Sony

Platform Industry News: Sony Corp logo on building

Sony’s new AI beats humans in Gran Turismo racing game

Sony has said it has created an artificial intelligence agent called Gran Turismo Sophy (GT Sophy) that was able to beat world’s best drivers of the PlayStation racing simula...

Platform Industry News: Sony Corp logo on building

Analysis: Sony faces deep-pocketed rivals in war over future of gaming

Sony Group, perched atop the gaming sector, is facing a fresh challenge from cash-rich rivals betting on a next-generation online video game boom as the Japanese conglomerate eyes ...

Platform Industry News: Sony Corp logo on building

Sony teases details of next-gen VR headset

Sony Group has teased details of its next-generation virtual reality headset for its PlayStation 5 console, as the Japanese conglomerate seeks to secure a lead in the nascent secto...

Platform News: Twitter App

Twitter, Meta, Pinterest drop CES plans over COVID-19 concerns

Meta Platforms, Twitter and Pinterest have separately said they will not send teams to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next month as concerns grow about the Omicro...

tsmc

Taiwan govt OKs Taiwan Semiconductor’s new chip plant in Japan

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co has received approval to set up a chip plant in Japan, Taiwan’s investment commission of the ministry of economic affairs, which approve...

Amazon Prime Video Platform

Amazon launches bundling service for video streaming apps in India

Amazon.com in India has launched a bundling option on its video platform for global and local streaming services, in a move aimed at boosting subscriptions.

nintendo

Nintendo to launch $349.99 Switch with upgraded display

Japan’s Nintendo will launch a new model of its Switch video game console with an upgraded display on Oct. 8, priced at $349.99, it said.

Cyberpunk

Cyberpunk maker reports slump in profit amid Playstation delisting

CD Projekt SA has reported that its profit fell by more than half in the first quarter from a year earlier as its flagship game, “Cyberpunk 2077,” was kept off SonyR...

Platform News: Epic Games, Fortnite

In Apple vs Epic Games, battle of the experts gets personal

In its ongoing case against Apple Inc, “Fortnite” creator Epic Games is counting on this week’s testimony from its star expert witness David Evans, chairman of Gl...

Platform News: Discord

Chat app Discord to test ticketing, make audio events easier to find

Chat platform Discord has said it will start to test paid tickets for audio events, the first feature where creators can make money from the site, and will launch a tool next month...

Platform News: Discord

Messaging app Discord ties up with Sony’s PlayStation

A unit of Sony Corp has made a minority investment in Discord Inc as part of a deal to tie in the messaging platform with the consumer electronics company’s PlayStation gamin...

Cyberpunk

Recovery strategy awaited for bug-ridden Cyberpunk 2077 game

CD Projekt, the Polish studio behind one of the most anticipated and derided games of 2020, will have a lot of explaining to do when it updates investors on its strategy.

Platform News: Nintendo and its Switch console

Nintendo ships one million Switches in China since late-2019 launch

The Japanese firm launched its Switch console in China at December 2019 in partnership with distributor Tencent, China’s biggest video games and social networking company, in...

Xbox

New PlayStation and Xbox enter $150 billion games arena

Think Michelangelo vs Da Vinci. Another epic rivalry is rejoined this week when Sony and Microsoft go head-to-head with the next generation of the blockbuster video-game consoles.

Platform Industry: Microsoft logo

Microsoft doubles down on gaming with $7.5 billion deal for ZeniMax

Microsoft Corp said on Monday it would acquire ZeniMax Media for $7.5 billion in cash, strengthening its Xbox games stable that provides with the studio behind titles such as Fallo...

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