PlayStation

Confirmed: Morpheus to Arrive in First Half of 2016

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Just yesterday, we told you about how Sony is working hard at ensuring that PS4 continues to not only be a profitable machine for them, but that it continues to stay ahead of its competitors, namely the Xbox One. One such way to achieve the latter is by reducing internal component costs which would make each unit sold more profitable and give Sony the flexibility it needs to do a price cut likely sometime this year.

The other party of that strategy seems to be Morpheus, their VR headset, and it’s arriving sooner than we all might have thought.

PS4 to Receive Price Cut This Year

playstation cameraWe’ve just gotten our hands on some juicy information directly from within Sony which outlines the massive changes that have come to PlayStation since 2014 and where Sony hopes to take the brand. Despite the PS4 being well ahead of the Xbox One, Sony isn’t planning on slowing down and instead has highlighted four ways the company plans to accelerate PS4 sales in the next year, including the arrival of Morpheus. Those details after the jump.

Sony Debuts “The World’s Most Powerful Console” PS4 Commercial

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In Europe, Sony is running a new PlayStation 4 commercial that’s all about 3rd party games (with one first party game) and the power of the PS4. In the new ad, Sony highlights Batman: Arkham KnightBloodborne, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt while touting the power of the PS4. It’s unclear if Sony will run a similar version of this ad in the US. Personally, when compared to previous ads, I think this one feels a bit flat and like a filler. It’s as if they needed something new on the airwaves to highlight said games but didn’t want to spend too much time on it.

The new PS4 commercial can be found after the jump.

PlayStation Store Update (05-19-15)

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Welcome to the PlayStation Store update for May 19, 2015. We have a great update this week packed full of new content and sales. PlayStation 4 users now can jump into the highly anticipated The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Farming Simulator 15.

PlayStation Vita users now have access to Alien Shooter and there is a large sale entitled Extended Play which features discounts on several games that include Season Passes/DLC.

Finally, as you are probably aware PlayStation Plus users now receive all of their free games at the beginning of the month and then are given discounts on extra content the rest of the month. The PlayStation Plus games for May include Ether One (PS4), The Unfinished Swan (PS3/PS4), and Murasaki Baby (PS Vita).

Going Forward, ‘Don’t Expect’ Sony to Do Much with PS3

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The PlayStation 4 has been doing gangbusters. Just ask any gamer or, moreso, any executive at Sony, and they’ll continue to express their disbelief that the system has been doubling the numbers of Xbox One. With all of PlayStation’s first party studios having shifted development over to PS4, what’s in store for PS3? Apparently not a lot, according to PlayStation UK Boss, Fergal Gara:

 There is no doubt that at this stage, and with the success we have enjoyed globally, that our focus is on PS4 

More from Gara after the jump.

PlayStation Putting Its “Full Weight” Behind ‘No Man’s Sky’

No_Mans_Sky_SpaceThough lacking a release date, No Man’s Sky has been one of those titles that gamers can’t wait to see more of and hear more about. The indie title is being developed by a handful of developers, yet the ambition behind the project easily matches any AAA title we’ve seen. Still, PlayStation UK boss Fergal Gara think that we shouldn’t think of this game as your run-of-the-mill small release, and that No Man’s Sky has

 the potential to go beyond the usual expectations of an ‘indie’ title. 

In fact so much so that Sony is planning on putting the full weight of PlayStation behind the game. His remarks after the jump.

Destiny: House of Wolves – Official Gameplay Trailer

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Guardians, excitement continues to build for House of Wolves, the upcoming expansion for Destiny. Available for PS3 and PS4, House of Wolves will arrive on May 19th and bring with it:

  • New weapons, armor, and gear
  • New story missions and social space
  • New competitive event: Trials of Osiris
  • New multiplayer maps
  • New co-op mode: Prison of Elders
  • New Strike: The Shadow Thief

After the jump, an official gameplay trailer awaits you.

Bungie Delays Destiny Update 1.2 for Technical Reasons

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House of Wolves, the upcoming DLC for Destiny, is just around the corner – but an update that would prep the game for it has just been delayed. Set to be released yesterday, Bungie has since delayed the release with a TBA timeline. Destiny update 1.2 was targeted at all Destiny players and not just for those getting House of Wolves and will bring with it, among other changes, the removal of Commendations, making it easier to acquire new weapons and gear.

But now, thanks a technical issue, we’ll have to wait longer. Bungie’s comments after the jump.

PlayStation Store Update (05-12-15)

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Welcome to the PlayStation Store update for May 12, 2015. We have a great update this week packed full of new content and sales. PlayStation 4 users now can jump into Toren, Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster, and Project Cars.

PlayStation 3 users now have access to the Prototype Franchise Bundle and PlayStation Vita users now have access to Breach & Clear. 

Finally, as you are probably aware PlayStation Plus users now receive all of their free games at the beginning of the month and then are given discounts on extra content the rest of the month. The PlayStation Plus games for May include Ether One (PS4), The Unfinished Swan (PS3/PS4), and Murasaki Baby (PS Vita).

‘Powers’ Holds the Key to Original Programming on PlayStation

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By now, we’re all familiar with the idea of a superhero show. Whether your favorite focuses on a singular character, like Smallville did, or follows a team based in a super world, like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., we’re inspired to believe that our world really could be filled with superheroes – and we just don’t know it yet. What makes Powers stand out from the likes of these is not its content so much as its platform; as PlayStation’s first push into original programming, and  with the fact that it’s available exclusively on PlayStation Network, this is one unique show.