PlayStation Blog recap

PlayStation.Blog Recap

Yes, it’s time again to look back at the week that was. The main event? Surely news of your PlayStation Plus content for May. Hitman: Absolution, Catherine, Sine Mora, Velocity Ultra, Malicious… that’s as strong a line-up as the service has seen to date, in my book.

Elsewhere on the Blog, we revealed Jak & Daxter’s first full PS Vita appearance, welcomed Sega on to talk about their new version of classic Disney platformer Castle of Illusion, debuted a new Diggs Nightcrawler clip and unveiled the box art for Quantic Dream’s keenly anticipated blockbuster BEYOND: Two Souls.

We’ll have more on BEYOND next week, as well as the results of our recent PS Plus content poll and plenty more besides. See you on Monday!

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hi fred demo of soul sacrefice = spot on

but i have some questions
-dragons´dogma new edition = game + dlc also comming to psn
-terraria on ps3 next week in euro ( if not whath = the reason of long wait ?)
– i nowh max out in demo of soul sacrefice = lev 10( i gone take al in to real game?)

    Fred Dutton 22 April, 2013 @ 9:52 am    

    Yes, Dragon’s Dogma will be getting a digital release this week.

    No update on Terraria today I’m afraid. As soon as I have news I’ll pass it on.

CatFromDream 21 April, 2013 @ 10:15 am   2


I’d like to ask if you could please somehow help those of us, who bought Journey Collector’s Edition with promised free PS Plus subsribtion?



If I am not mistaken they said terraria will come later, becuase they want to release it with the Vita version, it was a desicion made by the publisher not Sony.

As for the Soul Sacrifice save, they already said that the demo save can be used at the full game and also it will give a unigue spell ( an iron golem I think )

janta_usa 21 April, 2013 @ 10:27 am   4

Hi, is there a chance we can get a Shadow of the collosus/Ico Collection Sale on the Europen psn store ? i dont think there ever has been one !

Also a Ratcher and clank HD collection sale would also be awesome, both of them has been out for a period now, and i really really wanna play them.

I got both god of war collections, the sly and jax and daxter collections !

    Fred Dutton 22 April, 2013 @ 9:54 am    

    There are no immediate plans for discounts on those titles, but that’s not to say it couldn’t happen in the future. Anyway, request noted!

Player42791 21 April, 2013 @ 10:29 am   5

Any news on the remote download feature?

Hello Fred and team.

I want to ask you a favor. Can you hint/poke/beg SEGA for PSN “Space Harrier” and “Spartan: Total War” for PS2 Classics?

Nightmare966 21 April, 2013 @ 10:49 am   7

Well, another week goes, another set of news comes. Besides the Plus content, perhaps Castle of Illusion HD has picked the most interest for me, it looks like it could be really fun. Never played the original, so I guess that’s a plus? And the physical release of the Journey Collector’s Edition has been another great set of news, even though I have Journey I might grab it… And dat Jak & Daxter going Vita. And the Soul Sacrifice demo (although I’ve not had time to try it our yet *sigh*).

And I got Injustice this week. And I’ve also discovered that Darksiders doesn’t die with Death (AKA looks like someone picked up). So colour me happy this Sunday 21st 😀

So this next week we’re seeing the results of the poll? Great, I wanted to see it! 😀 Allow me to ask, were any of you surprised with the results?

So yup, see you back tomorrow Fred. Have a nice day 😀


hopefully we get news of ratchet and clank q force vita and please do not say tin giant are fake, I know it taking a long time but without updates pepole are thinking this

dark_angel69 21 April, 2013 @ 11:06 am   9

Been a nice week. Enjoyed reading about Soul Sacrifice and the demo was actually quite good. I haven’t completed it yet but so far it has defo given me the want to play more feeling. Trying to play it slowly so it can last longer and also working away on Uncharted. Such a great game and my aim is just terrible but is improving each day. Feels very different to the PS3.

Also really enjoyed Resistance Burning Skies trial. Not sure why people say its awful but I surely liked it. Obviously no Resistance game can beat Fall of Man but would be nice to see Insomniac return to it for PS4.

Battery life is just terrible on the Vita tho so bought myself one of them portable chargers for longer play. Amazon is selling them at £29.60 while GAME is £45 so if you don’t have one already, it’s a good price there.

Look forward to hearing more about Beyond two souls. Is it next week there is a live show of it or something that takes place here in the blog?

skells22 21 April, 2013 @ 11:23 am   10

yep, I think you read correct dark angel, its due to the champions league final here in the uk that there is a show

A_Nonny_Moose 21 April, 2013 @ 11:28 am   11

I think there should be a regular Vita spotlight feature on the blog. At the start of every month perhaps, just to highlight all the months upcoming releases, to disperse a bit of the pessimism brought on by the sparse weekly store updates.

Certinty 21 April, 2013 @ 11:32 am   12

Any news on the Ratchet & Clank Q Force release date on the Vita? There’s already advertising for it on the Vita store so I assume it’s very near?

    Fred Dutton 22 April, 2013 @ 9:56 am    

    *Hopefully* we’ll be able to confirm this for you later this week.

Hey Fred,

Any news on Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance getting digital release in Europe ?

Have you ever considered doing something like ”The Drop” that US blog has ?

They announce upcoming games(PSN games & demos) for that week….
That way you would know what to expect and you could prepare for disappointments when games get delayed in Europe 🙂
They do this drop few days before the store updates.

    Fred Dutton 22 April, 2013 @ 9:58 am    

    No news re. Metal Gear – that’s one for Konami.

    Re. ‘The Drop’ – unfortunately it’s very hard for us to do this in the EU as we have so many more languages to cater for. Posts just take a lot longer to put together here, so it would be difficult to publish an ‘early warning’ Store post that would be 100% accurate.

I know that release dates are not all 100% confirmed before the store updates but that’s why this is for:
[Editor’s Note: The following dates are subject to change. Game details are gathered from Press Releases, Retail Descriptions, from their individual publishers and/or ESRB rating descriptions.]

Just a thought 🙂

toxic-inferno 21 April, 2013 @ 11:45 am   15

Hi Fred!

Any news regarding the PS3 download code for Sly from last week’s weekend debate?

Sorry for pestering you!

Unhappy anniversary! On April 24th it will be exactly 6 months from day when SCEE showed us how ignorant, arrogant and deaf they can be. It will be 6 months from day when SCEE changed me from Sony fanboy to Sony hater. Yes, it will be 6 months when your company invade our XMB with insulting Singstar thing!!!

Isn’t finally the time to make things right and make that hideous thing optional? Stop this maddness already!

supersmith2500 21 April, 2013 @ 12:02 pm   17

Do you think we’ll see more Vita release next week Fred. This week has been real quiet for PSP/Vita release. Just the demo and that’s that. Hope to see some Vita love next week.

PIREDERAS 21 April, 2013 @ 12:13 pm   18

Hi Fred, we have seen recently that some HD collections (Jak & Daxter, Final Fantasy X/X-2, possibly even Sly Cooper) are coming to PS Vita. I want to ask some questions.

1. Will the ICO/Shadow of the Colossus, Devil May Cry, Ratchet & Clank, God of War I-II HD Collections (or others I can’t think of) come to PS Vita? What about Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker HD, which was included in the PS3 version but was left out of the PS Vita version?

2. Will there ever be any sale of the PS3 versions of all those HD Collections I mentioned?

3. I have already bought the PS3 version of both the Jak & Daxter and Sly Trilogy HD Collections from the Store, but I ‘d rather play them on my PS Vita. Will I be eligible to download them with Cross-Buy or something like that, or is it too much to ask?

    Fred Dutton 22 April, 2013 @ 10:01 am    

    Sorry, I’m not going to be of much help here!

    1+2. We’ve nothing to announce today.
    3. I’ll need to check re. Jak Cross-Buy.

XzSlLENTSNIPERzX 21 April, 2013 @ 1:12 pm   19

Dear moderator,
I recently contacted a major publisher about a certain sale to be organised with your staff on the PS Store. Would somebody please be able to confirm whether or not you’ve been contacted by a certain publisher regarding this request? They said they had passed it onto the correct department following the time
in which I came into contact with them; therefore, I’m expecting them to have done something.

XzSlLENTSNIPERzX 21 April, 2013 @ 1:12 pm   20

Dear moderator,
I recently contacted a major publisher about a certain sale to be organised with your staff on the PS Store. Would somebody please be able to confirm whether or not you’ve been contacted by a certain publisher regarding this request? They said they had passed it onto the correct department following the time
in which I came into contact with them; therefore, I’m expecting them to have done something.

Also, any update on the PS1 sale?

skells22 21 April, 2013 @ 1:36 pm   21

you do not need to repeat youself

monoliet 21 April, 2013 @ 2:11 pm   22

Rochala @3
no ps vita version comes in sumer

on u see

We’re in submission with Sony, so not long to go. Really appreciate your patience.
but sony not telling howh long % stil needed ore them need to patch up first ?

tag-six @19 sing star icone = dirty stain on the reputation of Sony, and is just dirty spam! (Am also on the search for a non-legal way to get this off the ps3 , lots of person helping )

mh637099 21 April, 2013 @ 2:41 pm   23

I can’t post a blog comment on the mobile site and the PS Official app.

Can you look into this?

jin_kazama56 21 April, 2013 @ 4:12 pm   24

Soul sacrifice demo is awesome :). just one thing will you be able to type more in the lobby in the full game?
off topic please can you bring a patch out for ps all stars the servers and character balancing is bad atm 🙁

ryannumber3gamer 21 April, 2013 @ 5:47 pm   25

Hey Fred got some questions

1.Any new updates on Ratchet & Clank QForce Vita and Ratchet Gladiator HD?
2.Any updates on the Sly Cooper Thieves in Time AR Server connection problems?

supersmith2500 21 April, 2013 @ 6:06 pm   26

Just got a tweet reply from the devs for Nun Attack and they are aiming to release it on May 8th so let’s hope that date stays true. We may even see a blog entry about the new date. I hate it when official dates gets slipped away. Still waiting on other games though.

BeanoJr274 21 April, 2013 @ 9:21 pm   27

You know, I don’t mind having the icon there, but I’ll say this, though. I’d like to see SCEE make the icon optional. This isn’t because I love to come out of the woodwork just so I can make a mountain out of a molehill (it hasn’t really shown up on my XMB anyway. The only time it did was when somebody else downloaded it through their user), but it’s because I want to see the likes of you who complain about it week in week out to shut their traps!

It’s not that I like the icon, but the way you ask them is just as arrogant as you claim SCEE is. Why don’t you try being constructive next time? Because I am honestly sick and tired of seeing complaints of that nature on this blog!

@The Blog
Could anybody on the blog contact SCE’s London Studios about the icon? I’d just like them to make it optional, so that some people can stop making mountains out of molehills. Thank you.

solarwind12 21 April, 2013 @ 11:04 pm   28

@ BeanoJr274
Got to say i can’t see Any aragont complaints re singspam here, You lumping in posts from different threads to fuel your point ?.. Personally i wouldn’t mind icon staying, IF i could personalise it with a Rock type picture or similar, Anything Except them pair of wannabe singers that occasionally show themselves on My tv screen, have asked, constructively imo IF that possibility can happen, ie free And paid for Different theme for icon, unfortunately i got no response explaining IF it can happpen, or Reasons why it can’t. Anyway you claim to not of been affected by the icon, till someone downloaded it, ?. either you were one of the lucky (very) few who’s Experience, (console/tv screen) the icon strangely missed, you keep a BD constantly in your PS, or you just don’t really bother looking at the xmb/that pic is realistic to your age/lifestyle.. whatever reasons it may Not bother you, Not everyone is same and have a good case to express that fact.

Project2insanity 21 April, 2013 @ 11:51 pm   29

@solarwind12; If you’re referring to BeanoJr274, he nailed it. Podyman isn’t voicing just his opinion, he clearly believes he is stating fact. That his way is gospel. That anyone who disagrees with him is wrong. That everything should bend to his will.

If a child demands (I stress the term ‘demand’) ice cream, do you always buy him a cone?

“Isn’t finally the time to make things right and make that hideous thing optional?” Make things right? Folks round here have mistaken me for acting high and mighty but he is proving himself to have a genuine superiority complex.

Dermado 22 April, 2013 @ 1:06 am   30

So ok Podyman may exaggerate a tad, but I do agree with him, every single second that SCEE refuse to take Singstar off your Games list is an insult, against you, they hate you, they like America.
Is it fair? No. Sony hgave shown time and time again they DONT care about you, else the store would work properly the SCEE staff (blog and “customer service”) would have been fired months ago o_O.
(to anyone claiming I am exagerating have you went to them for a minor or major problem? Do you want me to paste their reply?)
Simply put we can expect this to happen next gen, if Sony as a company cared about the consumers they would have stepped in for the literal thousands of angry customers/potential customers. If this happened in America I am confident it would atleast place, if not beat EA as “Worst Company in America”.

Dermado 22 April, 2013 @ 1:10 am   31

Dont you just love the blogs broked character counter that doesnt tell you how many you have left =D?

Wasnt a Playstation magazine of some sort going to do an article on the forced Singstar months ago? I heard on the radio people complaining (to the degree of it going to court/passing a law, I dont quite remember, it was a hellanoveraction however)about letting their children play with their phones and spending money due to not having locks or common sense, I fail to see how this Freemium forced adware is different than a freemium game you have to download o_o.

Trollsanity, your example is flawed, if you handed a child an eggshell and told them they HAD to hold it from the minute they woke up to the minute they went to sleep, that they did not want, that they did not ask for, that had no practical use for them and after they asked politely if they could put it down you then ignored or occasionally laughed at them it would be more appropriate , as a whole the community is against it, and as a whole the community is reasonable with their requests (yes, they did turn to demands in many cases, this is not unreasonable given the length of time)

solarwind12 22 April, 2013 @ 3:11 am   32

@ Project2insanity.
No i said RIP due to two awaiting moderation posts, actually still there so may be allowed, basically just adding my opinion to the post above them.. i don’t think i said nothing bad, considering the person i posted after that is, but definitely non-offensive, And kinda constructive, i think.. Maybe they’ll be allowed when Fred comes in after.

Tonybobulous 22 April, 2013 @ 7:34 am   33

hello all, does anyone know what is happening with White Knight Chronicles 2 or 3?

Podyman 22 April, 2013 @ 9:05 am   34

@every blog reader

Please accept my apology if i’m annoying you by posting Singstar complaints permanently. But that’s the only thing left, the time for constructive feedback is over. We (yes, there are many unhappy customers like me) sent many questions, complaints and suggestions to SCEE, but everytime we got the same useless universal PR answer (blah blah thousands appreciates it blah blah). They can’t admit, there’s a simple solution – optional icon like in US. We didn’t get any logicaly defensible reason why is it forced, never. Their stubborness is beyond my understanding.

monoliet 22 April, 2013 @ 10:07 am   35

Podyman = total agry whith u

i + some peopel i nowh are almoast done to eliminate singstar icoon whithout sony abel to see ith , why i tel = i give sony 1 last option to make ith optional ( so them self do leggit).

them not changing on some tings many peopel asking to remove( optional) = i also not understend = top arogance .
i have no problems whith fred ore other but whith the company .

tanks fred to reply on dragons´dogma
why u are not abel to tel situations of some games
we understend if not comming – need to get patch first …..
but telling noting = lots of Xxxxxxxxxxx ( sony got % list of the games i nowh )

monoliet 22 April, 2013 @ 10:07 am   36


servers offline

Spiroth 22 April, 2013 @ 1:04 pm   37

Hi Fred,

Can you please answer me on my question, if you have an update, as I’ve been asking for the past two weeks?
Can you give a date (or estimate), as to when the User-submited QA Blog with the God of War: Ascension developer will happen?
I mean the one that its entries closed on April 1st, with the gifts.

Thanks, and have a nice week! 😀

    Fred Dutton 22 April, 2013 @ 2:01 pm    

    Sorry, can you provide me a link to the post you’re referring to?

kikijv97 22 April, 2013 @ 3:39 pm   39

Hi Fred!

Any chance to see INDIGO PROPHECY/fahrenheit HD or ps2 classic??


When are we that bought the digital Vita version of Sly Cooper Thieves in Time in a “non-english” region (Sweden in my case) gonna be able to download the english version?

Please look into this! There are alot of people having this problem!

supersmith2500 22 April, 2013 @ 4:53 pm   41

I may except a blog retry of Nun Attack sometime next week. They are excepting to release it May 8th. Hope it stays true and let’s hope the Vita gets some love this week but I know there’s one game and that’s Thomas Was Alone because it due to come out this week and is part of IGC. Hope to see more then just one.

Project2insanity 22 April, 2013 @ 7:50 pm   42

@solarwind12; Fair enough. Your point is fair but the arrogance he referred to is that Podyman is constantly spamming the blog with the same old message ie he wants therefore he should receive. Unlike yourself, he isn’t constructive.

@Dermado; You focussed too much on the scenario, the point was regarding demands. Do me a favour and don’t acknowledge my posts in future. You lack the simplest comprehension in my words. Still referring to me as a troll shows you only aim to argue with me. Something about a pot and kettle springs to mind…

Phantom_Blaze 23 April, 2013 @ 11:44 am   43

Any chance you have an update on the Assassin’s Creed 3 avatars?

Spiroth 23 April, 2013 @ 3:23 pm   44

Hey Fred!
Any news about the God of War QA?

I know you are busy, so take your time. Just let me know once you can.

I’m really interested in anything the God of War Developer has to say, since I’m Greek, even though I never play God of War (not a genre fan, I’m more an RPG guy), I have seen every one in its entirety at least 3 times each, because my brother is a huge fan, and I love watching God of War.
I also want to know if my question made it (I’d really love a new PS3 :p, I’d give my old one to my little nephew).

    Fred Dutton 23 April, 2013 @ 3:33 pm    

    Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. The questions are with Sony Santa Monica now – the answers will be published in a couple of weeks time.

Spiroth 23 April, 2013 @ 3:35 pm   45

That was quick!

Thanks for the update, I’ll keep an eye out!

Have a nice day! 🙂

supersmith2500 23 April, 2013 @ 5:00 pm   46

Hey Fred, any Vita releases this week? I know Thomas Was Alone and Draw Slasher will.

Also, this is what annoys me, why does games come out in the US this week and Europe doesn’t and we had to wait months for it. = (

brimoETHAN 23 April, 2013 @ 6:58 pm   47

Hi Fred,
on my vitas facebook app it wont work after i update it. when it is the basic version 1.0 it works but when i update it to 1.3 it just keeps loading and not showing any news feed, photos or messages?

brimoETHAN 23 April, 2013 @ 6:59 pm   48

what should i do to make it work?

Hoshimax 23 April, 2013 @ 9:16 pm   49

I can’t wait to hear more BEYOND news. Please be an awesome CE for Europe! *crosses fingers*