Sony's Gamescom briefing slated for August 20

Presentation will be "packed with news" for announced and unannounced PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PS Vita games.

Sony's PlayStation briefing at Gamescom will take place Tuesday, August 20 at 6 p.m. BST, the company announced today.

The presentation will showcase "the future of all things PlayStation" and will be "packed with news" on both announced and unannounced PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita games.

"Suffice to say, you won't want to miss it," Sony said.

Sony's Gamescom press conference is expected to focus on the company's PS4 lineup.

After the press conference Tuesday, Sony will hold a panel discussion with guests like Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida, Beyond: Two Souls director David Cage, and Assassin's Creed writer Darby McDevitt.

GameSpot will be in attendance at Gamescom, which runs officially August 21-25. 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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SLAMMIN23
SLAMMIN23

i am hoping that they talk more about there new eye camera like what it all does cause ive been wondering if it will have voice commands and gestures like the kinect

SLAMMIN23
SLAMMIN23

it would be cool if the system came out in october

PumpkinBoogie
PumpkinBoogie

@SLAMMIN23 Hellz yeah, especially considering that's my b-day month (and I already got it on preorder)! Probably be the sweetest b-day present I've gotten for myself in a while, if it did come out then. lol

__Metallica
__Metallica

And it's been confirmed that sony will release their launch plans for the PS4! 

http://uk.playstation.com/ps3/news/articles/detail/item637976/Join-us-at-gamescom-2013/?WT.mc_id=pdcticker

I'm just hoping I don't have to wait until 2014 to get my hands on one! like with the people who have pre-ordered the X1 (I live in Sweden by the way).

but so far they have done the complete opposite of MS so let's hope they do so this time to and I can get my hands on my (day one edition which is already paid for) PS4 in 2013!

PLEASE SONY!!!!!!

PumpkinBoogie
PumpkinBoogie

Oh man, I soo can't wait!! After E3, I've been waiting to see what other awesomeness Sony has to bring--and more Vita news is always welcomed! 

Hmm, wonder if we'll get a release date for the PS4? (Hope so! *fingerscrossed*)

darksiED70
darksiED70

microsoft has bigger announcements for their new console.  the first hour alone will be announcements about new flip-flops from their announcements from E3.  the 2nd hour will be dedicated to how you can grill perfect burgers on the xbox 180 before it goes rrod.

Mkeegs79
Mkeegs79

I am very excited for all the new game info and likely and hopefully release dates on the PS4 and XB1.

RicanV
RicanV moderator

6PM BST?

Bigjoe1627
Bigjoe1627

The PS vita doesn't need any games because it can play all the PS4 games by remote play.

xgalacticax
xgalacticax

Beyond: Two Souls and The Order capture my interest. Everything else they have is 'Meh' to me.

code7
code7

Last 2 generations I was Xbox 1st, but I've switched. It's PS4 first all the way for me this holiday season! IMO PS4 beat Xbox One out of the gate and got my attention and respect. Back in February, they had me at 'hello'.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

Looking forward to seeing some gameplay from The Order.  I'm expecting something which is basically a next-gen Gears, which as a Sony gamer isn't actually a bad thing.  One of my favourite games from this gen was the Gears franchise, played it on my best mates 360 :)

Uncharted 4, Media Molecule's next project and the one by the makers of God of War (the sci-fi one in space!), that's a LOT of potential.  Whether we actually see any of that though is another question...

Should be good! :D

suren1998
suren1998

whether u r a fanboy or not, u have to admit, that many people have switched over to sony and that sony is so far winning, no matter how u look at it. i know most of u care about specs and all, but they are many liitle 10 year old kids that dont know much about specs and wants to buy a console. and when their parents want to buy them a console their gonna look for the cheaper one. common sense. ps4 will sell more than xbox one

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

@suren1998 Look at the Wii.  Cheapest option of them all and sold like hotcakes.  It's a fact.

suren1998
suren1998

uncharted 4 uncharted 4 uncharted 4 uncharted 4 uncharted 4 uncharted 4

suren1998
suren1998

gamesom is sonys time to shine once again....

kb8618
kb8618

I hope that Oct release date is real.  Gives them time to replenish stock for black Friday and the rest of the holiday shopping season after they fulfill the preorders.

carnivalshow
carnivalshow

I hope they show more destiny game play .

slainta
slainta

If Sony keeps its original promise we should see at least 20 first party PS4 exclusives at GamesCom. With 12 new IPs. Still I imagine a couple of them will be for the PS4 Eye. Now the market is ready to appreciate it!

suren1998
suren1998

@slainta  also maybe a few are japanese games, but im sure they still have loads of games for everyone

Asus4000
Asus4000

My Vita has been collecting dust hopefully there will be more cross-buy games like pro evolution soccer and fifa

suren1998
suren1998

@Asus4000 apparently the vita can play any ps4 game maybe by remote play, sony has to to fully reveal it because they only hinted at it a little at e3

WolfGrey
WolfGrey

@surprizemothafu @Asus4000  

Why would he do that? The Vita actually has a decent selection of games and is finally doing better.

Once they put a price cut worldwide, it will do even better.

Still dont get the idea of japan only.

Jerell_rast
Jerell_rast moderator

Hmm, looking forward to this!

cavs25
cavs25

Any way to watch it?

Squallllionhear
Squallllionhear

Can't wait sony has already won my day one purchase 

Diegoctba
Diegoctba

Maybe a release date of Playstation 4 (in Brazil, for example), and of course, the price.

And i'm looking for Puppeteer on PS3, looks awesome.

soulless4now
soulless4now

They're going to announce some Vita games after all this time? Praise New Yevon and the Youth League! 

jimmypsn
jimmypsn

Vita is dead.  What is the point?

freedom01
freedom01 moderator

@jimmypsn in the US. probably, 

in Japan, still alive and sales are rising slowly, since now there are tons of games for it (only in Japan though)

TM-Mordred
TM-Mordred

@jimmypsn the vita is dead because sony doesn't release software for it. hopefully these new titles they're announcing can fix that a little.


the only purpose my vita serves now is a skype machine that sometimes plays games.

CWEBB04z
CWEBB04z

Looking forward to more Vita and PS4 news! Will gamespot have a live stream for this?

ominous_prime
ominous_prime

I'm looking forward to seeing if they laid out a calendar for the first year of games for the PS4. I'm also betting we'll see a new PS4 SKU that will be available for limited preorders for PS4 with a PS Vita bundled in at $499.99. PS Camera games will probably be announced since they don't have any yet.

Ravenlore_basic
Ravenlore_basic

@ominous_prime Yes A PS4/Vita bundle would be great. PS4 has already sold out, so this bundle would work great and get more games on the Vita. 

Would love to hear that Sony will come out with some games that use the Vita as a controller.