3w ago - Following up on the initial news and PS4 Firmware v1.50 release, today Sony has officially released PS4 System Software Update 1.50 (technically 1.501) and the Recovery PUP file just days before the North American PlayStation 4 release on November 15, 2013.
3w ago - Sony Social Media Specialist Ryan Clements went hands-on today with Need for Speed Rivals for PlayStation 4 with details below.
To quote: When the idyllic forests and glittering coasts of Redview County are screaming by your window, there's precious little time to appreciate online functionality like Alldrive. Which, in a way, suggests how well it's been implemented in the blazing-fast Need for Speed Rivals.
From the newly minted Ghost Games in Gothenburg, Sweden, Rivals launches alongside PS4 on November 15th. It puts players firmly behind the wheel of either a cop or racer in a massive network of roads, laced through boiling desert and rainy hills.
Rivals made an impressive appearance at the PS4 launch event here in New York City, with a live demonstration of the Alldrive multiplayer functionality, and even a few perilous night races using PS Vita Remote Play.
With DualShock 4 in hand, I dropped into Redview - which was heavily inspired by the California coast - where several players were already burning through the map. Ghost Games' Founder Marcus Nilsson was at my side as a fellow cop.
No pressure. Pulling up alongside his beautiful patrol car, he started a pursuit event. One touch of L1 and we were in the event together, chasing after a group of racers...
3w ago - Sony Social Media Manager Sid Shuman shared a PS4 video today and discussed Battlefield 4 Commanders on PlayStation 4 below.
To quote: With PS4's North American launch just days away, we wanted to provide a quick update on our experiences with Battlefield 4 and show off our new interview with DICE creative director Lars Gustavsson - watch it below.
On the PS4 multiplayer side, Battlefield 4 boasts an impressive visual presentation, rendering atmospheric lighting and lavish weather effects you won't see on the PS3 version. The game's visual variety is a major strength: I waged war across a startling array of environments, from Flood Zone's waterlogged alleyways to Golmud Railway's dazzling blue skies and emerald fields.
Throughout it all, the multiplayer side zoomed along at or near 60 frames per second, giving the game a brisk, responsive feel that gives the game's infantry combat a huge shot in the arm.
Of course, vehicular combat is a huge part of Battlefield's appeal, and BF4's jets, tanks, jeeps, and boats don't disappoint. The amphibious combat is particularly interesting, with BF4's new physics-based wave model adding a new strategic wrinkle to combat on the high seas. With up to 64 players...
3w ago - Guerrilla Games Director Steven Ter Heide invites fans to watch the Killzone Shadow Fall PlayStation 4 launch trailer below today!
To quote: The wait is almost over - Killzone Shadow Fall comes out November 15th in North America, with the UK and Europe to follow on November 29th!
We're thrilled to be able to show you the launch trailer for Killzone Shadow Fall. It's been an amazing journey getting here, and we're proud of what we were able to accomplish on the new PlayStation 4 hardware. Killzone Shadow Fall represents another big leap forward for us, both in terms of gameplay as well as technology.
When we began working on Killzone Shadow Fall, we set out to redefine the Killzone FPS experience. It had to cater to a new, more resourceful playing style, requiring the use of tactics and intelligence to outmaneuver and outsmart enemies. At the same time, we wanted the game to remain true to its roots as a highly visceral shooter.
As excited as we are to talk about where we've taken the story and gameplay in the Killzone universe with Shadow Fall, we're just as eager to showcase the numerous ways in which we've leveraged the raw horsepower of the PS4 to push the tech in our engine to jaw-dropping new...
3w ago - Sony Social Media Specialist Ryan Clements went hands-on today with Infamous Second Son on PlayStation 4.
Below are the details, to quote: Things don't go as planned for Delsin Rowe, the smug but likeable hero of Infamous Second Son. Following the catastrophic events that shook the world in the first two games, Delsin's super-powered status as a Conduit is laid bare after exposure to other superhumans.
Delsin can absorb the powers of others, and then employ them for his own devices. He has serious potential, and that immense potential was on display during the PS4 launch event here in New York City this week.
This third-person, superhero action game already looks electric running on PS4, with fluid animations and sharp bursts of light around every rain-soaked corner.
At the event, we join Delsin and his cop brother Reggie as they attempt to pass through a Department of Unified Protection (DUP) security checkpoint. Their dark, menacing uniforms stand in stark contrast with the bright yellows of warning signs that litter the scene.
But unfortunately for Delsin, things don't go as planned.
Sure enough, Delsin's spectacular abilities trigger an automated warning at the checkpoint, and the DUP descends upon him with rifles ready. This is where the first...