PlayStation: announced an exclusive from the creators of Destiny

PlayStation: announced an exclusive from the creators of Destiny


During the last few hours, news has come that the new triple-A multiplayer title from Firewalk Studios will be released by Sony PlayStation. For those unfamiliar with the development team, let's talk about a software house that is part of the ProbablyMonsters collective. Firewalk can boast of a long line of leading figures in the world of development, made up of personalities who have worked on Destiny but also in other big companies such as Activision and Irrational Games.

Currently, Firewalk Studios is made up of veterans of the Bungie team led by Tony Hsu, former general manager and senior vice president of Destiny, Ryan Ellis, who served as creative director at Bungie, and finally Elena Siegman, who worked at Bungie, Irrational Games and Harmonix. So let's talk about personalities who know their stuff and who will surely be able to follow a precise vision in the development.

Unfortunately no further details have been revealed about this multiplayer game, but we know for sure that it is new IP and which will be a PlayStation exclusive, which will be released in the next few years. Speaking to, Tony Hsu said: “We are really trying to build a great team, we know we can create a great game. With a partnership with Sony and with teams like ProbablyMonsters continuing to support us, I think this will allow us to go further and faster ”.

Hermen Hulst, Head of PlayStation Studios, added: “I see it as a strategic partnership, which will allow us to continue to evolve and explore new territories. I believe Firewalk's ambitious vision for its multiplayer game will offer something truly fresh and exciting. We will continue to make these titles, because they are the heart and soul of what we do here in the PlayStation studios. But at the same time, we are committed to having these quality experiences as much as we are to experimenting and creating new ideas. ”

Sony PlayStation would seem to believe very much in the potential of this project, as the choice to publish it directly. Moreover, it is very interesting to see how the company is trying to expand its portfolio of exclusives more and more, as it had already done with the new title by Jade Raymonds. Since we don't have any further details on the title, including a possible release year, we recommend that you stay tuned so as not to miss any news!

You can pre-order Returnal for PS5 on Amazon at a very affordable price.

PS5 restock update: How to find a PlayStation 5 at GameStop, Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Target and other retailers

Even five months after its launch, Sony's PS5 continues to sell out within minutes anytime it comes back into stock. The frenzy for this highly coveted console -- which was recently named the fastest-selling gaming console in US history -- isn't just due to high demand from gamers, but also a global chip shortage that's affecting all kinds of tech. Jim Ryan, CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, spoke with Nikkei on Thursday about what the company is doing to get the PlayStation 5 console in stock.

'Supply under the new coronavirus was very complicated, and we had to limit distribution to online,' Ryan told Nikkei, as translated by Video Games Chronicle. 'The supply and demand for semiconductors is also tight worldwide. We are asking our suppliers to allow us to increase production, which will flow into the market this year.'

The shop with the most PS5 restocks is still Sony's PlayStation Direct site, where drops often take place in the afternoon and require people to queue up for a chance to buy a console. If you don't get one at the time, it helps to still join the queue as some patient and lucky customers may receive a priority access email directly from Sony. The company hasn't provided all the details about these PS Direct emails, but a PS Plus subscription does appear to be required -- and you must be logged in to your PSN account. If luck is on your side, then there is a chance Sony will send you an invite to buy a PS5. 


This big machine is the hot item in 2021. 

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While major retailers like Walmart, GameStop, Amazon, Target and Best Buy don't usually give much notice ahead of a restock, your best chance of scoring a PS5 happens when you log on right when inventory drops. Even then, nothing is guaranteed, but  there are ways to improve your chances. 

First tip: Don't wait until you hear a new stock alert about a PS5 inventory drop. Check the links at major retailers for stock updates daily or even multiple times a day. (We've got them all lined up below.) If you do happen upon some PS5 availability, go all in with as many browsers and devices as possible. On a desktop, for example, open the retailer's page in Chrome, Firefox and Edge. Then do the same on your phone and tablet. The more devices and browsers, the better. It's like with lottery tickets: The more you have, the better your chances of winning.

If you're starting to crack and considering buying a PS5 right now (and we know that with the number of big PS5 games about to drop over the next few months, the pressure is on), you can do so, but at the cost of a pricier PS5 markup on sites like eBay and StockX. On eBay, for example, we've seen PS5 units priced well over $1,000. We think it's worth it to wait it out a bit and get the new console at sticker price.

The PS5 is available in two versions: There's a $500 model with a Blu-ray drive and an otherwise identical $400 digital-only version with no disc slot. At this point, people are happy to get their hands on either one, but if you don't have a library of optical discs -- for Blu-ray movies, used games or old PS4 games -- CNET recommends that you go with the $400 version.

Remember to check back here for news and updates on new PS5 availability. You can also browse all the major retailers to see their restock status. The list below has links to the PS5 product pages at each store. 

PS5 restock possibilities

Best Buy is offering the PS5 with Blu-ray for $500 as well as the $400 Digital Edition (which you can find by clicking the button below). The retailer is also offering a slew of accessories on its PS5 landing page.

You can check out Amazon's page for the $400 Digital Edition via the button below, or, if you'd rather, get in line for the PS5 with Blu-ray for $500.

You can check inventory on the $400 Digital Edition at Walmart by clicking the button below, or you can try to snag the pricier PS5 with Blu-ray for $500.

Newegg's PS5 page has multiple bundles that include additional controllers and games along with the console. You can see the different options by clicking on the button below. 

Target offers the PS5 with Blu-ray for $500 in addition to the PS5 Digital Edition, which you can find by clicking the button below.

If you've decided you simply can't wait another moment for Sony to get its act together and flood the market with inventory, eBay is a shortcut to getting your own PS5 right now. That said, let me reiterate our advice: No PS5 is worth spending hundreds over list price, and that's exactly what you'll have to do if you buy from an eBay reseller. The average PS5 price on eBay is about $800. 

OK, you've exhausted all of the online and brick-and-mortar retailers, and you've decided you're willing to pay upward of a $300 markup to get this puppy soon. As your friends, we have to tell you: Don't do it. But if you don't want to listen to us, you might want to check out StockX, an eBay alternative that made its name in the secondary market for sneakers and designer clothing. Last time we checked, prices for the PS5 were hovering just below $700.

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