PS4 System Update 2.50 Available Tomorrow, Features Detailed !

John Koller's Avatar+ Posted by John Koller on Mar 25, 2015 // VP of Platforms Marketing, SCEA

Tomorrow, PlayStation 4 will get an update to system software version 2.50, codenamed “Yukimura,” which will bring an onslaught of features: some you’ve been anticipating, many you’ve requested, and others that might surprise you. This update will make significant improvements to your PS4 experience, making it even more streamlined and enjoyable.

Following the update, you’ll be able to smoothly pick games up right where you left off, find and connect with friends quicker, customize your experience and share your most epic moments in a more meaningful way.

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PlayStation 4 v2.50 Update

Features coming to PS4 with “Yukimura” include:

  • Suspend/Resume* — Supported by nearly all of your PS4 games, you can jump in and out of your games with just the press of the PS button. Quickly switch from Rest Mode to powered-up so you can pick up where you left off.
  • Back-Up and Restore HDD to USB — Back-up and restore your hard disc drive data associated with users on your PS4, including settings, saved data, screenshots and video clips as well as games, patches and download data, to and from an external USB drive.
  • Find and Connect with Friends — “Yukimura” adds to an already robust set of social tools, bringing several updates to continue making PS4 the best place to play with your friends, including:
    • Facebook Friend Finder — Using your linked account, you can expand your network by searching and connecting with your Facebook friends.
    • Improved Friend requests — Friend requests and Real Name requests can be sent together in one step when adding a friend on PS4.
    • Streamlined Party process — The process to create a Party has been streamlined with a reduction in the number of steps required.
    • Find Friends who play your games — Easily view what friends are playing on each game detail page with a real-time “Friends Who Play This” section, which also highlights which friends are currently online and playing it, and if you own the game, allows you to jump directly into the game.
    • Join Friends directly from news feed — A new tile will be added on your What’s New feed where you can see what your friends are currently playing, enabling you to join in the game if you own it.
  • Share Earned Trophies and Optimize Your Trophy List — We know that Trophies are important to many gamers, so we’re bringing more control with how you show them off:
    • Automatic Trophy Screenshots — A screenshot will automatically be captured when a Trophy is earned, preserving the moment to share with friends.
    • SHARE Trophies — Players can share Trophy information to Facebook, Twitter or via Message by pressing the SHARE button.
    • Additional Trophy sorting options — Sort your Trophy list by Earned Date, Not Earned and Grade.
    • Delete 0% Trophies — Remove games from your Trophy list that have zero percent completion.
  • Improved and Expanded Accessibility Options — New options added to customize the user experience include:
    • Customized button assignments for DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller.
    • Zoom for displayed pictures and inverted colors for all system functions, apps and in-game.
    • Text-to-speech for all graphical user interface, including Message and Party.
    • Enlarged text for all graphical user interface, including Message and Party, as well as the system’s browser.
    • Bolder fonts and higher contrast UI for all system applications (but will not apply to games or third-party applications).
  • Remote Play and Share Play — For games that support 60 fps, users will be able to automatically enjoy those games with 60 fps for both Remote Play and Share Play** on supported devices.
  • Automatic Installation for System Software Updates — Enable automatic installation for future system software updates.
  • Sub-Account Upgrade — Enable users 18 years of age or older with sub-accounts to upgrade to a master account directly on PS4, removing restrictions on chat and enabling users to add funds to their Wallet, purchase content and more.
  • Verified Accounts — Select game developers, producers, designers and community managers will be verified with a badge.
  • Dailymotion — Upload video clips directly to Dailymotion via the SHARE button.

PlayStation Vita and PlayStation App for smartphones and tablets will also receive system software updates tonight, adding complementary features to those added to PS4. PS Vita update version 3.50 and PlayStation App update version 2.50 will add new accessibility options, including enlarged text, increased contrast and more. This update also enables PS Vita to support 60 fps streaming for Remote Play**.

We’re excited for you to get your hands on these new features and experience them for yourselves. You have all been such a big part of our successes, and we have carefully listened to your requests to make your PlayStation experiences even better. We’re happy to be delivering many of them with “Yukimura.” Please keep the feedback flowing, so we can continue making PlayStation 4 the best place to play.

*Suspend/Resume is not fully supported by some software titles.
**A sufficiently robust wi-fi connection is required.

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Upcoming PS4 System Update to v2.00 to Add Share Play, YouTube and More to Come !

+ Posted by Scott McCarthy on Aug 12, 2014 // Director, Product Planning & Software Innovation, SCEA

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Since we first unveiled PlayStation 4 and its deep social capabilities, including the SHARE button, we’ve seen an outpouring of excitement from gamers. The PS Nation has rallied around a culture focused on sharing epic gaming moments through Live From PlayStation, interactive streaming, SHAREfactory, What’s New and Photo Mode in exclusive PS4 games like Infamous Second Son and The Last of Us Remastered. Let’s go a step further together. Let’s go from sitting back and watching friends play to actually jumping into games remotely and sharing great experiences together in real time. Today at the PlayStation press conference at Gamescom, we will deliver on yet another promise from the PS4 announcement and introduce Share Play, coming to PlayStation 4 later this fall.

The best way to think about Share Play is like a “virtual couch”. PlayStation 4 will create an online local co-op experience by allowing you to invite a friend to join your game—even when they don’t own a copy of it. With this first-of-its-kind feature, you’ll be able to play games with a friend just as if you were together in the same room. Let’s say that with games… you’ll be able to invite your friend online to play against the Miami Heat for the championship as the San Antonio Spurs in NBA2K, tackle the challenging Towerfall Ascension Quest Mode together, or aide, heal, and protect you as Igniculus in Child of Light’s local co-op mode.

With Share Play, you can even jump into a game to assist a friend. For example, if there is part of a game that you can’t quite finish, you can invite a friend to take over your controls. Like handing over the controller to a friend on your couch, your screen will be shared as your friend gets through the part of the game that has been giving you trouble—can’t get past that part in The Last of Us: Remastered when you’re hanging upside down? Get a little help.

Share Play will be coming to PS4 as part of the upcoming system software update v2.00, scheduled for release this fall. The update will also add highly requested broadcast and video share features, including both uploading you game play footage and dedicated app support for YouTube, which we mentioned on stage at E3. Finally, What’s New will get enhanced real-time activity through friend-of-friend suggestions, allowing instant access to friends’ and recently played games’ broadcasts, and a real name search function will also be added. More features to come when v2.00 is made available this fall, and we will have more to announce in the coming months..

We always want to hear your feedback and look forward to what you are most excited to experience together first Share Play when the feature comes to PS4 this fall. What will you co-op first with Share Play?

Bloodborne Gameplay Announce Trailer | Gamescom | PlayStation 4 Action RPG

Introducing Bloodborne, the latest Action RPG from renowned Japanese developer FromSoftware, exclusively for the PlayStation 4.

Check out the transforming weapons, intense combat, and horrific enemies in this very first gameplay reveal.

Face your fears as you search for answers in the ancient city of Yharnam, now cursed with a strange endemic illness spreading through the streets like wildfire. Danger, death and madness lurk around every corner of this dark and horrific world, and you must discover its darkest secrets in order to survive.

Learn more at: http://www.playstation.com/en-us/game…

Can’t wait to watch Sony at E3 2014 !

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PlayStation 4 – THE LAST OF US REMASTERED COMING SOON !

It’s official: The Last of Us is coming to PS4. Pre-order The Last of Us Remastered here: http://bit.ly/TLOUPS4

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Winner of over 200 Game of the Year awards, The Last of Us™ has been rebuilt for the PlayStation®4 system. Now featuring full 1080p, higher resolution character models, improved shadows and lighting, in addition to several other gameplay improvements.

20 years after a pandemic has radically changed known civilization, infected humans run wild and survivors are killing each other for food, weapons; whatever they can get their hands on. Joel, a violent survivor, is hired to smuggle a 14 year-old girl, Ellie, out of an oppressive military quarantine zone, but what starts as a small job soon transforms into a brutal journey across the U.S.

The Last of Us Remastered includes the Abandoned Territories Map Pack, Reclaimed Territories Map Pack, and the critically acclaimed The Last of Us: Left Behind Single Player campaign that combines themes of survival, loyalty, and love with tense, survival-action gameplay.

Remastered Features:

Explore a brutal post-pandemic world, fully realized with the power of PlayStation®4 system
Includes all DLC packs: over $30 in value
Delve into Ellie’s past in Left Behind, the single-player prequel chapter
Eight new multiplayer maps in the Abandoned and Reclaimed Territories packs
In-game cinematic commentary from the cast and creative director

Killzone Shadow Fall – first multiplayer expansion pack revealed

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The expansion pack is full of exciting new features for multiplayer including a brand new Character Class, three new abilities, three new weapons and two new game modes.

The Helghast government has been secretly funding The Black Hand, the operatives of which have been infiltrating Vekta City. The VSA has also started a programme that sends saboteurs disguised as refugees to the Helghast side of the wall. These insurgents are playable for the first time in the brand new Insurgent Expansion, which includes:

  • The Insurgent – a brand new class with two unique abilities: Hack and Steal.
    • The insurgent starts with just a pistol and his wits about him. As vulnerable as he is, he can slowly build up his arsenal in the game by using [Steal] to steal weapons from downed enemies, which enables him to use those weapons throughout the game, even if he falls in combat. By using [Hack] he can change enemy ground automata into friendlies, turning the tide of battle quite swiftly.
  • Three new abilities – The Scout, Support and Assault also get additional abilities
    • E-Pulse emitter – a deployable beacon that sends out an e-pulse making it difficult for enemy units to install automata in that area
    • Tactical Echo emitter – a deployable beacon that send out a Tactical Echo from a fixed location making the area hard to infiltrate by hidden enemy units
    • Guard Drone – The Assault gets a stationary Buddy drone; deploy it in one place and it guards the location from a ground level.
  • Three new weapons – Welcome old friends and new with this pack of weapons for the Scout, Assault and Support:
    • M82 – the classic assault rifle of choice from Killzone 2 and 3 is back!
    • L512 SMG Pistol – this amazing machine pistol makes your tactical secondary weapon of choice that much more punch
    • Sta14 Rifle – The sniper rifle of many battles past adds to your long distance sniping arsenal.
  • New single player Elite Mode – The nightmarish difficulty of Elite Mode will test the hardest of warriors
    • Three lives, Hard difficulty, and the Shadowfall campaign to test your mettle.
  • New online collectibles – Find the online collectibles crates in game for rewards
    • A limited set of collectible crates will spawn only for Insurgent Expansion holders, one per match for a limited time. Collect one and earn extra points in game, collect more and stand to win rewards in game.
  • Insurgent Personalisation Pack –
    • 1 OWL Skin
    • 3 Spotlight Moves
    • 1 voice-over pack containing HGH and VSA battle chatter voices

The first of these free map packs includes two very distinct maps inspired by key locations from the single-player campaign, and are also completely compatible with the game’s Custom Warzone feature. Check them out in these brand new trailers.

The Cruiser map is set in a decommissioned VSA cruiser full of narrow, labyrinthine passages and interconnected compartments. Perfect for close-to-mid-range combat, the key to owning this map is identifying and dominating its many choke points.

Then we have The Hangar which takes place in the hangar bay of one of Helghan’s vast and lofty mining spires. This wide-open map combines large exposed spaces, perfect for sniping, as well as alternative routes to seek out and secure for total domination.

SOURCE: http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2014/03/05/killzone-shadow-fall-first-multiplayer-expansion-pack-revealed/

March’s Instant Game Collection for PlayStation Plus !

Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition (PS4)

Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition

Free for PS Plus members

Run-and-gun through the zombie apocalypse as hit arcade shooter Dead Nation shuffles onto PlayStation 4. Fight for your life alone or with a friend as Jack McReady or Scarlett Blake as you step onto the streets of a city overrunwith undead flesh-eaters. And, if you’re feeling really brave, take a walk down the Road of Devastation – a deadly experiment that pushes your survival skills to the absolute limit as you face hordes of zombies with no extra lives and no second chances. The dead may walk – but you can make sure they don’t walk very far.

Tomb Raider (PS3)

Tomb Raider

Free for PS Plus members

This newest rendition of Tomb Raider explores the intense and gritty origin story of Lara Croft and her ascent from a frightened young woman to the hardened survivor that she would become known as. Armed only with raw instincts and the ability to push beyond the limits of human endurance, Lara must fight to unravel the dark history of a forgotten island to escape its relentless hold.

Thomas Was Alone (PS3)

Thomas Was Alone

Free for PS Plus members

Thomas Was Alone is the critically acclaimed indie platformer about friendship and jumping. Guide a group of sentient rectangles through a series of environments, combining their skills to reach the end of each level. Listen to awesome music by David Housden, negotiate obstacles meticulously placed by Mike Bithell and immerse yourself in the characters’ journey with a voiceover read wistfully and amusingly by Danny Wallace.

Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut (PS3)

Lone Survivor Director's Cut

Free for PS Plus members

In this psychological survival adventure, the masked protagonist must escape from a city ravaged by disease, by any means necessary. Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut is a new kind of adventure where the choice of how to survive is up to you. Sneak through without firing a single shot, or kill everything in your path. Eat and sleep well, or resort to drugs to keep going. Search for survivors, or try to escape the city alone. Look after your mental health, or descend into madness. Lone Survivor is a game where your choices genuinely matter.

Unit 13 (PS Vita)

Unit 13

Free for PS Plus members

Jump into the action with Unit 13 for PlayStation®Vita and conquer 36 tactical missions and 9 high value target battles as you help take down global terror networks and earn your place in the military elite. With the precision of the PlayStation Vita systems’s dual analog sticks and unique touch interface, Unit 13 is the perfect on-the-go action shooter. Wi-Fi connectivity adds fast 2-player co-op action, and 3G compatibility keeps you connected for instant social updates and new daily mission challenges.

Monster Hunter: Freedom Unite (PS Vita)

Monster Hunter Freedom Unite

Free for PS Plus members

In the world of Monster Hunter you’re never alone.
-The biggest Monster Hunter title to date with over 500 hours of gameplay.
-Huge variety of character customizations including 1400 weapons and over 2000 armor sets.
-Players can form a team of up to 4 players through Ad-Hoc play and experience the social gaming phenomenon.
-AI Felyne companion, who will accompany players on quests and provide aid through the challenging battles. With the ‘Felyne Exchange’ feature players can share their companions with other players, transferring data using the PSP’s sleep mode.
-Fans of the series can transfer their data from Monster Hunter Freedom 2.

EA & Dice I have so much hate towards your team !

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USA Pre-Order Chart Week Ending Feb 1,2014

USA Pre-Order Chart

Week Ending 01st Feb 2014

Pos Game Weeks to Launch Weekly Change Total
1
Titanfall Wiki | Gamewise
Titanfall (XOne)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
6 14,849 230,251
2
Destiny Wiki | Gamewise
Destiny (PS4)
Activision, Action
N/A 4,673 225,352
3
inFAMOUS: Second Son Wiki | Gamewise
inFAMOUS: Second Son (PS4)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
7 9,083 196,484
4
Destiny Wiki | Gamewise
Destiny (XOne)
Activision, Action
N/A 5,115 194,908
5
Watch Dogs Wiki | Gamewise
Watch Dogs (PS4)
Ubisoft, Action
N/A 4,490 191,553
6
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Wiki | Gamewise
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (PS3)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
2 16,328 190,932
7
Bravely Default: Flying Fairy Wiki | Gamewise
Bravely Default: Flying Fairy (3DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
1 15,914 166,241
8
Watch Dogs Wiki | Gamewise
Watch Dogs (XOne)
Ubisoft, Action
N/A 2,462 153,140
9
Dark Souls II Wiki | Gamewise
Dark Souls II (PS3)
Namco Bandai Games, Action
6 7,659 153,117
10
Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster Wiki | Gamewise
Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster (PS3)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
7 3,216 152,417
11
Tales of Symphonia Chronicles Wiki | Gamewise
Tales of Symphonia Chronicles (PS3)
Namco Bandai Games, Role-Playing
4 3,490 121,843
12
South Park: The Stick of Truth Wiki | Gamewise
South Park: The Stick of Truth (X360)
Ubisoft, Role-Playing
5 2,643 121,313
13
The Elder Scrolls Online Wiki | Gamewise
The Elder Scrolls Online (PC)
Bethesda Softworks, Action
9 28,881 115,903
14
South Park: The Stick of Truth Wiki | Gamewise
South Park: The Stick of Truth (PS3)
Ubisoft, Role-Playing
5 2,853 110,566
15
Dark Souls II Wiki | Gamewise
Dark Souls II (X360)
Namco Bandai Games, Action
6 6,094 105,516
16
The Order Wiki | Gamewise
The Order (PS4)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Shooter
N/A 1,581 102,793
17
Watch Dogs Wiki | Gamewise
Watch Dogs (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
N/A 1,174 99,193
18
Destiny Wiki | Gamewise
Destiny (X360)
Activision, Action
N/A 1,481 94,315
19
Watch Dogs Wiki | Gamewise
Watch Dogs (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
N/A 922 93,770
20
Kinect Sports Rivals Wiki | Gamewise
Kinect Sports Rivals (XOne)
Microsoft Game Studios, Sports
N/A 938 93,140
21
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Wiki | Gamewise
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (WiiU)
Nintendo, Platform
3 4,454 86,329
22
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Wiki | Gamewise
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (X360)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
2 6,961 85,595
23
Driveclub Wiki | Gamewise
Driveclub (PS4)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Racing
9 1,497 72,793
24
Dying Light Wiki | Gamewise
Dying Light (PS4)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
N/A 1,748 66,496
25
The Sims 4 Wiki | Gamewise
The Sims 4 (PC)
Electronic Arts, Action
N/A 1,175 64,584
26
Titanfall Wiki | Gamewise
Titanfall (PC)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
6 2,932 63,195
27
Titanfall Wiki | Gamewise
Titanfall (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
6 2,290 55,889
28
Thief (2014) Wiki | Gamewise
Thief (2014) (XOne)
Square Enix, Action
4 4,311 52,420
29
Thief (2014) Wiki | Gamewise
Thief (2014) (PS4)
Square Enix, Action
4 2,968 49,868
30
Halo 5 Wiki | Gamewise
Halo 5 (XOne)
Microsoft Game Studios, Shooter
N/A 1,051 48,262

Source: VGChartz

XBOX ONE vs PlayStation 4 Humor !

Tomb Raider only 30fps on Xbox One WTF Why ???

 

New, Free Killzone Shadow Fall Multiplayer Maps Revealed – PlayStation.Blog

 

+ Posted by Poria Torkan // Producer, Guerrilla Games

Today we’re giving you a look at the first pair of downloadable multiplayer maps for Killzone Shadow Fall, inspired by key locations from the single-player campaign. The maps will be released to the community free of charge, and will be fully compatible with Killzone Shadow Fall’s Custom Warzone feature.

Killzone Shadow Fall DLC: Cruiser

First up is The Cruiser, a close-to-mid-range combat map set in the confines of a decommissioned ISA cruiser. Consisting of tight, claustrophobic corridors and interconnected compartments, the key to dominating this map is identifying and controlling its choke points.

Killzone Shadow Fall DLC: Hangar

Next is The Hangar, a wide-open map situated in the hangar bay of one of Helghan’s humongous mining spires. In addition to the main area, which offers long lines of sight suitable for sniping, the map contains alternative routes that will need to be secured for full control.

Apart from The Cruiser and The Hanger multiplayer maps, we’re also working on the first DLC expansion pack for Killzone Shadow Fall. We’ll have more information on what it entails and when it’s available in the near future. There’s a whole season of exciting multiplayer content coming to Killzone Shadow Fall, so be sure to pick up the Season Pass to get it all at the best value!

New, Free Killzone Shadow Fall Multiplayer Maps Revealed – PlayStation.Blog.

The PS4 Share button: 20 million minutes of live gameplay broadcast, and counting !

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As you may have seen, last week we announced that PS4 has sold over 2 million units around the world since its launch late last month. Of course, it’s great to see such healthy numbers, but even more heartening is seeing just how enthusiastic the response has been to one of the new systems banner features: the Share button.

Today, we’re happy to announce that there have been nearly 800,000 gameplay broadcasts and more than 7.1 million spectate sessions via Twitch and Ustream. In total, that adds up to more than 20 million minutes of live gameplay streamed from PS4 systems across the globe.

Here are a few more stats for you:

  • According to Ustream, each broadcast lasts for an average of 31 minutes
  • Twitch reports that 10% of all content broadcast via its platform since 15th November has come from PS4 systems
  • PS4′s Share Menu has been accessed 10.9 million times since launch

“PlayStation 4 is specifically designed so people can share their gaming experiences and interest in streaming live gameplay has surpassed our wildest expectations,” commented Shuhei Yoshida, President of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios.

“We’re very excited to see gamers embrace live streaming from their PS4 system and we look forward to seeing how PlayStation gamers advance social gaming in the coming years.”

The PS4 Share button: 20 million minutes of live gameplay broadcast, and counting – PlayStation.Blog.Europe.