The most powerful in terms of graphics: The PlayStation 5

Released in November 2020, the Sony PlayStation 5 is available in two versions: the Standard Edition which has a 4K Blu-Ray disc player, and the Digital Edition which allows you to play games purchased and downloaded from the PlayStation Store. Either way, both versions of PS5 feature the same features. Ultra-efficient, the PS5 is equipped with an x86-64-AMD Ryzen™ Zen 2 processor, an 825 GB SSD and an AMD RDNA 2 GPU. Enjoy a fluid gaming experience, with a image quality displaying up to 120 frames per second. No more bugs, thanks to accelerated loading times. Live your favorite games thanks to a deeper immersion with haptic feedback, adaptive triggers or even 3D audio sound. Finally, Ray Tracing technology brings an exceptional level of realism to feel your games, as if you were there.

Xbox Series S/X will not increase in price

Phil Spencer confirms that the latest generation of Xbox will not increase in price.

It was during an interview with CNBC Squawk Asia that Phil Spencer confirmed that the Xbox Series X and S will remain at their original price. He saw fit to set the record straight following Sony’s announcement of its price increase for the PlayStation 5 in several territories. The consoles are currently $379 for the Xbox Series S and $599 for the Xbox Series X.

We like the position of the Xbox Series S in the market, which is our lowest priced console, over half of our new players are coming through the Series S. I can definitely say that we have no plans today to increase the price of our consoles.

We believe that at a time when our customers are more financially challenged and uncertain than ever, it is not the right decision for us at this point to raise console prices.

Japan Future Award 2022 winners include FFXVI and Wo Long

The Future Award is an award given to popular upcoming games that appeared at the Tokyo Game Show. Japanese publishers often included this price on their official game websites. It also acts as a sign that Japanese audiences are most looking forward to these titles, as audience votes determine the winners.

Visitors to the physical site of Makuhari Messe were able to vote during the first three days of the event. For the Future Award 2022, voting took place from September 15 to 17, 2022. This award did not exist in 2020 and 2021, as a public physical location was not available due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Ten games won the Future Award in the 2022 edition, and you can check out the full list below. By the way, the organizers awarded the prizes based on the Japanese alphabetical order of the games’ Japanese titles.

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    • Chorus Worldwide, which manages the Japanese versions of the Indonesian game, received the award on behalf of Mojiken and Toge Productions. The Western release of the game is still in question following accusations of “predatory practices” against the British publisher PQube. During the ceremony, Chorus Worldwide said it was aiming to release the title for PS4, PS5, Switch, and Xbox One in Japan in early 2023.
  • Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty
    • The next title from Nioh developers at Koei Tecmo, Team Ninja will cover the Chinese Three Kingdoms period. A demo is immediately available worldwide on PS5 and Xbox Series X for a limited time until September 26, 2022. The full game will also release on PS4, Xbox One, and PC in addition to the above two in early 2023.
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    • Capcom will release the new dinosaur shooter action game with a rugged character and Exosuit customization, but unrelated to Dinosaur Crisis—for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC in 2023.
  • Street Fighter 6
    • The next sequel to the core fighting game series will have many new features, such as custom avatars and in-game commentary. Capcom will launch the game with 18 playable characters for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X and PC in 2023 .
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    • The all-new Sonic will take place across five open world islands with a futuristic combat system. Sega will release the title for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PC, and Nintendo Switch on November 8, 2022. At TGS 2022, it received a new trailer, as well as a live gameplay demo during the Sega livestream event.
  • Final Fantasy XVI
    • While Square Enix only included its existing videos in the company’s trailer at TGS 2022, that mere appearance still made the title eligible for a public vote. The new mainline Final Fantasy entry is currently slated for release on PlayStation 5 in summer 2023.
  • Speak
    • The new game starring Ella Balinska as Frey Holland received a new trailer with Japanese voiceovers at TGS 2022, where Umeka Shouji will voice the character in the language. Square Enix will release the new title from Luminous Productions for PS5 and PC on January 24, 2023.
  • Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End and the Secret Key
    • The third title in the Atelier Ryza trilogy will bring Reisalin “Ryza” Stout’s story to a close while also featuring an extensive party roster with the addition of Bos Brunnen. Koei Tecmo and Gust will release the RPG for PS5, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PC on February 24, 2023.
  • Like a dragon: Ishin!
    • Originally released as a Japan-exclusive title in 2014, Sega and Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio will remake the Bakumatsu-era action game with several different character designs. The company will release the title for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC on February 21, 2023.
  • Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection
    • The compilation of ten main lines Mega Man Battle Network titles originally released on Game Boy Advance will come with Versus and Online Chip Trading features. Capcom will release the Legacy Collection for Nintendo Switch, PS4, and PC in 2023.
  • Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo… Is the TGS still a must?

    But who was at the Tokyo Game Show?

    Right now it’s Tokyo Game Show. But perhaps this information escaped you. First, because the TGS, aimed primarily at Japanese and Asian audiences, has always been an event a little apart and far removed from the Western prism. And then it must be said that these last few days have been particularly busy with events of all kinds. Between the Ubisoft Forward, the D23, the Call of Duty Next, the Nintendo Direct or the State of Play, there was enough to get lost and forget the launch of the TGS.

    Moreover, one could say that the fact that these big names chose this period to set up their own conferences is symptomatic of a decline in the importance of the TGS. An event that would then have become dispensable for publishers and developers, preferring to go it alone. To see the Japanese Sony, which used to present its consoles at the show, to make room apart for this edition, it is indeed intriguing.

    But this penchant for setting up one’s own seems rather to be part of a more global trend consisting in communicating by its own means without worrying about the constraints imposed by the big trade fairs. The Covid-19 pandemic has indeed proven to publishers on all sides that they can take matters into their own hands. And going back to the old established model and schedule seems like a hassle for some, including Sony.

    The only giant that affirms its desire to clearly include its communication in the various meetings of the year (Summer Games Fest, TGS, etc.) is ultimately Microsoft. It’s simple, he is the simple manufacturer to have made his conference in the heart of and dedicated to the TGS. A very beautiful paradox when you know that, of the three current manufacturers, it is the only one not to come from Japan. But if it was important for Microsoft to proclaim loud and clear its links with the TGS, it’s not for nothing!

    I think it would be nice if we found an Asian studio, especially a Japanese studio, to add (to Xbox Game studios). I liked the days when we had an ability to produce first-party games in Japan. We have a small team there, but I think we can do more. That said, through our travels in Japan, I loved the return of Phantasy Star to our stage with Sega – I thought it was fantastic. Miyazaki-San, before with Dark Souls and now with Elden Ring on our stage… Japanese creators are more and more present.