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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

PlayStation State of Play December 2019

December 2019 episode of PlayStation State of Play stream features latest news on upcoming new PS4 releases.

In their latest and final episode of State of Play livestream for the year 2019, Sony Interactive Entertainment has revealed a number of upcoming game announcements and important updates for PlayStation 4 platform.

In high anticipation of upcoming reveals, fans were literally sitting on the edge of their couch to see what surprise Sony holds for them. Hopefully it is safe to say that they didn't disappoint at all and long-running rumors were confirmed.

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PlayStation State of Play December 2019

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Be ready to pleasure yourself and take a look at some of the explosive titles that are heading towards PS4 very soon.




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Untitled Goose Game | Release Date




Honking its way to console, everyone's favorite troublemaker from Untitled Goose Game from developer House House and publisher Panic is finally coming to PS4 sooner than you were thinking, scheduled for a launch on December 17, 2019.

This puzzle-stealth indie game has become a new sensation among gamers that has made it to a new platform due to popularity and now time for goose to let loose on an unsuspecting village of people unaware of his mischief.

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Resident Evil 3 | Announced




Although survivor Claire Redfield and rookie cop Leon S. Kennedy has made it out of a zombie-infested Raccoon City, former S.T.A.R.S. member Jill Valentine has yet to escape from an army of undead citizens and a relentless bio-weapon.

Following success of Resident Evil 2 Remake from last year, developer/publisher Capcom decided to work on its follow-up title Resident Evil 3, which is already set to come out on April 3, 2020 and available for pre-order now.

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Ghost of Tsushima | Cinematic Tease

After keeping quiet for too long, developer Sucker Punch Productions has finally unveiled a brief cinematic from their upcoming PS4-exclusive action-adventure game Ghost of Tsushima that unfortunately ended too quick.

A full trailer is now set to reveal at The Game Awards 2019 within few days and fans will finally get to see what they have been up to so far and maybe will get an official release date set for next year before PlayStation 5 arrives.

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Ahead of State of Play video presentation went live on YouTube, there were some speculations on Resident Evil 3 Remake after a recent leak from PSN listing and Ghost of Tsushima following a brief appearance in a latest PS4 commercial.

Many of these titles are coming sooner than expected and now all eyes are focused on The Game Awards to spill some more beans. However, there was no mention of what Sony has in stores for their next-gen console PS5 on this episode.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Guerrilla Games' Hermen Hulst Becomes Head of PlayStation Worldwide Studios

Guerrilla Games managing director Hermen Hulst is moving over as head of PlayStation Worldwide Studios.

As Sony Interactive Entertainment prepares for their next-generation console PlayStation 5 launch in holiday season of 2020, they are making a number of overhauls to shape up future of the company and move to a new direction.

In one such recent move, managing director Hermen Hulst of Dutch video game developer studio Guerrilla Games has been promoted as new head of PlayStation Worldwide Studios, following departure of former studio head Shawn Layden.

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Guerrilla Games' Hermen Hulst Becomes Head of PlayStation Worldwide Studios

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An official press release reveals that Hulst will join immediately in his new role and take over development of 14 internal studios. Meanwhile, current WWS president Shuhei Yoshida will join a new initiative of supporting independent developers.

PlayStation CEO and President Jim Ryan believe appointing Hulst is a move for Sony moving globally to next generation. He is a European and will be in charge of a major office at PlayStation, which is a proud moment for people in Europe.

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Jim Ryan had more words to add for new head of Sony Worldwide Studios in a continued statement.

Hermen is one of the most effective and well-respected leaders in the video game industry. He is a passionate advocate for the teams he leads and understands how to empower creative talent to build great experiences. I have no doubt Hermen can lead our teams to deliver compelling and diverse experiences at a steady cadence.

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Guerrilla Games is widely known for their work on Killzone series and Horizon Zero Dawn. Most recently, they worked in collaboration with Kojima Productions for their latest release of Death Stranding by lending in-house game engine Decima.

Hermen is a well-respected leader in video game industry and moving him to a new role is part restructuring leadership of PlayStation. Angie Smets, Jan-Bart van Beek and Michiel van der Leeuw are now joint studio heads of Guerrilla Games.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Crash Bandicoot Game Teased in PlayStation Ad

Latest PlayStation ad from Sony might have teased brand-new Crash Bandicoot game awaiting reveal.

When Crash Bandicoot franchise originally debuted back in 90's on PlayStation consoles, it almost became an unofficial mascot for Sony's gaming platform and even today, it is largely popular to a wide range of audience.

A recently released live-action commercial by PlayStation featuring renowned characters from many first and third part IPs, most likely has teased a brand-new game from the same series, rumored to be called Crash Bandicoot Worlds.

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Crash Bandicoot Game Teased in PlayStation Ad

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At one point at this ad titled "It's Time to Play" (0:11), Crash can be seen racing in his kart with an Aku-Aku mask floating alongside him and another never-before-seen one hovering around villain character Neo Cortex on that same frame.

Given how much it costs to make an advert like that, no will try to sneak in a non-canon mask there without any valid reason. Many have simply overlooked that small detail but then started spinning out ideas about it when noticed.

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Nicholas Kole, artist for Activision owned subsidiary developer studio Toys for Bob then Retweeted the following.


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Kole previously posted on Twitter and then quickly deleted an image that seems like a character art from an unannounced project. He then suspiciously shared an image from the ad pointing out that mystery mask by a fellow a Twitter user.

Shortly afterwards, a fan on Reddit noticed a print ad for Crash Bandicoot on a bus as part of same campaign for PlayStation brand. They used modern rendition of his character model that is slightly revamped to look similar to PS original design.

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Crash Bandicoot Large Print Ad

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Then another leak from a source came out that originally broke news of Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy remakes ahead of official reveal, which suggests the game is reportedly being called Crash Bandicoot Worlds.

Currently under development by Toys for Bob and Vicarious Visions as a semi open-world game like Super Mario 3D World, it would possibly unveil at The Game Awards 2019 on 13 December, 2019 with a timed PlayStation 4 exclusivity for a year. 

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

PlayStation 5 to Release in Holiday 2020

Sony has officially revealed their next-gen console to be PlayStation 5, will be launching on holiday 2020.

Only a few months back, lead system architect Mark Cerny of Sony Interactive Entertainment has revealed some hardware plans for their upcoming next-gen PlayStation video game console he was working at back in April 2019.

Though it is no longer a surprise at this point and kind of obvious that Sony will officially call it PlayStation 5 and CEO Jim Ryan has announced a launching window of holiday 2020 for their upcoming successor to PlayStation 4.

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PlayStation 5 to Release in Holiday 2020

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PS5 will introduce a new controller that focuses on an immersive gameplay experience for players via sense of touch. SIE is going to replace their rumble technology of 5th generation of consoles with haptics feedback.

Regardless of driving racing cars or exploring through various rough terrains, they all will feel different. Secondly, their team is working on an aspect called adaptive triggers that will be integrated with L2 and R2 trigger buttons.

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It emphasizes on activities like pushing the accelerator of a moving car on an unfriendly road or drawing a bow to shoot an arrow and when combined with haptics, this will create a unique experience for each performed action.

Of course, there is almost a year ahead of us for PlayStation 5 to release and Sony will reveal more info on their next-gen console in the mean time and by then, many AAA-blockbusters will arrive on PS4 to keep everyone busy.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

PlayStation State of Play September 2019

September 2019 episode of PlayStation State of Play stream features latest news on upcoming new PS4 releases.

In order to have their own broadcasting format, Sony Interactive Entertainment came up with State of Play livestream back in March and already released two episodes featuring anticipated titles announcement for PlayStation 4 platform.

Back again today, for a third one filled with updates on new content and game reveals, Sony invites excited players to tune in but be sure to leave any expectation at the door of hearing any updates on next-gen console plans.

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PlayStation State of Play September 2019

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Join in for another new episode of State of Play stream that bears major reveal everyone is waiting so long for.




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Humanity | Announced




Scheduled for launching in 2020, Humanity is a mysterious new game from developer studio Enhance Games about how humans act in big crowds that could be best described as a vivid human behavior simulation for PS4 and PS VR.

Players will be tasked to navigate large groups of people to overcome an obstacle or go through different situations based on "Boids" theory, which dictates how flock of birds are compelled to move to a single direction altogether following instinct.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare | Story Trailer




A reboot to popular Call of Duty sub-series from developer Infinity Ward and publisher Activision, upcoming first-person shooter Call of Duty: Modern Warfare amps up the already raised tension to top with its story setting.

Fan-favorite Captain Price has returned and original story is re-imagined once again with certain aspects crossing some grey area to match with the reality of today's world since storytelling in video games have changed drastically.

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Wattam | Gameplay Trailer




Long after making an official reveal back in 2015 and being delayed from 2018, Wattam from developer Funomena and publisher Annapurna Interactive is finally looking at a December 2019 release window for arriving on PS4 consoles.

In a narrative-based journey, players assume the role of a cube-shaped Mayor to a number of colorful objects who explores a whimsical world interacting with others and have a dance to have a joyful experience of their life.

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Arise: A Simple Story | Announced
Prepare for a surreal adventure in Arise: A Simple Story, where players discovers themselves guided by a light for taking a journey through a bizarre world chasing happiness and tragedies of life only to discover your time bending ability.

A first-ever look into the vibrant world of Arise from developer Piccolo Studio and publisher Techland feels truly amazing. Entire gameplay is of a 2.5D puzzle platformer title with similar objectives for a man on an emotional trip of his life.

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Arise: A Simple Story Announced

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L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files | Out Now




Time to get back to Los Angeles of 1940's in seven new cases of neo-noir detective action-adventure L.A. Noire that are build for virtual reality by developer Team Bondi and publisher Rockstar Games, available now on PlayStation VR.

Play as Detective Cole Phelps and experience solving cases on all five desks from original game. You can also go boxing, racing cars or spend time at shooting galleries in new mini-games, specifically designed for its VR mechanics.

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PlayStation VR | What's Next




A bunch of brand-new VR games are heading forth PS VR platform this year including titles like After The Fall, Espire 1: VR Operative, Gorn, Space Channel 5 VR: Kinda Funky News Flash! and Stardust Odyssey, starting from this month.

With different genre of games coming to the mix from violent shooter to gladiator simulator and even science fiction fantasy adventure by major studios, players are in for some virtual reality adventure treat till next year.

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MediEvil | Demo




Sony has let out a MediEvil short-lived demo today for 2019 upcoming remake of their classic action-adventure hack and slash game from 1998. You take on the role of undead knight Sir Daniel Fortesque to overthrow evil wizard Zarok.

This long-awaited PlayStation era game is being built up from ground in native 4K for modern PS4 consoles. Available until October 7, don't miss out picking Dan's Helmet item from demo to access an extra challenge in full game upon release.

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Civilization VI | Announced




Marking as latest installment of Civilization series, turn-based strategy game Civilization VI is finally announced for PS4 with all expansions. A release window is currently set for fall 2019 when you can start build your own empire.

It is nearly a decade that Sid Meier's legendary franchise has stepped into a PlayStation console but props to developer Firaxis Games and publisher 2K Games for bringing this critically-acclaimed title to Sony platform at long last.

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Death Stranding | Limited Edition PS4 Pro Bundle




When upcoming Hideo Kojima social strand game Death Stranding showed up during State of Play stream, it was to announce a limited edition PlayStation 4 Pro console and it sure was presented in a weird way much like its in-game world.

This custom 1TB PS4 Pro system comes in themed design of the game, a physical copy of the game on Blu-ray discs and packs a translucent orange DualShock 4 controller, which resembled a lot like BB pod for a retail price of $399.99 only.

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Afterparty | Launch Trailer




Mixing up elements from renowned pop-culture movies, developer/publisher Night School Studio came up with an idea of an adventure of two best friends and their adventure in Hell after death for upcoming indie adventure title Afterparty.

Instead of burning there for eternity, Milo and Lola decides to get out on and go back to Earth once again, which is near impossible unless of course they can defeat Satan in a drinking game somehow and earn re-entry into the world of living.

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PlayStation Plus | October 2019




In anticipation of some groundbreaking revelation of its sequel, The Last of Us Remastered is heading to PlayStation Plus next month, so that players can jump into a post-apocalyptic survival horror adventure with Ellie and Joel.

October 2019 monthly PS Plus lineup also includes baseball game MLB The Show 19 from developer SIE San Diego Studio. This latest edition in MLB series lets you relive and recreate all biggest moments from its sports history.

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The Last of Us Part II | Release Date




After production is almost wrapped up, developer Naughty Dog and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment revealed for upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive action-adventure game The Last of Us Part II to come out in February 21, 2020.

A brief look at the life of an older Ellie is shown where she had gone through a personal tragedy and it changes her into a vengeful person. As she goes to take on a group on her own, her guardian angel Joel came following to back her up.

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As expected, a handful of updates on new games heading to PS4 were really great to excite fans in anticipation for a guaranteed good time. It's nice to see Sony focused on many promising IP from indie developers aside from high profile AAA-titles.

The Last of Us Part II was the only title that confirmed by developer Naughty Dog about showing up at State of Play showcase and they revealed an early 2020 dates just as suggested earlier in a ResetEra forum post earlier this year.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Sony Acquires Insomniac Games

Sony has revealed acquiring Insomniac Games, acclaimed developer studio behind Marvel's Spider-Man for PS4.

Even with their upcoming ninth-generation console system PlayStation 5 getting closer to launch, Japanese video gaming company Sony has been shying away from spotlight for a while and even skipped E3 2019 press event.

A recent report revealed earlier today that Sony has acquired Insomniac Games, renowned California-based studio that worked on immensely successful 2018 superhero action-adventure game Marvel's Spider-Man for PlayStation 4.

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Sony Acquires Insomniac Games

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This recent purchase has made Insomniac Games the fourteenth studio under Sony Interactive Entertainment. Founded back in 1994 by Ted Price as Xtreme Software, the studio remained independent for a 25 years period until now.

Insomniac has made a name for themselves within the industry for their unique way of storytelling and gameplay experience through many fan-favorite titles like Ratchet & Clank, Resistance and Spyro the Dragon.

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One of their most successful projects in recent times was Spider-Man title for PS4 that came out in September 2018 and has already sold over 13.2 million copies worldwide by July 2019, according to an official press release.

Although often working on games for PlayStation platform, their development team has worked on Edge of Nowhere for Oculus Rift and vibrant shooter title Sunset Overdrive for Xbox One that was later ported to PC platform.

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Insomniac Games Titles

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Sony has acquired a new internal PlayStation developer after long since they have purchased Media Molecule back in 2010 and then Sucker Punch Productions in 2011 to for more exclusive titles to compete with rival companies like Microsoft.

Insomniac Games were already working pretty closely with Sony for log just like one of their own studios and now having them to develop more first-party games could be impactful for future sales of PS5 consoles when it launches.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

PlayStation State of Play May 2019

May 2019 episode of PlayStation State of Play stream features update on anticipated new PS4 releases.

After having their first-ever State of Play broadcast stream back in March, Sony Interactive Entertainment has returned once again with its second episode to showcase announcements for some of the anticipated upcoming PlayStation titles.

Some of these upcoming PS4 games are what keeping everyone on edge of their seats. Compared to their last show, May 2019 is relatively short and straight to the point while also faring a lot better than its first episode in terms of fan-reaction.

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PlayStation State of Play May 2019

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Indulge yourself into the newest State of Play stream that comes bearing some of 2019's biggest announcements.




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Predator: Hunting Grounds | Announced




One of the deadliest creatures from sci-fi action horror genre we came across on movies was undoubtedly big-game hunting Predator that Arnold Schwarzenegger's character Dutch Schaefer has tussled with in 1987 live-action movie.

Now, developer IllFonic is teaming up with 20th Century Fox to bring back that suspense feel of the hunter, who would stalk and kill its prey in upcoming asymmetrical shooter game Predator: Hunting Grounds that will arrive on 2020 for PS4.

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MediEvil | Release Date




Back in October 2018, a PS4 remake for action-adventure hack and slash game MediEvil was announced by developer SIE Worldwide Studios and Sony has revealed its official release date to be this Halloween on October 25, 2019!

Not everyone is lucky enough to get a chance at redemption but Sir Daniel Fortesque gets his chance after death. So, he is returning in an all-new glory this year wielding his enchanted sword at his enemies to liberate Gallowmere from an undead invasion.

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Final Fantasy VII Remake | Teaser Trailer




A high-definition remake of action role-playing game Final Fantasy VII Remake is long overdue now that it was announced back in E3 2015 and developer/publisher Square Enix confirmed that it would arrive sometime before 2023.

Newest spectacular look at FFVII brings back a lot of memory and seeing Aerith and Cloud together is priceless. While teasing us with a glimpse for now, producer Yoshinori Kitase promised to reveal more in June, probably in E3 2019.

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Away: The Survival Series | Announced




Ever wondered about seeing wildlife through perspective of one of its inhabitant and experience how it is out there? Because developer/publisher Breaking Walls is offering you a chance to journey into the wild in Away: The Survival Series.

Coming soon on PlayStation 4, you will be stepping into a world full of danger and opportunity as a Sugar Glider. In your quest for survival, many dangerous creatures of animal kingdom will come cross within wilderness and would make things interesting.

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Riverbond | Gameplay Trailer




Played in dungeon-crawling style, players explore through worlds to slay monsters and collecting treasures by assuming role of a hero character. The game perfectly encapsulates 16-bit era nostalgia and nicely wraps it up with fluid graphics.

Awaiting release for this summer, shoot and slash game Riverbond is designed to experience in four player local co-op adventure and rendered in amazing voxel art style, featuring crossover skins for players from popular indie games.

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Monster Hunter: World – Iceborne | Release Date




On December 2018, developer/publisher Capcom announced a brand-new expansion Iceborne for action RPG Monster Hunter: World. This massive content update takes you into a snow-filled territory and of course explores a new story.

Gameplay reveal trailer for Iceborne offers a quick look at some of its new monsters players would be tussling with once it arrives on September 6, 2019. Fan-favorite monster Nargacuga is returning to give many hunters a tough time when they meet.

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Also, people were apparently less mad at Sony this time since last time their dislike ratio on the presentation on YouTube was double than likes for no reason that mattered and this time, that ratio has been only half of its overall like count.

What we gathered from second State of Play stream is that many are relatively happy upon receiving update on MediEvil and Final Fantasy VII Remake. Plus, many who were waiting for latest news on MHW expansion Iceborne got some more info as well.

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 release on two-platforms 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.