Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: PS4

Rockstar releases Grand Theft Auto V for PS4 and Xbox One

Grand Theft Auto V (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Rerelease Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

After a flurry of recent news, including the reveal of a first-person mode and a last-gen to current-gen comparison video, the enhanced PS4 and Xbox One version of Grand Theft Auto V has been released. Rebuilt for the new systems, the latest version features new activities, wildlife, weapons, and vehicles, in addition to 150-plus new songs. Grand Theft Auto Online has also been updated with support for up to 30 players as well as the new first-person mode. Players can transfer their existing Online characters and progress to either version.

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Dragon Age: Inquisition deploys its agents to console and PC

The inquisition begins! Sort of. EA has announced the release of BioWare’s latest role-playing game, Dragon Age: Inquisition. No one is being boiled alive, but players will be tasked with making difficult decisions that have an effect on the progression of their party and the storyline. As a rogue, mage, or warrior inquisitor, players must track down and stop those who are sowing seeds of discontent across the realm. To that end, agents can be assigned tasks, keeps looted, and strongholds attained. Multiplayer is also supported for up to four players in co-op quests that are set outside of the main storyline.

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LittleBigPlanet 3 launches in stores, online for PS3 and PS4

Little Big Planet 3 (PS4) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Sackboy is making his next-gen debut today with the release of LittleBigPlanet 3 for PS3 and PS4. Co-developed by Sumo Digital and Sony XDev Europe, the latest in the creation-centric platformer series introduces three new characters, OddSock, Swoop, and Toggle, as well as new items and triggers to utilize in Create mode. Additionally, the 9-million-plus user-created levels already available for the series are also playable. PS4 owners have access to a few new system-specific features as well, including support for the Dualshock 4’s touchpad, the ability to livestream, and access to items that can be interacted with and triggered by the livestreaming audience. In the new story, players must guide Sackboy and his friends, alone or with up to four players in local or online co-op, on his quest to restore balance to Bunkum.

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Far Cry 4 gets eight-minute-long 101 Launch Trailer

A new trailer has been released for Far Cry 4, the 101 Launch Trailer. The video is over eight minutes long and features the protagonist’s backstory as well as info on the area’s factions, weapons, locales, quests, multiplayer, weapons and crafting. It’s a pretty thorough walkthrough, and made up largely of gameplay footage. The fourth entry sets players loose in the Himalayas in the midst of a civil war to overthrow the dictator Pagan Min. Drop-in/drop-out co-op play is also supported.

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Just Cause 3 coming to PC, PS4, and Xbox One in 2015

Just Cause 3 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Announcement - Header

Avalanche Studios’ Just Cause is set to return next year for PC, PS4, and Xbox One in Just Cause 3. As with its predecessors, players will be able to explore a large open-world environment as they wreak havoc on anything and everything. The only details released include the return of the grapple and parachute, the introduction of the new wingsuit, and the setting of a Mediterranean archipelago. Game Informer will be running a feature revealing more in their December issue.

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Assassin’s Creed Rogue and Assassin’s Creed Unity now available

Assassins Creed Unity (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

In addition to the current-gen Assassin’s Creed Rogue, Ubisoft has also announced the release of the PC- and next-gen-only Assassin’s Creed Unity. ‘Generation’ is hard to define at the moment, so bear with us. Rogue’s launch trailer was posted yesterday. Unlike Rogue, which follows a Templar during the Seven Years’ War, Unity is set during the French Revolution and follows Arno, a man who turns to the brotherhood after the loss of a loved one. Players will be able to traverse an open-world Paris, taking down targets as they gain new skills, customize weapons, and earn new gear. Unity also includes four-player co-op missions that reward special co-op gear, and players will get to utilize unique co-op skills based around agility, force, or stealth.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to get 16 pieces of free DLC for all

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt (360, PC, PS3, PS4) Free DLC Announcement - Art 1

CD Projekt Red has announced that everyone who buys The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will receive 16 pieces of free downloadable content. Every version—PC, PS4, and Xbox One—download or physical is eligible for the free packs, the first of which, the Temerian Armor Set and a Beard and Hairstyle Set for Geralt, will go live on February 25. The second set of packs will follow a week later, adding new quests and costumes. The remaining packs will launch weekly in two-pack bundles. All downloads will be free, regardless of whether the game is purchased after launch or pre-ordered.

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The Crew open beta begins for Xbox One, PS4, Season Pass revealed

The Crew (PC, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) Season Pass Announcement - Header

The Crew’s Season Pass has been detailed by Ubisoft. Scheduled to begin hitting download outlets in January, the packs will include new cars, two of which will be exclusive to pass holders (the McLaren 12C and Ferrari 458 Speciale), additional tuning kits, early access, and paint jobs. New missions will also launch with each pack, free to all players. Full details are available below. Today also marks the start of the open beta for PS4 and Xbox One, which runs through November 10. All pre-orders are eligible to participate; everyone else wanting access can sign up here. The beta gives players the chance to tackle challenges in two of the game’s five regions, East Coast and Midwest, along with two player-versus-player lobbies and access to the Street and Dirt spec classes.

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BioWare to livestream Dragon Age Inquisition multiplayer tomorrow

Dragon Age Inquisition (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Livestream Co-op Multiplayer Announcement - Screenshot 4

BioWare has announced that they are prepping to stream a demonstration of Dragon Age Inquisition’s multiplayer component tomorrow on their Twitch channel. The stream will take place from noon to 3:00 p.m. (CST). The developers will be running through three multiplayer maps as they show off three unlocked starter characters, the Archer, the Keeper, and the Legionnaire. In addition to providing general tips and details on crafting, ability trees, and teamwork, producer Scylla Costa and associate producer Billy Buskell will also be on hand to answer questions from viewers.

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Grand Theft Auto V graphics video compares PS3 and PS4 versions

Rockstar has followed up their announcement about the upcoming first-person mode in the new versions of Grand Theft Auto V with a trailer demonstrating the graphical improvements that players can expect. Specifically, the video covers the differences between the PS3 and PS4 versions, showcasing a variety of locales, vehicles, and characters during its nearly minute and a half running time. In addition to a higher resolution, the PC, PS4, and Xbox One versions will also sport double the drawing distance and upgraded textures.

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