Sony Announce PlayStation TV’s UK Pricing

During their E3 media event Sony announced that the PlayStation TV would be coming West this Autumn, but sadly gave us no exact date, and only North American pricing.

Speaking today however, Sony have revealed that the little black box of tricks – which allows you to stream PS4 content to a remote TV or play Vita games on the big screen, as well as granting access to PlayStation Now services – will retail for £85 here in the UK.

Unfortunately, that RRP will get you a micro-console and not a lot else. There’s currently been no announcement of a DualShock or Memory Card being bundled, although we can expect to see these at a later date, as was mentioned during Tuesday’s conference. Retailers may well also create their own bundles, offering discounts to potential buyers this Christmas.

Sony Announce PlayStation TV’s UK Pricing

Jacob Jones Episode 2 Launching In July

Jacob Jones, remember him? You’d be forgiven if not – the charming point-and-click style episodic puzzler launched on PlayStation Vita and iOS last summer and, then, well, he disappeared.

Of course, developers Lucid Games aren’t the first to fall foul of later-than-expected episodic content after taking on a number of other projects – *cough* Telltale *cough* – but fear not, because nearly a year after his first outing Jacob Jones is returning to our touchscreens this July!

Check out the first teaser trailer for Jacob Jones & The Bigfoot Mystery Episode Two: Fieldtrip, below.

If you’ve yet to play the first adventure, I’d thoroughly recommend you do so as it’s a genuinely entertaining puzzler, and best of all from midnight tonight you’ll be able to get your hands on a free prologue version from the iOS appstore. Can’t say fairer than that.

Jacob Jones Episode 2 Launching In July

Oddworld New ‘n’ Tasty Coming To Xbox One

Raising questions over whether Microsoft are on the back-foot and happily relaxing their release-day parity clause nowadays, Oddworld creator Lorne Lanning has confirmed that New ‘n’ Tasty will be coming to the platform later this year, some time after it lands on PlayStation.

Speaking to Eurogamer at E3 Lanning said: “We’ve had some talks and I think we’re past it. We’re past it in a positive way. As soon as we get our obligations on the PS platforms out, our intention is to get rolling on the Xbox platform.”

Microsoft’s ID@Xbox program states that developers must launch their game on Xbox One before, or at the same time, as any other platform – something which brings concerns over extra costs and development time, and which many indie developers have spoken out about since it was revealed last year.

“I’m not sure how soft or hard they are on it right now, but I know for us they wanted the title on the platform. They were very nice about it. They were very convenient in getting us dev stations,” Lanning revealed.

“But the fact is, we were strapped for time and resources, so the parity clause was a challenge. I don’t know where it stands officially with Xbox at the moment, but but we’ve worked it out.”

Xbox VP Phil Harrison had previously stated that games already on other platforms will be analysed on a case-by-case basis.

Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty lands on PlayStation 4 July 23rd in Europe.

Oddworld New ‘n’ Tasty Coming To Xbox One

The Order 1886 Dated, Collectors Edition Announced

Following on from the brand new game footage shown earlier this morning, which can be seen below, Ready At Dawn – developers of PlayStation 4 exclusive The Order 1886 – have taken to the PlayStation Blog to reveal the games worldwide release date, along with other info regarding collectors editions and a pre-order bonus.

The Order: 1886 will be launching worldwide on February 20th, 2015, and we’re told customers who pre-order from “a participating retail store” or PSN will receive the Knight’s Arsenal DLC pack as a thank you; This includes both the Red Lightning Pack and the Arsonist Pack – a couple of new outfits and weapons.


As is now customary with any AAA release Ready At Dawn are also making both a Collector’s and a Premium Edition of The Order available at retail, priced up at $80 & $150 respectively.

Both editions feature statues that depict Galahad in the midst of combat, either behind cover in Whitechapel or head-to-head with an Elder Lycan in the London Hospital, and also come with Steelbook cases and bonus digital content, including access to the games digital soundtrack.

The Premium Edition also comes with a replica of the Blackwater Vial used in game, which comes hidden inside a special art book featuring exclusive illustrations from the game.


Collector’s Edition Contents:

  • “Galahad under Fire” Statue (7 inch)
  • The Order: 1886 Game
  • Collectable Steelbook
  • Stickers
  • Pre-Order DLC (Knight’s DLC)
  • Official Soundtrack with Bonus Tracks
  • Unreleased Behind-The-Scenes Footage

Premium Edition Contents:

  • “The Endless Duel” Statue (13 inch)
  • The Order: 1886 Game
  • Collectable Steelbook
  • Art Book (with hidden compartment)
  • Blackwater Vial (w/chain)
  • Collector’s Box
  • Stickers
  • Pre-Order DLC (Knight’s DLC)
  • Official Soundtrack with Bonus Tracks
  • Unreleased Behind-The-Scenes Footage
The Order 1886 Dated, Collectors Edition Announced

Suda 51’s Let It Die Exclusively Announced For PS4

Suda 51 and Grasshopper Manufacture have announced their forthcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive title Let It Die at Sony’s E3 press event.

So, that’s a bunch of half-dressed and, quite clearly, half-baked people attacking each other with all manner of weaponry from hatchets to handguns in a super brutal fight club; lovely jubbly.

Suda 51’s Let It Die Exclusively Announced For PS4

New PlayStation Now Details & PS4 Social Stats Shared By Sony

Sony Computer Entertainment America’s CEO Shawn Layden has just taken the stage at E3 to talk about the PlayStation Network’s social side of things, and the numbers he quoted are quite impressive.

Since the PS4’s launch we’ve played 1.25 billion hours online, over 1 one billion multiplayer sessions, and have hit the share button on our DS4’s some 220 million times – crazy stuff.

With social being such an important part of the PlayStation experience, Layden went on to announce that YouTube would be hitting PS4, meaning those 150 million spectator sessions enjoyed so far will only continue to rise when Ustream and Twitch are joined by the video giant later this year.

Following on from that, Layden detailed the PlayStation Now Open Beta which will roll out to PS4 users in North America July 31st. There are said to be over 100 games available at launch, including Dead Space 3, God Of War Accession, MGS Ground Zeroes and even Ultra Street fighter 4 – which, if they can get working lag-free, I’ll be more than impressed with.

PlayStation Now content will also be available via “selected Sony TVs”, with a DualShock pad being the only required peripheral.

Sadly, nothing has been announced for Europe, yet.

New PlayStation Now Details & PS4 Social Stats Shared By Sony

Rainbow Six: Siege Breaks The Silence Of The Franchise

Ubisoft’s E3 2014 media briefing has just come to a close in rather spectacular style, with six minutes or so of a brand new Rainbow Six title – Siege – being shown on screen.

Although very early pre-alpha footage, the demo gives us a good look at Siege’s “destruction and fortification” close-quarter gameplay, which sees two teams face off in what is essentially a round of Capture The Flag, with Olivia, the human flag, and some beautifully destructive environments.

Rainbow Six Siege gives players on both sides unprecedented control, with the defensive team able to reinforce walls and floors, use barbed wire, and deploy mines – all while the attacking squad layout their plans to breach the enemies’ using observation drones, sheet charges, rappelling, and more.

Rainbow Six: Siege – headed up by the talented team over at Ubisoft Montreal – is currently touted for a 2015 release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One & PC.

Rainbow Six: Siege Breaks The Silence Of The Franchise