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 by clicking the links provided.
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PS4 not in current plan for Tales of series, says Hideo Baba
Hideo Baba, producer of the Tales of series, announced that the PS4 is not on the table for upcoming Tales titles
Free PS4 party chat confirmed, friends list capped at 2,000
Sony has confirmed via the latest episode of PlayStation Access that the PlayStation 4’s party chat feature will be free and can accommodate up to 2,000 friends.
PS4 and Xbox One release date leaked on pre-order site
The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One release dates are still to be confirmed via official channels but Toys R Us may have let the cat out of the bag early on its official website.
Sony announces Blu-ray successor plans, due by the end of 2015
A successor to Blu-ray is being prepped for release by the end of 2015, Sony and Panasonic have announced.
BioShock: Infinite 'Burial at Sea,' 'Clash in the Clouds' DLC unveiled
Irrational Games has announced the first post-launch expansion for BioShock: Infinite, titled Clash in the Clouds.
Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer reveal targets August 14
Activision and Infinity Ward have announced today that the multiplayer for Call of Duty: Ghosts, the next installation to the hit Call of Duty franchise and the first to the PlayStation 4, will be revealed next month on August 14, 2013.
Red Dead Redemption sequel hinted at by Take-Two
A sequel to Rockstar’s critically-acclaimed Red Dead Redemption could be in the pipeline, Take-Two hinted during its latest financial call (via SeekingAlpha).
Batman: Arkham Origins multiplayer revealed
In some unexpected news, it turns out that Batman: Arkham Origins will feature a brand new multiplayer mode with a twist.
Star Wars: Battlefront slated for 2015 release?
Star Wars: Battlefront is coming back; however, it looks like fans will have to wait a while before they finally get their hands on it.
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster will get a remastered soundtrack
The Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster was already looking well worth the money due to its incredibly remastered visuals, great gameplay, and Trophy support.
PS4's impending launch sees Sony's operating income dip 322%
The impending release of PlayStation 4 has resulted in Sony posting a 322 per cent loss in operating income during the company’s Q1 financial earnings.
PS4's Deep Down receives fresh trailer, details
Capcom has revealed that it will be showcasing its forthcoming PlayStation 4 title Deep Down at the Tokyo Game Show next month.
Tomb Raider sequel confirmed for PS4, next-generation consoles
In a blog entry posted today, Square Enix CEO of Europe and Americas Phil Rogers confirmed development on a sequel to the Tomb Raider reboot is well underway at the company.
Ubisoft teasing new IP reveal for Gamescom
It looks like we might be getting a brand new IP reveal from Ubisoft at this year's Gamescom in Cologne, Germany.
John Carmack on PS4, Xbox One capabilities: 'it's weird how close they are'
The co-founder of id Software has spoken out on the capabilities of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, stating both next-generation systems are extremely close.
No new characters, environments coming to PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, Sony Santa Monica says
PlayStation Universe reported late last month that Sony Santa Monica had no plans to release more downloadable content for crossover fighting game PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale.
Prey 2 still in development, Arkane not involved
Prey 2's development has been far from spotless. Scheduled originally for a late 2012 release, Bethesda claimed the game was 'in limbo' and wouldn't be released as soon as expected.