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

Friday, January 10, 2020

Control and Death Stranding Gets Most Nominations at DICE Awards

Control and Death Stranding are on top list of nominees at D.I.C.E. Awards, receiving eight nominations each.

Despite being two major contenders for "Game of the Year" accolades for 2019, both Control and Death Stranding ended up losing the crown to action-adventure title Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice by Japanese studio From Software.

Now those two games are heading to upcoming 23rd annual D.I.C.E. Awards this award season earning most number of nominations each, to compete against each other over multiple categories including Game of the Year.

control death stranding most nominations 23rd dice awards kojima productions remedy entertainment sony interactive entertainment 505 games
Control and Death Stranding Gets Most Nominations at DICE Awards

RELATED: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Wins Game of The Year at The Game Awards 2019

Though started off with a few issues on consoles at launch, reception towards Control was mostly positive. However, that didn't reflect largely when it comes to winning awards and it has won for Best Art Direction at TGA 2019.

On the other hand, social strand genre pioneer Death Stranding was a highly-anticipated title from game director Hideo Kojima following his infamous departure from Konami and has divided audience in terms of reviews.

RELATED: Elden Ring Will Be Showcased at Taipei Game Show

These titles are going to be challenging each other for winning on Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction, Outstanding Achievement in Character, Outstanding Technical Achievement and lastly for Game of the Year categories.

Death Stranding is challenging its worthy rival twice as hard for its place in Outstanding Achievement in Character group with Cliff Unger portrayed by Mads Mikkelsen and Sam Porter Bridges played by Norman Reedus.

RELATED: Resident Evil 3 Remake Won't Have Mercenaries Mode and Multiple Endings

Set to take place on February 13, 2020, awards ceremony for Design Innovate Communicate Entertain has been one of the oldest shows within video game industry that made its debut back in 1998 to honor winners of previous year.

Control and Death Stranding will have their chance at a few more events to win over GOTY. When we are done with D.I.C.E. Awards, there are both Game Developers Choice Awards and New York Game Awards coming this year.

Monday, January 6, 2020

PlayStation 5 Logo Revealed at Sony CES 2020

Sony has revealed new official logo for upcoming PlayStation 5 gaming console at press event of CES 2020.

In April 2019, Sony Interactive Entertainment lead system architect Mark Cerny came out revealing some major PlayStation 5 details and CEO Jim Ryan later announced a possible release window that is set for holiday 2020.

It seemed a lot like Sony is still trying to keep final design of their next-generation console a secret for a little longer but has unveiled official logo for PS5 console, which didn't look like anything unexpected though.

playstation 5 logo reveal sony ces 2020 press conference event
PlayStation 5 Logo Revealed at Sony CES 2020

RELATED: Sony Reveals PlayStation 5 Console Plans

Showed off earlier in Sony's CES 2020 press conference, new logo for PS5 follows their same slick style that they are using since PlayStation 2. They clearly are not showing intention of slowing down in console war anytime soon.

When PlayStation 5 finally arrives this year, it is said to have backwards compatibility to even play games from original PlayStation platform. However, there is no official affirmation of that claim yet as well as a live display of demonstration.

RELATED: Sony Acquires Insomniac Games

Even though Sony is holding onto a grand unveiling of their upcoming console, many developers are already working with it. Several leaked image showed how PS5 dev kits look like in past few months with anticipation for some exclusive titles.

Despite many developers are constantly leaning towards working on their next game for newest consoles, it simply won't make PlayStation 4 outdated soon as a bunch of AAA-titles for the platform are going to see release in 2020.

RELATED: PlayStation 5 to Release in Holiday 2020

With PS4 selling over 100 million units till date and having nearly same number of active players for each month, Sony has filed trademarks for PS6, PS7, PS8, PS9 and PS10, believing to dominate at least five more console generations.

Sony would likely to drop more information on PlayStation 5 features and launch titles as we march ahead in 2020. Currently, they expect PS5 to have a six to seven years lifecycle and is considering adding a PS5-Pro upgrade at some point.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Uncharted Movie Director Travis Knight Exits

Sony loses director Travis Knight for Uncharted movie due to scheduling conflict with actor Tom Holland.

During mid-2019, a definitive release date for live-action Uncharted movie was announced for holiday 2020 that has been long-delayed but then director Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane, Black Mirror) quits project in August.

Afterwards, director Travis Knight (Bumblebee, Kubo and the Two Strings) was hired and he has recently confirmed leaving production as well. Sony Pictures however, still intends to move on with new director on board soon and another date.

uncharted movie director travis knight exit sony pictures tom holland shooting schedule
Uncharted Movie Director Travis Knight Exits

RELATED: Uncharted Movie Release Date

According to reports, it was a lengthy shooting schedule of actor Tom Holland (Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man: Homecoming) for next Spider-Man movie that has forced Knight to leave at this phase of development.

Holland will get busy shooting for third Spider-Man film for Marvel Cinematic Universe in summer of 2020. Aside from other project he has, this will create a scheduling problem since Uncharted was set to release on December 18, 2020.

RELATED: Jon Bernthal Wants to Star in Punch-Out Movie

Sony is trying their best to make a film adaptation of Uncharted for decades that already has a screenplay draft written by Rafe Judkins (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Chuck) and Matt Holloway (Iron Man, Transformers: The Last Knight).

In June 2019, Holland is cast to play a young Nathan Drake alongside actor Mark Wahlberg (2 Guns, Pain & Gain), who will co-star in role of Victor "Sully" Sullivan for Uncharted movie that will serve as a prequel to Uncharted: Drake's Fortune game.

RELATED: Uncharted and Last of Us Movie Update

Regardless of recent departure of Travis Knight, both Holland and Wahlberg remains attached to the project. Following official announcement back in 2007, Sony has seen many directors, stars and writer walking out of the anticipated movie.

Last year in May, Sony Interactive Entertainment launched brand-new PlayStation Productions studio to adapt their popular first-party titles for films and television, which is currently in charge of Uncharted and The Last of Us movie.

PlayStation Plus Free Games for January 2020

For January 2020, PlayStation Plus free games lineup has picked up Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and Goat Simulator.

Entering into a New Year, Sony Entertainment has just announced a brand-new free games lineup for subscribers of PlayStation Plus monthly subscription service in January 2020 and it is stating with a blast for everyone.

From January 7, two new free PlayStation 4 titles will become available to PS Plus members but before they do, you still have a couple of days to enjoy both Titanfall 2 and Monster Energy Supercross until January 6, 2020.

uncharted nathan drake collection goat simulator game ps4 plus sony interactive entertainment naughty dog sony computer entertainment coffee stain studios
PlayStation Plus Free Games for January 2020

Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection collects first three installments of acclaimed action-adventure series Uncharted from developer Naughty Dog that literally has revolutionized modern-day storytelling through video games.

Featuring adventures of protagonist and treasure hunter Nathan Drake, players are in for an unbelievable journey throughout the globe to seek extraordinary findings and stay ahead of ruthless foes in all three single-player campaigns.

Then get ready to treat yourself with a healthy dose of chaos and madness in third-person action game Goat Simulator from indie developer/publisher Coffee Stain Studios that puts you into the hooves of a goat of destruction.

Feel free to throw yourself at a number of objects that all has intensely accurate physics and enjoy the sheer fun of being carefree about it. You can also lick stuff and drag them around with the goat's tongue wherever you go.

Now that Sony has cancelled giving out PlayStation 3 titles from last year, they are trying to provide value for monthly PS4 free games. Plus, you can always get some exclusive discount at PSN store on purchase of any title for your membership.

When Nathan Drake Collection and Goat Simulator will become available on PlayStation Plus, subscribers will have access over them till February 3. New users can also sign-up for a 14-day free trial period to see if they would like to keep up.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Ghost of Tsushima Coming in Summer 2020

Sucker Punch reveals a new trailer for Ghost of Tsushima at The Game Awards 2019, coming in summer 2020.

There was no update on upcoming action-adventure game Ghost of Tsushima for so long but lately, developer Sucker Punch Productions has announced to release their anticipated PlayStation 4-exclusive title in summer 2020.

Only days ago, a brief tease was shown at most recent and final episode of State of Play livestream and a full trailer with gameplay footage was confirmed to reveal at The Game Awards 2019, which has just been just rolled out.

ghost of tsushima open world action-adventure game sucker punch productions sony interactive entertainment playstation 4
Ghost of Tsushima Coming in Summer 2020

RELATED: Dauntless Out On Switch, Adds Cross-Play

Witness the journey of a samurai becoming a Ghost to stand opposing all opposing forces to free his people.




RELATED: Resident Evil 3 Release Date and Collector's Edition Announced

In opening cinematic shot, lead character Jin Sakai stands in way of a small group of Mongol soldiers. Wearing Ghost gears, he explodes a smoke bomb after unsheathing his sword, invoking his enemy to come for him.

He recalls when he was lying on a beach after first Mongolian raid on his homeland earlier and everyone thought him to be dead. Now, he effortlessly takes down all but one and leaves him to inform general Khotun Khan of his arrival.

RELATED: Horizon Zero Dawn May Come to PC

Adapting to new ways of fighting, Jin is presumably applying some ninja techniques to wage guerrilla warfare against enemy forces. Throughout his journey, he will acquire a variety of gear and weapons upgrades to face a growing storm.

Though the trailer does offer bits of its plotline and some general gameplay aspects, it most certainly is focused on him eventually becoming the legendary phenomenon "Ghost" that has become a menacing threat for invading army.

RELATED: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season 1 Live Now

After gameplay reveal back in E3 2018, there was no news from developers for too long and people were concerned whether or not the game is coming to PS4 since next-generation console PlayStation 5 is set to arrive in holiday 2020.

Then players noticed it in latest a live-action commercial for PlayStation 4 and State of Play started teasing fans for a new trailer. The Game Awards finally confirmed its release today for next year as a PS4-exclusive, arriving before PS5 launch.

ghost of tsushima box art open world action-adventure game sucker punch productions sony interactive entertainment playstation 4
Ghost of Tsushima Box Art

RELATED: Broly from Dragon Ball Super Comes to Dragon Ball FighterZ

Sucker Punch Productions previously worked on Infamous series for past decade and never really worked on a large-scale game like their current project, which really explains why it took this long for them to get things in right order.

Set around late 13th century, Ghost of Tsushima narrates the journey of lone samurai warrior Jin Sakai who takes a final stand against an invasion of Mongol empire on Tsushima Island that is in ruins following their ruthless first assault.

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.

playstation state of play 2019 announcements sony ps4 spellbreak dreams predator hunting grounds resident evil 3 remake
PlayStation State of Play December 2019

RELATED: Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey for Consoles Out Now

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




RELATED: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season 1 Live Now

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.

RELATED: Generation Zero: Alpine Unrest Out Now

Predator: Hunting Grounds | Release Date




Prepare yourself to enter the ultimate hunting ground in upcoming asymmetrical shooter game Predator: Hunting Grounds from developer Illfonic and publisher Sony when it finally arrives on April 24, 2020 for both PS4 system and PC.

When playing as a Predator, you can pick a class that suits your playstyle from Berserker, Hunter or Scout. Either become one of 4-player Fireteam or take role of an extraterrestrial being with extensive hunting skills to prey on each other.

RELATED: Gris Coming to PS4

Babylon's Fall | Gameplay Reveal




During E3 2018 press conference, Japanese developer studio Platinum Games revealed Babylon's Fall as one of their upcoming video game projects that will be released for PS4 in partnership with publisher Square Enix.

An action-packed teaser trailer has come out that offers a first brief look into its gameplay, which adapts a brushstroke-style art for visual is very much rooted into veins of fan-favorite titles like Bayonetta and Nier: Automata.

RELATED: Monster Hunter World: Iceborne X Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds Event

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.

RELATED: Diablo 4 to Bring Back Elective Mode

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.

RELATED: Street Fighter V: Champion Edition Announced

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.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Horizon Zero Dawn May Come to PC

Following Death Stranding, another PS4-exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn could be coming to PC next year.

Last month, a new job listing at developer Guerrilla Games have hinted of a possible sequel for action role-playing game Horizon Zero Dawn in works and was confirmed earlier by voice actress Janina Gavankar (Sleepy Hollow, True Blood).

A recent rumor from Russian YouTuber Anton Logvinov suggests that critically-acclaimed 2017 action RPG title HZD is going to see release on PC by February 2020 with an official reveal coming very soon, probably during The Game Awards 2019.

horizon zero dawn pc release february 2020 guerrilla games action rpg game ps4
Horizon Zero Dawn May Come to PC

RELATED: Job Listing Suggests Horizon Zero Dawn Sequel in Development?

Anton Logvinov previously predicted Death Stranding to get a PC release earlier this year, which is built using Decima Engine from Guerrilla as part of a partnership between developer Kojima Productions and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment.

Latest masterpiece of Hideo Kojima was revealed to have a PC release back in 2015 in a now-deleted Medium post. However, a PC port of Horizon seems a lot far-fetched idea despite Guerrilla Games being a first-party studio under Sony.

RELATED: Horizon Zero Dawn Sequel Confirmed by Voice Actor

In his post shared on ResetEra forum, more of what Logvinov stated later was added alongside his claim.

I'm talking to different developers who are making something for the PlayStation 5, and they said to me that Sony warns them "keep the PC version in mind.

RELATED: Death Stranding No Longer Listed PS4-Exclusive

Given both of these titles runs on Decima and DS has already optimized its code for PC for an upcoming transition to a new platform, Sony could be finally pushing to bring popular PlayStation games for platform accessibility.

A major market competitor, Microsoft has been pushing more of their exclusive titles to PC for next-generation consoles. With arrival of PlayStation 5 set for holiday season next year, Sony may very well be changing their strategy as well.

RELATED: Death Stranding Announced for PC

It would make sense if they want a PC port of their original PlayStation 4 title to draw interest of new players from a different platform because it is highly likely that potential development for a sequel to HZD for PS5 is already ongoing.

Since there are no official word from Guerrilla Games or Sony just yet, rumor of a PC release for Horizon Zero Dawn should be taken with a grain of salt. However, we shouldn't completely rule out its possibility given its credible source.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

PlayStation Plus Free Games for December 2019

PlayStation Plus free games lineup of December 2019 includes Titanfall 2 and Monster Energy Supercross — The Official Videogame.

As we are heading close to December 2019 and an end of current year, PlayStation Plus free games lineup is getting better than how they started earlier and member are surely having some good time with all those great games.

Two brand-new PlayStation 4 titles will join PS Plus by December 3, 2019 for subscribers to enjoy throughout this holiday season. Both of these games promise to deliver exciting experience even though they are form different genre.

titanfall 2 monster energy supercross the official videogame game ps4 plus sony interactive entertainment respawn entertainment electronic arts milestone srl
PlayStation Plus Free Games for December 2019

Titanfall 2 is considered one of the best single-player shooter ever that came out in 2016 from developer Respawn Entertainment and Electronic Arts. It received critical acclaim and won multiple awards that year including Game of the Year.

T2 lets you maneuver mecha-exoskeletons at high-speed in an intense battlefield and players take role of Jack Cooper of Frontier Militia who takes it upon himself to halt launching of a super-weapon in his mentor's Titan BT-7274.

titanfall 2 game ps4 plus sony respawn entertainment electronic arts
Titanfall 2 on PlayStation Plus Free Games

Coming up next on PS Plus is a modern day BMX racing game Monster Energy Supercross - The Official Videogame from last year that features official bikes, riders and tracks from original championship sponsored by titular energy drinks.

There is lots of customization option for your bikes and riders with items from various brands and compete with players worldwide. Players can also create and share custom creations with fellow racers online using its Track Editor.

monster energy supercross the official videogame ps4 plus sony milestone srl
Monster Energy Supercross on PlayStation Plus Free Games

Members who have somehow unfortunately missed out games from November can still try playing action role-playing game Nioh and psychological survival horror title Outlast 2 as there are still a few days left for next lineup to arrive.

PlayStation Plus subscribers with a PS VR device can enjoy a limited free trial with double XP week on PS4-exclusive first-person shooter game Firewall: Zero Hour that will become available for 24 hours at December 3, 8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM EDT.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Job Listing Suggests Horizon Zero Dawn Sequel in Development?

Recent job postings by Guerrilla Games hint at an anticipated sequel of Horizon Zero Dawn for PS5.

Throughout this year, developer Guerrilla Games has celebrated two major milestones for their 2017 action role-playing game Horizon Zero Dawn; its second anniversary of release on PlayStation 4 and selling over 10 million copies worldwide.

Back in April 2019, a sequel to HZD was confirmed to be in works by voice actress Janina Gavankar (Sleepy Hollow, True Blood) of its Frozen Wilds DLC but now a recent job listing has made it clear that her claims are likely to be true.

horizon zero dawn sequel ps5 job listing rumor guerrilla games
Job Listing Suggests Horizon Zero Dawn Sequel in Development?

RELATED: Horizon Zero Dawn Sequel Confirmed by Voice Actor

A number of vacancies have been sighted recently on official website of the Dutch developer and they stated for post of a Technical Vegetation Artist, "We have four teams dedicated to creating the stunning environments of Horizon".

Hired designer would require creating vegetation assets for in-game world and it may be for Horizon Zero Dawn 2, unless they are working on new release from Killzone series or RIGS: Mechanized Combat League, which is very much unlikely.

RELATED: Horizon Zero Dawn Hits 10 Million Sales

Besides, HZD had a lush environment full of jungle and freezing forests for most part, which is not a relatable case for their other known IPs. Since they have an established gameplay foundation at hand, HZD2 may see release in 2023.

A single mention of their biggest game and a job posting is not essentially a clear hint for anything related to a sequel but assembling a new crew is clearly an indication of something new that is going to be a platform exclusive.

RELATED: Horizon Zero Dawn: Making of Fireclaw

Now that Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced a release window for PlayStation 5 to be holiday season 2020, there are a lot of rumor and speculations over which titles will make debut on their next-generation console.

Reportedly, many developer studios are already working on their upcoming projects for Sony's new console and even though nothing is officially confirmed yet, it would only make sense for Guerrilla Games to work on a sequel for PS5.

RELATED: Horizon Zero Dawn Board Game Fully Funded

Despite being a commercial success, HZD only received a single DLC in November 2017 without any follow-up. However, Guerrilla can surely improve over its sequel using improved features of PlayStation 5, while boosting unit sales for the console.

Horizon Zero Dawn launched on February 28, 2017 to receive critical acclaim for character development and a gripping story. It is the fifth best-selling PS4-exclusive title ahead of God of War, Marvel's Spider-Man and Uncharted 4: A Thief's End.

Death Stranding Out Now

Open-world action game Death Stranding from Kojima Productions and Sony Interactive Entertainment is now available on PS4.

Set in a dystopian supernatural world of near future, open-world action strand game Death Stranding from developer Kojima Productions and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment is now available for PlayStation 4.

After society has collapsed in a bizarre series of events, otherworldly creatures known as "Beached Things" has found their way to Earth and pushing it towards mass extinction but not if Sam Porter Bridges can help it.

death stranding ps4 sam porter bridges norman reedus kojima productions sony interactive entertainment
Death Stranding Out Now

RELATED: Death Stranding Teaser Trailer

As people living in isolation require supplies, they rely on reputed deliveryman Sam, who works for a company named Bridges. Aside from handing out parcels, he attempts to reconnect United Cities of America under a Chiral Network.

He is aided by his "DOOMs" factor to be aware of mysterious BTs at all times but additionally he carries a Bridge Baby and an Odradek scanner. Sam is handed over his missions by fellow Bridges member Deadman and Die-Hardman.

death stranding ps4 sam porter bridges norman reedus beached things combat mechanics kojima productions sony interactive entertainment
Battling Beached Things

RELATED: Death Stranding E3 Gameplay Revealed

Amount of packages you carry out will affect your overall performance but you can always use a bike or steal an enemy truck to reduce trouble. Other than walking on foot, sometime you may have to rely on ladders and ropes on various terrain.

Having too much goods on your back will even hold you back from resisting when BTs will try to drag you out. Handing over these requested cargos would often bring you new cosmetic items, working tools or something to fight them.

death stranding ps4 sam porter bridges norman reedus cargo handling kojima productions sony interactive entertainment
Handling Your Cargo

RELATED: Death Stranding TGS 2019 Gameplay Demo

Check out Death Stranding official launch trailer below for a better overview of its plotline and gameplay.




RELATED: Death Stranding TV Commercial Trailer

Basic gameplay mechanics of DS is centered on traversing through uncharted territories while hiding from enemies using stealth. An asynchronous multiplayer mode exists to connect players online through a Social Strand System.

Death Stranding is game by creator Hideo Kojima that is totally unique to its genre and may come as an advanced walking simulator to many because of its slow-pace approach to tell a compelling story of connecting society. 

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Death Stranding Update for Days Gone Live Now

Bridge Baby from Death Stranding makes its way into open-world survival game Days Gone in latest update patch.

Now that Death Stranding, hotly-anticipated action strand game of 2019 has been released for PlayStation 4, players can finally get a career of making deliveries in a post-apocalyptic world carrying their "Bridge Baby" in a pod.

However, PS4 owners can also go out exploring another dystopian world of survival horror in Days Gone from developer Bend Studio with its newest content update, carrying same theme from latest title of Hideo Kojima.

death stranding update patch 1.6 days gone live bend studio kojima productions ps4
Death Stranding Update for Days Gone Live Now

RELATED: Death Stranding Out Now

Recent release of patch 1.6 brings exclusive cosmetic upgrades for free that are unlockable in both starting a new game and game plus mode. Your motorbike tank gets replaced with a BB unit usually carried around by Sam Porter Bridges.

You will be riding Deacon's same drifter bike model but it will be modified with tanks, decals, and frame paint. This probably doesn't give you the same weird vibe of Death Stranding but having BB sucking its thumb inside is pretty close.

RELATED: Days Gone New Game Plus Mode Release Date

An official Tweet from developers have announced release of their newest update with a short preview trailer for it.


RELATED: Death Stranding TV Commercial Trailer

Instead of being haunted by ghostly creatures known as "Beached Things", players will be running away from hordes of freakers. Whether they are chasing a guy on a bike or a baby in gas tank matters little to these mindless monsters.

Additional fixes include ability to numerously reset Ambush Camps, Hordes, Infestation Zones and Jobs. "Black Friday" leaderboard gets a one-time only reset and number of Freaker ears is increased to let you repurchase ammo and weapons.

RELATED: Days Gone Outsold God of War at Launch in Japan

During development phase of DS, both Kojima Productions and Guerrilla Games were working together in collaboration. Bend Studio has contributed as well and now they are introducing gears and items inspired by the game.

Days Gone arranged an unconventional cross-promotion to celebrate launch of Death Stranding that only make sense in a twisted way. Another nice little common ground these two titles have is that they both divided critics and fans upon release.

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.

guerrilla games hermen hulst sony playstation worldwide studios head ps5 launch 2020
Guerrilla Games' Hermen Hulst Becomes Head of PlayStation Worldwide Studios

RELATED: Job Listing Suggests Horizon Zero Dawn Sequel in Development?

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.

RELATED: Street Fighter Cameo in Mortal Kombat Rejected by Capcom

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.

RELATED: Death Stranding Out Now

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.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

PlayStation Now Adds Hollow Knight, Persona 5 and Shadow of War

Current lineup for PS Now streaming service adds Hollow Knight, Persona 5 and Middle-Earth: Shadow of War for November 2019.

This holiday season, PlayStation Now game-streaming service comes up with a brand-new lineup of exciting games on top of their already huge collection of over 800 games to let its subscribers steam on PC or PlayStation 4.

PS Now members can get their hands on Hollow Knight, Middle-Earth: Shadow of War and Persona 5. Those who didn't sign up yet can get a monthly subscription for $9.99 only or just get a yearly membership for $59.99.

playstation now hollow knight persona 5 middle earth shadow of war ps4 lineup sony
PlayStation Now Adds Hollow Knight, Persona 5 and Shadow of War

RELATED: PlayStation Now Adds LittleBigPlanet 3, Gravity Rush 2 and More

Award-winning indie action-adventure title Hollow Knight from developer/publisher Team Cherry let you experience a tale of insects and heroes. Players explore through ancient kingdom of Hallownest in metroidvania styled gameplay.

This is a modern spin on classic genre that offers a high level of difficulty as you wander around its bizarre, expanded world. Getting to uncover ancient history beneath, there is much new stuff to discover as titular protagonist Knight.

RELATED: PlayStation Now Adds Doom, Fallout 4 and More

Expanding upon the legacy of J.R.R. Tolkien in Shadow of Mordor, open world action role-playing game Middle-Earth: Shadow of War is largely praised for its innovative nemesis system and currently has all micro-transactions removed.

Biggest inclusion to PS Now this month remains to be acclaimed role-playing game Persona 5 that hails from developer/publisher Atlus and allows you to play as a member of Phantom Thieves group, possessing power of Persona.

RELATED: PlayStation Now Adds Borderlands, Rocket League and More

Below is a sizzle trailer for P5 that offers you a brief glimpse of its overall gameplay system and features.




RELATED: PlayStation Now Adds Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor and More

Although Hollow Knight is here to stay, both Shadow of War and Persona 5 will be available on the streaming service until February 4, 2020. Sony is likely to create advance hype for Western release of upcoming Persona 5: The Royal next year.

Also, don't forget to try out God of War, Grand Theft Auto V, Infamous: Second Son and Uncharted 4 from last month before January 2, 2020. Many members have been busy with these titles last month ever since they were added.

playstation now fallout 4 farming simulator 19 mortal kombat x hit ps4 games october 2019
PlayStation Now Hit Games in October 2019

RELATED: PlayStation Now Adds Arkham Knight, Metal Gear Rising and More

Alongside newly added above-mentioned titles, most playing PS Now games in October 2019 were Batman: Arkham Knight, Fallout 4, Farming Simulator 19, Mafia III, Mortal Kombat X, NBA 2K18, Rocket League and WWE 2K18.

Sony Entertainment has a plan to make PlayStation Now service a major part of PlayStation 5 console when it arrives next year. If you are interested to get a membership, then simply sign in for a 7-day free trial on PC or PS4.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Nioh 2 Release Date

A release date for dark samurai RPG fantasy game Nioh 2 is revealed for March 2020 and Open Beta starts from November 1.

Following official reveal back in E3 2018 event, developer studios Koei Tecmo Games and Team Ninja has been quite silent about upcoming action role-playing title Nioh 2 until earlier this year and now we have a release date at hand.

A gameplay overview trailer shown last month at Tokyo Game Show 2019 revealed that an Open Beta program is about to start from next week, official sources announced the game to arrive for PlayStation 4 on March 13, 2020.

nioh 2 release date march 2020 ps4 open beta november 2019 team ninja koei tecmo games sony interactive entertainment
Nioh 2 Release Date

RELATED: Nioh 2 Reveals New Screenshots

Time to sharpen your sword and Yokai skills as Nioh 2 is heading to PS4 on early 2020 and Open Beta coming next month.




RELATED: Nioh 2 TGS 2019 Trailer

Although there was an immense tension among fans about getting an official release date, Team Ninja chose not to rush things out and was busy assessing feedback from player community on Closed Alpha test for a stable launch.

Open Beta will be available at PlayStation Store to download and play from November 1 and offer an early sneak peak and run till November 10. All players will be allowed to test out wide range of character customization feature and more.

nioh 2 open beta november 1 ps4 november 2019 team ninja koei tecmo games sony interactive entertainment
Nioh 2 Open Beta Starting November 1

RELATED: Nioh 2 Open Beta Release Date

Your half-breed protagonist will be given access to latest weapon Switchglaive in Beta to experience its efficiency in battle. Testers will begin from a place called Interim that will serve as an opening level and a safe zone.

You can pick your weapons and try out various moves there before heading into a real stage until you are ready. A new environment will welcome you into a dark Yokai adventure that is built upon many historical actualities.

nioh 2 open beta weapon switchglaive ps4 november 2019 team ninja koei tecmo games sony interactive entertainment
Newest Weapon Switchglaive

RELATED: Nioh 2 TGS 2019 Gameplay Demo

First Nioh game came out in 2017 from publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment with somewhat low expectation but still managed to impress players with its deep combat system inspired from Souls series and immersive gameplay.

Pre-order for Nioh 2 is already available from today and there will be valuable bonuses to use in final game. Also, players with a PlayStation Plus membership can jump into the world of original Nioh for free from November 5, 2019.

PlayStation Plus Free Games for November 2019

PlayStation Plus includes Nioh and Outlast 2 for their members in free games lineup of November 2019.

Compared to first half of current year, members of PlayStation Plus are getting better quality games on their consoles for their paid monthly subscription, thanks to Sony Entertainment listening to customer feedback in time.

For upcoming lineup of November 2019, two new free PlayStation 4 games have already announced lately. Until they arrive on November 5, you can still enjoy your time with MLB: The Show 19 and The Last of Us Remastered.

nioh outlast 2 game ps4 plus sony interactive entertainment team ninja koei tecmo red barrels
PlayStation Plus Free Games for November 2019

Inspired from games like Dark Souls, action role-playing title Nioh from developer Team Ninja pits you in role of Irish samurai warrior William to battle against an army of demons and to liberate guardian spirits from their clutches.

With an Open Beta program kicking in for its sequel Nioh 2 at November 1, you can jump right in to have a dark samurai RPG fantasy experience in Sengoku era Japan and prepare yourself for the follow-up title scheduled to next year.

nioh game ps4 plus sony team ninja koei tecmo
Nioh on PlayStation Plus Free Games

Next up, become a part of an ominous journey of journalist Blake Langermann in Outlast 2, who goes to investigate murder of a pregnant woman. Soon, a mysterious cult kidnaps his wife and he is driven off by a group of crazed locals.

While being on lookout for his own life and a missing wife, Blake is constantly being troubled by his past among many other bizarre things. As you look for answers, more disturbing findings start coming out of the seemingly haunted town.

outlast 2 game ps4 plus sony first-person survival horror red barrels
Outlast 2 on PlayStation Plus Free Games

Sony has been doing considerably good with their recent PS Plus lineup after coming under fire by fans in July for providing games with seemingly lesser value than usual, especially after they decided to stop including PlayStation 3 titles.

Once Nioh and Outlast 2 become available, PlayStation Plus subscribers will be able to play them both for free until December 3, 2019. Members can also enjoy exclusive discount on PS4 titles and 100 GB cloud storage for game saves.

Death Stranding Launch Trailer

An insane, spoiler-filled official launch trailer for upcoming strand game Death Stranding is released.

Roughly a week or so to release worldwide on November 8, 2019 for PlayStation 4, upcoming action game Death Stranding from developer Kojima Productions and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment delivers its last strand.

A few days ago, game director Hideo Kojima invited fans to witness official launch trailer for his latest open-world adventure and like each of his past DS videos, it has left a lot of weird questions in our mind than giving any straight answers.

death stranding norman reedus launch trailer ps4 kojima productions sony interactive entertainment
Death Stranding Launch Trailer

RELATED: Death Stranding TGS 2019 Gameplay Demo

Behold an eight-minute long launch trailer of Death Stranding to dive deeper into its story settings.




RELATED: Death Stranding TV Commercial Trailer

Opening scene shows a large door to some sort of secret facility is being breached and Cliff is seen trying to save his Bridge Baby. Despite his best efforts, he eventually is discovered and fought till his last moment against all odds.

He probably was working on a top-secret project regarding teleportation that was going to be hijacked either by government or any private organization. In a desperate attempt to save his work, he must have accidentally accessed Hades.

RELATED: Death Stranding May be Getting PS5 Sequel

It is highly likely, that opening of a portal to an alternate dimension has lead otherworldly beings known as "Beached Things" into this world, ushering an extinction-level that has decimated life and forcing society to collapse.

In an attempt to reconnect United Cities of America under a single Chiral Network, Amelie and her organization Bridges were working. She was taken hostage by "Homo Demons" and deliveryman Sam Porter Bridges is tasked to bring her back.

RELATED: Conan O'Brien to Star in Death Stranding

Sam primarily comes to conflict with their leader Higgs and eventually stands opposing Cliff at one point. While dealing with human enemies like members of MULE, he befriends a survivor named Fragile who would become a great ally.

In a quick roll, almost all of main characters are seen shedding tears at some point of their lives in-game. Aside from usual BTs, a flying whale-like creature called Extinction entity is shown dropping corpses covered in black liquid as it flies by.

RELATED: Death Stranding Announced for PC

The game features a prominent cast of Hollywood actors like Mads Mikkelsen (Doctor Strange, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Norman Reedus (The Boondock Saints, The Walking Dead) and Troy Baker (Mortal Kombat X, Resident Evil 6) in lead roles.

Death Stranding is all set to arrive on PS4 next month and is no longer a console exclusive title since Kojima Productions recently announced to release it for PC platform on early 2020, teaming up with publisher 505 Games.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

The Last of Us Part 2 Delayed to May 2020

Game director Neil Druckmann revealed a new release date for The Last of Us Part II, which has now been delayed to May 2020.

Last month, players finally got an anticipated early 2020 release date for upcoming PlayStation 4 action-adventure game The Last of Us Part II at State of Play presentation with new story trailer and a gameplay preview for press.

In an unfortunate note, game director Neil Druckmann officially announces today that TLoU2 will now be pushed forward to May 29, 2020 from a previously slated launch date of February 21 for a better playing experience.

the last of us part 2 delayed may 2020 naughty dog sony interactive entertainment ps4
The Last of Us Part 2 Delayed to May 2020

RELATED: PlayStation State of Play September 2019

It would come as a surprise for many fans that Naughty Dog studio would delay one of their much-awaited releases following a release date reveal even after taking a considerably long development period that started in 2014.

However, Druckmann clarifies that entire game would not likely be as polished as they would like it to be to ensure a certain standard of quality by time they will face a launch deadline as they are closing in different sections of it.

RELATED: The Last of Us Part 2 Gameplay Details

Therefore, they had to choose between two given options of either compromise their vision to release in set time or take enough time to nicely polish the game to maintain excellence while avoiding development crunch time.

Coming next year, The Last of Us Part II is a PS4-exclusive title from developer Naughty Dog and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment, which is a follow up sequel to 2013 universally acclaimed survival horror game The Last of Us.