PlayStation News of the Week: May 12 - 16, 2014
- Posted May 18th, 2014 at 08:11 EDT by Michael Harradence
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 12
PS4-exclusive racer DriveClub features microtransactions, Norway and U.K. among the new countries featured
DriveClub’s game director has confirmed that the PlayStation 4-exclusive racer will allow players to unlock cars early by way of - you’ve guessed it - microtransactions.
PS4 Remote Play and PS Now lead the way for Vita AAA games, says SCEA
It’s a question that’s been posed many times by owners of PlayStation Vita: where are all the AAA games? Well, rather disappointingly, Sony Computer Entertainment America’s Director, Product Planning & Platform Software Innovation, Don Mesa, has answered that dilemma directly to a Vita owner via the PlayStation blog.
Final Fantasy 15 won't see release until 2015 -- rumor
Square Enix’s hotly anticipated Final Fantasy XV may not see the light of day until after the publisher’s next financial year concludes on March 31, 2015.
TUESDAY, MAY 13
Watch Dogs PS4 1080p/60fps claims removed by Sony, but says it still offers 'best graphics on any console'
Claims made by Sony that the PlayStation 4 version of Watch Dogs runs at 1080p/60fps have been removed by the platform holder.
Kingdom Hearts 3, Final Fantasy 15 E3 showing hinted by Square: 'you will be surprised'
Shinji Hashimoto, Corporate Executive of the Square Enix’s 1st Production Department, has refused to rule out an E3 appearance for Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts 3.
Ubisoft's Watch Dogs to run at 900p & 30FPS on PS4
Despite reports to the contrary emerging this week, it turns out that the next-generation versions of Watch Dogs will in fact run at 900p and 30 frames per second, as confirmed by Ubisoft’s very own blog.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 14
Rockstar targets March 2015 for new PS4/Xbox One game
During a post-earnings financial call this week, Take-Two has confirmed that Rockstar Games will release a new game for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One before March 31, 2015, fuelling speculation that the Grand Theft Auto developer will make an appearance at E3 next month.
Sony suffers 1.25 billion dollar Q4 loss, costly PS4 launch partly to blame
Sony Corporation has posted its fourth annual loss in five years.
PS3 games mysteriously appear on PS4 PlayStation Store - prepping for PlayStation Now?
The hawk-eyed folk over at Reddit have been at it once again, this time unravelling what looks to be a leak in relation to Sony’s preparation for its newest cloud service, ‘PlayStation Now.'
THURSDAY, MAY 15
PS4 is outselling Xbox One, and Microsoft reckons it knows why
The chief marketing and strategy officer for Microsoft has offered his two cents as to why the PlayStation 4 is currently outselling its flagship video games console, the Xbox One.
Far Cry 4 launches November, Ubisoft looking to 'surprise' players
Ubisoft has confirmed that Far Cry 4 will launch on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Windows PC on November 21, 2014.
Tom Clancy's The Division delayed until 2015
In a dash of news that won’t come as that much of a surprise to the gaming masses, Ubisoft has announced that its apocalyptic shooter ‘Tom Clancy’s The Division’ will not see release until 2015.
FRIDAY, MAY 16
PS4 continues U.S. dominance as it outsells Xbox One for fourth consecutive month
PlayStation 4 outsold Xbox One in the U.S. for a fourth consecutive month, the NPD Group has revealed today.
PS4's DriveClub gets sumptuous 1080p gameplay footage of Canadian forest track
DriveClub, the PlayStation 4-exclusive racer from Evolution Studios, has received a brand new gameplay video today showcasing the forests of canada.
Naughty Dog currently developing ''two brand-new experiences''
Naughty Dog, the intrepid minds behind smash hits such as the Uncharted series and most recently the 2013 tension-filled zombie apocalypse The Last of Us, are said to be working on ‘’two brand-new experiences.’’