Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: PS4

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend coming soon for PS, Xbox One

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Aksys is keeping the 2D fighter train rolling with another release, BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend. The expanded re-release of the PS3 original will feature 28 characters, including two newcomers (Celica and Lambda), as well as new stages, scenarios, and a side story, Remix Heart, with Mai Natsume and Kajun Faycott. Digested versions of Calamity Trigger and Continuum Shift are also being included to get new players up to speed on all of the storylines. New players will also have access to an expanded Stylish Mode, which has been augmented with four new features (Auto Guard, Combo Attacks, Special Abilities, and Distortion Drive) to make moves less difficult to perform. The Guard Gauge system has been tweaked, too, with the Barrier Gauge meter indicated when best to attack or block.

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QuakeCon 2015 registration begins for BYOC Select-a-Seat Round 1

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Online pre-registration for QuakeCon 2015’s ‘BYOC Select-a-Seat with UAC Command Center Seating’ package is opening today at 7 p.m. (CST) at registration.quakecon.org. The package runs $500 and is limited to 32 slots but includes VIP seating, express lane fast-pass registration, reserve sealing for all panels and events, and more. Full details on all the packages are available below.

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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain release date, editions detailed

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After some recent speculation, Konami has confirmed that Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will be available on September 1 for console and September 15 for PC. It was also announced that the game will be available as a $59.99 Day 1 Edition or, for PS4 and Xbox One, a $99.99 Collector’s Edition. The Day 1 Edition will come with downloadable items, including a special cardboard box and a silver personal ballistic shield, while the Collector’s Edition will come packed with access to more DLC as well as a collectible steelbook, a behind-the-scenes Blu-ray, and half-scale replica of Snake’s bionic arm. Extras for digital Day 1 Editions will be announced later. The full list of what’s included for both version is available below.

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Wolfenstein: The Old Blood standalone digital prequel coming in May

Wolfenstein: The New Order is getting a standalone, digital prequel later this year from MachineGames. Scheduled to launch May 5, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood will take players back to 1946 as B.J. Blazkowicz attempts to halt the Nazi’s progress in a two-part mission set within Bavaria. The first part, Rudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves, tasks players with breaking into Castle Wolfenstein, while the second, The Dark Secrets of Helga Von Schabbs, sees them fighting a Nazi archaeologist meddling in dark forces within the city of Wulfburg. More details will be revealed at PAX East at 12:30 p.m. (CST) on Friday and Saturday on Twitch.tv.

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Lords of the Fallen: Ancient Labyrinth out now for console, PC

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Lords of the Fallen’s first downloadable content add-on, Ancient Labyrinth, is now available on PSN, Live, and Steam. The $7.99 expansion adds new enemies, armor, and shields, as well as a new storyline that follows the criminal Harkyn in his quest of redemption. He must defeat demons residing in an abandoned library situated in a nether realm, the Ancient Labyrinth, which will need to be explored and its guard The Keeper defeated several times for everything to be found.

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PlayStation 4 surpasses 20.2 units sold, Morpheus gets new features

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Sony has announced that the PlayStation 4 has, as of March 1, sold more than 20.2 million units worldwide. The system is now available in 123 countries and regions around the globe. Sony also used this year’s Game Developers Conference to unveil the latest prototype of their virtual reality system, Project Morpheus. Several changes have been made since the headset was debuted last March, based on developer and consumer feedback. The major alterations include a new motion-blur- and flicker-reducing 5.7-inch 1920 x RGB x 1080 resolution OLED display, replacing a 5-inch LCD; support for 120fps output, along with a PS4 update to add support whenever connected to a headset; three more LEDs, nine total, to reduce latency and improve tracking accuracy; and changes to make the headset lighter and easier to put on and remove.

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Epic Games drops subscription model, Unreal Engine 4 now free

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Epic Games has made Unreal Engine 4, the current build as well as subsequent updates, free to download. The studio is dropping their previous subscription model of $19 a month in favor of a small royalty to be paid once a sales threshold has been reached. Once a game or application has been shipped, “developers pay a 5% royalty on gross revenue after the first $3,000 per product, per quarter.” According to Epic founder and CEO Tim Sweeney, “whatever your development aspirations, Epic stands with you, both as a technology provider, and as a fellow game developer counting on UE4 to power our own games.” Sweeney’s full blog post about the company’s decision to move away from the subscription model can be found here. An accompanying video, posted below, also offers additional details.

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EA announces, details Battlefield Hardline Premium Edition

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EA released details about a Premium Edition of Visceral Games’ upcoming shooter Battlefield Hardline. The membership program offers monthly rewards, access to exclusive events, special items, two weeks early access to the game’s four story-themed digital expansion packs, and new content. The new content is a mixture of features and stat-boosting items and includes Competitive Play, Gun Bench, Masks, and Legendary Status. The full list of all the extras is available below.

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Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster heading to PS4 this May

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Square Enix has announced that they will be bringing out last year’s Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster for PS4 on May 12. In addition to the two previously Japanese-only extras added to the original collection, the Final Fantasy X: Eternal Calm cinematic and Final Fantasy X-2: Last Mission playable mission, the game will also feature cross-save support with the PS3 and PS Vita versions, support for remote play, and the ability to switch between the original soundtrack and the remastered version. A physical pre-order bonus was also revealed, a calendar featuring artwork by Yoshitaka Amano.

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New Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin video debuts Forlorn NPC

A new gameplay trailer has gone live for Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin. The latest footage showcases the new NPC invader, the Forlorn. The video runs a little over three minutes and shows what players have come to expect from Dark Souls II: pain. Beset by regular enemies, a player desperately tries to get the upper hand as the Forlorn closes in and proceeds to harass them throughout the encounter.

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