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.”
Here are more PlayStation 5- related articles
PlayStation 5 officially confirmed
Unreal Engine 5 graphics running live on PS5
This is DualSense – the PlayStation 5 controller
‘Days Gone’ was released one year ago (three days back) and is still the largest project from Sony’s Bend Studio. I still remember seeing the reveal trailer at E3 a couple of years ago and it definately captured my attention.
The title is an open-world set in an apocalypse full of zombies and a couple of other threats.
The occasion is celebrated with a cool infographic that gives an overview over some cool stats and here it is:
Players have (togheter) achieved 200 million HOURS of gameplay, encountered 45 million hordes, spent 8 BILLION credits on (motorbike) repairs and over 42K (thousands) of days have passed by.
It’s worth mention that the developers have shown love to the community after the launch with free updates and free DLC. While none of these were anywhere near full fledged expansions with many extra hours of playtime, there were 12 different challenges added, rewarding those completing the game with extra stuff to do.
And here’s the trailer I’ve been telling you about. Enjoy!
Two of the biggest PlayStation exclusives are still on track and according to a note on the PlayStation blog we now have the official dates to share.
The wait is almost nigh as Naughty Dog’s ‘The Last of Us Part II’ will arrive on June 19 and Sucker Punch’s samuraj- open world ‘Ghost of Tsushima’ will follow on July 17, pushed back after its prior June 26th release set.
Yeah, here’s a Gameplay trailer for ‘Ghost of Tsushima’
And some 4K footage for ‘The Last of Us: Part II’
‘The Last of Us’ was originally released for the PlayStation 3 back in 2013. Last week, I’ve made a sweet deal that turnned out to be A BARGAIN.
It was in a package and by the looks, I was thinking it’s probably some kind of collector edition or something. It turned out it was the ‘Ellie Edition’. A quick search on Ebay reveals that as new and unopened, one could claim over $600. IT’S INSANE!
I’ve got it for $5 though, used BUT all the material is still in it. The artbook, comic, PS3- controller stickers – it’s all there.
Enjoy this one, guys!
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.
Sony has revealed some amazing stats for PS4.
Released back in November 2013 in US and Canada, followed by Europe and later on Japan on February 22nd, 2014, the PS4 has proven to become another happy story as part of the PlayStation- brand, ushering new generations into a new era of gaming.
PlayStation™Network’s (PSN) December 2019 monthly active users have reached 103 million*1, demonstrating that gamers worldwide are enjoying PlayStation®’s offerings. Additionally, the PlayStation®4 (PS4™) console has sold through more than 106 million*2 globally, and the cumulative sales of PS4 software titles from retailers and PlayStation™Store (PS™Store) have reached 1.15 billion*3 as of December 31, 2019.
106 million consoles sold and over 1.15 billion games means that the average PS4 owner owns over 10 titles.
PlayStation VR …. has reached its 5 million unit sales milestone
Another cool milestone, 5 million VR units sold to date. Notable is the fact that it launched as late as October 13th 2016.
Ready yourself – 5.10.19
Raising Kratos debuts this Friday May 10th at 12:01AM Pacific on PlayStation YouTube.
COMING SOON right here to PlayStation YouTube: Raising Kratos documents the five year, herculean effort to reinvent one of the greatest stories in gaming, God of War.
Facing an unknown future, Santa Monica Studio took a massive risk, fundamentally changing their beloved franchise and re-establishing their rightful place in video game history. More than just a “making of,” this cinematic journey of second chances rooted in family, sacrifice, struggle and doubt follows game director Cory Barlog and those who chase perfection in art and storytelling. Witness the incredible defeats, the unpredictable outcomes and the down-to-the-wire tension on full display in this true-life redemption story.
Rated Mature: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language
Text source: YouTube video description
Kratos IS the most bad ass character ever created, period.