PlayStation News of the Week: November 18 - 23, 2013

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

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11

 
 
Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD will be released in European territories on March 21 for PlayStation 3.
 
 
The president of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios has indicated we’re going to have to wait longer for a PlayStation 4 price cut in comparison to its predecessor.
 
 
EA DICE will release a patch next week to fix the online stability issues with the PS4 version of Battlefield 4.
 
 
With sales of PlayStation 4 hitting record levels within 24 hours, it seems that no one is immune from wanting Sony's fantastic next-gen console--not even the British royal family.
 
 
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19
 
 
Andrew House, CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI), has confirmed that PlayStation 4 supply at retail will not dry up during the holiday season.
 
 
Former Team ICO boss Fumito Ueda has said the release of The Last Guardian is beyond his control, though apologized for keeping fans waiting such a long time for the PlayStation 3-exclusive adventure.
 
 
With the PlayStation 4 now out in the wild, many have wondered how much profit/loss Sony is generating from its new home console. Now, it seems like we have an answer.
 
 
According to a post on NeoGAF, a Sony PR specialist may have spilled the beans on a new Parappa the Rapper title.
 
FastCoDesign has today published an interview with design consultancy firm Teague, the company responsible for the original Xbox design. In the interview, Teague were asked to comment on the PlayStation 4.
 
 
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20
 
 
Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) has revised its failure rate for the PlayStation 4 to ‘under 1 per cent.’
 
 
The PlayStation 4 version of Call of Duty: Ghosts has received criticism for its erratic framerate despite the console being more than capable of achieving the 1080p/60fps claimed by Infinity Ward. Now, the reason for game's problems has come to light, and it's rather unusual to say the least.
 
 
Square Enix has seemingly confirmed the existence of a PlayStation 4 version of the Tomb Raider reboot following the game's listing on Amazon Italy yesterday.
 
 
Today, Ubisoft released a title update patch for the PlayStation 4 version of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag that brings the game's resolution from 900p to full high-definition 1080p, as well as a new anti-aliasing technique.
 
 
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21
 
 
Speaking at the UBS conference last night, Electronic Arts Chief Financial Officer Blake Jorgensen reveled that Disney and EA have agreed to a deal to create Star Wars games for the next ten years.
 
 
Sony’s PlayStation Plus service has been updated this week to allow gamers to sync free games to their account, even if they are not downloaded onto a PlayStation 3 or PlayStation 4 system.
 
 
Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi has revealed that the seventh installment in the racing simulator franchise could launch as early as 2014 on PlayStation 4. 
 
 
GameStop has announced that the American video game vendor still has well over one million PlayStation 4 consoles to sell.
 
 
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22
 
 
Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida and Adam Boyes have taken to Twitter to congratulate Microsoft on the launch of its next-generation games console, the Xbox One.
 
 
The long-rumored PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita hardware bundle has been officially confirmed in the latest issue of MCV.
 
 
According to Reddit user cocobandicoot, the official Crash Bandicoot website is defunct and no longer operating. An archived version of the website can be found here. In addition to this, Activision has removed all links and references to the Crash Bandicoot license from its official website. Attempting to search for anything related to the brand will yield no results.
 
 
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23
 
 
Sony today announced its Black Friday offerings on the PlayStation Blog.
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