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Sony CEO details PS5 specs and teases ‘unique’ new console features

Published: 10/Jan/2020 2:15

by Brad Norton


The release of the PlayStation 5 is right around the corner and while new details are slowly being revealed, Sony’s CEO has provided some new insight and teased that even bigger reveals are being kept under wraps for the time being.

With the PS5 set to release in 2020, we’re just months away from entering a brand new console generation. From potential controller leaks, to logo reveals and more, plenty of information is starting to make its way onto the internet.

In a recent interview with Business Insider Japan, Sony Interactive Entertainment President and  CEO Jim Ryan provided new details on previously announced features and teased the biggest reveals for the console are still yet to come.

SonyJim Ryan has been President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment since April of 2019.

Highlighting the power of the brand new PS5 controller, Ryan described the experience as simply irreplaceable. Due to the previously announced haptic feedback capabilities, the latest DualShock model is expected to feel more realistic and immersive than ever before.

“If you experience 3D audio and tactile feedback controllers, you’ll notice that it’s an amazing change,” Ryan emphasized. “Just playing the racing game Gran Turismo Sport with the PS5 controller is completely different.”

Sony’s CEO added that he was struggling to go back to PS4’s controls and hardware after trying the newer model, and added the lastest release from first-party studio Polyphony Digital would “soon be playable” on the next-gen hardware as well.

“I was able to experience a good run with my existing controller, but if I experience the fine road surface with haptic control and the control with adaptive trigger, I can not return to the original,” he explained.

Polyphony DigitalGran Turismo has been a staple IP in PlayStation history with the first entry releasing exclusively on the PS1 in 1997.

While Sony is charging full steam ahead towards the launch of the new console generation, Ryan expressed that the 106+ million PlayStation 4 users around the world will not be entirely neglected throughout the transition.

“At the time of the migration from PS4 to PS5, there will be a huge number of PS4 users, which is very important and we have obligations to them,” he said. “We have to come up with a new appeal.”

Hinting at just what this new appeal might be, Sony’s CEO teased that while hardware specs and logos are one aspect of an overall reveal, some of the most pertinent information is still being held close to their chest.

“But, there’s more to the PS5 than the traditional game consoles that are unique,” he added. “We haven’t announced [bigger differences] yet.”

The official PlayStation 5 logo was revealed at CES 2020.

With E3 kicking off in June, it’s a safe bet that these big reveals will be announced on stage in the coming months. Often hosting their own State of Play broadcasts however, it could be likely that Sony opts to reveal a great deal of information in their own time.

From pricing to a specific release date, there’s still plenty for the gaming juggernauts to reveal. In the meantime, get caught up to speed on everything that we know about the PS5 today.

Call of Duty

First look at leaked Black Ops Cold War Season 1 maps & Operators

Published: 1/Dec/2020 23:56 Updated: 2/Dec/2020 0:13

by Brad Norton


Everything from new maps to incoming Operators and plenty more has all spilled out early, with new Black Ops Cold War leaks revealing a bunch of content coming with the Season 1 update.

We’re still a few days out from the arrival of Season 1, though new Black Ops Cold War leaks are coming through almost every day. From classic modes making a return, to unique in-game events on the horizon, we’ve already got a decent idea of what to expect.

However, things haven’t stopped there. The latest set of datamined content has uncovered our first-look at Season 1 maps, Operators, and more. While the names of incoming maps may have been revealed a while back, we now have a proper look at all four additions coming soon.

Additionally, there’s also a unique Season 1 Starter pack that comes boasting some exclusive rewards. Here’s a rundown on everything we now know thanks to the latest leaks.

First look at Black Ops Cold War Season 1 maps

Up first, we’ve got a quick look at four new locations coming in Season 1. They’re bite-sized pictures that simply reveal the theme of each new map. The first appears to be some kind of game show set as camera equipment and bright signs can be spotted throughout.

Next up looks to be a darker map, perhaps something underground or even a subway system given the briefcases nearby. It may have been an evacuation site. Only time will tell for this one.

The third map pictured seems to be a wide-open locale with some kind of rocket in the center. Maybe a testing facility or a fully-fledged launch site somewhere in the United States.

Last but not least, we have a simple map that looks to feature some amount of office space, shelving, and a patriotic statue of sorts. If earlier intel holds up, one of these new locations will be a fresh Zombies experience. The first appears to be confirmed for Gunfight only, meaning a close-quarters design for 2v2 combat. While the remaining two maps are for core multiplayer game modes.

It’s worth noting that not all of these are confirmed to be launching on day one. While the major update is set to introduce a ton of this new content, some of these maps could be drip-fed throughout the season to keep players coming back. 

First look at Black Ops Cold War Season 1 Operator Skins

What would a new Season in Call of Duty be without some fresh cosmetics? A few of your favorite Operators appear to be getting some new outfits in Season 1. First up is Woods with a new winter look, rocking some snow goggles, thick gloves, a beanie, and a coat.

Next is Sims who has a more casual look this time around. Rather than dressing the part for a mission, he’s wearing a simple top with some cool shades and a hat.

Last but not least is some love for the Warsaw Pact. Portnova has a new skin this Season with a vibrant red top and a matching beret.

Also part of the leaks is an entirely new skin that could be the level 100 unlock in the Season 1 Battle Pass.

This Operator comes equipped for battle with multiple grenades and ammunition pouches on his upper body. Not to mention an imposing mask to cover his presumably scarred face.

Another new Operator wears a gas mask, only has one eye, and could not be more intimidating in an all-black outfit. 

These come alongside a previously leaked Operator skin for Adler. There’s no way of telling how to unlock these items; some might be tied to the Battle Pass, while others could be acquired through challenges like their current variants.