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PlayStation hiring developer to create “new emulators”

PlayStation is currently looking to hire a software development engineer to create “new emulators”.As reported by PSU, the LinkedIn job listing was spotted on Resetera and indicates the person hired will join the Tools and Technology team at the studio. The person will also “support the newly relaunched ‘Classics’ for PS4 and PS5.”Most notably, the job listing also says, “Classic games run via emulation of legacy PlayStation platforms.
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PlayStation 5 sales have reached 20million units worldwide
Sony has announced that the PlayStation 5 has reached 20million units sold worldwide, confirming it is planning on ramping up production this year.As reported by GamesIndustry.biz, Sony revealed the news on June 3 saying the PS5 would’ve reached the milestone far earlier if it was not for the global shortage of console components following its launch in November 2020.“We are thrilled to share that Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) has sold more than 20 million PlayStation 5 consoles globally,” said Veronica Rogers, senior vice president, head of global sales and business operations at Sony.“Since PS5’s launch, our teams have worked tirelessly to deliver a truly next-gen gaming console that has won the world over and we want to take this time to thank the fans for their support.“Your passion for the PlayStation brand is what drives us and what inspires us to innovate new technology, engineer the future of gaming, and continue creating the best place to play,” Rogers added.The head of global sales and business operations also went on to address the PlayStation fans who have yet to get their hands on the current-gen console, confirming that the company is planning on producing more this year.“To those fans who have yet to get their hands on a console, please know that we are planning on a significant ramp-up in PS5 production this year and we are working endlessly to make sure that PlayStation 5 is available for everyone who wants one,” Rogers said.In other news, sources close to the lead developer of Abandoned, Hasan Kahraman, have claimed that progress on the PlayStation 5 title has stalled, but Blue Box Games has said otherwise, saying: “It is in development.”
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PlayStation Plus’ PS1, PS2, PS3 and PSP lineup revealed by Sony
Sony has announced the upcoming classic game lineup that will be added to the revamped PlayStation Plus subscription service when it launches across the globe over the next month.The global rollout of the new tiered system will begin this month and go into June, and today (May 16) Sony has revealed what PS1, PS2, PS3, and PSP titles will be available on the service.According to Sony, the update time for new PS4 and PS5 titles on the Essential plan is the first Tuesday of the month, whilst the addition games prior to the PS4 generation will arrive in the middle of the month, with the number set to “vary” month-to-month as well.Some PSP and PS1 titles will also have improved user interfaces, the ability to save state, and even a rewind feature. Other games will also be available for individual purchase, and Sony has made it clear that users who already bought the digital versions of PS1 and PSP games on previous consoles can play them for free on PS4 and PS5, without a PlayStation Plus subscription required.The below games are set to release during the “launch time frame” of the service.PS1:PS2 (via PS4 remasters):The collection of PS3 games below are not remasters and will only be available via cloud streaming, and playable by those subscribed to the Premium tier.PS3:PSP:The revamped PlayStation Plus tiered system is set to launch on June 22 in Europe.
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