The PS4 Slim gets another bundle for India. This time, Sony India will be selling the PS4 Slim 1TB console with Tekken 7 Deluxe Edition. Several retailers speaking to Gadgets 360 have confirmed its availability from this week in India for Rs. 32,990. It will be available at Sony Centre stores, Amazon India, and Flipkart though its yet to be listed on either e-commerce platform at this juncture, but it will show up shortly.
Independent retailers may not get access to this bundle due to the limited quantities that it will be available in. Gadgets 360 has learned all of 300 units have made it to India. We’ve reached out to Sony India for comment and will update it when we hear from the company.
This bundle comes with the aforementioned PS4 Slim 1TB console and Tekken 7 Deluxe Edition. When Tekken 7 hit India, the Deluxe Edition never made it to retail. It contains the Tekken 7 Season Pass. This allows fans access to the game as well as new characters, stages, cosmetic items, and an entirely new game mode. All of these will be made available over the course of three content updates. Furthermore, fans also gain over 30 metallic costumes that let them stand out online.
Earlier it was rumoured that Sony would bring Tekken 7 along with the PS4 Pro – which was one of the bundles available in Europe. This hasn’t come to pass. Reason being, the PS4 Pro is in short supply and Sony itself hasn’t been able to keep up with demand.
The PS4 system software update v5.0 could bring a host of new features to Sony’s popular black box. We could see the PS4 gain features like access to PSOne Classics, the ability to hide or completely remove items from library; the ability to delete items from your library, the introduction of a store wishlist; an increase in the maximum number of people allowed in a party, and, the ability to change your PSN ID.
PSOne Classics means you could play old titles from Sony’s debut console on the PS4. How this could be implemented remains to be seen. In the past, PSOne titles like Final Fantasy VII were made available for the PS4 with some modern upgrades like removing all random encounters and the ability to speed up the game. A year later, Sony revealed that select PS2 games like Grand Theft Auto: Vice City could be played on the PS4 with trophy support and modern graphical touches. Previously a patent was spotted that allows Sony to add trophy support to PS1 and PS2 games
Adding a store wish list as well as changing your PSN handle have been oft-requested features, which also goes to show how far behind PSN is compared to Xbox Live and Steam.
The reason why speculation is rife on these features making the cut, is a survey that Sony conducted back in 2015. Nearly half of the requested features that users wanted such as notifications and appearing offline are already available for the console, leaving the above functions pending. Having said that, PS4 update 5.0 will be in beta at the end of the month and should hit all owners mid-August.
Past PS4 firmware updates such as 4.50 codenamed Sasuke added external hard drive support as well as unadvertised functionality such as Boost Mode.
The Call of Duty: World War 2 private beta for PS4 starts from August 25 and ends on August 28.
In the run up to this, Activision has announced what bonus items will be given to those who partake in it. Dubbed as the Call of Duty: World War 2 Private Beta Combat Pack, this is what it has.
Call of Duty: World War 2 Private Beta Combat Pack contents
- Custom helmet
- Beta calling card
- Call of Duty: World War 2 emblem
These will be available to those who play the Call of Duty: World War 2 private beta in the full game when it hits in November. Keep in mind that access to the private beta is only for those who pre-order the game. Xbox One players can try it out from September 1 to September 4 along with PS4 users again. No beta date has been given for PC gamers just yet.
Earlier, Call of Duty: World War 2’s India price was revised. According to several retailers speaking to Gadgets 360, the game will cost Rs. 4,499 on the PS4 and Xbox One. The PC version of Call of Duty: World War 2 is now Rs. 3,799. Previously it was announced that the game will cost Rs. 4,299 on the PS4 and Xbox One and Rs. 3,499 on PC.
Mass Effect: Andromeda has been in the news for its animations this week, but it’s also the first game to grace a special edition PS4 Pro console.
Sony has abstained from making any variants of its souped up PS4, preferring to stick to the usual matte black finish that we’ve seen on standard PS4 Slims as well. In fact the last limited edition Sony console was the classy looking Final Fantasy XV PS4 Slim.
The Mass Effect: Andromeda PS4 Pro limited edition is decked out in blue and white with a custom controller to boot while the top of the console has the game’s key art and logo which looks rather ostentatious.
However if this piques your interest, you’ll have to be in Germany, Austria, or Switzerland to win it. The Mass Effect: Andromeda PS4 Pro limited edition is exclusive to these countries (according to popular gaming forum NeoGAF) and can be obtained only through a contest that’s being run by Sony right now.
For what it’s worth, our early impressions deemed Mass Effect: Andromeda a potentially exciting entry to the franchise. While the PC version seems to be superior to its console counterparts, we can’t help but feel that the issues related to its animations have been overstated. Stay tuned to our full review of Mass Effect: Andromeda next week.