The Daily Moot: PS5 FAQ Reveals New DetailsNews Picks
1. PS5 New Details
Sony just posted a massive FAQ revealing “everything you want to know about PlayStation 5.” The list shares “in-depth details about the PlayStation 5 hardware, the DualSense wireless controller, system features, software details, and much, much, much more,” and while many of the points were already well known, there were a few new details unveiled as well. On the plus side, we now know that all games on the PS5 will be region free, meaning that you’ll be able to play a game even if it didn’t get an official release in your country. Unfortunately there was also some bad news revealed, including the fact that the PS5 will not support 1440p resolution and will not allow users to store PS5 games on an external USB drive. The PlayStation 5 is set to launch on November 12; you can check out Sony’s complete FAQ for the console below.
2. Destiny 2: Beyond Light Destiny 2’s massive expansion Beyond Light is almost here. Although Bungie has yet to make any official announcements, they are expected to host a small end-of-season pre-expansion event tonight in the Tower as a celebration for the upcoming DLC. Once the event ends around 7pm Pacific Time, the servers will shut down for extended maintenance and players will not be able to log back in until the expansion officially arrives on November 10. You can check out the launch trailer for Beyond Light below.
3. Genshin Impact Visual Novel It sounds like Genshin Impact will soon be getting a short visual novel adaptation as part of the upcoming “Stone Harbor Treasure Journal” event. The Stone Harbor Treasure Journal will be a text-based adventure similar to a visual novel and will have players travel to Liyue where they can complete various tasks and jobs around the city. Players will learn about the game’s 2 upcoming new characters in Zhongli and Childe, and be able to earn up to 200 Urgestein and 50,000 Mora by finishing the event. Developer miHoYo hasn’t announced when Stone Harbor Treasure Journal will launch yet, but it seems that the event will likely start alongside the arrival of update 1.1 on November 11.
4. New Mass Effect Game It looks like a new Mass Effect game is in the works. During the recent N7 Day event, BioWare announced that “a veteran team has been hard at work envisioning the next chapter of the Mass Effect universe.” Although very few details have been released yet, the small amount of artwork that has been revealed is leading many fans to believe the game will be a sequel to Andromeda. In addition to the new game, BioWare also announced the Mass Effect Legendary Edition, a 4K remaster of the original Mass Effect trilogy, which will be arriving sometime next year. You can check out the official teaser trailer for the Mass Effect Legendary Edition below.
5. The Master Chief Collection Halo 4 Halo: The Master Chief Collection is finally set to come to a close. Along with a brand-new trailer, developer 343 Industries announced that the final game in the collection, Halo 4, will be arriving on November 17. In addition to Halo 4, the collection now includes Halo 1-3, Halo 3: ODST, and Halo: Reach. Fans have called for the studio to add Halo 5 to the mix, but 343 Industries stated that it “is not currently in our plans for MCC right now.” You can check out the new Halo 4 trailer for the Master Chief Collection below.