IGN: "We finally have a date for one of PS4's biggest games, so we discuss where will the rest of the 2018 lineup might land."
They missed the perfect opportunity to keep the tradition of releasing a God of War game on a console in March alive.
Perhaps, but isn't it better to have a finished game?
^absolutely! Thank God is not June like Amazon has it
Well, it disappointed. But as long they take their time with this, it will be worth it.
Well..they need to keep the "tradition" of releasing a complete, functional game first though...right?
Yeah, it would have had been awesome—and preferable to all—to have them all (especially this upcoming entry) released in the month of March, and I guarantee it was pushed hard for. But, at least we know attention to quality is priority number one.
I'm glad it's april, I'll be playing Ni no Kuni in March
Who cares? I'd much rather have a more polished game.
The point is it would had been meaningful to both the fans and development team if the game was launched in March AND it was polished. The two objectives would not had have to have been independent of of one another Yes: Most would rather have a polished game than a game released prematurely in order to hit marks of tradition. We all, I think, get that easily agreeable point
@Xenophon It would have been a neat little nod, but I doubt any fan would really find it all that meaningful in a way that would matter in the least. I think the timing of the release is more because Sony knows that it's big games seem to sell very well in a time when there isn't as much traditional big releases, and it's been doing this shift for a early year big release since the PS4 released.
Would you rather they rushed it out a month early and patched it for the weeks after launch?
Loving the early lineup so far. Here’s hoping Days Gone and Spidey make it this year with no problem, along witn a few https://pbs.twimg.com/media...
...along with a few surprises
Yeah I'm still not sure about Days Gone to be released this year but Spider-Man is very likely. That gif is a bit weird haha
Days Gone has all year to release. I'm highly thinking it's coming around October-November.
@Cupofjoe Shu said Days Gone is a big game. Maybe it's like really big? I sure hope so. Release date is not what I focus on. Could be December, could be January it's not what matters.
David Cage just confirmed spring release date for Detroit. So another one to add to the list. https://twitter.com/quantic...
oh wow, nice. Going to be a packed year. Monster Hunter Yakuza 6 God Of War Detroit etc
Spider-man should be this summer or Fall
PS4 likely 2018 exclusives thus far (off the top of my head) Shadow of the Colossus Remake Yakuza 6 Ni No Kuni II God of War MLB 18 Detroit Spiderman Days Gone 2017 was an amazing year and 2018 appears to be incredible for PS4 as well.
Final fantasy aswell. Btw, Shadow of the Colossus Remake is a remaster and not a remake. Its actually a remastered remaster
@NailheadGames Nope, Shadow of The Colossus is a remake. It using new engine. You really need to fix that statement of your.
I've been thinking Spider-man would be around May, although maybe pushed back to June, to market it alongside the new avengers movie(May 4th). OTOH, Spider-man would be a huge release for the holiday season, where they could use it for some big marketing. Would be quite the attention getter.
I still believe Spider-Man will arrive Mayish or not too long after Infinity War(even though the game isn't tied to a movie he still plays a part in it and there'll be a lot of Spidey buzz) and Days Gone maybe fall.
I also have a feeling Days Gone might be fall too
Yeah I think that would be the perfect time to release a horror action adventure title!
I've been thinking that marketing for Spider-man will start around May with Infinity War. However, that means that the Blu-Ray/UHD/On Demand release of Infinity war will be around the holiday, and I could see a huge marketing push with that time as well to push huge holiday numbers. Sony has some flexibility to capitalize on the new Avengers movie because of the timing.
Yeah that could work as well! It just seems like a win win as far as marketing goes!
It’s not releasing in march due to Ni No Kuni 2
Ni no Kuni 2 will have no play on whether they choose to release march or april. I love ni no kuni and prefer it over GoW but if any was moving it's date for the other it would be ni no kuni. GoW is too big a series. Also, this is Sony, they'll release 4 big games in 1 month is they wanted to and Namco is Ni no Kuni's publisher so they won't pay it any mind when choosing a release date. Also you must have forgot last years line up. Nier and Horzon a week from eachother. Kingdom Hearts 2.8 and Gravity Rush Plus Tales of berseria all within a week lol. Sony doesn't have much say in Nier, Kingdom Hearts or Tales releases but they aren't phased by other releases. Since GR would likely appeal to similar audiences as both and Horizon and Nier are similar in genre
God of War would stand on it’s own against Ni No Kuni 2. That doesn’t mean that Sony won’t let the month of March breath a bit with that huge, epic and highly awaited second entry of Ni No Kuni 2 to have it’s time. Also the titles you mention were not flagship AAA budget titles. Ni no kuni 2 is a game that will sell very well and they’ve made the right strategic (business oriented) choice to release God of War a month later, whether you agree or not lol.
Gravity Rush 2 was definitely Triple A. Just as much as Ni no Kuni. I love Ni no Kuni and know it'll sell either way. But it doesn't have anything to do with GoW's release date period. it's not whether I agree or not. It's common sense. The date was based off internal things, like play testing, finishing up things. Not a JRPG lol. You think Sony was going to move a date for Persona 5? No. They won't do that for a 3rd party exclusive lol. Look at Sony's track record of releases. They're the only ones out of MS Ninty and Sony that would completely ignore the release schedule of everything else. Also Nioh and Horizon in the same month LMAO what do you have to say to that? Both triple A and Sony was pushing both HARD. so?
That God Of War is coming Spring 2018
Anyone else thinking the mods should do a better job of striking down all of these repetitive XBOX Game Pass clone stories. Six-out-ten of the "Hottest Stories" are cluttered with the crap.
It means that god of war will be ready to release by april 20th and wont delay spiderman or any other sony exclusive
It just means that the exclusives are taking a little extra time to be polished, but we all want a complete game with full effort in it. I can gladly wait until late April. I'm just praying that Spider-man isn't far behind it.
That we are getting an amazing exclusive in April.
What does it mean? Another cracking year for Sony.
watched Insomniac live stream on twitch of the playing The Witcher and they said 2018 but that can't or won't give an exact date. i don't see any of their announced game being pushed back like, Days gone or Detroit. sony just keeps kicking A$$ and taking names.
Spider Man, God of War and Days Gone is an incredible lineup of single player games for the PS4. If all these games happens this year the PS4 is going to have one of the most robust years in this generation. Sony is already warming up with Shadows of the Colossus full remake. PS4 seems to be the definite console for this generation. PS5 will be no different, a great choice for exclusive games. They will continue strong in the next generation. I'm sure of that.
It means we are going to celebrate and blaze as we play GOW on 4-20 :)
It means they'll release the game in 2018?
February: Shadow of the Colossus March: MLB the Show 18, Yakuza 6, Ni No Kuni II April: God of War May: Detroit Become Human June: Spiderman Late August/Early September: Days Gone
The last of us 2 will be ps5 compatible!!!
It means detroit become human and this will release in the same window.. I cant wait to play them both but this one much more.. Its going to feel like a totally new game since the fast DMC type combat is different and you have a partner and theirs new lore.. Day 1.. PS4 is going to have a fantastic year of software.. I cant wait to see what surprises they have nobody has heard about yet.. E3 should be interesting.. Nintendo had 2017 but 2018 is all Sony (to me)..
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