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PS5 News: release date & specs leaked?

Published: 27/Dec/2018 15:37

by Paul Cot


PS5 news and leaks are starting to ramp up over the Christmas period. The latest rumors include discussion of specs, release date and even a tease from Sony themselves.

PS5 Specs

At this point it is clear, and logical, that the PS5 will be a fully ledged 4K gaming console. Some would argue the PS4 Pro already achieves this. However, the vast majority of titles are either upscaled to 4K or run at 30 FPS to allow the resolution to hit 4K.

Given this is a bump up from the original PS4, console players have welcomed the improvements the PS4 Pro offers. As we enter 2019 though, gamers are beginning to demand a console which performs similarly to mid-range gaming PCs.

PS5 4K and 240 FPS?

The latest rumors surrounding the PS5 are that it will not only run at a native 4K but will also be capable of 240 FPS. This is an astounding increase from the 60 FPS that consoles were limited to.

Speaking to GamingBolt about the potential Playstation 5, industry analyst Michael Patcher stated, “I think they will probably have that 4K and 240 FPS device that’ll support PSVR.”

Firstly, if the murmurings about 240 FPS are true then this will drastically change console gaming. Secondly, it is important to note that most consoles are run on TVs which are only capable of 60 FPS. Therefore, to utilise the full power of the PS5, a gaming monitor would be required.

Regardless, console gamers may be happy with a solid 4K/60FPS experience at this point.

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Playstation 5 Release Date

Reports still indicate that the PS5 is being set up for a 2020 release. Hype surrounding the PS5 release date accelerated with the news that Sony wouldn’t be appearing at E3 2019.

This is relevant because insiders have suggested that instead of E3 2019, Sony will be using their own PSX event to announce the Playstation 5.

RuthenicCookie, who has been right on previous gaming news, posted the following:


Sony PS5 Teaser?

Teasers rarely offer anything in the form of concrete news. Nevertheless, it does increase the excitement and at the very least confirms a new release is being worked on.

Sony may have confirmed the eventual release of the PS5 in their recent holidays theme. On the screen with “Happy Holidays”, the “s” is written with the letter. Conversely, on the screen with “Playstation”, the “s” is clearly written with a “5” instead.

Did Sony confirm the PS5 with this teaser?

Epic responds to concerns over leaked Fortnite player logins

Published: 22/Jan/2021 6:45

by Andrew Amos


Fortnite players have made big claims that Epic is leaking player logins through the battle royale’s in-game leaderboard. However, the developer has insisted the system is safe, and there’s been no evidence of hacked accounts through it.

Security scares are no joke, and while developers do their best to keep them underwraps, they can sometimes appear where you least expect them.

That’s what Fortnite pro Jonathan ‘Yung Calculator’ Weber was claiming after being mysteriously logged out of his account. The Built By Gamers player claimed Fortnite’s in-game leaderboards were leaking players’ private information, including email addresses.

People could then use these emails to either try and brute force hack accounts, or reset passwords and kick players out of the game.

“Guys, Epic Games’ infrastructure is so dogmeat that if you don’t have this turned off, people can find your email,” he said.

“That’s kind of bad on its own, but then if they have your email, they can send password resets to your account. That’s fine normally ⁠— on Twitter, it means nothing normally ⁠— but on Epic Games, it logs you out in-game.”

“This has happened to Clix, Nick Eh 30, Nate Hill ⁠— everyone. Epic Games has no idea what they’re doing. Their infrastructure is garbage. They need to change it ⁠— it’s disgraceful.”

However, people aren’t sold on Yung’s story. Fortnite dataminer ‘FNBRUnreleased’ has stated that it’s impossible. Epic’s API doesn’t allow for the sharing of information like Yung and others think.

“It is not possible to view the email of another person’s Epic [account]. Epic’s API does not work like that. I’ve been seeing this rumor from [Yung Calculator] spreading false information,” they claimed.

FNBRUnreleased’s standpoint has been backed up by Epic. The developer published a statement in response to Yung’s claims, saying leaderboards do not leak any players’ secure information.

“We investigated reports that leaderboards were divulging non-public information or causing unauthorized logouts. This is not the case.

“We are certain that affected accounts remain secure, player info (incl. email addresses) isn’t being divulged & any logout issue is resolved.”

For now, players should just always make sure their passwords are strong to best protect against any leak. Plus, turn on two-factor authentication if you can.