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Get ready for PlayStation’s Celebration of the community with Days of Play 2021

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We’re excited to announce that Days of Play is back for 2021 to celebrate the passionate PlayStation community around the globe!

Get ready for PlayStation’s Celebration of the community with Days of Play 2021

We wanted to make this year’s event even more special and engaging for our gamers. That’s why this year’s Days of Play will feature various activities across a few weeks to celebrate the power of play and the vibrancy of our community by connecting gamers together.

PlayStation Player Celebration*

PlayStation Player Celebration is back! This special event calls on our player community to join together to achieve a shared set of goals and earn exclusive PSN avatars and PS4 themes in the process.**

Registration starts today and will remain open until May 31. Stage One kicks off on May 18 –  here are steps to participate:

Get ready for PlayStation’s Celebration of the community with Days of Play 2021

1. Sign Up

Register with your PSN Sign-In ID here.  Once you sign up, you’re automatically entered into all future Stages of the program.

The event is open to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 users in the following locations: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, UK, and the United States.

2. Start playing on May 18

There are three Stages throughout the event

PS5’s 3D audio: Returnal, Resident Evil Village creators detail Tempest implementation

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3D audio has been one of PlayStation 5’s headline features ever since the console’s announce last year. Much like the system’s lightning-fast SSD and the DualSense wireless controller, the custom-built Tempest 3D audioTech was conceived to make your video game experience as immersive as possible in games that support it.  

On PS5, gamers can experience 3D audio with the stereo headphones that many already own, either through a USB dongle, USB wired headset, or wired headphones connected into the DualSense wireless controller’s 3.5mm jack. But you can fine tune the experience further: navigate to the 3D audio section within the Sound menu of your PS5 settings and pick which one of the five 3D audio profiles that sounds best to you. 

PS5’s 3D audio: Returnal, Resident Evil Village creators detail Tempest implementation

“We spent a long time deciding on the five audio profile settings for PS5,” explains Kenichi Imai, Deputy Head of the SIE Software Engineering Group, who helped build the Tempest engine. “Each person hears 3D audio differently, so these settings allow players to adjust sound to a level that’s closest to their ear level.”

3D audio has tantalizing applications for every genre. In the past few weeks, we’ve seen how it benefits action and horror with Returnal and Resident Evil Village. To learn more of how the tech is pushing the boundaries of immersion for those two titles, we went directly to the source: Housemarque and Capcom’s sound teams.

Wataru Hachisako, Resident Evil Village’s Audio Director, believes 3D audio can bring something new to the iconic survival horror series. “It’s very important in the horror genre to apply fear to the player’s imagination through elements they cannot see,” he explains. “I want players to be able to enjoy the experience of encountering a new enemy, even before they’ve visually chanced upon it. I believe 3D audio has the specs t

Outbreak: Endless Nightmares launches on PS5 and PS4 May 19

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Hey survivors! I’m Evan Wolbach, founder of Dead Drop Studios, and a solo indie developer working tirelessly to drag you kicking and screaming back into the world of survival horror. I’m here to tell you all the grisly details about Outbreak: Endless Nightmares and explain how PlayStation, especially PS5, has allowed the series to take a generational leap. Get ready to lose yourself in this new nightmare.

Apocalyptic levels of player feedback led to this nightmare

For almost six years players have been blasting away the undead in the Outbreak series, covering the events of an undead apocalypse. Each title has slowly iterated based on player feedback but now it’s time for a generational leap. High quality mo-cap animations, a persistent gameplay experience to level up your survivor over a 10+ hour adventure, semi-procedurally generated levels, access to multiple camera views, improved co-op split screen experience with a streamlined interface, a deep crafting and loot system, and much more are waiting for you. 

Outbreak: Endless Nightmares is a love letter to retro survival horror.

Face the undead any way you choose

You now have the opportunity to choose how you want to play this nightmare. The entire game was built from the ground up to play great in a classic survival horror fixed camera, over-the-shoulder or first-person view, with intentional focus on designing environments so enemies, traps and loot is visible in all views. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t secrets hidden around, and you might find that a useful item obscured in the fixed camera view is revealed when you swap to over-the-shoulder. With user-configurable options like FOV, inverse look, left-or-right player placement in OTS view and much more, you can configure the camera exactly as you’d like.

You also now have access to a free-look tactical camera that you can use to survey the environment for danger. When using the tactical camera, the entire game freezes, including all physics and visual effects, so you can line up the perfect screenshot too.

Escape from madness in Call of the Sea on PS4 and PS5, out tomorrow

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Hello! We are Out of the Blue Games, an indie game studio from Madrid, Spain. On December 8, we launched our debut title Call of the Sea, a personal and emotional first-person puzzle adventure where you take the role of Norah Everhart, a woman who has crossed an ocean in the search of her husband’s missing expedition. 

Everything has been awesome since then, reviews, critics, awards… We are really happy with the way things are going with Call of the Sea, so we wanted to make sure it reached as many players as possible. 

Escape from madness in Call of the Sea on PS4 and PS5, out tomorrow

So we definitely had to bring Call of the Sea to PlayStation! The game will be available on PS4 and PS5 tomorrow, May 11. 

And what will PlayStation players find in Call of the Sea? To sum up, it’s a love letter to puzzle games and Lovecraftian stories set in the Pacific in the 1930s.

Exploration of the lush island Nora finds herself on is driven by the game’s narrative and its puzzles. Those are hidden throughout the environment and need to be solved to uncover more of the game’s world and its story. Your journey will take you across and below the island, getting to know both it and Norah’s needs as a character. All backed by a magnificent instrumental soundtrack composed by Eduardo de la Iglesia.

But Call of the Sea is not an ordinary puzzle game. We wanted to intertwine every puzzle to every emotion Norah feels and experiences while keeping it tightly tied to the narrative. This way, the player experiments the initial fascination of Norah on the island, and the fear for the wellbeing of her husband as she progresses, as well as the bewilderment at the strange events and landscapes she discovers in the most secluded places of the island (and that are beautifully rendered by Unreal Engine 4). Call of the Sea is not only a thrilling 30’s pulp adventure but also a woman’s journey of self-discovery. 

Call of the Sea is a Lovecraftian, but not a conventional Lovecraftian game either. While most of the H.P. Lovecraft stories are about a passive subject that descends into madness, Call of the Sea tells the story of a resolute woman’s rise to sanity, in a story that revolves around the acceptance of one’s true nature. 

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PlayStation Store: April 2021 top downloads

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The back half of April saw titles like MLB The Show 21, NieR Replicant, and Returnal all launch within days of each other – a busy two weeks! Glad to see these newcomers alongside chart-topping regulars like FIFA 21, Black Ops Cold War, and Grand Theft Auto V.

Read on for PlayStation Store’s top PS5, PS4 and PS VR downloads for the month of April:

PS5 Games

US / CanadaEurope
1MLB The Show 21FIFA 21
2OutridersOutriders
3ReturnalIt Takes Two
4Mortal Kombat 11Returnal
5It Takes TwoCall of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
6Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold WarAssassin’s Creed Valhalla
7FIFA 21Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
8Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles MoralesMortal Kombat 11
9NBA 2K21Marvel’s Avengers
10Madden NFL 21Disco Elysium – The Final Cut
11Marvel’s AvengersHitman 3
12Assassin’s Creed ValhallaNBA 2K21
13Disco Elysium – The Final CutDirt 5
14Hitman 3Demon’s Souls
15Demon’s SoulsWatch Dogs: Legion
16Borderlands 3Borderlands 3
17Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2No Man’s Sky
18GodfallImmortals Fenyx Rising
19No Man’s SkyTom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
20Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six SiegeMLB The Show 21

*Naming of products may differ between regions
*Upgrades not included

PS4 Games

Product NameProduct Name
1MLB The Show 21Grand Theft Auto V
2Grand Theft Auto VFIFA 21
3Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold WarF1 2020
4OutridersMinecraft
5Mortal Kombat 11ARK: Survival Evolved
6MinecraftThe Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Game of the Year Edition
7NBA 2K21Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
8ARK: Survival EvolvedGran Turismo Sport
9Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi StrikereFootball PES 2021 Season Update
10Call of Duty: Modern WarfareGhost of Tsushima
11Injustice 2Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
12PGA Tour 2K21The Last of Us Part II
13The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete EditionThe Crew 2
14It Takes TwoTekken 7
15NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139…Outriders
16Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
17Red Dead Redemption 2It Takes Two
18UFC 4NBA 2K21
19Mortal Kombat XLNaruto to Boruto: Shin
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