Gamescom 2013: Sony Press Conference

 

Here’s the latest from the Sony Gamescom press conference.

  • Gran Turismo 6 is coming out globally on December 6, 2013 on PS3. A Hollywood film based on the Gran Turismo franchise was also announced.
  • Little Big Planet Hub, a free-to-play service set in the Little Big Planet universe, will release later this year.
  • Consumers who pre-order Grand Theft Auto 5 on PSN will receive 75% off any Rockstar title on the PSN. An exclusive PS3 hardware bundle and custom headset were also announced.
  • Mega Pack bundles for Vita, which includes 6-10 games, will also include an 8 meg memory card for the European market. Borderlands 2 was announced for Vita.
  • Starbound, Fez, and Velocity 2X will come to Vita and PS4 this year.
  • PS Vita is getting a price cut in North America. It will retail for $199.99 and the memory cards will also see a price reduction.
  • Create your own music festival on Vita with the free-to-play title, Big Fest.
  • Rogue Legacy will make its console debut on PS4 and will come to Vita as well next year.
  • PS4 and Vita will get Volume exclusively, from the creator of Thomas Was Alone.
  • Guns Of Icarus Online will come exclusively for consoles on PS4.
  • Vlambeer’s Wasteland Kings will make its console debut exclusively on PS4 and Vita next year.
  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number will make its console debut exclusively on PS4 and Vita next year.
  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, a story based adventure from The Chinese Room, will come to PS4.
  • Rime, from Tequila Works, was announced.
  • The cross-platform (PS4, PS3, Vita) game Helldivers, a 3/4 perspective shooter, was announced.
  • Resogun, space shooter from the developers of Super Stardust, was shown.
  • Twitch online game streaming service will be available of PS4.
  • A re-imagined version of the Amiga classic, Shadow of the Beast, is coming to PS4.
  • Playroom augmented reality apps requiring the PlayStation Eye will come pre-installed on the PS4.
  • Sony has entered into agreements with various European ISPs to bring better, more accessible broadband for the European market.
  • European consumers will get a free 14 day trial of PS+ with the purchase of PS4 giving them access to games such as Driveclub and ResogunĀ on day 1. Assassin’s Creed 3 is being added to PS+.
  • Starting this month for the European consumers, new yearly subscriptions to PS+ will earn you an extra 90 days on the service.
  • Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag was shown being played on Vita via remote play. You can continue Aveline’s (AC: Liberation) adventure exclusively on the PS4 version of AC 4: Black Flag.
  • 4 exclusive missions and a character skin for Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs were announced for PS3 and PS4.
  • Minecraft is coming to PS4 on launch day.
  • Next-gen MMO military combat is coming to PS4 in War Thunder.
  • A 12 gigabyte PS3 will come to North America for $199.99.
  • Current-gen EA, Ubisoft, Activision and Warner Bros. games will allow for next-gen upgrades of their titles for a discounted price, all for a limited time.
  • PlayStation 4 will launch in 32 countries this Holiday season. The system will release on November 15, 2013 in North America, and November 29, 2013 in Europe.

 

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