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PlayStation 5 release date could be sooner than you think

Published: 30/Jun/2019 0:37 Updated: 30/Jun/2019 9:59

by Alan Bernal

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Fans of Sony’s consoles are raring for news of the next generation in the PlayStation line, and while information has been scarce, a new report suggests the anticipated launch could be on the horizon.

Video game enthusiasts are getting ready for the next chapter in the console wars as Microsoft are working on Project Scarlett, while Nintendo seem to be aiming for a new version of their popular Switch.

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Even though the PlayStation developers have been surprisingly quiet without so much as a working title for their next console, Sony could be eyeing the prized holiday launch it’ll need to succeed.

via 73buzzThe PS5 is one of the gaming industry’s most anticipated topics to know more about.

Popular perception believes Sony’s next console will be called the PlayStation 5. While we already have an idea of the improvements it’ll have over the current PlayStation 4, there’s been various ideas of when it’ll be coming out.

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A Wall Street Journal report says that “analysts expect [the PlayStation 5] to be ready by the holiday season of 2020” which would coincide with the next major bout in the storied competition between the two major console makers.

Previously, Sony Interactive CEO John Kodera suggested that their next console wouldn’t be making it to stores until at least 2021.

Mystery shrouds the upcoming PlayStation console.

If Sony really is setting its sites on a 2020 release, the company will have a lot of boxes to check in terms of announcements, building up hype, and making sure it has strong release titles to combat Project Scarlett.

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The PlayStation 4 was a runaway success for Sony, and it’s six-year lifespan might see it pass 100 million units sold since its original November 13 2013 release, according to the same report..

The PlayStation 5 would have big shoes to fill given its predecessor.

When will more information on the PlayStation 5 come out?

A lot of E3 2019 goers were undoubtedly missing Sony’s presence at the annual convention. While fans weren’t able to get caught up on PlayStation’s latest moves, it does mean that they have PSX to get a full offering of Sony-geared information.

The PlayStation event might be Sony’s best chance to kickstart the hype for a new console in a big way, seeing as they won’t have other companies to compete for attention.

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With all eyes on the company for more info on their imminent next-gen console, fans will be grateful to get any new details on the PlayStation 5.

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Apex Legends Evo shields are being nerfed again in Season 7

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:12 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 1:28

by Alan Bernal

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The Evo Shields in Apex Legends are set for another balance update that could come in Season 7, as Respawn are still fine-tuning how the armor upgrades to its max level.

Respawn brought the Evo Shields in the System Override patch in March, then made them a staple in the battle royale later on. Ever since then, the studio has been trying to find the right balance with the armor and its scaling defense as the game continues.

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As for the studio, the hunt for that equilibrium to the item will continue as Respawn Game Designer Daniel Z. Klein indicated that players could have an increased damage threshold to hit before getting a fully evolved shield.

This change is still in the implementation phases, however, since Respawn need to tinker with the game’s networking to actually bring in the patch.

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The Evo Armor values for max level will change, most likely in Season 7.

“We have a change planned for red Evo Shields for patch 7.0, but it required a little networking work (don’t ask; game dev is dumb) so we couldn’t ship it in 6.1,” Klein responded to a player who noticed there weren’t any changes to the shields in the Aftermarket update. “The plan is to increase the damage required to go to Red.”

At the time of writing, the Evo Shields need 500 damage inflicted to reach max level. That requirement is going to change, although the developer gave no indication for how much.

Complaints about the gear stem from how many people seem to have a fully upgraded Evo early in games.

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Though this could be attributed to the typical gunfight fiestas that happen at any major POI after dropping into the Arena, the problem is going to get a closer look within the studio.

There’s no word if there will also be a change to the armor max Evo Shields provide, but it’s not likely since Respawn tuned that not too long ago when Season 6 started.

In any case, the company is hoping the next round of changes will leave Apex Legends in a healthier state as it concerns the popular Evo Shields in the game.

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