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Sony confirms August 17 date for gamescom presser

Wednesday, 28th July 2010 12:17 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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SCEE’s just confirmed it’s holding its gamescom press conference on Tuesday, August 17 in Cologne.

The press conference kicks off at 6.00pm CET (5.00pm BST).

Sony’s also announced the first batch of games its taking to the show, which includes:

  • Killzone 3
  • Gran Turismo 5
  • inFamous 2
  • LittleBigPlanet 2
  • DC Universe Online
  • Journey
  • Motorstorm: Apocalypse
  • Sorcery

This is only the second press conference to be announced for the show: EA said two weeks ago that it will be holding its presser on the same day as Sony’s, earlier in the afternoon.

gamescom takes place between August 18-22.

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  1. Blerk

    Is Microsoft bothering to do one this year? No doubt Nintendo won’t be showing up again.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Elven_Star

    Sorcery and Journey. yay!

    #2 4 years ago
  3. The Hindle

    What kind of new announcements are people expecting from Gamescom? I think it will be more new features for games we know about.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Johnny Cullen

    Microsoft hasn’t really said if they are doing a presser again.

    I should actually get in touch with them about it.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. mington

    I’ve been trying to watch this DC Universe Online trailer all day, i can only get half way through it before i have to switch it off and pretend i’m doing work

    http://io9.com/5597663/dc-universe-online-the-best-superhero-movie-youll-never-see

    #5 4 years ago
  6. get2sammyb

    @3 – yeah I agree. I think it will be stuff like, “We’ve already shown you Killzone 3′s single-player, now take a look at the multiplayer.”

    I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s a new Move game announcement or two. Perhaps that survival horror game that’s shown up in some splash trailers?

    I’m also expecting more On-Demand TV apps for Europe as a whole. ITV Player, 4OD, etc.

    Other than that, I’m really just anticipating more trailers, more gameplay, etc of games I’m already aware of and excited for. That’ll suit me fine anyway! :)

    #6 4 years ago
  7. cookiejar

    I’m hoping to hear more about the software on board PS3. Perhaps a refreshed XMB and cross game chat! Although, one can only hope.

    Other than that, anything is good. Sony are usually pretty decent at Gamescom.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Blerk

    I’m expecting a rerun of E3 for the benefit of people with really short memories.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Anders

    Last year, Microsofts gamescom “press conference” consisted of thirty minutes of Peter Molyneux talking about Fable III.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Aimless

    I reckon they’ll demonstrate a non-snowy Killzone 3 level and show off the first public footage of Journey. They’ll also mention 3D so many times that everyone watching will want to die.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. KAP

    Thats one thing i love about SONY they always put there balls on the table with every known gaming event. they can easy say “nah fuck it we’ve shown enough”

    Keep it up sony, proud of u guys. all u need to do now is sort your bloody console out. lol

    #11 4 years ago
  12. cookiejar

    @8 Just as long as Microsoft don’t do the same thing. I’ve had enough of Ponchos and Smiling PR faces :)

    #12 4 years ago
  13. DigitalEnemy

    OS 4.0 annoucement
    I predict OS 4.0 annoucement – key features being re-designed XMB and more social features like cross game chat and voice messaging. Also auto sync trophies and a few other highly requested features as per the blog.share website.

    Sony annouced OS 3.0 at Gamescom last year, so annoucement of OS 4.0 this year, is highly possible…

    #13 4 years ago
  14. KrazyKraut

    Yo….how they can do a press conf when on 17th when the gamescom starts on 18th?

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Razor

    It better be streamed live this time.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Zarckan

    They won’t redesign the XMB as it will break every theme and dynamic-theme there is.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Quiiick

    @ #14 (KrazyKraut)
    It’s absolutely nothing unusual to hold a press-conference 1 day before the show opens for the public. All major trade-shows (E3, TGS, GC) have this tradition in place for years.

    Remember: press-conferences are not meant for the public to participate. They’re here to inform the press. That’s why it’s called a “press”-conference. ;)

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Quiiick

    @ #13
    Hopefully they won’t redesign the XMB.
    The saying goes: “If it ain’t broken, don’t fix it.”

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Crysis

    psp2 announcement!!!

    #19 4 years ago
  20. KB24

    What’s “Journey”?

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Blerk

    Pretty much the most interesting thing announced at E3.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. LOLshock94

    how many 2s and 3s are there lol

    #22 4 years ago
  23. cookiejar

    @18 I don’t mind the XMB myself, I think its one of the best UI’s around.

    I’d just like it cleaned up, and the backend improved. For instance, auto syncing of trophies is a must, better/quicker installs for patches and demos and more PSN ID integration would be better. Click on someone’s ID and see a proper bio, what game they last played and info about the game they’re currently playing. Simple stuff really.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Quiiick

    @ cookiejar
    I absolutely agree 100% with the kind of updates you suggest for PS3 OS 4.0. Especially the auto syncing of trophies and a better install procedure for patches and demos.

    Just don’t clutter the XMB interface anymore with useless additions and stupid redundancy (yes, I’m looking at you, Playstation Store!).

    #24 4 years ago
  25. KrazyKraut

    @Quiiick
    thanks for the explanation :)

    #25 4 years ago
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