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PlayStation 5 update finally lets you move games to USB storage
PlayStation 5 update finally lets you move games to USB storage
A big PlayStation 5 system update will arrive tomorrow, Sony has announced, and finally let you move games onto external USB storage.
First PS5 Update Introduces Loads Of New Stuff
First PS5 Update Introduces Loads Of New Stuff
The first major update for the PlayStation 5 console is due to land on Wednesday, April 14, and among the additions and improvements to the console are the ability to keep games on USB storage, new social features, and changes to the PlayStation app.
Tomorrow’s PS5 Beta Is A Great Reason To Get Into Final Fantasy XIV
Tomorrow’s PS5 Beta Is A Great Reason To Get Into Final Fantasy XIV
Intrigued by how much players love Final Fantasy XIV but unsure how to get started? The game’s open beta for the PlayStation 5 starts tomorrow, promising sharper graphics, faster frame rates, and shorter loading times than the PlayStation 4 version.
Some distraught Outriders players have lost nearly 100 hours of progress after latest patch
Some distraught Outriders players have lost nearly 100 hours of progress after latest patch
Some Outriders players are reporting the continuation of a worrying inventory wipe bug that in some cases has scrubbed nearly 100 hours of investment into the game. Outriders' first big patch went live last night on PC and PlayStation 4, and this morning on PlayStation 5, and some players soon reported their inventories had wiped. Affected players sound distraught, reporting that the bug has cost them loot gathered after tens of hours of grinding. Read more
PlayStation 5 enjoys second biggest month so far | UK Monthly Boxed Charts
PlayStation 5 enjoys second biggest month so far | UK Monthly Boxed Charts
March 2021 can't match March 2020, but it was still a strong month for physical game sales
Bethesda delays Deathloop again
Bethesda delays Deathloop again
Bethesda's PC and PlayStation 5 console exclusive Deathloop has been further delayed, and will now launch on 14th September 2021. In a statement issued this afternoon, developer Arkane Lyon said it wanted to priority the health and safety of everyone working on the game.
Abandoned developer forced to deny Kojima collab rumours
Abandoned developer forced to deny Kojima collab rumours
Blue Box Game Studios, developer of mysterious PlayStation 5 exclusive Abandoned, has issued a statement denying the project is a secret collaboration with Hideo Kojima.
Crysis Remastered Now Even More Remastered
Crysis Remastered Now Even More Remastered
Just when you thought classic shooter Crysis was as remastered as it was going to get, Crytek announces a new free update that fixes a whole slew of bugs while adding new graphics modes for Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 consoles.
Crysis Remastered gets upgraded for Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5
Crysis Remastered gets upgraded for Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5
Crysis Remastered is being patched with support for the new wave of consoles and Digital Foundry managed to get access to Xbox Series X and Series S builds of the upgrade ahead of launch.
The 10 best PS5 games to play in 2021
The 10 best PS5 games to play in 2021
The PlayStation 5 is just a few months old - and still very hard to get hold of.
Elder Scrolls Online Console Enhanced Coming to PS5 & Xbox Series X|S
Elder Scrolls Online Console Enhanced Coming to PS5 & Xbox Series X|S
The post Elder Scrolls Online Console Enhanced Coming to PS5 & Xbox Series X|S appeared first on Fextralife. Elder Scrolls Online: Console Enhanced is coming to Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X|S this June, free upgrade for current ESO next-gen players. The post Elder Scrolls Online Console Enhanced Coming to PS5 & Xbox Series X|S appeared first on Fextralife.
Square Enix shows Final Fantasy 14 running on PS5 for the first time
Square Enix shows Final Fantasy 14 running on PS5 for the first time
Square Enix has shown off Final Fantasy 14 running on a PlayStation 5 for the first time. Final Fantasy 14 producer and director Naoki Yoshida revealed 16 minutes of footage of the PS5 version during Square Enix's latest Letter from the Producer livestream (thanks, Gematsu). You can check the footage out in the video below (skip to the one hour and 19 minutes mark): Read more
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga delayed again
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga delayed again
Warner Bros. has delayed Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga again. Developer TT Games said it needed more time to make Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, which was due out spring 2021 on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X, "the biggest and best ever Lego game." The Skywalker Saga was first revealed at E3 2019 and was initially expected to come out in late 2020, but in August it was delayed to spring 2021.
Outriders is suffering login issues on launch day
Outriders is suffering login issues on launch day
Outriders is suffering launch day login issues as a raft of problems have emerged. People Can Fly's looter shooter launched today across PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and S as well as straight into Xbox Game Pass and Google Stadia, and it is struggling to cope with the influx of players. I've spent some time this evening stuck on the initial authentication screen, which has prevented me from playing at all.
The Elder Scrolls Online: Console Enhanced comes to PS5 on June 8
The Elder Scrolls Online: Console Enhanced comes to PS5 on June 8
The Elder Scrolls Online: Console Enhanced is a new version of ESO designed to make full use of the native power of the PlayStation 5 console.
Ratchet & Clank 60 FPS update live early
Ratchet & Clank 60 FPS update live early
Ratchet & Clank is now playable in 60 FPS on PlayStation 5, developer Insomniac Games has announced - a little earlier than scheduled. In
Introducing the Expeditions update for No Man’s Sky
Introducing the Expeditions update for No Man’s Sky
Hello! We are pleased to announce that today we are releasing Expeditions, a major update for No Man’s Sky, across PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and PlayStation VR.  It’s barely been six weeks since we released our previous update Companions.
Wreckfest comes to PS5 with $10 upgrade in June
Wreckfest comes to PS5 with $10 upgrade in June
A PlayStation 5 version of Wreckfest will launch on 1st June, publisher THQ Nordic has announced.
Someone Made A PS5 Out Of Brass
Someone Made A PS5 Out Of Brass
After watching this video, I still think the hardest part of making a brass PlayStation 5 is actually finding a PS5 to modify. Read more...
Fallout 76 Was Right, It Was Time To Stop Playing
Fallout 76 Was Right, It Was Time To Stop Playing
Bored and without a large, engrossing game to play until Disco Elysium: The Final Cut drops later this month, I did the unthinkable: I downloaded Fallout 76 onto my PlayStation 5.
Asterix & Obelix: Slap them All! is a 2D beat 'em-up due out autumn 2021
Asterix & Obelix: Slap them All! is a 2D beat 'em-up due out autumn 2021
Asterix & Obelix: Slap them All! is a 2D beat 'em-up due out autumn 2021 on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and S via backward compatibility. The teaser video is below: Here's the official blurb: Read more
Marvel's Avengers tested on PS5 and Xbox Series consoles
Marvel's Avengers tested on PS5 and Xbox Series consoles
Last week, we took an exclusive look at the PlayStation 5 version of Marvel's Avengers for PlayStation 5, but Xbox Series code - difficult to give in advance owing to Smart Delivery complications - was not forthcoming.
NHS exec's Twitter accounts hacked to promote PS5 scam
NHS exec's Twitter accounts hacked to promote PS5 scam
An NHS executive's Twitter accounts were hacked to promote a PlayStation 5 sales scam. Helen Bevan, who is chief transformation officer of NHS Horizons, saw her two Twitter accounts with a combined 133,000 followers hacked and then used to flog fake PS5s, the BBC reports. According to the BBC, Bevan paid £110 to someone who said they could restore the accounts within 25 minutes, but they turned out to be a scammer as well. Read more
Microsoft Finally Seals the Bethesda Deal w/ Special Guest Trevor Paul! | Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep. 80
Microsoft Finally Seals the Bethesda Deal w/ Special Guest Trevor Paul! | Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep. 80
This week Joel and Ben are joined by TheGameFanatics.com and Smooth Burrito’s Trevor Paul, to discuss the latest news on the Xbox/Bethesda Deal, the upcoming Square Enix Conference, PlayStation 5 Sales, and more Hogwarts Legacy drama.  They also discuss the latest games they played including Persona 5 Strikers, Call of Duty Black Ops : Cold … Microsoft Finally Seals the Bethesda Deal w/ Special Guest Trevor Paul! | Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep.
Square Enix's PS5 and PC fantasy adventure Project Athia gets final name and new trailer
Square Enix's PS5 and PC fantasy adventure Project Athia gets final name and new trailer
Square's enigmatic fantasy title Project Athia has finally been given a proper name, and will now be known as Forspoken as it continues its journey toward a PC and PS5 release next year. Project Athia, a new narrative-driven adventure developed by Luminous Productions, was first revealed during Sony's big PlayStation 5 broadcast last year, giving players a glimpse of its mysterious be-caped protagonist and gorgeous fantasy world. Now, as part of its spring showcase event, Square has shared a smidgeon more information on Project Athia, giving a name to both its protagonist and the game itself. Read more
Marvel's Avengers on PS5: every upgrade tested
Marvel's Avengers on PS5: every upgrade tested
Announced several months ago, the next generation upgrade for Marvel's Avengers lands today and Digital Foundry had the opportunity to check out the campaign element on PlayStation 5 in a near-final build - and the results are impressive.
Necromunda: Hired Gun looks like Warhammer 40k Doom
Necromunda: Hired Gun looks like Warhammer 40k Doom
Publisher Focus Home Interactive has just announced yet another Warhammer 40,000 game - and it looks a lot like Doom. Necromunda: Hired Gun is a first-person shooter due out 1st June 2021 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Sony reveals first look at PlayStation 5 VR controllers
Sony reveals first look at PlayStation 5 VR controllers
Sony has revealed its next-generation PlayStation VR controllers designed for use with its upcoming, under-wraps PS5 VR headset. The orb-like controllers wrap around each hand, with a design similar to Oculus Touch and a feature set akin to the standard PS5 DualSense.
Disco Elysium’s Beefed-Up Director’s Cut Coming March 30
Disco Elysium’s Beefed-Up Director’s Cut Coming March 30
Disco Elysium: The Final Cut will launch on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Steam, and Stadia on March 30, developer ZA/UM announced today. Read more...
Disco Elysium - The Final Cut launches at the end of March
Disco Elysium - The Final Cut launches at the end of March
Disco Elysium - The Final Cut launches on 30th March, developer ZA/UM has announced. That's for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC via Steam, GOG, the Epic Games Store, the App Store and Google Stadia priced £34.99. The Final Cut will be available at no extra cost to all current owners of Disco Elysium.
PS5 Is the Fastest-Selling Console in US History for Dollar Sales
PS5 Is the Fastest-Selling Console in US History for Dollar Sales
The PlayStation 5 is the fastest-selling console in US history by dollar sales, taking the record from Nintendo Switch.
Video: Here's Digital Foundry's Technical Analysis Of Crash Bandicoot 4 On Switch
Video: Here's Digital Foundry's Technical Analysis Of Crash Bandicoot 4 On Switch
What's the verdict? One of the big releases for the Nintendo Switch this week is Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time. Although we've already got a good idea of how it runs on the hybrid device, John Linneman of Digital Foundry has now shared his own technical analysis of the game alongside the new PlayStation 5 version.
Pacer review - enjoyable WipEout revival that can't quite distinguish itself
Pacer review - enjoyable WipEout revival that can't quite distinguish itself
I was recently idly wondering whether we'd ever see another true WipEout again when I decided to download the Omega Collection via backwards compatibility on PlayStation 5.
Video: Digital Foundry's Technical Analysis Of Crash Bandicoot 4 On Switch
Video: Digital Foundry's Technical Analysis Of Crash Bandicoot 4 On Switch
What's the verdict? One of the big releases for the Nintendo Switch this week is Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time. Although we've already got a good idea of how it runs on the hybrid device, John Linneman of Digital Foundry has now shared his own technical analysis of the game alongside the new PlayStation 5 version.
Crash 4 dev shares top 10 skins to celebrate launch on PS5
Crash 4 dev shares top 10 skins to celebrate launch on PS5
Everybody’s favorite Bandicoot spins onto PlayStation 5 today with Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time.
Crash Bandicoot 4 Runs Great On PS5, Passably On Switch
Crash Bandicoot 4 Runs Great On PS5, Passably On Switch
Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time arrives on Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, PC, and Switch tomorrow, giving us some of the most polished versions of last year’s excellent platformer alongside one that struggles a lot but gets the job done.
Crash Bandicoot 4 revisted: PlayStation 5 vs Nintendo Switch
Crash Bandicoot 4 revisted: PlayStation 5 vs Nintendo Switch
Initially released just before the arrival of the new wave of consoles, Crash Bandicoot 4 is set to arrive imminently on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series machines - but Activision has thrown us a curveball with the simultaneous release of a port for Nintendo Switch.
Denuvo DRM Is On The PlayStation 5
Denuvo DRM Is On The PlayStation 5
Controversial digital rights management tool Denuvo has long been a factor in the PC market, but it’s now quietly a part of the PlayStation 5 as well, with news that the DRM has been added to the console’s “Tools and Middleware program”. Read more...
Astro’s Playroom Composer Shares How That GPU Love Song Became Such A Bop
Astro’s Playroom Composer Shares How That GPU Love Song Became Such A Bop
PlayStation 5 pack-in Astro’s Playroom is full of amazing tracks, but the standout is most definitely its ode to the console’s powerful graphics processing unit (“GPU” to friends).
PS5 Developers Can Now Add Denuvo Anti-Cheat to Their Games
PS5 Developers Can Now Add Denuvo Anti-Cheat to Their Games
Irdeto has announced that Denuvo Anti-Cheat is coming to the PlayStation 5 to help fight against cheaters on the platform.
Outriders dev reveals new lore video, reacts to demo reception
Outriders dev reveals new lore video, reacts to demo reception
On February 25, the Outriders demo landed on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.
Currys resorts to lottery system for PlayStation 5 stock
Currys resorts to lottery system for PlayStation 5 stock
UK retailer Currys has launched a lottery system for the release of new PlayStation 5 consoles.
How To Get Around The PS5's Screenshot Restrictions
How To Get Around The PS5's Screenshot Restrictions
Hitman 3 is a looker. But if you try to take a screenshot on PlayStation 5, you’ll run into an issue: Hitting the Create button causes Hitman 3 itself to pause, meaning you’ll only be able to get a screenshot of the game’s menu.
Aliens: Fireteam is a co-op third-person shooter out summer 2021
Aliens: Fireteam is a co-op third-person shooter out summer 2021
There's a new Aliens game on the way. Aliens: Fireteam is a co-op third-person shooter due out summer 2021 on PC via Steam, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and S, and Xbox One. The gameplay trailer is below (it looks a bit like Gears of War meets Aliens to me): Read more
Mortal Shell: Enhanced Edition comes to PS5 March 4
Mortal Shell: Enhanced Edition comes to PS5 March 4
Hi everyone, I am super excited to tell you about Mortal Shell: Enhanced Edition, coming to PlayStation 5 on March 4.
Sony State of Play special - it's the Eurogamer News Cast!
Sony State of Play special - it's the Eurogamer News Cast!
Wow, what a week! Prepare yourself for a bumper Eurogamer News Cast because we have a lot to talk about. We start with Sony's State of Play broadcast, in which the Final Fantasy 7 Remake PlayStation 5 upgrade was announced.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake headlines March PlayStation Plus lineup
Final Fantasy 7 Remake headlines March PlayStation Plus lineup
The PlayStation Plus titles for March have been revealed seemingly ahead of time. As spotted by @Nibellion on Twitter, the PlayStation Netherlands Facebook page confirmed Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Maquette, Remnant from the Ashes and Farpoint VR are the March Plus games. Final Fantasy 7 Remake is a particular highlight, given the PlayStation 5 upgrade version was announced last night during Sony's State of Play broadcast.
PlayStation 5 Internal Storage Upgrades Will Reportedly Be Enabled This Summer
PlayStation 5 Internal Storage Upgrades Will Reportedly Be Enabled This Summer
Sony is reportedly set to unlock the PlayStation 5's capacity for internal storage upgrades later in the summer.
Sony reportedly set to open up PS5 for internal storage this summer
Sony reportedly set to open up PS5 for internal storage this summer
Sony will open up the PlayStation 5 for internal storage upgrades this summer, according to a new report. Bloomberg says this support for additional drives will come alongside a firmware update that unlocks higher cooling fan speeds to prevent the console from overheating. Next generation games for PS5 can only be run from the console's internal storage, which makes just 667GB available for game installs.
Report: PlayStation 5 Storage Upgrades Coming This Summer
Report: PlayStation 5 Storage Upgrades Coming This Summer
Sony is getting ready to allow for internal PS5 storage upgrades, sources tell Bloomberg.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake's Intergrade update bringing PlayStation 5 enhancements this June
Final Fantasy 7 Remake's Intergrade update bringing PlayStation 5 enhancements this June
PlayStation 5 owners will be able to enjoy an enhanced version of Final Fantasy 7 Remake starting 10th June, courtesy of Square Enix's newly announced Intergrade release - which also brings a new Yuffie Kisaragi episode. Intergrade will freshen up Final Fantasy 7 Remake on PS5 with improved textures, lighting, and fog effects, and there's also a new Graphics Optimisation Mode, offering 4K resolution, and a 60fps Performance Optimisation Mode.
Mortal Shell Enhanced Edition Revealed for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S
Mortal Shell Enhanced Edition Revealed for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S
The post Mortal Shell Enhanced Edition Revealed for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S appeared first on Fextralife. Mortal Shell: Enhanced Edition will be releasing for Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X|S will be releasing this March! Collector's edition and more details here. The post Mortal Shell Enhanced Edition Revealed for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S appeared first on Fextralife.
Final Fantasy VII Remake Gets PS5 Version With New Story Starring Yuffie
Final Fantasy VII Remake Gets PS5 Version With New Story Starring Yuffie
This summer, Final Fantasy VII Remake is getting a PlayStation 5 upgrade with all sorts of graphical bells and whistles—and also a new “episode” starring a Final Fantasy VII character who didn’t appear in the game previously: Yuffie Kisaragi. Read more...
Oddworld: Soulstorm is the PS5 PS Plus game for April
Oddworld: Soulstorm is the PS5 PS Plus game for April
Oddworld: Soulstorm is the PlayStation 5 PS Plus game for April. The puzzle platformer comes out on 6th April 2021 on PS5, PlayStation 4 and PC via the Epic Games Store. The new gameplay video, shown off during Sony's State of Play broadcast, is below: Read more
How PlayStation 5 exclusive Returnal is keeping the arcade fires alive
How PlayStation 5 exclusive Returnal is keeping the arcade fires alive
It doesn't really feel like a PlayStation launch without a Housemarque title, whether that's Super Stardust's fine appearances at the dawn of PS3, Vita and PSVR or Resogun's star turn upon the release of PlayStation 4.
See PS5 enhancements in action with a new Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time deep dive
See PS5 enhancements in action with a new Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time deep dive
You thought Crash was wild before? Just wait until you get your hands on the upcoming PlayStation 5 version of Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time.
UK government responds to petition calling for law change to combat console scalping
UK government responds to petition calling for law change to combat console scalping
The UK government has issued an official response to an online petition calling for a change in the law to tackle console scalping. The petition, created by Richard Glover, received over 15,500 signatures, thus sparking a response from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X have been in high demand since their late 2020 release, with stock selling out soon after it goes on sale.
Days Gone Steam page reveals system requirements, SSD recommended
Days Gone Steam page reveals system requirements, SSD recommended
Fresh from the announcement that Days Gone's arrival on PC heralds a new wave of PlayStation exclusives on the platform, Sony Bend's adventure now has a Steam page with a spring 2021 release window. It confirms some PC features in vague terms: ultra-wide monitor support, unlocked framerates and improved graphics (increased level of details, field of view, foliage draw distances). The video below from Digital Foundry takes a look at how Days Gone runs on a PlayStation 5: Read more
New Sony State of Play set for Thursday, includes new game announcements
New Sony State of Play set for Thursday, includes new game announcements
Sony has announced a State of Play broadcast set for 10pm UK time this Thursday, 25th February. The company promised updates and deep dives for 10 games coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, including new game announcements and updates on some of the third-party and indie titles shown off in June 2020's PS5 showcase event. Expect the show to last around 30 minutes.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 has a convoluted $10 upgrade for PS5, Xbox Series S/X
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 has a convoluted $10 upgrade for PS5, Xbox Series S/X
Activision has now confirmed the previously-teased Nintendo Switch edition of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2, as well as new versions of the game for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 – coming to PS5 on March 26
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 – coming to PS5 on March 26
Spin, flip, grind, and ollie through the greatest levels in skateboarding history as Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 arrives on the PlayStation 5 starting March 26.
GameMaker to add next-gen support
GameMaker to add next-gen support
PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S support is currently in closed beta, with a full launch due in March
Sony Finally Announces Next-Gen VR For PS5
Sony Finally Announces Next-Gen VR For PS5
Fans of Sony’s virtual reality efforts have been wondering what was to become of console-based VR with the launch of the PlayStation 5.
Gran Turismo 7 gets pushed back to 2022
Gran Turismo 7 gets pushed back to 2022
PlayStation 5 exclusive Gran Turismo 7 has been pushed back to 2022, with the global pandemic impacting its development as it misses its original 2021 target.
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Sony details "next-generation" PlayStation 5 VR headset
PlayStation has offered early details on its upcoming "next-generation" virtual headset coming for PlayStation 5.
PS5 DualSense teardown reveals potential causes of controller drift
PS5 DualSense teardown reveals potential causes of controller drift
A new PlayStation 5 DualSense teardown has revealed the potential causes of controller drift. The YouTube video, below, from iFixit looks inside the DualSense to find out what is causing the drift that some users have reported. According to iFixit, the DualSense as well as the DualShock 4, the Xbox One and Xbox One Elite controllers all use off the shelf joystick hardware "with a long history of predictable, preventable issues". Read more
Diablo II Remaster Coming To All Major Platforms In 2021
Diablo II Remaster Coming To All Major Platforms In 2021
Blizzard kicked off BlizzConline (a portmanteau I whole-heartedly protest) with the announcement everyone has been waiting for: remasters of Diablo II and its Lord of Destruction expansion are coming to PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC this year, all of which will… Read more...
Blizzard announces Diablo 2: Resurrected for PC and consoles
Blizzard announces Diablo 2: Resurrected for PC and consoles
Blizzard has announced Diablo 2: Resurrected, a remaster of the hugely-popular 20-year-old action-role-playing game. Diablo 2: Resurrected includes a remaster of the 2000 original game and the 2001 Lord of Destruction expansion, with high-resolution 3D visuals and Dolby 7.1 surround sound. It's due out later in 2021 on PC, Xbox Series X and S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.
People Can Fly details Outriders' expansive demo ahead of next week's launch
People Can Fly details Outriders' expansive demo ahead of next week's launch
Developer People Can Fly's co-operative sci-fi looter-shooter Outriders is set to launch on 1st April this year, and those eager to learn more ahead of its full release will have the opportunity to put the early game through its paces next week, courtesy of a new demo. Outriders' demo - People Can Fly emphasises it's a demo, rather than a beta, meaning it's completely free, doesn't require a pre-order or pre-purchase, and isn't limited-time - will launch for PlayStation 5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC (via Steam & streaming with Nvidia GeForce Now) next Friday, 26th February, at 5pm in the UK. Console owners will be looking at a minimum download of 22GB, while the PC demo weighs in at a slightly beefier 24GB, and once installed, players can access all four of Outriders' classes, which can be taken for a test run across its prologue and opening chapter - meaning gear and enemies will be early game variants, rather than their more exotic later-game counterparts. Read more
Announcing the latest new update, Companions, for No Man’s Sky
Announcing the latest new update, Companions, for No Man’s Sky
Hello everyone, our tiny team is excited to let you know that our first free update for 2021, the Companions update, is available to download from today, free for both PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 players.
Marvel's Avengers PS5, Xbox Series X versions finally launch next month
Marvel's Avengers PS5, Xbox Series X versions finally launch next month
PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S versions of Marvel's Avengers will at last arrive next month, on 18th March.
Company sells replacement PS5 plates, tells Sony:
Company sells replacement PS5 plates, tells Sony: "Go ahead, sue us"
A company is selling replacement PlayStation 5 plates, telling Sony: "Go ahead, sue us." Canadian-based device customisation company Dbrand launched its replacement PS5 plates, dubbed Darkplates, with a brazen attitude towards the prospect of a Sony takedown. As Polygon spotted, the replacement plates are now on sale.
Law firm files PS5 DualSense drift class action against Sony
Law firm files PS5 DualSense drift class action against Sony
A US law firm has filed a class action against Sony over alleged PlayStation 5 DualSense drift. This week Chimicles Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith (CSK&D), the firm behind the ongoing class action against Nintendo over Joy-Con drift, asked affected customers to get in touch via an online form. Clearly, that call to action did the trick. The Dua
God of War's 60fps upgrade for PS5: the final flourish for an incredible game
God of War's 60fps upgrade for PS5: the final flourish for an incredible game
God of War - the 2018 sequel for PlayStation 4 - has finally received a patch for PlayStation 5, and in common with similar updates for Days Gone and Ghost of Tsushima, it opens the door to a classic game running flat out at 60 frames per second - and in common with those other Sony first party juggernauts, the impact is indeed transformative.
Chivalry 2 launches June 2021
Chivalry 2 launches June 2021
Chivalry 2 launches on 8th June 2021, developer Torn Banner Studios has announced. That's for PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart hits PS5 in June 2021
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart hits PS5 in June 2021
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart launches on PlayStation 5 on 11th June 2021, developer Insomniac has announced. Insomniac describes the game as "a brand-new full-length adventure". The
Law firm investigates potential PS5 DualSense drift class action lawsuit
Law firm investigates potential PS5 DualSense drift class action lawsuit
A US law firm is investigating a potential class action over PlayStation 5 DualSense drift. Chimicles Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith (CSK&D), the firm behind the ongoing class action lawsuit against Nintendo over Joy-Con drift, asked affected customers to get in touch via an online form. "CSK&D is investigating a potential class action based upon reports that Sony PS5 DualSense controllers for the PlayStation 5 console can experience drift issues and/or fail prematurely," the firm said. Read more
MP bill takes aim at PlayStation 5 price scalping
MP bill takes aim at PlayStation 5 price scalping
Following the creation of an Early Day Motion to discuss console scalping in the UK, it seems MPs are now beginning to draft legislation to tackle the issue - although I wouldn't get your hopes up for anything to become law in the near future.
Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time coming to PS5, Xbox Series X|S and Nintendo Switch in March, PC later
Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time coming to PS5, Xbox Series X|S and Nintendo Switch in March, PC later
Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time hits PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and Nintendo Switch on 12th March, Activision has announced. Toys for Bob's well-received platformer, which came out for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in October 2020, launches on PC via Battle.net later in 2021.
Crash Bandicoot 4 Comes To PS5, Xbox Series X|S And Switch March 15
Crash Bandicoot 4 Comes To PS5, Xbox Series X|S And Switch March 15
The excellent if a bit sadistic Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is about to get two upgrades and hopefully not too much of a downgrade on March 15, when the game launches for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Nintendo Switch.
Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time – coming to PS5 March 12
Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time – coming to PS5 March 12
Crash, Coco and friends are back like never before with new powers, new worlds to explore, larger-than life boss battles, and a whole wumping lot more: welcome to Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time, releasing for the PlayStation 5 starting March 12.
Xbox Series X and S Were The UK's Best-Selling Consoles in January
Xbox Series X and S Were The UK's Best-Selling Consoles in January
The Xbox Series consoles outsold both the Nintendo Switch and the PlayStation 5 in the UK during January 2021.
Sony May Be Working on a Back Button Attachment for PS5's DualSense Controller
Sony May Be Working on a Back Button Attachment for PS5's DualSense Controller
Sony is looking at porting its back button attachment for the PlayStation 5's DualSense controller, according to a new patent document.
Blood Bowl 3 launches August 2021
Blood Bowl 3 launches August 2021
Blood Bowl 3 launches August 2021 on PC via Steam, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S and Nintendo Switch, publisher Nacon has announced. For the uninitiated, Blood Bowl was originally a tabletop miniatures game released by Games Workshop back in the '80s.
Sony to launch PS5 in China during Q2 2021
Sony to launch PS5 in China during Q2 2021
Sony will launch the PlayStation 5 in China during the second quarter of 2021. PS5 launched in November 2020 in a raft of markets, China not among them.
The Nioh Collection on PlayStation 5 - all graphics modes tested on both games
The Nioh Collection on PlayStation 5 - all graphics modes tested on both games
PlayStation 5's Nioh Collection sees Tecmo Koei bring together both of its PS4 epics into one single package complete with all downloadable expansions, offering up a huge amount of content.
Final Fantasy 14's next expansion is Endwalker, takes players to the moon
Final Fantasy 14's next expansion is Endwalker, takes players to the moon
Square Enix has announced Endwalker, the next expansion for MMO Final Fantasy 14. It's due out autumn 2021 for PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and Mac.
You No Longer Have To Hear Hate Speech While Playing Destruction AllStars
You No Longer Have To Hear Hate Speech While Playing Destruction AllStars
Since Destruction AllStars released for PlayStation 5 a whole 72 hours ago, the game has been plagued by reported instances of verbal harassment, exacerbated by a voice chat that’s turned on by default.
Destruction AllStars hotfix disables lobby voice comms by default for all players
Destruction AllStars hotfix disables lobby voice comms by default for all players
Lucid Games has issued a hotfix for Destruction AllStars that disables multiplayer lobby voice communications by default for all players. "We are actively working on longer-term enhancements to the voice communications system," the developer said in a tweet. As I discussed in our Destruction AllStars review, the PlayStation 5-exclusive has lobby voice chat on by default and the microphone in the PS5 controller is on by default. Read more
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Season One Reloaded update out now, adds new Zombies map, 6v6 map, more
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Season One Reloaded update out now, adds new Zombies map, 6v6 map, more
The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Season One Reloaded update is out now. The update, which weighs in at 12.795GB on PlayStation 5, adds a new Vietnam-set Zombies map as well as a new 6v6 multiplayer map. Of note: the Easter egg hunt for the new Zombies map, dubbed Firebase Z, doesn't go live until 5pm UK time on Friday, 5th February, to give everyone around the world a chance to start on an equal footing. Read more
PS5 System Update Fixes Dumb PS4 Disc Install Issue
PS5 System Update Fixes Dumb PS4 Disc Install Issue
PlayStation 5 system update version 20.02-02.50.00 is now live, featuring a fix that keeps PlayStation 4 discs from installing old game versions after they’ve already been upgraded. Read more...
PS5 system update sorts out PS4 disc upgrade issue
PS5 system update sorts out PS4 disc upgrade issue
Sony has released a PlayStation 5 system update that sorts out a PlayStation 4 disc upgrade issue. The PS4 version of a game was sometimes installed from the PS4 game disc even after upgrading the disc version of a PS4 game to the PS5 version.
Supply-constrained PS5 shifts 4.5m units as Sony predicts highest-ever profit
Supply-constrained PS5 shifts 4.5m units as Sony predicts highest-ever profit
The PlayStation 5 has sold 4.5m units, Sony has announced. It's an impressive figure for the supply-constrained console, which was released in November 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic. The sales figure, accurate as of 31st December 2020, is roughly in-line with the launch sales of the PlayStation 4 at the same point in its life.
PlayStation 5 sold 4.5m units in less than two months
PlayStation 5 sold 4.5m units in less than two months
Sony's strong Q3 results showed great start for its new console, but price was "set lower than the manufacturing costs"
Celebrate your gaming year with PlayStation Wrap-Up 2020
Celebrate your gaming year with PlayStation Wrap-Up 2020
From Dreams in February to the launch of the PlayStation 5 console in November, there was a lot of gaming to celebrate in 2020.