PS4 news: PlayStation Plus July update, PS5 release date, Crash Bandicoot on Xbox One

PS4 news includes the PS Plus lineup and PS5 release date

PS4 news includes the PS Plus lineup and PS5 release date 

While Games with Gold subscribers have already received access to the latest free Xbox One titles, PlayStation 4 owners have to wait until the monthly Sony store reset.

This will occur later this week and will set live another good month of free games on the PS4.

Until Dawn and Game of Thrones will be free to download on PS4 and PS4 Pro until at least July 31.

PS Plus members will also be able to download party quiz game That’s You, which is part of the brand new PlayLink range for PS4.

PS3 members will get Tokyo Jungle and Darkstalkers Resurrection, while Don’t Die Mr Robot and Element4l will be available on PS Vita.

Fans should also note that there is still a few days left to download the June 2017 PS Plus games, which features Killing Floor 2 and Life Is Strange on the PS4.

PS3 members also got Abyss Odyssey and WRC 5: World Rally Championship, with Neon Chrome and Spy Chameleon on PS Vita.

Until Dawn is the standout choice, becoming a sleeper hit on the PS4 following its launch in 2015.

“Follow eight typical high-school teenagers out to an isolated mountain lodge to commemorate the tragic loss of two friends and watch as power outages, unexplained disappearances and a healthy dose of hormonal high-jinx transform the momentous gathering into a desperate fight for survival.

“As things spiral drastically out of control it will be down to your split second decision making to save each hapless character from meeting a grisly end. Will you be able to keep your nerve?”Sony has bad news for fans waiting for the rumoured PS5 release date in 2018.

Macquarie Capital Securities analyst Damian Thong recently predicted a 2018 release date for the PS4 follow-up.

However, in an interview with German site Golem.de (via VG247), Sony’s Shawn Layden suggested the wait could be much longer.

Layden said that it would “probably be some time” before the PS5 is released, which suggests that talk of a 2018 launch is premature.

He also addressed concerns that Sony would start releasing PS4 Pro-only titles.

“That will never happen!” he said. “With the Playstation 4 Pro we have for the first time implemented this kind of innovation within the life cycle of a console.

“The Pro is really only to offer advantages such as 4K resolutions and HMD for players who can and want to use that.

“Add to this a more stable image rate and larger hard disk space. But [PS4 owners have] no real disadvantages. Each of our games will continue to run on the classic PS4 and possibly slightly better on the Pro.”

Crash Bandicoot PS4 screenshot

As the Crash Bandicoot trilogy makes its debut on PS4, new evidence suggests that an Xbox One version could also be in development.

A listing on the website of Hungarian retailer SuperGamer suggests that Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy will get an Xbox One release on December 8.

That’s roughly six months after the launch of the PS4 version, and means the N Sane Trilogy would be in shops for Christmas.

As Xbox Achievements points out, the game is currently listed as a PS4 exclusive, and there’s been no indication that it would appear elsewhere.

It is, however, an Activision game, so there appears to be no reason why it couldn’t eventually come to Xbox One.

Interestingly, the listing also features Xbox One box art, which further suggests that it could be legitimate.

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