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.

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

PS Plus: Free Games For January 2017

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We’re entering a new year which means a new set of games for Plus members. January 2017 games of the month are Day of the Tentacle Remastered and This War of Mine: The Little Ones.

Day of the Tentacle Remastered is a mind-bending, time traveling, puzzle adventure in which three unlikely friends work together to prevent an evil mutated purple tentacle from taking over the world. The remastered released on March 22, 2016 for PlayStation 4.

This War of Mine: The Little Ones you play as a group of civilians trying to survive during a war. This intense survival game will have you making life and death choices for the sake of survival!

Full lineup:

  • Day of The Tentacle Remastered, PS4 (Cross buy on PS Vita)
  • This War of Mine: The Little Ones, PS4
  • Blazerush, PS3
  • The Swindle, PS3 (Cross Buy on PS4 and PS Vita)
  • Azkend 2, PS Vita
  • Titan Souls, PS Vita (Cross Buy on PS4)

What do you all think of the free games of the month for January 2017? Are you interested in playing them or would like to see more games possibly to your taste? Comment below let us know!

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Source: PlayStation Blog

Platinum Wireless Headset Available January 12th, 2017

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Audiophiles and gamers as reported via the PS Blog today. It has been revealed that the Platinum Wireless Headset, will be available on January 12 for $159.99 (MSRP), $199.99 (CAD). I know many gamers like myself have been eying this beauty since the initial PS4 Pro reveal back in September. Prior to delaying the headset from 2016’s Holiday line up. Sony since then has been pretty quiet about the headset until now. Here’s the details below.

The headset showcases enhanced, highly positional 7.1 virtual surround sound powered by PlayStation’s proprietary 3D audio technology. Hidden noise-cancelling microphones provide crisp, clear communication without the need for a boom mic. The headset combines superior construction and design offering style, durability, and maximum comfort – especially for long gaming sessions. Platinum is compatible with PlayStation VR and mobile devices using the included 3.5mm audio cable.

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You may be familiar with 3D audio from PS VR games, which simulates the effect of audio arriving at your ears from different directions and distances to mimic the behavior of sound in real life. The Platinum Wireless Headset brings 3D audio to PS4 games, making for incredibly immersive experiences. At launch, Naughty Dog will be the first to incorporate 3D audio into a game with a patch for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. A variety of upcoming games will support 3D audio including MLB The Show 17, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, and Days Gone with more to come.

The team at Naughty Dog was excited to take advantage of this new technology to make Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End sound better than ever. Check out the video below to hear more about how 3D Audio brings new life to Nathan Drake’s adventure

 

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We showed the Platinum Wireless Headset at PlayStation Experience, so some of you may have already had the chance to try it. From the premium construction to the high-quality sound, we’ve worked hard to make this our best gaming headset to date.

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So mark the date PlayStation nation. January 12th. The PlayStation Platinum headset releases let us know in the comments are you looking forward to the headset or will you hold off a bit for a better deal on other PlayStation 4 headsets. For more news check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation!!

 

PlayStation Experience 2016 Game Lineup Revealed

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We are only a couple days away until PlayStation Experience 2016 starts, and the guys over at Sony have been pretty quiet about the event as of late. Most gamers including myself are wondering what games will be playable at the event. Well you’re in luck because their will be over 100 games playable at the event, games like Horizon Zero Dawn, GT Sport, Persona 5,  Ace Combat 7, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End: Survival, and The Last Guardian! 

Check out the full list below:

  • 2064: Read Only Memories
  • 3on3 Freestyle
  • Aaero
  • Ace Combat 7
  • Batman: Arkham VR
  • Bound
  • Boundless
  • Brawlhalla
  • Chasm
  • Cosmic Star Heroine
  • Cryptark
  • Death Tales
  • Death’s Gambit
  • Destiny: Rise of Iron
  • Disc Jam
  • Divide
  • Drawn to Death
  • EarthNight
  • Eitr
  • EVE Valkyrie
  • Everything
  • Fallen Legion
  • Fantasy Strike
  • Farpoint
  • Flinthook
  • For Honor
  • Full Throttle Remastered
  • Future Unfolding
  • FutureGrind
  • Gang Beasts
  • Garou: Mark of the Wolves
  • GNOG
  • Graceful Explosion Machine
  • Gravity Rush 2
  • GT Sport
  • Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone
  • Heart Forth, Alicia
  • Here They Lie
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Human: Fall Flat
  • I Expect You To Die
  • Jenny LeClue: Detectivú
  • Just Shapes & Beats
  • Killing Floor 2
  • Knights and Bikes
  • Let It Die
  • Loot Rascals
  • Mages of Mystralia
  • Masquerada: Songs and Shadows
  • MLB The Show
  • Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom
  • Monsters and Monocles
  • Mosaic
  • NBA 2KVR
  • Nidhogg 2
  • Night in the Woods
  • Nioh
  • Obduction
  • Orcs Must Die! Unchained
  • Persona 5
  • Plague Road
  • Pox Nora
  • Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin
  • Pyre
  • Rain World
  • Rainbow 6 Siege
  • Randall
  • Ray’s the Dead
  • Refactor
  • Resident Evil 7 biohazard
  • RIGS Mechanized Combat League (PS VR)
  • Robinson: The Journey (PS VR)
  • Salt and Sanctuary
  • Shadow Warrior 2
  • Shakedown: Hawaii
  • SmuggleCraft
  • Snake Pass
  • Sniper Ghost Warrior 3
  • Sonic Mania
  • Star Wars Battlefront Rogue One: Scarif
  • Star Wars Battlefront Rogue One: X-wing VR Mission
  • Statik
  • Street Fighter V
  • Sundered
  • The Church in the Darkness
  • The King of Fighters XIV
  • The Last Guardian
  • Tooth and Tail
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End: Survival
  • Until Dawn: Rush of Blood
  • VR Worlds
  • Watch_Dogs 2
  • XING: The Land Beyond
  • Yakuza 0
  • YIIK: A Postmodern RPG
  • Yooka-Laylee

Also with the announcement of the playable games, the different panels gamers can go check out have been revealed as well. Their will be three unannounced panels on Saturday, December 3rd starting at 12:00pm, 1:00pm, and 2:00pm.

horizonheaderOn Sunday, December 4th Guerrilla Games will be talking about Horizon Zero Dawn at 10:00am.

757f9362161ca36bfaf27949d8d6a0c1At 12:00pm the Kinda Funny Crew returns to PSX hosting another episode of PS I Love You XOXO live at the event talking all things PlayStation!

027da4d959be5769c5427ba52f6bc791At 2:00pm their will be an “Accessibility: Making Games for All Gamers” Panel where some of the gaming industry top minds talk about the best practices for developers and also share some of their own personally stories while developing these games.

Are you going to PSX, if so what games will you be playing first? Me personally you can find me camping out near the Horzon Zero Dawn booth!

Purchase Tickets Here: PlayStation Experience 2016 Tickets

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Source: PlayStation Blog

New PlayStation 4.0 Update Features Detailed

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The upcoming 4.00 update aka “Shingen” will be rolling out soon. If you sign up for the beta to firmware update and was selected, soon you will have a chance to try out the beta. Be on a look out for an email from PlayStation, giving you the appropriate instructions on how to download 4.00 beta.

Today on the PlayStation Blog, Sony dropped a few key unique features on what to expect from the new update.  It’s also worth mentioning that all the new feature in 4.00 will not be available in the beta. No launch date yet but it to be expected in the coming weeks.

Here are some key features for firmware update 4.00 “Shingen”:

UI Refresh

We’ve made a lot of adjustments and improvements to PS4’s main user interface. That includes some changes you may notice right away, like new system backgrounds and a revised What’s New tab, to smaller changes like updated popup notifications and redesigned system icons. As a whole, it all adds up to a more refined and easy to use UI. The overall look and feel of the UI remains the same — it just has a fresh coat of paint.

Quick Menu

As you know, pressing and holding the PS button on your DualShock 4 brings up the Quick Menu. We’ve overhauled this menu to make it faster and easier to use. One big change is that the menu now only covers a portion of the screen, meaning you don’t need to leave gameplay entirely.

We’ve added several new items to the Quick Menu, letting you quickly get info without having to back to the home screen. You can see the online status of your friends, and shortcuts to quickly access your Party, Favorite Groups, Communities, and more. You can also customize the Quick Menu, removing or adding items as you see fit.

Share Menu

We’ve given a similar overhaul to the Share Menu, which appears once you press the Share button on your DualShock 4. Like the Quick Menu, it only covers a portion of the screen. It will save the last social network you shared video clips or screenshots to, making the process of sharing a screenshot or video a bit faster and more streamlined.

You can also upload longer video clips to Twitter (was 10 seconds, now up to 140 seconds).

Folders and Library Organization

One of the big requests we get is for more options to organize content on PS4. With this update, we’re adding functionality to create folders on PS4’s content launcher and Library. This will help collect your favorite games and select apps in one place for quick and easy access.

We’re also making some pretty big changes to the Library. We’ve added a new tab called Purchased, which will show all of the content you own — games, applications, demos, and betas you’ve participated in. As a result, the Games and Applications tabs focus on content currently installed on your system. This should help de-clutter your library, and make it faster to find the content you’re looking for.

There are some new sorting tools for your Library as well. You’ll be able to sort content by purchase date or install status, and search for specific games and apps via text input.

Trophy Improvements

This update brings the ability to view the Trophy offline. You’ll see a new “offline mode” option if your system is unable to connect to the network, letting you view your entire Trophy collection without an Internet connection.

We’ve also added a button that will let you view the content of a Hidden Trophy. The Trophy will still be hidden by default, but you can now choose to show the Trophy name and info.

Lastly, we’re changing the icons that show how rare a Trophy is. Instead of four boxes that fill, the icon looks like a pyramid with the ultra-rare Trophies at the top.

User Profile

We’ve updated the look of the User Profile, making it easier to see relevant info for a player at-a-glance. For instance, you can now see your Trophy progress compared with another player right from their profile. You can also add a background image to your own profile — perhaps a screenshot you took in one of your favorite games.

For more gaming news make sure to check back with us here at: “What’s Up PlayStation”.

Source: PlayStation Blog

 

Assault Suit Leynos Hits PS4 on July 12

Feeling a bit nostalgic? The original shooter from the 16-bit era, now with stunning HD-era visuals! Assault Suit Leynos Hits PS4 this summer, July 12th to be exact.

I personally gave this game a shot via my Japanese PSN account where there was a free trail demo available for a period of time, which i wasn’t sure would hit the US PSN but it seems that things has changed and is headed on it’s way to the US PSN, As reported via the PlayStation Blog:

The game received a staggering showing at PAX East in the U.S. and also at London’s ComicCon. Illustrated by the community reaction, Leynos is fondly remembered by fans of the 16-bit classic, and that’s why we can’t wait to bring this blistering, high-definition remake to PS4 with enhanced visuals and entirely new gameplay features.

Our developer partner Dracue, based out of Japan, is handling the respectful and faithful coding duties (so that’s why you’re stuck with me, a Rising Star publishing person). You’ll see we’ve not dialed down or diluted the series’ (in)famous level of challenge. This is a tough game, but fair — rewarding precision and skill. We’re proud to shout about its hardcore nature. The newly remixed Arcade mode offers extended levels, full voice-acted cutscenes, and recalibrated AI enemies. For those who enjoy a real old-school experience, Classic mode challenges you to battle like it’s 1990 with authentic gameplay, effects, and music.

For newcomers, Assault Suit Leynos provides a rewarding learning curve. With patience and proficiency, you’ll begin to make headway into the game in no time, discovering your favorite weapon loadouts to choose for the mission, and enjoying the game’s climactic set pieces and anime sci-fi story. There’s also the opportunity to apply various gameplay modifiers to customize your experience the way you want it.

As a team made up of fairly core gamers, here at Rising Star Games we’re honored to bring this classic from our childhoods to a new generation of console and a new community of gamers.

The game releases via PSN for only $19.99 not too bad if you ask me, personally. Will you be picking this title up in July? Comment below let us know. For more PlayStation related news and updates keep it book marked here at WhatsUpPlayStation.com

Neverwinter Headed To PS4 – No PS Plus Required

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The Dungeons and Dragon’s based MMO, Neverwinter is set to hit the PS4 this summer. A great addition to the myriad of games that the PS4 has in it’s ever growing games library. Many should remember this title debuting on PC/Steam in the summer of 2013. Since the initial PC release of this title the MMO has made it’s  way to a console debut via Xbox One in the summer of 2015, though it’s considered to be a free MMO, Players on Xbox One were required to have an Xbox Live Gold Subscription. In contrast however  for PS4 this is not the case, as the MMO will be free for all enjoy without a need for a PS Plus subscription.

Here’s a bit more of information on the free to play MMO as stated via the Playstation blog:

Neverwinter is a free-to-play MMORPG that transports players into the Forgotten Realms, where they will explore a fully realized experience based on the Dungeons & Dragons franchise. When Neverwinter arrives on PlayStation 4, it will feature all existing content from the base game, including eight playable classes and nine expansions worth of content giving you hundreds of quests to play through.

Fight against the likes of Tiamat, Demogorgon, Orcus, Valindra and many more sinister enemies from Dungeons & Dragons lore. Adventurers will also travel through iconic locations such as Icewind Dale and the Underdark while teaming up with characters straight from the novels of acclaimed author R.A. Salvatore, including Drizzt Do’Urden.

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We are also happy to announce that Neverwinter on PlayStation 4 will be free-to-play for all PlayStation 4 owners as you will not require PlayStation Plus to dive into this full-fledged MMORPG experience.

Are you ready to defend the realms? What class are you planning to play? We look forward to seeing all of PlayStation Nation in the city of Neverwinter later this year

Are you looking forward to this “Free-To-Play” MMO title? Comment below let us know. For more gaming news and opinion pieces keep it here at Whats Up PlayStation.

Sources: Gamespot, PlayStation Blog