Sony will discuss PS4 "release plans" at Gamescom

Publisher to disclose unspecified release information for next-generation platform at German event next week.

Sony's Gamescom 2013 presentation next week will disclose "release plans" for the PlayStation 4, the company announced today on its website.

In addition to sharing release details for the next-generation console, Sony's briefing will provide updates for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita, the company said.

Sony's PlayStation briefing at Gamescom will take place Tuesday, August 20, at 6 p.m. BST. GameSpot will be in attendance.

As Sony previously announced, the presentation will showcase "the future of all things PlayStation" and will be "packed with news."

Gamescom takes place August 21-25 in Cologne, Germany. Microsoft executive Phil Spencer will host the Gamescom keynote address on August 21, while Electronic Arts will hold its briefing on August 20 at 10 a.m. EDT.

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DeViLzzz
DeViLzzz

Sony's press conference started out so bad I had to shut it off.

strangemk1
strangemk1

So how many people came on here this morning expecting to see Microsoft's press conference at Gamescom?

This was written on another website after searching for it:


"There will be no live-stream for the Xbox One at GamesCom. There will be no public press conference that gamers and press alike will be able to partake in to comment, praise or criticize Microsoft's every move regarding the Xbox One."

Are they that scared of what people will think, I thought the point of a press conference was to have the "press" there to take notes and share it with the world? 

Microsoft, this is stupid, sort it out. Just proves even more that Sony are Number 1


DeViLzzz
DeViLzzz

PC master race > both Sony and MS who both wanted to kill used game sales

senjutsu
senjutsu

@DeViLzzz PC gaming is lame. Why would I wanna play on a monitor when I can play on my couch, on my big HDTV and surround sound system? Frankly, PC gaming is lame. Controllers are far better. The only games better on PC are RTS and some Shooters, that's it. Nothing more. And since PC have almost no games compared to consoles, I don't even see the point in the investement... it cost way more to build a gaming PC compared to buying a console each 6-7 years.. Anyway after 6-7 years your PC is lame and you have to build another one, for what, another 1k$? Really lame. Also, you're argument doesn't make sense for Sony/M$ wanting to kill used games... PC already killed it on the platform, so PC would be bad now? You are not making any sense...

DeViLzzz
DeViLzzz

@senjutsu If you buy the right video cards the life of a gaming pc lasts quite a long time and at the very least the quality still would be better than a console.

PC gaming is not lame for the reasons you state cuz guess what .....


1. games are cheaper sooner than on console .. numerous sales and that offsets the need for being able to sell pc games used

2. controllers can be used on pc too

3. since controllers can be used on pc too you can play games from your couch

PC > consoles

ominous_prime
ominous_prime

PS4 will launch on December 3, 2013 worldwide!

DeViLzzz
DeViLzzz

@ominous_prime If it does that is great cuz I will be getting mine on my birthday. At least I believe I will unless FS doesn't ship it to me the same day. 

ominous_prime
ominous_prime

@DeViLzzz It's probably October 29th. They're going to try an make sure they launch ahead of the XBOX One by at least a week. If they do the worldwide launch, then it'll be December 3rd.

ghostwarrior79
ghostwarrior79

Sony can sod orf! I WANT BATTLEFIELD 4....... NAO!

Ian-Cognito
Ian-Cognito

Presumably this is where they stiff Europe with a 2014 launch date... they haven't managed a simultaneous worldwide console launch before, why start now?

kb8618
kb8618

@Ian-Cognito They probably would pull it off if MS hadn't royally screwed up at their E3 press con and made PS4s preorders skyrocket to an impossible number to fulfill in time for a holiday release.

xSaulxTighx
xSaulxTighx

@kb8618 @Ian-Cognito Sony have already announced any orders taken from now until release won't be fulfilled on day one. So they can take as many as they want everyone who has ordered before last week is guaranteed day one. So they say.

Hal3x
Hal3x

Does anyone know when will Air LIVE FOR EST. and when will Sony  do their thing?

LeviHarris
LeviHarris

@Hal3x I just checked for PST and it was 11:00, so probably at 2:00 your time.

Drebin14893
Drebin14893

cant wait

oh and im in Cologne Btw

=D

im here until Gamescom Ends 

monson21502
monson21502

i dont think any1 cares when the ps4 will come out.. they just wanna give sony their money. i doubt most of them even put 1000 hours on their ps4 before they sell it  to the pawn shop

Bigjoe1627
Bigjoe1627

@monson21502 What the fuck are you talking about all I want to know is the release date. People will be sending there Xbox One's to the pawn shop when they get the RROD because I heard they won't be repairing for free anymore.

BamaGoatt
BamaGoatt

@monson21502 Xbox1 is already in my local pawn shop it's been marked down to free and still no one is interested in that pos system lol.

HapiJoel
HapiJoel

Longest 27 hours 12 minutes of the year...

arqe
arqe

It'll probably go like ;

-Sony : Now we'll be a gentlemen and give Microsoft the  first announcement rights so we can change them off-stage while they announce their plans.

RicanV
RicanV moderator

@arqe Doesn't matter when MS goes. They will just change their console anyway.

Bigjoe1627
Bigjoe1627

@arqe Microsoft won't be going to Gamescom they said it on there Xbox page.

Bigjoe1627
Bigjoe1627

@arqe Go check it out for your self on facebook and type in Xbox. 

bubba_1988
bubba_1988

Never buy a console in the first year of launch. Wait for bugs to be ironed out and better games.

freedom01
freedom01 moderator

@bubba_1988 if just bugs, those can be fixed with a update, the real problem would be hardware problems.

freedom01
freedom01 moderator

But if its hardware it could happen again so warranty would be pointless if keeps on happening unless they give you a fill refund, so then you could wait out till they release a 2nd version console that fixes those problems

gosushi
gosushi

@freedom01 But that's the joy of having a warranty on your console, It doesn't matter how many times you have to send your console back and I doubt MS is going to have to replace each X1 2000 times lol. 

They'll probably ship you out the improved model before that happens anyhow, like they did with the 360 RROD issue.

Ein419
Ein419

@gosushi @freedom01 well not all systems have bugs. I used to wait a while, but now, I just buy the systems, I know that the PS4 price will be the same for a few years, so why wait. I use the system so much that if it dies in 3 years, I deserve a new system. Some consoles were fine from day one... Nintendo have done well..

monson21502
monson21502

@bubba_1988 yeah specially sony systems, i dont have a single working ps system that i bought within the first year... ps 1 the lid broke and wouldnt read discs, ps2  never could play a dvd all the way threw. 60 gig ps3 got YLOD in less then 2 years.... my ps3 slim is on its last leg i think. keeps freezing up and the fan turns on real loud after about a half hour of game play. if it does die i will not be buying a ps4 at all!!

ominous_prime
ominous_prime

@bubba_1988 Definitely the case with this launch lineup! I'll be awaiting the eventual redesign that comes with a larger SSD. I also won't get one until they define how they intend to use Gaikai. That requires always online DRM to use from what it was before Sony bought them out.

ominous_prime
ominous_prime

@gosushi @freedom01 The XBOX One can monitor it's heat and adjust internal temperatures to ensure overheating doesn't occur like on the XBOX 360. Sony did the same with their redesign of the PS1 as they were constantly breaking from over heating. It's also why it's smart to go with a power brick to have less internal heat.