Sony gamescom 2010 conference

New PS3 SKUs! New Ratchet! Resistance 3! More.

Sony's gamescom 2010 conference is over. Euro-boss Andrew House stepped on stage to unveil two new PlayStation 3 SKUs with bigger hard-drives and two new titles from Insomniac Games. All that and more besides.

Eurogamer covered the event live. Our blow by blow account can be found below, with the earliest entries presented first.

Our live coverage of this event has finished.

Coverage

17:45

Eurogamer Editor Tom Bramwell is our man on the ground. He's not inside yet.


17:54

Hello! We have braved rain, broken 3G internet dongles and countless new business models but we are in and ready for Sony's gamescom press conference.


17:54

We're sat on benches and plastic chairs among all sorts of weird neon lights and exposed brickwork. There aren't many seats. Some people look unimpressed by this.


17:56

Nothing has happened yet. A big screen in front of us says "SCEE Exclusive Preview Event" and has people jumping around being lifestyle on it. Chirpy music has escaped from the eighties and joined us to ramp up the funk.


18:05

Silver-haired games industry legends David Reeves and John Riccitiello are in attendance. Expect some EA presence judging by what the PR just said to us [the Medal of Honor live demonstration mentioned in EA's press conference earlier -Ed]


18:06

"Gotta be startin' something," sings Jacko. You'd hope.


18:14

Still nothing. Lots of people standing around drinking wine and laughing. It's possible we're accidentally live-texting a wedding.


18:15

Riccitiello is in front row. Silverness: extreme. He's whistling to try to get someone's attention - it's Kaz Hirai! Drama before our very eyes.


18:16

They've been joined by a blonde woman. Now they're all talking. This is riveting.


18:18

[Eurogamer news editor Wesley Yin-Poole captures the scene on camera: http://twitpic.com/2fnd4o -Ed]


18:17

Kaz is holding a plastic cup. We cannot confirm its contents. More as this develops.


18:19

Wes speculates that they're discussing PS4. Perhaps they're debating whether Sony plans to have a press conference at its press conference.


18:20

Kaz drink update: apple juice. We'll try to collect the cup and give it away on the podcast [the new episode of which is out today -Ed].


18:22

Riccitiello's gesticulating.


18:24

Kaz is laughing. John's watch keeps blinding me with reflections. Still no sign of the show starting.


18:26

Oh come on you numpties, I haven't had anything to eat all day and I want a jagerschnitzel.


18:27

START! Passion Pit over LittleBigPlanet 2 video. Gran Turismo 5. Killzone 3. God of War PSP. Hustle Kings.


18:28

PAC-Man, Invizimals, Dead Nation. Love this song. Snippets of SingStar online videos. Patapon 3. Sly Trilogy. EyePet.


18:29

The Move edition of EyePet, that is. MotorStorm Apocalypse. Buzz Music. SOCOM...


18:29

Music drops and Andrew House is in the house! He's sorry he's late.


18:30

He says he tried to get Kevin Butler over but now he's too famous.


18:31

This will be fun, short and informative with a focus on how PlayStation is performing in Europe, apparently.


18:31

But mostly he wants to focus on games and give us free bratwurst bitte.


18:32

Last year's gamescom conference was "pivotal", he says, pointing us back to the announcement of the PS3 Slim. "That was the instant PS3 sprang to life."


18:32

It's continued to this day, he says. Never mind what the competition does, the momentum is "firmly in our favour".


18:32

Global PS3 sales are now over 38 million, with 16 million of those in Europe.


18:34

PS3 software sales are up 38 per cent against the prevailing conditions. He's citing Metacritic scores: PS3 average is 80 per cent compared to the Xbox 360 average of 77 per cent, he says.


18:35

Now he's talking LittleBigPlanet. This November Sony launches the sequel. You can create levels but also games. We're going to watch a video.


18:35

More Passion Pit. You can never have enough. Ellie Goulding next, please.


18:36

It's a lot of footage of Sackboy doing fun things. Mostly running and jumping around colourful environments.


18:37

You can customise the music, cinematics, etc. and share the results. "Create big drama in a little universe."


18:37

House says PS3 will "maintain leadership" with two new models of PS3 with larger disks.


18:42

From 15th September you can get a bundle of 320GB PS3, Move kit for EUR 349. EUR 299 will get you a 160GB console - gradually replacing the existing unit.


18:39

PlayTV Live Chat is due soon, too. This is what we've known as PlayTV 2.


18:39

This upgrade brings "community functionality". You can discuss stuff with people watching the same things.


18:40

You can also recommend programmes on Facebook, find like-minded people and more.


18:40

Film service MUBI is coming as well. This will be free to download and stream classic, indie and international cinema.


18:41

Quality is the key to the MUBI library, says House. Also has community features and a social network, director bios, trailers. "A never ending film festival." Available in 18 countries from October.


18:42

We're seeing film footage from classic films that I am too culturally immature to recognise. No sign of Deep Blue Sea, the film Jaws 2 wishes it was.


18:44

House is now talking PSN and how it's relevant to a broad audience. ModNation community has created 1 million pieces of content. PSN has a 70 per cent connection rate.


18:45

Catch-up TV - eg. BBC iPlayer - has been useful, too. ITV will be coming soon.


18:45

These won't be the last channels either, he says. He also listed some for Spain, Australia and elsewhere.


18:47

Now he's seguing into PSP. Strong future, yo. Sold 9.9 million units last year. Global sales include 20 million in Sony Europe regions alone.


18:47

He's even mentioning PS2! Sales of over 146 million worldwide, and projecting 6 million this year alone. "Plenty of life in the old dog yet." Yes he said that.


18:48

Gran Turismo 5 due out on 3rd November. A flutter of applause. A woop!


18:48

inFamous 2 is on the way as well, and House is bigging it up by showing us a video.


18:48

Music update: House of the Rising Sun. Might do this at karaoke later.


18:49

Nice video. The camera pans slowly through frozen scenes of violence.


18:50

Now it unpauses and we see Cole McGrath being electric again.


18:50

Time for Medal of Honor, says Housey.


18:51

Greg Goodrich, executive producer of MOH, is on stage. His beard is epic.


18:52

We're goig to see a demo of a level called Gunfighters. Mike Somebody from Linkin Park is going to play through it, bizarrely [Or not, given the debut of their single over a MOH trailer, TOM -Ed]


18:52

They've done a song for it apparently. Mike doesn't look stoned at all.


18:53

He's co-piloting a chopper over sprawling mountainous terrain. He's spamming a convoy with macine-gun fire.


18:54

It's just like watching WikiLeaks!


18:54

He's circling a camp, shooting RPG-toting guys next to mud buildings.


18:55

The radio chatter is pretty immersive. He's firing 'mashies' and carving holes in walls with them.


18:56

Boom! RPG to the face! Mission failed. Applause. "It's a tight game," says Mike. Thanks Mike.


18:57

House is back and wants to talk about Move. He's going over pricing again. "Very accessible for all gamers."


18:57

It's unique because it enhances all sorts of genres, reckons House - from Heavy Rain to Killzone 3.


18:58

MAG is getting Move functionality, too, apparently. Not sure we knew that.


18:59

The music has taken a real downturn. I am boycotting the soundtrack and singing In Between Days to myself instead.


18:59

Echochrome 2 looks quite interesting with Move.


18:59

Sorcery still looks like a lawsuit.


19:00

Virtua Tennis 4, eh? It's in the Move reel.


19:01

House draws attention to it. It will also have 3D functionality on top of Move controls.


19:01

We're now going to see Killzone 3 multiplayer.


19:01

A man is stabbed. A gun is turreted. A mech is piloted. A pack is jetted.


19:02

Not much detail there but hopefully we'll hear more at the show tomorrow.


19:03

House says Sony is committed to being at the forefront of the 3D revolution: "something that will be even more apparent in the next 12 months".


19:04

3D glasses time. "It's like taking a time trip back to a '50s cinema." I probably wouldn't have said that.


19:04

Music sounds like Julian Casablancas. Showing a game called Tumble that looks Jenga-like.


19:05

Mortal Kombat is a bit freakish in 3D. Virtua Tennis quite effective.


19:06

Lots of applause for all that. It's a long-term initiative for Sony, says House.


19:07

Evolution Studios guys are here to talk MotorStorm Apocalypse. They appear to be 3D.


19:08

Matt Southern is nooooorthern, and he says 3D is going to change gaming forever! "Literally a new dimension."


19:08

Judging speed, distance to corners and the feeling of progress is much greater, he adds.


19:09

"It's such a natural next step for racing games, which is why most of the world's top racing drivers are trained on the latest 3D simulators."


19:10

"[3D] nails the gonzo insanity of our games."


19:11

Du wurdest first. Not third place then. Game's out in spring.


19:12

Andrew House has one more guest: it's Ted Price from Insomniac.


19:13

Ted says he still loves Sony even though they're going multi-format with EA. They've also lengthened development cycles to three years.


19:14

The new game is by their North Carolina studio and being presented by a man called Chad.


19:15

It's a new Ratchet game called Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One. [It's a four-player online and same screen drop-in, drop-out co-op game coming to PS3 in Fall 2011, according to Insomniac's Twitter -Ed]


19:15

It's multiplayer co-op. Ratchet and Clank are joined by Captain Qwark and Dr Nefarious. Ratchet & Clank: All Four One.


19:16

Play side-to-side or online. Isometric presentation. You can throw friends over gaps.


19:16

Running, jumping, blasting, collecting bolts... There are collaborative weapons like an electric tether.


19:17

The four climb on a gun that fires them across the sky onto a distant platform. Where they shoot guys. There's a constant banter between the characters.


19:18

Still has things like the slingshot, but now you can sling four people daisychained together.


19:19

The guys divide and conquer a group of big old robots and then a huge one bursts in through a nearby glass panel, so they team up to take him down.


19:20

Bits fall off the - dare I say it - crab-like robot as they nail him repeatedly [not sure you can say that either -Ed].


19:20

Hurrah he's dead. And the demo's over.


19:20

One more thing, says Ted...


19:21

Trailer of a train and a man running for it. Sepia ahoy. Looks olden.


19:21

["Oh, you wanted Resistance? Well why not two games? We are also incredibly excited to (finally) announce Resistance 3. Coming to PS3 in 2011!" from the Insomniac Twitter -Ed]


19:22

People on the train look despondent and filthy. Aliens on the horizon. Must be Resistance 3...


19:22

Good music on this. Blood on a railroad crossing. Ruined towns. Sirens. Darkness.


19:23

They're coming. Boom boom alien boom!


19:24

Resistance 3. No date. House is back.


19:25

There are "a few more we've yet to share" for this year, apparently, but for now that's it. Thanks Housey! And thank you, Eurogamers. We're out. To Passion Pit!


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    jrockey 11 years ago
    @FladgeMangle I'm ++ing you just for the phrase "all bag and no cat"
    FladgeMangle 11 years ago
    Are you negging me because you don't believe it's true or you don't want it to be true?

    Ho hum. Anyway. You ain't seen me, right?
    FladgeMangle 11 years ago
    I see Sony is waiting for the full leak to ruin their announcement of the Playstation phone.

    The specs have already been accurately reported elsewhere, now it's just a matter of time before the photos hit the net. After that it'll be a case of all bag and no cat.
    smelly 11 years ago
    Maybe the ps3 needs a molyneux game? EG writes love letters to him at least once a week!
    jefranklin18 11 years ago
    Hmm, PS3 games scoring more on Metacritic than Xbox ones? EG's skewing can't be working too well ;)
    TwitchyMcTwitch 11 years ago
    NotSoSlim 11 years ago
    @abot

    Sony have said Last Guardian will be at TGS. Its a Jap based game so no shocks there
    abot 11 years ago
    At least there was one cool announcement during their conference - Resistance 3 but still no word about The Last Guardian :(

    I hope there is some announcement at TGS next month.
    NotSoSlim 11 years ago
    Harry Potter shown with Kinect. Sony show VT4 and Dead Space 2 for Move...easy to tell where each company is focusing on for the near future
    HokutoNoKen 11 years ago
    Mass Effect 2 coming to PS3:

    http://www.gametrailers.com/video/gc-10-...
    / Ken
    Osahi 11 years ago
    Damn. The sheer funiness of this feed makes up for the lack of live stream video.

    Nothing to spectacular content wise though. But Ratchet All 4 one sparks interest and that Infamous trailer was nice (they're already on the PS blog)
    NotSoSlim 11 years ago
    Like the 3 year dev time now so Resistence 3 may not be rushed like number 2!!
    FogHeart 11 years ago
    Re: Resistance 3

    One day, I will be playing an FPS where I can shoot monsters in the face. In 3D. From the couch. Without twin sticking.

    This is how Charlie felt when he found the golden ticket.

    Yay!
    abot 11 years ago
    Yes Resistance 3 !!!!
    NotSoSlim 11 years ago
    For a low key event that was a great conference!! Hopefully more GT5 news incoming like a demo, as well as editor and wether
    NotSoSlim 11 years ago
    @Noodle

    There you go!!

    I so want to watch this live :(
    sfp_noodle 11 years ago
    Was kinda hoping for a Resistance 3 announcement :(

    Edit - Yay thay announced it! :D:D:D:D:D
    Bibbo 11 years ago
    Not too keen on the big 3D push. I'm one of those few that can't enjoy 3D. :(

    Another Virtua Tennis is ace though.
    NotSoSlim 11 years ago
    New Insomniac game...great!! Love the love they still have for Sony and longer devs times so better quality
    EugenesLair 11 years ago
    Yay new Ratchet & Clank
    !
    frunk 11 years ago
    "[3D] nails the gonzo insanity of our games."

    Bwahahahahahahaaha!
    jonbwfc 11 years ago
    Are you going to be able to keep your 3D glasses on when jumping about playing Move VT4? Or are you going to get some kind of Edgar Davids style wrap around 3D goggles?
    spamdangled 11 years ago
    tom seems like a nice guy, but he could have a little bit more research in advance. there are many "did we know that already?"

    Yes, because he can read minds and knows exactly what they are going to discuss in advance.
    RevanNL 11 years ago
    Well, that Motorstorm dude should stop talking out of his ass. F1 teams like McLaren and Red Bull have racing simulators, but they're all 2D.
    ziggy_played_guitar 11 years ago
    No I can't, I don't have the glasses now.
    NotSoSlim 11 years ago
    3d is really going to be the the main focus next gen you can tell
    DavidBoring 11 years ago
    tom seems like a nice guy, but he could have a little bit more research in advance. there are many "did we know that already?"
    Widge 11 years ago
    3D Move Virtua Tennis? I could go for that.
    NotSoSlim 11 years ago
    Virtua Tennis 4 ftw
    frunk 11 years ago
    jonbwfc 11 years ago
    might make me give MAG another go...
    ziggy_played_guitar 11 years ago
    Tight game? Aight... yo.
    frunk 11 years ago
    Sweet - MAG Move Compatible... may get me to buy it
    spamdangled 11 years ago
    Boom! RPG to the face

    I fucking wish someone would shoot an RPG at Linkin Park.
    spamdangled 11 years ago
    spamdangled 11 years ago
    Greg Goodrich, executive producer of MOH, is on stage. His beard is epic.

    Did he unlock it when he reached level 50?
    sfp_noodle 11 years ago
    @darkmorgardo

    That jokes a bit old now. It's been old since E3 2010.
    Machetazo 11 years ago
    /sets alarm for "news about PS3 comic reader"
    spamdangled 11 years ago
    Gran Turismo 5 due out on 3rd November

    ...2015
    NotSoSlim 11 years ago
    Woo hoo 3rd of November for GT5
    NotSoSlim 11 years ago
    @Astro

    You know what i meant :o)
    NotSoSlim 11 years ago
    ITV player coming, just 4OD left now
    MyPointIs 11 years ago
    Better stream here, with text and pictures

    http://en.justin.tv/puchi_#/w/323189280/2
    NotSoSlim 11 years ago
    MightyMouse 11 years ago
    Live chat? Is this Play TV chat roulette?
    Lee_Morris 11 years ago
    PlayTV 2 has to have HD or there is no point
    jonbwfc 11 years ago
    We don't want Facebook connected TV you idiots, we want Freeview HD!
    sfp_noodle 11 years ago
    "new models of PS3 with larger disks."

    I just spat my corn flakes out misreading that as 'PS3 with larger dicks'

    Sorry guys!
    spamdangled 11 years ago
    Oh look, theyre spending some time to do some cockwaving with microsoft.

    PS - I wish metacritic would die.
    spamdangled 11 years ago
    bratwurst bitte

    Anyone else now got the voice of the dude from Little Britain saying "bitty!" in their heads?
    spamdangled 11 years ago
    This will be fun, short and informative with a focus on how PlayStation is performing in Europe, apparently.

    And..... CUE PIE CHARTS!
    Seehuusen 11 years ago
    @argentlupine that'll be microsoft back at E3
    JediMasterMalik 11 years ago
    Stop talking about food and drink, I'm trying to fast here!!

    /jihad on eurogamer

    Edit - Nice shout out on Passion Pit, all is forgiven.
    Super_Zee 11 years ago
    Jagerschnitzel! Mmm.
    spamdangled 11 years ago
    I wish they'd hurry up and start... Im missing valuable Starcraft 2 time.
    rotmm 11 years ago
    @darkmorgado, "Maybe Kaz has turned up just so he can shout RIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIDGE RACERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR at the audience again."

    Hahaha lolololol roofle lmao - That joke never gets old :D :D :D :D


    Oh, wait, yes it does. Got old back in 2006.
    spamdangled 11 years ago
    @Gaiduku there's no way they'd announce a home console at gamescom. E3 yes, not gamescom and not at a low-key press conference. PSP2 on the other hand...
    spamdangled 11 years ago
    Maybe Kaz has turned up just so he can shout RIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIDGE RACERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR at the audience again.
    Gaiduku 11 years ago
    If they announce a PS4 i'm gonna get seriously pissed off. I've only had a ps3 for a few weeks!
    52pickup 11 years ago
    If head honcho Kaz Hirai is there then either a price drop announcement or new hardware announcement.
    pinebear 11 years ago
    "Silver-haired games industry legends David Reeves and John Riccitiello are in attendance. Expect some EA presence judging by what the PR just said to us [the Medal of Honor live demonstration mentioned in EA's press conference earlier -Ed]"

    If the Ed's doing the liveblog, then who's Edding the Ed?
    Enquiring minds, etc...
    ziggy_played_guitar 11 years ago
    "A Journalist should never let his personal feelings towards a subject be known. "

    I respectfully disagree. Nevertheless a release date is mundane news. Even if it's LBP2 or Halo. Maybe if it was Duke Nukem Forever, maybe.
    wizlon 11 years ago
    My prediction, more games shown using Move including MoH, NFS and a football game.
    frunk 11 years ago
    He does seem to be having issues - so grab the top one here:

    http://qik.com/afsis/videos
    spamdangled 11 years ago
    They're piping in Michael Jackson?

    Hmmm.... Singstar: Michael Jackson anyone?
    Zelf1 11 years ago
    That mobile link seems to work fairly well mate, nice one.
    Arwin 11 years ago
    Ah, you ARE there. :) Awesome.
    Seehuusen 11 years ago
    Post live video stream if you find one guys, couldnt see one on Gamespot nor Gametrailers
    frunk 11 years ago
    Found a mobiule phone delivered one...

    http://qik.com/video/10824064
    frunk 11 years ago
    ^^ Germany, Cologne.... and yes they are but being pretty low key.
    sfp_noodle 11 years ago
    @ziggy_played_guitar

    Yes, the date is confirmed. My point is that I cannot see EG ever describing a potential release date announcement for a game such as Halo or Gears of War as mundane. I'm actually quite looking forward to a release date for LBP2. As are a lot of other people. How is that mundane news in any way? It's not like EG have already reviewed the game and think its pants and have therefore made that comment out of resentment.

    A Journalist should never let his personal feelings towards a subject be known. It's part of being a professional.
    Xardan 11 years ago
    What is gamescon? and is Microsoft and Nintendo there?
    frunk 11 years ago
    Anyone doing a live video stream?
    ziggy_played_guitar 11 years ago
    Halo is coming on the 14th of September, no need to be shocked.
    Zelf1 11 years ago
    Plenty of news on GT5 and 3D stuff would be fine for me, and maybe updates to the ps3 interface would be good like 4OD and other on demand services.
    sfp_noodle 11 years ago
    "More mundane news, although nonetheless welcome, should cover a European release date for LittleBigPlanet 2"

    You wouldn't say it was a mundane news if it was a release date for a Halo or Gears of War would you EG? I'm not starting a flame war by any means, but that's shocking journalism.
    dllord 11 years ago
    I'm looking for Move and 3D news mainly! Couldn't care less about PSP
    52pickup 11 years ago
    Didn't EA say they were at the Sony conference too?
    Milk 11 years ago
    I'm really hoping for some GT5 news!
    xandoodle 11 years ago
    PSP store for android and iPhone, perhaps?

    Wishful thinking more like...