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Official PlayStation Podcast Episode 441: Virtual Walkers

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Hey y’all! This week the team sits down with Amy Allison and Mark Lester of Skydance Interactive to chat about The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners – Chapter 2: Retribution, currently in development now for PS VR2.

Stuff We Talked About

  • The Last of Us on HBO Max
  • Valkyrie Elysium
  • A Plague Tale: Requiem
  • Destruction AllStars
  • The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners – Chapter 2: Retribution (interview begins at 11:17)
  • Stellar Blade
  • Tunic
  • Sly Cooper series

The Cast

Kristen Zitani –  Senior Content Communications Specialist, SIE

Brett Elston – Manager, Content Communications, SIE

Share of the Week: Robots and Machines

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Last week, we asked you to spin your gears and share robots, droids, and machines from the game of your choice using #PSshare #PSBlog. Here are this week’s highlights:

RevolutionAndre shares Kit from Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart in macho machine mode.

sorathluna shares a Slitherfang coiling up in the desert in Horizon Forbidden West.

HomuraChihiro shares the robot from Abzu staring out into an underwater city.

Boargs shares the cat from Stray aboard a floating pallet with a robot that is fishing.

coalabr14 shares a spider bot overlooking some hacking victims in Watch Dogs: Legion.

Ringo_Danshaku shares the mech bunny protagonist of F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch.

Search #PSshare #PSBlog on Twitter or Instagram to see more entries to this week’s theme. Want to be featured in the next Share of the Week? 

THEME: Customization

SUBMIT BY: 11:59 PM PT on October 5, 2022

Next week, it’s getting personal. Share armor, weapons, characters, or vehicles you’ve customized in the game of your choice using #PSshare #PSBlog for a chance to be featured.

Indies highlights coming to PS4 & PS5 in October 2022

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It’s October, and you know what that means–freaks and frights are abounding! There’s no better time to dive deep into some wildly experimental and stylish survival horror than the Halloween spooky season, and this month’s PlayStation Indies delivers on that front. As for the “freaks”–well, we’ve got a gaggle of very strange creatures and some beastly brawlers straight outta the barnyard. Oh, and a geometric object so terrifying it makes alien apex predators tremble in fear. Let’s take a look at what you can look forward to on PS4 and PS5 this month.

The Eternal Cylinder 

The imaginative minds at developer ACE Team (Rock of Ages, Zeno Clash, Abyss Odyssey) have returned with an otherworldly adventure. A majestic planet exists far away in the universe, teeming with strange lifeforms all struggling for survival. Yet even in this harsh environment, one threat looms above all others: the crushing, destructive might of the Cylinder. 

You take control of a Trebhum, an odd pack-traveling creature blessed with the power to transform and adapt to environments by eating. Explore four beautiful alien biomes–savannah, tundra, desert, and a freaky mutated infected sector–all while metamorphosing your herd of Trebhums to react to the dangers posed by the environments and other creatures. Grow extra legs to build your stamina, extendable eyes to get a better view of your surroundings, and bloat up your body for extra inventory space. Explore, evolve, and discover the Cylinder’s secrets before it destroys everything.

Release Date: October 13 | Publisher: Good Shepherd | PS5

Indies highlights coming to PS4 & PS5 in October 2022

Them’s Fightin’ Herds

Small, cute animals bring big-time rompin’, stompin’ action in this unorthodox one-on-one fighting game from Mane6. Made by and for fans of the genre, Them’s Fightin’ Herds is a beautifully animated, humor-filled critter combat game featuring character designs from acclaimed animation producer Lauren Faust. These fuzzy, scaly fighters might run on four legs, but they’ve got just as many slick fighting skills as their human counterparts, bolstered by magic energy that can be used for movement and offense skills that are unique to each character. If beating down the barn doors with your local buddies isn’t enough, you can battle hoof-to-claw with friends both on and offline, thanks to smooth rollback netcode. 

All Hallows’: The Land of Lost Dreams is calling…

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Spooky season is nearly here – and what could be scarier than a purgatory dimension haunted by half-finished ideas and forgotten concepts? Our annual made-in-Dreams Halloween celebration is nearly ready to welcome you – and all of your cruelly abandoned WIPs, you monster – to The Land of Lost Dreams.

This year, we asked the Dreams coMmunity to design strange and unusual glades for players to explore in our Forest of Gloom, and Cursed Trinkets that represent the essence of their creative energy. And oh boy, do they have a lot of that. Our eyes have seen some truly inexplicable things. The cosmic void will be eating well this year.

‘But when will we get to visit the cosmic void?’, we hear you cry and wail and gnash (you should really stop doing that, it’s terrible for your teeth). We’re delighted to reveal that All Hallows’: The Land of Lost Dreams will be live in Dreams and open to visitors from October 20th, 2022! (Internet connection required for online play.)

What awaits you there? Here’s a quick look at some of the main attractions of the area…

Tall Tales and Quirky Quests

The Land of Lost Dreams is a curious place, with a rich and unnerving history to uncover. You’ll meet, and help out, plenty of odd characters on your main quest by sneaking around, solving puzzles and much more besides. Some faces may even be familiar to those who’ve been following Dreams’ development for a long time…

The Forest of Gloom

One of The Land of Lost Dreams’ most beautiful and unpredictable locales, this explorable wooded area contains all manner of interactive oddities made by the Dreams community. Take a stroll! See the sights! Don’t think too hard about what might be hiding in the bushes!

Cursed Trinket Shrines

Want to soak up some culture? Look no further than The Land of Lost Dreams’ fabulous collection of cursed trinkets, hand-crafted by dreamers. You’ll have to visit some odd-looking places to find them, but we’re assured that as long as you’ve had your tetanus shot, they’re probably safe to visit.

We’re really just scratching the surface here – there’s even more to discover in The Land of Lost Dreams when it appears in Dreams next month. If only there were some kind of travel brochure for would-be visitors to read for more information, provided by a totally legit tourist board? Now that would be useful. Better keep an eye out for anything like that over on our editorial blog, The Impsider.

Streams and Screams!

We’ll also be running two Halloween-themed livestreams over on the official Mm Twitch channel to celebrate the season! The first will be our launch day stream for All Hallows’: The Land of Lost Dreams, at 9am PT / 5pm BST, 20th October, in which we’ll be playing through the full event and checking out plenty of the coMmunity-made goodness on display.

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Sackboy: A Big Adventure is coming to PC on October 27

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That’s right! PlayStation’s iconic woolen hero is heading to PC! We’re so excited that a whole new audience of players is going to get the chance to join Sackboy on his big adventure.

Today, we’re delighted to be able to reveal details of the new features and enhancements that you can look forward to when the game releases on October 27 . There is also some great pre-purchase content available, see below for more details!

Sackboy: A Big Adventure is coming to PC on October 27

The first thing to call out is the new visuals. We wanted this game to visually stunning on PC, so with that goal in mind here are some of the new graphical features we’ve added to make the most of your hardware:

·   4K with target @ 120FPS1. The stunning patchwork of Craftworld is rendered in beautiful 4K detail.
·   Deep Learning Super Sampling. NVIDIA DLSS2 increases graphics performance using dedicated processors found only on GeForce RTX GPUs, boosting frame rates with uncompromised image quality.
·   VRR. Variable refresh rate support makes Sackboy more responsive than ever.2

  • Wide screen! The game supports a wide range of display ratios, including ultrawide 21:9.3

While we have added all these new graphical features for players with high-end machines, we’ve also worked hard to make sure that a range of different hardware is supported. Here are the details of the minimum and recommended specs:

 MINIMUMRECOMMENDEDHIGHVERY HIGHULTRA
AVG Performance 720P @ 30FPS1080P @ 30FPS1080P @ 60FPS1440P @ 60FPS4K @ 60FPS
Graphics SettingsLowMediumHighVery HighCustom
GPUNVIDIA GeForce GTX 660AMD Radeon R7 265            NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060AMD Radeon RX580NVIDIA GTX 1070 (8 GB)AMD RX 5600 (6 GB) NVIDIA RTX 2070 (8 GB)AMD RX 5700 XT (8 GB) NVIDIA RTX 3080 (10 GB)AMD RX 6800 XT (16 GB) 
CPUIntel Core i5-6400 @ 2.7GHzAMD FX-6300 @ 3.5GHz                Intel Core i7-4770K @3.5GHzAMD Ryzen 5 1500X @3.5GHZ    Intel i7-4770k (4
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