Official PlayStation Magazine has relaunched with a redesign, improved existing sections and two extra sections, to coincide with the launch of PlayStation 4 due later this year.
'The Big 10' – the magazine’s news section – 'Previews' and 'Reviews' have all been redesigned, featuring refreshed colour schemes and the incorporation of giant screen shots. 'The Big 10' now features additional boxouts and sidebars to enable more flexibility in how news is presented, 'Previews' will lead with a ‘scene-setting pull quote’, and 'Reviews' display the writer’s pic and Twitter handle, encouraging readers to interact should they feel strongly about the verdict.
The magazine has also introduced two extra sections – 'Network' and 'RetroStation'. 'Network' will encompass online reviews, DLC, PS Plus highlights, a Minis chart, music, movies and trophies. 'RetroStation' is a nine-page section that brings a close to the magazine. It includes features 'Classic Game', which revisits an iconic PS title, and 'Don’t Make Me Play', where one of the team is forced to play a game they’ve always tried to avoid. It also houses 'Halls Of Fame' which charts the best of PS3, PSN and Vita.
Other additional regulars include a letters spread incorporating the tweets from around the industry and a reader-voted 'Most Wanted' chart; two pages of opinion from writers at Future and beyond; and the return of 'In The Mood For…'.
The cover disc mounted on the magazine has been removed and replaced by free gifts such as DLC add-ons, free games, supplements and posters.
The relaunched magazine is out now, and costs £5.99 in the shops and £3.99 (without gifts) digitally.