Sony has indefinitely suspended plans to begin selling the PlayStation 4 in China in a blow to company’s struggling business.
The PlayStation 4 and PS Vita handheld are getting customizable themes, Sony has confirmed in their pre-Tokyo Game Show press conference. The long-awaited features are planned to roll out with system update 2.0 on PS4 and 3.30 on the PS Vita, and will feature dynamic semi-interactive animations. Along with re-creating virtual environments from various games, the themes will have customized homescreen layouts for a distinct style and look. Much to the delight of the audience, SCEJA President Atsushi Morita showcased the PS4’s new interactive dashboards with a Kuro and Toro theme. As players swipe through their system apps and games library, Toro sits with a virtual
Update 2: The PlayStation Network is now online, but Xbox LIVE support is still reporting that “gaming and social” features are limited. Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners are still unable to play games online and communicate over party chat, and the support team says that it’s “working alongside our partner to get these issues fixed ASAP”. Update: As promised by both hacking groups, Xbox LIVE has been compromised. This affects both the Xbox 360 and Xbox One platforms, cutting off services like social chatting and online gaming. Gamers can still buy and play owned content, view the website, and watch media across a host of different apps,