Submitted by Prcko 706d ago | opinion piece

Sony Must Refresh the PS4's Momentum At GamesCom

Ever since Jack Tretton and company dropped the microphone at E3 2013, quite a lot has changed about the impending next generation arms race. The advantages that the platform holder engineered for the PlayStation 4 – partially accelerated by Microsoft’s own incompetence – have gradually stated to erode, as the Redmond-based manufacturer has scrapped its controversial used games plans and self-publishing restrictions for the Xbox One. Despite all of this, Sony’s system is still riding high on a chorus of consumer goodwill – partly impacted by the platform’s cheaper price point – but the organisation must ensure that it keeps its nose in front, and it can start by landing a series of heavy haymakers at GamesCom. (Gamescom 2013, PS4)

sobotz  +   706d ago
Realistically what games Sony will announce at Gamescom are The Last Guardian (finally), Agent, and LBP3. They may save Uncharted 4 for VGA

while Microsoft seems will announce Fable IV and some new footage of Ryse and Dead Rising 3.
xReDeMpTiOnx  +   706d ago
Last guardian most likey will not be shown at gamescon, considering last guardian is being worked on by SCEJ it will most like be shown at TGS.

Just wait for gamescon I know Sony will come out with something like they almost always do.

It's good there is competition now between the x1 and ps4 now it makes Sony work that much harder
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xHeavYx  +   706d ago
I don't think they will announce GT6 because DriveClub is coming out.
I do agree that they have to make some big announcements, especially now that it's rumored that MS may come up with something big too
HowarthsNJ  +   706d ago
The Last Guardian was put on HIATUS, last I heard.
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ohiostatesman  +   706d ago
Rumors say MS is going to announce Crackdown 3 in all its glory.
Maddens Raiders  +   706d ago
As much as I want them to tease GT6 on PS4 I don't think they will yet because they don't want to hurt the PS3 version's sales. If they make the official announcement of a new Uncharted, Legend of Dragoon remake, TLG or something totally unexpected they could blow the lid off the show.

Overall though, I think as long as Sony sticks to what they do best which is emphasize games, games, and more games they'll be just fine.
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Dark11  +   706d ago
People need to forget about The Last Guardian (at least for this year.)
dboyc310  +   706d ago
a 3d lbp game from MM and I'm honestly sensing a Heavenly Sword 2 announcement.
Maddens Raiders  +   706d ago
Man I was going to write in Heavenly Sword as the "unexpected game" but was terrified at the amount of disagrees I might get lol.

Boy oh boy, if they did that I would literally lose my mind. I know some people hated on it because of the length, but within the actual timeframe of the gameplay itself, from beginning to end, Ninja Theory managed to pack in one of the best told (and acted) stories on the PS3 hands down. I will never ever forget HS. Such a great game; I was so disappointed when I read a couple of years ago that there wouldn't be a remake. Have you learned anything different on this?
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SnotyTheRocket  +   706d ago
Sorry to say, but i think Mm said they aren't working on LBP3. It's being made by another dev.
brianace  +   706d ago
I think Agent is dead, isn't it?
HammadTheBeast  +   706d ago
Not too much talk of it, but recently some websites and trademarks were renewed.
HugoDrax  +   706d ago
You should have put (finally) after Agent as well hahaha! I remember when the Sony rep came into my store to update our PLAYSTATION 3 kiosk at the time and was telling me about the Agent. How disappointed I was when it was canned, but now it's looking like it will have new life on PS4 :-)
Rip-Ridah  +   706d ago
Make sure that you aren't talking about 'The Agency'. A Sony rep wouldn't have that info to share regarding Take-Two/Rockstar's game. Agent has never been "canned" but SOE's The Agency has been canned so to speak. I believe that you have the titles mixed up. Easy mistake to make I suppose.
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HugoDrax  +   706d ago

Yeah I was referring to The Agency hahaha! My mistake. This was approximately 3-4 years ago I suppose when the Rep had come into the store. I use to manage a few long and forgotten GameCrazy stores hahaha!
DragonKnight  +   706d ago
Wow, are sequels really all of your most anticipated games? Geez, think bigger.
RytGear  +   706d ago
You can't exactly guess new IPs...

Kind of the point of them being new.
DragonKnight  +   706d ago
True, but you also don't have to say "gee, I hope Uncharted 53 comes out" instead of "I hope they blow us away with some huge new IP."
pyramidshead  +   706d ago
Doubt they're going to have any trouble doing that if I'm honest.
MysticStrummer  +   706d ago
I'm sure Sony won't just be coasting from here on out. They know they've done very well so far and MS is playing catch-up, but they also know next gen is a marathon that hasn't even started yet.


"We very consciously at the [PS4 reveal] event in New York on February 20 showed a lot of software, a lot of first party software. What we did at E3 was really show some updates to those games and introduce The Order 1886.

"There's a lot [of games] coming. I'm sure you heard from Shuhei [Yoshida, president of Sony Worldwide Studios] that he has, just from his studios, 30 games in development. 20 are going to ship within the first year of the console's life and of those 12 are new IPs, so there's a lot going on, it's just that we need to keep stuff back. We've got Gamescom for us Europeans and we need something to show at Gamescom."
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ABeastNamedTariq  +   706d ago
I'm really glad that Sony studios are making so many new IPs. And with the care that put into most of their games, I think they're gonna turn out great. It'll introduce new franchises and experiences for the PS4, and it'll set the PS4 up for greater things in the long run. And of course, that new IP support isn't going to run dry after the first few years, hehe :P
WeAreLegion  +   706d ago
Bubble for "Well Said".
XabiDaChosenOne  +   706d ago
It's time for Sony to show the true potential of the PS4 and I have no doubt that they will exceed my expectations.
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ABeastNamedTariq  +   706d ago
They just need to keep the games coming, methinks. Their lineup is already great, I'm just saying that they should people hyped up for what's coming in the first year. I have no worries though; they have plenty more to show. I can't say the same for MS, but I think they're gonna bring their A-game to so they can sell more people on their console. (But Gamescom is in Europe, right?

The end of August can't come soon enough.

P.S. - And if Sony announces some JRPGs at TGS, I'm gonna explode. Persona 5 anyone?
skydragoonity  +   706d ago
Calm down... Sony's got this.
xReDeMpTiOnx  +   706d ago
One of the big things I want to see at gamescon is killzone Shadowfall MP.

I just have a feeling that it will steal the show like kz2 did way way back.

A man can dream
Lwhit6  +   706d ago
If they only do so much as to give us a release date then the momentum will be easily regained.
ABeastNamedTariq  +   706d ago
I agree. I think (I hope, and dream) that a late October release date would be announced and up the hype exponentially.
Godmars290  +   706d ago
Should go in medium to light, have demos and talk about social/online features, and save the big announcements for TGS.
MAULxx  +   706d ago
What is TGS?
Godmars290  +   706d ago
Tokyo Game Show.

Especially if they have some Japanese game announcements to make.

Though more than likely that's where they'll focus on the Vita.
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SnotyTheRocket  +   706d ago
Tokyo Game Show?
MAULxx  +   706d ago
Tokyo Game Show. Got it, thanks.
vigilante_man  +   706d ago
Release date, confirmed Ram breakdown, great games and more great games. That'll do nicely..
Hicken  +   706d ago
Given how many games they've still got up their sleeves, I don't think there's much to worry about.
Npugz7  +   706d ago
I agree! There momentum is fading fast! Xbox is catching up fast so they better show up at Gamescom!
The_Infected  +   706d ago
Lol it's not fading fast. Xbox One isn't doing anything but "trying" to catch up to PS4. I think some more PS4 exclusives need to be shown but Gamescom will take care of that.
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DunDee910  +   706d ago
I need to see some new launch games. I'm a Nintendo transplant so I want some brand new IP's.
Jaqen_Hghar  +   706d ago
KZ is basically a reboot, 1886 is new, Knack is new, Driveclub is new (though racers it doesn't matter), and Infamous is basically a reboot so I wouldn't be afraid to try any of those.
Cryptcuzz  +   706d ago
I can see Gamescom as being the venue the PS4 will get the most momentum leading up to launch day. Then again, there is also the VGA's and Tokyo Game Show in a few months that could also generate huge momentum depending on what Sony decides to unveil there.
Jaqen_Hghar  +   706d ago
VGAs are in December so PS4 will be out a man thinks.
Cryptcuzz  +   706d ago
If that's the case, my memory is dwindling away as we speak ;)
Thanks for the heads up on the VGA's.

With Gamescom and TGS, that leaves two major taking venues to garner momentum for the PS4.
MRMagoo123  +   706d ago
does sony need any more momentum its already a speeding train of xbone killing metal.

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