PS4, Battlefield 4, Assassin’s Creed 4, Christmas pre-orders & GTA: Official PlayStation Magazine UK on sale now

The latest issues should be in the shops as you read this, packed with all the latest PlayStation news and features. This month there’s also a free GTA visual history, detailing the game’s art and design across the entire series.

Official PlayStation Magazine UK on sale now

With PS4 all but weeks away this month’s issue opens up with a look the console’s upcoming release. We cover the launch games, prices, pads and extras as well as chat to Sony UK’s Fergal Gara about the company’s plans for its next-gen release.

Keeping up the next-gen focus The Big Ten also takes in The Division, MGS 5, Need For Speed: Rivals, Minecraft, The Witcher 3 and how inFamous: Second Son is pushing the PS4 DualShock 4 controller into new and interesting territory.

And, whether you’re going next-gen or not, our Christmas pre-order guide is bound to have something for you as we profile the 10 biggest games heading your way this holiday season. We’ve got interviews, hands ons and more on the biggest games on PS3 and PS4. Not sure what to put on your list for Santa? This will help narrow down the choices. Or add to them.

On top of that there’s all the usual opinions and discussions. Like why pre-ordering a PS4 is only the start of your next-gen experience. Why Rockstar’s surprise-dropping PR campaign was a stroke of genius, and just what was the greatest game ending of this generation?

And, to round off the previews, reviews and more, there’s our Visual History Of GTA – a free book that looks back at the entire series: its art, design and how it’s grown from top down pixel carnage to the media satirising, um, carnage its achieved with GTA 5.