Here are the best headsets, games and gadgets to go with the in-demand next-gen PS5 console this holiday season.
PS5 console and digital edition
are sold out everywhere and people are scrambling to score a unit online or with in-person walk-ins at Walmart and GameStop. Some people have given up and plan to look in early 2021. Regardless, there are a lot of cool accessories available to go with the PS5. Some parents might decide that gifting a bundle of accessories with a handmade coupon the gift recipient can exchange for a PS5 console as soon as they’re more readily available is the best they can do.
And if you’re lucky enough to have already purchased a PS5 console from a pre-order or a restock, then you’re definitely in need of the right accessories to go with it. The PS5 comes with one controller in the box, but sometimes
From delivery delays to breaking the internet, the launch of the PlayStation 5 has left some gamers disappointed.
The PS5 has been described as a “new era for gaming” by maker Sony, with the new system promising higher-quality graphics and faster loading times.
But demand for the new PlayStation has meant almost every website selling the console crashed at some point, leaving many people unable to actually buy the PS5 on its release day.
Shops such as John Lewis, Amazon and Tesco started selling the new PlayStation online from Thursday morning with customers able to buy the machine for a short time until the websites stopped working. Each retailer is now listing the console as ‘out of stock’.
Were you lucky enough to un-box a brand new PlayStation 5 today? Let us know in the comments.
Update:Due to an error with its website, it seems Currys allowed some customers to buy a Playstation 5 before the sale started at 9am this morning. When the sale started, thousands logged onto the site – forcing Currys to leave shoppers stranded in a virtual queue to stop the online store becoming overwhelmed. In a statement in the minutes following the 9am launch, Currys confirmed that it would not be selling the PS5 stock as planned – with the launch pushed back until later today.
It now seems Currys is cancelling the orders that managed to be processed before the official launch. In a tweet from its customer service account on Twitter, the shop posted: “Unfortunately due to an error on our site we were allowing customer to check out the PS5 before they went live at 9am. Due to this we have had to cancel orders and the
If you’re new to the PlayStation ecosystem–either on PS4 or the new PS5–you’re going to need to be familiar with PlayStation Plus. A subscription service introduced several years ago, PlayStation Plus is required to play the majority of online PS5 and PS4 games, and you also get a few different perks and bonuses for having an active PS Plus subscription. The biggest perk is the monthly free games, which let you build up a collection without needing purchase games outright, should you so choose.
Whether you’re new to PlayStation or just need a refresher, here’s everything you need to know about PS Plus to help you decide if it’s right for you.
What is PlayStation Plus?
PlayStation Plus is an optional service similar to Microsoft’s Xbox Live Gold that provides subscribers with access to online gaming. If you want
Bloodborne is one of the PS4’s most important games for many players, and there’s been a lot of speculation on how it might be improved on PS5, as many titles will be. We can now confirm that–at launch, at least–the title does not receive a significant framerate improvement. However, some other titles made by developer FromSoftware are in better shape.
Lance McDonald, a modder whose work with From Software games is quite prolific (see, for instance, his restoration of cut Sekiro content) has been testing From Software’s games on PS5, and has found that Bloodborne is, sadly, still locked to 30fps. “Bloodborne is still 30fps with bad frame pacing,” he confirms.
On the other hand, Sekiro and Dark Souls III both have improved framerates. McDonald has confirmed in a tweet that both games run at 60fps on the next-generation Sony system. Both of these games were released by FromSoftware after
Digital Extremes’ popular free-to-play shooter Warframe is headed to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. The game will be playable on the new consoles, and Digital Extremes has now outlined some of the benefits that players will receive when playing on the new machines.
The game will run at up to 4K/60FPS on both consoles. Additionally, there will be “drastically” improved load times, while the game will look better too with dynamic lighting. “The light from the sun now casts long shadows through the trees, foliage creates dynamic shadows as you stalk through it, and the reflections of the dense Cetus market can be seen across your Warframe as you stroll through,” the developer said in a statement.
The studio also built a “game-wide texture remaster” that helps Warframe look more detailed and rich, while this has also created a reduction in download size.
Epic Games has shared some new details on the PlayStation 5 version of Fortnite, which will be available when the console releases later this week.
Perhaps the most unique element of Fortnite on PS5 is how the game uses the next-gen console’s DualSense controller. In a post on the PlayStation Blog, Epic said it is using the controller’s adaptive trigger feedback to make the game’s various weapons feel more lifelike in your hands.
“Fortnite will support two kinds of adaptive trigger feedback for ranged weapons: trigger pull feedback and sustained feedback. Weapons that fire once per trigger pull–your Pistols, SMGs, Snipers, Assault Rifles, etc.–will use trigger pull feedback, meaning you’ll feel the authentic resistance of pulling their triggers as you push down the trigger of the DualSense,” Epic said.
For weapons that require the trigger button to be held down before firing, there will be “sustained feedback.” Epic described this
Control is getting upgraded for the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, but players looking to revisit the title with an improved frame rate and ray tracing on consoles will need to wait longer. Developer Remedy Entertainment has announced that the game, expected during the next-gen launch period, will arrive in “early 2021”.
No exact date has been announced beyond this, with Remedy tweeting that more time is needed to ensure that the final release is as “awesome” as they want it to be. The Ultimate Edition contains the original game and both of its expansions, The Foundation and AWE.
An update from the development team: Control Ultimate Edition will arrive on next generation platforms early 2021.
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