PlayStation News of the Week: May 5 - 10, 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, MAY 5

Rumour - New PS4 IP features 'killer graphics' said to be better than Ubisoft's Snowdrop

With E3 kicking off in just over a month, rumours of soon-to-be-announced PlayStation 4 titles are gathering pace. The latest such tidbit of information, this time from alleged industry insider Ahsan Rasheed, is about a new first-party PlayStation exclusive that he says features “killer graphics” and an “eastern influence.”

The Last of Us 'Reclaimed Territories' DLC gets heart-pumping launch trailer

Don't hang up your survival gear just yet, because Naughty Dog today revealed on the official PlayStation Blog the launch trailer for its newest DLC endeavor marked for The Last of Us.

TUESDAY, MAY 6

The Last of Us PS4 'won't miss' summer release date, Naughty Dog explains new difficulty

Naughty Dog has reiterated that The Last of Us Remastered, the upcoming PlayStation 4 enhanced port of 2013’s critically acclaimed action-adventure title, is still on track for a release this summer.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare PS4 is 'definitive version,' Xbox One not lead format -- report

 Sledgehammer Games is not utilizing the Xbox One as its lead platform for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, according to industry tipster, Ahsan ‘thuway’ Rasheed (via GamingBolt).

PS Vita Slim launches today in North America

Starting today, you can purchase a lighter, slimmer model of PlayStation Vita in North America.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 7

New Need for Speed out in 2015, will be shaped by fan feedback

Marcus Nilsson, Executive Producer at Ghost Games, has confirmed that the next installment in the series of racing games will not appear before 2015, in order for improvement and innovation to be achieved.

Star Wars: Battlefront confirmed for E3

Electronics Art confirmed during its financial briefing overnight that Star Wars: Battlefront will be showcased at E3 next month.

Deep Silver to reveal two 'unannounced AAA games' at E3 2014

Deep Silver is reportedly set to unveil two new AAA games at E3 2014 this year.

THURSDAY, MAY 8

God of War: Ascension coming to PS4 -- rumor

Sony is bringing God of War: Ascension to PlayStation 4, according to the latest Internet gossip.

The Elder Scrolls Online delayed by 6 months

Bethesda has officially confirmed a delay of six months for the PS4 and Xbox One versions of its fantasy-themed MMORPG.

Zombie romp Dying Light delayed until February 2015

Dying Light, the upcoming zombie romp from the hive minds of the critically-tepid Dead Island, has been delayed until February 2015, developer Techland has announced.

FRIDAY, MAY 9

Titanfall 'up and running' on PS4, says insider

Titanfall is going multi-platform, and a build is running on PlayStation 4, claims industry insider Tidux.

The Last of Us Remastered character models on par with PS3 cutscenes

Naughty Dog has revealed that the in-game character models featured in The Last of Us Remastered will pack the same visual fidelity as their cutscene counterparts from the PlayStation 3 original.

SATURDAY, MAY 10

Sony's E3 2014 press event date & time confirmed

Sony will host its E3 2014 press conference on June 9 at 6.00 pm PT, Geoff Keighley has announced on Twitter.

Battlefield 4 Dragon's Teeth expansion weapons, gadgets, vehicles outed

Battlefield 4 has seen regular paid DLC expansion packs ever since its release in 2013. So far, we've seen Second Assault, China Rising, and Naval Strike, with Dragon's Teeth and Final Stand around the corner.

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