Host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Max Scoville, Brian Altano, and other IGN editors each week to break down the latest in PlayStation releases, news, and more.
PS4 and PS5's Early 2022 Games Lineup Is Packed - Beyond 722
1:00:25On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation podcast, IGN's Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Mark Medina and Jada Griffin to discuss all the latest in the world of PS5, PS4, and more. First, with the recent PS4 and PS5 game delays of things like Elden Ring and the PS5 versions of The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077, we talk about how jampacked early 2022 is with PS4 and PS5 games, including Horizon Forbidden West, Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin, Sifu, Elden Ring, Tiny Tina's Wonderlands, Gran Turismo 7, and so much more. We discuss what we're so excited to play, why we don't mind this fall being a bit quieter, and how we plan to tackle this short span of so many potentially awesome PS4 and PS5 games. We also discuss PS5's sales success in September against the Nintendo Switch, and what that means for PS5 sales going into the rest of the year, as well as the return of custom PS5 faceplates from a t hird-party company, DBrand, our approach to customizing our hardware or looking for different console and controller color variants, and more. Plus, we also discuss the move of God of War 2018 coming to PC early next year. We also dig into games we've been playing, including Death Stranding: Director's Cut, Hot Wheels Unleashed, New World, Far Cry 6; Jada shares a Memory Card story, and much more!
PlayStation All-Stars 2: Our Dream Roster List - Beyond Episode 721
1:40:09On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation podcast, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Matt Kim and Mitchell Saltzman to discuss the latest in the world of PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PlayStation VR. The panel dives into some of the latest PlayStation news, like PlayStation's mobile games interest and Jim Ryan's recent comments about wanting to expand the PlayStation player base, the 5th anniversary of PSVR and some of our favorite PSVR games, and a little bit about what we hope to see in the updates made to PSVR 2 next-gen hardware. But the trio, emboldened by the end of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's DLC fighters, and the release of Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl, dives into our dream roster list for PlayStation ALl-Stars 2, the unannounced fighting game sequel we hope really gets made some day. We dig into the obvious and deep cut choices we hope to see, what potential from new and old PlayStation franchises could make their way into the roster for a PlayStation All-Star sequel for PS5, and try to explain away some of our strangest choices. Really, we're sorry. Plus, Jonathon speaks with the developers behind JETT: The Far Shore, including its co-creator and composer about bringing its unique adventure to life, Mitchell gives his thoughts on Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl and Demon Slayer, and Matt offers preview impressions of his time with Final Fantasy 14 Endwalker content, including FF14's two upcoming new classes and why he and Jonathon think it's worth jumping into Final Fantasy XIV before Endwalker. We also dig into a Memory Card story, and much more! And if you're looking for more places to enjoy the show, check out Podcast Beyond! on all available platforms: https://linktr.ee/podcastbeyond
GTA Trilogy Remaster Hopes, Konami Rumors, and More - Beyond Episode 720
1:18:01On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano and Matt Kim to discuss all the latest in the world of PlayStation, including the PS5 game trials being tested in the UK and how we'd like to see it expand, the continuous leaks for a GTA Trilogy remaster release (which we aren't expecting to be GTA remakes), and what we'd like to see from GTA 3, GTA Vice City, and GTA San Andreas' collective return, plus the rumors that Konami is looking at major revivals for Castlevania, Metal Gear Solid, and Silent Hill. We discuss what we want from new Konami games, how new Castlevania's could learn from classics like Aria of Sorrow, the potential for an MGS 3 remake, and more. We also discuss a bit of the state of PlayStation Now and games we've been playing, including Far Cry 6 and Lost Judgment impressions, a Memory Card story, and more.
PlayStation Acquires Demon's Souls Dev Bluepoint Games - Beyond Mini-Episode
11:58BEYOND! The PlayStation news of the week isn't done, so Jonathon Dornbush and Brian Altano get together to discuss the news of PlayStation acquiring Bluepoint, the developers behind Demon's Souls and Shadow of the Colossus remakes. Jonathon also spoke with PlayStation's Hermen Hulst and Bluepoint's Marco Thrush, so he offers some details from his interview, including Bluepoint's desire to make a new game next, and we discuss PlayStation's overall acquisition strategy.
Fall 2021 Games We Love So Far - Beyond Episode 719
1:42:49On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano and special guest Joseph Moran, host of The Trophy Room: A PlayStation Podcast, to discuss all the latest PS5 news, PS4 news, and big PlayStation games. First, we discuss the PS Plus October lineup, how it stacks up to other recent PS Plus offerings, and check in on the service in general, plus we dive into the acquisition of Fabrik Games by one of the most recent PlayStation acquired studios, Firesprite Games. We also discuss PlayStation's PS4 and PS5 cross-gen approach in light of a deep dive into the tech behind advancements of Horizon Forbidden West, what they mean for the next Horizon game, and why we're excited for it and God of War Ragnarok. And last on the news side, we discuss Naughty Dog's recommitment to a multiplayer game, the first photo of The Last of Us show, and the future of TLOU in general. We also dive into all the big games we've been playing from the fall so far, including Hot Wheels Unleashed, of which the executive producer Michele Caletti joins Jonathon to discuss the game's launch, gameplay, and post-launch support, plus thoughts on Death Stranding Director's Cut, Kena: Bridge of Spirits, Castlevania Advanced Collection, and more.
Kena: Bridge of Spirits Is Another Great PS5 (and PS4) Game - Beyond Episode 718
1:01:35On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano and Mitchell Saltzman to discuss Kena: Bridge of Spirits, another great console exclusive game for the PS4 and PS5 lineup. We jump into Mitchell's thoughts from his review, in which he called Kena a great game, what we love and hope to see improved about the combat and exploration in future games, our love of the beautiful art design and detail, and we weirdly get hung up on the game's fonts. But in general, we discuss what's so great about Kena's gameplay and world, and why you'll want to pick up Ember Lab's first game on PS4 or PS5. Plus, we dive into the recent reports about Quantic Dream's alleged Star Wars game, if that's a combination we're interested in seeing, and whether it makes sense for Quantic Dream to explore settings like the original trilogy or apply its choice-based gameplay to an era like The High Republic. We also dive into the reports about discussions of a Marvel vs. Capcom 2 remaster, and Mitchell gives us some insight into why the project is so fervently demanded, and what we hope to see from an MvC 2 remaster. We also read a new Memory Card story, offer wild Super Smash Bros. Ultimate predictions for a PlayStation guest character, and much more!
Deathloop Is a Masterpiece, and PS5 Gets a Major Update - Podcast Beyond Episode 717
1:06:27On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation podcast, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Lucy O'Brien, and Matt Purslow to discuss all the latest PS5 updates, PS5 games, and more. First, we discuss the release of the newest PS5 console exclusive, Deathloop, as we jump into Matt's Deathloop review and his overall thoughts about Deathloop's gameplay, world, and unique multiplayer. Jonathon, Lucy, and Brian also offer their Deathloop impressions, taking a look at what we've enjoyed about our early hours of the gameplay so far, and how it sits alongside other Arkane games. Plus, we jump into the news around the new PS5 update, and what this PlayStation 5 firmware means for both the UI and PS5 SSD expansion. We dissect a bit of how this opens the door to new PS5 hard drives from third-parties, the changes to how PS5 trophies are displayed, and our hopes for what other updates we might see to the PS5 UI. We also briefly touch on some updated news on Insomniac's Marvel's Wolverine, the new Marvel game from the Spider-Man developers, its mature tone, and what our early expectations are for it. Plus, we discuss some of the other PS5 games we've been playing, Matt shares a wonderful Memory Card story, and more.
God of War Ragnarok, Wolverine, and Spider-Man 2 Wow Us At the PlayStation Showcase - Podcast Beyond!
28:53PlayStation's September Showcase offered a look at the future of PlayStation Studios and third-party releases on PS4 and PS5, and Podcast Beyond! is here to break down our reactions to some of the biggest reveals. Join host Jonathon Dornbush, Brian Altano, Lucy O'Brien, and Matt Kim for a quick check-in on our thoughts on God of War: Ragnarok, Marvel's Spider-Man 2, and Marvel's Wolverine. Note: This episode was filmed live after the showcase, and unfortunately cut short due to technical difficulties. We'll be back with a full episode next week!
Elden Ring, Dead Space Previews Are Promising - Podcast Beyond Episode 716
1:08:13On this week's Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Mitchell Saltzman, and Taylor Lyles to discuss September's PS Plus games, answer your questions about Mitchell's Elden Ring preview, dive into the latest Naughty Dog crunch discussions, and give our thoughts on the early look at the Dead Space remake.
PlayStation Had a Big Gamescom (Without Its Own Showcase) - Beyond Episode 715
45:43Join Brian Altano, Jonathon Dornbush, Lucy O'Brien, and Max Scoville from IGN's weekly PlayStation show as they discuss the biggest PlayStation and third-party reveals from gamescom. Though Sony didn't have a show itself, we discuss major release date updates like Horizon Forbidden West, JETT The Far Shore, Sifu, plus the announcements of games like Marvel's Midnight Suns and much more. Mitchell Saltzman also joins to discuss his hands-off preview of the highly anticipated Elden Ring.