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Amazon EU will have PlayStation 5 stock on launch day

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 16 November 2020 20:50 GMT Players eager to pick up at PS5 in Italy, Spain, or the UK should check Amazon on November 19.Amazon has today confirmed that it will have PlayStation 5 stock on launch day in the European region. The retail giant emailed customers in the UK, Italy and Spain today (Monday, November 16) to confirm it will be releasing more PS5 stock from 12pm GMT/1pm CEST on November 19 (thanks, VGC).This will be welcome news to users that have been trying in vain to find PlayStation 5 stock in the EU region since…

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Demon’s Souls PS5 has a mystery door that nobody can open

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 16 November 2020 20:20 GMT There is a mysterious locked door in the PlayStation 5 version of Demon’s Souls that didn’t appear in the original game, and its presence has curious players baffled.The peculiar door (which you can see at the bottom of the page) originally appeared in a video over on Reddit, and since its initial discovery players have been scratching their heads and trying to figure out what it leads to – and why it’s there.The locked door, which is located in World Level 1-3, is disguised by an illusory wall (of which there…

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PS5 Dualsense controllers already (mostly) work on Steam

The best thing about new console launches is that we get new controllers to play around with on the PC. I’ve been waiting months for the new PlayStation 5 Dualsense controller to drop through my letterbox, and now I can be sure it’ll work before it’s plugged in thanks to Valve’s recent announcement that they’ve already added support for Sony’s new pad on Steam. (more…)

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PS5’s DualSense is mindblowing, but I’m already concerned about the battery life

No joke, PS5’s DualSense might be one of the best controllers ever made. But the battery life could be a problem. Credit has to be given to Sony for the quality and innovation packed into the PlayStation 5’s new controller. The DualSense is slick, comfortable, and though the left stick is still in the wrong place (take it to the comments, people), it genuinely feels like one of the best controllers ever made.It’s a good generation for control pads in general; the Switch Pro Controller is great, the Xbox Series X & S have a strong tweak of a trusty…

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You can still buy a PS5 at Walmart on launch day

Missed out on a PlayStation 5 at launch day? Don’t despair, as Walmart will be restocking the PS5 for people still hungry to get their hands on one.On Thursday November 12th from 12pm ET (and then again at 3pm, 6pm and 9pm ET), new stock of the console will go live on its website. Other retailers are also likely to have limited stock available online as and when they receive more supplies.Both the standard console (with disc drive) and its digital-only variant will be available for purchase, but only while stocks last. PlayStation 5 – $499 PlayStation 5 Digital Edition –…

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Epic may be looking to introduce a monthly subscription to Fortnite

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 10 November 2020 14:42 GMT Epic Games is apparently looking into the possibility of a monthly subscription for Fortnite.As spotted by Twitter user Firemonkey, the studio is sending out a survey asking Fortnite players for their feedback on some marketing creative for this new scheme, dubbed the Monthly Crew Pack.Signing up for this means players will receive Fortnite’s Battle Pass, a new outfit that will later be sold to non-subscribers and 1,000 of the V-Bucks in-game currency each month. Epic is also asking respondents whether they’d pay $15.99 for this package.Since its launch back in 2017,…

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla review roundup – All the scores

By Alex Calvin, Monday, 9 November 2020 16:48 GMT Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s release is just a knife’s edge away, so we’ve rounded up all the reviews for Ubisoft’s latest huge open-world action-adventure to see what the critical consensus is.Having headed to Ancient Egypt and Ancient Greece, this new Assassin’s Creed title is set around the Viking invasion of Britain, with players taking on the role of either a male or female Eivor as they – as all series heroes do – become tangled in the war between Assassins and Templars.Our review isn’t live just yet, but will be going up…

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Remedy delays PS5 and Xbox Series X versions of Control

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 6 November 2020 15:58 GMT Finnish games studio Remedy has pushed back the release of Control Ultimate Edition for next-gen consoles.The developer posted the news on Twitter, saying that it needed more time to finish the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series/S version of Control Ultimate Edition.The game was set to come out at the end of 2020, but will now be coming out in early 2021.“We want the final quality of the game to be awesome, and so we need a bit more time to work on it,” Remedy wrote.“Thank you for your understanding and patience!”Control…

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Astro’s Playroom and PS5’s DualSense: The PS5’s secret weapon has made me rethink my multiplatform purchases

Buying the “best” version of a multiplatform release has become trickier than sticking to the most powerful hardware.Astro’s Playroom, which comes with every PS5, shouldn’t be dismissed as a simple pack-in title. In fact I’d go as far as to say that it’s one of the most essential PS5 gaming experiences available at launch.Designed to showcase the PS5’s brand new DualSense controller, Astro’s Playroom is a 3D platformer with zones designed around components of the PS5. One level is the GPU Jungle, for instance, complete with subsections like Renderforest, Teraflop Treetops, Raytrace Ruins, and Mt. Motherboard. There are four of…

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EA’s first PS5 and Xbox Series X Battlefield game seems to be going big

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 6 November 2020 14:21 GMT Publisher Electronic Arts has a new Battlefield game in the works.Speaking to investors, CEO Andrew Wilson said that its DICE studio is hard at work on a brand new entry in the Battlefield series and that this is set to impress thanks to the power of Sony and Microsoft’s new consoles.This new title is penciled in for release at the end of 2021.“DICE is creating our next Battlefield game with never before seen scale,” Wilson said.“The technical advancements of the new consoles are allowing the team to deliver a true next-gen…

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Dirt 5 dev says PS5 DualSense is “incredible”

We now know a little bit more about what the DualSense is capable of thanks to Dirt 5 maker Codemasters.In a new trailer (below), the studio’s technical director David Springate explained some of the key next-gen features for the upcoming racing game and how the team catered development towards PlayStation 5 tech in a few specific areas. In particular, he revealed some interesting new information about the DualSense controller.According to Springate, Dirt 5 is poised to take full advantage of the console’s new DualSense controller, fully embracing the pad’s adaptive triggers and haptic feedback to make the racing experience more…

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Demon’s Souls PS5 will offer more than 180 videos to assist players

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 3 November 2020 12:05 GMT The upcoming PS5 remaster of cult classic Demon’s Souls will feature more than 180 videos to help players.That’s according to the game’s creative director Gavin Moore, who told The Washington Post, which says that the game will make use of the PlayStation 5’s new activities user interface to help players make their way through the infamously difficult title.Earlier in the year, a patent filing revealed that Sony was planning on showing users gameplay footage from other players in order to help them get through a section of the experience with the…

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Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is a PS5 exclusive and is not coming to PS4

By Alex Calvin, Monday, 2 November 2020 15:27 GMT Insomniac has confirmed that the upcoming Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is exclusive to PlayStation 5. In a post on Twitter, the developer responded to a question about whether that title would be coming to PlayStation 4 and it turns out that the answer is a solid no.Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart was announced for the PS5 in June of this year. The title showed off many of the PlayStation 5’s features in the form of ray-traced reflections on Clank’s character model, as well as the hardware’s fast loading times thanks…

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PS5 launch line-up is “no comparison” to PS3 or PS4 line-ups, says Jim Ryan

PlayStation head Jim Ryan believes that the launch line-up for the PS5 is unlike anything Sony has offered at launch in recent generations.In an interview over at GamesIndustry.biz, the PlayStation boss praised the launch line-up of the PlayStation 5 and noted that a part of the huge demand for the upcoming console comes, partly, from the strength of the games that will be available on the hardware on day one.“It’s probably not widely appreciated or understood, to what extent that we have grown our own game development capability organically over the course of this generation,” Ryan tells the site.“Obviously, it’s been…

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God of War runs at 60fps and will support PS4 saved games on PS5

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 26 October 2020 19:25 GMT God of War will run at 60 frames per second on PlayStation 5 and will support your saved game data from PlayStation 4, developer Sony Santa Monica has confirmed.If you decide to boot up God of War on your PS5 from November 12, you’ll be able to select a ‘Favor Performance’ option from the game’s menu. This will allow you to boost the game to 60fps. Though this option is available on PS4 Pro, we imagine the PS5 version will be more stable and consistently operate at around 60fps.The developer has…

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PlayStation 5 launch game Destruction AllStars delayed to February 2021

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 26 October 2020 15:58 GMT Sony has announced that PlayStation 5 launch title Destruction AllStars has been pushed back to February 2021, and will now launch as a PlayStation Plus title.Over on the PlayStation Blog, Sony’s director of product development, Pete Smith, announced that the action racing game has been pushed back from its initial launch date of November 12, 2020, and will now launch in February 2021 instead.“Destruction AllStars is a multiplayer game that’s at its best when you’re competing with gamers online from all around the world,” Smith wrote on the blog. “We want…

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PS5 looter-slasher Godfall won’t force you to grind activities you don’t like for crafting matts

The developer of the upcoming fantasy looter-slasher Godfall has taken us behind the scenes on the title’s progression systems.Speaking to IGN, Counterplay Games senior technical producer Richard Heyne said that the aim was to create a game that’s fun for players who want to go through the main campaign, but is also enjoyable for who want to keep hunting down loot after the story is completed.Heyne has described Godfall‘s progression systems as a “tinkerer’s dream,” saying that the game’s skill tree gives players ample opportunity to experiment, while also making sure it doesn’t get in the way of them actually…

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Devil May Cry 5 on PS5 and Xbox Series X will hit 60fps with ray tracing, but at a cost

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 23 October 2020 10:34 GMT Players can choose between speed or resolution in the upcoming Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition.That’s according to Capcom’s marketing and digital platforms VP William “WBacon” Yagi-Bacon, who posted on ResetEra that the forthcoming PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X version of the 2019 hack-and-slash has a load of different performance modes depending on what gamers want.With ray-tracing turned on, the game supports 4K resolution at 30fps, or 1080p at 60fps. With the fancy graphical effect switched off, you can play at either 4K/60fps or at up to 120fps.Devil May Cry…

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PS5 trophies will unlock avatar pictures, profile banners and more

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 19 October 2020 18:03 GMT Trophy-hunters, look sharp – a new feature looks set to make PS5 trophies even more valuable than they were on PS4.Over on the PlayStation 4, if you are diligent enough to unlock Platinum trophies, you can unlock bonus themes and avatar pictures for your efforts.Typically, Sony sends an email to the account linked to your PSN, and you can redeem rewards from there. The PlayStation 5 appears to make trophy-based rewards much simpler to claim – and more common, too.During the PlayStation 5 UI video that was shared by the company…

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PS5’s fan will be continually patched to optimize performance

Sony will optimize the PlayStation 5‘s hard-working internal fan via online updates, the platform holder has confirmed.In a Japanese interview over at 4Gamer.net (and with some translation via ResetEra user orzkare and by corroborated via Eurogamer) Yasuhiro Ootori, VP of mechanical design at Sony Interactive Entertainment’s hardware design arm, revealed that Sony will be changing how the system’s fan behaves via online updates.The Accelerated Processing Unit (APU)’s behavior in each game will determine how the fan works on a per-game basis.“Various games will be released in the future, and data on the APU’s behavior in each game will be collected,”…