Sony PlayStation News Bits

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At E3 this year, Sony has announced that a white Playstation 4 console will be available exclusively in a bundle with Destiny when the game launches on September 9th; Although following the announcement, it appears that Sony does indeed have plans to release this console as a standalone variant.

In an interview with the french website, Game One, Shuhei Yoshida revealed that the console would be available as a stand-alone sku later this year. Yoshida stated “In Europe we’re going to launch the bundle with Destiny on September 9th, but after that, later this year, we’re going to release the standalone white PS4 as well in Europe.”

Unfortunately, Sony has not shared any information regarding North American plans to release a stand-alone sku of the white console however we would expect to hear more once the holiday season approaches.

Source: Game One (Via IGN)

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Update 06/27: According to IGN, Sony has confirmed that this bundle is real. The bundle will include a 500GB Playstation 4, a Dualshock 4 controller and a copy of The Last Of Us Remastered and will retail for €429.99 with a launch window for ‘next month’.

Unfortunately, Sony has yet to confirm if this bundle will be available in North America. Keep an eye on Gamingbits.com for more information regarding this announcement.

Original Story: A 500 GB Playstation 4 bundle sporting The Last of Us Remastered was posted on Amazon France’s website.

The bundle is listed for €429.99 (about $585 US) and has a release date of July 30th, 2014. With The Last of Us Remastered set to release for the PS4 on July 29th, 2014, it makes this reveal plausible. The Last Of Us Remastered is a remake of the PS3 hit with higher resolution models and textures featuring more additional content.

We have reached out to Sony for more information and will update you as news comes in.

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Sony has announced via Facebook that the “Wave Blue” Dualshock 4 controller as seen above will be released sometime this fall.

According to listings on Gamestop.com, the “Glacier White” Dualshock 4 controller featured in the previously announced Destiny PS4 should also be available separately when the console is launched on September 9th. There may be plans to release a Urban Camouflage Dualshock 4 controller if the listings over at Gamestop.com are accurate.

Gamestop has posted in their product details “New Colors: Express yourself with new colors! Get the DUALSHOCK®4 Wireless Controller in Glacier White this September, with Wave Blue, and Urban Camouflage coming in Fall 2014.”

Source: Facebook.com

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Sony started rolling out a new feature to the Playstation 4 which enables people who pre-order games via the Playstation store, the option to download games several days in advance. The first game to take advantage of this feature will be Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark which is expected to launch on June 24th.

“Pre-loading” will give gamers the option to download the game before it is officially launched. All you need to do is pre-order the game digitally, download the title, and once the game is released, you can instantly play it;  a feature that Steam currently has in place.

According to the official Playstation blog, any titles made available for pre-order on the Playstation Store after May 20th, 2014 will include this feature. Currently, twelve other games including Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark will use this feature. The games are listed below:

  • Battlefield Hardline
  • BloodBorne
  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  • Destiny
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition
  • Far Cry 4
  • Infamous First Light
  • Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare
  • LittleBigPlanet 3
  • Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor
  • The Order: 1886
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Having the ability to pre-load games is a sought after feature which games have been requested for quite some time. With the Playstation 4 now officially supporting this feature, we can hope that Microsoft does the same with the Xbox One.

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Sony showed off a new trailer for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain at their E3 press conference today.

The latest iteration of the Metal Gear Solid series looks absolutely stunning in the FOX Engine, which was made specifically for this game. Within the trailer itself, it appears that Big Boss “Snake” has a prosthetic metal arm.

There was no word from the trailer or Sony on a release date for the game.

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