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Add Difficulty Settings and Quick Save, Persona 3, 4 PS4 Ports Priced at Probably $20 Each

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Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden’s PS4 ports have received some important information from Atlus. Next month, on January 19, both books are scheduled for release, and we’ve all been wondering how much the publisher will charge for them. After all, Persona 5 Royal was only recently rereleased for the PS5 at full price.

Fortunately, based on the verified Japanese pricing (1,980 yen), it appears that both titles will be priced at roughly $20, or £15.

These aren’t just straight ports, as was already mentioned. Naturally, the aesthetics of both games have been restored, and a full range of difficulty settings are now accessible from the get-go. Options in Persona 3 and Persona 4 range from very easy (beginning and safety, respectively) to extremely difficult (maniacs and risky, respectively).

Both games now include quick save features, allowing you to save at any moment when not in a battle. Nice!

Last but not least, Persona 4 Golden now offers the option to replay cutscenes.

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Embracer Job Losses Continue as New World Interactive is Hit

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New World Interactive, the developer of the Insurgency series of tactical first-person shooters, has laid off an unknown number of employees as part of Embracer Group’s comprehensive restructuring plan.

Saber Interactive, which acquired New World in 2020, told Eurogamer that the studio had not closed. However, it confirmed an unknown number of layoffs.

Embracer says it is “actively working to fill existing open roles” with impacted employees and will provide severance packages. “Saber also assures that development will continue on Insurgency: Sandstorm, as well as on unannounced future projects,” it said.

Over 900 employees were laid off in an “agonizing” but “necessary” process. As always, we hope all victims recover.

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Sony: We Need Non-Gamers to Access Our Content

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Sony wants non-console owners to access its content beyond its PlayStation-walled garden. This strategy has been slowly implemented: the company has commissioned TV and movie adaptations of its biggest franchises, ported select software to the PC, and launched a mobile gaming division.

In an interview with Nikkei, head Hideaki Nishino explained how this strategy can boost console sales: We want to use movies and dramas to get non-gamers to try PlayStation games. Sales of The Last of Us increased during the live-action drama.

When HBO’s adaptation aired, our The Last of Us content skyrocketed, so we can understand its impact. As a PlayStation fan site, we support this strategy because we want to reach as many people as possible, so if Sony can appeal to non-console owners, that’s a win-win.

More PlayStation users is better, in our opinion.

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New PS Plus Essential Game Has Great Free DLC

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PowerWash Simulator is one of this month’s PS Plus Essentials, but before you start scrubbing, check out the PS Store. The game has been well supported on PS5 and PS4 with free DLC packs based on Square Enix titles since its release at the start of the year.

Free Final Fantasy VII and Tomb Raider expansions let you clean Croft Manor and Seventh Heaven. The free DLC packs add 10 levels, and the paid ones add more.

Two more Back to the Future and SpongeBob SquarePants expansions cost £6.49 or $7.99 each. You can then scrub the Bikini Bottom and the DeLorean.

The Midgar Special Pack for PowerWash Simulator was another reason to use the cleaning kit. “It doesn’t add much, but getting close to FF7’s props and environments is fun. It offers a fresh take on the beloved title that will please both sides of this collaboration.”

Have you tried the latest PS Plus Essential game?

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