Arkham Knight, Spotify PS4 & PS+ April - Game Watch Weekly #12


Your weekly fix of PlayStation related news from the past week, and my reactions to them! 

Spotify Streaming Through PS4 Goes Live

Spoftify has now been added to the PS4 via the PlayStation Music app. You can stream over 30 million songs whilst playing your favourite games. The app is also available on the PS3. Sony has not made it clear whether a Vita version is available.

Although I don't use Spotify I can see how this would be really cool for somebody who did. I often listen to podcasts while I play Minecraft and this isn't dissimilar to that. The annoying thing is that (as far as I know) I can't delete the old Music Unlimited app (even though I didn't download it.) If there is a way to do this, please let me know!

Batman: Arkham Knight Special Edition PS4 Announced...

On Tuesday Sony announced a limited edition PS4 bundle for Arkham Knight. The bundle will cost $450. Another $400 bundle was also revealed which includes the normal console, Dualshock 4 and a copy of the game. To see the console at Gamespot click here.

I think the console looks awesome, but I'm not too sure about the controller. It looks a little cheap to me, which isn't something I normally think about the Dualshock 4. Let me know what you think in the comments.

....And Is 1080p On PS4....

According to the product page, Arkham Knight will be 1080p on PS4. The game will launch on June 23 and this new is no surprise considering how great it's been looking in previews and that gameplay trailer which was entirely taken from the PS4.

....And PS4 Content Is Not Exclusive Forever

The PS4 is going to get a series of exclusive pieces of content, although they are only exclusive for "Fall 2015", implying that it will come to Xbox One and PC next year. For more about the content, have a look at the story from Gamespot.

Assassin's Creed Chronicles Is Now Three Parts

"Ubisoft's 2.5D Assassin's Creed: Chronicles series will now span three different games each told in a different time period and setting, the publisher announced today. The first game--the only one announced prior to today--is Assassin's Creed Chronicles China. The next two are set in India and Russia." From Gamespot by Eddie Makuch (includes trailer).

This looks really cool! And If you bought Unity, you get the first of the trilogy free - which I extra cool to make up for all the issues. It's always interesting when a series is changed up in a way like this. Obviously, it isn't a continuation of the main series (but does plug in to the lore) and we still (probably) are getting AC: Victory later this year.
The Witcher 3 Could Be Over 200 Hours Long

"Polish developer CD Projekt Red's upcoming open-world role-playing game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt could take you 200 hours or more to complete if you want to see and do everything the title has to offer. That's according to senior designer Damien Monnier, who revealed the figure recently on Twitter." From Gamespot by Eddie Makuch

Previously we'd heard the figure of 100, and this number, while crazy, is more expected for me. Comparing it to Skyrim, I could see that game taking about 200+ hours to do everything possible with one character so I could imagine that for the Witcher as well. I can't wait for this game!

PS+ Free Games For April

For PS4 the PS+ games for April are Aaru's Awakening, Never Alone and Tower of Guns. You'll be able to download your games for free on April 7th when the March lineup is taken down.

Metal Gear Solid Movie Gets A Writer

"Despite reported power struggles between Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima and publisher Konami, the long-in-development Metal Gear Solid movie is indeed moving forward. Hollywood news site Deadline reports that British writer Jay Basu has inked a deal with Sony Pictures to write the upcoming film adaptation of Konami's stealth-action series. Basu was on the writing team for 2014's Monsters: Dark Continent and 2012's Fast Girls. Deadline also reports that Basu, a "hot British writer," has been tapped by Universal Pictures to help re-launch some of the company's monster movie franchises, including Dracula, Frankenstein, and The Mummy." From Gamespot by Eddie Makuch

Let's hope this movie isn't going to be as much of a flop as some other video game movies in the past. I've never heard of Basu, but lets hope he does a good job!

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