FIRST LOOK AT THE PLAYSTATION 5 UX

The first look at Playstation 5’s UX (User Experience) such as the UI (User Interface) and other new cool features were has just been revealed hours ago.

It looks and runs smooth. The presentation focused on gaming. Some stuff you should look for:

* Playstation 5 personal time estimate – gives players an idea of how long it will take them to complete the given activity.
* Official in-game help – it’s included for active Playstation Plus members in some PS5 games. It basically gives you hints on how to achieve goals without the need for a web search (you know, like looking how players have completed the game on YouTube, or be exposed to any kind of spoilers)
* Screen Share – party members can share their screen with the group, allowing others to see them playing in real-time
* Parties are bigger than just voice chat now – you can send screenshots (captured with your DualSense) to your friends
* Playstation 5 supports voice detection in a couple of languages. You can use the microphone to send messages instead of typing them (it’s up to you)

The Solid State Drive (SSD) in the consoles makes things swift and allows gaming and other activities in an instant.

The console launches November, 12th in North America and 19 throughout the rest of the world.

[LIVE STREAM] PLAYSTATION 5 SHOWCASE EVENT

In less than an hour from now, Sony is holding another PlayStation 5 showcase event which will be around 40 minutes long and all the attention is directed towards it.

Will we finally be knowing the official release date + the price tag for the PS5? Do you dare to hope for the launch line-up to be announced? Will we see other and previously unannounced games revealed? Does Sony have another ace to pull out now?

Here’s the livestream where some of these questions will get an answer, so sit back, relax and enjoy!

NEW PS5 COVERS REVEALED

Playstation 5 covers for ‘Assassins Creed: Valhalla’, ‘Watch Dogs Legion’, ‘Far Cry 6’, ‘Planet Coaster’ and ‘Overcooked: All You Can Eat’ have been revealed.

As you’ll notice, the difference between these and the PS4 covers are the colors of the cover, being white and black instead of blue and white. The cases seem to retain the blue color.

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I like it. Do you?

‘GHOST OF TSUSHIMA’ ONLINE CO-OP EXPERIENCE – ‘LEGENDS’ – ANNOUNCED

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It’s been a great launch for the latest Sony-owned PS4-exclusive ‘Ghost of Tsushima’, outselling ‘Bloodborne’, ‘Days Gone’ and ‘Knack’ in terms of initial sales – over 2.4 million copies in the first three days, making it PS4’s fastest selling first-party original IP debut.

And there’s more:
‘Ghost of Tsushima’ has gained the prestigious honour of receiving a perfect score of 40 out of 40 from Famitsu, becoming only the third-ever western game to do so.
Source: https://www.keengamer.com/articles/news/ghost-of-tsushima-becomes-third-ever-western-game-to-earn-perfect-famitsu-score/

The sales numbers in Japan were great aswell.

And the news released today has the Internet overjoyed: ‘Legends’ is a free online co-op experience for up to four players – inspired by Japanese folk tales and mythology.

It’s described as a new experience that focuses on four warriors who have been built up as legends in stories told by the people of Tsushima and will not feature Jin or his companions.
Source: https://nordic.ign.com/news/38893/ghost-of-tsushima-legends-a-free-online-co-op-mode-arriving-in-fall-2020

It will be made available to owners of the PS4- exclusive this Fall. You’ll need PS+ to download and play with friends or via online matchmaking in a series of two-player story missions or four-player wave-based survival missions. Choose from one of four classes — Samurai, Hunter, Ronin, or Assassin

[PS5] ‘MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN: MILES MORALES’ LOOKS LIKE A HUGE UPGRADE

The first screenshot of the next ‘Spider-Man’ game, which is in works for PS5 looks like a huge graphical upgrade from its PS4 predecessor.

‘Marvel’s Spider-Man’ (PS4) was appraised for its visuals and open-world. ‘Spider-Man: Miles Morales’ looks a lot better, and the upgrade, judging by this first screenshot, it’s HUGE!

Create your own opinion based on these two photos:

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The game should arrive sometime during the next PlayStation’s launch window (most likely around Holiday 2020).

[GAMING] THE MUST HAVE NEXT-GEN TITLES

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Disclaimer: If you have a slow Internet connection, this post may take a while to load as every presented game has an embedded video, so please have patience!

The next-gen consoles are just months away and gaming is about to step up to next level. Either you like racing, superheroes, horror, RPGs, shooters, here are some of the titles you should check out.

Ready? Ok, go!

‘HORIZON 2: FORBIDDEN WEST’ (PS5)

The sequel to 2017’s ‘Horizon: Zero Dawn’ (PS4), and recently ported on PC (this August). This one took my breath away at the PS5 reveal event on June 11th. If you’re planning to own a PS5 this is a must!

Release date: not announced.

‘AVOWED’ – (XBOX SERIES X)

An epic, first-person RPG set in the fantasy world of Eora. It’s being developed by Obsidian Entertainment (most known for ‘Pillars of Eternity’, ‘Fallout: New Vegas’ and ‘The Outer Worlds’ etc), owned by Microsoft since 2018.
The first person perspective made the Internet compare it with ‘SKYRIM’. I need to see more but given Obsidian’s track record, I’d say this is a must for all Xbox Series X owners.

Release date: not announced.

‘HITMAN 3’ (PS5, PS4, XBOX SERIES X, XBOX ONE & PC)

The conclusion of the “World Of Assassination” trilogy. Looks gorgeous and Dubai is a great setting. It’s not limited to Dubai but I don’t care, it should please everyone.

Release date: January 2021.

‘FABLE’ (XBOX SERIES X & PC)

Fable returns with a new beginning for the legendary franchise. Explore a land of fantastical creatures and wondrous places.
Ever since the first title on the original Xbox, I’ve had an interest for the franchise. We need to see gameplay, yes. I don’t think there’s a single Xbox- RPG/fantasy lover or fan not longing for this.

Release date: not announced yet.

‘KENA: BRIDGE OF SPIRITS’ (PS5, maybe PS4 & PC)

Its art-style sets up for an incredible atmosphere. It’s beyond charming and I’m eagerly awaiting to explore this world.
There are talks about PS4- and PC- versions aswell.

Release date: Holiday 2020

‘RESIDENT EVIL 8: VILLAGE’ (PS5, XBOX SERIES X & PC)

When I saw it at the PS5 reveal event, I remember thinking “is it… it can’t be, right?” BUT.. IT WAS! This is the next installment in the franchise and the werewolf thing is awesome!

Release date: 2021.

‘DEMON’S SOULS’ (PS5)

Entirely rebuilt from the ground up and masterfully enhanced, it’s the remake of Demon’s Souls, a PS3 title developed by From Software (the makers of the ‘Dark Souls’- series). It was being rumored and finally confirmed at the June event, to everybody’s excitement.

Release date: not announced.

‘HALO: INFINITE’ (XBOX SERIES X, XBOX ONE & PC)

Running on Xbox Series X at 60FPS and up to 4K resolution. IMO ‘Halo’ made Xbox what Xbox is today and there are probably no gamers anywhere around the globe not knowing about this series. Split-screen co-op confirmed.

Release date: planned to be released as a launch game for Xbox Series X in late 2020.

‘RATCHET AND CLANK: RIFT APART’ (PS5)

The first game in the series since the release of ‘Ratchet & Clank’ in 2016 (PS4) which was a re-imagining of the first game in the series and as well based on the movie released the same year and with the same name. A female Lombax (Ratchet’s race) was teased and confirmed to be playable in the PS5 exclusive

Release date: not announced.

‘MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN: MILES MORALES’ (PS5)

Already at PS5’s official announcement, the big leap in loading times between the new console and the PS4 was one of the main selling points and guess what! ‘Marvel’s Spider-Man’ was used as the example.
It will take advantage of PS5’s new features: raytracing hardware, haptic feedback, 3d spatial sound etc. A standalone and continuation of the 2018 title but smaller in scope.

Release date: 2020.

‘S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2’ (xBOX SERIES X & PC)

One of the biggest open-worlds yet with a blend of FPS, immersive sim and horror with a really thick atmosphere. Features a non-linear story where your choices will influence both short-term consequences and global outcomes.

Release date: not announced

‘WARHAMMER 40,000: DARKTIDE’ (XBOX SERIES X & PC)

A 4-player co-op action game set in the hive city of Tertium where you’ll fight together with your friends against hordes of enemies.

Release‎ date: ‎planned for 2021.

‘FORZA MOTORSPORT 8’ (XBOX SERIES X)

The Forza Motorsport series speeds onto the Xbox Series X running at 4k 60. ‘Forza’ is to Xbox-consoles what ‘Gran Turismo’ is to PlayStation. Xbox Series X owners and fans of driving games SHOULD get this.

Release date: not announced.

‘GRAN TURISMO 7’ (PS5)

PSVR 2.0 support confirmed, which is nice. As with the title above, I highly recommend it if you’re a future PS5 owner and enjoy racing.

Release date: not announced.

[PS5] PHOTOS OF A BLACK DUALSENSE SURFACE ONLINE

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DualSense is the next generation PlayStation controller – introduced with the PlayStation 5.

It has some cool features, building upon the DualShock- series and evolving the experince by introducing haptic feedback and adaptive-resistance triggers. Basically, you’ll get more accurate feedback and an immersive in-game feeling with vibrations more vivid and triggers making you “truly feel the tension of your actions, like when drawing a bow to shoot an arrow.” ( PlayStation platform boss Hideaki Nishino wrote in a blog post)

Source for quoted text: https://venturebeat.com/2020/04/07/why-the-playstation-5s-dualsense-controller-is-special/

The original DualSense comes mainly in white mixed with some black, as seen in the pic above.

We all love it, but you know by now how it all works these days. The Internet is craving for more, rumors are starting, growing and spreading and a lot of creative people are trowing togheter own designs and mockups.

A black version of the DualSense is needed IMO. Pictures are now surfacing/leaking and I just hope it will happen. If not yet, sometime (not too far in time from now) at the very least. Check ’em out:

THE PS5 – ‘FUTURE OF GAMING’ REVEAL

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After months fueled by speculations and crazy rumors, the PS5 was FINALLY REVEALED!
Yes, it was finally REVEALED and there must be a few people not knowing this by now, I mean the Internet is going NUTS as we all should.

Sony is raising the bar and setting new standards with GREAT reveals.

We saw a new ‘RATCHET AND CLANK’, a new chapter for ‘SPIDER-MAN’, ‘GRAND TURISMO 7’ was also revealed and the s*it is just getting started! ‘HITMAN 3’,  the conclusion of the assassin-trilogy with the most ambitious setting yet – DUBAI!

If that does not impress you, then how about ‘RESIDENT EVIL VIII: VILLAGE’ or ‘DEMON’S SOUL’s’ Remake? AAAAAAND…. ‘HORIZON II: FORBIDDEN WEST’, which may be THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING EVER!

There is also a new IP from SQUARE ENIX and another published by BETHESDA and lots of fun games; ‘KENA: BIRDGE OF SPIRITS’, ‘LITTLE DEVIL INSIDE’ and MORE.

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The PS5 design was revealed and it’s confirmed there’ll be two versions at launch; the traditional console BUT a DIGITAL VERSION aswell (see picture above). No price or exact release date announced yet, but we’ll get there. Even the UI was teased and I see no point in NOT BRINGING THAT UP, it will turn out fabulous.

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It’s beautiful designed; looks fresh, modern and FUTURISTIC.

Here’s the full reveal stream, you’ll see everything broadcasted last night:

It may take me a couple of days to share all exciting footage and information with you as I want to take my time and write my thoughts on every single one. In the meantime, here’s a playlist that should cover these. Enjoy!

SONY’S PS5 REVEAL EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED

Sony’s PS5 reveal event was planned for June, 4th and was supposed to focus on the games.

However, due to the world-wide protests, it was postponed without any further notice.

Just hours ago, a new statement on Twitter appeared and the event will go live on Thursday, June 11 at 1:00pm Pacific time (9:00pm BST).

 

MORE ‘THE LAST OF US PART 2’ DETAILS AND GAMEPLAY EMERGE

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Naughty Dog’s Playstation-exclusive ‘The Last of Us Part II’ is out in just two weeks from now.

The game has been in development since 2014 and was officially announced during the Playstation Experince in December 2016 and confirmed to be a sequel to the original 2013 release. That trailer revealed the return of both Ellie and Joel.

Five years have passed since the first game and Ellie is now 19 years old, also the main character, who already in the first game was playable for some sections, though Joel (who should by now be in his mid-fifties) was the primary playable character.

‘The Last of Us Part 2’ has been delayed twice, first for further development and then due to logistical problems arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. The initial targeted date was February, 21st (2020) but pushed back and aimed for May 29th (2020).

No further delays will occur, so mark your calendars for June, 19th.

PS5 REVEAL EVENT POSTPONED

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After months of speculations, nevertheless most intense in the past weeks, a PS5 reveal event was officially announced by Sony. It was scheduled for Thursday and a first look at the next generation Playstation games was confirmed.

However, due to the circumstances, it is now being postponed, as announced by Sony on Twitter:

THE PLAYSTATION 5 REVEAL EVENT OFFICIALLY CONFIRMED BY SONY

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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.

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