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By Namerah S
Assassin's Creed Valhalla has gone gold, Ubisoft announces
by Namerah Saud Fatmi
Ubisoft Montreal took to social media platform Twitter to announce that its upcoming Assassin's Creed title has finally gone gold. That's dev industry jargon used when a video game is out of the development stage and a final master copy of it has been prepared. Once a title goes gold, it is ready to be printed onto physical discs and then distributed.
Now that Assassin's Creed Valhalla is ready for mass production, it shouldn't be too long before copies of the game are handed over to distributors - especially considering the fast-approaching launch date.
The latest instalment in the elaborate Assassin's Creed universe is scheduled to release on November 10 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X and PC. As the PS5 will launch a few days later, Sony's next-gen video game platform will get the title a few days later on November 13.
Pre-orders for the Viking themed game are currently open and can be placed on its official website. Both physical and digital versions of Assassin's Creed Valhalla can be pre-purchased at the moment. Xbox Series X|S users can opt for Smart Delivery while pre-ordering. If you're a PC gamer intending to buy the game, a detailed list of system requirements for AC Valhalla can be found here.
By Usama Jawad96
Here's the list of PS4 games not supported on PS5
by Usama Jawad
While Sony has already made clear that the PlayStation 5 won't be compatible with PS1, PS2, and PS3 games, we haven't heard anything concrete about support for PS4 games, until now. The company has now published a support page detailing how backward compatibility for PS4 games will work on its next-gen console.
First up, almost all the 4000+ PS4 games will be supported on the PS5, although Sony has stated that some might have limited functionality and "exhibit errors or unexpected behavior" on its upcoming console. As such, the company has stated that before purchasing DLCs and add-ons for PS4 games, it is recommended that you boot up the game on the PS5 and see if you're happy with the experience first.
Furthermore, Sony has also published a tentative list of PS4 games that are not playable at all on the PS5. These are:
DWVR Afro Samurai 2 Revenge of Kuma Volume One TT Isle of Man - Ride on the Edge 2 Just Deal With It! Shadow Complex Remastered Robinson: The Journey We Sing Hitman Go: Definitive Edition Shadwen Joe's Diner It has also clarified that select PS4 games will take advantage of PS5's "Game Boost" to run games at higher or smoother frame rates. It's not yet clear which titles will take advantage of this capability of the console.
Digital games and their associated saves can be transferred to the PS5 over Wi-Fi and you can also pop in a PS4 game disc into the $499 console to play it. Moreover, the firm has detailed peripheral compatibility with the PS5. The highlights from that section are that both DualShock 4 and DualSense controllers can be used with PS4 games on PS5 but the former is recommended for the best experience. However, the DualShock 4 will not support PS5 games.
Lastly, here are some other limitations of PS4 backward compatibility on PS5:
You can find out more details by visiting the company's knowledge article here.
By Usama Jawad96
Sony is reportedly removing PS3, PSP, PS Vita games from mobile and web storefronts
by Usama Jawad
With the next-generation of gaming consoles just around the corner, it appears that Sony is slowly phasing out support for its previous generations of games. A new report suggests that the company will be removing PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, and PlayStation Vita games from its mobile and web storefronts this month.
French website Planète Vita has obtained an email that Sony reportedly sent out to its partners recently. The email states that Sony will be launching an overhauled PlayStation storefront on mobile and web on October 19. While the UI and features of this revamp haven't been revealed yet, Sony states that from October 19 and October 28 on web and mobile respectively, the following content can not be purchased from storefronts:
PlayStation 3 games and add-ons PlayStation Portable games and add-ons PlayStation Vita games and add-ons Apps Themes Avatars However, Sony has noted that all of this content can still be purchased and accessed directly from the PlayStation Store on supported consoles, and none of it is being removed, per se.
While the plan to remove older games from select storefronts makes sense from Sony's perspective - the company isn't big on backward compatibility, the removal of apps, themes, avatars, and wishlists which are all actively supported on the current generations of consoles is certainly interesting. It is possible that the company is taking this decision because it has noticed low usage of these features on its mobile and web storefronts as compared to the console counterpart. That said, it is important to note that Sony has not officially announced these changes as of yet, and we'll keep you in the loop if something emerges on this front.
Source: Planète Vita
By Namerah S
Torchlight III releases on October 13 for PS4, Xbox One and PC, NS version announced
by Namerah Saud Fatmi
At the beginning of this year, it was revealed that Torchlight Frontier was renamed to Torchlight III, ditching its MMO elements. In June, the action RPG made its way to Early Access on Steam, with Acts 1 and 2 available to play for $29.99. Back then, a release date for the full launch of Torchlight III was not known.
Today developer Echtra Games finally unveiled the release date for the complete version of Torchlight III for multiple platforms. The ARPG will be making its way to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC platforms on October 13, 2020. Players who bought the game through Early Access on Steam will be upgraded to the complete version free of charge.
Max Schaefer, CEO of Echtra Games commented on the upcoming release:
As for the price, the full version of Torchlight III will be available to purchase for current-gen consoles and PC via Steam at the price of $39.99. It was also revealed that a Nintendo Switch version of the latest Torchlight title will launch at some point later this year.
By Garg Ankit
Sony confirms PlayStation 5 will not support PS1, PS2, or PS3 titles
by Garg Ankit
Now that the pricing and availability details of the upcoming Sony gaming consoles are out, gamers are eager to get their hands on them and play their hearts out. While PlayStation 4 titles will run on the PlayStation 5, there was a pretty good chance the backward compatibility won't stretch to older consoles.
Sony Interactive Entertainment's CEO Jim Ryan has now confirmed in an interview to Famitsu that PS5 will not be backward compatible with PS3, PS2, or PS1 game titles, while the games purchased for PS4 can be played on the PS5. Ubisoft's support site had stated the same last month, but now there is an official confirmation.
The interview excerpt, as translated by Silicon Era, reads:
It is worth noting that even PlayStation 4 did not support such backward compatibility for PS3 games owing to the unique structure of the latter. In contrast, the rival console maker Microsoft says backward compatible games will run and look better on the newly launched Xbox Series X.