Sony Is Saving Some PS4 Game Announcements For GamescomBy: Zach Walton - June 24, 2013
Sony may have “won” E3, but it didn’t really show anything new as far as games are concerned. The hardware maker revealed The Order 1886, but that was about it. Some Sony fans may be disappointed by the lack of new games, but it assures fans that it has more games in the work than you think.
In an interview with Gamereactor, SCEE’s Jim Ryan says that Sony will have more PS4 games to announce at Gamescom in August. Ryan says Sony has 30 games in development so there’s still plenty to show come August:
“There’s a lot coming. I’m sure you heard from Shu [Yoshida] that he has 30 games in development. Twenty of them are going to ship within the first year of the console’s life, and of those, 12 are new IP. There’s a lot going on, we need to keep stuff back. We’ve got Gamescom for us Europeans–we need to have something to show at Gamescom, don’t we?”
So, what can we expect to see from Gamescom? Well, we never saw anything from Media Molecule at E3 after it showed an experimental game at the PS4 event in February. Naughty Dog, coming off the success of The Last of Us, may have something in store as well. As for other Sony partners and studios, we haven’t heard anything from Insomniac, Sony Santa Monica, Sony Bend and Sony San Diego. It’s likely that all of them are working on PS4 games.
Aside from Gamescom, we’ll probably see a host of PS4 games announced at Tokyo Game Show in September. Those games will be more Japan-centric, however, so they may not get as much attention. That may not be the case though as Sony has been pushing to localize more Japanese games for Western audiences, especially for the struggling Vita.
Gamescom 2013 will start on August 21 and last through the 25.[h/t: Gamechup]