News - 2017, Week 24

Monday19th Jun 2017

  • News PlayStation Plus' Free PlayLink Game in July 2017 Will Be a Bonus

    Joined by usual slate of software

    Quietly confirmed during E3 2017, Sony announced that That’s You – one of the flagship titles in its new line of social PlayLink experiences – will be given away with PlayStation Plus starting 4th July. What we didn’t know is whether it will take up a slot in the Instant Game Collection – or be a bonus on...

  • News Death Stranding Is Already Playable on PS4

    And is as revolutionary as promised

    Death Stranding, the next game from Metal Gear maker Hideo Kojima, is already playable on the PlayStation 4, according to PlayStation America boss Shawn Layden. Touching upon the title’s absence from E3 2017, the amiable executive admitted that he has played the game, and that it’s everything the auteur has...

Sunday18th Jun 2017

  • News Industry Is Better When Nintendo Is Strong, Says Sony

    Platform holder doesn't think it'll be easy for Xbox One X

    Sony’s weighed in once again on the early success of the Nintendo Switch, stressing that it believes the increased presence in the space is a “good thing”. PlayStation Europe president Jim Ryan spoke earnestly about the positive reception the hybrid hardware has received, noting that...

Monday19th Jun 2017

Sunday18th Jun 2017

  • E3 2017 See More Uncharted: The Lost Legacy on 20th June

    Indian adventure

    Naughty Dog will be debuting Uncharted: The Lost Legacy’s full-length E3 2017 demo on Twitch starting 10AM PT on 20th June. “Tune in to hear from creative director Shaun Escayg and game director Kurt Margenau as they share more details about the game and answer viewer questions,” the developer said. It added: “We’ll also...

Saturday17th Jun 2017

  • E3 2017 Non-VR SUPERHOT Is Also Coming to PS4

    Double dose

    SUPERHOT VR was announced for PlayStation VR this week, which is all very exciting for owners of the virtual reality headset – but what of its television-based brethren? Well, the good news is that both versions of the title will arrive on Sony’s system in a “few short weeks”. The wording on the PlayStation B

  • News Days Gone's PS4 Release Date Hasn't Leaked At All

    Someone call the Freakers

    Games media, we understand it’s been a long week, but please engage your brains: the Days Gone release date hasn’t leaked, otherwise Sony would have said it on stage during its press conference this week. You know this, we know this, so quit trying to deceive your readers by capitalising on what’s clearly a mistake...

  • News Sony: We Believe in Europe, And Won't Let Anyone Take PS4's Territory

    Jim Ryan on solidifying Sony's fortress

    It sometimes gets lost in the predominantly United States-based gaming media just how dominant Sony is in Europe. For example, when the Xbox 360 was at its peak, the Japanese giant was actually clipping at its heels with the PlayStation 3, and that was partly led by the performance of the platform across...

Sunday18th Jun 2017

  • E3 2017 Which Games Won the Battle for YouTube Views?

    A new metric enters the fray

    YouTube’s released some data regarding E3 2017, detailing which titles generated the most buzz on the website. This accounts for official uploads, gameplay, fan reactions, and more, so can be considered a reasonable gauge of which titles proved the most popular. However, it only tracks between 9th June and 14th June,...

Saturday17th Jun 2017

  • Feature E3 2017 Game of the Show - Spider-Man

    Our spider-sense is tingling

    He came, he saw, he conquered – and then swung through New York City clutching Push Square’s coveted E3 2017 Game of the Show award close to his chest. Spider-Man comfortably thwipped this year’s gong from the clutches of ex-Greek God Kratos, securing almost double the votes of its closest competitor in our poll...

  • E3 2017 Dance to the Beat of Patapon PS4's Drum

    You know how it goes

    Pata-pata-pata-pon! Pata-pata-pata-pon! Pon-pon-pata-pon! Pata-pata-pata-pon! Awesome rhythm role-playing game Patapon is scheduled to make its comeback on the PlayStation 4 this summer, and Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida brought along the latest build to the PlayStation Live at E3 2017 stream to show it off. It’s...

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Friday16th Jun 2017

  • News Sony's Ready to Sell You a PS4 Pro at Long Last

    Platform holder drops neat new ad

    Have you noticed how Sony’s actually started talking about the PlayStation 4 Pro like it’s not embarrassed about it anymore? Last year’s reveal event was weird, where the platform holder almost played down the very real advantages of the platform – and it hasn’t really said a whole lot about it in the...

  • E3 2017 Sony Considering Gamescom 2017 Press Conference

    Platform holder pondering European show

    Sony’s always been a big presence on the Gamescom showfloor, but it opted not to hold a German press conference in 2015 due to scheduling issues and again in 2016 as it placed increased focus on E3 and PlayStation Experience. But now PlayStation Europe chief Jim Ryan has hinted that it may hold a European...

  • Feature Top 10 Things We Learned About PS4 at E3 2017

    All the headlines

    E3 2017 is over, but the post-mortem will trundle on for a few more weeks yet. We thought it’d be interesting to look back at the ten stories that defined the show during the past seven or so days, and present you with the top ten things that we learned about PS4 over the course of the convention. Let’s dig right into it...

  • E3 2017 Spider-Man Will Have Alternate Outfits on PS4

    Thwip

    This is probably the most obvious announcement of E3 2017, but Spider-Man will be able to unlock different outfits in the new PlayStation 4 game. Insomniac Games hasn’t detailed exactly how you’ll get these – it’s probably safe to suggest that at least one will be available as a pre-order bonus – or what design they’ll adopt. We...

  • Feature All the E3 2017 Press Conferences Rated and Reviewed

    Not exactly a bumper year

    E3 2017 has come to a conclusion, which means that it’s time for us to look back on all of the big media briefings and dish out our all-important report card. Which publisher passed its summer exam – and which will be sitting a re-test before term starts again? Here are our grades for the four big PlayStation press...

  • E3 2017 Ni no Kuni II Has Multiplayer, Director Confirms

    A helping hand

    Wow, this comes as a bit of a surprise. According to general director Hino Akihiro, Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom will have some form of multiplayer. In an official Bandai Namco interview video, several fan questions are put before Akihiro, and one of them asks whether there'll be any kind of multiplayer component. "Yes, there...

  • E3 2017 Tiny Trax Looks Like a Ton of Fun in PlayStation VR

    Round the bend

    Sometimes the simplest ideas for PlayStation VR are the best ones, and Tiny Trax really looks like a smart implementation of the technology. The game essentially builds a slot car track around you, so you need to follow your car by physically looking around the track, but as developer FuturLab points out, it’s not going to cause...

  • Poll What Did You Think of E3 2017?

    The final say

    And just like that, E3 2017 is over. The annual Los Angeles expo is a funny thing - especially from the perspective of those who watch it unfold from home. Here at Push Square, we spend weeks anticipating it, then we spend hours upon hours planning for it. Then when it finally rolls around, we destroy our sleeping patterns so...

  • E3 2017 LocoRoco 2 Remastered Rolls to PS4

    Tilt time

    This is one of those E3 2017 stories that slipped through the cracks. Sony’s announced that, following the successful launch of LocoRoco Remastered, its tilting the title’s sequel in the direction of the PlayStation 4. There’s no word on a release date at the time of writing. Nevertheless, we thought the platform holder did a...

  • News IO Interactive Goes Independent, Still Owns the Hitman IP

    More Hitman incoming

    It has been a rocky few months for developer IO Interactive after publisher Square Enix announced its plans to sell the studio, but the story has come to a satisfying conclusion. IO Interactive is now an independent studio and it has kept all rights to the Hitman IP. Speaking on the IO Interactive blog, CEO Hakan Abrak...

  • News Well, May As Well Get the E3 2018 Tag Started, Right?

    Next year's show dated

    The industry’s barely had time to put a full-stop on E3 2017, but already it’s time to turn our attention to E3 2018. Good god! Anyway, the Entertainment Software Association – the group responsible for organising the annual show – has confirmed that next year’s event will take place between 12th June and 14th June,...

  • E3 2017 Sony's Listening to Your Requests for PS4 Remakes

    Build the list

    Sony may not be a huge fan of backwards compatibility – or is that just Jim Ryan, mayhaps? – but it seems to be going all in on PlayStation 4 remakes and remasters. The past few months alone have plotted the release of PaRappa the Rapper and LocoRoco, and both Patapon and Shadow of the Colossus are still to come. And speaking on

Thursday15th Jun 2017

  • E3 2017 Dying Light to Receive 10 New Pieces of DLC 2 Years After Its Release

    Now that's what we call support

    So this is a very pleasant surprise. Dying Light, a game that was released in January of 2015, is set to receive a further 10 pieces of downloadable content over the next 12 months. PCgamesn is reporting that the first pack will contain new enemy types and is set to release "very soon", with later DLC even packing in...

  • E3 2017 What the Hell Is Going on with Sucker Punch?

    Yoshida updates us on inFAMOUS dev

    We would have bet our life savings on Sucker Punch announcing its new game at E3 2017 – and we would have lost the lot. Despite being out of action for almost three years, the Seattle-based studio still has nothing to say about its new game, widely believed to be a brand new intellectual property for the...

  • E3 2017 Days Gone Is a Deadly, Dynamic Open World Game

    Play your way

    One thing you may not know about Days Gone is that it’s massively dynamic. This week’s E3 2017 demo may have looked scripted, but the game actually alters and adapts depending on the conditions in the open world. Sony Bend is showing off an “alternate” playthrough behind closed doors to demonstrate this, but it popped up on the...

  • Talking Point Is PSX Now More Important to Sony Than E3?

    Priorities may be shifting

    Here’s a question worth pondering: is Sony’s own PlayStation Experience now more important to the platform holder than E3? Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida said yesterday that the company held back PlayStation 4 exclusive announcements during its press conference this week, and that we’d learn more about...

  • News Sony: We Didn't Date Our PS4 Games on Purpose

    Platform holder doesn't want to disappoint

    You can’t delay a game that’s never been dated, right? Many were disappointed by the lack of hard release dates at Sony’s E3 2017 press conference this week, but the platform holder’s admitted that it took this approach on purpose, in order to avoid the disappointment that follows when titles are...

  • E3 2017 Spider-Man PS4's Open World Map Sounds Pretty Bloody Big

    Insomniac gives an estimate

    How big is Spider-Man PS4's map? Being an open world title, people are naturally interested in how large Spidey's playground will be, and developer Insomniac has provided a decent enough answer. gamesradar reports that community director James Stevenson reckons the map is "probably four to six times that of Sunset...

  • Reaction Curtain Closes on Ill-Tempered E3 2017

    Forgettable show has been feisty

    Well, this one won’t live long in the memory, will it? E3 2017 has been fine, but it’s been far from vintage, and we’re struggling to think of any one announcement or theme that we’ll remember in the days to come – yet alone years. In fact, if there’s any one defining feature that’s really stood out,...

Friday16th Jun 2017

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Wednesday14th Jun 2017

  • News Sony: We Held PS4 Exclusives Back from E3 2017

    You'll learn about them later this year

    Many were disappointed by the lack of new announcements at Sony’s E3 2017 press conference this week, but obviously the platform holder still has lots of projects in development that we don’t know about. And speaking with website Jagat Review, Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida has reassured fans...

Thursday15th Jun 2017

  • E3 2017 Want Crash Team Racing? Buy N. Sane Trilogy

    Va va voom

    This is our favourite sales pitch: if you want Game X then you must buy Game Y. It’s a teensy bit shady, but the fact is that it holds water: publishers are much more likely to fund games if there’s tangible proof that a market exists, so when Vicarious Visions suggests that Crash Team Racing could come to the PlayStation 4 if the

Wednesday14th Jun 2017

  • E3 2017 PS4 Exclusive WiLD Has Not Been Cancelled

    Michel Ancel confirms work is ongoing

    Michel Ancel revealed Beyond Good & Evil 2 this week, prompting some fans to worry about the future of his collaboration with Sony for the PlayStation 4 exclusive WiLD. The good news is that the project hasn’t been cancelled, and according to the Rayman maker it’s “getting better and better every...

  • E3 2017 No Plans to Drop PS4 Pro's Price, Says Sony

    Platform holder's happy with performance

    Sony’s mid-gen console the PlayStation 4 Pro is already $100 cheaper than Microsoft’s newly announced Xbox One X, and the Japanese giant has admitted that it has no plans to change the price of the platform any time soon. “Do you think it’s too expensive?” Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida...

  • E3 2017 Horizon's Frozen Wilds Will Alter the Existing Open World

    There'll also be new machines and weapons

    Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida has hinted that we can expect Horizon: Zero Dawn’s first expansion – named The Frozen Wilds – to alter the state of the existing open world: “I understand there are some things happening in the original world as well,” he said. “ a new area that you...

  • E3 2017 Where the Hell Is Media Molecule's Dreams?

    Development nightmare?

    Hey, do you remember Dreams? The ambitious Media Molecule developed creation engine was everywhere, until it wasn’t. In fact, it’s been a while since we heard or saw anything about the game; the Guildford-based developer’s been posting updates to its website and social media accounts, but it’s not like the title’s...

  • E3 2017 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR Won't Be Cheap

    But it is the entire game

    Perhaps one of the biggest shocks during Sony’s E3 2017 press conference is that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is coming to PlayStation VR later this year. Considering that games don’t get much bigger than Bethesda’s bulky role-playing release, this should prove positive for those who’ve been waiting for some...

  • E3 2017 Sony Welcomes the Arrival of Xbox One X

    Reckons it's good news for PS4 Pro

    PlayStation Europe bigwig Jim Ryan may have fluffed his lines on cross-console play, but he’s done a much better job addressing Xbox chief Phil Spencer’s comments on the PlayStation 4 Pro. In case you missed it, the Redmond man claimed yesterday that the PS4 Pro wasn’t in competition with the new Xbox One X...

Thursday15th Jun 2017

  • E3 2017 Sony Actually Went and Made Knack Good

    Pinch yourself

    Knack is the butt of all PlayStation jokes, but its sequel looks surprisingly excellent. The game’s director – and PlayStation 4 architect – Mark Cerny has talked at length about how his team at Japan Studio took feedback from the original on board, and while we don’t expect Knack 2 to be winning any awards, it looks like a...

Wednesday14th Jun 2017

Thursday15th Jun 2017

  • News Mortal Kombat's Sub-Zero Freezes Injustice 2 in July

    Cool

    Freeze machine Sub-Zero will cool down Injustice 2 in July as a DLC character. The popular Mortal Kombat fighter will be bringing his full repertoire of moves, including frozen decoys and an icy sabre. You can see pretty much everything that the character brings courtesy of the trailer above, and you’ll of course get access to the addition if...

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Monday12th Jun 2017

  • Reaction Xbox Is Still Two Steps Behind PlayStation

    Microsoft's surmounted the power gap but forgotten the software

    Xbox fans waited a year for last night’s press conference. That’s not a slight, but it needs to be put into context: there’s been no PlayStation Experience equivalent over the past 12 months from the folks in Redmond; the company certainly didn’t hold any media briefings at the...

  • Feature 5 PS4 Exclusives That Will Wow at E3 2017

    Show stoppers

    A lot of the anticipation for E3 centres on the unknown, but more often than not it’s the games that have already been revealed that steal the show. Who could forget that Uncharted 2: Among Thieves demo that dropped jaws in 2009? Or our first proper look at The Last of Us in 2012? Sony has more exclusives out in the open than any...

  • Guide What Time Is Sony's E3 2017 PlayStation Press Conference Live Stream?

    When and where to watch Sony's week-long show

    Sony PlayStation’s E3 2017 press conference is probably the one you’ve been waiting for. The platform holder’s been uncharacteristically quiet in the days leading up to the show, which means we can probably anticipate a surprise or two. The platform holder will also be hosting daily live shows...

  • Soapbox Sony Will Bring a Tsunami of PS4 Software to E3 2017

    Sammy's spotted a change in PlayStation's tact

    If you’ve followed E3 closely in the past, you’ll know there’s a different mood about the PlayStation camp this year. Historically, the Japanese giant drags the show out, using the days and weeks prior to any press conferences to release trailers, announce release dates, and sometimes even reveal...

Tuesday13th Jun 2017

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Tuesday13th Jun 2017

  • E3 2017 Knack 2 Genuinely Looks Unironically Good

    I'll be Knack

    Industry veteran – and PlayStation 4 architect – Mark Cerny appeared on Geoff Keighley’s PlayStation Live stream earlier today to show off Knack 2, and to the surprise of everyone… It actually looks really very good. While the original release was a very simplistic platforming affair, the sequel appears to be upping the variety...

Monday12th Jun 2017