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Official PlayStation Podcast Episode 405: Chatting & Chortling

Email us at PSPodcast@sony.com! Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google or RSS, or download here Welcome back! This week, the team shares their Game of the Year-So-Far selections, and highlight news from the Annapurna showcase. Stuff We Talked About Hunter’s Arena: Legends Destruction AllStars Life Is Strange: True Colors Stray The Outer Wilds Returnal It Takes Two Ratchet & Clank:…

Share of the Week – A Plague Tale: Innocence

Last week, we asked you to keep out of the shadows in the dangerous world of A Plague Tale: Innocence. While avoiding plague-infesting supernatural rats, you shared Amicia and Hugo’s best moments using #PSshare #PSBlog. Here are this week’s highlights:  RyoppyGamePhoto shares Amicia carrying Hugo as he grows weak. DKANG0316 shares Hugo’s connection to the rats growing. justinphotomode shares a…

An in-depth look into the mysterious, futuristic world of Stray

Hello, everyone! After a long period of intense work with the team, we are delighted to finally be able to show more about our game Stray with this just-released gameplay trailer. But we wanted to add a bit more context to what you’ve hopefully just enjoyed. Play Video At its core, Stray is an adventure game. It tells the story…

A Memoir Blue tells a moving story completely without words

A Memoir Blue is an atmospheric journey featuring a champion swimmer named Miriam who, on the day of her greatest achievement, begins to reflect on long forgotten memories. Play Video The story of the game is based on a childhood journey I took with my mom. My recollection as a child was that we had taken a wonderful day trip…

Destruction AllStars July update arrives today

The team at Lucid has been hard at work on a new patch for Destruction AllStars, available today, which brings various improvements to the game. We wanted to provide some insight into how this patch enhances our gameplay as well as provide an update on the current season. Over the past few months, we’ve been refining Destruction AllStars’ core game…

PlayStation Plus games for August: Hunter’s Arena: Legends, Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville, Tennis World Tour 2

August’s PlayStation Plus lineup challenges you to test your mettle against dangerous demons, the combative undead, aggressive fauna and racket-wielding pros. Enjoy the fantasy warfare of Hunter’s Arena: Legends, teamwork hijinks in Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville and hit the court in Tennis World Tour 2 on Tuesday, August 3 when the titles join PlayStation Plus. Let’s take a…

The color of emotion in Life is Strange: True Colors

In Life is Strange: True Colors, Alex’s psychic power of Empathy is brought to life through unique gameplay and cinematic experiences. Emotions are expressed by auras around other characters, which can explode into novas of light and color when the emotion becomes overwhelming. Each of these experiences transforms Alex’s world, offering her valuable insights into another person but threatening to…

Dreams: DreamsCom21 starts today

You can’t throw an entirely-made-in-Dreams convention one year and not do it the next, can you? With DreamsCom ’21 opening its virtual doors today, here’s a quick rundown of what you can expect over the next four days from the Dreams coMmunity and us here at Media Molecule! The DreamsCom show floor Of course, everything you see at DreamsCom has…

Tribes of Midgard: Viking-tastic beasts and how to fight them

Welcome to the brightest Ragnarök you’ve ever seen! Tomorrow, we launch Tribes of Midgard, and while many of you are already in the game chasing down our big boss, Fenrir, we thought it’d be helpful to give some quick tips and tricks, as well as break down some of the enemies you’ll encounter along your journey.  Many mighty creatures stand…

Winds & Leaves blooms on PS VR tomorrow

Hello everyone, it’s Alexandre Pernot Lopes from Trebuchet. Winds & Leaves will be available tomorrow on PS VR, and we thought it’d be a great time to share some tips to help you get started before you jump on the Gardener’s stilts. If you have not yet heard of it, Winds & Leaves is a flora-builder game where you grow…

Official PlayStation Podcast 404: Episode Not Found

Email us at PSPodcast@sony.com! Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google or RSS, or download here Despite the temptation to upload an hour of silence for the sake of the 404 gag, we did, in fact, record a piping-hot episode of the Official PlayStation Podcast for your auditory enjoyment this week. Hope you like it! Stuff We Talked About Ghost of…

Share of the Week: Ghost of Tsushima – One Year Anniversary

Last week, we celebrated the one year anniversary of Ghost of Tsushima. In honor of Jin’s journey we asked you to share honorable (or dishonorable) moments using #PSshare #PSblog. Here are this week’s highlights:  justinphotomode tries to outrun a storm from horseback. Virtualaaron1 strikes a daring red pose. MdeavorV shares the solemn beauty of the Sakai family resting place. jabivgp…

Working at Roblox: Meet Jan Berktold

Jan is a Tech Lead and Principal Software Engineer on the Platform team at Roblox. Prior to joining, Jan built experiences on the Roblox platform as a third-party developer. Describe your team’s role here at Roblox. The Storage Platform provides persistent storage to all engineering teams at Roblox and ultimately powers the Roblox platform. We provide managed offerings to make…

Ratchet and Clank blast into Fall Guys for Limited Time Events and unique rewards

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout Season 5 released this week with an adventurous new theme, inviting players to a super-colourful stumble in the jungle…but not everything is as it seems! Ratchet and Clank have tumbled through a rift to the Blunderdome and have decided to stick around to host two Limited Time Events; extra-special opportunities for players to unlock unique costumes…

The massive Summer Sale comes to PlayStation Store

The massive Summer Sale comes to PlayStation on Wednesday, July 21. It brings with it thousands of titles discounted for a limited time*, with additional games joining the promotion on August 4.   See the full list of games in the promotion below, then head to PlayStation Store to find out your local discount pricing.  See the full list of games…

Demo out today for Fracked, a fast-paced PS VR action game

Our team is thrilled to share the opening chapters of their trailblazing PlayStation VR title, Fracked, available right now at PlayStation Store as a completely free-to-play demo! The full game has been confirmed as launching on August 20 and we cannot wait to hear your thoughts about this new action-adventure entry in the PS VR library.  Play Video Play for yourself  You can now take to the Alaskan slopes with PlayStation Move and check out the explosive…

Share of the Week: Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Photo Mode

Last month, the masterminds at Insomniac Games updated Photo Mode features in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. To highlight some of the new character poses, stickers, and other features, we asked you to share your inter-dimensional creations using #PSShare #PSBlog. Get a load of your favorite Lombaxes with this week’s highlights:  Photoingame shows off Ratchet’s stoic side in this moody…

Weird West comes to PS4 this fall

Hello PlayStation community! We are Raphael Colantonio and Julien Roby, studio directors at WolfEye Studios, and today we’re proud to announce that our debut title as an independent studio, Weird West, is coming to PlayStation 4 this fall.  The West’s full of tall tales… Weird West is all about stories; stories of redemption and honor, yarns of strangeness and oddity,…

Working at Roblox: Meet Nathan Dean

Nathan is a Principal Software Engineer working on the Social team at Roblox. Before joining the team, Nathan was a long-time user of the platform, giving him an insightful perspective that infuses his day-to-day work with passion and energy. Describe your team’s role here at Roblox. The Social team focuses on making it easy to forge new friendships and share…

Los Santos Tuners coming soon to GTA Online

On July 20, the underground tuner scene in Los Santos roars to life with the launch of GTA Online: Los Santos Tuners. In addition to a ton of action-packed, Tuner-based missions and races, this update introduces the LS Car Meet, a gigantic, shared social space where you and your cherished personal vehicle can mingle freely with fellow car fans to…