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Second Son Update: Change Time of Day, HUD Off, 30FPS Option

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38w ago - Sucker Punch Productions developer Brian Fleming announced that the Second Son update is incoming, which features the ability to change the time of day, turn HUD off, and a 30FPS option!

To quote: Ten days. That's how long it's been since I went to the midnight launch of Second Son here in Bellevue, Washington (just outside Seattle).

I must have talked to over 100 people there, and so many more on social media and forums, Twitter, NeoGAF, etc. since then. It's been amazing to see the excitement and passion of inFAMOUS fans, new and old. I want to let you all know how much your enthusiasm and support means to us, how it renews us, and readies us to go try to make even better games in the future.

We also want you to know that we listen to your complaints. Some big, some small, but we take them all to heart. We never want to lose sight of how important it is that we listen to all of you. We can always be better.

So to say thanks, not just for all the support but also for your passionate requests to make the game better, we've started work on a few small features which we'll be delivering in the weeks to come.

Change Time-of-Day

Once you beat the game, a new entry will appear on the options menu to allow you to select the time of day! A very...
 

Video: Arkham Knight: Building the Ultimate Batmobile on PS4

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39w ago - Rocksteady Studios Game Director Sefton Hill posted up a video today showcasing Arkham Knight on building the ultimate Batmobile for PS4.

To quote: I've always said that working on a Batman game is a huge privilege for us. Even though we have been working on Batman for over seven years, we've never lost sight of the fact that we are the current custodians of a very special universe.

So it was with great excitement, and not a small amount of trepidation, that we decided to add the fully playable Batmobile into the Arkhamverse, knowing that it would disrupt all of our existing systems and bring with it a huge amount of pressure to deliver on expectations.

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I guess this is what excited me most about integrating this very special vehicle. Taking on challenges which don't have an easy answer is where the best innovations come, because you are forced to do the unexpected.

As it was with taking on a character that cannot kill and is powerful but vulnerable, so it is with taking on a car that is (in most right-minded people's heads) the single greatest vehicle ever.

Integrating the Batmobile married up with our design philosophy at Rocksteady:...
 

Video: First Look: Behind the Terror of Alien: Isolation on PS4

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39w ago - Sony Social Media Manager Sid Shuman shared a first look behind the terror today of Alien: Isolation on PS4 and PS3 consoles alongside a video and interview below.

To quote: Alone, unprepared, and unarmed, Amanda Ripley is forced to match wits with death itself in Alien: Isolation.

The Creative Assembly's deeply immersive and fanatically detailed survival-horror game returns to the roots of the Alien film franchise - no pulse rifles or space marines here, just you, your wits, and the galaxy's most feared predator.

To better understand the "lo-fi sci-fi" origin of Alien: Isolation on PS3 and PS4, we asked Creative Lead Alistair Hope for insight into the team's development process. From design philosophies to the technical possibilities of PS4, Hope reveals a host of insights on the development of Alien: Isolation.

Watch our new video interview, read our Q&A with Alistair, and leave your questions in the comments!

PlayStation.Blog: So far, Isolation's concept seems to be an intimate one, with Amanda Ripley squaring off against a single Alien. What gave you the inspiration to take the "back to basics" approach?

Alistair Hope: From the start we wanted to make a game that took the player back to the roots of the series - back to Ridley...
 

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

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39w 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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39w 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...
 
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