Playstation 4 Launch Lineup: Awful, Or The Most Awful?

OnlySP: At first glance a 22 game lineup sounds pretty good. On second, third, and fourth examinations that lineup just keeps on shrinking. Cross generational games, old games, games that aren't exactly showing off the new specs, and a general lack of selection compared to previous generations make things look awfully grim.

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ZodTheRipper1384d ago (Edited 1384d ago )

I'm fine with Killzone, AC4, Resogun & maybe CoD/Fifa14 for now. For some that might be not enough but I didn't buy this console because of it's launch lineup and I'm definately more excited for it than for any other console before.

JoGam1384d ago

Totally agree. I too are cool with the line up. I think both systems have great line ups. Both camps will be happy.

ZodTheRipper1384d ago (Edited 1384d ago )

Further more, I'm just happy to experience another big leap and play games on higher resolutions and framerate than before. Killzone's multiplayer will be a blast with [email protected] + the DS4 and it's improved sticks&triggers.

hulk_bash19871384d ago (Edited 1384d ago )

How about not awful at all. Killzone Shadow Fall, Knack, AC IV, Need for Speed Rivals, Resogun and Contrast for me at launch. Less than 2 weeks away until I get my hands on the PS4. Though I was hoping to add in Driveclub and Watchdogs to the list, I still can't wait.

Army_of_Darkness1384d ago

How much games does he think people will buy at launch?? because I would expect an average of 1-3 games at time of console purchase.

black0o1384d ago

i nvr though the i'd see the day that AC, BF, FIFA, NFS and COD the biggest series we hve considered it awful 3rd-party for a console launch

abzdine1384d ago

there are games for various tastes at launch what do you want more?
good multiplatform games, good exclusives so i don't see why the butthurt writer complains.

Xsilver1384d ago

We all know that when we buy a Console were in for the long run and i know Sony got me when it comes 1st party exclusives i mean come on in 2 week theirs an event where they will announce new games anyway KZSF/Knack and other's will hold me over until i get my Most wanted game of all Infamous Second Son toddles.


Its not bad, but when u compare it to the xb1's line up it is kind of weak.

hulk_bash19871384d ago (Edited 1384d ago )

Weak in what respect? I'm sorry but I disagree with you on that. The only game the xbox one has at launch that I'm even remotely interested in is Dead Rising 3. But that is what it means to have different tastes. I don't disagree with you thinking that the Xbox One has better launch games but don't state it like it's a fact, when really it is all about preference.

Boody-Bandit1384d ago (Edited 1384d ago )

Here they go again.
"Sony has no games"
They just never learn.

There are more games I want on the PS4 than I will have time to play. BF4 and KZ2 alone will keep me busy for several months but I'm probably going to pick up 10 games the 1st week or 2. I always go a bit overboard when a new console is launched and since I'm saving a ton of money by not getting an X1? I'm going even bigger than usual.

This will be the first generation that I am only getting one console at launch and that one is the PS4. Spin away sites looking for hits while we gamers get ready for another amazing generation from the best in the gaming industry, Sony.



Yes it is about preferences but let me explain what I mean.

Let's take multiplatform games out of the discussion because they are on both consoles. For me indie games are an after thought and I don't play them unless there is a gaming drought.

We are buying NEXT GEN consoles here I am personally not buying a next gen consoles to run games that are capable on a tablet or cell phone...sure they can be fun sometimes but I want a next gen experience. The xb1's exclusive games provide that for me. I have had my hands on both systems, even though I have not played killzone, its the only ps4 game that looks like a wonderful next gen experience.

Killer Instinct, Ryse, Forza, and DR3 all feel look and sound next gen.

Sevir1384d ago

Not sure why people are surprised by limited games on a console launch! Consoles aren't defined by launch software, we've gone through this with 8 generations of launch games...

Get hyped for the games that come shortly after, both consoles have some impressive games coming in the first 6 months alone, that's a lot bettet than previous gens where those games came 9 months after launch.

Infamous, Driveclub, Deep Down, Titan Fall, Quantum Break... Seriously what's on offer for both consoles is fine and a lot better than last generation's launch.

hulk_bash19871384d ago


You're still stating your preference which doesn't apply to everyone. It doesn't make it a fact.

ZodTheRipper1384d ago

"Its not bad, but when u compare it to the xb1's line up it is kind of weak."

"I have had my hands on both systems, even though I have not played killzone, its the only ps4 game that looks like a wonderful next gen experience. "

lol you must be joking, troll somewhere else

Triella1384d ago

BS article I'll have Knack, AC4, FIFA, Contrast and Tiny brains at launch way enough games to play before I get my next already preordered games : Infamous SS, the Order and Watchdogs. And Sony has always had top notch exclusives anyways.

It's plenty compared to the PS3 when I only had Resistance fall of Men and Virtua Tennis3 to to keep me busy for three months (which was definitely not enough) before a steady flow of exclusive games came out from Sony among other third parties.

inveni01383d ago

The lineup would have been meatier with Watchdogs and Driveclub, but like zod18 said, it's not the launch titles that are most promising for PlayStation. It's everything that comes next. Sony chose the perfect slogan: Greatness Awaits.

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aceitman1384d ago

and as of right now we have Injustice: Gods Among Us as a fighting game(not confirmed for x1) what would be funny is that they say its in 1080p 60fps iwas holding on this game for a little but now its coming to ps4 I am getting it.

PockyKing1384d ago

For someone like me whose buying both at some point, the launch line-up is what mattered to me so I chose Xbox One over PS4 for that reason. But, I'm very excited for what the PS4 will offer post launch with Infamous and The Order.

ZodTheRipper1384d ago

I could never buy both, I would need a XB1, a new online account + subscription, additional controllers and of course much more games to justify all that - PS always had the better exclusives and now it also has the better multiplats so I don't see a point in spending money on the other.

Wii U or maybe even a Steam Box (as a replacement for my 4 year old PC) are different stories though, they offer something different.

PockyKing1384d ago (Edited 1384d ago )

Eh, there's games I want on both sides so I put away the money to do so. I never got into being a fan of a company, all I care about are the games. And you say PS had "better" exclusives, but it's all based on opinion. Personally, I like Halo more than Killzone because the story interests me more etc. Just all based on preference, it's a shame it's so hard to have a discussion about games without it turning into what's better than what.

black0o - You're right, after the console launches this will become history, BUT the console hasn't launched yet so why not discuss it? I don't understand the need to "defend" a system so much? You're buying it for the games yes? So why try and make the Xbox look like an inferior product? Have fun with your games and the people who buy an Xbox will enjoy theirs.

-Foxtrot - Why should it matter to you what I do with my money or who I give it to?

black0o1384d ago

one month from know all this talk about launch titles will become history ..

Q1/2014 ps4 has FF14,driveclub, infamous and the order while the x1 only gets one title titanFall so far

at launch the 3rd party takes the crown if u ask me
FIFA sells big
COD/BF sells big
AC sells big
1st party always takes back seat when those hit the market

-Foxtrot1384d ago (Edited 1384d ago )

So despite all the crap Microsoft has done since the reveal, the fact it seems kind of rushed and the fact their first party lineup decreases over the years instead of improving not to mention the fact that in a way your paying more for less you chose them just because it has one or two more launch games.......REALLY

I mean I have enough for both but I wouldn't buy the Xbox One because it sends MS the wrong message

People are acting like the PS4 has no games....

Zack_attack1384d ago

I'm with you on this one pockeyking. X1 at launch due to the lineup, and the ps4 when i get taxes back, or my next bonus.

ZodTheRipper1384d ago

PS4 in fact has more games thanks to Indie exclusives and the gap will only get bigger over time when AAA exclusives are coming out regulary thanks to the first party rotation within SCE. Further more you can expect Indies who were supported by Sony and were succesful with it leaning more towards PS4 / Vita just like Devolver is doing it with Hotline Miami.

Zack_attack1384d ago

The abundance of indie games doesnt do me much good. I've never really put too much time into them. Ryse and BF4 are more my taste.

-Foxtrot1384d ago (Edited 1384d ago )

"-Foxtrot - Why should it matter to you what I do with my money or who I give it to? "

I'm not saying it does bother me.....although it's nice to see one of the type of people who support companies trying to ruin the gaming industry.

This is why they don't learn

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come_bom1384d ago

Personally I think the exclusives launch lineups for the PS4 and X1 are not very good. I would say they are average.

I won't purchase any of the consoles at launch. I'll let the die hard fanboys be the guinea pigs, let them test the consoles.

Killjoy30001384d ago (Edited 1384d ago )

I'm getting

Battlefield 4
Killzone Shadowfall
Call of Duty Ghosts
NBA 2K14
Assassin's Creed IV
Injustice: Gods Among Us

Plus Planetside 2, Warframe, Resogun.

That is a GREAT console launch. I fail to see how it's awful, especially with the best console version of each game. PS gamers will be having the last laugh when The Last Of Us 2 ALONE gets announced.

live2play1384d ago

Battlefield 4- rehash
call of duty-rehash and multiplat
ass creed-rehash
injustice- old port
knack-haha riiight that games worth 10 bucks

not impressed

TENTONGUN1384d ago

bf4, nba and maybe just maybe madden. these are the types of games i play so this launch is right up my alley

colonel1791384d ago

it's not about the awfulness of the launch lineup. It's the awfulness of not having something coming afterwards.

OrangePowerz1384d ago

DriveClub and inFamous for the start of next year?

live2play1384d ago

Killzone 6 rehash
CoD port rehash
knack is the original one but even that game is worth maybe 15 bucks