PlayStation Network Name Changes Coming in Early 2019

Sony has announced that players will be able to change their PlayStation Network ID’s in early 2019. The company is currently looking for people who are interested in participating in their preview program that is happening around November 2018.

The first name change will be completely free of charge, then it will cost a normal fee off $9.99 USD/CAD if you happened to want to change it again later down the line. For PS Plus subscribers, the name changes will be at a discounted price of $4.99 USD/CAD. When the features rolls out, you can go to the either settings menu or profile page on PS4 to change it there.

The option to display both your previous ID and the new selected ID, will be featured on screen for your people on your friends list to recognize it. While the feature to display your new PlayStation name will be supported by most games released after April 1, 2018, and a list of titles before that, Sony notes that some PS4, PS3 and PS Vita games or applications, may not be compatible.

 

PlayStation Plus November PS4 Games Leaked

Spotted on the official PlayStation site, it appears Sony has already posted two of the main PS4 games that will be free to download in November’s PS Plus lineup. These two games include: Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition and Yakuza Kiwami.

October’s PS Plus games are now available for subscribers to add to their libary and play. Friday the 13th: The Game, Laser League, The Bridge, and more, will be free from now until November 6th. For the full list, you can view that here.

“How many more Spider-People are there?” Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Official Trailer #2

The second official trailer for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse asked a very important question, “How many more Spider-People are there?”

This latest trailer introduced Gwen Stacy (voiced by Hailee Steinfeld), Spider-Ham (John Mulaney), and the other “Spider-People” that wasn’t shown in the first trailer.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse will open on December 14, 2018.

Synopsis

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.

Cast:

  • Shameik Moore – Miles Morales
  • Hailee Steinfeld – Spider-Gwen
  • Mahershala Ali – Aaron
  • Jake Johnson – Peter Parker
  • Liev Schreiber – Kingpin
  • Brian Tyree Henry – Jefferson
  • Luna Lauren Velez – Rio
  • Lily Tomlin – Aunt May
  • Nicolas Cage – Spider-Man Noir
  • John Mulaney – Spider-Ham
  • Kimiko Glenn – Peni Parker

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Thanks, Marvel.

Sony Confirms PlayStation Experience 2018 Will Not Happen

Sony Interactive Entertainment will not be holding a PlayStation Experience in 2018 in North America. Shawn Layden, Chairman of SIE Worldwide Studios, went onto PlayStation Blog podcast to announce the news.

Starting at 6:31, Layden spoke with PlayStation social media director Sid Shuman about the decision to not holding PlayStation Experience 2018.

Shawn Layden: For 2018 [um], I know this is going to be a disappointment to some people but we decided to not to hold the PlayStation Experience this year.

Sid Shuman: I see. [Mmmhmm]

SL: Won’t have it in the states this year. [Um] The reason behind that really are [um] we don’t have… We have a lot of progress that we are making in our games and we are seeing that are coming out and…

Now that we have Spider-Man out the door, we’re looking down in 2019 to games like Dreams and Days Gone but we wouldn’t have enough to bring people… altogether in some location in North America to have that event. We [um] don’t want to set expectations really high and then not deliver on it.

So [um] we made… It was a hard decision but we have to determine this year not to hold PlayStation Experience.

The first PlayStation Experience in North America was held in December 2014 in Las Vegas, NV to celebrate 20 years of PlayStation. Afterwards, the PlayStation Experience was moved to California in 2015 in San Francisco, and in 2016 and 2017 in Anaheim.

PlayStation Plus Free Games Line-Up For October 2018

PlayStation reveals October’s line-up of free games for PlayStation Plus subscribers.

October 2018 line-up:

  • Master Reboot –  PS3
  • The Bridge –  PS3, Cross Buy with PS4 and PS Vita
  • Rocketbirds 2: Evolution – PS Vita, Cross Buy with PS4
  • 2064 Read Only Memories – PS Vita, Cross Buy with PS4

Here They Lie (PSVR) is still free for PlayStation Plus subscribers up to October 2, and Knowledge is Power (PlayLink) through November 6.

Addtionally, PlayStation Plus Blueshift Pack is free for PlayStation Plus subscribers. For fans of H1Z1, this pack includes the Blue AR-15 schematic, Pro Gamer Hoodie, and Marine Blue Offroader, perfect for new players and pros in H1Z1.

Fornite Cross-Play Beta Coming to PS4 Today

Fornite players on the Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, Mac, Android, and iOS can now connect with players on the PlayStation 4. Sony Interactive Entertainment president John Kodera announced on the PlayStation Blog that a beta Fornite Cross-Play is launching to PlayStation 4.

Following a comprehensive evaluation process, SIE has identified a path toward supporting cross-platform features for select third party content. We recognize that PS4 players have been eagerly awaiting an update, and we appreciate the community’s continued patience as we have navigated through this issue to find a solution.

The first step will be an open beta beginning today for Fortnite that will allow for cross platform gameplay, progression and commerce across PlayStation 4, Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, and Mac operating systems. We see the beta as an opportunity to conduct thorough testing that ensures cross-platform play is best on PlayStation, while being mindful about the user experience from both a technical and social perspective.

For 24 years, we have strived to deliver the best gaming experience to our fans by providing a uniquely PlayStation perspective. Today, the communities around some games have evolved to the point where cross-platform experiences add significant value to players. In recognition of this, we have completed a thorough analysis of the business mechanics required to ensure that the PlayStation experience for our users remains intact today, and in the future, as we look to open up the platform.

This represents a major policy change for SIE, and we are now in the planning process across the organization to support this change. We will update the community once we have more details to share, including more specifics regarding the beta timeframe, and what this means for other titles going forward.

This Fornite cross-play beta “represents a major policy change for SIE, Kordera acknowledged.

However, Kodera didn’t reveal any more information on other titles or the length of the Fornite cross-play beta.

PlayStation Vita Will Cease Production in Japan in 2019

Sony Interactive Entertainment announced the PlayStation Vita will be ceasing production in Japan in 2019 and there are no plans at the moment for a new handheld to succeed the PlayStation Vita.

SIE senior vice president Oda Hiroyuki revealed the news to Famitsu.

Currently, we do not have any plans regarding a new handheld device. In Japan, we will manufacture PlayStation Vita until 2019. From there, shipping will end.

PlayStation Vita was released in December 2011. Although it was sold well in Japan, it struggled in North America and Europe.

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Marvel’s Spider-Man Sold Over 3.3 Million Units in First 3 Days!

Sony announced Marvel’s Spider-Man is the fastest-selling PlayStation 4 exclusive on Twitter. The game has sold more than 3.3 million units worldwide in its first three days.

Previously, God of War has held the “fastest-selling PlayStation 4 exclusive” title since May 2018, which has sold over 3.1 million units in theirs first 3 days.

Marvel’s Spider-Man was released on September 7 for the PlayStation 4 exclusively.

Kingdom Hearts 3 LE PlayStation 4 Console Announced

Square Enix and PlayStation announces a Kingdom Hearts 3-Limited Edition PlayStation 4 console during Tokyo Game Show. The limited edition console will be shipping in Japan in limited quantity on January 25, 2019.

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The Kingdom Hearts 3-Limited Edition PlayStation 4 will be be available in 500GB (33,980 JPY) and 1TB (38,980 JPY). It comes with a Kingdom Hearts 3-themed top cover, a Kingdom Hearts 3 original PlayStation 4 theme, Jet-black DualShock 4 wireless controller, headset, power cord, HDMI cable, and USB cable. However, a copy of Kingdom Hearts 3 will not be included.

Pre-orders are now open for Kingdom Hearts 3-Limited Edition PlayStation 4 console.