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After revealing one of the most highly anticipated features for the PlayStation 4 in the form of remote play from a PC or Mac, Sony has rolled out when the update will go live: today. As you're reading this news your PS4 is likely already updating and downloading the new firmware patch for the eighth-gen system.
Gamers have been asking for it and Sony's worldwide studios president, Shuhei Yoshida, promised they would give it to gamers. What have gamers been asking for? Remote play via PC. Sony has implemented remote play via PC, Mac and Windows 10 platforms for the PS4's 3.5 update.
Neil Druckmann and Bruce Straley, the writers and directors for The Last of Us, have already started conceptualizing some ideas and prototypes for The Last of Us 2. However, they can't really get into the nitty gritty of the sequel until they finish up the DLC for Uncharted 4.
Sony released a new 15-minute trailer (although, one might argue it's more like a commentary-free Let's Play) where we get to see some unedited gameplay footage of Uncharted 4 in action. It's an entire segment from the Madagascar level where Nate, Sam, and Sully venture through the safari on their way toward a volcano.
Sony did a real good thing recently when they sent 21-year-old college student, Peter Byrne, a free controller. It's not just any kind of free controller, it's a specially designed controller to help Byrne play video games comfortably while he battles his cerebral palsy.
Sony unveiled the official line-up for their free games due to drop on the PS3, PS Vita and PS4 for the month of April. The games range from indie titles to some well known games. Some of the titles include Dead Star, A Virus Named Tom and Ubisoft's first-person action game, Zombi.
With the release of the Oculus Rift this week and HTC Vive’s release next week, PlayStation VR is the last of the trio to make its debut later this year. And with a release date in October, Sony has finally opened pre-orders for the standalone version of the VR headset.
The Strong Museum of Play's Hall of Fame will grow just a little larger this year with the 2016 inductees. This year's list consists of 15 games, many of which are returnees from 2015 where they were also nominated to be inducted into the hall of fame. One of those games is The Sims.
With virtual reality being the talk of the town all over the web, the one thing that a lot of people have been questioning is whether or not certain platforms are compatible with certain devices, and whether or not certain software will work with certain headsets. Well, Sony could be exploring making the PS VR more PC compatible in the near future.
The rumors and build-up for Sony's new PS4.5 are gaining a lot more traction and a lot more ground. It's not like the images being released every once in a while for the Nintendo NX that turn out to be fake. In this case, the latest report on the PS4.5 (or PS4K) is that it's going to be announced soon.
Sony has just a little over a month to go – maybe a month and a half? – before Uncharted 4 releases. So they're peppering the gaming community with tidbits of new info and developer diaries and promo trailers like the one they recently let loose featuring a closer look at the character Nathan Drake.
Sony's rumored PS4.5 is now being dubbed the PS4K. Why the 4K? Well, in the last report they stated that Sony is aiming for this new PlayStation 4 “refresh” to handle 4K output, something the PS4 can only manage with photos and some videos. Well, in the newest report they state that the PS4K is real and it's coming.
Sony could be working on a new game console, according to some new rumors. The PlayStation 4 could be getting an upgrade to a PS4.5. The information is sketchy at best but it points to Sony putting in some more horsepower under the hood to make the PS4 a better companion for VR gaming.
If you’re coming into PlayStation VR with nothing more than a PlayStation 4 to your name, you’re going to need to fork over a bit of extra dough to get the full experience. Luckily, Sony has announced a PlayStation VR Launch Bundle, which will include everything you need to dive into virtual reality on your home console.
The Game Developer’s Conference is held every year at the Moscone Center in downtown San Francisco. Two years ago was my first opportunity to attend the conference, and the experience changed my life. If you’re someone who is invested in video games, whether you are a developer or just someone with a lot of passion for gaming, you need to dish out the money and visit GDC at least once—because it could change your life too.