Showing posts with label PlayStation VR. Show all posts
Showing posts with label PlayStation VR. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Sony Reveals PlayStation 5 Console Plans

Mark Cerny of Sony outlines what hardware features to expect from next-gen PlayStation console.

Rumors are going around among gaming communities for some time that Sony Interactive Entertainment has been working on next-generation PlayStation console for some time and people are already calling it PlayStation 5 despite any official confirmation.

Apparently, they were working on it for past four years now and most recently, lead system architect Mark Cerny spilled some beans about some planned outlines for the hardware in an exclusive interview with monthly magazine Wired.

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Sony Reveals PlayStation 5 Console Plans

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Sony plans for their next video game console to be powered by CPU based third-generation AMD Ryzen line of processor and GPU based on Radeon Navi series, a custom variant to support ray tracing and up to 8K resolutions.

Ray tracing allows for simulating complex 3D environments and is common in Hollywood for visual effects. Some companies are trying to employ it for their high-end processors like Nvidia RTX line but no console was able to handle it so far.

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AMD Navi GPU for PlayStation 5

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Although the method is mostly used for graphical aesthetics of rendering objects more accurately to maintain realism, it can dramatically change audio experience as well, such as enemies being able to hear players' footsteps and all.

Next-gen PlayStation consoles will be using a solid-state drive for utilizing its speedy bandwidth to significantly decrease loading time of games and delivering faster online multiplayer experience than ever before.

RELATED: PlayStation State of Play, March 2019

Also, it will be backwards compatible for PS4 games and comes with PlayStation VR support but Cerny did not drop further details on their future plans for VR yet. Nor did he talk about any services or other features other than hardware specs.

Generally, Sony would have a keynote presentation at E3 in June but since they are skipping the annual game show for this year, our best guess is that any brand-new State of Play episode of their broadcast will most likely do that.

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Upcoming PS4 Games to Release on PS5

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Some of most-anticipated PS4 titles of 2019 like Death Stranding from Kojima Productions, Ghost of Tsushima from Sucker Punch and The Last of Us Part II from Naughty Dog can probably see a two-platform release by debuting on PS5 later to span across generations.

Though developer kits are handed to a number of game studios to work on their upcoming titles, Sony has yet to reveal an official release date for PlayStation 5 and assured that it will not launch in stores within 2019 but we can always wait for 2020.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

No Man's Sky VR Comes to PlayStation and Steam

With upcoming free update Beyond expansion, VR support is coming to No Man's Sky in Summer 2019.

Despite having a rocky launch on PC and PlayStation 4, 2016 action-adventure survival game No Man's Sky from developer/publisher Hello Games have worked out most of their issues via series of updates by the time it came to Xbox One platform.

Features promised for a multiplayer mode is eventually introduced and upcoming Beyond update intends to let players delve into virtual reality, which is getting support of PlayStation VR and Steam VR other than getting a separate mode.

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No Man's Sky VR Comes to PlayStation and Steam

RELATED: No Man's Sky Beyond Update

According to recent announcement from State of Play live-stream, VR is going to be a bigger part of upcoming free NMS expansion Beyond, which is designed to change online play in a major way when it arrives in Summer 2019.

Every tools and upgrades you have gathered so far will all be present and players will not be left out without their trusty Terrain Manipulator. Extensive work was put to build an interface that works well with dual PS Move motion controllers.

RELATED: No Man's Sky Visions Update

Browsing through quick menu and other standard options by pointing your arm is part of its control mechanics and you can always use teleportation-based controls to move in close proximity but don't forget to adjust your direction before doing that.

Multiplayer is mostly comprised of player interactions and this large-scale update will make that aspect more MMO-like but one without micro-transactions. Aside from a PlayStation Plus membership to play on Sony console, players will not need any subscription.

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Climb into Virtual Cockpit

RELATED: No Man's Sky Getting Multiplayer

Although scheduled to release on all available platforms, Beyond comes with a special retail version exclusive to PS4, containing the base game that includes all updates released by studio till date and of course the upcoming VR support.

Hello Games continuing to deliver frequent updates like Abyss, Visions and overhauling entire experience with NEXT in 2018 was only part of a larger plan to make an ever-expanding open-world universe within No Man's Sky to step into multitude of directions.

Monday, March 25, 2019

PlayStation State of Play March 2019

PlayStation has broadcasted their first-ever State of Play 2019 stream with announcement for every major upcoming PS4 releases.

While working on their next PlayStation console, Sony was steadily preparing for something similar to Nintendo Direct online presentation and perhaps that is one of the reasons for them announcing not to attend the E3 2019 convention earlier.

They stated that they are exploring new ways to engage to their community and only a few days ago, Sony made a surprise announcement for State of Play live-stream to showcase new reveal, gameplay and trailers for upcoming titles.

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PlayStation State of Play March 2019

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Covering some of their biggest releases coming to 2019, PlayStation has wrapped up their first State of Play stream and we have it right here for you.




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Marvel's Iron Man VR | Announced




Following their immense success of Marvel's Spider-Man from last year, Sony recently focused their efforts to bring another classic comic-book hero Tony Stark to their consoles for an ultimate Iron Man VR fantasy through PS VR headset.

Players are in to experience some iconic Golden Avenger action through flying and shooting down enemies using repulsor beams in upcoming Marvel's Iron Man VR by developer Camouflaj, in collaboration with Marvel Games and Worldwide Studios.

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Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled | PS4-Exclusive Content




2019 marks the 20th anniversary for 1999 kart racing game Crash Team Racing and though it is already getting remastered, developer Beenox came up with a plan to provide more nostalgia factor for veteran players to re-live their old memories.

CTR: Nitro Fueled will receive retro-styled treatment with karts and skins designed to give a 90's era look. Fans would definitely love these PS4-exclusive contents that are going back to old school days with low polygonal designs yet maintaining authenticity.

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No Man's Sky | PlayStation VR




Adding multiplayer support to action-adventure survival game No Man's Sky was a next step towards an evolutionary phase by developer/publisher Hello Games and now they are taking another leap towards virtual reality with upcoming Beyond update.

Entire NMS will get full VR support when their next free update launches this summer to kick-start the next big chapter of the sci-fi game. Scaling around unknown planetary territory would never be such dramatic when you play it with friends.

RELATED: No Man's Sky Beyond Update

ReadySet Heroes | Announced




From the creators of Orcs Must Die! comes a PS4 timed exclusive dungeon crawler titled ReadySet Heroes offers a classic fast-paced multiplayer adventure where another team is making progress at the same time to compete against you.

As you ventured through a magical realm full of trails for skilled warriors, keep an eye for any deadly traps or to look for puzzles and always be prepared to fight. Search for stronger armor and powerful weapons before butting heads with rival team.

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Blood & Truth | Story Trailer




Another VR quest is right ahead of us in first-person shooter game Blood & Truth from developer SIE London Studios, where players would appear as elite Special Forces soldier Ryan Marks to become a true action hero by plowing through bad guys.

Take on missions to decimate the criminal underworld of London and explore iconic locations at the same time. Immerse into your wildest dreams of being an action hero and engage in gunplay against group of enemies that comes after you.

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Observation | Story Trailer




A sci-fi adventure quest of 2026 set in space, Observation follows a narrative thriller where players act as an artificial intelligence system on titular low orbit space station, working alongside a surviving crew member to uncover a mystery.

Contrary to what you immediately thought of, the woman shown in the trailer above named Dr. Emma Fisher is who you are supposed to work with to bring back your systems online and finding out what actually happened to other crews on board.

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Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted | PS VR




Fans of horror game genre need no introduction of point-and-click survival title Five Nights at Freddy's and those dark hallways of pizzeria may seem like a real-life threat when its total atmosphere is shifted in to virtual reality.

For years, FNAF has managed to give you tense moments of gameplay even within the comfort of consoles or handheld devices but how would you deal with an entire series ported to VR? There is no way out when Chica, Bonnie or Freddy comes to get you!

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Concrete Genie | Story Trailer




New story trailer for upcoming action-adventure game Concrete Genie takes us into the fictional dark and small town of Denska, where a young boy named Ash lives with a hobby of making doodles but was being bullied on a regular basis.

One day, they snatch his notebook away and throw the pages away upon ripping them apart. In an attempt to get them back, he found a magic paint brush with power to breathe life into his arts and in a place without friends, creates some new.

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Days Gone | New Story Trailer




By now, upcoming action-adventure survival horror title Days Gone has been delayed twice and while we are about to step into the shoes of outlaw protagonist Deacon St. John on April 26, it is quite hard to even wait till another month.

Developer SIE Bend Studio gave us an extended peak at the personal tragedies of Deek involving his love interest and wife Sarah Whitaker while he goes up against hostile humans and zombie-like "Freakers" on a post-apocalyptic open world premise.

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Mortal Kombat 11 | Character Reveal Showcase




Fans of Mortal Kombat fighting game franchise already knows that upcoming Mortal Kombat 11 will revolve around a plot that involves time-travelling and that means, past generation of fighters will meet their present day counterparts.

Three classic fighters Jax, Kung Lao and Lui Kang returns to witness a world that has changed where they faces their twisted future selves and even experience an encounter with a mysterious figure named Geras who was introduced earlier.

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Upcoming PlayStation VR Games for 2019




By March 2019, over 4.2 million PS VR gadgets have been sold worldwide and a roadmap to deliver steady supply of games for those devices is a priority now. So, a slew of titles heading to those systems this spring and summer were highlighted on the broadcast.

We are looking at a list full of games like Everybody's Golf VR, Falcon Age, Ghost Giant, Golem, Jupiter & Mars, Luna, Mini-Mech Mayhem, Skyworld, Table of Tales, Trover Saves the Universe and Vacation Simulator from different genres to fit unique tastes of players out there.

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Throughout the entire presentation, fans have surely felt the absence of any updates on The Last of Us Part II from developer Naughty Dog. Perhaps, they would do this often and we may get some fresh scoop on this upcoming anticipated PS4 title.

State of Play 2019 announcements brought a lot of great news for PlayStation fans that they can look up to and considering their first-ever broadcast; Sony did pretty well by staying right on point with each game and keeping up.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

PlayStation Plus Free Games For February 2019

PlayStation Plus free games lineup has picked up For Honor and Hitman: The Complete First Season for the month of February 2019.

If 2019 has been a great start for all of you PlayStation Plus subscribers, then Sony Entertainment has some more good news for you. New free games lineup for February is up and this one looks even better than the one they announced for January.

Last month, PS Plus members had their fun with extreme sports game Steep and survival action RPG game Portal Knights. Although they were a pretty decent start for a new year, lineup for this month definitely got a whole lot better for sure.

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PlayStation Plus Free Games For February 2019

We will get into what we have in store in upcoming PS Plus lineup but first, let us take a brief look at the announcement video first.




We have melee action game For Honor from developer/publisher Ubisoft, a game that lets you to be knights, samurai and vikings in a medieval setting. Pick a character from any of the three different factions, divided by four classes with unique fighting skills and styles.

There are 18 different PvP maps and seven multiplayer game modes for to explore and hone your fighting style. So, pick up your blades and prepare to face off against one another from different factions in a fight to declare your dominance.

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For Honor on PlayStation Plus Free Games

Our next free title is the 2016 stealth action-adventure game Hitman, which is a rebooted take to the beloved franchise by developer IO Interactive and publisher Square Enix. Step into the shoes of world's ultimate assassin, Agent 47 and discover his world of contract killing.

It has been a few months that the sequel, Hitman 2 is out and having a "Snow Festival" seasonal event. For those, who didn't yet had the chance to jump into the adventure; The Complete First Season of the game is a great point to start from.

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Hitman: The Complete First Season on PlayStation Plus Free Games

More free games that join the PlayStation Plus lineup includes the following titles and will be available until March 8, 2019.

  • Divekick (Cross Buy with PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita)
  • Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (PlayStation 3)
  • Gunhouse (Cross Buy with PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4)
  • Rogue Aces (Cross Buy with PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4)

We would like to give you a friendly reminder that PS3 and PS Vita games will no longer be a part of PS Plus monthly games lineup after March 8, 2019. It would be wise for you to add them to your library to keep them into your collection as long as you are a member of the service.

Players on PlayStation VR have the chance to enjoy 50% price off on both Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality and Resident Evil 7: Biohazard Gold Edition. This exclusive sale for PS Plus members also offers 25% discount on Borderlands 2 VR and 20% on Astro Bot Rescue Mission.

Also know that Sony has already expanded cloud storage space of PlayStation Plus from 10GB to 100GB for all of their subscribers. PS4 console owners can now worry less about their save games with this newly allocated space to store them in.

PS Plus cloud storage gives members the freedom to save more of their game progress as well as character profiles on the system. Whenever they switch over to another system, they will not have to fear of losing any progress that way.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Borderlands 2 VR Comes to PlayStation

Return to planet Pandora in VR soon as Gearbox is bringing their acclaimed shooter title Borderlands 2 for PlayStation VR.

Originally released back in 2012 for all major platforms, open world action role-playing first-person shooter game Borderlands 2 from developer Gearbox Software and publisher 2K Games is finally getting a VR treatment as it heads to PlayStation VR this year.

From December 14, the sequel to 2009's Borderlands game will enter the world of virtual reality through an update and you can own a copy for only $49.99. This is a moment many fans have been craving for so long and is finally happening.

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Borderlands 2 VR Comes to PlayStation

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Before jumping with joy, we invite you to take a look at the official announcement trailer launched for the conic shooter-looter.




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They have added a new trick as well as BAMF Time (Bad Ass Mega Fun Time), which is much like the bullet-time effects from The Matrix movie and will allow players to slow down the speed of the game and make plans for some carefully executed attacks.

This way, you will not have to be very brave about confrontations and dodging bullets but also let you pull off 360 headshots without any scope. Use your Action Skill to fend of gangs of bandits on Pandora as one of the four playable Vault Hunters.

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Skills Updated to Single-Player

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Multiple skills that previously required a co-op partner o experience are now upgraded for single-player, such as Maya's "Res" ability. You will be driving vehicles in first-person perspective and the game will support Sony’s PlayStation Move motion controllers.

As you are driving through the lawless lands, aim the vehicle’s guns using your headset to feel the thrill of looking another way while driving. To spice up the VR world, they will soon bring on more guns to create more mayhem and make things more exciting.

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Chaotic World of Pandora

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Although the original game had multiplayer options, the re-release will ditch that and will be single-player only experience. Besides that, the developers didn't just cram the whole thing into a headset to be done with and did a lot of research about what they are up to instead.

After bringing the game to PlayStation 4 in 2016 The Handsome Collection, Gearbox Software were immediately convinced of using the advantage of the system and tap into PS VR’s full potential to present the fans something great and here they are now.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

PlayStation Plus Free Games for October 2018

PlayStation Plus free games lineup has picked up Friday the 13th: The Game and Laser League for the month of October 2018.

More than half the year is over and PlayStation Plus has been treating their fans with some really good games. In September, players had fun with online multiplayer first-person shooter Destiny 2 and action-adventure hack and slash game God of War III Remastered.

By far, these two are the best ones PS Plus subscribers got their hands on throughout the entire year. We are nearly on the verge of October and Sony has released a new free games lineup for upcoming month.

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PlayStation Plus Free Games for October 2018

Let's take a quick look at the short clip below showcasing all the titles for October 2018 before we get into what is ahead of us in PS Plus lineup.




Our first pick of the month is a survival horror title Friday the 13th: The Game from IllFonic and Gun Media. Up to seven players can take part in the game with one of them controlling iconic slasher-genre villain Jason Voorhees while the others try to survive from him.

Banded up in a group of six teenage counselors at Camp Crystal Lake, you either try to escape and run from him or try to fight back the masked killer as a team before he hunts each one of you down. The choice is up to you.

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Friday the 13th on PlayStation Plus Free Games

Next up in our list is a futuristic sports game titled Laser League from developer Roll7 and publisher 505 Games. This one is released only months ago for major available platforms after initially debuting in 2017 via Early Access.

Players will start it as a fun experience to play with your reflexes and will quickly escalate into a struggle where strategic movement as a team is required. Even though it is not like one of those AAA-titles or anything like that, you can still enjoy it to have a decent time.

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Laser League on PlayStation Plus Free Games

Some more free games from PlayStation Plus lineup for the month of October 2018 is still there and let's take a quick look at the list below.

  • Master Reboot (PlayStation 3)
  • The Bridge (Cross Buy with PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita)
  • Rocketbirds 2: Evolution (Cross Buy with PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4)
  • 2064 Read Only Memories (Cross Buy with PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4)

You should also know that party game Knowledge is Power and PlayStation VR bonus game Here They Lie, a first-person horror title is still available for you to download if you are a PS Plus member and will be there till October 2. So, hurry up on that.

Plus, if you are into the Battle Royale madness like a greater part of the gaming community, then PlayStation Plus Blueshift Pack for H1Z1 may interest you whether you are new to the game or a seasoned pro. That's all we have for now so, just wait until November.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

PlayStation Plus Free Games for September 2018

PlayStation Plus free games lineup has picked up Destiny 2 and God of War 3 Remastered for the month of September 2018.

We are more than halfway through 2018 and have been enjoying some fine games this year from PlayStation Plus. In August, we had action-adventure video game Mafia III from developer studio Hangar 13 and action survival horror Dead by Daylight from Behaviour Interactive.

Other titles on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita were just as good. As the moth has come to an end, we are back again with more exciting news of new free games lineup for upcoming month of September.

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PlayStation Plus Free Games for September 2018

Before we get into what is ahead of us in PS Plus lineup for September 2018, let's take a quick look at the short clip below showcasing the titles.




The very first game in our list is a surprising arrival of course and it is the online multiplayer first-person shooter Destiny 2 from Bungie and Activision. In story campaign, you play as a Guardian of Light and a protector of the Last City, defending it from an invading Red Legion and its leader Dominus Ghaul.

However, players are more drawn towards the strikes and raids as well as other public events. A 24 hour free trial awaits you on PVE & PVP mode Gambit from Destiny 2: Forsaken.

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Destiny 2 on PlayStation Plus Free Games

What we have next is an action-adventure hack and slash game God of War III Remastered from Santa Monica Studio and Sony Computer Entertainment, parties responsible for the creation of 2018's blockbuster title God of War.

You play as titular God of War Kratos, who launches an all out attack on Olympian gods, primarily driven by vengeance over Zeus. Along with Gaia and Titans, he attempts to destroy everyone in his path with double-chained Blades of Exile to destroy Olympus for good.

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God of War 3 Remastered on PlayStation Plus Free Games

We have some more from PlayStation Plus free games lineup for the month of September 2018 and let's take a quick look at the list below.

  • Another World – 20th Anniversary Edition (PlayStation 3)
  • QUBE Director’s Cut (PlayStation 3)
  • Sparkle 2 (PlayStation Vita)
  • Foul Play (PlayStation Vita)

You also happen to have a PlayStation VR bonus game Here They Lie, a first-person horror title from Santa Monica Studio that takes you to a city of nightmares. With mysterious creatures running around everywhere, you are on the run from it all while trying to figure out the secrets of the woman in yellow.

Then there is a party game as a PlayLink title, Knowledge is Power to entertain you for having a fun time with trivia questions and various challenges to test your wits.




Another thing to note is that your PlayStation VR bonus game Here They Lie will be available till October 2 and Knowledge is Power is accessible on PlayLink before November 6. That's everything we have for this month and hopefully, we will be back with more news of PlayStation Plus free games on Sony consoles for next month like always.

Although, the year 2018 is far from over, it is safe to say that September 2018 free games lineup from PS Plus is hands down the best one announced till date.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

PlayStation Plus Free Games for August 2018

PlayStation Plus free games lineup has picked up Mafia III and Dead by Daylight for the month of August 2018.

Last month, PlayStation Plus members have enjoyed playing action-adventure focused game Heavy Rain from Quantic Dream and action role-playing game Absolver from Sloclap. Both of these titles offered different flavors to players and they loved it. There were four other titles to experience on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita as well. However, July has eventually come to an end and we are back again with more exciting news of new free games lineup for the month of August.

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PlayStation Plus Free Games for August 2018

Before we get into what is ahead of us in PS Plus lineup for August 2018, let's take a quick look at the short clip below showcasing the titles.




Our first game for the month of August is Mafia III, which is action-adventure video game from developer studio Hangar 13 and publisher 2K Games. You assume the role of a criminal and a Vietnam vet named Lincoln Clay, who seeks out revenge on the Italian mob by systematically taking them out and building his own operation with his new surrogate family. In single-player story, Clay takes part in many heist missions and there is a "heat" system to warn you of law enforcement aggression.

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Mafia III on PlayStation Plus Free Games

Next we have in line is an action survival horror title Dead by Daylight from Behaviour Interactive and Starbreeze Studios. In the game, you can play as one of the 13 survivors and team up with three other with the goal to escape a savage killer, which is also controlled by another player. As survivors, you collectively put effort to repair disabled generators within an enclosed area to make an escape by opening metal doors or a hatch. If captured, death is imminent with pain and torture.

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Dead by Daylight on PlayStation Plus Free Games

We have some more from PlayStation Plus free games lineup for the month of August 2018 and let's take a swift glance at the list below.

  • Bound by Flame (PlayStation 3)
  • Serious Sam 3 BFE (PlayStation 3)
  • Draw Slasher (PlayStation Vita)
  • Space Hulk (PlayStation Vita)

Aside from the above mentioned games, PS Plus subscribers get a bonus PlayStation VR game of horror genre this month. You can download Here They Lie free for your PS VR system from August 7 to October 2. Brought to you by Santa Monica Studio and Sony Interactive Entertainment, the game pits player against the nightmares of a terrifying world with no chance to escape and weird creatures wandering around in every other corner, to uncover secrets of the woman in yellow.


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Another free bonus for your PS Plus membership will be party game Knowledge is Power for PS4 consoles. You can access it from August 7 to November 6 and then challenge your opponents with a variety of competitive trivia questions that will leave them wondering for answers. That's all we have for this month and hopefully, we will be back with more news of PlayStation Plus free games on Sony consoles for next month as soon as they are announced.