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PlayStation 4 Release Date Revealed at Gamescom

/ Aug 20th, 2013 No Comments

PS4 Release Date

The PlayStation 4 release date will be Nov. 15 revealed Sony at their Gamescom conference this morning. The console will retail for $399.

Sony had previously given the PS4 a launch window of Holiday 2013 at this year’s E3. Ever since the announcement, rumors and theories began to circulate around the industry on when gamers would actually be able to get their hands on Sony’s next-generation console. Hype surrounding the PS4 only intensified after the company revealed many of their policies towards used games. The PS4 wouldn’t restrict how gamers had traditionally bought, sold and played used games. Additionally, players wouldn’t have to periodically connect to the internet to authenticate single player games – a stark contrast to Microsoft’s policies on the Xbox One that were in place at the time.

DriveClubKillzone: Shadow Fall and Knack will be Sony’s first party games available at the launch of the PS4. The three titles were first announced during the PS4 reveal in late February of this year. Infamous: Second Son was also revealed but won’t see a release until the first quarter of 2014.

The November release date coincides with some of this year’s most anticipated titles. With a November launch date, the PS4 release coincides with some of this year’s most anticipated titles. PS4 early adopters will have access to several next-gen versions of third party games that were recently released. Oct. 29 sees the release of Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag and Battlefield 4; and a week later on Nov. 5Call of Duty: Ghosts hits store shelves. Watch Dogs arrives on Nov. 19 and will include bonus content exclusive to Sony’s platforms; the game was also demoed on a PS4 during Sony’s E3 conference. Sony also revealed that players who purchase these titles for the PS3 will, for a limited time, receive a significant discount when they purchase the digital versions for the PS4. With a November launch, Sony has ensured that their new console will have a healthy lineup of first and third party games that have generated a tremendous amount of hype since their announcements.

Killzone: Shadow Fall

Killzone: Shadow Fall

More announcements from Sony’s Gamescom conference include several for PS Vita including a price cut to $199. Borderlands 2, Hotline Miami 2 and Fez are just some of the games that will be arriving on the handheld.

For all the latest out of Gamescom, keep it tuned to Gaming Illustrated.

 

Ben Sheene

Ben Sheene

Associate Editor & Content Guru at Gaming Illustrated
Ben is from Kentucky where he originally began playing games (an activity he still continues to this day). With a love for writing he graduated from Centre College with a BA in English. He recently moved to California to pursue whatever future endeavors were there. A passion for music, gaming, blogging, and existing keeps him up at night and crafts him into the person he is today.
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