Two recent US patents by the company have been the subject of much speculation this week, and seem to imply that Sony is planning to include backwards compatibility in its next-gen PlayStation console using new emulation tech.
In a sort-of-unexpected announcement, but one that was extremely welcome by the gaming community, Sony has announced a trial run to allow PS4 owners to change their PlayStation Network ID. No longer will you log into games and see player names like “DingleBerry420” or “XXXpl@y3r3lit3XXX” in your local user list. Sony will begin offering the beta trial to existing PS4 gamers in the current third phase beta for the next PS4 system software upgrade, and they plan to roll out the feature in full soon. There are some caveats already, as Sony prepares their customers for the new feature, so hit the jump to read all about it.
Editor’s note: Yes, this review is incredibly late. There was a HUGE mix-up in getting God of War shipped to Miklós, and the courier company we used took several years to rectify the mistake. This resulted in Miklós only receiving the game a couple of weeks ago. WE’RE SORRY.
In 2005, God of War debuted on the PlayStation 2 and redefined the action-adventure genre almost overnight. The series quickly set a new standard that many other titles tried to emulate, with varying degrees of success. Over the course of ten years and spanning two flagship Sony consoles and one handheld, the God of War series saw protagonist Kratos murdering the entire ancient Greek pantheon, with increasingly gory details as hardware specs improved. The series remains one of Sony’s most lucrative, and one with the most consistently positive reviews for each iteration.
As I slide the Xperia XZ2’s box open for the first time, I’m wondering to myself whether this is going to be a frontrunner in the flagship game, or an expensive paperweight let down by flawed design. Sony has sometimes missed the mark when it comes to the flagship market (Sony Z5, I’m not talking about you).
Thankfully, with the XZ2, Sony sails through the pack like a Viking ship ready to pillage all the villages.
I recently reviewed Sony’s Xperia XA1 Ultra and was impressed by its capabilities, especially for a mid-range phone – but unfortunately it fell short here and there. Thankfully, the Xperia XA2 Ultra has upped its game for sure.
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