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Overwatch 2 introduces a new hero to the cast: Sojourn

The newest addition to the roster that relies a lot on your aim mechanics

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Overwatch 2 is just around the corner, and Activision promised to bring something new and fresh this time around. Apart from updating certain heroes and new maps, the new installment of their team-based action game adds another member to the team. Or, should we say a returning member to the Overwatch crew?

The newest hero to the roster is Sojourn, a former Overwatch Captain with cybernetic abilities designed to lead and execute all battle plans. As the 33rd Hero, this Damage specialist comes with a unique kit of  powerful artilery and skills focused on mobility. Like all the other heroes, she has her own signature weapon in her Railgun that fires rapid high-energy projectiles onto opponents.

A hero for the precise and aggressive players

To supplement the Railgun’s power, Sojourn comes with an area-of-effect (AOE) ability called Disruptor Shot. Basically, this ability pulls in nearby enemies and chips away their health in the process. Now, this ability also comes with a field that slows down enemies, giving players better opportunities to take them out.

If she needs to get out of sticky situations or get straight into the action, her Power Slide will do the trick. In essence, she moves rather quickly and gets into great offensive positions with relative ease. Of course, if you don’t feel like sliding, you can cancel it and turn it into a high leap by jumping. Through this, you can get into elevated positions a lot better.

Finally, her Ultimate ability, Overclock, quick-charges her Railgun and deliver high-energy ammo for maximum damage. When this ability is active, her Railgun’s alternate fire launches powerful shots that pierce through enemies with no cooldown needed. Of course, this ability only lasts a limited time and rewards those with precise aim.

Sojourn will be available to play through the Overwatch 2 Beta available to a limited set of players.

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PSVR2 is launching with over 20 major games

Horizon VR game still headlines

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Samsung had a lot to say during its latest investors meeting. Besides unveiling its general plans for the future, the company also teased the devices that are coming in the near future. For a while now, that future lineup includes the PSVR2. If you were thinking of buying the virtual reality wearable for yourself, Sony has good news for you. The PSVR2 will have over 20 major titles on launch.

Naturally, if you buy a pricey piece of hardware, you usually want it to come with a good set of ways to use it. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case with new gaming devices. For example, the PlayStation 5, despite being out for almost two years, still doesn’t have the most expansive lineup of games that every gamer must play.

Thankfully, the PSVR2 won’t follow in the same, sparse footsteps of the gaming console. According to the meeting (via Video Games Chronicle), the wearable will launch with over 20 first- and third-party games. The headliner is still Call of the Mountain set in the Horizon universe, of course. Unfortunately, the presentation didn’t reveal any other games in the lineup.

If anything, virtual reality gaming has been growing for a while now. In recent history, the market has seen notable titles like Half-Life: Alyx and Beat Saber.

After facing a potential delay, the PSVR2 is expected to launch sometime next year.

SEE ALSO: PSVR2 might be delayed to next year, report says

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Sony confirms ‘Horizon’ and ‘God of War’ shows are coming

And a Gran Turismo show

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After years of terrible video game adaptations, the entertainment industry just can’t get enough of them in the past year or so. Shows and films based on popular video game titles are setting the world on fire. If Sony’s latest investor’s meeting is anything to go by, it looks like we’re not done with the genre. Horizon Zero Dawn and God of War are reportedly getting TV series soon.

Sony had a lot to say during its latest meeting. However, amid all the announcements, the general implication was simple enough to understand. The company wants to expand and grow its branches outside of console gaming. That plan includes adapting more of its exclusive properties into television.

Reported by analyst David Gibson on Twitter (via IGN), Sony has officially confirmed development for a Horizon series on Netflix, a God of War series on Amazon, and a currently untethered Gran Turismo series.

Unfortunately, the presentation did not reveal any other details for the upcoming shows. Plot and casting details are still an unknown.

All three titles, especially Horizon and God of War, are part of Sony’s prized possessions. An adaptation for any of these titles is huge. However, it’s always a hit. Most recently, Sony allowed an Uncharted film to show in theaters, and the response was… mixed. While the sheer number of video game adaptations are impressive, their quality is definitely all over the place for now.

SEE ALSO: Sony might stop releasing PlayStation 4 games by 2025

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Sony might stop releasing PlayStation 4 games by 2025

More games for PC and mobile

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Do you have a PlayStation 5 already? Despite being more than a year since its launch, the new console practically flies off from the shelves and into the hands of lucky buyers (less likely) or scalpers (more likely). However, based on Sony’s current plans, you might want to claw a bit deeper for one. Sony might stop releasing PlayStation 4 games by 2025.

Recently, Sony hosted a business briefing for its investors. Reported by Video Games Chronicle, company president Jim Ryan shared what the PlayStation has in store for the future. More conclusively, Ryan stated that they have plans to bump up releases for both PC and mobile platforms. By 2025, around half of Sony’s game releases will launch for those two platforms.

In the past, Sony was notoriously against releasing its exclusive games for the PC. However, the company recently reversed its stance by porting some of its titles, including Horizon Zero Dawn and God of War. With its latest plans, Sony is hugely diversifying its portfolio.

As you might have noticed from above, that’s not the only thing they hinted at. Though Ryan did not speak much about it, the graphic also depicts a stark lack of PlayStation 4 titles coming out in 2025. The year will see only PlayStation 5, PC, and mobile releases, potentially signaling the end of the PS4 era.

SEE ALSO: Upgrading my PlayStation 5 storage

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