PlayStation 4 - News

June2017

  • News Hellblade to Host First Ever Q&A with Video Game Character

    Innovative new MoCap makes it possible

    Ninja Theory’s created some ridiculous motion capture technology which basically allows it to render in real-time. And it’s going to use that Unreal Engine 4-based equipment to host a live Hellblade question and answer session today – with, er, Senua from the game. Seriously! You’ll be able to send your...

  • Hands On Arizona Sunshine Needs Work on PlayStation VR

    Zombie shooter leaves a sour taste

    It wasn’t supposed to be like this, was it? Arizona Sunshine – a game which has received a lot of buzz on PC-based headsets – was supposed to be the next big PlayStation VR release. Packing both PlayStation Move and PlayStation VR Aim Controller support, a three-to-four hour campaign (which can be played solo...

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    Review The Golf Club 2

    Tee time

    It’s been almost three years since The Golf Club bagged up its 9 iron and plotted a course for the user created links of the PlayStation 4. HB Studios’ simulation resembled a present day Tiger Woods: a little rough around the edges but still capable of magic. This sequel, then, aims to improve upon the handicap of its predecessor by...

  • Store Update 27th June 2017 (Europe)

    Crash bash

    This week plots the return of a PlayStation icon: Micro Machines. Oh alright, while World Series from Codemasters looks promising, we’re obviously referring to Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. This is actually a crazy week for new releases, with Valkyria Revolution, The Golf Club 2, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered all vying...

  • News Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ignis Gets a Teaser Trailer

    Coming December

    A trailer has been released for the final piece of story content from Final Fantasy XV's season pass, Episode Ignis. The trailer can be viewed upon the completion of Episode Prompto, which releases tomorrow, and it confirms a December release for the last bit of single player content. What do you think to the trailer? Invent a new...

  • News SteamWorld Dig 2 Goes Deep on PS4 Later This Year

    Dig dug

    Mining sequel SteamWorld Dig 2 has been confirmed for the PlayStation 4, with a release planned later this year. The title was originally announced for the Nintendo Switch only, but developer Image & Form has since revealed that the outing will also deploy "a few days later" on Sony’s system. There’s the possibility of a Vita port...

  • Talking Point What Are Your Most Anticipated Games for the Second Half of the Year?

    The run-in

    E3 2017 has come and gone, and the event has augmented us with the lay of the land when it comes to the latter half of the year. While there will surely still be some surprises to come, we now have a general picture of the release schedule for the remaining six months of 2017, and we thought it may be fun to pull together the...

  • News PlayStation VR Fishing Game Monster of the Deep Looks Like the Catch of the Day

    Reel nice

    Monster of the Deep was rightfully the butt of many an E3 2017 joke, but the Final Fantasy XV-based fishing spin-off actually looks like good fun in this gameplay demo. The clip shows how you use the PlayStation Move controllers to cast your line and reel in carp, but a leisurely session spent by the side of the lake ends in battle against...

  • News Final Fantasy XV Goes Off-Road with 8.65GB Patch

    Rally XV

    Final Fantasy XV’s long-awaited off-road Regalia patch is out now on the PlayStation 4, weighing in at a whopping 8.65GB in size. The patch also, of course, prepares the game for the Episode Prompto expansion, which is scheduled to do its best James Bond impression later this week. The full patch notes are below. Final Fantasy XV v1.12...

  • UK Sales Charts Gran Theft Auto V Steals Back Top Spot

    You're a Rockstar

    There’s just no stopping Grand Theft Auto V, which has robbed back the UK sales charts summit for the 13th time since its release. To be fair, this was a very slow week, with Dead by Daylight being the best new arrival in 16th position. Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood debuted in 23rd place, and that’s all she wrote really. The...

  • Hands On PlayStation VR Platformer Moss Is a Showstopper

    The secret of Quill

    This year’s E3 showcased quite a few action games, ones which allowed us to play through some of the most transcendent sequences that gaming has ever had to offer. We swung through the cityscapes of New York as Spider-Man, hunted magnificent creatures as a Monster Hunter, and pushed through the beaches of Normandy in Call of...

  • Opinion Has Sony Really Fallen Out of Love with Indie Games?

    A question of optics

    Ever since PlayStation Europe chief Jim Ryan’s unfortunate choice of words on indie games, there’s been a spate of hot takes about how Sony’s abandoned the scene. It’s taken us at Push Square Towers by surprise, seeing as only a few months ago we were writing articles arguing against PlayStation Store curation. Y’see,...

  • News Sony: Our Exclusives Are Big on Character and Story

    But it's not all you'll find on PS4

    There’s talk of the traditional single player campaign dying out, and looking at E3 2017 there was certainly some evidence of that. Ubisoft’s press conference was filled wall-to-wall with service-based experiences – and not even the long-awaited Beyond Good & Evil 2 could escape the model’s grasp...

  • Feature The Five Best PS4 Games at E3 2017

    Pick of the bunch

    E3 2017 was over a week ago, and we’ve all had time to calm down and reflect on the show. It was an ill-tempered few days without any shadow of a doubt, but there’s plenty to look forward to in PlayStation 4 land – and we thought we’d collate the five most exciting games from the show. These were actually voted for by you...

  • Talking Point What Free July 2017 PlayStation Plus Games Do You Want?

    And when will the PS Plus update be announced?

    It’s almost time for the monthly Instant Game Collection update, with the next batch of PlayStation Plus goodies to be given away on 4th July. But what are you hoping gets added as part of July 2017’s roster, and is there anything in particular you’ve got your fingers crossed for? When will July...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 174

    Feet up

    E3 2017 is a distant memory and the temperatures have dipped to a somewhat more agreeable level (at least here in the UK, anyway) so it’s time to settle down for some serious gaming. With the release schedule slowly starting to thin ahead of the summer months, we have the distinct feeling that backlogs are going to take centre stage over...

  • News Sonic Mania's Official Vinyl Will Have You Tapping Your Feet

    Sound

    SEGA’s teamed with Data Discs to bring the electropop beats of Sonic Mania to a record player near to you. The British-based company – already behind a slew of top-notch vinyl collections – has been charged with creating a package befitting of Tee Lopes’ brilliant beats. And looking at the mock up images, it has hit a home run...

  • News Cult Korean Horror White Day Haunts Your High School in August

    Teenage screams

    The anticipated PlayStation 4 remake of a cult Korean horror White Day: A Labyrinth Named School will spook your system starting 22nd August in North America and 25th August in Europe. “With a skin-crawling atmosphere, bloodcurdling scares, dynamically changing puzzles, and multiple endings, this horror classic is being completely...

  • News NA PlayStation Store Flash Sale Assaults Your Wallet Once More

    PS4, PS3, and Vita games all included

    Sony really gets this PlayStation Store sale thing these days – it feels like there’s never any end to the promotions and discounts. The platform holder’s just launched another Flash Sale in North America, which is scheduled to run until 8AM PT on Monday, 26th June. Some of the highlights on the...

  • News Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered Drops the Soap on 27th June

    But is the Price right?

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered will divorce Infinite Warfare and launch as a standalone PlayStation 4 game on 27th June, publisher Activision has announced. This follows a series of leaks regarding the release date of the Raven Software developed remaster which is honestly more of a remake in reality. As per a...

  • News Hellblade Goes to War with Its Inner-Demons in New Trailer

    The voices

    Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is a game primarily about mental health, and this trailer shows how it aims to depict the struggles of its lead character. In it, we see the heroine plagued by voices, and about to do battle with the demon in her mind. It’s really well done, actually – enhanced, of course, by some good acting and amazing...

  • News Bravo Team Is One Long, Seamless Journey Through a Single City

    Under siege

    Bravo Team, the new cover-based PlayStation VR shooter from Supermassive Games, has a really cool concept. Unlike other first-person games which whisk you away to a variety of locales, instead the co-op title is set within a single city. This means that throughout the campaign, you’ll work your way through different districts,...

  • News N. Sane Trilogy Plots the Return of Japanese Crash Bandicoot

    Face lift

    Veteran fans of Crash will know that the bandicoot has a slightly different face in Japan. As part of Sony’s localisation efforts for the original trilogy of games, it gave the titular character a bit of a facelift, attempting to make him more palatable to local audiences. It worked, too – Naughty Dog’s titles were a surprise hit in...

  • News The New Summer Lesson Sure Knows Its Audience

    Give me an F

    Here’s the star of Summer Lesson spin-off Alison Snow dressed as a cheerleader, one of the extra scenes that will be released for the PlayStation VR exclusive. There’s also a watermelon splitting scene in which the blonde bombshell will wear a bikini for you. Remember, you’re supposed to be her language tutor. The new...

  • News Oh Boy! Now Quantic Dream Said Something Silly

    It's time to stop

    Not going to lie, we’re getting tired of reporting on the silly things that people in the games industry have said of late. First it was PlayStation Europe boss Jim Ryan on backwards compatibility, then it was Xbox chief Phil Spencer on the PlayStation 4 Pro, then it was

  • News This Beyond Good & Evil 2 Gameplay Proves It's a Real Thing

    Ubisoft shows 15 mins of footage

    Good news everyone, Beyond Good & Evil 2 isn't just a CG trailer. The project may still be very early in development, but Ubisoft does have a playable prototype of the game, which was apparently shown behind closed doors at E3 2017. You can catch 15 minutes of it above. It's clear that a lot of what's on display...

  • News Classic Courses Return in Everybody's Golf on PS4

    Fore the players

    The new Everybody’s Golf game on the PlayStation 4 will plot the return of two commemorative courses. Celebrating the series’ 20th Anniversary, both Green Country Club from the original game and Balata from its sequel will make a return, re-imagined to take advantage of the latest title’s open map format. You’ll get the...

  • News Knack 2 Development Started Before Sony Had Approved It

    That's passion

    The team at Japan Studio are so passionate about Knack that they started working on the sequel before Sony had even given the project approval. “We were already evaluating prototypes before ,” one team member told IGN as part of a behind-the-scenes interview on the game. “It was fun work.” In the video, the staff talk about...

  • News Sing the Song of Life with 15 Minutes of Yakuza 6

    Streets of rage

    What a time to be alive! If the excellent Yakuza 0 and upcoming Yakuza Kiwami weren’t already enough, SEGA is bringing Yakuza 6: The Song of Life to the PlayStation 4 next year. And via IGN, here’s our first look at the English language version of the game. It sure looks like Yakuza alright, but series veterans will notice a...

  • News Trunks Joins the Dragon Ball FighterZ Character Roster

    A fighter from the future

    Trunks has been confirmed as a playable character in Dragon Ball FighterZ. The son of Vegeta appears in the latest issue of Jump magazine, meaning that there are now seven confirmed characters in the current roster: Goku, Teen Gohan, Vegeta, Frieza, Cell, Majin Buu, and Trunks. Oh, and we should point out that this is...

  • News Dynasty Warriors 9's First Gameplay Trailer Shows the Sequel in Action

    It looks a lot like Dynasty Warriors

    As the tagline of this article suggests, Dynasty Warriors 9 looks pretty much exactly like you'd expect it to - but that's not necessarily a bad thing. The current-gen sequel's looking like a real step up as far as visuals are concerned, and the action looks as over-the-top as ever. You can get an eyeful of...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 4.71 Is Available to Download Now

    It's an optional one

    Hop onto your PlayStation 4 right now and you'll find that there's a new firmware update available to download. Don't get excited just yet, though - the update is entirely optional and simply promises "improvements to the quality of the system performance". Still, one step closer to version 5.0, eh? Do you always update your...

  • News The Lost Legacy Isn't the End for Uncharted, Says Naughty Dog

    Obviously

    Over the years, Uncharted has blossomed into one of PlayStation's most recognisable, most successful modern properties. Building on the more specific success of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, developer Naughty Dog is currently putting the finishing touches on Uncharted: The Lost Legacy - a standalone PlayStation 4 story that spotlights fan...

  • News God of War Will Never Cut to a Different Camera on PS4

    Like one long take

    Here’s something that you may not know about the new God of War game for the PlayStation 4: it’s all shot from the perspective of a single camera, without any cuts or transitions. What does this mean? Well, it’s highly unusual for a third-person action game – it means that the release will never cut away from Kratos to...

  • News Cities: Skylines Paves Foundations on PS4 from 15th August

    Sim city

    Cities: Skylines will dig out its hard hat and begin construction on the PlayStation 4 from 15th August. The city building simulation launched on Xbox One recently, but was clearly only bound to a few months of exclusivity, as already a port is on the agenda – and this version will launch with the After Dark expansion included for free...

  • Japanese Sales Charts All's Quiet on the PlayStation Front

    Summertime snoozefest

    Bad news if you thought the Japanese sales charts were about to get interesting, because for the millionth week running, there's bugger all happening as far as PlayStation's concerned. There are no new PlayStation 4 releases in the top 20, with Tekken 7 the only current-gen release remaining in the top five. Bandai Namco's...

  • News Highly Rated Traditional RPG Pillars of Eternity Arrives on PS4 This August

    Includes two expansions

    Traditional role-playing release Pillars of Eternity is coming to PlayStation 4, publisher Paradox Interactive has announced. The Obsidian-developed title proved popular when it launched on PC back in 2015 after a very successful Kickstarter campaign. Full of dialogue, deep characters, and player choice, it's a game that fans...

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    Review The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind

    Magic mushrooms

    The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited is stuffed with interesting places to visit, as you'd expect of such a gigantic massively multiplayer online world. From the frozen wastes of Skyrim to the harsh deserts of Hammerfell, you can't fault the game's environmental variety, but nothing quite equals the strange majesty of...

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    Review Get Even

    Back to the drawing board

    Get Even is a first-person psychological horror game that showed quite a bit of promise pre-release, but the final version fails to capitalise on what it does differently and, in amalgamation with a number of other flaws, none of its potential is anywhere near realised. The title attempts to blend your typical shooter with...

  • News Strange Brigade Is Unlike Any Other Co-Op Game You've Played

    Mystery! Mayhem!

    Here’s a good chunk of gameplay from Strange Brigade, the new co-operative third-person shooter from Sniper Elite developer Rebellion. For those of you who don’t know, this game has a kind of… To be honest, we’re not sure what the actual term for it is, but it’s based on the melodrama of 1930s movie trailers and stuff like...

  • News Huge Savings for PlayStation Plus Members on EU PS Store

    More double discounts

    Double Discounts are live not just in North America, but in Europe as well. PlayStation Plus members will secure the best bargains here, with deals like MLB The Show 17 for £19.99 and Batman: Return to Arkham for £10.49. Other highlights include Far Cry Primal for £13.79, Metro Redux for £7.49, and The Crew for £7.99. If...

  • Rumour Fresh Evidence in L.A. Noire PS4 Remaster Case

    Rockstar investigating PlayStation VR support?

    A few months ago, there was a rumour that suggested Rockstar was remastering Team Bondi’s detective title L.A. Noire for the PlayStation 4. Such speculation has been silent in the weeks since, but now Comic Book.com has followed up with a report citing three unnamed sources, all of which claim the stu

  • News PlayStation Plus Members Unlock Double Discounts on NA PS Store

    Cheap as chips

    Has the E3 2017 hype whet your appetite for some new gaming goodness? Good news, there are a bunch of double discounts on the North American PlayStation Store right now – and PlayStation Plus subscribers are getting the best deals. For example, Battlefield 4 is just $7.99, while the entire first season of Hitman is $23.99. Other...

  • News Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Dazzles in Extended PS4 Gameplay Demo

    Tusk trouble

    Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is looking like peak Uncharted in this extended gameplay demo originally shown behind closed doors at E3 2017. Naughty Dog debuted the 10 minute playthrough on its Twitch channel earlier today, and while it will be instantly familiar to those who’ve played Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, it was in these kind...

  • Live Watch Uncharted: The Lost Legacy's E3 2017 Demo Here

    Indian summer

    Naughty Dog's showing off the E3 2017 demo of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy live on its Twitch channel. Join us for a better look at the game from 6PM BST. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy E3 2017 Demo: <liveblog id="2006_unch_liv_2017" tags="#Sony #PS4 #Uncharted" video=" />

  • News Why Didn't Sony Show Any Indie Games at E3 2017?

    Just a change in focus

    Well, the Internet has its pitchforks ready, and it really wants to give PlayStation Europe chief Jim Ryan a big fat poke in the chest – but of all the dumb things the executive’s said recently, this isn’t one of them. Asked by Games Industry.biz about the lack of indie games during Sony’s E3 2017 press conference, the...

  • News Farpoint's Cryo Pack DLC Pack Is Looking Pretty Cool

    Stay frosty

    PlayStation VR exclusive Farpoint has been selling pretty well, charting in both the UK and the US despite its relatively high price point. And a new expansion is on the way starting 27th June, which will add two chilly new maps to the co-op campaign. Not only this, but all existing multiplayer maps will be added to Challenge Mode, while...

  • News Ubisoft Pirate Game Skull & Bones Has Both PvE and PvP Modes

    It's online only, though

    Ubisoft has shared a load details on Skull & Bones - the pirate game that it showed off at E3 2017. Essentially built around the naval combat system of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, it's a project that initially attracted a lot of attention, although we feel like much of that positivity went down the drain when people...

  • News Diablo III's Necromancer Pack Raises the Dead Later This Month, Costs $14.99

    Deadly

    After months of waiting for a release date, we finally know when the Necromancer is heading to Diablo III. The aptly named Rise of the Necromancer Pack will include the brand new class along with a bunch of smaller add-ons which we've listed below. Non-combat pet A pair of cosmetic wings New Necromancer-themed Banner Shape, Sigil, and...

  • News Spider-Man Homecoming Is Swinging to PlayStation VR This Month

    Our spider-sense is tingling

    PlayStation VR has already enabled you to don the cowl, so why not let you pop on Spider-Man's spandex, too? Sony Pictures Virtual Reality is bringing a unique Spider-Man: Homecoming VR experience to the futuristic facemask for free starting 30th June. The digital download will allow you to suit up as Spidey...

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    Review MXGP 3

    Crash and burn

    In 2014, Milestone – a dev with a very long history working with motorcycle games – launched a new series with MXGP: The Official Motocross Videogame. While it was an alright title, it didn’t exactly blow us away. Skip ahead to present day and Milestone has released the third entry in the series. During that time, has...

  • News Monster Hunter: World Looks Like the Real Deal in 25 Mins of PS4 Gameplay

    Do the dinosaur

    Since it was revealed at Sony's E3 2017 press conference, there's been speculation over whether Monster Hunter: World is a full-blown Monster Hunter title, or whether it's some sort of weird spin-off project. Fortunately, the former appears to be true; World is a proper creature-crushing release, as evidenced by...

  • News First Hitman Level Spills Some Blood for Free on PS4

    You can download it now

    In case you didn't know, that episodic Hitman game is supposed to be very good indeed, and now, you can play the whole of the first level for free on PlayStation 4. A single level may not sound like much, but you have to remember that Hitman is all about experimentation. Each and every stage is full of options and various...

  • Store Update 20th June 2017 (Europe)

    Back to normal

    E3 2017 is over and normal service has resumed – starting with the European PlayStation Store update. Obviously the big new arrival this week is Nex Machina, the sublime twin-stick shooter from Housemarque and Eugene Jarvis. But in its slipstream is Dead by Daylight, Get Even, and a couple of new PlayStation Vita titles. PS4 Games:...

  • News May 2017 NPD: Nintendo Switch Stock Shortages Open the Door for PS4

    Injustice 2 leads software chart

    After being overthrown by the Nintendo Switch for a couple of months, stock shortages have opened the door and allowed the PlayStation 4 to reclaim its crown at the summit of the United States hardware charts. May 2017 wasn’t a brilliant month for the games industry, as overall spend dropped 11 per cent, though...

  • News Crash Bandicoot Is Back with 90s Style N. Sane Trilogy Ads

    Someone get this guy a drink

    Remember those old 90s Crash Bandicoot ads featuring some poor guy in a big mascot suit? Well, Activision's brought the suit back in order to advertise Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. A fitting campaign for a collection of remade PSone titles. The first video has our furry friend sweat it out in the gym, while...

  • News Detroit: Become Human Will Usher a Robot Revolution in 2018

    Robot uprising

    There was no date at the end of Detroit: Become Human’s gameplay demo at E3 2017, but the title is slated for release next year. Speaking with GameSpot, auteur David Cage revealed: “It’ll be next year.” Sony’s being a bit weird with dates: it confirmed any titles with a 2018 target during its press conference are due in

  • Video Feast Your Eyes on Nex Machina's First Levels

    Boom boom

    Housemarque be like: we need some more voxels in here, we need some more voxels in here. The latest game from the Finnish developer Nex Machina builds upon the blueprints laid by Resogun, but instead of being a twist on Defender it better resembles Smash TV. Check out the video for a look at the first world and so

  • News Project Rap Rabbit's Kickstarter Campaign Now Looks Doomed to Fail

    Unless a millionaire appears

    Project Rap Rabbit, the cool-sounding concept for a rhythm game from the creators of PaRappa the Rapper and Gitaroo Man, launched as a Kickstarter campaign back in the middle of May. Asking for £855,000, the project always seemed in doubt - especially since it only managed to raise a fraction of that amount in its first...

  • News This PS4 Theme Is a New Low

    It's time to stop

    Look at this monstrosity. Just look at it. Virtual tat just doesn't get any worse than this, does it? Spotted on the North American PlayStation Store by the ever-aware Wario64, this disgusting dynamic PlayStation 4 theme is quite possibly the worst that's ever been made available. Quite the achievement when you look at some of...

  • News Spider-Man's Swinging Is Completely Skill-Based

    Why so slow, bruh?

    The new Spider-Man game for the PlayStation 4 has been incredibly well received, winning our Game of the Show gong by a country mile. But if there’s been any criticism levelled at the exclusive, it’s been the slow swinging speed. That’s prompted developer Insomniac Games to come out and clarify: it’s all skill-based, and...

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    Review Nex Machina

    Death machine

    Nex Machina reinforces Housemarque’s status as the undisputed king of the dual-joystick shooter. This collaboration with arcade veteran Eugene Jarvis (he of Defender and Smash TV fame) is a borderline perfect spin on the genre, as you take control of a futuristic space pilot pushing back against hordes of voxel-based robots. Your...

  • News Final Fantasy XV: Episode Prompto Looks a Lot More Creative than Episode Gladio

    It's got jet skis

    Wow, Final Fantasy XV: Episode Prompto looks... different. Incorporating third person shooting with, er, jet skis, this additional tale seems to be aiming for some gameplay variation. At the very least, it looks more interesting than Episode Gladiolus - the previous slice of downloadable content that was essentially a linear...

  • UK Sales Charts Horizon Keeps ARMS at Arm's-Length

    The huntress returns

    Horizon: Zero Dawn has returned to the summit of the UK sales charts, after being reduced nationwide as part of the Days of Play promotion. Aloy’s adventure managed to keep new Nintendo Switch exclusive ARMS at arm’s-length – though it was retailing at double the price on a significantly smaller install base, so that’s...

  • News Destiny Dev Had 'No Idea' What the Darkness Actually Was

    No, not the band

    'The Darkness' is a very vague term that Destiny likes to throw at players on a regular basis. Essentially, it's a blanket term that covers all of the bad aliens that you're tasked with shooting - but what actually is the Darkness? Is it some kind of evil energy? Is it an almighty entity that's trying to conquer the universe?...

  • News Lara Croft's Latest Game Shadow of the Tomb Raider Seemingly Leaked

    Off to Egypt?

    Shadow of the Tomb Raider was already spotted on a Canadian subway, and we’ve since learned that it’s almost certainly in production at Eidos Montreal, while series developer Crystal Dynamics turns its attention to The Avengers. And now a website seems to have leaked the first concept art and assets from the tit

  • 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...

  • News Spider-Man Seemingly Launching in First Half of 2018

    God of War and Shadow of the Colossus, too

    We’ve told you time and time again that Sony’s moving away from the holidays for tentpole exclusive releases, but even after the dizzying first-party PlayStation 4 lineup in the first half of this year, still people doubt the tactic. Well, it looks like it’s going to be repeating it in 2018, because...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • E3 2017 Metal Gear Survive Still Exists, Launches Next Year

    Snake in the grass

    Metal Gear Survive – the weird zombie-based co-op spin-off that’s landed Hideo Kojima in hot water with Konami once again – will release in 2018. The game – which we hadn’t even realised was at the convention – was originally scheduled for release this year, but has been “pushed back a few months” for polish...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • E3 2017 This Is How The Crew 2's Motorsport Triathlons Work

    One way or another

    One of the more bemusing announcements of E3 2017: The Crew 2 has boats now – and planes. As strong believers that Jet Moto deserves a reboot, this actually interests us – but how the feck does it all work? Simple, really – it adopts a triathlon format, flinging you from one discipline to the next in an attempt to hold...

  • 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...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 173

    Post-show play sesssions

    E3 2017 is over, which means that we’re ready to actually play games again – as opposed to just talk about them. The summer months may be in full swing, but the PlayStation 4 gaming calendar ain’t looking any quieter. Here’s what we’re playing this weekened. Robert Ramsey, Associate Editor: After weeks of...

  • 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 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

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 Final Fantasy XV's New DLC Is Like a Different Game

    Yes, it's a third-person shooter

    What the—? Well, we suppose nothing about Final Fantasy XV should surprise us anymore, but even after earlier reports suggested as much, this first trailer for Episode Prompto has caught us by surprise. It looks like the kind of corridor third-person shooter that you’d find on the PlayStation 2 – but in the...

  • 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

  • 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,...

  • Podcast Episode 26 - Was E3 2017 a Show to Remember?

    Or has the game changed?

    Somehow it's E3 again, which apparently means all the news about video games! After recovering from the notion that it's already been a whole year, we knuckle down this episode to cover all the big hitters announced, talked about, and generally witnessed with eyeballs at the convention this year. While we touch on stuff seen...

  • Live Watch PlayStation Live from E3 2017 (Day Three)

    That's a wrap

    Sony’s broadcasting live from the E3 2017 show floor, where it’s showcasing tons of new gameplay demos and a hosting a bunch of interviews live. And you can watch everything right here on Push Square, complete with live chat. Highlights on Day Three include a Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds discussion...

  • E3 2017 You Won't Need to Play the First Game in Order to Understand Ni no Kuni II

    Plus new gameplay footage

    No, you don't have to play the first Ni no Kuni game on PlayStation 3 in order to wrap your head around Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom - that's according to PlayStation Access, who got to go hands on with the upcoming role-playing title at E3 2017. The lucky buggers. While the sequel does take place within the same...

  • E3 2017 We Have the Luxury of Polishing Our Games at PlayStation, Says Detroit Dev

    Positive comments from E3

    Don't you just love it when you're casually catching up on E3 videos and stumble across a gem of a quote from an industry figure? We sure do, and this one comes from Quantic Dream co-CEO Guillaume de Fondaumiere. When asked by Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida when Detroit: Become Human is coming out, the smartly...

  • 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...

  • E3 2017 Dream Big with Call of Cthulhu's Latest PS4 Trailer

    A new reality

    Call of Cthulhu, the action role-playing game inspired by H.P. Lovecraft’s supernatural stories, has received a new trailer at E3 2017 – though it’s not the gameplay trailer you may have been hoping for. Instead the cinematic piece introduces us to Private Investigator Edward Pierce, whose perception of reality is being...

  • E3 2017 Take Off with 10 Minutes of Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown

    Fly away

    Is this our first, unedited look at Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown? We reckon it is. Hot off the E3 2017 show floor, this gameplay shows off some impressive presentational improvements, including the canopy freezing at high altitude and the volumetric clouds. More importantly, though, the gameplay looks rock solid and the soundtrack is killer.

  • Poll What Was Your Favourite PS4 Game at E3 2017?

    Decisions, decisions

    It’s that time again, folks! We want you to help us to determine the recipient of our coveted E3 2017 Game of the Show award. As in previous years, we’re putting full control in your hands: below you’ll find a shortlist – which has been curated by the Push Square team – of PlayStation 4 titles that were either playable...

  • 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...

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