PlayStation did the thing. Two days later and I’ve finally finished picking my jaw up off the floor. One show stopping reveal event later, and we now know that the PS5 will be $499 and will release on November 12th. The PS5 Digital Edition will be $399 and come out the same day. Pre-order madness has already begun and it looks like, for the moment, stock is very hard to come by. For all the details from the event you can check out the official blog post here.
(I’m taking two seconds to be a gamer with everyone else and say; OMG Spider-Man, God of War, a Harry Potter rpg and Final Fantasy XVI!? You’ve gotta be kidding me. SQUEEEE)
Nintendo hosted their Mini Direct: Partner Showcase yesterday. Highlights include two new games set in the Monster Hunter universe coming to Switch, and PGA 2K21 and Sniper Elite 4 coming to Switch. You can find the full 15 minute event here.
The U.S. Treasury’s Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) has asked gaming companies, including Riot Games and Epic Games, to provide information on security protocols. The focus of the CFIUS on Tencent-connected video game companies is the latest move against the Chinese conglomerate by U.S. politicians. Riot Games is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tencent Holdings, while the company holds a 40% stake in Fortnite maker Epic Games. Jenny Leonard, Saleha Mohsin and David McLaughlin at Bloomberg have the full story.