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Highly anticipated: Sony’s State of Play presentation featured a variety of news clips, including reveals about a Resident Evil 4 remake’s release date, Street Fighter 6 and Final Fantasy XVI. There were also updates on the delayed cyberpunk game Stray and Marvel’s Spider-Man PC.

Sony devoted a large portion of its time to PSVR2 news, and trailers. Last week, Sony revealed to investors that it has at least 20 “major” IPs ready for a PS VR2 launch titles. The company did not offer much beyond dropping some franchise names such as Horizon, Gran Turismo and Uncharted.

Yesterday’s presentation confirmed some games that we didn’t already know about and also showed trailers. We have the complete program in the masthead. Keep reading if you are just curious about the VR goodness in store.

Resident Evil Village

Although there was no hint that Village would be coming to PS VR2, this is not surprising. Capcom brought Resident Evil 7 to PSVR. It was so popular and stressfully frightening that no one could finish it. The VR mode will be available for free if Village is already purchased. Bargain!

Saints & Sinner, Ch. 2 — Retribution

The Walking Dead returns with a sequel to its PSVR survival horror title The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners. For those who enjoy snooping around zombies and cutting down their numbers, the first VR game was a great choice. The first game featured a lot of scavenging for supplies, so you can assume Chapter 2 will have more of that. The trailer suggests that the map may be larger.

No Man’s Sky

No Man’s Sky wasn’t surprising either. Hello Games already added PSVR support to its ambitious space opera back in 2019. It is amazing that it will update VR mode for the PS VR2! Although the trailer did not mention whether it would be a paid update or a free one, if you’ve been playing the game long enough, you’ll know that HG’s No Man’s Sky content philosophy is “Everything’s Free.” “

Horizon Call of the Mountain

This one was already in our plans. Although it wasn’t the only title Sony mentioned to investors, it was nice to see a trailer. This teaser gives you a glimpse of what lies ahead. It also shows some gameplay and other bits of the story. Guerilla Games also announced a major update to Forbidden West, along with Call of the Mountain. New Game+, enhanced visual fidelity in performance mode and new outfits are all part of the patch. Skill points reset is also included. This patch is now available.

Although Sony did not have a release date for the PS VR2, if you watched the Saints & Sinners trailer carefully, it revealed the game would be coming out in 2022. The headset will be available in VR only, so it must be on shelves by this time next year. I would wager that the headset will be available in time for holiday shopping season.

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FIFA 23 lets you turn off commentary pointing out how bad you are

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FIFA 23 might be the best game soccer game yet for terrible sports fans, as it lets you turn off commentary that criticizes your bad playing.

Now that the early access FIFA 23 release time has passed, EA Play and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers can hop into the game ahead of its full release. But as Eurogamer (opens in new tab) spotted, they’ll find a peculiar option waiting for them.

FIFA 23 includes a toggle to turn off ‘Critical Commentary’. The setting lets you silence all negative in-match comments made about your technique, so you can protect your precious ego even when you miss an open goal or commit an obvious foul. The more positive commentary won’t be affected. 

Spare your feelings

A player dribbling the ball in FIFA 23

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The feature looks tailored toward children and new players, who don’t want to have their confidence wrecked within mere minutes of picking up the controller. But even experienced players who just so happen to be terrible at the game might benefit.

It’s not perfect, though. According to Eurogamer, the feature didn’t seem to work during a FIFA Ultimate Team Division Rivals match, with critical comments slipping through the filter. Still, who hasn’t benefited from a light grilling every now and then?

Polite commentary isn’t the only new addition in FIFA 23. It’s the first game in the series to include women’s club football teams, and fancy overhauled animations that take advantage of the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S’s new-gen hardware. EA will be hoping to end on a high, as FIFA 23 will be the last of its soccer games to release with the official FIFA licence.

If disabling critical commentary doesn’t improve your soccer skills, maybe building a squad of Marvel superheroes will. Although you might not do much better with Ted Lasso wandering the pitch.

FIFA 23 is set to fully release this Friday, September 30.

Callum is TechRadar Gaming’s News Writer. You’ll find him whipping up stories about all the latest happenings in the gaming world, as well as penning the odd feature and review. Before coming to TechRadar, he wrote freelance for various sites, including Clash, The Telegraph, and Gamesindustry.biz, and worked as a Staff Writer at Wargamer. Strategy games and RPGs are his bread and butter, but he’ll eat anything that spins a captivating narrative. He also loves tabletop games, and will happily chew your ear off about TTRPGs and board games. 

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Google Pixel 7 price leak suggests Google is totally out of touch

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The backs of the Pixel 7 and the Pixel 7 Pro



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We’re starting to hear more and more Google Pixel 7 leaks, with the launch of the phone just a week away, but tech fans might be getting a lot of déjà vu, with the leaks all listing near-identical specs to what we heard about the Pixel 6 a year ago.

It sounds like the new phones – a successor to the Pixel 6 Pro is also expected – could be very similar to their 2021 predecessors. And a new price leak has suggested that the phones’ costs could be the same too, as a Twitter user spotted the Pixel 7 briefly listed on Amazon (before being promptly taken down, of course).

Google pixel 7 on Amazon US. $599.99.It is still showing up in search cache but the listing gives an error if you click on it. We have the B0 number to keep track of though!#teampixel pic.twitter.com/w5Z09D28YESeptember 27, 2022

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According to these listings, the Pixel 7 will cost $599 while the Pixel 7 Pro will cost $899, both of which are identical to the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro starting prices. The leak doesn’t include any other region prices, but in the UK the current models cost £599 and £849, while in Australia they went for AU$999 and AU$1,299.

So it sounds like Google is planning on retaining the same prices for its new phones as it sold the old ones for, a move which doesn’t make much sense.


Analysis: same price, new world

Google’s choice to keep the same price points is a little curious when you consider that the specs leaks suggest these phones are virtually unchanged from their predecessors. You’re buying year-old tech for the same price as before.

Do bear in mind that the price of tech generally lowers over time, so you can readily pick up a cheaper Pixel 6 or 6 Pro right now, and after the launch of the new ones, the older models will very likely get even cheaper.

But there’s another key factor to consider in the price: $599 might be the same number in 2022 as it was in 2021, but with the changing global climate, like wars and flailing currencies and cost of living crises, it’s a very different amount of money.

Some people just won’t be willing to shell out the amount this year, that they may have been able to last year. But this speaks to a wider issue in consumer tech.

Google isn’t the only tech company to completely neglect the challenging global climate when pricing its gadgets: Samsung is still releasing super-pricey folding phones, and the iPhone 14 is, for some incomprehensible reason, even pricier than the iPhone 13 in some regions. 

Too few brands are actually catering to the tough economic times many are facing right now, with companies increasing the price of their premium offerings to counter rising costs, instead of just designing more affordable alternatives to flagships.

These high and rising prices suggest that companies are totally out of touch with their buyers, and don’t understand the economic hardship troubling many.

We’ll have to reach a breaking point sooner or later, either with brands finally clueing into the fact that they need to release cheaper phones, or with customers voting with their wallets by sticking to second-hand or refurbished devices. But until then, you can buy the best cheap phones to show that cost is important to you.

Tom’s role in the TechRadar team is to specialize in phones and tablets, but he also takes on other tech like electric scooters, smartwatches, fitness, mobile gaming and more. He is based in London, UK.

He graduated in American Literature and Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia. Prior to working in TechRadar freelanced in tech, gaming and entertainment, and also spent many years working as a mixologist. Outside of TechRadar he works in film as a screenwriter, director and producer.

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