After almost half a decade, the PS4 only has one exclusive FPS game and it was a launch title. Why is that?
This is why I want Insomniac Games to bring back Resistance.
If they come back to resistance though it has to have the best of resistance though, like the story of resistance 3 with the multiplayer of resistance 1, don’t copy cat other FPS like cod though, that ruined the franchise...
The PS4 just released a great Fps shooter called Firewall Zero Hour. There's nothing else like it out there on any other consoles. Check out some gameplay if you haven't seen it in action before. https://youtu.be/YV4ovj2EFy... I have stopped playing bf1 because it's hard to back to the flat screen after experiencing the level of immersion you get l with this game repudiation with the Aim Controller. And to echo some of the others on here, plenty of other companies are putting out FPS games on a yearly basis, so it makes business sense for Sony to divert their focus elsewhere.
Like cupid said...firewall is insane great....how about we make an article like this for a console that truly needs games period?
I completely disagree with all of this. Sony does NOT need a great FPS series. They need to focus on rpg and story games. They had great FPS games last gen, and all people did was hate on them compared to Halo. (Look at Resistance, Killzone, MAG, etc.). Sony had great FPS games last gen, but they received hate from reviewers because they weren't Halo. Now, Sony has marketing for CoD and Destiny, and are focusing their efforts on making rpg and story games. I feel like this is a much better way to go about things. And I think the game sales support my thinking.
Cupid.....Is that a VR game? Looks really immersive!
Let me play opposite. Xbox one needs a great 1st person shooter! What do they have? Halo is junk this Gen gears of war is 3rd person what is good on xbox is 3rd party 1st person games and they are on ps4 with extra dlc. I see xbox as needing it, for one they don't have it. and two they are the ones FAR behind in sales and need a advantage.
@Indysurfin, Gears of War has always been 3rd person. Smh. This article has nothing to do with MS or sales. On topic, adding a a stellar first person shooter old only add to an amazing line that Sony has. Great story telling games, RPGs, 1st PS, etc can all coexist.
KZ is amazing.. the last one was below KZ2 and KZ3 in terms of quality but Sony does have a great FPS series. And yes, Resistance could also be good for intern competition bewteen insomniac and GG to keep the level high like on the PS3.
MP of R1 was good. But MP of R2 was superb w all those co-op missions.
Came here to say exactly this. Sadly it seems unlikely seeing that Spider-man is such a success and Insomniac has expressed interest in creating more marvel games. The team is big though and they've managed to work on multiple projects in the past so there is still some hope left.
Yoo the first resistance mulitplayer was the shit man. I especially loved it when they put it in 1 hit kill. Such good times. Off topic Im also really excited for the last of us 2 multiplayer.
there is still nothing like TLoU MP out there. the experience is unique and it's freakin intense! it's overshadowed by its own excellent campaign which is kinda ironic. almost 5 years into this gen and nothing else has come close to match it.
I would settle for Resistance 1 2 3 remastered.
Sony's thinking is simple why try to compete with other AAA FPS from 3rd party publishers. There are enough FPS games released yearly so they stick with what they do best make excellent games Killzone 2 was the best MP experience I have had along with resistance 2's 8 player co-op
Glad to know that we can always come to you if we ever need to know what Sony is thinking.
@Corndog it is his opinion on their thinking , that’s what comment sections are for . I agree that is their general thinking but I do believe they will produce a shooter at some point when they are brought the right presentation by one of their devs or 2nd party.
I want Insomniac and Guerilla to partner and put the best of their FPS minds together. I also wish for Guerilla to do a fantasy RPG like Elder Scrolls. I feel like they're up for it. Possibly partner with some creative minds from Sony Santa Monica
The series ended on a good note. I don’t want them to make the series that much bleaker and take away the well earned bittersweet ending of R3 by making another one
They already have one. It's called Firewall Zero Hour and it's one of, if not the, best games of the year. But nobody knows about it because main stream gaming media won't cover PSVR games unless they have something negative to say about it. Seriously, Firewall is an actual evolution of the genre.
Yes yes yes!!!! But I believe that if Sony thought it was that important, they would. That said, this is why they have Exclusive deals w Activision for CoD and Destiny!
Great article; but I think 'need' is too strong a word to apply. As is pointed out, Sony and the PS4 have exceeded expectations precisely because they didn't box themselves into the "bro-gamer" corner with only shooters and racers. The diversity of great AAA games is the consoles greatest strength - and it's not because they are primarily third person open world games; it is because they are great AAA games full stop. Sony isn't specifying the genre; but they are specifying the quality of the product - regardless of the genre. Anyway to the point of the article, there are many devs out there that have already saturated the market with first person shooters; which will all come to the PS4 anyway, so there's no real "need" for Sony to spend resources there. But, I would love to see the likes of Killzone and Resistance make a comeback. It's not a "need" or a must, but it's more of a wistful wish.
@ ArchangelMike Yes I will agree with that, Sony has indeed focused on making a diversity of great AAA games, which is a really smart move... A really good game for all types of gamers.... So it's not that they can't do a FPS, they probably will, but only if it's going to be a top of the line Triple A shooter... Which is the best thing ever, Really good games at the end of the day, are always the way to go.... Having your first party dev's go hard on Triple A games is a win win, win... God Of War was so amazing that I could not be happier, made me love my PS4 Pro, not that I didn't already but I really love it now, Getting to play games like this is why you pick a system in the first place, your hoping to get some amazing games. God Of War was just too awesome for words, and Now The Last Of Us II is looking like it's going to set 2019 on fire... I can't wait.. Sony has indeed made the right moves Really amazing Triple A titles win a gamers heart every day of the week...
Totally agree, dont forget Spiderman though another stellar entry in the PS4 staple of great exclusives. As for a shooter, I think we have more than enough and Sony knows this so I understand their reluctance. That said I'm sure they are planning one for next gen.
Agreed. Given all the third party shooters I wonder if the bigger gap is in the open world racing (Forza horizon) genre. Dunno, I don't really go for those games, but it seems popular and doesn't seem to have many third party contenders that are really good. Would be hard to dethrone Playground though, and honestly I'D rather have a shooter, but hey
Fps in my opinion is a very stale genre and ggas been played out to death, I wouldn't say no to a new resistance though, but another run of the mill army shooter is definitely not needed imo.
Beat me to it. Sony is smart and they saw that there is more than enough third party shooters, grab a timed exclusive deal for the DLC and associate the PS brand with the big ones and then focus on developing games that helps to round off and diversify the PS lineup. The sales figures speak for themselves on just how successful it's been.
Racers are now a bro game?
Lol just let them be enjoy the laugh 😆
“Needs” is a strong word
Yeah I guess there’s an FPS shaped hole in the Sony exclusive lineup but the FPS genre is more than well represented on the PlayStation. Honestly the FPS style games I’d like to see from Sony I get my fix from Bethesda mostly, with games like Doom, Wolfenstein, Prey, and soon Rage 2. The new Metro looks amazing as well
Itd be awesome if they brought out a new resistance, make a proper nonrushed killzone game or even MAG 2. A new ip would be very interesting. They definitely have single player down but.... multiplayers not their strong suit, something I wish sony exclusives would do amazing at someday, well not saying that it'd have to have multiplayer but its kinda the norm to have the mode for fps games. But sonys doing great at what theyre doing atm so there isnt really a "need" for one.
A new shooter set in a steampunk fantasy setting would be sweet.
That will be sick, I honestly can’t think of a steampunk fantasy FPS game with a good multiplayer.
Its never been done.
I think that’s one thing Sony is missing out on right now. A good FPS game with a good multiplayer. Don’t get me wrong. I love single player more but if Sony can make a good FPS with a great multiplayer game that rivals the same greatness as gow, that will imo solidify their dominance.
A Killzone reboot in the style of 2 is something I'd like to see. Could also be a new series in the same lore. The whole Killzone built up lore is amazing but unfortunately never used in games
So does xbox
There absolutely nothing on PS that rivals Halo, the only PS FPS that had the potential to was Resistance because up to this today I would say that R3 has one of the best FPS campaigns I have ever played, up there with halo 3, half life 2, and cod 4. Now does ps "need" a smash hit AAA FPS?... nah but it certainly won't hurt and would be awesome. Xbox has Halo, say what you want about the latest instalments but the fact is the games still sell in the multimillions because there is a hardcore fan base (not be mistaken with xbox fanboys/girls, I'm talking Halo's my ride or die fan). I just hope 343i knock the campaign out the park this time like they managed to do with halo 5s multiplayer.
Every time I play halo I get bored. Opinions and such.
Firewall Zero Hour on PSVR waves "hello"
This. Firewall is good for rainbow six fans
I wish Mag would come back, but Zipper is gone.
We have Firewall Zero hour!
Firewall zero hour and farpoint are exclusives aren't they?
Yes they are!
It's got one with publishing Firewall Zero Hour on PSVR. It uses the amazing Aim controller. And the immersion in vr is so innovative that it makes flat screen fps games seem boring and archaic in comparison. But if they did bring back Resistance or Killzone 2 on PSVR ,it would be a wrap.
well it actually has, the problem is for some that aren't noob friendly reason why lots of people don't tend to like them ;)
Would be good? Yes. "needs"? No.
Socom with optional first Person view.
Agreed ! i want a new IP from a first party developer or bring back Killzone or Resistance
They had both Resistance and Killzone and neither sold very well. So I doubt they'll push for an FPS game anytime soon.
This is absolutely true. I think it's about time a developer steps up with a brand new FPS IP for the Playstation.
Why? It seems like third parties have that covered. Let their first party studios handle everything else.
A Killzone 2 remaster would be good enough for me. I loved the clan system of that game.
It's simple MAG 2
MAG was awesome. Any haters can seriously STFU. RIP Zipper.
And this is why I have all 3 consoles... only thing I feel I “need” is more time.
I agree 100%
only if it's vr and colony wars.
Just release tlou mp stand alone. One of the best mp games of last gen.
I agree i loved that games mp
Does it really though? I wonder if halo sells better than the third party shooters that do really well on the PS4. How many first person shooters does Xbox have? Can halo be an Xbox thing and PlayStation worries about themselves. They tend to know that but gamers want halo for PlayStation.
Killzone Shadow Fall was amazing for a release day game. Whachu talkin' bout Willis? I agree that they should make a couple more, but hey, at least we have great exclusives. Resistance comeback please.
Blood an truth combined with firewall zero hour with a world war background story would wipe out ANY 2D FPS now and in the future. Most of the dreamers who want a exclusive FPS for sony probably have not played Firewall zero hour and see what blood and truth will bring. COD and battlefield are still alive because VR is still a small nice market, not able to market itself. But if the PS5 will come with mandatory PSVR, its byebye for 2D FPS
Highly agreed im dying for a new Resistance Please Sony :(
Um no...let Sony’s studios make what they want and not what they *should* that’s how creativity gets killed
Battlefield and Rainbow Six are the only shooters we have needed this gen.
Dude. I sure play alot of R6 but man for every thing it does well theres like 10 more things that frustrate me. Not a great example.
"Why is that?" FPS are pretty terrible is a start.