PlayStation VR: News, Rumors, Specs


Top 5 Reasons Why You Need to Play Resident Evil 7 in VR

[embedded content] While PlayStation VR is an impressive piece of tech — especially for the price — that has its fair share of great games, the first AAA game that takes advantage of the peripheral might just be Resident Evil 7 biohazard. In this week’s Top 5 Tuesday video, we here at PlayStation LifeStyle list down the top five reasons why you need to play Resident Evil 7 in PSVR! Have you tried the full version of Resident Evil 7 using PSVR? What do you make of it? Do you prefer PSVR or the more traditional first-person way of playing Resident Evil 7? Enjoyed this video? Don’t forget to subscribe to the PlayStation LifeStyle YouTube channel for your weekly dose of top five videos, as well as for other original content. Essential Reading: READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!


PlayStation Store Sales in North America: Week of January 24, 2017 – PS Essentials Sale

The first themed sale of 2017 on the North American PlayStation Store is the PS Essentials Sale, which discounts titles on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita, with PlayStation Plus members saving even more. Here’s the games on sale this week through the PlayStation Store, with many offers ending on January 31 at 8am PT/11am ET: PSN Essentials Sale (Sale Price, PS+ Price) PlayStation 4 Air Conflicts: Double Pack – $19.99, $15.99 Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers – $6.99, $4.99 Among the Sleep – $10.49, $7.49 Ape Escape 2 – $6.99, $5.99 ArcaniA: The Complete Tale – $9.99, $7.99 Assassin’s Creed Syndicate – $27.49, $22.49 Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Gold Edition – $38.49, $31.49 Axiom Verge – $11.99, $9.99 Batman Arkham Knight – $11.99, $9.99 Batman: Return to Arkham – $34.99, $29.99 Batman: The Telltale Series Episode 1 – $3.99, $3.49 Batman: The Telltale Series Season Pass – $17.49, $14.99 Battlefield 1 – $41.99, $35.99 Battlefield 1 Deluxe Edition – $55.99, $47.99 Battlefield 1 + Titanfall 2 Deluxe Bundle – $89.99, $74.99 Battlefield 1 Ultimate Edition – $110.49, $97.49 Battlefield 4 – $13.99, $11.99 Battlefield 4 Premium Edition – $41.99, $35.99 Battlefield Hardline – $13.99, $11.99 Blue Estate – $5.19, READ…


2017 Indie Games Worth Anticipating on PS4

We recently previewed what games Sony will be delivering this year, and 20 Vita games to look forward to, but that is only a tiny bit of the awesome looking games that are releasing this year. Some of the best and most innovative games that come out each year end up being indie titles. Sometimes they seemingly come from nowhere, and other times they take years to produce (hello, Owlboy). Nonetheless, they make sure there is never a dull moment in gaming from January to December. Since there seems to be an amazing amount of 2017 indie games on PlayStation 4 this year, we decided to give the spotlight to twenty titles that deserve a closer look. These might end up being some of the best games period of 2017, so check out the list below. As always, release dates are forever in flux when it comes to game development so some of these titles will likely get pushed back. That being said, we did focus on games that are currently announced for this year. Check out the list of 20 2017 indie games worth anticipating below: That is a pretty stellar lineup for 2017, and it doesn’t include the many larger READ…

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue

PS4 & PS Vita New Releases This Week: January 24, 2017 – Resident Hearts

In the busiest week of 2017 so far, you’ll find a bunch of big PlayStation 4 games, including Resident Evil 7 biohazard, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, Tales of Berseria, Yakuza 0, and Digimon World: Next Order (in Europe; North America is next week). *All games/content are releasing in North America and Europe, unless otherwise noted. PlayStation 4 Games Arcade Archives NeoGeo World Heroes (PSN) – NA Digimon World: Next Order (Retail & PSN) – EU Earthlock: Festival of Magic (PSN in NA; Retail & PSN in EU) Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek (PSN) – NA Firefighter 2017: The Simulation (PSN) – NA Hunter’s Legacy (PSN) Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue (Retail & PSN) Lethal League (PSN) – NA Moto Racer 4 (Retail & PSN) – NA Pineview Drive (PSN) – NA Resident Evil 7 biohazard (Retail & PSN) Subterrain (PSN) Syndrome (PSN) Tales of Berseria (Retail & PSN) The Turing Test (PSN) Valhalla Hills: Definitive Edition (Retail & PSN) – EU Yakuza 0 (Retail & PSN) PlayStation VR Games Resident Evil 7 biohazard (Retail & PSN) PlayStation Vita Games Geki Yaba Runner (PSN) – NA *Keep in mind that all release dates are subject to change, and READ FULL STORY…


Resident Evil 7 – Everything You Need to Know

2016 marked an historic year for the Resident Evil series. Last March, Capcom’s horror flagship celebrated 20 years of nightmare fuel and scaring the bejesus out of horror fans the world over. But if the RE franchise is accredited with coining the term ‘survival horror’, Resident Evil 7 represents the chance for the series to reclaim its industry-defining heritage, crawling past modern pretenders to the genre’s blood-drenched throne (read: Outlast, Amnesia, etc.) in the process. Ditching the action and blockbuster spectacle that has defined more recent instalments, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is gunning for a more intense, old-school affair, placing players in the grubby boots of a protagonist — Ethan, in this instance — who is cripplingly vulnerable. A date with the sinister Baker family awaits, and There’s also the chance that RE7 could become one of the first marquee, AAA titles for PlayStation VR, given Capcom’s franchise revival is playable front-to-back using Sony’s device — if you dare. And so, in anticipation of its PS4 launch on January 24, we’ve scoured the four corners of the internet — and the PSLS archives — to compile Everything You Need to Know about Resident Evil 7. Resident Evil 7 claws onto PS4 (and PSVR!) on January 24, 2017, a READ…

PlayStation VR Now Supports 360° YouTube Videos

If you’re one of the many PlayStation VR owners out there, then chances are you’ve tried the PS4’s YouTube app and wished that 360° videos were supported. Well, you now have your wish granted! As part of the YouTube PS4 app update that’s already out, PSVR now supports 360° videos from YouTube! Yes, this means you can watch videos either in Cinema mode, or watch videos that take advantage of the PSVR’s capabilities. The latest update – released today – adds support for YouTube’s rapidly expanding library of virtual reality videos, allowing PS4 and PS VR users to once again step beyond the screen and explore detailed 360° worlds as though they were standing right there. If you want to test it out, then go check out the YouTube Virtual Reality page. The fine folks over at the PSVR Subreddit have also put in their suggestions (and yes, some of them might be NSWF). Got a YouTube video that’s perfect for PSVR? Share ’em below for the other readers. [Source: EU PlayStation Blog] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

Watch the Resident Evil 7 Collector’s Edition Get Unboxed

The highly anticipated seventh entry in the Resident Evil series is finally set to launch next week. That means that Capcom is doing the final marketing push for Resident Evil 7 biohazard before fans can get their hands on the game. Their latest attempt is also trying to get fans to go the extra mile and pre-order the game’s extensive Collector’s Edition, which they’ve uploaded an unboxing video of on their YouTube channel. Check out the video unboxing below:[embedded content] For those who can’t watch the unboxing, here’s what the Collector’s Edition contains: – Mansion Replica – 20th Anniversary Artbook – 5 Lithographs – USB Finger – Alternative Inlay – Survival Pack: Action Set DLC In other news, the game’s review embargo date was also announced. The news comes via This Gen Gaming who says reviews will start coming up at 9AM Eastern Time on January 23. That’s one day before the game releases, so fans will be able to purchase with a clear conscience come the next day. Resident Evil 7 biohazard releases next week, January 24, 2017. Capcom’s first-person horror title will also support PlayStation VR, so players will be able to play the latest entry in the long running series from start…


RIGS DLC Support Comes to an End, Servers to Remain Online

Following the announcement of the closure of developer Guerrilla Cambridge last week, Sony has confirmed to Eurogamer that DLC support for RIGS Mechanized Combat League is over, but the servers will remain online: For players of RIGS Mechanized Combat League, we would seek to reassure you that the online service is not affected by this closure, but unfortunately it will mean that there will be no further DLC for Rigs. We shall also continue to provide community support. A similar message was relayed on the RIGS Discord by community manager Jeroen Roding. Back in November, Guerrilla Games said, “Post-launch support is an important part of our RIGS Mechanized Combat League plan, and we’re excited to announce that in December we’ll be releasing our first free update!” The December Update brought the new Zurich Arena, APX RIGS, and more. RIGS released on October 13 as a PlayStation VR launch title. [Source: Eurogamer, Reddit, PlayStation Blog] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!


PlayStation Store Global Update – January 17, 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 January’s PlayStation Plus Lineup New Pre-orders Injustice 2 Deluxe Edition ($79.99) Injustice 2 Ultimate Edition ($99.99) PS4 Games 2064: Read Only Memories ($19.99) ACA NEOGEO FATAL FURY ($7.99) Dead Effect 2 ($11.99) Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star ($49.99) Instant Indie Collection ($23.99) Joe’s Diner ($19.99) Letter Quest Remastered/Paranautical Activity Bundle ($16.99/PS+ $13.59) Life of Black Tiger ($9.99) Planet 2000 ($9.99) Quest of Dungeons ($8.99) RWBY: Grimm Eclipse ($19.99) RWBY: Grimm Eclipse – Team JNPR Bundle ($22.99) Saban’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Mega Battle Launch Pack ($14.99) Siegecraft Commander ($19.99/PS+ $13.99) The Flame in the Flood: Comnplete Edition ($11.99) Sylvio ($12.99) PS Vita Games Atelier Shallie Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea ($39.99) Fate/EXTELLA — Early Bird Exclusive Digital Bundle ($39.99) Supermagical ($4.99/PS+ $2.49) Next Page: European Update » Pages: 1 2 3 READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

DLC & Patches

Werewolves Within PS4 Pro Patch Coming Later This Month

Amid reports of crashing and other technical issues on PS4 Pro, Ubisoft has confirmed that a Werewolves Within patch is on the way and will be released “as quickly as possible.” January 26 is the current target, according to the Ubisoft forums, though the post acknowledges that that date could change “by a day or two” depending on testing and compliance processes. As always, we’ll keep you updated as more information comes to light but for now, here’s the official word from Ubi: With a great deal of assistance from our partners at Sony, we have prepared and are releasing a patch for crashes on PS4 Pro consoles! We are getting this released as quickly as it is possible to push it through testing and compliance processes and it is targeted for release approximately January 26th (it may be different by a day or two, sooner if we can manage it). Tell us, have you encountered any of these issues while playing Werewolves Within on PS4 Pro? [Source: Ubisoft Forums via Reddit] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

DiRT Rally PlayStation VR Support Coming Soon as Paid DLC

[embedded content] DiRT Rally is getting PlayStation VR support in the coming weeks, developer Codemasters announced today. Current owners of DiRT Rally will be able to grab the upgrade DLC from the PlayStation Store for £9.99/$12.99 USD, while everyone else can buy a new version of DiRT Rally through retail stores and the PlayStation Store, which includes the VR add-on. Along with PSVR support, which makes the entire game playable in “fully immersive VR,” the upcoming DiRT Rally DLC will also add a new Co-Driver Mode for the rally sections of the game: This new feature allows a second player to become engrossed in the action as they use the buttons and touchpad on a DualShock 4 to give the pace note calls to the driver from the social screen. Just like with real life co-driving, timing and accuracy are vital in order for you to complete the stage in the best time possible. DiRT Rally Chief Games Designer Paul Coleman added: The PlayStation VR upgrade allows you to get closer than ever to the experience of being a real life rally driver. The addition of the co-driver mode also allows you to work together with a friend to get through the stage and adds an even deeper level of realism and…

Game of the Year

User-Voted PlayStation Game of the Year 2016 Winners Revealed

With more than 500,000 votes cast, the winners of the user-voted PlayStation Game of the Year 2016 awards on the PlayStation Blog have been revealed. Unsurprisingly, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End took home Best PS4 Game (as well as many other awards), receiving more than 40% of total submitted votes. World of Final Fantasy won Best PS Vita Game, while Batman: Arkham VR was #1 on PlayStation VR. Here’s the full list of winners: Best PS4 Game Winner – Uncharted 4 Runners-Up – Final Fantasy XV, Battlefield 1, Overwatch Best PS Vita Game Winner – World of Final Fantasy Runners-Up – Lara Croft GO, Dragon Quest Builders, Darkest Dungeon Best Independent Game Winner – Firewatch Runners-Up – Inside, The Witness, Stardew Valley Best Use of PS4 Pro Winner – Battlefield 1 Runners-Up – Final Fantasy XV, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Watch Dogs 2 Best PlayStation VR Game Winner – Batman: Arkham VR Runners-Up – Star Wars Battlefront Rogue One X-Wing VR Mission, Job Simulator, EVE Valkyrie Best Story Winner – Uncharted 4 Runners-Up – The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine, Final Fantasy XV, The Last Guardian Best Performance Winner – Nolan North (Uncharted 4) Runners-Up – Trico (The Last Guardian), Emily Rose READ FULL STORY AT…

DLC & Patches

PlayStation Store Global Update – January 10, 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 January’s PlayStation Plus Lineup New Pre-orders Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star ($49.99) Gravity Rush 2 ($59.99) Yakuza 0 ($59.99) PSVR Games Jaunt VR: Enjoy Premium Cinematic VR Experiences (Free) KYGO ‘CARRY ME’ VR EXPERIENCE ($1.99) Lens for PSVR (Free) PS4 Games ACA NEOGEO ALPHA MISSION II ($7.99) Asdivine Hearts ($14.99/PS+ $13.49) DOA5LR: Core Fighters + Mila (Free for PS+) Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone (Free) Skylight Freerange 2: Gachduine ($14.99) Spheroids ($7.99) PS3 Games Asdivine Hearts ($14.99/PS+ $13.49) PS Vita Games Asdivine Hearts ($14.99/PS+ $13.49) Spheroids ($7.99) Xenoraid ($9.99) Next Page: European Update » Pages: 1 2 3 READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

CES 2017

Kaz Hirai Acknowledges That PSVR Could Do With Some Improvements

Following his talk at CES 2017 this week, Sony President Kaz Hirai spoke to Daily Star about the company’s virtual reality device, acknowledging that it could do with some improvements in the future. During the interview, he was asked about some of the issues that players have been reporting with their PSVR devices, in response to which Hirai said that the device “probably” needs “a lot of improvement where it makes sense.” He then said that the current PSVR device is a “first version,” later noting “PlayStation is a business that is known to iterate and to evolve hardware products.” New and improved PSVR hardware doesn’t equate to higher price tags, however. Hirai explained: [Improvements] have to be balanced with cost considerations as well, because it is a consumer product for gamers so we don’t want to say it’s lighter, whiter or whatever, but it’s going to cost triple. That’s not going to happen. What improvements do our readers want to see in PSVR? [Source: Daily Star] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!