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

Mind of Gamer Podcast Ep. 32 |PGW Predictions| SSOD 2| Kinect Gets Disconnected| FFXII hits 1mil

Welcome to Mind of a Gamer (MOG) Podcast! With your cast: Gaming With Persona, MistaOfficial & DemiGodReviews, we a are a group of gamers coming together in efforts of providing gamers with a more chill podcast on your usual Saturday Mornings. We talk about all things gaming, including controversial topics that come up in the gaming industry. We approach all topics with an open mind and our opinions are our own.  (Mature audiences only) With that being said we’ve provided a layout of our topics we discuss we hope you enjoy it please leave your comment below or via our YouTube Link located below.

You can follow the Topics outline below:

 

The Online Arcade Presents Marvel Vs Capcom Infinity Gauntlet Day 2

Welcome to The Online Arcade first Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite tournament. This tournament will be called “Infinity Gauntlet” for the PS4. This will be the last official TOA tournament for the year. Today is the final of two days of which we will be hosting the Marvel Vs Capcom Infinity Gauntlet Tournament Viewers and supporters of our Patreon will be eligible for various prizes as this is our last “Premiere Event of the Year”

You can check out the live stream link of Day 2 below:

(We experienced a few technical difficulties: Here’s Part 2 of the Tournament)

Host of Day 2 activities will be as followed: Jay Bari, Gaming With Persona, Up Chuck Gaming and MistaOfficialVG be sure to stay tuned until the end for a special announcement of our 2018 TOA plans.

Make sure to Follow Our 1st  Marvel Vs Capcom Infinite – Tournament Winner:

Liger https://twitter.com/myterryfold

Please Note: THIS TOURNAMENT IS A 2 DAY EVENT

You can view Day 1 here:

Participants can join the MvCI Infinity Gauntlet discord below:

https://discord.gg/mBtzFtT

Also make sure to Join our Facebook group:

https://m.facebook.com/groups/110679729607168

Let us know your feedback as we move forward to conclude Day 2 of the Tournament. Make sure to check out and possibly consider supporting our Patreon. For News, Events and great content like this make sure check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.

 

Support The Online Arcade by becoming a Patron here:

https://www.patreon.com/THEONLINEARCADE

OR http://paypal.me/OfficialOnlineArcade

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us. Here on the Website or our Twitter @TheOnline Arcade @Jay_BariYT @Persona_YT, @Upchuckgaming, @MistaOfficialVG

Lastly rules are detailed below:

Rules:

  • The Match is over when either player wins the required number of games (3 out of 5 games  this also applies to the losers groups). In Top 8 matches will be 3 out of 5 (In Tournament look for rules pertaining to required Games to win) 
  • Once a player has won the required number of games, the winner of the Match should report the result to this Website by Following Admin(OFF STREAM ONLY!).
  • If there are still Games to be played, the player who lost the Game has the option of switching his/her Character for the next Game.
  • The player who won the game does not have the option of switching Characters. He/she must stay with the same Character.
  • At some point during the League or Tournament, IF a player may violate either the rules or the rules for a particular game in a tournament. – It is the responsibly of the players in the Match to detect all Match Rule violations and report them to a Admin immediately.
  • Players are not allowed to stop a Game in progress- Stopping a Game in progress will result in the forfeit of the round on the part of the person stopping the game.
  • The “only time” a player is allowed to stop a Game to report a rule violation is when that violation occurs during the middle of the match is due to ONLINE ISSUES(eg horrible Latency) where players have to choice to reset thier PS4.
  • In the event of an “equipment failure”, they player has the option to stop the Game in progress to obtain an replacement.
  • If a Game is stopped in progress, the reporting player must “forfeit the current round“.
  • New equipment must be immediately available.  If replacement equipment cannot be obtained in a timely manner, the player must continue to play on their current equipment or forfeit the Match.
  • A player may opt to switch out equipment between Games at no penalty.  When this occurs, the player will be given ample time to configure his buttons before the next Game begins.
  • When a player advances in the bracket. He is not required to play a replacement.
  • Recommended Circumstances for Issuing a Match Forfeiture– Inability to locate the participant at the time of his/her Match(Please don’t miss a match the Admins are willing to working with all Schedules)
  • Warnings- The first WARNING violation in and of itself has no effect. However, another Warning violation will almost always also be accompanied by Match Forfeit.( Excessive stalling/misconduct during a Match (e.g. repeatedly “accidentally” picking the wrong character, taking a bathroom break between games in a Match)).

The Online Arcade Presents Marvel Vs Capcom Infinity Gauntlet Day 1

Welcome to The Online Arcade first Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite tournament. This tournament will be called “Infinity Gauntlet” for the PS4. This will be the last official TOA tournament for the year. Today is the first of two days of which we will be hosting the Marvel Vs Capcom Infinity Gauntlet Tournament Viewers and supporters of our Patreon will be eligible for various prizes as this is our last “Premiere Event of the Year”

You can check out the live stream link of Day 1 below:

Host of Day 1 activities will be as followed: MistaOfficial VG, Gaming With Persona, Up Chuck Gaming

Please Note: THIS TOURNAMENT IS A 2 DAY EVENT

You can view Day 2 here:

Participants can join the MvCI Infinity Gauntlet discord below:

https://discord.gg/mBtzFtT

Also make sure to Join our Facebook group:

https://m.facebook.com/groups/110679729607168

Let us know your feedback as we move forward to Day 2 of the Tournament. Make sure to check out and possibly consider supporting our Patreon. For News, Events and great content like this make sure check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.

Support The Online Arcade by becoming a Patron here:

https://www.patreon.com/THEONLINEARCADE

OR http://paypal.me/OfficialOnlineArcade

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us. Here on the Website or our Twitter @TheOnline Arcade @Jay_BariYT @Persona_YT, @Upchuckgaming, @MistaOfficialVG

Lastly rules are detailed below:

Rules:

  • The Match is over when either player wins the required number of games (3 out of 5 games  this also applies to the losers groups). In Top 8 matches will be 3 out of 5 (In Tournament look for rules pertaining to required Games to win) 
  • Once a player has won the required number of games, the winner of the Match should report the result to this Website by Following Admin(OFF STREAM ONLY!).
  • If there are still Games to be played, the player who lost the Game has the option of switching his/her Character for the next Game.
  • The player who won the game does not have the option of switching Characters. He/she must stay with the same Character.
  • At some point during the League or Tournament, IF a player may violate either the rules or the rules for a particular game in a tournament. – It is the responsibly of the players in the Match to detect all Match Rule violations and report them to a Admin immediately.
  • Players are not allowed to stop a Game in progress- Stopping a Game in progress will result in the forfeit of the round on the part of the person stopping the game.
  • The “only time” a player is allowed to stop a Game to report a rule violation is when that violation occurs during the middle of the match is due to ONLINE ISSUES(eg horrible Latency) where players have to choice to reset thier PS4.
  • In the event of an “equipment failure”, they player has the option to stop the Game in progress to obtain an replacement.
  • If a Game is stopped in progress, the reporting player must “forfeit the current round“.
  • New equipment must be immediately available.  If replacement equipment cannot be obtained in a timely manner, the player must continue to play on their current equipment or forfeit the Match.
  • A player may opt to switch out equipment between Games at no penalty.  When this occurs, the player will be given ample time to configure his buttons before the next Game begins.
  • When a player advances in the bracket. He is not required to play a replacement.
  • Recommended Circumstances for Issuing a Match Forfeiture– Inability to locate the participant at the time of his/her Match(Please don’t miss a match the Admins are willing to working with all Schedules)
  • Warnings- The first WARNING violation in and of itself has no effect. However, another Warning violation will almost always also be accompanied by Match Forfeit.( Excessive stalling/misconduct during a Match (e.g. repeatedly “accidentally” picking the wrong character, taking a bathroom break between games in a Match)).

The Online Arcade Presents: Marvel Vs Capcom – Infinity Gauntlet Tournament Coming Oct 21st

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

As many of you may know. We here at What’s Up PlayStation are fully involved in gaming and positive events to the utmost extent. On October 21st, we plan to continue that trend as Myself (MistaOfficialVG, Jay Bari, Gaming With Persona and Upchuck Gaming are holding our last tournament of the year until 2018 with Marvel Vs Capcom Infinite. (we’ll have more announcements for the upcoming year shortly) This tournment will be a premiere Tournament which means we will have prizes and more during the live stream event. If you are interested in joining the tournament you can join via the link here. Details for our first tournament are listed below:

Welcome to The Online Arcade first Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite tournament. This tournament will be called “Infinity Gauntlet” for the PS4. This will be the last official TOA tournament for the year.

This tournament will be live streamed here:

https://www.youtube.com/user/P3sOnA

MvCI Infinity Gauntlet discord:

https://discord.gg/mBtzFtT

Join our Facebook group:

https://m.facebook.com/groups/110679729607168

THIS TOURNAMENT IS A 2 DAY EVENT 

DAY 1 WILL START  @ 8:00 PM EASTERN TIME (10/21/17)

FINAL DAY  WILL START  @ 4:00 PM EASTERN TIME (10/22/17)
Everyone is REQUIRED!!! to write their PSN ID within the DISCUSSIONS AREA!!!. Check In will start two days prior to tournament date and time. It is crucial EVERYONE checks in before  tournament time. NO CHECK IN means you will be removed the day of Tournament. It is also crucial everyone pays attention to Challonge for messages and updates on the Tournament. Please read the rules to fully understand this tournament.

The Infinity Gauntlet Tournament lobbies will be private. Only 4 participants will be allowed in the lobby at a time. There will be one Battle Station being used during the tournament.  Once you enter the lobby go into Spectate-Only!!! until your match is up. Once your Match is complete you will have to leave the lobby. Be aware that you will continue to fight through-out the night (its possible matches will be done off stream) All participants should be ready for their respected matches. Invites will be sent to each individual by the order of match ups listed. It is important to pay attention to the Brackets on Challonge and to the live stream( the link provided above).

Key Factors:

1. Matches are 3 out of 5 to win a game.

2. Only players who lose a match within the set can change their characters/Infinity Stone.

3. Players who wins a match within the set can not change characters/Infinity Stones for the following match.

4. Upon entering the lobby (after a invite is sent) participants must enter “Spectate Only” mode until their schedule match is about to start.(Sorry no Training Mode during the tournament lobby!!!)

5. Only one station within lobby will be used!!

6. THERE WILL BE NO AUTO COMBO/EASY HYPER COMBO ALLOWED!!! Please turn it off before the tournament.

PRIZE POT= TBA ( Money earned from being in the Top Three will be distributed through PayPal)

Support The Online Arcade by becoming a Patron here:

https://www.patreon.com/THEONLINEARCADE

OR

paypal.me/OfficialOnlineArcade

PLEASE READ THE RULES BELOW:

Rules:

  • The Match is over when either player wins the required number of games (3 out of 5 games  this also applies to the losers groups). In Top 8 matches will be 3 out of 5 (In Tournament look for rules pertaining to required Games to win) 

  • Once a player has won the required number of games, the winner of the Match should report the result to this Website by Following Admin.

  • If there are still Games to be played, the player who lost the Game has the option of switching his/her Character for the next Game.

  • The player who won the game does not have the option of switching Characters. He/she must stay with the same Character.

  • At some point during the League or Tournament, IF a player may violate either the rules or the rules for a particular game in a tournament. – It is the responsibly of the players in the Match to detect all Match Rule violations and report them to a Admin immediately.

  • Players are not allowed to stop a Game in progress- Stopping a Game in progress will result in the forfeit of the round on the part of the person stopping the game.

  • The “only time” a player is allowed to stop a Game to report a rule violation is when that violation occurs during the middle of the match is due to ONLINE ISSUES(eg horrible Latency) where players have to choice to reset PS4’s or PC to fix the issue.

  • In the event of an “equipment failure”, they player has the option to stop the Game in progress to obtain an replacement.

  • If a Game is stopped in progress, the reporting player must “forfeit the current round“.

  • New equipment must be immediately available.  If replacement equipment cannot be obtained in a timely manner, the player must continue to play on their current equipment or forfeit the Match.

  • A player may opt to switch out equipment between Games at no penalty.  When this occurs, the player will be given ample time to configure his buttons before the next Game begins.

  • When a player advances in the bracket. He is not required to play a replacement.

  • Recommended Circumstances for Issuing a Match Forfeiture– Inability to locate the participant at the time of his/her Match(Please don’t miss a match the Admins are willing to working with all Schedules)

  • Warnings- The first WARNING violation in and of itself has no effect. However, another Warning violation will almost always also be accompanied by Match Forfeit.( Excessive stalling/misconduct during a Match (e.g. repeatedly “accidentally” picking the wrong character, taking a bathroom break between games in a Match)).

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us. Here on the Website or our Twitter @TheOnline Arcade @Jay_BariYT @Persona_YT, @Upchuckgaming, @MistaOfficialVG

Rocket League to receive PS4 Pro support this month

What’s Up PlayStation Nation

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

The Council is Taking Over WWE2K17

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

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.

If you enjoyed this video and want to see more original video content like this make sure to check back here with us at Whats Up PlayStation.com!