The Catch-Up: January 31st, 2014 – UK PlayStation Plus Subscriptions Have Tripled Since PS4 Launch

Farewell, January!

General News

  • At the PlayStation UK event yesterday, Fergal Gara revealed that PlayStation Plus subscriptions have tripled since the launch of PS4 in the UK. This follows news earlier in the month where PlayStation Plus subscriptions worldwide had gone up 90% since PS4 launch. [Source]
  • Ken Kutaragi, PlayStation’s Father, will be receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 14th Annual Game Developer’s Choice Awards on March 19th. Mark Cerny will be presenting the award. [Source]
  • Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon Creative Director Dean Evans is working on his dream project right now and he’s in the process of building his dream team. “It’s the one all of us have always wanted to make and it seems like they’re gonna let us do it,” he said, later adding that there’s still a chance it could “go out the window.” We’ll let you know if this project ever sees the light of day. [Source]
  • They may not be actively addressing them, but DICE has detailed a list of Battlefield 4 items they are monitoring based on your feedback. [Check Them Out]
  • The press release only stated this would happen in Europe, so keep that in mind when you read that Square Enix will be putting the Spira’s Summoner costume DLC for Lightning in Lightning Returns inside first-run copies of the Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster. [Press Release]
  • Giving final final confirmation about The Wolf Among Us Episode 2: Smoke & Mirrors’ release date, Telltale Games has confirmed it will be out on North American PS3s February 4th, with Europe getting it on February 5th. [Twitter]
  • Rambo: The Video Game, which hasn’t been very well received from its trailers, will be released on February 21st in Europe for PS3, Xbox 360, and PC. A North American release date announcement is forthcoming, with it still planned for Q1 2014. [Press Release]
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts is currently holding an Extinction double XP weekend. [Source]
  • Follow the link for a whole bunch of Spelunky gifs to help you out. [Check Them Out]
  • The Warframe Twitter account tweeted today: “News on the PC to PS4 Migration: we are aligning it to follow our next big PC Update, should be 2 weeks or less!” [Twitter]
  • The Lightning Returns DualShock 3 is still available for pre-order in Canada and the US. [EB Games/GameStop]
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 might not be releasing on the PS Vita (at least not right away), but Stephane Gravel of Beenox said, “You will be able to play the PS4 version of the game on your PS Vita using Remote Play, with optimized controls.” Woo! [Source]
  • As a correction to The Catch-Up yesterdayMind Zero will be released physically and digitally in North America, with Europe just getting it digitally. [Source]

New Videos

  • Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments is coming to the PS3 and PS4 (and Xbox 360/PC) later this year in Q2 2014. To get an idea of what the game looks like, how the “deduction board” (aka Sherlock’s brain) works, and how a case will play out, watch this video. Do note that the trailer is an example of how the case may go, and “it is but one of many potential outcomes.” How you investigate will determine who you accuse of the crime, of which you can choose from a long list of suspects [Press Release]:

  • Master Reboot, “a haunting first person sci-fi adventure game” for the PlayStation 3, is set for release on February 19th in Europe, with North America getting it some Tuesday in February. Here’s a gameplay video from the PC version [Source 1, 2]:

  • Ready to Run, an RC car racing game from Beatshapers that is the first game in a planned franchise, is set for release exclusively on the PS4 in Q2 2014. A gameplay trailer is happening soon, though here’s a dubstep-filled trailer while you wait [Press Release, Source]:

  • Go behind-the-scenes for the making of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2’s soundtrack:

Did you think for a second that Master Reboot was a game based on the TV show Reboot?