Gaming News #119 – PlayStation 5 Price, Next-Gen Game Reveals and More

Fresh news on the PlayStation 5 pricing, tons of new next-gen reveals, Cyberpunk system requirements and much more.
Gaming News #119 – PlayStation 5 Price, Next-Gen Game Reveals and More

KeenGamer gaming news is a series of articles designed to bring you the hottest gaming and pop culture related news. Each news is presented in a bite-sized format and will lead you to the original source of the news if you want to find out more details.

Sony finally reveals the price for both versions of the PlayStation 5

Sony finally reveals the price for both versions of the PlayStation 5

PlayStation 5 is reasonably priced, especially the digital edition

The price point of both PlayStation 5 versions and the release date has finally been announced. The long-awaited, and arguably the most important information about the console came at the tail end of the PlayStation Showcase Event. The event itself started with next-gen game showcases to build up the hype and culminated with the pricing of the console to officially start the console war. The PlayStation 5 retails at $499.99 and the Digital Edition is $399.99.

The standard price is $100 more expensive than the PS4’s original retail price, but the technology inhabiting the console more than justifies the increased price tag. What’s even more exciting is that we’ll get our hands on the console in just two short months with sales starting on November 12th and November 19th. For more details on the pricing, release dates, preorders and more, check out our original news coverage of the event.

New God of War coming to the PS5 sometime next year

New God of War coming to the PS5 sometime next year

Thor, we are coming for you!

God of War 4 was such a great and memorable game that it feels like I killed that last Valkyre just yesterday. While everyone was holding their breath for a sequel, I don’t think anyone expected to see it for at least another 2 years. Luckily, Sony and Santa Monica Studio had other plans. Sometime near the end of the PS5 showcase, they revealed the God of War sequel is coming to the next-gen console in 2021! While not much information was revealed, the subtitle “Ragnarök” itself is somewhat revealing enough. It’s time for a full out war with the Norse pantheon so you best prepare. It’s going to be a thunderous ride. To check out the brief teaser and find out more info about the game, go and visit our original news coverage.

Harry Potter goes open-world next year with Hogwarts Legacy

Harry Potter goes open-world next year with Hogwarts Legacy

Impressive showcase, even if you are not a Harry Potter fan

Man, I love the PlayStation 2 era Harry Potter games with a passion. Imagine then my absolute awe when Warner Bros. Games revealed Hogwarts Legacy – an open-world action RPG set in the Harry Potter universe. The impressive trailer gave us a look at numerous iconic world-locations, character creation, activities such as brewing potions, learning spells, interacting with magical beasts, and of course, playing Quidditch.

Oh, and there was flying on a Hippogriff included which just had me instantly bought. Aside from what was showcased in the trailer, not much else is known about the game aside from the fact that it’s releasing sometime during next year. To jump aboard the hype train, visit our original news coverage and check out the full trailer.

Cyberpunk 2077 system requirements are surprisingly mild

Cyberpunk 2077 system requirements are surprisingly mild

Cyberpunk 2077 will be playable on a wide range of PCs

CD Projekt Red revealed the PC system requirements for Cyberpunk 2077, and surprisingly, they aren’t too demanding. Actually, the minimum requirements will make the game perfectly playable by the majority of the gaming community. CDPR, however, noted that this will enable you to play exclusively on “low” graphical settings. The recommended requirements, meant for playing on “high” aren’t too extreme with the game needing something in the range of Intel Core i7-4790 or AMD Ryzen 3 3200G along with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB or AMD Radeon R9 Fury.

What’s interesting is that, while not needed, the minimum requirements recommend having an SSD – probably to help with the load times. The game promises to have numerous graphical options so we are sure many gamers will find optimal settings to enjoy Cyberpunk to the max. For full system requirements and more information, be sure to check out original news coverage.

A collection of best PS4 games will be available to PS Plus subscribers on the PlayStation 5

A collection of best PS4 games will be available to PS Plus subscribers on the PlayStation 5

Something to play immediately on launch

If you are a PS Plus subscriber, you are in for a treat once you upgrade to the PlayStation 5. You see, anyone with the subscription will get access to some of the best PS4 games, playable immediately once you boot up your PS5.  While it’s doubtful you didn’t play these games when they originally released if you are a loyal Sony fan, it’s an absolute treat for those who didn’t get the chance or are considering making a switch from another console. Just to get the idea of the caliber of games you’ll be getting, the collection includes titles like God of War, Bloodborne, Ratchet & Clank, InFamous: Second Son, and Days Gone. A total of 18 titles will be available immediately with the potential of expanding the collection further down the line. To check out the full list of titles and more info about the PlayStation 5, check out our original news coverage

Final Fantasy XVI has been announced during PlayStation Showcase

Final Fantasy XVI has been announced during PlayStation Showcase

Action-combat, impressive visuals, dark setting. We are in!

Looking back, the main information everyone was waiting for at the PlayStation Showcase was the pricing of the next-gen console. However, Sony didn’t pull any punches when it comes to the rest of the show. The opening trailer, in particular, was the impressive first look at Final Fantasy XVI. Besides looking gorgeous, the game seems to take place in a much darker, medieval-like setting and features all sorts of creatures you usually associate with classic fantasy.

The trailer also showcased the effect heavy action-combat and some seriously large scale set-pieces akin to Astral boss battles from Final Fantasy XV. What’s more, the game appears to be a PS5 exclusive, giving you another reason to choose Sony over Microsoft in the next-gen war. For the full trailer and more information on the game, be sure to check out our original news coverage.

Origins update is coming soon to No Man’s Sky

Origins update is coming soon to No Man's Sky

No Man’s Sky continues with awesome updates

The continuous development of No Man’s Sky is as much a journey as is playing the game itself. Despite No Man’s Sky becoming a substantially larger and content-rich game than it was at launch, the community is always hungry for more. Rest assured that Hello Games are listening and another content update in a long line of updates is almost upon us. Titled “Origins”, the developer went and called it “another small step in a larger journey” both hinting that it won’t be the biggest update but also that it won’t be the last despite them working on another huge game. They remain committed to improving and adding new features to No Man’s Sky and will remain so in the near future. For more information, check out our original news coverage.

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