The PlayStation Store for PS4 and PS4 Pro is getting some big updates this week, courtesy of third-party partners.
Setting things in motion tomorrow, January 22, is the release of the PUBG Vikendi map.
Part of a big new console patch, fans will notice plenty of changes and hotfixes for the PlayStation platform.
This new PUBG update will include the new snow-themed map, Vikendi, the Survivor Pass: Vikendi, a new vehicle and new weapons, along with many quality of life and bug fixes.
“Vikendi is a 6x6km map that’s already available on PC and Mobile, offering quicker gameplay than Erangel and Miramar.
“Players can throw snowballs while waiting to board the plane in the starting area and vehicles will be more slippery in snow or icy areas,” a message on the new update reads.
“Acceleration on icy terrain is slow, and you lose more general vehicle control as you speed up
Footprints and vehicle tracks will appear as players travel in snow-covered areas.
“These are great to help identify if enemies have passed by recently and keep in mind that footprints and tracks in the snow don’t stay around forever.”
Expect the new PUBG Vikendi content to be available tomorrow by around midday in the UK.
The highly anticipated Resident Evil 2 Remake will be the next major release on the PlayStation Store.
Arriving on Friday, January 25, players can expect an intense return to Racoon City as Either Leon Kennedy or Claire Redfield.
For those who are unsure if the creepy remake is right for them, a new demo is available to play offering a short experience of the new game.
And the remastered Resi 2 experience could be a bigger seller for Capcom, following the news that the demo has been downloaded over 2 million times.
From that number, only 26 per cent of have gone on to complete the demo, which can only be played once.
This can be gotten around by various means but it appears there will be plenty of fans returning to Racoon City on January 25.
“Zombies are resilient, and just because you put them down doesn’t mean they’ll stay down. While a carefully aimed shot to the head is a good way to stun the shuffling undead and make a quick escape, you may want to try shooting other parts of their bodies for different results.
“Your end goal is to survive, and sometimes the best course of action is to run away before the situation gets worse! Keep an eye out for wooden boards, too — you can avoid conflict entirely if you blockade certain windows before zombies come crashing in.”
BioWare is also releasing their first Anthem game demo on the PlayStation Store, with only one way to access it.
Pre-ordering the game will make it possible to test out the new titles from January 25, the same day as Resident Evil 2.
This is being called a “VIP” demo and will be followed by an open demo in February.
This version of the demo will be available to download and play between Friday, January 25th to Sunday, January 27th.
Speaking about how the Anthem demo will be different from the full game, lead producer Michael Gamble confirmed that core gameplay shouldn’t differ.
“Well, it’s different in the sense of: economies are different, main game has some more polish and bug fixing. But it gives you a great sense of what the game is. As intended (sic),” he adds.
“Developer/Customer transparency is a two-way street. Sometimes we say things you like.
“Other times we say things you’re not fond of. That’s definitely part of the relationship.”