Deals: Check out the PS4 and PSVR limited time December offer

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

Tis the season for giving and today via the PS Blog PlayStation has announced that it will be holding a special deal for those who are looking to enter the PlayStation family this holiday with some hard to avoid deals. Check out the run down of deals available Starting Sunday December 10th until December 24th, 2017 here are the details below:

PlayStation VR Gran Turismo Sport Bundle

$199.99 (MSRP) // Regular price: $299.99 (MSRP)

This bundle includes a PS VR system, a PS Camera, a copy of GT Sport, and the new PS VR demo disc. The world’s first racing experience to be built from the ground up now heightens the experience further by transporting gamers straight into the driver’s seat in virtual reality. Experience thrilling one-on-one racing with select cars in the dedicated VR Drive mode in Arcade Mode.

PlayStation VR DOOM VFR Bundle

$299.99 (MSRP) // Regular Price: $399.99 (MSRP)

This bundle includes a PS VR headset, a PlayStation Camera, a copy of Doom VFR and the new PS VR demo disc. DOOM VFR brings the fast-paced gameplay fans of the series love to VR. Lay waste to an army of demons as you explore and interact with new areas of the UAC facility on Mars, and Hell itself, from an entirely new perspective.

PlayStation VR The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR Bundle

$349.99 (MSRP) // Regular Price: $449.99 (MSRP)

This bundle includes a PS VR system, a PS Camera, two PlayStation Move controllers, a copy of Skyrim VR and the new PS VR demo disc. Skyrim VR is perfect for longtime fans of the game who want to check out Skyrim’s epic world in virtual reality, or for the curious gamer looking to virtually dip their toes in Tamriel for the very first time.


From Sunday, December 10, through Saturday, December 16, the MSRP of PlayStation 4 Pro systems, including bundles, will be $50 off the regular suggested retail price.


PS4 Pro 1TB Jet Black Console

$349.99 (MSRP) // Regular Price: $399.99 (MSRP)

The super-charged PS4 Pro system, with a DualShock 4 controller, is available for a limited time at an even greater value.

Limited Edition Star Wars Battlefront ll PS4 Pro Bundle

$399.99 (MSRP) // Regular Price: $449.99 (MSRP)

This bundle features a fully customized PS4 Pro system, matching DualShock 4 controller, and a copy of Star Wars Battlefront II: Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition.

Limited Edition Destiny 2 PS4 Pro bundle

$399.99 (MSRP) // Regular Price: $449.99 (MSRP)

This bundle includes the Glacier White PS4 Pro with a 1TB HDD, matching DualShock 4 controller, a copy of Destiny 2 and a digital content voucher that includes the game’s Expansion Pass.

It’s never been a better time to jump in on PS4 Pro and the heightened gaming experiences the console delivers. Check out our PS4 Pro Enhanced Games and Video Guide to see what our PlayStation.Blog team picked as some of their favorite content for PS4 Pro.

(Editors Opinion: These are some great deals and bundles I’ve particularly got my eye on the PSVR GT Bundle that’s a steal for $199.99 even though I’m not a huge GT Sport fan personally by any stretch who can beat so such a great give away. At any rate these deals are sure to maintain some dominance during the holidays. My only gripe is that I would’ve like to have seen a permanent price drop for the PSVR and the PS4 Pro Collectively. However there still may be time as we enter 2018. However as of now as far as we know these are the best deals around for entering the PlayStation family.)

What do you think of these deals? Are you interested? What are you looking to pick up this holiday a shiny new PS4 Bundle or a PSVR Bundle. We’d love to hear your thoughts. Comment below let us know. For News like this and more, Make sure to keep us bookmarked and check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.

 

PlayStation & Sun-Soft Announce Dark Eclipse A Virtual Reality MOBA

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

PlayStation is looking to innovate with a new Sun-Soft Developed VR MOBA title that goes by the name Dark Eclipse. The title is set to launch in “Spring 2018” but if you’re in attendance at PlayStation Experience, you’ll be able to play the first demo for the game at the Anaheim event.

Multiplayer Online Battle Arena — or MOBA are looking to evolve. PlayStation has it’s fair share of great titles such as paragon and many others but the devs at Sun-Soft have stated that they want to bring the MOBA genre to VR. As they’ve played many  MOBA titles. As reported via the PS Blog Check out the details on this title and what they have to say  below:

Sunsoft wants to bring MOBA into the era of virtual reality. We play lots of MOBA games. The thrill of getting a triple-kill, diving under the tower to chase a kill, ganking an unsuspecting opponent, getting that power buff, pushing towers towards the enemy base, receiving cheers from spectators… we want to bring all of this to VR.

This is a game where you need to react to other players — there is no surefire winning strategy, so you need to adapt to each situation. The pace of the game allows you to think strategically in terms of when to attack or defense. Know your enemy, and know yourself. Play wisely.

When we were thinking of player interaction in VR, the first thing we tried was point-and-click and point-and-teleport interactions. While that did work, we were left thinking “What if the interaction was more like real life, where you can just grab things with your hands?”

Unlike VR shooting games, in Dark Eclipse you don’t extend your arms to aim. The game is paced so that you can move more casually. We also designed the game with a rest period between matches, so you can rest your body if needed.

Dark Eclipse is designed to be a competitive game. Like all great MOBAs before it, we are looking forward to seeing skilled players battle opponents who match their skill level, eventually filtering out the top players so we can all watch their godlike gameplay. For that, we will have rank mode in Season 1.

If you are just looking to have some fun, you should know that at first nobody will know the game enough to compete in rank mode, so the launch period will be like “season zero.” So relax, have fun, and enjoy the casual mode at launch.

There are tutorials and a practice mode in Dark Eclipse. We will have a mode for player vs A.I. bots, so you can practice until you are comfortable to play with other live users. There will be rewards as you gain more experience. Rewards you earn will carry forward regardless of solo, casual mode or rank mode.

While traditional MOBA usually requires rapid control of the keyboard and mouse (or touchscreen), in VR, players have motion controllers which allow analog movement input. In Dark Eclipse, you can play with one or two PlayStation Move controllers, or with a DualShock 4, or a combination of both.

Dark Eclipse for PS VR

We have a range of over twenty characters planned for the game at launch, split between human-like characters called Heroes and monster-like characters called Dominators.

When we started playtesting Dark Eclipse in VR, we experimented with having one player controlling up to five characters. We eventually settled down to three controllable characters (leaders) per player because it felt good. The three controllable characters made leader composition an essential consideration, even you’re playing solo.

Because of the large combination of characters to choose from, we are aiming for Dark Eclipse to provide around a thousand hours of gameplay, with matches lasting anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes each. Looking at the hours we’ve put into playtesting this game, this won’t be a difficult task. And it’s going to be fun.

What Lies Ahead

At launch we will focus on 1v1 gameplay, so winning or losing is entirely up to you. This will be the main focus until the competitive season starts. Later, we will move on to 2v2, and the dynamic of the game will start to require teamwork. Eventually, we want to reach 3v3 matches. We don’t want to jump into a situation where there are not enough players in-game at any given time, and we don’t want to have people waiting for a long time for a match.

In short, first claim victory with your own wit, then look forward to team gameplay in a major release after launch. We understand the excitement of a team-based dynamic — looking at MOBAs on mobile phones, it’s easy to get games with five players on each team. But is that the answer for VR MOBA? We are taking steps to find out. The multiplayer online battle experience we want doesn’t necessarily mean 5v5, especially when one player controls three characters. We will keep iterating and evolve the game.

Finally, it wouldn’t be eSports if there are no spectators. For that, we have been prototyping a spectator mode, which will be released in an update after launch.

(Editors Opinion: I’m not much of a fan of MOBA’s however I do like spectating them, Just not playing them unfortunately. However I truly appreciate the innovation that this title brings with combining the MOBA genre with VR elements and the art style for this title is amazing. Fans of VR and MOBA games should find this game to be very interesting and hopefully fun as well. And Though I am not into MOBA games, I will give this a try at PSX [if the line isn’t too long]. Either way this title looks great and ambitious as ever!)

What do you think? Are you interested in this upcoming VR MOBA? Do you think this is a good mix? We’d love to hear you guys and gals thoughts. For news like this and more make sure to keep us bookmarked and check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation

PlayStation VR DOOM VFR Bundle Coming in December! And Skyrim Bundle this November!

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PlayStation is showing no signs of slowing down when it comes to PSVR support as announced today via the PS Blog that in December PlayStation in partnership with Bethesda will officially release a bundle for the new Doom VFR and November A PS VR Skyrim Bundle is set to release which is detailed below:

The Doom VFR and Skyrim VR release date is closing in and we’re excited to announce a new bundle that will vault you into the fast-paced, thrilling gameplay you love but as a totally new experience built for VR.

The PlayStation VR Doom VFR Bundle includes* the PlayStation VR system, PlayStation Camera, the updated PS VR Demo Disc and Doom VFR Blu-ray Disc.

The PlayStation VR Skyrim VR Bundle includes the PS VR system, PlayStation Camera, two PlayStation Move controllers, and Skyrim VR — including the Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn add-ons. Also included is an updated PS VR Demo Disc that features demos from 13 PS VR titles

Doom VFR transports you to the UAC facility on Mars and the depths of Hell, as your skills are put to the test through intense combat. Set shortly after the demonic invasion on the UAC’s Martian research facility, you are the last known human survivor – until your death. Under a top-secret UAC operational contingency protocol, your consciousness is transferred to an artificial brain matrix. Your designated purpose: restore operational stability and use any means necessary to stop the onslaught of demons.

PlayStation VR Doom VFR Bundle

The game can be played with either a DualShock 4 wirelress controller, PlayStation Move controllers, or the PlayStation VR Aim Controller to heighten your experience.

The PlayStation VR Doom VFR Bundle will arrive with the games release on December 1st across the U.S. and Canada for $399.99 USD (MSRP) / $499.99 CAD (MSRP).

In regards to Skyrim, this is the full length open-world game you have been waiting to experience in virtual reality. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’s stellar reputation hardly needs an introduction, as the title has won more than 200 game of the year awards in its time. We simply can’t wait for PS4 gamers to experience it like never before. For those who are longtime fans of the game, Skyrim VR will transport you right into the game’s epic world. For those who have yet to play Skyrim, you are in for massive treat.

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The PlayStation VR Skyrim Bundle will launch alongside the game on November 17 in the U.S. for $449.99 USD and in Canada for $579.99 CAD. If you want to make sure you get your hands on one, pre-order your bundle starting today.

(Editors Opinion: Not really a fan of the Skyrim franchise however Doom on the Standard PS4 alone is pretty darn stellar and this news reminds me that I need to finish my platinum play-through of the game as it’s one of my enjoyable titles on my gaming bucket list. But besides that. I am also looking forward to trying this out on PSVR as my Playstation VR experience has been a bit limited to only a few plays as I have yet to purchase one myself. But I surely plan on doing so for a myriad of reasons. However I encourage many to give PSVR VR a try and Doom is an excellent introductory to the experience.)

What do you think of this these two bundles are you interested in playing these stellar titles in VR? What would like to see supported in VR next? Comment below let us know. For news like this and more make sure to keep us bookmarked and check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.

PlayStation reveals week long deals during Black Friday

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In just a few weeks PlayStation fans will be able to stock up and acquire new games and or consoles for the coming holiday season. As announced via the PlayStation Blog. During the week of 11-19-17 through 11-27-17 there will be deals available for PS4 consoles and as well as PSVR bundles as well. Here’s the more in depth details below:

First up, all PlayStation VR bundles will be available at a great deal at participating retailers. This includes the recently announced PlayStation VR Gran Turismo Sport Bundle at $299.99 USD (MSRP) and PlayStation VR Skyrim VR Bundle at $349.99 USD (MSRP). There has never been a better time to jump into the driver’s seat in GT Sport for a heightened VR experience, or transport yourself into the virtual open game world of The Elder Scrolls filled with dragon-fighting action.

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For PlayStation 4, the standard slim 1TB system in Jet Black will be available at $199.99 USD. This is the perfect time to pick up a PS4 as a gift for the special gamer in your life, or as a treat for yourself. You can also stock up on additional DualShock 4 wireless controllers while you’re at it. All DS4 controllers, including the recently released translucent colors, will start at $39.99 USD (MSRP) at participating retailers.

If you’re a PlayStation Plus member, you’ll get exclusive early access to some of the biggest deals in the PlayStation Store Black Friday Sale starting on November 17. PS Plus members will find deals of up to 40% off on the hottest blockbuster titles.

Even if you’re not a PS Plus member, you still can take advantage of the Black Friday deals at PS Store starting November 21 through 8am PT November 28.

(Editors Note: I will be looking forward to black Friday deals via PSN, However participating retailers like Best Buy always tend to have pretty good deals so I would most definitely refer Best Buy as the “Go To” Store for more of the electronics side of your best buy needs. However these deals are always great and I expect to be able to do a nice trophy clean up for Black Friday via the PSN Store.)

Let us know what you think? What black Friday deals are you looking forward to. Do you plan to go out and endure the black Friday rush or will you pass on the deals? Comment below let us know. For news like this and more make sure to keep us bookmarked and check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.

 

PlayStation Introduces new GT Sport PSVR Bundle

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PlayStation is gearing you up for the holidays on the VR front that is. It has been revealed today that the console manufacturer is releasing a PlayStation VR GT Sport bundle. Recently stated via the PS Blog:

The PlayStation VR Gran Turismo Sport bundle, which starts to hit shelves in the next few days. The bundle will include the PS VR system, PlayStation Camera, a physical copy of GT Sport, and an updated version of the PS VR Demo Disc, featuring 13 PS VR demo experiences. The PS VR GT Sport bundle will be available in retailers across the U.S. for $399.99 USD (MSRP) and in Canada for $499.99 CAD (MSRP) – so you’re getting GT Sport at no extra charge with the core PS VR bundle, which is already available at a great value.

Obviously the bundle doesn’t include the PS4/ PS4 Pro console. However for $399 USD that isn’t too bad of a deal. It also shows that PlayStation thus far is committed to providing an avenue for PlayStation VR support and games. But let us know your thoughts? What do you think of the bundle. Are you interested in GT Sport or PlayStation VR? Do you think this bundle provides a good value? Comment below let us know. For more news of the latest in PlayStation related affairs make sure to keep us bookmarked and check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.

PS4 Firmware Update 5.00 Nobunaga Now Available for PS4 and PS Apps

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As you know we’ve previously given details for the 5.00 beta for standard PS4 and PS4 Pro. To where these features were speculated but today we have official confirmation as Sony has announced via the PS Blog the available features in this 5.00 firmware update. Here are the details as followed:

Family on PSN

We’re overhauling the current master/sub-account system, and introducing the new “Family on PlayStation Network.” This new system will offer a more flexible experience for families on PS4 by making it easier to setup PSN accounts for children and customize parental control settings. Below are the new features that will be introduced with family on PSN:

Family Manager, Parent/Guardian

Family on PSN will allow multiple adults to be part of a single family. The Family Manager can promote another adult inside the family to a Parent/Guardian, who can then customize parental control levels of children’s accounts.

PS4 System Software Update 5.00

Individualized Parental Controls

Before this update, the same parental controls were applied to all users on the same console, including adults. But with 5.00, all controls (including game age ratings) can be individually attuned for each child.

Friend List Management

In place of the current ‘Favorite Groups’ tab, we’re adding a new ‘Custom Lists’ tab within Friends, which allows you to create and edit custom lists of your friends. This makes it easier for you to manage your friends and access specific groups. For example, you can create a custom list of your Destiny teammates and easily send them raid invites.

PS4 System Software Update 5.00

Broadcast feature updates

Communities

If you own a community, you can now bind your community to your broadcast. When a broadcast is linked to a community, the community button appears on the Live from PlayStation spectator screen. Once a spectator clicks on the community button, they’ll be able to jump directly to your community page to check out the details.

PlayStation VR

We’ve added a new setting in PlayStation VR: Display Message to Spectators and Spectators’ Comments. Once this is enabled, spectator comments sent during a broadcast is displayed not only in cinematic mode, but also in VR mode. This makes it much easier for VR broadcasters to keep up on comments and communicate with their viewers.

PlayStation 4 Pro

Good news Twitch users: with this update, PS4 Pro will support 1080p 60fps streaming on Twitch.

Messages Improvements

You’ve already been able to share your favorite music to Twitter and Facebook via PlayStation Music, but now you’ll also be able to share via messages using your PS4. If your friends are on PS4, they can listen to the track right inside the message by booting up Quick Menu, and if they’re on their mobile device, they can jump directly to the Spotify app from the PS Messages app to check out the song.

In addition, if you’re part of multiple message groups, you can now easily leave several groups at once. Just open up Options in the message list, select Leave, and choose the message groups you want to leave.

PS4 System Software Update 5.00

Notifications Updates

We’ve added a new setting that allows you to disable pop-up notifications while you’re watching a movie or TV show on your PS4. This setting is off by default, so go to Settings > Notifications to disable notifications and go uninterrupted during your videos.

PS4 System Software Update 5.00

Furthermore, you now have the option to turn off message previews on your pop-up notifications. If you turn this setting off, the pop-up notification will hide the message senders’ online ID and will display a generic user icon and message instead.

PS4 System Software Update 5.00

Lastly, you’ll have the option to change the color of your pop-up notifications to either white (default) or black.

PS4 System Software Update 5.00

Quick Menu Updates

If you want to keep an eye out on what’s happening under Notifications, like the progress of your game downloads/installations or new party invites, you can now access this directly from the Quick Menu so you don’t have to step away from your game every time you want to check your notifications.

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Also, we’ve added a ‘Leave Party’ option in the Quick Menu, so you can easily exit a party and go right back to playing your game.

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In addition, now you’ll see the system clock in the upper-right corner of the screen when you pop open the Quick Menu.

Virtual Surround Sound on PS VR

PlayStation VR now supports 5.1ch and 7.1ch virtual surround sound on your headphones when watching Blu-rays and DVDs in Cinematic Mode, making for an even more immersive viewing experience

Improved Tournaments Bracket Viewer

We have a new bracket viewer that shows full tournament brackets for Single Elimination and Double Elimination tournaments on PS4. This makes it easier for you to see the current tournament standings.

PS4 System Software Update 5.00

New System Language Additions

With this update, we’re adding the following system language options on PS4: Czech, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Romanian, Thai and Vietnamese.

Team Tournaments

Prepare to recruit the best players you know, because Team Tournaments on PS4 are almost here. With this new functionality, you’ll be able to compete against other teams for prizes and status.

Team Tournament functionality will kick off on October 5, shortly after the release of the 5.00 update. The initial batch of titles supporting Team Tournaments will be Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, World of Tanks and Mantis Burn Racing, with more on the way. Head over to the Events section on your PS4 to check out details for different Events and Tournaments, and to start creating your team.

You can join or own up to a maximum of 60 different teams, and each team will have an owner and captain(s) who can manage the team. Only teams will be able to register for official Team Tournaments. Your team will have its own customizable team page where you can see team member information, and view upcoming and ongoing events that your team is currently registered for and competing in. In addition, you can easily check out your team’s results in past tournaments with a new bracket viewer that shows full tournament standings for Single and Double Elimination tournaments directly on PS4. Communicating and coordinating with your teammates is also simple via the integrated team chat feature.

Follow Anyone

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Before 5.00, you were only able to follow Verified Accounts, but now you can follow any user without having to be friends with them (subject to privacy settings). This allows you to follow content creators, game broadcasters, and other gamers in a community without having to dip into your friends list. And at the same time, this will allow these users to expand their reach and build more interest in what they’re doing. Your What’s New feed will be updated with the activities of the users you’re following, so you can easily keep up on what they’re up to. And under Friends, you’ll see a new Who to Follow section that will give you customized recommendations of who you can follow. The recommendations will be displayed in separate categories, such as Featured Verified Accounts, trending users, and suggestions based on games you’ve recently played.

Messages Update

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We have one more feature to add to the list of updates coming to Messages on PS4. If you send a message that contains a link to a website, messages will now display a preview of the website, like headlines and thumbnails.

App Updates

Outside of PS4, some of our apps are getting updates today too:

PlayStation Communities

Following this update, you can switch the app into landscape mode when you flip your phone sideways, so you get a wider view of the app and it makes it easier to scroll through. In addition, you’re now able to view and post animated GIFs on community walls. We’re also adding the following languages to the app: Czech, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Romanian, Thai and Vietnamese.

PlayStation Messages

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Stickers for Uncharted: The Lost Legacy and Horizon Zero Dawn are being added. And similar to the PS4’s Messages update, the PlayStation Messages app will also be updated to display previews of a website if you’ve received a link. Support for Czech, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Romanian, Thai and Vietnamese are being added to the app.

Editors Opinion: Although these additions are nice. I would’ve liked to have seen more utilized for name changes, party chat expansions such as larger party count (At least 10-12 player count additions) and something more useful for the PS camera. As well as video messaging of per say 30 seconds to 1 minute clips to friends. Sadly with this update outside of a few welcoming features, I do not feel this warrants a full  5.00 update as previous updates were a bit more anticipated.

With firmware update 5.00 being fully revealed and available for download what do you think? are you satisfied with the results of this update to the PS4 and PS Apps? Comment below let us know and for more news make sure to check back with us here at Whats Up PlayStation.

Sony reveals new PSVR model to release soon with slight changes ahead

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If you’re still on the fence about VR Sony has made a few changes that could possibly change your mind and maybe place the peripheral up your buyers list. Per the PlayStation blog the new updated PSVR FAQ post detailed the changes ahead:

Is there a new PlayStation VR model? How is it different?

A hardware update to PlayStation VR is being prepared. The new version, model number CUH-ZVR2, features an updated design that enables the stereo headphone cables to be integrated with the VR headset and a slimmer, streamlined connection cable. There’s also an updated Processor Unit that supports HDR pass through, enabling users to enjoy HDR-compatible PS4 content on a TV without having to disconnect the Processor Unit in between the TV and the PS4 system. This function can be used only when the VR headset is turned off.

When will the new PS VR model become available in North America? How much will it be?

We will share details on the launch timing in North America at a later date. The pricing of the PS VR bundles will remain the same.

How can I distinguish between the old PS VR headset and the new one when I’m purchasing?

The packaging for PlayStation VR will change slightly when the new model hits stores. To differentiate, look for the model number printed on the box. The previous PS VR’s model number is CUH-ZVR1, and the new PS VR’s model number is CUH-ZVR2. Also, the product image on the packaging will be updated to show changes on the new model, like the integrated headphones on the VR headset.

If I already own a PS VR, can I swap out my old Processor Unit with the updated one?

Because the cables of CUH-ZVR1 and CUH-ZVR2 are different, you cannot swap the Processor Units.

Are the PS VR games I already own compatible with the new model?

Yes, all PS VR games are compatible with both PS VR models.

Editors opinion: “Me personally this makes me more eager to purchase a PSVR after now acquiring a 4K HDR television ( Which I am currently an 1 week old owner of such). I initially planned on purchasing a PSVR by 2018 anyway so this is actually perfect. At any rate I feel this creates an incentive to purchase a PSVR even more now. 

How do you feel about this news? Does this create even more or less of a reason to buy. Current owners of the new PSVR model what are your thoughts? Comment below and let us know. For news like this and more make sure to check with us here at Whats Up PlayStation.

CCP Games- Sparc PSVR Interview

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It was a pleasure to have an interview with CCP Games Community Lead Thomas Cheung to talk about their newest PlayStation VR game called Sparc. During the interview we learned that Sparc will run its online matches on dedicated servers and the release date is ahead of schedule, so we can expect a date to be announced soon. If you’re interested in playing a competitive game using PSVR, for more information on Sparc click here to check out their site.

CCP Games will be holding their first reddit AMA within the /r/PSVR subreddit this Friday at 1pm EST. If you have any questions or concerns about Sparc be sure to ask there.sparc2Sparc1What does Sparc have to offer?

Sparc is a skill-based, fast-paced, and physical sport only possible in virtual reality. In Sparc, players utilize their PlayStation®Move motion controllers to aim and throw projectiles at each other inside a sleek virtual arena, while defending themselves by dodging, blocking, or deflecting incoming attacks from a live opponent. Players can compete against their friends or find challengers via online matchmaking.sparc3Players can watch Sparc matches in-person and queue up for the next match through “Courtside,” a freeform social area that allows for spectating in VR. Sparc includes multiple two-player game modes as well as a selection of single-player challenges and training modes, plus a wide range of visually striking customization and personalization options for competitors.

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PS4 Exclusive Gran Turismo Sport Launches October 17th

 

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Patience is a great thing, and for those who are fans of the sim racer genre, today is a great day of pay off. Well sort of, at any rate as posted and revealed today via the PS Blog. Gran Turismo Sport has finally revealed it’s launch date. During this year’s recent E3, it was hinted for a fall release window but no specific date was given. Today all of that has changed as reported via the PS Blog.

Gran Turismo Sport will be launching on October 17 in North America. Following the successful completion of our Closed Beta phase, as announced earlier this week, we are now entering the final stages of polishing as we prepare for launch.

Between now and launch you can expect to hear a lot more from the GT team as we unveil more information on the many features included in Gran Turismo Sport, including the campaign mode, various creative tools, as well as a full reveal on all the cars and tracks you can look forward to racing on launch day!

You can view the trailer below here:

Gran Turismo Sport is available to pre-order now from both PlayStation Store and retailers across Europe & North America. There’s plenty of choices available to GT fans to help select the right edition for them.

On top of the Standard Edition full game, there are several options for fans:

Gran Turismo Sport Limited Edition – $69.99 MSRP ($89.99 CAN)

  • GT Sport Starter Pack (8 Cars)
  • $1MM In-Game Credit
  • Livery Sticker Pack
  • 30 GT Sport Themed Avatars
  • Chrome Racing Helmet (For Driver Profile)
  • Limited Steel Book & Packaging

Gran Turismo Sport

Gran Turismo Sport Digital Deluxe Edition – $79.99 MSRP ($99.99 CAN)

  • GT Sport Starter Pack (12 Cars)
  • $2MM In-Game Credit
  • Livery Sticker Pack
  • 60 GT Sport Themed Avatars
  • Chrome Racing Helmet (For Driver Profile)

For more information please continue to check out the official PlayStation channels and the Gran Turismo website.

So with the launch details of Gran Turismo Sport being revealed what do you think? Will you be purchasing this long awaited title this fall? Are you looking forward to it? Is the hype still warranted? Comment below let us know and for more news and all things PlayStation related check back with us here at What’s Up Playstation!