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GamesCom 2013: PS4 Release Plans Will Be Shared in Germany

Posted by Sammy Barker

Platform holder teases big news

We’ll know exactly when the PlayStation 4 is set to launch this time next week. While a date always seemed likely at GamesCom, Sony has teased that its 20th August press conference will play host to “release plans” for the next generation console, as well as updates on the PlayStation 3 and Vita.

“For one week in August 2013, the Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany becomes the centre of the gaming universe as the world's biggest publishers and developers invite you to check out the games that will light up the rest of the year and beyond,” notes a page on the official PlayStation website. Are you feeling excited yet?

The press conference – which is scheduled to start at 18:00PM BST (10:00AM PST / 13:00PM EST) – will be livestreamed, and we’ll have all of the big news from the show. In the meantime, look out for our massive PlayStation predictions post later today, and don’t forget to tell us what you’re hoping to see in the comments section below.


User Comments (40)



TOMBOY25 said:




InsertNameHere said:

PS4: Shadow Fall multiplayer, a display of DriveClub's lighting system, The Order: 1886 gameplay or info, a glimpse at what Santa Monica and Media Molecule are working on & whatever Guerrilla has up their sleeves.

Vita: Freedom Wars gameplay or info, first party game reveals, more info on PlayStation Vita Pets, God Eater 2 update, Vita price drop, memory card price drop, Gravity Rush 2 and Soul Sacrifice 2 confirmation, Project Diva confirmation and some third party titles.

PS3: Price drop.



artemisthemp said:

I really looking forward to finally getting a release date and confirmation about Launch areas



Ps4all said:

My money is on 11-12-13. But sooner is always better! Good to know we will finnaly get a release date(that way we can all take the next day off)



PMasterTy9 said:

Awesome!!! I am going to guess the second week of November 12th-16th. As much as I would like to see it release in October, I think that might be too soon.



odd69 said:

release it on November 19, that's my birthday. a present from sony to me at the full retail cost of course



ViciousDS said:

What if they release the first week of october just by chance......omg that would be insane, Either way i do smell october launch.



drumsandperc92 said:

i'm going to flip out if it's released on october 29!
for very much the opposite reason i might flip out if it's not released till december.
can not wait much longer!! c'mon sony, beat microsoft to the punch!



DoublezZ01 said:

HMMMM, gotta be b4 thankgiving wich is technicall the holiday season like Andy house said!!!!so maybe the week b4 thanks giving week!!! XD



-CraZed- said:

@Squiggle55 Remember the disaster of the Saturn's now available reveal? Yeah that wouldn't happen to the PS4. I'd be waiting in line at the Best Buy I preordered at that afternoon. I do hope the release date is Oct 29th...



Ps4all said:

@-CraZed- I agree, back when the Saturn launched the internet was not what it is today. If Sony launched next week they are already sold through their preorders. The second wave would have the benefit of word of mouth from the PlayStation faithful(all of us) an beat Microsoft out the gate by three months. Having said that, I still look for an October/ November launch date to allow additional marketing/production.



Reverend_Skeeve said:

Enlighten me please, guys...what was this Saturn business (I know the system...but what about its launch?)...? Thanks

Can't wait for a date! Please let it be Oct.!



Gamer83 said:

I'm guessing the launch will be the second week in November since that's month companies like to release new consoles now. Hopefully it's October though, I'm more than ready for next-gen.



Gamer83 said:

Basically the idiots at Sega thought it would be a good idea to announce the system was launching almost right after it was revealed. No hype, no planning with retailers, the whole thing with Saturn was a nigtmare. A shame too because it actually wasn't a bad system.



Reverend_Skeeve said:

@Gamer83 Thanks! least Sony wouldn't have to worry about the lack of hype for their system. But still, I think a late Oct./early Nov. launch is more likely than a "surprise, we launch now"-thing.

Agreed, though...the Saturn was a decent system.



InsertNameHere said:

@Grockumus Imagine how awesome it would be if Sony actually announced even half of that. It would be especially good for the PS4, since people (Xbox fanboys) don't seem to understand that not announcing all of their games at once is a good strategy.



Grockumus said:

@Lelouch Yeah, exactly. Appetizers must be served a good time before the main course meal BOOM! (there, now I'm starting to sound just like Mr. Champloo from Disgaea 3). Although it would be amazing to see all of that stuff you listed being announced all at Gamescom, it really wouldn't be a good strategy to do so, since it t would take too much time to "digest" all of the news at once, and some would even be forgotten.



InsertNameHere said:

@Grockumus If the rumors are true, then Sony has everything figured out. Naughty Dog will announce Uncharted 4 at the VGA's, Studio Japan will most likely give us a Freedom Wars update at TGS and GamesCom will play host to a few new Vita and PS4 updates/reveals.



Ares1985 said:

@get2sammyb Watchdogs is confirmed as a Day one title for PS4 according to IGN. Wouldn't that mean the PS4 will be released on November 19 or later since Watchdogs release date is on the 19th.



FullbringIchigo said:

@Ares1985 not really as those are the release dates for the current gen versions of the game so the next gen version could come out at any time in fact the PS4 version doesn't have a release date yet

after all they can't really release the PS4 version before the PS4 is out now can they?



Ares1985 said:

@FullbringIchigo I think Watchdogs will be released on November 19th on the PS4, if was going to be released earlier Sony would be advertising it as a timed exclusive.

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