With the launch of GTA 6 looming next year and hardware sales slowing down, Sony could be preparing to launch a PS5 Pro variant this year. News 

Report: Sony may release PS5 Pro before GTA 6 launch in 2025.

Sony’s PlayStation 5 has been available for more than three years now, and as we approach the middle age of this console generation, speculation is mounting as to whether Sony is going to repeat what it did with the PS4 generation – that is, launch a mid-term update in the form of the PS5 Pro, which resembles the PS4 Pro, which followed the PS4 in 2016. Now, CNBC is reporting that it has received information from analysts that suggests that an “upgraded” version of the PS5 console will indeed be…

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Making its inaugural appearance on PlayStation Plus is 'Foamstars,' Square Enix’s vibrant online shooter reminiscent of Splatoon. News 

Full List of Essential Free Games for February Revealed for PlayStation Plus

It’s the start of a new month, and that means there’s good news for PS Plus subscribers. Sony has announced February’s PlayStation Plus games of the month. This time you have a choice of three new games, including the Day 1 release. Making its debut on PlayStation Plus is “Foamstars,” Square Enix’s lively Splatoon-style online shooter. In order to access the following games, it is important to be a PlayStation Plus Essential tier subscriber. However, it is a basic requirement. If you have the Deluxe or Extra tier, these games…

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Here's what you can expect from the PlayStation State of Play in a couple of days as it competes with Xbox and Nintendo. News 

What to Expect from PlayStation’s ‘State of Play’ 2024: Fresh Games, Gameplay, and More

After months of anticipation, Sony has officially revealed that it will host another PlayStation State of Play event on January 31 at 2 PM PT or 3:30 AM IST. The event is expected to last around 40 minutes and will showcase a total of 15 games, including both new releases and already announced titles. Among them are games like Rise of the Ronin and Stellar Blade. Sony has also emphasized its special focus on showcasing PSVR 2 games that are slated for release this year and beyond. PlayStation gaming status:…

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After the dust settled in the Las Vegas desert, perhaps the most notable theme in gaming to come out of CES was displays. (AFP) News 

Video games at CES 2024 dominated by immersive, 3D, and ultra-fast displays

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has long been the stage for unveiling groundbreaking gaming innovations, and the trend continued in 2024. Major players in the industry, including Xbox, PlayStation, and Samsung, made significant announcements at the conference held in Las Vegas, Nevada, from January 9th to 12th. From ergonomic controllers of the future, to comfortable headrests for gaming chairs and powerful new graphics cards, there was no shortage of cool new technology on display for the gaming community at CES. However, after the dust settled in the Las Vegas desert,…

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PlayStation Plus Essential subscribers will get access to three new games, which they can claim starting January 2nd, 2024. Here are the details. News 

Full List of January’s Free Games for PlayStation Plus Unveiled: See Here

If you’re a PlayStation Plus Essential subscriber, you’ll be happy to hear that Sony has announced the games coming to the service in January. To redeem these games you must be an active subscriber. Once you have redeemed them, they are yours to keep forever – as long as you remain a subscriber to the service. That being said, this month brings with it a variety of games that are available to players. The following games coming to PS Plus Essential will be available from January 2nd to February 6th,…

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Let's take a look at how 2023 has unfolded for gaming, and why it is a landmark year in gaming history. Gaming 

Here’s Why 2023 Will Go Down as an Exceptional Year in Gaming

The year 2023 is almost over and there are no more major video game releases in sight. But looking back, this year has been incredible for gaming, both in terms of games released and the evolution of the industry. We saw huge releases this year like Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 for PS5, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom for Nintendo Switch, and Microsoft finally releasing a first-party game with Starfield. Square Enix and Ubisoft also added the release of Final Fantasy XVI and Assassin’s Creed Mirage. And of course,…

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PlayStation Wrap-Up 2023 lets you create a year-end summary of your gaming on a PlayStation 4 or PS5. You can see how many games you played, your most-played game, the trophies you earned, and more. Gaming 

Learn How to Create Your PlayStation Wrap-Up 2023

It’s that time of year again, when streaming apps like Spotify, YouTube Music, and even social media apps like Reddit release their year-end reviews. And now PlayStation, Sony’s gaming division, has released its own synopsis. PlayStation Wrap-Up 2023 allows you to create a year-end summary of your gaming experience on PlayStation 4 or PS5. You can see the number of games you’ve played, your most played game, the rewards you’ve earned and more. This year has been particularly exciting with the release of many critically acclaimed games such as Marvel’s…

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After months of waiting, Indian PS5 owners can now finally get their hands on the PlayStation VR2 system as it is finally available in the country. News 

Price, Specs of PlayStation VR2 in India Revealed as Sony Launches it After Global Release

Earlier this year, Sony launched the PlayStation VR2 in the global market, but its arrival in India was delayed until now as the company has finally brought it to the Indian market. The gaming giant quietly listed the product on its e-commerce portal ShopAtSc and recently posted on X (formerly Twitter) to announce its availability in India. There is no waiting period; you can visit the Sony website and place your order. Conquer colossal peaks, overcome fearsome machines and uncover a hidden danger to the world of Horizon in the…

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The Game Awards 2023 nominees across different categories are finally out, with Remedy's Alan Wake 2, and Larian's Baldur's Gate 3 receiving most nominations. Gaming 

2023 Game Awards: Spider-Man 2 and Alan Wake 2 Nominated for ‘Game of the Year’ – Who Will Take Home the Prize?

We finally know the nominees for The Game Awards, which will take place on December 7, 2023. If you’re not familiar with these awards, they’re like the Grammys or Oscars, but for video games. Simply put, the Game Awards is a big annual event that celebrates games, culminating in the coveted Game of the Year announcement. This year, Larian’s Baldur’s Gate 3 and Remedy’s Alan Wake 2 have received the most nominations in different categories. Baldur’s Gate 3 and Alan Wake 2 are nominated for Game of the Year alongside…

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Marvel's Spider-Man 2 has sold over 2.5 million copies within the first 24 hours of its launch, making it the fastest-selling game in PS Studios history. News 

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 Breaks Record as Fastest-Selling PlayStation Studios Title

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 was released last week on October 20th to critical acclaim, with many praising the game for its visuals, story, and larger-than-life boss battles. The game has now achieved yet another milestone, becoming the fastest selling PlayStation Studios game in the first 24 hours of release. According to Sony, the game has sold more than 2.5 million copies immediately after 24 hours of release. Notably, these sales were exclusively on the PS5 system, as the game is not multiplayer and is exclusive to the PS5 console. In doing…

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Know what’s happening in the AI universe today, October 23. (Unsplash) AI 

Canva Introduces AI Tools, Paytm CEO Invests in AI, and More: 5 Things You May Have Missed About AI Today

Morgan Stanley analysts have forecasted that the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) could bring advantages to both Microsoft’s Xbox and Sony’s PlayStation. Additionally, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, the founder and CEO of Paytm, has revealed intentions to invest Rs. 300 crore in India’s AI and electric vehicle industries through the VSS Investments Fund. Furthermore, Canva has introduced AI-driven K-12 education products as a component of its Canva for Education platform. All this and more in today’s AI review. 1. Xbox, Sony benefit from the introduction of artificial intelligence As the artificial…

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PS Plus Deluxe and Extra users, this month, get a slew of new games this month including action RPGs, episodic horror, soulslike games, and more. News 

PlayStation Announces October’s PS Plus Games: Here’s The Lineup

Sony has revealed new games for the PS Plus games list in October. In particular, these games will be available for PS Plus Deluxe/Premium and PS Plus Extra subscribers from October 17. This month, users will get a selection of games that include action RPGs, episodic horror games, soul-like games and other classic titles for PS Plus Premium and Deluxe subscribers. PS Plus catalog games for October (Deluxe/Premium and Extra) Gotham Knights | PS5 Disco Elysium – The Final Cut | PS4, PS5 The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes…

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Sony has unveiled new, smaller, and lighter PS5 models, and now the digital variant comes with support for an attachable disc drive. Here are the details. News 

Sony Announces Slimmer PS5 With Optional Disc Drive: Details On Price, Release Date, And More

Sony has finally released a new updated PlayStation 5 with a smaller form factor after months of speculation that the gaming giant could release something slimmer. However, it should be noted that Sony is not calling the new PS5 model Slim; Instead, it only refers to it as a new PS5 with a smaller size. The new version of the console comes in two variants, like the original model: a standard version with a built-in disc drive, and another digital-only console. But as rumored, Sony has now added the option…

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Sony's PS5 console is currently on sale for a reduced price of Rs 44,990 on both Amazon and Flipkart during the ongoing festive sales. However, there's a way to purchase it at an even lower cost. Here's how the deal works. Gaming 

Sony PS5 On Sale For Less Than Rs 45,000 During Amazon and Flipkart Festive Deals

The PlayStation 5 disc version is now available at an all-time low of Rs 44,990 during the Amazon Great Indian Festival and Flipkart Big Billion Sale. So, if you are thinking of buying one, now may be the ideal time to do so. First, as part of the Amazon India deal, users can buy the PS5 console for Rs 44,990 without offers, but if you combine the SBI card discount, you can buy Sony’s latest console at an effective price of Rs 41,999. On Flipkart, you can use the ICICI…

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With the Sony Pictures Core app, PS5 and PS4 owners will be able to rent more than 2,000 movies right on their console, and those subsided to PS Plus Premium/Deluxe get 100 movies for free. News 

Sony Pictures Launches Core App on PS5 and PS4; PS Plus Premium Members Receive 100 Free Movies

Sony has announced that it will rename its Bravia Core app to Sony Pictures Core, and it will also be coming to the PS5 and PS4 consoles. This new service allows PS5 and PS4 owners to rent over 2,000 movies directly to their console. The list of movies coming to the service includes Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, Spider-Man: No Way Home, Uncharted, The Equalizer, No Hard Feelings, Bullet Train and Ghostbusters: Afterlife and more. Additionally, Sony has also revealed that PS Plus Premium or Deluxe subscribers will receive 100 movies…

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And death is no barrier for this particular career, with two popular games this year choosing sports legends who are no longer with us. ( IGX) Gaming 

Sports Legends Receive New Life Through Video Games

It can be captivating to observe the career paths of renowned sports stars after retirement, with options ranging from endorsing Viagra, engaging in property ventures, or participating in crypto projects. However, one avenue that is increasingly proving to be a guaranteed success is having your image featured on the cover of a video game. And death is no barrier to this career, as two popular games this year are chosen by sporting legends who are no longer with us. LA Lakers basketball star Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter…

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Sony has announced a new State of Play event for today, September 14, where it is expected to showcase several games, including indie and several third-party games. News 

Sony’s PlayStation State of Play Showcase Reveals Indie Titles, Third-Party Games, and More

Sony has announced a new State of Play event today, September 14, where it is expected to showcase several games from various genres. According to Sony, the broadcast will focus on “previously announced games coming to PlayStation consoles,” covering “indie and PS VR2 highlights to upcoming major titles from our third-party partners.” What Not to Expect This event follows the PlayStation Showcase held earlier this year in May, during which the gaming giant revealed Bungie’s Marathon revival, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, and even hardware announcements, including a new handheld remote gaming…

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Gaming company Roblox plans to launch its immersive digital worlds platform on Sony's PlayStation devices in October, giving it access to the hundreds of millions of people who use the world's most popular gaming consoles. News 

Roblox to Launch on PlayStation, Introduce AI-Powered World-Building Tools

Gaming company Roblox plans to launch an immersive digital world platform for Sony’s PlayStation devices in October, giving it access to the hundreds of millions of people who use the world’s most popular game console. Roblox is also making its app fully available for Meta’s Quest mixed devices this month, after releasing a beta version in July. This version was downloaded over a million times in five days, the company said in a blog post. The extension is part of a plan to make Roblox available “wherever users try to…

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Two paid expansions are in development too. Gaming 

Square Enix Confirms Release of Final Fantasy XVI on PC

Square Enix has officially announced that Final Fantasy XVI will no longer be exclusive to PlayStation 5, as they are currently developing a PC port. This news may not come as a surprise, as the game’s initial trailer in 2020 had mentioned a PC version, although Square Enix had retracted that information later on. In a video posted to X (formerly Twitter), producer Naoki Yoshida said that his team is currently working on a PC version of the game. Yoshida also stated that Square Enix plans to expand the game.…

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Now might be the time to stack an extra year or two onto your current membership. Gaming 

Sony Increases Prices of Annual PlayStation Plus Plans by up to $40

Following Microsoft’s announcement to raise Game Pass subscription fees, Sony is now following suit by increasing the annual prices of all three PlayStation Plus plans on September 6th. An annual Essential subscription will soon cost $80 per year, down from $60. The Extra plan will increase by $35 to $135 per year, while the annual Premium plan will soon cost $40 more at $160. The price changes won’t take effect for existing PS Plus users on an annual contract until their next renewal date is on or after November 6.…

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