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 Feb 10, 2021


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Episode Date
Horizon GAIA Cast – Episode 2: Events of the 21st Century

Hosts Anne and Chantéare joined by narrative director Ben McCaw as they dive into the historic events of the 21st Century.

Highlights include their discussion into Faro Automated Solutions creating environmentally friendly robots through the Claw-Back decade; Elisabet’s career goals before she began to work on Project Zero Dawn; Ted Faro’s life and motivations; and what the world was like before the Faro Plague robots finished their extermination of all organic life.

Ben McCaw is the narrative director on Horizon Forbidden West, and was lead writer on Horizon Zero Dawn and The Frozen Wilds.

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Stay tuned for our next episode, where we’ll be diving into Project Zero Dawn, an effort to give the world another chance, years after extinction.

ESRB Rating: Teen with Blood, Drug Reference, Language, Mild Sexual Themes and Violence.

Nov 30, 2021
Episode 417: A Gut-Bustin' Good Time

Got plans for the long weekend? Settle in with your old pals Sid, Kristen, and Justin for a look back on ten years of this humble podcast (née Blogcast), then write in and tell us what you're playing this week (also, where you draw the line at spoilers). Listen in!

Nov 24, 2021
Horizon GAIA Cast - Episode 1: All About Aloy

In the first episode of the season, hosts Anne and Chantéare joined by narrative director Ben McCaw and senior writer Annie Kitain, as they discuss the protagonist of Horizon Zero Dawn, Aloy.

Highlights include their discussion into Aloy’s childhood as an outcast in the care of her guardian Rost, and what his loss meant to her development as a character; how Aloy yearned for a relationship with her mother, and how the discovery of Elisabet Sobeck affected her; her struggles with finding her place in the world while meeting different tribes on her journey; and her relationships with other impactful characters such as Sylens, Erend, and Varl.

Ben McCaw is the narrative director on Horizon Forbidden West, and was lead writer on Horizon Zero Dawn and The Frozen Wilds. Annie Kitain is a senior writer on Horizon Forbidden West.

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Join in by using #HorizonGAIACast to hear what others are saying and share your feedback on the series. Stay tuned for our next episode, where we’ll be talking about the events of the 21st Century and how it still affects the world of Horizon almost a millennia later.

ESRB Rating: Teen with Blood, Drug Reference, Language, Mild Sexual Themes and Violence.

Nov 23, 2021
Episode 416: Time Flies

Join Tim and Justin for a look back at the first year of PS5, in-depth Elden Ring impressions, and oh-so-much more. Plus, as always, next week's new release highlights and some fresh news that you very well may choose to use. Listen in!

Nov 12, 2021
Episode 415: Little Devil In The Details

Hey folks! This week the team dives into our favorite reveals and updates from the latest State of Play.

Oct 29, 2021
Episode 414: Far Shores

This week, Justin and Sid talk Jett: The Far Shore with Craig Adams of Superbrothers, including how the game leverages the DualSense controller’s unique haptics and adaptive triggers to build immersion and the influences behind the game’s unique aesthetics. Plus: next week’s new release highlights, why Back 4 Blood will make Left 4 Dead fans salivate, and plenty more news you can use. Listen in!

Oct 22, 2021
Episode 413: Blink And You'll Miss It

This week the team celebrates 5 years of PlayStation VR and shares more games they almost missed out on. 

Oct 15, 2021
Episode 412: Far and Away

This week we interview Sebastien Nadeau, Co-founder and Head of Technology at Breaking Walls on Away: The Survival Series, and share games we almost missed out on.

Oct 01, 2021
Episode 411: B.R.I.D.G.E. of Spirits

On this week’s PlayStation Podcast, Hideaki Nishino, SVP of Platform Experience, gives us a behind-the-scenes look at developing the September system software updates.

Sep 24, 2021
Episode 410: The Backlog Groweth

So many games coming next week! And so many games we're already trying to keep up with! Join the PS Podcast crew as they talk Tales of Arise, Deathloop, F.I.S.T., Life is Strange: True Colors, Death Stranding: Director's Cut, Lost Judgment, Kena: Bridge of Spirits, and more.

Sep 17, 2021
Episode 409: Show and Tell

Join us as we react to the big reveals from PlayStation Showcase 2021. Plus, a look at new games coming to PlayStation next week. Listen in!

Sep 10, 2021
Episode 408: Minds Over Matter

We may not be telepathic, but we think Psychonauts fans are going to like this week's episode. Double Fine Productions' Tim Schafer joins us for an insightful and entertaining chat about launch of the long-awaited Psychonauts 2.

Aug 27, 2021
Episode 407: Gamecation

Welcome back! This week the team assembles to interview Marvel's Avengers narrative consultant Evan Narcisse and T'Challa voice actor Christopher Judge on the War for Wakanda expansion. Then we take it to the field and chat with EA's Mike Mahar about Madden 22. 

Aug 20, 2021
Episode 406: Sense and DualSense-ability

Do you like voices? We've got you covered! Episode 406 of the Official PlayStation podcast features a trio of interviews; Greg Kasavin from Supergiant Games talks Hades ahead of its launch on PlayStation next week, Respawn devs Steven Ferreira and Travis Nordin discuss Season 10 of Apex Legends, and SIE Product Director Toshi Aoki talks about the DualSense wireless controller.

Aug 06, 2021
Episode 405: Chatting & Chortling

Welcome back! This week, the team shares their Game of the Year-So-Far selections, and highlight news from the Annapurna showcase. 

Jul 30, 2021
Episode 404: Episode Not Found

Despite the temptation to upload an hour of silence for the sake of the 404 gag, we did, in fact, record a piping-hot episode of the Official PlayStation Podcast for your auditory enjoyment this week. Hope you like it!

Jul 23, 2021
Episode 403: Hear Here!

This week, this team recaps the latest news from State of Play, and chats with Naughty Dog Lead Game Designer Emilia Schatz about level design and Pride in gaming.

Jul 09, 2021
Episode 402: Sonic Intermission

This week, the team celebrates 30 years of Sonic the Hedgehog, and interviews Suzie Yeung and Aleks Le, the voices of Yuffie and Sonon in Final Fantasy VII Remake Episode Intermission. 

Jun 25, 2021
Episode 401: Riveting

This week, the team celebrates the launch of Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart and Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade.

Jun 11, 2021
Episode 400: In The Studio

This week, Head of PlayStation Studios Hermen Hulst drops in for an interview on studio development updates and much more.

Jun 02, 2021
Episode 399: Playful Days

It's an interview double feature! This week, Playstation's VP of Global Marketing Mary Yee joins us to celebrate Days of Play. Then we touch base with PlayStation Studios Managing Senior Producer Sam Thompson to learn more about accessibility in gaming.

May 21, 2021
Episode 398: Retro Future

This week, we interview Mac Walters, Crystal McCord, and Kevin Meek from BioWare on the creative process behind Mass Effect Legendary Edition. Plus, the team shares games that make them laugh.

May 14, 2021
Episode 397: Returning Residents

Welcome back! This week the team dives deeper into their thoughts on Resident Evil Village and Returnal. 

May 07, 2021
Episode 396: Where To Begin

The gang's all here with early thoughts on Returnal and Resident Evil Village. Plus, we play an inaugural game of Box Art Trivia.

Apr 30, 2021
Episode 395: Up To Bat

This week the team steps up to bat and chats with Ramone Russell about new features coming to MLB The Show 21 and details on the Jackie Robinson Foundation MLB The Show Scholars program. 

Apr 16, 2021
Episode 394: Crash Landing

Hey y'all! This week we sit down with composer Bobby Krlic, who shares the creative process behind crafting Returnal's soundtrack. 

Apr 09, 2021
Episode 393: It Takes Three

Welcome back! This week the team shares thoughts on the immersive feel of Doom 3 VR Edition, and the perfectly paced co-op variety of It Takes Two. 

Apr 02, 2021
Episode 392: Breaking the Wall

Hey y'all! The team breaks down a big week of news over at PlayStation.Blog, and highlights favorite moments where games broke the fourth wall.

Mar 19, 2021
Episode 391: Short and Sweet

This week, the team fielded your listener letters with quality recommendations on games that can be completed in a night or two. Plus, we get the soundtrack from Astro's Playroom stuck in our heads again.

Mar 12, 2021
Episode 390: Fully Immersed

Welcome back y’all! This week we dive deep into some recently announced PS VR titles, and share short and sweet games that can be beat in one night.

Mar 05, 2021
Episode 389: Returnal to Form

The team is back and ready to dive into all the juicy details from this week's State of Play. Plus, Sid divulges some expert advice for tackling your first Bloodborne boss.

Feb 26, 2021
Episode 388: Have A Dice Day
Feb 05, 2021
Episode 387: Shadow Strikers

This week, we interview Aarne Hunziker of Mechanical Head Studios about the upcoming release Cyber Shadow. 

Jan 22, 2021
Episode 386: Valholidays

Happy new year! Kristen and Tim are back to share what they played over the holidays, and geek out during an Assassin's Creed Valhalla spoilers chat. 

Jan 15, 2021
Episode 385: Our GOTY 2020 Picks

In the final PS Podcast of 2020, the gang runs down their top three of 2020 — plus, of course, a few honorable mentions. See you next year!

Dec 18, 2020
Episode 384: Game of the NieR

This week, the team chatted with Emi Evans, singer on the NieR Replicant soundtrack, before sharing their 2021 gaming resolutions.

Dec 11, 2020
Episode 383: Let's Get Mythical

This week, Tim and Kristen dive into the divinely distinct styles of mythological storytelling Assassin's Creed Valhalla and Immortals Fenyx Rising. 


Dec 04, 2020
Episode 382: Five is Alive

PlayStation 5 has arrived worldwide! Listen in as we talk Demon's Souls, Astro's Playroom, Sackboy: A Big Adventure, Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and more games we've been digging into on the new console.

Nov 20, 2020
Episode 381: Let's Do Launch

PS5 is here! The team celebrates launch week by sharing early impressions and which games have them most excited. 

Nov 13, 2020
Episode 380: One Week

PlayStation 5 draws near! Join Kristen, Tim, and Justin for one last pre-PS5 podcast, wherein the gang talks the launch lineup, games that get our pulse pounding, and a whole bunch more. Listen in!

Nov 07, 2020
Episode 379: Spooky Scary

Welcome back! This week Sid and Kristen share their thoughts on the PS5 UX first look, before diving into their favorite spooky games. 


Oct 23, 2020
Episode 378: High Impact

This week, the gang drools over that PS5 teardown video, then chats with miHoYo about breakout open-world hit Genshin Impact. Listen in!

Oct 10, 2020
Episode 377: Scratch That Backlog

Hoo boy! Last week was quite a ride, and we're back with a new episode reflecting on the excitement coming out of the PS5 Showcase, from the reveal of Final Fantasy XVI to a deeper look at Demon's Souls combat. We also discuss upcoming PS4 releases Crash 4, Star Wars: Squadrons, and chat about what we do when we're in between playing big games.

Sep 25, 2020
Episode 376: Yeah, Baby!

This week, we read through an avalanche of wonderful listener letters offering advice to new parents looking to juggle gaming with the adventure that is raising a child. Plus, a former host returns for a special guest appearance... listen in!

Sep 04, 2020
Episode 375 - Drop Back In

This week, Justin's back! He and Kristen talk about hopping back on the skateboard and dropping in to Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2's Warehouse Demo. 

Aug 28, 2020
Episode 374: Music To Our Ears

Welcome back y'all! This week Kristen, Sid, and Tim share some of their favorite gaming soundtracks, and sing the praises of battle royale platformer Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout.

Aug 21, 2020
Episode 373: Crash and the Boys

Welcome back! This week Tim chats with Toys for Bob about Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time, while Sid and Brett share their favorite game soundtracks. 

Jul 31, 2020
Episode 372: Perilous Rituals

Hey y'all! This week Tim and Kristen chat with Obsidian about The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon DLC, and the team shares their favorite gaming rituals. 

Jul 24, 2020
Episode 371: Ghosted

Welcome back! This week Justin interviews the folks at Easy Day Studios about Skater XL, Kristen shares her rousing hands-on impressions of Assassin's Creed Valhalla, and the team celebrates the launch of Ghost of Tsushima. 

Jul 17, 2020
Episode 370: Girl Talk

Welcome back y'all! This week, Kristen interviews Ashley Johnson and Laura Bailey for a spoiler-filled The Last of Us Part II discussion. The team also talks PlayStation Indies, Ghost of Tsushima, and more. Listen in!

Jul 10, 2020