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Sony on PS4 HDMI Capture, PlayStation 4 PSN Download Speed, More

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45w ago - Following up on his previous PlayStation 4 updates, today Sony Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida shared details on the PS4, HDMI capture functionality, PSN download speeds and requirements for upgrading games from PS3 to PS4.

From DualShockers.com (linked above), to quote: "The first is on the disk requirement of the upgrade of select games from the PS3 to the PS4 version. Looks like the PS4′s disk drive will have some work to do.

  • Jon Haeffele (jj75XP): So for PS3-PS4 game upgrade will the PS3 disc need to be in the PS4 once or will it be every time when trying to play the PS4 version?
  • Shuhei Yoshida (yosp): every time

The second tidbit of information is on the recently announced support of video capture via HDMI. Don’t expect it for launch, as it will be introduced afterwards with a patch.

  • Sagman12 (sagman12PC): Will HDMI capture work on day 1 or is it a patch you guys will release after the ps4 launch?
  • Shuhei Yoshida (yosp): the latter

Finally,...
 

Sony Goes Hands-on with Child of Light for PS4 / PlayStation 4

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46w ago - Sony Social Media Specialist Ryan Clements has went hands-on today with Child of Light PS4 for the upcoming PlayStation 4 video gaming console.

To quote: With a small build, dainty crown, and a sword too big too wield, Aurora is an unlikely heroine for an adventure. And yet how perfect a character, and champion, for Ubisoft's upcoming JRPG tribute, Child of Light.

This dazzling array of fantasy aims to open the gates to the world of JRPGs for all gamers, welcoming both long-time enthusiasts and complete newcomers.

It's disarmingly beautiful, lacquered in charm, complexly elegant, and even a little haunting. It's scheduled for launch sometime in 2014, on PS3 and PS4.

Aurora, our star of the show, is a petite fairy of a girl, and daughter to a duke from Austria. She finds herself in a mysterious land called Lemuria, enjoying the company of an agile little flame named Igniculus. Her adventures to defeat the Black Queen will take her through a host of mystic environs in search of answers and, more importantly, home.

Child of Light is built with the same engine that powers Ubisoft's recent Rayman games: the dazzling UbiArt Framework. This means Child of light is built with layer upon layer of breathtaking, HD artwork. The characters and scenery move and leap...
 

Video: Hands-on with Transistor on Sony's PS4 / PlayStation 4

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47w ago - Sony Social Media Specialist Justin Massongill went hands-on today with Transistor on Sony's PS4 / PlayStation 4 video game console.

Below is a video and details, to quote: One of the most striking trailers to come out of E3 this year was that of [Register or Login to view links], [Register or Login to view links]'s upcoming PS4 action RPG. After watching it a few hundred times, I made it my personal mission to go hands-on with it at this year's PAX Prime - and after waiting in [Register or Login to view links] of the longest lines at the show, I did just that.

Transistor adopts a top-down, isometric view during gameplay, not unlike Supergiant's previous title, [Register or Login to view links]. The overall art style is similar as well, with vibrant colors just aching to burst through the screen. Transistor takes on a more modern aesthetic, though, with a neo-watercolor tone permeating the scenery we've been shown so far.

This style really shines - both in cutscenes encountered in-game, and in real-world prints that you can get from Supergiant's Web site (like the one to the right).

A moody, melodic score complements Supergiant's luscious visuals - I'm looping the [Register or Login to view links]
 

Sony on PS4 HDD Game Installs, Camera, Controller and Language

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47w ago - Today Sony Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida Tweeted confirming several new aspects of their upcoming PlayStation 4 console including details on PS4 HDD game installations, the camera, controller and language support.

Below is a summary, as follows:

On PS4 / PlayStation 4 HDD Game Installations:

  • Jay ‏(_Tracid_): Hello Mr Yoshida, can we use external hard drive to install games without having it on the main internal hard drive?
  • Shuhei Yoshida (yosp)‏: no
  • Anders Lauritsen ‏(LightningAnders): Dear Shuei. Will we be able to do full game installs to HDD from disc (Disc present in tray for verification) on PS4?
  • Shuhei Yoshida ‏(yosp): yes

On the PS4 / PlayStation 4 Camera:

According to Sony, the PS4 Camera supports Navigational Voice Commands. Sony has nonchalantly confirmed (via playstationlifestyle.net/2013/08/29/ps4-camera-supports-navigational-voice-commands-sony-confirms/) that the PlayStation Camera supports navigational voice commands during their GameStop Expo Conference.

Sony sent a statement to Polygon yesterday, saying, "Sony Computer Entertainment can confirm that PlayStation Camera allows for voice recognition and we will look forward...
 

Sony Goes Hands on with Battlefield 4 Multiplayer on PS4

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49w ago - Sony's Social Media Manager Sid Shuman went hands on today with Battlefield 4 Multiplayer on PS4.

Below are the details, as follows: DICE's upcoming Battlefield 4 has captured the attention of military shooter enthusiasts for a host of reasons, not the least of which is the game's promise of 64-player multiplayer warfare running at a smooth 60 frames per second on PS4.

At Gamescom, I got some hands-on time with the first PS4 build of the game - we were among the first group to play the PS4 build outside of DICE. Here's a quick after-action report.

For starters, the game runs at fluid 60 fps and its benefits were instantly noticeable on PS4. This translates to a decidedly smoother, much more responsive feel compared to Battlefield 3 on PS3.

The speedy framerate means that the game simply controls better, whether you're quickly sweeping your aiming reticule to ward off a surprise close-range attack or making smaller aiming adjustments to nail a precise headshot. Sprinting and vaulting over low cover also feels much more responsive and gives you an edge in the game's sprawling battle zones, where death lurks around every corner and peers out of every window.

BF4 also benefits hugely from the many refinements of DualShock 4. The overhauled L2 and R2 triggers wrap...
 
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