Is it a router? Is it a hat? No! It’s Sony’s new console! Yes, the PlayStation 5 has finally been revealed, and it certainly grabbed everyone’s attention this week. Alongside the console reveal, we also got our first look at the games. Let us know how you think Sony did and what your favourite bit was below!
In the News This Week
Let’s start with the big headlines from the PS5 reveal:
- This is what the PlayStation 5 looks like – regular and digital editions revealed
- Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales announced and yes, it is a standalone game
- Gran Turismo 7 confirmed for PS5
- Square Enix reveal Project Athia, exclusively for PlayStation 5
- Ratchet and Clank return in Rift Apart
- LittleBigPlanet spin-off Sackboy A Big Adventure is a 3D platforming spin-off
- Search for home as a cat in Stray, coming to PS5 in 2021
- Hitman III announced for current and next-gen
- Horizon Forbidden West announced for PlayStation 5, and it looks epic
- Resident Evil 8: Village announced for PS5, Xbox Series X & PC, coming out in 2021
And here’s what else happened this week:
- XIII Remake is going to be released this November
- Get an in-depth look at Paper Mario: The Origami King
- Nintendo states that over 300,000 accounts may have been compromised in April incident
- Dirt 5 career mode revealed – split-screen, story, characters, sponsors and more detailed
- Microsoft confirm the next Xbox Series X event will be in July, has not been delayed
Games in Review
Sony’s hot streak continued, with Jim saying Naughty Dog “have truly surpassed themselves yet again” for The Last of Us Part II. That was far from the only thing in review this week, though.
- The Last of Us Part II – PS4 – 10/10 – Video Review
- Desperados 3 – PS4, XBO, PC – 8/10
- Disintegration – PS4, XBO, PC – 8/10 – Video Review
- Ys: Memories of Celceta – PS4 – 8/10
- Jet Lancer – Switch, PC – 8/10
- Little Orpheus – iOS – 8/10
- Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling – PS4, XBO, PC, NSW – 7/10
- Gorn – PSVR, Rift, VIVE – 7/10
- House of Da Vinci 2 – PC, NSW, Android, iOS – 7/10
- The Outer Worlds Switch Edition – NSW – 6/10
And for the first time, our hardware review included, among the usual PC peripherals, an RGB mousepad!
- Snakebyte PC Ultra Bundle – 8/10
With such a busy week in the gaming world, it wasn’t surprising that there wasn’t much time for anything else.
Still, Steve managed to squeeze in a look at The Girl of Glass: A Summer Bird’s Tale, a game that merges ‘point and click adventure and turn-based JRPG combat’. The other preview came from Thomas, who went hands on with Curse of the Dead Gods, an enjoyable roguelite that’s currently in Early Access.
Last up, What We Played featured Disintegration, Bioshock Collection & The Last of Us Part II.
Horizon Forbidden West
Gran Turismo 7 Announcement Trailer
Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart Trailer
Here’s what the community has been up to this week:
- Andrewww returned to Bloodborne, and quickly got back into the swing of things after a while off
- Journey to the Savage Planet, RE 7, and Dreams kept TSBonyman busy this week
- MrYd enjoyed some RDR2, before clearing through a few PS+ and Now games: CoDWW2, Metro Exodus and NFS Heat on EA Access.
With the next step of lockdown lifting on Monday, I hope you have a good week and I’ll see you again soon!