Gran Turismo Sport: Free Limited Time Demo Launching October 9th

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If you’re a racing enthusiast I’m certain many of you have been salivating for a taste of Gran Turismo sport. Well wait no longer as of October 9th PlayStation will release a limited time demo for you to experience prior to the official release of Gran Turismo Sport which is set to release October 17th.

The demo is set to run for free but for a limited time which is from October 9th to October 12th. Also it should be noted that PS Plus users will be able to pre-load the demo as of October 7th. Which means this may be a bit of a hefty download. At any rate the demo will be available for preload October 7th at 8:00am PT, with access to the game on October 9th, at 12:00am PT. For everyone else, download and access to the demo starts October 9th at 6:00pm PT. The demo officially ends October 12th at 8:00am PT.

It should also be noted that the demo has a currency limit of up to 1MM of which can be transferred to the full game upon release. As well any vehicle that you may unlock during your demo play time will be transferable to your main game on October 17th.

This limited time demo will also give fans a in-depth preview of the full game’s features. This demo will be geared toward all levels of drivers, from first timers to 20 year veterans of the franchise. You drive and tune on your own terms, while the new matchmaking system ensures you’re always racing against others of similar abilities.

At the start of the demo, drivers will have the option to experience a taste of Sport, Campaign, or Arcade mode. New features such as the innovative Scapes Photography mode and Custom Livery Editor are also available for the very first time. More details for the limited time demo are detailed below via the PS Blog:

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In Sport mode, drivers can prove just how fast they are by putting down their fastest lap time. At the end of each qualifying session, it’s an all-out battle against other drivers with similar performance abilities ensuring each race is equal, fair, and highly competitive.

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Campaign mode gives players the chance to improve their driving skills across numerous challenges, missions, and circuit experiences. Each of these modes play a key role in making every driver better prepared for racing online against others. As you complete various trial and Daily Workouts, you will be awarded with numerous vehicle unlocks, in-game currency, and Experience Points, furthering your Driver Profile and personal garage.

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For those looking to just jump in and drive, the Arcade mode offers a wide range of vehicle classes on three pre-selected circuit configurations with different terrains. Whether you want to go for high-speed oval racing on Northern Isle, hone your technical skills on Dragon Trail, or drift sideways through the corners in rally, race on your own terms as you choose from multiple driving aids including braking and or steering to hone your skills. You can also race against a friend offline in the classic 2-player split screen mode.

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The True HDR workflow and physics-based rendering tech of Scapes must be experienced firsthand to be truly appreciated. This is not your traditional photo mode as each photo location contains all the light energy information of that scene, enabling you to place your personalized car in hundreds of real world locations.

To round out the demo experience, the Livery Editor allows you to add your own personal touch of customization through numerous logo designs. You can also change the color of the car, wheels, mirrors, hood, spoiler, and much more.

More insider information and videos will be released via GT Academy athletes and more as well in the coming weeks prior to release.

Editors Opinion: Although I’m not a sim racing fan I am open to giving this demo a try. I’m sure more experience GT fans are more informed on this game and are more than satisfied with what is being offered prior to the full game release. I am however interested in seeing this game with the HDR and all intact. And I am more than willing to give the Arcade mode a shot as I am more inclined to playing Arcade racers than Sims.

But enough of my thoughts what do you think. What Features would you like to see for Gran Turismo Sport. Are the offerings enough or would you like to see more implemented for the full game? Comment below and let us know. For more news make sure to check back with us here at What’s 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

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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!

 

BlazBlue: Central Fiction OVERDRIVE Tournament Full Stream

Anime Fighting Game Weekend was amazing, but just in case you missed it. Here is BlazBlue: Central Fiction OVERDRIVE full live stream hosted by MistaOfficialVG(WARNING EXPLICIT LANGUAGE WAS USED IN THIS STREAM)

Check out The Online Arcade upcoming tournaments by visiting our Challonge page.

Sparc PSVR E3 2017 Trailer/Beta Sign Up

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Interested in competitive play using PlayStation VR? Well look no further CCP Games will be offering an experience like no other, introducing vSports with their game Sparc. Sparc will release later on this year and you can sign up for the beta right now. Hopefully we all can get in and get the competition rolling.

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CCP Games’ first-of-its kind, full-body virtual sport (vSport) Sparc™ is coming first to PlayStation®VR (PS VR) in Q3 2017. At launch, Sparc will be available to download from the PlayStation®Store. For more details about the game, visit http://www.playSparc.com or follow Sparc on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest updates.

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.

Players 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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Source: Play Sparc

Gran Turismo Sport PS4 Theme Music E3 2017 Trailer

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Gran Turismo Sport is set to release Fall 2017 and here is the theme music trailer shown during E3 2017. Don’t forget check out the beautiful screenshots of Gran Turismo Sport below.

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Rocket League to receive PS4 Pro support this month

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As reported via the PlayStation Blog. The smash hit from developer Psyonix, Rocket League is set to receive a PS4 Pro patch. Here’s what detailed below:

On February 21, we will release a new update that allows Rocket League to run at both 1080p (on a standard PS4) and 4K (on PS4 Pro) at 60 frames per second in all arenas for single and two-player split-screen modes. Three and four-player split-screen modes will offer 60 frames per second in most arenas at the same resolutions.

In addition to the new visual optimizations we’re making, our next update will also bring…

  • Hot Wheels premium DLC cars, Twin Mill III and Bone Shaker (sold separately).
  • Additional free Hot Wheels-themed post-match item drops, including both Toppers and Antennas.
  • A new fan-voted “Player’s Choice” Crate filled with some of the community’s favorite items.
  • PS4-specific technical improvements.
  • Multiple performance optimizations and bug fixes.

This is just the first of many planned content updates for Rocket League in 2017, so be sure to keep an eye out for even more from Psyonix HQ as the year moves on.

What do you think PS Nation will you be revisiting, rocket league to check out the new PS4 Pro features. Comment below let us know for this and more make sure to check back with us here at at What’s Up PlayStation.

Source: PlayStation Blog

WipEout Omega Collection PSX 2016 Trailer

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Are you ready for some WipEout action on PS4/ PS4 Pro? WipEout is back and looking better than before. Next year PlayStation fans can play this amazing collection of WipEout games including WipEout HD, WipEout HD Fury and WipEout 2048, all enhanced for PS4 and PS4 Pro. WipEout Omega Collection is set to release summer 2017.

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Here are some more details and what to expect next year from WipEout Omega Collection:

A name synonymous with PlayStation®, WipEout® is the rapid combat racer that defies gravity and defines generations. Known for its blistering speed, iconic music and pure multiplayer mayhem, WipEout® has starred on every PlayStation® format since 1995 – and is now set to rip through the air on PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®4 Pro.

Packed with content from WipEout HD, WipEout HD Fury and WipEout 2048. Omega Collection features 26 reversible circuits, 46 unique ships, a ton of game modes and a mixture of new and classic music tracks

* Compatible 4K HDR TV required for 4K and HDR support. Dynamic 4K gaming outputted by graphic rendering or upscaled to 4K resolution; support varies by game title. HDR and faster frame rates not supported by all games and video content.

 

The Council is Taking Over WWE2K17

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Ever wonder what it looks like when the crew from WhatsUpPlayStation.com throw down. Of course we won’t actually fight but we throw down in the squared circle. Here’s a preview of the action which is soon to be the start of a weekly web show. I’ll even let the community come up with the name of the show and who else you would like to see in the ring. Stay tuned for more action from The Council and WWE2K17.

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