Sony will host Destination PlayStation
from February 25th-28th with a range of discussions lined up, along with presentations from third-party publishers who will show off their products and plans for 2013. Last year, titles such as God of War: Ascension
and Sleeping Dogs
were shown off; the latter of which made a more formal appearance at E3 later that year. This year could see the likes of Beyond: Two Souls
and The Last of Us
given more coverage and exposure.
The big question is if Sony will use the event to announce the PlayStation 4, and therefore get the jump on Microsoft who began the countdown to E3
last week. Destination PlayStation is an event for retailers only, so there is the possibility that we could hear more about the next generation of Sony’s console. However, at this point in time only software reveals for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita have been confirmed.
This is the perfect opportunity for Sony to capture the headlines without having to compete with other manufacturers and game publishers. Microsoft laid down the gauntlet with its ticking countdown timer; does Sony plan to respond with aplomb?