For the past few months we’ve been tinkering away behind closed doors on a new-look PlayStation Blog.
With the redesign comes, we hope, improvements to your overall experience, new sections to highlight the best recent posts you may have missed, an at-a-glance overview of the biggest talking points in the PlayStation community and much, much more.
But we’re not forgetting what these new additions are being built on. PlayStation Blog is still the place to come for the newest game announcements, release date reveals and breaking news stories, as well as keeping you up to date on what’s happening on PlayStation Store and with PlayStation Plus.
You’ll also find deep dives into your favourite games, the wider PlayStation world and its rich history; and we’re still bringing you direct access to PlayStation creators via exclusive guest posts from top developers.
So let’s take a tour through the new digs, shall we?
The front page
You may have just clicked through from the homepage, but for those of you joining us via a direct link from Twitter or Facebook, you should bookmark www.blog.playstation.com and from there you’ll be redirected to our all-new front end. (If you’re coming to us by way of a mobile device, you’ll note the site is now optimised for a smooth finger-scrolling experience.)
Three options to get to the content you want
Use the search bar at the top right of the page  to find a specific game you’re interested in. Alternatively, the ‘Categories’ tab in the top left  will house all the stories in a certain group – PS VR blog posts, for example – with just one click to bring you to the relevant sub menu.
Alternatively, tap on any tags in our new ‘Trending tags’ section  at the top of the page’s side column (on desktop – for mobile, scroll down!) and you’ll be plugged directly into the current big talking points within the community.
Staying with the new side column for a moment, you’ll see a steady rotation of posts grouped together in our new ‘Spotlight’ section . Look here for a selection of posts on significant current happenings – whether that be a major game launch, an event such as E3, or a major PlayStation anniversary.
The main feed houses our latest breaking content, headlined by the five biggest stories of the day . Below, you’ll find all our latest blog posts listed in chronological order. If you want to see everything we’ve published, you’ll be scrolling for quite some time!
This month’s PS Plus titles and discounts, and PS Store’s new releases
Relocated but no less important is our trio of regulars that are essential reading for any PlayStation owner: ‘This week on PlayStation Store’, ‘This week’s PS Store discounts’ and ‘This month on PS Plus’ are housed in a new middle column  (on desktop, for mobile, scroll down!).
Highlighting the best comments of the week
We’ll be regularly highlighting our favourite comments – both from readers and post authors – via our new ‘Comment of the Week’ section . Grab some glory for yourself and pen something interesting, insightful or funny in response to any post and maybe you’ll see your name on our front page.
There’s now more ways to comment
Tired of typing? Wel,l good news. You’ve now the option to express your thoughts on any particular blog post with a click of a button, via our new emoji feedback system. Below every post you’ll see a row of icons conveying a range of expressions . Click the one that suits your mood! Please do use these – your feedback on individual announcements is shared with the wider PlayStation business and is really useful to us!
Additionally, the comments section now offers emoji support as well.
Not commented before? Sign in and join the discussion
At top right, you’ll see a ‘sign in’ button . The low-fuss process will only take a minute and has no hidden catches or additional sign-up prompts. But it will allow you to comment directly to any post on the site, and also respond to any guest comments from the post’s author!
And there’s more
You’ll see a video-centric carousel further down the front page (again, just scroll down on mobile!) as well as further highlight reels that give you a great overview on a variety of different subjects. So dig in, play around, have a read, and let us know your thoughts and feedback in the comments below. We hope you enjoy the new PlayStation Blog experience and stick around a while.