GOTTA GO FAST INTO THE WEEKEND. Here’s your news round-up for Friday May 29th
The PS5 Reveal is happening next week.
It’s time. The PS5 will be officially revealed on Thursday June 4th at 9pm BST (1pm PDT / 10pm CEST).
From the PlayStation blog, the showcase will last a little more than an hour and will represent the first look at PS5 games;
The games coming to PS5 represent the best in the industry from innovative studios that span the globe. Studios, both larger and smaller, those newer and those more established, all have been hard at work developing games that will showcase the potential of the hardware.
This digital showcase will run for a bit more than an hour and, for the first time, we will all be together virtually experiencing the excitement together. A lack of physical events has given us an amazing opportunity to think differently and bring you on this journey with us, and hopefully, closer than ever before. This is part of our series of PS5 updates and, rest assured, after next week’s showcase, we will still have much to share with you.
The event will be streamed on Twitch and YouTube at the above times. Yeah, you’re going to want to watch this.
Upcoming PS4 games must also run on PS5, Sony warns.
Sony has shared with PS4 game developers that any new games submitted for certification must also be compatible with the upcoming PlayStation 5 from July 13th.
Essentially developers must ensure that all PS4 games received for testing from mid-July must be forward-compatible to be able to play on PlayStation 5, and the developers themselves must ensure this requirement is met.
Developers must check to state in their documentation that the game has been tested for compatibility with the PS5 hardware, tested on the latest version of the PS4 software dev kits.
In terms of ‘compatibility’, all games from July 13th will only pass certification if its submission code runs without issue on PS5, along with providing the same features as its PS4 iteration.
If you’re curious what this means for Ghost of Tsushima and The Last of Us Part II, never fear. Whilst they reach certification status long before July 13th, it would appear that it’s pretty much a given both titles will be playable on PS5 regardless. We imagine a multitude of games have already been tested and verified. From July 13th, every game will be. You can take from this that every game released for PS4 in the next six to twelve months will be forward compatible.
There’s a Sonic movie sequel incoming.
Paramount and SEGA have confirmed that a sequel to Sonic the Hedgehog is on the way. REJOICE!
The sequel will bring Jeff Fowler back in the directors chair with Pat Casey and Josh Miller writing the script. There’s not much else to dig into right now but there’s confirmation, at least.
And well, Sonic’s mid-credits scene teased a rather exciting addition to the sequel. Let’s go!
New Super Lucky’s Tale coming to PS4 and Xbox One this Summer
PQube and Playful Studios have announced that New Super Lucky’s Tale is coming to PS4 and Xbox One this summer.
The rather delightful 3D platformer has had a bit of a makeover and this original Switch edition will launch on Xbox One and for the first time, PS4 in shiny 4K goodness.
The game will be available physically and digitally for PS4, the Xbox One edition will be digital only.
Source [Press Release]
The Tetris Effect Soundtrack is finally available to stream.
The really rather amazing soundtrack for Tetris Effect is finally available to stream in places where you stream music.
With synesthetic expression at its core, Hydelic are constantly exploring ways to create memorable musical/sound experiences with a whole new dimension, through the artful marriage of sound, visuals, and bodily sensation.
In Tetris Effect, the in-game soundtrack is essentially composed in real time based on the user’s actions. The mixes in the original soundtrack were thoughtfully crafted by Hydelic, sequenced and composed (almost entirely separately from the game) as full tracks to be played on their own.
You can listen to Connected (Yours Forever), also known as ‘that amazing song’ from the first trailer, in full, below.
Source [Press Release]
A new circuit has been revealed for F1 2020.
Codemasters have today revealed the second new circuit to feature in F1 2020, the Hanoi Circuit.
Hanoi Circuit is 5.613km long, features 23 turns and takes inspiration from iconic F1 ® circuits such as Suzuka, Monaco and Nürburgring. Designed for action and overtaking, with two incredibly long straights, it promises to be one of the fastest circuits in the F1 ® calendar. With one of the shortest pit lanes, which removes both the final and first corners, pit-stop strategy could play a pivotal role in staying ahead of the competition.
F1 2020 launches on Friday 10th July on PS4, Xbox One, PC and Stadia.
Source [Press Release]
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