It's not enough to have four or five stand-out games available on your console; what you really need are great games waiting in the wings, ready to launch this holiday season.
The PS4 may not have had the better of the two launch line-ups (sorry Knack!), but it's making up for lost time with some huge, triple-A games exclusively available on the PlayStation 4. A mix of late 2014 and early 2015 release dates, there's a lot to look forward to on Sony's system - not the least of which is the recently unveiled Uncharted 4: A Thief's End.
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
Release date: March 18, 2016
One of the biggest surprise appearances at E3 2014 was Uncharted 4. It's too bad we know as little about Nathan Drake's final adventure into the wild green yonder as we do about the lost city of Atlantis. What we can expect, however, is another edge-of-your-seat adventure steeped in some loose world history and a quite possibly heart-breaking ending. Hey, no one said the life of an adventurer would be easy.
From GamesRadar's Uncharted 4 preview:
"Whether it's the end of Uncharted too is hard to say, especially since you wouldn't expect the final game in a franchise to be the big, shiny iteration for new gen consoles. There's still the potential for prequels, or Drake sidestepping his end, or maybe Naughty Dog's getting sneaky on us and 'thief' refers to someone else entirely. It's hard to say just yet, and we might not know until we play through it ourselves."
The Last Guardian
Release date: TBA
The Last Guardian's announcement was met with uproarious applause, and with good reason, as the game was first shown at E3 over six years ago. As the spiritual successor to Shadow of the Colossus and Ico, The Last Guardian has some giant-sized shoes to fill, but we have every reason to believe it can do it ... as soon as Sony decides the time is right.
Final Fantasy VII: Remake
Release date: TBA
Yes way. Sony actually pulled the trigger on updating the 1997 classic that inspired a generation of gamers (and taught them how painful loving someone can be). There's no release date set or even a timeframe to go off of, but money's good that the game will probably come out in 2017, exactly 20 years after the game's initial release date.
From GamesRadar's Final Fantasy VII preview:
"Do you hear that? That rumbling sound, rolling in on a westward wind? That's the sound of thousands of ecstatic fans crying to the heavens because the Final Fantasy 7 remake is happening. Despite all the denials, the misdirections, the heart-breaking trollery of the PS4 port, it's finally real!
But aside from the fact that it exists in some nebulous form, the single trailer premiered at E3 2015 hasn't provided much solid info on what the game is actually going to be like. Not much, but some. You'll find every bit of it here, and everything else we learn until the day it's finally real enough to land in your hands."
For more insight into this year's biggest releases check out GamesRadar's list of Upcoming PS4 Games.