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, AUGUST 4
The Last of Us: Remastered tops U.K. chart, is 5th biggest launch of 2014
Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us: Remastered has shot to the summit of the U.K. All Format Charts following its launch last Friday, becoming the fifth biggest-selling release of 2014 thus far.
Uncharted 4 dev has only 'scratched the surface' of PS4's power
Naughty Dog has said it has only just scratched the surface of PlayStation 4’s technical prowess with The Last of Us: Remastered.
Diablo III on PS4 getting cross-platform character import
According to a recent report by Destructoid, it was revealed that a cross-platform import feature will make its way to the console version of Diablo III. Players that choose to upgrade their last-gen copy can bring their characters to the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One version of the game, regardless of the original platform that it was played on.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 5
Resident Evil HD Remaster officially announced for PS4, PS3
Resident Evil HD Remaster – a fully-realised enhancement of the 2002 Resident Evil remake – has been officially announced for next-generation systems, alongside its last generation counterparts.
Destiny players vanquish 3.7 billion enemies in beta
Bungie has unwrapped a tantalising new batch of stats for the recently-completed Destiny beta for your consumption.
Assassin's Creed Rogue announced with cut-throat cinematic trailer
Ubisoft has officially announced the long-rumored Assassin’s Creed Rogue for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6
Take-Two delays Evolve to February 2015
Take-Two has announced that Evolve, the upcoming multiplayer-based shooter from Left 4 Dead developer, Turtle Rock Studios, has been delayed until February 2015.
PS4-exclusive Uncharted 4 has been in development for over 2 years
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has been in development for over two years, former Naughty Dog designer, Richard Lemarchand, has revealed.
Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition scheduled for PS4 release on October 14
That’s right, United Front Games’ action-Orient smash hit is getting a fresh new lick of paint and releasing across next-generation systems on October 14 - that is if a fully-flegded Amazon pre-order listing is to be believed.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 7
PS Vita system software update v3.18 out now
Sony Computer Entertainment has announced that the latest mandatory firmware update v3.18 for PlayStation Vita is now available.
Analyst: GTA V could sell 2 million across PS4, Xbox One, and PC in one month
The PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One versions of Grand Theft Auto V could generate up to two million in sales during their first month, according to Arvind Bhatia, an analyst with Sterne Agee.
Mass Effect trilogy's executive producer leaves BioWare
The report from Game Informer indicates that BioWare has lost a keynote executive producer this afternoon.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 8
Ryse 2 PS4 hinted at by Crytek
The CEO of Crytek has said there is nothing stopping the studio from releasing a sequel to its hit Xbox One launch title, Ryse, for the PlayStation 4 in the future.
PS4 1TB model rumoured to launch in Q4 2014
PS4daily claims it has the scoop that Sony Computer Entertainment is poised to launch a new 1TB PS4 model (CUH-1001X) this Autumn.
Dying Light four player co-op confirmed in action-packed trailer
Techland’s zombie-infested survival horror game Dying Light has received a new trailer ahead of Gamescom next week which confirms it will launch with a four player co-op mode.