#The Playstation Blog


Yoshinori Kitase Said Vincent is His Favorite FFVII Character

To coincide with Final Fantasy VII making its PlayStation Now debut, Yoshinori Kitase took to the PlayStation Blog to talk a bit about the game. (He was the director and one of the writers for the original PlayStation release.) Much of the account goes over the challenges that came from creating the game and its cutscenes. However, he also talked about other thoughts. For example, Kitase noted that his favorite FFVII character is Vincent Valentine.
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PlayStation Now Adds Long-Awaited Feature

A new PlayStation Now update has made a long-awaited upgrade that subscribers of the subscription service on PC, PS4, and PS5 have been demanding since its launch. If you missed the new PS5 update, hidden in the patch notes is an upgrade for PlayStation Now. As of today, PlayStation Now subscribers can now choose between 720p and 1080p when streaming games, which is primarily used for playing PS3 games, as PS4 and PS5 games can be downloaded natively.

Media Molecule celebrates Dreams’ budding creative community with 1st annual awards • Fundingnewsasia

After ten months in paid early access, Media Molecule’s imagine-’em-up Dreams has garnered quite a following of dedicated creators – and the developer has now officially celebrated some of its favourite community created projects in its 1st Annual IMPY Awards. Established to celebrate “the very best content and creators from...

Sony’s PlayStation 5 gets spatial audio support in latest system update

Sony’s bestselling PlayStation 5 console just received its second major system update, which features a variety of upgrades and improvements – including 3D audio support for built-in TV speakers. Once you’ve updated your PS5, you can head over to the system menu to enable the feature and allow the PS5...

OlliOlli World Shows Off New Location, Gets 4K & 120 FPS Support on PS5

Developers Roll7 have announced a brand new biome for the latest entry in the OlliOlli franchise, OlliOlli World, alongside some big news for PlayStation 5 players. In a post shared on the PlayStation Blog, Simon Bennett — co-CEO of Roll7 — introduced the land of Burntrock, a new biome that is one of the five unique places players will travel in OlliOlli World. Judging by the brief look at it in the blog post, Burntrock seems modeled after a desert town, with mountainous cliffs and various cacti littered throughout the background.

Kena: Bridge of Spirits dev details how lead character Kena was designed

Kena: Bridge of Spirits is just days away, and Ember Lab's animation director, Hunter Schmidt, has gone into more detail on Kena's design. Over on the PlayStation Blog, Schmidt explains that Kena was originally depicted as a younger girl. "As the mechanics and story evolved, we realized she needed to be very skilled, and that her work as a Spirit Guide would require her to draw on more life experience when helping the other characters in the story. She gradually became older and more knowledgeable," explains Schmidt, who goes on to discuss the 3D character work and the design behind smaller details like individual hair strands and eyelashes.

Madden 22 tops the PS5 download charts in August

Today, Sony has released the PlayStation top download charts, and Madden 22 was the biggest selling on both PS5 and PS4. That's the case at least for the US and Canada, where Madden 22 tops both charts. In Europe though, the story is a little different. Madden 22 is the...

PS5: What’s new in the September system software update?

The second major PlayStation 5 system software update rolled out today, introducing new UX enhancements, new gaming and social experience customizations, 3D audio support for built-in TV speakers and, perhaps most importantly, the ability to expand your storage capacity with an M.2 SSD. The PlayStation Blog provides a complete rundown...

Ren & Stimpy join Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl has just added another classic character to its roster, dating all the way back to one of the very first Nicktoons. And by character I mean characters, as Ren & Stimpy are back together to bring the pain to their fellow fighters — and sometimes each other.

Kena: Bridge of Spirits Developer Goes Behind-the-Scenes With Character Design

Amid all of the delays, from Dying Light 2 Stay Human releasing in February 2022 to Battlefield 2042 potentially coming later, Ember Lab’s Kena: Bridge of Spirits is still on track. The developer recently discussed Kena’s character design and how she came to be on the PlayStation Blog. Her original character designs were done by Wanchana “Vic” Intrasombat, a “close collaborator on our commercial projects in the past, but this time he had a blank canvas and we can see so much of his charming and unique view of the world in all of the character designs.”

Midnight Black version of PS5’s Pulse 3D headset announced

Sony has announced that a new Midnight Black variant of the PlayStation 5’s Pulse 3D Wireless Headset will be released next month. This new version of the headset matches the previously released DualSense Midnight Black controller and will be available in October. Get a brief look at the new design in the trailer below:
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Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl announces Ren & Stimpy as two-in-one fighter

The upcoming crossover fighting game Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl has announced Ren and Stimpy as part of the playable roster. Rather than function as two separate characters, Ren and Stimpy will work together, with every one of their moves referencing a moment from their cartoon. In the announcement post on the...

PS5 system update finally lets you add more storage space

The second major PS5 system update is rolling out globally today and adds a wealth of new software features to the console. The flagship addition is definitely the ability to upgrade the console’s internal storage, but the system update also brings UI improvements and a few small, but much-appreciated, tweaks.

Insomniac Wolverine PS5: When is it coming out?

If you’re a fan of superhero games, then you’re in for some good news. This because Insomniac has announced a Wolverine title just for PS5. This announced was made by Insomniac in September 2021, where they said that they will be releasing two new titles for the PS5. The first one is ofcourse the Wolverine game. The other one will be the game on Spider Man 2.