PlayStation VR: News, Rumors, Specs

FuturLab

Tiny Trax Developer FuturLab Is Giving Away a PS4 Pro & PSVR

Talented British studio FuturLab (who previously created Velocity 2X and Surge) are launching Tiny Trax, their first PlayStation VR title, next week, and to give the game an added boost of publicity they’re giving away a free PS4 Pro and PSVR on Twitter. To enter, all players have to do is tweet their “wow face,” and follow the rules outlined below. Here are the competition rules: Entry is simple: Follow the @FuturLab Twitter account Take a photo of yourself pulling your most OVER THE TOP WOW FACE Tweet the photo to your followers using the hashtag #TinyTraxWOW, including a link to http://bit.ly/2vquVKN and the Twitter handle @FuturLab That’s literally all there is to it. Futurlab will then pick its favourites as winners and runners-up. Enter now for a chance to win the following: 1st Place1st Place gets a PSVR + PS4 Pro + Tiny Trax promo code, plus their winning photo superimposed inside the Tiny Trax world in a high-res- image! 2nd Place2nd Place gets their photo superimposed inside the Tiny Trax world (see below) as a high-res image, plus a Tiny Trax promo code! Runners Up10 runners up will get a Tiny Trax promo code! The competition closes at 9am READ FULL…

Archangel

Archangel Review – Love, Sacrifice, and Mechs (PSVR)

[embedded content] I’ve said it before, I’ll say it now, and I will likely say it again: Virtual reality is all about immersion and presence. If you can make the player feel like they are really there and give them some awe-inspiring moments during the gameplay, then VR has achieved its purpose. Much like any medium, there are many different ways that virtual reality can be harnessed to tell a story and deliver interesting gameplay. Skydance Interactive is no stranger to emotionally connecting with their audience, being an arm of Skydance Media that has an incredible resume of films and TV shows under their belt. Archangel stays on this bearing by making the player a pilot of a six-story mech and telling a captivating and emotional story about love, loss, and sacrifice. “A captivating and emotional story about a guy in a mech?” you ask, or at least I assume you might, considering I wondered the same thing as I started Archangel up. I just wanted to get to blowing stuff up as I piloted a mech, but was surprised to find that being Gabe (or Gabby, if you choose the girl) Walker was about so much more than the kind…

Cyan

Obduction, the Successor to Myst, Comes to PS4 This August

Developer Cyan announced today that their sci-fi puzzle game Obduction will finally be coming to PlayStation 4 next month. The game, which supports PlayStation VR, is set to launch Tuesday, August 29. The successor to Myst will cost $29.99, and those that pre-order will get an exclusive theme and avatar to use on PSN. “It’s been almost two decades since we created a product for console,”said Cyan CEO Rand Miller. “We couldn’t be happier about our return to PlayStation. We’ve been working really hard to craft a special Obduction experience for both PS4 and PSVR, and we’re so excited to get Obduction to our PlayStation fans. Back at PSX 2016, our own Chandler Wood had the chance to talk to Myst creator Rand Miller. Here’s the one thing he wanted our readers to know: “I think the one thing that I would get across is that we are really happy to make worlds. A lot of time we don’t even consider what we make to be games. We consider them to be real places, and the continuity that we weave into it is because we kind of cherish that fact, that we are building a place that feels like it’s got READ FULL…

Europe

European PlayStation Store Summer Sale Begins, Totally Digital Sale Gets New Titles

Offering up to 60% more than games and DLC across PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita, the Summer Sale is now live on the European PlayStation Store. It will run until August 16. Below is some of the games you’ll find discounted in the Summer Sale. Head over to the PlayStation Store for the full list and prices in your region: Summer Sale (Ends August 16) PlayStation 4 7 Days to Die Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Assassin’s Creed Unity Beyond: Two Souls Batman: Arkham Knight Batman: Arkham Knight Premium Edition Battlefield 1 Battlefield 1 Deluxe Edition Battlefield 1 Ultimate Edition Bloodborne Bloodborne: Game of the Year Edition DOOM DiRT 4 EA Sports FIFA 17 EA Sports FIFA 17 Deluxe Edition For Honor Fallout 4 Grand Theft Auto V Grand Theft Auto V & Great White Shark Cash Card Bundle Grand Theft Auto V & Whale Shark Cash Card Bundle Grand Theft Auto V & Megalodon Shark Cash Card Bundle Heavy Rain Knack Mad Max Mass Effect Andromeda Mass Effect Andromeda Deluxe Edition Mirror’s Edge Catalyst Mortal Kombat X Mortal Kombat XL NBA 2K17 NBA 2K17 Kobe Bryant Legend Edition NBA 2K17 Kobe READ FULL…

deals

PlayStation Store Global Update – July 18, 2017

Each week Sony brings PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and PlayStation Portable owners new content, add-ons, games and more. PlayStation LifeStyle catalogs the PlayStation Store updates for the major regions across the globe. Check back every Tuesday to keep up to date with each week’s PlayStation Store Update. North American Update July’s PlayStation Plus Lineup Pre-Orders Dino Frontier ($23.99)(out 8-1) The Long dark ($27.99)(out 8-1) Patapon Remastered ($14.99/PS+ $11.99)(out 8-1) Sundered ($16.99)(out 7-28) PSVR Games Archangel ($39.99) PS4 Games ACA NEOGEO FATAL FURY SPECIAL ($7.99) Children of Zodiarcs ($17.99) Deadcore ($7.99) Digerati Bundle 4 Pack Part 5 ($29.99/PS+ $7.49) Fallen Legion Bundle ($29.99) Fallen Legion: Sins of an Empire ($19.99) Orcs Must Die: Unchained (Free to play) RobotRiot Hyper Edition ($7.99) Yonder: The Cloud catcher Chronicles ($19.99) PS4 Add-On Content DOA5LR 64 Costumes + 18 Female Fighters Set ($43.49) DOA5LR 64 Costumes Set ($36.49) Fortnite – Deluxe Founder’s Pack ($59.99) Fortnite – Limited Edition Founder’s Pack ($149.99) Fortnite – Standard Founder’s Pack ($39.99) Fortnite – Super Deluxe Founder’s Pack ($89.99) THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS VIEWING REVOLUTION DLC ($1.99 and up) Injustice 2 Sub Zero ($5.99) LittleBigPlanet mcbess Sticker pack ($1.99) MLB: Theme and Avatar Team Bundle ($3.99 READ FULL…

FuturLab

FuturLab’s PSVR Racing Title Tiny Trax Releases Next Week

Velocity 2X and Surge Deluxe developer FuturLab has been working on a PlayStation VR game, and it’s set to release next week. The latest game from the UK-based studio is called Tiny Trax, and will let players get a unique view of virtual slot-car racing. The developer’s first 3D game is set to release July 25 exclusively for PlayStation VR, and will support online multiplayer. Players can choose to race alongside three other friends while using the game’s six different vehicles. Here’s how designer Dave Gabriel described the game over at the PlayStation Blog in May: We’ve taken the slot-car format made popular by Scalextric and Carrera, and pumped it up a few notches! Adding lane-switching, boost and a super-smooth drifting mechanic to recharge your boost gauge, Tiny Trax expands the slot-car experience by introducing a whole new set of skills to wrap your thumbs around. We’ll even put your car back on the track if you overcook a corner! Steer your car as if it were radio controlled, zipping along walls, dunking underwater, flying overhead, and looping upside-down through ice-caves and space stations! Check out a trailer of the PlayStation VR exclusive below to see the game in READ FULL STORY…

deals

PlayStation Store Sales in North America: Week of July 18, 2017

This week on the North American PlayStation Store, you’ll find the Totally Digital sale, which offers four weeks of handpicked deals. In this first round (which lasts until August 1), you’ll find up to 60% off more than 50 PlayStation 4 games. Here’s the games on sale through the PlayStation Store this week, with some deals ending on July 25 at 8am PT/11am ET: Totally Digital Sale (Sale Price, PlayStation Plus Price) PlayStation 4 100ft Robot Golf – $9.99, $6.79 Amnesia Collection – $14.99, $7.49 Bard’s Gold – $2.99, $2.49 Beyond Eyes – $5.99, $3.74 Cosmic Star Heroine – $10.04, $7.49 Dear Esther: Landmark Edition – $3.99, $2.99 Fatal Fury Battle Archives Vol 2 – $5.24, $3.74 Four Kings Casino All-in Starter Pack – $9.99, $7.99 Four Kings Casino Double Down Starter Pack – $4.99, $3.99 Fu’un Super Combo – $5.24, $3.74 Galak-Z – $7.99, $4.99 Garou: Mark of the Wolves – $7.49, $5.99 GNOG – $10.04, $7.49 Grim Legends: The Forsaken Bride – $5.99, $3.99 Heroes of the Monkey Tavern – $6.99, $5.99 Home – $2.49, $1.99 Human Fall Flat – $7.49, $5.99 Inside – $11.99, $9.99 Klaus – $4.99, $3.99 LA Cops – $5.99, $3.74 Late Shift – $8.74, $7.49 READ FULL…

Geronmio Interactive

Melee Action Game Reborn: A Samurai Awakens Coming to PSVR, Check Out a Trailer

[embedded content] Pixel Gear developer Geronmio Interactive has announced that its first-person VR game, Reborn: A Samurai Awakens, is coming to PlayStation VR towards the end of this year. You can check out a trailer above. Here’s an official overview via publisher Winking Entertainment: Set in the year 2480, A Samurai Awakens is filled with armor-clad sword-swinging alien machines and laser-shooting flying eyes. And evil samurai. And ninjas. Did I mention that we have robotic mechanized cyborg dual-wielding gun-slinging laser blade psychic power slice-n-dice sumo wrestler boss fighting pandemonium action in spades? Players take the role of Yukimura Sanada, the famous samurai warrior of Feudal Japan, resurrected to fight against extraterrestrial invaders of earth. Yukimura is armed with dual laser katanas, pistols and psychic powers at his disposal. Each hand can also wield a different weapon, so players can choose between a sword-and-gun stance, sword plus psychic power, or just go all-out with dual katanas or dual guns. We’ll update our readers when a release date is announced. In the meantime, you can find out more about the game here. READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

Bandai Namco Entertainment

PSVR Game The Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls Viewing Revolution Comes West Tomorrow

Bandai Namco Entertainment’s PlayStation VR title The Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls Viewing Revolution is releasing in North America tomorrow, July 18, and in Europe on Wednesday, July 19. Here’s an overview of the game: CINDERELLA GIRLS’ 1st LIVE venue set at “Maihama Amphitheater” unfolds itself to the maximum 9 idols on stage. Let’s witness their scintillating LIVE performance together! Compilation is comprised of 3 singles, including the new song “Yes! Party Time!!”! Cheer for the idols as you match the song rhythm with the concert light of your choice! Enjoy LIVE through PS VR various viewing perspectives! The Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls Viewing Revolution released in Japan last October, and in Asia this past April. READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

Bandai Namco

Teaser Website for PSVR “Pirate Experience” One Piece: Grand Cruise Now Live

A teaser website for the recently announced PlayStation VR title, One Piece: Grand Cruise, is now live here. According to Bandai Namco, it’ll be a “pirate experience action” game. Here’s an overview (via Gematsu): A pirate’s life is fun, but dangerous. Go on a journey to the ocean together with the Straw Hat Pirates. The player is an apprentice pirate of the Straw Hat Pirates, and embark on a “one day voyage” on the Thousand Sunny. Adventures and events only unique to virtual reality will unfold, including navy shooting battles and communication events in which you’ll become closer with the Straw Hat Pirates. You can also check out two screenshots below. As previously announced, One Piece: Grand Cruise will be playable by up to eight people simultaneously at the “Tokyo One Piece Tower” event on July 22. A launch date and Western release has yet to be confirmed. We’ll update our readers when we have more info. [Source: Gematsu] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

DLC & Patches

PS4, PSVR, PS3 & PS Vita New Releases This Week: July 18, 2017 – Fallen Orcs

Lacking a major retail release, this week is all about digital games, including Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles, Superhot, Fallen Legion, Orcs Must Die! Unchained, and more. The Destiny 2 Open Beta also kicks off later this week. *All games/content are releasing in North America and Europe, unless otherwise noted. PlayStation 4 Games 99Vidas (PSN, cross-buy) – NA Children of Zodiarcs (PSN) Conga Master (PSN) Fallen Legion: Sins of an Empire (PSN) – NA Orcs Must Die! Unchained (PSN) RobotRiot: Hyper Edition (PSN) – NA Superhot (PSN) Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles (PSN) PlayStation VR Games Archangel (PSN) – NA Superhot VR (PSN) PlayStation 3 Games 99Vidas (PSN, cross-buy) – NA PlayStation Vita Games 99Vidas (PSN, cross-buy) – NA Fallen Legion: Flames of Rebellion (PSN) – NA DLC Sniper Elite 4 ‘Deathstorm Part 3: Obliteration’ (PS4) Beta Destiny 2 Open Beta (PS4) – July 21 to 23 *Keep in mind that all release dates are subject to change, and more games/DLC will likely be added during the PlayStation Store updates in North America and Europe on Tuesday. For PlayStation VR game requirements, be sure to check out the product page before buying. Check out our July 2017 and August 2017 release date pages to see what else is releasing soon, READ FULL STORY…

Archiact VR

New Smashbox Arena Trailers Showcase Characters, Powerups, and Maps

Smashbox Arena brings players into a new VR experience that developers Archiact VR and Big Box VR have called “Dodgeball on steroids” and three new trailers for the game have been released to showcase the game’s characters, powerups, and maps. The trailers are part of a series of videos from the developers called “Enter the Arena” with each covering an aspect of the game. We’ve embedded the videos below and added their descriptions: [embedded content] “The sharpshooters of Balltropolis are a curious crew: meet them all in this episode of Enter The Arena! Unlock all 13 characters, and pick your fave. Whether you play as Poppy the time-traveling pear, one of the mysterious mechanical Pups, or a punk-rock badger, you’re sure to stand out!” [embedded content] “For beginner and expert players alike, the key to the game is Power-Ups! In this episode of Enter The Arena, get up close and personal with each of the six Power-Ups and discover what makes them unique. (And scary.) Fireball or Grenade, Missile or Boulder, decisions decisions…” [embedded content] “In this episode of Enter The Arena, dive into the world of Balltropolis and its many maps. From the READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

Llamasoft

Latest Nine Inch Nails Video Features PSVR Title Polybius

[embedded content] Chalk this up as a collaboration that we didn’t know we needed, but is definitely awesome. Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor recently recruited the talented, and rather eccentric, game developer Jeff Minter for his latest single. The video for “Less Than,” which can be seen above, features footage from a custom build of Llamasoft’s Polybius, which released earlier this year for PlayStation 4 and PSVR. Ars Technica reached out to Minter and found out how this collaboration came together. It all started with a totally out of the blue call from Reznor. “[Trent] mentioned that he’d enjoyed Llamasoft’s stuff and he had an idea to discuss,” said Minter. “Of course I was super chuffed to hear he’d liked our work, as I’ve enjoyed his a lot over the years too!” What Reznor wanted was a custom version of the trippy game that would display the song’s lyrics (alongside some custom effects) while playing the latest Nine Inch Nails single. Minter says the work took a few days, but that the overall coding was simple to do. Interestingly, since the game is currently a PS4 exclusive, it means that Reznor is now in possession of one of the only PC versions of…

Bandai Namco

One Piece VR Title Announced Alongside An “Unprecedented One Piece Game”

Two new One Piece games have been revealed in the latest copy of Weekly Jump. The magazine details a PlayStation VR title called “Grand Cruise,” while the other is unnamed, referred to only by the mysterious codename “Dawn.” While details on each title are sparse, Gematsu has done a great job collating the information. You can find the easy-to-digest bullet points just below. One Piece: Grand Cruise (PlayStation VR) The game’s genre, release date, and price have yet to be announced. The game’s content is also yet to be announced, but screenshots in the magazine show exploration of a ship. This is only a guess, but perhaps it is a game where you interact with your crewmates? A special demo of the game will be playable by up to eight users at once at the “Tokyo One Piece Tower” event in Tokyo Tower on July 22. The official website will be available here when it opens. Unprecedented One Piece Game (Platforms Unknown) The game is code-named “Dawn” and is being developed in collaboration between Shueisha, Toei Animation, and Bandai Namco. It is an “unprecedented One Piece game.” (In other words, it has not been done before.) It is a game with an unheard of, super new feeling. The READ FULL…