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PlayStation Boycotts Facebook as Part of #StopHateForProfit

Jacob Blazewicz, today, 16:44

Sony Interactive Entertainment has decided to temporarily suspend its PlayStation-related Facebook and Instagram activities. This is another company that has supported #StopHateForProfit in the fight against disinformation and hate speech.

Xbox Among Top 100 Brands in the World; No Sony and PlayStation

Bart Swiatek, 01 July 2020, 13:02

Xbox was ranked 65th in the BrandZ Global Top 100 ranking, presenting one hundred most valuable brands in the world. Interestingly, the ranking does not include the competing PlayStation.

PS5's Backward Compatibility With PS1, PS2 and PS3 Unconfirmed

mikos, 01 July 2020, 12:45

Sony focuses on making as many PS4 games as possible compatible with PS5, but remains silent about older platforms.

Epic Games Engineer on PS5: A Masterpiece of System Design"

Bart Swiatek, 30 June 2020, 10:54

Two employees of Epic Games - Vice President of Engineering, Nick Penwarden, and Kim Liberi's Chief Technology Officer - have complimented the power and capabilities of PS5.

PS5 Concepts Inspired by Cyberpunk 2077, Ghost of Tsushima and Horizon Forbidden West

Bart Swiatek, 29 June 2020, 12:20

Several fan-made visualizations appeared on the web, presenting fictional collector's editions of PS5, inspired by Cyberpunk 2077, Horizon: Forbidden West and Ghost of Tsushima.

PS5 Interface? Patents Show Sony's New Solutions

Jacob Blazewicz, 26 June 2020, 21:25

There are two of Sony's patents that can be associated with PlayStation 5, which appeared on the web. These concern the user interface and suggest that the console will improve the use of multiple applications at once.

Former PlayStation Exec: AAA Game Development Cost is Unsustainable

Bart Swiatek, 25 June 2020, 16:06

Shawn Layden, former president of SIE Worldwide Studios, who worked for Sony for 25 years, says the cost of creating games is becoming too high and something has to change in the industry. In his opinion, the solution could be to focus on shorter, more condensed games.

Sony Launches Bug Bounty Initiative on PS4 and PSN

DS, 25 June 2020, 14:49

Sony Interactive Entertainment has just launched the Bug Bounty initiative, thanks to which users will be able to report various errors related to PS4 and PSN. Significant rewards are awaiting the best bug hunters.

PS5 - Factory Photo Suggests Console's Actual Size

Paul Wozniak, 21 June 2020, 16:43

A photo of Sony's factory workers has appeared on the web, where one of them is most likely holding a PlayStation 5, so we can see the theoretical size of the device.

Microsoft's Ex-employee: No Way PS5 Would Cost More Than $499

Sodar, 19 June 2020, 16:46

According to former Microsoft's Xbox Executive Director Albert Penello, PlayStation 5 shouldn't cost more than $499.

Ori Dev on PS5 and Xbox Series X SSDs: „1 TB is Too Small”

Jacob Blazewicz, 17 June 2020, 22:14

Thomas Mahler, Executive Director of the Ori series, commented on SSDs mounted in PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X console. The creator at Moon Studios did not fail to mention the advantages of Sony's and Microsoft's SDDs, but expressed his disappointment with only 1TB of storage.

Enjoy Some Nice Themed PS5 - or Make Your Own

Bart Swiatek, 16 June 2020, 12:18

A number of visualisations have been released online to showcase the possible looks of the themed PlayStation 5 models. They refer to many of the existing and announced games, including Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Assassin's Creed: Valhalla and The Last of Us: Part II.

PS5 in Amazon - Leaked Price Captured on Screenshots

Bart Swiatek, 16 June 2020, 11:38

There have been further leaks regarding the price of PS5. This time the source is the French website of Amazon - according to the information provided on it, Sony's new console will cost a bit more than than the PS4.

PS5's User Interface Will not Resemble That of PS4

Adrian Werner, 15 June 2020, 14:52

All indications are that the user interface offered by PlayStation 5 will be very different from what the PS4 offers.

Analysts: PS5 Sales Will be Much Better Than Those of Xbox Series X

Bart Swiatek, 15 June 2020, 12:59

Ampere Analysis prepared a report, according to which the PS5 will sell much better than Xbox Series X. In their opinion, Sony will sell 66 million units of its new console, while Microsoft's device will only reach 37 million players. The reason for PlayStation 5's victory in the battle for the ninth generation is... the current dominance of the PS4.

PS5's Reveal is Now the Most Popular Gaming Stream on YouTube

Agnes Adamus, 13 June 2020, 15:00

The Future of Gaming presentation took place on Thursday. During the presentation the appearance of the PS5 console was revealed. As it turns out, the event met with great interest from the community, and the broadcast from the show itself was the most watched gaming stream in YouTub's history.

PS5 - Reaction Memes

Sodar, 12 June 2020, 11:40

During yesterday's presentation, Sony revealed the appearance of PlayStation 5. The very original design of the console has resulted in a flood of memes on the internet. Here are the most interesting of them in our opinion.

PS5 Size Comparison With Xbox Series X and PS4

Bart Swiatek, 12 June 2020, 11:29

An image has appeared online, comparing the size of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Fans have also produced a video that shows what Sony's new console will look like compared to various PS4 models.

Here's a Showcase of Official PS5 Accessories

Adrian Werner, 12 June 2020, 11:20

During The Future of Gaming, Sony revealed official PlayStation 5 accessories such as a pad charging station, camera, headphones and remote control.

PS5 The Future of Gaming Presentation Summary

Frozen, 12 June 2020, 00:41

Here's a complete Summary of today's PS5 The Future of Gaming presentation, during which the Japanese company presented the console and its games.

Appearance of PS5 Revealed; There Will be Two Models

Bart Swiatek, 11 June 2020, 23:28

During the PS5 presentation, Sony revealed the appearance of its next-generation console. It was also announced that the device will be launched in two variants - normal and without Blu-Ray drive.

Rumor: PS5 with 2TB SSD for 760 Dollars

Michael Kulakowski, 10 June 2020, 22:05

The British Amazon was about to launch a product page for PlayStation 5 with a 2TB SSD. The device was priced at £599.99. The information may be an error on the store's part just before tomorrow's presentation.

PS5 Presentation Will Not Feature Games in 4K

Bart Swiatek, 09 June 2020, 09:44

Thursday's PlayStation 5 game lineup presentation will be streamed in 1080p and 30 fps. Sid Shuman from Sony Interactive Entertainment ensures that the games presented during the event will look even better on a 4K TV, but the resolution limitation made it easier to prepare the event during the pandemic.

PS5 Production Begins

Jacob Blazewicz, 08 June 2020, 21:25

There have been reports on the web of the imminent launch of PlayStation 5. The information was provided by two independent sources and seems to be in line with the May statement of a Bloomberg journalist.

PS5 Can do Things „Impossible on Other Hardware”

Bart Swiatek, 08 June 2020, 13:27

A developer who has worked at Sony claims that the incredible speed of the PS5's SSD enables the console to do things that cannot be done on other platforms. However, in his opinion, the biggest leap forward in the next generation will be that both the PS5 and Xbox Series X will be equipped with an SSD by default.

PS5 Devkit is One Hot Beast to Need Six Fans

Sodar, 05 June 2020, 13:55

A patent published yesterday revealed the cooling system of PlayStation 5's devkit. It consists of six fans and a steam chamber. Will a similar system dissipate heat in the final version?

PS5's SSD Too Fast for Unreal Engine 5, Forces Code Modifications

Sodar, 04 June 2020, 11:37

The speeds provided by the SSD on the PS5 required changes to Unreal Engine 5's code. Epic Games has modified the I/O areas to allow for faster data transfer.

Decision to Delay PS5 Game Presentation is Adored on Twitter

Milosz Szubert, 03 June 2020, 13:05

The information about the postponement of Sony's online event, originally scheduled for this Thursday, published on Twitter collected nearly 537 thousand likes in less than two days. This makes it the most „liked” post related to digital entertainment on the website.

Tim Sweeney Comments on PS5 vs. PC SDD Contest

Bart Swiatek, 02 June 2020, 15:41

In response to a question asked by a Internet user, Tim Sweeney - the head of Epic Games - once again reiterated that the SSD of the PS5 console will be faster than technology used in PCs.

Concerns About Price of PS5: „If it's Over $500 I'd Rather Upgrade My PC”

Bart Swiatek, 02 June 2020, 15:20

Many players are worried whether Sony will set the price of the PS5 at a level that would match their expectations. For some people, having to buy a console that costs more than $450 or $500 is a no-go, indicating that a PC upgrade is a better option.

Sony Postpones PS5 Game Lineup Presentation

Jacob Blazewicz, 01 June 2020, 21:21

Sony has announced the postpone of Thursday's PlayStation 5 games show. The reason seems to be the situation in the USA.

PS5's SSD Won't be the Fastest - PCs Got Something Better

Bart Swiatek, 01 June 2020, 11:42

Although Sony pitches PlayStation 5's SSD as a real breakthrough, it turns out that there is already technology available on the PCs that offers more than twice of its data reading speed. But there's a catch.

PS5 Show Still on Schedule, Despite Concerns About Situation in USA

Bart Swiatek, 01 June 2020, 11:26

Some PlayStation fans are concerned that the presentation of PS5 games will not take place on schedule due to the riots that are taking place in the USA. A tweet published by Sony's Shuhei Yoshida suggests the event will go ahead as planned, but the company hasn't confirmed anything ultimately.

Sony Suggests PS5 Exclusives Will Not Have PS4 Versions

Paul Wozniak, 29 May 2020, 21:26

Sony's president, Jim Ryan gave an interview to gamesindustry.biz, from which we learn that the company believes that the next-generation console should offer the players a unique experience that they won't get anywhere else. In addition to the features of the device itself, this may include exclusive titles.

Compatibility With PS5 Will Soon be a Must for Every New PS4 Game

Paul Wozniak, 29 May 2020, 21:12

Sony informed developers that new games developed for PS4 will have to be compatible with PS5. In addition, future patches and remasters will also have to be fully compatible with the next-generation device.

Sony Announces PS5 Game Show Next Week

Paul Wozniak, 29 May 2020, 20:59

Sony has just announced a planned event, during which the company will showcase game line up its next generation console - PlayStation 5.

PS5 Fans Fear for Backward Compatibility

Bart Swiatek, 29 May 2020, 13:01

A recent discovery suggests that Sony plans to make a change to the PS5 website. A sentence that may be added would suggest that backward compatibility will be limited to a „back catalog”, which will grow with software updates.

Jason Schreier: Sony May Reveal PS5 Next Week

qjin, 27 May 2020, 19:29

Jason Schreier informed, via Bloomberg, that next week Sony may plan a special conference on the next-gen console PS5. The date of the event is subject to change.

PS5's SSD Will be 100 Times Faster Than HDD on PS4

Bart Swiatek, 22 May 2020, 11:23

PlayStation 5's SSD is expected to be a hundred times faster than the disk used in PlayStation 4, and Sony considers this technology essential to achieving higher levels of immersion in games.

PS Now Becoming Increasingly Popular

Christian Pieniazek, 19 May 2020, 19:27

PlayStation Now, Sony's video game streaming service, is becoming increasingly popular. The Japanese reported that the number of its users has doubled since October 2019.

PS5 - DualSense's Vibrations Will let Us Feel Raindrops

Bart Swiatek, 19 May 2020, 11:33

According to developer Mike Bithell - creator of Thomas Was Alone - the DualSense pad for the PS5 will enable the player to „feel the raindrops”.

Tim Sweeney on PS5's Storage: „The World of Loading Screens is Over.”

Bart Swiatek, 14 May 2020, 12:05

Tim Sweeney, head of Epic Games, commented on the Unreal Engine 5 demo presented yesterday, which ran on PS5's devkit. In his opinion, the technology used in Sony's new console can significantly affect the way video games look like and how they are created.

Sony - PS5 Launch on Schedule; PS4 Sales Report

Paul Wozniak, 13 May 2020, 13:14

Sony has published a financial report for the last fiscal year, in which, among other things, the company assured that the launch of PlayStation 5 console is not threatened. We also found out that the game created for the new platform avoided major problems due to the coronavirus pandemic and learned the new sales results of PS4.

Basic PS5 May be More Expensive Than Xbox Series X

Kuszu, 12 May 2020, 11:10

PlayStation 5 in its basic version may cost more than Xbox Series X in a similar configuration. However, this information has not yet been confirmed in any way by Sony.

PS5 Presentation Expected in the First Half of June

Conrad Hazi, 09 May 2020, 16:44

Jason Schreier of Bloomberg News suggests that the official PlayStation 5 show will take place early or around mid-June, confirming the previous speculation on the issue. Unfortunately, no date has yet been officially confirmed by Sony representatives.

AMD: PS5 and Xbox Series X Will Launch at the End of Year

Bart Swiatek, 04 May 2020, 14:38

During the conversation with investors, AMD's CEO Dr. Lisa Su said that the launch of next-gen consoles, i.e. PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, should take place during the holiday season this year.

Fan Propositions for PS5's Interface

Bart Swiatek, 28 April 2020, 13:43

PlayStation fans are presenting a variety of ideas and concepts for what PS5's interface may look like. Some of the proposals give the impression of almost ready-made solutions that could easily be implemented by Sony.

PS5 and Xbox Series X May Support Ultrawide 21:9 Screens

Sodar, 27 April 2020, 11:44

It looks like future consoles will support the 21:9 aspect ratio. Philips has designed a new ultrawide monitor just for them.

Killzone Dev: PS5 Too Weak For Big Open World Games

Paul Wozniak, 23 April 2020, 22:15

Chris Grannell, a former Guerrilla Games exployee (he worked on Killzone among others), said that the power difference between PS5 and Xbox Series X can be felt in games with big open worlds. When designing games, Microsoft's console offers much more possibilities, so developers will have to make compromises when developing titles for both devices.

Co-creator of Halo is Delighted With PS5's SSD

Smoczy, 20 April 2020, 12:27

The PS5's technical solutions delight subsequent game developers associated with hardware platforms from other manufacturers. Co creator of Halo considers the SSD in the new console a „huge difference”.