This year’s annual Gamescom which was held in Cologne, Germany will be marked as an event where Sony and Microsoft previewed their new gaming consoles. Gamescom is also a place that gives opportunity to all gamers to try new games while publishers are releasing previews of their titles that will be launched by the end of this year. Among these game titles, Titanfall has came up again as a champion and it seems that it will be first launched on PC, Xbox 360 and One. This event has ended and now it’s the perfect time for us to make a roundup of what you need to know when it comes to Gamescom.
- FIFA 14 coming to Europe Xbox One pre-orders
Microsoft has announced that the most popular soccer game will be included in the pre-orders of its Xbox One. This was brought up as an addition to the remaining lineup. This game will come equipped with Ultimate Team and another new feature called football legends, which will combine the retired star players with these stars that we can see today. Only 7 countries from Europe are able to use this offer: UK, Germany, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Austria and France.
- Xbox One is set to launch with 20 more games while more have been announced
Microsoft has unveiled its list with available games when this gaming console will become available on the market. The company has said that this list will remain open because there are many other games which will be set before the releasing date. The most popular are: Call of Duty: Ghosts, Battlefield 4, Assassin’s Creed IV, Killer Instinct, Need for Speed Rivals, NBA 2K14, Madden NFL 25 and others.
- PS 4 coming November 15 while Sony cuts the price of its PS Vita
The next gen PlayStation which was revealed few months ago will become available on November 15 for $399. There have been plenty of rumors about the official date and Sony has made it official at this event. While announcing this, the company said that it is cutting the price of its PS Vita to $199 in the US.
- Sony announces its upgrade plan for games (PS3 to PS4) and 33 new games that will be ready by the end of this year
This company has said that some popular games like Battlefield, COD: Ghosts or Assassin’s Creed IV, which are available on PS3, will be available as digital versions on PS4 for discounted price. This is reported as an answer to the GameStop promotion which allows gamers to get the game for additional $10. Warner Bros, Ubisoft, Activision and EA are all mentioned as partners to this promotion.
Sony has said that they are currently into the works for releasing 33 new games on this gaming console by the end of this year. They are not promising that these games will be prepared for the launch but gamers will be able to see them definitely by the end of 2013.
- Titanfall, the best in the business
The company behind this game has received 60 awards for it and gamers were able to see why. This game is a great mix of first-person with many elements of other games you have played. It delivers a great, refreshed and original experience and it has some balanced gameplay that takes you deep into the game.
- Microsoft has put an end to the speculations that Kinect and the gaming console will be sold separately
Every Xbox One box will come with Kinect. These were the words coming from the company’s VP, Phil Harrison. He said that Kinect and Xbox One are two parts that make a whole. They can’t be separated because Xbox One represents the Kinect. Both are a part of this ecosystem. At first, Microsoft has said that every Xbox One will come with a Kinect but every user would need to keep it online all the time. After it received few negative comments about this, Microsoft has changed its plan and this is no longer true.
These are the most important news we’ve seen on this year’s Gamescom event. As you can see, the future of gaming consoles and quality gaming experience is ahead of us and we can start pre-ordering these devices now in order to get all advantages that these companies offer.