PlayStation News of the Week: March 3 - 7, 2014

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, MARCH 3

Dishonored II set for a full reveal at E3 2014? -- rumor

In another firm spin of the rumor mill, an off-screen presentation image has today cropped up that looks as if it may be confirming the existence of Dishonored II – a sequel to the 2012 smash-hit namesake.

Tokyo Game Show 2014 dated for September

The Tokyo Game Show 2014 will run through September 18 - 21, the Japanese Computer Entertainment Supplies Association has confirmed.

Thief PS4 outsells Xbox One release, tops U.K. Charts

The PlayStation 4 version of Thief has outsold its Xbox One counterpart following its launch last week, topping the U.K. Charts in the process.

TUESDAY, MARCH 4

Sony announces PS4 has sold over 6 million units

PlayStation 4 has sold over six million units globally following its launch last November, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) has announced.

Rocksteady Studios unveils Batman: Arkham Knight for PS4, Xbox One & PC

After weeks of speculation pointing in the same direction, it’s finally been confirmed that Batman: Arkham Knight is scheduled for release across next-generation platforms.

GTA 5 PS4 appears for pre-order on retailer's website

Eurogamer Portugal reports that Grand Theft Auto V has been listed for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on a number of online retailers.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5

Rumour: Triple A PS4 games coming to PS Plus Instant Game Collection later this year

While PS3 owners have been treated to some major titles for free as reward for being a member of PS Plus (most recently the action adventure game Tomb Raider), PS4 gamers have had to be content with indie offerings such as Don’t Starve, Outlast and Contrast. However, it shouldn’t be too long before the triple-A titles arrive, according to an anonymous industry insider.

The Order: 1886 amazing graphics achieved through imperfection

Ready At Dawn has revealed that its secret to creating such impressive visuals for its upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive action-adventure game, The Order: 1886, is ‘imperfection’.

Sniper Elite 3 release date and collector edition details confirmed

505 Games has confirmed that the console versions of Sniper Elite 3 will launch in North America on July 1, 2014.

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 6

 

The Phantom Pain may be 'too big for players to finish,' worries Hideo Kojima

Hideo Kojima, the creator behind the forthcoming Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, has admitted he’s worried the game may prove too big for some players to complete.

Watch Dogs release date and new story trailer unveiled

Ubisoft released not only a new trailer for the highly-anticipated Watch Dogs, but also finally revealed the worldwide release date for the game: May 27, 2014.

New Metal Gear Solid V blowout - incredible in-game screenshots, second-screen option and gameplay information

Kojima Productions has today lifted the proverbial lid off its newest Metal Gear Solid iteration, Ground Zeroes, by releasing a slew of game information, incredible in-game screenshots, and news on the much-touted second-screen companion application.

FRIDAY, MARCH 7

Jack Tretton steps down as SCEA President and CEO

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. today announced that Jack Tretton, after a 19-year tenure as Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) President and CEO, will withdraw from the role as of March 31, 2014.

Naughty Dog offers clarification on Amy Hennig departure

Following a number of damaging allegations that emerged yesterday, developer Naughty Dog has taken to its ... (continued on next page) ----

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