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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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PlayStation Now Hit Games in October 2019

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.