Could the PS5 Actually Cure Naughty Dog’s Infamous Crunch?

The Last of Us Part II launched in June after months of well-documented crunch. Naughty Dog VP Neil Druckmann says the PS5’s fewer technical constraints gift developers a new sense of freedom. The SSD could be pivotal in reducing crunch by providing designers with less-resource intensive methods to implement Naughty Dog’s famed level of detail. …

Rockstar’s PS5 Reveal Shows It Doesn’t Care About Selling Games

Rockstar Games announces Grand Theft Auto V for PS5 during the console’s big reveal event. The company also confirms that GTA Online will be released as a standalone title on the console in 2021. It suggests that Rockstar now sees microtransactions as far more critical than selling copies of its games. With a little help …

People Are Underestimating PS5, Xbox Series X SSD: MK 11 Developer

Summer Game Fest organizer Geoff Keighley hosted an interview with Mortal Kombat 11 creative director Ed Boon this weekend. The veteran developer explained that the next-gen leap wouldn’t be so much about graphics as “almost zero load times.” Boon says he was impressed by the PS5 Unreal Engine 5 tech demo. The conversation surrounding the …

PS5 & Xbox Series X 2020 Launches Under No Coronavirus Threat: AMD

The coronavirus outbreak has led to event cancellations and production issues across the gaming industry. There are growing concerns the virus might affect the launch of the next-generation consoles. According to AMD, both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are still on track for a late 2020 launch. With the coronavirus outbreak extending its …