Play Issue 269 Out Now!
Issue 269 is the final print issue of Play, with the mag now going fully digital. Thankfully, our last print issue is a great one that celebrates 200 of PlayStation’s greatest moments with a few nods to Play’s history along the way. We’ve also got a guide to help you stop dying every two minutes in Dark Souls 3, a look at PlayStation VR’s future, previews of huge titles like No Man’s Sky and Final Fantasy XV, and reviews of Dark Souls 3, Trackmania Turbo and mo...
13 Nineties tech crazes that we can’t stop reminiscing about
CONTENT PROVIDED BY MYVOUCHERCODES We are massive fans of the Nineties here at Play – after all, we started reporting on the latest and greatest in the PlayStation landscape in the middle of that decade. But what other tech was defining your life and taking up all of your time during those unforgettable 10 years? The online discount code site MyVoucherCodes has recently decided to remind us all, with this infographic detailing 13 of the examples of Nineties technology that will get you meg...
13 Nineties tech crazes that we can’t stop reminiscing about
CONTENT PROVIDED BY MYVOUCHERCODES We are massive fans of the Nineties here at Play – after all, we started reporting on the latest and greatest in the PlayStation landscape in the middle of that decade. But what other tech was defining your life and taking up all of your time during those unforgettable 10 years? The online discount code site MyVoucherCodes has recently decided to remind us all, with this infographic detailing 13 of the examples of Nineties technology that will get you meg...
Play #268 On Sale Now!
Get ready for the biggest game yet to hit PS4 with Play 268, featuring an in-depth look at Naughty Dog’s explosive exclusive, Uncharted 4. Elsewhere in the issue, Jonathan Blow reveals the story behind puzzle classic The Witness, Adam Orth explains ADR1FT and we check out 50 awesome new Vita games and see how the biggest PS4 games have evolved since launch. FEATURES Seeking Fortune Everything You Need To Know About Uncharted 4Vita Lives! 50 awesome new games to make you dust off your porta...
More Powerful PS4 In Development
An upgraded version of the PS4, dubbed the PS4.5 by some, is allegedly being developed by Sony.   According to Kotaku, developer sources have revealed that the more powerful PS4 will include an upgraded GPU that will allow the PS4 to support high-end 4K resolutions for games and help to enhance PlayStation VR titles.   It is not yet clear what the official name for the PS4.5 is, when it will be released, or how much it would cost. However, it is alleged that Sony has already started br...
‘Drop Under 60fps & You Will Be Rejected’ Says PlayStation
Sony has told developers that it won’t except PlayStation VR games that drop below 60fps, as you can see in the image below, shared on Reddit.   Low frame rates and frame drops tends to cause problems with nausea in VR, so the fact that Sony is insisting developers meet a base level of quality when it comes to frame rate is good news. “Frame rate is really important; you cannot drop below 60 frames per second, ever,” Sony’s Chris Norden told developer...
PlayStation VR Details: Price, Release Date & More
Sony has finally revealed details on PlayStation VR. The two key pieces of information are the price and release date. PlayStation VR will cost £349 in the UK and will release in October 2016.   In regards to the price, however, that price will not include a PlayStation Camera which is required for PlayStation VR to work. That means that if you don’t already have one for your PS4, you’re looking at around another £40 on top of the £349 that PlayStation VR costs...
PlayStation VR Details: Price, Release Date & More
Sony has finally revealed details on PlayStation VR. The two key pieces of information are the price and release date. PlayStation VR will cost £349 in the UK and will release in October 2016.   In regards to the price, however, that price will not include a PlayStation Camera which is required for PlayStation VR to work. That means that if you don’t already have one for your PS4, you’re looking at around another £40 on top of the £349 that PlayStation VR costs...
PlayStation VR Details: Price, Release Date & More
Sony has finally revealed details on PlayStation VR. The two key pieces of information are the price and release date. PlayStation VR will cost £349 in the UK and will release in October 2016.   In regards to the price, however, that price will not include a PlayStation Camera which is required for PlayStation VR to work. That means that if you don’t already have one for your PS4, you’re looking at around another £40 on top of the £349 that PlayStation VR costs...
PlayStation VR Details: Price, Release Date & More
Sony has finally revealed details on PlayStation VR. The two key pieces of information are the price and release date. PlayStation VR will cost £349 in the UK and will release in October 2016.   In regards to the price, however, that price will not include a PlayStation Camera which is required for PlayStation VR to work. That means that if you don’t already have one for your PS4, you’re looking at around another £40 on top of the £349 that PlayStation VR costs...
Salt & Sanctuary: The Game To Play While Waiting For Dark Souls 3
Salt & Sanctuary is out on PS4 today. It’s obvious Dark Souls influences (see for yourself in the trailer below) make it the perfect game to play while you’re waiting for Dark Souls 3.
Master Of Orion Announced As Film Festival Sponsors
Master Of Orion – the revived 4X space strategy title from Wargaming – has been announced as the official game sponsor of the 16th Annual Sci-Fi London Film Festival, due to take place from 27 April to 6 May.   The relationship between Master Of Orion and the film festival makes sense giving that the game counts Star Wars star Mark Hamill as one of its voice talents.
Master Of Orion Announced As Film Festival Sponsers
Master Of Orion – the revived 4X space strategy title from Wargaming – has been announced as the official game sponsor of the 16th Annual Sci-Fi London Film Festival, due to take place from 27 April to 6 May.   The relationship between Master Of Orion and the film festival makes sense giving that the game counts Star Wars star Mark Hamill as one of its voice talents.
Fallout 4 Automatron DLC Trailer Looks Like Robot Wars
Fallout 4’s first piece of DLC, Automatron, due to be released on PS4 on 22 March, has a new trailer giving us a taste of what to expect. As far as we can tell, that entails turning Fallout 4 into Robot Wars.
No Man’s Sky NPCs: Here’s What They Look Like
The image below, posted on Reddit, offers the first look at what one species of No Man’s Sky’s alien NPCs will look like. The dialogue you can see represents the alien’s language. You must gradually learn each alien species’ language by finding monoliths in the game, hence why only one word appears in English in this example. For more detail on No Man’s Sky’s alien NPCs and much more, check out the video below: ...
Rocket League Gets Basketball Mode
Rocket League developer Psyonix has teased the addition of a new mode to Rocket League called Rocket League Hoops. March Madness is just around the corner. Great time to tease the mode we’re working on next #RocketLeagueHoops pic.twitter.com/rrlEnnFhby — Rocket League (@RocketLeague) March 11, 2016 The new mode is going to be added in March, though we’re not yet sure if it will be a free update like the ice hockey style mode Rocket League already has or part of a piece of pai...
Cyberpunk 2077 Size Compared To The Witcher 3 By Dev
During its 2015 financial results conference, CD Projekt Red studio head Adam Badowski talked about Cyberpunk 2077, evoking some comparisons with the studio’s last game, The Witcher 3.   Badowski described Cyberpunk 2077 as being “even better, even bigger, even more revolutionary” than the studio originally intended, explaining that this is why CD Projekt Red still has “a lot of work to do” to make it the “truly outstanding game” it i...
Doom: New Multiplayer Gameplay Trailer Released
Bethesda has released a new gameplay trailer showcasing Doom’s insane looking multiplayer mode, including demon spawns, melee kills and quad damage.   You can watch the new Doom trailer below:
Overwatch PS4 Release Date Announced
Overwatch will release on PS4 on 24 May, Sony has announced.   Sony also revealed that there will be an open beta for Overwatch that will run from 5 May to 9 May on PS4.   You can see Overwatch in action below:
Play Hitman For Free Via PS Plus
PS Plus subscribers are able to play the Hitman beta for free this weekend on PS4.   The free PS Plus beta will run until 10am on 7 March.