The next generation starts here.
Gamer Network, in partnership with Virgin Media, is delighted to announce that the PlayStation 4 next-generation games console from Sony Computer Entertainment will be playable on the show floor at this year’s biggest ever Eurogamer Expo.
Eurogamer Expo 2013 takes place at Earls Court, London, from Thursday 26th September to Sunday 29th September, and will be the first place in the UK that gamers will be able to play the next generation of home console hardware.
Games that will be available to play on the show floor this year include Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag from Ubisoft, Battlefield 4 and FIFA 14 from Electronic Arts, Batman: Arkham Origins from Warner Bros, Dark Souls II from Namco Bandai and several titles from Nintendo, with many more still to be announced.
GAME will also return to the Eurogamer Expo this year as retail partner and will be offering pre-orders deals for next-generation hardware on the show floor.
In total, 70,000 gamers will visit the Eurogamer Expo over four days and organisers have taken out extra space to accommodate the rise in numbers.
Super passes and weekend tickets have sold out but tickets are still available to buy for Thursday and Friday via the Eurogamer Expo website: http://www.eurogamerexpo.com.
This year’s full line-up of playable games, developer sessions, tournaments and other activities will be announced over the next two months, but organisers can already confirm that the following games will be playable:
- Payday 2
- The Elder Scrolls Online
- Wolfenstein: The New Order
- Battlefield 4
- FIFA 14
- Need for Speed: Rivals
- Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2
- PES 2014
- Dark Souls II
- War for the Overworld
- Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
- The Crew
- Duel of Champions
- The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
- Batman: Arkham Origins
- Injustice: Gods Among Us
- Infinite Crisis
- LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
The Eurogamer Expo will also offer visitors the chance to experience Oculus Rift, the VR headset that is taking the games industry by storm and could be one of the critical gaming technologies of the future. Using a mixture of 3D views and head tracking, it’s like nothing you’ve ever experienced before.
Elsewhere, Gamer Network is pleased to confirm that SEGA will continue to sponsor the Indie Games Arcade, where visitors can play through a diverse and creative range of independent games from small studios and individual creators.
Fans of PC and indie titles will also want to check out the Rezzed area, which returns this year and will be full of upcoming games from developers and publishers great and small that showcase the independent spirit of PC and small-scale gaming. Games currently confirmed for the Rezzed area are:
- Stronghold: Crusader II
- The Room 2
- Doctor Kvorak
- Prison Architect
Mode 7 Games
- Frozen Endzone
- Democracy 3
- Droid Assault
The show also promises a great line-up of other features, including the hugely popular tournament area, our biggest-ever retro showcase – home to a stellar line-up of pinball tables – and a broader range of retail stands.
Plus, this year’s developer sessions schedule will be more exciting than ever before, with a range of next-generation game developers showcasing their titles, and an additional theatre to sit in to watch sessions, charge phones and meet other gamers.
More details on all of this and more will be announced in the next two months. You can find out more via http://www.eurogamerexpo.com, where tickets are also on sale, or by following us on Twitter (@eurogamer_expo, hashtag #EGX) and on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/EurogamerExpo).
About Gamer Network
Founded in 1999, Gamer Network Ltd (previously Eurogamer Network Ltd) publishes a range of video game websites including Eurogamer.net, the world’s leading independent video games website with local editions in ten European languages. The company also publishes market-leading trade resource GamesIndustry International and Outside Xbox, a video site dedicated to the Xbox community. It also represents several partner websites including VG247.com, RockPaperShotgun.com and NintendoLife.com. In addition to its online publications, Gamer Network produces live public events and trade shows including the Eurogamer Expo, the UK’s largest gaming event; Rezzed, the PC and indie games show; and GameHorizon, the games industry conference. Find out more: www.gamer-network.net