Gaming News Wrap [23 Aug 2013]

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Sony is expecting to face the “good problem” of selling out of PS4 stock in the UK. [More on OPM]

While the selling out of stock is a good thing for Sony, American CEO Jack Tretton reckons that the lower price point of the PS4 over the Xbox One will not ensure overall success. He said – in an interview with Bloomberg: “I think ultimately the gamer looks at ten-year product lifecycles: they look at the software offerings and they look at the value proposition.” [via CVG]

The fee to upgrade your game from a PS3 version to a PS4 version will be decided by the publishers according to Sony. According to Sony: “Time window and price window has yet to be defined. Time window is probably more business policy for PlayStation, perhaps, but the premium will be defined by the publisher.” Activision has already announced that the upgrade from the PS3 to PS4 version of CoD Ghosts will be £10/€10/$10. [More on CVG]

A few new (or at least confirmed) details have emerged regarding the multiplayer component of Call of Duty Ghosts. Most of it was revealed last week already, but CVG have rounded it up in a neat little article.

An update for Black Ops 2 has hit the Xbox 360 and PS3 and sorts out a number of multiplayer and Zombies issues.

Sucker Punch has narrowed the release window of inFamous: Second Son to February 2014. [More on Polygon]

Sony is “still making” The Last Guardian, but the company is “still waiting for the right time to announce it. To re-announce it.” [More on CVG]

Fable Legends is the only “core” Fable game in development at the moment, and there is currently “no plans” to make a sequel to Fable III. There will also be a Fable Legends beta testing sometime in 2014. [More on the Lionhead Q&A]

Ryse: Son of Rome will feature microtransactions. Players will be able to upgrade their multiplayer characters via booster packs of armour upgrades, bought using in-game coins. [More on Eurogamer]

The PlayStation Blog discusses how they built a new London for The Order: 1886 on PS4. Not brick by brick at any rate. At least not physical ones.

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate‘s ‘Tag’ mode (2v2 for the first time in the series) and ‘Prize Fighter’ ranking and more has been detailed. To find out more and check out a few screens, head here.

In case you missed it, The Elder Scrolls Online will not be a free-to-play MMO but will cost you £8.99 / $14.99 a month to play on its launch in the spring of 2014 – that’s across PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Sony really wants to remain a player in the handheld market and they “still like PS Vita and we know people who buy it really like it”. That’s a good thing then – there’d be no point in disliking it completely yourselves. [More on CVG]

According to a Eurogamer report, FIFA 14 on the PS Vita will “essentially be the same game that accompanied the launch of Sony’s handheld.” Essentially it will be a re-skin of FIFA 12.

Videos

A new behind-the-scenes video for Destiny reveals that you will have three weapon slots rather than Bungie’s Halo standard of two.

‘Levolution’ gets official in this new Battlefield 4 video.

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag goes all stealthy in this new Gamescom trailer.

Pre-Alpha footage from Gamescom of EA Sports UFC.

The making of the soundtrack for BEYOND: Two Souls.

It’s the Total War: Rome 2 Collector’s Edition unboxed. Complete with attack dogs…

…or if you prefer, here’s some gameplay.

Screenshots

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