiday 2020 Unaffected by COVID-19, Claims Sony
It's still on course
Despite bringing the world to a complete standstill, Sony has today reiterated that the launch of the PlayStation 5 has not been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Revealed in the Japanese giant's latest financial results for the fiscal year ending 31st March 2020, it states that PS5 is still on course to release this holiday...
News Tokyo Games Show 2020 Goes Digital Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
Online presence instead
It shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone, but this year's Tokyo Games Show will not take the form of a physical event this year. The expo scheduled for late September will now follow in the footsteps of other industry conventions by taking the digital route to deliver news and information on upcoming games. The Computer...
News Evo 2020 Cancelled Due to Coronavirus, Online Event Planned Instead
Down but not out
The inevitable has happened: Evo 2020 won't be going ahead this summer due to the ongoing coronavirus situation. The official Evo Twitter account broke the news, adding that all purchased tickets will be refunded. Evo is the biggest annual fighting game event in the world, and this'll be the first time that the gathering has been...
News The Wonderful 101 Remastered Physical Release Delayed to Late June
Digital launch this month
If you were hoping to pick up a physical copy of The Wonderful 101 Remastered on PlayStation 4, you'll have to wait longer than initially expected. PlatinumGames announced in a Kickstarter update that the physical version has been delayed to 30th June in the US and 3rd July across Europe due to shipping and distribution...
News EGX Rezzed 2020 Cancelled As Coronavirus Situation Continues
See you next year?
EGX Rezzed, the UK's London-based indie games exhibition, won't go ahead in 2020. Gamer Network and ReedPOP have announced the cancellation of this year's show, and as expected, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic is to blame. The convention was initially planned to take place in March of this year, but was postponed to early July...
Poll Are You Spending More Time Gaming Because of the Coronavirus Lockdown?
We consider ourselves incredibly lucky here at Push Square. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic hasn't had a huge impact on our working lives because we can run the site from the comfort of our homes -- but not everyone is so fortunate. People around the world are facing all kinds of troubles right now, whether it's related to health,...
Reminder PS4's Share Play Could Keep You Connected During the Coronavirus Crisis
Enjoy PS4 games together while apart
We don't need to tell you that all this coronavirus stuff sucks. Of course it does. Businesses are forced to adapt or close, travel has all but ceased, and most people are confined to their own homes as the world copes with the pandemic. It's all happened rather quickly, and there's no clear answer as to when (or...
News PSN Download Speeds Are Starting to Slow for Some PS4 Users
Sony's coronavirus plan kicking in?
The PlayStation Network appears to be dealing with the coronavirus situation quite well. Sony's online infrastructure seems to be holding up despite what must be a significant increase in usage as people are forced to stay at home. However, back at the end of March, PlayStation did state that PSN download speeds...
News Gamescom Digital Show 'Definitely' Happening After Physical Event Cancellation
Roll on August
We're all tired of hearing about it by now, but the coronavirus crisis has put a stopper on pretty much everything, and that includes major video game events. Gamescom is one example, with the German show forced to cancel its usual presence at the Koelnmesse in Cologne. The organisers said they were planning for at least a digital...
News Free Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and Journey Downloads Available Now on PS4
Play At Home begins
Following the recent announcement of Sony's Play at Home initiative to combat the Coronavirus, the two PlayStation 4 games being made available for free can now be downloaded from the PlayStation Store. Those being Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and Journey. Players residing in EU territories can grab the two titles right...
News Activision's Games Are 'On Track for Now' As Dev Teams Work from Home
Development unaffected so far
With the world's current condition forcing most people indoors, most businesses are being affected in one way or another, and that of course includes video games. We're seeing what the pandemic has done to PlayStation 4's release schedule, with many of 2020's big games being pushed back as developers adjust to remote...
News Sony Earmarks $10 Million to Support Indie Developers Impacted by Coronavirus
Doing the right thing
Sony’s response to the coronavirus has been very impressive. The company has been extremely swift in its action against the disease, even as far back as PAX East 2020, when it controversially pulled out of the show weeks after announcing an enormous showcase. It’s since insisted employees work at home,
News Sony Makes Uncharted: Nathan Drake Collection and Journey Available for Free on PS4
Play At Home initiative is go
Sony is attempting to make the coronavirus lockdown a little more bearable with its Play At Home scheme. The new initiative, announced today by PlayStation boss Jim Ryan, has been put in place to benefit PS4 owners cooped up indoors as well as indie game developers who find themselves in a difficult financial situation...
News New AAA PS4 Game Releases Are Quickly Starting to Slow Down
2020 was supposed to be one of the best years of the PlayStation 4 generation, a true swansong for Sony's current-gen console. But then the Coronavirus came along and turned those hopes and dreams on their head. It's currently Tuesday 14th April 2020, Final Fantasy VII Remake has just released, and we're now staring down the barrel of a...
News PS Plus Game DiRT Rally 2.0 to Display Coronavirus Safety Advice
Stay home. Save lives.
DiRT Rally 2.0 will have more eyes on it than ever before as the title becomes available for free on PlayStation Plus this month, and developer Codemasters plans to take advantage of that with an important message in-game. Due to the current state of the world, the game will urge users to stay at home via advertising boards...
News The Last of Us 2 Director on Delay: We Have a Great Game, But We Have to Be Fair to Fans
It can't be for nothing
The Last of Us: Part II has been delayed due to logistical reasons, leaving some fans frustrated about the postponement. The issue is that coronavirus has plunged the world into uncertainty, and seemingly trivial tasks such as manufacturing, marketing, and distribution have now become immensely complicated. As a result,...
News Delays Potentially Incoming for Many Upcoming Games
Coronavirus strikes again
Coronavirus has thrown the entire globe for a loop, so it’s only natural that video games should be affected. This week saw indefinite delays to The Last of Us: Part II and Marvel’s Iron Man VR, and while Ghost of Tsushima’s release date seems safe for the time being, Sony has sugg
News Marvel's Iron Man VR Is Another Sony Exclusive to Get an Indefinite Delay
Joining The Last of Us: Part II in receiving a delay is PlayStation VR exclusive Marvel's Iron Man VR, which has also been pushed back to an unspecified date. Originally due to launch next month a few weeks before Joel and Ellie's next excursion, we no longer know when we'll be able to suit up as one of the Avengers in virtual reality...
News The Last of Us 2 Delayed Again Due to Coronavirus Epidemic
We'll play it, one day
After already being officially delayed to late May, The Last of Us: Part II has unfortunately been pushed back once more to an unspecified date. This is because of the current coronavirus epidemic, with Naughty Dog stating that development is almost finished as the final bugs are put to bed. In a statement posted to Twitter,...
News Sony Establishes $100 Million Fund for Global Coronavirus Relief Efforts
Medical workers, children, and creative arts the focus
Sony has just announced the establishment of the Sony Global Relief Fund for COVID-19. This initiative sees the corporation giving $100 million to various groups worldwide in order to help those in need following the coronavirus outbreak. The company breaks down three key areas which will...
News Basketball Superstars Turn to NBA 2K20 in Televised Charity Tournament
With virtually every major sporting event either cancelled or postponed, some of NBA’s biggest names like Kevin Durant and Trae Young are turning to video games. The inaugural NBA 2K Players Tournament will get underway on ESPN and ESPN2 this week, as superstars compete over a $100,000 beneficiary in support of “ongoing coronavirus...
News Uncharted Movie Release Date Pushed Back to October 2021
One of many films delayed
What has been a rather long-running joke here at Push Square Towers quickly turned into a project we feel sorry for thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic. The Uncharted movie has suffered yet another delay alongside many other Sony-produced films, with Nathan Drake's big-screen debut pushed back to 8th October 2021 due to the...
News Gamescom 2020 to be Held as Major Digital Event if Coronavirus Cancels the Show
Opening Night Live returns
Quite literally every single event across the world right now is being cancelled or pushed back to a more suitable time due to the Coronavirus epidemic. And with Gamescom 2020 scheduled to take place in August, it won't be too long until the event's organizers will have to make a decision on what to do with the expo...
News PlayStation Employees Working from Home Until 30th April, Will Receive Full Pay and Equipment Budget
PlayStation is doing right by its employees in both Europe and North America as the coronavirus continues to affect workforces around the world. According to a memo obtained by Waypoint senior reporter Patrick Klepek, the Japanese giant is insisting all staff work from home through 30th April. It’ll also be providing full pay,...
News PSN Download Speeds Slowed in USA and Europe to Preserve Internet Bandwidth
Coronavirus restricts PlayStation Network speeds
Earlier this week, Sony announced that it will be restricting the PlayStation Network's download speeds in an attempt to preserve Internet access for as many people as possible, and lessen the impact on service providers during the coronavirus outbreak. Initially, this incentive was limited to...
Poll Should Free PS4 Games Be Given Away to Those in Isolation?
April 2020’s PS Plus update is shaping up to be a corker, with the free PS4 games including Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and DiRT Rally 2.0. Those two titles alone should keep you occupied if you’re in isolation, but with publishers such as
News CD Projekt Red Donates Nearly $1 Million to Fight Against Coronavirus
Thumbs up from the Witcher
In the grand scheme of things, video games don't matter in these worryingly uncertain times. Coronavirus has brought the world to a standstill, canceling events around the world and forcing families into isolation to stave off the virus. Efforts to develop a vaccine are in the works, and we'll only draw closer to the day...
News Will PSN Be Restricted to Save on Internet Bandwidth?
What about PlayStation Now?
Netflix has lowered its streaming quality across Europe for the next 30 days, as coronavirus quarantine has prompted those in isolation to guzzle up more bandwidth than usual. While ISPs have been eager to stress that they can cope with the increased demand, the streaming giant has reduced picture quality across the...
News Those Who Remain Is the First of Many Expected Coronavirus Related PS4 Delays
They're coming, unfortunately
Those Who Remain is a psychological thriller that really caught our eye here at Push Square when a 15th May 2020 release date was initially announced for the PlayStation 4 release. Taking place in a town caught between dimensions, you'll need to avoid troublesome shadow monsters and work to set things right. The trouble...
News Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Speeds to PS Store Soon Amid Coronavirus Craziness
Gotta go faster
Movie distributors are aggressively responding to the coronavirus crisis in ways which could change the face of cinema forever. After the early digital release of films such as Emma and The Invisible Man, now Paramount has announced that Sonic the Hedgehog will be available on digital platforms such as the PlayStation Store from 31st...
News Video Game Engagement Up 75% Amidst Coronavirus Lockdowns
Beats out video streaming
Much of the world has been told to stay at home during these extremely uncertain times, and for many, video games are a welcome, temporary retreat from the worries of the current climate. Their ability to take your mind off of things, at least for a little bit, has never been more true than right now as Verizon claims that...
News Coronavirus Puts a Stop to Uncharted Movie Production
If it isn't numerous directors passing the baton between one another that's delaying the Uncharted movie, it's now real-life world events. Production on the film, which was scheduled to begin filming later this month, has been halted because of the Coronavirus. The movie starring Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg, and Antonio Banderas has had its...
Random PlayStation Hand Sanitizer Is Particularly Pertinent Right Now
Wash your mitts
If there’s one good thing coronavirus may bring, it’s more people caring about their personal hygiene. While there’s very little that we, as individuals, can do about the spread of this dangerous disease – we can at the very least keep ourselves clean. As such, this official PlayStation hand sanitizer – posted on Reddit by...
News Only Coronavirus Can Slow Geralt, as The Witcher Production Is Halted by Netflix
Toss a cure to your Witcher
Production of the second anticipated season of Netflix’s The Witcher series has been temporarily paused due to coronavirus, Deadline reports. The show – which is being shot at Arborfield Studios in Wokingham, England – will be put on ice for two weeks but could be pushed back further depending on the latest...
News PS5 Delay Likely Due to Coronavirus, Analyst Claims
Manufacturing already impacted
The probability of PlayStation 5 launching during its previously announced Holiday 2020 release window is dwindling by the day, and one analyst believes there’s now a “strong likelihood” the next-gen system will be pushed into 2021 due to the repercussions of the coronavirus crisis.
News Rockstar the Latest Games Company to Tackle Coronavirus
Implements work from home policies
Rockstar is the latest gaming company to deviate from its day-to-day routine in response to the coronavirus. The developer and publisher revealed its plans in a statement on Twitter, writing that it has now "implemented work from home policies across international offices and studios". It continues: "We are...
News Coronavirus Could Very Well Lead to PS4 Game Delays
We’re in uncharted territory, and it doesn’t look like things are going to settle down anytime soon. The current coronavirus epidemic has already claimed several video game casualties, with the cancellation of E3 2020 being the most notable thus far. But with the PlayStation 5 increasingly likely to face a delay, we could also see...
News Sonic the Hedgehog Panel Adopts New Format After Coronavirus Cans SXSW
Pull the plug
The annual SXSW 2020 show has been cancelled this year by the City of Austin due to coronavirus concerns. It means that SEGA’s anticipated Sonic the Hedgehog panel – which has been a fixture at the festival for a few years now – will adopt a “new format” when it airs at some point in April. Our bet is on some kind of Nintendo...
News E3 2020 Cancellation on the Cusp as Coronavirus Causes State of Emergency
The writing was on the wall for E3 2020 when Sony and a slew of other big names decided to pull out of the annual convention, but coronavirus may yet put a stop to the show entirely. Host city Los Angeles announced a state of emergency
News PS5 Could Face Delays or Shortages Due to Coronavirus Crisis
Sony has announced that the PlayStation 5 will launch this holiday, but it probably didn’t count on a global epidemic threatening to thwart its plans. As you’ve no doubt already heard, China is at the focal point of the current Coronavirus outbreak, which has infected an eye-watering 28,000 people according to figures released on...