This Week's Top Stories: April 15 - 20, 2013

Welcome to another instalment in our weekly news digest where the team at PSU Towers picks our favourite slices of gaming gossip from the past seven days. See below for the week’s highlights.

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Yoshida: PS4 and PS Vita were developed simultaneously

In the latest issue of Edge magazine, Shuhei Yoshida, President of Sony's Worldwide Studios for Sony Computer Entertainment Inc, looked back on the development history of the PlayStation 4 and revealed that the next-gen console was developed alongside the PlayStation Vita.

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SuperBot isn't closing down, confirms work on new IP

The developer behind PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale has dispelled recent rumors that the studio is set to shut up shop.

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No new DLC coming to Skyrim, team moving on to 'next major project'

Bethesda Softworks has announced on its blog that it's are moving on from creating new Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim content.

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Castle of Illusion remake announced

The classic Genesis platformer Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse is getting a high-definition makeover this summer, SEGA has announced.

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Hideo Kojima 'loves Sony,' but says it's time to go multiplatform

Legendary developer Hideo Kojima has reflected on his long-running relationship with Sony, stating that although his titles have enjoyed platform-exclusivity with PlayStation formats in the past, the time is right to go multiplatform.

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Sony on PS4: 'We know our launch date'

Michael Denny, Sony Worldwide Studio's vice president, spoke with Edge-Online about the planning process behind Sony's upcoming powerhouse console, the PlayStation 4.

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Final Fantasy Versus XIII: 'The date for our next reveal is set,' says Nomura

Square Enix figurehead and character designer Tetsuya Nomura has confirmed that Final Fantasy Versus XIII will finally return to the public eye soon.

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Gran Turismo 6 listed by U.S. retailer

North American retailer Newegg has listed Gran Turismo 6 for release on PlayStation 3.

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Platinum Games to work on PS4, laments poor game sales

Platinum Games president Tetsuya Minami has lamented the lack of commercial success behind its portfolio of games.

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Sony and PlayStation 'bringing people together,' says Ready at Dawn

Californian-based developer Ready at Dawn has heaped praise over Sony and the PlayStation brand, suggesting the electronics giant is helping to ‘bring people together.

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Analyst expects 11 million next-gen console sales by end of year

An analyst recently made a striking prediction: A lot of people are going to buy a PlayStation 4 and nextBox when they are released

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PS4 release date hinted at in The Last Of Us screenshot?

Could the date of October 17, 2013, hidden within this The Last Of Us screenshot, be the final release date for PlayStation 4?

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GameStop president foresees a PS4 that supports used games

GameStop president Tony Bartel, head of one of the world's largest video game retailers and resellers, believes console manufacturers understand the importance of used games for their next-generation systems.

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Quantic Dream got PS4 dev kits 'very early'

The vice president of Quantic Dream has confirmed the studio began pre-production on its PlayStation 4 debut title in mid-2012.

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Sony: PS4's physical appearance is 'going to be another fantastic design'

The biggest absence at Sony's PlayStation 4 reveal this past February was the console itself. However, Sony will reveal the physical console in due time and in a recent interview lauded that it's 'another fantastic design.'

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The Evil Within announced as Shinji Mikami's new horror game

Tango Gameworks’ new Survival Horror project has been officially announced today as The Evil Within.

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How much money did Heavy Rain make? Quantic Dream answers

Quantic Dream's 2010 thriller Heavy Rain is beautiful in a way only interactive drama could hope to achieve

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