PlayStation 4 will launch with 22 games, but few blockbusters

By on October 31, 2013, 8:15 AM
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Sony has confirmed the launch day game line-up for the PlayStation 4 today, just a few weeks from the launch of the console. Gamers who purchase a PS4 on day-one will have the ability to purchase at least 22 titles, 12 of which will be also available on the Xbox One.

Five of the games are from Sony's first-party studio, Sony Computer Entertainment, while another five will be indie titles; the remaining games are from third-party publishers, two of which are PlayStation-exclusive. European gamers will have access to two additional titles not on the North American list, bringing their launch-day game count to 24.

PlayStation 4 launch-day titles

Exclusive to PlayStation Also on Xbox
Flower Angry Birds Star War
Killzone Shadow Fall Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag
Knack Call of Duty Ghosts
Resogun FIFA 14
Sound Shapes Battlefield 4
DC Universe Online Just Dance 2014
Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition Lego Marvel Super Heroes
Super Motherload NBA 2K14
Waframe Skylanders Swap Force
Escape Plan (Europe Only) Contrast
Flow (Europe Only) Pinball Arcade
  Tiny Brains
  Madden NFL 25

What may be a little disappointing to gamers who buy a PlayStation 4 on launch day is the lack of blockbuster titles for the console, especially PlayStation 4-exclusive blockbusters. Killzone Shadow Fall jumps out as a major title exclusive to the platform, however other AAA games such as Battlefield 4, Call of Duty Ghosts and Assassin's Creed IV will be available on other platforms as well.

In contrast, the Xbox One will launch with four major exclusive titles - Dead Rising 3, Ryse: Son of Rome, Forza Motorspot 5 and Killer Instinct - alongside a similar range of cross-platform games.

Of course, the PlayStation 4 still has a number of games set to launch during the console's "launch window", including DriveClub and inFamous Second Son, so buyers of either console will have a lot to busy themselves with over the holiday season.

The PS4 will launch on November 15 in North America and November 29 in Europe, while the Xbox One will be available on November 22 in a range of countries worldwide.

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davislane1 davislane1 said:

If I buy a next-gen console, it will probably be the PS4. That said, the number of exclusives in their library doesn't really matter to me anymore. Over the past 10 years all "exclusive" has come to mean is "we've taken the same formula from [iconic title here], polished it and rebranded it." Exclusives only add value if they innovate, and I've seen little of that from either side's offerings.

Burty117 Burty117, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

Meh, this doesn't mean anything to me, I will get a PS4 knowing they have very high quality Developers working on great exclusives, Naughty Dog are the ones I'm watching for, If the Last of Us is anything to go by, they will have something special in store for the PS4.

The man who is head of SE is just brilliant, recently on twitter he was asked about DNLA playback and he confirmed they will add this in a patch, loads of people re-tweeting it and the only one he replied to was someone who said "I need this to watch porn while playing Killzone", he just replied "I Know..." xD

Guest said:

If people don't think this doesn't matter, well it does. ALOT of people want big titles because that's the majority will be playing. I don't care about either console. I bet though that the Xbox will sell more simply due to more titles or major titles at launch. Sony has Killzone, so what, they lied so many years ago and just about everyone has forgot about the game, wait except those fanboys who believed that the game half a decade ago was actual gameplay.

Sony has the more powerful system and they aren't launching with much to start with. There doing it again, always hurting themselves leaving the window open for MS to always grab people. What good is a powerful system when there's nothing really good to play on it? Sure there will be good games during the launch window but lets be real the launch window is like 90 days and some of those games will get delayed.

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