PlayStation 2013 News

Feature: Analysing the Features and Functionality of PlayStation 4's User Interface

Analysing the Features and Functionality of PlayStation 4's User Interface

Taking a tour of Sony's brave new world

As console feature sets grow in complexity, quality interfaces are becoming increasingly important. While the PlayStation 4’s promise of a socially connected device may sound tantalising, its biggest challenge will be communicating all of that information in a cohesive manner. During last week’s...

Feature: Five Forgotten First-Party Franchises That Should Be Resurrected for PS4

Five Forgotten First-Party Franchises That Should Be Resurrected for PS4

Trawling through the archives

Reboots are all the rage right now. With development budgets rising, publishers are opting to browse through their back catalogues in pursuit of bankable brand names that are ripe for re-imagination. However, short of Eat Sleep Play’s recent Twisted Metal revisit, Sony’s not been particularly accommodating of the...

Feature: Sony's PlayStation 4 Reveal - Did It Meet Our Expectations?

Sony's PlayStation 4 Reveal - Did It Meet Our Expectations?

Mulling things over

Just moments before Wednesday’s big PlayStation 4 press conference, we rounded up as many Push Square staff members as we could get our hands on, in order to discuss our hopes, dreams, and fears for Sony’s next generation platform. Now, with the console blown wide open, we’ve repeated the more-challenging-than-it-sounds...

Talking Point: Does It Really Matter That Sony Didn't Reveal the PS4's Hardware This Week?

Does It Really Matter That Sony Didn't Reveal the PS4's Hardware This Week?

Keeping secrets

It’s been dubbed the ‘invisible’ console. Technology enthusiasts expecting an Apple-esque presentation during Sony’s widely publicised PlayStation Meeting left this week’s event disappointed when the PlayStation 4 – the actual console, to be precise – failed to materialise, and demonstrated

Reaction: Practicality and Power Paves Positive Start for PS4

Practicality and Power Paves Positive Start for PS4

The importance of being earnest

Sony has changed. The ungainly arrogance of the Ken Kutaragi era was quashed within minutes of the humbled hardware manufacturer’s practical pageantry overnight, as recently appointed SCE president Andrew House and system architect Mark Cerny relayed the advantages of a developer-driven future. The irresponsible...

News: Don't Worry, PlayStation 4 Won't Block Used Games

Don't Worry, PlayStation 4 Won't Block Used Games

Well, of course not

We told you so. Despite strong speculation prior to the platform’s announcement, Sony has revealed that the PlayStation 4 will not block used games. Chatting with our allies over at Eurogamer.net, Sony’s likeable executive Shuhei Yoshida confirmed the tidbit, explaining that consumers expect to be able to resell content that...

News: So, There Are a Bunch of Studios Working on PS4 Games

So, There Are a Bunch of Studios Working on PS4 Games

Surprise, surprise

It turns out that Sony didn’t have a screen big enough to list all of the developers working on PlayStation 4 games during its press conference last night. While it flashed up the logos of some recognisable third-party studios, it’s since followed up with a gigantic list outlining all of the teams currently signed up to...

News: PlayStation 4 Has Got the Knack for Charming Trailers

PlayStation 4 Has Got the Knack for Charming Trailers

Growing pains

Mark Cerny is a busy man. When he’s not being inducted into the AIAS Hall of Fame, he’s busy architecting hardware and creating new games. Knack was the first PlayStation 4 title announced during Sony’s next generation bonanza last night, and centres on a pint-sized protagonist who possesses the ability to transform into a...

News: PS4 Makes Communication a Breeze with Bundled Headset

PS4 Makes Communication a Breeze with Bundled Headset

Talking tactics

An official press release has revealed one of the PlayStation 4’s least glamorous secrets: it will ship with a mono headset out of the box. Much like the Xbox 360, the communication device will plug directly into the new DualShock 4 controller, allowing you to discuss strategies with friends or whine about the weather. It is...

News: Bungie Confirms That Destiny Will Be Fulfilled on PlayStation 4

Bungie Confirms That Destiny Will Be Fulfilled on PlayStation 4

Developer is excited about working on Sony's new system

Already confirmed for PlayStation 3, Activision and former Halo series developer Bungie appeared at the PlayStation 4 announcement event to confirm that Destiny is on the way to Sony's new console; both versions will be available together at the game's launch. After the extensive details a...

News: New Final Fantasy Title to Be Revealed at E3 2013

New Final Fantasy Title to Be Revealed at E3 2013

Oh Square Enix, you tease

During all the excitement of new game announcements at today's PlayStation press conference, Final Fantasy brand director, Shinji Hashimoto, took to the stage to sneak in a couple of words about a new Final Fantasy game which will be unveiled at E3 this year. With not even a glimpse of gameplay footage, or even a...

News: Take a Closer Look at the PlayStation 4's New Controller

Take a Closer Look at the PlayStation 4's New Controller

Packing more technology than a Swiss Army knife

Sony didn’t just have a new console to showcase during this evening’s PlayStation Meeting – it also had a brand new controller. The imaginatively dubbed DualShock 4 features a similar shape to the PlayStation 3’s existing handset, but packs a wealth of functionality on top. These new...