AMD on Console Delays
AMD don’t expect any next-gen delays
AMD just revealed new details about the upcoming next-generation consoles at their Financial Analyst Day event.
PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will both use AMD’s RDNA2 GPU architecture, and according to AMD work on RDNA2 is on-schedule, suggesting they will not cause any delays to the new consoles.
There have been rumours that the PlayStation 5 would use an existing GPU architecture, but AMD has clearly put paid to that speculation. Both consoles will feature hardware-accelerated ray tracing, which should offer a considerable leap in graphic fidelity over the current generation, and facilitate new approaches to rendering.
- Ray tracing was one of the first hardware features announced for PlayStation 5
- There have been worries that COVID-19 could disrupt the launch of both next-gen consoles
Console war is heating up again: Microsoft has already announced much of the Xbox Series X hardware (except the final clockspeeds for any of the parts), while Sony has been considerably less candid.
Power parity: There has been speculation that PlayStation 5 could be less powerful than Xbox Series X, but since both consoles use similar GPUs it seems reasonable to assume their performance will be very similar.
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Sucker Punch History
Sucker Punch wasn’t always a Sony powerhouse: The company was founded in 1997 by former Microsoft employees working on productivity software.
Their first game Rocket Robot on Wheels was for Nintendo 64, and didn’t work with Sony until they signed character platformer Sly Cooper in 2000. No matter how you look at it, going from office applications at Microsoft to creating one of the most anticipated games for Sony is quite a journey!
Ghost of Tsushima Dated
Ghost of Tsushima has a release date
Sony has finally announced a release date for Ghost of Tsushima: June 26th.
Sucker Punch Productions has also released a story trailer alongside details on the Special, Collectors and Digital Deluxe editions of the game. Pre-order any edition to receive an avatar, digital soundtrack and a dynamic theme for PlayStation 4.
The new trailer shows more of hero Jin Sakai as well as the people and places he encounters on his journey. There are also glimpses of gameplay, including horseback riding, stealth sequences and shots of the invading mongol army.
- Ghost of Tsushima features both English and Japanese voice-over tracks
- This is Sucker Punch Productions’ third PlayStation 4 game, the last being Infamous Last Light from 2014
Not delayed after all: Many assumed that Ghost of Tsushima would be delayed since Sony had been silent about it for a while. It’s also pretty surprising that it will launch just one month after The Last Of Us 2.
Busy months ahead: The next months will be expensive and time-consuming for PlayStation 4 owners: Nioh 2 in March, Final Fantasy VII Remake in April, The Last of Us 2 in May and finally Ghost of Tsushima in June.