Sony’s Andrew House announced a release date for PlayStation 4 during the firm’s gamesom press conference this afternoon.
He confirmed that over 1 million PS4’s have been pre-ordered so far and the console will be released in 32 countries during this holiday season.
Along with the date, Sony also announced 33 launch frame titles to be made available by the end of the year as well as support for Twitch which is as easy as hitting the Share Button on DualShock 4.
A total of 15 Blu-ray titles developed by SCE Worldwide Studios and numerous software developers and publishers from around the globe will be released between the launch of PS4 and December 31.
Combined with digital download titles, this amounts to 33 titles available before the end of the year..
PlayStation 4 Launch Frame Line-up digital/physical
Call of Duty: Ghosts
Skylanders Swap Force
Need for Speed: Rivals
Killzone: Shadow Fall
Assassins Creed 4: Black Flag
Just Dance 2014
LEGO Marvel Superheroes
PlayStation 4 Launch Frame Digital Line-up
Pool Nation Extreme
Currently, there are over more 180 PS4 titles in development, such as: Destiny, Diablo 3, Mad Max, Witcher 3, The Divison, Dragon Age: Inquisition, and exclusives such as Shadow of the Beast, The Order:1886, inFamous: Second Son, Rime, Hell Divers, Everybody’s Gone to The Rapture, and Resogun expected to be released for PS4
Since June 2013, the number of developers on board for PS4 has increased from nearly 500 to 620.
Furthermore, Sony will pre-install The PlayRoom in all PS4 systems which comes with a tutorial session so users can learn how to use various features of DualShock 4 like the touch pad and light bar.
Those who also own PlayStation Camera will be able to utilizes augmented reality technology in The PlayRoom such as “AR BOTS” and “PLAY WITH ASOBI” where users can engage with robot type characters displayed on the screen, and “AR HOCKEY,” an air hockey game where users can change the shape of the court by moving and rotating the controller in different directions.
SCE will continuously expand the world of PS4 through further introduction of attractive content and services.
Upon release, PS4 will run you $399/ €399/£349. It’s out November 15 in North America, and on Australia, Europe and Latin America on November 29. A list of the countries which will receive the new console this holiday season is below:
- November 15: Canada, the US
- November 29: SCEE territories including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom
- November 29: Latin America – Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama and Peru.