Towards the rear end of July, Sony released PS4 firmware update 2.57 which brought with it some minor tweaks to your favorite console. As was noted then, the update brought with it
System software stability during use of some features has been improved.
Now the optional update is mandatory, meaning you’ll have to download and install it before you can run a Vault of Glass raid as you frantically prepare for Destiny: The Taken King. With the shift in requirement, Sony has also released a new Changelog for PS4 firmware update 2.57.
We seemingly hear it all the time. “There are no games on PlayStation ___ (insert model number)” Despite the foul cry of some, gamers know that PlayStation is where you want to be. This has never been more true than with PS4 which is seeing a slew of original games like Until Dawn and timed exclusive content like Destiny and Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. Even some big titles around the corner like Destiny: The Taken King, Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, and Star Wars Battlefront, gamers won’t have to wait for titles to arrive as just yesterday alone, 13 new titles launched on PS4.
That list of new PS4 games and their prices can be found after the jump.
There is a lot to be said about Until Dawn, the interactive horror PS4 exclusive. Following in the footsteps of similar games that have been exclusive to PS4 like Beyond: Two Souls and Heavy Rain, the game takes the best of storytelling and throws the player in via interactive scenes (though the game is not a series of scenes) to bring out what the Verge calls
the best of horror films and games
Even Engadget calls the game the
best horror experiences — interactive or not — I’ve ever had.
After the jump, what many in the industry are saying about Until Dawn.
PlayStation Vue, the cloud TV streaming service from Sony is expanding to two additional cities. Starting today, all PS4, PS3, and iPad owners in the Dallas-Fort Worth and Miami-Fort Lauderdale areas can subscribe to PlayStation Vue which starts at $49.99. Unlike other streaming services, PlayStation Vue offers cloud saves and local channels which help set the service apart.
More details after the jump.
Previously called PlayStation Vita TV, the PlayStation TV is one of those products from Sony that could have made a huge impact for PlayStation. Part Apple TV and part an extension, PS TV debuted with a lot of promise. The little box which connected to your TV via HDMI could stream games directly from the PS4, allowing a household to use PS4 on multiple TVs without needing a ton of money. That’s because while PS4 costs $399, PS TV instead costs $99 though you can now probably fins them for around $50.
PS4 streaming aside, you could also play PS Vita games directly on it and in turn adding value to the powerful portable. For developers, this was also a major win as it game them another platform that their titles could be accessed from. Add access to PlayStation Network and other apps and sure you have a hit device on your hand that each gamer should be purchasing with their PS4.
Except things didn’t go that way at all.
Alongside the Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection storyline trailer which alone should make you want to dive back into the world of Nathan Drake, three new game modes have also been announced for the PS4 game. Those modes include Explorer, Speed Run, and Brutal Difficulty.
After the jump, details on each new game mode.
Arriving on October 9th, Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection is bringing the three previous installments of Nathan Drake to the PS4 in a big way. Alongside improved visuals, you can expect new difficulty modes/balancing (and trophies to go along with them) though sadly multiplayer won’t be making the cut. On the upside, you’ll get access to the Uncharted 4 multiplayer beta, so that should make up for it.
Beyond a gorgeous and vivid world that’s beautifully depicted, thanks to the artistry of Naughty Dog, Uncharted is vast with rich characters and tantalizing storylines that get you invested in the characters and their faits.
After the jump, an epic story trailer for Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection that’s worthy of the series.
Adam Boyes (VP Publisher Relations, SCEA and friend of the site) took to the stage over the weekend at D23 to announce a new limited edition Star Wars PS4 bundle. Specifically, the Darth Vader-inspired PS4 includes 500GB console (CUH-1200 series) and Dualshock 4 controller featuring the Sith lord himself alongside four classic Star Wars games and one new one.
Details, including photos and videos of the new console, after the jump.