Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Gamescom 2014: PlayStation Information

Gamescom 2014: PlayStation Information

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd. (SCEE) today announced the evolution of PlayStation®4 (PS4™), with a huge range of exclusive software announcements from both SCE Worldwide Studios (SCE WWS) and third party developers and publishers, System Software Update 2.0 bringing groundbreaking new features to the console and a focus on innovative new gaming experiences.

At the Gamescom trade fair in Cologne, Germany, SCEE unveiled an update for the social hub at
the heart of PS4 including a revolutionary new feature called Share Play, which allows gamers
to invite their friends to enjoy interactive gaming experiences they may not already own,
whether it’s to help defeat a tricky section of gameplay or compete in a shared multiplayer

A number of exciting new exclusive games for PS4 were unveiled including the first party horror
title Until Dawn™, allowing players to craft a bespoke interactive experience based on their
actions and WiLD from Michel Ancel’s newly formed Wild Sheep studio. Other exclusive games
unveiled included The Tomorrow Children™ from industry veterans Q-Games, Alienation,
from Housemarque and Tearaway™Unfolded, a reimagining of the award-winning
PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) title. Showcasing PlayStation®’s focus on innovation, a variety of
fresh new titles were also unveiled for PS4, including, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter from The
Astronauts, Hollow Point, Rune Master both from Paradox Interactive, Hell Blade from Ninja
Theory and PT from 7780s.

Showing a clear commitment to The Players, the conference featured fresh gaming experiences
for the PS4 system, designed to capture the imagination and offer a glimpse of the adventurous
spirit of game development. Jim Ryan, President and CEO of SCEE, began the presentation by
saying: “At PlayStation, we’ve always taken the European market extremely seriously and have
been fascinated by the way that Europeans embrace some of the most original, unusual and
surprising experiences that we offer.”

PlayStation’s enthusiasm for exciting new content was matched by their third party developers
and publishers, with the likes of Destiny from Bungie and Activision, Day Z from Bohemia
Interactive, Shadow of Mordor from Warner Bros. Interactive and Metal Gear Solid V: The
Phantom Pain from Konami Digital Entertainment also on show.

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