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.

Check out the Hidden Dragon Legend Trailer

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It seems that 2D action games aren’t dead yet and isn’t showing any chances of slowing down for PS4 users. Hidden Dragon Legends aims to take you on the fast-paced ride of combo fighting as reported via press release:

Hidden Dragon Legend is 2.5D action platformer taking place in Imperial China, combining classic platform action with fast-paced combo fighting. Players’ reflexes, timing and persistence will be challenged to the max!

Powered by the Unreal 4 Engine, Hidden Dragon Legend will make players utilize all their skills in combat, acrobatics, and puzzle-solving to navigate their way through tough enemies, powerful bosses and Metroidvania-style puzzles while building their fighter through an extensive skill tree that allows players to customize their fighting style.

What do you think? Are you interested in this title? Do you think PlayStation needs more titles like these comment below and let us know. For more news make sure to check us out here at What’s Up PlayStation!

Gundam Versus Open Beta Begins on September 2nd

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Gundam fans won’t have to wait to long to get their hands on the PlayStation 4 exclusive Gundam Versus. Starting on September 2nd fans will be able to play the open beta for Gundam Versus, with a pre-download made available on August 29th. The open beta doesn’t last too long though ending on September 4th. Gundam Versus is set to release in North America on September 29th, 2017.

GUNDAM VERSUS1Bandai Namco is giving fans a lot to try out for this beta. The open beta will include Ultimate Battle having fifteen online missions and thirty offline ones to try, offline Trial Battle, offline Free Battle, and the tutorial and five in-game tracks including “Missing Rink” and “Crossbone.” Most importantly it will feature online Player Match, online Casual Match in 1 vs 1, 2 vs 2 and 3 vs 3 forms.

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Source: Bandai Namco

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.

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice to receive PS4 Pro support and more

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Ninja Theory is prepping to release Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice in the next coming weeks and we’ve been given the latest details in regard to the developer’s self proclaimed “AAA-Indie” title. First and foremost Ninja Theory have released a beautifully intense trailer for Hellblade which you can view below:

This trailer is intense, as it is interesting. It also provides all the more reason why this is one of August most anticipated games among many that are on the way to the PS4 in August alone. Trailer hype aside really does give life to the term “AAA Indie”. There is even more news to get excited about. As we all know Hellblade will be priced at an undeniably competitive price of $29.99 USD / €24.99 respectively. Also it should be noted if you pre-order the digital version via PS4 you will receive an exclusive PS4 Dynamic theme.

Also via press release today Ninja Theory has confirmed that Photo Mode that will be available in Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice when it launches on August 8th on PS4. In addition to photo mode support on the PS4 and PC the PS4 Pro is set to receive a bit of some added features such as PS4 Pro’s support which details the decision to choose between “enhanced resolution” or a higher frame rate targeting 60 frames per second. Based on the recent trailer. Many of us here in the WUPS crew are looking forward to this title.

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is will release on August 8th for PS4 and will be based on a unique art vision, ninja-class challenging combat, and strong character stories, presented within both Celtic mythology and Norse mythology,  last but not least Hellblade follows the personal journey of Senua as she embarks through a hellish world made up of Senua’s psychotic manifestations of her own reality and mind. With that being said Are you looking forward to this title do you think it will be worthwhile and what features do you feel are the most exciting? Comment below and let us know. For more news like this and more make sure to check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.

The Online Arcade Celebrates Street Fighter 30th Anniversary

The Online Arcade will be celebrating Street Fighter’s 30th anniversary by having both Ultra Street Fighter IV and Street Fighter V tournaments during the month of September. Street Fighter has played a huge role with the initial start of The Online Arcade, so we will like to make this month special for our supports and the fans of such a illustrious franchise. We will have tons of information in the future pertaining to both tournaments. Stay up to date by following us on Twitter @TheOnlineArcade.

Ultra Street Fighter IV: FOCUS ATTACK (Lite)USF4Ultra Street Fighter IV: FOCUS ATTACK will be the first tournament that takes place in September and will be a lite version tournament. The tournament will begin on September 9th starting at 6 pm EST. You can sign up today by clicking here. It is important that all participants write their PSN ID in the Discussion Tab on Challonge and the check in process begins on September 7th, two days prior to the tournament start date. All participants of FOCUS ATTACK will have access to the discord, for match up updates or any questions pertaining to the tournament.

Street Fighter V: Final Bout II (Premier)sfv final boutNext up is our premier tournament for Street Fighter VStreet Fighter V: Final Bout II is an 3 day event beginning at 7:45 pm EDT on September 22nd and ends of September 24th. Sign up today by clicking here. Just like SFV Ultimate Battle we had in June, Final Bout II will share the same method we used to mitigate some of the wait time. By not having some matches be displayed up on the live stream, particularly Losers Bracket Round 1 and some of Losers Bracket Round 2. This will hopefully assure that participants will not be waiting a long time to begin there next match.muscle powerParticipants will be notified ahead of time if sent to Losers Bracket letting them know if they’re fighting on stream or not. We ask that everyone be ready to fight during tournament time as we send out invites to the lobby throughout the night. It is also imperative that all participants must write their CFN ID in the Discussion Tab on Challonge! Also Check ins will be taken place on September 20th, which is two days prior to the tournament start date and time.

What about the PRIZE POT?karinThe PRIZE POT will have a total of $300 dollars. ( Money earned from being in the Top Three will be distributed through PayPal)

1st Place-$200 Dollars

2nd Place– $75 Dollars

3rd Place– $25 Dollars

Here are some key factors about this tournament:

  • KANZUKI BEACH, SKIES OF HONOR, AND THE RING OF DESTINY STAGES ARE NOT PERMITTED DURING THIS TOURNAMENT. (If any of these stages are picked, you will have to stop the match and re-pick a usable stage)
  • Write your PSN/CFN ID in the Discussion Tab after signing up to the tournament.
  • All DLC characters can be used during this tournament.
  • All participates will have access to discord: https://discord.gg/2uJ3j2p

For all The Online Arcade scheduled premier and Lite tournaments visit our Challonge page to check them out and sign up if interested.Street FighterOnce again, we would like to thank you for your continuous support with The Online Arcade. With your support we are looking to make The Online Arcade bigger and better that it ever was. We appreciate everyone and want you all to follow us on this journey.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us on Twitter @TheOnlineArcade or @Jay_BariYT, @Persona_YT, @MistaOfficialVG or @upchuckgaming.

 

 

 

 

 

Check out the Free PlayStation Plus Games arriving in August

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It seems as someone, somewhere is making improvements for PlayStation plus games, not to say I’ve have much of a problem for them outside of June’s PS Plus games where in which I purchased Killing Floor 2 literally the week before an official announcement for Junes PlayStation Plus games. But thus far the community has been pretty satisfied from this summers PS Plus free games selection so far. Can PlayStation maintain momentum with such a selection for August let’s see shall we? As reported via the PlayStation Blog. Here are the games offered for August:

First up, we have the excellent and chaotic Just Cause 3. Take Rico Rodriguez on a truly wild ride to liberate Medici from military dictatorship. Your greatest weapon is your ingenuity. And explosions.

Next we have Assassin’s Creed Freedom Cry, a standalone adventure set after the events of Black Flag. Guide Adewale on an emotional story, using his skills as an assassin and his deep convictions to free oppressed people.

Full lineup:

  • Just Cause 3, PS4
  • Assassin’s Creed: Freedom Cry, PS4
  • Super Motherload, PS3
  • Snakeball, PS3
  • Downwell, PS Vita (crossbuy with PS4)
  • Level 22, PS Vita

And those are your free games for August. But wait, there’s more for PS Plus members.

PS Plus Summer Movies are here! Enjoy six weeks of 99¢ rentals – selected for you from this summer’s hottest blockbusters. Starting us off with a bang, The Lego Batman Movie – handpicked for the whole family to enjoy. Check out the full schedule of movies below, then head over to PS Store each week to enjoy 99¢ rentals.
You can download the PlayStation Video app on Android or iOS devices and watch your movies on the go. Once rented, your unwatched movies stay in My Videos for up to 30 days. Hot right?

PS Plus Summer Movies

For Free-to-Play, Dreadnaught, launching in open beta on August 1st, will be offering a $20 PlayStation Plus pack starting August 15th. All PlayStation Plus members will also get the Ravenswood Plus Pack free.

There’s lot of great stuff to look forward to, but if you want something immediate, this weekend only, PlayStation Plus members can play Doom for free starting tomorrow, Thursday the 27th until the 30th. Play all weekend long, then save 50% on the full game purchase in the PlayStation Store with a PlayStation Plus exclusive discount, which is available through August 3rd.

And there you have it! See you next month.

Seems like that $59.99 a year is beginning to show it’s worth but don’t take our word for it, Let us know what you think in the comment section below! For more news like this and all things PlayStation related make sure to check back with us here at what’s up PlayStation.

Final Fantasy XV MP Closed beta Expansion “Comrades” coming next week

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If you’ve been holding out for the Final Fantasy XV Multiplayer expansion fret no longer. Because it’s heading out to PS4 season pass owners next week via a closed beta. It’s been previously mentioned that you would be able to play with friends in many of the active time battle reports that Hajime Tabata holds, where in speaks on improvements on the FFXV early pre-release/release days. With that being said there are still further details that need to be announced but according to the Square Enix press release here’s a list of the changes coming below:

This closed online test is an exclusive preview that allows you to experience select elements of the upcoming multiplayer expansion. Take your custom avatar on multiplayer quests with up to three other players. Noctis and his friends will also be made playable at a later date.

TEST VERSION FULL VERSION
Requirements Requires purchase of Season Pass and a subscription to PlayStation®Plus membership. Requires FINAL FANTASY XV and purchase of either MULTIPLAYER EXPANSION: COMRADES or Season Pass. Also requires a subscription to PlayStation®Plus subscription.
Available Available August 3 to August 8, 2017 (projected) Availability TBD *Details Forthcoming
Playable Characters Create, control, and save up to eight avatars. Develop avatars using experience gained from defeating enemies and completing quests. Updates will allow you to also play as Noctis, Gladiolus, Prompto, and Ignis.
Avatars Customize avatars with elements limited to the test version. Unlock customization elements with item purchases at outposts and quest rewards. Updates will add even more elements.
Outposts Begin at test version base camp and play through a custom tutorial. Experience a city with much more than the test version base camp.*Details Forthcoming
Weapons Choose from katana, club, dagger, and shuriken weapons. Attack patterns vary from those of Noctis. Enjoy an expanded arsenal featuring polearm, crossbow, and shield weapons as well, which also feature different attack patterns. Weapons come with preset abilities and experience points, and can be leveled up by meeting certain conditions.*Details Forthcoming
Royal Sigils Invoke the powers of sovereigns for your avatar with this new feature. Equip one of four default royal sigils in the test version. Collect and equip royal sigils as you progress. The wide array of enhancements provided by the royal sigils will play a key role in cooperative multiplayer combat.*Details Forthcoming
Quests Choose from one of three quests, with up to three legs to each quest. All players will be matched online in the test version. Explore quests with storylines as well as singleplayer quests. Join up to three other players online with a subscription to PlayStation®Plus or an Xbox Live Gold membership, or fight alongside three AI companions.
Meals Retrieve one ingredient per person per quest, and have the camp cook prepare a meal afterward. Encounter more cooks and enjoy a wider range of meal-based boosts.
Meteorshards Receive meteorshards as quest rewards. Meteorshards cannot be used in the test version. Gather meteorshards during quests to expand the scope of available activities or to unlock new quests.*Details Forthcoming
Added Features Interact with other players using preset chat messages. Also supports voice chat. Enjoy these additional features:

  • Make Camps for Meetups with Friends
  • Expand/Customize Preset Chat Messages
  • Receive Quest Report Cards
  • Take New Photographs, and more!

*Details Forthcoming

What do you think of the MP closed beta implementation? Does this lure you back to the gave if you currently own it? Does this make you want to purchase the game due to a lack of  an MP on it’s initial release? What changes would you like to see implemented in the FFXV title now that it has multiplayer content being added?  This is a first for a standlone FFXV title to have an MP later added. The closed beta begins  August 3rd to August 8th.  Check out a few images below and let us know  what you think. For more news and all things PlayStation related make sure to check back with us here at what’s up PlayStation.