Showing posts with label Sony Entertainment. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sony Entertainment. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Death Stranding No Longer Listed PS4-Exclusive

Upcoming highly-anticipated social strand game Death Stranding by Hideo Kojima is no longer a PS4-exclusive title.

When video game director Hideo Kojima revealed an official release date for his upcoming anticipated action game Death Stranding back in May 2019, a strong rumor of a PC version release started emerging on social media.

Italian journalist Antonio Fucito came up with some hints that the game may come to PC on a later date back then. Now, it is no longer included among PlayStation 4-exclusive list and even though not a 100% confirmation, this is a clear hint.

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Death Stranding No Longer Listed PS4-Exclusive

RELATED: Death Stranding May Come to PC

Fucito originally spoke on a Twitch stream about the game being a timed exclusive on PS4 consoles for six months or so and his takeaway was Death Stranding official box art is missing "Only on PlayStation" branding.

No assurance of this claim was confirmed so far from developer Kojima Productions and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment. However, Sony's official sites worldwide removing it from their exclusives lists tell a lot already.

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Throughout its entire history of existence, Sony has marketed the game as a PS4-exclusive and since they are not labeling it as one, rumors of the game heading over to PC platform after six months or a year seems more like a possibility.

Sony let Kojima use their in-house property, Decima Engine for his project that was used to develop PS4-exclusive game Horizon Zero Dawn and they have consistently promoted the game to build enough hype among fans.

RELATED: Death Stranding Cover Art Revealed

Earlier, Hideo Kojima announced to showcase an "exclusive new look" of Death Stranding on August 19, opening night of Gamescom 2019. Although many believe it to be a new trailer, it could end up being a PC version announcement.

While Kojima is more open about his game, Sony likes to keep things under wraps. That is exactly why just being delisted from their exclusive titles catalog after May 2019 doesn't confirm anything until they officially announce it.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Days Gone Adds Dead Don't Ride Weekly Challenge

Bend Studio presents Dead Don't Ride weekly challenge for Days Gone to drop-off survivors in a golf cart.

With a clear vision of future roadmap, developer SIE Bend Studio and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment planned to introduce 12 challenges on 12 weeks for following launch of their PlayStation 4-exclusive game Days Gone.

First DLC pack of the game hit PlayStation Store back in June to make sure that PS4 community members would have fun in some weekly challenges with protagonist Deacon St. John and now comes a newest arcade-like mode "Dead Don't Ride".

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Days Gone Adds Dead Don't Ride Weekly Challenge

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Deacon would have to step out of his trusty drifter bike for once and take wheel of an electric golf cart to pick up waiting passengers from places around Salome Hotsprings and drive them to locations right on time in this latest challenge.

However, you are practically an Uber driver in post-apocalyptic Oregon and have to get the best passenger ratings possible to get a high score. Timely deliveries are a top priority and you should always try to outrun the clock.

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Drop-Off Passengers

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Also, while picking them up on your way; try to park as close as you can to a waiting survivor because it earns you bonus points for overall challenge. Keep an eye on their satisfaction meter to see if you get extra time, unless there are unhappy drop-offs.

Although not all deliveries are piece of cake, some might be a tough cookie and you pick-up ring color indicates difficulty level with yellow, orange and red. Distance to destination or complicated navigation will dictate difficulty.

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Find Best Delivery Paths

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Ride ain't over yet as you would come across Freakers in your way but need not to be alarmed and not because your golf cart has infinite boost. Driving over Swarmer on delivery routes will reward you additional two seconds in challenge clock.

There will be a total of 36 passengers waiting to get their destined places and successfully making all deliveries will earn you 2,000 points for every remaining second on the clock, so picking best paths to drop-off locations is important.

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Run Over Swarmers

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For Bronze or better rankings, players would earn "Hit and Run" patch that would reduce impact rate of bike or golf carts whenever they come in contact with enemy on road and have some extra time on clock to do a better score.

Days Gone is an action-adventure survival horror title for PlayStation 4 and Dead Don't Ride was originally a rumored working title when it was revealed during Sony's E3 2016 press conference as a biker gang adventure.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Genshin Impact Comes to PlayStation 4

Open-world action RPG title Genshin Impact from developer miHoYo invites you to an epic adventure on PS4 for 2020.

Mostly known as established a mobile game developer, Shanghai-based studio miHoYo has announced their new open-world action role-playing game Genshin Impact for Android, iOS and PC platform back in June during E3 2019.

Apparently, they are also interested in venturing console community as well and plans on releasing a PlayStation 4 version that is recently revealed by Sony Interactive Entertainment at ChinaJoy 2019 and scheduled to come out on 2020.

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Genshin Impact Comes to PlayStation 4

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Players would be exploring a fantasy world of Teyvat as "The Traveler" after waking up on a shore of this mysterious land earlier and will set off to solving puzzles scattered throughout the place to finally reunite with their sibling.

You can form your own part of four characters by inviting your friends online or pick from over 30 NPCs to join your cause. Just so you can wander around in Teyvat, there is a fast travel system to go to places more quickly.

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Open World of Possibilities

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Aside from freeform of movement, there are features for outfit customization and player housing. Genshin Impact offers an immersive experience by focusing on a combo-based combat system that complements its appealing story.

Introducing this upcoming open-world JRPG to PS4 gives it a wide range of audience since Sony has recently hit 100 million sales milestones. Plus, they definitely are planning to include some exclusive in-game content before launching on console.

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Ruins of An Empire

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A brand-new trailer has just come out lately that takes you on a brief tour of Teyvat and showcase gameplay aspects.

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Many people are already pointing out that Genshin Impact looks like a clone of 2017 Nintendo Switch-exclusive title Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and not just in terms of artwork style but for also having similar gameplay mechanics.

Despite criticism for that, developer miHoYo is aiming to launch on platforms that has lesser hardware restrictions and therefore, is actually trying to go further and beyond with how combat and puzzles are eventually going to play out.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

PlayStation Plus Free Games for August 2019

PlayStation Plus free games lineup to add WipEout Omega Collection and Sniper Elite 4 for the month of August 2019.

Ahead of August 2019, Sony Entertainment has announced their upcoming free PlayStation 4 games lineup for monthly subscribers of PlayStation Plus, one of which is a race to future and another is a blast from the past.

PS Plus members can still download and enjoy free titles from July for remaining period if they have accidentally missed them somehow until August 6 before newer additions arrive at PlayStation Store on September 2, 2019.

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PlayStation Plus Free Games for August 2019

WipEout Omega Collection from 2017 comes bearing remastered versions of Wipeout futuristic racing game series, including Wipeout 2048, Wipeout HD and its HD Fury expansion that are also compatible with PlayStation VR.

Hop onto your anti-gravity ships and compete against up to eight players online or in a two-player local multiplayer. There are varieties of game modes and futuristic race tracks to get your shot at ultimate thrill of WipEout franchise.

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WipEout Omega Collection on PlayStation Plus Free Games

Second title on line is a third-person tactical shooter Sniper Elite 4 by developer/publisher Rebellion Developments that emphasizes on stealth elements in gameplay and long distance perfect shots fired activates an X-Ray kill cam.

You would step into the shoes of SOE elite sniper Karl Fairburne in this World War II shooter to get behind enemy lines of Italian peninsula in an effort to drive Axis forces out of there by taking out high-value targets among their ranks.

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Sniper Elite 4 on PlayStation Plus Free Games

PS Plus offered football simulation title Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 and arcade racing game Horizon Chase Turbo last month but then replaced PES 2019 with Detroit: Become Human Digital Deluxe Edition, which includes Heavy Rain.

Considering that, WipEout Omega Collection is a bundle that gives you more than a single game since now no more PlayStation 3 or Vita games are being added to the service anymore and people expect to get more each month for their money.

Saturday, July 27, 2019

PlayStation Now Adds Doom, Fallout 4 and More

A heavy-hitting new selection of PS4 titles are added to PS Now, ahead of August 2019 for game streaming and downloading.

Summer season is almost ending and a new lineup of games is coming in August for members of PlayStation Now, game-streaming service Sony Entertainment that already has more than 800 games into their ever expanding library.

There are over 300 titles within their collection that PS Now subscribers can download on their PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 2 consoles. By August 6, more fan-favorite PS4 games will be added for players to enjoy on their console and PC.

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PlayStation Now Adds Doom, Fallout 4 and More

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Step into the boots of a badass space marine, only known as Doomslayer to purge demonic forces of Hell from futuristic colonized planet Mars with extreme prejudice in 2016 reboot of brutal first-person shooter title Doom.

Then play as a sole survivor of Vault 111 in a post-apocalyptic, nuclear war-ridden world and head over to "The Commonwealth" in Boston area for an adventurous experience of open-world action role-playing in Fallout 4 up next.

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Motorcycle racing title Monster Energy Supercross and MotoGP 17, iconic fighting game Tekken 7, point-and-click adventure The Raven: Remastered and alternate history shooter Wolfenstein: The New Order joins PS4 games list.

PS Now also includes rebooted Castlevania series from Kojima Productions and Konami, notably Castlevania: Lords of Shadow and its two sequels; Lords of Shadow 2 and Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate on PlayStation 3.

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PlayStation Now Hit Games in July 2019

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For past month of July 2019, Batman: Arkham Knight, Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, LEGO CITY: Undercover, Metal Gear Solid V, Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 and Rocket League remain most played by members.

Surprisingly, games like Civilization Revolution, For Honor, Mafia III, Mortal Kombat X, NBA 2K18 and WWE 2K18 has made it to the list as well even though many of them were added to PlayStation Now library quite a few months ago.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Keanu Reeves Almost Starred in Death Stranding

Internet's boyfriend, Keanu Reeves could have starred in Death Stranding but Hideo Kojima wanted Mads Mikkelsen.

Whenever he is not busy killing mobsters for stealing his vintage car and killing his puppy as John Wick, actor Keanu Reeves (Constantine, The Matrix) shows up in E3 2019 event to promote upcoming role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077.

Recently, it was revealed during a panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 that Reeves was so close to make an appearance in upcoming anticipated PlayStation 4-exclusive action game Death Stranding by Hideo Kojima but got replaced instead.

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Keanu Reeves Almost Starred in Death Stranding

RELATED: Death Stranding Cover Art Revealed

Kojima shared a panel at SDCC 2019 with his friend and film director Nicolas Winding Refn (Bronson, Valhalla Rising) and shared new bits of information regarding his most-ambitious work yet along with a few other details.

He started independently working on his new project that Kojima Productions will develop right after his controversial departure from Konami. Then Sony Interactive Entertainment came forward showing interest to be its publisher.

RELATED: Death Stranding May Come to PC

In early phase of development, he was originally recommended that Keanu Reeves be cast in a pivotal role but he insisted on taking actor Mads Mikkelsen (Doctor Strange, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) on that role and Keanu was replaced.

Alongside Mads, Kojima enlisted celebrities like Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, The Shape of Water), Léa Seydoux (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Spectre) and Norman Reedus (The Boondock Saints, The Walking Dead) in his game.

RELATED: Death Stranding Release Date

Reeves is already doing pretty good with his smash-hit success of John Wick franchise that has a fourth movie incoming next year and filming Bill & Ted Face the Music aside from his role of Johnny Silverhand in upcoming CD Projekt Red game.

He is on top of his game once again and fans find him breathtaking, so much so that he might even get featured in a future project by Marvel Cinematic Universe, because Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige very much wants him to.

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Given his current height of success, many fans may think that Kojima made a mistake by ignoring him but people who are familiar with Mikkelsen's work surely knows the man is more than capable to deliver a standout performance.

Besides, Mikkelsen was always a better choice for what Kojima wanted to make as Death Stranding is a game shrouded in mystery and adopts an ominous tone, which is very much reflects on in-game character Cliff that Mads is playing and it looks fantastic.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Death Stranding Cover Art Revealed

Hideo Kojima reveals official cover art for Death Stranding featuring Sam Bridges at San Diego Comic-Con 2019.

After being officially announced at E3 2016, upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive action game Death Stranding by developer Kojima Productions and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment now has a release date, which is set for November 8, 2019.

By now, we have many teases and a couple of gameplay videos revealed by game creator/director Hideo Kojima, who recently showed up at a panel of San Diego Comic-Con 2019 to show off his final cover art for the anticipating game.

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Death Stranding Cover Art Revealed

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Official box art for both Standard Edition and a slick Steelbook case from Special Edition of the game features lead protagonist Sam Bridges, played by actor Norman Reedus (The Boondock Saints, The Walking Dead) at its center.

We already saw different version of this look of Sam in previous promotional material and trailers but the second image is definitely grittier, probably implying him going through some rough stuff in his quest to reconnect society.

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An image of freshly revealed box artwork has also been shared on PlayStation official Twitter account.

RELATED: Sony Reveals PlayStation 5 Console Plans

Kojima shared panel with Danish film director Nicolas Winding Refn (Bronson, Valhalla Rising), who is playing a character named Heartman in his game. He will play a vital role in Sam's journey but we will know more about that upon release.

Players can also get their hands on collectible Steelbook case by simply purchasing Death Stranding Collector's Edition priced $199.99 only and to secure exclusively unique in-game digital bonuses, place your pre-order right now.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Marvel's Spider-Man Becomes Best-Selling Superhero Video Game

Marvel's Spider-Man has become best-selling video game in superhero genre, leaving Batman: Arkham City behind.

Over the years, a number of Spider-Man video games were released but only a few has become very popular among fans or commercially successful as PlayStation 4-exclusive action-adventure game Marvel's Spider-Man from 2018.

Following a September release last year, Spider-Man on PS4 has managed to sell over 9 million copies by January 2019 and now has toppled Batman: Arkham City by becoming best-selling superhero video game of all time in United States.

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Marvel's Spider-Man Becomes Best-Selling Superhero Video Game

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Industry analyst Mat Piscatella of NPD Group has confirmed it by posting a lifetime video games sales chart on Twitter.

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This news itself is great for Marvel's most iconic superhero since it has only been out for less than a year whereas Arkham City was released back in 2011 by Rocksteady Studios and Warner Bros. Interactive for past generation of consoles.

Now it may come as a surprise to many superhero fans considering 2018 Spider-Man game has a Metacritic score of 87, which is great but way inferior than a 96 score set by second Batman title from critically-acclaimed Arkham series.

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In an attempt to come up with a definitive title featuring everyone's favorite wallcrawler, developer Insomniac Games and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment came up with the most beloved adaptation of Spidey in video games.

Their gameplay emphasis of combat and web-slinging was able to get fans hooked and received a number of awards at The Game Awards 2018. Set on a new and unique continuity, the game has established a standard for future Marvel Games projects.

RELATED: Marvel's Spider-Man Becomes Fastest-Selling PS4 Game Ever

Besides, Insomniac Games have been trying to keep fans happy with occasional release of variant Spidey suits for free and a series of paid DLC in "The City That Never Sleeps" as post launch to stay engaged and relevant.

In a recent addition, Marvel's Spider-Man has offered players Stealth and Upgraded suits from Spider-Man: Far From Home movie. Also, modern-day social media has helped spread word-of-mouth to reach a broader audience of all-ages.

RELATED: Marvel's Spider-Man Adds Far From Home Suits

We probably won't see any major superhero titles surpassing its impressive numbers anytime soon and forthcoming Nintendo Switch-exclusive action RPG game Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order is not likely to come any close either.

Upcoming anticipated title Marvel's Avengers from Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix may become a major competition next year but only an untitled sequel of Marvel's Spider-Man has the best chance to claim its number one position.