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PlayStation’s Focus on Too Big to Fail Games Is Concerning
PlayStation’s Focus on Too Big to Fail Games Is Concerning
Sony could be losing a key part of its legacy following a new report about the company's reliance on big blockbusters over anything else.
God of War: Ragnarok PS5 – 10 Boss Fights We Want
God of War: Ragnarok PS5 – 10 Boss Fights We Want
Giants, gods, heroes, and more- there's more than a few mythological figures that Kratos could come up against.
Sony plots big PlayStation push into mobile gaming
Sony plots big PlayStation push into mobile gaming
Sony is plotting a big push into mobile gaming - with the biggest PlayStation games key to the effort. A job advertisement for Head of Mobile, PlayStation Studios, SIE, reveals plans for the successful candidate to "focus on successfully adapting PlayStation's most popular franchises for mobile". "You will be responsible for building and scaling a team of mobile leaders and will serve as the Head of this new business unit within PlayStation Studios." Read more
Returnal Composer Talks Challenges Of Scoring Game Vs Film
Returnal Composer Talks Challenges Of Scoring Game Vs Film
Bobby Krlic breaks down some key differences from the two experiences.
Sony is Reportedly Working on an Xbox Game Pass “Counterpunch”
Sony is Reportedly Working on an Xbox Game Pass “Counterpunch”
God of War creator David Jaffe says people at Sony have told him a Game Pass competitor is in the works.
The Last of Us Remake is Reportedly in Development at Naughty Dog
The Last of Us Remake is Reportedly in Development at Naughty Dog
A report claims that Sony Visual Arts Service Group in San Diego started out as lead developers on the project, but have since been demoted to being a support studio.
Sony Has Reportedly Shifted Focus to Larger AAA Projects, No Longer Wants to Develop Smaller Games
Sony Has Reportedly Shifted Focus to Larger AAA Projects, No Longer Wants to Develop Smaller Games
Multi-million projects at larger studios like Naughty Dog, SIE Santa Monica, and Guerrilla Games seem to the priority at PlayStation.
Days Gone Sequel Pitch Was Unsuccessful; Sony Bend Working On New Game – Rumor
Days Gone Sequel Pitch Was Unsuccessful; Sony Bend Working On New Game – Rumor
Despite seemingly being a success, a sequel doesn't seem to be in development.
The Last of Us Remake Reportedly in Development, and Days Gone 2 Pitch Rejected
The Last of Us Remake Reportedly in Development, and Days Gone 2 Pitch Rejected
Sony studios are reportedly working on a remake of The Last of Us, while Sony Bend begins work on a new game after an unsuccessful 2019 pitch to make Days Gone 2.
Naughty Dog reportedly working on The Last of Us remake for PS5
Naughty Dog reportedly working on The Last of Us remake for PS5
Naughty Dog is working on a The Last of Us remake, according to a new report. Bloomberg said this project was in development at an unnanounced new studio created within its little-known San Diego-based Visual Arts Service Group, but was handed to Naughty Dog after Sony had a change of mind. Meanwhile, Days Gone 2 isn't happening.
Netflix signs exclusive streaming deal for Sony films, including Uncharted
Netflix signs exclusive streaming deal for Sony films, including Uncharted
Netflix has signed a streaming licensing deal for Sony's upcoming films, including Uncharted. The US-focused licensing deal is for theatrically released Sony films, beginning with its 2022 slate.
Netflix lands streaming deal for Sony films, including Uncharted
Netflix lands streaming deal for Sony films, including Uncharted
All Sony Pictures films from 2022 will be available on the streaming platform after their initial theatrical release
Bloodborne Desperately Needs a PS5 Patch
Bloodborne Desperately Needs a PS5 Patch
Sony needs to stop sleeping on Bloodborne.
Muslim advocacy group calls on platform holders to not sell Six Days in Fallujah
Muslim advocacy group calls on platform holders to not sell Six Days in Fallujah
CAIR asked Sony, Microsoft, and Valve to not distribute "an Arab murder simulator that will only normalize violence against Muslims in America and around the world"
Muslim Civil Rights Group Calls For Microsoft, Sony, And Valve To Deplatform Six Days In Fallujah
Muslim Civil Rights Group Calls For Microsoft, Sony, And Valve To Deplatform Six Days In Fallujah
Calling the controversial first-person shooter that aims to recreate the events of the Second Battle of Fallujah an “Arab murder simulator,” Muslim civil rights and advocacy group CAIR, the Council on American–Islamic Relations, is requesting that Microsoft, Sony, and Valve avoid hosting or distributing Six Days in… Read more...
PlayStation Doesn’t Need E3 to Have a Great 2021
PlayStation Doesn’t Need E3 to Have a Great 2021
IGN's weekly PlayStation show discusses all the latest PS5 and PS4 news, including Sony's upcoming absence from E3, MLB the Show, and much more.
Returnal – Why You Shouldn’t Sleep on This PS5 Exclusive
Returnal – Why You Shouldn’t Sleep on This PS5 Exclusive
Housemarque's rogue-lite could have the gameplay and narrative chops to be truly great.
The Legend of Dragoon Needs to Make a Comeback
The Legend of Dragoon Needs to Make a Comeback
A classic JRPG that deserves another chance to make it big.
Sony's MLB: The Show 21 on Xbox Game Pass was an MLB decision
Sony's MLB: The Show 21 on Xbox Game Pass was an MLB decision
MLB looking to expand the potential of its video game
Xbox Game Pass Is Getting Sony Exclusives Now
Xbox Game Pass Is Getting Sony Exclusives Now
Please welcome our friend Lord Cognito from the Iron Lords Podcast back to Unlocked!
E3 2021 Plans Announced: Xbox and Nintendo Involved, No Sign of Sony
E3 2021 Plans Announced: Xbox and Nintendo Involved, No Sign of Sony
The ESA has announced its plans for the first digital-only E3, which will include Nintendo and Xbox, but currently does not feature Sony.
The Best Free-to-Play Games for the Xbox Series X/S
The Best Free-to-Play Games for the Xbox Series X/S
The latest Xbox Insider program update nixes the Xbox Live Gold requirement for free-to-play (F2P) Xbox games for users in the Xbox Insider Alpha & Alpha Skip Ahead rings. The
Returnal Dev Diary Highlights Narrative Design
Returnal Dev Diary Highlights Narrative Design
Narrative director Gregory Louden discusses the various layers of story-telling.
Marvel's Avengers, Borderlands 3, and The Long Dark Join PlayStation Now
Marvel's Avengers, Borderlands 3, and The Long Dark Join PlayStation Now
Sony has announced that Marvel's Avengers, Borderlands 3, and The Long Dark will all be arriving on PlayStation Now on April 6, 2021.
Remedy Entertainment Might be Working on a PlayStation Exclusive with Sony – Rumour
Remedy Entertainment Might be Working on a PlayStation Exclusive with Sony – Rumour
The developer has previously said it has multiple games in development.
Returnal – 15 Features You Need To Know
Returnal – 15 Features You Need To Know
Here's every reason to be excited for Housemarque's upcoming roguelike shooter.
Tencent's Timi Studios may be the
Tencent's Timi Studios may be the "world's largest developer" now
Tencent's Timi Studios, the studio behind Call of Duty Mobile and Honor of Kings, generated revenue of $10 billion - £7.23bn - in 2020. Reuters, which broke the story, reports that if true, that makes Timi "the world's largest developer", providing the studio with "a hefty basis for its ambitions to move beyond mobile games and compete directly with global heavyweights developing expensive AAA titles on platforms such as desktop computers, Sony's PlayStation, Nintendo's Switch and Microsoft's Xbox". The news comes after Tencent publicly reported it had generated 156.1 billion yuan (£17 billion) in revenue from its game business, but stopped short of revealing the revenue for each individual studio.
Sony Japan Studio Restructure Leads to Mass Exodus of Developers
Sony Japan Studio Restructure Leads to Mass Exodus of Developers
Several key members of PlayStation Japan Studio have announced their last days as the developer re-structures around Astro's Playroom's Team ASOBI.
PlayStation Plus Games for April 2021 Announced
PlayStation Plus Games for April 2021 Announced
Sony has announced that Oddworld: Soulstorm, Days Gone, and Zombie Army 4: Dead War are the PlayStation Plus games for April 2021.
PlayStation Plus April games announced
PlayStation Plus April games announced
Sony has announced April 2021's PlayStation Plus titles, all of which will be available to download from 6th April to 3rd May. First up, Oddworld: Soulstorm, which as we knew already will launch on 6th April directly into PlayStation Plus.
PlayStation Vita project cancelled in wake of store shutdown confirmation
PlayStation Vita project cancelled in wake of store shutdown confirmation
Twin Breaker studio Lillymo Games has had to abandon its plans to release a project for PlayStation Vita in the wake of Sony's confirmation it will shutter the handheld's online store on 27th August.
Cyberpunk 2077's PlayStation Return Is Completely Up to Sony
Cyberpunk 2077's PlayStation Return Is Completely Up to Sony
It's been over 100 days since Cyberpunk 2077 was removed from the PlayStation store, and CD Projekt says that it's all up to Sony as to when the game finally returns.
The classics that go forever when Sony switches off its PS3, PSP, Vita stores
The classics that go forever when Sony switches off its PS3, PSP, Vita stores
What was rumour has now been confirmed, with Sony announcing it's to close the PS3 and PSP stores on July 2nd, with the Vita store to close soon after on August 27th, taking with them a whole bevvy of games that were only available via digital download.
“Sony is Really Behind What We’re Doing” – Media Molecule Studio Director
“Sony is Really Behind What We’re Doing” – Media Molecule Studio Director
It seems Sony plans to keep investing in the Dreams and LittleBigPlanet studio.
Sony Officially Announces Closure Of PS3, PSP Stores On July 2, Vita On August 27
Sony confirms PS3, PSP, and Vita digital stores closing for good this summer
Sony confirms PS3, PSP, and Vita digital stores closing for good this summer
Following the quiet closure of an old web version of the PlayStation Store this weekend, Sony has confirmed it'll be permanently closing all PS3, Vita, and PSP digital stores this summer. Writing on the PlayStation website, and corroborating an earlier report by TheGamer, Sony confirmed it would be closing the PS3 store on 2nd July, and that all remaining PSP purchase functionality will cease at the same time.
PlayStation Store Shut Down Dates for PS3, PS Vita, and PSP Officially Announced
PlayStation Store Shut Down Dates for PS3, PS Vita, and PSP Officially Announced
Sony PlayStation has announced that it will shut down the PSN Store function for PS3, Vita, and PSP later this year.
Ratchet and Clank Will Receive PS5 Update in April
Ratchet and Clank Will Receive PS5 Update in April
It adds 60 FPS support to the action platformer.
Media Molecule Talks Curation And The Future Of Dreams
Media Molecule Talks Curation And The Future Of Dreams
More than a year out from release, Dreams stands apart for its unique combination of game creator and sharing platform.
PAX East 2021 Canceled, Replaced With PAX Online In July
PAX East 2021 Canceled, Replaced With PAX Online In July
While convention organizers held out hope until the last minute, it turns out early June was still a bit too soon for thousands of gamers to descend upon Boston for PAX East 2021.
Genshin Impact, Six Months Later
Genshin Impact, Six Months Later
Genshin Impact was a landmark game for 2020, and for global awareness of Chinese-developed video games.
Sony shuts down old web version of PS3, PSP, Vita store
Sony shuts down old web version of PS3, PSP, Vita store
The URL now redirects to the new PlayStation Store, but games can still be purchased from the consoles themselves
Sony Kills A Means of Buying PS3, PSP, and Vita Games Amid Store Closure Rumors
Sony Kills A Means of Buying PS3, PSP, and Vita Games Amid Store Closure Rumors
Sony has pulled a web version of the PS Store that allowed players to buy PS3, PSP, and PlayStation Vita games – stoking rumours that Sony will close Stores for those older platforms this Summer.
Sony quietly kills old web version of the PlayStation Store that let people access PS3, Vita and PSP games
Sony quietly kills old web version of the PlayStation Store that let people access PS3, Vita and PSP games
Sony has pulled an old web version of the PlayStation Store that let people still buy old games. In October, Sony launched a revamped web and mobile store that ditched PlayStation 3, PSP and Vita games, themes and avatars.
Does Sony have a responsibility to preserve its gaming history? It's the Eurogamer News Cast!
Does Sony have a responsibility to preserve its gaming history? It's the Eurogamer News Cast!
It's that time of the week again! In the video below, Tom, Emma and I run through the recent headlines that caught our eye in a chinwag of epic proportions.
Returnal Trailer Features Fast-Paced Combat, Grotesque Foes
Returnal Trailer Features Fast-Paced Combat, Grotesque Foes
Housemarque's Mikael Haveri breaks down the roguelite shooter.
Sony has a responsibility to preserve its gaming history | Opinion
Sony has a responsibility to preserve its gaming history | Opinion
As the shutdown of legacy storefronts looms, Sony's disinterest in preserving earlier generations of PlayStation software threatens to hollow out the medium
Returnal Has Gone Gold
Returnal Has Gone Gold
Housemarque's rogue-lite shooter is out on April 30th.
Why PS3, PSP, and Vita Stores Closing Would Be Such a Big Deal
Why PS3, PSP, and Vita Stores Closing Would Be Such a Big Deal
We break down the report of older Sony digital storefronts potentially closing down, the Sony acquisition of EVO, free games on PS4, and much more!
PlayStation’s emulator trophy patent isn’t new, and neither are emulated achievements
PlayStation’s emulator trophy patent isn’t new, and neither are emulated achievements
Recently, folks discovered that Sony had filed a patent for a "method and apparatus for awarding trophies" - a process by which to award trophies for emulated PlayStation games without any need to modify the original game code.
Sony Files Patent for Trophies for Emulated Legacy Titles
Sony Files Patent for Trophies for Emulated Legacy Titles
Here's hoping something like this actually ends up happening.
PlayStation Patents the Ability to Add Trophies to Older, Emulated Games
PlayStation Patents the Ability to Add Trophies to Older, Emulated Games
Sony has patented technology that could allow older emulated games to be retrofitted with trophies.
Sony reportedly closing PS3, PSP, Vita digital stores
Sony reportedly closing PS3, PSP, Vita digital stores
Online storefronts said to shut down in July and August, leaving no way for people to buy digital games or add-on content
Sony Is Rumored To Be Shutting Down The Stores For PS3, PSP, And Vita Later This Year
Sony Is Rumored To Be Shutting Down The Stores For PS3, PSP, And Vita Later This Year
If the rumor is true, it'd see permanent closure for three separate PlayStation brands.
Feature: The Bloodthirsty History Of Monster Hunter, From Sony PlayStation To Nintendo Switch
Feature: The Bloodthirsty History Of Monster Hunter, From Sony PlayStation To Nintendo Switch
In the hunt for knowledge? You've come to the right place. Monster Hunter is Capcom’s second-best-selling video game franchise.
Sony's PS3, PSP, and Vita digital stores reportedly closing for good this summer
Sony's PS3, PSP, and Vita digital stores reportedly closing for good this summer
Sony is reportedly readying to permanently close its PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, and PlayStation Vita digital stores starting in July. As reported by TheGamer, citing a verified source familiar with the situation, 2nd July will see Sony permanently shut its PSP and PS3 stores, while the Vita store will close on 27th August. By the point, the PSP store will have been active for over 16 years, with the PlayStation 3 and Vita stores making it to 15 and ten years respectively. Read more
Over 700 PS2 prototypes and demos released by game preservation group
Over 700 PS2 prototypes and demos released by game preservation group
A video game preservation group has released over 700 PlayStation 2 prototypes and demos. As reported by VGC, Project Deluge includes 752 PS2 prototypes or demos made for Sony's console but never officially released. The Hidden Palace and the Internet Archive worked together to catalogue and upload all the files, which amounted to a whopping 860GB of data. Read more
PlayStation's Ken Kutaragi
PlayStation's Ken Kutaragi "Never" Considered Nintendo To Be A Competitor
"We were workmates". Before the existence of the PlayStation, Sony worked with Nintendo on a CD-ROM drive for the Super Famicom.
Black Panther Coming To Avengers, Gotham Knights Delayed, Outriders Launching On Game Pass And More
Black Panther Coming To Avengers, Gotham Knights Delayed, Outriders Launching On Game Pass And More
This week on Morning Checkpoint we celebrate the death of Fortnite’s Peely, learn more about upcoming Square Enix games, see who’s the next big hero coming to Avengers, eat a baby(?) and get a look at the next generation of PSVR controllers. Read more...
Control Developer Says Sony Was 'a Bit More Ready' for Next-Gen Than Microsoft
Control Developer Says Sony Was 'a Bit More Ready' for Next-Gen Than Microsoft
Control developer Remedy's Thomas Puha says that the PS5 version of Control was a bit easier to get working than the Xbox Series version, due to hardware complications.
Xbox Smart Delivery Turned Out To Be A Pretty Big Deal
Xbox Smart Delivery Turned Out To Be A Pretty Big Deal
When Microsoft started slipping the made-up phrase “Smart Delivery” into all of its Xbox Series X/S marketing last year, it seemed like just another pair of empty buzzwords.
Next Big Cyberpunk 2077 Patch Will Fix Cops And Cars
Next Big Cyberpunk 2077 Patch Will Fix Cops And Cars
CD Projekt Red released a weird update on Cyberpunk 2077's next big patch today, including a brief explanation of changes coming to how its open world works, delivered by an in-universe news broadcaster.
Sony co-buys fighting game tournament Evo
Sony co-buys fighting game tournament Evo
Sony has co-bought the long-running Evo fighting game tournament. Sony joined forces with RTS, a new venture from Endeavor's esports business, to buy the Evolution Championship Series, the world's largest fighting game event.
Sony And RTS Jointly Acquire Fighting Game Tournament EVO, Nintendo Responds
Sony And RTS Jointly Acquire Fighting Game Tournament EVO, Nintendo Responds
"We will continue to assess Evo". Sony Interactive Entertainment, in partnership with the esports business RTS, has acquired the annual fighting game tournament Evo.
EVO 2021 confirmed as an online tournament under new Sony co-ownership
EVO 2021 confirmed as an online tournament under new Sony co-ownership
After 2020's cancelation, the fighting tournament returns much changed.
Sony and esports group RTS acquire EVO, event returns this August
Sony and esports group RTS acquire EVO, event returns this August
It’s been nearly a year since the massive, yearly EVO esports event was canceled for 2020.
Sony jointly acquires fighting game tournament Evo
Sony jointly acquires fighting game tournament Evo
The PlayStation firm buys popular esports event alongside esports venture RTS
Sony have bought Evo
Sony have bought Evo
Fighting game tournament to remain multiplatform
PlayStation buys Evo, but they’re still playing Tekken on PC
PlayStation buys Evo, but they’re still playing Tekken on PC
As Microsoft goes around acquiring some of the biggest game studios in the world, it seems Sony is out to acquire… major esports events? Today, PlayStation and a new esports venture called RTS have jointly acquired the Evolution Championship Series - perhaps better known as Evo, the biggest tournament for fighting games out there. Evo Online will take place this year over two stretches, August 6 to August 8, and August 13 to August 15.
PlayStation Buys Evo Championship Series, Announces 2021 Event Dates
PlayStation Buys Evo Championship Series, Announces 2021 Event Dates
PlayStation has acquired the Evo fighting game tournament, and Nintendo has commented on Sony's acquisition of the world's largest fighting game tournament.
Sony Buys Evo
Sony Buys Evo
Premier fighting game competition the Evolution Championship Series (colloquially known as Evo) has been purchased by Sony Interactive Entertainment, the Japanese corporation announced today.
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
Sony's getting serious about VR on PS5, and that's great news for everyone
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.
Sony unveils PS5 VR controllers
Sony unveils PS5 VR controllers
Separate left- and right-hand controllers will have adaptive triggers, finger sensors, and inside-out tracking
PS5’s Next-Gen PSVR Controllers Revealed, Includes Adaptive Triggers and Finger Touch Detection
PS5’s Next-Gen PSVR Controllers Revealed, Includes Adaptive Triggers and Finger Touch Detection
The controllers utilize an orb-like design for less constraints on hand movement.
PlayStation VR 2: New Controllers Revealed
PlayStation VR 2: New Controllers Revealed
Sony has revealed the new controllers that will be part of the PlayStation VR 2 package, which include finger tracking, adaptive triggers, and more.
PS5 VR Controllers Ditch The Magic Wand Look
PS5 VR Controllers Ditch The Magic Wand Look
Sony shared a glimpse of the new controllers that will be apart of its next-gen VR add-on for the PS5 and they look nothing like the glowing wands used for the company’s existing PSVR. Read more...