PS4 news: PlayStation Plus July 2017 games REVEAL, Last of Us 2 and Destiny 2 updates | Gaming | Entertainment

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Having had a bumper PlayStation Plus June 2017 lineup, fans are eagerly anticipating what will be included in next month’s collection.

While we don’t know exactly when the PlayStation Plus July 2017 announcement will drop, it’s likely to arrive by July 28.

Last month did see quite a late PS Plus reveal, although that might have been connected to the run up to E3 2017.

One of the big reveals we do know about already is that there will be a new PlayLink game included.

PlayLink for PS4 was announced last week and will included a collection of brand new games that take advantage of the smartphone or tablet device’s touchscreen and camera capabilities.

“PlayLink titles are designed to be played in a group setting, allowing for a truly fun and dynamic experience. The collection of PlayLink games vary from gritty crime thrillers to quick-fire quizzes,” a message from Sony explains. 

“If you have a smartphone or tablet with the free companion app installed and your PS4 hooked up to a TV, you’re already set.

“PlayLink games turn your smartphone or tablet into a versatile controller – you can swipe, pinch, drag, tilt, rotate or even snap selfies and draw crafty doodles, depending on the game. 

“No matter which title you choose from our PlayLink collection, it’s guaranteed to be a slick pick-up-and-play experience.”

And in celebration of PlayLink’s launch, PlayStation Plus members will be able to access the full version of new title, That’s You! at no additional cost starting on July 4.

This is the date where the rest of the normal PS4, PS3 and PS Vita games will also drop, and the PS Plus titles from June 2017 removed.

Naughty Dog have revealed that only a small team are currently working on The Last of Us 2.

Nearly the full development group from Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End started working on new project, the Lost Legacy, weeks after the original title was wrapped up.

That would suggest maybe as early as April 2016, Naughty Dog started exploring new story possibilities, which meant deciding what characters would become the main focus.

Chloe Sullivan and Sam were named as potential candidates and it took around 10 weeks to get the initial story outline sorted for the new standalone title. Multiple Sullivan stories were explored by the team, however, it was decided that they wouldn’t work for a game.

When everything was put into place, production began on the game that included nearly all the team from Uncharted 4. 

Most of the studio are working on Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, meaning only a small group are dedicated to The Last of Us 2 until it’s finished.

A lot of this is down to the size of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, which Naughty Dog told the Express Online is a substantial standalone title that grew from a small prototype project.

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy will launch on August 22, 2017 in North America for $39.99 USD, $49.99 CAD. The Lost Legacy will arrive on August 23 in Europe.

It means we could learn more about The Last of Us 2 at the PlayStation Experience in December.

Destiny 2’s latest news update has confirmed that the Xbox One X will not receive a sizable boost in frame rate over the PS4 Pro.

Bungie has revealed frame rates for PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox One, Xbox One X and PC.

Unsurprisingly, Destiny 2 will have an uncapped frame rate on PC, which means it’s shaping up to be the smoothest version yet.

More surprising is that Destiny 2 will run at 30 frames-per-second on all consoles, including the Xbox One X.

The same is true of Sony’s PS4 Pro, as well as the regular PS4 and Xbox One.

Destiny 2 has a September 6 release date on PS4 and Xbox One.

It was also revealed that the PC version would be slightly delayed, and wouldn’t launch until October 24.

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