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

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Bully 2 Rumored to Release in Holiday 2020

Rockstar Games rumored to release long-anticipated title Bully 2 for both current and next-gen consoles in 2020.

Though action-adventure game Bully came out more than a decade ago and has been ported to re-release several times for next generation consoles, fans still crave for a follow-up game by developer/publisher Rockstar Games.

Apparently, they have a reputation of delaying sequels and now that Red Dead Redemption got its overdue, it would be a good time to start working on a long-awaited one for one of their most controversial games of all time.

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Bully 2 Rumored to Release in Holiday 2020

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Set into classic open-world sandbox, Bully lets you play as 15-year-old troubled teenager named Jimmy Hopkins, who finds out that his boarding school is full of bullies after being admitted to Bullworth Academy of New England.

He can engage in activities and what not within in-game world to bring peace to his school other than taking part in mini-games. Players can align themselves with various groups or assert dominance over them to eventually bring peace.

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According to YouTuber SWEGTA, Bully 2 is going to see release on fall 2020 for cross-generation platforms. Information received from an insider reveals that the game will come out on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One before next-gen hardware.

Previously, similar info was leaked by a self-proclaimed Rockstar insider that lines up with recent statement of SWEGTA. Their reason for cross-generation release of current consoles and upcoming ones are purely motivated by money though.

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On GTAForums, SWEGTA has given out following statement regarding development of Bully sequel yesterday.

The way they [Rockstar] are going about this has completely changed. As it stands, they are aiming to release their next game during the holiday season in 2020 (most likely October or November). I can’t say for sure, but that appears to be the current state of planning. Basically, what they want to do is release their next upcoming game on next gen hardware (PS5 and the new Xbox), as well as on the current gen. The motive for this is mainly financial, just like with GTA V on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

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Also to note that the same YouTuber has claimed Rockstar Games having to cancel development or to put hold on Bully 2 in a video four weeks ago, which completely contradicts his most recent claims that are yet to be verified.

Besides, any rumor like this regarding any major AAA-title should always be taken with a grain of salt until official confirmation. Surely, they can give a shot to some long-untouched IP before diving into development of their next smash-hit.

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Most recently, Rockstar has seen biggest player count days on Grand Theft Auto V upon releasing latest casino update for GTA Online and Red Dead Redemption 2 of last year has already sold over 25 million copies worldwide.

Bully had a pretty different premise back in 2006 and its sequel can be even more unique in 2020. Of course, fans would expect Rockstar to do exactly that but before they do, we now hold onto rumors while waiting for an official reveal.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Capcom Profits Doubled Due to Digital Downloads

Capcom profits increased by 50% this year, thanks to digital downloads of "highly profitable" titles catalog.

Japanese video game developer/publisher company Capcom already have two of their biggest releases earlier this year; Devil May Cry 5 and Resident Evil 2 Remake, both of which performed commercially and critically very well.

Also, their year-on-year sales report suggests that their numbers have improved and saw 50% increase this year, mostly because of digital downloads revenue of their "highly profitable" catalog of popular games on all platforms.

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Capcom Profits Doubled Due to Digital Downloads

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According to their latest financial earnings report, Capcom made record profit first quarter of 2019. Apparently, digital downloads for titles that saw multi-platform release since 2017 has helped break in these impressive numbers.

Their approach to restructuring eSports events in past few years through Capcom Media Ventures has helped grow communities of fighting game and helped Street Fighter V garnering huge fan-support to grow over time.

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Capcom is doing pretty good throughout 2018 and 2019, releasing long-anticipated sequels of fan-favorite franchise like Devil May Cry and Resident Evil that has contributed to considerable amount of shipping units worldwide.

Also, Monster Hunter: World added more to their overall sales figure and the numbers were especially well on PC platform. Major success of MHW has led to upcoming massive expansion pack Iceborne to arrive very soon as well.

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Performance of both Mega Man 11 and Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection alongside Resident Evil 7 was good enough to add. Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate for Nintendo Switch has seen good sales number in and outside of Japan.

Of course, they have no plans to slow down with DMC 5, MHW and RE2Make anytime soon and these crown-jewels of Capcom are likely to get a cross-platform release when PlayStation 5 and Xbox Scarlett will finally hit the stores in 2020.

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There were never any doubts about increasing fame of these franchise as a new Resident Evil movie reboot is currently in development after its past series has earned over $1 billion while Devil May Cry animated series is in works for Netflix.

A live-action Monster Hunter movie is already in production and looking forward to set up a franchise as well. Capcom is well aware of market appeal of these titles and is likely to produce more installments in upcoming years.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Rainbow Six Siege Coming to Next-Gen PlayStation and Xbox

Rather than a sequel, Ubisoft is working to move tactical FPS title Rainbow Six Siege to PS5 and next-gen Xbox consoles.

Gamers on consoles are eagerly waiting for next generation of PlayStation and Xbox to roll out from Sony Interactive Entertainment and Microsoft but players of online tactical shooter Rainbow Six Siege may not need to worry about jumping ship just yet.

Apparently, developer/published Ubisoft has already planned this through in advance as this critically-acclaimed Tom Clancy shooter of 2015 is obviously coming to PS5 and next-gen Xbox consoles, because R6Siege has a lot to offer.

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Rainbow Six Siege Coming to Next-Gen PlayStation and Xbox

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Currently, Siege is on its Year 4 Season 2 post-launch content and they are boasting over 100,000 players each day on PC platform alone. All credit goes to Ubisoft being consistently dedicated on improving its quality of support.

On top of everything, they have been delivering steady bug fix and still working on introducing 100 unique operators with distinct abilities. The studio has earned over $1.12 billion in a total lifetime of R6S and has 45 million active players.

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Siege brand director, Alexandre Remy confirmed during Pro League Season 9 Finals that there will not be a sequel or whatsoever because Ubisoft simply don't want to create a division between player communities over different platforms.

The strength of any multiplayer game is the size of its community, so I do believe that we have to make every effort possible that when next gen comes in, they are treated as a high-end PC versus another PC.

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He also encloses that developers are on early stages of working with Sony and Microsoft on how to transition between two console generations and how that would that serve player community but are not sure yet how to employ that.

Whether or not this transition process would require people to buy a new copy of the multiplayer shooter for next-gen upgrade other than a new console or would they be using backwards compatibility features depends a lot on hardware.

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Nevertheless, a constant effort from developers to add more values to Siege by providing new content updates each year and trying to arrange a seamless move for everyone clearly shows how much they truly care for their customers.

Also, introducing cross-play into Rainbow Six Siege has a long way to go and Ubisoft on board with that idea given how games like Fortnite, Rocket League and upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is bringing players from varied platforms together.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Sony Reveals PlayStation 5 Console Plans

Mark Cerny of Sony outlines what hardware features to expect from next-gen PlayStation console.

Rumors are going around among gaming communities for some time that Sony Interactive Entertainment has been working on next-generation PlayStation console for some time and people are already calling it PlayStation 5 despite any official confirmation.

Apparently, they were working on it for past four years now and most recently, lead system architect Mark Cerny spilled some beans about some planned outlines for the hardware in an exclusive interview with monthly magazine Wired.

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Sony Reveals PlayStation 5 Console Plans

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Sony plans for their next video game console to be powered by CPU based third-generation AMD Ryzen line of processor and GPU based on Radeon Navi series, a custom variant to support ray tracing and up to 8K resolutions.

Ray tracing allows for simulating complex 3D environments and is common in Hollywood for visual effects. Some companies are trying to employ it for their high-end processors like Nvidia RTX line but no console was able to handle it so far.

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AMD Navi GPU for PlayStation 5

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Although the method is mostly used for graphical aesthetics of rendering objects more accurately to maintain realism, it can dramatically change audio experience as well, such as enemies being able to hear players' footsteps and all.

Next-gen PlayStation consoles will be using a solid-state drive for utilizing its speedy bandwidth to significantly decrease loading time of games and delivering faster online multiplayer experience than ever before.

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Also, it will be backwards compatible for PS4 games and comes with PlayStation VR support but Cerny did not drop further details on their future plans for VR yet. Nor did he talk about any services or other features other than hardware specs.

Generally, Sony would have a keynote presentation at E3 in June but since they are skipping the annual game show for this year, our best guess is that any brand-new State of Play episode of their broadcast will most likely do that.

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Upcoming PS4 Games to Release on PS5

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Some of most-anticipated PS4 titles of 2019 like Death Stranding from Kojima Productions, Ghost of Tsushima from Sucker Punch and The Last of Us Part II from Naughty Dog can probably see a two-platform release by debuting on PS5 later to span across generations.

Though developer kits are handed to a number of game studios to work on their upcoming titles, Sony has yet to reveal an official release date for PlayStation 5 and assured that it will not launch in stores within 2019 but we can always wait for 2020.