September 17, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Following the chaotic commencement of PlayStation 5 pre-orders, Microsoft has reiterated that it will let the world know exactly what time pre-orders go live for the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. Xbox’s Tweet, which arrived following the trouble surrounding PS5 pre-orders, reminded all of the September 22 pre-order date and the worldwide launch in 36 countries on November 10, and included a reassurance that Xbox will “let you know the exact time pre-orders start for you soon.” This story began after Sony held its PlayStation 5 Showcase event and finally revealed the price and release date for the PS5. While it…

September 17, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Nintendo has officially ended production of the Nintendo 3DS family of systems after 10 years. As first reported by Japanese Nintendo, the confirmation has appeared on both Nintendo Japanese’s website and the Nintendo 3DS UK page, bringing an end to the story of the handheld system that has sold more than 75.87 million units. Nintendo America’s 3DS page now just simply redirects to the home page. The Nintendo 3DS was first released in 2011 at $250 and was able to display stereoscopic 3D to the player without the need of 3D glasses. It launched with games like Pilotwings Resort, Steel…

September 17, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond VR will be released on the Oculus Rift on December 11, 2020. Announced at Facebook Connect, Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond will launch simultaneously on the Oculus Store and on Steam with full SteamVR and cross-play support. While you may not be able to “storm the beaches of Normandy, aid the French Resistance, and liberate Europe” on the Oculus Quest by itself, you will be able to jump into Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond via Oculus Link. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/08/27/medal-of-honor-above-and-beyond-vr-story-trailer”] Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond was announced in 2019 and is being…

September 17, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Oculus has announced that Myst VR will be headed to the Oculus Quest platform later this year. Myst VR will let players experience “a fresh take on their Myst experience from 1993.” It is being built from the ground up for VR and this “reimagined version of the classic puzzle game features updated art and interactions – and even an optional puzzle randomizer.” Gear up for an adventure—the classic PC game, Myst, is coming to #OculusQuest. Learn about the reimagined classic from @cyanworlds and more from #FBConnect on our blog: https://t.co/YUwfNeAW13 pic.twitter.com/cH2lneYJxD — Oculus Gaming (@OculusGaming) September 17, 2020 Myst…

September 17, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Sony has started sending out the invitations to those who signed up for a chance to preorder a PS5 directly from PlayStation, letting them know that they can secure one PlayStation 5 or PlayStation 5 Digital Edition beginning this Friday, September 18. IGN’s Wesley LeBlanc received one of these golden ticket e-mails, and the instructions say that the recipients are given a unique URL that is “not meant to be shared with anyone else.” Beginning on Friday, September 18 at 10am PT, clicking on the URL will take them to a waiting room. Once its “your turn, you’ll get access…

September 17, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

The retail boxes for both the PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition have been revealed, and they give a glimpse of what two of the hottest items this holiday season will look like on store shelves and/or on your front door. The retail boxes were shown on the PS5 and PS5 Digitial Edition’s Amazon listings, and they look very similar. The PS5’s box is mostly white, and shows the console, the DualSense, and that this new next-gen system is capable of 8K, 4K/120 FPS, and HDR. The PS5 Digital Edition, on the other hand, will arrive in a mostly black box….

September 17, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO and President Jim Ryan has stated that “99 percent” of the “thousands” of PlayStation 4 games its tested will be playable on PlayStation 5 via backwards compatibility. Speaking to The Washington Post, Ryan also discussed Sony’s new PS Plus Collection, which will offer “18 PS4 first-party titles for download to subscribers to the PlayStation online service.” Ryan continued to say that he “expects up to four years for the PlayStation 4’s expected life span.” [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/god-of-war-ragnarok-teaser-trailer”] “The PS4 community will continue to be incredibly important to us for three or four years,” Ryan said. “Many will…

September 16, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

During today’s PS5 event Final Fantasy 16 and Demon’s Souls were announced for PC alongside PlayStation 5. But now it’s become unclear what the PC release details are looking like for either of those two titles. During today’s PS5 event, trailers for both Final Fantasy 16 and Demon’s Souls included small print at the end that indicated some kind of release on PC. You can see the small print as captured below. However, since those trailers went live any mention of a PC release for both Final Fantasy 16 and Demon’s Souls appear to have been mysteriously scrubbed. In the…

September 16, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Preorders for PS5 will begin tomorrow at select retailers, according to a tweet from Sony. What retailers, and what time tomorrow, remains to be seen. We’ve reached out to Sony for more details and we will update as soon as possible. Amazon already has a PS5 placeholder page, which you should absolutely bookmark. Also, bookmark this article for updates as fast as we can. At least we now know how much PS5 costs: $499 for the standard version, and $399 for the discless model, both with a November 12 release date in the US. At the start of the month…