15w 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...
16w ago - Following Sony's PlayStation 4 Gamescom 2013 Press Conference, they have now issued Press Releases on some PS4 accessories including a DualShock 4 Charging Station, Vertical Stand and both Magma Red and Wave Blue DualShock 4 Wireless Controllers with details below.
Press Releases: SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INTRODUCES PERIPHERALS FOR PLAYSTATION 4 (PS4) IN EUROPE AT LAUNCH DUALSHOCK 4 Charging Station Available at €29 and Vertical Stand Available at €19
Tokyo, August 21, 2013-Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) announced today that it will introduce DUALSHOCK 4 Charging Station and PlayStation 4 (PS4) Vertical Stand, concurrently with the launch of PS4 in Europe at a recommended retail price (RPP) of €29, £25, and €19, £16 respectively.
DUALSHOCK 4 Charging Station
By utilizing the charging station, users will be able to charge up to two DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless Controllers at once without having to connect them to the PS4 system. Users can charge DUALSHOCK 4 by simply inserting the controller to the charging connector on the charging station and by plugging it into a household electrical outlet.
16w ago - Following previous rumors and their Gamescom 2013 Press Conference, Sony has officially confirmed that the PS4 / PlayStation 4 release date will be on November 15, 2013 in North America (US and Canada), on November 29, 2013 in Europe and on February 22, 2014 in Japan.
Right from the start of the conference, aspects of the new console's menu system was on display, showing a modified Cross-Media Bar that seemed to focus more on games in related content than multiple static menus and the new controller based keyboard that uses a free-moving crosshair than the current setup.
Additionally, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Andrew House confirmed that gamers who have already bought the PS3 version of specific games such as Call of Duty, Battlefield, and Watch Dogs will be able to purchase the PS4 version for a severely discounted price. Sony did this to "reward gamers for their loyalty" and to ensure the system is as "simple and accessible as possible."
The PlayStation 4 will launch in a total of 32 territories around the world by the end of...
16w ago - Sony Network Entertainment Director of Music Services Anu Kirk announced today that Music Unlimited is getting amplified on the upcoming PS4 / PlayStation 4 console.
To quote: During E3, we mentioned that the Music Unlimited service would be available for PlayStation 4 at launch and today during Gamescom we revealed some great features we think you'll love.
The new Music Unlimited streaming service features a completely redesigned user interface that was specifically enhanced for PS4. It is faster, simple to use, and enables gamers to easily discover new artists and songs from the Music Unlimited global library of over 22 million songs.
Additionally, we added new features that many PlayStation gamers have requested. You will now be able to listen to music in the background while playing games and access Music Unlimited controls on the fly without completely exiting game play or other apps.
Simply press and hold the "PS" button on the DUALSHOCK 4 to access a pop up menu that will enable you to quickly pause or skip tracks, and adjust the volume.
Look for the Music Unlimited app when PS4 launches on November 15. Meanwhile, if you aren't a subscriber, don't miss the special Premium annual subscription offer available today for PlayStation Plus members and others....
16w ago - Polytron Producer Marie-Christine Bourdua announced today that Fez is set to melt minds on PS4, PlayStation Vita and PS3 platforms!
To quote: Hi there! My name is Marie-Christine Bourdua, producer at Polytron, and I'm here today to announce that Fez is coming soon to PS Vita, PS3 and PS4. Making Fez happen has been such an incredible journey, and we are truly thrilled to see our game come to PlayStation platforms.
Fez development started six and a half years ago with Phil Fish's ideas and Renaud Bedard's programming skills. The Montreal-based studio was (and still is) very small, but very ambitious.
Only 100 days into development, we submitted a Fez prototype to the 2008 Independent Games Festival, and were awarded the Visual Arts award, which was a huge public awareness and morale boost. But we still had a whole game to make!
We failed to meet a million deadlines and had to overcome financial obstacles, but met amazing collaborators along the way, like the game's composer, Rich Vreeland (aka Disasterpeace), and outstanding pixel artist Paul Robertson.
The game was taking shape, had a unique atmosphere and aura of mystery that we knew would find fans. As we were wrapping up development, James Swirsky and Lisanne Pajot (makers of the Sundance-nominated...