On this week’s episode of IGN’s PlayStation Podcast, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Jada Griffin to dive into the latest and greatest news and games from around the world of PlayStation.
The duo dive into a breakdown of the big takeaways from Sony’s earnings report, and what they mean for potential and current PS5 owners. We discuss Sony’s forecast for PS5 sales over the next fiscal year and how it would almost double the number of PlayStation 5s on the market, meaning many more gamers could jump onto PlayStation’s latest console. We discuss our hopes and realistic expectations for when those millions more PS5s could get into gamers’ hands, what that could mean for this generation as a whole, and more. We also look at PlayStation’s pledge to invest $300 million more in its first-party studios (unrelated to PlayStation acquisitions) and what that means for the cadence and ambition of PS5 game releases could. We discuss if the cross-gen release schedule is fading and if PlayStation and third parties are mostly migrating to the latest generation of consoles, what that means for gamers, and how we’re already seeing it with games like Gotham Knights.
Speaking of the upcoming Batman game, we dig into the Gotham Knights gameplay demo that WB Games recently unveiled, offering our impressions of the gameplay and WB’s decision to ditch the last-gen PS4 and Xbox One versions in favor of the release Abandon by Gotham Knights on PS5 and Xbox Series. Could we see more companies doing this? Do we expect God of War Ragnarok to be the last cross-gen first-party game? All this and more in our conversation!
We’ll also provide a trophy test answer to last week’s question, present a new one for next week, provide some gameplay impressions of the new season of Apex Legends, unpacking, and more. Jada suggests some PSP games she hopes to see on the new PS Plus, and we read a nostalgic memory card story about forays into blockbusters.
- 00:00:10 – Introduction & Housekeeping
- 00:03:10 – Trophy test!
- 00:08:00 – Will there be more PS5s coming soon?
- 00:22:00 – PlayStation puts more emphasis on 1st Party Studios
- 00:36:06 – Gotham Knights gameplay impressions
- 00:47:06 – What we’re playing
- 00:58:02 – Our favorite PSP games
- 01:02:29 – Memory Card & Outro
And if you’re looking for more places to enjoy this PlayStation podcast show, check out Podcast Beyond! on all available platforms: https://linktr.ee/podcastbeyond.
Jonathon Dornbush is IGN’s Senior Features Editor, PlayStation Lead and Host of Podcast Beyond! He is the proud dog father of a boy named Loki. Talk to him on Twitter @jmdornbusch
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