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Sony's Report Suggests PS4 is Slowly Leaving the Stage

Paul Wozniak, 04 August 2020, 20:07

Thanks to Sony's financial report, we have learned about sales of PlayStation 4 in the first quarter of this fiscal year. In this case we are observing a downward trend, but the company can be satisfied with the results in other segments.

Sony Invested Hundreds of Millions of Dollars in Epic Games

Adrian Werner, 10 July 2020, 11:51

Sony bought a minority stake in Epic Games for a quarter of a billion dollars. This is to help strengthen the cooperation between the two companies, but no exclusive agreements were mentioned.

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.

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 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.

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.

PlayStation Studios - Sony's New Publishing Brand Launches With PS5

Bart Swiatek, 13 May 2020, 09:46

Sony will create a new publishing label, PlayStation Studios, for first party titles, i.e. games created by or in cooperation with the internal studios of the Japanese giant.

Sony Patents Robo-companion for Lonely Gamers

Bart Swiatek, 17 April 2020, 13:19

Sony has patented a robot to act as a companion for the gamers. The device is to be able to sense the user's emotions and respond to their sadness or joy.

Silent Hill Returns? Konami Denies, Insiders Know Better

Adrian Werner, 10 April 2020, 16:36

There were new rumors about the return of the Silent Hill series, according to which, work on the project was entrusted to Sony's in-house studio known from the Gravity Rush series. The reports were a bit more credible thanks to a Japanese manga artist, who recently visited Konami's headquarters.

PS5 DualSense Conquers Twitter and Instagram

Milosz Szubert, 10 April 2020, 15:55

The official presentation of DualSense to PlayStation 5 has gained enormous popularity. In just a few hours, it became one of the most popular Twitter posts ever made in the video game industry. The ad is also doing great on Instagram.

Sony in Turmoil? PS5 May Have Problems With Overheating

Bart Swiatek, 03 April 2020, 12:46

Windows Central editors report that Sony encountered serious problems while working on the PS5. The console is reportedly overheating and it cannot be ruled out that both its cooling system and case will have to be redesigned.

The Last of Us 2 - Fresh Set of Impressive Screenshots

Adrian Werner, 03 April 2020, 12:27

Naughty Dog released a large set of new screenshots from The Last of Us: Part II. They should alleviate the feeling of disappointment that was triggered yesterday's report of another, this time indefinite, delay in the game's release.

CoD: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered Blocked in Russia by Sony

Adrian Werner, 01 April 2020, 19:51

Sony's Russian department has refused to release Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered on PlayStation Store. The reason could be the famous No Russian mission.

Game Download Speed on PS4 Will be Reduced

Milosz Szubert, 24 March 2020, 20:11

Sony intends to reduce the download speed and performance of its Internet service in Europe. This is to avoid overloading the connections necessary for remote operation and communication.

PS5: Dolby Corrects False Info From Road to PS5

Bart Swiatek, 24 March 2020, 11:49

Dolby, a well-known sound technology company, has decided to correct one of Mark Cerny's statements from Road to PS5 about the capabilities of Dolby Atmos.

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.

Last Week in Gaming (in 3 Sentences or Less) – Catch up with the news (March 16-22)

Mathias Zulpo, 23 March 2020, 11:30

Catch up with last week’s news and features to get back into the gaming loop again. From March 16 to March 22, 2020, here’s everything you need to know.

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.

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”.

PlayStation 5 Is Getting An Official Reveal Tomorrow

Mathias Zulpo, 17 March 2020, 13:59

Official PlayStation 5 announcement is coming tomorrow, Sony announced in a surprise tweet. The presentation is to „provide a deep dive into PS5’s system architecture, and how it will shape the future of games.”.

Rumors: New Silent Hill in the Works, Kojima's Silent Hills May Return

Adrian Werner, 13 March 2020, 15:54

There have been rumors on the web that work is already underway to re-boot the Silent Hill series, and that the key creators of the first few installments are to be involved in the project. Moreover, there may be plans to resurrect the canceled Silent Hills from Hideo Kojima.

Horizon Zero Dawn is Coming to PC This Summer

Mathias Zulpo, 10 March 2020, 16:21

As revealed in a Q&A session with Head of PlayStation Worldwide Studio Herman Hulst, Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition will officially debut on Steam this summer.

Unique Nintendo PlayStation Sold for Over 360 Thousand Dollars

Adrian Werner, 09 March 2020, 13:53

The auction of Nintendo PlayStation, a prototype console that has never been officially distributed, has ended. The winning bid was $360,000.

109 million of PS4 vs. 41 million of Xbox One - AMD on Console Sales

Bart Swiatek, 06 March 2020, 10:50

AMD has announced that a total of more than 150 million PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles have been delivered to the stores. By comparing this data with the information disclosed by Sony, we know that sales of Microsoft's device are about 41 million.

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.

Microsoft, Unity and Epic Games Withdraw From GDC 2020

Paul Wozniak, 27 February 2020, 21:07

We have just learned that more companies have resigned from participating in this year's edition of GDC. These are Microsoft, Unity and Epic Games, which, like their predecessors, fear for the health of their employees due to the coronavirus epidemic.

Play and Win Prizes on PlayStation's Player Celebration

Paul Wozniak, 19 February 2020, 13:10

With over 100 million players using PlayStation 4, Sony has decided to organise an action with avatars and themes to be won. Everyone will also get a chance to win a special set, which includes a platinum trophy with the winner's nickname engraved on it.

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.

Sony Shuts Down PlayStation Forum

Paul Wozniak, 14 February 2020, 15:43

Today, an official announcement from Sony has informed of the closure of the PlayStation forum. The website will be suspended beginning with February 27, while the Japanese company encourages users to use other social networking sites.

High Manufacturing Costs of PS5 Surprised Sony

Adrian Werner, 14 February 2020, 13:14

There have been reports that production costs of PlayStation 5 are higher than expected due to a shortage of memory chips. The same sources suggest that a new version of PlayStation VR is planned.

We Know How Much Sony Paid for Marvel's Spider-Man Devs

Adrian Werner, 11 February 2020, 11:07

Certain documents surfaced on the web, thanks to which we learned that Sony paid 229 million dollars for the acquisition of Insomniac Games, the studio known for the Ratchet & Clank series and Marvel's Spider-Man, among others.

Sony and Nvidia Will Not Show up on MWC 2020 Because of Coronavirus

Jacob Blazewicz, 10 February 2020, 23:41

Nvidia and Sony have confirmed that they will not appear on Mobile World Congress 2020 in Barcelona due to the coronavirus threat. Thus, the companies joined LG, Ericsson, and many other exhibitors, who gave up their participation in the Spanish fair.

Sony Patents System That Will Help Us Complete Games - Perhaps on PS5

Adrian Werner, 10 February 2020, 12:38

Sony has obtained a patent for a hint system to analyze gameplay of the player and other users, and then provide advice to help them succeed in games.

Even Sony Doesn't Know the Price of PS5 Yet

Bart Swiatek, 05 February 2020, 12:59

An excerpt from the conference summarizing Sony's quarterly financial results suggests that even the Japanese company doen't yet know how much the PlayStation 5 console will cost.

Sony Shuts Down the Studio Responsible for PS VR Games

Adrian Werner, 05 February 2020, 12:10

Sony announced that it will soon dissolve the Manchester Studio devteam, which was established in 2015 to create VR games.

PS4 Console and Game Sales Slowing Down

Jacob Blazewicz, 04 February 2020, 15:52

Sony boasted its financial results for the period between October and December 2019. In the past quarter, the company recorded a significant drop in sales of PlayStation 4 and games as the ninth generation of consoles approaches.

Leak: Remote Play on Nintendo Switch and New Portable DualShock

Konrad Serafinski, 02 February 2020, 22:09

A Reddit user claims to have received a survey on Remote Play from Sony. The function would appear in the future on Nintendo Switch or Apple TV. It is also possible that Sony is considering creating a portable DualShock and is working on a remote game without an internet connection.

Horizon Zero Dawn PC is Almost Certain and Sony Won't Stop at That

Adrian Werner, 17 January 2020, 10:08

Rumors about the PC version of Horizon: Zero Dawn have returned with double the strength. What's more, this time they are accompanied by reports that other exclusives from PlayStation 4, including Dreams, are also heading for PC.

Mo-cap Session Suggests God of War 2 Being in the Works

Konrad Serafinski, 16 January 2020, 12:28

It looks like the continuation of God of War is in production. An animator from Santa Monica Studio boasted a Twitter photo in costume for a motion capture session, which can only mean one thing - Kratos will be back.

French PlayStation Website: DualShock 5 Compatible With PlayStation 4

Jacob Blazewicz, 15 January 2020, 22:03

The French PlayStation website reported that the DualShock 5 pad will enable us to play on PlayStation 4, and this has again raised hopes related to the rumor of the controller's alleged compatibility with the new console.

Sony Officially Passes Up on E3 2020

Peter Doron, 14 January 2020, 11:20

Sony confirmed yesterday's rumors - the company resigned from participating in this year's E3. Instead the Japanese company is planning hundreds of smaller events to promote the PlayStation brand.

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.

Jason Schreier: „PS5 and Xbox More Powerful Than RTX 2080”

Bart Swiatek, 13 January 2020, 15:44

Industry journalist Jason Schreier said during a recent podcast that he thinks the next generation of consoles, the PS5 and Xbox, will be more powerful than GeForce RTX 2080-like GPU. The platform designers are said to look to the future, ensuring that they have enough power in the years ahead.

CEO of SIE: PS5 Has „Unique Unannounced Features”

Konrad Serafinski, 09 January 2020, 13:55

Sony Interactive Entertainment's (SIE) CEO Jim Ryan was interviewed by the Japanese website Business Insider, where he pointed out that the PS5 will have unique features we do not yet know about. He also commented on the logo and the process of „switching” to next-gen.

PS5 Logo And One Billion PS4 Games Sold - Sony on CES 2020

Conrad Hazi, 07 January 2020, 13:43

Also Sony prepared a conference for CES 2020. Contrary to expectations, we learned little about PlayStation 5, but the company provided some interesting statistics on the current generation of consoles and presented a concept car.

PS5 With Two Hardware Modes for PS4 Game Support

Adrian Werner, 31 December 2019, 10:45

Reliable information about the backward compatibility of PlayStation 5 has surfaced on the web. According to the infor, the console's GPU will have two additional modes of operation, designed specifically for PS4 and PlayStation 4 Pro games.

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.

Devs Say Making Games on PS5 is Easier Than Ever

Konrad Serafinski, 28 December 2019, 17:16

Developers say that creating games on PlayStation 5 is very simple and fun. This is what Shuhei Yoshida, President of Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios, has said in an interview with Dengeki PlayStation.

Programmable Buttons on DualShock 4; Here's Sony's Official Attachment

Bart Swiatek, 17 December 2019, 20:32

Sony has created an attachment that adds two programmable buttons to the DualShock 4 gamepad. The device works with any model of the controller and will be available for sale in February next year.

PS5 and Xbox Scarlett May Use Samsung's NVMe SSDs

Bart Swiatek, 26 November 2019, 10:58

Samsung will probably be responsible for the production of very fast NVMe SSDs, which will be used in the 9th generation consoles - PS5 and Xbox Scarlett. This is suggested by one of the slides from a presentation that was shown at the Samsung SSD Forum 2019 event in Tokyo.