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PlayStation News of the Week: April 21 - 26, 2014

on 27 April 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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Uncharted PS4: Todd Stashwick's role recast amid rampant Naughty Dog changes

Following the departure of lead writer Amy Hennig, game director Justin Richmond, and lead artist Nate Wells from Naughty Dog's Uncharted sequel on PS4, we've got news of another departure.

Nate Wells leaves Naughty Dog

Nate Wells, Lead Artist on The Last of Us, has left Naughty Dog for Giant Sparrow as revealed on his Twitter profile, marking another departure in the list of the company's recent farewells.

New H1Z1 details and video: Player Servers and third-person view

John Smedley, President of Sony Online Entertainment, has taken to Reddit to answer common questions seen on a recent live stream (archived by 2rgames) and explain, among other things, how Player Servers will work in SOE's hotly anticipated PS4 and PC zombie MMO.


The Walking Dead coming to PS4 -- rumor

Retail giant GameStop has indicated that The Walking Dead: Game of the Year Edition is coming to PlayStation 4 .

Uncharted 4 PS4 gameplay to be showcased at E3 2014 -- report

Sony will showcase gameplay of the new Uncharted title currently in development for PlayStation 4 at E3 in June.

Dragon Age: Inquisition release date announced, new gameplay trailer unleashed

Dragon Age: Inquisition, the third chapter in the critically-acclaimed fantasy role-playing game series, will be released on October 7, 2014, BioWare has announced.


Destiny trailers showcasing Guardian classes & gorgeous new screenshots released

Bungie's official Destiny website received a significant update tonight, providing three new trailers featuring the game's playable Guardian classes and stunning new screenshots.

Xbox One is harder to acheive 1080p than PS4, says Lords of the Fallen dev

CI Games’ Tomasz Gop has conceded that the studio has found it tougher to achieve 1080p on Xbox One in comparison to PlayStation 4.

Project Cars due November 2014, gets new visually-stunning trailer

Project Cars, the upcoming racer currently in the works at Slightly Mad Studios, will be released in November 2014, the company has said.


Watch Dogs 2 wouldn't take as long to make as original game, says Ubisoft

The creative director behind Watch Dogs has revealed that a potential sequel to the upcoming open world hacking title wouldn’t take as long to develop as the first game.

PS4 update 1.70 confirmed for April 30

The official Facebook page for PlayStation Greece has confirmed that Sony will release PlayStation 4’s update 1.70 on April 30.

Xbox-exclusive Ground Zeroes mission coming to PS4

The previously platform-exclusive Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes missions, ‘Déjà vu’ and ‘Jamais Vu’, will be appearing on both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One respectively, series creator Hideo Kojima has confirmed.


Unreal Engine 4 gets PS4, Project Morpheus support for developers

Great news from team Epic: Unreal Engine 4.1, the latest incarnation of the developer's storied game engine, now supports PlayStation 4 development at no additional charge to registered PlayStation developers.

Just Cause 3 coming to PS4, Xbox One -- rumor

Square Enix has registered a domain for long-rumored sequel Just Cause 3, reports Superannuation.

Sony previews U.S. PlayStation Plus line-up for May 2014

Sony has previewed the North American PlayStation Plus line-up for May 2014 for your viewing pleasure.


No longer working: PS Vita's compatible PSP, PS1 games back from 'virtually all' to usual selection

Early this week, the PlayStation nation was pleasantly surprised to discover that virtually all digital PSP and PS1 games had been made compatible with and downloadable on PS Vita--a great boon, considering the fairly limited selection of compatible titles PS Vita normally has.

DualShock 4 lightbar dimming in PS4 update 1.70

Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida says you'll be able to dim to the DualShock 4's bright, battery-sucking lightbar with PS4 firmware update 1.70.