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PS4 Rumored to Get Select PSOne and PS2 Native 1080p Rendering

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27w ago - Today industry insider [Register or Login to view links] Tweeted that the PS4 is rumored to get support for PSOne (PS1) and PS2 select titles with native 1080p rendering and more with details below.

To quote via DualShockers (linked above): "E3 is approaching fast, and according to industry insider Ahsan Rasheed, that is normally quite accurate with the information his sources give him, Sony has a lot of interesting things in the pipeline, as he said today on Twitter.

Be excited: 1. Local PS2 / PS1 support on PS4 w/ native 1080p rendering for select titles.

2. Bluray+Media Player updates

3. VR demos from at future events 4. PS4 exclusive game stuff 5. PlayStation Now launch

Number 1 I've known for a good minute, but software is still buggy and not every game works. Please be excited.

Ahsan continued by giving more details on what's going on behind the scenes with the Project Morpheus virtual reality headset:

Devs I'm talking to really want to try Morpheus. Community feels like it is the best way to introduce VR to mainstream consumers.

Oh and Sony has opened the floodgates asking for open criticism from third parties on Morpheus and what they want to see in a final product.

If you...
 

Roll7 Announces OlliOlli is Rolling to PS4 and PlayStation 3, Details

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27w ago - Roll7 General Dogsbody Simon Bennett announced today that OlliOlli is rolling to PS4 and PlayStation 3 platforms with details below.

To quote: Well, it's been quite a rollercoaster for us at Roll7 over the last few months!

Our submission process last year was pretty hardcore, with many a pizza-stained late night at our Deptford HQ, London. The team was pretty much broken by the time OlliOlli came out.

We had broken down everything that was 'wrong' about the game to such an extent that we had managed to successfully convince ourselves that the game would most likely be a flop, a mediocre launch at best...

What we were met with on the 21st and 22nd of January this year genuinely knocked us sideways. There was media frenzy for days, amazing review scores and most of all gamers, real people (not testers or our friends) were playing the game and enjoying it.

There were numerous late-night emotional drinking sessions in central London as we essentially came to the realisation that we were a 'proper' studio with a hit game - it has still not properly sunk in for most of us!

The BIG moment was almost fate-like. We were out doing a belated wrap party on the project at our local in New Cross and at about 10pm (after many rounds of tequila) we found out via...
 

Project Morpheus: Experiencing PS4's Virtual Reality Prototype

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27w ago - Sony Social Media Manager Sid Shuman detailed Project Morpheus today, sharing his experiences with PS4's Virtual Reality Prototype.

Below are all the details, to quote: Project Morpheus is PlayStation's prototype virtual reality system for PS4, announced earlier this week at GDC.

Despite its pre-release status, Morpheus is a sleek, eye-catching piece of hardware that feels surprisingly comfy once strapped to your cranium.

This is partly due to a clever design that distributes most of the unit's weight to the top of your head, not the bridge of your nose or other delicate pressure points.

Properly seated, the unit sits snugly over your eyes but rests comfortably on your face. You peer through two separate lenses, which resolves into one immersive, high definition image that provides a convincing sense of depth.

I tried out two demos: EVE Valkyrie, a fast-paced arcade-style dogfighting simulation set in outer space, and The Deep, a face-to-face encounter with a prowling great white shark. Each of these demos was radically different, expressing radically different approaches to virtual reality gaming.

Of the two demos, EVE Valkyrie's...
 

Behind Supernatural Scenes of Murdered: Soul Suspect on PS4, PS3

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28w ago - Sony Social Media Specialist Ryan Clements goes behind the supernatural scenes of Murdered: Soul Suspect on PS4 and PS3 today.

Below are the details, to quote: In a storm of broken glass and gunshots, Ronan O'Connor dies in the dark Salem night. So begins a supernatural investigation into his own murder.

In the upcoming thriller for PS3 and PS4, help Ronan unravel the mystery of his untimely demise and save his ghost from the inevitable corruption of the Dusk.

In light of the upcoming launch of Murdered: Soul Suspect, we asked Airtight Games Chief Creative Officer Matt Brunner and Senior Design Producer Eric Studer some questions about their design process. Read on to see what inspired this ghostly thriller, and how the team fashioned a story around your own murder.

PlayStation.Blog: How did the team at Airtight Games come to the idea of a supernatural crime story? How does the detective narrative and the ghostly elements fit together?

Matt Brunner: From my recollection, we started with the core concept of a ghost game. It was that notion that got the team most excited. Our first round of gameplay and character development led us more into a ghost action hero with ranged weapons and the ability to traverse great heights.

After our...
 

Video: Behind the Score: InFamous Second Son on PlayStation 4

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28w ago - Sony WWS Music Director Chuck Doud shared a behind-the-score video today spotlighting InFamous Second Son on PlayStation 4 below.

To quote: Hello PlayStation Fans! My name is Chuck Doud, and I'm the Music Director here at SCEA WWS.

With only two days left until the launch of inFAMOUS Second Son, I'd like to take the time to introduce you all to PlayStation's state-of-the-art music and sound studio and give you a behind-the-scenes look into the production of the soundscape of Second Son.

This video highlights the type of sound and score we produced for inFAMOUS Second Son in close collaboration with Brad Meyer, Audio Director at Sucker Punch Productions.





As you play through the game and experience Delsin's story, the score and sound will guide you through the his explorations and combat encounters. You'll dive into Delsin, discovering his superhuman powers and feeling his exhilaration as he takes on the Department of Unified Protection.

It's been nearly a year since the entire PlayStation team transitioned into their current San Mateo headquarters, and we're excited to share our new audio facility, which is specifically built as a centralized music and sound studio to accommodate close...
 
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