Originally a launch game, DriveClub ended up coming out around a year later than anticipated. It was also the last major PlayStation 4 exclusive coming out this year. So what else do gamers have to look forward to in the future? We have compiled a list containing our top five most anticipated PlayStation 4 exclusives that have already been announced. Check it out below.
5. Until Dawn
The survival-horror genre seems poise for a comeback with games like Alien: Isolation, The Evil Within and the upcoming Silent Hills. Sony is also going to publish the PS4-exclusive, Until Dawn, which was originally announced as a PlayStation Move game for the PlayStation 3. The premise is interesting as it is somewhat similar to Heavy Rain: all eight characters can die at any point and the story will still continue on. This will lead to many branching paths and multiple endings.
During the transition, Supermassive Games also decided to use an upgraded graphics engine from Killzone: Shadow Fall. So the videogame got a big bump in terms of visuals. Until Dawn most likely won’t be anything special from the gameplay perspective, but it would still be plenty of fun to play, especially if you are passing the DualShock 4 controller around with friends. Preorder the game right now on Amazon.
4. The Order 1886
After developing God of War: Chains of Olympus and God of War: Ghost of Sparta on PSP, Ready at Dawn was ready to move on to bigger and better things. Their latest project is The Order 1886, a PlayStation 4 exclusive collaborative effort with SCE Santa Monica Studio. The new I.P. may look like a typical cover-based third-person shooter but there is also a lot more to it. For one, the graphics and settings are extremely impressive as the game takes place in an alternate historical London.
Gamers will also encounter werewolf-like beasts that have the intelligence of a normal human. Last but not least, the team also went to great lengths to not only create new weapons but also explain how each of them can actually work. If you enjoyed the Uncharted games, then The Order 1886 looks like it will be right up your alley. Pre-purchase the Ready at Dawn’s latest with this link.
Team Ico, unfortunately, is nowhere to be found on the PlayStation 4. Fear not, Sony has not completely abandon creating art house games. Rime combines the simplistic but effect exploration elements found in Ico with the visual cel-shaded flair of The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker. Add end some open-world elements and you get of one of the most unique experiences on the next-gen system.
Tequila Works previously worked on Deadlight as a Xbox Live Arcade exclusive published by Microsoft for the PC and Xbox 360. Rime was actually pitched to Microsoft but was turned down. Fortunately for PlayStation 4 gamers, Sony decided to pick the game up.
2. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Uncharted ended up being the best exclusive first-party franchises on the PlayStation; so it was no surprise to see a PlayStation 4 installment. Unfortunately, development may not have gone as anticipated as some major changes were made to the leadership of the project. The two main directos, Amy Hennig and Justin Richmond, got replaced, causing some to wonder if there were some conflicting issues.
Fortunately, Naughty Dog got some talented folks to fill in the big shoes with Bruce Straley and Neil Druckmann. You may recognize those two names as the ones responsible for the award-winning The Last of Us. Aside from that Sony has kept quiet on what to expect although we were promised that it is targeting 1080p and 60 frames per second. Given Naughty Dog’s pedigree, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will most likely going to be a stellar entry even with the development issues. Preorder the sequel by clicking on this link.
From Software teamed up with SCE Japan Studio at the beginning of PlayStation 3’s lifespan with the exclusive Demon’s Souls. Sony, however, decided not to publish the videogame in the United States. Demon’s Souls went on to become a sleeper hit and From Software went on to create the two spiritual successors, Dark Souls and Dark Souls 2, for multiple platforms.
It looks like Sony has rectified their mistakes with Bloodborne as their SCE Japan Studio is teaming up with From Software once again. The upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive videogame is also being published by Sony.
Bloodborne is similar to the Dark Souls, Dark Souls 2 and Demon’s Souls in which you explore dangerous areas where enemies and/or traps could kill you in just about every corner. A few of the online elements, like cooperative summoning and leaving messages, are also being brought back. The new I.P. does differ in that it stimulates faster combat as you can no longer block with a shield.
The new game looks like the next step up to an already incredible series. So, if you haven’t already, make sure to reserve the best upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive right now on Amazon with this page.