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.

Rumor Alert- Red Dead Redemption Remaster Coming in 2017

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According to Release.com there is a Red Dead Redemption Remaster coming within Q1 of 2017. There hasn’t been any official announcement from Rockstar studios when it comes to remastering Red Dead Redemption, but with Red Dead Redemption 2 coming in the Fall of 2017. I’m pretty sure fans of the series would love to dive back into this classic tale with enhanced graphics and better frame rates.

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Are you interested in a Red Dead Redemption Remaster? Let us know in the comments section. For now check out the teaser trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2 below.

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Rockstar Teases Red Dead With Second Image

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This morning Rockstar Games teased gamers again with another Red Dead image via Twitter.


At this point we all know the sequel to Red Dead Redemption or remaster (mostly likely a sequel) is coming, we’re just waiting with our wallets in our hands. Are you excited for the next “Red Dead” game?

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What Is Sony’s Game Plan For Console Dominance?

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With the recent news swirling around Social Media (Neogaf, Twitter, Facebook, Etc). The response to the (possible) PlayStation 4 Slim model being released, the response (at least from what I’ve experienced) has been mixed. Many are looking at the PS4 Slim with curiosity of what does it’s purpose serve. How much will it cost? Will it support 4K? Is there a need to switch over to the PS4 Slim, in oppose to keeping the regular PS4 that’s available now? Although it has been PlayStation’s worse kept secret 2nd to the PlayStation 4 Neo. Many are clueless to the intention of the PS4’s role to maintain dominance.

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Some are concerned with Sony being cocky again as many claimed, they were when the PlayStation 3 was originally revealed. Do you think they will really go back to having such a level of hubris, after being in prior financial limbo over the past few years. With the decline of some premiere Sony branded products losing their flare they once held back in the 80’s to early 2000’s? Cringe worthy statements such as: “I will work more hours to buy one(PS3 consoles).

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Either way there is a mixed bag of perspectives on how the PlayStation brand will continue forth. In the eyes of public perception there seems to be an audience of those who feel that Sony is going back to it’s old ways of the Past. While there is also an audience of fans who are still confident in the direction that the PlayStation brand is heading. The question that relates to all are; What direction the PlayStation brand plans to go in? In comparison to the competition the Xbox One to where Microsoft made it clear during E3 2016 that the direction the Xbox brand would be heading in. With the offering of buy a slightly more powerful Xbox One S that does 4k streaming and 4K Blu-Rays that justifies the desire to purchase an Xbox One S No matter how minimal the features and boost on that console. However with the PS4 Slim being leaked and no sense of recognition from Sony in regard to whether the console is real or not. It’s left many to wonder until the September 7th Event.

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To add on to more speculation on the direction of PlayStation. As reported via the PlayStation Blog recently there was news of a PlayStation Plus 10 dollar price hike. Which is stated as followed:

Starting on September 22, 2016, prices for PlayStation Plus memberships will change to $59.99 USD/ $69.99 CAD for twelve months and $24.99 USD/$29.99 CAD for three months. The monthly plan will change to $11.99 CAD in Canada, and remain $9.99 USD in the U.S. If you are a current member, the new prices will take effect if your membership renews on or after this date.

PlayStation Plus strives to enrich your PlayStation experience through a world-class service built for our fans. This marks the first time that PS Plus membership prices will increase in the U.S. and Canada since the launch of the service in 2010. The new pricing reflects the current market conditions while enabling us to continue providing exceptional value to our members. As a member, you will continue to enjoy the benefits and features that enable shared experiences, such as online multiplayer, free games, and exclusive discounts. You will also continue to get exclusive benefits such as online game save storage and discounts across the PlayStation digital services.

If you do not wish to continue your subscription, please be sure to cancel it by turning off auto-renewal in your account settings before September 22, 2016.

We thank all of you, our PlayStation Plus members, for your ongoing support.

My Take on the matter: Personally I’m in neutral standing in regard to the PS4 Slim. Although not visually breathtaking. I do feel if it has some benefits to warrant the purchase of a slim console(4K streaming and Blu-Ray) then that would sweeten up the desire to purchase a slim console. However there are rumors of this soon to be standard PS4 price being lowered to a possible price point of $299.99-$249.99. But as always we’ll have to wait unless this info ends up being leaked. But there needs to be some incentive if they plan on phasing out the current build of the PS4. But with the inclusion of also a PS4 Neo there appears to be also speculation of there being the PS4 for the “standard” user-base and the Neo for the more “high-end” tech driven user-base. Which we will see soon I hope. And Lastly the PlayStation Plus price also needs to be explained how users should be justified in supporting the price hike. Will there be benefits for better PlayStation Plus titles, will we receive more updates besides the usual two big updates we get a year? All these things we have to wait on to “possibly” be answered via the September 7th event.

Do you think there are still things that maybe we will see that hasn’t been leaked yet?  What are your thoughts, what do you want to see in the PS4 Slim? Do you think that the PlayStation brand is setting itself up for a popularity plunge with the mixed reception of the PS4 Slim and the PS Plus 10$ price hike? Comment below let us know. For more PlayStation related news. Make sure to check back here with us at WhatsUpPlayStation.com.

 

Rumor: Rockstar Games Will Be At PlayStation Meeting

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September 7th is the day everyone is expecting Sony to reveal PlayStation Neo. Sony has already started sending out invitations to the event, where Sony will discuss details about the PlayStation business. What people wasn’t expecting, is for Rockstar to be in the building. According to industry insider “Tidux” sources are telling him the game studio will be there. Tidux also knew about the PlayStation Meeting three weeks in advance, but he didn’t believe it himself.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 has been rumored for quite sometime now. Which leaves us questioning, maybe it will be shown running on Neo? Keep in mind this to just a rumor, so take everything with a grain of salt!

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Source: Gamepur, Twitter

 

A New Dualshock 4 On The Way

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Ever since Microsoft released their Xbox One elite controller last year and seeing how successful it was. Many PlayStation gamers were left to wonder, asking where is our elite controller?

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In recent news, Sony Interactive Entertainment of Japan has filed a patent for a new Dualshock 4 controller. In this patent, we see the new Dualshock 4 will apparently have some new customization options. For example, with the D-pad and front facing buttons. The D-Pad and front facing buttons will be interchangeable with the two thumb sticks, all Dualshock’s traditionally has on the bottom of the controllers. We also see paddles being placed in the inner grip area of the new design. We should take note, that this controller original patent was filed back in July of 2013, before the PlayStation 4 was released. So it is safe to say, a Dualshock 4 “elite” controller was in the works for a long time.

The questions left to ask now are, When will we see an official statement on this new Dualshock 4? Will this new controller align it self with the PlayStation 4 Neo? Will this new controller fix the battery or thumb stick rub issues, with the current Dualshock 4? Let us know your thoughts on the possible new Dualshock 4 in the comments below.

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Possible Concept Art for a New Red Dead Game?

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NeoGaf is no stranger to leak info on games. Earlier today a possible info on a new Red Dead game from Rockstar has been reveal. The information comes in with concept art from a ex-Rockstar employee.

This info should be taken with a grain of salt, it could mean this was some concepts for the a new Red Dead game. Or it could be nothing substantial. Due to the fact that the ex-Rockstar employee has left the developers studio since 2014. And has never listed working on any Red Dead game via her Linkedin page. Hopefully something comes from this and a new Red Dead game is real.

Check out the Concept art below:

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Source: NeoGaf, Rachele Doimo

Will We See The Agent at E3 2016?

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On NeoGaf, leaked documents for the game “The Agent” has popped up. The documents displayed the Trademark for the game, being renewed. PlayStation gamers have been waiting a long time for this game. Hopefully with this rumor something will come of it. Like potentially seeing it at E3 2016. We will update you upon learning further news on “The Agent”.

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Source: NeoGaf