Okay so maybe the Mass Effect: Andromeda clip, what with it being set inside a giant space cave, may not have been all that exciting. What you need is a 4K future-forest, one where robo-dinosaurs roam free and a hunter goes about their future-hunting. Yeah, Sony decided to showcase the power of its new 4K-capable PlayStation 4 pro with a new look at Horizon: Zero Dawn. And it looks incredible.
That has an official launch date of next week, September 15. Which isn't all that surprising considering that people have already managed to get their hands on the unit. The console, alongside the new PlayStation 4 Pro, also comes with a new version of the DualShock 4 controller. One that has a front-facing light-bar. The new PS4 Slim will be available for $439.95 AUD.
Naturally you'll need a 4K display to get the most out this video, but even so so far this is the best look we've had yet at the still very mysterious Mass Effect: Andromeda. Taking advantage of the new more powerful PlayStation Pro hardware here we get a glimpse of some pre-alpha in-game footage, plus a nice little real-time cut-scene that showcases some of the exceptional detail.
As expected, earlier today Sony announced the PlayStation 4 Pro. A more powerful PlayStation 4 that offers up double the GPU power, a faster CPU, and a 1TB hard-drive as standard. The unit is also not that far away with a launch date of November 10 and a price tag of $559.95. Click through for more details, and specs.
Which is great because we kind of felt that it had to, as for many VR is still a mysterious experience. Launching next month, PlayStation VR's demo disc will include eight demos ranging from racing to combat to simply manipulating virtual objects. Included are demos for some of the tech's biggest launch titles too, like DriveClub VR and PlayStation VR Worlds. Which is nice, considering that even on console VR ain't exactly cheap.
Last week we reported on the news that Early Access hit Ark: Survival Evolved had received its first expansion 'Scorched Earth'. One that provided a new area, new creatures, new items, and new challenges. The only real question, and one that many had, was why were they releasing an expansion when the core game wasn't even finished? A natural response, and one that in the ensuing days led to Ark: Survival Evolved's community rating on Steam go from 'Mostly Positive' to 'Mostly Negative'.
And it's still free-to-play. As you may recall Forza Motorsport 6: Apex entered Beta a while back as pretty high-profile Windows 10 exclusive, bringing elements from the critically acclaimed Xbox One racer to PCs with support for higher resolutions and more visual bells and whistles than its console counterpart. The full release is available now on the Windows 10 store, and comes with wheel support. A feature that many were looking for in the Beta.
The next episode in the Hitman saga has Agent 47 infiltrating a farm compound in Colorado. One that has been turned into a private militia training ground, with four specific targets to take out. As the penultimate episode of Hitman, Episode 5 is also said to feature a number of big story revelations as the game gears up for its explosive season finale.
Which is Microsoft's way of giving local Xbox fans the VIP treatment, some sweet shwaaaag, and early access to games like Gears of War 4. Tickets are limited to 250 lucky people, who'll get access to bunch of cool things in Sydney from September 27 – 29. And the tickets themselves will be made available on the day, September 27, from 10:30 AM at the Microsoft Store at Pitt Street Mall.
After the initial launch date of July 29 was missed to ensure that the end product was a polished Batman experience. Combining remastered editions of both Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City for PS4 and Xbox One, Batman: Return to Arkham sees both games remade using Unreal Engine 4. And now with a new release date of October 21, we've also got a new video showcasing the visual differences between the PS3 originals and the PS4 remasters.