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The PS4 has no Games only Indies.

This is something that is really annoying me in threads and comment sections.

"...AAA exclusives Games announced
Ryse vs Killzone:SF
Forza vs #Driveclub (an excuse for a racing game)
Dead Rising 3 vs What ever dafaq Knack is
Sunset Overdrive vs The Order: 1886
Halo 5 vs...............?
Titanfall vs Infamous?
Black Tusk new IP vs..................?
Project Spark vs.................?
Fable: Legends vs................?
The Xbox One clearly has the better line-up, most of Sony's studios like ND, Polyphony, SSM have just released games and the heavy hitters will only arrive 2-3 years from now...”

This^^^ drives me mad.
This is not knocking the Xbox One's fairly stellar line-up but common Sony's studios have not been sitting on their asses for the last few years. Sony has the largest internal development team(by employee number) of the "Big 3". Yes Microsoft DOES have more studios however most of them are casual focused, unproven and far smaller.

Sony can thank Microsoft for giving them an easy time. Microsofts DRM debacle after the Xbox Event caused them to blow 85% of their load announcing some games that are only coming out Q4 2014 and Q1 2015 at this years E3. This was a last ditch attempt to sell their DRM scheme to the gaming public and it failed....miserably. Sony has enough momentum to sell every single PS4 through till March next year, they according to insiders on Neogaf by the name FamousMortimer stated in a thread BEFORE Gamescom that the big guns are being held back. Sony is holding back bombs for when MS has none. While MS is still talking about Sunset Overdrive and Halo 5 Sony will be dropping massive bombs. Don't expect massive announcements at TGS but expect the bombs to start dropping from the VGA's onwards. Some of these "bombs" according to Neogaf mod-verified insider by the name of Verendus include:

5 Major 3rd Party exclusives, 2 from Sega and 1 MASSIVE Western exclusive, Demon Souls 2 (title change).
To save myself the time here is a list I posted on 1st and 2nd party studios rumored titles.

Sony's strategy is smart. I don't know about you but Im starting to get sick of Watchdogs, it was announced ages ago and my interest has waned significantly. This could also effect some of MS's announced titles. Also MS has announced games that will detract from the launch exclusives people are to busy thinking about Halo 5 instead of being focused on launch titles. Sony's launch is laser focussed. Also how many of these launch exclusive games stand a chance against against Gran Turismo 6, GTA 5, Cod: Ghosts, Watch_Dogs, Battlefield 4, NFS: Rivals. If Sony sent to many AAA exclusives out at launch they would be doomed for financial failure.

So to recap...don't worry the games will come and boy when they come everyone will know about it.

Edit: The PS4’s launch line-up is amazing, with PS+ you get so many free games Day 1 like Resogun, Outlast and Drive-Club: PS+Edition and lets not forget the countless F2P games as well as Strong 3rd party support.

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iamnsuperman1661d ago (Edited 1661d ago )

"Sony's studios like ND, Polyphony, SSM have just released games and the heavy hitters will only arrive 2-3 years from now"

Not necessarily. ND is in two teams. The last game the other team worked on was Uncharted 3 (2011). Media Molecule have something in the works (we saw some tech demo in feb). We still haven't seen the Japanese studios stuff (they will need some games for that market even if they launch mid next year). Have we seen anything from Bend or London (I assume London is on Home though) Microsoft is more about laying the cards for everyone to see. Sony is more about keeping its cards close to its chest.

Gimmemorebubblez1661d ago (Edited 1661d ago )

I know thats why comment like that drive me mad.

SSM has a 125 man team working on a new IP since the beginning of 2010 and ND B team has been working on something since the end of 2011.

Ok I made it a bit more obvious sorry....

iamnsuperman1661d ago (Edited 1661d ago )

Sorry I didn't see it was a quote. It is missing quote marks at the beginning or try to make it combine with the other comparing thing (make it obvious)

TomShoe1661d ago


I was about to flame you, but then I read the rest of the blog.

Good post.

MysticStrummer1661d ago

I saw the title and knew exactly what I was going to read here. I just posted a comment a few minutes ago that was a short version of this blog.

People try to claim PS4 will only have indies, or that it will mostly have indies and not put much emphasis on AAA titles. Those people are either trolling or they haven't paid any attention to the gaming world for the last three generations.

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xX-StolenSoul-Xx1661d ago

You put "Halo 5 Vs....." Twice.
PS4 Surly has games, you forgot, Deep Down, and Shadow of the Beast. I do agree that Xbox one has a strong line up this time around but when you take into account of the Free to play titles coming to the ps4 it changes.

Gimmemorebubblez1661d ago (Edited 1661d ago )

Will fix Halo 5.

maniacmayhem1661d ago

I don't understand where this sudden attraction of F2P games for Sony are coming from? It seems that people are just brining this up to boost the Sony line up.

The reason I say this is because Home for the PS3 has always offered F2P games and yet hardly anyone on here talked about any of the games for it. But now it just seems like the popular thing on this site to talk about.

I'm not taking anything away from the PS4 but I notice that this site goes through a lot of "trendy" words and terms. From AAA to F2P, people seem to name drop for their system's convenience.

trafalger1661d ago

home was an experiment for social activity, which nintendo seems to have taken into a different direction on the wii u. the hardware on the ps3 held back its potential. it felt very much like two separate entities when they should be in unison.

f2p games are a model that is really going into overdrive but it needs to be done properly or else it will backfire. what i find interesting is how all of the sudden everyone is giving high fives to sony for making the ps4 such a friendly place for developers. shouldn't they have done this all along? if the ps3 had dominated like the ps2 did we would continue to see sony favor that philosophy of making hardware that suits them. that forces developers to adopt there visions of how to make games. instead the ps3 was overlooked from third party as the lead design due to its difficulty. now they are being praised for listening.

what i doubt we will see this coming generation are the delays that plagued the ps3 and the multiplat games that had issues on the playstation. all signs so far show that not only has sony listened but they seem very open to anyone.

ThatCanadianGuy5141661d ago

Nobody mentions F2P Home games because they are not comparable to the F2P games coming to PS4.

A free, basic game of pool vs planetside 2?
Bowling vs DC universe online?
Chess vs Warframe?
??? Vs Blacklight: R ?

Not sure where you're trying to go with this.

maniacmayhem1661d ago

You haven't been on Home lately because their are full fledged games on Home and not just Chess and Bowling.

Home actually dedicated more resources and time to publish F2P games because that is it's biggest source of income and popularity.

Check it out when you get a chance.

Godmars2901661d ago

So. Take it that you haven't tried the multiplayer pirate game in Home or the various shooters.

Actually, they have a park with boat and bike rides, and you can rent remote sail boats, battleships and planes.

Sad that it doesn't look like they're going to carry it over to the PS4, but then they've got all those F2P games. Betting that Dragon's Prophet and Ultima Online will be appearing on the system as well, so its doubtful Sony will want to recommit to something which has a following which doesn't appeal to a majority of PS3 users.

ThatCanadianGuy5141661d ago

There is no comparison of gimmicky Home games vs Full the full fledged games coming.

Just stop guys.

HammadTheBeast1661d ago

Free-to-plays on Home aren't the best, mainly because they're limited by PS Home's engine.

KwietStorm1661d ago (Edited 1661d ago )

It's not the fact that a game is f2p. That alone is only going to attract people looking for a way in, so to speak. But a good game is a good game, whether it's from a big publisher, free to play, or Indie. Home doesn't offer games with the same kind of experiences you'll get from the ones getting more promotion, and that's also not taking into account the fact that you have to login to Home to play them. Certain audiences don't even care for Home to begin with, I know I don't.

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trafalger1661d ago

"This is not knocking the Xbox One's fairly stellar line-up but common Sony's studios have not been sitting on their asses for the last few years."

then explain where the last guardian is? sorry, had to put that in there.

"So to recap...don't worry the games will come and boy when they come everyone will know about it."

why write a one-sided blog? what about all the naysayers who have written off the wii u? or how the xbone pre-sales show the xbone is doomed?

common sense would dictate that the ps4 will get lots of great games. why would anyone take someone's comments of the ps4 only has indie games seriously? we all know sony has lots of developers working behind the scenes. we all know going by history that sony gets lots of exclusives.

there is nothing to defend here. not when you take all of the fanboyism and trollish comments that goes on here daily within the forums at n4g. the fact is the most negative people here are likely to be the most depressed and lonely souls around. who often use forums as a way to express themselves. they do it because they are frustrated with there own pathetic lives.

Gimmemorebubblez1661d ago

I have a good life thank you. I have records for track 100m and 200m, played sport for my state(province) and I am well qualified. Gaming is my biggest hobby (a bit obsessively I admit :/)followed by fly-fishing.

My blog was directed at people who say “Well if Sony has so many games so far along in development than why don’t they show them?’

The reason is simple, it’s a wise strategical business decision.

Cable2kx1661d ago

"The reason is simple, it’s a wise strategically business decision"

I'm confused if you knew the answer to your question then why post this? what trafalger is saying is correct. This comes off trollish (if there such a word)you don't show you have full house in poker until the last card is dealt and bets are all in.

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zeal0us1661d ago (Edited 1661d ago )

The thing is MS tend to shoot off like a rocket. Strong start but weak ending.

The race isn't given to the swiftest or the strongest but to the one who endures until the end.

Hats off to the big 3 and hope you make a lot of gamers happy this upcoming generation.

trafalger1661d ago (Edited 1661d ago )

this is a game console, not buying a house. the x360 is just shy of 8 years old now.

you trying to tell me there is nothing to play? almost a thousand games for a system that cost no more than $400. i didn't realize $400 was a major investment.

ThatCanadianGuy5141661d ago

There is no reason for me to buy a 360 when all it's games (multiplats) are on PS3 as well.

That is their objective.To take market share.They certainly aren't doing that with multiplats the last few years.

zeal0us1661d ago (Edited 1661d ago )

I don't know where I stated there was nothing to play.

I brought a 360 when it first came out. My cousin got a PS3. I was enjoy exclusives while he was stuck games like Lair and Haze. Mid way through he started getting a variety of exclusives on his PS3. While I was still getting exclusives same series. Several years past and he's still getting exclusives for his PS3 while I am stuck with multiplatform games. I actually found enjoying more multi-platform games this than exclusives.

You can have a strong or fast start but its how you carry yourself through is what matter most.

No_Limit1661d ago (Edited 1661d ago )

That is why I have both. I didn't get the PS3 until some great games like Uncharted 2 and Demon Souls start appearing. Heck I even bought a Wii just for Xenoblade Chronicles. Video game is not a major investment, it is a hobby adn overtime when consoles get cheaper, it is easy to get a console with some great games with it a few years down the line.

I am not going to cheat myself of not getting the XB1 because the games on it like Forza 5, Dead Rising 3, Project Spark, and titanfall has my interest. When there are interesting games like Uncharted 4 and others on PS4 that interest me, then that is the time I'll get that game. FYI, I have no interest in Indies, never have and probably never will.

Nobody can predict what the feature holds and I want to enjoy entertainment that I like now and worry about things later.

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