Sony trumpets PS4 at E3

Next-gen console approaches starting gate; exclusive titles announced

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Sony trumpets PS4 at E3 Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) has lifted the lid on its PlayStation4 (PS4) console at E3.
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By  Stephen McBride Published  June 11, 2013

Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) has lifted the lid on its PlayStation4 (PS4) console at E3, the annual gaming and digital media conference held in Los Angeles, California.

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SCEA announced a US market price of $399 for its next-gen hardware, which is scheduled for a Q4 launch, and also revealed a range of first- and third-party content for the forthcoming platform, PlayStation Vita (PS Vita) and PlayStation 3 (PS3TM) systems, and a next-generation PlayStationPlus (PS Plus) membership programme.

"We are proud to unveil today the most advanced gaming system ever created, PlayStation 4, which demonstrates everything PlayStation stands for: a relentless focus on the gamer, an inspired community of developers equipped with the most powerful technology, and the long-standing legacy to building worlds without boundaries through one-of-a-kind gaming experiences," said Jack Tretton, president and CEO of SCEA.

"What's equally exciting for us, however, is transforming the PlayStation ecosystem into a stronger, more vibrant destination that enables gamers to engage, share, play, and connect on their terms."     

According to SCEA, SCE World Wide Studios (SCE WWS) is currently developing more than 30 PS4-exclusive titles. Twenty of them, including 12 new IPs, are planned to release within a year of the launch of the PS4 system.

SCE WWS president Shuhei Yoshida provided an update on PS4 exclusive titles #DRIVECLUB, Killzone Shadow Fall and KNACK, which will be available at launch, and inFAMOUS Second Son, available in the first quarter of 2014. He also unveiled SCEA's next blockbuster title, The Order: 1886, from game studio Ready at Dawn.

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Also at the launch, SCEA Vice President of Developer and Publisher Relations Adam Boyes introduced a range of titles that will be making their console debut on the PS4 system, including: Transistor by Super Giant, Don't Starve by Klei Entertainment, Mercenary Kings by Tribute Games, Octodad: Deadliest Catch by Young Horses, Secret Ponchos by SwitchBlade Monkeys, Outlast by Red Barrels, Oddworld: New N Tasty by Oddworld Inhabitants and Galak-Z by 17-bit.

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