Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: PS4

Battlefield Hardline open multiplayer beta coming for all platforms

Battlefield Hardline (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360) Open Beta Announcement - Screenshot 7

EA has announced that Battlefield Hardline’s second beta will be open to all players and accessible across all platforms. The date of the next round of testing wasn’t announced, but it was noted that there won’t be a cap on level progression and that there will be two maps and two modes. Conquest will offer the chance for up to 64 players to battle it out as cops and criminals, while Hotwire will focus on mixing combat with high speed.

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Citizens of Earth going live on Jan. 20, plus new screens, discounts

Citizen of Earth (3DS, PC, PS4, PS Vita, Wii U) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Atlus has released some new screenshots from their upcoming retro-styled role-playing game Citizens of Earth. Set to launch on January 20, the game puts players in the role of Vice President of Earth and tasks them with drumming up support amongst the populace to help him investigate the reason behind why so people have gone crazy, and to protect him in the process. The studio also sent word that there will be several discounts during launch week, with Steam, PSN (for PS Plus members), and eShop all offering 20% off.

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Free Assassin’s Creed Unity DLC pack Dead Kings now available

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

Ubisoft has released a free downloadable pack for Assassin’s Creed Unity, Dead Kings. Set after Unity, players control Arno as he explores the catacombs and caves of modern-day Saint Denis. Using a lantern to light his path, he will have to navigate subterranean traps and puzzles as he battles new enemies, the Raiders, while unlocking the new Guillotine Gun and meeting historical notables along the way, such as Napoleon and the Marquis de Sade. Side quests also offer the chance for players to take part in enigmas, co-op missions (a heist and a Brotherhood mission), and investigate new Murder Mysteries. Unlocks gained in single and co-op modes can be brought over to Unity.

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Dying Light live-action trailer free-runs its away around undead

Techland has released a new live-action point-of-view trailer for Dying Light. The three-minute-long video demonstrates the free-running-style of movement that players will be able to utilize as they traverse obstacles and keep to high ground in a zombie-infested city. Two items of note: these are some disturbingly agile zombies and you’ll probably get a bit dizzy. Great way to kick off a Friday!

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PlayStation 4 version of PlanetSide 2 to enter closed beta on Jan. 20

PlanetSide 2 (PC, PS4) PS4 Closed Beta Announcement - Screenshot 1

Sony Online Entertainment has announced that their free-to-play massively multiplayer online shooter PlanetSide 2 will enter closed beta this month for PS4. The initial wave of players, numbering in the thousands, is scheduled to enter the beta on January 20. More players will be added in the coming months, with invitations set to go out in chronological order based on date of sign-up. Players who have yet to send in their info can still do so at the official site; more information can also be found in a new FAQ. A full launch is on track for later this year.

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PlayStation 4 passes 18.5 million consoles, 17.8 million titles sold

PlayStation 4 (System) 20th Anniversary Edition Announcement - Art 1

The PS4’s global sales have surpassed 18.5 million as of January 4, according to Sony. This year’s holiday season’s sells contributed over 4.1 million to the total. Other stats released include that over 81.8 million copies of first- and third-party-developed titles have sold worldwide, with 17.8 million of those being sold during this holiday season, and that 10.9 million owners have signed up to PS Plus.

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Sony to offer 1- and 3-month PlayStation Now subscription plans

PS Now (PS3, PS4, PS Vita) PS4 Subscription Announcement - Header

Sony has detailed subscription options for their rental streaming service, PlayStation Now. The plans will be available on January 13 and allow PS4 owners to stream the service’s 100-plus PS3 library for $19.99 per month or $44.99 for three months. Titles will still be available to stream individually for as short as four hours and for as long as 90 days. A free seven-day trial is being offered to let players sample the offerings, which features games from Bandai Namco, Sega, and Warner Bros. Subscription plans will be available for other PS Now-enabled devices at a later, unspecified date. A new PS Now theme is has been added on PS Store as a free download, and anyone who downloads it before January 31 will be automatically entered into a contest for a chance to win a one-year subscription.

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer reveals Exo Zombies cast

Activision has released a new trailer for the upcoming Exo Zombies mode for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. The footage marks the debut of Jon Bernthal, Rose McGowan, John Malkovich, and Bill Paxton as Atlas employees who are left to face the undead hordes. The first chapter will be bundled with the Havoc DLC pack, set to launch first for Xbox One in January .

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Tetris Ultimate launches on Live, PSN for Xbox One and PS4

Tetris Ultimate (3DS, PS4, Xbox One) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Tetris Ultimate is making the leap from handheld to console today with its release for PS4 and Xbox One. The $9.99 download features six modes, including versus for up to four players. 3DS owners will note that this version features fewer modes, but it’s also $10 less than the digital version available on eShop and $20 less than the physical release. But for Tetris fans, take note: the handheld version has Challenge mode, which sports four variants. Each mode included in this version is detailed below.

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Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance announced for PS4, coming 2015

Disgaea 5 Alliance of Vengeance (PS4) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Disgaea will be making a return in 2015 with a new entry for PS4, Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance. The new story follows the rebel leader Killia, a young demon who is at war with the Overlord Void Dark to stop his enslavement of the Netherworlds. Additions include new areas of the Netherworlds to explore, the stat-boosting Revenge Mode, and Alliance Attacks with those characters who the players has formed strong bonds.

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