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How to watch the Resident Evil showcase for new Resident Evil 8 gameplay - Gamesradar
The Resident Evil showcase promises to be a big event
The Resident Evil showcase is taking place later today, January 20, and you can watch the entire thing right here. Firstly, the Resident Evil showcase will be kicking off at 2PM PT / 5PM ET / 10PM GMT. As for where you can watch it, you can see the full livestream ready to go from the official PlayStation YouTube channel just below, so you can stay on this page and click play on the video below at the corresponding time later today. As for what we're expecting from the Resident Evil showcase itself, there'll obviously be a big focus on Resident Evil 8. When the showcase was first announced last week, Capcom revealed that there'll be a guided tour around a certain section of the upcoming horror game, and the PlayStation Blog post reveals that producer Peter Fabiano himself will be acting as your guide. However, there's also going to be a "few more surprises" from Capcom surrounding the Resident Evil franchise, according to the aforementioned PlayStation Blog post. Right now, there's no telling what these announcements could be, but we're certainly in for a treat. Keep in mind that one of these "surprises" could be the reveal of the mysterious new Resident Evil multiplayer game. Last week, Capcom quietly announced that closed testing signups were live for a multiplayer game set within the Resident Evil universe, but no additional details were offered on the project. There's still time to sign up to take part in the closed testing phase for the unannounced game. There's two waves of signups of the game, and you can still put yourself forward to be eligible through the game's teaser website. Additionally, we could hear further details about the upcoming Resident Evil Netflix series. The subscription service first announced the show last year, but we've heard little about the project since it was first unveiled. The series is still slated to launch this year however, so now would be a perfect opportunity to reveal some new details. What's certain is that this is going to be a big event for Resident Evil. 2021 marks the 25th anniversary of the series, since it was first created by Capcom all the way back in 1996. With a game, tv series, and other projects in the works this year, Resident Evil fans are in for a treat later today. For a full look at how the forthcoming year of gaming is shaking up, head over to our new games 2021 guide for a complete annual release schedule.
Where to buy AMD RX 6900 XT graphics card - stock updates for the new AMD GPU - Gamesradar
Get the latest whereabouts of AMD RX 6900 XT stock
It's that time again, and knowing where to buy AMD RX 6900 XT cards is of the utmost importance today. Continuing 2020's relentless push to make competition for the best graphics card as intense as it's ever been, the card that really epitomizes 'Big Navi', the 6900XT, releases today (December 8, 2020) at 2pm. We've rounded up AMD RX 6000 retailers who are likely to be your best bets for stock. Just move fast. Much like the launch of the RTX 3080 prices, the RTX 3090 stock, and the RTX 3070 prices, these AMD RX 6900 XT offers will appear and disappear quickly. Be prepared to be ultra-fast in your F5-ing and equally so at checkout. Yup, we expect stock to sell out incredibly quickly again, but as we've seen with the Xbox Series X and PS5 stock situation across the board, it's very much worth checking the stores below on a regular basis anyway - you may well get lucky. Keep hitting that refresh button and hope things turn out OK. Once again, it is lady luck we are appealing to for a 2020 hardware launch. AMD RX 6900 XT retailer links US AMD RX 6900 XT direct-to-card links Please note: The above links will get you in the right direction, but traffic might cause them to stutter or fall over. Keep persevering, as there have been plenty of examples of people being successful when they don't expect it. For reference to anyone who has been trying to get a next-gen graphics card: this might be your last time to try 'properly' this year until stock becomes more readily available - and not from scalpers. It's not a brilliant time to be building a gaming PC because of the lack of stock and high prices, but getting an AMD RX 6900 XT now might prove to be a good starting point for a machine for 2021 and beyond. (Image credit: Gigabyte) Like the previous AMD 6000 cards, the RX 6900 XT has 16GB of GDDR6 RAM, but the scale of compute units is where you can quickly tell the difference and 'advantage' that the 6900 XT has: it's got 80 CUs while the 6800 has 60 CUs, and the 6800 XT has 72. What this all translates to is performance that'll go toe-to-toe with Nvidia's 30-series cards and offer excellently priced competitors that'll nicely round out the year's new graphics cards line up. We've rounded up AMD RX 6000 retailers who are likely to be your best bets for stock. Just move fast. Much like the launch of the RTX 3080 prices, the RTX 3090 stock, and the RTX 3070 prices, stock will appear and disappear quickly. Be prepared to be ultra-fast in your F5-ing and equally so at checkout. Away from direct links to retailers here, our price-finding tech is constantly scouring the internet for the latest prices, so here are some latest prices on graphics cards to whet the appetite. If you're in the mood for re-evaluating your PC in line with the arrival of the AMD RX 6000 GPUs, then check out our takes on the best CPU for gaming you can get, not to mention the best RAM for gaming.
Cyberpunk 2077 is "a different game" after console update, says CDPR dev - Gamesradar
This should quell some of the concerns about Cyberpunk 2077 console performance
Cyberpunk 2077's upcoming patch is a game-changer when it comes to bug fixes and stability improvements, according to one of the developers that works on the game. Critics seem overall pleased with Cyberpunk 2077, but one common theme across reviews is that it's fairly buggy. GamesRadar's review mentions things like "missing vehicles, floating weapons, or random stuck menu bars," but notes that that CDPR has promised to patch out that sort of stuff with the Day One patch. In a Twitter exchange, CD Projekt Red's Fabian Mario Döhla says that "a bunch of issues reviewers encountered (and reported) have been fixed already, [and] some more are part of the update." Döhla also says Cyberpunk 2077 is "a different game with the console update," seemingly referring to the Day One update. We'll send you pre-order details and the best Xbox Series X deals as soon as they're available. Send me details about other relevant products from Gamesradar and other Future brands. Send me details about other relevant products from third parties. No spam, we promise. You can unsubscribe at any time and we'll never share your details without your permission. It is a different game with console update, yes.December 7, 2020 For a game release riding on so many years of hype and following several delays, it's understandable that some players are worried about bugs and performance issues. For that reason, it's reassuring to hear someone from CDPR put some of those concerns to rest. That said, Döhla says that some of the issues PC players are experiencing could be resolved by lowering their graphics settings. "When the settings are too high for your setup the game is unable to stream the content and stuff starts to go missing (animations, audio, lipsync, objects). Adjust settings and it works waaaay smoother," Döhla says in a separate tweet. Cyberpunk 2077 releases on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on November 10, with a PS5/Xbox Series X ugprade coming at an unspecified later date. Heads up, PlayStationers: Cyberpunk 2077 download size is over 100GB on PS4 and PS5.
New Fortnite gameplay trailer showcases The Mandalorian and map changes - Gamesradar
Zero Point brings a litany of changes to Fortnite
Fortnite Chapter 2: Season 5: Zero Point is now live, bringing with it a brand new gameplay trailer and significant changes. Below, you can check out the full gameplay trailer for the new Zero Point season in Fortnite. The stars of the show are undoubtedly The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda arriving in the game, which was actually leaked late last month in November through a datamine. Elsewhere, it looks like there's some big changes to the Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 map, namely with the inclusion of a new gladiator arena. There's a big rift hole in a section of the Fortnite map, and it looks as though the viking longship from 2019 is back once again on the map. There's a slew of brand new characters to unlock through the new Battle Pass. It looks as though The Mandalorian will be included with the new Battle Pass, as will the latest rendition of Agent Jonesy in a suit, among plenty of other eclectic characters. Also dotted around the Fortnite island are brand new characters that you can interact with. These are strictly non-playable characters, and you'll be able to undertake quests and bounties from them, in exchange for elusive Bars, which can then in turn be spent to unlock weapon upgrades, Exotic weapons, and more. The new season comes about after Galactus himself invaded Fortnite just yesterday, bringing about the destruction of the previous map of Season 4. This was a massive culmination in the ongoing Marvel crossover storyline, but you can be sure Marvel heroes and villains will be returning to Fortnite at some point in the future after creative director Donald Mustard's comments on Marvel in Fortnite. Fortnite Chapter 2: Season 5: Zero Point is out now on all platforms (with the obvious exception of iOS and Android). Simply download the latest update for Epic's game on the platform of your choosing, and you're ready to go. For a comprehensive list of the latest changes to be implemented in Epic's game, you can check out our Fortnite patch notes guide for more.
Cyber Monday gaming deals 2020: PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, and PC offers compared - GamesRadar+
These Cyber Monday gaming deals get you big savings on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, Xbox, and PC
The 2020 Cyber Monday gaming deals have landed and we're here to bring you the very best ones from a range of your favorite online stores. We'll be updating this page throughout the day, so feel free to keep checking in for the latest games, hardware, Covering everything from consoles and gaming PCs, to next-gen games and headsets to discounted games both old and new. We've also listed a selection of brand news stories in our Cyber Monday deals section of the site. We've already seen big sales on subscription services with PS Plus deals, Xbox Game Pass, and Xbox Live deals. Since the Xbox Series X and PS5 just released earlier in the month, the only deals we're likely to see on next-gen hardware would simply be the consoles being available at all. Of course, that doesn't mean you can't save on next-gen accessories while keeping an eye on stock, and that's why we have our PS5 Cyber Monday deals and Xbox Series X Cyber Monday deals guides. Don't expect to see any discounts on PS5 or Xbox Series X hardware, but absolutely look out for Nintendo Switch Cyber Monday deals. We've already seen some pretty sweet deals on Switch bundles that include games, storage cards, and carrying cases, and considering the Switch is somehow still hard to find in stores, you don't want to pass up on a good Cyber Monday Switch deal. Anyway, down to business - here are the best Cyber Monday gaming deals we've seen so far. Today's best Cyber Monday deals Marvel's Avengers (PS4) | $60 $24.99 at Amazon US Re-assemble the Avengers for an all-new mission to save the world in this new adventure that puts you in control of Earth's mightiest heroes. At 55% less than normal, you won't find a better offer. And don't forget - you'll get a free next-gen upgrade for PS5 when it becomes available at some point next year.View Deal Assassin's Creed Valhalla (PS4) | $60 $47.99 at Amazon US This offer allows you to battle your way through Viking-era Britain, and it's one of the best Assassin's Creeds in a long time. We definitely can't complain when it's been discounted by more than $10. Got a PS5 or Xbox? You can get a discount on those versions as well, so everyone can get in on the action.PS5 version: $60 $47.99 at Amazon USXbox version: $60 $49.94 at Amazon USView Deal 12-month PS Plus subscription (US) | $60 $29.99 at CDKeysCDKeys are always a good bet when it comes to PlayStation Plus memberships, and this offer is one of their best in a long while - you're getting 52% off a full year's subscription. Because it's so essential if you want to play multiplayer games online, you absolutely should grab it if you can.View Deal Cyberpunk 2077 (Xbox One) | $60 $49.94 at AmazonBecause the free upgrade to the next-gen version is coming for free next year, this is much too good an offer to pass up. You can also get the same offer on the PlayStation 4 edition of the game.PS4 version: $60 $49.94 at Amazon USView Deal Nintendo Switch (Neon Blue / Red) + 128GB memory card | $335 $319.98 at Amazon USThe Switch has been really hard to find in recent months, so being able to get it with a handy memory card for less than normal isn't an opportunity to be missed. Well worth considering.View Deal Secretlab Black Friday deals | Save up to $100Move quickly to save between $70 and $100 on some of the best chairs in the business. These tend to top best-of lists for a reason, so getting that much off in honor of the Black Friday gaming deals isn't an opportunity to pass up.View Deal Super Mario Odyssey | $60 $44.99 at Amazon US Super Mario Odyssey is another superb game for Switch, and it's a must-have for any owners of the console. It's 3D Mario at its best, and it's overflowing with creativity. A great game at a great price.View Deal PS5 DualSense Controller Charger| $̶17 $15.99 at Amazon USGet some money off this unofficial charging stand for your next-generation PlayStation controllers. This one can accommodate up to two DualSenses at the same time.View Deal Razer Kraken (PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X & S, PC) | $80 $49.99 at Amazon USThis iconic headset has always been fantastic, so being able to get it for almost half price is a bargain. Seriously, this is one of the better gaming headsets we've used - it comes highly recommended, particularly because that's its lowest ever price.View Deal Cyber Monday gaming deals - PlayStation With the PlayStation 5 now on shelves (proverbially, at least), all eyes on are Sony. With that in mind, we've made sure that all the best offers on PlayStation consoles, games, and accessories can be found right here. The Cyber Monday gaming deals aren't just about next-gen, though. It's also the perfect opportunity to grab a bargain on everything PS4, especially now that it's being superseded by a newer system. Be sure to check in every now and then as a result - we'll keep this section updated with all the best offers as the sales season picks up steam. PS5 consoles The PlayStation 5 is finally here, and it's a few weeks old now that the full Cyber Monday gaming deals have started. With any luck, the console will get stock over the next few days; thanks to plenty of buzz and a shortage of PS5 deals, it's been selling out everywhere. With that in mind, definitely keep your eye on the widget below for updates on stock and any potential offers - they'll appear here first. You can also check in with our page of PlayStation 5 pre-orders page for more deals. Check out more Black Friday Sale deals from these top retailers: PS4 consoles The PS4 has had an excellent run and is now in its twilight years, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't be looking for discounts on the console. In fact, we'd say doing so is a good idea - it has a full generation of amazing games under its belt, and the price will almost certainly drop now that the next PlayStation generation has arrived. We've listed today's top PS4 price cuts below. More specifically, you'll find reductions for the PS4 Pro. If you ask us, the Pro is the best value for money; it's a more powerful option that will display games in 4K resolution, meaning they'll look their best on your TV. To get a wider range of deals, don't forget to check in with our guide to the best PS4 bundles. PS5 & PS4 games We're expecting more than a few PS4 games to go on offer during the Black Friday gaming deals, so we've rounded up ones to look out for here. That includes everything from Star Wars: Squadrons to Marvel's Avengers, not to mention pre-orders for upcoming games like Cyberpunk 2077. Our price-matching software is updated every 30 minutes, so bookmark this page and pop back every now and then to see what offers are available. PS4 games The Last of Us Part II (PS4) | $60 $29.99 at Amazon US This was one of the year's most highly anticipated games, and it didn't disappoint - the second part of The Last of Us was a triumph for critics and fans, earning top scores across the board. Seeing it for just $30 is incredible value for money.View Deal Ghost of Tsushima (PS4) | $60 $39.99 at Amazon US Lose yourself in an ambitious open-world samurai game set in ancient Japan with this offer. Because Ghost only came out a few months ago (and was a high-profile PlayStation exclusive, no less), seeing it drop to $40 is the perfect opportunity to try it out for yourself if you haven't already. Highly recommended.View Deal Cyberpunk 2077 (PS4) | $60 $49.94 at AmazonThe free upgrade to the PS5 version might not be coming until next year, but we think this red hot price is too good to pass up. This deal is even better when you consider the game isn't even out on current-gen platforms yet.View Deal NBA 2K21 (PS4) |$60 $26.99 at AmazonThe very latest NBA game has received a very generous discount of more than 50% in honor of the Cyber Monday gaming deals. Move quickly to take advantage of the offer before it's snapped up.View Deal Marvel's Avengers (PS4) | $60 $24.99 at Amazon US Avengers, Assemble... for a really good deal. While it's not quite as exciting as a battle against evil, this massive price cut gets you the new Marvel game for 55% less than normal. That's a discount of $33, which is a steal if you wanted Avengers anyway. Oh, and don't forget - you'll get a free next-gen upgrade when it becomes available!View Deal Watch Dogs Legion (PS4) | $60 $29.99 at Amazon US The Watch Dogs franchise heads to London for its latest entry, tasking players with fighting for freedom in an oppressive police state. The big hook is the fact that you can technically recruit and play as anyone - even a lovely old grandma. Brilliant.View Deal Assassin's Creed Valhalla (PS4) | $60 $47.99 at Amazon US Battle your way through Viking-era Britain with the latest Assassin's Creed, and all for $10 less than normal. Considering the fact that it's only just come out, that's a tempting offer. Plus, the game itself is excellent - it's well worth $48.View Deal God of War (PS4) | $20 $9.99 at Amazon One of the PS4's very best games has had a mighty discount at Amazon; it's now $10, which is a bargain considering how excellent it is. Taking place years after the original trilogy, this one brings us to the world of Norse mythology and offers a surprisingly heartfelt, thoughtful story.View Deal PS5 games Assassin's Creed Valhalla (PS5) |$60 $47.99 at Amazon USTravel from Norway to pillage and raid against the fortresses of Saxon England. Valhalla offers an enormous map to explore and plenty of deadly enemies to face off against - and with a free upgrade to the next-gen version on offer, Assassin's Creed has never looked so good. Don't miss this early discount as the same deal has already sold out elsewhere.View Deal Watch Dogs Legion (PS5) | $60 $29.99 at Amazon US The latest instalment of the Watch Dogs franchise takes us to London of the near future - but it's a miserable place that's under the oppressive thumb of a regime. Your job is to overthrow it and bring freedom back to the UK. No pressure, then.View Deal Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales (PS5) | $49.88 at Amazon USThe PS5's flagship game is a new story following on from the original 2018 Spider-Man for PS4. Sure, it's not necessarily as big as a 'full' release. But it looks phenomenal, has a great plot, and plays really well. You can also upgrade for a small fee if you want to try a Remastered version of Spider-Man PS4, too, or buy the Ultimate edition at $69.88 for both Miles Morales and the Remastered Spider-Man game.View Deal Sackboy: A Big Adventure (PS5) | $59.88 at Amazon USAlthough it's dropped the LittleBigPlanet name, this is still the same Sackboy you've come to know and love over the last decade - and now he's made the leap to PS5 in a platforming adventure. This one's a cheerful delight, and it's perfect for both grown-ups and kids. The ideal game to play together with your loved ones. View Deal Demon's Souls (PS5) | $69.88 at Amazon USAnother PS5 launch title is this remake of the classic Demon's Souls for PS3. The new version looks flat-out incredible thanks to updated visuals, but the beloved gameplay remains intact underneath. We're hoping it gets a discount during the Cyber Monday gaming deals, and if it does, you'll find the best price here.View Deal Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (PS5) | $69.99 at AmazonCall of Duty screams back onto the stage with the latest entry in their Black Ops series, and it's a doozy. Reviews have been pretty positive so far about the franchise's return to the past, making it the shooter to watch this Holiday season. We'll keep you updated as soon as it drops in price.View Deal NBA 2K21 (PS5) | $70 $60.94 at Amazon USThis version of NBA 2K21 is for the next-gen PS5. That means it can take advantage of the system's advanced tech for superior visuals and speedier loading. Lovely.View Deal Immortals: Fenyx Rising (PS5) | $59.99 at Amazon This adventure set in Ancient Greece is also screeching onto next-gen via PS5 in the winter. Although it hasn't been discounted yet, we're hoping it'll get a price cut for the Black Friday gaming deals - if it does, we'll let you know. Watch this space! View Deal PlayStation accessories A new console means new accessories, and there are more than a few on offer for next-gen. As well as the mandatory controller, you can also get advanced gaming headsets, a remote for media apps like Disney Plus or Netflix, and an HD streaming camera. You can see the full range in our feature on PS5 accessories. The Cyber Monday gaming deals will almost certainly include a load of PS4 peripherals, too. Need a new controller or headset? Now's your chance - some of the best PS4 accessories can be found below. 12-month PS Plus subscription (US) | $60 $29.99 at CDKeysCDKeys can always be relied on for good deals, but this is better than we'd expected. You're getting a massive 52% off a full year of PS Plus, and that's a rare occurrence. Snap this offer up before it vanishes! And remember, it can be stacked on top of your existing membership.View Deal The Cyber Monday gaming deals offer a great opportunity to grab one of the most essential accessories for less - a headset. Besides increasing immersion in any games you play, some also provide positional surround sound to make tracking your foes easier. In addition, they offer superior microphones for clearer in-game chat. Want to know what you should be looking out for? Be sure to drop in on our guide on the best PS4 headsets. Today's top dealRazer Kraken | $80 $49.99 at Amazon USThe famous headset is as good as it's ever been, and it offers flawless sound no matter what you play. More importantly, it's consistently been one of Razer's best-selling and most popular brands for years. And this is its lowest ever price, remember.View Deal HyperX Cloud II | $100 $79 at Amazon USThe successor to HyperX's famous Cloud Alpha headset, the Cloud II is a great headset for those who are looking to find themselves something safely under the $100 price bracket. An easy hit, and one you absolutely won't regret.View Deal PS5 DualSense Controller Charger| $̶1̶6̶.̶8̶9̶ $15.99 at Amazon USSave money on an official charging stand for your next-generation PlayStation controllers on PS5, which can accommodate up to two DualSense devices at once.View Deal Corsair HS60 Pro | $70 $39.99 at Amazon A terrific Corsair headset that'll work with literally any device due to its handy and trusty 3.5mm audio jack. It's Discord certified which indicates it follows Corsair's usually PC lean, but these are great for the price and a solid Cyber Monday gaming deal.View Deal Cyber Monday gaming deals - Nintendo One of the most in-demand items during the Cyber Monday gaming deals is Nintendo Switch. It's been tremendously popular throughout the year, and that hasn't changed for the Holiday season sales. Plus, Nintendo products are fairly infamous for holding their value - any discounts on games and accessories are bound to be snapped up quickly. To point you in the right direction, we've gathered the best offers on Nintendo Switch consoles, games, and accessories right here. Because our price-matching software is updated every half-hour, don't forget to bookmark this page and come back for new Cyber Monday gaming deals every now and then. Nintendo Switch console Nintendo Switch consoles aren't easy to get hold of right now; they've been incredibly popular over the last few months. That's why we're hoping the Cyber Monday gaming deals will continue to throw us a bone. If any offers are available, you'll find them below. Want to buy a Nintendo Switch console but aren't sure which one to get? We'd recommend the 'standard' version, e.g. the one with the blue and red controllers. It's the full Switch experience, allowing you to use it on TV or in handheld mode. That lets you seamlessly swap between a Mario Kart tournament with your family on the big screen (perhaps while sharing its detachable controllers) to a solo session of Animal Crossing. In other words, it offers more flexibility. For maximum value for money, don't forget to check in with the best Nintendo Switch bundles as well. Best offerNintendo Switch (Neon Blue / Red) + 128GB memory card | $335 $319.98 at Amazon USThe Switch itself has been very hard to come by recently, so being able to get it with a discount on a handy 128GB memory card (which is more than enough storage space, to be honest) is a bargain you shouldn't miss. If you'd prefer, you can also get the same offer with a smaller 64GB card for $316.28, but for the extra couple of dollars, we'd recommend sticking with the larger alternative. Either way, SD cards like this are useful because they boost the system's internal storage space, allowing you to make sure your precious game saves and captures aren't taking up room on the console's hard drive.View Deal Nintendo Switch (Neon Blue / Red) | $299.99 at Amazon USGetting hold of a Nintendo Switch has been very tricky during the pandemic, and any stock that appeared was snapped up quickly. As a result, this listing is worth paying attention to. Yes, we know it's not discounted. And yes, it doesn't come with any extras. But considering how hard it's been to find, any stock at all is a big deal.View Deal Nintendo Switch (Animal Crossing Edition) | $299.99 at Amazon USAlthough this listing doesn't have a discount, it's still worth considering because of the gorgeous Animal Crossing design. Besides a unique controller color-scheme, it also has a special dock featuring the Nook family on their desert island. Lovely. Just remember, this one does not feature the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game. If you want that, you'll need to buy it separately.View Deal Check out more Black Friday Sale deals from these top retailers: Nintendo Switch Lite console If you want to get a Nintendo Switch to play by yourself, on a budget, or for a younger family member, the Lite model is perfect. It's a cheaper, sturdier version of the console that boils the experience down to its bare essentials. Namely, it can only be played in handheld mode (e.g. it cannot connect to a TV) but will still play all the same games. For more offers, don't forget about our guide to the cheapest Nintendo Switch Lite prices and bundle deals. Best priceNintendo Switch Lite + 128GB memory card | $235 $218.99 at Amazon USThis is the offer to beat today when it comes to Nintendo Switch Lite. Besides the console itself (which you can have in Gray, Turquoise, or Yellow), you're getting a chunky 128GB memory card to go with it. Well, 'chunky' in a metaphorical sense. It's actually very small. Anyway. This is handy for storing game saves and game capture so that they're not taking up space on your console's internal memory.View Deal Nintendo Switch Lite + carry case + 128GB memory card | $288 $239.97 at Best BuyThis Nintendo Switch Lite bundle is a great starter pack as it comes with a protective carry case and a 128Gb memory card. Extra storage space would be one of our first recommendations for any new Switch owner as you only get 32GB of on-board storage which soon disappears.View Deal Nintendo Switch Lite + Animal Crossing: New Horizons | $259.98 at Best BuyGiven how most stores are charging over the normal price for a Switch Lite right now, this is one of the only decent bundles around. But hey, it is for the biggest game of the year so far on the Switch, so count us in! Available in Turquoise, Coral pink, or Gray.View Deal Nintendo Switch games You can be guaranteed that discounts on Switch exclusives are going to appear throughout the Cyber Monday gaming deals, so we've hunted down the best offers on must-have Switch games here. That includes everything from Super Mario 3D All-Stars to the ever-popular Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and we'll keep adding to this list as and when new price cuts appear. Because Nintendo Switch games are usually quite expensive, we'll take any discounts we can get our hands on. Chief among them would be the latest Zelda (Breath of the Wild) and Super Mario instalments. These are still hitting $60 on a regular basis and are widely considered to be the system's best games, so a reduction wouldn't go amiss. As luck would have it, you can save 25% on both in the US right now. For further offers, head over to our page on the cheapest Nintendo Switch game sales. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild | $60 $44.99 at Amazon US Even after all this time, Breath of the Wild is still the best game on Switch. Everyone on the planet should play it. It revolutionized Zelda as we know it, and it outdid virtually every other open-world game not by making the biggest world ever, but by making a perfectly sized world that's overflowing with creativity.View Deal Super Mario Odyssey | $60 $44.99 at Amazon US Fittingly, Super Mario Odyssey is to 3D Mario games what Breath of the Wild is to Zelda. It's a bold step forward for the series that preserves what makes these games so special. Super Mario Odyssey is easily the best 3D Mario game ever made, and it's a shoo-in for top five Switch games.View Deal Animal Crossing: New Horizons | $60 $49.99 at Amazon US If you want the most charming game on the planet, you want Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The latest instalment of the franchise takes us to a lush desert island where we can create our own community from nothing. With ongoing seasonal events and plenty of new characters to meet, it's exactly what we need after a year like this.View Deal The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening | $60 $39.99 at Amazon US Want to go back in time to a more old-school Zelda? This remake of Link's Awakening is exactly that, bringing the classic Game Boy game to Nintendo Switch... but with all-new visuals. It's simply adorable, but also challenging in just the right way. This one comes highly recommended if you missed it the first time around or want to bathe in nostalgia.View Deal Super Mario Maker 2 | $60 $39.99 at Amazon US Create your own Super Mario levels in this delightful sequel, and in different styles from across the generations - you can make a stage with 90s Super Mario World visuals, NES graphics, or the modern Super Mario 3D World style. Either way, it's a joy to go hands on with the nuts and bolts behind one of the best platforming game franchises ever. View Deal Super Smash Bros. Ultimate | $60 $49.54 at Amazon US Although this fighting game franchise has been going for a good couple of decades, Ultimate breathes new life into the series. With dozens of characters to choose from, numerous stages filled with fan service, and gameplay that is arguably Smash at its best, this is a must-have for Switch owners who want something a little more action-packed.View Deal Star dealMario Kart 8 Deluxe| $60 $44.99 at Amazon US The latest Mario Kart is comfortably one of the best in years, and it's perfect for the Holiday season - especially if you're stuck at home. Besides racing tournaments, you can also set up battles to duke it out to see who's the best driver. A must-have game for any Nintendo Switch owner. View Deal New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (digital code) | $60 $38.99 at Amazon US Go back to old-school Mario Bros. with this revamped version of New Super Mario Bros. U, a classically-styled side scroller originally released on the Wii U console (long may it rest in peace). It's a blast playing by yourself, but it's arguably at its best when played with others. View Deal Super Mario Party | $60 $44.99 at Amazon US This one does exactly what it says on the tin; it's a collection of party games involving Mario and co, and it's wonderful. It's the perfect sort of game for family gatherings over the Holiday season (especially because it allows up to four players), so getting $15 off is good stuff. Don't miss out if you want something to do together. View Deal Nintendo Switch accessories No matter whether you've just picked up a Switch or have had one for a while, it's always a good idea to look out for the best Nintendo Switch accessories during the Cyber Monday gaming deals. Regardless of what you need - be it a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller or a screen protector - you'll find the best offers here. If nothing else, we'd recommend the best case for Nintendo Switch to keep your console safe no matter whether you use it at home or out and about. A Nintendo Switch SD card (AKA a memory card) is equally essential due to the system's rather meagre 32GB of internal storage. Cyber Monday gaming deals - Xbox With next-gen now upon us in the form of the Series X (to say nothing of the Xbox Series S), there's a lot of interest in Xbox this holiday season. We've got our fingers crossed that the Black Friday gaming deals will offer fresh stock of the console, not to mention some accessories as well. If any appear, you'll find them listed below. We're also hoping for discounts on current generation accessories and games. Because so many of these are compatible with the Series X and S, any price cut we can get will be a bargain. Xbox Series X console The next generation is almost upon us, but Microsoft's premier console is proving difficult to get hold of at the moment - it's currently sold out everywhere we look. However, we're hopeful that'll change as the Cyber Monday gaming deals wear on. If any offers appear, you'll find them in our list below. Curious about which Xbox to go for? In so many ways, the flagship Xbox Series X is the full next-gen experience. It has more horsepower, offers games in 4K resolution, and has a much larger memory. Thanks to its disc drive, it also gives you maximum flexibility. For more offers, be sure to check out our Cyber Monday Xbox Series X deals page or our Xbox Series X deals and bundles guide. Check out more Black Friday Sale deals from these top retailers: Xbox Series S console The cheaper Series S is also launching this November, and we expect more stock to appear during the Cyber Monday gaming deals. If any offers pop up, you'll find them here first. What's the difference between this and the Series X, though? The Xbox Series S is able to play all the same next-gen games, but it doesn't have a disc drive and isn't as powerful. That means it's perfect as a machine for running Xbox Game Pass, those who want to keep costs low, or if you don't have a 4K TV. And while it isn't able to display games in 4K (it'll only 'upscale' them for 4K televisions), everything will still look incredible. For more, check in with our dedicated Xbox Series S deals page. Xbox games We suspect there will be more than a few Xbox games on offer during the Cyber Monday gaming deals, and you'll find any discounts below. Because many Xbox One games also work on Xbox Series X (like Assassin's Creed Valhalla), you're getting excellent value for money. Be sure to watch out for pre-orders, too. It's very possible that Cyberpunk will receive healthy reductions ahead of its launch, for example. Watch it like a hawk if you want to save money. Best dealMarvel's Avengers (Xbox One) | $60 $24.99 at Best BuyMuch like Cyberpunk, grabbing the Xbox One version of Marvel's Avengers should get you the free next-gen upgrade when it finally arrives for Xbox Series X and S. As such, we'd definitely take advantage of this price - it's been around $60 for a while.View Deal Assassin's Creed Valhalla (Xbox) | $60 $49.94 at Amazon US Battle your way through Viking-era Britain with the latest Assassin's Creed, and all for $10 less than normal. Considering the fact that it's only just come out, that's a tempting offer. Plus, the game itself is excellent - it's well worth $49.94.View Deal Cyberpunk 2077 (Xbox One) | $60 $49.94 at AmazonThe free upgrade to the Series X version might not be coming until next year, but we think this red hot price is too good to pass up. This deal is even better when you consider the game isn't even out on current-gen platforms yet.View Deal NBA 2K21 (Xbox One) |$60 $26.99 at AmazonThe very latest NBA game has received a very generous discount of more than 50% in honor of the Cyber Monday gaming deals. Move quickly to take advantage of the offer before it's snapped up.View Deal Watch Dogs Legion (Xbox) | $60 $29.99 at Amazon The latest Watch Dogs takes you to a dystopian London in a bid to topple a corrupt regime and bring freedom back to the UK. The big hook is your ability to recruit and play as almost anyone - including a lovely old grandma. Amazing.View Deal Immortals: Fenyx Rising (Xbox) | $60 $49.94 at Amazon USThis adventure set in Ancient Greece is also screeching onto next-gen via Xbox Series X in the winter. Thanks to a handy $10 discount, you can get in on the action for a little bit less if you act fast. Because Immortals looks like Breath of the Wild for Xbox, that's a tempting prospect.View Deal NBA 2K21 (Xbox Series X) | $70 $60.94 at Amazon USThis version of NBA 2K21 is for the next-gen Xbox Series X. That means it can take advantage of the system's advanced tech for superior visuals and speedier loading. Lovely.View Deal Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (Xbox Series X + Xbox One) | $69.99 at AmazonCall of Duty has returned to the Cold War era with the latest Black Ops, and it's been going down pretty well. That's good news for fans of the franchise, especially with new multiplayer maps and modes to enjoy over the Holiday season. This edition gets you the Xbox Series X and Xbox One version (although there isn't a standalone Xbox Series X copy anyway).View Deal The Cyber Monday gaming deals are the perfect chance to pick up one of the most essential accessories out there - a headset. These technological wonders can increase immersion in games by a huge degree, and they often make in-game communication with your friends much clearer thanks to a superior microphone. To get you started, we've rounded up the top offers below. For more info on what makes a great headset, be sure to visit our guide on the best Xbox One headsets. Today's top dealRazer Kraken | $80 $49.99 at Amazon USThe famous headset is as good as it's ever been, and it offers flawless sound no matter what you play. More importantly, it's consistently been one of Razer's best-selling and most popular brands for years. And this is its lowest ever price, remember.View Deal Turtle Beach Recon 200 | $60 $29.99 at Best BuyIf you're looking for an affordable headset for Xbox Series X, you should look no further than the Turtle Beach Recon 200. Save $30 on this reliable headset, while stocks last. Lovely stuff.View Deal HyperX Cloud II | $100 $79 at Amazon USThe successor to HyperX's famous Cloud Alpha headset, the Cloud II is a great headset for those who are looking to find themselves something safely under the $100 price bracket. An easy hit, and one you absolutely won't regret.View Deal Astro A40 Wired | $150 $119.99 at Best BuyThis comfortable and capable wired headset from Astro has $30 off right now over at Best Buy. It's a great deal if you're looking for solid performance on a tight budget.View Deal Corsair HS60 Pro | $70 $39.99 at Amazon A terrific Corsair headset that'll work with literally any device due to its handy and trusty 3.5mm audio jack. It's Discord certified which indicates it follows Corsair's usually PC lean, but these are great for the price and a solid Cyber Monday gaming deal.View Deal Razer Kraken Tournament Edition | $100 $54.99 at Amazon US This has been one of our absolute favorite gaming headsets for the main consoles in the last couple of years. Firstly, it provides exceptional sound. Secondly, it's compatible with everything and will serve you very well. Lovely. View Deal Xbox accessories Regardless of which Xbox you'll be playing on, the Cyber Monday gaming deals offer an opportunity to get big discounts on essential Xbox gear. And because many Xbox One accessories are compatible with Xbox Series X, you don't need to worry about wasting your money on current-gen gear. To see a more comprehensive list of deals, head over to our page of the best Xbox One accessories. Cyber Monday gaming deals - PC Exciting new releases aren't just limited to consoles this year; PC gamers got in on the action with the RTX 3080, RTX 3090, and the AMD 6000 series, an advanced suite of cards that provide some of the biggest generational leaps in years. That means a lot of older gear should get a discount during the sales season, meaning you'll be able to snag a bargain on PC tech throughout the Black Friday gaming deals. With that in mind, we've gone looking for some offers on the best gaming PCs and the best gaming laptops. If there's a discount to be had, you'll find it below. Gaming PC deals If you'd prefer to avoid the fuss of putting together your own rig, prebuilt machines are the way to go. They come ready-made and functional out of the box, so you can get down to gaming right away. For more bargains, don't forget to take a look at our dedicated page of Cyber Monday gaming PC deals. Best offerAlienware Aurora R11 (RTX 3080) | $2,440 $2,391.19 at DellA high price, but for the highest-grade tech. A 10th-generation Intel i7 processor, RTX 3080 graphics card, 16GB DDr RAM, 512GB SSD boot drive, and 1TB SATA storage are included within this offer. Fantastic.Features: 10th-generation Intel i7 CPU, RTX 3080 GPU, 16GB DDr RAM, 512GB SSD, 1TB SATAView Deal Dell G5 series | From $666.39 at DellA big benefit of going to Dell now is that there are often deals forthcoming, and all their machines will have the latest tech - including Intel's 10th-generation processors. As a starting point, these are fantastic machines, and at a fantastic price to start off with too.Features: Intel 10th-gen CPUs, GTX 1650 - RTX 2060 Super / AMD RX 5600 GPU, 8 - 32GB RAM, 1TB HDD (min.) + range of SSDsView Deal Alienware R11 | From $891.79 at DellA big benefit of going to Dell now is that there are often deals forthcoming, and all their machines will have the latest tech - including Intel's 10th-generation processors. As a starting point, these are fantastic machines, and at that price point, a fantastic price to start off with too.Features: Intel 10th-gen CPU, GTX 1650 Super / RTX 2080Ti / AMD 5600 - RX 5700XT GPU, 8 - 64GB RAM, up to 2TB SSD + 2TB SSD combosView Deal HP Omen GT13 (GTX 1660 Super) | $949.99 at Best BuyFrom a recognized range of reliable and solid gaming PCs, this Omen model is a well-balanced build. Although it won't be able to play the most demanding games on ultra settings, it'll still do very well for itself. It's probably one of the best off-the-shelf, non-ray-tracing PCs you can find right now.Features: Ryzen 5 3600 CPU, GTX 1660 Super GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD + 1TB HDDView Deal ASUS ROG Strix GA15 (GTX 1660 Super) | $1,000 $899.99 at Best BuyA variant of the PC one of our colleagues uses every day, we can say with confidence that this is a great machine for work and play. It's a bit light on the RAM, but you can double that relatively cheaply after acquiring this machine. A great offering.Features: Ryzen 5 3600X CPU, GTX 1660 Super GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD + 1TB HDDView Deal Gaming laptop deals The appeal of a gaming laptop is the fact that you aren't tethered to a desk or workstation; you can take it with you everywhere and play anywhere. Especially because they're getting thinner and smaller every year. Gone are the days of chonky beasts that felt like they weighed the same amount as a small car. We've pulled together some of the best offers below. For more, drop in on our guide to the Cyber Monday gaming laptop deals. Best dealAcer Nitro (RTX 2060) | $1,099 $799 at Walmart (save $300)This is an excellent deal on a ray tracing-capable laptop with oodles of power to spare. Although the battery life could be a bit better, you'd struggle to find a better offer under $800.Features: Intel i5 processor, NVIDIA RTX 2060 GPU, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD, 15.6-inch screenView Deal Acer Nitro 5 (GTX 1650) | $699.99 at Best BuyThis is one of the best-value laptops we've seen this week; an Acer Nitro 5 with a respectable 1650 graphics card at under $700. Even though it won't play the most advanced games on high settings (the processor won't cope with that), it's a very respectable starter build that's great value for money.Features: i5-10300H CPU, GTX 1650 GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 15.6-inch 1080p displayView Deal ASUS TUF FX505 (GTX 1650) | $899.99 at AmazonASUS makes some of our favorite laptops and have recently been the ones really making a positive go at embracing the budget gaming laptop mark this year. If you're looking for something that can do a bit of everything for work and play, without breaking the bank, then this is it.Features: Ryzen 7 3750H CPU, GTX 1650 GPU, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 15.6-inch 1080p displayView Deal HP Pavillion (GTX 1660Ti) |$899.99 at Best BuyThis is a very respectable laptop for mid-level gaming, and the standout is the 1660Ti graphics card. The processor may not be the strongest, but the GPU makes up for it. It's also sound value for money.Features: i5-10300H CPU, GTX 1660Ti GPU, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 16.1-inch 1080p displayView Deal Dell G7 17 (RTX 2060) | $1.560 $1,273.99 at DellWith well-specced ray tracing-capable laptops still hovering over the four-figure mark, this 17.3" machine with a 2060 graphics card, a brand new Intel processor, 512GB SSD, and 16GB of RAM is an excellent proposition.Features: Intel i7-10750H CPU, RTX 2060 GPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 17.3-inch 1080p displayView Deal Razer Blade Stealth (GTX 1650Ti) |$1,799 $1,499 at Amazon USWhile this isn't the lowest we've ever seen it, this is a better price on this impressively powerful laptop than yesterday, as Amazon has slashed an extra $100 for a total of $300 off RRP. A 10th-gen Intel Core i7, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD will keep you running fast, and a GTX 1650 Ti graphics card isn't to be sniffed at either.Features: Intel Core i7-1065G7 4 Core CPU, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q GPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 13.3"1080p 120Hz displayView Deal Razer Blade 15 Base (RTX 2060) | $1,800 $1,549.99 at Amazon USFor gaming on the go, the Razer Blade 15 laptop might not be Razer's most powerful offering, but it's still pretty good - a 6-Core Intel i7 processor, Nvidia 2060 RTX graphics card and 512 GB SSD keep this very competitive, especially at more than $250 off.Features: Intel Core i7-10750H 6-Core CPU, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 GPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 15.6" FHD 1080p 144Hz displayView Deal Razer Blade 15 (RTX 2070) | $1,999.99 $1,799.99 at Amazon USIf you're looking for something even more powerful, this version of the Razer Blade 15 steps things up with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q graphics card to ensure that you're getting cutting-edge visuals, and still gets you $200 off this impressive machine.Features: Intel Core i7-10750H 6 Core CPU, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q GPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 15.6" FHD 1080p 144Hz displayView Deal Dell G5 15 (GTX 1650Ti) | $910 $649.99 at Dell This compact machine has everything you need to game on the go: a solid 1080p 120Hz screen, 8GB of RAM, and tried-and-true mid-range processors. For $650, this laptop is a steal. Features: Intel i5-10300H CPU, GTX 1650Ti GPU, 256GB M.2 SSD, 8GB RAM, 15.6-inch 1080p display View Deal Gaming chairs If you're gaming at a desk, you need a good chair to make sure you're not going to get back pain somewhere down the line. We've got a few deals for the best ones here, including the best gaming chairs overall. Secretlab Black Friday deals | Save up to $100If you act fast, you can save between $70 and $100 on top-of-the-range gaming chairs from the 2020 line. These are the best seats Secretlab have to offer, and they're genuinely excellent pieces of kit. We'd highly recommend them.View Deal Staples Black Friday deals | Save up to $150If you're looking for comfort and affordability, there are some fantastic deals at Staples right now, including up to $160 off a Respawn gaming chair, which is now down to $109.99. Some of Staples own brand gaming chairs are also down to $109.99 as well, so be quick to get a bargain.View Deal Gaming keyboards A good gaming PC needs an equally awesome keyboard. As luck would have it, many of the best ones are seeing big discounts in honor of the Cyber Monday gaming deals. We've listed a few of the best offers below. Just remember to move quickly; these reductions might not last long. Want to find out more about what makes a great keyboard? Don't miss our guide to the best gaming keyboards that you can buy. Razer BlackWidow Lite Stormtrooper | $100 $64.99 at Razer USWhether you're looking for a new keyboard for gaming or working from home, the BlackWidow Lite is a handy choice. It's compact design and quiet mechanical switches mean you'll love typing and playing on it, while the Stormtrooper design will help you stay on target.View Deal Corsair K95 RGB Platinum | $200 $129.99 at Amazon USYou can currently get $70 off this excellent accessory to your gaming set-up, saving you 35% on its RRP. It's easily one of the top gaming keyboards, so we'd highly recommend it if your budget can stretch that far.View Deal ROCCAT Vulcan 121 Aimo RGB | $160 $109.99 at Amazon USThis ROCCAT deal is an even better price cut, slashing over 30% off its MSRP to save you $50 this Cyber Monday. It's a truly fantastic piece of kit that feels a bit like you're using a typewriter. The RGB lighting is also gorgeous.View Deal Top offerRazer BlackWidow Gaming Keyboard | $170 $84.99 at Amazon US At just $85, this is the cheapest we've seen the highly-customisable BlackWidow keyboard, even with some steep discounts at other stores. Its RGB lighting can be adjusted to almost any setup, and with its military-grade metal top plate and ergonomic wrist-rest, it'll last you ages too. View Deal Gaming mice If you've not managed to pick up a gaming mouse yet (or your old one is in need of replacing), the Cyber Monday gaming deals offer the perfect opportunity to upgrade. With lightning-fast sensors and pinpoint precision, they help you up your game where it counts. To get a sense of what you should be looking out for, head over to our guide to the best gaming mouse, the best wireless gaming mouse, and the best left-handed gaming mouse. Best dealRazer DeathAdder Essential | $50 $29.99 at Amazon USThe DeathAdder is a Razer classic. More than ten million of them have been sold so far, a testament to the mouse's use no matter what kind of game you're playing - its 6,400 DPI optical sensor can be changed on the fly between customisable presets to ensure that it's always up to the task. And at $20 off, this is one of the best mice out there at an excellent price.View Deal Logitech G502 Hero | $80 $39.99 at AmazonThe Logitech G502 Hero is an outstanding mouse at an absolute bargain price this Cyber Monday. If you prefer your mouse to look subtle and non-gamer like then this won't be the choice for you, but if you prefer performance over aesthetics, this beaut offers 11 programmable buttons and a stonking 25,600 dpi thanks to a Logitech G hub software update.View Deal Razer Naga Trinity | $100 $69.99 at Amazon USIf you're looking for something a little more complex, then this is a great price for a higher-end mouse. The Naga Trinity gets up to 16,000 DPI, and its interchangeable side plate comes with either 2, 7, or 12 button configurations, so you can be set up perfectly, no matter what game you're playing.View Deal PC components Looking to put together a rig of your own or upgrade your old setup with some new pieces? We've got some deals for you below, all as part of the Cyber Monday gaming deals. If you're not sure where to start, you can always take inspiration from our guides to the best CPU for gaming, the best graphics cards, and the best RAM for gaming. Intel i9-9900K CPU | $390 $319.99 at Amazon USDefinitely the cheapest this Intel i9 processor has ever been in the US, so jump on this now if you've had your eye on this a while. Seriously, we don't know how long this offer will last.View Deal Want more offers? Be sure to check out our CyberMonday deals 2020 feed. When the sale gets started, it'll be stuffed with the very best reductions and discounts. You can also check out the best Cyber Monday Lego deals, CyberMonday gaming laptop offers, and Cyber Monday board game deals via our dedicated guides.
PS4 to PS5 transition will take about three years, Sony says - Gamesradar
Expect a mix of cross-gen titles and PS5 exclusives over the next three years
Sony says to expect the transition from PS4 to PS5 to last about three years, a period in which we're likely to see a mix of cross-gen releases and next-gen exclusives. In an interview with AV Watch (via TweakTown ), SIE VP Hideaki Nishino touched on PlayStation's approach to game development at the launch of PS5 and beyond. With an install base of 100+ million and growing, Nishino explained the importance of continuing to support cross-gen releases into the PS5's life cycle (pardon the slightly awkward Google translation). "The current assumption is that the transition from PS4 to PS5 will take about three years," Nishino said. "In the meantime, how can I keep buying games on PS4? Can the purchased games be played on PS5? That is important." PS5 is backwards compatible with most PS4 games , so players waiting to invest in next-gen hardware needn't hesitate to buy cross-gen games on PS4. In fact, a number of PS4 games are getting PS5 upgrades that will be free to anyone with a copy of the current-gen version. Again, given the amount of people who own a PS4, this makes sense from a business perspective and is in line with the PS3's roughly 10-year life cycle. Of course, we know from next-gen exclusives like Demon's Souls and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart that not every PS5 game released in that three-year window will be cross-gen. "[For] a certain time, we ask developers to develop on the premise of 'cross generation' of PS4 and PS5," Nishino adds, suggesting that third-party studios are encouraged to develop for both systems. For that reason, it's probably safe to assume that most next-gen exclusives released in the next three years will be coming from first-party studios. Here are all the upcoming PS5 games we can't wait to play. We'll send you pre-order details and the best PS5 deals as soon as they're available. Send me details about other relevant products from Gamesradar and other Future brands. Send me details about other relevant products from third parties. No spam, we promise. You can unsubscribe at any time and we'll never share your details without your permission.
The Last of Us 2 PS5 supports haptic feedback - Gamesradar
And it feels amazing
The Last of Us Part 2 on PS5 supports haptic feedback technology. Naughty Dog have yet to announce whether or not The Last of Us Part 2 will get an optimized, upgraded version for the PS5 , however when running in backwards compatibility on the next-gen console, the game has haptic feedback on the DualSense controller. A member of the GamesRadar team has tested it out and the difference is immediately apparent when compared to the PS4 version. In combat, you can feel the tension in the DualSense adaptive triggers when you draw the string back on the bow, while every shot you fire on a weapon will also result in a feeling in the controller and it feels amazing. If youve played The Last of Us Part 2, youre probably aware of the ability to control motorboats in the game. We tested the DualSense impact with that too, and it turns out that the controller will rumble just like the boat engine when you start it up. Knocking into obstacles while steering the boat, as well as sweeping around corners will also result in feedback on the DualSense. Even simple things like the DualSense glowing green to match the atmosphere of the moth loading screen has been added, and its really effective. We also tested the controller with Sony Santa Monicas God of War and it turns out the game also has enhanced DualSense feedback, especially when opening Kratos shield or throwing his Leviathan axe, you can feel the impact in the controller immediately. As you probably know from our PS5 review, Sony's next-gen console is almost here, set to release November 12, US and November 19, UK, and some of the PS5 launch games include Demon's Souls, Spider-Man: Miles Morales , and Godfall . For more next-gen coverage, check out our list of upgraded PS5 games . We'll send you pre-order details and the best PS5 deals as soon as they're available. Send me details about other relevant products from Gamesradar and other Future brands. Send me details about other relevant products from third parties. No spam, we promise. You can unsubscribe at any time and we'll never share your details without your permission.
Travis Scott PS5 video kicks off "strategic creative partnership" - GamesRadar+
The rapper's "deep knowledge and fond memories" of PlayStation inspired the collab
In one of the more unexpected bits of PS5 marketing we've seen so far, rapper Travis Scott has released a brief promotional video where he looks very happy with the next-gen PlayStation in his possession. The video kicks off with appearances from "key people that worked on different aspects" of PS5, eventually showing Scott kicked back on the couch with a PS5 DualSense in his hands. The face he makes when the PS5 boots up is what I imagine we'll all look like come launch day. Check it out: We'll send you pre-order details and the best PS5 deals as soon as they're available. Send me details about other relevant products from Gamesradar and other Future brands. Send me details about other relevant products from third parties. No spam, we promise. You can unsubscribe at any time and we'll never share your details without your permission. In an accompanying PlayStation Blog, marketing head Eric Lempel detailed the origins and strategy behind Sony's collab with Travis Scott, which is being called a "strategic creative partnership." According to Lempel, Scott's innovative, boundary-pushing style jives well with the PlayStation brand, and it just worked out that Scott is also a huge PlayStation fan. Likewise, we have some "innovative products" to look forward to from PlayStation and Scott's Cactus Jack brand. "I'm really looking forward to being able to showcase everything that Cactus Jack has worked on with Sony and the PlayStation team," Scott said of his partnership with Sony. "Most importantly I'm excited to see how the PlayStation fans and family respond, and I look forward to running some games with everybody very soon!" Curiously, Snoop Dogg revealed today that he's been sent an Xbox Series X fridge from Microsoft. The Instagram post has since been deleted, but it looks like the two rappers could be involved in rivaling partnerships with Sony and Microsoft. Have a look at our own breakdown of PS5 vs Xbox Series X before both consoles launch next month.
Looks like the PS5 is being sent to media outlets - GamesRadar+
Media outlets could be in line to receive a PS5 relatively soon
We now have our first look at the PS5's retail packaging in the wild. In the tweet below, Giant Bomb co-host Jeff Bakalar shares a look at the PS5's retail packaging. This marks the first time that we've seen either a member of the public or press with a PS5, and it could indicate that Sony is beginning to send out the console to media outlets. Good morning everyone. I can officially confirm the PS5 does in fact come in a box. This will be the end of my coverage for the day. Thank you pic.twitter.com/9vSVAXyIchOctober 23, 2020 We'll send you pre-order details and the best PS5 deals as soon as they're available. Send me details about other relevant products from Gamesradar and other Future brands. Send me details about other relevant products from third parties. No spam, we promise. You can unsubscribe at any time and we'll never share your details without your permission. It's not the first time we have seen the PS5 out in the wild, with two celebrities also showing off their access. Rapper Travis Scott was the first person to show themselves using a DualSense controller with the PS5, and just earlier this week soccer star Robert Lewandowski also appeared to show off a DualSense controller on his Instagram page. While they didn't show off the console in those snaps, we're assuming they didn't just get sent a controller and pretended to be playing for the 'gram... Previously, weve seen retail packaging for the Xbox Series X in the wild. The retail units of Microsofts premium next-gen console have been showing up at warehouses around the world ahead of the launch, which is next month on November 10. Up until now, weve only seen retail packaging for the PS5s accessories in the wild. Over the last two weeks, packaging for the DualSense controller, the Dualsenses charging station, and the PS5 pulse 3D headset have all been showing up in various warehouses around the world. In fact, it was recently revealed by retailers that PS5 accessories will begin shipping before the actual console itself, in late October. If youre still looking to put down a pre-order for your own PS5 unit before launch next month on November 12, head over to our PS5 pre-orders guide for a complete list of retailers with current stock.
Sea of Thieves devs recorded a pirate cover of Van Halen's Jump as a tribute - GamesRadar+
An unexpected, but wholly heartwarming tribute
Some of the developers on Sea of Thieves have released a pirate cover of the classic rock song 'Jump' by Eddie Van Halen, who died on October 6 at the age of 65. Rare took to Twitter to share the immensely creative, touching, and entirely unexpected tribute. The death of the legendary guitarist sent shockwaves across the world, but you might not have expected a tribute from Sea of Thieves. Apparently, Van Halen's "talent and fun-living spirit" impacted a bunch of Sea of Thieves developers in a memorable way. A tribute in our current Sea of Thieves style to a man whose talent and fun-loving spirit has had a huge influence on many members of the Rare family past and present, and will undoubtedly continue to do so. #RIPEddie pic.twitter.com/vHWEVE3OiZOctober 8, 2020 The cover is played in a shanty style using instruments you can play in the game, and it sounds like they pulled the vocalist straight from the deck of a pirate ship. It's all great fun, but the concertina version of the famous guitar solo is the highlights of the song. It'd be great if Rare could somehow manage to get the cover song to play in the tavern by a little pirate band, but I can only imagine how difficult - and expensive - it would be to secure the rights. For now, I'll just keep the embed above on loop. If this beautiful tribute to Van Halen has turned your attention to Sea of Thieves, now's as good a time as ever to set sail. It's 2020, we're all stuck at home, and the open sea beckons. I recently scribbled down some thoughts about how the high-risk, high-reward experience of playing Sea of Thieves reminds me of legacy MMOs ala Ultima Online. If you do decide to check it out, don't miss our essential Sea of Thieves tips.
Sony was negotiating Starfield exclusivity for PS5 as recently as “a few months ago” - GamesRadar+
It's entirely possible the talks are off with Bethesda's acquisition.
Sony was reportedly trying to negotiate a deal with Bethesda for Starfield before yesterday's acquisition of Bethesda and parent company Zenimax Media by Microsoft. The claim was made by Kinda Funny reporter and host Imran Khan, who reported that Sony had been negotiating a timed exclusivity period for Starfield as recently as "a few months ago." At the time of writing, it's anyone's guess as to how the acquisition of Bethesda by Microsoft has affected the negotiations between Bethesda and Sony for Starfield, but we'd assume it would probably affect it a fair bit. FUN NOTE: Sony had been negotiating timed exclusivity on Starfield as recently as a few months ago. Going to guess either those talks are done or the price suddenly went way, way up.September 21, 2020 It's not hard to imagine two scenarios. Firstly, the talks for Starfield's exclusivity could be entirely off the table now with the Microsoft acquisition. Alternatively, as Khan notes, Sony could still be negotiating for a timed exclusivity period, but Starfield's price might have just shot through the ceiling with the acquisition. We can't say we're too surprised by the news that Sony was attempting to negotiate timed exclusivity for Starfield though, considering it has successfully secured a similar deal for Bethesda games Deathloop and Ghostwire: Tokyo. Either way, the acquisition of Bethesda by Microsoft rocked the games industry yesterday. Microsoft is aiming for the acquisition deal to go through in the second half of the 2021 fiscal year, and if it does, Microsoft will have control over countless Bethesda IPs, including Wolfenstein, Dishonored, Fallout, and more. There's a lot left to unpack with the acquisition, but you can check out our feature on what the acquisition could mean for Dishonored, Fallout, Deathloop, and more Bethesda games. When the Xbox Series X pre-orders officially go live, we'll email you with all of the best bundles and prices. Initial stock might sell out quickly so you won't want to miss out! Send me details about other relevant products from Gamesradar and other Future brands. Send me details about other relevant products from third parties. No spam, we promise. You can unsubscribe at any time and we'll never share your details without your permission.
These PS5 images show what it looks like on its side - GamesRadar+
It's still massive, mind
We've finally got some pictures of the PS5 in the wild sitting on its side and good grief, is it a chonky one. Although the PS5's stats were revealed earlier this week at the PS5 Showcase, those measurements were not the PS5's "largest projections" and did not take account of the optional base. Now, courtesy of a PDF prepared by Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) (thanks, The Verge ), we can finally see what the console looks like when placed horizontally without the glossy PR photography. And it's well, it's pretty big. These new images show that the console – while technically able to be laid on its side – doesn't look quite so imposing in this alternate position. Take a look for yourself: (Image credit: Taiwans National Communications Commission (NCC)) (Image credit: Taiwans National Communications Commission (NCC)) As Sam summarised for us yesterday, ever since the PS5 design was first revealed, we had a feeling the PS5 dimensions would be hefty at 390mm tall x 260mm deep x 104mm wide (the digital edition comes in at 390mm x 92mm x 260mm). "That's by far the biggest PlayStation console of all time, and may cause people some issues trying to squeeze it into existing TV units," Sam added. And in case you wondered, yes, the PS5 edition with the disc drive is bigger than the Xbox Series X's svelter 301mm tall x 151mm wide x 151mm. In related news, Sony has apologised after thousands of hopeful PS5 owners were unable to secure a pre-order earlier this week, and promises that it will release more consoles to pre-order "over the next few days". In a message on its social media channels, the company acknowledged the pre-order system "could have been a lot smoother", adding that even more consoles "will be available through the end of the year". "Lets be honest: PS5 preorders could have been a lot smoother. We truly apologize for that," Sony said in a tweet posted on the official Twitter channel earlier today. "Over the next few days, we will release more PS5 consoles for preorder – retailers will share more details." Don't forget, GamesRadar+ is tracking PS5 pre-orders to keep checking back for the latest information. The PS5 price is $499.99 in the US and £449.99 in the UK for the standard console. Meanwhile, the PS5 Digital Edition (no disc-drive here) is set at $399.99 in the US and £359.99 in the UK. Both PlayStation 5 systems will be released on November 12 in the US and November 19 in the UK. Here are all the upcoming PS5 games that we know of.