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Grand Theft Auto 5 coming to PS4 this fall [Update: Xbox One, PC too]

Grand Theft Auto 5 will come to PS4, Sony announced during its E3 2014 press conference. Those with a copy of GTA 5 for PS3 or Xbox 360 will be able to transfer their progress to PlayStation 4 when it arrives this fall. The game first launched in September 2013 for PS3 and Xbox 360.

Update: A new trailer reveals it's also on the way to Xbox One and - yup - PC too.

Update 2: Rockstar noted that the PC version of GTA 5 "will also feature a video editor designed for advanced movie-making," in an additional press release, found after the break.

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Naughty Dog puts a name to Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, coming in 2015

Naughty Dog's adventure series will make its PS4 debut with Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Sony announced at its E3 conference this evening. The game's debut trailer included a little bit of the game's previous characters, Sully and Nathan Drake. Uncharted 4 will launch in 2015.

PlayStation 4 hosts bonus Batman: Arkham Knight content

Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham Knight will arrive on the PlayStation 4 with bonus Scarecrow missions in tow, Sony announced during its E3 conference. Sony confirmed that these missions are exclusive to its platform.

Ratchet And Clank redux coming to PS4

Alongside word that the Ratchet And Clank feature film will debut in the first part of 2015, Sony has revealed that a remake of the original Ratchet And Clank will appear on the PlayStation 4 around the same time. No gameplay details, imagery or pricing information were revealed.

PlayStation E3 2014 Liveblog on Joystiq

With a successful launch behind it, the PlayStation 4 must compose itself as a product with legs and a steady stream of exciting games. Sony will share its plans at the PlayStation E3 press conference, set to go down at 6PM PST, and we'll be there to liveblog and share every detail with you, no matter you're reading from.

Check back here at 6PM PST to see which new games show up for PlayStation 4, and how strong Sony's grip stays on exclusive independent games.

Keep on trekking: The Last of Us hits PS4 on July 29

PlayStation 3 hit The Last of Us completes its remastered journey onto PS4 next month. At Sony's E3 conference, the company announced a July 29 release date for the survival horror on Sony's newest system.

The announcement wasn't the first The Last of Us-related news of the night. Earlier in the evening, Sony revealed the PS4 edition of Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition will feature a dungeon based on Naughty Dog's game.
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Disney Infinity 2.0 announced for Vita, Vita TV

Amid the unveiling of PlayStation TV for the West, Sony slipped in that Disney Infinity 2.0 is coming to the Vita and its TV-connecting variant. Disney's second game in its new plastic-stuffed series is due to hit various PlayStation, Nintendo and Xbox systems this fall.

PS Vita TV coming to the West with a new name: PlayStation TV

PS Vita TV is coming to the West, Sony announced at E3 2014. The device that allows you to play Vita games on your TV will cost $99 standalone, or $139 for a bundle including a DualShock 3, an 8GB memory card, an HDMI cable and a digital voucher for a copy of The Lego Movie Video Game.

Users will have access to 1,000 games at launch, which will be ... actually, we don't know, sadly. We do know, however, that it will connect to the PlayStation Now service, which enters public beta on July 31.

Update: The PS Vita TV may be known by that nom de plume in Japan, but when it arrives stateside, it'll go by the slightly less-complicated-but-longer name "PlayStation TV," which is not to be confused with the PlayStation 3D Display.

PlayStation Now beta hits North America July 31

PlayStation Now, a service which will allow PlayStation 4 owners to stream playable PlayStation 3 games, will enter open beta in Canada and America on July 31. Sony revealed the beta release during it E3 press conference, though the publisher offered no further information on how players will gain access to the beta incarnation of PlayStation Now.

PlayStation 4 to host more than 25 new free-to-play games in next 12 months

Sony revealed today that more than 25 free-to-play games will hit the PlayStation 4 over the next 12 months. Announced titles include Kingdom Under Fire 2, Planetside 2, Onigiri, Loadout, and War Thunder.

The PlayStation Vita will also receive a number of free-to-play games in the coming months, including Fat Princess: Piece of Cake, Big Fest, Destiny of Spirits, Reaper, My Singing Monsters, Guns Up!, and a new version of the early PlayStation 3 downloadable game Pain.

PS4 sharing expands with YouTube uploads this year

Sony will add YouTube to its list of broadcast options via the DualShock 4's Share button on PS4, SCEA President Shawn Layden announced during the company's E3 2014 press conference today. Not only will players be able to upload clips directly to YouTube, but they will have the option to both live-stream gameplay and chat to the platform.

Additionally, Sony will update the PS4's broadcasting options to allow spectators to further interact with streamers to a fairly strong extent: "You can help them, you can hurt them," Layden said of future griefing PS4 audiences.

No Man's Sky takes off first for consoles on PS4 [Update: trailer]

The PlayStation 4 will be the first console to receive ambitious space-faring adventure No Man's Sky. The upcoming game from the Joe Danger studio takes place in a procedurally generated universe, with Hello Games' Sean Murray going as far as to say during Sony's E3 conference that the universe is "infinite," with each player starting from his or her very own planet.

After making an impressive debut last year, it was feared No Man's Sky would be held back after Hello Games' studio was devastated by floods. The British team said it would be able to continue development without issue, but we'll still have to wait to find out when the game will land on systems.

Suda 51's Let It Die delivers exclusive gore to PS4 [Update: trailer]

During Sony's E3 press conference, infamous developer Suda51 unveiled a short, intensely gory vignette for the PlayStation 4-exclusive Let It Die. Unfortunately, the live-action trailer offered no gameplay information, though the copious arterial spray made it clear that this will not be the sort of game you can enjoy with the whole family.

Let It Die will debut exclusively on the PlayStation 4 at some point during 2015.

Sony partners with Devolver for slate of console debuts, including Broforce

PlayStation platforms will host console debuts for a number of indie-developed games as part of a newly established partnership with Devolver Digital.

The partnership's initially announced lineup includes Free Lives' Broforce (PS4/Vita) Acid Nerve's Titan Souls (PS4/Vita), roll7's Not a Hero (PS4/Vita), Dennaton's Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (PS4/Vita), and Croteam's The Talos Principle.

Dive into ex-Journey art director's new game Abzu, only on PS4 [Update: Trailer]

Development studio Giant Squid and publisher 505 Games will take players on a journey underwater for their first game, Abzu. Get it? Journey? Because Giant Squid is the studio formed by Matt Nava, the art director for PS3 hit, Journey. Abzu will arrive exclusively on PS4.

The game will also feature the talents and music of Austin Wintory, whose score for Journey earned him a Grammy nod.

Update: 505 Games clarified in a subsequent press release, found after the break, that Abzu will launch in 2016.

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