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.

PS4 Exclusive Gran Turismo Sport Launches October 17th

 

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Patience is a great thing, and for those who are fans of the sim racer genre, today is a great day of pay off. Well sort of, at any rate as posted and revealed today via the PS Blog. Gran Turismo Sport has finally revealed it’s launch date. During this year’s recent E3, it was hinted for a fall release window but no specific date was given. Today all of that has changed as reported via the PS Blog.

Gran Turismo Sport will be launching on October 17 in North America. Following the successful completion of our Closed Beta phase, as announced earlier this week, we are now entering the final stages of polishing as we prepare for launch.

Between now and launch you can expect to hear a lot more from the GT team as we unveil more information on the many features included in Gran Turismo Sport, including the campaign mode, various creative tools, as well as a full reveal on all the cars and tracks you can look forward to racing on launch day!

You can view the trailer below here:

Gran Turismo Sport is available to pre-order now from both PlayStation Store and retailers across Europe & North America. There’s plenty of choices available to GT fans to help select the right edition for them.

On top of the Standard Edition full game, there are several options for fans:

Gran Turismo Sport Limited Edition – $69.99 MSRP ($89.99 CAN)

  • GT Sport Starter Pack (8 Cars)
  • $1MM In-Game Credit
  • Livery Sticker Pack
  • 30 GT Sport Themed Avatars
  • Chrome Racing Helmet (For Driver Profile)
  • Limited Steel Book & Packaging

Gran Turismo Sport

Gran Turismo Sport Digital Deluxe Edition – $79.99 MSRP ($99.99 CAN)

  • GT Sport Starter Pack (12 Cars)
  • $2MM In-Game Credit
  • Livery Sticker Pack
  • 60 GT Sport Themed Avatars
  • Chrome Racing Helmet (For Driver Profile)

For more information please continue to check out the official PlayStation channels and the Gran Turismo website.

So with the launch details of Gran Turismo Sport being revealed what do you think? Will you be purchasing this long awaited title this fall? Are you looking forward to it? Is the hype still warranted? Comment below let us know and for more news and all things PlayStation related check back with us here at What’s Up Playstation!

 

Sparc PSVR E3 2017 Trailer/Beta Sign Up

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Interested in competitive play using PlayStation VR? Well look no further CCP Games will be offering an experience like no other, introducing vSports with their game Sparc. Sparc will release later on this year and you can sign up for the beta right now. Hopefully we all can get in and get the competition rolling.

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CCP Games’ first-of-its kind, full-body virtual sport (vSport) Sparc™ is coming first to PlayStation®VR (PS VR) in Q3 2017. At launch, Sparc will be available to download from the PlayStation®Store. For more details about the game, visit http://www.playSparc.com or follow Sparc on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest updates.

Sparc is a skill-based, fast-paced, and physical sport only possible in virtual reality. In Sparc, players utilize their PlayStation®Move motion controllers to aim and throw projectiles at each other inside a sleek virtual arena, while defending themselves by dodging, blocking, or deflecting incoming attacks from a live opponent. Players can compete against their friends or find challengers via online matchmaking.

Players can watch Sparc matches in-person and queue up for the next match through “Courtside,” a freeform social area that allows for spectating in VR. Sparc includes multiple two-player game modes as well as a selection of single-player challenges and training modes, plus a wide range of visually striking customization and personalization options for competitors.

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Source: Play Sparc

SUPERHOT VR- PSVR E3 2017 Trailer

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Superhot comes to PSVR summer 2017 after being on the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive for some time. During E3 2017 the game picked up a lot of awards, displaying how great the VR implementation has been for SUPERHOT Team. 

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SUPERHOT VR now also includes the massive SUPERHOT FOREVER update, bringing hours of new replayable challenges, achievements and hardcore endless levels to SUPERHOT VR’s time-bending gameplay, including:

  • Test your aim where only headshots take out enemies.
  • Race against your best scores in bullet-time and real-time.
  • Try to complete the game without shooting.
  • Get hardcore with faster enemies and less reaction time.

The game will test your limits. It will make you hurt. The good kind of pain. But at the end you will prevail. You will be one with the system.

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Bravo Team PSVR E3 2017 Trailer

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PlayStation VR had a substantial presence during PlayStation’s E3 2017 press conference. One of the highlights for the PSVR games is being developed by Supermassive Games called Bravo Team. Bravo Team is a tactical cover-base first person shooter set to release at a To Be Announced(TBA) date. Even without a release date/window, this is a title PSVR owners should definitely keep their eyes on.

Features

  • TEAMWORK: Teamwork is at the core of the game. Bravo Team has been developed to allow both single player and online 2 player co-op. Player co-operation is key. Verbal communication between players is essential to make the decisions you need to survive and avoid (or navigate) enemy detection.
  • INTENSE IMMERSIVE ACTION: Bravo Team takes you on a heart-pumping journey of intense combat and split-second decision making. With the feel of an action movie, Bravo Team offers exciting combat situations, multiple scenario outcomes and a seamless, continuous environment to create a wholly immersive experience.
  • TOTAL CONTROL: Bravo Team puts you directly into the action. You’ll need to lean round corners to take out targets or duck for cover if under fire. You’ll raise the aim controller to view through the iron sight or hold above your head to blind fire.
  • DECISIONS UNDER FIRE: You’ll make constant split-second tactical decisions about when to take cover, when to reload and when to engage. Should you lay down suppressing fire or try a different route? Who takes that new weapon? Players will need to think fast and act quickly to survive.

Building an First Person Shooter in PSVR

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The development team at Impulse Gear gives an very detail explanation on their approach on bringing Farpoint to PlayStation VR. Farpoint is an full fledged First Person Shooter with a extremely strong narrative available now on PSVR. PSVR owners can also immerse themselves with a friend as they explore and fight together in 2 player co-op mode. (A PS Plus membership is required)

farpoint 1  Here is a brief description on Farpoint:

Farpoint is a riveting VR space adventure set on a hostile alien planet. On a mission to pick up scientists studying an anomaly near Jupiter, a sudden rupture nearby sends you and their station crashing onto an unknown alien world.

Separated from your colleagues, you must use holographic logs scattered throughout the landscape to reunite with the scientists and escape the planet. Explore and discover the secrets of the planet, blasting your way through hordes of indigenous and alien life as you keep moving to survive.

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Farpoint Goes Gold- Story Trailer PSVR Exclusive

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Farpoint has officially gone gold and will release on May 16th, 2017. The official story trailer for the PSVR exclusive is looking rather intriguing as, Impulse Gear is definitely letting gamers know there will have a strong and deep narrative for their upcoming PSVR title. Crash landed and stranded on a mysterious alien planet, these scientist will learn “Survivors Keep Moving”. Farpoint will also come with a co-op mode, which makes you and a friend play together online in VR.

The PSVR Aim controller will also release on May 16th, bringing a new level of immersion for players to Farpoint.

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On a mission to pick up scientists studying an anomaly near Jupiter, a sudden rupture nearby sends you and their station crashing onto an unknown alien world. Separated from your colleagues, you must use holographic logs scattered throughout the landscape to reunite with the scientists and escape the planet.

Source: PlayStation Blog

PS4 System Software Update 4.50 Features Detailed

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Today Sony revealed new details on firmware update 4.50 (codename Sasuke), and if you signed up for the beta program a couple months back be sure to check your email as beta invites will be sent out today. Sony said their will be more features announced at a later date but today they revealed some highly requested features like external HDD support,  and custom wallpapers. Get the full details below:

External HDD Support

It’s easy to upgrade the HDD that came with your PS4, but if you’re still looking for more storage space on the console, we’ve got you covered. With this update, you have the option to store content to an external HDD. Just plug a USB 3.0 HDD into your PS4, and voilà, you now have more space on the console.

This is compatible with HDDs up to 8TB in size. You can download and install applications directly to your extra storage, and the saved contents are easily manageable through the settings menu.

Also, all the applications saved in the external HDD will appear in the Content Launcher of the Home Screen so it’s easy to keep track of what apps you launched recently.

Custom Wallpapers

This update adds the ability to set your favorite in-game screenshot as the background image for PS4’s home screen. Drop-shadows on text, and the option to dim the Function Area, will help keep the system icons and texts on the home screen clearly visible even if the background image you selected is super bright.

You can also edit screenshots using Photo Mode in Sharefactory to make your one-and-only custom wallpaper.

Quick Menu Refresh

As you may know, in the last system update we overhauled the PS4 Quick Menu feature (the menu that appears after a long press of the PS button on DualShock 4).

This update brings additional improvements to make it even more accessible. Now the Quick Menu will cover even less of your gameplay screen, and you’ll be able to access handy Party features via Online Friends, like creating new parties, inviting friends, and joining parties, without transitioning to the separate Party app. The goal is to keep you in the game — and not stuck in menus.

Simplified Notification List

Before this update, the Notifications app had a variety of tabs on the left-hand side, like Game Alerts, Downloads, Uploads, and more. We’ve condensed all of the tabs to a single simplified list, making it easier to see all of your notifications all at-a-glance.

You can also quickly access the Notification settings from the Options Menu to turn off or customize which pop-up notifications appear on your screen, so you’re only being notified about your top priorities.

Post on PlayStation Network Activity Feeds

We’re adding the ability to post directly into the Activity Feed, which appears in a variety of places across the console, including What’s New. Under What’s New, you’ll see a new option to post things like text, screenshots, and gifs directly into your Activity Feed. You can also tag games or other users to make sure they don’t miss your post. It’s a great way to show off your greatest triumphs.

Tying into to this new feature, Live from PlayStation will show screenshots that users uploaded to PSN as a Public Activity, so you can show off your best gameplay moments not only to your friends, but to users around the globe.

3D Blu-rays on PlayStation VR

If you’re a fan of 3D movies, and you own PlayStation VR, we’ve got good news — this update adds the ability to view 3D movies in stereoscopic 3D directly on the PS VR headset. Grab some popcorn and enjoy!

There are more features included in 4.50, so make sure to keep an eye out for additional info, including launch timing, in the weeks to come.

What features you want to see in 4.50? How you feel about the few features Sony announced today? Leave your comments down below.

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Source: PlayStation Blog

Upcoming PS4 2017 Exclusives and Console Exclusives

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2017 is here and PlayStation is starting the year with a bang, with a new video from the PlayStation EU YouTube channel showing some of the upcoming most exciting console exclusives for PS4 and PlayStation VR. For PS4 owners 2017 is most definitely looking like an impressive year, with tons of exclusives to choose from.

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Here are the list of games shown:

Gran Turismo Sport

Drawn to Death

Detroit Becoming Human

Yakuza 0

Farpoint (PSVR)

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Matterfall

Gravity Rush 2

WipEout: Omega Collection

MLB The Show 17

Hot Shots Golf (Everybody’s Golf)

Dreams

NioH

Persona 5

World of Warriors

Nex Machina

Knack 2

PaRappa The Rapper

StarBlood Arena (PSVR)

Horizon Zero Dawn

Hellblade

NieR: Automata

Pyre

Are you interested in the list of games shown? Which games are you planning on picking up in 2017? Let us know in the comments below.

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