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Days Gone and Other PlayStation Exclusives Heading to PC This Spring

Sony is planning to bring more of its PlayStation exclusives to PC. First up will be Days Gone coming this spring, Sony president and chief executive officer Jim Ryan told British GQ. Developer Bend Studio also confirmed the news on Twitter, adding: “Stay tuned for more details.”

Days Gone, published in the spring of 2019, was the first console game by Bend Studio since 2007’s Syphon Filter: Logan’s Shadow for PlayStation 2.

Days Gone received mixed reviews at launch, with most of the disappointment leveled at its repetitive gameplay loop. Still, the game has developed a following in the two years since, and is part of the 20-game PS Plus Collection offered to PlayStation 5 owners with a PlayStation Plus subscription.

For quite a while, Sony refused to put first-party PlayStation titles on PC. But, according to Ryan, that’s all going to change. “We find ourselves now in early 2021 with our development studios and the games that they make in better shape than they’ve ever been before,” Ryan said. He added that Sony’s studios have made some “wonderful” games that could stand to be exposed to a greater audience.

“The cost of making games goes up with each cycle, as the calibre of the IP has improved. Also, our ease of making it available to non-console owners has grown. So it’s a fairly straightforward decision for us to make,” Ryan said. In other words, it’s getting more and more expensive to create these games, but it’s also getting easier to create PC ports. It’s time for Sony to take advantage of this ease and start raking in revenue from PC owners.

Source: British GQ

Indian Gamers Are Strictly Fighting Against Scalpers Over PlayStation 5

Indian gamers in the market for a PlayStation 5 are actively working with a major online marketplace to have scalpers ads taken down. 

As reported by IGN India, PS5 scalpers took to popular marketplace OLX to sell the consoles. However, users reported the ads en masse, forcing the website to take them down. Scalpers then came up with another trick: they listed the consoles with a regular price tag, only to quote potential buyers a higher price once contacted. Unfortunately for them, Indian buyers weren’t having it. In fact, there’s an entire subreddit dedicated to taking scalpers and scammers down, and it seems to be working wonders.

Interestingly, IGN revealed that some Indian retailers associated with Sony were also involved in price gouging the consoles. Upon contacting Sony’s local operations, the website was told that the company has already taken action against reported retailers, and severed ties with some of them. Sony’s statement to IGN reads:

"We have taken serious note of the feedback of our patrons that have been made on our social media handles and reportedly on other platforms. We sincerely expect that the third-party retail partners operate in compliance of the legal frame work of our country and follow ethical business practices. We have ‘zero tolerance policy’ for any practices that are inconsistent to the afore-said. We have taken steps, as deemed appropriate and available with company including but not limited to discontinuing our association with such channel partners."

 Source: IGN India


I have good news for UK folks, new reports say that limited inventory could continue throughout the year as high demand clashes with issues sourcing semiconductors and other parts necessary to manufacture the consoles.  

New reports are showing the incoming PS5 restocks. Both Game and ShopTo got new inventory of the console last week (which quickly sold out), and Amazon, Very, and Currys are expected to put new inventory up for sale sometime this week for the usual “mid-month” refresh.

Inventory will still be limited though, with shortages expected to continue throughout the year thanks to limited availability of semiconductors. Scalpers have also created a bottleneck for legitimate buyers trying to get their hands on a next-gen console, using bots and other unfair tools and methods to scoop up new inventory in order to resell for a profit. The scalpers say the vilification of their methods is unfair and hurtful, saying that they are just like any other middleman buying up a product from a wholesaler for resale.


Waiting to purchase one? This might be your chance to grab one.

New Killzone on PS5 Not Happening as Sony Retires The Official Website

Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced that it’s retiring the official Killzone series’ website, and visitors will now be redirected to PlayStation.com.

While this hasn’t completely been ruled out just yet, this weekend’s retirement of the Killzone website might not bode well for the future of the IP. This change doesn’t affect the games’ online modes, players will no longer be able to create or manage clans in Killzone: Shadow Fall. A notice reads:

Dear Killzone.com visitor,

The official website for the KILLZONE franchise has retired. Going forward, visitors to Killzone.com will be directed to PlayStation.com.

While this change doesn’t affect the online multiplayer modes, player statistics or ranking data for KILLZONE MERCENARY and KILLZONE SHADOW FALL, it is now no longer possible to create or manage clans in KILLZONE SHADOW FALL. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Thank you to Killzone.com’s many fans and visitors throughout the years for their enthusiasm and support.

Sincerely,

Guerrilla

This development comes a month after internet sleuths noticed that Killzone has been left out of PlayStation Studios’ official webpage. In the “Our Studios” section, Sony lists all of its first-party developers and the video games that they are known for. When it comes to Guerrilla Games, the only title listed is Horizon: Zero Dawn, and there’s no mention of Killzone anywhere – a strange omission.

Epic Games Acquires Company RAD Game Tools

Epic Games has announced the acquisition of RAD Game Tools, the company PS5 behind compression tech Oodle, which Sony has licensed for its consoles. Epic plans to integrate RAD’s technology with Unreal Engine.

“We know first-hand how impressive RAD’s compression technology is, having used it to improve the load time and quality of our most popular games – including Fortnite,” said Epic Games CTO, Kim Libreri. “The RAD team includes some of the world’s leading compression, video and game dev tooling experts, and we are thrilled to welcome them to the Epic family.”

“Our work with Epic goes back decades, and joining forces is a natural next step given our alignment on products, mission, and culture,” added RAD founder and CEO, Jeff Roberts. “We both believe that solid technologies enable developers to build beautiful, performant, and reliable experiences. We’re excited and humbled to join the amazing Epic team.”

This news comes days after Epic Games announced that it had acquired a massive shopping mall in North Carolina to convert into its new headquarters. The 980,000 square foot Cary Towne Center had been struggling to stay open in recent years.

Metacritic Users Pick The Last of Us Part II as the Best Game of 2020 By a Landslide

The review mogul Metacritic has published the results of its 11th annual user poll, in which over 2,800 participants ranked their favorite titles of 2020 in the categories of movies, television shows, music, and video games.

Despite the hoopla surrounding Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us Part II for much of 2020, the game was voted as the best title of the year by a landslide. To put this into perspective, The Last of Us Part II earned 10,194 points, and runner up Ghost of Tsushima earned 2,079 points.

1. The Last of Us Part II – 10,194

2. Ghost of Tsushima – 2,079

3. Cyberpunk 2077 – 1,691

4. Hades – 1,510

5. Doom Eternal – 1,062

6. Final Fantasy VII Remake – 1,044

7. Demon’s Souls – 818

8. Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 701

9. Ori and the Will of the Wisps – 694

10. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales – 615

11. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla – 596

12. Half-Life Alyx – 584

13. Persona 5 Royal – 487

14. Resident Evil 3 – 463

15. Nioh 2 – 354

Cyberpunk 2077‘s secured the third position with 1,691 points, this may surprise some fans because of the game’s near-unplayable state on last-gen consoles. Although, it’s worth noting that the game runs well on PC and its PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X backwards compatibility performance is a bit playable.

Nintendo has just launched a teaser website for Super Mario 3D World on the Switch,  giving us more hope that Nintendo Direct May be on the way.  Yesterday, Nintendo recently updated its official Nintendo Direct Archive website, which might suggest that Nintendo will be airing a new Direct broadcast shortly.   The teaser website contains a bit of information about the upcoming port of the game alongside its announcement trailer. In addition, it mentions that more details about the all-new Bowser’s DLC , which will be included with the main game once it launches next month on February 12, will be revealed soon.

Nintendo has just launched a teaser website for Super Mario 3D World on the Switch,  giving us more hope that Nintendo Direct May be on the way.

Yesterday, Nintendo recently updated its official Nintendo Direct Archive website, which might suggest that Nintendo will be airing a new Direct broadcast shortly. 

The teaser website contains a bit of information about the upcoming port of the game alongside its announcement trailer. In addition, it mentions that more details about the all-new Bowser’s DLC , which will be included with the main game once it launches next month on February 12, will be revealed soon.

PUBG 2 Reportedly in the Works for Both PC/Console and Mobile

PUBG 2 reportedly in the works for both PC/console and mobile. While PUBG was once the hottest game in the world, before losing the popularity to the likes of Epic's Fortnite, Apex Legends, and Call of Duty: Warzone.

According to a recent report from Korean media outlet MTN an “authentic sequel” to PUBG is in fact in the works, and has been for some time. No English translation of the story exists, but Google does reveal a few interesting tidbits. Apparently, Krafton (the new name for PUBG Corp.) began staffing up their main Seoul offices for PUBG 2 as early as May 2019. Meanwhile, PUBG Mobile 2 is being developed in-house by the team that previously developed PUBG Lite for low-end PCs.

One person that reportedly won’t be involved in PUBG 2 is the titular PlayerUnknown himself, Brendan Greene, who has publicly stated in the past he doesn’t want to make a PUBG sequel. Word is, that hasn’t changed, as Greene is said to be working on a new IP at the recently-established PUBG Amsterdam studio. Glen Schofield’s Krafton-funded studio Striking Distance recently announced the Dead-Space-like horror game The Callisto Protocol, so yeah, the masters of PUBG are cooking up something which will officially go live soon.

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No one is entirely sure what's happening with Dying Light 2 anymore, to the extent that many fans of the original open-world zombie parkour game were starting to get a little anxious about the sequel.

A message from Techland on the game's official Discord server (via DSO Gaming) reads: "Happy Holidays from the Dying Light team! We've been, er, dying to update you all on how development has been going. We'll have fresh updates about Dying Light 2 in the new year."

Dying Light 2 was originally delayed back in January 2020. While it never had a solid release date, Techland had previously insisted the game was coming in the spring of 2020. Unfortunately, no new release window was provided at the time of this delay, leaving most fans to assume we'd have to wait until 2021 before the sequel finally launched.

In a statement shared on Twitter at the time of the original delay, Techland CEO Paweł Marchewka said: "We were initially aiming for a Spring 2020 release with Dying Light, but unfortunately, we need more development time to fulfil our vision. We will have more details to share in the coming months, and will get back to you as soon as we have more information."

"We apologise for this unwelcome news," he continued. "Our priority is to deliver an experience that lives up to our own high standards and to the expectations of you, our fans."

We already aware that the ambitious zombie adventure is coming to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X at some point, although you have to wonder if the delay was in order to ditch the last-gen versions of the game and focus entirely on next-gen consoles.


Nintendo Acquires Luigi’s Mansion 3 and Metroid Prime: Federation Force Developer Next Level Games

Nintendo Acquires Luigi’s Mansion 3 and Metroid Prime: Federation Force Developer Next Level Games, the company has announced.

According to the official acquisition notification, Nintendo will be acquiring 100% of the outstanding shares of the Vancouver-based developer, which will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nintendo afterward.

The deal is expected to be completed on March 1, 2021, pending various approvals.

“[Next Level Games]’ (NLG) shares are currently held entirely by its owner-directors and employees. A number of owner-directors recently determined that the time is right for them to sell their shares, and NLG therefore began exploring potential sale transactions.”, the notification reads.

Nintendo Acquires Luigi’s Mansion 3 and Metroid Prime: Federation Force Developer Next Level Games

“Completion of the acquisition will serve to secure the availability of NLG development recourses for Nintendo, including development expertise, as well as facilitate an anticipated improvement in development speed and quality by enabling closer communication and exchange of staff with the Nintendo development team.”

Next Level Games has been a long-time partner for Nintendo, developing exclusive games for the Japanese gaming behemoth, including the recent Luigi’s Mansion 3 for the Nintendo Switch, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, and Metroid Prime: Federation Force for the Nintendo 3DS. The developer is also known for its work on 2009’s Punch-Out! And 2005’s GameCube title, Super Mario Strikers.

Nintendo Dominates Amazon’s 2020 Best-Seller List, Topping Cyberpunk 2077, TLOU2 & ACV

As 2020 draws to a close, it will be interesting to see which games end up being the big winners. Well, Amazon have revealed their top-selling games of 2020, and taking stuff like pre-paid PlayStation and Microsoft Store cards out the mix, the list is an absolute Nintendo show of dominance. Here’s the Amazon US top 10 for 2020

  1. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Physical)
  2. Super Mario 3D All-Stars
  3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  4. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  5. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Digital code)
  6. Cyberpunk 2077 (PS4)
  7. Ring Fit Adventure
  8. Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity
  9. The Last of Us Part II
  10. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

It's quite obvious that 2020 is Nintendo’s year, but this really underscores it, with 8 out of the 10 spots belonging to Nintendo. Even the mega-hyped Cyberpunk 2077 can only slip in at #6. It's interesting to note, although perhaps not surprising, that only the PS4 version Cyberpunk made the top 10 – Amazon doesn’t tend to sell a lot of PC games.

Amazon UK has also released their best-sellers, and it isn’t quite as much of a Nintendo party, with games like FIFA 21 and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla also sneaking onto the list. Of course, Animal Crossing is still #1 with a bullet.

  1. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  2. FIFA 21 (PS4)
  3. Minecraft (Switch)
  4. Super Mario 3D All-Stars
  5. FIFA 21 (Xbox One)
  6. Just Dance 2021 (Switch)
  7. The Last of Us Part II
  8. Cyberpunk 2077 (PS4)
  9. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (Xbox One)
  10. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (PS4)

Well, let's see how next year will look like when next-gen hit titles will start rolling out.

'The Witcher' is Free to Download Right Now on PC

'The Witcher' is free to download right now on PC through GOG.com, CD Projekt Red's own digital distribution platform for video games.

Keep in mind that, there wouldn't be a The Witcher 3 if there wasn't a The Witcher 2, and that's only conditional on the existence of a The Witcher. It's not like Star Wars where it starts halfway through the story, or like Kingdom Hearts where- no, I don't think I'll do that to our brains this early on a Monday. Moving on, the very first The Witcher game is being given away on GOG.com, in all of its crispy and crunchy goodness from the early 2000s.

Also, it's the Enhanced Edition that's on offer, which added more than 200 new animations and new NPC models to the original version, as well as a lick of paint and slashed loading times by approximately 80%. It might be less impressive now, in 2020, with our souped up laptops and desktops, but it's about the experience. 

In order to nab it, you'll need a GOG Galaxy account, and after installing the launcher and logging in, there will be an advert in the "Recent" section. Then, sign up for email updates from GOG.com, and then the game will be waiting there in your library.

In other news, if you pre-order Cyberpunk 2077 on GOG.com before December 10th, you'll get a 30% discount on official merchandise.

Xbox Fans Are Playing PS2 Games On The Xbox Series X/S

Turns out, the Xbox Series X and S are better at running PlayStation 2 games than the PlayStation 5 - who would have thunk it? Using the Developer Mode that the Xbox Series consoles come with (it's also on Xbox One consoles, too), some clever fans have worked out how to run emulations of old PS2 games on the consoles.

As spotted by VG247, the Modern Vintage Gamer on YouTube has shown off this workaround in a handy video, so people can try it out for themselves. "Developer Mode is the ability to install development builds of software that utilise UWP or the Universal Windows Platform. This would also include emulators such as Retro Arch," says MVG as he explains how it works.

PCSX2 is the application running on Retro Arch that is making this possible; but as MVG says, it's still very much an active development project. Which is to say, it's by no means perfect right now. Apart from the bugs present in PCSX2, it's also limited to only 2GB in ROM sizes. There is a way to get around this problem, but MVG notes that it might not be legal so he leaves it at that.

MGV goes on to show the potential of the emulation, giving us solid examples of gameplay from titles like Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Jak and Daxter, Ico, and Ace Combat 2. When these games ran well, they ran incredibly well, but many of them saw texture issues. You can see in MGV's video (above) small problems with Jak's appearance, for example. But then, God of War looks fantastic.

And hey, we should definitely be keeping an eye on these development tools in the near future.

PlayStation 5 to Stop Randomly Deleting Installed Games

If you're one of the PlayStation 5 owner who noticed that your new console is just randomly delete one of your games, then I've got some good news for you. Sony has released a new system software update, which aims to tackle that issue. 

Since the next-gen PlayStation 5 launched, some owners have reported that the new next-gen console has been seemingly randomly deleting their games. For folks who have the big chonky disc version of the console, that's really too much of an issue as you can just install from the disc again. The biggest concern there is just having to wait for any updates to download. Those with the all-digital version have luckily not been affected by this issue as it seems to just be affecting disc versions of games.

Fortunately, the latest system software update from Sony seems to have completely resolved that issue. More to that, the update also improves the systems performance and also addresses an issue that prevented the PS5 wireless controller from being charged while in rest mode. The update is live right now so PS5 owners should be able to get that downloaded and installed onto their consoles from today.

But hey, if for some reason you find that the automatic system software update gets stuck, then Sony recommends that you try restarting the update from scratch. If that doesn't work then you can follow this link to download the update files and put it onto a USB drive to install it right away.

Watch Dogs: Legion Online Multiplayer Moved to 2021

Ubisoft Toronto has officially confirmed that the online multiplayer update for Watch Dogs: Legion has been moved to early 2021.

Previously, the update was set to go live on December 3. However, due to a desire to resolve issues with the game's single-player story mode, the difficult decision was made to postpone its debut. Publisher Ubisoft took to the official Watch Dogs: Legion website to explain the situation.

"As part of our commitment to fixing the game’s issues, we’ve decided to delay the Online mode of Watch Dogs: Legion to early 2021. This will allow us to focus on fixing issues with single player, and it will give us more time to test the online experience to help ensure a smooth launch of the mode.”

With that said, however, the game is getting Update 2.20 on PlayStation, Xbox, PC, and Stadia this week. It will add the much-needed manual Save Game option in addition to a variety of stability fixes for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PlayStation 4, respectively. There's a more detailed list of patch notes that can be found here.

There are additional quality of life improvements set to be made next month as well, including additional graphical optimization and stability enhancement for PC. This is being done in a bid to reach a more consistent 60 fps goal for those with higher end GPUs.

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Far Cry 6 was recently delayed (alongside Rainbow Six: Quarantine) out of its previously scheduled launch day of February 18th, 2021, with Ubisoft citing the pandemic related production issues as the main cause for it, but a new Far Cry 6 release date has just 'leaked' through the Xbox Store.

The official listing of the game now mentions May 26th, 2021, as the updated Far Cry 6 release date. Of course, this cannot be considered as confirmed before Ubisoft says so, but the Xbox Store has long been a reliable source for game release dates.

Far Cry 6 will feature high-profile actor Giancarlo Esposito as the game's villain, Anton Castillo. The fictional island of Yara, inspired by Cuba, will be the 'largest playground' yet seen in a Far Cry game.

Welcome to Yara, a tropical paradise frozen in time. As the dictator of Yara, Anton Castillo is intent on restoring his nation back to its former glory by any means, with his son, Diego, following in his bloody footsteps. Their ruthless oppression has ignited a revolution.

FIGHT FOR FREEDOM

Play as Dani Rojas, a local Yaran and become a guerrilla fighter to liberate the nation

YARA TORN APART

Fight against Anton's troops in the largest Far Cry playground to date across jungles, beaches and Esperanza the capital city of Yara

GUERRILLA FIREPOWER

Employ makeshift weapons, vehicles, and Amigos, the new Fangs for Hire to burn the tyrannical regime to the ground

Ghost Recon Breakpoint Next-Gen Enhancements Detailed by Ubisoft

Ghost Recon Breakpoint was not part of the initial list of next-gen enhanced games shared by Ubisoft. However, an official blog post reveals there are indeed enhancements available for Ghost Recon Breakpoint players on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S, and Xbox Series X.

NEXT-GEN CONSOLES AND PERFORMANCE

Performance Mode:

PlayStation 5 = 1080p at 60fps

Xbox Series X = 1080p at 60fps

Resolution Mode: 

PlayStation 5 = 4K at 30fps (Upscaled 4K)

Xbox Series X = 4K at 30fps

At the launch of next-gen consoles, players will instantly be able to enjoy the graphical enhancements that Ghost Recon Breakpoint has to offer, with multiple options for prioritizing either performance or resolution:

Xbox Series S will run the game in 1440P at 30FPS at all times.

EASILY TRANSITION TO NEXT-GEN AND KEEP YOUR PROGRESSION

If you currently own a copy of Ghost Recon Breakpoint on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, your profile including all purchases and inventory items will automatically be accessible on the corresponding next-gen console (PS4 with PS5 / Xbox One with Xbox Series X|S).

After the issues behind the launch last year, Ubisoft kept working on the latest Ghost Recon game to improve it.

In addition to several new content drops (including one Splinter Cell themed mission), the developers added back AI teammates in Ghost Recon Breakpoint, improved performance on PC thanks to the Vulkan API, and most recently released the 'Ghost Experience' update which significantly made stealth gameplay more meaningful as detailed below.

This update brings significant improvements to the stealth playstyle, aiming to ease stealth exploration and cover multiple game systems.

While undetected, players will now be able to deal increased damage to both drones and NPCs. This excludes heavy NPCs as they are equipped with heavy armor.

You’ll also see enemies running out of ammo and reloading – this will apply to all enemies with ASRs. This opens additional possibilities for you and your squad to launch counter attacks and adjust your strategy. We have also rebalanced the detection time and radio communication time to allow you to react to enemy tactics. Additionally, we have reduced the enemy mortar strike accuracy when you are detected.

As for drones, many changes have been applied to their detection and destruction behaviour. Changes include, but are not limited to, reduced investigation movement speed, new vertical destruction trajectory, reduced destruction sound, more pauses between attacks, and no more erratic hit animations, among other changes.



Video Games Can Benefit Well-Being and Mental Health, Says Oxford Study

A newly published Oxford study suggests that video games can actually be good for your well-being and mental health. This study is the result of the university's researchers collaborating directly with Electronic Arts and Nintendo to get telemetry data on Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville and Animal Crossing: New Horizons. This way, the researchers didn't have to rely on self-reported play behavior, which tends to be erroneous (the participants of this study overestimated their average game time by about two hours, for instance).

You can find the full paper, penned by Professor Andrew Przybylski alongside fellow researchers Matti Vuorre and Niklas Johannes, at this URL. Below we've selected some of the most relevant quotes on this interesting video games study.

[...] We found a small positive relation between game time and well-being for both games. We did not find evidence that this relation was moderated by need satisfactions and motivations. Overall, our findings suggest that regulating video games, on the basis of time, might not bring the benefits many might expect, though the correlational nature of the data limits that conclusion.

Players who objectively played more in the past two weeks also reported to experience higher well-being. This association aligns well with literature that emphasizes the benefits of video games as a leisure activity that contributes to people’s mental health (Granic et al., 2014).

Video Games Can Benefit Well-Being and Mental Health, Says Oxford Study

[...] Even if we were to assume that game time directly predicts well-being, it remains

an open question whether that effect is large enough to matter for people’s subjective

experience. The effect size we report is below the smallest effect size of interest for media

effects research that Ferguson (2009) proposes. However, even small relations might

accumulate to larger effects over time, and finding boundary conditions, such as time

frames, under which effects are meaningful is a necessary next step for research (Sauer &

Drummond, 2020).

[...] Although our data do not allow causal claims, they do speak to the broader conversation surrounding the idea of video game addiction (e.g., Aarseth et al., 2016). The

discussion about video games has focused on fears about a large part of players becoming

addicted (Kardefelt-Winther, 2015; Przybylski et al., 2017). Given their widespread popularity, many policymakers are concerned about negative effects of game time on wellbeing (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, 2019). Our results challenge that view.

The relation between game time and well-being was positive in two large samples.

Therefore, our study speaks against an immediate need to regulate video games as a

preventive measure to limit video game addiction. If anything, our results suggest that play

can be an activity that relates positively to people’s mental health – and regulating games

could withhold those benefits from players.

PlayStation 5 Stock to Be Available on Amazon in Europe on Launch Day

The PlayStation 5 console launches in Europe in just two days, and it will be possible to purchase it on Amazon in select countries.

The retailer recently sent out emails to customers to inform them that a PlayStation 5 stock will be available for purchase on November 19th on Amazon UK, Spain, and Italy. Consoles will be made available from 12:00 PM UTC, 1:00 PM CET.

As quantities are going to be limited, you'd better gear up to be able to purchase a PlayStation 5 console. Among the next-gen consoles, it is the one that feels like a true step into the next generation, according to Kai.

Sony's entry into the next-generation console war is the one that feels like a proper next-gen system. Rather than simply expanding on the existing libraries, Sony has established themselves as the console that's going to bring gamers into a new era. The software and UI are both early on in their implementation, but it's the combination of Sony's new Tempest AudioTech, titles that can take advantage of the SSD, and the DualSense controller that truly make this console stand out among the rest.

The PlayStation 5 console is now out in North America, Japan, and other select countries. It launches this week 'November 19th', to the rest of the world.