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Podcast Beyond - IGN's PlayStation Show

Beyond is IGN’s flagship PlayStation show, the place where we break down all the latest Sony news and announcements, share our impressions on what we’re playing - new and old - but most importantly, celebrate the fun and camaraderie of gaming.

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The Witcher is Getting an Open-World Remake, What Other Games Need One?
The original Witcher game is 15 years old, and recently CD Projekt Red has announced that it will be getting a complete open-world remake! In this episode of Podcast Beyond, Max Scoville, Jada Griffin, and Colin Stevens talk about other games they think would benefit from open-world remakes as well. Also, we take a look at some hilarious Platinum-farming shovelware that requires you to... stroke a turtle? Yeah, we're as confused as you are. Wait till you see Italian Journey! You won't believe what kind of games have managed to make it into the PlayStation Store. Finally, Max comes to a realization that Bloodborne is like parenting? Utter madness. 
53:19 29/11/22
God of War: Ragnarok Spoilercast w/ Director Eric Williams - Beyond 777
In this episode of Podcast Beyond, the crew joins Eric Williams, director of God of War: Ragnarok and reveal some new information about things like easter eggs that you DEFINITELY missed, why Ragnarok breaks God of War tradition, and the story behind Ragnarok's biggest optional secret!Join Max Scoville, Jada Griffin, and Josh Du as we break open God of War: Ragnarok in this spoiler-heavy and incredibly fun chat with game director Eric Williams! You're not gonna want to miss this one!
65:39 21/11/22
PS5 Two Years Later: Is it Everything We Hoped For? - Beyond 776
The PlayStation 5 is two (2) years old, and the Podcast Beyond crew is back, this time going through each of the PS5’s biggest features and how well they’ve held up over the years. Does the PlayStation get a passing grade for what it promised us back during its release in 2020, or have certain things simply fizzled out over the years? Join Max Scoville, Brian Altano, Jada Griffin, and Josh Du as they talk about everything PS5 including the DualSense controller, Pulse 3D headset, and its high-speed SSD.  We also look forward to 2023 and the amount of games releasing as a result of 2022’s delays. Next year is already looking out of control and we’re here for it! And finally, Brian tells us why he thinks now is the perfect time for Sony to announce a new PlayStation handheld. Could it compete with the likes of the Nintendo Switch and Steam Deck? Join us and find out! BEYOND! 
52:00 16/11/22
God of War: Ragnarok Review Discussion - Beyond 775
It’s a big week for the PS5 with God of War: Ragnarok’s release on the horizon. We talked with Simon Cardy, the game’s reviewer and dive deep into how he came to call God of War: Ragnarok a masterpiece. But that’s not all! This episode is jam packed with God of War bits  including Kartos’ history of video game cameos along with something about a stealth horror God of War vs Predator game? Anyway… BEYOND!00:00:00 - Intro & God of War: Ragnarok Review Discussion00:12:16 - The Callisto Protocol: Helix Station Podcast Preview00:14:56 - God of War: Ragnarok Discussion Pt. 200:20:41 - God of War vs God of War00:24:45 - God of Wheel!00:39:28 - Will GTA 6 Disappoint Vice City Fans?00:46:23 - Community Spotlight & Outro
54:24 08/11/22
IGN Presents | The Callisto Protocol: Helix Station
Subscribe to the horror series set in the universe of “The Callisto Protocol,” the hotly anticipated game from Striking Distance Studios.  Helix Station was once the jewel of the Jovian system, but it’s been a decaying ghost ship ever since its Carpenter drive went supercritical. When a dangerous escaped criminal seeks refuge there, officers of the Black Iron Prison force a pair of veteran skip tracers to help recover him. But once on Helix, they discover murderous alien life forms, as well as unspeakable horrors from their past.Starring Gwendoline Christie and Michael Ironside. IGN is publishing and distributing Helix Station in partnership with Striking Distance Studios, creator of the game The Callisto Protocol. The first two episodes of The Callisto Protocol: Helix Station are available now, with new episodes dropping every Thursday. You can find it wherever you get your podcasts. Listen & Subscribe here!
02:39 04/11/22
What’s PlayStation Plus Minus 2 Million Subscribers? - Beyond Episode 774
A recent financial report revealed that PlayStation Plus has lost a few million subscribers since June. Is this a sign of the end times? Should Sony worry? Is this Game Pass’s fault? It’s complicated! But we have our theories. Aside from that, we’re talking about how Call of Duty Modern Warfare II’s record-breaking sales on PlayStation might never reach the same heights, playing another round of Pollstation Plus - and discussing how Crash Bandicoot, literal mascot for the PS1, is now an Xbox property, plus (no pun intended) new PlayStation Plus games for November as well as some news about EA inking a ten-year deal with Marvel to make games… We’ve got a bad feeling about this. This week’s Beyond is Max Scoville, Jada Griffin, Josh Du, and Akeem Lawanson.
56:01 01/11/22
Your God of War Ragnarok Questions Answered, Spoiler Free - Beyond 773
This week, we’ve all been playing one of the most anticipated PlayStation games of the year: God of War Ragnarok. If you’ve got questions, we’ve got answers - don’t worry, they’re spoiler free. Meanwhile, Brian got to take Capcom’s upcoming Resident Evil 4 Remake for a spin, and dozens of full playthroughs of the original RE4, there were lots of surprises in store. Much has been said about Gotham Knights’ lack of Batman, but what about its lack of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Halloween is around the corner, so let’s discuss horror games - or rather, what makes a horror game? Amidst all this very serious discourse, we also found time to have some fun. Let’s spin the wheel and see what genre the next God of War reboot will be - and then give our best elevator pitch for it. Plus, hundreds of you answered our poll and now we have to see how well we know YOU, our audience. What kind of animal do you think Crash Bandicoot is? What American city should get the Grand Theft Auto treatment that hasn’t already? You know, assuming you forgot two thirds of GTA: San Andreas? This week’s Beyond is Max Scoville, Brian Altano, Jada Griffin, and Josh Du.00:00:10 - Intro00:02:38 - Resident Evil 4 Remake Impressions00:19:53 - What Makes a Horror Game a Horror Game?00:27:28 - Gotham Knights is a Better TMNT Game Than a Batman Game00:36:19 - PollStation Plus00:48:50 - Your God of War: Ragnarok Questions Answered!01:09:15 - Pitching the Next God of War Reboot & Outro
79:32 25/10/22
The Dualsense Edge Costs Half As Much As a PS5 - Beyond 772
The Dualsense Edge, Sony’s high-end PlayStation 5 controller, is officially priced at $199.99 - is that too much for a controller? Join Max Scoville, Brian Altano, Jada Griffin and Akeem Lawanson as we unpack our conflicted thoughts on the matter and look back at some of the more expensive controllers in the history of gaming, from Microsoft’s Xbox Elite controller, to Steel Battalion’s infamous Mega Jockey 9000, to Nintendo’s iconic Power Glove. Plus, new Silent Hill might be on the way, but it’s been a quiet (and crappy) decade for Silent Hill fans as the PS Vita-exclusive Book of Memories turns 10. Why hasn’t Konami treated survival horror fans as lovingly as Capcom has with Resident Evil’s new games and remakes? Speaking of spooky remakes, can we get a PS5 version of Bloodborne, already? If we’re getting overhauled versions of modern Sony classics like The Last of Us: Part One (which already got remastered once) and the much-rumored PS5 port of Horizon Zero Dawn, how about giving one of the best PS4 exclusives some 4K 60-frames-per-second love, too? Demon’s Souls shows Bluepoint can handle a FromSoft game. Bloodborne needs a next-gen transfusion next. Oh, and Horizon Forbidden West is getting its own clothing line thanks to a collaboration with ASOS - it’s taking a more fashion-forward approach than most gaming merch, but we have mixed feelings overall.00:00:00 - Intro00:01:34 - News & Stuff00:10:48 - Is the DualSense Edge Worth $200?00:22:28 - A Decade of NO Silent Hill00:34:44 - What's That Sound?00:39:36 - Remaster Bloodborne, You Cowards!00:43:20 - ASOS + Horizon Forbidden West + Outro
52:03 18/10/22
Mark's Reign of Chaos Ends with Overwatch 2 and a Playstation Quiz - Beyond 771
Beyond and hello! This week on IGN’s PlayStation podcast, Podcast Beyond, the crew gives their impressions on the somewhat messy, but still really fun – Overwatch 2. Also discussed is the current state of PlayStation Stars, which turns out is kind of a bummer, but sounds like it has some fun bits of trivia. And of course, Mark says his goodbye as the host and permanent cast member on the show.  00:00:10 - Intro00:02:01 - Overwatch 2 Impressions00:24:59 - What Exactly is PlayStation Stars?00:29:21 - PS Stars Quizathon!00:37:39 - What We’re Playing00:43:50 - Mark’s Signoff & Outro!
63:12 11/10/22
Horizon Zero Dawn Does NOT Need a Remake - Beyond 770
Beyond and hello! This week’s episode of IGN’s PlayStation podcast covers the controversial reports that 2017’s Horizon Zero Dawn could in fact be receiving the remaster, or even remake, treatment. So ride along with Mark Medina, Alex Stedman, and Matt Kim as we go over these rumors and try to make sense of it all. Is it corporate greed? Or is it movie and TV show related? You’ll have to watch to find out! (but…yes, probably to both)Also discussed was the surprise news of a brand new Witcher trilogy in the works, as well as the followup to Cyberpunk 2077.00:00 - Intro03:20 - Horizon Zero Dawn Is Getting a Remake??10:46 - PlayStation TV Shows and Movies Discussion25:16 - CD Projekt Red Just Announced a TON of Games!38:52 - We Talked About the Game of Thrones on a PlayStation podcast43:00 - The PS5 Is Jailbroken??
51:59 04/10/22
E3 Will Return in 2023, But Will It Be the Same? - Beyond 769
00:00:00 - Intro 00:07:32 - PS4 Games We Want to Come to PS500:22:49 - HBO’s The Last of Us Teaser Revealed!00:35:45 - E3 Returns in 2023, But Will it Be the Same?00:49:30 - Outro 
52:03 27/09/22
Why the GTA Leak Benefits No One - Beyond 768
Beyond! Whelp, it turns out Rockstar has once again had some of the details of their highly-anticipated future installment in the GTA series make its way onto the internet before it was ready. This one, however, has seemingly claimed the crown of being one of the biggest video game leaks of all time. Yikes! So ride along with this week’s Beyond crew – Mark Medina, Matt Kim, Jada Griffin, and Kenneth Shepard – as they speculate how this leak could’ve happened, and the ripple it may have on the future of remote game development. Also discussed is the increased player count in Cyberpunk 2077 thanks to Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, EA Motive is making a brand new Iron Man game, and how PS VR2 won’t have backward compatibility. Boo! 00:00:00:00 Intro00:27:27:05 PSVR2 Hands-On00:40:09:02 The Last of Us Part 100:48:52:01 What We've Been Playing
57:58 20/09/22
Breaking Down Sony’s State of Play Surprises - Beyond 767
Mark is joined by Jada Griffin, Brian Altano and John Davison as they discuss a much juicier than anticipated September Sony State of Play. There were plenty of surprises in Tekken 8, God of War: Ragnarok and a Star Wars PSVR 2 game in Tales From the Galaxies Edge Enhanced Edition, plus plenty of new reveals that piqued our interest in Pacific Drive, Syn Duality and Like a Dragon. All of that and we take a closer look at the flood of Assassin’s Creed games that were revealed during the weekend’s Ubisoft Forward. Beyond!
52:03 14/09/22
Predicting PlayStation’s 2022 Game of the Year! - Beyond 766
The holidays are fast approaching, and with them comes a lot of chatter about what the best video game of the year was. Is the best Game of the Year already out, or is it still on the way? Ride along with IGN’s Jada Griffin, Tom Marks, Matt Kim, and Mark Medina as they speculate wildly about which PlayStation game is going to come out on top when 2022 finally comes to a close. Also, Cyberpunk 2077 is back in the headlines, not only with a brand new expansion announcement, but also the news that it's essentially a...next-gen game only going forward? Strange times!  00:00 - Intro 01:23 - What We've Been Playing 15:54 - Cyberpunk 2077 Update and DLC 33:57 - PS5 Update 36:30 - Camo PS5 Accessories 38:44 - Fromsoftware Investors 49:10 - PlayStation GOATY Watch 01:15:34 - Outtro
78:00 08/09/22
Is PlayStation 5 Too Expensive Now? - Beyond 765
The seemingly impossible has happened! After nearly two years of being on the market, the PlayStation 5 is receiving a price INCREASE in many major regions. While it might seem like a shock to some folks, it seems like nothing is unprecedented in these….unprecedented times! So join IGN’s Matt Kim, Jada Griffin, and Mark Medina as we theorize why this happened at all, and what it could mean for PlayStation’s current console production shortages. Also, The Last of Part 1 is almost here, and we’ve been playing it. So if you’re curious about this strange new title and want to know what we think of it, then this might be the episode for you!  00:00:10 - Intro & News!00:05:43 - PS5 Getting a Price Hike???00:29:10 - The Last of Us: Part I Impressions00:51:26 - Outro
52:00 31/08/22
Jonathon's Final Episode - Beyond Episode 764
On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Jada Griffin and Mark Medina to bid farewell to Jonathon's time as host of Beyond! After nearly four years as host, Jonathon is leaving IGN and Beyond!, too, and so Mark and Jada wanted to send Jonathon off by walking down memory lane, discussing PlayStation and IGN memories with each other, talking about what's to come in the world of PlayStation, and reflecting back on his time hosting Beyond! (We try to sneak in a little news talk in there about the DualSense Edge, the PSVR 2 launch window, and some surprising PlayStation movie adaptions. But look, this episode is a more reflective, personal one for the crew, they'll be back to normal PlayStation discussions next week!)Brian and Max also join Jonathon for a segment to discuss their time on Beyond! together, wrapping up and bookmarking this era of Beyond! (Parental warning, a couple of curses are said during this segment! Timecodes below if you need) And then, Jonathon bids his final farewell to the show, to the audience, to the co-hosts, and producers.And from Jonathon himself (hi, me here!), thank you so much to everyone who has supported the show during my time hosting. Beyond! has meant so, so much to me throughout my life as both a fan and someone on the show. I am so proud and grateful of the show we've made, and grateful to anyone who's tuned in. As always, BEYOND! 00:00 - Intro and Jonathon’s Big Announcement!11:21 - PlayStation Memories from the Past22:44 - State of Play Speculation33:11 - Memories of Jonathon’s Time Hosting Beyond37:35 - Max and Brian Say Their Farewells to Jonathon50:12 - Outro and Tons of Tears
60:31 24/08/22
When Did PlayStation Become Your Platform of Choice? - Beyond 763
On this week’s episode of IGN’s PlayStation show Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Mark Medina and Jada Griffin to dive into the latest PlayStation news, discuss some classic PlayStation memories, plus a deep dive on the new game Rollerdrome with one of the developers behind it! First, Jonathan, Jada, and Mark dig into the latest PS4 and PS5 news, including Astro’s Playroom devs Team Asobi working on their biggest project yet, , Spider-Man having a pretty successful PC launch, Marvel Games holding a panel during D23, and some updates on live-service and multiplayer games, like Fortnite getting Dragon Ball and Multiversus getting Black Adam and Stripe. And that really gets us on a weird Gremlins tangent. Then, we dig into a discussion about our histories with PlayStation, and specifically discuss when PlayStation became our platform of choice. We dig into the games, consoles, and general eras of PlayStation that have had us coming back for years. And we want to hear your stories as well! Write in to beyond@ign.com with the subject line “PlayStation Origin Story” to tell yours! Then, Jonathon speaks to Simon Bennett of Roll 7 to discuss the studio’s awesome new skating-meets-shooter game Rollerdrome, how the studio put this strange yet fun idea together, and why it made such a smart fit alongside the developers other games like OlliOlli. 00:00:00 - Intro & News!00:19:23 - What Made You a PlayStation Player?00:50:36 - Rollerdrome Dev Interview01:16:53 - Outro
78:04 17/08/22
Why It’s the Best Time to Get Into Fighting Games - Beyond 762
On this week’s episode of IGN’s PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Jada Griffin and Mitchell Saltzman to talk about the latest news in the world of PlayStation, and the excitement of EVO and why it’s the best time to get into fighting games. First, the cast runs down some of the big news in the world of PlayStation, including the new PlayStation Plus extra lineup, including Yakuza games, Monopoly, and more; the casting of new and familiar characters in The Last of Us HBO TV show, Marvel Midnight Suns’ delay out of October, and the Call of Duty Modern Warfare II beta. Then, we dig into some thoughts on fighting games. With EVO having recently concluded, the first time since PlayStation acquired a stake in the tournament. Mitchell offers some of his thoughts from actually competing in and attending EVO, Jada offers her thoughts on watching as a fighting game fan, and Jonathon discusses his experience watching as someone who has never really been into fighting games. The cast talks about why now is perhaps the best time to get into fighting games, given the positivity and support around the scene, the success of free-to-play fighters like MultiVersus, which the panel has all been playing, and what upcoming and older fighting games might be good starting points for players who want to get into the fighting game scene. Then, Jonathon speaks with two of the developers behind Cult of the Lamb, which hits PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 this week. Julian Wilton, Massive Monster Creative Director, and Jay Armstrong, the studio's Design Director, join Jonathon to dig into Cult of the Lamb’s development process, the joys of it’s combination of game genres, and whether the team always knew it had to be a lamb at the center of it all. The cast then discusses some of the comments we received from last week’s show, the games we’ve been playing, including MultiVersus, Cult of the Lamb, and Nobody Saves the World, and Jonathon reads a wonderful Memory Card. And we do it all while accidentally creating like six portmanteaus. Want to be part of the show? Write in to beyond@ign.com. 00:00:00 - Intro & News!00:14:45 - Mitchell Attended EVO 2022!00:27:53 - Multiversus’ Success & Jumping Into Fighting Games00:40:54 - What’s the Best Fighting Game to Start With?00:52:13 - Cult of the Lamb Dev Interview01:21:13 - Memory Card & Outro
96:02 11/08/22
How Long Is Too Long for a Game? - Beyond 761
Timecodes:00:00:00 - Intro00:02:50 - The Great Game Length Debate00:51:30 - PS5 Accolades Going Away?00:54:16 - What’s the Best Yakuza Game to Start With?01:01:52 - Outro 
63:10 03/08/22
New GTA 6 Info Has Us Excited and Skeptical - Beyond 760
00:00:00 - Intro  00:03:47 - GTA VI Gets its First Female Protagonist  00:20:54 - Knights of the Old Republic Remake Indefinitely Delayed00:25:49 - PSVR 2 Gets New Features00:34:56 - August PS Plus Games00:40:45 - Stray Developer Interview01:06:35 - What We’re Playing & Outro 
75:36 27/07/22
Stray Is the Adorable Cat Game We Hoped For - Beyond 759
00:00:00 - Intro 00:03:50 - PlayStation Stars Announced!00:15:54 - God of War: Ragnarok Gets a Story Synopsis00:21:18 - Stray is Finally Here!00:57:19 - Memory Card & Outro
75:24 20/07/22
New PS Plus’ First Big Update - Beyond 758
00:00:00 - Intro 00:03:58 - PS Plus Gets its First Big Update for Extra & Premium00:28:28 - Haven is Officially a PlayStation Studio00:34:45 - TLOU: Part I Remake Goes Gold00:42:40 - Indie Release Dates Announced!00:46:35 - Q3 & Q4 2022 Game Updates00:58:15 - Memory Card & Outro
70:06 13/07/22
God of War Ragnarok FINALLY Has a Release Date - Beyond 757
00:00:00 - Intro00:02:58 - God of War Ragnarok release date & Collector’s Edition revealed!00:29:57 - Forspoken delayed to 202300:45:31 - SuckerPunch is NOT working on Sly Cooper & Infamous00:49:30 - GTA 4 and Red Dead Redemption remasters are no more00:52:39 - Memory Card & Outro
63:07 06/07/22
Skull & Bones Release Date Leaks, FromSoft’s Next Game Almost Finished - Beyond 756
This week on one of IGN's most popular PlayStation shows, bumbling substitute host Max Scoville is joined by rowdy Italian Brian Altano and award-winning journalist Matt Kim. Full disclosure: we initially planned this week's episode to be a live God of War Ragnarok State of Play post-show, but we still hadn't heard anything so that got scrapped last minute. Bear with us as we goof around and discuss this week's PlayStation-adjacent news, such as a leaked Skull & Bones release date, the Horizon Zero Dawn/Forbidden West Netflix show's leaked title ("Horizon 2074") and news that FromSoftware's next unannounced game is in final stages of development. Is it Armored Core 6? Very possibly, but how do you make an Armored Core game in a post-Dark Souls gaming landscape? PlayStation Plus games for july have been revealed, along with some hot new musical additions to the official PlayStation Plus Spotify playlist that we learned is a thing. A former Days Gone director announced his next project, Ashfall, which sounds cool until you get to the part about NFTs. A new law in Quebec requiring immigrants to learn French to access government services, which might cause problems for the many Montreal-based video game studios' efforts to recruit new talent. None of us can speak French very well, but we try. Plus, we chatted a little about Plague Tale: Requiem, which is coming to PS5 later this year, and Neon White, which isn't announced for any PlayStation devices, but Matt wanted to talk about it so don't blame me.
59:35 29/06/22
Sucker Punch Possibly Hiring for Ghost of Tsushima 2, Final Fantasy 16 Isn’t Open World - Beyond 755
This week on the number one PlayStation Podcast produced by IGN, join substitute host Max Scoville, Jada Griffin, and Matt Kim as they discuss the latest goings-on including (but not limited to) job listings posted by Sucker Punch that suggest the studio might be making an open-world game with stealth and melee combat. So, Ghost of Tsushima 2? Or Ghost of some other Japanese island? Or hey, maybe it’s Sly Cooper. We can dream. We also have some new details on Final Fantasy 16, which will not be an open-world game or too similar to Final Fantasy 14, but it sounds cool nonetheless. The Birdman himself revealed that Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 and 4 almost got remakes, but apparently those got scrapped. Meanwhile, PlayStation is skipping Gamescom, YouTuber DIYperks made his own PS5 Slim, and Creative Assembly’s new game Hyenas sounds pretty cool. Plus, we talk about Ape Escape and Metal Gear Solid 3 and Dragon’s Dogma, which Max is still very excited about.
50:01 22/06/22
God of War's Potential Release Date, Big FF7 Remake Updates - Beyond 754
On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Max Scoville and, for her final episode as a cast member, Lucy O'Brien, to discuss all the news in the world of PlayStation. The panel begins by jumping into the recent Final Fantasy news, including confirmation of FF7 Remake Part 2 being Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, a Crisis Core remake, and where to start if you're looking to get into Final Fantasy. Then, the panel discusses a bit about the confirmation of Dragon's Dogma 2, and why Max is really excited to revisit the franchise. The panel then dives into a few PlayStation first-party topics, including the wild rumors about God of War Ragnarok delays, the reports about God of War Ragnarok's potential alleged release date, and why we're OK not hearing too much about the sequel so far. Next, we dip into some impressions about the new PlayStation Plus, its offerings, and our hopes for its future, and then we discuss The Last of Us remake, also known as The Last of Us Part 1, and our interest in Naughty Dog's future with the franchise. We also discuss some of the games we're playing, including Max's surprising interest in Fortnite, before we give a tearful goodbye to Lucy, who we'll miss dearly and are so grateful for her many wonderful years on the show. Timecode: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:01:50 - 2 More Final Fantasy Games Revealed! 00:11:52 - Dragon's Dogma 2 is Coming! 00:18:35 - The Mystery of God of War Ragnarok 00:27:42 - PS Plus News 00:42:39 - The Last of Us: Part I Remake Revealed 00:54:15 - What We're Playing! 01:01:16 - Goodbye Lucy!
67:56 19/06/22
Is PlayStation's Multiplayer Games Future Exciting? - Beyond 753
On this week’s episode of IGN’s weekly PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Joseph Moran and Kyle Stephenson of The Trophy Room podcast to discuss all the latest and greatest in the world of PlayStation. As the PlayStation podcast streams collide, the trio dig into some of the newest reveals of the summer, like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II’s reveal trailer, Joseph’s thoughts on the COD sequel, and why he’s excited to return to the Modern Warfare series. Then, hot off the reveal of Sony Bend’s new logo and the promise of its next game built on the open world ideas of Days Gone and featuring multiplayer, we dig into the larger promise of PlayStation’s multiplayer future. With reported or rumored multiplayer, live-service, or social projects at Naughty Dog, Insomniac, Haven, London Studio, and many more, we discuss what our actual hopes are with PlayStation’s plans to ramp up its multiplayer focus. We discuss why we think there’s hope for new PlayStation multiplayer games, especially with past successes like Ghost of Tsushima: Legends and The Last of Us: Factions, the lineage of PlayStation multiplayer, why we don’t think this will be the end of PlayStation’s single-player focus, and our expectations for the variety in PlayStation multiplayer games we hope to see in the future. We also take a look at the announcement that E3 will be returning in 2023, but what we expect from PlayStation as the gaming events landscape continues to change. Are we expecting Sony to return to E3, or will it continue to go its own way? And do we hope that means eventually bringing back PSX as a part of its larger events plan for the future. Plus, Kyle and Joseph share Memory Card stories, the trio reminisces about old controllers, and much more!
80:36 08/06/22
PlayStation's Best State of Play Ever? - Beyond 752
On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Jada Griffin to break down the June State of Play live, immediately after it aired. The group digs into all the big reveals from the show, what we loved most, what surprised us, and how we think the State of Play stacked up to past ones. We discuss the thrill of Resident Evil 4, Street Fighter 6, and Final Fantasy XVI being announced or showcased. Then, we dig into some of the PS VR 2 reveals, like a better like at Horizon Call of the Mountain, Resident Evil 8, and more. Plus, we take a look at the lineup of awesome indies like Stray, Season, and Rollerdrome coming in the next few months, while also covering everything else we saw at the showcase. (This episode was filmed live right after the State of Play, and had to be cut down due to some live show hiccups, so apologizes for any skips in the audio you hear!)
54:09 03/06/22
More of PlayStation's Biggest Games Are Becoming Movies, TV Shows - Beyond 751
On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Mark Medina and Jada Griffin to check in on Mark's perilous journey atop Splash Mountain, and also discuss the biggest PlayStation news of the week. The crew digs into PlayStation confirming it is adapting God of War, Horizon, and Gran Turismo into TV shows or movies (note: we recorded before reports suggested GT will be a movie, not a show!), our hopes and expectations for what Netflix's Horizon show may be, how God of War on Amazon could shake out, and if the classic Need for Speed film is a good blueprint for Gran Turismo. We also discuss some of PlayStation's future ambitions for not just PlayStation's biggest games becoming movies and TV shows, but also their plans to expand their PC experiences, as well as their mobile games output. We look into their plans for the next few years, what they likely mean for PlayStation's focuses, and while we think the great PlayStation games we love aren't going anywhere. We also dig into the leaks of a Death Stranding 2, some PS Plus updates, Jada's impressions of Multiversus, and more!   Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:05:55 - PlayStation Bets On Big TV Shows 00:33:33 PlayStation Investments Report 00:48:36 - Death Stranding 2 Speculation 01:09:51 - News Roundup 01:11:40 - What We’ve Been Playing 01:17:20 - Outro Follow us all on Twitter:  twitter.com/jmdornbush twitter.com/mark_medina twitter.com/jada_rina
80:27 27/05/22
New PS Plus’ Games Lineup (Partially) Revealed - Beyond Episode 750
On this week’s episode of IGN’s PlayStation podcast, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Jada Griffin, Brain Altano, and Max Scoville to cover all the latest and greatest in the world of PlayStation. And this week, they’re jumping into the newly revealed new PlayStation Plus games lineup, or at least, the partial PS Plus games lineup Sony revealed ahead of the subscription service’s revamped launch in the coming weeks. The panel digs into what games have been confirmed so far from the PS5, PS4, PS3, PS2, and PS1 games library, discuss some of the surprisingly good choices, the games we hope are still planned to be included, and some of the good and odd choices for remasters and remakes versus original releases across the PlayStation generations. We also dig into some of PS Plus’ surprising benefits, like these older generations allowing for original purchases of old PlayStation and PSP games to be downloaded even if you don’t subscribe to the new PS Plus. Plus more discussion on Game Trials, our general new PS Plus expectations and games lineup hopes, and much more. Will we have time for more PlayStation news of the week? Who knows! But we attempt to cover more, including the potential return of Silent Hill, and we also have Brian and Max offer some of their predictions for what’s to come from any potential PlayStation summer showcase, a Trophy Test, and much more.
76:23 19/05/22