Launch Date of PS5 Rather Unlikely to be Threatened
Paul Wozniak, 28 March 2020, 21:26
A Sony spokesperson in an interview with Bloomberg assured Sony that PlayStation 5 launch should take place as planned. We also learned that the upcoming launches of Sony's games should not encounter any delay either.
Launching Games on PS5 is Supposed to be as Simple as Watching Netflix
Paul Wozniak, 28 March 2020, 20:47
Kotaku editor Jason Schreier reports that launching the game on PlayStation 5 should be as easy as watching Netflix. Sony is said to want to make the players more willing to play short runs, not just when they have plenty of free time.
PS5 - People Don't Understand the Role of SSD
Bart Swiatek, 23 March 2020, 13:09
Digital Foundry's John Linneman stressed in a Twitter post that a faster drive in the PlayStation 5 does not mean that the whole console will be more efficient - in terms of GPU and CPU, Sony's hardware is inferior to the competitive Xbox Series X.
Xbox Series X no Worse Than PS5; Has its Own Sound Chipset
Bart Swiatek, 23 March 2020, 12:27
Like the PS5, it looks like the Xbox Series X will have a dedicated chip to handle surround sound. The hardware will most likely use Microsoft's proprietary audio ray tracing technology.
Backwards Compatibility of PS5 Will Cover Most of PS4's 4000 Games
Paul Wozniak, 20 March 2020, 22:36
Sony has ensured that the vast majority of games currently available on the PS4 will also be playable on the next-generation console, PlayStation 5, thanks to backward compatibility.
PS5 Presentation Already has More Views Than Xbox Series X's
Adrian Werner, 20 March 2020, 12:54
The impressions after PlayStation 5 specification show were mixed, but it still aroused more interest in YouTube than the equivalent material on Xbox Series X.
PS5 - Silent Running Thanks to Constant Power Consumption
Christian Pieniazek, 19 March 2020, 21:05
Sony has been extremely slow in revealing the well-hidden cards related to PlayStation 5. The information revealed in yesterday's presentation of this console gives us hope that we will be dealing with a much quieter hardware than PlayStation 4.
Experts Summarize PS5 Presentation - SSD and Bad Marketing
Jacob Blazewicz, 19 March 2020, 17:45
The industry speaks out about the specs of PlayStation 5. Most of the experts highlight the great importance of Sony's SSD, and some people preach of the nonsense of the term teraflop. Jason Schreier, on the other hand, focuses on yesterday's conference itself, which he considers a huge marketing failure.
PS5 - Sony Disclosed Full Specs of the Console
Michael Kulakowski, 18 March 2020, 18:17
During the Road to PlayStation 5 presentation, Sony's Mark Cerny presented technical specs of the new console of the Japanese giant. If we look at the selected hardware components, we find that the device will theoretically be several to as much as twenty percent slower than Xbox Series X.
Let's Watch the PS5 Reveal Presentation [Updated]
Bart Swiatek, 18 March 2020, 17:00
In just a few hours a stream will start, during which the chief designer of the PS5 - Mark Cerny - will present the specs of the new Sony console. According to some experts it is „the most exciting hardware in 20 years”.
Analysts: Launch of PS5 and Xbox Series X May be Delayed
Frozen, 14 March 2020, 18:12
DFC Intelligence believes that due to the coronavirus pandemic, next-gen consoles (PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X) may make their market debut later than expected.
Microsoft Will Stream Xbox Series X and Project xCloud Presentation
Czarus, 12 March 2020, 15:08
After postponing of the GDC, Microsoft decided not to give up and announced that its panels will be held anyway - in the form of livestreams. Although the event is scheduled for 2 days and 14 presentations, the greatest attention of the players is certainly attracted by the presentation related to Xbox Series X and Project xCloud.
PS5 Will Bet on Strong Narrative-driven Single Player Games
Bart Swiatek, 12 March 2020, 14:20
In an interview published on the official PlayStation blog, Hermen Hulst, the new head of SIE Worldwide Studios, emphasized that like the PS4, the PS5 will bet on single player titles with high-quality storyline.
Rumor: PS5 Pro Will Match Xbox Series X; Microsoft Plans Weaker Version of the Console
Paul Wozniak, 01 March 2020, 17:20
According to the latest leak from NeoGAF, the PlayStation 5 Pro console will match the power of Xbox Series X, new details of which have recently been revealed. We also learned that Microsoft is preparing a weaker version of the ninth generation console, with performance similar to that of PS5.
Xbox Series X Eight Times More Powerful Than XOne - New Specs Data
Jacob Blazewicz, 24 February 2020, 22:22
Phil Spencer from Microsoft has disclosed further details about Xbox Series X. The device will be more than eight times more powerful than the original Xbox One and will be equipped with previously unseen features.
4A Games About Ray Tracing on PS5 and Xbox Series X
Konrad Serafinski, 23 February 2020, 19:02
4A Games is fully committed to developing ray tracing. With the launch of next-gen consoles, the company plans to devote even more attention to this technology.
Players are Waiting for PS5 and New Xbox; Sales of Old Consoles Decrease
Bart Swiatek, 17 February 2020, 15:12
The NPD group has noted a significant drop in interest in the current generation of consoles - PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Sales dropped more sharply than expected by Sony and Microsoft.
Phil Spencer: Amazon and Google Are the Competition, Not Sony or Nintendo
Jacob Blazewicz, 05 February 2020, 19:29
Phil Spencer doesn't consider Sony and Nintendo as Microsoft's main competitors in the coming years. According to the head of Xbox department, the company will rather compete with Google and Amazon, and not with hardware but with game streaming services.
The Official Website of PS5 Launches
Christian Pieniazek, 04 February 2020, 23:36
The official website of PS5, through which Sony has confirmed this year's release of the console, has been launched. The manufacturer also encourages you to subscribe to the newsletter and promises to provide „amazing” information about the device.
Battlefield 6 Only on PS5 and New Xbox; no Earlier Than 2021
Bart Swiatek, 31 January 2020, 12:54
Electronic Arts will not release another installment of the Battlefield series this year. The title will only debut between April 2021 and March 2022 - on ninth generation consoles.
The Last of Us Animator" not Ray Tracing but Realistic Animations Will Power Next-gen
Bart Swiatek, 27 January 2020, 11:06
FX Guide featured a material presenting the new features of Unreal Engine 4. Jonathan Cooper, an animator who worked on Assassin's Creed and The Last of Us, among others, published some of its fragments on Twitter, adding that he would like next-gen platforms to allow him to use similar features.
GDC - More Than Half of Currently Developed Games are Designed For PC
Frozen, 25 January 2020, 21:25
Game Developers Conference organizers conducted a survey among game devs, from which we can learn many interesting things about current trends in the industry, e.g. what percentage of developers prepares projects for PS5 and new Xbox.
Good Visuals and Quick Loading - What Gamers Want According to GameTrack
Bart Swiatek, 23 January 2020, 23:35
The results of the GameTrack survey conducted by ISFE and Ipsos MORI indicate that gamers are most interested in nice graphics and quick loading of games. Much less excitement is aroused by features such as streaming, portable modes and VR.
Here's the Prototype of Xbox Series X
Bart Swiatek, 22 January 2020, 11:29
A Twitter user named Doug - Xbox Series X has posted photos of Microsoft's upcoming console on his account. Interestingly, another Internet user managed to assign a visible serial number to his account - which suggests that the console visible in the photographs is authentic.
God of War Creator: PS5 Will be Revealed Soon
Bebop, 17 January 2020, 12:58
David Jaffe, the developer who worked on the God of War and Twisted Metal series, seems confident that the PS5 will be presented in the next 4 weeks. This is consistent with numerous rumors coming from uncertain sources.
Phil Spencer Confirms: Microsoft and Xbox Coming to E3 2020
Jacob Blazewicz, 14 January 2020, 11:49
Phil Spencer from Microsoft has announced the company's participation in E3 2020, thus confirming that the company will not follow Sony's example and will show the Xbox Series X console in June.
Leaks: We Won't See PS5 on E3 2020; Sony Skips the Show Again
Jacob Blazewicz, 13 January 2020, 22:46
Michael Pachter from Wedbush Securities reports that Sony is not going to show up at E3. Again. Meanwhile, there are more or less reliable rumors on the web about when PlayStation 5 will be presented.
Microsoft's Next-gen Exclusives for New Xbox in 2021 at the Earliest
Paul Wozniak, 10 January 2020, 22:22
Head of Xbox Game Studios, Matt Booty, has revealed that Microsoft intends to release games both for current-gen and next-gen consoles, as well as PC for at least a year from now. This means that on the launch day of the new Xbox, there will be no next-gen exclusive titles available for the console.
Leak: PS5 Pre-orders will Launch in March
Paul Wozniak, 05 January 2020, 22:57
According to unofficial information, pre-orders of PlayStation 5 will start as early as March this year. On January 7, during Sony's conference, we may see the next-gen console for the first time.
CES 2020: Sony's „Unique Vision of the Future” Might be PS5?
Jacob Blazewicz, 30 December 2019, 23:30
Sony has posted an intriguing message on its website. The company intends to show „a unique vision of the future” at CES 2020, which many people read as an announcement of PlayStation 5's official reveal.
Dying Light 2 Director: Players Want Better Worlds Not Bigger
Jacob Blazewicz, 18 December 2019, 22:35
Tymon Smektala, Chief Designer of Dying Light 2, commented on the possibility of developing sandbox games. In an interview for Xbox: The Official Magazine, he said that people don't want bigger open worlds, but better ones.
Xbox Series X Actual Name is Just Xbox Apparently
Konrad Serafinski, 17 December 2019, 10:49
The next generation of consoles from Microsoft is called simply Xbox - without the addiction of Series X, as we all thought. Such information was provided by the company's spokesperson in a conversation with Business Insider. Which means Series X is the name of a particular model...
Xbox Series X in Memes
Paul Wozniak, 13 December 2019, 16:30
The appearance and name of the next-generation console from Microsoft surprised Internet users tonight. They returned the favor with memes with the device in the main role. We present you some of them.
Xbox Scarlett May be Up to Five Times More Efficient than Xbox One X
qjin, 10 December 2019, 14:46
We'll have to wait a bit, before the official information about Project Scarlett, the ninth generation console from Microsoft, will be released. However, there are some leaks concerning its specifications, and according to the latest of them, the stronger version of the upcoming hardware is supposed to be even several times more efficient than Xbox One X.
Sony: PS5 Pro in the Middle of Next Generation?
Paul Wozniak, 06 December 2019, 23:57
In an interview for Game Informer, Sony's executive vice president of hardware and operations engineering, Masayasu Ito, suggested that an improved version of the console might also be available next to PlayStation 5 after some time. However, one of the editors of Kotaku reports that PS5 launch titles will not be available on PS4.
Xbox Scarlett Devkits Still Rare? „Microsoft Wants to Surprise Sony”
Jacob Blazewicz, 01 December 2019, 21:31
Tom Warren from The Verge spoke on Xbox Scarlett devkits. According to the editor, Microsoft has made its development kits available only to few developers, and the development of the platform is much less advanced than in the case of PlayStation 5.
Unofficial Photo of PS5 Devkit With Controllers
Paul Wozniak, 01 December 2019, 20:47
Another unofficial photo of the developer version of PlayStation 5 has appeared on the web. It confirms its unusual appearance and most likely also shows the new DualShock 5 controllers.
Head of Xbox Game Studios: New First-party Game Every Quarter
Konrad Serafinski, 30 November 2019, 20:00
Matt Booty, head of Xbox Game Studios, admitted that Microsoft plans to release a high-budget first-party title every three or four months. Of course, this does not mean the end of cooperation with external developers. And before the end of the year we can expect the announcement of another production.
Phil Spencer: „Nobody's Asking for VR”; Xbox Scarlett is Not About That
Jacob Blazewicz, 26 November 2019, 12:38
Phil Spencer from Microsoft commented on the support of virtual reality by the Xbox Scarlett console. Xbox's boss said that the company does not focus on VR at the moment, as this is not what customers expect from it.
Rumor: PS5 is More Efficient in Games Than Xbox Scarlett
Jacob Blazewicz, 22 November 2019, 11:54
There are new rumors about the performance of ninth-generation console devkits. According to a reliable source, PlayStation 5 is currently performing better in games than the competitive Xbox Scarlett.
Phil Spencer: „Microsoft Will Prioritize RPGs”
Christian Pieniazek, 19 November 2019, 23:45
The „face” of the Xbox brand, Phil Spencer, argues that Microsoft's current priority is the RPG genre. After the success of The Outer Worlds and the potential success of Wasteland 3 the Redmond giant has an appetite for more. Is it time to announce Fable 4?
PS5 and Gran Turismo 7 Price and Release Dates; Leak From Reliable Source
Jacob Blazewicz, 19 November 2019, 23:35
There are rumors about the price and release date of PlayStation 5. One PSErebus states that the new Sony console will debut in America on November 20, 2020 and will cost the same as Xbox Scarlett. The user also referred to a handful of other rumors circulating on the web.
Watch Dogs: Legion and Rainbow Six Quarantine on PS5 and Xbox Scarlett
Paul Wozniak, 31 October 2019, 20:48
The CEO of Ubisoft announced yesterday that the productions that have recently been delayed to the next financial year will be released both on the current- and next-gen consoles. The games in question are three AAA titles - Watch Dogs: Legion, Gods & Monsters, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Quarantine and two more unannounced titles.
Xbox Scarlett for Holidays 2020; Microsoft Launches Console Replacement Program
Michael Kulakowski, 28 October 2019, 23:53
In several selected countries, Microsoft started offering an installment plan called Xbox All Access, designed for new Xbox One users, with the possibility of free hardware replacement on the next-generation console. Its terms and conditions confirm that Xbox Scarlett will debut in stores at the end of 2020.
New Assassin's Creed as a Launch Title for Next-gen Consoles?
Paul Wozniak, 26 October 2019, 23:57
According to the latest Ubisoft statements, in the next fiscal year, in addition to the already known productions, there will also be two unannounced AAA games that will be continuations to the studio's popular series. Both titles are to be adapted to next-gen consoles.
Xbox Scarlett Will Support Xbox One Controllers
Paul Wozniak, 22 October 2019, 10:31
James Shields confirmed the information about the compatibility of Xbox Scarlett with current generation controllers. This means that if you have any gamepad that works with Xbox One, you won't be forced to buy another one when you switch to the next-gen console.
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.
Cyberpunk 2077 Dev on Microtransactions and Next-gen Consoles
Bart Swiatek, 14 October 2019, 13:58
GameSpot conducted an interview with John Mamais, head of the Krakow branch of CD Projekt RED, where approximately 1/3 of the content of Cyberpunk 2077 is being created. During the conversation, the topics of microtransactions, next-gen consoles and the pressure associated with working on the highly-anticipated game were discussed.
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.