PlayStation 4 to get PS1/PS2 emulator – Report

By: Martin Gaston A new report on Digital Foundry has said that the PlayStation 4 will gain the ability to locally emulate PS1 and PS2 titles. The anonymous source, reported to be working on Sony’s PlayStation Now streaming technology, says that the cloud streaming tech is only currently scheduled to support PlayStation 3 titles for now. Sony’s internal emulator is already used on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita, but the incarnation in the works for PlayStation 4 is said to be []

Witcher 3 for Xbox 360 or PS3 would be impossible, dev says

By: Eddie Makuch Polish developer CD Projekt Red has ruled out bringing its upcoming open-world role-playing game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3. “It’s impossible. It would have to be a different game–a smaller game, not an open-world game, or with terrible loading times, with sacrifices in graphics,” CEO Marcin Iwinski told MCV India. Instead, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is coming exclusively to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC sometime later this year. Iwinski also said []

Game-streaming-enabled Toshiba TVs shipping Q1 2014

By: Emanuel Maiberg PlayStation Now wasn’t the only game-streaming service exhibited at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014. Toshiba also announced that in the first quarter of 2014 it will ship a new line of smart TVs that can stream games using the GameNow service. The Toshiba L7400U, L5400U, and L3400U models all come with GameNow installed, in addition to other apps that are popular on Smart TVs like YouTube, Netflix and Pandora. At the moment, GameNow has deals in place to stream []

Energy Hook headed to PS Vita and PS4

By: Emanuel Maiberg Energy Hook, the crowd-funded game from the former technical director and designer of Spider-Man 2, will release on PS Vita and PlayStation 4 at the same time it’s released on the PC, the developer announced on the PlayStation Blog. Energy Hook comes from the mind of Jamie Fristrom, a 20-year industry veteran who’s responsible for the much celebrated physical swinging system in Spider-Man 2. Fristrom also worked on Tony Hawk games during his career, and Energy Hook, in short, []

Killzone: Shadow Fall gets 1.05 patch

By: Martin Gaston PS4 launch shooter Killzone: Shadow Fall has received its 1.05 update. The end of chapter 7 in the single-player campaign has been shortened, and chapter 8 has been made easier due to a raised collision ceiling. These two sequences had previously been criticized by players as being some of the more unenjoyable parts of the campaign. The patch notes also say that 1.05 fixes “several” UI issues, produces clearer error messages in multiplayer, and fixes up the game’s patching []

PlayStation 4 day-one update available now to download

By: Justin Haywald If you’ve pre-ordered a PS4 and want to be completely ready to go as soon as the console is out of the box, the day-one patch for the system is available to download right now at the official Sony PlayStation site. The site lists the complete instructions for downloading and installing the patch, but all you need to get started is a computer with an Internet connection and 1GB USB stick. On the USB, make a folder name PS4, []

Diablo 3 on PS4 doesn’t support Remote Play

By: Eddie Makuch Diablo III on PlayStation 4–the Ultimate Evil Edition–does not support Remote Play, at least not right now, senior level designer Matthew Berger told GameSpot at BlizzCon last night. “Not really. Not for the moment,” Berger said. Part of the reason why comes down to the PlayStation Vita’s screen being too small to effectively allow players to view the action and manage their inventories, Berger said. “The Vita is an amazing piece of kit, but the screen is still smaller,” []

PS4’s day-one patch detailed

By: Eddie Makuch Sony today detailed the PlayStation 4’s day-one patch, which will launch alongside the system in North America on November 15, 2013. The system software update 1.50 is about 300MB and includes various features and functionality. First, the 1.50 update adds support for Remote Play and Second Screen functionality via the PS4 Link application for PlayStation Vita, iOS, and Android. The update will also introduce the PS4’s much-touted “Share” functionality, through which players can share images and video with friends []

DICE considered delaying Battlefield 4 on Xbox One, PS4

By: Eddie Makuch DICE considered delaying the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of Battlefield 4, but was able to overcome development hurdles to have the game ready for launch, executive producer Patrick Bach has said. Speaking with GamesIndustry International, Bach said some people fail to understand how difficult it can be to develop alongside new hardware like the Xbox One and PS4. “We’ve been very aggressive with Battlefield 4 in that we want to be out at launch with the next []

Flower, Flow coming to PS4

By: Eddie Makuch Thatgamecompany’s Flower and flOw are coming to the PlayStation 4, Sony announced today. Flower will be available for PS4 at launch on November 15, while flOw will be released on November 29. Both games will also be available on PlayStation Vita on those dates. Flower will run in 1080p at 60fps on PS4. Flower and flOw are also available on PlayStation 3. In addition, Sony announced today that music-themed platformer Sound Shapes from Queasy Games will be released on []