Yoshida: MP3 and DLNA server support coming to PS4

November 12, 2013 by Cheats.co Staff - Leave a comment

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You might have seen the recent news that the Playstation 4 will not play your MP3 collection or any of your other media either (no DNLA server functionality). This initially caused quite an uproar with many pinging SCE president Shuhei Yoshida via Twitter to ask why Sony had seemingly dropped the ball on this one.

Fast forward a few days and Yoshida has said that MP3, music CD and DLNA server support will all “eventually” be added to the Playstation 4. He also said that Sony was “caught off guard” by the initial backlash, although how that was we can’t imagine, these are very basic features that we’re talking about!

We didn’t really think about MP3 or DLNA. We always thought that we’re going to do that eventually – we’ve been doing it with all the [Playstation] products. So it caught us off guard. People don’t really talk about these features but when we say we don’t have it some people get really mad and [say], ‘I cancelled the pre-order’.

It’s nice to know that the gaming community was able to extract such a quick response and policy turnaround from Sony – the key take-out from all this being that we should expect a future PS4 firmware update to enable these basic media playback features. Now we can go back to looking forward to the US launch of the PS4 in just a few days!

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Shuhei Yoshida on PS4 download speeds, HDMI capture & more

September 20, 2013 by Cheats.co Staff - Leave a comment

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President of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida has posted several very informative tidbits of Playstation 4 information to Twitter recently, covering everything from download speeds to HDMI capture and also next-generation game upgrade requirements.

PS3 Disc Required for Upgraded PS4 Games

First off, speaking about once you’ve successfully upgraded from the PS3 to the PS4 version of a game, Yoshida-san said that while you’re playing that (digital) PS4 version, the original PS3 disc will still need to be in your Playstation 4’s disc tray.

HDMI Capture Availability

Next up was a question about the HDMI capture capabilities of the Playstation 4. Yoshida-san said that we won’t have them at launch but that the features be added later by a patch.

Download Speeds

Finally, someoneone complained that downloading the digital version of GTA V for their PS3 via the Playstation Network was extremely slow. Yoshida-san said that speeds would be improved once the Playstation 4 is released (and rightly so)! After all, Microsoft is talking about the cloud capabilities of the Xbox One pretty hard…

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Shuhei Yoshida comments on PS4 / Vita Remote Play

August 19, 2013 by Cheats.co Staff - 1 Comment

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Are you curious how the PS Vita will work with the PS4 in remote play mode? Because if so, SCE Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida is on the case, via Twitter, and recently posted a few comments to help us better understand how the two devices will interact.

First off, responding to a question about whether PS4 games that require a special input device (such as dance games) will work with the PS Vita in remote play mode, Yoshida said unfortunately they won’t, but seemingly all others will:

Next he confirmed that there will be little lag (if any) between the two devices:

Oh, and if you think that this new feature might be require a whole heap of new software for your Vita (and potentially a bigger memory card) don’t worry – that won’t be an issue! This is particularly good to know given how expensive the things are at the moment…

With rumors of a potential Playstation 4 / PS Vita bundle, is this doing anything to make you more inclined to purchase Vita along with your PS4 console?

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The Last of Us Remastered Confirmed for PS4

April 9, 2014 by Samantha Lienhard - Leave a comment

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It looks like PlayStation Turkey Vice President Sercan Sülün was right after all–The Last of Us IS coming to the PS4 this summer, as The Last of Us Remastered.

This morning, an unexpected sight met the eyes of players who visited the PlayStation Store’s website. The Day 1 Digital Edition of The Last of Us Remaster was boldly displayed, despite no official announcement that it even existed. At the time, the link didn’t work, suggesting the ad wasn’t supposed to be there yet.

The Last of Us Remastered leak

It’s not every day Sony’s own store leaks a major announcement.

A few hours later, SCE Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida officially confirmed it.

The Last of Us Remastered will include the main game, the Left Behind DLC, the Abandoned Territories map pack, the new Reclaimed Territories map pack, and a director’s commentary featuring Creative Director and Writer Neil Druckmann, voice actor Troy Baker, and voice actor Ashley Johnson. Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson voice Joel and Ellie, respectively.

The Last of Us Remastered

Sony also announced the preorder bonuses:

  • 100 Supply Points (XP) for use in Factions mode
  • Two special bonus skins for Joel and Ellie which will be unlocked after your complete the single player campaign
  • Increased Crafting Speed for use in the Single Player Campaign
  • Increased Healing Speed for use in the Single Player Campaign
  • 9mm Reload Speed Increase Upgrade for use in the Single Player Campaign
  • Rifle Clip Capacity Increase Upgrade for use in the Single Player Campaign

Preorders from the PlayStation Store will also receive:

  • Early Access to the Brawler Survival Skill in Factions Mode
  • Early Access to additional Loadout Points for use in Factions mode
  • Early Access to the Jeep Cap and Surgical Mask for use in Factions mode

The game will have a resolution of 1080p. Although the frame rate isn’t set yet, Naughty Dog is “targeting” 60 fps.

The Last of Us was a huge success, so this sounds like a smart move for Naughty Dog and great news for fans. If you wanted to play the game but didn’t get a chance, or if you’d just like to play it again with enhanced graphics, now’s your chance. Are you planning to buy it?

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What to Expect in Future PS4 Updates

March 20, 2014 by Samantha Lienhard - Leave a comment

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A minor PS4 update was released on March 18, but it only dealt with minor tweaks to make players’ experiences more stable overall. However, Sony has big plans for future updates.

According to Sony’s blog post about the next PS4 update, you’ll be able to move/save your videos and screenshots to USB drives, which should make a lot of users happy. You’ll also have access to “a rich video editor.” More importantly, for those of you who like to record long gameplay clips, you’ll be able to turn off HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) and capture HDMI footage.

Later updates will include the ability to archive Twitch broadcasts and stream footage at 720p.

Shuhei Yoshida, the president of SCE Worldwide Studios, also announced that a future update will allow you to dim the LED light on the DualShock 4 controller.

It sounds like there’s a lot of good stuff to look forward to, and Sony is definitely listening to fans. What PS4 updates do you hope to see in the future?

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Sony’s VR: Project Morpheus

March 19, 2014 by Samantha Lienhard - Leave a comment

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After many predictions that Sony would unveil its virtual reality headset at GDC, last night saw the fulfillment of the rumors at Sony’s “Driving the Future of Innovation at Sony Computer Entertainment” panel.

Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida unveiled the first software development kit for Project Morpheus, a VR headset intended to work in conjunction with the PS4, using the technology of PlayStation Move. Sony is concentrating on six major areas to ensure Project Morpheus is a usable and compelling experience: sight, sound, tracking, control, accessibility, and content. The dev kit has a 1080p display, 90+ degree field of view, 1000Hz tracking, and 360 degree rotation.

Morpheus developers

Many developers have been confirmed to be already working with Sony’s VR technology, including Crytek, Epic Games, and Unity. Thanks to NASA, Sony has a demo that uses Mars footage from the Curiosity rover. In fact, NASA is interested in using Project Morpheus for scientific studies. A God of War demo was also showcased. Playable demos include The Deep, which puts you in a shark cage, The Castle, which makes use of PlayStation Move, EVE Valkyrie, and certain segments of Thief. As of today, these are playable at Sony’s GDC booth.

Sony didn’t give an expected price for a VR headset, but wants it to be “affordable.” When you play games with the headset, you will be able to access both online and local multiplayer modes.

If you’re wondering about the name, it is a reference to Morpheus, the god of dreams in Greek mythology, because Sony wants usage of its VR headset to feel like being in a dream. On the other hand, several fans have taken it as a reference to the Matrix. Either way, the name works.

Well, what do you think? Is Project Morpheus a major competitor for the Oculus Rift? Is this the future of gaming? Share your thoughts–and if you happen to be at GDC to try one of the demos, let us know what it’s like!

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Sony’s Virtual Reality Headset to be Shown at GDC

March 15, 2014 by Samantha Lienhard - Leave a comment

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GDC begins next week and Sony is holding a special panel on March 18 with SCEA R&D Senior Director Richard Marks, SCEA R&D Senior Software Engineer Anton Mikhailov, and SCE Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida all featured. The panel is called “Driving the Future of Innovation,” and it will begin at 5:45 PM PT.

It is widely rumored that Sony will announce their VR headset at this panel.

According to developers who spoke with Edge, this technology is superior to that of the Oculus Rift, the current VR leader. They believe Sony will display some sort of VR software at the panel, whether it’s a game or just a tech demo.

So far, the Oculus Rift technology has suffered from some setbacks, with one of the major ones being the motion sickness many players experience when they use the technology. Can Sony overcome that? Give us your thoughts and predictions, and we’ll keep you updated.

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Uncharted 4: In the Works for the Past 3 Years?

February 21, 2014 by Cheats.co Staff - Leave a comment

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For fans of the Uncharted series, one of the most exciting pieces of gaming news was the revelation that a fourth game was in the works. We still don’t know a lot about Uncharted 4, but it sounds as though it’s been in development for three years, following the third game’s release in 2011.

Shuhei Yoshida, the president of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, mentioned in an interview with Inside Games that “after three years, Naughty Dog’s work has finally become exciting.”

He didn’t actually mention Uncharted 4 by name, but the timing makes that the most likely candidate. Let us know what you think about the Uncharted series and its mysterious upcoming entry. What do you expect from Nathan Drake when his adventures take him to the PS4?

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PS4 Launches in Japan

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It’s time—the PS4 just launched in Japan.

A large crowd was present for the official launch, which was streamed for the world to watch live as well. Japanese musicians, actors, and more gave messages throughout the event. SCE Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida, SCE Japan and Asia President Hiroshi Kawano, and Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Andrew House all gave speeches, while many game developers chimed in with their own thoughts and best wishes, either in person or through video messages. Exhibition matches of Killzone: Shadow Fall and FIFA 14 added to the gaming atmosphere.

Notable moments include when Shinji Hashimoto, the producer of Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III, took the stage, and was almost sent off again by Hiroshi Kawano before he could actually say anything. Hideo Kojima was another noteworthy speaker, making a striking entrance and displaying the limited edition MGS: Ground Zeroes PS4 we showed you earlier.

All in all, the PS4’s reception in Japan was quite enthusiastic and we fully expect it to sell much better than the Xbox One there.

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Reports of bricked PS4 consoles start rolling in

November 14, 2013 by Cheats.co Staff - 2 Comments

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As more and more PS4s find their way to new owners we’re unfortunately getting quite a few reports of bricked consoles, and most of the issues appear to relate to either the HDMI port on the device or its hard-drive.

This thread on Reddit has a handy breakdown of the reported issues (as does this Pastebin post), and as you’ll see while a lot of the bricked console reports appear to come from people who won a free PS4 via the Taco Bell contest, there are others too, including from gaming publications such as IGN, GiantBomb and Kotaku.

Sony itself has weighed in on the issue both officially and unofficially. First it said that only 0.04% of pre-launch units that have shipped to date have been reported as defective. Meanwhile SCE Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida also acknowledged the issues via Twitter with the following:

If you want to minimize the chances of your console bricking when you update it to 1.50 (or even bricking full stop) then we recommend following this guide to updating the software on the console.

And if you do brick, we recommend visiting the official PS4 support forums at Sony, or otherwise following some of the suggestions we’ve outlined in this post.

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