Naughty Dog announced on Thursday that the critically acclaimed action-adventure game The Last of Us will be coming to the PlayStation 4 this summer. One of the most requested console conversions of the generation, The Last of Us retains its spot as one of the ten highest rated PS3 games on Metacritic, garnering near universal praise when it released last year. Before the PlayStation 4 even hit stores, fans of the game were already clamoring for a next-gen conversion, but developer Naughty Dog remained silent on the matter until this week. More →
Sony has announced the April Instant Game Collection lineup for PlayStation Plus subscribers on the PlayStation Blog. As with every update since the launch of the PlayStation 4, only one game will be featured for the new generation console, but it’s one that PS4 owners should be excited to get their hands on. Mercenary Kings is the latest 2D send-up from Tribute Games, the team that brought Scott Pilgrim vs. The World to the PS3 and Xbox 360 in 2010. Mercenary Kings pays homage to the 2D shooters of old with challenging enemies and customizable weaponry. More →
If you didn’t attend the Game Developers Conference this year, you missed out on the unveiling of Sony’s latest foray into virtual reality with Project Morpheus. But if you can’t stand missing out on the momentous occasion, the whole presentation is now online for your viewing pleasure. Sony President Shu Yoshida introduced Project Morpheus on stage last week over the course of an hour-long presentation where he explained the technology that powers the prototype device and gave developers a first look at what will be possible with the headset in the future. Along with the main event, Sony has also uploaded official hands-on videos showing the device in action. Check out both videos below.
Let’s say you’ve already beaten Infamous: Second Son, you’re anxiously awaiting the next big release, but you have no idea when anything is coming out. Well, the fine folks at the PlayStation Blog have done us all a favor and put together a list of every single PlayStation 4 game that has been announced for 2014 so far. The list is broken into games that have already released, games coming out in the coming seasons and the games that haven’t been given firm release dates yet.
Sony, which has been making Android-based smartwatches before other OEMs showed interest in launching such products of their own, said it won’t leave its own platform for Android Wear in the future. “We’ve already invested time and resources on this platform, and we will continue in that direction,” Sony Mobile U.S. chief Ravi Nookala told CNET in an interview.
It’s been a few months since we last heard any news regarding PlayStation and PlayStation 2 game emulation on the PS4, but according to an inside source, the software is well on its way to release. Ahsan Rasheed, a game industry tipster with some clout, has revealed through a series of tweets that Sony is working to bring local support for PS1 and PS2 games to the PS4 with native 1080p rendering for select titles. This goes hand in hand with a report from January which also claimed that classic game emulation would be coming to the PS4, separate from PlayStation Now game streaming.
After Titanfall gave the Xbox One the boost it needed two weeks ago, Sony has come back swinging with Infamous: Second Son. MCV reports that PS4 hardware sales in the U.K. have increased by 106% since the game’s release, an even bigger surge than Titanfall gave the Xbox One during its launch week. Infamous also debuted at number one on the U.K. game charts, pushing Titanfall to third place behind Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. We haven’t seen the official numbers for either Titanfall or Infamous quite yet, but these reports are giving us the impression that the battle of the exclusives is going to be fairly close. Game releases are going to slow down again in April, but expect a huge summer as Sony and Microsoft prepare for a very important E3. Check out our review for Infamous: Second Son if you haven’t already.
Sony has some pretty big ambitions for the PlayStation 4 that go well beyond gaming. The Wall Street Journal reports that Sony plans to release several TV shows that will be shown exclusively though PlayStation 4 consoles, starting with a supernatural detective show called “Powers” that will be produced by the company’s own Sony Pictures Television studio. The Journal says that Sony’s plans to offer its own exclusive content will be separate from its planned pay TV service for the PS4 that will deliver channels that have traditionally been delivered by cable and satellite TV companies.
If there’s any downside to the massive demand for the PlayStation 4, it’s that some consumers still haven’t had a chance to buy the new console. According to Sony, this trend will likely continue until the “early summer months,” when supply will finally meet demand, reports The Wall Street Journal. Anxious gamers will finally get a chance to pick up a PS4 without having to resort to expensive bundles or long trips to a retailer with the console in stock. With the launch of Infamous: Second Son just hours away, demand for the console is likely to be as high as ever. We’ll keep an eye out to see if retailers struggle to keep up over the weekend.
Infamous: Second Son made me want to move to Seattle. The brilliant, yet occasionally frustrating thing about a new generation of consoles is how distracting the visuals can be. The Seattle of Infamous: Second Son is vibrant, gorgeous and impeccably detailed, enough to lure you away from the task at hand to poke around and see just how much effort was put into the creation of this world. When you’re finally ready to get back on track, you’re going to find yourself immersed in the best single-player campaign of any game on the PlayStation 4. But is that enough? More →
Sony’s surprise announcement at the Game Developers Conference on Tuesday night wasn’t really much of a surprise, but Project Morpheus is an exciting look at the future of console gaming nonetheless. The Oculus Rift has proven to the world that virtual reality can be a viable form of entertainment, and now Sony is looking to capitalize on its competition’s success. One huge question remains: can either device be affordable for the average consumer? More →
The PlayStation 4 has had a commanding lead over the console market since launch, but as sales figures have dominated the headlines, Microsoft has been quietly updating the Xbox One. Four months later, the additional features of the Xbox One have begun to outpace those of the PlayStation 4, but Sony doesn’t plan on waiting much longer to catch back up. More →
The rumors were true: Sony really has developed a virtual reality headset and it unveiled it at the Game Developers Conference on Tuesday. Computer and Video Games reports that Sony officially took the wraps off its Project Morpheus VR headset that it said represents “the next innovation from PlayStation that may well shape the future of games.” Sony will demonstrate a prototype of the headset at GDC on Wednesday and it will serve as the first virtual reality software development kit for PlayStation 4 developers. Richard Marks, Sony’s head of research and development, said that Project Morpheus “is special because it gives you a feeling of being somewhere else.” Sony has even gotten some help from NASA on Project Morpheus, as Computer and Video Games says that the first demonstration on the headset will be a virtual walkthrough of Mars based on NASA terrain data.