PlayStation recap: God of War exclusive coming to PC soon, PS5 ends Nintendo Switch sales streak
It’s still time for another PlayStation recap. Huge news broke last month in the PlayStation storefront, which announced a Knights of the Old Republic remake alongside new Spider-Man and Wolverine games.
This month has not been so hectic, but undoubtedly still full of important news across the PlayStation country. The company is keeping its promise to bring more exclusives to PC, and HBO’s The Last of Us continues to film in Calgary, with fans taking behind-the-scenes photos of the stars in action. All of this was complemented by an inventory highlighting third-party games coming to PS5. That said, let’s go ahead and see what happened in October.
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Disappointing PlayStation State of Play
The last inventory was a bit missed. Going through all that has been announced, there is nothing too remarkable other than a new Bugsnax expansion and a new Star Ocean game. These little Bugsnax aren’t so small anymore that the next free DLC turns them into Bigsnax.
Elsewhere in the storefront, players got a longer look at Little Devil Inside, as well as an announcement of the release date of Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach. I’m definitely not going to play the latter. The old one I could.
PS5 sales end 33-month Nintendo Switch streak
With as difficult as it was to buy a PS5, you might as well try digging for gold. Yet that hasn’t stopped over 13 million units from being sold worldwide since its launch. The NPD Group has revealed that the PS5 even became the top-selling console in September 2021 in the United States based on units sold, ending a 33-month streak owned by the Nintendo Switch. This should not be confused with dollar sales, which have seen the PS5 already overtake the Switch (although that’s to be expected given the huge price disparity between the two).
PS5 restockings are undoubtedly hard to come by, and preparing for Black Friday will only make stock drops rarer as retailers stock consoles for a big rush.
Elden Ring (unsurprisingly) gets a short delay
The myth, the legend: Elden Ring. It’s strange to think that it will release early next year, but it’s no surprise that it doesn’t hit its original release date in January. Instead, FromSoftware’s next adventure is slated to launch a month later on February 25, just a week after Horizon Forbidden West. Early 2022, especially in February, looks like an extremely busy window for AAA games.
No matter when Elden Ring is released (let’s hope it doesn’t suffer another delay), it has to meet some incredibly high fan expectations. From the minds of Hidetaka Miyazaki and George RR Martin, Elden Ring is set in the fictional Lands Between and sees players embark on an adventure to restore the titular Elden Ring and defeat Queen Marika the Eternal and her offspring. .
Alan Wake releases for the first time on PlayStation consoles
Alan Wake was originally released as an Xbox 360 exclusive in 2010, and it seemed like all hope was lost for a PlayStation release … until this month. With Alan Wake Remastered, Remedy has finally brought the cult classic to PS4 and PS5. It may have taken over 10 years, but better late than never, as the kids say.
With such renewed interest in Alan Wake, especially after his Control expansion, it could pave the way for a suitable sequel. Whatever Remedy decides to do, whether it’s Alan Wake 2, Control 2, or something completely new, you can bet it’ll be just as weird and wonderful as its previous projects.
God of War is the next PlayStation exclusive to hit PC
Kratos is screaming in this photo because he’s so excited God of War is coming to PC in January. This follows PlayStation’s commitment to release more of its PC exclusives. Titles like Horizon Zero Dawn and Days Gone have already arrived on the platform, with Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection coming in early 2022.
Sony Santa Monica also revealed that God of War (2018) has officially surpassed 19 million sales on PS4 and PS5, which is a pretty impressive achievement for a single player game.
A sequel, titled God of War Ragnarok, is slated to launch in 2022. Christopher Judge, who plays Kratos, blamed Twitter for his delay, saying he was due to have surgery in 2019 and that Sony allowed him all the time. which he needed for rehab.
Samsung’s 980 Pro SSD gets PS5-compatible model
Do you hear that? You wouldn’t because it’s the sweet sound of silence from your PS5. Its fans manage to keep it cool without looking like a jet engine, but SSDs tend to increase heat output, which is why Sony encourages anyone using an SSD to have a heat sink with them. Fortunately, Samsung’s 980 Pro finally gets a PS5-compatible model with a heat sink.
The 980 Pro offers sequential read / write speeds of up to 7,000 and 5,100 MB / s, respectively. It can be purchased in 1TB or 2TB capacities, ranging from $ 250 to $ 450. It is certainly not cheap, but no SSD is at the moment.
Just be careful when installing an SSD in your PS5. This isn’t the most intuitive process, especially since you have to remove the PS5’s faceplate. (But hey, it might be a good time for you to buy a new PS5 front cover).
The Last of Us filming continues in Calgary
Filming for HBO’s The Last of Us TV series, starring Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey, began last month in Calgary. If photos of different settings are something to do, they will stay as close to the original experience as possible.
@TheLastofUsNews on Twitter has all the updates anyone could want, and the fan page will continue to follow the shoot as it progresses. New photos and videos are added every day, so check back regularly for the latest information.
The Last of Us is slated for release in 2022. According to a ComicBook.com interview with Gabriel Luna, who plays Tommy, he is expected to debut “as soon as possible.”
Prepare for the Holidays
October hasn’t been as busy as September on the PlayStation front, but we’re approaching a busy holiday season with third-party releases like Battlefield 2042, Skyrim Anniversary Edition, Call of Duty: Vanguard, Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition (wow, what a name), and more. The PlayStation itself won’t have big exclusives until next year with Horizon Forbidden West. Good luck to anyone trying to buy a PS5 in the next few months. Just know that there is a lot to look forward to in 2022 and beyond. See you next time