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Sony Cuts Costs of PS4 Hardware Production, Price Drop Coming?

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16w ago - Today Sony has made available a [Register or Login to view links] revealing that they have already managed to cut the costs of PS4 hardware production which leaves PlayStation 4 fans curious if a price drop will be coming soon.

To quote: "The cuts have allowed Sony to revise its financial expectations, increasing its projected FY2015 operating income for its Games & Network Services division from 20bn yen to 25bn yen.

"Sales are expected to be higher than the May forecast primarily due to the strong performance of the PS4," Sony said in its latest earnings report. "Operating income is expected to be higher than the May forecast primarily due to PS4 hardware cost reductions."

The reduced costs suggest Sony could be better placed to cut the price of PS4 at an earlier point in its life-cycle - or continue to reap improved profits from ongoing sales.

PS4 sales stood at 7 million in April although Sony has failed to provide an update since. PS3 and PS4 sold a combined 3.4m units between April-June 2014, however, of which the vast majority are expected to be PS4."


 

Borderlands 2 PS Vita Update Out Today, Improved Stability & Control

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22w ago - Sony Third Party Production Director Gio Corsi announced that the Borderlands 2 PS Vita update is out today, which features improved stability and control.

To quote: It's been a few weeks since we launched Borderlands 2 for PS Vita and so far we've been overwhelmed by the community response.

We're happy to announce that title update 1.04 is available today, which should further improve the overall Borderlands 2 PS Vita experience and addresses some of the feedback from you the fans.

• We've worked with Iron Galaxy Studios to improve stability and performance throughout the game, including addressing known issues with audio playback.

• Gyroscopic controls can now be independently inverted. This should ensure that fans of inverted vertical look will also be able to enjoy Gyroscopic aiming as well!

• There are now scaling sliders for rear touch inputs in the Options menu. Many users mapped lesser used actions to the rear touch but reported that in gripping their PS Vita systems, they'd still accidentally trigger those inputs. Users can now scale the input area down to much smaller zones, mitigating this.

• Lastly, we've addressed an issue where players were not notified that their online session had expired, which caused players to incorrectly appear...
 

PS4 Firmware Update Incoming, User Interface Improvement Rumored

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22w ago - Today PlayStation 4 industry insider Tidux [Register or Login to view links] that a PS4 Firmware update is incoming which reportedly will improve the User Interface with details below.

To quote: Well known industry insider, Tidux has teased some interesting update coming to PlayStation 4 in few days time. Via Twitter, Tidux hinted a brand new firmware for PlayStation 4 and also revealed some around Sony are indeed working on User Interface improvement for PlayStation 4.

When Tidux was asked, whether or not Sony's Tech support working on fan requested User Interface improvement? He replied: "Over 100 people working on the UI"

He later on hinted new PlayStation 4 firmware in testing phase: "All this testing is blowing my mind! #welcometothefuture #jit9 #fw* #PS4"

Tidux has a pretty solid track record of leaking information way before its official announcement, but still we advice our readers to wait for some official word from Sony on PS4 User Interface improvement and new firmware.


 

Video: ABZU, Giant Squid's First Project is Coming to PlayStation 4

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23w ago - Giant Squid Creative Director Matt Nava announced today that ABZU, their first project, is coming to PlayStation 4.

To quote: We are very excited to give you an early glimpse of ABZU, [Register or Login to view links]'s first project, coming to PS4. ABZU will take players on an epic adventure into the depths of the ocean, where they will encounter majestic creatures and discover long lost secrets.

The game draws inspiration from a deep, innate story that we all carry in our collective subconscious, a universal origin myth that resonates across cultures. As such, the name ABZU references a concept from the oldest Mesopotamian mythology: it is the combination of two ancient words Ab, meaning ocean, and Zu, meaning to know. Essentially, ABZU is the ocean of wisdom.





ABZU is being made by Giant Squid, a newly formed game studio intent on making creative and artistic interactive experiences. I started Giant Squid after working as the art director at thatgamecompany on two very fun projects, Flower and Journey.

I learned a lot about the game development process as well as design ethics from the great people on that team. On Journey, I was honored with the responsibility of designing...
 

Video: Announcing The Assembly for PS4 and Project Morpheus

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23w ago - Today nDreams CEO Patrick O'Luanaigh announced that The Assembly for PS4 and Project Morpheus is coming to PlayStation 4 with a video trailer below.

To quote: Hi! We're announcing our first major VR game today for PS4 with full support for the fantastic Project Morpheus VR headset.

You probably haven't heard of our studio (nDreams) before unless you use PlayStation Home, but we're a fast-growing team of around 28 based in Farnborough in the UK, and we've been developing and publishing for around seven years. The Assembly is a mysterious VR adventure game that we have designed for VR from day one.

We were fortunate enough to start using VR headsets in the middle of 2013. Since then we've been experimenting, prototyping and trying all sorts of unusual ideas out. The Assembly includes lots of the gameplay mechanics that we found worked well in VR.





For example, you get to control two different characters at various points, and in VR, you really notice details like their different heights, sounds and voices. Rather than playing as a silent character, we found that playing the role of characters in the story works really well, and helps make The Assembly feel quite different to most other VR projects.
 
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