Stellar Blade Tech Preview: What can we learn from the impressive PS5 demo?

Digital Foundry : Tom Morgan investigates the Stellar Blade demo, which has now had an official release after earlier being published by mistake. Which mode is best?

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Cacabunga49d ago

That this game will sell very well !! Surprised by the demo and gameplay. Didn’t reinvent the wheel but very good to play

Fonsecap49d ago

I agree that some of the surface textures could use an upgrade in quality...

Psychonaut8549d ago

On consoles at least, can we just put Unreal Engine 5 on hold til next gen, and just get more polished UE4 games like this and Lies of P? Cuz the UE5 games on console so far run like drunken potatoes. I personally can do without Nanite and such for the time being if it’s at the cost of performance. And I doubt I’m alone in that sentiment. People have been asking for better performance for 10 years, and there’s always gunna be some new graphical tech that eats up processing power. Pump the brakes, get the performance standard to 60, or hell at least an evenly pace 40 for those who can use it. Then start adding graphical features to the extent they don’t tank performance.

Obscure_Observer49d ago

Enjoy your crossgen games.

Some of us bough a next gen console for a reason.

Einhander197249d ago

Three times the graphics modes as Hellblade and three times a much gameplay too.

MrBaskerville49d ago

A little dissapointed by the demo. It seems goof, but was hoping for something more in the vein of DMC, but it's more of a souls like. Feels like a game where you should be able to use longer combos. Hope the skilltree fixes this in a satisfying way.

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Stellar Blade Update Adds Two New Surprise Outfits, Here's How To Unlock Them

Sony Interactive Entertainment and Shift Up's Stellar Blade has received two brand new surprise outfits. Here's how you can unlock them.

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helicoptergirl1d 18h ago (Edited 1d 18h ago )

Brand new outfits? Aren't they the ones that were censored? Fans got up in arms about when the devs changed them a little bit? Well whatever the case, they should never have been censored in the first place. Glad the "original outfits" are back, so it seems. I personally don't care about the outfits per se, but I do care about censorship in the games industry and I hate it when it happens.

Huey_My_D_Long1d 16h ago

Jury is still out on it being censorship but ok

lucian2291d 15h ago

The outfits were Def changed that's one thing for sure. And and in a lazy way.

Aside from that, yes there are new outfits including two new ninja ones that weren't in game at all

CrimsonWing691d 15h ago (Edited 1d 15h ago )

It’s so weird right? Like their “intended designs,” but then give the uncensored variations? Whatever it is everyone can now have their cake and eat it, too now.

But yea, straight up censorship and a lazy “reasoning” behind it. This all could’ve been avoided had they just done this in the first place… but all’s well that ends well.

lucian2291d 13h ago

i think in the end it helped with sales; bad press is good press as they say

blackblades1d 1h ago

This couldve been avoided if they made the changes before the game went gold. Next time Stella blade 2 make sure the game is the way they want it before it goes gold. Also the multiplatform game gatcha I guess I'm curious how that is going to go. Considering how nikke is on mobile how stella is on console

blackblades1d 15h ago

The OG ones arent back these new ones are recolored versions of the OG ones. Meaning they didnt change them back. They were probably intended to be that way like the creator said.

lucian2291d 13h ago

then version 1.0 wouldnt have been different

CrimsonWing691d ago (Edited 1d ago )

That really makes no sense considering they made variations of suits. These suits are literally variations of the pre-patch original designs and again think of it this way, if those previous suits were always the “intended design” why the huge push back or need for “internal discussions” when they could’ve easily reversed the changes with a patch if they always intended to release the original “unintended design” versions later? It makes absolutely no sense, so what, these are the “unintended versions?”

I mean the guy even said in an interview the changes in the patch were going to upset people, so…. Why would you do that when you released the game knowing not everyone would be able to do the update patch? All these people without internet are getting the unintended designs?

It’s all super weird. What I think happened is the “internal discussions” was with Sony and they got Sony just to ease up. One thing’s for sure they can’t patch these up and say the changes were always the intended final design…

VariantAEC20h ago

Where did they say there were internal discussions about the designs you feel were censored?

CrimsonWing6918h ago(Edited 18h ago)



“At the same time, Kim also understands that this answer will not convince all users, hence, they are discussing the issue internally and will be coming up with a solution soon.”

That help, bud?

And I’ll let you dwell on this thought, if the outfits were never intended to be a design… why are they now? Also, why are they the variants of the censored outfits, uncensored? Keep in mind these were the outfits released on the disc sent to retail where the developers knew not everyone can do the updates to patch them, sooo… Super weird, if you ask me.

I wish I was as gullible as some people. I always wondered how politicians can think they can get away with bullsh*ting people with PR talk… I now know why they think they can get away with it.

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SimpleDad1d 16h ago

Thank you, we dads love this.


Stellar Blade has sold more physical copies than Dragon's Dogma 2 in Japan, despite PS5 exclusivity

By the looks of it, PlayStation 5 exclusivity does not hurt the sales of Stellar Blade in Japan as the game has passed 90,000 sold physical copies.

Hugodastrevas1d 18h ago

Stellar Blade really deserves way more praise than it got, devs have been adding more and more content, for free, since release and the game already was great to begin with!

BrettAwesome1d 15h ago

More than it got? It got tons, by everyone except the sad wankers who's idea of a sex life, is pulling on their dicks while watching big fake cgi titties 😂

gerbintosh1d 1h ago

Don't see the difference between cgi titties and fake boobs. Also no difference to wanking it to either one of them since both aren't physically there

RiseNShine23h ago

Salty that the game is doing well hm? ;) I suggest some cheese with your whine.

Skuletor20h ago

So you're saying the people that like watching CGI tits didn't praise the game? An educated guess is you meant the opposite.

BrettAwesome18h ago(Edited 18h ago)

What the fuck are you talking about? I think it looks like an awesome game. I don't get the sentiment that it didn't get as much praise as it deserved. The only ones who's been shit talking it, are sad wankers with no sex life. Am I whining? How? 😂

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Cacabunga1d 15h ago

I think we can safely claim that Stellar Blade 2 is confirmed!
I got it day one, i have some backlog due to RDR2 i just platinumed.. i will get to Stellar Blade in the near future