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It’s Saturday morning and that can only mean one thing – yep, it’s time for another of our Weekly News Roundups, where we bring you all the news from the last week and pop into one handy article. And by some massive coincidence, here it is:
Sony releases the first details on the PlayStation 5
In an interview with Wired this week, Sony’s Lead System Architect, Mark Cerny, revealed a few details about the next-gen console which is expected to release sometime next year.
So will the PlayStation 5 have backwards compatibility? Yes, it seems it will, though only with PS4 titles and there will be an emphasis ‘on providing enhanced hardware-based audio solutions to keep the sound in tune with the upgraded visuals.’
The PlayStation 5 will also be the first Sony console to house an SSD (solid state drive), rather than a mechanical hard drive. For the more technical details, you’re better off checking out Stew’s original post – he does a far better job of explaining it than I ever could.
Ubisoft donates €500K to help the Notre-Dame restoration
Following the events on Monday that saw fire devastate Paris’ iconic Notre-Dame cathedral, Ubisoft will donate €500,000 to help with the reconstruction and restoration of the historical landmark.
Ubisoft’s 2014’s title Assassin’s Creed: Unity, which is set in Paris, contains an accurate representation of Notre-Dame. “We developed an even closer connection with this incredible city and its landmarks – one of the most notable elements of the game was the extraordinary recreation of Notre-Dame.”
Just Cause 4 gets its first DLC
Square Enix and Avalanche Studios have announced that Just Cause 4 is getting its first DLC, Dare Devils Of Destruction, at the end of the month.
The first episode from the Dare Devils, Demons, and Danger Expansion Pass, Dare Devils Of Destruction will see Rico embark on three challenge modes across 15 new missions; Survival, Run, and Rampage. You can check out the full post here.
Elsewhere on GGS Gamer this week:
- John gave us a roundup of all the games we may have missed at EGX Rezzed.
- Jay shared his thoughts in his review of My Time at Portia.
- Viki reviewed Zanke Zero: Last Beginning and told us what she made of the dungeon-crawler.
- I shared my vast (heh) Final Fantasy knowledge with a Final Fantasy 10 Al Bhed Primer locations guide.
- And finally, John gives us his thoughts in his God’s Trigger review.