We have a whole host of Playstation news announcements to wrap up for you, which have emerged over the last couple of days due to the American launch going ahead tomorrow. Read on and we will keep you up to date on everything happening in the world of Playstation…

Surprise reveal coming tonight on the PS4 All-Access launch show…
Geoff Keighley, the host of Spike TV’s PS4 All-Access launch show, recently revealed that one announcement which will air on the Playstation 4 All-Access shocked even Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony Computer Entertainment. Apparently, this announcement was something which was previously unknown to the Playstation leader, and when a pre-recorded segment of the show was being filmed, he was visibly shocked. You can see the video below:

In addition to this, it has also been teased that Sony will be bringing back a previous franchise, to be announced tonight on the All-Access event. Presumably, this is a separate announcement, as the return of a Sony IP would certainly be something that Yoshida-san would be aware of. Tune into Spike’s All-Access event at 11pm EST, where a number of other announcements are also expected.

European launch trailer for the PS4 released: ‘This Is For the Players’

Yoshida confirms the return of MP3 and CD support on Playstation 4
The Playstation head has listened to the requests made by gamers, and passed on the feedback to the Playstation 4 development team, who are now working on a patch to add compatibility to the console. Here is what he had to say about the feedback:

“The biggest surprise for us all internally at Sony was there are so many people who passionately reacted to our announcement that there’s no MP3 support or CD support on day one. It’s not like we actively decided ‘let’s not do this feature so people will have to subscribe to Music Unlimited’. The focus has been more on the game features. Some of the features we wanted but we couldn’t get in on day one. We didn’t really think about MP3 or CD. We thought ‘we’re going to do that eventually’. It caught us off-guard. So as we speak, people in Japan – the system guys – are discussing when we can put these features in”.

PS4 User Interface given an in-depth demonstration on Youtube

Remote Play functionality:

Profile, friends and menus:

Applications etc:

Thanks to Arekkz Gaming

Playstation 4 System Software Update 1.50 now available to download
You can now download the 1.5 update for the Playstation 4 in preparation of the launch. If you have a USB stick, create the following folder hierarchy (without quotes): ‘PS4’ -> ‘UPDATE’ and save this file in the update folder, named ‘PS4UPDATE.PUP’.

The update will add the following features:
– Remote Play using the PlayStation Vita
– Second screen gaming using the PS4 Link app for PlayStation Vita and mobile devices
– The ability to record and share screenshots and video
– Use of Ustream and Twitch apps
– The ability to play games as they are downloading
– The ability for four users to log into the PS4 simultaneously
– Party chat
– Facial recognition and voice commands
– A background music player
– Online multiplayer through PlayStation Plus
– Blu-ray disc and DVD player capabilities

Official Playstation 4 unboxing video released
Below is a video of Mr. Yoshida unboxing the Playstation 4 in a very stylish way indeed. Equipped with his leather gloves, he unboxes the machine in a dark and mysterious environment. Check out the great video below…

3D Blu-Rays not supported on the Playstation 4
The Playstation 4 will not support 3D Blu-Rays at the launch of the console, however, again, it is something which the development team is investigating following the complaints by some users. It made be added soon after launch, so, keep your eyes peeled for more…

Defective HDMI ports on the Playstation 4?
Some of the PS4 units which arrived early, or with reviewers, have experienced some problems with the HDMI port, and the loosening of the connected from the main system (as far as we have heard thus far). Do not panic, however, as this is likely just affecting a very limited number of the 1-2 million+ Playstation 4 consoles being shipped during the month. As with all pieces of technology, some of the units produced are going to be defective; it is inevitable.

Sony are currently investigating this issue, although they believe it is an isolated problem.

Stick with us for more next-generation news coming over the next couple of weeks. We will get reviews of next-gen games and consoles with you around the time of their launch!