Gran Turismo 7’s campaign is always-online, and fans are not thrilled

Gran Turismo 7 has an always-online campaign mode. While these requirements are increasingly par for the course, particularly in sports and racing games with big career modes, that doesn’t mean the series’ community is particularly happy about it. The requirement was subtly mentioned in a PlayStation Blog post a day...

Lost Judgment juggles a lot and fumbles most of it

A rotting corpse lies undiscovered in a derelict building in Isezaki Ijincho, Yokohama. Meanwhile, a police officer goes on trial for sexual harassment in Tokyo. Over the course of Lost Judgment, Takayuki Yagami of the Yagami Detective Agency slowly uncovers how these two events are related. The sequel to the...

PlayStation’s official wireless headset now comes in black

Sony’s first-party Pulse 3D wireless headset for PlayStation 5 has only been available in PlayStation 5-matching white thus far, but a black version (“Midnight Black”) is coming, Sony Interactive Entertainment announced Wednesday. The Midnight Black version of the Pulse 3D headset will be released on Oct. 22, according to PlayStation...

Dying Light 2 delayed to 2022

Dying Light 2 Stay Human won’t meet its previously scheduled release date — it was supposed to ship this December — and will now arrive on Feb. 4, 2022, developer Techland announced Tuesday morning. Techland CEO Paweł Marchewka confirmed Dying Light 2’s new release date on Twitter, apologizing to fans...

Deathloop’s earliest Easter egg has a 27-year history

Deathloop mines a vast array of aesthetic sources, from the medieval architecture of Germany’s Northeim district, to Robin Hardy’s The Wicker Man, to the vibrant fashion of Pierre Cardin. As with all of developer Arkane’s games, it combines divergent inspirations to create a singular universe of its own. And as...

Insomniac’s Marvel games offer a focus that Marvel’s Avengers is missing

Insomniac Games announced not one but two Marvel projects at Sony’s PlayStation Showcase on Thursday: Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 and Marvel’s Wolverine. This comes after the original Spider-Man in 2018 and the first spinoff, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, late last year. With Peter Parker’s Spider-Man, Wolverine, Miles Morales, and potentially Venom...

No Man’s Sky’s Frontiers update won’t let me make new friends

No Man’s Sky’s new Frontiers update adds a fun new element to the game: the chance to discover struggling little towns and give them the civic guidance they desperately need. Released in early September with the 3.6 patch, Frontiers doesn’t radically transform the space exploration game, but it adds a...

PlayStation Showcase 2021: The biggest announcements

Sony’s PlayStation Showcase of the newest, biggest games coming to the PlayStation 5 was quite the flex. The 40-minute look at the console’s first- and third-party titles on the way this year and next (and later) provided trailers and announcements for 15 different games. Polygon’s StoryStream has all of the...

Watch Sony’s PlayStation Showcase 2021

PlayStation Showcase 2021 airs this Thursday, Sept. 9, and it promises a 40-minute look at PlayStation 5 games, from both Sony studios and third-party developers, launching this holiday season and later. The livestream gets started at 1 p.m. PDT/4 p.m. EDT; you can watch all of it via PlayStation’s official...

Call of Duty: Vanguard lets you destroy (and see through) walls in multiplayer

This year’s Call of Duty will introduce new environmental destruction features in multiplayer, developer Sledgehammer Games said during a reveal stream on Tuesday, which will change the layout and flow of Call of Duty: Vanguard’s maps. Players also have another reason to be wary even while they’re behind cover: One...