Tag Archive: Sony

Sony, Facebook pull out of GDC 2020 due to coronavirus concerns

Sony also announced it wouldn’t be attending PAX East earlier this week.

What you need to know Sony and Facebook announced they’re pulling out of GDC 2020. This is the second conference that Sony has canceled plans for this month. The Novel Coronavirus (COVID19 or 2019-nCoV) situation in China has caused a lot of upheaval across the tech industry.

Just one day after announcing it wouldn’t be attending PAX East, Sony confirmed that it also won’t be  [Read More…]

Report: Sony isn’t sure about the PS5’s price due to scarce parts

The PlayStation 5 is looking to be more expensive than the PlayStation 4.

What you need to know According to a new report, the PlayStation 5’s price could be in question due to difficult-to-obtain parts. The report also states that Sony wants to know the Xbox Series X price before committing to a price for the PlayStation 5. Right now, the PlayStation 5 allegedly costs around $ 450 to manufacture, though the retail price would be higher.  [Read More…]

Sony bought Insomniac Games for $229 million

Sony dropped a neat chunk of change to pick up Insomniac Games.

What you need to know Sony acquired Insomniac Games in 2019. The purchase price has been revealed to be $ 229 million USD, mostly in cash. Insomniac Games released Marvel’s Spider-Man in 2018, which has become the best-selling superhero game ever.

Back in August 2019, Sony made waves when it announced that it had bought Insomniac Games, a studio that long had ties to PlayStation.  [Read More…]

Sony and Amazon withdraw from MWC 2020 over Coronavirus fears

A few other companies are still contemplating their next steps.

What you need to know After LG, ZTE, and Ericsson, Sony has announced that it is pulling out of MWC 2020 over Coronavirus concerns. Sony’s press conference will instead take place on February 24 as a video via its official YouTube channel. Amazon too has confirmed that it will not be participating at MWC 2020 due to the outbreak.

Following similar announcements by LG, ZTE, and Ericsson  [Read More…]

Sony is shutting down UK-based first-party team Manchester Studio

Not much was known about this PlayStation VR-focused studio and now it is being closed.

What you need to know In 2015, Sony quietly announced North West Studio (later named Manchester Studio). This team was being built to focus on the development of PlayStation VR titles. Sony confirmed today that Manchester Studio was being closed. Media Molecule and London Studio are the only remaining UK studios in Sony Worldwide Studios.

In 2015, Sony opened a new studio  [Read More…]

FCC names Google and Sony gatekeepers for upcoming OnGo network

These giant companies will still yield right of way to the U.S. Navy.

What you need to know The FCC has named four Spectrum Access System operators. The SAS is a key component of the newly-opened CBRS network. The next step will be a license auction, happening in June, 2020.

A block of spectrum currently being used primarily by the U.S. Navy and commercial satellite owners has taken a step closer to wider commercial and public access.  [Read More…]

Sony may launch its first 5G-enabled flagship phone at MWC 2020

Sony is expected to launch a new mid-range phone as well at the upcoming event.

What you need to know Sony will reportedly launch a new flagship phone with a 4K display at MWC 2020 next month. The smartphone is expected to be powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 865 flagship mobile chipset. Unlike Sony’s previous phones with a 4K display, the upcoming flagship will come with 5G connectivity.

Sony sent out press invites for its MWC 2020  [Read More…]

Sony is bolstering support for indie games on PlayStation 5

Best answer: Judging from statements made by Sony executives and some job shifts in the company recently, the PlayStation 5 should put a renewed focus on indie games heading into the next generation.

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What was indie support like on the PlayStation 4?

When the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One first launched, it was immediately apparent where all of the indie developers were putting their focus:  [Read More…]

Sony at CES 2020: An 85-inch 8K, a 48-inch 4K OLED, and Android TV

Sony has unveiled its first TVs of the new year, and among them is a gigantic 8K LCD unit and a 48-inch 4K OLED unit. And there’s also a bunch of stuff that fits in between, too. Here’s a quick look at what’s in store for Sony TVs in 2020.

Z8H (75″, 85″)

Starting at the top of the lineup we find the Z8H which will be available in 75-inch and 85-inch sizes. Touting a mindbogglingly high 7,680-by-4,320 (8K) resolution,  [Read More…]

Sony announces new 8K LED and 4K OLED TVs

They come with advanced picture quality and sound capabilities!

What you need to know Sony has announced new 8K and 4K televisions. The new Z8H is an 8K LED in 85 and 75-inch models. There are also new OLED models and 4K LEDs too.

Sony has announced its new 8K LED TVs at CES 2020, as well as new 4K TVs in both OLED and LED.

The press release states:

Sony Electronics Inc. today announced new Z8H  [Read More…]