Microsoft has acquired quite a few development studios over the years who have worked on titles for the Xbox One and PC. Sony didn’t follow in its footsteps but it appears that the Japanese giant is now thinking about doing the same thing. Sony has confirmed that it’s thinking about buying development studios.
Sony has had to work with other media companies when it wanted to make shows based on its vast library of PlayStation games. The company is now switching gears by setting up its own studio which will allow Sony to quickly adapt its PlayStation games into TV shows and movies on its own. This new division is called PlayStation Productions.
Sony has already confirmed that it’s working on its next-generation console. The company has also pointed out that the console won’t be out before next year. A new report about the price and release date of the PlayStation 5 suggests that the console is going to be released in November next year for $499.
In the console space, there is Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo, each of whom have their own home console device. However when it comes to handhelds, that space was pretty much a fight between Nintendo and Sony, although it seems that now Sony could finally be conceding that market to Nintendo entirely.
Earlier this year, Sony announced the PlayStation Classic which was basically the company’s take on Nintendo’s series of “Classic” miniature consoles. The console also came with a bunch of games that were preloaded onto the console, although this list differed slightly between the Japanese version and the version the rest of the world got.
For the past few E3 events, companies like Sony have been pretty much a mainstay where it is guaranteed that the company will be at the event to make some kind of PlayStation related announcement. Unfortunately for E3 2019, Sony will be breaking their streak because the company has confirmed that they will not be in attendance.
Last month Sony officially announced the PlayStation Classic, seemingly taking a page out of Nintendo’s book of reviving older consoles in a smaller form. Sony did state that the console would come preloaded with games, but did not mention what they were, at least until now where the full lineup of games has been confirmed.
The other day Sony announced the PlayStation Classic. This is essentially Sony’s take on the Classic consoles that Nintendo helped popularized from a couple of years ago. However as is the case with Nintendo’s Classic consoles, Sony also noted that its PlayStation Classic would not come with an AC adapter of its own.
With the success that Nintendo saw with the launch of the NES and SNES Classic systems, it wasn’t a surprise to see other companies follow suit with similar console relaunches of their own. Now it looks like Sony wants in on the fun as the company has officially announced the PlayStation Classic.
PlayStation 4 owners will soon get an update notification on their consoles as Sony is now rolling out the PlayStation 4 system software update version 6.0. While this new software update doesn’t have a decimal version number, it doesn’t have one of Sony’s unique Daimiyo names as well. That’s because it’s an incremental update which doesn’t bring much in the way of new features to the console.
After years of being teased, Square Enix has confirmed that Kingdom Hearts 3 will be launching on the 29th of January, 2019. This means that we still have a few more months until the game is official, and we’re sure that many gamers can’t wait to get their hands on it. However the good news is that Square Enix has announced something that will tide gamers over until then.
Sony’s annual Days of Play sale is back and it’s offering some great discounts on games and the PlayStation 4 console. The company is even selling a limited edition Days of Play PS4 in blue and gold color that’s going to be available for a limited time only. The deals will be available through participating retailers across the United States and Canada.
With Nintendo experiencing a surprising amount of success with the release of the NES Classic and SNES Classic mini consoles, it wasn’t surprising to see other companies hop on board with similar mini releases of their own. So that begs the question, will Sony or Microsoft follow suit?
Many are understandably curious as to what the future might hold for consoles. Could companies be looking to launch brand new consoles, or could it be like the analysts predict and that we might see incremental upgrades with every refresh? That definitely remains to be seen, but as far as one analyst is concerned, 2020 could be the year we see next-gen Xbox and PlayStation consoles.