Showing posts with label PlayStation 5. Show all posts
Showing posts with label PlayStation 5. Show all posts

Monday, August 3, 2020

Marvel's Avengers to Add Spider-Man as PlayStation-Exclusive Hero

A friendly neighborhood Spider-Man will join Earth's Mightiest Heroes in 2021, exclusively on PlayStation.

An accidental leaked listing from online retailer site Base.com has revealed earlier that your friendly-neighborhood Spider-Man will be joining upcoming superhero action-adventure game Marvel's Avengers, exclusively for PlayStation.

As soon as rumor mill started rolling, that product description was removed and associate art director Jeff Adams of developer Crystal Dynamics officially confirmed that Spidey is coming to Marvel's Avengers at some point next year.

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Marvel's Avengers to Add Spider-Man as PlayStation-Exclusive Hero

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A launch, Spider-Man will only become available to players on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 as an exclusive playable hero. Official sources have yet to announce if everyone's favorite web-slinger will be permanent or timed exclusive.

Given how Marvel's Spider-Man and Spider-Man: Miles Morales are exclusive to PlayStation consoles, there is little possibility of Spider-Man ever arriving for Google Stadia, Windows PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X versions of the game.

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According to recent blog post, Spider-Man will join Earth's Mightiest Heroes in early 2021 and will make his debut via an in-game event. There will be unique challenges for him to take on and show off his incredible acrobatic abilities.

Just like other heroes within its roster, Marvel's Avengers to feature several suits and gameplay style to forge your own version of Spidey. Crystal Dynamics heavily focuses on overall fluidity of transition between combat and his movement.

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Though inspiration for Marvel's Avengers version of Spider-Man came from works of artists John Romita, Sr. and Steve Ditko, fans can expect to choose from a wide variety of choices alongside his early iteration with webbed underarms.

Marvel's Avengers will begin its pre-order beta on August 7, 2020 and you can pre-load a day earlier. On second War Table stream, Crystal Dynamics reveals to add Hawkeye to base game as a post-launch hero for no additional cost at all.

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Marvel's Avengers Will Reportedly Add Spider-Man as PS4 Exclusive

An online leaked listing suggests Spider-Man will join Marvel's Avengers as a PS4-exclusive character.

In recent War Table livestream, upcoming superhero action-adventure game Marvel's Avengers have revealed dates for beta and post-launch hero ahead of September 4, 2020 global release on Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

For some time, there has been speculation of friendly-neighborhood web-slinger joining Earth's Mightiest Heroes at some point. One recent unofficial Reddit leak does claim that Spider-Man will show up swinging, for PlayStation consoles.

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Marvel's Avengers Will Reportedly Add Spider-Man as PS4 Exclusive

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According to a now-deleted listing from online retailer site Base.com, PS4 version of Marvel's Avengers will let you play as Spidey himself. Before an eventual removal, product description clearly had stated "exclusively on PS4" to no surprise.

Whether or not their marketing copy was provided by official sources is yet to be confirmed. Base.com also has a listed release date of May 15, 2020, which is inaccurate at this point and has been rescheduled to Q4 2020 long ago.

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Reddit user FNaF_walrusman noticed a leaked listing that hints at Spider-Man to be a playable character.

Online retailer says Spider-Man will be exclusively playable in the PS4 version of Marvel's Avengers from r/GamingLeaksAndRumours


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In a prior announcement, publisher Square Enix revealed to have made a deal with PlayStation and promised to deliver surprise for PS4 players. Parent company Sony currently holds movie rights for Spider-Man and made a successful game.

PS4-exclusive title Marvel's Spider-Man has sold over 13 million copies worldwide to become best-selling super hero video game of all time. A spin-off sequel, Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales is set to launch later this year for PlayStation 5.

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By end of this year, developer Crystal Dynamics plans to release next-gen console version of Marvel's Avengers, in association with Eidos Montréal and Square Enix for all owner of the game on current-gen without any additional charge.

A major Marvel character like Amazing Spider-Man being a PlayStation-exclusive hero for Marvel's Avengers will not really motivate players on PC or Xbox platforms much to pick a copy at launch even if these rumors are even true after all.

Monday, July 27, 2020

Spider-Man: Miles Morales Rumored to Include Marvel's Spider-Man Remaster

Latest rumor suggests that Spider-Man: Miles Morales will be bundled with free Marvel's Spider-Man remaster.

Back in June, developer Insomniac Games and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment made a surprise announcement for upcoming superhero action-adventure game Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales at PlayStation 5 Reveal Event.

Although not a complete sequel and just a standalone experience worth 8-10 hours of gameplay, Spider-Man: Miles Morales for PS5 will be arriving bundled with a copy of Marvel's Spider-Man remaster, according to recent report.

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Spider-Man: Miles Morales Rumored to Include Marvel's Spider-Man Remaster

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Latest rumor regarding Spider-Man: Miles Morales originated on Reddit, where user 77good123 posted an alleged screenshot of an article from Game Informer magazine that briefly talks about a remastered version of Marvel's Spider-Man.

Insomniac Games has yet to officially confirm whether they are shipping Miles Morales with a free copy of Spider-Man PS4 remaster and they never even talked about working on an updated version of original Marvel's Spider-Man as well.

RELATED: Spider-Man: Miles Morales Box Art Revealed for Next-Gen

Reddit user 77good123 posted an image taken out of Game Informer magazine that you can see below.

This was in my gameinformer magazine.... correct me if I’m wrong but I don’t remember a Spider-Man remaster being announced.... from r/playstation


RELATED: Spider-Man: Miles Morales Performance Mode Will Run at 4K, 60 FPS

Sony previously used original Spider-Man game to showcase amazing power of their next-gen console hardware for a comparison of loading times between PS4 and PS5 systems, where the latter made loading screen almost non-existent.

Insomniac and Sony are counting on Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales big time to be a seller of newest gaming console this holiday season, featuring titular teenager hero from Brooklyn on first official box art for future PlayStation 5 games.

RELATED: Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales to Release in Holiday 2020

Insomniac's hugely successful 2018 Spider-Man game has led PS4 player community to expect a follow-up title for next-gen console and even though not a traditional sequel, Miles Morales will be a spin-off like Uncharted: The Lost Legacy.

In essence, Spider-Man: Miles Morales is a companion game to its 2018 predecessor and adding a remastered version of Marvel's Spider-Man would only add greater value for fans to purchase a copy on PlayStation 5 at launch on holiday 2020.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Destiny 2: Beyond Light Stasis Gameplay Trailer

Bungie offers first look of Stasis powers in newest Destiny 2: Beyond Light gameplay trailer at Xbox Games Showcase.

On November 10, developer/publisher Bungie will start off a new chapter in free-to-play online multiplayer first-person shooter Destiny 2 with release of its upcoming major expansion Beyond Light DLC for all available platforms and next-gen.

During announcement of Beyond Light earlier in June 2020, players only got a brief sneak peak at new elemental power. Today, Bungie offered a better look via new gameplay trailer focused on Stasis at Xbox Games Showcase digital event.

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Destiny 2: Beyond Light Stasis Gameplay Trailer

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Ahead of Beyond Light DLC release within months, Bungie reveals new D2 trailer featuring Stasis gameplay.




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At long last, Guardians are about to make contact with Darkness in Beyond Light and wield Stasis elemental powers. Latest trailer sheds light on new gameplay aspects, super abilities, and inclusion of Stasis sub-classes for Destiny 2.

Players will be creating huge pillars of ice on the go using Stasis grenades for insane level of terrain manipulation. They can also use general attack abilities to encase them in ice or to slow down enemies before shattering them to shards.

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Guardians have been working for Traveler since the beginning and using its power of Light to fight off Darkness. For most part in Destiny lore, Darkness has remained mysterious force but is recently making its presence known to all.

Players also encountered a few pyramid ships during Season of Arrivals that will block access to several locations in Beyond Light expansion, which is a part of Bungie's strategy of introducing a vault, to temporarily remove certain content.

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Bungie had to delay release of Beyond Light DLC from September 22 to November 10 under working restrictions of COVID-19 pandemic. An optimized version for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will arrive for next-gen at launch as well.

Destiny 2: Beyond Light will kicks off Year 4 Season 2 content through a trilogy of expansions including The Witch Queen and Lightfall. Later this year, Xbox Game Pass will add D2 and allow members access to all of its current expansions.

Monday, July 20, 2020

Spider-Man: Miles Morales Performance Mode Will Run at 4K, 60 FPS

Insomniac confirms Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales will be running at 4K resolution in 60 FPS on PS5.

A spin-off sequel to Marvel's Spider-Man, upcoming superhero action-adventure game Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales to focus on Brooklyn based teenager Miles Morales taking up his mantle of friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.

Given how watching Spidey get into action is a visual treat for fans, developer Insomniac Games announces that Spider-Man: Miles Morales will be playable on PlayStation 5, at 4K resolution and in 60 FPS via an optional Performance Mode.

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Spider-Man: Miles Morales Performance Mode Will Run at 4K, 60 FPS

RELATED: Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales is DLC or Standalone Game?

Sony Interactive Entertainment allowed their first-party developers to offer players higher frame rate or better resolution. Marvel's Spider-Man was smoothly running at 30 FPS on both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro consoles.

Insomniac has yet to clear out what compromises will be made to get 4K/60 FPS output for Spider-Man: Miles Morales. It could very well be that turning on Performance Mode will disable real-time ray tracing and other rendering effects.

RELATED: Spider-Man: Miles Morales Box Art Revealed for Next-Gen

Insomniac revealed this latest news regarding Spider-Man: Miles Morales on official Twitter account today.


RELATED: Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales to Release in Holiday 2020

Insomniac Games was able to perfectly portray fluidity of Spider-Man swinging through New York City in first game. With newest features of next-gen consoles available, developers surely will be able to up the ante even more this time.

Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales was revealed last month during PlayStation 5 Digital Event, releasing on holiday 2020. Although a standalone game, Miles Morales will explore a relatively smaller premise than its 2018 predecessor title.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Destiny 2: Beyond Light DLC Expansion Delayed

Previous release date for Destiny 2: Beyond Light expansion has been delayed because of COVID-19 pandemic.

Earlier in June, developer/publisher Bungie revealed plans to add a new trilogy of expansions in Year 4 Season 2 content for free-to-play online multiplayer shooter Destiny 2 to start a new era and first one among them was Beyond Light.

Bungie originally planned to launch Beyond Light DLC expansion on September 22 and reveal more features very soon, which is now been delayed to November 10, 2020 due to working restrictions during ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Destiny 2: Beyond Light DLC Expansion Delayed

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Even though Bungie is one of the best studios to work remotely under current circumstances, they had to push back next chapter of Destiny 2 by a few more weeks just to meet certain quality standards because of recent challenges.

Beyond Light plans to include new gears, location, missions, raid, weaponry and everything that players expect from its next expansion, which will form the major upcoming D2 story arc alongside its follow-up The Witch Queen and Lightfall.

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For a brief time, Destiny 2 is temporarily removing several activities and locations from game while taking away weekly reward cap on raids for rest of the season, allowing players to grind for best exotic loots as long as they are available.

Recent actions of Bungie are disappointing to some fans but are taken for a better future of D2 players in long run. Previous plans for rumored development of Destiny 3 have been scrapped and are replaced with new content update strategy.

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Beyond Light is coming at a time when majority of D2 player community were longing for a new update after Shadowkeep that would rejuvenate Destiny 2 once again like The Taken King did for original Destiny and there is only months to go.

Destiny 2: Beyond Light will be first DLC expansion to release on both PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Progress will be shared within two console generation with PlayStation 4 and Xbox One version receiving free upgrade to next-gen.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Watch Dogs: Legion Gets Called Out for Holocaust Quote Misuse

Ubisoft gets called out for reusing a famous Holocaust quote to promote upcoming Watch Dogs: Legion.

After postponing a number of anticipated titles last year, developer/publisher Ubisoft returned with a gameplay overview of upcoming open-world hacking adventure game Watch Dogs: Legion this year at Ubisoft Forward event earlier.

Shortly after premiering a short film for WD: Legion titled "Tipping Point" at UbiForward event, Ubisoft starts getting called out and receiving heavy criticism from fans for using a modified version of Holocaust quote in the cinematic trailer.

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Watch Dogs: Legion Gets Called Out for Holocaust Quote Misuse

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Fans watching the livestream were left in shock and awe when they witnessed Ubisoft slightly altered Holocaust quote in a short cinematic directed by Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse art director Alberto Mielgo to promote WD: Legion.

Original quote of "First they came…" was written by a German citizen and Lutheran pastor Martin Niemöller, who was a supporter of Third Reich at first but came to regret his decision in later years and even started opposed Nazi beliefs.

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Niemöller wrote a post-war confession acknowledging cowardice of German intellectuals back then, including him. A tailored version of the poem that fits modern-day premise was recently used in a short-film based on Watch Dogs: Legion.

Since no themes of Holocaust or Nazi occupation of any sorts is adapted into Legion, it was an uncalled move for Ubisoft to include these elements into marketing materials for a product even if their sole intention was to pay homage.

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Have a look back at Watch Dogs: Legion short film "Tipping Point" by Emmy award winner Alberto Mielgo.




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Ubisoft is already dealing with a number of allegations over sexual misconduct by some high-profile executives and while struggling with an abusive workplace culture, they need to pay more attention to how they market their games.

Watch Dogs: Legion sets on a premise of dystopian London authorities misusing power but given ties of Holocaust quote to darkest hour of human history, Ubisoft should've skipped using Niemöller's work to promote their big-budget game.

Monday, July 13, 2020

Watch Dogs: Legion and Assassin's Creed Syndicate Has a Connection

Preview footage for Watch Dogs: Legion hints at a cool Easter egg for Assassin's Creed Syndicate.

To showcase gameplay for upcoming open-world hacking adventure game Watch Dogs: Legion, developer/publisher Ubisoft released new footage during UbiForward event lately, unveiling new cinematic trailer, features and plot premise.

One of the most notable features of WD: Legion being players can literally choose to play as any character they come across and one of them may turn out to be a descendant of master assassin Jacob Frye from Assassin's Creed Syndicate.

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Watch Dogs: Legion and Assassin's Creed Syndicate Has a Connection

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For years, Ubisoft has been leaving Easter eggs into their known franchises to establish a shared universe connection. One of these hints found within WDL suggests that Assassin's Creed and Watch Dogs takes place on same universe.

Ubisoft recently offered hands-on preview to social media influencers and one eagle-eyed viewer discovered that when "Jacob Frye descendent" was typed character search, it showed a professional hitman named Sandra Cassidy.

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Sandra may very well be a distant relative to Frye and his sister Evie, protagonists from AC Syndicate, who belonged to British Brotherhood of assassins from Victorian era Lonndon, taking place nearly 200 years before events of Legion.

Official sources have yet to confirm whether Sandra Cassidy truly has an ancestral tie to Frye family. Nevertheless, adding a descendent to Jacob Frye in one of their anticipated title is a nice call back to another popular Ubisoft franchise.

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Twitter user ANerdWonder first noticed a connation between Sandra Cassidy and Frye family in a video preview.


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There was a character named Olivier Garneau serves as CEO of Abstergo Entertainment in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. In modern-day, Garneau is killed in a side mission for Watch Dogs by hacker protagonist Aiden Pearce.

Watch Dogs: Legion is launching on October 29, 2020, for Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X. Those who purchase current-gen version of WDL would receive free next-gen console upgrade.