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Sony gamescom 2013 conference will focus on PS4

Monday, 29 July 2013 16:45 GMT By Dave Cook

Sony has confirmed it will hold a press conference ahead of this year’s gamescom 2013 expo in Cologne, and that it will focus on PS4.

UPDATE: As spotted by GAF, the Sony Facebook has updated in reference to the gamescom 2013 conference.

It reads, “With the buzz around PlayStation 4 building, 2013 continues to be one of the most exciting years ever for video games fans. A host of next generation titles were unveiled at the PlayStation Meeting 2013 and E3 2013. At gamescom in August 2013 the focus will be on PS4 and its games line-up once again.”

Excited yet?

ORIGINAL STORY: MCV reports that the event will take place at the Saatenhaus am Rheinpark in Cologne on Tuesday, August 20.

It kicks off at 7pm CET / 6pm BST, and we’re assuming it’ll largely be PS4-flavoured.

What are you hoping to hear from Sony during the show?

Cheers Johnny.

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40 Comments

  1. matirishhh

    I actually think that it will be VITA focused just like last year, which was a big success after E3 2012 no vita failure.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Lv01

    i want to hear one thing, and one thing only:

    RELEASE DATE!

    anything/everything else will be a bonus.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Pytox

    excellent timing sony :D
    @1 yea i think same, maybe some more killzone and tearaway stuff as they’re both europe based. Also maybe that japanese game ( forgot the name ) :P
    probably will be tiny bit ps3, a bit of ps4 and showcase but mostly vita too i guess

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Moonwalker1982

    MS has yet to announce one officially, right?

    #4 2 years ago
  5. matirishhh

    @3 I think so too. There is a massive hunger for exclusive VITA games now. I don’t mind seeing a bit of PS3 and PS4 though.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. dravenkaze

    Release date + uncharted 4 is all the info I need

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Lengendaryboss

    @6
    http://i.minus.com/iQ5SMBwM03AOQ.gif

    Thats what i think.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Lengendaryboss

    Perfect that thing is back :(

    http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lllhibpEwa1qi2mrio1_500.gif

    #8 2 years ago
  9. MFBB

    But backup is right again, hes not trolling to get you mad (well yeah he is).

    Europe is dominated by Playstation 3.

    Xbox selling second most and Wii on third place.

    Even here in Germany which was always a PC country, the PC is behind all consoles (sometimes even behind handhelds).

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Lengendaryboss

    @10
    Does it give him the right to spam the website with his “facts” and Sony fanboynism?

    PS: He doesn’t get me mad its his life under the bridge after all.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Un-HolyMOTHERofGOD

    I want to see more of the PS4 camera. Is it worth 60 bucks or not. I also would love to see a more in-depth look at the PS4, including how it actually looks when it’s booting up, the new suspend/resume feature, and any more details on Gaikai would be nice.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Stewie_Griffin

    @#12 You are correct. They should point out the features, price point and that’s its optional. Because it can sell on its own merits and not have to be a non optional accessory that adds to the price tag.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. dizzygear

    A European release date for Freedom Wars would be nice.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. CaptPierce

    Is it gaming culture sin of me to say I look forward to gamescom more than I do E3 the past 4 or so years? Other than Sony giving Microsoft the biggest (then) backhand in the history of video games, I wasn’t all that hyped over the new games shown this year, other than The Division of course. Gamescom is actually where I get to SEE the game being played, which I love infinitely more.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Lengendaryboss

    @13
    The fact they didn’t announce it at E3 just speaks volumes of how they pushed PS Vita to the side very quickly.

    @14
    I have a slight edge towards Gamescom: i look forward to it slightly more than E3 but i believe E3 gets the most coverage and hype.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. dizzygear

    @15 A few weeks back some dude from SCEE who’s name i forgot was asking people on twitter what JRPG’s people wanted on Vita so i do hope they have a surprise in store on Gamescom.
    Tales games, FF Type-0 and Valkyria Chronicles 3 were most requested btw.

    Still i’ll be waiting with low expectations to avoid disappointment.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. MFBB

    Yeah it has become a thing since years to save the surprises/announcements for E3 instead of anywhere else.

    But than at Gamescone with all that stuff out of the way, we always get lots of game coverage/footage and more detailed infos.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Lengendaryboss

    @16
    https://twitter.com/shahidkamal/status/358001275348471808
    https://twitter.com/search/timeline?q=%23JRPGVITA&src=hash

    I don’t hold out much hope for that campaign but its better than nothing, clearly he is the one who cares for the PS Vita the most (leaving out SCEJ)

    #18 2 years ago
  19. sg1974

    Not bothered about release date because I am no longer buying on day one. I just want to hear three little words:

    Un charted four.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. zersus

    Some other releases titles would be awesome. And if Sony wants my soul they only need to tell us that DarkSouls2 is due to November 2013 and not march 2014 on PS4. Thies could lead me to a heart attack, but at last I would die happy.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. redwood

    Ds2 is not coming to ps4 or the xbone is it?

    #21 2 years ago
  22. DrDamn

    @21
    It depends whether D stands for Dark or Demon’s. There were murmurs Sony were looking at Demon’s Souls 2 for PS4. Probably just rumours though.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. backup

    PS4 more games
    X1 for singing dancing
    Wiiu for kids
    and PC for hackers,terriosts,pirates,and losers

    #23 2 years ago
  24. xBASSxMONSTAx

    What about the PS Vita? I bought one day 1 and I’m still waiting for better support from you. I want more exclusive game announcements dammit. :(

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Sadismek

    @23 ‘…hackers,terriosts,pirates,and losers’ and for making games for your PS4 :)

    #25 2 years ago
  26. monkeygourmet

    @22

    So which is it? Murmurs or rumours?!

    Or moomars? :D

    #26 2 years ago
  27. backup

    @25
    ‘…hackers,terriosts,pirates,and losers’ and for making games for your PC and it’s their birth place :)

    #27 2 years ago
  28. polygem

    @22: yes there have been rumours but it wouldn´t make too much sense with dark2 just around the corner would it?…BUT if they´d announce Demons 2 for a winter 2014/spring 2015 release as a ps4 exclusive – it would be a genius marketing coup imo. for a certain demographic (count me in!) that message would weigh as much as 1000000 tanks.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Goffee

    Hope they give the Vita at least five minutes for some proper new news. Personally, I think a modest price cut is coming, maybe down to £129 in the UK with some bundle refreshes, or at least price cuts for memory cards. For games we’ll see the new Assassin’s Creed formally unveiled, a very quick peek at FIFA 14, maybe Shahid’s “big title” and perhaps a few western announcements of Japanese titles, a couple of new 2014 games announced and a highlight reel of indie hits. Any more than that, and any longer than 8 minutes and I’ll be surprised.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. OnionPowder

    @28

    Well Miyazaki is working on an announced project. So if there was a Demon’s Souls 2 in development for PS4 it would probably be led by him.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Eddie Rodrigues

    Off yourself, Sony.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. tracyis300

    About time. They really need to show us a hands on demo of there online features and why the monthly service is worth it. So sick and tired of all these people bowing down to the PS4, when they haven’t even seen how it games yet. Don’t know about everyone else, but i want to know what the heck it does. i feel like I’m taking a gamble for pre-ordered it.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Darksider123

    I hope they finally reveal some new games. E3 this year was more about, “We don’t have online restrictions. PS: You have to pay for online this gen.”

    Not sure I’ll buy either of the consoles, maybe stick to my pc a few more years, then buy it on sale

    #33 2 years ago
  34. MrWaffles

    I wonder if they’ll drop another bomb into microsoft’s hands.

    Sony: “PS4 will be backwards compatible with ps3 and xbox 360 games” *stops dreaming*

    #34 2 years ago
  35. sebastien rivas

    @34

    I hate blowing dreams away but no the Ps4 will not be backward compatible.
    However, Sony may be looking in a near future to emulate older PS generation games to the ps4 and through their … not sure how it is called (the playstation online subscription).

    #35 2 years ago
  36. Lengendaryboss

    @35
    GAKAI streaming service coming in 2014: taking the best of past games.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. wildBoar

    Isn’t it more akin to dissapointing that they aren’t going to be revealing any more games? They’ve still got tons of studios we haven’t heard from so I guess Sony is really going to step it up in 2014..

    #37 2 years ago
  38. Moonwalker1982

    @23

    Aaaaah yes, like during E3 right? MS had mostly short trailers that barely showed gameplay and Sony had nothing but awesome exclusives to announce…

    Oh wait…..lol.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. gargus

    Welcome to last month vg247

    http://www.computerandvideogames.com/416010/sony-holding-back-new-ps4-titles-for-gamescom/

    #39 2 years ago
  40. machy

    @39 where in there say that GC will be all about ps4?
    and did u really read this article?

    #40 2 years ago

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  • Destiny gameplay designer exits for Bethesda

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  • What to expect from the Call of Duty Championship this weekend

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  • MLB 15 The Show video highlights improved graphics, updated grass patterns

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  • Valve to offer HTC Vive Developer Edition free to qualified developers

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  • DriveClub gameplay video features MotorStorm’s off-road buggies

    Some gameplay footage of MotorStorm’s off-road buggies in DriveClub has surfaced. Pictures of the buggies were shown on the Japanese PlayStation Blog earlier this month, which considering the game was developed by Evolution Studios – which developed MotorStorm – this isn’t too much of a surprise. The buggies were first spotted by Videogamer, which pulled […]

  • Mortal Kombat X live-action TV spot features the track Chop Suey

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  • Bloodborne Forbidden Woods progression bug caused by multiplayer summon

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  • Yo-Kai Watch game franchise has sold over 7 million copies

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  • Bloodborne trademark returned to Sony after accidentally losing it

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  • GTA 5 PC official trailer coming next week, 15 new screenshots released

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  • PSN real-time server status page launching in Europe soon

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  • Exclusivity contract prevents Bioware from revealing Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC release on PS4

    Bioware is unable to discuss when the Jaws of Hakkon DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition will arrive on platforms other than PC and Xbox One. According to various tweets from executive producer Mark Darrah, due to the exclusivity contract between EA and Microsoft, the studio is unable to announce a release date for PlayStation 3 […]

  • LEGO Batman 3 demo, Namco Museum, more added to North American eShop

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo for LEGO Batman 3, Namco Museum on Wii U Virtual Console, and various sales. Below is the full update. Nintendo eShop Dot Arcade – Wii U LEGO Ninjago – 3Ds LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Demo – Wii U Harvest Moon: The […]

  • Square Enix’s Easter Surprise bundle contains five mystery PC games

    Square Enix offering another mystery bundle to customers in the UK, which comes with five mystery PC games for £3.99. As before, customers will be unaware of the games they are purchasing in the mystery bundle, but the bundle contains triple-A titles worth £40 combined. One of Square’s previous mystery bundles contained Tomb Raider, Just […]

  • From Software’s PSone game Shadow Tower coming to PSN

    Shadow Tower, the first-person action-RPG developed for the original PlayStation by From Software, will be released on PlayStation Network. In the 1998 title, players took on the role of a mercenary who has returned home to the Holy Land of Zeptar to find the place has been sucked into the Underworld. He must use the […]

  • PlayStation TV gets price cut in the UK, now £44.99

    PlayStation TV has received a price cut in the UK. After several retailers started offering the console for less than the RRP of £84.99, users on DealSpwn began to wonder whether this is an official price cut, and not just regular deals or stock clearance. Sony later confirmed the new price of £44.99. “Starting from […]

  • Fast & Furious expansion for Forza Horizon 2 is now available, for free

    You can download Forza Horizon 2 expansion Fast & Furious starting right now. Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious is available to download now through Xbox Live for Xbox One and Xbox 360. The expansion is standalone, so you don’t need to own Forza Horizon 2 to play it. It’s also free from now […]

  • Fire-based weapons come to PayDay 2 with the Butcher’s BBQ Pack

    The 20th DLC for PayDay 2, the Butcher’s BBQ Pack, is now available on Steam. The DLC will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: Piglet Grenade Launcher, 12G Steakout Shotgun and Mk1 Flamethrower Molotov cocktails and incendiary ammo Four new masks, patterns, materials and achievements The Butcher’s BBQ Pack is another co-development between Overkill and Croatian […]

  • Lords of the Fallen developer offers Hideo Kojima a job

    Amid the current turmoil between Hideo Kojima and publisher Konami, one studio has offered the legendary designer a position. Lords of the Fallen developer Deck 13 took to Twitter to extend a job offer to Hideo Kojima. Dear Mr. @HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN In case you are currently searching, we have an open position as Head of Game […]

  • Destiny Xur update: should you buy MIDA Multi Tool?

    The question on every Destiny player’s lips today. And the answer, supplied by resident Destiny expert Paul Davies, is… Yes! We asked Paul whether or not he thought Xur’s Exotic weapon this week was worth the 23 Strange Coins. Here’s what he said: “It was already a great gun to own for PVP owing to […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 has an all-male cast to make it “more approachable”

    According to Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata, the main cast of the game is all-male because it makes the game “more approachable.” Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata spoke to Gamespot about the reason for his choice of making the core cast an all-male affair. “Speaking honestly, an all-male party feels almost more approachable […]

  • Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain is coming April 2

    Blizzard has given Hearthstone expansion Blackrock Mountain a solid release date. Hearthstone’s Blackrock Mountain adventure pack will be released April 2 in the Americas region, and April 3 in Europe, Korea, Taiwan, and China. Blackrock Depths is the first wing to be released, others will follow one week apart. Other than the 31 new cards, […]

  • Bloodborne: if you can’t load your save after installing firmware 2.50, this will help

    If you’re having issues loading your Bloodborne save after applying firmware update 2.50 to your PS4, this should help you out. Reddit user KBALLZZ encountered an issue after installing update 2.50 on his PlayStation 4. Bloodborne started reinstalling the day one patch again and when it was done he couldn’t continue his game or load […]

  • Use this code to get 10% off on PSN purchases

    Sony is offering a 10% discount coupon to anyone looking to buy games on PlayStation Store this weekend. Sony’s latest discount coupon code is here. You’ll receive 10% off your cart total when buying from the PSN Store. The offer is not valid on purchases made on PS Vita, PlayStation TV, PSP, or in-game stores. […]

  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin upgrade path announced, system specs revealed

    Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin will offer returning customers a chance to upgrade at a discounted price. Those who already own Dark Souls 2 on Steam and are interested in picking up the Scholar of the First Sin edition will be happy to know that publisher Bandai Namco is offering them an […]

  • Bloodborne: this is what happens when you have 40 Insight

    Insight is one of the currencies in Bloodborne, but it’s also a mechanic that affects the gameplay. There are MASSIVE SPOILERS below, so turn back now or one of Bloodborne’s gameplay mechanics will be SPOILED for you. Just like Blood Echoes in Bloodborne, Insight is used to purchase certain items from vendors in the game. […]

  • Phase two of Xbox One April update brings voice messages, dedicated servers for party chat, more

    The second phase of the April update for Xbox One is now open to members of the Preview programme and and it looks like there are even more features in store. Phase one of Xbox One’s April firmware update started a few days ago with improvements to party chat and achievements notifications. Today, phase two […]

  • GTA 5′s graphical “downgrade” is a bug, will be fixed in upcoming patch

    As of patch 1.8 for GTA 5 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a few graphical issues have cropped up leading some to believe there has been a stealth downgrade to the game’s overall graphics. Over the past couple of days, Reddit went nuts over a video showing what appears to be a downgrade to […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for March 27, 28 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

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  • Destiny vault space upgrade will have enough room for every Exotic

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  • Half-Life 2: Update mod applies some sparkle to the original title

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  • Neverwinter MMO can now be pre-downloaded on Xbox One

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