The PS4′s Lackluster First Year of Exclusive Software Means You Better Be Patient

CraveOnline writes: "As the weeks count down until the release of the PS4, it has become increasingly more concerning how poor its early library is. The delay of Watch Dogs removed its most commonly pre-ordered game from the line-up, while the delay of Driveclub meant that early adopters won't have a big game to play for free at launch."

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mandf1852d ago

I'm pretty sure they have a lot more exclusives than any other next gen console in it's first year. Launch window we can debate. The first year is a joke to say they aren't bringing it.

Lalanana1852d ago

The author does have a point. Especially for those people finishing games in 3 days lol.. but I see it as same for x1 unless someone goes out and buy all xbox one exclusives..

xHeavYx1852d ago

You have plenty of games at launch to keep you busy, from Battlefield to FIFA, plus all the free to play games that you can play without PS+

-Foxtrot1852d ago

You have all the indie games, Fifa, Assassins Creed 4, Battlefield 4, COD Ghosts, Killzone Shadow Fall, Knack, Need for Speed: Rivals, Warframe, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, Minecraft (for those who wanted a PS version) and some others I can't think of

They have plenty to keep you going untill DriveClub and inFAMOUS SS not to mention WatchDogs and other multiplatform games coming out next year

Hicken1852d ago

No, the author doesn't. The first year will see plenty of exclusives. I'm not even gonna bother looking up the links for the numbers, but there are far more coming to PS4 than XB1 in the first year, which is continuing the trend that started with the PS3 and 360.

I've always found it incredibly stupid for people to blow through a game in a handful of days and then get rid of it. Then they complain about it being too short, all the while they've skipped over copious amounts of content, skipped cutscenes that told the story, everything.

ThatCanadianGuy5141852d ago

Assassins Creed
Battlefield 4
Call of Duty

All look like worthwhile retail purchases. Who knows which of the others will be surprises.

Then on the PS4 side you have a mountain of downloadable software.

Res0gun + Contrast = free for all PS4 owners ( 14 days free PS+ for all PS4 owners )
Blacklight Retribution
Planetside 2
War Thunder

All of the above are FREE. That is 7 free games the moment you turn your PS4 on.

Then you also have

Tiny Brains
Basement Crawl
Doki Doki Universe
Super Motherload

Which will be available to you at launch.

The X1 does not come close to comparing to the PS4's software lineup at launch or anywhere in 2014 or beyond.

darthv721852d ago

i wouldnt call the PS4 lineup lackluster. Id say it has more to prove with new unestablished titles. But they deserve a chance to be played like any new game that has potential to become a successful IP/franchise.

But like the article eludes to, all good things take time and having patience really is a virtue.

ZBlacktt1852d ago (Edited 1852d ago )

AC4 alone is over 100 hours and that's just the single player. The PS3/PS4 players get another 60 minutes of exclusive game play. Those that pre ordered the game get another couple hours of exclusive game play. There is a season pass open day one that already has DLC that is another 3 hours more of game play. Just this one game alone is going to take a few months. Plus, there is a multi player side.....

Both COD and BF4 are more multi player based games and those will go for a long time.

Killzone is known for both it's story and it's awesome online. So again, people will be very busy in that for a long time.

By spring 2014 we see Infamous Second Son and Watch Dgos.

XboxFun1852d ago

"The first year will see plenty of exclusives...but there are far more coming to PS4 than XB1 in the first year,"

Oh! so now all the indie titles and F2p games that are on PC are now considered exclusive for PS4? Ok, because for the longest time n4g kept hammering that exclusive meant it didn't appear on anything else.

Good thing we changed the definition to fit an agenda.

scott1821852d ago (Edited 1852d ago )


Where did he say they were all exclusives? He said PS4 has more software titles coming to it at launch, which is true. What's wrong with that? People are so defensive on here.

slampunk1852d ago (Edited 1852d ago )


"The X1 does not come close to comparing to the PS4's software lineup at launch or anywhere in 2014 or beyond."

You must be joking? perhaps if you dont game on PC as basically all of those free games are already released and have been for some time.

It's Knack and KZ alone in comparison to DR3, Killer Instinct, Forza 5 & Ryse when comparing AAA games.

AS i'm getting both consoles i can certainly say that whilst i'm looking forward to some games that WILL come down the road for PS4, XB1 certainly has a better first year ahead IMO..... With project spark, titanfall, fable legends, Halo 5 in the first year..... Any multi platform gamer must give MS some credit in amongst the mixed messaging etc.... MS have made some f-ups but the games coming in the first 12 months are looking good.

Infamous and The Order are looking promising though.

nukeitall1852d ago

I find it funny that all the people talking up how important exclusives are suddenly are talking about how there are plenty of games to play with indies and third party multiplatform games!

Oh, the irony!

Campy da Camper1852d ago

Between ACBF and killzone alone I'm good from launch til next year. Then in spring the heavy hitters stop dropping. Infamous, watch dogs, destiny and possibly the division. I'm not worried about games I'm worried about missing too much work.

Outside_ofthe_Box1852d ago (Edited 1852d ago )

***"I find it funny that all the people talking up how important exclusives are suddenly are talking about how there are plenty of games to play with indies and third party multiplatform games!"***

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! !!!!!

LOOK at WHO the HELL is talking about irony and flip flopping. The same dude that SWORE UP AND DOWN that exclusives DON'T matter anymore is now the one down playing multiplats and proclaiming how one system is better than the other because one doesn't have any (exclusive)games just because they don't cater to his tastes.

Oh the irony indeed.

FamilyGuy1852d ago (Edited 1852d ago )

Some people should just keep their opinions to themselves :/
Not sure about how many will be out in the first year but to assume all these games to be "lackluster" is ridiculous.

Most recently announced games coming to PS4:
Sound Shapes,
Escape Plan
Injustice Gods Among Us Ultimte Edition
Dead Nation 2 (referenced)
1001 Spikes

TGS announced:
Wonder Flick (from Level-5)
Yakuza: Ishin
Dynasty Warriors 8
Natural Docterine
Lily Bergamo
Mobile Suit Gundam game
Earth Defense Force
Idol Master (probably japan only)
Dream Club: Host Girls On Stage (probably japan only)

Soul Sacrifice co-developers at Sony Japan Studio are working on a new PS4

List of announced exclusive/timed exclusive games as of Sept 5th, 2013

Assault Android Cactus
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth
Blacklight: Retribution
The Dark Sorcerers engine created game
DC Universe Online
Deep Down
Diablo III
Don't Starve
Everybody's Gone to the Rapture
Final Fantasy XIV ARR
Final Horizon
Guns of Icarus
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number
Infamous: Second Son
Killzone: Shadow Fall
Mercenary Kings
Octodad: Deadliest Catch
Oddworld: New n' Tasty
The Order 1866
PlanetSide 2
The Playroom
Primal Carnage: Genesis
Project Phoenix (if its kickstarter goes well)
Ray's The Dead
Rogue Legacy
Samurai Gunn
Secret Ponchos
Shadow of the Beast
Shadow Warrior
Switch Galaxy Ultra
Timesplitters Rewind (kickstarter withstanding)
Tiny Brains
Velocity 2X
War Thunder
Wasteland Kings
The Witness

On top of that we still have a group of unannounced exclusives said to be releasing in the PS4s first year.

solidjun51852d ago


he's a hypocrite.

rainslacker1852d ago (Edited 1852d ago )

Real non fan boy question here.

Couldn't the same be said about MS? I mean a lot of people think they have a strong launch line up, to which I concur, but after the launch then what? Outside of titan fall, what other exclusives do they have coming out announced next year, particularly in the 6 months after launch?

I just looked at GameStop's page for X1, and there are fewer titles listed past launch than the PS4 page, and most announced titles are multi-plat AND multi-gen. I'll concede that may not be the best source, but I haven't really been keeping up on X1 exclusive release dates or what they have to offer after launch.

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AngelicIceDiamond1852d ago

Most first generation games are forgettable for the most part anyway. Except for of course Killzone and Forza and DR3. Which are very recognizable franchises

Sony surprisingly doesn't have a very strong retail line up first party wise. But that's why they have Indies and plenty of free to play games which will keep most busy.

Next year and around E3 season, the games will come.

AngelicIceDiamond1852d ago (Edited 1852d ago )

So all disagrees and no Sony fan in sight explaining why.

Anybody care to explain? Or all you all scared?

I would expect nothing less from you guys.

EDIT: Yeah I know that. That's why I said. "Next year and around E3 season, the games will come."

Plus Drive Club, Infamous and The order next year so on top of E3.

So what are you talking about?

XboxFun1852d ago (Edited 1852d ago )


So now third party multiplat games are ok to boost one's line up? Ok, next time you or someone else claims that MS abandoned their fan base I'll just simply start listing all the third party titles that appear on the 360 too.

It's only fair since now sony fans are referencing multiplat titles and indie games that appear on PC too.

And now F2P games are also a means to boost a line up and accepted? So this whole site who were basically against DLC and greedy practices now accept F2P whose sole model is based on level gates, DLC and nickel and diming.


rainslacker1852d ago

Read my comment in the previous comment and respond to that please.

Sony may be padding their line up with 3rd party and indie, but what is MS bringing in the 6 months to a year after release?

I would really like to know, because by all lists I've seen, even excluding indies, Sony still seems to have more 1st and 3rd party exclusives announced coming out post release than MS does at this point. Maybe I missed something, but TitanFall seems to be the only one with a release date.

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KwietStorm1852d ago

You mean their entire catalog for the life of the console doesn't come out next week? Cancelling my pre order tomorrow.

mandf1852d ago

I spit food on that one. Thanks for the laugh.

Mikelarry1852d ago

Always bring the funny, Keep it up bro

xHeavYx1852d ago (Edited 1852d ago )

What about all the free-to-play games?
This guy makes it sound like there will be no games to play, even though you'll have AC Black Flag, BF4, COD Ghosts, FIFA and a lot of other games

malokevi1852d ago

Yo, heavy, chill out brah. Word "exclusive" can be found in the title. don't have a cow man.

xHeavYx1852d ago (Edited 1852d ago )

I obviously don't expect you to understand, but even if this "journalist" uses the word Exclusive, the first thing he talks about is the delay of Watch_Dogs. The guy pretty much says "There aren't many PS4 exclusives on the first year (which is not true) so you won't have anything to play, even though there are a ton of 3rd party games coming out"

You talk like every other Xbox fan, a lot of non sense and zero facts

malokevi1852d ago

Yo, heavy, its nappy time, have a chillsesh dawgtown. It's an article on a random website, not the word of the lord. No need to contract twisty-knickers syndrome. This won't be a threat to your manhood, or Playstation. You can relax now dudemanyo.

malokevi1852d ago

@Heavys edit

So it is the word of the lord? wrd. of the lord.

Yo, heavy... chill out dawg. Life aint so bad.

insomnium21852d ago

I love the fact that malokevi is in my ignore list.

malokevi1852d ago

I love you too, dumpling!

solidjun51852d ago

@insomnium2 just mark him for being immature. Almost all his comments are that.

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s8anicslayer1852d ago (Edited 1852d ago )

The author lost credibility when he said that watchdogs was the most commonly pre ordered game for the PS4 when it's actually 5th and the most commonly pre ordered games for both PS4 and X1 are (Ghosts) multuplats including watchdogs, which is a title both consoles lost. The same points can be made for both consoles, the most anticipated X1 title doesnt come out till march and second son comes around the same for the PS4. I wouldn't take this article serious.

AngelicIceDiamond1852d ago

Xbox fans were yelling exactly what your saying right now.

3rd party games, exclusive DLC and what not.

But you can admit Sony's retail first party line up isn't usually strong for Sony's standards right?

xHeavYx1852d ago

Care to mention all the first party launch titles that MS has?

s8anicslayer1852d ago (Edited 1852d ago )

With the delay of Driveclub, I'd say that hurt the launch lineup a bit in comparison to the X1, not watchdogs since it's multiplat. Like Heavy mentioned don't forget about the PSPlus offerings as well, you will not be disappointed with your PS4 purchase nor would you agree with this article launch day.

KwietStorm1852d ago

That's because they're working on the games, as per their standard. In typical Microsoft fashion, they paid third parties to develop games for them, and we'll have to see how long that strategy holds up throughout this cycle. Sony's first party talent and indie relationships aren't going anywhere, but this whole launch lineup debate has been blown extremely out of proportion.

Deadpoolio1852d ago

Cause Micro$haft's are so much stronger right with Forza and KI being the ONLY 1st party launch titles on the One80.....

And the rest of their "exclusive" launch titles being cancelled 360 games.......I also love the way Xbots talk about indie games like they are trash, even though there are A LOT of amazing indie games because they are not controlled by a corporation....

But I guess when your favorite colors are grey and brown, and you think dudebro shooters are amazing....

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DEEBO1852d ago

This is how some are trying to give the ps4 some bad press.
but watchdogs is 3 party
driveclub is the only 1st party game being push back.with all the 3rd party and indie games sony has for 2013,gamers will have more then enough for the holiday's.
and infamous is out in feb.
just look at the track record of sony and ms.
MS drops 1st party support every time they release a new system.
sony on the other hand keeps supporting their system(ps1&ps2)

AngelicIceDiamond1852d ago (Edited 1852d ago )

@Heavy Dead Rising 3, Forza 5, Ryse, Killer Instinct.

Plus notable downloads such as F2P Project Spark, Loco Cycle and Crimson dragon.

EDIT: Does it even matter? Those are launch titles and they're not on PS4. you can quiz me all you want but look at the games and you'll see who has more, for now anyway.

But yeah you got me though.

xHeavYx1852d ago

Dead Rising (Capcom) and Ryse (Crytek) are not first party studios. Educate yourself before talking nonsense

Deadpoolio1852d ago

Wow so your going to try and call 3rd party "exclusives" 1st party launch titles..We know that because of Capcom's situation that PS4 will more than likely get DR3:Off the record or some such subtitle...Micro$haft doesn't ever really keep 3rd party exclusives they love their timed. Just like Bioshock Ninja Gaiden 2, Mass Effect

Why are One80 F2P games called F2P? I mean they literally are NOT free to play since it has been confirmed several times over you need a gold membership to play Free 2 Pay games....Meanwhile Sony doesn't require PS+ for free to play games..

insomnium21852d ago (Edited 1852d ago )

We just recieved TLOU, Dragon's Crown, Beyond and soon GT6. Those games are all off the top of my head and they all released inside a few months window before PS4. What have you recieved on your x360?

Please b***h winning over Sony momentarily in this regard truly is like stealing a round from a karate master with a lucky punch. Only MS saved this punch for YEARS. Talk about pathetic. I can't believe how short sighted some of you people are. A true MS lapdog.

rainslacker1852d ago

Speaking of F2P, For those that haven't looked at War Thunder, you can pre-order it now on the PS Store. They're giving away some pre-order incentive too.

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Wizziokid1852d ago (Edited 1852d ago )

"While gamers have been running around the internet cheering for the PS4 for several months, I foresee a far less positive future"

If you can't wait for the games don't buy the console straight away, it's that simple really.

Sony has a slew of unannounced games in the works and by some of the best developers in the industry so am I worried? no.

JonnyBigBoss1852d ago

Bingo. All I'm saying is people aren't going to be so positive in 2 months.

Once time has passed none of this will matter. Or will it?

KwietStorm1852d ago

In 2 months I'll still be playing the games I bought at launch, plus new games coming in 2+ months from now.

rainslacker1852d ago (Edited 1852d ago )

MS doesn't exactly have that many exclusives lined up post launch either, whether it be 1st or 3rd or indie or F2P, so I'm not sure why you're singling out Sony on this.

As far as "positive future", I think Sony is showing a really positive present with their PS3 to show they support their systems. That speaks volumes over the long term prospects of the console as opposed to the first few months, which still have plenty of games to play.

You also seem to think that the only thing people play is exclusives. That isn't the case, and overall there is plenty of multi-plat fun to be chosen from at launch, and the first 6 months, and likely the first year.

iceman061852d ago if people aren't aware that launches come with a wait!?!? Unless you are too young to remember, you have been through a launch cycle before. It seems a bit better this time because there will actually be several games out at the beginning of next year. Sony has proven time and again that they support their consoles. MS comes out really strong, with support for years. No worries for either console for the first several years. Just a silly argument with a myopic point of view.

NYC_Gamer1852d ago (Edited 1852d ago )

The launch titles for both consoles are weak in my opinion even Wii U had a limited line up

serratos271852d ago (Edited 1852d ago )

Preach!! It's obvious we'll have to wait.

Xsilver1852d ago

every Console you have to wait for New game that you really want so i don't get this article.