Gamescom 2014 just kicked off in Cologne, Germany and we’re already beginning to see some pretty sweet coverage coming out online. Kendall posted about Dying Light, we’ve gotten hands-on gameplay footage of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and Sony’s teasing us with a short teaser (likely for Until Dawn) and a new IP trademark for “A Million Ways to Die” which is most likely not related to the Seth MacFarlane film.
But the big news is still to come.
Unfortunately, it’s going to come extremely early for anyone based Stateside. Of course, we can’t really complain. I’m sure the rest of the world feels exactly the same way during E3.
Sony, Microsoft, and EA all have planned press conferences this week and each one promises big reveals. Below you’ll find the dates, times, and places to live stream each conference. We’ll be watching – will you?
Tuesday, August 12th – 1 PM Local / 8 AM EDT / 5 AM PDT
XBOX.com • IGN • Games Radar
It took a little while for the XBO to come into it’s own but after the launch of Titanfall the console has begun to really catch up with it’s Sony-born rival. At Gamescom Microsoft has promised some ‘big announcements’ related to Halo and with the Halo remastered collection coming out soon it’s a good time to be a Halo fan. Hopefully they really do make some big announcements and they aren’t just setting us up disappointment. Either way, we should be hearing more about Quantum Break this year and that’s what I’m looking forward to the most. That’s the game that’s going to sell me on the XBO so I’m looking forward to getting a release date.
Tuesday, August 12th – 6PM Local / 1 PM EDT / 10 AM PDT
Sony Playstation • Gamespot • IGN • Games Radar
Sony has an insane amount of games available for hands-on play on the Gamescom floor so I am incredibly jealous of everyone who is there right now. The winner of the ‘next gen’ console war so far, I’m going to be interested to see what Sony announces this year. Obviously they’ll likely reveal what exactly “A Million Ways to Die” is going to be and hopefully we’ll see a few new games released. One thing that everyone seems to agree on is that they are going to announce a Journey port for PS4. Since I’ve never played it, that could be cool. My naive hope is that the PS Vita is going to get some hardcore coverage this year but… I’m not holding my breath. As much as I love my PS Vita, I know Sony doesn’t love it nearly as much as I do. Sad day.
Wednesday, August 13th – 10 AM Local / 4 AM EDT / 1 AM PDT
Gamespot • IGN • Game Informer
EA has a strong line up of games coming out soon. Dragon Age: Inquisition is probably one of the most anitcipated games of 2014 among the Nerdophiles staff so we’re all looking forward to seeing that game make an appearance – though it’s coming out soon so we’ll see how much they actually focus on it during the press conference. Battlefield Hardline promises to be an interesting game and I’m sure that EA is probably going to dedicate a lot of time to that one as well as the next FIFA game. I’m also hoping they stop bullshitting us over this “we can’t have toddlers and pools in the Sims 4 because it’s too hard to code them” thing, too, but it’s doubtful. Also, can we talk about this crazy new series from BioWare? Because this is probably what I’m most excited for coming out of the EA conference.
What are you looking forward to seeing at Gamescom 2014?