Train2Game News PS5 Release Date & Price

Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) today announced launch date and price details for its highly anticipated next-generation videogame system, PlayStation®5.

SIE also revealed new updates to the PS5™ game portfolio, including Final Fantasy XVI, Fortnite, Hogwarts Legacy, and a new God of War title.

On November 12, PS5 will launch in seven key markets: the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South Korea. The global rollout will continue on November 19 with launches throughout the rest of the world, including Europe, Middle East, South America, Asia and South Africa.

The PS5 Digital Edition will be available for a recommended retail price (RRP) of $399.99/¥39,980/€399.99/£360, and PS5 with an Ultra HD Blu-ray™ disc drive will be available for an RRP of $499.99/¥49,980/€499.99/£449.

Pre-orders will be available starting today at select retailers.

Both PS5 models use the same custom processor with integrated CPU and GPU for high-fidelity graphics up to 4K, as well as the same ultra-high speed SSD with integrated I/O that will deliver lightning-fast loading. Both PS5 models also offer a deepened sense of immersion through the DualSense wireless controller and 3D audio capabilities, so players will enjoy the same transformative gameplay experiences regardless of which PS5 they choose.

“Since we first announced our next generation console last year, we have received astounding support from developers and gaming fans all around the world, and it’s truly humbling,” said Jim Ryan, president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment. “Now we are just a couple of months away from launching PS5, which will offer a new generation of experiences that go beyond players’ expectations of how games can look, feel, sound, and play. We can’t wait for our fans to experience for themselves the incredible speed, the heightened immersion and the breathtaking games on PS5 when we launch this November.”

Adding to its growing games portfolio, SIE today unveiled several new titles coming to PS5, including:

  • Devil May Cry 5™ Special Edition (Capcom)
  • Final Fantasy XVI (Square Enix) 
  • Five Nights at Freddy’s Security Breach (Steel Wool Studios and ScottGames)
  • Hogwarts Legacy (Warner Bros. Games)
  • A new God of War title (Santa Monica Studio)

With titles such as Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, and Demon’s Souls, the breadth of unique gaming experiences coming to PS5 represent the best lineup in PlayStation history.

To support the PlayStation®4 community as they transition to the next generation when they’re ready, SIE will launch PS4™ versions of a few exclusive titles: Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Sackboy A Big Adventure, and Horizon Forbidden West.

While these three games were designed to take advantage of PS5 and its unique next-gen features like the ultra-high speed SSD and DualSense controller, PS4 owners will also be able to enjoy these experiences when they launch. The PS4 digital versions of launch games include a free upgrade on both PS5 consoles, while the PS4 disc versions of these games include a free upgrade on the PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-Ray disc drive.

In addition, SIE today revealed the PlayStation Plus Collection, a curated lineup of PS4 games that defined the generation, which will be available to PS Plus members to download and play on PS5. The PS Plus Collection features critically acclaimed games, including Batman™ Arkham Knight, Bloodborne, Fallout 4, God of War, Monster Hunter: World, Persona 5 and many more.

For more information, please visit: https://www.playstation.com/ps5

PlayStation 5 Launch Day Games from SIE Worldwide Studios

  • Astro’s Playroom (Japan Studio) – pre-installed on PS5
  • Demon’s Souls (Bluepoint Games / Japan Studio) – US$69.99/¥7,900/€79.99 (RRP)
  • Destruction AllStars (Lucid Games / XDEV) – US$69.99/¥7,900/€79.99 (RRP)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (Insomniac Games) – US$49.99/¥5,900/€59.99 (RRP)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition (Insomniac Games) – US$69.99/¥7,900/€79.99 (RRP)
  • Sackboy A Big Adventure (Sumo Digital / XDEV) – US$59.99/¥6,900/€69.99 (RRP)

PlayStation®5 Specifications

CPU x86-64-AMD Ryzen™ “Zen 2”
8 Cores / 16 Threads
Variable frequency, up to 3.5 GHz
GPU AMD Radeon™ RDNA 2-based graphics engine
Ray Tracing Acceleration
Variable frequency, up to 2.23 GHz (10.3 TFLOPS)
System Memory GDDR6 16GB
448GB/s Bandwidth
SSD 825GB
5.5GB/s Read Bandwidth (Raw)
Optical Drive Ultra HD Blu-ray (66G/100G) ~10xCAV
BD-ROM (25G/50G) ~8xCAV
BD-R/RE (25G/50G) ~8xCAV
DVD ~3.2xCLV
PS5 Game Disc Ultra HD Blu-ray, up to 100GB/disc
Video Out HDMI™ OUT port
Support of 4K 120Hz TVs, 8K TVs, VRR (specified by HDMI ver.2.1)
Audio “Tempest” 3D AudioTech
Dimensions PS5: Approx. 390mm x 104mm x 260mm (width x height x depth)
(excludes largest projection, excludes Base)
PS5 Digital Edition: Approx. 390mm x 92mm x 260mm (width x height x depth)
(excludes largest projection, excludes Base)
Weight PS5: 4.5kg
PS5 Digital Edition: 3.9kg
Power PS5: 350W
PS5 Digital Edition: 340W
Input/Output USB Type-A port (Hi-Speed USB)
USB Type-A port (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps) x2
USB Type-C® port (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps)
Networking Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)
IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
Bluetooth® 5.1 DualSense™ Wireless Controller Specifications

Dimensions Approx. 160mm x 66mm x 106mm (excludes largest projection) (width x height x depth)
Weight Approx. 280g
Buttons PS button, Create button, Options button,
Directional buttons (Up/Down/Left/Right), Action buttons (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square),
R1/L1 button,
R2/L2 button (with Trigger Effect)
Left stick / L3 button, Right stick / R3 button, Touch Pad button, MUTE button
Touch Pad 2 Point Touch Pad, Capacitive Type, Click Mechanism
Motion Sensor Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope + three-axis accelerometer)
Audio Built-in Microphone Array, Built-in Mono Speaker, Stereo Headset Jack
Output : 48kHz/16bit, Input : 24kHz/16bit
Feedback Trigger Effect (on R2/L2 button), Vibration (haptic feedback by dual actuators), Indicators (Light bar / Player indicator / MUTE status)
Ports USB Type-C® port (Hi-Speed USB), Stereo Headset Jack, Charging Terminals
CommunicationWireless Bluetooth® Ver5.1
Wired USB connection (HID, Audio)
BatteryType Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Voltage DC 3.65V

Train2Game News PlayStation 5 Controller

Sony has officially announced the PS5 controller, dubbing it the DualSense controller, and it looks radically different from the company’s previous designs. 

It’ll launch alongside the PS5 console before the Christmas holiday this year.

The PS5 controller design reveal includes some of what the leaks predicted: adaptive shoulder button triggers with haptic feedback, a built-in microphone so you can talk to friends without having to wear a headset, and a new ‘Create’ button that replaces the PS4 Share button.

In addition, Sony is moving the previous DualShock 4’s LED Lightbar from the top of the controller to the surrounding of the touchpad on the PS5. It’s supposed to give the LED a larger look and feel, according to the company.  

What’s interesting (and going be divisive) is the DualSense two-tone color scheme that’s black-and-white and devoid of color on the face buttons. Triangle, Circle, Square and Cross (or X) are still here, but they don’t sport their usual hues. 

Sony says that this is a “radical departure from our previous controller offerings and captures just how strongly we feel about making a generational leap with PS5.” The black-and-white design is likely to extend to the PS5 console, which is different than the usual black color Sony has chosen for its console launches since the PS2.

Sony hasn’t revealed exact PS5 controller specs, and there are a number of details we’re eager to hear about, including the expected battery life. It did say, however, that the team made sure “to maintain a strong battery life for DualSense’s rechargeable battery, and to lessen the weight of the controller as much as possible as new features were added.”

To find out more visit: https://blog.us.playstation.com/2020/04/07/introducing-dualsense-the-new-wireless-game-controller-for-playstation-5/ 

Source: https://www.techradar.com/uk/news/sony-ps5-controller-release-date-news-and-confirmed-features 

Train2Game News UK Top 20 Games – 22.02.16

cod_blackops3This weeks number one is still Call of Duty Black Ops 3 but we have a new number two with Street Fighter V. Lower down the chart is Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon at number nine.

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Week ending 20 February 2016

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III ACTIVISION 1
2 STREET FIGHTER V CAPCOM
3 FIFA 16 EA SPORTS 3
4 LEGO MARVEL AVENGERS WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 2
5 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 4
6 STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT EA GAMES 5
7 FALLOUT 4 BETHESDA SOFTWORKS 8
8 TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW 6: SIEGE UBISOFT 6
9 POKEMON SUPER MYSTERY DUNGEON NINTENDO
10 MINECRAFT: STORY MODE TELLTALE GAMES 10
11 ASSASSIN’S CREED: SYNDICATE UBISOFT 9
12 JUST CAUSE 3 SQUARE ENIX 7
13 WWE 2K16 2K 20
14 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION MICROSOFT 13
15 DESTINY: THE TAKEN KING ACTIVISION 11
16 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 12
17 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 14
18 NEED FOR SPEED EA GAMES 17
19 FORZA MOTORSPORT 6 MICROSOFT 16
20 DISNEY INFINITY 3.0 DISNEY INFINITY 18
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Train2Game News UK Top 20 Games – 09.11.15

cod_blackops3Call of Duty Black Ops 3 has knocked Halo 5 off the top spot with Halo hitting number four. The only other new game to enter the charts this week is the newest edition to the Need for Speed series which hits number three.

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Week ending 7 November 2015

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III ACTIVISION
2 FIFA 16 EA SPORTS 3
3 NEED FOR SPEED EA GAMES
4 HALO 5: GUARDIANS MICROSOFT 1
5 ASSASSIN’S CREED: SYNDICATE UBISOFT 2
6 MINECRAFT: STORY MODE TELLTALE GAMES 5
7 WWE 2K16 2K 4
8 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 6
9 LEGO DIMENSIONS LEGO DIMENSIONS 9
10 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS ACTIVISION 15
11 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 10
12 UNCHARTED: THE NATHAN DRAKE COLLECTION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 7
13 WATCH DOGS UBISOFT 8
14 MARIO KART 7 NINTENDO
15 DESTINY: THE TAKEN KING ACTIVISION 12
16 GUITAR HERO LIVE ACTIVISION 11
17 FORZA MOTORSPORT 6 MICROSOFT 13
18 SKYLANDERS SUPERCHARGERS SKYLANDERS 14
19 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION MICROSOFT 16
20 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 18
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Train2Game News UK Top 20 Games – 02.11.15

Halo 5In a week that surprises no one, Halo 5 Guardians has hit the number one spot this week. Further down the charts is WWE 2k16 which reaches number four with Telltales new Minecraft Story Mode just behind at number five.

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Week ending 31 October 2015

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 HALO 5: GUARDIANS MICROSOFT
2 ASSASSIN’S CREED: SYNDICATE UBISOFT 1
3 FIFA 16 EA SPORTS 2
4 WWE 2K16 2K SPORTS
5 MINECRAFT: STORY MODE TELLTALE GAMES
6 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 5
7 UNCHARTED: THE NATHAN DRAKE COLLECTION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 4
8 WATCH DOGS UBISOFT 12
9 LEGO DIMENSIONS LEGO DIMENSIONS 6
10 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 9
11 GUITAR HERO LIVE ACTIVISION 3
12 DESTINY: THE TAKEN KING ACTIVISION 7
13 FORZA MOTORSPORT 6 MICROSOFT 8
14 SKYLANDERS SUPERCHARGERS SKYLANDERS 14
15 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS ACTIVISION 19
16 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION MICROSOFT 13
17 THE WITCHER III: WILD HUNT BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT 15
18 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 17
19 METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN KONAMI 10
20 RUGBY WORLD CUP 2015 BIG BEN 16
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Train2Game News UK Top 20 Games – 19.10.15

FIFA-16A few new games have been added to the charts this week the highest new game is at number eight with the latest instalment of the Tales series, Tales of Zestiria. Lower down the chart at number twelve is WRC 5 and the latest Dragon Quest, Dragon Quest Heroes has debuted at number eighteen, FIFA 16 remains in the number one spot.

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Week ending 17 October 2015

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 FIFA 16 EA SPORTS 1
2 UNCHARTED: THE NATHAN DRAKE COLLECTION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 2
3 DESTINY: THE TAKEN KING ACTIVISION 3
4 LEGO DIMENSIONS LEGO DIMENSIONS 4
5 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 6
6 FORZA MOTORSPORT 6 MICROSOFT 5
7 METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN KONAMI 8
8 TALES OF ZESTIRIA BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT
9 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 12
10 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION MICROSOFT 13
11 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 15
12 WRC 5 BIG BEN
13 SKYLANDERS SUPERCHARGERS SKYLANDERS 14
14 ANIMAL CROSSING: HAPPY HOME DESIGNER NINTENDO 7
15 MAD MAX WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 11
16 NBA 2K16 2K SPORTS 9
17 RUGBY WORLD CUP 2015 BIG BEN 16
18 DRAGON QUEST HEROES SQUARE ENIX
19 SUPER MARIO MAKER NINTENDO 18
20 DISNEY INFINITY 3.0 DISNEY INFINITY 17
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Train2Game News UK Top 20 Games – 05.10.15

FIFA-16LEGO Dimensions can’t move FIFA 16 from the number one spot debuting at number two followed by NBA 2K16 which has entered the chart this week at number three. Nintendo’s Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer comes in at number 6 whilst lower down the chart the apparently bug ridden Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 grinds in to number twelve.

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Week ending 3 October 2015

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 FIFA 16 EA SPORTS 1
2 LEGO DIMENSIONS LEGO DIMENSIONS
3 NBA 2K16 2K SPORTS
4 DESTINY: THE TAKEN KING ACTIVISION 2
5 FORZA MOTORSPORT 6 MICROSOFT 3
6 ANIMAL CROSSING: HAPPY HOME DESIGNER NINTENDO
7 METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN KONAMI 5
8 SKYLANDERS SUPERCHARGERS SKYLANDERS 4
9 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 8
10 MAD MAX WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 7
11 PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2016 KONAMI 6
12 TONY HAWK PRO SKATER 5 ACTIVISION
13 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 10
14 DISNEY INFINITY 3.0 DISNEY INFINITY 12
15 SUPER MARIO MAKER NINTENDO 11
16 RUGBY WORLD CUP 2015 BIG BEN 18
17 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION MICROSOFT 13
18 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS ACTIVISION 9
19 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 14
20 GEARS OF WAR: ULTIMATE EDITION MICROSOFT 16
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Train2Game News UK Top 20 Games – 27.04.15

Mortal Kombat xAnother week, another chart. This week all is very quiet with Mortal Kombat X remaining at number one. The only new game is Kalypso Medias Tropico 5 which has entered the charts down at number eighteen.

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Week ending 25 April 2015

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 MORTAL KOMBAT X WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 1
2 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 2
3 BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE EA GAMES 3
4 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 9
5 FIFA 15 EA SPORTS 4
6 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION MICROSOFT 8
7 CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE ACTIVISION 7
8 DYING LIGHT WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 10
9 BORDERLANDS: THE HANDSOME COLLECTION 2K GAMES 11
10 WWE 2K15 2K SPORTS 12
11 FAR CRY 4 UBISOFT 6
12 BLOODBORNE SONY COMPUTER ENT. 5
13 DISNEY INFINITY 2.0 DISNEY INFINITY 15
14 HALO: THE MASTER CHIEF COLLECTION MICROSOFT 14
15 TERRARIA XBOX 360 CLASSICS 16
16 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 18
17 FORZA HORIZON 2 MICROSOFT 13
18 TROPICO 5 KALYPSO MEDIA
19 DARK SOULS II: SCHOLAR OF THE FIRST SIN BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT 17
20 LEGO BATMAN 3: BEYOND GOTHAM WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 20
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Train2Game News UK Top 20 Games – 12.01.14

GTA VThe second chart of the week and no new games have entered this week but we do have an old favourite at number one. Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V has retaken the number one spot pushing Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare down to number two.

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Week ending 10 January 2015

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 2
2 CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE ACTIVISION 1
3 FIFA 15 EA SPORTS 3
4 FAR CRY 4 UBISOFT 4
5 THE CREW UBISOFT 6
6 ASSASSIN’S CREED: UNITY UBISOFT 5
7 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 11
8 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION MICROSOFT 10
9 DESTINY ACTIVISION 7
10 MIDDLE EARTH: SHADOW OF MORDOR WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 13
11 ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG UBISOFT 19
12 DRIVECLUB SONY COMPUTER ENT. 9
13 LEGO BATMAN 3: BEYOND GOTHAM WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 12
14 THE EVIL WITHIN BETHESDA SOFTWORKS 15
15 FORZA HORIZON 2 MICROSOFT 14
16 HALO: THE MASTER CHIEF COLLECTION MICROSOFT 18
17 WWE 2K15 2K SPORTS 8
18 SUPER SMASH BROS. NINTENDO 20
19 DRAGON AGE: INQUISITION EA GAMES 18
20 ASSASSIN’S CREED: ROGUE UBISOFT 19
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Train2Game News Great British Winter Game Jam

Great British Winter Game JamLondon games studio Space Ape Games, have announced the Great British Winter Game Jam.

Held on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th November 2014, the Game Jam is a team-based event taking place at Space Ape’s studio’s in Soho Square, London. The competition is open to anyone, and teams of up to 5 participants can enter via http://tgbwgj.eventbrite.com. There are a maximum of 50 tickets up for grabs, which means that 10 teams can get through to the weekend session.

Space Ape Games are very excited to confirm the judging panel for the Jam, industry veterans David Gardner OBE and Miles Jacobson OBE, along with award winning scriptwriter Rhianna Pratchett. The theme for the Game Jam will be revealed on the first day of the competition, and judging will take place on the afternoon of Sunday 30th November.

The winning team will take home Unity 5 Pro licenses for each member of the team, with additional prizes being announced over the coming weeks. More importantly, everyone that takes part will get to spend time with the judges and have their games showcased to the London Indie community. Teams will need to bring their own equipment such as laptops, mobile devices and phones.

London is host to an impressive game dev community. Space Ape is pleased to bring them together for a weekend of fun, collaboration and healthy competition in the spirit of previous Game Jams such as The Great British Summer Game Jam earlier this year
For more information about The Great British Winter Game Jam, check out the Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/GBWGameJam. Information about Space Ape Games as well as career opportunities at the studio are available at www.spaceapegames.com