This one-of-a-kind PS5 console has been customized with the PS1's retro gray finish and classic four-color PS logo. Even the DualSense controller got a late '90s makeover, with a cute plug cover for the PS5's front USB-C port to mimic the first PlayStation controller.
No, this will not be released. It's a parting gift for SIE (Sony Interactive Entertainment) Chairman and CEO Jim Ryan, who retires in March 2024. At a thank-you party this week, the outgoing PlayStation boss was honored by many industry legends, including of the "father of PlayStation" Ken Kutaragi, Kazunori Yamauchi of Gran Turismo, Nicolas Doucet of Team Asobi and of course Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida.
It was 24 hours of heavy gaming, actually. This year's Ranges Awards showered us with new trailers and new games. Surprise, free DLC, an RPG set in a completely procedurally generated world, and a… Blade game?
— Matt Smith
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The official game of the year is finally on Microsoft consoles.
Developer and publisher Larian Studios had committed to releasing the Xbox version of this year's Game of the Year by... the end of the year and said it would reveal the exact date at The Game Awards. True to their word, Larian announced the Xbox version Baldur's Gate 3 he's out right now.
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