At a live press conference during Gamescom 2013 in Cologne, Germany, Sony revealed that the next generation of PlayStation will hit store shelves in North America on Nov. 15 and in Europe on Nov. 29.
The PlayStation 3 successor will also launch in 32 countries this holiday season.
Today’s conference showed a number of aspects of the PS4.
Right from the start of the conference, aspects of the new console’s menu system was on display, showing a modified Cross-Media Bar that seemed to focus more on games in related content than multiple static menus and the new controller based keyboard that uses a free-moving crosshair than the current setup.
While most of the day’s conference revolved around indie games and the PlayStation Vita, 15 exclusives were announced for the PS4. Dennaton Games’ Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number will be released for Sony’s next home console and handheld as an exclusive.
Rogue Legacy and Guns of Icarus Online will also make its console/Vita debut next year.
President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Andrew House revealed that those that buy PlayStation 3 titles that also come to the PS4, they will be able to upgrade at a “discounted price.”
“We see this as a great way to reward PS3 gamers for their loyalty,” House said.
The PS4 will release for $399/€399/£349 just in time for the holiday season.