German Media Markt Presents its Own Concept of PS5
Bart Swiatek, 14 November 2019, 12:30
The German branch of the Media Markt store chain has presented its own idea for the look and feel of PlayStation 5. The designers' concept radically differs from the previously revealed photographs of the developer version of the device.
Removable SSD Like Cartridges? PS5 May Have Some Interesting Patents
Laty, 12 November 2019, 19:36
Sony has registered a new patent in Brazil called „PlayStation Cartridge”. It is highly likely that the new PlayStation 5 will have replaceable SSD.
PS4 Becomes Second Best-selling Console Ever; Sony is Disappointed
Bebop, 30 October 2019, 14:25
Sony revealed a financial report, according to which PS4 became the second best-selling home console in history. PS2 is still in the first place. The Japanese company expected better results.
Sony Applies for PS6, PS7, PS8, PS9 and PS10 Trademarks
Konrad Serafinski, 29 October 2019, 10:00
Sony has applied for trademarks in Japan for PS6, PS7, PS8, PS9 and PS10. There are of course only placeholders, but it is worth noting that the company only once registered more than one trademark. It was in 2006 with PS4 and PS5.
PS5 CPU May Run at 3.2 GHz
Bart Swiatek, 23 October 2019, 09:33
All indications are that the ninth generation console from Sony - PlayStation 5 - will have a 3.2GHz processor. The editors of Digital Foundry have reached information that would suggest this.
PS5 Devkit Photo and PSX, PS2, PS3 and PS4 Compatibility Rumors
Paul Wozniak, 19 October 2019, 12:16
One Twitter user who is behind the leak of The Last of Us 2's release date has informed fans not to sell their PSX, PS2, PS3 and PS4 games. This may suggest that the latest Sony console will be compatible with older versions. Additionally, a photo od PS5 devkit has been uploaded to the web.
Sony Won't Abandon PS Now After the Launch of PS5
Bart Swiatek, 17 October 2019, 12:41
In an interview for Famitsu magazine, Yasuhiro Osaki from Sony assured that PlayStation Now streaming service would not be abandoned after the release of PS5. Also, the patent registered by the company suggests that the Japanese have far-reaching plans for this subscription service.
PS5 With 8-core CPU; Wireless PSVR2 Inbound?
Bart Swiatek, 10 October 2019, 13:58
Journalists from the Japanese magazine Famitsu have confirmed an important detail about PlayStation 5 specs. The console will be equipped with an 8-core and 16 thread AMD processor based on the Zen 2 architecture. We also learned when the official announcement will take place, which will reveal details of the specification and more.
GTA 6 Very Likely to Become PS5 Launch Title
Paul Wozniak, 09 October 2019, 13:56
A 2018 leak, which revealed the specs of PlayStation 5, also revealed the list of launch titles (including exclusives) for the new Sony console and heralds the next version of the company's VR device. Among the games that will appear on PS5 is GTA VI.
PS5 Devkits - Rumors About Console's Appearance Were True
Adrian Werner, 09 October 2019, 13:12
Reports from August about the unusual appearance of PlayStation 5 devkits have been confirmed, and we've also learned that the console will use 100GB discs and offer backward compatibility with PS4.
PlayStation 5 Officially Announced - Launch Date Revealed
Bart Swiatek, 08 October 2019, 17:46
Sony has officially announced the PS5 console. The device will have a number of new features, a modern gamepad with adaptive triggers, and will be available in stores in 2020.
No More PS4 Content Sharing on Facebook
Konrad Serafinski, 08 October 2019, 10:14
Sony has informed gamers that PlayStation 4 will no longer allow integration with Facebook. This means that the website is no longer offered as a destination for sharing screenshots, videos or scores.
PS4 - Firmware 7.0 Launches This Week
Bebop, 07 October 2019, 14:06
Firmware 7.0 will become available to PlayStation 4 users this week. The new version of the software will focus on doubling the number of participants in Parties and making the Remote Play function available on Android.
Worldwide Studios CEO Shawn Layden Leaves Sony
Bebop, 01 October 2019, 14:38
Shawn Layden unexpectedly parted with Sony. The name of the new head of Worldwide Studios, which brings together development studios creating games for PlayStation 4 and 5, has not yet been announced.
Sony Creates Its Own Version of Google Assistant on PlayStation
Agnes Adamus, 30 September 2019, 21:57
Sony is working on its own intelligent assistant. Information about Sony's new patent, PlayStation Assist voice alarm system, has appeared on the Internet. It is supposed to help us in difficult moments, proposing solutions to a given problem.
PS5 Will Need Less Power; Sony Joins "Playing for the Planet”
Barth Faryna, 23 September 2019, 14:03
Sony joins the fight for the future of our planet and becomes part of the „Playing for the Planet” initiative. Its aim is to take all possible actions to, among others, reduce the emission of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere through appropriate management of energy consumption.
PS5 Pro Will Debut Along Basic Version of PlayStation 5?
Bart Swiatek, 20 September 2019, 11:15
Japanese industry journalist Zenji Nishikawa suggests that the PS5 will launch in two variants - more efficient and less efficient. In the past, Nishikawa was the source of a confirmed leak of Nintendo Switch Lite.
Sony on Nausea in VR: It'll Pass Once You Get Used to It
Konrad Serafinski, 17 September 2019, 13:35
Shuhei Yoshida from Sony Interactive Entertainment believes that players are slowly beginning to overcome the ailments associated with playing in virtual reality. According to WWS CEO, adaptation is the cure for „VR motion sickness”.
PS4 is a Great Success in the USA, PlayStation's Biggest Market
Bart Swiatek, 16 September 2019, 11:29
30 million PlayStation 4 consoles were sold in the United States. The USA is by far the largest market for PlayStation, followed by Japan, Germany and the United Kingdom.
Event for 16 People, HDR Calibration - New Beta of PS4 Firmware 7.0
Bart Swiatek, 13 September 2019, 13:08
Sony has started testing the new version of software for PlayStation 4. The latest firmware brings several useful improvements, including the ability to set up an event for 16 people. The full version will debut in a few weeks.
Gamer Builds a Working Portable PlayStation 2
Paul Wozniak, 06 September 2019, 12:20
One Reddit user boasted that after a few years he managed to build a working portable version of PlayStation 2.
AMD Zen 2 Will Dramatically Reduce Development Time of PS5 Games
Konrad Serafinski, 01 September 2019, 20:55
Tim Ash of BoxFrog Games believes that AMD Zen 2 processor that will power PlayStation 5 and Xbox Scarlett are a major step forward and will dramatically reduce game development time.
PS5 Renders Look Breathtaking
Conrad Hazi, 23 August 2019, 18:26
LetsGoDigital, the first website to publish the patent notice presenting the appearance of the developer version of PlayStation 5, has prepared a 3D model of the device. We have to say it looks really good.
Sony's New Patent Reveals the Appearance of PS5? [Updated]
Conrad Hazi, 22 August 2019, 11:20
An infographic included in Sony's new patent, showing the potential appearance of the upcoming PlayStation 5 console, has been published on the web. This is probably not the final design of the device, but it shows the overall concept adopted by the manufacturer.
Some Sony Games Will Also be Released on PCs
Paul Wozniak, 21 August 2019, 15:35
We have just learned that some of the new titles released by Sony will also appear on other platforms, but they will be mainly multiplayer productions.
PlayStation 4 Cloud Saves Have an Utterly Pointless Limit
Paul Wozniak, 18 August 2019, 18:19
PlayStation 4 has a limit on the number of saved game state in the cloud. It amounts to 1000 files, which seems kinda pointless with the recent increase in the amount of space available for saves to 100 GB.
PS5 May be Announced in 6 Months; Ghost of Tsushima on Next-gen?
Bart Swiatek, 13 August 2019, 22:00
Summary of the email content that is reportedly being sent by Sony to its marketing partners has appeared on the web. The news suggests that the presentation of PlayStation 5 will take place on February 12, next year. One of the titles dedicated to the next-gen hardware would be Ghost of Tsushima from Sucker Punch.
100 Million Copies of PS4 Sold; Sony Breaks a Record
Konrad Serafinski, 30 July 2019, 14:36
Sony has presented its latest financial report. The company has sold a total of 100 million PlayStation 4 units, making the PS4 the fastest console ever to reach this goal.
Microsoft CEO: It Was Sony Who Offered us Cooperation
Bart Swiatek, 30 July 2019, 13:50
Microsoft's CEO commented on an agreement between Microsoft and Sony under which the two companies would enter into cooperation in certain gaming related areas. According to Satya Nadelli, the agreement will be beneficial for both partners.
Update 7.0 Beta For PlayStation 4
Milosz Szubert, 26 July 2019, 16:17
New PlayStation 4 update 7.0 is now in beta phase. Among other things, update increases the maximum size of the party from eight to sixteen people and adds an option to adjust the brightness of the screen through the console.
PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC in One Place - That's Origin Big O 2.0
Arkadiusz Dziermanski, 22 July 2019, 11:34
Origin PC company unveiled the hardware that combines a high-performance gaming PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. The platform is equipped with 64 GB RAM and Nvidia Titan RTX graphics card.
Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo Want to Limit Console Production in China
Konrad Serafinski, 08 July 2019, 10:10
According to the Nikkei Asian Review report, Sony and Microsoft and Nintendo plan to limit their console production in China. All because of the political impasse between the USA and China, which will result in additional duties being imposed on goods from the latter country.
Sony Claims PS5 is Aimed at Demanding Gamers
Paul Wozniak, 01 July 2019, 00:22
Japanese company Sony has made it clear that it wants to create games for the most demanding players, and their productions will outperform everything we have seen so far. In addition, we learned that PlayStation sees no potential rivals in the Google Stadia project or Nintendo.
PS5 Tested in 3DMark - Results are 4x Better Than PS4
Bart Swiatek, 27 June 2019, 23:11
The results of performance tests of AMD Gonzalo, which will be the basis for the next PlayStation console, have been released online. If we assume the results are true, will get a device that is four times more powerful than the basic version of PlayStation 4.
Former CEO of Sony, Kaz Hirai, Retires
Paul Wozniak, 20 June 2019, 18:08
The former CEO of Sony, who has been the chairman of the supervisory board since last year, Kazuo (Kaz) Hirai, retired on June 18. Hirai has worked for 35 years in the company and has a lot of successes to his credit.
PlatinumGames CEO on PS5 and Xbox Scarlett: „It's more of the same.”
Bart Swiatek, 19 June 2019, 16:13
Head of PlatinumGames believes that PlayStation 5 and Xbox Scarlett will bring nothing new to the industry. The developer is convinced that more innovation can be expected from cloud-based platforms such as Google Stadia.
According to Devs, PS5 is More Powerful Than Xbox Scarlett
Conrad Hazi, 18 June 2019, 15:33
According to developers who have had the opportunity to work with next-gen console dev kits, PlayStation 5 offers greater performance than Xbox Scarlett. Game developers also point out that powerful consoles will allow the development of artificial intelligence and machine learning.
PS5 Fully Compatible with PS4; 120 FPS Possible?
Bart Swiatek, 05 June 2019, 16:22
In an interview for CNET, Jim Ryan, PlayStation brand manager for Sony, shared several new details about the next console of the Japanese manufacturer.
PSVR 2 Will Not Debut Along PlayStation 5
Conrad Hazi, 26 May 2019, 18:54
Sony's PlayStation Global Head of R&D, Dominic Mallinson, revealed that PlayStation VR 2 will not debut at the same time as PS5. However, the development works are in progress and we can expect that the new version of virtual reality goggles will be a big step forward.
Sony's CEO Believes Consoles are a Niche
Agnes Adamus, 24 May 2019, 12:02
On May 21 a meeting for Sony investors - Investor Relations Day 2019 took place. As part of the event, the CEO of the Japanese company - Kenichiro Yoshida - spoke on the establishment of cooperation with Microsoft. In his speech, he said that consoles are now a niche in the gaming market.
Sony: The Last of Us 2 and Ghost of Tsushima Will Come to PS4
Frozen, 22 May 2019, 15:21
More and more people on the Internet are wondering whether the long-announced The Last of Us: Part II, Ghost of Tsushima and Death Stranding have been secretly transferred to PlayStation 5. Sony has dispelled these doubts at a recent investor conference.
Sony Shows Loading Times Difference on PS5 and PS4 Pro
Konrad Serafinski, 21 May 2019, 13:09
Sony praised the capabilities of PlayStation 5 and compared the loading times of Spider-Man on PS4 Pro and its successor at a presentation for investors. The results were impressive.
Sony and Microsoft Start Cooperation on Streaming and AI
Christian Pieniazek, 16 May 2019, 23:42
The news of the launch of wide-ranging cooperation between Sony and Microsoft came out of nowhere. Under the agreement, the companies intend to exchange information and technology, jointly exploring opportunities for development in the fields of streaming and AI.
Long-awaited Functions Coming Soon to PS4
Michael Kulakowski, 15 May 2019, 00:26
According to the rumors, in the upcoming firmware updates PlayStation 4 will receive further long-awaited options, such as buying gifts for friends from PlayStation Store and viewing our activity log on the console.
Sony Announces Limited PS4 Days of Play Edition
Bart Swiatek, 10 May 2019, 12:26
During PlayStation's State of Play event, Sony announced a new model of PlayStation 4. The device will stand out with steel color and feature a 1TB hard drive.
Sony: No More Loading Screens - PS5 Bets on SSD
Krooox, 09 May 2019, 14:13
It looks like Sony is already revealing what will be the most important point in its upcoming marketing campaign for PlayStation 5. This is indicated by another statement about SSD and loading screens.
MediEvil PS4 Gameplay to be Shown on State of Play
Frozen, 07 May 2019, 11:20
On Thursday Sony will show the second ever State of Play stream. It was confirmed that among the presented games there will be MediEvil and a completely new, previously unannounced title.
PlayStation Now Users Prefer Download Over Streaming
Conrad Hazi, 29 April 2019, 17:57
Sony CFO Hiroki Totoki has recently released some interesting news about PlayStation Now. Among other things, we learned that the platform has 700,000 users and that the relatively recent introduction of the possibility to download games has become the preferred choice for the vast majority of players.
PS5 Not Coming Before May 2020
Bart Swiatek, 26 April 2019, 15:21
Takashi Mochizuki, a tech journalist at The Wall Street Journal, talked to the public relations department of Sony Interactive Entertainment. The conversation shows that the next-gen PlayStation will not be available on the market for at least 12 months.
"Appealingly" Priced PS5 Available in Three Versions?
Christian Pieniazek, 18 April 2019, 20:54
Mark Cerny, the chief designer of PlayStation 5, says the console will be sold at an "appealing" price. Some speculate that Sony may decide to release as much as three versions of the device.