PlayStation News of the Week: November 25 – 29, 2013

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, November 25

Former Halo dev joins Naughty Dog

A former employee with Microsoft’s Halo team has jumped ship to Sony first-party studio, Naughty Dog.

PS4’s Killzone: Shadow Fall pushing 26k ‘building blocks,’ Killzone 2 had 8k

The developer behind PlayStation 4 launch title Killzone: Shadow Fall has revealed how far the visuals in its latest FPS have come since the days of Killzone 2 on PS3.

Ni no Kuni 2 in development for PS4 – Rumor

A sequel to the critically-acclaimed Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is in development for PlayStation 4, according to well-known industry insider ‘thuway’ (via Gearnuke).


PS4 Uncharted behind-the-scenes shots surface, show MoCap in action

The upcoming PlayStation 4 entry in the Uncharted franchise may be a long way off, but that hasn’t stopped a few behind-the-scenes shots leaking onto the Internet, courtesy of voice actor Todd Stashwick.

David Cage ‘surprised’ by PS4’s power

The developer behind Beyond: Two Souls and Heavy Rain has admitted his studio was taken by surprise by the power of the PlayStation 4.

PS Vita TV US release may land early 2014, according to Killzone: Mercenary dev

The recent PlayStation Blog post by Guerilla Cambridge hints at a US release date period for PlayStation Vita TV.



Call of Duty: Ghosts is PS4’s most played title

Activision has revealed that Call of Duty: Ghosts has got off to a record-setting start on next-generation systems.

PS4 Playroom gets Twitch ban following abuse, nudity and drunkenness

PS4 gamers have broken the golden rule of Twitch T.V. less than two weeks after the streaming service launched on Sony’s new console.

Rumor: Killzone dev’s new IP is an open-world RPG

With the launch of Killzone: Shadow Fall, Guerrilla Games can finally go into full throttle mode with its new IP. What better way to start than by hiring Fallout: New Vegas’ lead writer John Gonzalez?


PS5, new Xbox to arrive in 5-6 years time

A successor to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One is expected to arrive on shelves in five or six years time, according to the executive vice president of EA Studios.

PS4 & PS Vita bundle will cost you under 500 pounds, confirms Sony

The PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita ‘Ultimate Bundle’ will be available for purchase from this evening, priced at just under £500. 

PlayStation Plus Dec. 2013 line-up announced

Sony has unveiled its full December line-up for PlayStation Plus, which includes the celebrated PlayStation 4 shooter Resogun.



Expect the PS5 sooner than you think, says Sony

In an interview with Techradar Sony UK boss Fergal Gara has let slip some interesting information about the length of the PlayStation 4’s life-cycle.

The Last of Us movie domain registered by Sony

Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us could receive a movie adaptation down the line after a domain registered by Sony Pictures for thelastofusmovie.net appeared online.

The Witcher 3 dev says PS4 is ‘a bit more complicated to develop for than Xbox One’

The lead engine programmer on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has said that PlayStation 4 is a little trickier to develop for than the Xbox One.

PS4 Siren listing was mistaken for Rime, says Sony

Earlier this week, a NeoGAF member spotted a Romanian press release that listed the next possible Siren outing. Many speculators believed this was a mistake, and Siren director Keiichirō Toyama confirmed on Twitter that this is indeed the case.