‘Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order‘ has been a hit with both critics and audiences. Metacritic lists it at 79% from critics and 77% from users. And not only!
Released on November 15, 2019 for PS4, Xbox One and PC, it sold 10 million copies by March 31, 2020 (source: Venturebeat); a commercial success which most likely means that the game’s publisher – EA – and its makers – Respawn Entertainment (‘Apex Legends‘, ‘Titanfall‘) – will further develop the franchise. Not least because the patch/update released today.
The “next-gen optimization update” for Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 is improving the visuals (in terms of framerate and resolution). Here follows a quick summary:
During the past weeks, reports and rumors about a PlayStation 5 reveal event have been growing.
Sony has invited all of us to a PlayStation 5-dedicated ‘State of Play’- stream that will start at 10 PM CEST/ 9 PM BST on June 4.
This particular State of Play will focus on games:
“That’s why I’m excited to share that we will soon give you a first look at the games you’ll be playing after PlayStation 5 launches this holiday. The games coming to PS5 represent the best in the industry from innovative studios that span the globe. Studios, both larger and smaller, those newer and those more established, all have been hard at work developing games that will showcase the potential of the hardware.”
The digital showcase will run a bit over one hour, so that’s exciting news! We will finally see some of the GAMES they’ve prepared for us.
We’re very likely TO NOT see the hardware yet, an exact release date (well, IT IS confirmed to launch this holiday, as quoted above) or price at this point. BUT, one must not despair. There’ll be more State of Play- events in the upcoming weeks and months, as Sony states that:
“This is part of our series of PS5 updates and, rest assured, after next week’s showcase, we will still have much to share with you.”
THAT is the PlayStation 5 controller, titled DualSense, as presented yesterday on the PlayStation blog.
It’s still wireless and along the new features we’ll find “haptic feedback, which adds a variety of powerful sensations you’ll feel when you play, such as the slow grittiness of driving a car through mud. We also incorporated adaptive triggers into the L2 and R2 buttons of DualSense so you can truly feel the tension of your actions, like when drawing a bow to shoot an arrow.”
Strong battery life, lighter in weight, no “Share” button (implemented first by Sony in DualShock 4 – the PlayStation 4’s controller), but a new “Create” button feature that is “once again pioneering new ways for players to create epic gameplay content to share with the world, or just to enjoy for themselves. We’ll have more details on this feature as we get closer to launch.”
Built-in microphone array and ” a two-toned design. Additionally, we changed the position of the light bar that will give it an extra pop. On DualShock 4, it sat on the top of the controller; now it sits at each side of the touch pad, giving it a slightly larger look and feel.”.
Sony said that they went “through several concepts and hundreds of mockups over the last few years”
The reveal ends with a message from SIE President & CEO Jim Ryan to the community where he mentions that: ” I truly want to thank you for sharing this exciting journey with us as we head toward PS5’s launch in Holiday 2020.”.
No pricetag, a precise release date, console design nor launch line-up are known as of now and everything you’ll read regarding those around the web are merely speculations. There are online stores that have a price for pre-orders but remember that these are only placeholders. You’ll know the exact price when it’s official announced.