Tons have games have been confirmed for the PlayStation 5 ahead of its holiday release, but there are many more PS5 games that are expected to be made available but currently remain unconfirmed. With the next-gen PS5 console arriving before the end of the year, gamers can expect to hear more details about all of the highly anticipated PS5 games in the coming months, and it’s likely they’ll hear about a few which haven’t even been announced yet.
Sony’ Future of Gaming PS5 reveal event, which took place on June 11th after a week’s delay, revealed many exciting details about the PlayStation 5, including finally giving players a look at what the PS5 console looks like. The PS5 reveal event also provided information about what games will be accessible on PS5, including highly anticipated titles like GTA 5 and Marvel’s Spider-Man Miles Morales.
However, some players may have been disappointed that a PS5 game they were hoping to see wasn’t mentioned during the console’s reveal event. There are many titles expected to come for PlayStation 5 and just haven’t been officially announced yet, and since Sony is holding more reveal events throughout the summer, more details are likely to come on these games in the near future.
PS5 Games Expected To Arrive Eventually
Some PlayStation 5 games have been given official release dates, while others have been confirmed to be in the works but lack an expected release so far. However, some games are simply rumored to be in the works having been officially confirmed as projects at all. Grand Theft Auto 6 is one of those games. While rumors suggest the game will be set in Vice City and South America, Rockstar Games has yet to even confirm the project. Rather, they only announced a ported version of GTA 5 will come to the PS5 by 2021. Similarly, there has been speculation over whether Rockstar’s 2018 Red Dead Redemption 2 or its 2010 sequel will be remastered for PS5. Several different theories have suggested the answer is yes, but once again, these projects remain a mystery.
Naughty Dog is in a similar boat. Though The Last of Us 2 will release this month, it’s unclear when or if the game will be available on PS5, although its previous entry did appear on two different consoles. It is also possible the developer will come out with Uncharted 5 for PS5, though the project hasn’t been confirmed. Mortal Kombat 12seems to be guaranteed to arrive for next-gen consoles eventually, considering the success of MK11, and while CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 is on track to release for last-generation consoles this coming fall, the developer has declined to comment when it will be available on PS5 or Xbox Series X, although they said they are definitely interested in making it available on newer consoles.
New Crash Bandicoot games have been a subject of discussion for years, but the topic didn’t come up at Sony’s reveal event. Still, new merchandise that was leaked early for the game suggests a new version will be coming to the PS5, CCN reports. The Call of Duty franchise has also received much speculation. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare & Warzone has said it will release on next-gen consoles, but Activision has not provided any more details. There’s also been talk that a new COD game set in the Cold War or Vietnam era would release specifically for next-gen consoles, but its release date also remains unclear. Leyou has said they will port Warframe, originally released in 2013, for next-gen consoles, though it’s unclear when this will happen. Additionally, Bethesda Game Studios’ The Elder Scrolls 6 had a release trailed revealed in 2018, but since then there’s been no word on when or whether it will be available on PS5 or Xbox Series X.
Luckily, Sony has already confirmed that more games are on the way, despite not being announced yet. “We wanted triple-A games that would fully demonstrate the horsepower of the machine,” PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan explained to BBC. “But some of these smaller games are making very cool and innovative use of the new features of the console. So we allowed the show to give a sense of the sheer range of gameplay experience that will be available on PlayStation 5. And this is just the start. There are so many more games that we have in development.” So, even if gamers haven’t received confirmation that their favorite game(s) will be accessible on PlayStation 5, expect to see many more titles announced in the near future.
Xbox App May Come to Smart TVs in the Next 12 Months: Phil Spencer
Xbox app may come to smart TVs in 2021, head of Xbox Phil Spencer shared during an interview with The Verge. Microsoft is working on bringing its game streaming service — xCloud — to mobile phones and it seems like the company already has plans on implementing something similar with smart TVs. While Spencer did not share exact details about the app, Xbox chief last month hinted that the company could be working on TV streaming sticks for its xCloud gaming services.
Phil Spencer spoke with The Verge about the new Xbox consoles and the future of gaming, and shared that an Xbox app or something on those lines will make its way to smart TVs in the next 12 months. “I think you’re going to see that in the next 12 months. I don’t think anything is going to stop us from doing that,” the report quoted Spencer as saying.
Looking back at CRT TVs that project an image on the back of a piece of glass, Spencer mentioned that TVs nowadays are like game consoles stuffed behind a screen with “an app platform and a Bluetooth stack and a streaming capability”.
According to Spencer, watching Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, and other streaming services is one of the primary things that users do on their consoles. Talking about changes in technology, the head of Xbox said, “I think you’re absolutely right, there will be winners and losers and things that evolve and get combined together. What I’m saying is the amount of compute capability in my home has increased with the number of streaming signals that have come in, not decreased. I think gaming will be one of those things as well”.
Back in October, Microsoft hinted at TV streaming sticks for its xCloud gaming services. At the time, Spencer stated that there may be low-price hardware in the Xbox ecosystem, referring to devices that can just plug into a TV and run games via xCloud.
Microsoft is working on bringing a stable version of its xCloud game streaming service to mobile devices. As of now, it is available in beta on Android with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and brings over 100 games to a mobile device.
Facebook and Instagram are getting Vanish Mode in chats
Ten days ago WhatsApp got Disappearing Messages and now the other two apps with messaging abilities in the Facebook family are adopting it. Both Messenger and Instagram will get Vanish Mode which will delete messages upon closing the conversation window.
Vanish Mode is activated with a swipe from the bottom of the chat. Once a message is sent, it will stay on the screen until it is turned off or the app is switched. Of course, you can always screenshot the message before it disappears.
The new feature will work both in group chats and personal conversations. While they are instantly disappearing, Facebook revealed conversations can be reported, meaning they will remain in the system for up to 14 days, so they are not instantly deleted.
Such features aren’t entirely new in the Facebook universe – there still is “Secret Conversation” for Messenger but it is rather tedious to set up and use and nobody has the time for that. Instagram also has something of a disappearing feature – currently, photos can be sent and set up to disappear once seen but nothing on messages unless you Unsend them.
Kuo: New iPhone SE unlikely to be announced in the first half of 2021
Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is out with a new investor note today in which he says that Apple is unlikely to release a new version of the iPhone SE until the second half of 2021 at the earliest. This comes as the iPhone SE introduced in April continues to sell well and as Apple focuses on the iPhone 12 lineup.
Today’s investor note from Kuo focuses primarily on the prospects of Apple supplier Genius Electronic Optical. The company is said to be relying on a new iPhone SE during the first half of 2021 to boost its growth, but Kuo says we shouldn’t expect such an announcement.
This would seemingly mean that, if an updated version of the iPhone SE is coming at all in 2021, we shouldn’t expect to see it until the second half of the year. Kuo has previously reported that a 5.5-inch version of the new iPhone SE would come in the second half of 2021 at the earliest as well.
Kuo also says in today’s research that the iPhone 13 is on track to be released during the second half of next year. This comes after a previous report from Kuo suggested that Apple has several improvements in store for the iPhone 13 camera.
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