The word on the street is that the PlayStation 4 has no games – and a spate of delays into 2015 haven’t exactly helped the console’s case. With the likes of The Order: 1886, Batman: Arkham Knight, and The Witcher III: Wild Hunt not due out until early next year, alarm bells have been ringing on online message boards regarding what we’re all going to play on Sony’s next-gen console this Christmas. Fortunately, the platform holder isn’t overly concerned.
“We have The Last of Us Remastered this summer, and Destiny in early September, and then everything will accelerate with FIFA, Call of Duty, Battlefield, Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, DriveClub, and the list goes on,” an enthusiastic SCEE head Jim Ryan beamed in an interview with Gamekult. “There is no reason to worry.” It’s a pretty compelling list, which certainly counters the claims currently doing the rounds in some corners of the web.
However, we suspect that most people are really complaining about the lack of exclusive content – and things are a little lighter in that department. “I forgot to mention LittleBigPlanet 3, inFAMOUS: First Light, [and] SingStar,” he added. “Moreover, much of the games from third-party publishers come with exclusive content and access, so I am not worried.” To be fair, that little lot amounts to over $600 of software, so we doubt that anyone will be buying it all.
Of course, it’s list wars that fuel this argument, and with Microsoft and Nintendo both offering arguably more compelling exclusives this holiday, things do look a little lean on the Sony front. Thankfully, proceedings won’t stay that way for long, with both The Order: 1886 and Bloodborne due out in the first half of next year, and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End in the fall. Furthermore, we still don’t know what Media Molecule, Sony Bend, Sony Santa Monica, and Guerrilla Games are working on.