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Submitted by EskimoPress 1159d ago | opinion piece

PlayStation 4 To Host Big Game Sequels

Eskimo Press: "Rumors and speculation of the PlayStation 4's release date can be found floating around all corners of the Internet, and they all seem to point to a 2013 release. If this were to be true then we could surely expect a shortage of Sony PlayStation 3 exclusive titles in 2013." (Next-Gen, PS3, Sony, Tag Invalid)

FiLTHY ESKiMO  +   1160d ago
All the big games are up to their 4th installments: Uncharted 4, Killzone 4, God of War 4. Would be a killer launch line up for the PlayStation 4!
majiebeast  +   1160d ago
Lets hope they can get Gran turismo 6 out pretty fast.
portal_2  +   1160d ago
Hopefully Kaz has Alpha stage in his sights already :)
Zuperman  +   1159d ago

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Septic  +   1159d ago
Imagine that for a launch line up. That would be insane. The thing is, I could actually see it happening.

No need to rush Gran Turismo- they can't afford to take shortcuts this time round.

I would also like to see more new IPs. Sony don't rest on their laurels in this department so theoretically, we could be in store for an unprecedented strong line up.

If Sony can sort out what's going on with VITA and get its focus right, I don't see why the above can't happen.
SoapShoes  +   1159d ago
I can definitely see FF Versus and The Last Guardian moving to PS4 as launch or launch window titles. After all, Ico was originally a PS1 game but they decided to move it to PS2 and it would explain the lack of info on Versus and why Square feels the need to bring out 3 games in the 13 universe.

I could also see inFAMOUS 3 being on PS4 because Sucker Punch is working on something. A new Killzone because although Guerrilla is working on Mercenaries they are a massive studio now that can work on multiple games at a time since they merged several studios like Liverpool into them. Uncharted 4 is likely because the Uncharted team has to be working on something and it's doubtful that it will be on PS3 with The Last of Us coming out this year. Gran Turismo 6 was being worked on when GT5 released but with PS4 looming I'm thinking it'll be moved to that platform. I remember Kaz saying when GT5 came out that the cars were so detailed that it was PS4 quality(and honestly there's only so much detail you can put into a car).
ABizzel1  +   1159d ago
Games that could potentially be launch titles, launch window, or Year 1 PS4 titles.

The Last Guardian
Final Fantasy Versus 13
inFamous 3
Killzone 4 (hopefully Helghast 1)
Battlefield 4
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 (Future Warfare 1)
Castlevania: Lord of Shadows 2
The Elder's Scrolls Online
Prey 2
Watch Dogs
inveni0  +   1159d ago
The marketing headline? "The year of 4" So...2014?
Gawdl3y  +   1158d ago
Why has nobody mentioned LittleBigPlanet 3?
Tetsujin  +   1158d ago
Wishful thinking is Socom 1-3 HD remake, I bet that alone would sell out the console within minutes.
BattleAxe  +   1158d ago

Socom 1 - Combined Assault would be the ideal collection. They would have to bring back the online co-op for Combined Assault though......Mmmmm Spicey! Since Zipper decided to screw the Socom brand before they got shut down, I'm not so sure that the Socom name holds the same value as it did during the PS2 era.

The smartest thing both Sony and Zipper could have done would have been to create a kick ass Socom launch title for the PS3, when Socom was still hot.

Some PS4 launch titles that I would like to see:


- Killzone 4
- Heavenly Sword 2
- Syphon filter 5
- Gran Turismo 6
- MotorStorm 4 (as long as its as awesome as the first game in the series)


- Rainbow Six: Patriots
- Battlefield: Bad Company 3
- Red Dead 3
- Left 4 Dead 3
- Burnout: Paradise 2


- Resistance 4
- God of War 4
- Agent
- Watch Dogs
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EVILDEAD360  +   1158d ago
****I think it priceless that people are finally admitting that they are looking forward to sequels to the big PS3 franchises moving to the PS4****

The 3 guarantees will for next gen will be Gran Turismo 6, God of War 4, and Uncharted 4, as THESE titles have been the biggest titles for Sony this gen.

But the 3 others that make just as much sense is greenlighting Little Big Planet 4, Killzone 4 and Infamous 3, but you never know if one or more of these two may not make a last minute appearance on the current gen.

You also can easily imagine that The Show franchise will continue beyond the PS3.

Last but not LEAST will be what Quantic Dreams pushes forward with next gen beyond Beyond (pun intended). No one has played it yet, but I'm guessing from the trailer that this may be them setting the world up for a new franchise.

But, the next gen title I'd most love to see would be Quantic's amazing teaser demo they showed last year 'Kara'.

Y_5150  +   1160d ago
What about these titles as well?

Jak 4
The Last Guardian (possible from the delays)
New Parappa game
Gex 4
I see a bright bright future for Playstation lovers (like me). :)
HammadTheBeast  +   1159d ago
Also, Dust 514 will be ported over and enhanced for PS4 as devs have said.
Derekvinyard13  +   1159d ago
how about some new games instead? the lack of new ip's is sad
garos82  +   1159d ago
You can criticize Sony for a lot of things.exclusive ips is not one of them
inveni0  +   1159d ago
PS3 has seen a number of new IPs. Journey, The Walking Dead, inFamous, Uncharted, etc, etc, etc. Sony has been relying very little on PS2 successes. Their PS3 success lies in these new IPs, and I assume that the PS4 will follow suit.
sashimi  +   1158d ago
Sony has no problems with new IPs...That comment should be aimed at Nintendo and Microsoft.

Everyone knows Sony pushes out New IPs all the time, even now @ the end of the Ps3 lifecycle, so what makes you think the Ps4 won't have new IPs?

We only talk about sequels because those have the highest chance of being on next gen hardware. Its not like we can speculate on new IPs for the Ps4 since we don't even have any info on the console itself.

But since This is Sony we're talking about there will be guaranteed new IPS, so your comment is Moot
rpd123  +   1159d ago
Don't forget Resistance 4. And maybe a Metal Gear game and inFAMOUS 3.
Ares90  +   1159d ago
Resistance is done
rpd123  +   1159d ago
@ Ares

Yeah, so was Halo...
BitbyDeath  +   1158d ago
Motorstorm 4
Reverent  +   1158d ago
Lol, yeah... Wasn't Halo 3 originally supposed to be the last one? Then Reach... And so on. Yeah...
Muerte2494  +   1159d ago
Listen to this quote...
"Despite its excellent line up of quality exclusive AAA titles, the PlayStation 3 has struggled to reach Xbox 360 sale figures. It is pivotal for Sony Computer Entertainment's success in the gaming industry that they launch the PlayStation 4 ahead of Microsoft's next Xbox, and with an arsenal of AAA launch titles. Otherwise we just might see the PlayStation go the way of the Dreamcast."

There is no way in hell Playstation would ever end up like Dreamcast. Sega and Sony are two completely different companies. Also on the sales part, I don't think this "Journalist" got the memo. Both xbox360 AND ps3 are past 70million. Microsoft has little to no first party studios unlike Sony. I'd be a little more weary of Microsoft library than Sony's. It also seems that ThatGameCompany (makers of Journey on psn) is affiliated with Santa Monica Studios.
Naught Dog "Game of the Year" 2009
ThatGameCompany "Best Indie Game" 2012
Both Sony.....Microsoft studios.... not so much.
mysterym  +   1158d ago
I bet sega thought that too..until the dreamcast!
abzdine  +   1159d ago
What about The Last of Us 2? oO
HammadTheBeast  +   1159d ago
I'd prefer if it was just one stand alone. But a sequel would be nice, depending on how it ends. If I played the game, I'd get back to you lol.
BitbyDeath  +   1158d ago
Aside from graphics, i can't really see where ND can improve on the Uncharted series, i think they should either stick with the Last of Us or move onto another new IP.
Conzul  +   1158d ago
3 was good but didn't have a satisfying ending. You wouldn't want them to wrap up with *that*, would you?
BitbyDeath  +   1158d ago

True, but i wouldn't want it to get stale either.
I guess their team is big enough now to focus on multiple projects at once so due to this another Uncharted wouldn't be that bad I guess.
abzdine  +   1158d ago
I think Sony has a good point by releasing The Last of Us at the end of PS3 cycle because they will sell loads of it due to the number of PS3 available on the market and in case it turns out to be a great game if they announce a sequel on PS4 it will be a huge system seller.
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1159d ago
I think the next Killzone should be a spin off. Maybe play as the hellgast and see more of their story.

I want to be the bad guys.

Also they need to reboot syphon filter.
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ABizzel1  +   1159d ago
I've been saying that for the longest. THe Helghast are much more interesting, and thanks to KZ3 we know they actually have a "Culture" with aristocrats ruling the war, so yeah.

I also don't think it should be called Killzone 4, maybe something like Killzone Helghast Warfare (lol, nothing like that but you get what I'm saying), so it can be the start of a brand new Killzone Triology.
Ranma1  +   1158d ago
I just want a new Dark Cloud game
showtimefolks  +   1158d ago
killzone 4 should launch at release of the console or soon after to show the power of ps4 like KZ2 for ps3.

Uncharted 4 and Gt6 at launch would be the 2 killer titles than infamous 3 soon after

Heavenly Sword 2
Syphon filter 5
MotorStorm 4

sony has a huge list of Ip's. could you imagine getaway 3 at launch for ps4?

also a lot of big publishers have been quite about fall 2013 and many have said they are holding back on new Ip's till new consoles, so there could be some huge new Ip's launching around os4,xbox720

whatever happened to agent? or last guardian or FF13 versus?
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Knushwood Butt  +   1158d ago
Would be good, but despite what gaming press says, a console launch can't support, and doesn't actually need more than 2 must have titles. Any more and they are just going to fall by the wayside.

Look at the Vita and Wii U launches for example. Only a very few titles actually sold, the rest just got forgotten about.
LOGICWINS  +   1160d ago
A new gaming console will host sequels? Color me surprised.
Septic  +   1159d ago
Hosting those kind of sequels on day one, at launch, would surely surprise you though?
LOGICWINS  +   1159d ago
Hey Septic! Actually, it wouldn't surprise me. I expect Sony to bank on big sequels in order to garner interest for the PS4.
Septic  +   1159d ago
Fair enough. Now thanks to you I'm going to have high expectations! You better be right!
phinch  +   1158d ago
Tetsujin  +   1159d ago
Maybe vs13 will be released as a PS4 launch title?
Obnoxious_Informer  +   1159d ago
It's funny we're at the point where VS13 was announced near the beginning of this particularly long console cycle, and now we're at the point where we're wondering if it's a next gen title or all together canned.
Sharingan_no_Kakashi  +   1159d ago
And though I doubt it would be a launch title KINGDOM HEARTS 3!!!!

Man that game is gonna be gorgeous on ps4.
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mi_titan27  +   1159d ago
A completely finished and polished FFXIV (mmo)
Unztayble  +   1159d ago
Doesn't anybody the headline of this article is stupid? I mean, as soon as I read it I'm like, "DUHH!".
supremacy  +   1159d ago
sony just has to play it cool for now and formulate a better strategy as far as releases are concern. Spread your releases wisely so that better marketing can take place.

Also with the next console looming it would be wise to tune down on ps3 exclusives and split those resources/invesments on the vita and ps4. One or 3 exclusives is all the ps3 would need going forward. Vita is the one in need here.
Belking  +   1159d ago
"sony just has to play it cool for now and formulate a better strategy as far as releases are concern. Spread your releases wisely so that better marketing can take place".

That makes sense but the fanboys don't see it that way. They don't think marketing is a big deal. They figure if sony just keep pumping out games they will be fine but it doesn't work that way.
Hicken  +   1159d ago
Looking at the sales of software and hardware, it seems to be working pretty well, though additional marketing probably wouldn't hurt.

Despite the mantra of "PS3 exclusives don't sell," the vast majority of them see respectable-if not blockbuster- numbers. What makes me say that?

Sequels. Most of these "poorly selling" titles get at least two entries.

But, as you said, the fanboys don't see it that way.
MrJonathan  +   1159d ago
Silly customers there is no ps4.
cedaridge  +   1159d ago
I tell you it is not in Sony interest to allow Microsoft to have another 1 yr lead on them again. Its already clear that we will have the xbox 720 before the ps4 base on momentum. Sony have got to make that money up from the ps3 but a 1yr to 2yr head start I think would crush Sony. And this statement coming from a Sony fan. psn: cedar4Thunder / xbl: cedar4Thunder
Belking  +   1159d ago
There really isn't much they can do about letting MS get the jump on them again. MS has the money to pretty much do what they want when it comes to this. The pressure is definitely on sony. We know they will be behind but we just don't know how far. This has to hurt them even more financially because the vita isn't doing as well as they though plus their rating just got downgraded. It can't be all roses over there right now. Now they are sort of forced to spend even more on the next gen before they are ready too financially.
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BitbyDeath  +   1158d ago
PS4 may actually release before the next Xbox if the rumours are true about MS's hardware issues. MS can not afford another RROD debacle again.

I do think both will try release as close to one another as possible this time round.
typeN8  +   1158d ago
Sucks to say but ms can afford anything

Just facts
BitbyDeath  +   1158d ago
@typeN8, i don't know about that.
The last RROD almost killed the Xbox and resulted in them losing a bunch of first party devs to scrape back money.

MS as a whole could, but the Xbox division alone doesn't have access to all that money and has it's own stakeholders to appease.
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computeSci  +   1158d ago
You guys make it sound like the PS3 is soooo far behind the 360 in worldwide sales just because it released a bit later. Whatever :| The PS3 is doing great despite the fact.
sdplisken  +   1159d ago
Sony needs MGS5 and Demon's Souls 2 for ps4

think about a massive open world boletaria with ps4 graphics -can you say system seller?
isyourhouseonfire  +   1159d ago
Sheeesh release the nextgen consoles already! And move to a 3 year lifecycle, not frickin 10!

Come on Sony.. I may be a MS fan but I want your console too. Release it.
MiyagiSPG  +   1159d ago
PS4 Exclusives:

Heavenly Sword 2
Final Fantasy Versus XIII (Next gen now I guess :\)
LittleBigPlanet 3
Fat Princess 2
Kingdom Hearts 3
TimeSplitters 3
and.... Haze 2 (just kidding :d)

and naturally some new IP's :)
RuleofOne343  +   1159d ago
TimeSplitters 3 How you figure this to be an PS4 exclusive.(TimeSplitters is a first-person shooter developed by Free Radical Design (now known as Crytek UK) please do tell.
MiyagiSPG  +   1158d ago
Cause I'm a PS fanboy ^_^?
Skips  +   1158d ago
I wouldn't mind a Haze 2 if it was made by Guerrilla Games.
MiyagiSPG  +   1158d ago
Remember, if it does become true it could be the next halo killer xP!!!
Bathyj  +   1159d ago
Ok, if The Last Guardian was a PS4 launch title, I would buy one immediately and not even bear a grudge for making me pine for it for 3 years.

Id love a 3D LBP has well.
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Pillsbury1  +   1159d ago
No doubt Sony will bring amazing exclusives like the current generation and the generations before it. Long live play.
Neo-Axl  +   1158d ago
"PlayStation 4 To Host Big Game Sequels"

I most certainly hope so.
NumOnePS3FanBoy  +   1158d ago
Jeeezzuuuuussss! I would totally love Infamous and Uncharted as launch titles and of course killzone
typeN8  +   1158d ago
Im all about that LBP3 infamous3 Kz4 Uncharted4 GT6

Cant wsit to see these titles..PS4 is gonna be sweet
PS4isKing_82  +   1158d ago
PS4 all the way next gen!!!! Just give me a release date so I can take off of work for a week while I camp out front of best buy!! Ya i could pre order it but that takes all the fun out of it lol
SDF Repellent  +   1158d ago
"PlayStation 4 To Host Big Game Sequels"

No it will not! Sony will stop releasing God of War, Uncharted, Gran Turismo and will be releasing new and unproven IPs. Where do you people find these articles and who is approving them?
silkrevolver  +   1158d ago
Did anyone even read the article?
The dude claims that the PS3 was an unmitigated financial disaster.

...despite the fact that it's in the black.
EskimoPress  +   1158d ago
Hi SilkRevolver. Our editor has been hard-pressed for his statement in this article and since then has replied. Instead of posting a link I will quote his reply right here:

"Sure. The console maybe leading in sales now, but we've got to take into consideration the cost of production, sales cuts, and things of that nature.

When Sony initially launched the PlayStation 3, despite the hefty price tag, they were selling at a loss. The hardware used in their consoles was extremely expensive at the time. Then they had to cut the cost because people weren't buying. Even greater loss.

It wasn't until approximately 2009-2010 that the PlayStation started booming. But at this point Sony just had to try to cover their losses.

As stated in the article. It was a painfully slow progression for the PlayStation... although, statistically, they are on top now... the PlayStation 3 has barely been a profitable endeavor for Sony."
silkrevolver  +   1158d ago
Wow. Thanks for the professional reply. Kudos.
gamern4g  +   1158d ago
I believe Sony will be abandon in the next console generation. We have seen what did happen with PS3 and probably PS4 will hit them hard.
badkolo  +   1158d ago
Riiiiidddgggge Raccceerrrrrr, had to say it. lol
tubers  +   1158d ago
Parasite Eve 3 :) Oh woops xD
L4NCEYJSC  +   1158d ago
Just from my point of view and my point only (not on behalf of anyone else)

I had a PS3 from launch and up until last year I moved to Xbox. I'm not a fanboy of either console but I much preferred the dashboard and functionality on the Xbox. I would expect both consoles to have big sequels but unless Sony focuses more on the dashboard and online side of things I will stay with the Xbox. UNLESS!!!!!! New Killzone is running at 60FPS not to bothered about 720 or 1080 but would like Killzone in 60fps. However if Metal Gear and Watch Dogs was a launch title it would be a day one purchase.

The only things that bothers me is the PS3 always seems to suffer with games. I play Cod (don't beat me up) but on the PS3 it is just poor and PS3 get the bum deal with Skyrim also. I appreciate that these 2 games are down to the publisher and not the console but it still makes my decision on what console I buy.
ufo8mycat  +   1158d ago
Some new IPs would be great Sony.

To be honest I am kind of getting bored of the Uncharted gameplay. I have always enjoyed the story, but the gameplay is getting a little repetitive, especially the climbing.

I actually haven't completed Assassins Creed 3 simply due to the gameplay being pretty much the same across all 5 games.

Having better GFX isn't going to change that at all.
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Clarence  +   1158d ago
"It also didn't help that the PlayStation 3 launched prematurely and lacked more than half of the features that Microsoft's Xbox 360 had at launch."

What features did the PS3 lack? If I recall the 360 didn't have hdmi ports, no built in wifi, no blu-ray, no web browser, obsolete hd format, and no way to upgrade to a bigger hard drive.

Bull$hit article.
EskimoPress  +   1158d ago
Quote from the comments that pretty much sums up what the PlayStation 3 lacked at launch:

"No cross-chat. No party system. No background download. Under developed Blu-ray software. The XMB had memory issues. Most third party titles lacked trophy support. No background downloads. Oh, and no in-game XMB."
Picnic  +   1158d ago
I'd love for the PS4 to try to take a gamble with Sega, maybe even some kind of exclusivity. To make a brand new Jet Set Radio game, even if it's just episodic to gauge interest. I still think that Sega are far more important to console line ups than a lot of people realise.

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