Tuesday, December 31, 2013

It's Almost 2014, What does the Future Hold for Sony?

We are hours away from the new year, and 2014 looks to be quite the interesting year for the PS4. Lots of games to look forward to, and lots of news we have yet to hear. Will we see gameplay from Uncharted? What are the other Sony studios creating? When and how much will Gaikai cost? All these questions should be answered and more in the upcoming year. But let's look at what we know about the next year. Sony just released a list of announced games that are releasing in 2014 and the list is promising, especially with exclusives.

Blast 'Em Bunnies
Bound by Flame
Child of Light
Daylight
Destiny
Diablo III
Don Bradman Cricket 2014
Don't Starve
Dragon Age: Inquisition
Driveclub
Dying Light
Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition
EA Sports UFC
Energy Hook
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
Galak-Z: The Dimensional
Guilty Gear Xrd
Guns of Icarus Online
Helldivers
Hohokum
Infamous: Second Son
Lego: The Hobbit
Liege
Lily Bergamo
Lords of the Fallen
Mad Max
Mercenary Kings
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
MLB 14: The Show
Monochroma
N++
Natural Doctrine
Octodad: Dadliest Catch
Outlast
Pavilion
Pier Solar HD
Rayman Legends
Rogue Legacy
Scivelation
Secret Ponchos
Shadow Warrior
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero
Sleeping Dogs: Triad Wars
Sniper Elite 3
Soul Saga: Episode 1
Sportsfriends
Strider
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth
The Crew
The Elder Scrolls Online
The Evil Within
The Legend of el Lobodestroyo vs. la Liga de los Villanos
The Lego Movie Videogame
The Order: 1886
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
The Witness
Thief
Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6: Patriots
Tom Clancy's The Division
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
Transistor
Trials Fusion
Valiant Hearts: The Great War
Velocity 2X
Volume
Watch Dogs
Wolfenstein: The New Order
WonderFlick

The highlighted games are the main exclusives, but there is probably more, I just didn't want to do the research this one time. My biggest anticipated games we can really watch for are of course Infamous and The Order. The Order is the real one that most PS4 gamers should be most excited for. A new IP that has everyone who has gotten their hands on it wanting more. A steampunk alternate past set in the playstyle of Gears of War. Not to mention what boasts to be the best looking game on any next gen console. Infamous will bring a fun game centered on gameplay while still looking pretty good. Besides those two we don't know a lot about the newer titles coming out this year. Of course the delayed games of Watch Dogs and Drive Club will bring some more great titles that have already had time to build in anticipation, but then you have ports like Tomb Raider and who knows what else to bring something we already know about.

This brings me to my next point, what games could we see ports of to try and get some new gamers to buy in? We all know GTAV will be coming at some point, new comments may be hinting towards The Last of Us possibly coming, and who knows what game released from last year may be ported. Now I know ports are just cash grabbing tactics to try and milk the market a little bit more, but I think I would actually be one of those suckers. I would love to play through GTA V just for the trophies, and I played the LAst of US, but didn't complete the game and sold my PS3. The Last of Us coming to next gen makes the most sense, seeing as how the new install of owners could allow them to experience a game they may never have had a chance to play.

It is looking like it will be an exciting time once again for gamers. We got a new system in 2013, now is when the software comes to really make that purchase even better.

What games are you looking forward to most this upcoming year? Are there any ports you want to see to next gen?