Sony Interactive Entertainment has launched its own production studio with the intention of adapting its gaming titles into films and television series.
PlayStation Productions will operate out of the Sony Pictures lot, and will be headed up by Asad Qizilbash while overseen by Worldwide Studios chairman, Shawn Layden.
"We’ve got 25 years of game development experience and that’s created 25 years of great games, franchises and stories," Layden told The Hollywood Reporter. "We feel that now is a good time to look at other media opportunities across streaming or film or television to give our worlds life in another spectrum."
SIE already boasts over 100 original IP to draw from, including God of War, inFamous, Shadow of the Colossus, and more.
The studio will take inspiration from the likes of Marvel Studios, which has successfully turned its comic book IPs into Hollywood blockbusters.
The anticipated survival title Ancestors: The Human Odyssey is coming first to the Epic Games Store on August 27.
A console release will follow for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in December, while the title will come to other PC digital stores in August 2020.
Ancestors comes from the mind of Assassin's Creed creator, Patrice Désilets, and tells the story of human evolution from its primate origins.
Since The Division 2's first Raid dropped, the community has been rather outspoken on the increased challenge encountered by console players.
PC players managed to blast through Operation Dark Hours in five hours, while their console counterparts took a whopping three days to beat the challenge.
Although more console players have now managed to complete the Raid, the difference in numbers between console and PC is rather alarming. Seven thousand players on PC have completed the task, while a paltry two hundred have achieved the same task on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
There's a new handheld game system on the way, and it's looking to shake things up a bit.
Known as the Playdate, this little yellow device is trying some new things in design and game delivery.
On top of 'A' and 'B' buttons and a D-Pad, the Playdate also features a rotatable crank that folds into the device when travelling. The extent of its use will be up do the developers, with some titles using the crank throughout, while others to a limited extent. Some games coming to the Playdate won't use the crank at all.
Since its announcement at E3 last year, the studio behind Nioh 2 has remained very tight-lipped.
Thankfully, Koei Tecmo and Team Ninja have released new footage for their highly anticipated souls-like samurai sequel.
Fans of the first game will be happy to see that Nioh 2 looks to double down on what made the first entry so successful.
A release date for Supermassive Games' first instalment of The Dark Pictures Anthology has been confirmed, with Man of Medan set to release on August 30.
After the success of Until Dawn, it appears Supermassive are going all-in on the popcorn-flick horror genre – most notably the choice-driven narrative which returns in Man of Medan.
Set on a World War II shipwreck, a crew of divers must take refuge as a storm rolls in. Though, as you might expect with a horror story, they find they may have been safer out in the storm.
Square Enix has announced the next DLC expansion coming to Just Cause 4.
Titled "Los Demonios", the upcoming DLC will see Rico coming face to face with "the demonic forces from an ancient past" and will include new missions, tools and skills.
Among the new gear at Ricos disposal is the "Demon Crossbow" and the return of the liberation system from Just Cause 3. Check out the trailer for the "Los Demonios" expansion below.
A new report from Kotaku indicates that Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software will no longer be the lead developers on 2020's Call of Duty title.
The 2020 release will now be headed up by Treyarch Studios, which just released Black Ops 4 last year.
Activision's decision to put Treyarch is, according to Kotaku, due to tensions between Sledgehammer and Raven, whose staff have been in constant arguments during the past year of development.
Microsoft and Sony have announced a strategic partnership for technology and information sharing.
The two companies will explore joint development of "future cloud solutions" in Microsoft Azure with the goal of supporting their respective gaming and content-streaming services.
"For many years, Microsoft has been a key business partner for us, though of course the two companies have also been competing in some areas," said Sony president and CEO Kenichiro Yoshida.
“Sekiro represents a drastic change to the formula we've all become so intimate with. Combat is an entirely different beast and is arguably the best I've encountered in a From Software title.”
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