For PlayStation fans who are still pondering over the release date of the PlayStation 4, the good news is that Sony is likely to announce the date at the Gamescom event in August. The story comes from a German site called PC Games, which cites reports from sources close to Sony.
Gamescom, an annual gaming event held in Germany, is known to attract a crowd of 270,000 or more every year. The European gaming event is similar to the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) that took place in the U.S. on June 11th. Sony revealed much of the gaming aspects of its PS4 at the E3 event. It has always given importance to the Gamescom event as well, meaning that it has reserved some big announcement for the Gamescom event – it could be the release date of PS4.
When Sony announced the PS4, it gave a vague “Holiday 2013” release period for the device. That has left many guessing and rumoring various schedules. The most recent rumor points to a November 13th release in European markets, based on a leaked market-launch timetable of a German retailer.
While announcing the PS4, back in February, Sony unveiled games like Mark Cerny’s Knack and Killzone: Shadow Fall for its PS4. The PS4 platform will likely support Indie games. At the E3 event, Sony flaunted a new IP – The Order 1886. However, many are still waiting to hear about Guerrilla Games, Media Molecule, Naughty Dog and similar first party studios. Well, Gamescom will likely provide information on these and more.
The Gamescom event will take place from August 21st to 25th, and Sony’s announcement is expected on August 21st, the media day. It is also expected to have surprises for European gamers. SCEE’s Jim Ryan has already said that PS4 will get 20 new games within the first year of its release.