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PlayStation 5 price and release date revealed

PlayStation 5 price and release date revealed

When Sony announced today's PlayStation 5 Showcase, many of us were hopeful that we'd finally get some confirmation about the console's pricing and release date. After all, Microsoft revealed the release date and pricing information for both the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S earlier this month, putting the ball firmly in Sony's court. As expected, Sony delivered, today telling us how much the PlayStation 5 will cost and when we'll be able to buy one.

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Long-rumored Harry Potter RPG is real and it’s called Hogwarts Legacy

Long-rumored Harry Potter RPG is real and it’s called Hogwarts Legacy

For quite some time now, we've been hearing rumors about a Harry Potter RPG that's being crafted by Warner Bros' Avalanche Software. The game suffered a few different leaks and has been the subject of a lot of speculation among Harry Potter fans, and today, it was finally revealed. Warner Bros, Avalanche Software, and Portkey Games revealed the title as Hogwarts Legacy, and apparently, it's set long before many of the characters in Harry Potter even existed.

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PlayStation 5 Showcase: Where and when to watch today

PlayStation 5 Showcase: Where and when to watch today

Today is a big day for PlayStation fans, because Sony is hosting a PlayStation 5 showcase that preview a number of games for the upcoming console. With Microsoft revealing the release date for the Xbox Series X/S and announcing pricing for both consoles, a lot of us are hoping to finally get something definitive concerning release dates and pricing for the PlayStation 5.

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Don’t believe the rumors about PlayStation 5 production, Sony says

Don’t believe the rumors about PlayStation 5 production, Sony says

Earlier today, we heard a rumor that claimed Sony may be encountering some production woes with the PlayStation 5. According to that report, Sony had cut estimated PlayStation 5 production for the current fiscal year by a not-insignificant 4 million units because of yield issues with the SoC that will be at the center of the console. Now Sony has chimed in to say those reports are false.

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If these leaked PS5 prices are true, are you buying?

If these leaked PS5 prices are true, are you buying?

Despite the fact that we're quickly closing in on the holiday 2020 launch window for the PlayStation 5, Sony has yet to talk pricing for the console. Rumors reported that Sony was possibly waiting for Microsoft to make the first move, and last week, Microsoft did exactly that, announcing that the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S will cost $499 and $299, respectively. The ball is now in Sony's court, and we're hoping that the company finally confirms pricing in a PlayStation 5 showcase it's hosting tomorrow.

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PS5 production cut by 4 million due to chip production issues

PS5 production cut by 4 million due to chip production issues

The PlayStation 5's story has never been a smooth one, at least not compared to its rival, the Xbox Series X. Now finally nearing the end of the road before it officially launches, it seems that it still has a few kinks to iron out that will affect its market performance in the months to come. Although figures may still be better than the PS4's first days, Sony has reportedly been having some production issues that have forced it to cut down production targets from 15 million to just 11 million units.

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PlayStation 5 upgrade logo is the game box badge to look out for

PlayStation 5 upgrade logo is the game box badge to look out for

Many games that are releasing in the coming months with have current-generation and next-generation versions, with many publishers offering current-gen buyers upgrades to those next-gen versions either for free or for a fee. On Xbox Series X and Series S, there's an official way that publishers can offer cross-generation upgrades called Xbox Smart Delivery. Sony hasn't revealed such a program for PS4 to PS5 upgrades, but it seems that it will at least show a badge on box art for games that have some kind of PS5 upgrade available.

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Even The Witcher 3 is getting a next-generation version

Even The Witcher 3 is getting a next-generation version

Over the past several months, a number of publishers have been announcing that they'll be bringing some of their current-generation games to Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 after those consoles launch later this year. For the most part, the games these publishers are bringing forward are ones that are launching close to the generational shift anyway, including titles like Cyberpunk 2077, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, and Assassin's Creed Valhalla.

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Ubisoft crushes PS5 backward compatibility hopes for older PlayStation games

Ubisoft crushes PS5 backward compatibility hopes for older PlayStation games

As we head into the next generation of game consoles, backward compatibility is a topic that comes up frequently. Just as it has been for a number of years now, Microsoft is pushing hard for backward compatibility in the next generation, promising gamers that not only will they be able to play Xbox One games on the Xbox Series X, but also games from the Xbox 360 and original Xbox eras too.

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Hitman 3 release date revealed with free next-gen upgrades

Hitman 3 release date revealed with free next-gen upgrades

It's safe to say that most upcoming, big-budget games are going to have both a current-generation version and a next-gen version. Thus far, we've had a number of publishers tell us what their plans are for handling next-generation upgrades, with some saying that they'll offer free upgrades within the same console family and others saying that there will be some kind of additional charge.

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Sony PS5 launch reportedly targeting mid-November

Sony PS5 launch reportedly targeting mid-November

We are quickly closing in on the holiday 2020 season, which in turn means that we're closing in on the launches of both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. While Microsoft has committed to a November release for the Xbox Series X, that's as specific as either company has been regarding these launch plans. Sony, in fact, has only ever confirmed a holiday 2020 launch for the PlayStation 5, which is a fairly large release window.

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Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart gets a seven minute gameplay trailer

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart gets a seven minute gameplay trailer

Ratchet & Clank is one of the most recognizable PlayStation franchises, but in recent years, releases have slowed down significantly. While the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3 both saw multiple mainline Ratchet & Clank releases, there was only one on PlayStation 4: the 2016 reboot simply dubbed Ratchet & Clank. It's been four long years since that game released (Insomniac, it seems, was busy working on Marvel's Spider-Man), but with the arrival of the PlayStation 5, we'll finally see the launch of a new Ratchet & Clank title.

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