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Are ps5 still sold out?

Sony's PlayStation 5 launched with two models— the $500 standard PS5 and a $400 digital edition. The PS5 has been consistently sold out since release, but retailers have been restocking regularly. Business InsiderWhere to buy a PlayStation 5 — Sony has sold more than 10 million PS5 consoles but stock remains hard to find

A new report has emerged from PSVR Without Parole, indicating some details about an upcoming PlayStation VR headset. This came from a conference held to brief developers on the headset, which UploadVR independently corroborates took place.

The specs detailed line up with some of UploadVR’s previous reporting on the next Sony headset. That means 4000×2040 pixel resolution (or 2000×2040 for each eye), as well as eye-tracking support.

PSVR Without Parole’s video also claims the device—codenamed NGVR or Next-Generation Virtual Reality—uses a Fresnel OLED display with a 110-degree field of view. They also say haptics in the headset are a thing, and that controllers will be bundled in with the headset, with both adaptive triggers and capacitive touch sensors.

You can check out more of PSVR Without Parole’s report above, which includes some more discussion on a reported angle for future VR games to be hybrid, or playable on a flatscreen or in PlayStation VR. Their report also says the new headset won’t be launching in 2021, but that details will be revealed early next year.

It’s always been a little tough to judge where VR is at, as game-changing experiences like Half-Life: Alyx shake up the scene and other bits of news make things look shaky. The prospect of next-gen consoles powering VR is certainly intriguing, and Sony’s headset was one of the easier, cheaper ways to get into the market, even if other headset developers are now upping their game.

I suppose we’ll know what plans are in a little bit, if this report holds true. If these hints, plus some of the other indicators we’ve had over the years, point towards what Sony is working on, it could be pretty interesting to see.

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Sony is finally giving PS5 indies the platform they deserve - but is it too late?

Techradar 07 August, 2021 - 08:20am

The post focused on seven upcoming indie titles which are coming to PS4 or PS5 (or, in some cases both), including roguelike Hades, charming adventure A Short Hike, reverse-horror experience Carrion and Oxenfree 2: Lost Signals.

But while it's good to see Sony shining the light on these upcoming indie gems, it also feels like it's a little too late.

Sony came under fire earlier this year from indie developers who claimed that the company was failing to support smaller game developers. 

Further indie developers shared their experiences of working with Sony on Twitter and in interviews with publications, claiming that other platforms, such as Xbox and Nintendo, were easier to work with and that Sony's focus primarily lies with AAA titles - leaving indie developers out in the cold.

OK. I am mad enough to burn some bridges. Because honestly, what's the point of a bridge that I am not allowed to cross.So here is a thread about Platform X. I will not be defining Platform X but it's the operator of a very successful console and does not have Games Pass! pic.twitter.com/OJ2ZJz9BNyJune 30, 2021

Sony's focus is reportedly often on its own first-party blockbuster AAA titles. Bloomberg reported back in April that Sony's Visual Arts studio was initially working on a The Last of Us remake for PS5, before Naughty Dog took over the project instead. 

Bloomberg's report stated that Visual Arts planned to make The Last of Us remake have a "similar look and feel" to The Last of Us 2, which was in development at the time, so the games could be packaged together upon release.

According to the report, Visual Arts also pitched a remake of the first Uncharted game for PS5 to Sony. "That idea quickly fizzled because it would be expensive and require too much added design work," the report reads. "Instead, the team settled on a remake of Naughty Dog’s 2013 melancholic zombie hit, The Last of Us."

Bloomberg's report, claims that this "obsession" with blockbusters is causing unrest within the PlayStation empire.

Sony has been posting blog posts semi-regularly highlighting upcoming indie games. However, this shifting focus towards indie games feels a little too late and it's a shame. Indie games often provide some of the most unique gaming experiences out there and, typically, are considerably more affordable.

Both Nintendo and Microsoft provide platforms that laud indies. Microsoft has a specific ID@Xbox program that regularly showcases a range of intriguing indie games coming to Xbox and Xbox Game Pass is packed with indie titles. Similarly, Nintendo often puts a large focus on indie titles in its Nintendo Direct showcases.

However, it feels like Sony often puts its blockbusters center stage. This spotlight by Sony is welcome but I would like to see more indie games getting their deserved share of the spotlight with the PS5 generation. I want to see them featured heavily during the next Sony State of Play or being featured on the PlayStation Storefront. After all, with PS5 exclusives averaging around £70/$70, players need to know there are more affordable, unique experiences out there.

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PSVR 2 could take virtual reality more mainstream — but will it?

Tom's Guide 07 August, 2021 - 08:20am

The post focused on seven upcoming indie titles which are coming to PS4 or PS5 (or, in some cases both), including roguelike Hades, charming adventure A Short Hike, reverse-horror experience Carrion and Oxenfree 2: Lost Signals.

But while it's good to see Sony shining the light on these upcoming indie gems, it also feels like it's a little too late.

Sony came under fire earlier this year from indie developers who claimed that the company was failing to support smaller game developers. 

Further indie developers shared their experiences of working with Sony on Twitter and in interviews with publications, claiming that other platforms, such as Xbox and Nintendo, were easier to work with and that Sony's focus primarily lies with AAA titles - leaving indie developers out in the cold.

OK. I am mad enough to burn some bridges. Because honestly, what's the point of a bridge that I am not allowed to cross.So here is a thread about Platform X. I will not be defining Platform X but it's the operator of a very successful console and does not have Games Pass! pic.twitter.com/OJ2ZJz9BNyJune 30, 2021

Sony's focus is reportedly often on its own first-party blockbuster AAA titles. Bloomberg reported back in April that Sony's Visual Arts studio was initially working on a The Last of Us remake for PS5, before Naughty Dog took over the project instead. 

Bloomberg's report stated that Visual Arts planned to make The Last of Us remake have a "similar look and feel" to The Last of Us 2, which was in development at the time, so the games could be packaged together upon release.

According to the report, Visual Arts also pitched a remake of the first Uncharted game for PS5 to Sony. "That idea quickly fizzled because it would be expensive and require too much added design work," the report reads. "Instead, the team settled on a remake of Naughty Dog’s 2013 melancholic zombie hit, The Last of Us."

Bloomberg's report, claims that this "obsession" with blockbusters is causing unrest within the PlayStation empire.

Sony has been posting blog posts semi-regularly highlighting upcoming indie games. However, this shifting focus towards indie games feels a little too late and it's a shame. Indie games often provide some of the most unique gaming experiences out there and, typically, are considerably more affordable.

Both Nintendo and Microsoft provide platforms that laud indies. Microsoft has a specific ID@Xbox program that regularly showcases a range of intriguing indie games coming to Xbox and Xbox Game Pass is packed with indie titles. Similarly, Nintendo often puts a large focus on indie titles in its Nintendo Direct showcases.

However, it feels like Sony often puts its blockbusters center stage. This spotlight by Sony is welcome but I would like to see more indie games getting their deserved share of the spotlight with the PS5 generation. I want to see them featured heavily during the next Sony State of Play or being featured on the PlayStation Storefront. After all, with PS5 exclusives averaging around £70/$70, players need to know there are more affordable, unique experiences out there.

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Are August's PlayStation Plus games any good?

VG247.com 07 August, 2021 - 08:20am

The post focused on seven upcoming indie titles which are coming to PS4 or PS5 (or, in some cases both), including roguelike Hades, charming adventure A Short Hike, reverse-horror experience Carrion and Oxenfree 2: Lost Signals.

But while it's good to see Sony shining the light on these upcoming indie gems, it also feels like it's a little too late.

Sony came under fire earlier this year from indie developers who claimed that the company was failing to support smaller game developers. 

Further indie developers shared their experiences of working with Sony on Twitter and in interviews with publications, claiming that other platforms, such as Xbox and Nintendo, were easier to work with and that Sony's focus primarily lies with AAA titles - leaving indie developers out in the cold.

OK. I am mad enough to burn some bridges. Because honestly, what's the point of a bridge that I am not allowed to cross.So here is a thread about Platform X. I will not be defining Platform X but it's the operator of a very successful console and does not have Games Pass! pic.twitter.com/OJ2ZJz9BNyJune 30, 2021

Sony's focus is reportedly often on its own first-party blockbuster AAA titles. Bloomberg reported back in April that Sony's Visual Arts studio was initially working on a The Last of Us remake for PS5, before Naughty Dog took over the project instead. 

Bloomberg's report stated that Visual Arts planned to make The Last of Us remake have a "similar look and feel" to The Last of Us 2, which was in development at the time, so the games could be packaged together upon release.

According to the report, Visual Arts also pitched a remake of the first Uncharted game for PS5 to Sony. "That idea quickly fizzled because it would be expensive and require too much added design work," the report reads. "Instead, the team settled on a remake of Naughty Dog’s 2013 melancholic zombie hit, The Last of Us."

Bloomberg's report, claims that this "obsession" with blockbusters is causing unrest within the PlayStation empire.

Sony has been posting blog posts semi-regularly highlighting upcoming indie games. However, this shifting focus towards indie games feels a little too late and it's a shame. Indie games often provide some of the most unique gaming experiences out there and, typically, are considerably more affordable.

Both Nintendo and Microsoft provide platforms that laud indies. Microsoft has a specific ID@Xbox program that regularly showcases a range of intriguing indie games coming to Xbox and Xbox Game Pass is packed with indie titles. Similarly, Nintendo often puts a large focus on indie titles in its Nintendo Direct showcases.

However, it feels like Sony often puts its blockbusters center stage. This spotlight by Sony is welcome but I would like to see more indie games getting their deserved share of the spotlight with the PS5 generation. I want to see them featured heavily during the next Sony State of Play or being featured on the PlayStation Storefront. After all, with PS5 exclusives averaging around £70/$70, players need to know there are more affordable, unique experiences out there.

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Sol Cresta, Hades, Carrion, more indies coming to PlayStation - VG247

VG247 06 August, 2021 - 10:00am

Sony has announced some new and popular indie games are heading to PlayStation consoles.

Yesterday, Sony provided various reveals, updates, and previews for seven indie titles coming to PS4 and PS5.

First off, Sony dropped a reminder that the rather great rogue-lite Hades is coming to PlayStation on August 13. If you still have yet to play the award-winning title from Supergiant Games, in this dungeon crawler, you will defy the god of the dead as you battle out of the Underworld of Greek myth. To help you along the way, you’ll be wielding the powers and mythic weapons of Olympus, while growing stronger and unraveling more of the story with each unique escape attempt.

Released just over a year ago on PC, Switch, Xbox One, and through Xbox Game Pass, Carrion will finally grace PS4 later this year. Described as a ‘reverse horror’ game, in it, you will stalk and consume those who imprisoned you. As an amorphous creature of unknown origin, your only goal is to “spread fear and panic” throughout the facility where you were imprisoned. You will both grow and evolve as you acquire more devastating abilities on the path to retribution.

During the announcement drop, PlatinumGames revealed a sequel to Moon Cresta (1980) and Terra Cresta (1985) is in the works for PS4. Titled Sol Cresta, the 36-years-in-the-making space shooter itself is a “free-form docking and shooting” game and is the final chapter of the Cresta Saga. In it, you will pilot three ships and free the solar system from the clutches of evil. There’s more information about the game over on the PlatinumGames blog.

Also announced was the latest from Alientrap Games, Wytchwood. The game is a crafting adventure set in a land of gothic fables and fairytales. As the old witch of the woods, you will explore a strange countryside, collect magic ingredients, brew sorcerous spells, and pass judgment upon a cast of characters. The game lands this fall on PS4 and PS5. It is also coming to Steam, Xbox, and Switch.

Thomas Happ Games revealed new information on Axiom Verge 2, describing it as having two worlds in one. According to Happ, behind the overworld map that has been shown in trailers, there is another interconnected breach world in an alternate dimension. The game will allow you to enter and exit the breach and discover how that world is connected to the overworld. There will be secrets you can only find in the breach and will play almost like two games in one. A date was not provided for the game, but it will apparently arrive soon on PS4 and PS5. It is also coming to Switch and the Epic Games Store.

Coming to PS4 and PS5 is Oxenfree 2: Lost Signals from Night School Studio. The supernatural narrative adventure game tells the tale of a researcher who stumbles upon ghostly happenings. Taking place five years after Oxenfree, in it, Riley returns to her hometown of Camena to investigate mysterious radio frequency signals causing curious disturbances. Slated for release sometime this year, it will also launch on Switch and Steam.

Currently available for PC and Switch, A Short Hike is coming to PlayStation this fall. In the exploration game about climbing up a mountain, you play as a bird named Claire who will freely explore the mountainside and help other folks along the way. You will also find it has a variety of mini-games to discover on the off-paths. These include fishing, boating, and a form of volleyball. The game is slated to arrive in the fall, and players will be able to fine-tune the pixel size to their preference. On PS4 Pro and PS5, you can even view A Short Hike in 4K.

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