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 26
One of the earliest trends we’ve witnessed following the release of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One has been remastered editions of previous-generation hits.
TUESDAY, MAY 27
The Order: 1886 officially delayed into 2015
Sony has officially confirmed that The Order: 1886, the upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive action title from Ready at Dawn, will now launch in 2015.
Wolfenstein: The New Order is U.K.'s second biggest release of 2014 thus far
Wolfenstein: The New Order, the latest chapter in the venerable, Nazi-blasting FPS franchise, has topped the U.K. All Format Charts and become the region’s second highest selling release of the year so far.
PS4 is key to growing Sony's electronics division, says Kaz Hirai
PlayStation 4 will be instrumental in reviving Sony’s electronics division, the company has said.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 28
Battlefield Hardline announced, leaked details reveal police theme
Electronic Arts has confirmed that Battlefield Hardline, the next entry in its long-running first-person shooter franchise, will be revealed in full during its press conference on June 9 at E3 2014.
New Hitman concept art revealed as IO confirms E3 2014 no-show
IO Interactive has revealed the first piece of concept art for the next Hitman game on PS4, Xbox One and PC, but confirmed that it won’t be showcasing the game at E3 2014 next month.
Sony makes Tokyo Game Show 2014 free for all indie developers
Sony Computer Entertainment has decided to fully sponsor the Indie Game Area and Sense of Wonder Night for Tokyo Game Show 2014
THURSDAY, MAY 29
Watch Dogs smashes new records for Ubisoft
Ubisoft has announced that its open world hacking title, Watch Dogs, has moved more copies in 24 hours than any previous game in the French publisher’s history.
War Thunder is finally coming to PS4 in the U.S. next month, includes Ground Forces expansion
War Thunder, the free-to-play World War II dogfighter developed by Gaijin Entertainment, is finally launching in the U.S. for PlayStation 4 on June 3.
Ratchet & Clank Trilogy comes to PS Vita this July
Probably one of the worst kept secrets in recent gaming history has now been confirmed, with the Ratchet & Clank Trilogy finally getting a release date for the PlayStation Vita.
FRIDAY, MAY 30
PS Plus in June: North America gets six free games
The PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection lineup for North America in June features two PS4 games, two PS3 games, and two PS Vita games.
Red Dead Redemption 2 hinted at by Take-Two boss
The CEO of Take-Two has described Red Dead as a ‘permanent franchise,’ fueling hope that a sequel to 2010’s critically acclaimed Wild West adventure is in the pipeline.
Killzone dev's new IP due fall 2015, full reveal coming next E3 -- rumor
According to industry insider ‘Shinobi602,’ the new IP currently in development at Guerrilla Games is scheduled for release in fall 2015.