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Rumours of a PlayStation 5 have been swirling for a while now, but now Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO, John Kodera, has fanned the flames yet further by claiming the PlayStation 4 is coming to the end of its lifespan.
There have been murmurings for a while now, but Nvidia has finally launched its new 3GB variant of the GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card. It’s a weird little thing, so no wonder Nvidia hasn’t made much of a fuss about its launch, coming as it does about 18 months after the launch of both the GeForce GTX 1050 and the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti.
Paradox has been busy this weekend, announcing Age of Wonders: Planetfall, alongside the earlier announcement of Imperator: Rome. Age of Wonders: Planetfall is the new turn-based strategy game from Triumph Studios, creators of the fantasy strategy series Age of Wonders.
DICE has just dropped an all-new teaser trailer for Battlefield V, revealing the briefest snippet of in-game footage from its upcoming first-person shooter. Shhh... not long now.Tune in for the #Battlefield V reveal on May 23: https://t.co/kpTnOyxuxr pic.twitter.com/zzIwGi0Y1w
They've been incessantly teased for weeks, but Ubisoft has finally revealed the unique skills available to Rainbow Six Siege's Operation Para Bellum Operators. Alibi and Maestro will be joining Siege as part of the Italian CTU. They're both defensive Operators, evening out the teams with 20 Operators apiece. 
Green Man Gaming itself in a bit of a mess over the weekend by rather naively emailing a portion of its customer base with a GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) under the header of “Order Confirmation”, intended as an attention-grabbing subject line.
Fans of Paradox’s grand strategy games, you’re going to scrounge another 1000 hours of free time. Imperator: Rome has been announced, a new Roman-themed grand strategy game from Paradox Development Studio.
After a slightly bare launch, Sea of Thieves is whirring back into life with the announcement of The Hungering Deep expansion. It’s the first of several planned free expansions for Sea of Thieves, and it’s due to drop on May 29th.
Shenmue 3 was unfortunately delayed until 2019 earlier this week, but in the meantime, we have got the briefest of looks at the upcoming adventure game. Yu Suzuki’s third game in the Shenmue series was shown at THQ Nordic’s financial presentation which, incidentally, showed immense growth for the company since the acquisition of Deep Silver and Koch Media, publishers of Shenmue III and Metro Exodus.
This one’s kinda come out of nowhere - Antigraviator has had a PC release date alongside a launch trailer. It’s actually the first I’ve even seen of this game, but it’s a Wipeout-style high-speed racer with some absolutely gorgeous 4K visuals and a vicious sense of speed.
Green Man Gaming courted a bit of controversy this week with a new feature on its digital game storefront - a cost per hour played statistic. GMG’s cost per hour data has actually been publicly available for a few months now, but a few tweets from game developers have caught the community’s attention, and there are now plenty of folks question whether this is valuable data for gamers to know before they make a purchase.