A good amount of gaming news has dropped over that last week or so and while I don’t have anything game changing for you today (pun intended), but there will definitely be something big coming later this month from EA and hopefully Sony will give us something more than the State of Plays they have been dropping for us. Without further ado, let’s get to the gaming news drop, shall we?
The PS5 got another firmware update the other day. It doesn’t bring anything heavy hitting to the console, but performance improvements are always a good thing. Here’s a look at the notes:
This system software update improves system performance.
We’ve updated the DualSense wireless controller device software to improve stability.
We’ve fixed an issue that restricted the functionality of some screens when the screen reader was enabled.
We’ve fixed an issue where games that you’ve hidden on PS4 were not hidden on PS5.
We’ve made the process of copying games from USB extended storage to console storage in the game library more stable
All useful improvements in the end. Hopefully something big is coming soon. Thinking august we will get the PlayStation Experience.
In other news, Cyberpunk 2077 is back in the PSN store. The heads over at Projekt CD Red say they are satisfied with how the game plays on last Gen consoles, although I still hear a lot of complaints from players that say the game is in just as bad of shape as it was before. I mean, Sony gave it the greenlight so it must be improved somewhat, but I haven’t played it on last Gen consoles, so I cannot attest to either. Fingers crossed the majority are happy with it.
Ghost of Tsushima directors cut for PS4 and PS5 has a price tag on it that isn’t appeasing fans. If you already own the game on PS4, the upgrade will run you $19.99 USD and the PS5 version will cost 29.99 USD. PS5 owners seem to be the most upset because the upgrade is obviously $10 more. Fans are upset because an upgrade between last and next Gen consoles is usually free, but the extra $10 just for PS5 features does seem kinda shiesty on Sony’s part. I know it’s a business, but that doesn’t mean businesses don’t get petty at times.
Sony hosted another State of Play stream a few days ago. They announced some upcoming games, but it wasn’t even close to the show everyone is hoping will happen soon. I mentioned in the last article that Sony did trademark PlayStation Experience this year which is a sure sign that there is a yet to be announced show coming up. I’m guessing it’ll take place in late August and I would be surprised if the show didn’t take place at all.. State of Play was ok, but does little for those waiting to hear some hard hitting news.
If you’re looking for a bargain on PlayStation games, look no further. Sony has a huge list of games on sale right now on the PSN store. Even the somewhat newly released Godfall is on the list. Be sure to check out the Planet of the Discounts sale before it’s gone!
The last tidbit I have for you today is pretty straight forward. Deathloop will be a PS5 exclusive until September 2022. That’s a pretty big deal considering Microsoft now owns ZeniMax. A lot of people thought the game’s delay was to screw over Sony from keeping the timed exclusive rights, but alas, that is not the case. Death Loop is on the top of my most anticipated games this year, but I am not really a fan of exclusive titles in the sense that a third party title will be withheld from other consoles, but it is nice to see Sony and Microsoft play nicely.
Well, that’s my coverage for the last week, but hang in there because July will be jammed packed with news towards the second half of the month. In the meantime, let me know what games you’re most excited for this year! Thanks for reading and as always, I will see you online.