It’s that time again for another PlayStation recap. Last month saw huge news drop from PlayStation’s showcase, which announced a Knights of the Old Republic Remake alongside new Spider-Man and Wolverine games.
This month wasn’t quite as eventful, but no doubt still full of important news across PlayStation land. The company is making good on its promise to bring more exclusives to PC, and HBO’s The Last of Us continues to film in Calgary, with fans getting behind the scenes photos of the stars in action. All of that was topped of by a State of Play highlighting third-party games coming to PS5. With that all said, let’s jump in and see what happened in October.
PlayStation State of Play underwhelms
Thw latest State of Play was a bit of a dud. Running through everything announced, there’s nothing too noteworthy besides a new Bugsnax expansion and a new Star Ocean game. Those little Bugsnax aren’t so little anymore as the upcoming free DLC turns them into Bigsnax.
Elsewhere in the showcase, players got a longer look at Little Devil Inside, plus a release date announcement for Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach. I’m still definitely not going to play the latter. The former I might.
PS5 sales end 33-month streak from Nintendo Switch
Source: Jennifer Locke / Android Central
PS5 restocks are undoubtedly hard to come by, and gearing up for Black Friday may only make stock drops more infrequent as retailers stockpile consoles for a big rush.
Elden Ring (unsurprisingly) gets a short delay
Source: Bandai Namco
No matter when Elden Ring comes out (let’s hope it doesn’t suffer another delay), it needs to meet some incredibly high fan expectations. Coming from the minds of Hidetaka Miyazaki and George R.R. Martin, Elden Ring takes place in the fictional Lands Between and sees players embark on an adventure to restore the titular Elden Ring and defeat Queen Marika the Eternal and her progeny.
Alan Wake releases on PlayStation consoles for the first time
Source: Remedy Entertainment
With such renewed interest in Alan Wake, especially after his Control expansion, this could pave the way for a proper sequel. Whatever Remedy decides to make, whether it be Alan Wake 2, Control 2, or something completely new, you can bet it’ll be just as weird and wonderful as its previous projects.
God of War is the next PlayStation exclusive to hit PC
Sony Santa Monica also revealed that God of War (2018) had officially passed 19 million sales on PS4 and PS5, which is quite an impressive feat for a single-player game.
A sequel, titled God of War Ragnarok, is expected to launch in 2022. Christopher Judge, who plays Kratos, took to Twitter to shoulder the blame for its delay, stating that he had to have surgery in 2019 and Sony allowed him all of the time he needed to go through rehab.
Samsung’s 980 Pro SSD gets PS5-friendly model
The 980 Pro features sequential read/write speeds up to 7,000 and 5,100 MB/s, respectively. It can be bought in 1TB or 2TB capacities, ranging from $250 to $450. It’s certainly not cheap, but no SSD is at the moment.
Just be careful when you’re installing an SSD in your PS5. It’s not the most intuitive process out there, especially considering you need to take the PS5’s faceplate off. (But hey, maybe it’ll be a good time for you to buy a new PS5 faceplate cover).
The Last of Us filming continues in Calgary
Filming on HBO’s The Last of Us TV series, starring Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey, began last month in Calgary. If photos from various sets are anything to go by, it’ll remain as faithful to the original experience as possible.
@TheLastofUsNews on Twitter has all of the updates anyone could ever want, and the fan page will continue to follow filming as it progresses. There’s new photos and videos added every day, so keep checking back for the latest information.
The Last of Us is expected to premiere sometime in 2022. According to a ComicBook.com interview with Gabriel Luna, who plays Tommy, it should debut “sooner than later.”
Bracing for the holidays
October wasn’t as lively as September on the PlayStation front, but we’re approaching a busy holiday season with third-party releases like Battlefield 2042, Skyrim Anniversary Edition, Call of Duty: Vanguard, Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition (wow, what a name), and more. PlayStation itself won’t have big exclusives drop until next year with Horizon Forbidden West. Good luck to anyone trying to buy a PS5 in the coming months. Just know that there’s plenty to look forward to in 2022 and beyond. Until next time 👋
– Jennifer Locke