PS4 will make its UK hands-on debut at Eurogamer Expo in September

The British public will be able to try out the PlayStation 4 for the first time during the Virgin Media powered Eurogamer Expo 2013 running from 26 to 29 September. In addition, Oculus Rift, the virtual reality headset and system that has had everybody raving about it all year, will be playable on the show floor.

Eurogamer hosts its annual show at Earls Court this year and tickets are already almost sold out. If you fancy having a go on the PS4 before its expected November release, you will have to head down on either the Thursday or Friday as only day passes for those two days are still available.

In addition to the next-generation Sony console, a number of key titles will be playable at the show, including Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag, Batman: Arkham Origins and FIFA 14. We were particularly impressed by The Crew and Wolfenstein: New Order at E3 this year and you'll be able to see why.

A day ticket costs £15, but if you plan to head down only for an afternoon - from 2pm to 7pm - it will cost £10. Tickets are available from eurogamerexpo.com.

No announcement has been made on whether any games on shown will be using Xbox One hardware.