So we’ve known for a while that Sony is working on their next-gen PlayStation console, so the question is when will the console be released? This is important as some gamers who have yet to hop on board the PS4 bandwagon might instead choose to hold out for the PS5 instead of buying the current-gen console.
The good news is that Sony has since confirmed that the PS5 console will be launched in time for Holiday 2020. There are no specific dates mentioned but given that they said the Holiday season of 2020, it means that it will probably be towards the end of the year. If you still want the PS4, we suppose this gives you at least a year before the PS5 is released.
The Japanese government says it has confirmed that no ballistic missiles have entered Japan's territory or its exclusive economic zone. It also says there is no immediate threat to the country's national security.
A task force at the prime minister's office and other government offices are gathering information on the developments.
The rumors were true, the Lexus LC convertible is going into production, and we got our first look at the production model at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Unfortunately, our first look at the production car is of a camouflaged example. The good news is that it looks pretty much just like the concept that was shown in full at this year's Detroit Auto Show. And that car looks just like the coupe minus a roof, and the coupe is a stunner. Lexus didn't reveal any other details about the production LC convertible. It didn't even give a specific date, only saying it will "go into production in the near future." We're assuming the only major mechanical changes will have to do with the roof and chassis, meaning it will have the same powertrains as the coupe. Those include a sumptuous naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 making 471 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque and a hybrid V6 making 354 horsepower. The V8 and its 10-speed automatic sounds amazing, as you can see in the video below, and the hybrid is paired with a fascinating transmission that earned it our 2018 Tech of the Year award.
Electronic Arts launched its EA Access game subscription service almost five years ago for the Xbox One. The service enables subscribers to pay a monthly fee in return for which they get access to a substantial library of EA titles. The service has never been available on the PlayStation 4 but that’s set to change next month. EA has confirmed that EA Access is going to launch on the PS4 on July 24th.
It was actually Sony that rejected EA Access for the PlayStation 4 back in 2014 because it made all the sense in the world for EA to offer this service on both major gaming platforms. It had no reason to choose Xbox over PlayStation but it couldn’t serve the latter because Sony didn’t allow it. It’s unclear what made Sony change its mind but it has now been officially confirmed that EA Access for PS4 will be available starting July 24th.
Several OEMs are working with Google to test out the Android Q beta on select devices and Xiaomi wants to get in on the action as well. The company has confirmed its beta roadmap for Android Q. A total of 11 devices from the Chinese company will take part in the Android Q beta test before Google’s latest and greatest Android OS iteration is rolled out for these devices.
Nine Xiaomi devices are scheduled to receive the Android Q beta in the fourth quarter of this year. These devices include the Xiaomi Mi 9, Mi 9 SE, K20 Pro, K20, Mi 8, Mi 8 Pro, Mi 8 Explorer, Mi Mix 2S, and Mi Mix 3. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro and the Redmi Note 7 are set to receive their Android Q betas in the first quarter of 2020.
There has been a lot of anticipation for Hideo Kojima’s next game. It has been teased frequently but those who have been looking forward to it can now breathe a sigh of relief. It has finally been confirmed that the Death Stranding PS4 release will take place in November this year.
Kojima hasn’t revealed much about the game so far. A cryptic Twitch stream has been teasing the game with what felt like gameplay footage but it was difficult to be sure of it. As the stream racked up more viewers, it revealed more footage, ending with a new trailer which introduced us to the main cast of the game. The trailer also confirmed the release date for this title.
Sony unveiled its new flagship smartphone the Xperia 1 earlier this year in February. It’s a bit different from the other flagships on the market as it has a super tall 21:9 aspect ratio 4K HDR OLED display. The company today confirmed when this device will be coming to the United States. You will be able to purchase it on July 12th but bear in mind that it’s going to cost a pretty penny.
Sony confirmed today that the Xperia 1 is going to be available for purchase in the United States starting July 12th for $949. The price tag isn’t that outrageous when you consider how much top-tier smartphones are going for these days. Most of them are priced around the same level.
Nintendo has confirmed its plans for the E3 convention. It’s going to be the world’s biggest gaming convention and Nintendo will have something to share as well during its E3 Direct. The company has scheduled its press event for June 11th.
The Nintendo Direct presentation for June 11th will be streamed at 12PM ET/9AM PT. Nintendo has said that the focus will entirely be on software which basically reiterates its earlier confirmation that no new Switch console will be unveiled at E3 2019.