Everything Sony Neglected to Mention During Today’s PS5 Stream [UPDATE]

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Update: Sony has confirmed in a statement issued to Kotaku that the graphic stating Demon’s Souls would be coming to PC and other platforms was incorrect, and a result of human error.

So, if you watched Sony’s PlayStation 5 Showcase earlier, it turns out you’re missing out on a whole lot of information that’s coming out about the PS5, as well as games that are coming out in its general ecosystem. For some reason, Sony decided that instead of revealing these things in all in one stream, these bits of information are coming out from places like the PlayStation Blog, Geoff Keighley’s Twitter account, and so many other places I can’t even keep track. So let’s round it all up, yeah?

Games cost $70 now

This was rumored for a bit, but seems to officially be the case. Games on PlayStation 5 will cost $70 heading into next-gen, seeing a $10 increase in price over the PlayStation 4. This was confirmed through a post on the PlayStation Blog, which laid out the prices of games and accessories. Games were listed as costing $69.99 USD, at least in the case of most of them, because Spider-Man: Miles Morales is a little bit cheaper since it’s not considered a “full sequel” to the Spider-Man game Insomniac launched in 2018. But games like the Demon’s Souls remake and Sackboy A Big Adventure will run you $10 more than they used to.

Several games are not only coming to PlayStation 5

In what was likely an effort to entice people to buy the new shiny console that’s coming in November, Sony didn’t mention that the Demon’s Souls remake is also coming to PC (and other consoles eventually) (Oh, it isn’t, actually.). Also, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Horizon Forbidden West and Sackboy A Big Adventure will be launching on PlayStation 4 alongside PlayStation 5, and will be eligible for a free upgrade.

In other news:

Sony’s first-party launch line-up:

Rather than clarify when some of the games were launching during the presentation, games like Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Demon’s Souls were left with vague “holiday 2020” release window cards during Sony’s showcase. But as it turns out, they, along with a few others, will be part of the PlayStation 5’s launch games, according to the PlayStation Blog.

  • Astro’s Playroom (Japan Studio) – pre-installed on PS5
  • Demon’s Souls (Bluepoint Games / Japan Studio) – US$69.99/¥7,900/€79.99 (RRP)
  • Destruction All Stars (Lucid Games / XDEV) – US$69.99/¥7,900/€79.99 (RRP)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (Insomniac Games) – US$49.99/¥5,900/€59.99 (RRP)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Mile Morales Ultimate Edition (Insomniac Games) – US$69.99/¥7,900/€79.99 (RRP)
  • Sackboy A Big Adventure (Sumo Digital / XDEV) – US$59.99/¥6,900/€69.99 (RRP)

Pre-orders are happening tomorrow

Game Awards host Geoff Keighley has said that pre-orders for the PlayStation 5 will begin tomorrow, September 17. This was just casually posted on his Twitter, then was confirmed through PlayStation’s own social channels shortly after. Seems like key information that could have been easily communicated through a single line of text added to multiple shots in the presentation. But what do I know?

Anyway, I certainly hope that’s it. Because we would have liked to have had all the important information for y’all in one place because Sony doesn’t offer that same courtesy. At any rate, hopefully you’ve got enough information now to determine whether or not you even want the blasted PlayStation 5 at this point. Pre-orders are probably less than 24 hours away, so act fast if you want one at launch. If you don’t, that’s valid and it usually takes at least a couple years for games to stop coming to the previous generation, anyway.

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Kenneth Shepard

Kenneth is a Georgia-based writer who still periodically cries about the Mass Effect trilogy years after it concluded.

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