report this adRecent rumors have suggested that Sony could release the PlayStation 5 as early as next year. While there is just speculation (and no concrete information) to go on at the moment, a new job listing from the PlayStation platform holder confirms that Sony is at least ramping up progress on its next-generation console. On industry recruiting website, Greenhouse.io, Sony had posted a job listing for the role of senior network operations engineer on its Alison Viejo, CA. team. The job will involve developing the Sony network in order to support the “robust, low latency” game streaming offered by Sony’s PlayStation Now streaming service.But that’s not all; the job listing also stated that the hired candidate will contribute to the “automation first operations team” in order to “increase our efficiencies and ability to scale rapidly as we build the next generation PlayStation backbone.” After the job listing was picked up on by … [Read more...] about Sony Job Listing Hints at PlayStation 5 Features
Do you remember the demo disc of yore? A slick little diddy packed with playable slices from upcoming games. Those demo discs disappeared into the void generations ago, but now with new PSVR demo “discs,” a renaissance may be upon us. Sony dropped a new PSVR demo “disc” that includes slices from nine popular PSVR titles like Astro Bot Rescue Mission and Moss. Polygon noticed the demo “disc” pop up in the PlayStation Store earlier this week. The new PSVR demo disc is the third of its kind, and while they aren’t discs at all its great to see hand-picked demos bundled together. The roughly 12GB download includes a chunk of nine games from a variety of genres. Astro Bot Rescue Mission Battlezone Headmaster Job Simulator Kitchen Moss Superhot VR The Persistence Thumper All are packed together in the PSVR demo sampler. Job Simulator and Superhot VR require PS Move controllers, while the other games are playable with a … [Read more...] about New PSVR demo has 9 games, including Astro Bot Rescue Mission and Moss
The Resident Evil 2 remake, launching Jan. 25, looks like it will include plenty of fan service. Resident Evil 2 producer Yoshiaki “H” Hirabayashi told Polygon in an interview during E3 last year that some of the weirder elements of the 1998 game, like a sentient block of tofu wielding a knife, would be back in the 2019 remake. A trailer that plays after the 30-minute “1-Shot Demo” confirmed the return of the aforementioned Tofu Survivor, as well as Hunk, another unlockable character from the original Resident Evil 2. Resident Evil 2 will come in three versions: a Standard, Deluxe and Collector’s Edition. Mega fans of the Resident Evil series — those who’d be excited about the return of a playable hunk of bean curd, for example — may be willing to splurge on the Collector’s Edition. The Deluxe Edition is a good middle ground for Resident Evil fans who don’t want to drop $200 but still want some extra goodies. Below, we break … [Read more...] about Which edition of Resident Evil 2 should you buy?
Vane is a pretty piece of work, but it’s not much of a game. Developer Friend & Foe’s PlayStation 4 exclusive starts well enough: Beginning in a solemn desert of wind-scoured ruins and rolling dunes, I take on the form of a crow. I seek out places where puzzles may be solved and paths revealed. I swoop and turn, learning how to perch on ruined vanes. Being a bird is all super nice. Soon enough, I transform into a child. I enter an impressive underground world of broken ziggurats and rusty platforms. As the boy and the bird, I explore and solve puzzles. I transform into one and then the other, according to the puzzle at hand. The bird is good at scouting: finding the path and locating the lever. The child is good at doing: walking the path and pulling the lever. I interact with magical artifacts, including a giant, glowing rock, which allow me to morph the landscape, creating new pathways, and opening new areas. I encounter strange, locked gates. I solve logic … [Read more...] about Vane is a beautiful but clunky adventure
This week Elite: Dangerous’ Distant Worlds 2 fleet departed for an 18-week journey to the far side of the Milky Way galaxy. I’m going along for the ride in a souped-up spaceship capable of double or triple the jump range of your average vessel. But, to make the trip more enjoyable, I’ve done quite a bit more than just spruce up my virtual vehicle. Here’s a list of all the real-world hardware that I’m using for the journey, plus thoughts on how I plan to upgrade my setup in time for the return leg. System requirements Elite is a spacefaring MMO released more than four years ago. As such, the system requirements for players on Windows PC are fairly modest by today’s standards. You’ll need a bit more horsepower if you want to run the game in virtual reality. Inside my gaming PC, I’ve got an Intel Core i7-4790K, which is a good deal more powerful than what the developers recommend as a baseline. Unfortunately, I’m also running an aging … [Read more...] about This is the gear we’re using to follow the fleet for Elite’s Distant Worlds 2 expedition