Gaming News #122 – The PlayStation 5 Closer Look, Outriders Delay, Watch Dogs Legion Roadmap

A fresh look at the internal components of the PlayStation 5 as well as news on Watch Dogs Legion post-launch content, Outriders delay, and much more.
Gaming News #122 – The PlayStation 5 Closer Look, Outriders Delay, Watch Dogs Legion Roadmap

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.

PlayStation 5 Teardown Gives Us a Closer Look at the Console

PlayStation 5 Teardown Gives Us a Closer Look at the Console

The chunky boy has been disassembled

There are some people who just want to buy a piece of hardware and have it perform its designated function. Others, however, like to know the ins and outs of their toys so the PlayStation 5 teardown by EVP of Hardware Engineering and Operation at Sony, Masayasu Ito was a dream come true. Besides once again seeing how massive the console is, it gave us a better look at all its inner workings and components. There’s a lot to unpack here so we highly recommend that you check out our original news coverage for the teardown video as well as the full list of components. If you are in team Sony for this generation, all of that will power your gaming experiences for the foreseeable future.

Watch Dogs: Legion post-launch content outlined

Watch Dogs: Legion post-launch content outlined

The fan-favorite Wrench is back!

Watch Dogs Legion is almost upon us and Ubisoft is shifting into 5th gear in terms of hyping it up. The latest info has to do with post-launch content which looks like it’s going to surpass what Ubisoft delivered for the previous entries in the franchise. Watch Dogs: Legion Bloodline sees the return of Aiden Pearce from the original Watch Dogs with the fan-favorite Wrench from Watch Dogs 2 also be joining him as a fully playable character. The season pass also promises additional missions and hero characters with unique abilities like mind control. For more information and a full post-launch content trailer, check out our original news coverage.

Ghost of Tsushima: Legends multiplayer samurai action is upon us

Ghost of Tsushima: Legends multiplayer samurai action is upon us

Get ready to serve some Samurai justice with friends

I think we can all agree that the Ghost of Tsushima is a great game. Well, it’s about to get even better with the addition of the new co-op mode that will allow up to 4 friends to play some rather unique quests online. Each player will be able to choose which class they are going to play, each coming with different skills suited to different situations. But that’s not all. The update will also add a New Game+ mode, a new difficulty, and tons of new and exciting gear – all completely free. The update is coming to PS4 on October 16, and we recommend you check out our original news coverage to see the trailer and best prepare for all the new additions. 

The highly anticipated looter shooter Outriders delayed to 2021

The highly anticipated looter shooter Outriders has been delayed to 2021

Destiny and Warframe players cry in unison

Everyone looking for their favorite new looter-shooter will have to wait a bit longer as the top new contender, a game called Outriders, has unfortunately been delayed to 2021. The announcement comes from publisher Square Enix on its blog in which the company went into details about the reasons for the delay. While most of the blame falls onto business process restructuring due to COVID-19, we can’t help that some of it has to do with how crowded the upcoming two months are with top-tier titles. There was some good news however as Square confirmed the game will have cross-play so you’ll be able to play with friends on other platforms. For more information and the full blog post detailing reasons for the delay, check out our original news coverage.

Meet the new and improved PlayStation Trophy system 

The new PlayStation Trophy system has become much more rewarding

Get more trophies, more often

There’s something very satisfying in the positive reinforcement that are achievements and trophies for accomplishing various milestones in games. Just recently the PlayStation trophy system received some welcome changes after 12 years of remaining virtually untouched by Sony. First up, the level range now goes from 0 to 999 instead of 100. The new structure will allow for faster progression and ensure you’re moving forward more consistently and more often. It is meant to be “more optimized and rewarding” with tiers of bronze, silver, gold, and platinum offering more value than ever. Of course, all of your progression made on the PS3 and PS4 will carry over to the PlayStation 5. We just hope that the new system doesn’t cause make the completionists among us to go into an energy drink infused frenzy to reach the absolute max rank. For more info on the changes made to PlayStation trophies, check out our original news coverage.

NBA 2K21 Trailer gives us a glimpse of the next-gen visuals

NBA 2K21 Trailer gives us a glimpse of the next-gen visuals

We are fast approaching photorealism

While each generation of gaming hardware brings a new level of complexity in games, the first thing everyone is interested in is the visuals. Such is also the case for the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5 with everyone waiting for that one game that’s going to blow our minds in terms of graphical quality. Believe it or not, but NBA 2K21 might be the first one to really make our jaws drop. The game just recently released a trailer showcasing a truly impressive amount of detail, especially when it comes to players who, at times, look almost photorealistic. The court, spectators, and everything else has also seen a ton of improvement when compared to previous entries in the franchise. But don’t take our word for it and instead check out our original news coverage for the full trailer.

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