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Clap Hanz’ First Non-PlayStation Golf Game Is My New Happy Place
Clap Hanz’ First Non-PlayStation Golf Game Is My New Happy Place
Japanese developer Clap Hanz has been making colorful cartoon golf games for PlayStation consoles since 1999’s Hot Shots Golf 2.
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.
Sony have bought Evo
Sony have bought Evo
Fighting game tournament to remain multiplatform
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.
PlayStation Communities, A Service I Didn't Even Know Existed, Is Going Away
PlayStation Communities, A Service I Didn't Even Know Existed, Is Going Away
This week marks the first and last time I have ever heard of PlayStation Communities, a service that apparently let users hang out in custom forums/group chats on the PS4 and talk about specific stuff. Read more...
Release Knack on PC you cowards
Release Knack on PC you cowards
Sony Japan Studio is being restructured, but their legacy could live on
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.
Sony's Illustrious Japan Studio Is Basically Done For
Sony's Illustrious Japan Studio Is Basically Done For
Japan Studio, a branch of PlayStation’s development efforts once responsible for everything from Shadow of the Colossus to Gravity Rush to Ape Escape, has been downsized to oblivion by Sony, with only the team responsible for Astro’s Playroom remaining alongside a few other staff. Read more...
PS4-Exclusive Days Gone Coming To PC This Spring
PS4-Exclusive Days Gone Coming To PC This Spring
Open world zombie slaughter sim Days Gone will be the latest first-party Sony game to get ported to PC, British GQ reports in a new interview with Sony Interactive Entertainment boss Jim Ryan.
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.
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 Shipped 4.5 Million Units in 2020; PS4 Has Now Shipped 115 Million Units
PS5 Shipped 4.5 Million Units in 2020; PS4 Has Now Shipped 115 Million Units
The post PS5 Shipped 4.5 Million Units in 2020; PS4 Has Now Shipped 115 Million Units appeared first on Fextralife. PS5 shipped 4.5 million units in 2020, with PS4 now at 115 million units since launch. The post PS5 Shipped 4.5 Million Units in 2020; PS4 Has Now Shipped 115 Million Units appeared first on Fextralife.
PS5 Exclusive Returnal Delayed To April 30
PS5 Exclusive Returnal Delayed To April 30
Returnal’s release is now pushed by just over a month, Sony Interactive Entertainment announced today. Read more...
PlayStation boss says investing in new IPs is
PlayStation boss says investing in new IPs is "very risky"
Jim Ryan, CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, has opened up about the risks of developing brand new IPs, calling it "very risky". In an interview with GQ, Ryan talked candidly about Sony's recent acquisitions and the risks involved in committing to a brand new project. "We've invested a lot organically over the course of the PS4 generation, more than people realise.
Sony Says There's 'News to Come' on a PlayStation Response to Xbox Game Pass
Sony Says There's 'News to Come' on a PlayStation Response to Xbox Game Pass
Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan says there's "news to come" on a PlayStation response to Xbox Game Pass.
Cross-Gen PlayStation Exclusives Are Being 'Built from the Ground Up' for PS5
Cross-Gen PlayStation Exclusives Are Being 'Built from the Ground Up' for PS5
Sony Interactive Entertainment President and CEO Jim Ryan has reassured fans that cross-gen PlayStation exclusives will be "built from the ground up" for PS5 and that it would be "wrong" to walk away from the over 100 million PS4 owners too early.
Sony's Jim Ryan Says It's 'Crucial' to Keep Serving PS4 Owners in Years to Come
Sony's Jim Ryan Says It's 'Crucial' to Keep Serving PS4 Owners in Years to Come
Sony Interactive Entertainment's CEO seems to indicate that PlayStation 4 games will keep coming into 2022.
PS5: As Many Pre-Orders Made in 12 Hours as PS4 Pre-Orders in 12 Weeks in US
PS5: As Many Pre-Orders Made in 12 Hours as PS4 Pre-Orders in 12 Weeks in US
Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan says as many PS5 consoles were sold in the first 12 hours of pre-orders as were sold in the first 12 weeks of preorders for the PS4.
Sony to optimise the PS5 fan with online updates
Sony to optimise the PS5 fan with online updates
Sony will optimise the PlayStation 5's internal fan with online updates, it's said. In an interview with 4Gamer.net (with translation by ResetEra user orzkare backed up by our resident Japanese speaker John Linneman), Yasuhiro Ootori, VP of mechanical design at Sony Interactive Entertainment's hardware design division said Sony will optimise the fan control based on data on the Accelerated Processing Unit (APU)'s behaviour in each game. "Various games will be released in the future, and data on the APU's behaviour in each game will be collected," Otori said.
PlayStation Trophies are changing, PS5 gets new trophy level icons
PlayStation Trophies are changing, PS5 gets new trophy level icons
Sony has outlined how trophies are changing as we head into the launch of the PlayStation 5. In a post on the PlayStation Blog, Sony Interactive Entertainment director of product management Toshimasa Aoki revealed the trophy level will change from the current 1-100 range to 1-999. Following an update issued tonight in the US and tomorrow in Europe, your trophy level will automatically be remapped to a new level within this new range based on the trophies you've already earned.
Official PS5 teardown video gives us our first look inside Sony's next-gen console
Official PS5 teardown video gives us our first look inside Sony's next-gen console
Sony has released a PlayStation 5 teardown video showing off all the bits and bobs inside its next generation console. In the video below, Yasuhiro Ootori, VP of mechanical design at Sony Interactive Entertainment's hardware design division, discusses a "dramatic" improvement in both performance and quietness compared to the PlayStation 4.
PS5 Won't Be Backwards Compatible With PS3, PS2, or PS1 Games
PS5 Won't Be Backwards Compatible With PS3, PS2, or PS1 Games
Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO and President Jim Ryan confirmed that PS5 will not be compatible with PS3, PS2, or PS1 games.
Sony's PS5 showcase was exciting for PC gaming, then hugely disappointing
Sony's PS5 showcase was exciting for PC gaming, then hugely disappointing
For a brief, beautiful moment last night, Sony were good to PC gaming.
PS5 Will Be Backwards Compatible with '99 Percent' of PS4 Games
PS5 Will Be Backwards Compatible with '99 Percent' of PS4 Games
Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO and President Jim Ryan has confirmed that "99 percent" of all PS4 games will be playable on PS5 via backwards compatibility.
Sony will “explore” bringing more exclusives to PC
Sony will “explore” bringing more exclusives to PC
Earlier this year, Alice0 mused that it would be weird if Sony didn’t bring more exclusives to PC and by golly it looks like they were listening to her specifically because now they’re having a proper think about it.
I accidentally unlocked Horizon Zero Dawn's N64 mode
I accidentally unlocked Horizon Zero Dawn's N64 mode
Over the last week, I’ve sat through Horizon Zero Dawn‘s lengthy optimisation process more times than I care to count.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake Has Sold 5 Million Copies
Final Fantasy 7 Remake Has Sold 5 Million Copies
The post Final Fantasy 7 Remake Has Sold 5 Million Copies appeared first on Fextralife. Final Fantasy 7 Remake has now smashed the over 5 million copies sold mark. The post Final Fantasy 7 Remake Has Sold 5 Million Copies appeared first on Fextralife.
Godfall Gets New PS5 Gameplay Video
Godfall Gets New PS5 Gameplay Video
The post Godfall Gets New PS5 Gameplay Video appeared first on Fextralife. Godfall gets a new video focusing on combat, showing a boss fight and some of enemies you will come across as a Valorian Knight! The post Godfall Gets New PS5 Gameplay Video appeared first on Fextralife.
Horizon Complete Edition PC Review – An Excellent Port of a Flawed Game
Horizon Complete Edition PC Review – An Excellent Port of a Flawed Game
But at its worst, the game feels like a slave to the machine that is the open world genre.
Horizon Zero Dawn on PC comfortably outperforms PS4 in this brilliant port
Horizon Zero Dawn on PC comfortably outperforms PS4 in this brilliant port
Horizon Zero Dawn stomps onto PC in just two days time, and I’ve been playing an early build of Guerrilla Games’ post-apocalyptic cyber dino-hunting adventure to see how it runs now that it’s left the confines of its console box origins.
Sony Announces State of Play for This Thursday
Sony Announces State of Play for This Thursday
The post Sony Announces State of Play for This Thursday appeared first on Fextralife. The next State of Play is this Thursday covering upcoming PS4 games, PS VR and PS5 games from June's showcase.
Horizon Zero Dawn's world is beautifully borked – and I can't wait to revisit it on PC
Horizon Zero Dawn's world is beautifully borked – and I can't wait to revisit it on PC
There’s just four weeks to go now until Horizon Zero Dawn does a massive electric roar and charges towards us through our PC screens, and as RPS’ resident HZD obsessive, I’m excited.
Horizon Zero Dawn launches on PC August 7th
Horizon Zero Dawn launches on PC August 7th
Sound the battle drums folks. Get those smoke signals going.
Introducing PlayStation Indies and a morning of captivating new games
Introducing PlayStation Indies and a morning of captivating new games
Hi everyone! As some of you may have noticed, I have long been a big fan of indie games, and ever since I was appointed as Head of Indies Initiative for PlayStation in November the last year, I have been working closely with all departments at Sony Interactive Entertainment to elevate our efforts to help […]
Announcing the PlayStation Bug Bounty Program
Announcing the PlayStation Bug Bounty Program
At PlayStation, we are committed to providing gamers all over the world with great experiences.
Playstation 5 Console Finally Revealed, Digital Edition Also Announced
Playstation 5 Console Finally Revealed, Digital Edition Also Announced
The post Playstation 5 Console Finally Revealed, Digital Edition Also Announced appeared first on Fextralife. PS5 finally gets revealed by Sony who announces two editions, one digital (no-disc) edition and one classic, check out the screenshots and reveal video here! The post Playstation 5 Console Finally Revealed, Digital Edition Also Announced appeared first on Fextralife.
Sony’s Playstation 5 Event Rescheduled for June 11th
Sony’s Playstation 5 Event Rescheduled for June 11th
The post Sony’s Playstation 5 Event Rescheduled for June 11th appeared first on Fextralife. ony has now confirmed the new date for the Playstation 5 reveal event which will feature the lineup of games is set for June 11th.
Sony fined £1.9m by Australian court over PlayStation refund policy
Sony fined £1.9m by Australian court over PlayStation refund policy
Sony has been slapped with a £1.9m fine by Australian authorities over its PlayStation refund policy. Australia's Federal Court handed Sony Europe, which operates the Australian PlayStation Support Centre as well as the country's PSN terms of service, an AUD $3.5m fine because its digital refunds policy was found to be in breach of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL). The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) found Sony Interactive Entertainment Network Europe Limited (Sony Europe) guilty of misleading four customers who complained to Sony that they had bought faulty PlayStation games.
Sony Playstation 5 Reveal Event Set for June 4th
Sony Playstation 5 Reveal Event Set for June 4th
The post Sony Playstation 5 Reveal Event Set for June 4th appeared first on Fextralife. Sony's next reveal event will be taking place on June 4th, set to feature games for the next-gen console, more details here! The post Sony Playstation 5 Reveal Event Set for June 4th appeared first on Fextralife.
The Last of Us Part II to be featured for next State of Play
The Last of Us Part II to be featured for next State of Play
The post The Last of Us Part II to be featured for next State of Play appeared first on Fextralife. Sony will hold a State of Play on May 27th which will feature a deep dive and gameplay for The Last of Us Part II. The post The Last of Us Part II to be featured for next State of Play appeared first on Fextralife.
Sony Interactive Entertainment Announces Playstation Studios for First-Party Titles
Sony Interactive Entertainment Announces Playstation Studios for First-Party Titles
The post Sony Interactive Entertainment Announces Playstation Studios for First-Party Titles appeared first on Fextralife. Sony unveils new umbrella brand for first-party titles Playstation Studios, more details here! The post Sony Interactive Entertainment Announces Playstation Studios for First-Party Titles appeared first on Fextralife.