Sony Targets Gamescom For More PS4 Game Announcements
It recently had a discussion with fellow writer Alessandro about Gamescom, in which he suggested that Gamescom has become more relevant for gamers than E3, as E3 is more about the press and marketing. We can all certainly be in agreement that many, many game announcements are made outside of E3, as it is not the be all and end all. That said, Gamescom is set to be an exciting event.
Gamescom is also described as the European equivalent of E3. This past E3, Sony were quite tight-lipped on PS4 exclusives, which left us fans wondering what the good folk at Naughty Dog, Quantic Dream, Media Molecule and other first-party studios are up to.
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I can understand Naughty Dog and Quantic Dream’s omissions, as the former was still promoting and working on The Last Of Us (its multiplayer support) before E3 and now, while the latter is still set to release Beyond: Two Souls later this year.
Either way, Sony has confirmed that fans should look out for Gamescom for more PS4 game reveals.
SCEE’s Jim Ryan recently said in an interview that Sony will be announcing more PS4 games at Gamescom this year. In addition, Ryan confirmed that the PS4 will launch in Europe before Christmas.
“There’s a lot coming. I’m sure you heard from Shu [Yoshida] that he has 30 games in development. 20 of them are going to ship within the first year of the console’s life, and of those 12 are new IP,” he said.
“There’s a lot going on, we need to keep stuff back. We’ve got Gamescom for us Europeans–we need to have something to show at Gamescom, don’t we?”
Judging from the PS3, I have little doubt that Sony has lots of exciting exclusives lined up with its first-party studios, so all we can do is wait for Gamescom to see more.