By Samuel North / June 26th, 2013
While the PlayStation 4 reveal at E3 was a phenomenal success, the lack of PS4 exclusives at the event did hamper some of its appeal to some fans. However, President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Jim Ryan explained in an interview that the company will be announcing more games for the PS4 at the European Gamescom show.
Ryan explained that the lack of title reveals at E3 was to strengthen the PS4’s stage appeal at Gamescom:
“There’s a lot coming. I’m sure you heard from Shu [Yoshida] that he has 30 games in development. 20 of them are going to ship within the first year of the console’s life, and of those 12 are new IP,” he said. “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?”
We knew even before E3 that the PS4 was going to get a massive boost in third-party support, and that Sony’s main focus will be games. However, this event in Europe could be the boost the console needs to quell the fears that the same situation of a lack of games seen in the PS3’s early life wont be repeated again.
Gamescom can be considered the European equivalent of E3, and, since the success of the PlayStation 3 in the region, Sony sees the European event as an equal to the Los Angeles-based gaming convention. Hopefully, Sony isn’t pushing our buttons, and we will see many terrific titles at the European event, which is scheduled to begin on August 21, and lasts till August 25.