2w ago - Ubisoft Community Developer Nik Schmidt shared a video today detailing PlayStation 4 development on Watch_Dogs for Sony's upcoming PS4 video game console.
To quote: Today we're pleased to debut a Watch_Dogs developer diary as part of PlayStation's "Conversations With Creators," an ongoing series that focuses on PS4 game development with some of the most accomplished game studios in the world.
In this video, you get to meet two of the driving forces in the Watch_Dogs dev team: Dominic, our senior producer and Jonathan, the creative director. Together, they discuss the vision of Watch_Dogs and ultimately, some of the development details for the PlayStation platforms.
By working in close collaboration with PlayStation, the team is working to harness the full power of the PS4. This gives them the opportunity to create a truly no-compromises experience with high-resolution environment textures and advanced special effects. The game experience, much like the city you'll get to play in, will be rich, deep, and detailed.
As Jonathan and Dominic explain in the video, connectivity is at the heart of the Watch_Dogs experience. We already know Aiden is connected to his own environment, but we also want...
2w ago - Today German PlayStation 3 hacker SKFU has Tweeted that the first PlayStation 4 (PS4) / Orbis products have been spotted via PSN.
While there aren't many details available yet besides the picture below, here is what he states:
PS4 - PSN preparations began. Time to start research
First PS4/Orbis products already spotted via PSN, getting interested
From Wololo (via wololo.net/2013/05/03/ps4-test-data-and-upcoming-content-spotted-on-psn-by-hacker/): PS4 Test Data and upcoming content spotted on PSN by hacker
PS3 scene member SKFU is known for his habit of sniffing and manipulating networks packets (in particular he likes to tinker the stuff Sony doesn’t necessarily want you to see when communications happen between your home network and the PSN). Today he spotted some content on the PSN that seems to be test data for the upcoming PS4.
Using what is apparently a private tools of his (interestingly named “psnsss” a.k.a. PSN Store Secrets Search), SKFU has found some test products related to the PS4, on the PSN. He revealed his findings with a simple screenshot that can be found below.
From what I can see on the screenshot, the test data is not...
2w ago - Series Director Makoto Shibata has gone behind the lens of the PS2 horror classic Fatal Frame on PS3 today.
Below are the details, to quote: With the recent release of Fatal Frame on PSN as a PlayStation 2 Classic, we reached out to Fatal Frame series director Makoto Shibata to share some thoughts on the inception of one of gaming's tensest, most atmospheric series.
The initial project kicked off under the "Project ZERO" codename when the PlayStation 2 development tools were first made available, back at the time.
Before the Fatal Frame project, I worked on the "Deception" series (aka Tecmo's Deception) which focused on coming up with a new, yet complex game system in order to broaden player experiences. This led us to transcending traditional game genres by combining the best parts of different game systems: action, adventure, puzzle and simulation genres, just to name a few.
When the PS2 hardware came out with dramatically improved graphical capabilities, we took a different approach by keeping the game system and play experience simple. We tried to emotionally reach out to players and get them to feel things they cannot actually see on screen.
As a result, we selected the horror genre, which was an area aligned with my personal interests since I tend to...
3w ago - Sony PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with this weeks US PSN Game Store updates below, as follows:
PS3 Full Games
Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 ($19.99)
The most intense, challenging, action-packed ninja adventure is back! As super ninja Ryu Hayabusa, you roam the world and hunt down the Demon Statue that was stolen by the Black Spider Ninja Clan to prevent the resurrection of the evil Archfiend. Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 is the 'ultimate' Ninja Gaiden, featuring characters from the previous installments that have defined the franchise.
ESRB: M // File Size: 3.4 GB
Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut ($39.99)
Revisit the mysterious town of Greenvale with Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut and discover more secrets, bask in the beauty with redefined graphics and move with greater freedom with a complete control overhaul.
ESRB: M // File Size: 11.1 GB
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon ($14.99)
Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon is THE Kick-Ass Cyber Shooter. Welcome to an 80's vision of the future. The year is 2007 and you are Sargent Rex Colt, a Mark IV Cyber Commando. Your mission: get the girl, kill the baddies, and save the world. Experience every cliché of a VHS era vision of a nuclear future, where...