Gaming News Wrap [14 Nov 2013]

Breakfast Wrap 04Good morning. It’s the gaming news wrap and it’s full of words about games. If words scare you, there’s always videos to watch. If videos scare you, then we can’t help you.

Hardware

Kotaku has timed the installation times of seven PS4 launch games and you can expect to start playing games within generally less than 45 seconds of the installation process starting. So gamers are the real winners in the mandatory installation requirement after all.

The lead architect for the PS4 – Mark Cerny – has suggested that not all game genres are ideal for the console’s Remote Play feature. This is due to some input lag. [More on CVG]

The PS4 will not support 3D Blu-rays “at launch”. Expect a post launch update to rectify this sometime in the future. [More on Eurogamer]

The PS4 firmware update (1.50) is now available in the US. The day one update is about 322mb in size and enables a number of system features including online multiplayer, Remote Play, gameplay sharing, ‘play as you download’, party chat, Blu-ray and DVD playback, second screen capabilities and more.

Sky’s Now TV app for the Xbox One will not be available until summer of 2014. [More on Eurogamer]

Xbox One launch events have been detailed on Xbox Wire. And no, there’s nothing in South Africa.

The official PlayStation App is now available in the US. Details and links to download the Android and iOS version here.

An Ouya update will introduce a UI redesign to improve game discoverability and add the ability to download and queue games from the web. [More on Engadget]

Games

A Call of Duty Ghosts update has been released across all platforms. The patch improves operations functionality, fixes UI bugs, addresses an issue with splitscreen players’ rank, and fixes a rare crash with specific private match settings. [More on the Call of Duty Forums]

A day one patch for the PS4 version of Call of Duty Ghosts will add 1080p support for the campaign. Otherwise, the game is locked at 720p. [More on Eurogamer]

A Battlefield 4 server update has been released. This is the fifth one since the game’s release and fixes a number of server-based issues, ahead of the release of a larger patch. [More on Battlelog]

The free ‘Beach Bum’ DLC for GTA Online will be available from next week. The update will feature “New Weapons, Vehicles, Jobs and More”. Details, along with screens can be found on Rockstar Newswire. Players can also expect “word on the forthcoming Content Creator, full on cooperative Heists, and GTA Online’s take on Capture the Flag – plus info on some exciting new Story Mode updates as well.”

A new Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes trailer, as well as an announcement, is expected during a Spike TV All Access show this Friday (14 November). The announcement is expected to relate to exclusive PlayStation content. [via Twitter]

Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley thinks that Planetside 2 will “be the massively multiplayer Halo for PlayStation 4”. Being free-to-play certainly won’t harm the chances o that happening. [More on IGN]

The EU PS Plus update in December will bring Resogun, Guacamelee, GRID 2 and more to subscriber’s Instant Game Collection. Details here.

Need for Speed Rivals will run at a native 1080p on both the Xbox One and PS4. [More on Eurogamer]

The ‘Invasions’ levels for Rayman Legends will arrive for the PS Vita (as free DLC) on 26 November.

A number of videos and screens from Soul Calibur: Lost Swords has been released. Check them all out here.

Videos

The EU PlayStation Store has been updated and brings the usual host of new content for everyone to access. Details here.

EA‘s next-generation of games showcased in this video.

The personalisation of your Xbox One dashboard in action.

A walkthrough video of the PS4 user interface, and some screens.

Check out Sony’s Music Unlimited in this video.

Not one, but two, Forza 5 videos with Top Gear presenting…

The Mega Man X costume in action in Dead Rising 3.

The ‘Armored Transport’ DLC for Payday 2 should now be available for PC with the console versions coming in 2014. Details here.

The ‘Arctic’ trailer from Deadfall Adventures. The game will be available for Xbox 360 and PC from 15 November.

Resogun‘s co-op has been detailed via words and a trailer.

A Fighter Within trailer.

Street Fighter X All Capcom introduction trailer.

Bravely Default is out on 7 February 2014 in the US for the 3DS.

A Watch_Dogs fan film has hit the internet.

Screenshots

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