These are the 5 games that could win the console war for the PS4
The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One launched to a great deal of fanfare in November. Thousands of anxious consumers lined up at their local retailers at midnight to be among the first to experience the next generation of video games. Over 7 million consoles have already been sold, anticipation is at an all time high…but we haven’t had a great reason to turn on our new consoles in almost a month.
Things have been especially lacking for the PS4, which had a much smaller launch lineup than the Xbox One. A fantastic port of Don’t Starve has (appropriately) given PS4 owners something to play in the interim, but as January comes to a close, everyone is itching for some fresh next-gen titles.
We’ve rounded up five of our most anticipated games for the PS4 below, and plan to do the same with the Xbox One and the Wii U next week. Now that new game releases are finally in sight, which console is going to have the best year?
One of the staple franchises from the last generation is making its way to the PlayStation 4, and it looks more impressive than anything else we’ve seen on the system so far. After an adequate launch lineup, game releases slowed to a halt in January. Infamous: Second Son is not only an important piece of the PS4′s first-party puzzle, it’s also Sony’s first chance to reignite the pre-launch excitement that quickly dissipated over the holidays.
Infamous: Second Son is the third game in the franchise, and the first to follow a character other than Cole McGrath. This time around, players will take control of Troy Baker, a deadbeat who learns of his Conduit abilities after coming into contact with another surviving Conduit. Like the previous games, Second Son will be an open world platformer, allowing players to jump, glide and climb around Seattle, fighting the oppressive Department of Unified Protection who are hell-bent on wiping out the remaining Conduits.
Second Son made a memorable appearance at Sony’s PS4 reveal event (partially because of the paranoia-filled set-up), and should be the first must-have title on the new console.
We don’t know much about Deep Down, but much like the other games on this list, the trailer turned enough heads to keep this one on the radar. Originally revealed by Capcom’s Yoshinori Ono, producer of the Street Fighter IV games, Deep Down is an RPG that shares some DNA with Dark Souls, another dungeon crawler with a heavy emphasis on deliberate combat.
Unlike Dark Souls, Deep Down (the current working title for the game) will be free-to-play, making it the first free-to-play title developed specifically for the PS4. Deep Down was playable at the Tokyo Game Show, and those who went hands-on with it discovered that the dungeons will be randomly generated, making individual playthroughs unique for every player.