Following reports that Sony would unveil its new, upgraded PlayStation 4 in September, the company has officially sent invitations to the media.
The PlayStation Meeting, as Sony calls it, takes place on September 7 at 3 PM ET. It’ll be held at the PlayStation Theater in New York. Sony doesn’t explicitly say what it will be showing, but it’s hard to imagine it won’t be the rumored console unveiling.
Sony confirmed the existence of the new PS4, codenamed Neo, prior to E3 in June. Surprisingly, it opted to avoid saying anything about the console during the event, where Microsoft unveiled both the Xbox One S and Project Scorpio consoles.
There have been reports that Neo could be released before the end of the year. However, with the announcement of Project Scorpio, it’s possible Sony’s plans to do so were interrupted.
Re-live the Original Zombie Outbreaks as the Classic Dead Rising Series Returns
2016 is the year of Dead Rising and what better way to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the series than to re-live the classic zombie outbreaks. Dead Rising, Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record will be coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 for digital download on September 13th, 2016 across North America and Europe. Dead Rising and Dead Rising 2 will get physical releases in North America on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and the original Dead Rising will also be available on Steam as a digital download. What a time to be undead!
All three titles will return to take advantage of the current gen hardware systems, bringing the hilarious horror up to a gory-ous 1080p at 60 fps. Each new version of the game will also include all of the additional previously released DLC costumes.
Check out the all-new official Dead Rising product page here: deadrising.com
Re-live the zombie outbreak that started it all and step into the shoes of freelance photojournalist Frank West. On the hunt for the scoop of a lifetime, a tip leads Frank to the small suburban town of Willamette that’s been overrun by zombies. It’s a true struggle to survive the endless stream of enemies, but with full reign of an entire shopping mall, Frank can use any items he can find to fight off the flesh hungry mob and search for the truth behind the nightmarish epidemic. Don’t forget to capture the insanity on film and show off those photo journalist skills along the way!
Dead Rising 2
The sequel to the original Dead Rising introduces Chuck Greene, a professional motorcycle racer. Surrounded by a huge horde of zombies in the casino town of Fortune City, Chuck finds himself in a race against time to obtain Zombrex, a life-saving drug that will keep his daughter Katey alive. Dead Rising 2 also takes the series one step further with the introduction of combo weapons like the “PaddleSaw”, two player co-op and thrilling four player gladiator battles.
Dead Rising 2: Off the Record
Photo journalist and original hero Frank West takes center stage to find his biggest scoop yet, returning in a reimagining of the Fortune City casino town from Dead Rising 2. The added Sandbox Mode allows players to explore the city and participate in deathly challenges, while Frank’s photo skills and upgraded camera features capture all of the violent and hilarious action up close.
Dead Rising, Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record will be available to purchase as individual download titles on September 13th for $19.99 / €19.99 / £15.99. All three titles are also available as a “Dead Rising Triple Pack” preorder bundle for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 for $49.99. In North America, a physical release of Dead Rising will be available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on September 13th and a physical release of Dead Rising 2 will be available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on September 27th.
Dead Rising 4
After fans have had the opportunity to play (or replay) the classic Dead Rising titles, join Frank West as he makes his heroic return to Willamette to investigate a new zombie outbreak during the holiday season. Dead Rising 4 comes to Xbox One and Windows 10 on December 6, 2016.
The first season of the rebooted Hitman is still underway, but there is apparently a lot more in the pipeline for this new take on the series. While we had previously heard that the developer was planning to announce a second season of the game, it looks like there will even end up being another season after that one.
A fan recently asked the official Hitman Twitter account whether or not there were any plans for a second season of Hitman, to which the account replied with “Of course, our plan is to have three seasons. Although Season Two hasn’t been confirmed yet.”
Take the reins of the most exhilarating chariot race in history, as you become Ben-Hur. Inspired by this year’s reimagining of the epic film, brave the twists of an ancient Roman arena and battle deadly charioteers for your life and the freedom of your family. In this race… the first to finish is the last to die.
Experience the glory – and brutality – of ancient Rome.
Race merciless charioteers through a stunning re-creation of the Roman arena in Jerusalem, fueled by the visual horsepower of the Xbox One.
Source: Download the game from here.
Microsoft has not talked about it in a very long time, but Steven Spielberg’s Halo TV show for Showtime is still on the way, it seems. Asked on Twitter what was up with the project or if it was dead, Spencer stated, “Alive.”
That’s not much, but confirmation that it’s not cancelled is something. This follows news from August 2015, when Showtime boss David Nevins confirmed the TV show was in “very active development.”
The Halo TV show was at one time expected to debut in fall 2015 alongside Halo 5: Guardians, but of course that didn’t happen. It’s unclear exactly what’s holding the project up, but it’s not uncommon for Hollywood productions to take a long time to come to fruition.
When we went gold five or six week ago, we posted on twitter, and literally every reply was like “hope you are going on a nice holiday!”. Some of us have, but I didn’t want to, not yet. I pictured myself somewhere staring out the window thinking about this game I’ve been working on for five years.
We’re under a pretty intense spotlight right now, and hopefully it’s easy to imagine how hard it would be to switch off from that, or how deeply we care about people’s first impression of the game.
In fact most of us were back here the day after we went gold, working on this update. We’re already proud of what we put on a disk, but if we had time, why not continue to update it?
Hello Games will continually update No Man’s Sky this way. This is the first of many.
Source: Hello Games
Last year, Blizzard has opened up various positions for its development team which was said to be a premise for planned HD remasters of their classic PC game titles, earlier this year news of optimizing WarCraft III for newer and more modern PC machines came out from the wild, and now, just this week, a rumor of Blizzard revealing an HD remake of StarCraft surfaced from the Korean online publicationinews24.
According to the website, multiple sources, including a Blizzard insider, Blizzard will plan the StarCraft HD reveal sometime in September, presumably during the StarCraft II World Championship Series Copa Intercontinental in Mexico City, Mexico. While no info as to will the game also receive further updates, the remake is assumed to focus on a major graphic overhaul as well as updating the in-game UI.
Source: Pacific Network
Prey is a first-person sci-fi action game from Arkane Studios, the award-winning creators of the 2012 ‘Game of the Year’, Dishonored. Known for their creative gameplay, distinctive worlds and immersive stories, Arkane reimagines this franchise from the ground up, with an added psychological twist. In Prey, you are the first human enhanced with alien powers aboard a desolate space station under assault. Improvise and innovate in order to survive as you search for answers. Prey is a bold new story set in a dangerous universe.
Prey will release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in 2017.
Hot on the heels of the release of Free Update 2, DOOM’s first premium DLC, Unto the Evil, is now available.
Unto the Evil brings three new diverse maps to DOOM multiplayer: Offering, Cataclysm, and Ritual. In addition, the DLC adds the UAC EMG Pistol as a new weapon, the Kinetic Mine as new equipment, and the Harvester as a new playable demon. Unto the Evil also adds new armor sets, patterns, colors, and taunts, as well as new hack modules. id Software is also introducing the PartyPlay system, which allows anyone to play any of the new maps from Unto the Evil, as long as you party up with a friend who owns the DLC. Similarly, if you own the DLC, the Unto the Evil DLC maps will be accessible to anyone who’s in your party as part of the map rotation.
Don’t miss our double XP weekend to coincide with the launch of Unto the Evil, which will last until August 8, at 12pm ET!
Xbox One S releases today and we finally have detailed data on exactly how the new console is faster than the original model. What’s more, we’ve had access to production hardware for several days now, meaning we can test it. The bottom line is this: Xbox One S has a GPU clock-speed of 914MHz, up from 853MHz in the older unit. That’s a 7.1 per cent increase and ESRAM bandwidth increases in line, taking that up to 218GB/s effective. Some games see no difference – others run noticeably faster.
As you can read in today’s extensive Xbox One S tech interview, the GPU ‘overclock’ is one of a number of enhancements in a new system-on-chip (SoC) package that adds support for 4K HDR media and gaming. According to Microsoft, upclocking the graphics core is needed to support rendering real-time non-HDR versions of the game for the GameDVR feature, streaming and screenshots. The firm could have disabled it for non-HDR titles, but they chose not to – it’s effectively a small, bonus value-added feature. In essence, the difference is rather like a factory overclocked PC graphics card compared to a stock model. By and large, Xbox One S runs like a standard console, but there are scenarios where the improvement is dramatic – far more so than we envisaged when Microsoft supplied the spec.
Ruin has come to our family… and the terrible task of restoring your estate to its former glory falls to you. It brings us great pleasure to finally announce the upcoming release date for Darkest Dungeon for both PS4 and PS Vita: September 27, 2016!
Darkest Dungeon is a challenging gothic turn-based dungeon crawler about the psychological stresses of adventuring. It draws heaps of inspiration from classic tabletop RPG experiences. Heroes are human, and Darkest Dungeon will push them to their very breaking points. It’s only under great duress that true heroes are born. Success isn’t guaranteed and many adventurers are likely to die along the way. However, with equal parts planning, strategy, and ruthlessness, you will conquer the horrors below!
Since we last gave an update on Playstation.Blog, we’ve added even more content to the game that will be included for release. The Stagecoach is brimming with new hero classes (15 in all!) who will find themselves at the Hamlet for redemption, glory, or fortune. More than 40 different Town Events add variety to your campaign… including a chance encounter with the nefarious Vvulf and his Bandit Raiders, who seek to destroy the Hamlet!
On September 27, we finally get to share years of hard work and passion with players on PlayStation.
The game will be $24.99 or the local equivalent, and will feature both cross-buy and cross-save support! Buy once, and share your Estate between your PS4 and your PS Vita.
PS Plus members can also expect a 20% discount off of the game.
Be sure to keep your eye on Playstation Store, and prepare yourselves, because there can be only madness… in the Darkest Dungeon!
Activision has broken its silence on the disappointing Marvel Ultimate Alliance ports. As Marvel Games promised, the DLC is en route and a PC patch has been deployed.
The PC patch addresses a number of issues. These include:
- Controller mapping improvements that address both Xbox One and Xbox 360 buttons, triggers, and a problem specifically with the A button
- General improvements to audio and fixes for the crackling sounds
- Improvements to player invitations for Marvel Ultimate Alliance
- UI updates and fixes for desync/disconnection issues when playing online
DLC should be out in the coming weeks for Ultimate Alliance on all three platforms (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC). The additional characters are already included in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2. This will be a free update.
Source: Game Informer
WARSAW, Poland – August 2, 2016 – CI Games, the studio behind Lords of the Fallen and Sniper Ghost Warrior, released a new reveal trailer for Sniper Ghost Warrior 3. The trailer presents the game’s 3 different play styles: sniper, ghost, and warrior. It is up to players to decide how to achieve their mission objectives.
As an American sniper you are dropped in northern Georgia, near the Russian border. Explore large, open-world maps with dynamic weather and a day/night cycle that actually impacts your play and decisions. Sniper Ghost Warrior 3tells the story of brotherhood, faith and betrayal in a land soaked in the blood of civil war.
Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 will be released on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One on 27 January 2017. We’re thrilled to be able to share the news with you. Stay tuned for more info on Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 as we head closer to the launch.