Now what does this mean? A quick history lesson:
Final Fantasy 7 first hit the market in 1997 for the Playstation Console, the first Final Fantasy for the system, and the first to shy away from Nintendo systems (once again, N64 cartridges were not developers' friend.) It then hit the PC a year later. Final Fantasy has often been cited as being the series favorite (I'm more partial to the next one, but thats me) and as such lots of people owned a Playstation for this game. Interestingly to note, Sony had exclusive publishing rights outside of Japan, where Square kept those reigns. It is unclear if that was only a one time thing.... or if it's no coincidence that Sony once again retains exclusive to FF7 because maybe they do indeed own the publishing rights. Also unclear, is if this is a timed exclusivity or not.... yet you'd think Square learned this lesson on vaguely announcing timed exclusives with that whole Microsoft-Tomb Raider fiasco earlier this year, but i digress. Since then, gamers have had a choice of Playstation, Xbox and even Nintendo once they stopped being so stupid with their game medium capacity (disclaimer:my opinion, not yours or that of the staff) but yet they stuck with Sony. Now, back in 2012 PC players got a new upscaled version with cloud saves, achievements and such. This was in part, because people wanted to play FF7 on their machines but ebay commands ridiculous prices and some players were having trouble getting a game that was designed for Windows 98 to run on their current machines.
Finally, since 2009, players have been able to play FF7 on their PS3's and PSP's for $9.99 exactly the way it was on the PSX, thanks to emulation.
School's out, history class is over, now onto the details:
Fans have often wanted an HD Remake, and the closest thing we got was a tease in the form of a tech demo of the opening cinematic rendered on then unreleased PlayStation 3. (Which... again, Sony hardware/completely ignored Microsoft and Nintendo hardware, but again, I digress.) We were always told that the team "considers it, listens to feedback, but has no current plans for a complete remake" only to then have the upscaled PC version chucked at us. Well, you see, thats why you're reading this. Square still refuses to give you the remake you want, and is once again chucking the upscaled version at you. That's right, the PC version you saw in 2012 is the version you're getting.... a port. Only for the PS4. With all the same features the PCversion has, including cloud saves and achievements... ahem, excuse me, TROPHIES. Still, better than nothing right? Because hey, you may already own a PSX version of FF7 either physical or digital, but lets face it, you just CAN'T play that in a PS4 yet. And NOW YOU CAN. THANKS SQUARE, FOR TAKING A PAGE FROM EA'S PLAYBOOK. /sarcasm.
Still, i might buy it.... though i wish they would take a page from CAPCOM's Resident Evil Remake playbook, since THAT'S how it should be done. Though taken from a platform that requires these now antiquated specs, I'm sure the PS4 version will be fine.
OS:*Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/Seven (32/64bits)*
Graphics:*DirectX 9.0c-compatible graphic card*
Expect it Spring 2015 with a price to be announced at a later time.
Side note.... good to be back to full swing.... and good that no one posted this before i had the chance to :p
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Posted by Mackdanny , on 07/12/2014, @ 09:01am
Now what does this mean? A quick history lesson:
Posted by LoverboySimer , on 06/12/2014, @ 06:21pm
Scott Rohde(Head of Software Product Development for Sony Computer Entertainment America) stated: "Tomorrow at PlayStation Experience we'll have a lot more to share with fans when we stream our opening keynote live around the world including a HUGE REVEAL for a game that we all are very excited about at PlayStation, a little game from our good friends at Naughty Dog, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End."
Meanwhile you can take a look at New Promotional Poster that shows dense forest
Right Click on the image and click open image in new tab to see the image in full res.
Update New Damn Amazing gameplay video added.
Posted by LoverboySimer , on 05/12/2014, @ 05:24pm
Capcom have released a teaser trailer for Street Fighter V, which will be released "exclusively on PS4 and PC". Street Fighter has been a multiplatform series for years, but with this latest news suggesting that the next Street Fighter game will be a PS4 console exclusive, one wonders what's been at play behind the scenes.
and Sony just commented about the console exclusivity saying "we're not commenting". That was not that hard to think ha
Posted by pustal , on 03/12/2014, @ 06:01pm
Click here for video (PS4hax doesn't seem to like videos integrated).
To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Playstation (gee, I'm getting old...), Sony will lauch a (very) limited edition of Playstation 4 (12 300 units worldwide, all numbered), in the same shade of gray than the original Playstation and special finish touches referencing the original console. It will be priced at €499, $499 and ¥49 800.
Due to the limited numbers, it will not be on sale on traditional retail channels (more information to be released).
On related news, themes for the current Playstation consoles also been released to celebrate, that include the awesome Playstation boot sound.
Also on related news, I'm alread accepting Christmas gifts ; )
Posted by pustal , on 02/12/2014, @ 11:54pm
After the Ubisoft appology on AC Unity problems with free DLC, the next Assassin's Creed game set as been alledgedly leaked, as to be Victorian London.
Ubisoft Qebec has made a satement:
It is always unfortunate when internal assets, not intended for public consumption, are leaked. And, while we certainly welcome anticipation for all of our upcoming titles, we're disappointed for our fans, and our development team, that this conceptual asset is now public. The team in our Quebec studio has been hard at work on the particular game in question for the past few years, and we're excited to officially unveil what the studio has been working on at a later date. In the meantime, our number one priority is enhancing the experience of Assassin's Creed Unity for players.
Posted by Pirate , on 02/12/2014, @ 04:41pm
Console sales are at an all time high from last year. This Black Friday week,the PS4 sold at 1.2 million units, while the Xbox One sold at 1.1 million units, and the WiiU sold around 300k units. Sales are strong for Sony no doubt, and we can be well assured it is on its way to victory ending this year, and the next.
Black Friday sales have been breaking records not only in the US, but worldwide. VGChartz now has preliminary worldwide hardware figures for the week. Sales for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Wii U are all up massively year-over-year.
The PlayStation 4 sold around 1.2 million units for the week, which is up from 963,588 a year ago. The Xbox One sold around 1.1 million units, up from 456,608. The Wii U sold around 300,000 units, up from 230,081. However, 3DS sales dropped to around 600,000 units, from 868,411.
Xbox One sales accounted for more than half of all the home consoles sold in the US on Black Friday. Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg stated that Xbox One "Sales were incredible." Home console sales in the UK are double what they were a year ago. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare had the biggest Black Friday sales in the UK for the franchise, as software sales jump across the board. Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire had the biggest launch in franchise history in the UK.
Posted by hellsing9 , on 30/11/2014, @ 12:18am
If this is true, wow.
Level-5 President Akihiro Hino is appearing quite often lately. Just a few days ago he was present at a Sony broadcast, where he teased a new PS4 game to be announced at the next E3.
Today he appeared during the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn letter from the Producer Live to promote the next Yokai Watch 2 version, Shinuchi. He even showcased some picture of Jibanyan wearing the newly introduced Ironworks gear from Square Enix’s MMORPG, as you can see below.
You’re probably wondering what’s so strange about that, and the answer would be that Square Enix isn’t involved at all with the Yokai Watch franchise, which is published by Level-5 itself. The game isn’t even on the same platforms as Final Fantasy XIV.
The two companies have worked together in the past, namely on Dragon Quest VIII and IX, and the promotional nudge given to Level-5′s game could indicate a new alliance between the developer and Square Enix.
Interestingly, Square Enix President Yosuke Matsuda recently teased a string of announcements for new JRPGs incoming.
Hino-san mentioned that he wants to create something bigger than White Knight Chronicles on PS4, and such a game would probably require a rather powerful publishing structure.
Could Hino-san surprise appearance be a hint of something large in the future? Maybe a publishing contract for Level-5′s upcoming PS4 game? That’s definitely a possibility, even if we won’t be able to know until an official announcement is made.
Of course it could simply be a courtesy call, but it’d be rather peculiar considering that all the games previously showcased during FFXIV‘s broadcasts were by Square Enix.
Posted by LoverboySimer , on 27/11/2014, @ 04:13am
The picture below will describe how this generation of gaming consoles is completely the opposite of last generation.
And we just kinda hope that the scene will too go opposite and really rock this time without DRM dongles and stupid ODE's right?
Posted by Pirate , on 25/11/2014, @ 03:47am
In CEDEC Japan, SCE revealed features of the new PS4 2.0 SDK, providing new tech for developers to make awesome games.
Its a very interesting read, and Dualshockers have the inside scoop with tons of pictures to satisfy your needs for those interested:
Posted by LoverboySimer , on 24/11/2014, @ 11:56am
Just by saying the words "open world", the excitement can start running in gamers mind. So taking that fact, here are the upcoming 9 open world games in 2015.
09. Quantum Break
08. Mad Max
07. Batman Arkham Knight
06. Homefront: The Revolution
05. Dying Light
04. Just Cause 3
03. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
02. The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt
01. Tom Clancy's The Division
So are you gonna buy all of them or just a few? Which one you like the most? Please share your opinions in the comments secton