Sony has news for Gamescom. Its press conference is coming up on August 14th, and there’s a good amount of buzz surrounding the Playstation brand in the lead up. Word is that Sony has a new model of the Playstation 3, the PS3-4000 series, waiting in the wings. That new device will carry a hefty price cut, if rumors are to be believed, bringing the PS3 down to around $150. That may not be Sony’s big announcement for Gamescom, but that is a good start.
Playfront (via NeoGAF) reported on Wednesday that Sony is bringing most, but not all, of its recently announced titles to the show, as well as some games we haven’t seen in action yet, like Call of Duty Black Ops: Declassified for Playstation Vita. The company has also unveiled two unannounced titles at Gamescom.
What could these unannounced titles be? Sony is already teasing new Vita titles for an upcoming event in Japan, and there might be more for the struggling handheld in Germany. Guerilla Games, the studio behind Sony’s Killzone series, said in March that the Killzone team is hard at work on the Playstation Vita. Since Guerilla is one of Sony’s main European studios, its game seems like a good candidate for the show. Guerilla also said that it’s working on another PS3 title in the Killzone series, so this title might be a cross-platform game like Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time and PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale.
What else? Late last year it was rumored that Sony Bend, another of the company’s studios in Europe, was working on a new Vita title in the long-dormant Syphon Filter series. Bend provided the Vita with its strongest launch title, Uncharted: Golden Abyss, and are undoubtedly well into production on its next title.