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Here’s what The Last of Us Part 2 would look like running at 4K60 on PS5

By Dom Peppiatt 13 April 2021 10:13 GMT Ever wanted to know what The Last of Us Part 2 would look like playing on your PlayStation 5 at 4K resolution with a 60fps framerate? Well, wonder no more!Amidst rumours that we’re getting a remake of the original The Last of Us game, a Naughty Dog fan has employed the use of editing software and AI upscaling to give us a taste of what a true 4K60 patch would do for The Last of Us Part 2.Though once we heard whispers about Naughty Dog’s blockbuster 2020 survival game getting a dedicated…

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It looks like PlayStation wants to bring Uncharted, God of War and more to mobile

By Dom Peppiatt 11 April 2021 16:28 GMT It looks like PlayStation is eager to adapt some of its more popular IP for mobile, and the company is already working on going more mobile.Sony has posted a new job listing for a Head of Mobile at Sony Interactive Entertainment PlayStation, with the successful applicant having the leadership and talent to “lead the development and strategy of mobile gaming and help shape the future of gaming for a world-class studio”.“As Head of Mobile, you will own and develop the mobile games strategy for PlayStation Studios and help build a foundation for future…

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The Last of Us remake for PS5 is reportedly in the works at Sony

By Stephany Nunneley 9 April 2021 17:21 GMT Sony has a remake of The Last of Us in the works for PS5, according to a report. The Bloomberg report states Visual Arts Service Group was working on The Last of Us remake, and that work began around 2018. According to Bloomberg, the project was eventually handed over to Naughty Dog.Watch on YouTubeAccording, to the report, Michael Mumbauer’s group almost made an Uncharted remake instead, but the idea was canned when Sony realized it would be too expensive to make, especially with added design work. Instead, the team started work on…

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Sony Bend reportedly moved off Days Gone 2 to work on new Uncharted

By Stephany Nunneley 9 April 2021 14:57 GMT Sony Bend, the developers of Days Gone, at one time pitched a sequel to Sony, but due to mixed critical reception, the project never came to fruition.Despite the original title selling well, the development process was long, and due to the aforementioned critical reception, a sequel wasn’t a viable option for Sony.So, instead of Days Gone 2, according to a Blomberg report, the studio was tasked with working on a new Uncharted title.Watch on YouTubeSony assigned a group from the studio to develop the new Uncharted game supervised by Naughty Dog. A…

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EA’s ‘Dynamic Difficulty’ system wants to predict your behaviour, keep you playing for longer

Electronic Arts has patented a dynamic difficulty system that can predict and respond to a player’s mood, and appears directed towards making your gaming sessions longer.The patent was filed in October 2020 (thanks GameSpot) and was made available for the public to see towards the end of March 2021. EA itself is calling the tech ‘Dynamic Difficulty Adjustment’ and its application in-game certainly sounds like interesting.As per the patent, the system has been built to “perform automatic granular difficulty adjustment” in such a way that difficulty spikes and dips would be “undetectable by a user.”The goal of the system, it seems, is for EA to…

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Cinematic survival shooter Abandoned coming to PS5 later this year

By Dom Peppiatt, Thursday, 8 April 2021 08:58 GMT Blue Box Game Studios has announced that its first-person survival shooter, Abandoned,  will be landing on the PlayStation 5 later this year.In a new post over on the PlayStation Blog, the Dutch developer explains the premise of the photo-realistic game and outlines what players can expect from the “cinematic, first-person horror survival shooter set in a highly detailed open world environment” that runs at 60fps in 4K.“The story is centred around Jason Longfield, who wakes up in a strange forest,” writes Hasan Kahraman, game director at Blue Box Game Studios. “Abandoned and not…

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Marvel’s Avengers and Borderlands 3 headline April’s PlayStation Now offerings

By Dom Peppiatt, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 11:17 GMT Sony has announced April 2021’s PlayStation Now games, and Marvel’s Avengers and Borderlands 3 headline the titles that you’ll be able to download this month.If you haven’t tried out the superhero-fueled cooperative action of Marvel’s Avengers just yet, but you’re keen to put Square Enix’s curious action title through its paces, you’re in luck – PlayStation Now subscribers can download and play the full title until July 5.If you prefer looter shooters, though, you can opt to try out Gearbox Software’s Borderlands 3 instead, which will be available on the service…

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Final Fantasy 14 has over 22 million registered players

By Dom Peppiatt, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 10:33 GMT Square Enix has announced that its superstar MMO, Final Fantasy 14, has attracted over 22 million registered users worldwide over the course of its lifetime.That’s a pretty impressive number, but it should be noted that includes anyone that’s signed up for the game’s free trial – it doesn’t necessarily mean that 22 million people have purchased the full game.Still, it proves that the title has an impressive draw for new players, and that eight years on from Final Fantasy 14’s relaunch in 2013, it’s still a massive success for Square Enix…

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Genshin Impact coming to PS5 with DualSense support

By Alex Calvin, Wednesday, 31 March 2021 16:00 GMT This will be rolled out in the coming months.Wildly popular free-to-play RPG Genshin Impact is coming to PlayStation 5 in the very near future.In a post on Twitter, the official PlayStation account tweeted a new trailer, before saying that the title would be launching on its new console this spring. The PS5 edition of Genshin Impact boasts a lot of new features that you might expect from Sony’s more powerful machine, such as enhanced visuals, faster loading, and support for the PlayStation 5’s DualSense controller.The game has been on PS4 since…

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Spider-Man: Miles Morales update adds new suit and realistic muscle deformation

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 30 March 2021 20:52 GMT Insomniac Games has handed Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales players a new Spidey suit with the latest update.Rolling out today, the Spider-Man: Miles Morales update brings the Advanced Tech Suit to the game, and also includes some various fixes.One of the cool things being added, but only to the PS5 version, is realistic muscle deformation on select suits.What Insomniac has done is fully simulated the character from the inside-out, using techniques only previously available for films.This tech allows deformation which you will see on the surface of the costume. What this means…

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With the PS3 generation, digital store shutdowns manifest their most damaging form yet

We’ve seen digital store shutdowns before. But Sony’s announcement that it’s to close the PS3, Vita and PSP stores for good is without doubt the most devastating yet.There’s a lot of anger about this decision, and justifiably so. But this is the digital future, and the gradual march of progress. It’s scary.When Google Stadia was announced, I said that streaming could be the future of games but gave me grave worries for game preservation. But perhaps when I wrote that we were already on a slippery slope, with too many purchases shackled to online services that can be closed down…

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Ratchet & Clank PS5 is getting a 60fps patch in April

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 29 March 2021 18:30 GMT Sony Interactive Entertainment and Insomniac Games have announced plans to release a Ratchet & Clank PS5 update next month that’ll allow the game to run at 60fps on the console.The world’s most infamous Lobax and his robot companion just can’t stop getting in the headlines, can they? Even though the PlayStation 4 reboot of Ratchet & Clank was launched back in 2016, Insomniac and Sony are rolling out a new update for the game that will allow it to run at 60fps on PS5.In a tweet, the developer announced that the…

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Genshin Impact, Six Months Later

Genshin Impact was a landmark game for 2020, and for global awareness of Chinese-developed video games. Its impressive graphics, compelling fantasy world, and charming characters impressed and attracted millions of players.

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A History Of Shareware, Demos And Covertapes

Back before YouTube and Twitch and always online DRM, developers needed more effective ways of marketing than just relying on word of mouth. This resulted in shareware, demos and demo discs, free slices of playable content that spawned one of the most interesting phases in the gaming.

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Ghost of Tsushima film in the works with John Wick’s Chad Stahelski directing

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 25 March 2021 16:45 GMT Sony Pictures and PlayStation Productions are developing a film based on the hit video game Ghost of Tsushima.According to Deadline, the film adaptation of Ghost of Tsushima will be directed by John Wick’s Chad Stahelski.Stahelski, Alex Young, and Jason Spitz are producing through 87Eleven Entertainment. PlayStation Productions’ Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan will produce, and Sucker Punch Productions will serve as Executive Producers.“We’re excited to be partnering with Chad and 87Eleven Entertainment, to bring their vision of Jin’s story to the big screen,” said Qizilbash. “We love working with creative partners…