GamesCom 2013 News

  • PS3 12GB price cut announced

    Sony’s Andrew House announced during the firm’s Gamescom press conference today that it has slashed the price of the 12GB PlayStation 3 model. The console will now retail for €199, which Sony believes is an ideal entry point for consumers who are jumping on board the PS3 bandwago...

  • GTA V pre-order on PSN gives 75 percent off Rockstar content

    Sony has confirmed that if PlayStation gamers preorder Grand Theft Auto V via PSN then they will receive a 75 percent discount on other Rockstar titles. Other Rockstar titles include Red Dead Redemption, Max Payne 3 and L.A. Noire, as well as past Grand Theft Auto games. GTA V is released on Septe...

  • Watch Dogs feature film confirmed by Yves Guillemot

    Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot confirmed during Sony’s Gamescom press event today that a Watch Dogs feature film is in development. The flick, based on the upcoming sci-fi action-adventure title from Ubisoft Montreal, is in the works at Ubisoft Motion Pictures and will be produced by Sony Pict...

  • PS4 release date announced, official launch date confirmed

    PlayStation 4 will be released in the U.S. on November 15 and November 29 in Europe, Sony announced during its Gamescom press event this afternoon. The next-generation console will be available for purchase at $399/£349, and will launch alongside games including Killzone: Shadow Fall, Knack...

  • Minecraft is a PS4 launch title, also coming to PS3 and Vita

    Sony has confirmed that Minecraft will be available at the launch of the PlayStation 4. The sandbox indie game created by Swedish programmer Markus "Notch" Persson has received massive critical acclaim since its launch in 2009. Minecraft is an open-world game that involves using you...

  • Watch PS4 user interface navigation performed by Shuhei Yoshida

    The Sony Press Conference at GamesCom opened up to a dark stage with four spotlights illuminating one chair, which seated Shuhei Yoshida who was facing away from the audience.  From here, Shuhei Yoshida turned on a PlayStation 4 and began navigating the PS4 user interface, and the layout was v...

  • PS4 share support gets Twitch for live streaming

    Sony has confirmed that Twitch, the world's largest video platform and live streaming service will be intergrated on PlayStation 4 at launch. Via Twitch, gamers will be able to watch, chat and stream videogames live to the world. The potential is mind-boggling. The introduction of Twitch means...

  • PS4 comes with The Playroom pre-installed

    Add The Playroom to the ever-growing list of Free-2-Play titles on PlayStation 4, as every one of Sony's next-generation systems will come with The Playroom pre-installed. The Playroom is a collection of co-operative and multiplayer mini-games that use the PSEye and motion controls....

  • PS4 broadband issues tackled with ISP deals for gamers

    Sony has struck up partnerships with a number of Internet Service Providers in Europe to improve broadband speeds and to provide gamers with exclusive packages to improve the online gaming experience. Orange and Virgin Media in the UK and Deutschen Telekom in Germany will be the offical partners th...

  • PS4 to enhance Music Unlimited experience

    Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) boss Jim Ryan has confirmed that PlayStation 4’s Music Unlimited service will offer enhanced features for its consumers. Ryan stated that the service will be ‘faster, better and safer’ to use, with the option now available to listen to m...