Sony News - Page 15

News: Sony: The Economics Don't Work for Blockbuster Vita Games

Sony: The Economics Don't Work for Blockbuster Vita Games

Gulp

Despite seeing a strong year-over-year improvement in Japan, the PlayStation Vita continues to find itself in a weak position overseas. The system is incredibly popular among the few that own it – culminating in an outrageous software attach rate – but it’s failed to break into the mainstream, prompting major publishers to back away and...

News: This Gravity Rush Statue of Kat Is as Sweet as Ice Cream

This Gravity Rush Statue of Kat Is as Sweet as Ice Cream

Sugar and spice

With a sequel still supposedly on the cards, Sony hasn’t forgotten about its promising PlayStation Vita property Gravity Rush. Japanese publication Hokanko-Alt reports that two new statues of protagonist Kat are set to take to the skies this summer, each showing the contrary character in a different pose and costume. The first of...

News: Naughty Dog May Be Graphical Wizards, But It Was Hell Getting The Last of Us on PS4

Naughty Dog May Be Graphical Wizards, But It Was Hell Getting The Last of Us on PS4

Fortunately, it wasn't for nothing

Transitioning to a new generation is never easy – and first-party powerhouse Naughty Dog has admitted that porting The Last of Us to the PlayStation 4 was Hell at first. Speaking as part of an interview with EDGE magazine, creative director Neil Druckmann explained that merely getting an image on the screen...

Talking Point: Why Sony's Right to Retain the Franchises It Funds

Why Sony's Right to Retain the Franchises It Funds

Crash course

Insomniac Games announced its soda-based sandbox excursion Sunset Overdrive to an explosion of goodwill this week. The colourful Xbox One exclusive harks back to the Dreamcast era, boasting oversaturated skylines and some decidedly SEGA gameplay mechanics. Sporting a system that sees your firepower increase as you combo tricks, it...

News: Marvel at DriveClub's Delicious Dynamic Lighting in Fresh Gameplay Footage

Marvel at DriveClub's Delicious Dynamic Lighting in Fresh Gameplay Footage

Day to night

It’s the hook that's hard to communicate, but these brand new DriveClub gameplay videos do a decent job of demonstrating the upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive’s dynamic lighting engine. The first clip shows a race taking place at midnight through until sunrise, while the second runs from dusk until dark. Depending on how you set it...

News: You'll Totally Be Able to Upgrade DriveClub PS Plus Edition for a Discount

You'll Totally Be Able to Upgrade DriveClub PS Plus Edition for a Discount

But there's a catch

The day wouldn’t be complete without a spot of controversy to send social network tyrants into a 140 character fury, and Sony has certainly offered that up on a silver platter this evening. Fresh from the backlash pertaining to DriveClub’s less than ideal framerate, the format holder has now outlined the exclusive racer’s...

News: By Zeus' Beard! God of War Collection Goes Cross-Buy on Vita

By Zeus' Beard! God of War Collection Goes Cross-Buy on Vita

Fit for a God

You’ll be able to put your PlayStation Vita’s face buttons through their paces this week, as the God of War Collection is set to storm Olympus later today in North America and tomorrow in Europe. Boasting both the first and second games in Sony Santa Monica’s iconic Greek God slaying series, the title will also be fully...

Review: No Heroes Allowed: No Puzzles Either! (PlayStation Network - Vita)

No Heroes Allowed: No Puzzles Either! (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Not badman

The world of free-to-play gaming may be fraught with peril, but that doesn’t mean that there’s absolutely no fun to be had. Retro inspired puzzler No Heroes Allowed: No Puzzles Either! represents yet another foray into this potentially deadly minefield by Sony. But is its classic gameplay enough to elevate it above the competition, or...

News: Killzone: Shadow Fall Is the Multiplayer Shooter That Just Keeps on Giving

Killzone: Shadow Fall Is the Multiplayer Shooter That Just Keeps on Giving

More free maps on the way

While Killzone: Shadow Fall's online component may not have the largest following in the world, developer Guerrilla Games has remained admirably faithful to the PlayStation 4 exclusive's multiplayer mode. Indeed, the Amsterdam-based studio has released a slew of free maps, as well as a constant stream of updates to the...