There have been changes over the years, but the market arc of a video game console is usually to release it at a high price, then gradually reduce that price to keep the fire of demand stoked, then finally to sell it cheaply as a “beginner’s alternative” when it’s replaced by something more advanced. This hasn’t been the case with EVERY console, mind you (the Wii U never dropped in price throughout its lifetime….sheer madness), but that’s generally how it works.
If you ignored the Sony Playstation State Of Play this afternoon — and given how the last few have gone, I don’t blame you — you missed some big announcements and massive trailers. Isn’t that always the way? But have no fear, we’ve corralled them all into one handy, condensed page that is way faster to skim than that whole 41-minute video would’ve been.
Of all the video games shown off at last year’s E3, Forspoken was the one I found most interesting. The action-adventure game from Square Enix had an interesting main character, an intriguing hook, and what APPEARED to be good gameplay (we’ll see on that end). I knew this would be the game I’d have to get a Playstation 5 for (or, at least, a Steam Deck). And therein lies the problem: nine months later, it’s still impossible to get a PS5.
Despite being a tabletop franchise first, Vampire The Masquerade is no stranger to the world of video games. Now another one is on the way, but it’s a bit different from the two Bloodlines games that came out in recent years. Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodhunt will be free to play, and if you had to guess, what genre do you think it belongs to? Yep…it’s a Vampire battle royale.
After an open beta test last June, 24 Entertainment’s battle royale is almost ready to go. Naraka: Bladepoint launches August 12 on PC, but console gamers have been wondering if they’ll get their own version. Today we can confirm it’s true — 24 is also working on Naraka for consoles. They won’t confirm every machine the game will land on, but they did reveal a PS5 version is in the works. See it in action below…
The Funimation app is the only app of its kind for gaming platforms (meaning it’s the only one dedicated to anime). Its navigation menus work well on dedicated streaming devices like Roku, but can be clumsy to work with on consoles like Playstation 4. Funimation has been listening to users’ comments, and as of today is rolling out an updated version of its app for Playstation consoles (yes, 5 is included too).
Today’s the day Final Fantasy 14 gets a console upgrade…or at least the beginning of one. The open beta for the Playstation 5 version of the game has launched, and you can play it even if you don’t technically own the game. By downloading the Free Trial version any PS5 owner can take the enhanced FF14 for a spin, while the open beta period lasts. (You WILL need a PS5, and we can’t help you there.)
As you know, Square Enix will be re-releasing Final Fantasy 7 Remake on the Playstation 5 this summer. The new version will feature slightly enhanced graphics and a new bonus chapter that introduces the Remake version of Yuffie. Today Square revealed a few new details about that chapter.
Arkane Lyon’s Deathloop is in a weird place. It was declared a Playstation exclusive when it was first announced, but since then, Microsoft has purchased the entirety of Bethesda — the software giant that owns Arkane. This means the studio’s next big release won’t be on their parent company’s system — just the competition. Go figure.
Just finding a Playstation 5 is part of the adventure…the other half is finding room for it. The PS5 has blatantly defied the trend in recent years of shrinking consoles, offering up the largest machine they’ve ever produced. It shatters the previous record set by the Playstation 3 at 15.4 inches in diameter.
During Sony’s latest Playstation presentation last week, the team at Insomniac put together a new trailer for Spider-Man: Miles Morales that includes some impressive gameplay footage.
We still don’t know how much the Playstation 5 will cost, or the exact date it will go on sale, but we do know when you’ll be able to preorder it…sort of. Sony opened a mysterious waiting list today on its Playstation Direct store that doesn’t guarantee a Playstation 5, but gives the vague promise of having the chance to get one. A “preorder for a preorder,” basically.