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Sony Would Like to Remind You That There's More to PS4 Than Indie Games

Posted by Sammy Barker

The best place to play

Conscious of the complaints regarding the PlayStation 4’s library, Sony has released this montage reminding gamers that its next-gen system still provides the, er, best place to play. While the past few months have been padded out with indie titles – much to the ire of people reading our various social network feeds – this footage focuses strictly on the various blockbusters that are already available or on their way.

As far as we’re concerned, a good game is a good game – but we do understand why people are eager to see more high-profile escapades such as Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Uncharted PS4. Fortunately, a slew of new titles are certain to be announced at E3 next month, while Watch Dogs should keep you occupied in the interim. Let’s be honest, this so-called “console drought” hasn’t been that bad, has it?


User Comments (25)



get2sammyb said:

Quite an exciting selection in my opinion. I'm most looking forward to The Order: 1886, DriveClub, Alien Isolation, and The Evil Within.



MadchesterManc said:

Theres been a drought? Ive been grabbin a game every other week for my Ps4. Sure Ive got my Ps3 set up too (reviewing Mugen Souls Z at the minute) but the Ps4 is still seeing daily use...



get2sammyb said:

@MadchesterManc I don't feel like there's been a drought either to be honest. Some of the more outspoken folks on our Facebook page disagree. It depends what you're after, I guess.



Bad-MuthaAdebisi said:

Its not been amazing but infamous and dynasty warriors as well as cod ghosts has padded out my gaming on ps4, also ground zeroes is currently in my library, still have shadow fall and black flag to finish, it has gathered some dust but that's mainly due to ps3 and vita backlogs. I think the main complaint is for people with just a ps4, in which case I can understand some of the complaints.



Demi_God said:

It definitely depends, to me, this is a drought for AAA games, not so much for indies. With indie games I'm looking foward to certain titles and for me 2D side scrolling is unmatched in the indie world, I like those indie style 2D platformers ever since the NES days. So there are still some indies I'm going to buy, but for AAA games or big titles at least, it's been quite a drought for those.



RawWilson1 said:

@MadchesterManc Haven't been noticing a dought either. There's a lot of games to play at the moment. I personally hope Watchdogs doesn't disappoint when it drops next week. Also, can't wait till TLoU:RM drops. I'll be playing that game day one^-^



GrafUlrich88 said:

It amazes me that people are calling it a drought. Have they counted how many games are out for the PS4? I have, and as of today it's 71 games (if you include Freedom Cry, which is a standalone purchase). Every title is on the PS Store except Skylanders Swap Force. Xbox One is in the mid 40's I believe as of today. So all those drought people need to thank themselves they don't own a Xbox One, because it's a Ghost Town compared to the PS4.

Now I know that many of our PS4 titles on the PS Store are Indies, but it adds variety and that is a good thing. I hope Sony just keeps putting out indies, AA and AAA titles every month. Many consumers are enjoying the PS4 for that very reason, and of course because it's the best place to play.



Note: The 71 games is for NA, not sure how many in Europe or Asia.



divinelite said:

No drought here but yeah i kept disappointed by cross gen games, such as dinasty warior, Cod ghost, some extend assasin creed, and mainly spiderman 2

But infamous, tomb raider def edition and strike suit zero (and some extend the indies) are great



odd69 said:

i love all indies bring them on, and any AAA worth the 69.99



N711 said:

Sony liars!!! GZ got no exclusive mission XD
lol kidding but Im sure a few will have a go on IGN or elsewhere



kingbutch said:

Loving the indi titles theres no drought there are games if people give them a chance



Gamer83 said:

Unfortunately there's a whole lot of 'meh' on that list. Right now of the non-indies, inFamous: Second Son is good, everything else is pretty mediocre. For the upcoming games, I'll be fair, if all 3 of The Order, Batman and Destiny come out this year, that's not bad to close out an otherwise massively disappointing 2014. As a sports fan, I'm also looking forwards to the first PS4 entry of NHL. Unfortunately outside of those games, there's nothing truly exciting. But I guess on the plus side, it'd be hard for 2015 to be worse. Really hoping E3 is less focus on indie more on bigger productions. Kill Strain actually being the newest entry in Syphon Filter would be great.



charlesnarles said:

I just took my ps4 to a friends house to show off the obviously good graphics, but it only took 2 hours to show all 8 AAA games I own. Gameplay is very much in need of a torrential refreshment lately. W_D next week will be just that. (Played LA Noire and reminded me that "Driv3r" was a cop sim, I hope WD is simmy too)



Kyroki said:

I'm loving the indie titles. I was never a massive fan of indie games on my xbox 360, but now on my PS4 I've downloaded quite a few of the indie game of the month. And I'm loving them. On the other hand, there are quite a few upcoming games I am looking forward to: Watch_Dogs, Destiny, Murdered: Soul Suspect etc. They're all very appealing. Well, to me, anyway.



Shaolin said:

The point about there being a drought on PS4 is that a lot of people feel that there isn't something for them, particularly in the AAA department that people know and love. That sentiment is born out of a shortage of available choice. I certainly don't blame anybody who feels that way and I'm just really happy to see Sony are acknowledging and listening to their fans. The drought (and I do personally believe there is a drought) is the wrong thing to dwell on here because it's Sony's response that is all important.



JaxonH said:

It is what it is. All new consoles take time to start building up a library.

When I bought my 3DS at launch, I had nothing more than a copy of Street Fighter 4 3D Edition to accompany me for months, followed by a port of Zelda Ocarina. It took AT LEAST a year before the handheld hit it's stride. Same story with the Wii U. I had New Super Mario Bros U and Nintendoland for months, followed by Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. But it wasn't until August of the following year that the games finally started to roll out.

Now it's PS4 and Xbox One's turn. That's just the price of admission for being an early adopter. Surely people realize libraries don't form out of thin air overnight. For over twenty years, it's been the same story every time. You buy a console at launch, it's gonna be slim pickens for the first year, maybe even longer depending on the system in question.



TheLZdragon said:

Isn't "Next generation" now an obsolete term? The new generation has already started



Swinny said:

Sony could release 10,000,000,000,000,999,999,888 games right at this very second, but until PS4 gets its first masterpiece game, people will always say ''It has no games''.



Dannyboy1996 said:

I think the games that are already out for ps4 have been fantastic, bf4,killzone shadow fall,tomb raider, knack,infamous and cod ghosts have been the games I've been playing. I honestly don't get how people can say there's been a 'drought'



Tasuki said:

No drought IMO. I have so many PS4 games between the Free PS+ games and indie games and even big releases that I am having a hard time playing them all lol. I have been pleased with the PS4 launch and really glad that I picked one up. I haven't been this happy with a system in a long time.

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