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What Next-Gen Features Do Gamers Actually Want?

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Microsoft and Sony have already revealed some of their new consoles' key features, but which actually matter to the target audience?

Survey: Support for Game Developer Unionization is Growing

Plus, about 10% of GDC attendees are currently developing for next-gen consoles.

Is Sony Making the Right Call by Skipping E3 2020?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | What do you think about PlayStation 5 skipping E3 2020? We want to hear your opinion.

The New GamesIndustry.biz Academy Has Guides on Making, Selling, and Writing About Games

Want to work in games? The Academy can help.

From the USG Notebook: A Farewell to the E3 Corridor of Console Rivalry

One of E3's most infamous sights seems like it might never return.

PlayStation is Skipping E3 Again [Update: ESA Responds]

Sony says it does not feel the "vision of E3 2020" is the right venue for showing PS5 and other announcements.

PS5's "Bigger Differences" Have Yet to Be Announced

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Talk of new hardware likely to dominate industry chatter leading up to holiday launches of PS5, Xbox Series X.

Investment Firm Expects Sony to Skip Showing PS5 at E3 2020, Calls It a "Huge Mistake"

Wedbush's Michael Pachter believes Sony will sit out E3 again.

Why A Star Wars Video Game Potentially Establishing the Franchise's Post-Skywalker Future is a Big Deal

Star Wars is about to begin anew, and that first step may take place in video games.

Bluepoint Games is Toying With Fans Over Its Unannounced Project

They're just messing with us now.

From the USG Notebook: The PS5 is Pretty Much a No-Show at CES

Notes, quotes, and rumors from the week in gaming.

For Whatever Reason, the PS5 Logo Has More Than 5 Million Likes on Instagram

Unless you're an influencer, this logo certainly has more likes than you.

PS5 Games: Every Confirmed and Rumored PlayStation 5 Title So Far

Here’s every upcoming PS5 game, rumored and confirmed.

From PS1 to PS5: A Brief History of the PlayStation Logo

The PS5's new logo isn't groundbreaking, but there's value in sticking to what works.

Starting Screen | 2020 Will Be One of the Most Consequential Years in Gaming History

This will be the year that all of the major promises of the past decade finally come true.

Axe of the Blood God Previews the RPGs of 2020

Cyberpunk, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, and a brand new generation of consoles highlights 2020 in RPGs.

Next Call of Duty Won't Have Jetpacks, Treyarch Director Says

Treyarch's David Vonderhaar isn't eager to bring back jetpacks after Black Ops 3.

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Will Feature Ringwraiths and Legolas' Father

Plenty of new information from Edge's studio visit.

PlayStation 5's Controller Might Have Rear Paddles, and That's Incredibly Exciting

In time, you will join me in the sun. Paddles will help you accomplish wonders.

USG's 20 Most Anticipated Games of 2020

From indies to long-awaited sequels, these are our 20 most anticipated games for this new year.

2020 Will Blur the Lines Between Console Generations

The days of rigid console generations looks like it might be behind us.

Patent Filing Suggests the PS5 Controller May Have Back Paddles

Sony also confirms the new PS4 Back Button attachment isn't designed for the next controller.

"We Call Them Surprise Mechanics": 52 Quotes and Stats That Defined 2019 for Video Games

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | A look back at 2019 as captured in 52 quotes and stats for 52 weeks

CD Projekt and Witcher Author Andrzej Sapkowski Bury the Hatchet With New Agreement

Terms for "future cooperation" between the two have been set.

Xbox Series X Asks the Question, "What's in a Name?"

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Microsoft not only unveiled its next console this week, but now Sony will start making games for other consoles too?

Game Awards 2019 Recap: The Night’s Big Trailers and Reveals

Sizzle reels for everything from upcoming DLC to the next Xbox.

Gearbox Reveals Its First PS5 Console Exclusive—A Next-Gen "Looter Slasher" Called Godfall

Not to be confused with GreedFall or Godspell.

The Game Awards Has Around 10 New Games and Projects to Reveal

It'll run for almost three hours, too.

Report: A Plague Tale 2 is In Development

Get down with the sickness, again.

Final Fantasy 14 May Have Just Been Confirmed for PS5

Will the realm be reborn again on a new console?

Report: A New Mass Effect Is In Very Early Development at BioWare Edmonton

A Kotaku report indicates the series may return after a rough venture to Andromeda.

A Devolver Co-Founder Makes A Plea For Publishers To Rethink Predatory Microtransactions

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Devolver Digital co-founder Mike Wilson likens addictive titles to crystal meth.

Guerilla Games Co-Founder Takes Over PlayStation Worldwide Studios

Shuhei Yoshida will meanwhile be heading up a new indie-focused initiative.

Concept Art for the Final Fantasy 14 Team's Next-Gen Game Emerges

We've got castles, we've got dragons.

Blizzard's Commitment to Free Expression Doesn't Mean Much With Blitzchung Still Banned

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Blizzard calls its suspension of Blitzchung for voicing support for the ongoing Hong Kong protests a "tough Hearthstone esports moment."

Bluepoint Games Is Teasing Something, Your Guess As to What

The studio tweeted out a cavalcade of spooky references.

Report: The Last of Us Part 2 is Delayed to Spring 2020 [Update]

Reports are indicating the anticipated sequel has been pushed back.

Hitman Developer IO Interactive Confirms a New Game is in the Works

Warner Bros. will be backing IO's next project, whatever it may be.

Sony Europe Reportedly Lays Off Dozens of Employees Amid Restructuring

The same day as the PlayStation 5, restructuring hit SIEE.

Bluepoint Games, the Masters Behind the Shadow of the Colossus Remake, Tease "Big" PS5 Title

The PS5 title could be the remake Bluepoint started working on after releasing 2018's Shadow of the Colossus.

PlayStation 5 Is Official, Releasing Holiday 2020 With a New Controller and Hardware Accelerated Ray-Tracing

The name's confirmed, and we'll be seeing the console next year.

PS5 Release Date Revealed - Controller, Hard Drive and Ray Tracing Detailed

Sony finally talks about the PS5 specs, giving the first official info on the next-gen console. We round-up of all the PS5 release date news and price speculation, plus general PlayStation 5 gossip.

It Looks Like PlayStation is Finally Ready to Really Embrace Cross-Play

Sony's Jim Ryan says PS4 cross-play is out of the beta stage.

PlayStation Worldwide Studios Head Shawn Layden Departs Sony

The chairman is moving on from Sony Interactive Entertainment.

"If You See Someone Running Around and Screaming, You're Going to Run Around and Scream"

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | VR news, lawsuits, and a big splash on mobile from Nintendo mark a busy week for games in America (and for America, generally).

Sony Says PlayStation 5's Suspend Mode Will Use Significantly Less Power

But how does it compare to Xbox One's suspend feature?

Sony, Microsoft, Google, and More Announce New Commitments with UN to Combat Climate Change

21 companies are committing to various goals from lowering CO2 emissions to supporting the inclusion of environmental themes in games.

Take-Two CEO Says Next-Gen Won't Send Game Development Costs Soaring

Strauss Zelnick seems optimistic about dev costs for Scarlett and PS5.

Sony's Next State of Play is Set, But Don't Expect Any PS5 News

There will be some game reveals, though.

Panic Button, Masters of the Nintendo Switch Port, Look Ahead to the Switch Lite and the Future

The studio behind those high-profile Switch ports prepares for 2020 and beyond.

As Next-Gen Approaches, Ubisoft Feels It's a "Good Moment" to Invest in New IP

Time to find what will define the next gen.

Sony Acquires Ratchet and Clank, Spider-Man Dev Insomniac Games

The longtime partner of Sony's is jumping aboard.

Microsoft CEO Says Cloud Gaming Partnership Is "All Driven By Sony"

The partnership to push cloud gaming forward was pushed by Sony, it seems.

PlayStation 5 Will Focus on Graphics-Heavy Titles

Sony is positioning the next PlayStation as a device for more hardcore players.

Sony Considering New Studio Acquisitions Ahead of PS5 Launch

SIE CEO Jim Ryan says content is "more important than ever before."

PlatinumGames Studio Head Says It's "Hard To Get Excited" About Next-Gen

He's looking to places like cloud platforms for innovation.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Voice Actors - The Voice Cast in the Final Fantasy 7 Remake

This is our guide compiling all the Final Fantasy 7 Remake voice actors, playing characters including Cloud, Tifa, and more.

Fortnite v9.30 Patch Notes Introduces the Chug Splash

Yeet the Chug Splash.

Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Says E3 Just Isn't the Same Without Sony

Without the friendly rivalry, E3 suffered a little bit.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Will Support Next-Gen Consoles, Square Enix CEO Confirms

So whether you're on the PS4 or PS5, you'll have Final Fantasy 7 Remake.

Storylines to Watch Heading Into E3 2019, From Streaming to Next-Gen Consoles

E3 is next week and we want answers to the most pressing video game questions of 2019.

Sony CEO Says PS5 Backward Compatibility is More Important Now Than Any Previous Generation

More details about PS5 backward compatibility from the boss of PlayStation.

Yakuza Director: PS5 Graphics are the Best We've Ever Seen, But PS4 Will Remain Relevant

Sega's Yakuza boss has some thoughts on the PS5.

The Makers of Tetris Effect Are Targeting Next-Gen Consoles for Next Game

Better hardware means more effects to put in the Tetris.

Frostbite's Next-Gen Hair Tech Demo Is Super Realistic And Definitely Not Creeping Me Out

I am totally fine with the lifelike hair dolls and the tech that powers them.

The Last of Us Part 2 and Death Stranding Still Coming to PS4 Despite Impending PS5 Transition, Sony Confirms

Despite next-gen rumors swirling, Sony is still bringing big games to the PS4.

Watch the PS5 Crush the PS4 in Spider-Man Load Time Demo

Zipping around New York is going to get a whole lot faster.

Sony and Microsoft Set Aside Differences to Tackle Next-Gen Gaming's New Frontier: Cloud Streaming

This could mean big things for both PlayStation and Xbox game streaming.

Sony Tells Us When PS5 Won't be Releasing

Don't expect the PlayStation 5 until April, 2020 at the earliest. PS4 is still going strong.

First PS5 Details Show a Conservative, Expected Step Forward, But a Potentially Pricey One

We have details about the next PlayStation, and it's probably going to cost us.

Sony Reveals First Info on the PS5, Including Backwards Compatibility With PS4 and Ray Tracing

New tech specs, drastically decreased load times, and more.

Sony is Skipping E3 2019 Entirely [Update]

PlayStation won't be at E3 2019.

Initial Project Stream Impressions Overwhelmingly Positive as Journalists Stream Assassin's Creed Odyssey in Their Browsers

Early analysis of its performance suggests that Google might have another winner on its hands.

Developers Speak on What Next-Gen Consoles Could Mean for NBA 2K, FIFA, and Other Sports Games

A peek into the future of sports sims on consoles like PS5 and Xbox Two.

Report: Microsoft's Next Xbox "Scarlett" Could Include a Cheaper, Streaming-Only Console

Latency could be reduced thanks to cloud technology.

Bethesda Announces Starfield and Suggests it's Coming to PS5 and Xbox Two

Starfield is real and it's next-gen.

Ubisoft CEO: Next-Gen Consoles May be the Last

Make way for streaming.

PlayStation CEO Says PS5 is Still Years Away

Speculation about the PS5 continues, this time with fuel added by Sony.

Report: Sony's Work on AMD's Ryzen CPU Could Be a Key Component for PS5

Is Sony's pre-production work on the PS5 already starting?

Report: PlayStation 5 Rumors are Swirling, But a 2018 Release Date Appears Unlikely

Rumors in the games industry suggest PS5 might not be out until 2020.