For more than 25 years, Sony’s PlayStation has been synonymous with gaming. It's given players experiences like God of War, The Last of Us, and Final Fantasy VII alongside technological innovations from CD-ROMs all the way up to 4K, VR, and cloud gaming. There have even been attempts at portable gaming with the PSP and Vita. Across multiple generations the company has been a pioneer, starting with the original PlayStation and continuing with the PS5.
The PlayStation 4 exclusive, first released in 2017, will stop offering online services on January 31st, 2024. From that point on, you’ll no longer be able to access Gran Turismo Sport’s community, open lobby, or sport mode.
But before that wider shutdown, developer Polyphony Digital says it will stop selling in-game add-on items, such as new vehicles and DLC, on December 1st, 2023.
We already knew that the upcoming PS5 game Spider-Man 2 was getting clever features like the ability to slow down the action, but now Sony has released a more detailed list of the accessibility options players can expect. This kind of focus on accessibility has become a welcome trend for big PlayStation releases — and looks like it will continue when Spider-Man 2 launches on October 20th.
Limited Run Games has announced that it’s making physical copies of Persona 3 Portable available for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One / Series X. Preorders open on September 29th and last until November 12th,
Persona 4 Golden is getting physical copies too, but Limited Run Games says it will have more to share as we get closer to its October 27th preorder date.
Limited Run Games has announced US preorders for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge - Anniversary Edition — a $35 physical release for consoles that includes the Dimension Shellshock DLC.
Preorders go until October 15th. Limited Run is also selling a $65 “Classic Edition” that looks like a VHS case and has bonuses, like stickers and a pizza coupon. Watch the trailer for the UK release below.
The story will unfold more dramatically than ever before, with a rapid pace of major twists and turns. We know fans are dying to see one scene in particular...
I have a hunch things it might turn out differently than in the original game.
Join Johan Pilestedt and the Arrowhead Game Studio in a closer look at Helldivers 2 mission gameplay. Watch them take on a deadly Bile Titan using only their bare highly powered weaponry. This is only the beginning of our war against the enemies of Managed Democracy.
The game is coming to PS5 and PC.
PlayStation’s new “Deep Earth Collection” features DualSense wireless controllers and PS5 cases wrapped in a metallic red, blue, and silver finish.
During Sony’s February State of Play, we got a look at games like Baldur’s Gate 3, Street Fighter 6, and the puzzle game Humanity, all of which are now available. A big chunk of the show was also dedicated to Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, but the game was delayed to February 2024 a couple months after.
The next State of Play starts at the top of the hour.
No joke: Sony is officially releasing its PS Remote Play app on Android TV, specifically for 4K Google Chromecasts and Sony’s own A95L TV. Like with PS4, the app lets you sling PS5 games to a different room of your house.
It’s not live yet, though: The app doesn’t show up on my Chromecast, and Google Play says “This item is not compatible with your device.”
There’s never been a better time to buy an SSD for your PC or PS5 than today’s low prices, but here’s one possible reason to wait — Samsung says it’ll finally ship the 4TB model of its speediest 990 Pro in October for $345, matching the slightly less speedy WD SN850X and Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus on capacity.
Developers can now specify if their games support PS4 or PS5 controllers, and beginning in October, you’ll be able to see in the Steam store and in the Steam desktop app if a game works well with those gamepads.
The PS5’s DualSense is maybe my favorite controller ever, so I’m really happy about this.
Sony will start charging more for its PlayStation Plus subscription starting September 6th. If you’re already subscribed, you won’t see any changes until your renewal date or after November 6th.
Here’s a breakdown of the new annual tiers:
• PlayStation Plus Essential: $79.99 (previously $59.99)
• PlayStation Plus Extra: $134.99 (previously $99.99)
• PlayStation Plus Premium: $159.99 (previously $119.99)
The latest patch for Jedi Survivor adds a slew of performance upgrades — DLSS support, graphical and performance updates, and more. You can read the full (and short) list of patch notes below, but highlights include performance optimizations that disable ray-tracing to achieve a buttery smooth 60 FPS.
THQ Nordic is delaying the modernized 1992 classic survival horror game that is supposed to kick off the “re-imagining” of the initial trilogy for a new generation of players. It’s now slated for January 16th, 2024 — about three months later than the original October 25th date.