Sony officially announced the Playstation 4 launch date during its Gamecom press conference Tuesday and did so while throwing some very strong verbal barbs at Microsoft's changing of Xbox One policies.
The PS4 will launch in North America on Nov. 15, 2013 for $399.99 and will land in Europe on Nov. 29 with plans to hit 32 countries worldwide. The country list announcement was greatly emphasized by Sony's Andrew House in a clear dig at Microsoft's scaling back of the Xbox One launch but it was by far the mildest.
"Our goals for the PS4 are clear, ambitious, and unwavering," House stated on stage. "While others have shifted their message and stories we have been consistent."
Microsoft changed a number of policies regarding the Xbox One following gamer backlash from its E3 reveal. The list of walk-backs include No-DRM, no region locking and no Kinect required for the console to work among others.
Sony also repeatedly made clear that it does not lock entertainment apps behind a paywall during the presentation and greatly emphasized once again how much it loves independent developers.
The console war has now officially begun but Microsoft has yet to announce when the Xbox One will launch this November.
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