PS4 Firmware 5.0. Details Leaked

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As many of us know there per the last few years the PS4 has been keeping consistent with it’s firmware update beta’s. PS4 is continuing that trend with some detail’s being leaked. Although this is a leak and details could by all means not be final. Here’s a bit of info of what’s to be apart of the upcoming update as reported via EuroGamer:

Here’s the summary of what’s new:

  • PlayStation 4 Pro owners can stream via Twitch in 1080p at 60 frames per second.
  • The system’s master and sub account systems has been overhauled. New family accounts an feature multiple adult accounts in a single family, able to act in a parent / guardian role and set parental controls on a per-account basis, allowing each sub account different communications, content-viewing, and spending limit privileges. Request can also be sent to adult accounts on other PlayStation 4’s to join the same family.
  • Players can follow any user.
  • Notifications have been added to the Quick Menu. Uploads and downloads status can also be checked here.
  • Push notifications for events.
  • Spectator comments on screen while broadcasting in virtual reality mode.
  • Broadcasts can be linked to a PlayStation Community.
  • Language support for Czech, Thai, Greek, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Romanian and Hungarian.
  • Behind-the-scenes support for bundle and compilation discs, with or without add-ons, and discs which support games and add-ons (such as a “Game of the Year Edition”), which do not require developers rework any code.

Opinion: Although these are great ideas and features to be added. These details leave much to be desired for this to be an entire update to the big 5.0 firmware update. However it should be taken into account this is leak which isn’t an official release and may not (hopefully) include all the details for the upcoming firmware beta or even the official release of the official firmware update itself.

But what you do think? What would you like to see for this upcoming update? What features are you still waiting for? Comment below let us know and for more news and all things PlayStation make sure to check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.

2D Hack and Slash Indie title ICEY releases tomorrow

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If you’re big on the trophy hunting scene this title known as _ICEY_ may more than likely be a familiar name you’ve heard in regards to being a quick and easy platinum trophy run. But to those who may not be as involved in such matters may not have ever heard of this game before at all. However that will hopefully change as of tomorrow. Chinese developer Mark Xiao took to the PS Blog, to reveal that his long awaited title _ICEY_ would be coming state side to North America and to the EU via the respective regions PS Stores. Here’s what he had to say below:

About Icey

It’s up to you, really. Do you prefer to see through Icey’s eyes and act as she would? Or do you prefer to remain “yourself” and see the world through your own eyes? Only you can decide what the real story is.

Hack and Slash

There are plenty of combo attacks to tie together during battle in Icey.

Once enemies are sufficiently weakened, you’ll be able to dispatch them quickly in a flurry of slashes.

Absorb energy released from kill shots to then release a massive attack which damages all enemies within view.

Combine all of these together to build up devastating combos.

Resist the Narrator and Find Your Own Path

It’s possible to play Icey as a simple action game, but if you want to discover the real story behind Icey you need to realize that the narrator can be directly disobeyed.

For example, the narrator will tell you to activate a bridge.

Of course, you don’t have to listen.

Resist these instructions enough times, and the narrator will prevent your progress and even teach you how to play the game.

Resist further, and the narrator will create a “temporary” zone for you.

And, of course, try to force you to finally follow the arrow.

Feel free to once again disobey these commands.

Only by annoying the narrator throughout Icey will players be able to uncover some semblance of the truth about the game world.

Also make sure to check out the trailer below:

Icey is definitely an experience worth a look and could prove to be a ton of fun for those who are into hack and slash titles. But don’t take our word for check it out for yourselves. With that being said let us know what do you think. Are you interested in the title? Have you heard of this game prior to today? Comment below let us know. For news like this and more make sure to check back with us here at Whats up PlayStation.

Star Ocean: Til The End of Time HD Heads To The West on May 23rd

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As many fans of JRPG’s genre know. Star Ocean is one of a kind. Many have clamored and praised this particular title as one of the many gems of the PS2’s historic run. Next week PlayStation intends to remind you of such history as Star Ocean: Til the End of Time HD makes it return to PlayStation consoles. This particular title is one of the many that were abundant on the PlayStation 2. This is one of the many titles that many of the PlayStation/JRPG faithful have been looking forward toward since the word of mouth about this title being available only via the Japanese PSN. Luckily today we here at What’s Up PlayStation are provided the blessing of informing our readers today that this title heads to the west.

And with that being said the details to the classic title is as followed:

  The PS2-on-PlayStation 4 version of Star Ocean: Till the End of Time will launch in North America and Europe via the PlayStation Store on May 23 for $20.99, Square Enix announced.

The PlayStation 4 version of the game will support trophies, share functionality, and remote play*

So ladies and gents get your funds ready as Star Ocean preps to make it’s return to the PS4 via PS2 Classics next week. Me personally, I’m very eager. But what do you guys think? Are you excited for this title? Are you looking forward other classic “PS2 titles” to return via “PS2 Classics on PS4“. Comment below and let us know. For more news check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation!

*Quote via Gematsu.com

BRAWLHALLA Beta Sign Up Is Live! 

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Are looking for something new to peak your interest? Well look no further, Brawlhalla just released their beta sign up page! Sign up and try out this free to play Smash Bros style fighting game here. Also, check out the new gameplay trailer below! Is Brawlhalla something you can get into? Let us know in the comment below! 
 

Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite Trailer/Release Date Announced! 

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For those who can’t wait to get their hands on Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite, you won’t have to wait much longer! Capcom just released a brand new story trailer, which also confirms a release date of September 19th, 2017. Are you excited to to play Capcom’s latest installment to the Marvel vs Capcom franchise? Let us know in the comments below! 

Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite Stroy Trailer 

Middle Earth – Shadow of War Announcement and Release Date Revealed

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It was recently leaked via target’s game’s listing that middle earth – Shadow of War was set to release this summer. Now due to this recent leaked. Our guess is that the higher ups over at Warner Brothers have decided to let the news out officially. The synopsis of the forth coming title is described below:

Go behind enemy lines to forge your army, conquer Fortresses and dominate Mordor from within. Experience how the award winning Nemesis System creates unique personal stories with every enemy and follower, and confront the full power of the Dark Lord Sauron and his Ringwraiths in this epic new story of Middle-earth. In Middle-earth™: Shadow of War™, nothing will be forgotten.

The trailer reveals more below alongside with an announcement of more gameplay being revealed in the coming week ahead. Make sure to check out the trailer below:

What do you think? Have you played the previous middle earth title, Shadow of Mordor? Are you looking forward to the gameplay reveal? I’ve personally rather enjoyed this title as it was a fun and enjoyable platinum to achieve? With that being said comment below and let us know what are your thoughts on the trailer and expectations for this title. For this and more news for all this PlayStation related make sure to check back with us here at Whats Up PlayStation!

 

 

Ghost Recon Wildlands Open Beta coming to PS4 soon

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Tom Clancy’s beloved franchise Ghost Recon will be hitting next gen consoles by way of Ghost Recon Wildlands. Opening it’s once closed beta doors to the public for an open beta event that’s sure to catch the eyes of many who weren’t lucky enough to take part in the closed beta. It will run from February 23 through February 27 on PS4 Here are further details below alongside with a trailer for you to check out detailing the upcoming event.

 

Also it should be noted that players who took part in the closed beta or try the open beta will receive access to the “Unidad Conspiracy,” which contains three “exclusive” missions that will be available when the game comes out. Details are light at the moment, but Ubisoft said these missions will involve a “brewing conflict between the local Unidad military and the Santa Blanca.” Note that you need to buy the retail version of Wildlands and play it before March 31 on the same Ubisoft account as the beta to get the missions.

The Wildlands open beta was first discussed during an Ubisoft earnings call in November 2016. Earlier this month, Ubisoft confirmed the beta as part of another earnings call. Will you take part in the upcoming beta for Ghost Recon? Comment below let us know. For more news and all things PlayStation make sure to check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation!

Source: Gamespot.

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

The Council-Podcast Episode 99 Kicking Off 2017 Right!

 

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We are a conversational podcast where we speak about the games we are playing throughout the week, on gaming new that happened during the week, and set topics where we save until later on during the show.Welcome to another episode of The Council-Podcast. This is the first Council Podcast for 2017 and we couldn’t be happier to comeback. PlayStation 4 is starting off the year really strong and we are excited to play all the games that are coming soon.

News:

  1. PS4 wins December 2016 NPD’s/ Microsoft PR spin
  2. Kingdom Hearts 3/Final Fantasy 7 Remake is still ways to go
  3. PS4 4.50 update Beta sign up
  4. Guerrilla Cambridge unfortunate closure
  5. Sora is coming to the World of Final Fantasy/Patch update
  6. New PS4 slim white coming to Europe/Asia Japan
  7. PlayStation teases more games to come in 2017.

Plugs:

  1. Horizon: Zero Dawn new story trailer
  2. Fate/Extella The Umbral Star releases January 17th

Topic:

  1. Will you purchase a xbox one after Scalebound’s delay?

**WARNING EXPLICIT LANGUAGE WAS USED IN THIS PODCAST**