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Sony GamesCom Wrap-Up

Posted: August 21, 2013 in News, PS Vita, PS3, PS4

At its Gamescom press conference today, Sony announced many new things for the PlayStation brand for all 3 consoles. First, Sony revealed that the PlayStation 4 will release on November 15 in North America and on November 29 in Europe. The console will be released in 32 countries at launch. This comes shortly after Microsoft announced that Xbox One will only be released in 13 countries at launch.

At the conference, there was also other big news revealed for all 3 consoles. New footage from Gran Turismo 6 was revealed as well as its release date of December 6. There was also a Gran Turismo movie announced. LittleBigPlanet Hub was also revealed as a free-to-play LittleBigPlanet game coming this winter.

The Vita was also given much support. First, Borderlands 2 was annouced to be coming to Vita. There were also two new IP announced: Murasaki Baby, a sidescroller with a unique art style, and Big Fest, a SimCity-esque game based around music festivals. The Vita was also supported with many ports of indie games, including Fez, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number, and Rogue Legacy.

Finally, the PS4 was also given a lot of support from indie titles. First, Minecraft will be a launch title. Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, from the creator of Dear Esther, was announced, as well as a Shadow of the Beast reboot were also announced. Also, Housemarque, creator of Super Stardust, announced its new game Resogun. Many other titles announced being ported to the PS4 included Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number, Volume, and Velocity 2X.

New trailers were also shown for InFamous: Second Son and DriveClub, as well as the first multiplayer footage from Killzone: Shadow Fall.

The Remote Play feature between PS4 and Vita was shown through a demo of Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag. Watch_Dogs showed off an exclusive mission for PlayStation and was announced to have a movie in development.

Near the end of the show, Sony revealed that the PS4 will stream through Twitch. Also, Europeans will have Assassin’s Creed III free for PlayStation Plus in September. Finally, they announced that over 1 million PS4s have already been pre-ordered.

What did you think about Sony’s Gamescom conference? Let us know in the comments below! PI!

-Nooch

Sony Santa Monica has been completely silent since inheriting Super Bot Entertainment’s, Playstation Allstars Battle Royale. Well, up until today, that is. Santa Monica wrote a “Support Update” on their community forums that you can read in full length here. But, they didn’t have good news.

I’ll summarize for you:

1. No more DLC characters or stages – “There will not be any new DLC characters or environments released for PS All Stars. We were proud to work with SuperBot Entertainment and they created a great game, but the characters that have already been released to-date represent the full content for PS All Stars.”

2. Pre-order costumes for Dante, Raiden, Heihachi, and Big Daddy will be released on PSN for free on August 27.

3. Both Zeus and Isaac are still owed their third costumes. Those will be released on PSN, for free “later this fall.”

4. A possible patch is coming “later this fall.” – “This is still in the early stages of research and development. Even if everything goes smoothly with the development and implementation, the patch will not be finished until later this fall. In particular, we’re assessing all character strengths, weaknesses, and functionality for adjustment considerations in this patch. We have been monitoring your feedback in the forums, and will continue to follow your thoughts throughout the process.”

This is  such a shame, as PS Allstars is such a great game. But, this is a perfect example of what happens when games don’t sell. Speak with your wallet and support things you like and care about. We can only hope and dream that a sequel comes to the PS4, somewhere down the road. Until then, you can find me tearing it up with Good Cole until the servers are shut down. Long live All-stars!

-Kyle