All News tagged with 'Industry News'

Dozens of Employees Reportedly Laid off from Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

Dozens of Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe employees have been reportedly laid off as Sony begins restructuring several arms of the company. Xbox's Aaron Greenberg took to Twitter to offer up jobs to those affected.

Posted 6 days ago by Sean Carey, 13 comments

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 8 days ago by Sean Carey, 4 comments

Shawn Layden Suddenly Leaves PlayStation, No Replacement Announced

PlayStation abruptly announce the departure of Shawn Layden, Chairman of Worldwide Studios. There's no word of a replacement, and Layden himself hasn't yet commented. PlayStation say they are "deeply grateful" to him.

Posted 15 days ago by Heidi Nicholas, 4 comments

100 Million PS4 Consoles Have Been Shipped Worldwide

Sony's flagship console has now shipped over 100 million consoles across the globe — making it the fastest console to hit that many units sold.

Posted 3 months ago by Sean Carey, 1 comment

Sony Dismisses Indies, Considers PS5 To Be A "Niche" Product For Hardcore Gamers

After a noticeable absence at E3 and still no significant news on the next console generation, Sony have only exacerbated their communications issues with the latest remarks made to the Wall Street Journal.

Posted 3 months ago by Sam Quirke, 33 comments

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 4 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 7 comments

PlayStation 5 Patent Uses Mobile Phones as Alternative to Dualshock Controllers

The latest patent to emerge for the PlayStation 5 console looks at making players' mobile phones a standard alternative to the console's controller.

Posted 5 months ago by Rebecca Smith

Final Fantasy VII Rumoured for State of Play – Watch it With Us Tonight

Thanks to some cryptic tweets from both Final Fantasy brand manager Shinji Hashimoto and the Final Fantasy official account, rumours are now building that the title will be shown in Sony's second State of Play episode.

Posted 5 months ago by Rebecca Smith

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 5 months ago by Sam Quirke

PlayStation Now Downloads Twice as Popular as Streaming

According to, downloaded games get double the amount of gameplay time when compared to the streamed titles on PlayStation Now.

Posted 6 months ago by Rebecca Smith

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 6 months ago by Rebecca Smith

Bloodborne: The Board Game Smashes Crowdfunding Goal in Just 17 Minutes

The latest creation from CMON is now combining one of PlayStation's most popular RPGs with their traditional tabletop experience to create Bloodborne: The Board Game.

Posted 6 months ago by Rebecca Smith

Price Predicted to be $400 for Upcoming PlayStation 5

PlayStation's Lead System Architect Mark Cerny promised players the price of the console would be appealing, but what exactly does that mean?

Posted 6 months ago by Rebecca Smith

PS5 FAQ – What Do We Know?

In light of all of the new information from Mark Cerny's recent interview, we've put together a comprehensive list of everything we know so far about the PlayStation 5.

Posted 6 months ago by Dave Horobin

Sony Finally Speaks Out on Its New Censorship Policies

Sony have finally made some public statements about their apparent censorship crackdown, which seemingly goes above and beyond the work of regional ratings boards to further limit the portrayal of nudity and sexuality.

Posted 6 months ago by Sam Quirke

Retail Price for PS5 Will Be "Appealing" Considering Its Features, Says Cerny

According to Peter Rubin, the writer of the recent Wired exclusive that teased the next PlayStation console, a question was raised regarding the new system's price.

Posted 6 months ago by Sam Quirke

The Next PlayStation Revealed: Backward Compatibility, SSD Storage, 8K Graphics

PlayStation's Lead System Architect Mark Cerny goes into detail on what players can expect from the next PlayStation console.

Posted 6 months ago by Rebecca Smith

God of War Gets Five BAFTA Game Awards

If you were one of the people to watch the BAFTA Game Awards 2019 last night, you might have seen one title have an extremely successful night.

Posted 6 months ago by Rebecca Smith

UK Government Body To Investigate PlayStation's Auto-Renewal Practices

A government body in the UK has today confirmed that they will open an investigation into PlayStation's service renewal policies and practices, along with the other major console manufacturers, to make sure the process is fair.

Posted 6 months ago by Sam Quirke

Watch the BAFTA Game Awards 2019 Live Right Here!

Today, the UK's British Academy Games Awards will honour the best achievements in the industry in a live ceremony. You can watch it with us right here when the event starts at 5pm UTC.

Posted 6 months ago by Sam Quirke

Major Gaming Subreddit Shuts Down For a Day, Protesting Against Toxic Culture

The Games subreddit has used April Fool's Day to try and make a serious point. The subreddit has been completely unavailable all day and won't re-open until tomorrow. A single post explains the point of the shutdown.

Posted 6 months ago by Sam Quirke

PlayStation Store Refund Policy Updated

On the first day of Sony's financial year, the company has updated their policy to cover refunds for digital games, pre-orders, and subscription services, and it even references the ability to change PlayStation IDs.

Posted 6 months ago by Rebecca Smith

Sony's Kaz Hirai Fully Retires this June, A Year After Leaving CEO Position

Sony's former CEO Kaz Hirai has now fully retired from the company, having worked for the last year to ensure a smooth transition to his successor. It's the end of an era, as Kaz Hirai is largely credited with saving the company.

Posted 7 months ago by Sam Quirke

Patent Suggests Sony May be Looking at Toys to Life

A patent recently renewed at the United States Patent and Trademark Office suggests Sony Interactive Entertainment may be looking to get into the Toys to Life market.

Posted 7 months ago by Rebecca Smith

Digital Codes for PS4 Games To Be Pulled from All Physical Retailers

Sony have confirmed that physical retailers such as GameStop will no longer be able to sell codes for full digital PlayStation games in their stores. These stores will still be able to sell codes for DLC and other add-ons.

Posted 7 months ago by Sam Quirke

PlayStation State of Play Video Showcase Begins Today

Sony has started a new video showcase called State of Play. This series of livestreams will be the scene for announcements and updates for new and upcoming PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR titles.

Posted 7 months ago by Rebecca Smith

Google Stadia Announced, A Universal Gaming Platform without a Console

At this year's GDC, Google have finally thrown their hat into the gaming ring. They announced Stadia, a console-free gaming platform intended to deliver top quality gaming to any device, with no installation required.

Posted 7 months ago by Sam Quirke

Sony Offering Full Refunds of Anthem Due to PS4 Crashing

Bugs and glitches are to be expected, but when a game shuts off your console, it's an entirely different story. Anthem seems to be shutting off PS4 consoles due to crashing, and it's resulted in refunds from Sony.

Posted 7 months ago by Nicole René

Latest Patent Suggests PlayStation 5 Backwards Compatibility Almost Certain

A new patent filed yesterday makes it seem like Sony is seriously looking into the possibility of backwards compatibility for their upcoming console.

Posted 8 months ago by Rebecca Smith

God of War Wins 2019 Writers Guild Award

With PlayStation exclusive titles managing to scoop the award in 2018 and 2017, all eyes were on Sony to see if they could make it three years in a row.

Posted 8 months ago by Rebecca Smith

Monster Hunter: World Becomes Japan's Best Selling Game of 2018

It turns out that Japan's most popular game of 2018 was a PlayStation 4 title according to Famitsu. Take a bow Monster Hunter: World.

Posted 8 months ago by Rebecca Smith

Fortnite Live Festival Turns Into Fortnite Failure

Many parents paid for tickets to a two-day Fortnite Live event at Norfolk Showground in the UK, but what was supposed to be a fun-filled weekend turned into a bit of a flop when the event didn't live up to expectations.

Posted 8 months ago by Rebecca Smith

PES 2019 No Longer Allows myCoins Purchase in Belgium Following Loot Box Ruling

Konami has removed PES 2019's myClub Coins from sale in Belgium after conceding the Belgian Gaming Commission's interpretation of local law.

Posted 8 months ago by Sam Quirke

BioWare Plan to Get Back To Mass Effect (Eventually)

In an interview with Polygon, senior BioWare staff have confirmed that they have every intention of returning to the Mass Effect universe at some point in the future, once a couple of big projects are out of the way.

Posted 8 months ago by Sam Quirke

Sonic Mania Developer Co-Founds a New Studio

Christian Whitehead, the lead creator behind Sonic Mania, has founded a new studio. Bringing on board plenty of talent as well as retaining his proprietary engine, we can expect more twists on classic ideas.

Posted 8 months ago by Sam Quirke

Chucklefish CEO on PS4 Cross-Play: We Were Told No

Shawn Layden has gone on record with GameInformer to say that Sony is open for business when it comes to implementing cross-play. A few publishers report otherwise, most notably Chucklefish's CEO.

Posted 8 months ago by Sam Quirke

Call of Duty 2019 Will Have A Single Player Campaign

Activision recently released their financial presentation for calendar quarter four, the end of 2018. While the company didn't meet financial expectations, they appear excited for 2019, which includes a COD with a campaign.

Posted 8 months ago by Sam Quirke

KINGDOM HEARTS III Characters Fight Against Bullying

Square Enix has teamed up with The Ad Council for their anti-bullying campaign, Because of You, using Kingdom Hearts characters to create a new PSA.

Posted 8 months ago by Rebecca Smith

Tour de France Licence Transfers to Bigben Interactive

Publisher Bigben Interactive has revealed they've acquired the rights to the Le Tour de France franchise from Focus Home Interactive.

Posted 8 months ago by Rebecca Smith

Activision Blizzard May Cut Hundreds of Staff This Week

It's not been long since Bungie split from their long-term Destiny partners Activision Blizzard, and now the publisher is facing even more woes -- apparently hundreds of staff are at risk of being laid off.

Posted 8 months ago by Sam Quirke