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PlayStation News of the Week: August 18 – 24, 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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MONDAY, AUGUST 18

The Last of Us: Remastered tops U.K. chart for 3rd week

Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us: Remastered has maintained its lead on the U.K. All Format Chart for a third consecutive week.

PS3 getting another new model in Japan, Sony phasing out existing SKUs

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan (SCEJ) has announced that it’ll launch a new, cheaper PlayStation 3 model in the country later this month.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is 60fps, but target resolution is still to be confirmed

The developer behind Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has revealed it isn’t quite ready to commit to a target resolution for the upcoming military shooter, as it’s still in the process of "optimizing" the experience.

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 19

GTA V PS4 possibly delayed into 2015 — report

The PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One versions of Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V may be delayed until 2015, speculates CVG (via ibtimes).

PS4’s incredible success even has Sony lost for words

Shuhei Yoshida, the President of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios SCE WWS), has admitted he’s unsure as to why PlayStation 4 has proven such an unprecedented success.

Atari set to reboot Alone in the Dark & Haunted House franchises

Famed publisher Atari has announced that it will be rebooting both the Alone in the Dark and Haunted House franchises, with a view of an official reveal at this year’s PAX Prime.

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20

Sony admits ‘huge technical issue’ was behind DRIVECLUB’s delay

DRIVECLUB, the upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive racer from Evolution Studios, was delayed due to a “huge technical issue,” according to Shuhei Yoshida, the President of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios (SCE WWS).

Resident Evil Revelations 2 leaked online again, this time with images

A sequel to Resident Evil Revelations could be on the cards according to leaked screenshots on Xbox.com

inFAMOUS: Second Son dev hit by layoffs

Sony has revealed that Sucker Punch Productions, the developer behind the critically acclaimed inFAMOUS series, has been hit by a series of layoffs.

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 21

The Witcher 3 PS4 probably won’t run at 1080p

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is unlikely to run at 1080p for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, according to developer CD Projekt Red.

Horrifying The Evil Within Trophy list unleashed

Tango Gameworks has today cryptically revealed the full Trophy list for its upcoming Shinji Mikami-directed horror fest, The Evil Within.

Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead Ep. 5 trailer launches

The official trailer for The Walking Dead: Season Two – Episode 5: ‘No Going Back’ has been released, which includes a brand new exclusive scene.

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 22

PlayStation Home services in Japan to close

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan (SCEJ) has announced that PlayStation Home will be shutting up shop in March 2015.

New Tearaway Unfolded screenshots show PS4’s visual upgrade

Media Molecule has released a large batch of new screenshots for Tearaway Unfolded on PS4 which showcases the graphical upgrades over the original BAFTA award-winning game.

Crash Bandicoot and Spyro The Dragon artwork surfaces, but both titles were canned

Digital artist Ryan Harrison has revealed that new Crash Bandicoot and Spyro The Dragon titles were in the works but were cancelled by Activision.

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 23

Fix deployed for CE-33945-4 PS4 error

The "CE-33945-4" glitch, which has been preventing some PS4 owners from playing games and using services, has apparently been resolved, says Sony.

PS Vita games September line-up, check out the full schedule

Sony Computer Entertainment has confirmed the line-up of games that will be available for PS Vita in September.

Sony’s Jim Ryan talks about future of PlayStation brand ‘potentially’ becoming a software service

The thought of not having a physical PlayStation console in the future is enough to make some sections of the gaming community shudder, but it could be a reality with PlayStation Now being the catalyst for Sony Computer Entertainment’s master plan.

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 24

PlayStation Network reportedly attacked, hacking group takes responsibility

Sony’s PlayStation Network has been pulled offline prematurely ahead of its scheduled maintenance period tomorrow and it looks as if it may be for a more sinister reason than initially anticipated. 

PlayStation Network slowly resuming normal service following attack

Sony’s PlayStation Network service is gradually coming online once again following a spate of involuntary downtime earlier today.