Tag: PlayStation 4

Sony’s PlayStation business gets new president and CEO, Jim Ryan

Sony’s gaming business has a new leader stepping in to take the top job. Jim Ryan will take over as SIE president and CEO beginning April 1. He is swapping places with current president and CEO John Kodera, who will take over Ryan’s role as SIE deputy president. Sony is noting that Kodera will continue […]

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Why NetEase and Quantic Dream are teaming up for games on multiple platforms

For the past 12 years, Quantic Dream has been making exclusive video games like Detroit: Become Human and Heavy Rain for the PlayStation 4. But Chinese internet company NetEase Games announced today it has acquired a minority stake in Quantic Dream. And that means that Quantic Dream will now make interactive storytelling games for a wider number of platforms. The […]

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NetEase invests in Detroit: Become Human game studio Quantic Dream

Chinese internet company NetEase Games has acquired a minority stake in Quantic Dream, the French game studio that created blockbuster games such as Detroit: Become Human and Heavy Rain. The investment will shore up Quantic Dream‘s ability to produce interactive storytelling games like Detroit: Become Human, a parable of modern society’s disturbing obsession with making […]

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Spider-Man For PS4 Gets New Fantastic Four-Themed Suits

Marvel’s Spider-Man, the PlayStation 4 game developed by Insomniac Games, is receiving two new suits for our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. The suits are based on Fantastic Four, another one of Marvel’s comic book superheroes, in fact, it’s first modern superhero cohort. While the Fantastic Four has taken a backseat to more popular Marvel characters in […]

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December 2018 NPD: Nintendo Switch dominates PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Nintendo Switch sales are off the charts. The system was the best-selling gaming console in the United States in December and for all of 2018, according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. The Switch sold well throughout the year, but the release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate gave it a massive boost to close out […]

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PUBG’s best new map is now live on consoles

Console players are getting the best new PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds map today. Vikendi, the snowy 6-kilometer-by-6-kilometer mountainous landscape, hit PC in December. It is launching on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 right now. And console players should get excited because Vikendi is everything you want from a battle royale map. One of the best things about […]

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Rocket League has cross-platform play on everything after Sony joins the fun

Fans of vehicular soccer on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC can now all play together. Developer Psyonix revealed today that Rocket League is in PlayStation’s cross-play beta program. This finally enables the game to pair players on PlayStation 4 with everyone else. Full cross-platform goes live for Rocket League today. “Today’s announcement […]

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Sony acquires Audiokinetic and its popular Wwise sound tool

Sony Interactive Entertainment is making an acquisition to beef up its game-development toolkit. The publisher revealed that it is buying sound-engineering firm Audiokinetic. As part of this deal, Sony will take control of the Wwise toolkit that enables developers to easily add interactive audio to game worlds. Once the acquisition goes through, Audiokinetic will operate […]

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God of War postmortem — The making of God of War

Sony made a big bet on God of War, putting a team of 300 people to work for years (and nearly five for the game’s creative director) on the PlayStation 4 exclusive. And it all seemed worth it when the game debuted to accolades in April 2018, and then won Game of the Year at […]

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God of War postmortem — The alternate design and story choices that might have been

Some of the key moments and characters of God of War, the winner of Game of the Year at The Game Awards, might have been very different. Kratos might have gone on a journey with his wife, Faye, rather than his son, Atreus. He might have always used his blades, rather than an ax. Kratos […]

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GamesBeat’s holiday shopping guide for last-minute gaming gifts

It’s the time of the year when you finally have to stop shopping for yourself and start getting gifts for other people. If you need help with that, I understand. I’m here for ya. In this guide, I’ve got some last-minute ideas for those of you who are reading this on the drive over to […]

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PlayStation Network is down: Sony attempting to fix the outage

The PlayStation Network is offline, and Sony is working to get it repaired. This outage is affecting all of Sony’s PlayStation consoles and services. It has updated its status website to confirm that PSN is down. “You may have some difficulty signing in or creating an account on PlayStation Network,” reads an update on the […]

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Two months running, PlayStation dominates first place in gaming industry’s most-seen TV ads ranking

In the last 30 days, Sony-owned PlayStation edged its lead with a third of all industry TV ad impressions, while Nintendo extended its market share at second place, Xbox fell from third to fourth, and chart newcomer Riot Games joined at No. 5. GamesBeat has partnered with iSpot.tv, the real-time TV ad measurement company with […]

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Epic delays Fortnite’s account-merging tool to 2019

If you are waiting for the chance to bring together your Fortnite items from the PlayStation 4 version and the other versions together under one account, well you’re already used to waiting. Epic has delayed its account-merging tool, which it planned to launch before the end of November. Now, it is telling fans that it […]

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PlayStation 4 outsold Xbox One and Switch in October

October was a huge month for both software and hardware, and — once again — Sony is benefiting from that excitement. PlayStation 4 outperformed the Xbox One and Nintendo Switch both in terms of dollars and units sold in October. That’s according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. And as is usual for PlayStation 4, […]

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October 2018 NPD: Call of Duty still outsells Red Dead Redemption II

Gaming consumers in the United States spent $1.545 billion in October, according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. That is up year-over-year, and it’s little surprise considering two of the biggest games of 2018 debuted during the month. “October 2018 tracked spending across video game hardware, software, accessories and game cards grew 73 percent when compared […]

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