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.
Rumors About Removable PS5 SSDs Were Bogus - Patents Concerned Toys
Konrad Serafinski, 23 November 2019, 15:20
Reports that PlayStation 5 will have removable SSDs have turned out to be false. That's what TweakTown says, which proved that Sony's patents were related with Toio toy parts.
Leak: PS5 to be Backwards Compatible With PS, PS2, PS3 and PS4 Discs
Konrad Serafinski, 21 November 2019, 11:38
We have more and more leaks about backward compatibility of PS5. Recent reports suggest that the console will read almost all discs from previous generations. In other words: our PS5 will be able to run games from PS1, PS2, PS3 and PS4.
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.
PS Now has 1 Million Subscribers, Sony Boasts
Jacob Blazewicz, 30 October 2019, 21:45
Sony has boasted the current number of PlayStation Now subscribers. The game streaming service of the Japanese company is already used by one million people.
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.
Halloween Sale on PS Store
Konrad Serafinski, 22 October 2019, 15:18
A special Halloween offer is ongoing on PlayStation Store. Among the dozens of discounted titles you will find Resident Evil 2, Metro Exodus, Dark Souls 3 and Batman Arkham Collection. All at scaringly low prices.
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.
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.
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.