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New Sony division to adapt PlayStation IPs for film & TV

New Sony division to adapt PlayStation IPs for film & TV

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.

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Sonic movie delayed for character redesigns

Sonic movie delayed for character redesigns

Sonic the Hedgehog director Jeff Fowler has delayed the film's release date.

News comes weeks after it was announced that the titular character would be getting a redesign after criticism of the initial trailers.

At the time, concerns were voiced over what this would mean for designers and animators working on the film, as long hours and crunch seemed inevitable to meet the November release date.

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Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey has a release date

Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey has a release date

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.

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The Division 2's Raid difficulty on console to remain unchanged

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The Division 2's Raid difficulty on console to remain unchanged

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.

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The next portable system has a... hand-crank controller.

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The next portable system has a... hand-crank controller.

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.

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Team Ninja shows off Nioh 2 footage and announces closed alpha

Team Ninja shows off Nioh 2 footage and announces closed alpha

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.

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Supermassive's The Dark Pictures has a release date

Supermassive's The Dark Pictures has a release date

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.

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Just Cause 4 DLC coming alongside big update

Just Cause 4 DLC coming alongside big update

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.

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Report: Treyarch taking over leadership for 2020 CoD

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Report: Treyarch taking over leadership for 2020 CoD

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.

Monday 27 May

Sonic movie delayed for character redesigns
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Sonic movie delayed for character redesigns
Animators breathe a collective sigh of relief.

Friday 24 May

Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey has a release date
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Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey has a release date
Epic Games Store exclusive on PC
The Division 2's Raid difficulty on console to remain unchanged
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The Division 2's Raid difficulty on console to remain unchanged
The struggle is too real for some
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Thursday 23 May

The next portable system has a... hand-crank controller.
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The next portable system has a... hand-crank controller.
Up, up, down down, left, right, spin.
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The Occupation Review
Review
The Occupation Review
Some jobs aren't worth having.
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Team Ninja shows off Nioh 2 footage and announces closed alpha
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Team Ninja shows off Nioh 2 footage and announces closed alpha
Are you ready for more punishment?

Wednesday 22 May

Supermassive's The Dark Pictures has a release date
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Supermassive's The Dark Pictures has a release date
New scares await on August 30.
Just Cause 4 DLC coming alongside big update
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Just Cause 4 DLC coming alongside big update
Rico takes on a demonic invasion

Tuesday 21 May

New Sony division to adapt PlayStation IPs for film & TV
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New Sony division to adapt PlayStation IPs for film & TV
Give me a Sackboy & Kratos buddy cop drama.

Monday 20 May

Report: Treyarch taking over leadership for 2020 CoD
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Report: Treyarch taking over leadership for 2020 CoD
Black Ops 5 to release instead
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Friday 17 May

The Persistence getting free update to enable play without PSVR
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The Persistence getting free update to enable play without PSVR
Great news for those without PSVR
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World War Z Review
Review
World War Z Review
Do we really need yet another Zombie game?

Thursday 16 May

World of Warcraft Classic gets a launch date
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World of Warcraft Classic gets a launch date
Closed beta for a select few starting from today
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A Plague Tale: Innocence Review
Review
A Plague Tale: Innocence Review
This is how you do a new IP!
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Skull and Bones gets lost at sea, will arrive at least a year late
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Skull and Bones gets lost at sea, will arrive at least a year late
The plundering will have to wait

Wednesday 15 May

Netflix are teasing E3 announcements
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Netflix are teasing E3 announcements
What could it be?
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Tuesday 14 May

Oddworld Soulstorm will continue Abe's journey
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Oddworld Soulstorm will continue Abe's journey
That's how you make a comeback
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Dauntless gets full release next week
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Dauntless gets full release next week
Goes exclusive to Epic Games Store on PC
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Monday 13 May

The writing is on the wall for Starbreeze Studios
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The writing is on the wall for Starbreeze Studios
Walking Dead game, leaves company walking dead
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Falcon Age Review
Review
Falcon Age Review
Came for the falcon, stayed for the fist bumps!
Destiny 2's Season of Opulence begins next month
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Destiny 2's Season of Opulence begins next month
New raid releasing simultaneously

Thursday 9 May

MLB The Show 19 Review
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MLB The Show 19 Review
Does the latest entry hit it out of the park or go for a cheeky bunt?

Wednesday 8 May

The Division 2 Review (Updated)
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The Division 2 Review (Updated)
The right way to handle shoot & loot
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Steamworld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech Switch Review
Review
Steamworld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech Switch Review
The Steamworld universe expands in a great way.