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Fanbyte Morning News May 13, 2020

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Fanbyte Morning News May 12, 2020

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New PlayStation VR Prototype Controller Can Track Fingers Like Valve’s Index

As Sony moves forward into the next generation with the PlayStation 5 coming out this holiday season (assuming there isn’t some significant, coronavirus-related delay between now and November), the company is also looking into new ways to improve its PlayStation VR experience. From the looks of it, that might be…

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Fanbyte Morning News April 16, 2020

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Report: PlayStation 5 Will Be in More Limited Supply than PS4

A report from Bloomberg says that when Sony launches the PlayStation 5 this holiday season, it’s going to be producing far fewer units than previous console generations, according to the site’s sources. From the sound of it, the PlayStation 5 will be more scarce then the PlayStation 4 was in…

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Fanbyte Evening News April 7, 2020

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The DualShock 4 Is Dead, Long Live the PlayStation 5 ‘DualSense’

Well folks, there she is. The PlayStation 5’s new controller, the “DualSense.” Go ahead and add it to your browser dictionary now because you’re going to be typing it a lot in the coming months, I’d wager. As you can plainly see, the DualSense features the same standard input configuration…

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‘Overwhelming Majority’ of PS4 Games Will Work on PS5, Says Sony

When Sony brought out system architect/Marble Madness creator Mark Cerny earlier this week to explain the PlayStation 5’s technical specifications in as deeply specific a way as is allowed by law, folk around the internet (us included) latched on to his assertion that PlayStation 4 games would be backwards compatible…

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Fanbyte Morning News March 18, 2020

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Sony’s PS5 Presentation Was Not for You, and That’s Okay

Today Sony held a “Road to PS5” presentation on its YouTube channel that was meant to basically replace the company’s cancelled Game Developers Conference presentation following the event’s being postponed due to coronavirus concerns. The presentation was given by console architect Mark Cerny, and broke down how the PlayStation 5…

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Fanbyte Morning News March 17, 2020

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Office Hours: Smart Delivery is a Great Feature with a Bad Name

It’s the next generation, baby! Phil Spencer blew the lid off of a bunch of Xbox Series X features, including Smart Delivery, aka the ability to buy one game and play it on whichever Xbox you own. Niki and John discuss this and what it means for PlayStation’s eventual PS5…

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Sony Looking at Making the DualShock 5 Read Your Sweaty Palms

News about the PlayStation 5 at this point is coming mostly from secondhand sources, as Sony is being pretty quiet about the system and its features. The company’s even dropping out of events like E3 where it could, theoretically, tell us more about it. So when I hear that Sony…

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PlayStation 5 Price Reportedly In Jeopardy Over Part Costs

Apparently, the PlayStation 5 is gonna be hella expensive to make. That’s causing an internal dilemma for Sony, which is now withholding the price for the PS5 until it can figure out how to stay in competition with Microsoft this holiday. According to a report from Bloomberg Technology, “scarce components”…

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PlayStation Survey Hints at Possible PS4 Remote Play on Switch

A lot of companies put out consumer surveys to gauge interest in possible products and services, and a lot of those surveys don’t result in any of these things ever coming to light. So take what I’m about to say as wild fantasizing of a possible future that may never…

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Sony to Skip E3 Again on This, the Year of the PlayStation 5’s Debut

As was the case last year, Sony has decided to skip E3 2020 in favor of doing it’s own thang in the lead up to this holiday season’s scheduled launch of the PlayStation 5. This is the second time that Sony has skipped an E3, but the first time that…

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MICROREVIEWS

Sony Patent Points to New Dual Shock With Rear Triggers

Remember last week, when Sony announced a weird new Dual Shock 4 attachment that added two additional triggers to the rear of the device? We speculated at the time that Sony might be attempting to future-proof the DS4 ahead of its next generation controller, which might include rear triggers by…

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The Next PlayStation May Have an AI Assistant Installed

The next PlayStation (presumably called PlayStation 5) might have an AI assistant on the system akin to Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana. News of this comes from a Sony patent for “PlayStation Assist,” described as a “Voice Help System Using Artificial Intelligence” (thanks Techtastic). The proposed program would respond to…

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PlayStation 5: Everything We Know From The Wired Reveal

This week, Sony executive and PlayStation 4 architect Mark Cerny revealed to Wired the first details of their next-gen console. We assume it’s called the PlayStation 5 (PS5), but the official name has yet to be announced. Here’s what we know about the PS5! The Specs Cerny was quoted as…

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