All News tagged with 'Industry News'

PlayStation clarifies backwards compatibility for the PS5

Sony's recent Road to PS5 livestream caused some confusion about the backwards compatibility of the PS5. A new update clears this up, stating that "the overwhelming majority" of PS4 titles will be playable on the PS4.

Posted 17 days ago by Heidi Nicholas 12

Happy Birthday to PlayStation 2, 20 years old today

The PlayStation 2 is 20 years old today, with its original launch in Japan taking place on March 4th, 2000. It remains the most successful games console of all time and a beloved memory of many a 30-year-old.

Posted 1 month ago by Sam Quirke 7

Sony are closing the PlayStation forums next week

Sony recently announced their decision to close all of the PlayStation forums, starting next week. They haven't given a reason for this, but say players can still get involved on their blog and social media platforms.

Posted 1 month ago by Heidi Nicholas 8

Report suggests a single PS5 unit costs $450 to manufacture

A report from Bloomberg suggests Sony is struggling to keep the costs of the PlayStation 5 down due to scarcity of components. Sources have told Bloomberg that a PS5 unit costs around $450 to manufacture.

Posted 1 month ago by Sean Carey 11

Nioh has shipped over 3 million copies globally

Publisher Koei Tecmo has announced that Nioh, the soulslike action-RPG has shipped over 3 million copies — a significant milestone with Nioh 2's release fast approaching.

Posted 1 month ago by Sean Carey 3

Potential PS5 Controller Images Leak

Images of the PS5 devkit and the potential PS5 controller have been posted online by a cleaner who took the photos after hours. We can see more the angular touchpad on the controller and more of the PS5 devkit.

Posted 3 months ago by Sean Carey 18

Sony Removes Facebook Integration from PS4

Facebook is currently not being supported on PlayStation 4's meaning you can't share your gameplay videos or screenshots. Facebook and Sony are in talks to re-enable the feature.

Posted 6 months ago by Sean Carey 5

Sony's Latest PlayStation 5 Patent Aims to Eliminate Loading

It's being left to the discovery of patents to figure out what Sony may be trying to achieve with their next console, and the latest of those suggests the team is trying to avoid loading screens and transitions.

Posted 10 months ago by Rebecca Smith 7

EA Access Subscription Service Expands to PlayStation 4

After years of Xbox exclusivity, EA Access is finally coming to PlayStation 4. It's a subscription service allowing access to EA's back catalogue, as well as exclusive trials and early access to new titles.

Posted 11 months ago by Sam Quirke

PlayStation 5 Won't Be Released Before April 2020

While we knew the console wasn't going to be arriving this year, Sony's quarterly financial results have revealed we can't expect to see the console over the next 12 months.

Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca Smith