While the PlayStation 4′s UI wasn’t shown off at Sony’s E3 2013 Conference, that didn’t stop them from giving us a sneak peak at the new interface in a promotional video. After the post Conference interviews were finished, Sony showed a promo video of a guy playing around with the PlayStation 4. The video starts off with Will booting the PlayStation 4 into the brand new What’s New section. From there, you can see some of your friend’s accomplishments and videos that they have shared. For this demonstration, we’re shown Sarah’s brand new Platinum trophy in Knack. Will then “likes” the post detailing Sarah’s accomplishment, something you can do on the Vita right now, before booting up the game for himself. read more…
Like the Xbox One, Sony’s PlayStation 4 will only feature support for HDMI cables. We got first wind of this through a picture of the PlayStation 4 which showed of the backside of the console and its lack of component/composite output. While this change might not be big for some, I can understand the concern from those that have yet to switch to HD TVs. What do you guys think? Sound off in the comments below. Also, don’t forget to check out the full PlayStation 4 gallery with screenshots of the console, controller, and PlayStation Camera.
Gaikai, the cloud gaming service for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita, will be available next year. The announcement came during Sony’s E3 2013 Press Conference. PlayStation users will be able to enjoy a library of PlayStation 3 games through Gaikai on their PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and even PlayStation Vita. It is unknown if Instant Demos, or PlayGo will launch will launch with the PlayStation 4 or with Gaikai. We assume the latter since both features were originally touted to be a part of Gaikai’s service.
A press release sent out by Sony has revealed the pricing for both the DualShock 4 and the PlayStation Camera. Both accessories will be available for $59 at launch. Additionally, the PlayStation Camera will not be included with the PlayStation 4 console, instead, the accessory will be sold separately.
The press release also states that the console will ship with a mono headset, 500GB Hard Drive, and an HDMI cable.
PlayStation Plus will be making its way to the PlayStation 4, Sony has confirmed. The service will offer users the same benefits that they receive on the PS3 and Vita, along with a new one: online play. Yes, online play is behind the PlayStation Plus pay wall on the PlayStation 4. Additionally, Sony gave us our first look at the PlayStation 4′s Instant Game Collection. PlayStation Plus on the PlayStation 4 will launch with Drive Club: PlayStation Plus Edition with Don’t Starve, Outlast, and Secret Ponchos to follow at a later date.
The Instant Game Collection for the PlayStation 4 will give users one game a month.
It’s finally official, Final Fantasy Versus XIII has become Final Fantasy XV. Square Enix’s Tetsuya Nomura made the announcement, complete with a new trailer, at Sony’s E3 2013 Press Conference. A debut trailer for Kingdom Hearts III was also displayed, showing Sora battling some Heartless. You can check out both trailers down below.
Secret Ponchos has been announce the Sony’s PlayStation 4. Switchblade Monkey’s showed off the game during Sony’s E3 2013 Press Conference. The top-down Spaghetti Western starts off with players creating their own outlaw. After your outlaw is created, you’re dropped into the town of Lonetree with a bounty. As you combat other enemies, your bounty increases, making you a target of high value, and giving you perks to upgrade yourself.
Secret Ponchos will be coming to the PlayStation 4 sometime in the future. Additionally, PlayStation Plus users will be able to pick it up as a part of the PlayStation 4′s Instant Game Collection.
Mercenary Kings is coming to the PlayStation 4. Tribute Games joined a long list of indie developers, showing off their games at Sony’s E3 2013 Press Conference. Mercenary Kings is a four-player split screen cooperative run and gun shooter. When questioned about their decision to make the game split screen as opposed to restricting all of the players to one screen, Tribute Game’s Co Founder, Jean-Francois Major stated the following:
“With our mission system, we quickly realized we wanted to give players the freedom to split up, and tackle various objectives separately and then possibly meet back up to take on the bigger main objective. Since our levels aren’t linear and bosses don’t necessarily always appear at the same spot, it’s a good idea to split up to find where the boss appeared this time and meet back up once found and take him down together!” read more…
Don’t Starve was just announced for the PlayStation 4. The wilderness survival game from Klei, will be making its console debut on the PlayStation 4 sometime in the future. In Don’t Starve, you play as Wilson. Unfortunately, Wilson has been tossed into a wilderness a demon and now has to survive by any means necessary. The world of Don’t Starve is randomly generated so every time you die, it’s going to happen a lot, the world begins a new.
Don’t Starve will be coming to the PlayStation 4′s Instant Game Collection when the game launches in the future.
Sony has just announced the release date and price for the PlayStation 4. The PlayStation 4 will be available this November for $399 in the US, 399 euros, and 349 pounds. The PlayStation 4 will launch this Holiday season. You can pre-order it on Amazon.