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:

Gran Turismo Sport

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.

Gran Turismo Sport

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.

Gran Turismo Sport

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.

Gran Turismo Sport

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.

Tales of Berseria Demo Out Now! 

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For all you JRPG fans out there, I’ve got a treat for you! Tales of Berseria demo has been released in the PS Store today. One of our very own TheSarge0079 was able to capture some footage of the demo. Be sure to check out our YouTube channel What’s Up PlayStation to get your PlayStation fix! 

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Let’s Play Gravity Rush 2 Demo

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TheSarge0079 is back at it again with another “Let’s Play” of Gravity Rush 2 Demo on the official “WhatsUpPlayStation” YouTube channel (Click here to subscribe).

Gravity Rush 2 releases January 20th, 2017 for North America. Here is what to expect:

Another mind-bending adventure awaits gravity queen Kat as a new danger emerges to threaten the fabric of the universe itself. Still searching for clues behind the mystery of her origin, and with the powerful Raven at her side, Kat must master three unique gravity attack styles as she takes on enemies and massive bosses.

Let’s Play NieR: Automata Demo

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We would like to take the time to introduce our new official YouTube channel for WhatsUpPlayStation (Click here to subscribe). This is the first of many “Let’s Play” sessions from WhatsUpPlayStation that we will be providing for the PlayStation Nation. Here is TheSarge0079 “Let’s Play” of the NieR: Automata Demo on the Official WhatsUpPlayStation YouTube channel. NieR: Automata releases on March 7th, 2017 in North America for the PlayStation 4.

Here is a brief description on what to expect from NieR: Automata:

Invaders from another world attack without warning, unleashing a new type of threat: weapons known as “machine lifeforms.” In the face of this insurmountable threat, mankind is driven from Earth and takes refuge on the Moon.

The Council of Humanity organizes a resistance of android soldiers in an effort to take back their planet. To break the deadlock, the Resistance deploys a new unit of android infantry: YoRHa .
In the forsaken wasteland below, the war between the machines and the androids rages on.

A war that is soon to unveil the long-forgotten truth of this world…

Nier Automata Demo Comes To PS4 On December 22nd

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Square Enix announced today that NieR: Automata will have a demo available for PlayStation 4 owners on December 22nd in North America, Europe, and Japan. Producer Yosuka Saito stated in a previous interview, the demo will run about 30-40 minutes, giving players a good amount gameplay to grasp an understanding on how the game will pan out.


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Source: PlayStationLifestyle

World of Final Fantasy Demo Arrives Next Week

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From the first time my eyes saw World of Final Final, I instantly fell in love with the game. From the whimsical charm to the character design it displays, World of Final Fantasy has been on my personal top list of the most anticipated games to play this year. Square Enix doesn’t want to just reach the RPG enthusiast, they want a wide array of gamers on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita to gain interest for this title. Earlier today Square Enix announced that the World of Final Fantasy will receive an playable demo on October 17th for the PS4 and PS Vita. If you complete this demo, it will grant you something special in the full game when it releases October 25th, 2016. Are you ready? I just hope it’s a Cloud Strife summon. For anyone that pre orders World of Final Fantasy, they can secure the day one Sepiroth summon and original Japanese Voice Overs.


If the news on the playable demo isn’t enough to entice you. Check out the cinematic anime opening video below.

Source: Youtube

Try The King Of Fighters XIV Demo on July 19th

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PlayStation 4 owners can try The King of Fighter XIV for free, with a demo launching on July 19th. The demo will contain only 7 of the 50 massive KOFXIV roster of characters, which the final retail version will include. There will be no online functionalities within this demo unfortunately. The full retail game will have all your Online Modes/functions. Hopefully the netcode is refined to ensure having a great online experience with The King of Fighters XIV.

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According to Neogaf, SNK has announced that, The King of Fighters XIV will have Cooperative online multiplayer called “Party Play“. Party Play puts two teams of three against each other to fight it out for team superiority. Also “Online Training“, pairing a beginner level player to an experienced player for training.



The King of Fighters XIV is set to release exclusively for the PlayStation 4 on August 23rd for North America, August 25th in Japan, and  in Europe August 26th. Will you try out the demo? Are you excited for The King of Fighters XIV? Let us know in the comments below:

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Source: NeoGaf, Gematsu, Ticgn