Sony Playstation 5, Playstation 5 Digital Edition Officially Announced

Sony PlayStation 5, PlayStation 5 Digital Edition Officially Announced

Sony had previously confirmed that they are working on the PS5 and revealed the console’s new DualSense controller, but stopped short of revealing the design of the console itself or providing more details. However, for those who have been eagerly anticipating the console, here it is.

During Sony’s PlayStation event, the company officially unveiled the PS5 console which will be launching in two editions – the regular PS5 and the PS5 Digital Edition. Both consoles will be more or less identical in terms of performance, with the main difference being that the Digital Edition will not come with a disc drive, meaning that it will be purely for digital downloads.

'gran Turismo 7' Revealed For Playstation 5

'Gran Turismo 7' revealed for PlayStation 5

During Sony's PlayStation 5 livestream, the company showed a gameplay trailer of "Gran Turismo 7," the latest installment in the driving simulation video game series from Polyphony Digital. The lengthy trailer featured racing gameplay and signs that the game is returning to its roots.

The previous game in the series, "Gran Turismo Sport," took a different approach, focusing on online multiplayer and competition, over past game's focus on single-player races, challenges and collecting of cars. In this trailer, there are shots of a large campaign or career mode menu much like what was used in "Gran Turismo 4," one of the largest games in the series as far as content is concerned. This suggests that there will be an enormous car roster and many single player events. The creator and head of Polyphony Digital, Kazunori Yamauchi, said during the presentation that old fans of the series should be excited at the new campaign mode, supporting this hypothesis.

Survey Hints That Playstation Remote Play Could Be Coming To The Nintendo Switch

Survey Hints That PlayStation Remote Play Could Be Coming To The Nintendo Switch

Ever wanted to play a PlayStation game from your Nintendo Switch? If you do, then you might be interested to learn that there is a small, small possibility that Sony’s PlayStation Remote Play could be arriving on the Switch. This was hinted at in a survey shared by Redditor YouRedditHereFirst.

According to the post, they received an email survey from Sony regarding the Remote Play feature. It asked participants about their thoughts of the feature arriving on non-Sony devices like the Xbox One or the Nintendo Switch, and it also asked them their thoughts on the feature for non-gaming devices like the Apple TV or Android TV.

Someone Used Sony's Playstation Network To Sell Drugs

Someone Used Sony's PlayStation Network To Sell Drugs

Thanks to online communities and online store fronts that anyone can create without much oversight, it seems that some of these services are being abused. In a report from Motherboard, it appears that Sony’s PlayStation Network was recently abused, where it was discovered that someone had used the online gaming service to sell drugs.

The report cites an FBI warrant that was applied for back in October, where it compelled Sony to hand over information on a PS4 user who was apparently part of a cocaine distribution network. The warrant asked for information such as what games the alleged drug dealer played and even his progress in them.

Sony Playstation Vue Will Be Shutting Down

Sony PlayStation Vue Will Be Shutting Down

In an official announcement on its PlayStation Blog, Sony has announced the shutdown of its PlayStation Vue service. According to Sony, “Today we are announcing that we will shut down the PlayStation Vue service on January 30, 2020. Unfortunately, the highly competitive Pay TV industry, with expensive content and network deals, has been slower to change than we expected. Because of this, we have decided to remain focused on our core gaming business.”

Sony has also pointed customers to its PlayStation Store and also individual third-party media apps if they still wanted to access TV shows on their PlayStation consoles. Sony did not make any mention of selling off its PlayStation Vue business, so for now, it would be safe to assume that after the 30th of January, 2020, the service would be gone for good.

Sony Could Be Considering The Sale Of Its Playstation Vue Service

Sony Could Be Considering The Sale Of Its PlayStation Vue Service

Before Apple TV Plus and Disney Plus, Sony had actually arrived to the market with its PlayStation Vue service. In case you’re unfamiliar, the PlayStation Vue is a live TV streaming service which was Sony’s attempt to capture the market that other companies such as Hulu have been operating in.

However, it seems that the PlayStation Vue service might not be doing as well as Sony had hoped because in a report from The Information (paywall), it has been revealed that Sony could actually be looking to sell it off and have approached Bank of America Merrill Lynch to explore the possibility of a sale, and that one of the companies that could be in discussion is fuboTV.

Sony Playstation 5 Release Date Confirmed

Sony PlayStation 5 Release Date Confirmed

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.

Sony Cuts Price Of Playstation Now Service By Half

Sony Cuts Price Of PlayStation Now Service By Half

Game streaming is set to become a big deal and as such, more companies are getting on board with it. This is versus back in the day where not many companies were interested in the technology, but now it looks like we can look forward to services from the likes of Microsoft’s xCloud and Google Stadia.

With the rise in competition, it seems that Sony has decided that maybe it might be a good time to try and be more competitive, and as such, the company has announced that they will be dropping the prices of its PlayStation Now subscription service by half. This means that instead of customers paying $19.99 a month, they will only need to pay $9.99.

Sony's Playstation Could Be Getting Its Own Digital Assistant

Sony's PlayStation Could Be Getting Its Own Digital Assistant

This is according to a recent patent discovered by Daniel Ahmad and shared on Twitter where it seems that Sony is considering its own digital assistant. This is based on a patent filing where based on the details, Sony could be considering calling it the “PlayStation Assist”. However, given that this is a console-related assistant, it won’t be like your normal digital assistants that will tell you the weather or set reminders.

Instead, it seems that this is a digital assistant that will help players in their games. According to the filing’s description, “For example, when a player gets stuck on a part of a gaming application, the player can request help through a query to a back-end game assist server. The query may be of any format, or a combination of formats, including audio, text, video, etc. The game assist server is configured to match the query to modelled responses based on a current game context from which the query was presented.”

Sony Says Playstation Could Get Expensive Due To Trade War

Sony Says PlayStation Could Get Expensive Due To Trade War

Sony has reached the impressive milestone of selling 100 million units of the PlayStation but it sees dark clouds ahead as it looks towards the future. The company has warned that the ongoing trade dispute between the United States and China could result in the price of its consoles going up.

Sony’s financial boss Hiroki Totoki has said that if the United States expands tariffs on Chinese products, it would likely result in a price increase for PlayStation consoles. Totoki says that Sony is considering a number of options to deal with this eventuality and that passing that additional cost on to the customers is one such option.

Origin puts An Xbox, Playstation, Switch, And Gaming Pc In One Machine

Origin Puts An Xbox, PlayStation, Switch, And Gaming PC In One Machine

Origin has made a gaming machine to end all gaming machines. If you’re the kind of gamer who wants to own all of the consoles and a proper gaming PC then this custom creation from Origin PC will appeal to you. It has the PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and a proper gaming PC in one case.

Origin PC has created this machine in order to commemorate its 10th anniversary. This custom gaming machine has an Xbox One X, a PlayStation 4 Pro, and a Nintendo Switch. That’s in addition to a full-fledged gaming PC that’s also in the case.

Playstation Vue Subscription Fees Being Raised

PlayStation Vue Subscription Fees Being Raised

The start of the new fiscal year often brings some bad news related to taxes or price increases. If you weren’t over eBay collecting sales tax in over a dozen additional states starting today, then you’re not going to like this if you subscribe to Sony’s standalone online TV streaming service. It has been confirmed today that the PlayStation Vue subscription fees are being increased.

Dwayne Benefield, VP and GM of PlayStation Vue, wrote on the service’s official blog that each deal is constantly evaluated to make sure that PlayStation Vue delivers the content users want while keeping in mind the overall value of each package.

Playstation 5 Apu Could Outperform Nvidia Gtx 1080

PlayStation 5 APU Could Outperform NVIDIA GTX 1080

Not much is known about the PlayStation 5 apart from the fact that Sony is working on it. The specs haven’t been confirmed as yet but if a new report is to be believed, the console could have quite the computing power. It’s APU is expected to have better performance than the NVIDIA GTX 1080.

The report mentions that the first Firestrike benchmark for the PlayStation 5 had seemingly surfaced online and it had revealed a Gonzalo APU which is expected to be the SoC for the PlayStation 5. Many game developers have already sang praises of the PS5’s computing power so it seams that Sony may have succeeded in making significant improvements on this front.