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PlayStation mobile games might not be direct ports of PS titles

PlayStation mobile games might not be direct ports of PS titles

Mobile gaming continues to be big business, especially in the past year or so when people around the world were mostly forced indoors and onto the virtual world due to the pandemic. Despite its popularity, however, some franchises and big names in the gaming industry are still absent from that space. Sony's PlayStation has long been a holdout from direct involvement in mobile gaming but that might be changing soon, just not in the ways some might have hoped.

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PS Plus June 2021 free games include Star Wars: Squadrons

PS Plus June 2021 free games include Star Wars: Squadrons

Sony has revealed the free games its PlayStation Plus subscribers will receive in June, including one that will only be available to customers who have the PlayStation 5 console. The new offerings will lead to another strong month of games for PS Plus users, following May's notable lineup offering Battlefield V and more.

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PlayStation AI bots being made to simulate human gamers

PlayStation AI bots being made to simulate human gamers

A behind-the-scenes look at a meeting held at Sony showed a new project in the works. Sony AI is working with PlayStation to create "Game AI Agents." This is the next level beyond in-game enemies and pre-made opponents. This is more like Sony creating artificial gamers that can play with you or against you like they're real people playing at home on their real PlayStation 5 consoles.

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Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart accessibility features offer more ways to play

Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart accessibility features offer more ways to play

Gamers have the rather undeserved stereotype of being button or key-mashing young people and that games are designed around that. That may have been true at some point in time but the gaming industry has also learned to adapt to a more varied range of gamers with more varied physical abilities. Accessibility modes are becoming a must-have especially in large titles from large studios and Insomniac Games' Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is showing other games how to do that well.

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Fall Guys Season 4.5’s long list of new features includes cross-play

Fall Guys Season 4.5’s long list of new features includes cross-play

You don't have to be developed by a large, famous game company to make it big in the industry. You just need unique and addictive elements to get people, sometimes even politicians, hooked. Indie titles like Among Us and Fall Guys definitely aren't your cookie-cutter triple-A games but they still rake in hundreds if not thousands of faithful players. For Fall Guys, those players have been segmented into their respective platforms but starting with Season 4.5 "Dave", they'll finally be able to play with and against each other.

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Sony hit with lawsuit over alleged PS Store digital game monopoly

Sony hit with lawsuit over alleged PS Store digital game monopoly

Sony is facing a lawsuit that seeks class-action status over claims that it created 'its own monopoly on digital PlayStation content,' allowing it to allegedly overcharge on digital games. At the heart of the issue is a change Sony made to how PlayStation consoles owners can purchase digital games, eliminating the third-party digital code option and instead requiring a direct purchase through the PS Store.

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PS Remote Play iOS app now supports PS5 DualSense controller

PS Remote Play iOS app now supports PS5 DualSense controller

Although game streaming is slowly catching on these days thanks to Google Stadia and Microsoft Xbox Game Pass, Sony has actually been offering something similar more than a decade ago. Remote Play, of course, just streams the game locally from a PlayStation console already present at home but it still offers some measure of convenience for those who don't want to always be in the living room. Sony is now expanding that platform by just a bit, finally bringing support for the PS5 DualSense controller in the Remote Play app, at least under some circumstances.

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PS5 VR leak hints at massively upgraded next-gen 4K model

PS5 VR leak hints at massively upgraded next-gen 4K model

In late March, Sony confirmed that it is working on a next-generation PlayStation VR headset that will launch at some point for the PS5 console. Though we're still lacking many official details at this time, Sony did reveal the controllers that will come with the next version of its VR product, ones that'll sport the same kind of innovation seen with the DualSense controllers.

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PlayStation app now supports deletion of games from the PlayStation 5

PlayStation app now supports deletion of games from the PlayStation 5

Sony recently updated its PlayStation app with new features for owners of the PlayStation 5 game console. Sony had previously promised that it would add new features to the app specifically for the PlayStation 5 console, and some of those features have finally begun to land. The latest update for the PlayStation app is version 21.4, and it allows remote managing of storage on the PlayStation 5 console from within the app.

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Sony and Discord announce partnership to boost PlayStation chat

Sony and Discord announce partnership to boost PlayStation chat

Sony and Discord today announced that they're teaming up to bolster the social experience on PlayStation. This partnership between the two companies was announced after Sony made a minority investment in Discord during the company's most recent round of funding. Now that Sony is part owner in Discord, it sounds like we're about to see the two companies work together on building out PlayStation's social features.

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Star Wars day 2021 hits the gaming universe

Star Wars day 2021 hits the gaming universe

Star Wars day is nearly here - that's May the 4th (be with you), 2021. In the mix this year is an avalanche of temporary price cuts for Star Wars games on multiple platforms. For consoles, that means Xbox and PlayStation Star Wars games on the cheap. It also means the very, very few Nintendo Switch Star Wars games are down to prices that you might actually want to pay.

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Xbox Series X and PS5 restock at Target, Best Buy, Walmart this week

Xbox Series X and PS5 restock at Target, Best Buy, Walmart this week

The time for the next PlayStation 5 (PS5), Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S restock appears to be imminent. The place is Target, and the time is tomorrow. If you're reading this on the 27th of April, 2021, you'll find Target stocking the Xbox Series X and PS5 tomorrow morning, according to inside sources. If you're hoping to find one of these next-gen consoles at Walmart, you'll do well to wait for Thursday, while Best Buy looks to have the consoles on Friday.

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