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Sony reveal PlayStation 5 Controller

Sony reveal PlayStation 5 Controller

Although we are still patiently waiting to see the design of the PlayStation 5 console, Sony has pulled back the curtain and revealed their next-gen controller.

The new design is a significant departure from previous controllers in its aesthetic and comes loaded with some exciting new features, which are sure to add to the immersion of next-gen games.

The new controller, which Sony has dubbed the 'DualSense', was revealed on the PlayStation Blog, where Sony confirmed that it has kept most of the features of the DualShock 4 controller while adding new functionality and a sleek modern white design.

The company previously revealed that the DualSense would feature haptic feedback and adaptive triggers, which "adds a variety of powerful sensations you'll feel when you play, such as the slow grittiness of driving a car through mud."

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Where is our Final Fantasy VII Remake Review?

Where is our Final Fantasy VII Remake Review?

As many of you would have noticed, most of the major outlets dropped their Final Fantasy VII Remake reviews today. The general consensus is very positive, but unfortunately, our review is not quite ready just yet.

In a continuing trend outside of our control, we did not receive review code until this last Saturday morning, at least several days after some other sites.

Our RPG aficionado, Chris Brown is hard at work on getting the review done, but there's a lot of game to get through in Square Enix's remaster. All of the writers here at Gameplanet (myself included) work on a volunteer basis purely for the love of writing about games and of course playing them a bit early when the gods permit.

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The Last of Us Part 2 sees another delay

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The Last of Us Part 2 sees another delay

Naughty Dog's hugely anticipated PS4 exclusive, The Last of Us Part 2 has been indefinitely delayed from it's planned release on May 29.

This marks the second delay for the game, which was initially slated for a February 2020 release, and is among many titles in development impacted by current events.

The studio announced the delay on Twitter with a message to fans, stating "even with us finishing the game, we were faced with the reality that due to logistics beyond our control, we couldn't launch The Last of Us Part II to our satisfaction. We want to make sure everyone gets to play The last of Us Part II around the same time, ensuring that we're doing everything possible to preserve the best experience for everyone. This meant delaying the game until such a time where we can solve these logistic issues."

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Mortal Shell set to scratch Souls-like itch later this year

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Mortal Shell set to scratch Souls-like itch later this year

Developer Cold Symmetry has today announced Mortal Shell, an Action-RPG in the ever-growing Souls-like genre set to release later this year on PC, PS4 & Xbox One.

The small studio consisting of only fifteen staff, revealed the game with a great trailer, showcasing the game's appropriately gloomy, yet impressive visuals and gameplay that will be immediately familiar to anyone who has played the Dark Souls series.

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Bethesda to skip any E3 digital event this year

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Bethesda to skip any E3 digital event this year

In the wake of E3 2020's cancellation, many publishers announced they would organise a digital event in some form – Bethesda has just confirmed it won't be one of them.

The publisher's VP of marketing and communications, Pete Hines stated as such on twitter, but did hint to announcements "in the coming months."

Microsoft, EA, Nintendo and Square Enix have all confirmed to be working on digital versions of their E3 press conferences.

Bethesda has a number of upcoming titles from Arkane Studios and Tango Gameworks with Deathloop and Ghostwire: Tokyo respectively, as well as Starfield and Elder Scrolls 6 which were teased during the publisher's 2018 E3 Showcase.

If that wasn't enough bad news, the publisher has also cancelled its annual QuakeCon event due to concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Wasteland 3 release pushed back to August

Wasteland 3 release pushed back to August

Previously scheduled to release this coming May, inXile Entertainment has announced that Wasteland 3 is being delayed to August 28 due to the widespread effects of Covid-19.

Studio head and series director of Wasteland, Brian Fargo took to Twitter to break the news to fans, stating that the studio "moved to a work-from-home environment some weeks ago, and that's of course introduced new challenges that many of us throughout the world have been learning to manage. We've been excited to see the Wasteland 3 beta so well received, but the reality is that with these new logistical challenges our release was going to be impacted... With that, Wasteland 3's new release date is August 28, 2020."

Wasteland 3 joins an ever-growing roster of games, movies & events delayed due to the impacts of Covid-19 as many companies transition to full remote-work. While it's a shame to see the game delayed, it's great to see more companies putting the safety and well-being of their workers first.

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Minecraft Dungeons delayed to May

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Minecraft Dungeons delayed to May

The dungeon crawler spin-off Minecraft Dungeons has been delayed to May 26.

Previously slated for a late-April release, develop Mojang has now pushed that date due to new precautions taken in light of COVID-19.

"As you all know, we initially planned to release Minecraft Dungeons by the end of April," said Mojang creative writer Per Landin on the developer's blog. "However, due to the current state of the world, this was no longer possible, as we wanted to guarantee the health and safety of our teams."

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Sony reveal PlayStation 5 Controller
Sony reveal PlayStation 5 Controller
NEWS Less Shock, more Sense
Where is our Final Fantasy VII Remake Review?
Where is our Final Fantasy VII Remake Review?
NEWS It's a big world, and we still have more exploring to do.
The Last of Us Part 2 sees another delay
The Last of Us Part 2 sees another delay
NEWS No new release date set
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Mortal Shell set to scratch Souls-like itch later this year
Mortal Shell set to scratch Souls-like itch later this year
NEWS More pain & punishment for Masocore fans
4
Bethesda to skip any E3 digital event this year
Bethesda to skip any E3 digital event this year
NEWS Just as well they've already announced the next decade of releases.
2
Wasteland 3 release pushed back to August
Wasteland 3 release pushed back to August
NEWS Yet another delay due to Covid-19.
Minecraft Dungeons delayed to May
Minecraft Dungeons delayed to May
NEWS Thanks again, COVID-19 .
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Report: Modern Warfare 2 Remaster launches tomorrow
Report: Modern Warfare 2 Remaster launches tomorrow
NEWS No Russian Redux
8
Square Enix announces NieR Replicant remaster
Square Enix announces NieR Replicant remaster
NEWS A good way to celebrate 10 years
Nintendo Direct Mini reveals big titles coming to Switch
Nintendo Direct Mini reveals big titles coming to Switch
NEWS Bioshock, Borderlands, Xcom & More
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Doom Eternal opening weekend the best of the franchise
Doom Eternal opening weekend the best of the franchise
NEWS Up that demon body count.
XO, PS4
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PlayStation Plus April Games Revealed
PlayStation Plus April Games Revealed
NEWS Race through uncharted lands
4
New Zealand Games Festival postponed to 2021
New Zealand Games Festival postponed to 2021
NEWS "We're as heartbroken as you are"
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Physical copies of Final Fantasy VII may be in short supply
Physical copies of Final Fantasy VII may be in short supply
NEWS Release date still April 10
PS4
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PlayStation 5 tech specs detailed in new presentation
PlayStation 5 tech specs detailed in new presentation
NEWS Mark Cerny flexes his PhD
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Nintendo reveal a slew of new titles during Indie World Showcase
Nintendo reveal a slew of new titles during Indie World Showcase
NEWS The Switch's indie scene goes from strength to strength.
Sony's Mark Cerny to detail PS5 tomorrow
Sony's Mark Cerny to detail PS5 tomorrow
NEWS Come on... Knack 3 at launch
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Microsoft reveal Xbox Series X hardware details
Microsoft reveal Xbox Series X hardware details
NEWS The ball is well and truly in Sony's court now...
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Rumour: Sony aims to acquire Silent Hill, Metal Gear & Castlevania from Konami
Rumour: Sony aims to acquire Silent Hill, Metal Gear & Castlevania from Konami
NEWS Could be a major blow for Pachinko fans...
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Control's first expansion The Foundation detailed
Control's first expansion The Foundation detailed
NEWS New enemies, abilities, and levels
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Dreams creators could see their content turn a profit
Dreams creators could see their content turn a profit
NEWS Making dreams a reality.
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Mario meets LEGO in new Nintendo collaboration
Mario meets LEGO in new Nintendo collaboration
NEWS Please tell me LEGO Zelda is in the works.
Massive player milestone hit in Call Of Duty: Warzone
Massive player milestone hit in Call Of Duty: Warzone
NEWS Definitely not rookie numbers...
E3 2020 cancelled due to Coronavirus concerns
E3 2020 cancelled due to Coronavirus concerns
NEWS Bringing fans together in a far less toxic space: the internet.
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Xbox Series X livestream coming next week
Xbox Series X livestream coming next week
NEWS A GDC delay won't stop Microsoft.
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Horizon Zero Dawn PC release confirmed
Horizon Zero Dawn PC release confirmed
NEWS New platform horizons.
Call of Duty's Battle Royale mode Warzone announced
Call of Duty's Battle Royale mode Warzone announced
NEWS Free to play for all.
Ubisoft details Ghost Recon: Breakpoint overhaul
Ubisoft details Ghost Recon: Breakpoint overhaul
NEWS Make or break moment.
Ghosts of Tsushima finally gets a release date
Ghosts of Tsushima finally gets a release date
NEWS And a gorgeous new trailer
HBO is developing a series for The Last of Us
HBO is developing a series for The Last of Us
NEWS Druckmann attached as writer
PS3
Action: Third-Person
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