Why Everyone Won’t Stop Talking About PS5 and Xbox Series X Storage

Now that we know the full specs of the PS5 and Xbox Series X, there’s not much to differentiate them at the hardware level. Both sport custom AMD GPUs based on its RDNA2 architecture. Both are ray tracing capable. Both have roughly the same amount of TFLOPS, and the amount of CU graphic cores and operating frequency come out to roughly the same amount of performance. Both consoles have CPUs with nearly identical specs. So what will make getting one over the other worth it, aside from game availability and small features like better haptic on controllers or support for cloud gaming? Storage. One of the least exciting elements of any console is about to become one of the most crucial. Read More >>

The PlayStation 5 Controller Looks Familiar

Does this controller remind you of anything?

The Battle Between the PS5 and Xbox Series X Isn’t Going to Be Decided By Specs

Last week, Sony and Microsoft set the stage for a battle that’s going to (hopefully) take place later this year with the release of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Both systems are poised to bring rich new experiences and high-end features to console gaming, but if you think either one is going to win on specs alone, think again. Read More >>

PS5 and Xbox Series X Code Stolen From AMD and Briefly Put on Github

Yesterday AMD issued a statement regarding IP stolen in December 2019, but details of what was stolen or who stole it was scarce. Now AMD has filed multiple Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) take-down notices against GitHub to get its GPU source code removed from the website, which GitHub immediately complied with. Read More >>

The PS5 Won’t Be as Fast as the Next Xbox, But Sony’s Not Worried

On a live stream from PlayStation today, system architect Mark Cerny delivered a technical deep-dive on the upcoming PS5, covering everything from hardware components to architecture. There was a lot to unpack, but with Microsoft having just released the full technical specifications of its Xbox Series X, there was a lot to compare as well, especially where GPUs are concerned. Apparently, according to Sony, one of the biggest standard measurements for GPU performance doesn’t matter. Read More >>

The Sony PS5 is Making the PS4 Look Cheap

Bloomberg is reporting that Sony is having a problem driving the price down on this year’s PS5. The console is expected to launch later this year, but Sony is struggling to get the cost of manufacturing below $450 (£345) per unit. Read More >>

This PS5 Controller Patent Hints at Built-In Mic for Voice Commands

Sony might be aiming to make your gaming sessions a little easier by turning your controller into a basic voice assistant. Read More >>

Sony Seems Ridiculously Proud of the PS5’s SSD

Wired has yet another exclusive look at the Sony PS5. Yesterday, Wired’s Peter Rubin detailed a recent visit to Sony’s California HQ where he checked out a dev console, played a few demos, and got a few more details on the PS5 – including release date and ray tracing facts. But the bulk of the piece – and seemingly the bulk of the message Sony is trying to convey – is that solid-state drives are brilliant. Read More >>

There’s “No Reason” for a PSVR 2 to Launch Alongside the PS5, Says Sony

Sony has confirmed that we won't be seeing a second iteration of the PSVR when it launches the PS5 because there's just "no reason”. The PS5 needs time to bask in the limelight on its own. Read More >>

Sony Reveals First PlayStation 5 Details

The PlayStation 5 is in the works, a report from Wired revealed this morning, and it looks like it might be a mother of a console. Featuring a solid state drive and – yes! – backwards compatibility with the PlayStation 4, the PlayStation 5 won’t arrive this year (but maybe in 2020, as Kotaku previously reported). Read More >>

If Streaming Is the Future of Console Gaming, It Might Be Screwed

News of the next generation of consoles has slowly trickled out over the last couple of weeks. None of the news gives us a clear view of either Sony or Microsoft’s consoles—instead we’ve only gotten teases of each. And those teases have had wildly different focuses. On one hand, you have rumours of what Sony’s hardware will look like, and on the other hand, you have rumours of Microsoft distribution tactics. Read More >>

There May Never Be a PS5 According to PlayStation’s Shuhei Yoshida

See that box sitting under your TV? That may well be the final numbered PlayStation, if comments attributed to PlayStation studio boss Shuhei Yoshida are anything to go by. Read More >>

Sony Hints That a PlayStation 5 Could Arrive Sooner Than You’d Expect

Part of the reason gamers are so hungry for the next-generation Xbox One and PlayStation 4 console offerings from Sony and Microsoft this year is that it's been so bloody long since their predecessors launched. The Xbox 360 landed way back in December 2005, with the PS3 UK launch following in March 2007. Will the new machines live to equally ripe old ages? Read More >>