PS4 news this week includes the upcoming H1Z1 beta lock

PS4 news: H1Z1 beta lock, PS5 release date, E3 2018 leak

PS4 news this week includes the upcoming H1Z1 beta lockDAYBREAK

PS4 news this week includes the upcoming H1Z1 beta lock

While the PS4 might be missing one of the biggest Battle Royale games around, it looks like another rival title will soon be available to try out.

The H1Z1 PS4 beta is being launched this week, with the current playtest coming to and end.

Servers are being locked later today before the big free-to-play launch on Tuesday, May 22.

It should make for an interesting day, as this when Fortnite Battle Royale sees its big updates and new Challenges released.

The latest news from developers DayBreak confirms that the current H1Z1 build available to play privately will be going offline very soon.

“In preparation for Tuesday’s Open Beta launch on PS4, all H1Z1 PS4 servers will lock at the conclusion of the 6-8PM PDT playtest on Sunday, May 20,” the message from DayBreak reads.

“Starting at midnight (12AM) on May 22 in your region’s local time, you will be able to pre-download H1Z1 from the PlayStation Store.

“All H1Z1 PS4 servers will unlock for play around the world at 9AM PDT on Tuesday, May 22.”

It should be noted that the H1Z1 servers will be wiped, meaning that all character progress and levels will be reset between Closed and Open Beta.

The good news for players is that the H1Z1 open beta will be free-to-play and will not require PlayStation Plus.

In terms of modes, Combat Training, Solos, Duos, and Fives will all be available to play starting with Open Beta launch on Tuesday, May 22.

It’s taken a long time for H1Z1 to make it to PS4, having seen a steep drop in player numbers on PC following the launch of PUBG and Fortnite.

PlayStation’s Worldwide Studios will be at E3 and having already confirmed that upcoming titles like: Death Stranding from Kojima Productions, Ghost of Tsushima from Sucker Punch, Marvel’s Spider-Man from Insomniac Games, and The Last of Us Part II from Naughty Dog, will be included.

And while all of these have only been announced for PS4, it seems likely that a few will be ported over for the PS5 release date.

The Last of Us Part II is still without a launch window and looks to be a perfect candidate for bridging the generational gap.

We already saw this with the original TLOU Naughty Dog game, which was made available on the PS4 in July 2014.

That’s a year after the original on PS3, and something that could work well with the PS5 too.

If The Last of Us Part II is given a release date in 2019, than a Remastered version launching in 2020 doesn’t seem that far-fetched.

That’s the year many analysts have predicted the PlayStation 5 will hit shelves, although some believe 2021 is also possible.

So it stands to reason that this year’s E3 could be one with at least a few projects featured that will eventually appear on the PS5.

Ahead of the big LA expo, PS4 fans may have found out about one unannounced game that Sony are lining up to release on the PlayStation soon.

A NeoGaf user spotted a very interesting display when they headed into their local GameStop store in the past few days.

The forum poster, known as Bryank75, spotted his GameStop branch were advertising pre-orders for Gran Turismo 7.

The latest entry in the GT series, Gran Turismo Sport, launched last October and Sony has not officially announced Gran Turismo 7 yet.

The NeoGaf user added that the GameStop promotional boxes said Gran Turismo 7 would be released in April 2019.

They added that a special collector’s edition was also being teased which featured a real, wearable racing helmet.

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