Sony's next-generation console isn't due to launch anytime this year, but the tech giant has been surprisingly generous with details. During a corporate strategy presentation, the company has listed all the information it has revealed so far, confirming yet again that the PS5 will have backwards compatibility. Since it has a similar architecture to the PS4, it will be able to play games designed for the current-gen console and will also be compatible with the current version of PlayStation VR.
Source: Sony (PDF)
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More bad news for Huawei, but the company seems prepared to face the repercussions of stalled US-China trade discussions. Elsewhere, Sony improved its great noise-cancelling cans in the best way possible: announcing a new, cheaper model.
Even though Game of Thrones has finished, HBO will try to keep viewers engaged with a post-series show on Sunday night. For others, there are finales of Killing Eve and Doom Patrol to watch this week, while Netflix premieres include the social media thriller anthology What/If, She's Gotta Have It and a new comedy special from Wanda Sykes. For gamers, Team Sonic Racing is launching across platforms, and the Switch has a few Resident Evil games to play through again. Look after the break to check out each day's highlights, including trailers and let us know what you think (or what we missed).
Sony has revealed that the next-generation PS5 will have "immersive" gameplay and "seamless" PlayStation Now online performance thanks to "dramatically" improved graphics performance and a revamped cloud system. During a corporate strategy presentation, it also demonstrated the speed of the new console compared to the PS4, showing much snappier (ten times) loading and faster speeds with complex scenes.
Via: Engadget Japan
Rad, the latest game to come from the minds of indie game darlings Tim Schafer and Lee Petty at Double Fine Productions, officially has a release date. With the help of publisher Bandai Namco, the roleplaying adventure game will arrive on August 20th and will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.
Source: Double Fine
A lawsuit might just redefine how esports teams treat their players. Turner Tenney, better known as the pro Fortnite player Tfue, has sued FaZe Clan for allegedly hurting his opportunities with an "oppressive, onerous, and one-sided" contract that violates California law and the Talent Agency Act. It can take up to 80 percent of his team earnings through a "finder's fee," according to the suit. Tenney also said his contract limits him to sponsorship deals obtained through the team (a possible problem when he produces Twitch and YouTube content), and that FaZe doesn't have the talent agency license it needs to secure work on his behalf.
Source: Hollywood Reporter, FaZe Clan (Twitter)
Xbox head Phil Spencer has laid out some measures to combat some of the more negative aspects that pervade gaming communities such as toxicity and abuse. He wrote in a blog post that "gaming is for everyone" and people everywhere, from all backgrounds and walks of life, "are welcome to play and welcome to all the fun and skill-building that comes with gaming."
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