Sony was in the news today, thanks to the announcement of May 2021’s PS Plus games, as well as the latest sales figures for the PlayStation 5 system. In addition, Housemarque’s Returnal received a new trailer, and more. Here’s the video game news you might’ve missed on April 28, 2021.
May 2021 PS Plus Games Announced
Sony has detailed the list of PS Plus games for the month of May 2021. The list includes Battlefield V for PlayStation 4, Stranded Deep also for PS4, and Wreckfest for PS5. All of these games are playable on PS5 via backwards compatibility. They’ll be available to download through PS Plus on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. Remember, you’ll be able to download April’s PS Plus games until May 4, so don’t forget to add them to your library if you haven’t already.
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) April 28, 2021
Cyberpunk 2077 Gets a Hotfix Today
Remember Cyberpunk 2077? Developer CD Projekt Red is still chipping away at the game’s various issues, and today it has released a new hotfix across PC, Stadia, and console. Most notably, this hotfix addresses “the most frequently reported issues,” including bugs that would halt progression. In addition, the update features fixes for visual bugs such as clipping and a lot more. A next-gen version of Cyberpunk 2077 is currently in the works and will launch later in 2021. Check the full patch notes for hotfix 1.22 below.
Hotfix 1.22 for #Cyberpunk2077 is live on PC, consoles and Stadia.
This update addresses the most frequently reported issues since the last patch and introduces further improvements to stability and performance of the game. Here's the list of changes:https://t.co/HUdKlCoQoE pic.twitter.com/NiqNwVR29b
— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) April 28, 2021
Metro Exodus PC Enhanced Edition Gets Release Date
4A Games and Deep Silver have announced the release date for Metro Exodus PC Enhanced Edition. It will launch on May 6, 2021, and those who own the base version will be able to upgrade for free. Most notably, this version features upgraded visuals such as ray tracing and improved frame rates. A console version of Enhanced Edition is in the works as well, though it’s unclear when it’ll launch. Find out more in the tweet below.
Get ready to have your mind blown, Spartan. The #MetroExodus PC Enhanced Edition is coming on May 6!
Didn't think Metro could possibly look any better? Hold our vodka. 🍸
— Metro Exodus (@MetroVideoGame) April 28, 2021
Returnal’s “The Tide” Trailer Shows Off the Game’s Enemies
Sony has published a new Returnal trailer called “The Tide,” which gives us a look at many of the game’s creatures. While a lot of them vary in design, all seem to tower over the main character, Selene. Based on the gameplay showing, you’ll need to be quick on your feet if you plan on taking down these deadly foes. You can check them out for yourself in the trailer below. Returnal will launch exclusively for PlayStation 5 on Friday, April 30, 2021.
PlayStation 5 Has Reached 7.8 Million Units Sold
According to Sony’s financial results for the fiscal quarter ending March 31, 2021, the PS5 has reached 7.8 million units sold — which is more than the PS4 sold within its first four months on the market. As Niko Partners analyst Daniel Ahmad explains, the demand for PS5 is more than its supply, which is evident by the system’s shortages. The PS5 is still difficult to find, and Sony hasn’t been able to keep up with demand due to part shortages.
The PlayStation 5 has sold in 7.8 million units as of March 31, 2021, according to Sony. 3.3 million were shipped in the past quarter.
For reference, the PlayStation 4 had sold in 7.6 million units in the same timeframe.
Demand remains higher than supply for the PS5. pic.twitter.com/56bd7U5y8e
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) April 28, 2021