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Sony's Not Worried About PS4's Software Lineup This Fall

Posted by Sammy Barker

Cool as a cucumber

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.


User Comments (36)



Punished_Boss_84 said:

They shouldn't be, people who think think parties don't have selling power should realise the truth of the matter. PS4 is fine, PS3 is getting cross gen action and a few exclusives although i feel as if Sony are forgetting something?

Nintendo? Their entire lineup for their platforms basically clings exclusively to um exclusives, so of course it would seem better. Third Christmas, more time and it won't change that situation. Smash Bros U however is Mario Kart 8 part two. MS are on par with Sony, they both have a remastered product, a cross gen project and an exclusive(s).



get2sammyb said:

I wished I had so much time that I could look at that list and feel disappointed — I still haven't cracked open my launch copies of Knack and Injustice yet.

I actually think Sony's exclusives complement the wealth of stuff coming from third-parties this Christmas. I understand why SingStar and LittleBigPlanet don't perhaps get the same amount of hype as an Uncharted or God of War, but at least they add some variety to the offering.



Dual-shock-spok said:

All Sony needs to do is, reveal "killstrain" as a AAA exclusive releasing this winter at gamescom the same as they did LBP3 at E3. They panic would subside emencely. IMO.



get2sammyb said:

@Dual-shock-spok I doubt there'll be much more this Christmas. I'm actually surprised people want more stuff — anything but the biggest brand is going to get murdered by the wealth of third-party stuff.



rastamadeus said:

They might not be worried but I am. Multi-platform releases (majority on last gen too), a full price remake for a game just over a year old with zero replayability, a game that 99.9% of people will get for free and another LBP? Be still my beating heart. There is literally almost no reason to get a PS4 over Xbox One this Christmas if you're a new adopter - or 360/PS3. SingStar? Good God. The lack of anything substantial for Sony or Microsoft this year is ridiculous especially when Nintendo has a new Super Smash Brothers. Both of them are just opening the door and letting Nintendo back in this Christmas which although good for gamers is a massive own goal business-wise. 2015 can't come soon enough.



Carl-G said:

The internet seems to make out the Xbox ONE has more(REAL) Exclusives this year to, which is odd because i have hardly seen any Xbox ONE Exclusives this year(+ Titanfall was on PC & Xbox 360 to so that is hardly a(REAL) X1 Exclusive) How odd(well it's not really because it's always SONY people want to moan about & find any fault about) :-/



WebHead said:

PS4 has plenty of games available and coming out for the rest of the year. Yes, its a little lean on exclusives and yes a lot of those games are multiplats but still. Games are games. When you buy a system within its first year on the market, usually you need to be patient with the software release schedule. But overall I feel the system has plenty of games, exclusive or not.



WARDIE said:

Nintendo have had plenty of time to get some triple A's out and there still isn't enough to warrant me picking up a Wii U just yet. Both Sony and Microsoft have some great third party games due out that will keep me going until I get my hands on a copy of The Witcher 3 next February. Im really looking forward to The Last of Us, Destiny, Far Cry 4, Driveclub, Alien Isolation, Assassin's Creed Unity, Minecraft, LBP3, Odd World, Hell Divers, Middle Earth SOM, Battlefield Hardline, NBA2k 15, Fifa 15, GTA V, Diablo 3, Dragon Age Inquisition, Evolve, The Evil Within, The Crew, COD, The Elder Scrolls online, Lords of the Fallen, I could easily go on but I think I've made my point. This generation has had way more games for its first year than both the Xbox 360 and PS3 had in there first year put together. I for one am happy with this years upcoming selection. It just gets better and better from here on.



get2sammyb said:

@rastamadeus I'm sure Super Smash Bros is going to be absolutely huge, critically acclaimed, and a big fan favourite. Can you really see it coming out on top against the combined juggernauts of Assassin's Creed, Call of Duty, Battlefield, FIFA, etc, though? I mean, putting personal preferences aside, too.



WARDIE said:

@get2sammyb I totally agree. Now if it was Zelda or Metroid then I would understand. When the new Zelda finally lands on the Wii U I'll be first in line for a new Nintendo as thats one game worth buying a system for.



ReigningSemtex said:

Once the last of us is released I won't be that bothered about anything else for a long while anyway



adf86 said:

@get2sammyb I agree, I think releasing another exclusive this winter would struggle to sell. I actually think Sunset Overdrive will struggle to sell cos there releasing in late october, which puts it right bang in the middle of Fifa, CoD, Battlefield, Assassin's Creed & GTA V.




As a PS4 owner I look at that list of games from Sony and can't help but think 'Seriously! Is that it?' Lets not forget two of those games are games that were suppose to have been released already, one is stand alone DLC and Singstar!!! Singstar!!! The rest are all available on other formats, some are even available on Sony's other formats. All thats assuming none of these games slip into 2015 which is highly, highly likely! Massively disappointing!



Shaolin said:

@get2sammyb yes I agree with your notion of "putting personal preferences aside" because you'd be less "surprised people want more stuff".

I understand and applaud people like you who are totally 100% satisfied with what's on offer in the run up to Christmas (I'm assuming that's because of personal preferences in games and not blind fanboyism). However, I also appreciate that there are a great number gamers whose own personal preferences will lead them to want more stuff and I'm surprised that it would be surprising to you.

As a long standing PlayStation fan would I like to see a richer line-up of games? Absolutely! But am I going to start throwing my PS4 out of the proverbial pram? No, well that is as long as U4 doesn't get pushed back to 2017



sinalefa said:

So most of those (yearly) games I can get on PS3. Why should I get a PS4?

"and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End in the fall"

Sorry, did I miss something? When did they say fall 2015?



Ginkgo said:

Sony's sales will do just fine this holiday season. Mark my words.



Scollurio said:

@get2samm2b @rastamadeus

Im so sick of people making it seem like there is nothing to play. Seriously?

playing right now:
KILLZONE (awesome new DLC)
RESOGUN (awesome new DLC)
Watch_Dogs (going for Plat)
Gran Turismo 6 (new DLC, already platted, getting the new trophies)

coming soon:
DIABLO 3 (huge timesink)
Destiny (even bigger timesink)
Project Cars
Planetside 2 (also huge timesink, due out this year still, people seem to froget about it)
The Last Of Us remastered (going to buy it again, people who say zero replayability have no idea)
GTA V (same as with TLOU)
Shadow of Mordor
Hotline Miami 2
WWE 2K15
The Crew
Farcry 4
Little Big Planet 3
Lords of The Fallen (probably 2015 though)

And that's just the ones off the top of my head, just the ones I am interested in, there's plenty more. Anyone who thinks there are no games, is out of their mind, really. Sorry but that's how I see it.

So there are not that many exclusives? So what? What do I care who else plays a certain game on another platform. I got my PS4 and it got the games I want, that's all that matters. I really don't WANT a GT7 or an Uncharted 4 to come out anytime soon, as I wouldn't have the time to spend on those games because I'm still busy with all the other stuff.

People are weird. Always complain. Always moan. Back in the day we were content to play some crappy 320x200 VGA game on Amiga and it was awesome. Nowadays: EVERYTHING. NOW. And once it's there the complaining continues. Meh. Be positive people! Oh and please stop bringing up Nintendo as ANY source of reference, they had a (terrible) head start and are late with all their first party games, which - besides shovelware and soso-indies - is all they have. Also... their whole virtual console is re-releases of old games. Just sayin'.



charlesnarles said:

I could care less how long I have to wait for Battlefront and MGS5. It's been years already, so one more just gives me time to focus on other areas of my life before I return to hermit status. I'm very happy to wait for some stellar new gaming experiences while continuing to (re)play ps4 ports of some really solid titles coming out in a matter of days (TLOU, D3, etc.)



N711 said:

@Scollurio I agree I got a PS4 earlier than I thought because of Infamous SS but for people who get a PS4 for Christmas theres a lot to catch up with



iSillyBoiJudas said:

The software lineup is just peachy! I still have barely touched Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition & I'm still trying to Platinum Lego Marvel. I'm not even 50% complete in Watch Dogs yet. I feel there are plenty of game on PS4 right now! Plus I'm dubious of anyone having enough time to play every single release on PS4. People need to stop complaining & aim to complete the ENTIRE game as in getting Platinum. You don't fully complete a game IMO if you don't have a Platinum Trophy for the game.



WebHead said:

Plus let's say you have a ps3 and a ps4. You'd logically get the ps4 version of Watch Dogs or Destiny and so on right?(I'm sure at least some of us have both.)



JaxonH said:

Eh, people can say what they want. But as for me, I'm happy with both my PS4 and my Wii U.

PS4 doesn't have many exclusives this year, no, but you can't discount multiplats. Games are games. Exclusives are just a reason to pick PS4 over the X1. That's all. You don't need a 2 page list of exclusives like Nintendo when you have the entire 3rd party industry bringing games to the system. Even if you're like me and hate sports games and tire of annual mega-franchises, there's still enough on offer to keep you busy. I couldn't live with myself knowing I'm missing all these AAA titles on PS4.

As for Wii U, I think the people knocking the system need to get a clue. The console has a lot of great games, and even more coming. 3rd party games may be few, but the ones that do come really make it count- MH3U and Bayonetta 2 are each worth owning the system for in and of themselves. And Nintendo pumps out a ton of 1st party games, probably just as many "must-owns" as the entire 3rd party industry combined. I couldn't live with myself knowing I'm missing all these great Nintendo exclusives.

But, the internet is what it is. People would rather give a bullet point presentation of why a console is NOT worth enjoying, than admit they might actually be missing out on something. If you don't own a PS4, I'm sorry, you're missing out. And if you don't own a Wii U, I'm sorry, but you're missing out.



Hokage17 said:

I think Destiny, FarCry 4, MGS 5, Call of Duty, and Drive Club are more than enough for christmas. People are too busy comparing quantity to focus on quality. Also a lot of people have never played the Last of Us myself included. People are comparing the numbers to Xbox but my question is where the hell is these people going to find the time to play and beat all these games? As it is I'm still in the middle of playing through Skyrim, Sleeping Dogs, Mafia 2, Borderlands 2, Valiant Hearts and Metal Gear Rising. Once I'm done with those I'll be looking into Wolfenstein, Watch Dogs, Sniper Elite 3, etc. That will probably take me all the way to Christmas to beat all these games.



Gamer83 said:


If we're talking 'AAA' retail exclusives, I'd say Sunset Overdrive is set to be better than anything Sony has on the table for the rest of this year and even into early next unless Bloodborne delivers. More infuriating is that it could've been a PS4 game but Sony has to own the IP to every game it publishes and now we potentially miss out on that game on the console. I'm getting an X1 at some point so whatever, it's just funny when companies spout marketing bs like 'For the gamer' then miss out on games because of ridiculous policies. That would include not publishing a game (from a developer Sony has worked closely with no less), when its console lacks anything substantial for the holiday season simply because it can't own the IP. I know people here will defend that practice, I think it's as sh*tty as what MS' policies are (or were, not sure if they've been changed) regarding releases of indie games. Even if Sunset Overdrive was just timed exclusive, getting it first builds brand recognition with that console. But again, whatever, I'll play it when I get around to it. As for this holiday, as long as Destiny and Ubi's games remain on track, that'll be good.



rjejr said:

@sinalefa - "So most of those (yearly) games I can get on PS3. Why should I get a PS4?"

Yeah, from my point of veiw theres a huge difference between enough games coming out to keep PS4 owners busy and happy - which there are plenty of good games; and enough of the games that will get fence sitters to buy a PS4. Ps4 may still be the best selling console this season, but Im not sure it will run away with the holiday. Im hopeingWii U can at least put up a good showing. I just cant care about X1.



Dodoo said:

It feels like the people that complain about things like this just do it for the sake of it.

Personally there is so much content on my PS consoles that I literally don;t have time to play them. I'm actually glad The Order, Witcher 3 and Batman have been delayed as I have about 20 games in my backlog plus Far Cry 4, Driveclub, Asssassins Creed Unity and some Nintendo games are out before the end of the year!

If people think the PS4 is suffering a drought then they should have been a Wii U owner since launch. Then they'd know what a real game drought is!



Jazzer94 said:

The lineup is fine (for people who own PS4's) but I don't think it's going to have as many people as some of you think rushing to stores to get the system later in the year.

@WARDIE SSB is a bigger series than Metroid (maybe even Zelda at this point) just look at sales and fan excitement (the three SSB games released have sold more than the entire Metroid series)

@Scollurio Shovel Knight, Shantae and the Pirate's Curse, Scram Kitty And His Buddy On Rails are far from a so so indie titles, I love the elitist attitude of some people who game on Sony now indies are the cool shiz only Sony has the good ones right?



WARDIE said:

@Jazzer94 I totally agree SSB has gained some serious interest recently but I doubt its bigger than Zelda. Atleast for me there is no interest in the Wii U until next years big Zelda release.



Scollurio said:

dont make it appear like im the elitist sony a-hole. im not. i loved nintendo back in th daxly and am always eager to return to them. as of now there just isn enough to make me go buy a wii u and considering their headstart their lineup IS weak. also the last thing i got on 3ds was zelda which left me unimpressed. im not dismissing nintendo but saying ps4 got no games is plain wrong.



sinalefa said:


"I just cant care about X1."

In my case Scalebound could sell me on a One, since I love Kamiya's games, as I think you know, and MS is funding that one. The other is access to IPs that I have never touched like Halo (all games in a single disc sounds sweet) and Forza. On Sony's camp only Uncharted 4, while things like the Order are a maybe at this point.

But based on exclusive games I care about, for the third year in a row I would choose Wii U as my holiday console.



rjejr said:

@sinalefa - "for the third year in a row I would choose Wii U as my holiday console."

Good thing you have one then. I was thinking about your X1 desire when I read you played W101 for 100 hours. That would explain it. At least we get Bayonetta 2. And 1. W/ Nintendo outfits. I'm replaying 1 just for the outfits.

Xbox has never had my interest. I've never been interested in FPS games. Well I was back when Doom and Wolfenstien 3D were out. Redneck Rampage was my last one. And I don't really like real racing games, just kart games. Has any Xbox ever had a kart game? I wanted Blue Dragon on 360 but thats about it.

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