PS4 launch info & details round up

Retail PS4

The PS4 is nearly here, with the UK November 29th release date basically staring us in the face. To help you we’ve rounded up all the PS4 details and info you could possible need. If there’s something you’re not sure about it’ll be here. And if it’s not, leave a comment and we’ll find out.

Complete PS4 launch week FAQ – all the info & details

Basically what you’ve got here is all our best PlayStation 4 coverage broken down into sections for easy navigation. Release dates, PS4 games, the PS4 DualShock 4, features, tech – all of it. As I said if there’s something you want that isn’t here let me know and I’ll add it in.

General PS4 FAQs & info

The complete PS4 day one launch guide – everything you need for release

Official PlayStation Magazine’s PS4 FAQ – what do you want to know?

PS4 o’clock – unboxing a retail PlayStation 4

The PS4 menu features & options explained

Read the PS4′s manual here

See a PS4 breakdown from Sony engineering director Yasuhiro Ootori

PS4 trailer explains PS4 features & tech

PS4 & PS Vita ‘Ultimate Bundle’ due Christmas – confirmed by promo material

Four new PS4 trailers show controller, Remote Play & games


PSN Account info

PS4 won’t let you upgrade sub-accounts to master accounts or rename your PSN ID


PS4 hard drive

PS4 uses a 5400 RPM SATA II hard drive. Users can install anything less than “9.5mm & 160GB+”


PS4 release dates

PS4 release dates post launch – games on PlayStation 4 in 2013, 2014 & 2015


PS4 games

The best PS4 games according to Metacritic

PS4′s 10 biggest launch games – the release day essentials

All our PS4 game reviews

9 free PS4 games – the free-to-play & PS Plus titles you can get for no money


PS Vita & remote play

PS Vita firmware 3.0 live – PS4 link & second screen options added. Trailer & features

PlayStation App releasing Nov 22: PS4 remote, second screen & social features explained

PS Vita won’t function as a PS4 controller unless “specifically programmed”


PS3 to PS4 games upgrade

PS3 to PS4 digital upgrade program instructions – Sony detail how it works

Call Of Duty: Ghosts FAQ details its PS3 to PS4 upgrade

Sony’s “ultimate goal” is to stream PlayStation games to *everything*


Game sharing & PS Plus

PS4 game sharing, primary system benefits, PS Plus & friends list FAQ explains all

Relax, you can still sell and share your PS4 games following Sony’s updated terms of service

PS4′s video recording & streaming features free. Won’t require PS Plus subscription

PS4 places no DRM restrictions on used games!

Second Screen

PS4 app release “in plenty of time” for UK launch. New trailer & features

Why PS4 is all about the second screen – E3 pushes companion apps hard


PS4 controller

Original PS4 DualShock designs included a one handed version, biometrics & camera

PS4′s DualShock 4 pad works with PS3

PS4 DualShock controller will be PC compatible says Shu

PS4 will only support 4 controllers tweets Shuhei Yoshida


PS4 features & tech

PS4′s LED turns red when hot, not ‘the red line of death’ says Shu

PS4 won’t support Bluetooth or USB headsets at launch but “eventually will”

TV on PS4? No Netflix in the UK yet – BBC iPlayer, Sport * Demand 5 confirmed so far

PS4 troubleshooting – blinking blue light & HDMI port issues & fixes explained

New PS4 trophy details: PlayStation pots are now classified by rarity