PS4: Sony Announces Console Launch Date at Gamescom 2013

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During Sony’s Gamescom 2013 livestream event, the biggest news of all came to light (FINALLY!) – the official release date and launch schedule for the PS4.


Playstation 4 Release Date Revealed Nov 15 (US) Nov 29 (EU) TRUE-HD QUALITY►► Remember to select 720p HD◄◄ Playstation 4 release dates revealed @ GamesCom 2013. November 15, 2013 in US and November 29, 2013 in EU.2013-08-20T18:32:59.000Z

The PS4 will release on November 15, 2013 (US) and November 29, 2013 (UK). It will release in 32 countries. The $400 console has already passed 1 million pre-orders.

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Here’s some extra info that we derived from Sony’s PS4/PS3/PS Vita press conference:

– The new free-to-play experience, LittleBigPlanet Hub, was announced for PS3. It’s releasing later in 2013.
Borderlands 2 is coming to the PS Vita.
Gran Turismo 6 is coming to the PS3 on December 6, 2013.
– The PS Vita will now cost $200/200 Euros. The price of the Vita memory cards will also decrease.
– Gamers who purchase Battlefield 4, Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag, Call of Duty: Ghosts or Watch Dogs on the PS3 will be able to purchase each game’s digital counterpart at a discount for the PS4. Electronic Arts, Activision and Warner Bros. are the companies that were named as a part of this program (so far…).
– Color variations (Magma Red, Wave Blue) will be available for #59.99 by the end of 2013.
– According to IGN.com, Sony’s augmented reality feature (Playroom) will come pre-installed on every PS4:

During their Gamescom Briefing, Sony reminded the audience that their augmented reality experiment, The Playroom, will be pre-installed on every PS4. Playroom was announced at E3 2013 and uses AR technology to simulate a Wii Sports style experience using the DualShock 4’s light bar and other system functions. The PlayStation 4 Eye camera, however, is not bundled with every system.

– And according to GameInformer.com, Sony and Twitch have a new partnership that will be showcased on the PS4:

Sony and Twitch have announced a new partnership for the PlayStation 4 that will bring users even closer to streaming and viewing game-focused content. The Share button on the Dual Shock 4 might as well be called the “Twitch” button. The pair have announced that simply by hitting the button on the PlayStation 4 controller, users can immediately start streaming to their Twitch channels. In addition, the PlayStation 4’s user interface will allow gamers to view content from other broadcasters.

– A bunch of new games were announced. Check out the link below for the PS4 exclusive games list.

– Here’s the launch games list for the PS4:

NBA 2K14
Call of Duty: Ghosts
Skylanders Swap Force
Need for Speed: Rivals
Battlefield 4
Madden NFL 25
FIFA 14
NBA Live 14
Killzone: Shadow Fall
Driveclub
Knack
Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag
Watch Dogs
Just Dance 2014
LEGO Marvel Superheroes

– Here’s all the digital titles that will be available for the PS4 in 2013:

Basement Crawl
Blacklight: Retribution
Contrast
CounterSpy
DC Universe Online
Doki-Doki Universe
Flower
Hohokum
Minecraft
N++
Pinball Arcade
Planetside 2
Pool Nation Extreme
ResoGun
Super Motherload
Tiny Brains
Warframe
War Thunder


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