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Sony re-wrote its E3 PS4 presentation after Xbox One fan backlash

The fury with which Microsoft was confronted after its Xbox One digital policies were unveiled shaped what Sony showed on stage in its own E3 presentation. "It made us feel a little bit clearer about our message when a lot of the negativity was emerging around DRM issues and used …

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Sony is making a ‘significant investment’ in VR

Virtual reality is a serious part of PlayStation’s future, according to Sony’s UK boss Andrew House. "It’s definitely more than an experiment,” he told The Guardian. We’ve made some commitments; we’re putting significant investment into the product. "With Oculus we saw this groundswell of game development that didn’t necessarily have …

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Mark Cerny and Andrew House to deliver Develop Conference keynote

Sony Computer Entertainment president and group CEO Andrew House has been confirmed as a keynote speaker for the Develop in Brighton Conference, along with PS4 lead system architect andDevelopment Legend winnerMark Cerny. The two will give a conversation keynote entitled 20 Years of PlayStation, 40 Years of Console Games and …

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PS4 will beat PS3 lifetime sales, says Sony boss

80 million consoles sold may sound like a huge number to Xbox, but to PlayStation it is just not good enough. Xbox 360 and PS3 have both sold 80m worldwide so far. But for Sony that’s a disappointing figure having come off the back of PS2, which went on to …

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Pre-owned is not necessarily the evil force some believe, Sony admits

Sony has admitted that there is a strong argument for claiming that pre-owned games do not detract from the health of games development. I’ve seen data that the vast majority of used sales go immediately into additional purchases, that they are not somehow being extracted from the overall game economy,” …

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The Sun reckons PS4 will be released in October

Sony’s PS4 will be released in October and cost 300. Or at least that’s what a reporter for The Sun believes. Both statements are dropped into the paper’s interview with Sony’s Andrew House, although neither are attributed to the exec. Indeed, The Sun simply says PS4 is believed to be …

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Sony Network boss to retire, House to take over role

Tim Schaaff, the president of Sony Network Entertainment International, has announced his retirement. Sony Computer Entertainment president and CEO Andrew House will add Schaaff’s responsibilities to his role when Schaaff steps down at the end of the year. SNEI overseas a number of Sony’s networking businesses, including the PlayStation Network. …

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Next Skyrim DLC allows you to design and build your own home

The second DLC release for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will allow players to construct their very own in-game home. Called Hearthfire, the download allows for gamers to purchase plot and plans and then construct a fully customisable dwelling that can be decorated and extended as its owners see fit. …

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Gamer makes $10,000 from Diablo III Auction House

Blizzard’s inclusion of the Real Money Auction House in Diablo III may have been controversial, but for one gamer it has proved extremely lucrative. PCGamesN reports that Reddit user WishboneTheDog has made a total of $10,000 by selling virtual items either found or crafted in-game and then sold via the …

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Sony: Gaikai acquisition was games-focused

The recent acquisition of cloud gaming service Gaikai at the hands of Sony IS a PlayStation-centric business move. That’s according to Sony, whose confirmation will rub dirt into the noses of the handful of onlookers who claimed otherwise. Speaking to Wall Street Journal, PlayStation boss Andrew House confirmed that Gaikai’s …

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