Sony's Gamescom showing to focus on PS4 lineup

Publisher says gamers can expect news about next-generation console's software lineup at event next month.

Sony's Gamescom showing next month will focus on the PlayStation 4 and its software, the platform holder has said on its Facebook page.

"With the buzz around PlayStation 4 building, 2013 continues to be one of the most exciting years ever for video games fans," Sony said. "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."

A number of questions about the PS4 remain ahead of its launch later this year, including its official release date and what games players can expect on day one. Competitor Microsoft will also attend Gamescom, where it is expected to reveal further details regarding the Xbox One's self-publishing policy, among other things.

It is not clear what role Sony's other gaming platforms, like the PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 3, will have at the show. Gamescom 2013 takes place in Cologne, Germany, August 21-25. GameSpot will be in attendance at the event.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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906 comments
scuba52
scuba52

I just want a release date and know exactly what games on day one. I just paid off my preorder for PS4 and Watchdogs. I just want to know if BF4 will be available soon or on release date.

KoRniTo
KoRniTo

Already pre-ordered mine, long live the playstation family ;P

Quanicus
Quanicus

It's amazing how all these websites (Gamespot) includes, along with fans or fan boys did not bash Sony for not showing games at E3. Majority of what we saw at E3 was multi platform games. To be honest, website like these produce fan boys.

daemonproject
daemonproject

Hopefully they won't just show the same games they all did at every previous event! Give us some new titles!

beardface21
beardface21

Have Kojima show gameplay of MGSV on PS4.

That is all I want to see.

LucentWolf
LucentWolf

Am hoping for news on whether or not you'll be able to chat to people on the Ps3 with your Ps4. Like keep the friends you have on your PSN even though they are on the Ps3 and you're on Ps4.

Giganticguyver4
Giganticguyver4

How about another Heavenly Sword game this time made by Santa Monica.

quickshooterMk2
quickshooterMk2

just give me the witcher 3 and i'm happy with that 

KuchikiSentou
KuchikiSentou

That has to mean that TGS is for the VITA. Makes sense since it's only in Japan the VITA enters double figures. 

thekingofirony
thekingofirony

so Sony's plan was to have Vita DOA.I'm ashamed i bought one.

cnx2022
cnx2022

Get the burnt ointments ready. Xbots and butthurt pc gamers will be flowing in by the hundreds. Get ready all for a whole lot of crying. This will be the part SONY gets ahead of MS

Ovirew
Ovirew

come on, release date!

BamaGoatt
BamaGoatt

The PS4 will launch on Dec 24th you heard it here first. Or maybe Dec 10th no make it Nov 13 wait really it will launch Aug 22 lol. Don't worry Sony I can be patient and wait for the announcement just make sure to give me 2 months to save up for my PS4 please.

cejay0813
cejay0813

A concrete release date would be nice... for both consoles actually.

Gives me a date to set my calendar to.

HapiJoel
HapiJoel

Just tell me when I can get my mitts on it...

GothicWar
GothicWar

I thought the Vita was going to get some spot in the light, but now this? WTH Sony.

PrpleTrtleBuBum
PrpleTrtleBuBum

Playstation Battle Royale featuring Sephiroth, Leon Kennedy, Crash Bandicoot, Spyro The Dragon, Raziel, Wander, Ico, real Dante, real Lara Croft and real Heihachi. And a proper story mode.

LJNkickstarter
LJNkickstarter

How about some news from The Last Guardian Come On Sony!!!

Ayebang
Ayebang

Sony needs to show the real best exclusive game.

XB 1 in latest Commic Con. event showed it is a good console, some already said it is better than PS 4.

XB 1 fans claims it has more features in living room and provide better game experience.

Hurry up, Sony.

rfc_pb
rfc_pb

anyone know if the ps4 is 3d bluray compatible?

beardface21
beardface21

@Quanicus That's because most people were antsy about their DRM policies.  Games probably played second fiddle in a lot of minds during that press conference.

Glasscut32
Glasscut32

@LucentWolf  Thats how it works.. Basically, But you will not be able to chat with them.. You can send messages.. 

elancion
elancion

@Giganticguyver4 how about more new intellectual properties and letting some of the older ones take a break.

grosgrostas
grosgrostas

@Giganticguyver4  

GOD ! I YES !!!

Heavenly Sword was so beautiful and promising , I would totally love to see them make a PS4 Game.

roman4545
roman4545

@Giganticguyver4 Santa Monica is busy working for another game.. so no.. more like Ninja Theory for Heavenly Sword

Glasscut32
Glasscut32

@drodriguesaar Ask UbiSoft to make another Syphon Filter.. I doubt is Blacklist has not even shipped.. The next Syphon Filter will be in 2016 

LucentWolf
LucentWolf

@cnx2022 Truthfully I don't care about the angry other people. I've seen what I needed to to make my decision. It was rather easy for me. They've made their decisions if they stick with only one platform. I'm happy with my PC and Ps3 and I'll be happy with my Ps4 when I get it. Sure, Xbox will probably have some titles I would be very interested in. As I have picked the Ps4 this round though, I will lament missing those opurtunities and move on. I just wish others would do the same. 

slainta
slainta

@cnx2022 Correction: Sony's already ahead. And by a long distance!

RicanV
RicanV moderator

@BamaGoatt No game console will ever launch on Christmas Eve.

beardface21
beardface21

@phoenix5352 Naughty Dog has only done things in 3s with the exception of Crash Bandicoot and the Last of Us.

rfc_pb
rfc_pb

Sorry i was xbox360 can get rid of my 3d bluray player now :)

md_rayan
md_rayan

@rfc_pb -_- dude lol PS4 supports 4K! Why not 3D blu-ray? Even PS3 supports 3D blu-ray.

beardface21
beardface21

@RicanV @beardface21 Not really.  It's a multiplatform game, and Kojima always favored the Playstation over Xbox, even if all games barring MGS4 were on both systems.

cnx2022
cnx2022

@slainta Thanks. I'll keep that in mind. Still, got your ointment and defibrillators ready?