Sony Gamescom briefing

Call of Duty unveiling for PlayStation Vita and new handheld, console game announcements headline PlayStation maker's German trade show event.

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[UPDATE]: Sony's briefing has concluded. For more on the show, check out GameSpot's Gamescom 2012 coverage page. The original story follows below.

Sony has made a habit of using Gamescom to make headlines. Last year it cut the price on the PlayStation 3 hardware. In 2010, Sony used the show to announce new installments in the Ratchet & Clank and Resistance franchises. And in 2009, the big news out of Gamescom was the unveiling of the PS3 Slim.

One of the big rumors heading into this year's Sony Gamescom conference is that it will once again see the unveiling of a redesigned PS3. Last month, a Sony filing with the Federal Communications Commission revealed plans for a new version of the console, and a Brazilian regulatory filing actually included pictures of the still-unannounced system.

Beyond hardware, Sony will no doubt be showing off its software lineup at Gamescom. Activision is reportedly using the German trade show to take the wraps off the PS Vita-exclusive Call of Duty Black Ops: Declassified, and Sony fans will no doubt be hoping to hear more about some of the games featured in the company's Electronic Entertainment Expo briefing, including Beyond: Two Souls, The Last of Us, and God of War: Ascension.

Discussion

169 comments
Lykanthropie
Lykanthropie

i dont think its the best idea to release this exklusive cod game within the same time as cod bo2 -

not even 3 million vitas has been sold yet - sure the vita need more games and big names would help it to sell - but i think most franchise fans wont buy a a console for just one game, as its planed as exklusive, i dont think it would be close to the high budget cod games selling on pc and maybe first time on 3 consoles including a new nintendo console.

xw1ng
xw1ng

why is this on the Wii-U page?

gowofwarKratos
gowofwarKratos

I love video games and i have  the whole PS family . At least for me i do not need thousands of games released every month.  Since i need share my time with work, family, friends, sports and so on, i pick up a single game and play into finish it completely. The PS Vita  system is new and i believe that more games  will come with a time for PS Vita. ^_^    

mariokart64fan
mariokart64fan

so regardles of what this basik3108 is saying its bull ,   try playing gta iv on it ?  ya i didn't think so , and you dont even get ps1 games yet lol  

and the remote play function only works on certain games not all of them like promised lol 

 

mariokart64fan
mariokart64fan

the psvita is not a wii u nothing like it , you can not take all games on ps3 and play them on it!  it is missing r 3 and l3 and dont even have real analog  

 

 and the wii u is more powerful to top that off  , vita cant handle a ps3 game , theyd have to down grade the visuals slightly !   

and you do not get better games you get games youd normally get on a xbox360 ps3 , 

on wiiu youll get zombie u   super mario zelda donkey kong and other games not possible on ps3 360   ,  

BasiK3108
BasiK3108

fuck wii u, vita+ps3 is the same just better games and you can actually take the vita with you!!!!!

OhWell4992
OhWell4992

 So it's not live??? I'm getting confused again o_O

INTRUDA119
INTRUDA119

Wonderbook again Sony. Dont spend more than 2 minutes on it please. 

OhWell4992
OhWell4992

Hah!!! PS Vita + PS3 = Wii U!!! I'm so glad I'm having both of them ^.^

OhWell4992
OhWell4992

What's happening??? Is it live???

Ovirew
Ovirew

Is this airing now?  I'm so confused...

zinoalex
zinoalex

I'm liking what I'm seeing here. This looks to be a great Con for Sony!

Daian
Daian

So far Gamescom already has more new IP trailers than E3.

tryfe_lyn
tryfe_lyn

alot of vita stuff...good job sony

tryfe_lyn
tryfe_lyn

do i get an emblem for watching this :D

JazzFromHell
JazzFromHell

OMG that paper game made me chill! its wonderful!

ydnarrewop
ydnarrewop

Video games do not have to be the medium for fine art. I don't think gaming and fine art meld well...not in the truest sense of the words fine art. Now if people consider a game like Journey as being fine art then yes I suppose so, but by definition Journey is not fine art.

Mushida
Mushida

Who is the guy on the right or what studio is he part of?

ydnarrewop
ydnarrewop

Super ultra grand fandango realism isnt needed imo

samferrari
samferrari

Cant wait for Last Of Us on PS3 next year

 

thom_maytees
thom_maytees

Having a Call of Duty game on the Vita should not be surprising enough and may help the Vita's appeal among Western handheld gamers.

JMGamer95
JMGamer95

indeed to console you are going to buy new games like COD or medal of honor I am undecided

Nintyfan95
Nintyfan95

Wait so the conference is over :C

JMGamer95
JMGamer95

hopefully come out soon the last of us and the new terror that have submitted ... So if you are going to be graphics

bakagami
bakagami

 @BasiK3108 only downside is the difference in the combined price. Nobody knows how much the Wii-U will cost but most likely it will be around $299. But for those of who have already invested in the PS3/Vita, its a good thing indeed.  There are other advantages too, like multitouch & raw processing power

dugadug27
dugadug27

 @bakagami Just watched the trailer and thanks!! now i got more games to put on my to get list :)))) game looks great and the ways they integrated the controls and features unique to the vita are outstanding. another great game by MM.

OhWell4992
OhWell4992

 @mariokart64fan It takes time buddy, especially when the system is quite new :D.

The next firmware for PS Vita which is coming at the end of August will let user play ps1. Remember the time when the ps3 released, and they said ps1 and ps2 games would work on the PS3 and turned out not all the games worked. I think Sony is just trying to make sure that the PS Vita will do well with its backward capabilities. PS2 games are probably next in the line to appear on the PS Vita.

About the remote play thing, I'm not into hacking ps3 but for those who do that, the remote play function works on most of the games (go on youtube, there are a bunch of videos about this). It's not because the PS Vita can't do it, it's because it has some legal problems with third-party company. That's all.

PS: I'm not a big fan of Sony or anything, I own all three current gens. Just giving the fact that you might not know. Don't get offended :D

Cozm1kaos
Cozm1kaos

 @mariokart64fan I just think,the only reason why your bashing Vita, is because you cannot afford it? I mean correct me if I am wrong but i do believe you can take the Vita where ever you go?

bakagami
bakagami

 @mariokart64fan the PSVita has true analog sticks.  If you're going to bash then at least have your facts strait.  I like Nintendo too but I'm not going to waste any effort to try to compare their consoles. It's an apples & oranges kind of thing really

WolfGrey
WolfGrey

 @mariokart64fan I like your avatar because i love that movie but your name makes me sick.Your attitude certainly suits a Nintendo Fanboy who is always happy to settle for less.

BasiK3108
BasiK3108

 @OhWell4992 you lucky bastard get to experience next gen before the rest of us! XD lol

BasiK3108
BasiK3108

 @Gaming-Planet missing the point of the comparison which is PS3+vita (not vita exclusively) against the Wii u is not ignorant, it is just plain stupid...

BasiK3108
BasiK3108

 @bakagami yeah that is very true but you got to think you are having 2 consoles because the vita can hold its own without Ps3 but Wii you is only limited to be used as a home console. i think the combo is superior but what you say is true i'm still trying to find a moth where i can squeeze a Vita on top of all the other shit i have to pay, a prize cut would be nice.

bakagami
bakagami

 @dugadug27 I know, right? I can't wait to play this.  and the upcoming LBP2 Cross-Controller DLC. I am so there!  I got the hardware, now hurry up Sony, gimme the software!

bakagami
bakagami

 @Cozm1kaos why else would he come to a Playstation topic & bash hardware and games that he doesn't own & will never play?

bakagami
bakagami

 @BasiK3108 Preaching to the choir my friend, I have both the PS3 & the Vita, looking forward to the new implementation.  I know how you feel about the price, I had to save for nearly a year to get my Vita at launch.  Missed a few meals along the way (which probably didn't hurt me any. lol)