This Week in PlayStation! (6/3/14)

Hello again intrepid readers, its time for another rundown of the weekly PS news!  Starting out we have Naughty Dog confirming that not only do they have another game in development, but that Bruce Straley and Neil Druckmann are now heading up the new Uncharted game.  With E3 next week there will certainly be more news to come.  Also coming last week was footage supposedly part of a new PS4 game titled Project Beast, however this is yet to be confirmed. This leaked info also came with images, one of which can be seen below.

In more game news, Killzone Shadow Fall‘s Intercept mode, which adds 4 player co-op next month, got an in depth look thanks to IGN’s Matt Cabral.  In game announcements we start with Futuridium EP Deluxe coming to PS4 and Vita in July and will be a cross-buy title, which means buying the copy for either console will get you the game for both consoles.  Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN is officially coming to North America for PS3 and PS4 some time this fall.  Lastly EA announced that Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare will be coming to PS4 this August after releasing an image spoofing the PS exclusive Sly Cooper, seen below.

In case you missed it, we slapped up the news straight from Sony when they announced not only the games for June, but big changes coming for the PS Plus program starting this month with the release of two PS4 games a month from here on out. This week sees 3 free games for PS Plus subscribers in the form of Trine 2: Complete Story (PS4), PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate (PS4/Vita Cross-buy) and NBA 2K14 (PS3)! Theres also a plethora of discounts to be had for Rainbow Moon as well as a free 50 Spirit Orbs for Destiny of Spirits (Vita) which I can personally say I have quite enjoyed since downloading the free-to-play game!

When the PSN Store updates the following games will be available digitally:

1001 Spikes (PS4, Vita)

EA Sports UFC (PS4 Demo)

Heroine Dream (PSone Import)

Hyperdimension Neptunia: Producing Perfection (Vita)

Murdered: Soul Suspect (PS3, PS4)

PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate (PS4, Vita, Cross-buy)

PlayStation Vita Pets (Vita)

War Thunder (PS4)

Worms Battlegrounds (PS4)

Check on This Week in PlayStation! for your weekly round up of news, and keep your eyes peeled her for previews, reviews as well as updates for PS Plus and the PSN Store!

Also starting after E3 (which we will have full coverage on the PlayStation conference as soon as its finished next Monday night!) we will begin to bring you daily roundups of all the news in the PlayStation world to be capped off with the weekly news binge of the top stories, so keep checking this blog for more!

This Week in PlayStation! (5/27/14)

*note – all bold words are links to the stories discussed*

Hello again intrepid readers, its time for another run down on all the news that is news in the world of PlayStation!  While generally I don’t lead with news on game announcements, this news is the biggest to me, Minecraft for PS4, Vita (and XBOne, but meh, lol) is coming in early August!!  The long awaited announcement came last week with news that you can upgrade the digital version from PS3 to PS4 for $4.99 and that the Vita version will be cross-buy/cross-save with PS3.  Your worlds will transfer up from PS3/Vita to PS4 but not backwards, as the PS4 will have a larger world to work with.  The PS4 version will run the normal $19.99 if you do not plan to upgrade, and there are ongoing discussions with Sony as to the possibility to upgrade even if you bought the disc version for PS3 which was recently released.

Beyond this exciting news comes news from Sony affirming that the PS4 is already profitable for the company. Sony President and CEO Kaz Hirai also noted that about half of all PS4 users are also PS Plus subscribers at this time.  Early this morning Sony announced that the PS4 will also be coming to China, now that the country has lifted its 14 year ban on consoles, and will be working with the Chinese company Shanghai Oriental Pearl Culture Development in order to manage local manufacturing, sales, licensing and distribution.  No release date has been set yet, but with the XBOne coming to China in September you can be sure the PS4 will be looking at releasing in China around that time frame.

Lastly comes this weeks round of game news, starting with the delay of The Order: 1886 to 2015.  In a post on the EU PS Blog developers Ready At Dawn stated they are looking at a release for early 2015 while also discussing some behind the scenes work on the game.  In other news Harmonix reached its goal during their Kickstarter campaign, assuring that Amplitude will return to PS3 and PS4 in March 2015.  Sony has revealed that SingStar will be coming to PS4 later this year.  Lastly Tarsier Studios, the developer behind LittleBigPlanet Vita, has announced a new third-person action-adventure game titled Hunger coming to PS4, though no release date was given.

This weeks PS Plus offers start with Limbo (Vita) free as well as a free 20 hour trial of Battlefield 4 (PS3) for subscribers. There are also discounts on all version of The LEGO Movie Videogame as well as discounts on Mind Zero (Vita) and Master Reboot (PS3). Check the PSN Store for prices.

When the PSN Store is updated the following games will be available digitally:

ACE Combat Infinity (PS3)

Lemmings Touch (Vita)

Mind Zero (Vita)

Monster Monpiece (Vita)

The Sly Cooper Collection (Vita)

The Wolf Among Us Episode 4 (PS3)

Thief (PS4 Demo)

Watch Dogs (PS3, PS4)

Check on This Week in PlayStation! for your weekly round up of news, and keep your eyes peeled her for previews, reviews as well as updates for PS Plus and the PSN Store!

This Week in PlayStation! (Post-SC Edition)

 

Well now, its a brand new day with a brand new location for this blog.  With the possibility for new readers lets get a quick explanation out there.  This blog is dedicated to PlayStation news, most of which could be looked up if you wanted.  That said, this is the quick hits and gets everything together in one location.  First up for PS4 news is the April sales figures which showed that it has outsold the XBox One for the fourth straight month, while Titanfall remained on top of console game sales.  This also came on the heels of the end of the fiscal year numbers (which ended on March 31st) which officially showed that Sony overall has posted a $1.29 Billion loss.  Of that however only $78 Million was losses from the gaming division which was expected due to the shuttering of several MMOs as well as the launch of the PS4.

 

In PlayStation Now news, the closed beta is coming to the PS4 starting tomorrow (May 20th), so keep an eye on your inbox for invites if you’ve previously registered.  It was also announced that when the service launches for the public that it will release with hundreds of titles available for streaming.  Lastly, before diving into game specific news, Scuf has announced its 4PS controller for the PS4 which can be seen thru the video link below.

Only a little news left, so lets hit the home stretch.  Transistor, the newest release from SuperGiant Games, had a new mode revealed called Recursion mode.  Recursion mode is unlocked after beating the game once and functions sort of like a ‘new game plus’ mode.  Killzone Shadow Fall has some new DLC set to release in June which will premiere 4 player co-op for the game.  Lastly Ubisoft officially announced that Watch Dogs will not be running at 1080p/60fps on either XB1 or PS4, despite the features having been notated on listings which were taken down previously.

This week PS Plus subscribers get two free games!  Puppeteer (PS3) and Surge Deluxe (Vita) will be free when the store is updated.  There are no discounts to speak of this week.

When the PSN Store updates the following games will be released digitally:

Dragon Beat Legend of Pinball (PSone import)

Drakengard 3 (PS3)

Heroine Dream (PSone import)

LEGO The Hobbit (PS4 Demo)

Mugen Souls Z (PS3)

NEO PLANET (PSone import)

R-Type Dimensions (PS3)

Sarara’s Little Shop (PSone import)

Shin Megami Tensai: Digital Devil Saga (PS2 Classic)

Sparkle 2 (PS4, Vita, Demo available for both consoles)

Tokyo 23-Ku Seifuku Wars (PSone import)

Transistor (PS4)

Wolfenstein: The New Order (PS3, PS4)

Thank you for checking out the new home for This Week in PlayStation!  Keep your eyes peeled for all the latest news, previews, reviews as well as updates for PS Plus and the PSN Store!