The importance of a solid launch lineup for a new piece of hardware can't be understated.

For the sake of argument, let's accept the predictions of most analysts, who say the PlayStation 4 will launch between 2013 and 2014. Considering the time gap, let's see what Sony exclusives might be ready for that time frame; the PS4 will undoubtedly need a few big hitters right out of the gate.

Gran Turismo 6

If we take Kazunori Yamauchi's reputation for being a perfectionist and the sheer amount of time involved to create a franchise entry, it's not a stretch to assume GT6 won't be ready for a few years. It'd be an especially alluring title for the PS4 launch because it's almost guaranteed to haul down high review scores and big sales numbers. This is one of the most popular franchises in history, remember.

Uncharted 4

Hardware launches are typically found around the holidays; Sony will likely want to release new Uncharted titles in that same window, and we're talking about the most critically acclaimed series of the generation. Sony well understands the importance of what has become a flagship and suddenly iconic franchise; to have a new installment ready for the new PlayStation would be epic. Naughty Dog and the PS4 would make for a lovely couple.

Killzone 4

Guerrilla may be working on a new mystery project but they will invariably make a fourth Killzone , and it should fall into the 2013/2014 time frame. The PlayStation 3 launched with an original exclusive IP in Resistance: Fall of Man , and this generation has proven the necessity of big shooters. Plus, KZ3 was a massive technical achievement; can you imagine what Guerrilla could do with the PS4…?

Metal Gear Solid 5

Good God. Just think… These projects take time and like Yamauchi, Hideo Kojima is a perfectionist and won't be happy with anything less than a near-flawless production. Along with Gran Turismo , this is one of PlayStation's original exclusive masterpieces. To have a fifth entry available when the PS4 hits store shelves would make for an explosion of interest. Long-time Sony fans and new gamers alike would be impressed.

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Pandacastro
Pandacastro
9 years ago

You forgot FF7 remake and kingdom hearts 3.

MartyRules
MartyRules
9 years ago

KH3 is going to be on ps3. I just hope it stays on only ps3

daus26
daus26
9 years ago

Please let KH3 be exclusive. If KH3 somehow uses the engine for FFvsXIII, then it should have a good chance of being ps3 exclusive… Unless of course SE is gonna release a really bad port for the 360, or make an engine from ground up (plus multiple discs), which I think is unlikely because that would cause a big delay, knowing MS would probably demand simultaneous release like FFXIII did.

Then again, KH has a bit of a cartoony feel on their games, so I'm not as confident on the fact that if it's necessary for them to use FFvsXIII's engine. It looks like a game that could easily be mult-plat unless the game somehow have a bunch of content and need advance physics and such. This is what I worry most about when a game is multi-plat, which is the fact that content may be cut to prevent too much overkill on the DVDs. I mean how many ps3 exclusives are less than 10gb? Other than that, I wouldn't mind too much.

Pandacastro
Pandacastro
9 years ago

Trust me kh3 or ff7 remake wont make it. Its better after ffversusXIII comes out sony gives ps4 development kits to nomura's team so they could build a new engine, at least it has a chance of staying exclusive to ps4. Or kh3 and FF7 remake will come out during the ps4 but on ps3.

eLLeJuss
eLLeJuss
9 years ago

You got it. FF7 Remake

shadowpal2
shadowpal2
9 years ago

Considering how Naughty Dog makes a new franchise with the birth of every PlayStation console (Portable not included)…I'm going to have to say a no to Uncharted 4. Of course I do want it! But no…

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Uncharted 4 will exist, the only question is when?

kevinater321
kevinater321
9 years ago

Think more along the lines of uncharted x:combat racing

matt99
matt99
9 years ago

I'd buy every one of those games on day one…and then say goodbye to my life for a few weeks

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

Level 5 could make a new JRPG for the PS4. Something genre defining, something that takes all that they learned from WKC, draws on some real story writing talent and boosts the visuals budget by a factor of 4. Could be a console seller, could be very popular in Japan, especially if it manages to weave in some of the Monster Hunter like addictiveness and charm of the PSP/DS RPGs.

Hey, I gotta hope haven't I?

Claire C
Claire C
9 years ago

Any 'good' RPG at launch will be fine by my. =D

tes37
tes37
9 years ago

Having a strange English party?

How come I was did not invited?

Claire C
Claire C
9 years ago

Isn't it likely that MGS5 will be multiplatform due to their Fox engine or whatever? Not that I want that. o.O

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

That's been my working hypothesis, but it's possible Koji would keep the numbered titles on PS and keep making the spin offs multiplat.

Claire C
Claire C
9 years ago

I hope so. Though they already are bringing the MGS Collection to the 360.

daus26
daus26
9 years ago

If the ps4 is the only only hardware to support super gigs of data on its disc, and Kojima doesn't want to be limited or make multiple discs for the other consoles, then I believe there's a good chance of being exclusive. MGS4 maxed out the double layered BDD, so imagine MGS5.

cLoudou
cLoudou
9 years ago

True The 360 is getting MGS Collection but still no MGS4. There is a chance 5 may not be MP.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

It would actually be a shame if we didn't see most of those games on PS3. I know that development time is an issue but it's sad when some games only see 1 or 2 releases in a console generation. Then again it's even more sad when a franchise sees like 6.

I just hope inFamous 3 makes it this generation since Sucker Punch is taking a break for their new IP.

playSTATION
playSTATION
9 years ago

and kratos 😀

tes37
tes37
9 years ago

When the PS4 launches, I would be one happy camper with a game line-up like what's listed in this article. I still hope Sony waits a few years before the PS4 hits store shelves.

godsdream
godsdream
9 years ago

What about God of War 4? As playSTATION said above. That is (for me) one of the few console sellers nowdays. And also, imagine a launch of PS4 with a FF7 remake? That would be awesome (or bad? given the time left for PS4 to come).

Him
Him
9 years ago

How about a game that doesn't have a number at the end and actually make something different?

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Nothing wrong with that, but it ain't gonna be a system seller. People are suspicious of new IPs and often won't buy into it until it has numbers after the title.

Him
Him
9 years ago

very true. i'm just bored of the same game though.

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

I totally agree Him! A *new* exciting game from a well known publisher would indeed be a bigger system seller to me personally than "the same with upgraded graphics".

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

I agree, Beamboom, that it would be better for gamers to have a new high quality IP, but they take time to establish themselves. People just go for what they know.

Look at the first Uncharted. Sure, -now- it'd be a system seller, but I remember when it first came out. Was a great game recommended by all, but it took some time before it became well known as a must buy title. Even though the press scores and people who played it loved it, I think it took most people a little while to buy into it.

When UC2 came out, now THAT caused waves at release.

A new IP might be a good reason to get a PS4 eventually, but it won't cause waves immediately at release. It will just be 1 item in a collection of reasons to get into the next gen. This was the case with the first Uncharted or LBP. Neither were system sellers at launch, but they became a part of a collection of must-haves and as additional reasons to get a PS3.

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

That's true, Underdog. The masses need something they can relate to. We just need to look at the music and movie charts to get that confirmed.

It's a shame though! Cause Ben may be 100% right in his list being overall system sellers, but none of them are of *any* interest to me, not on a "system seller scale". 🙁


Last edited by Beamboom on 7/26/2011 8:27:00 AM

daus26
daus26
9 years ago

I personally want GT6 to make it this gen. Like GT2 and GT4, the main framework is in place for its respective current console generation, and all there is to it is to explode it with content (e.g more cars, tracks, races, etc.). Kaz also said a lot of stuff was cut into the making of GT5, so it's a bit weird if he decides to save it for next gen when he could just make it for the ps3, after all their hard work in making its in-game engine.

StangMan80
StangMan80
9 years ago

is it possible that GT6:Prologue makes it out on the PS3 and the GT6 launches along side the PS4.
That actually would be really cool and I can see that happening.

daus26
daus26
9 years ago

That sounds reasonable, but how often is a game a prologue to a next-gen game? If that's the case, GT6:P will probably run on GT5's engine, and GT7, on an engine that will probably be built from ground-up for the ps4. PD only has about 150 employees, and they don't get much help at all, so unless PD increases their staff dramatically, I don't see how they're going to get an engine up and running that quick.

Also, developers would probably need about 2 years in advance to get their development kits for the ps4 if Sony wants any chance of them releasing at launch, and to be of quality they're known for. That means PD, Kojima, Naughty Dog, and Guerrilla would already have it by now.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

daus26 –

GT6 will happen on the PS3, and my guess is either later 2012 or early 2013.

I honestly believe PD will blow the doors off the genre with GT6. As you stated, GT5 was a framework for the PS3 versions, and there is nothing left to do but add content.

The driving on GT5 is hands down a top level experience and is unmatched on a console. I believe it was the primary objective for GT5 and took longer to perfect after KY began racing.

GT5 is only missing a few things from making it perfect in my book, and I have a feeling that GT6 will follow GT4's footsteps.

sirbob6
sirbob6
9 years ago

Killzone 4 would be interesting from the Helghast perspective.

The list is pretty good but I really don't see there being a MGS 5. 4 did a beautiful job sowing together the story. I'd also like to see new IPs from Sucker Punch and MM.

Then next year Insominiac, Santa Monica, Quantnic Dreams etc. could release their games the next year. and then you have a nice cycle of exclusives going.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

GT6 better be careful with their shadows, I think that single tiny issue rooted out all PS3-hating journalists.

daus26
daus26
9 years ago

That was a bit of bothersome, but I'm more bothersome on how they (journalists) focused so much on the standard cars. It's like they're focusing on what's not there, instead of what is there. I mean yes, they don't look as polish as the premiums, but they still drive fine, and hey, there's like 200 premiums (which is more than most racing games)! PD could've just left it at premiums only, but I rather have more cars to drive which is what they did for us.

I just hope they won't feel too hesitant in the future to put standard cars in the game because really with the physics of the game, it's a shame to take off hundreds away when they have a choice to port them to a reasonable level. PD has gone to an insane degree of realism in terms of details on their cars now, so sacrifices would have to be made. We can't have a thousand premiums, so if we want 1000 cars to drive, then there would have to standards.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

World –

Great point when you consider that far worse shadows and jaggies have been excused elsewhere.

daus26 –

I honestly find fault at GTPlanet. To many people there focused on the bad instead of the good, and I am willing to bet that several so called journalists used forum opinion to influence their review (reinforcing why I only come here).

UGH. The premium v. standard issue. It's a not factor to me with exception of not being able to change the wheels on the standards. On the track (where it matters) there is no difference between the premiums or standards and most of them still look better then other games on track cars. It's a dead issue really.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

As for God of War IV, I think we'll see that before the PS4.

And remember what they did before: even after the PS3 was out, they released GoWII on the PS2 in 2007.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I agree, with that engine in place you can bet it's already in development for PS3.

A2K78
A2K78
9 years ago

"That's been my working hypothesis, but it's possible Koji would keep the numbered titles on PS and keep making the spin offs multiplat."

Unless Sony will be subsidizing the game, there is no way I can see a MGS5 being exclusive to a Sony platform and simpily because Konami as a whole(which include KP) seem to be moving away from the whole idea of plaform exclusives. A good example of this stem from the fact Kojima is considering a MGS game for the Wii U.

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

Is the reply button broken? I don't mean that rudely. Genuinely wondering if you had issues with it.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

A2K78 either doesn't know, or doesn't care.

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

He doesn't care. He's been reminded numerous times by numerous people.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
9 years ago

I'd love to see a GoW as a release title from Sony Santamonica or someone please get HS2 out on the PS4. Any of the other title would be more than welcomed too. Especially Uncharted 4. Any Sony exclusive actually, including an inFamous 3. Ahh to think about it makes me anxious to see what we get.

As for MGS though, I don't think it will remains exclusive. I'm hopeful it does, but I just don't see it happening the way things are going.


Last edited by bigrailer19 on 7/25/2011 11:59:31 PM

cLoudou
cLoudou
9 years ago

No Lair 2? Fail.

packersfan66
packersfan66
9 years ago

Lol well I wouldn't exactly call the first one a system seller..

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Haze 2 would sell so many systems.

StangMan80
StangMan80
9 years ago

I forgot about this game, It was what I bought along side of WarHawk back in 2007 when I went and bought my 60 gig. (:

ColTater
ColTater
9 years ago

I remember seeing Lair back in 2007 and thinking if this is what a launch game looks like, imagine a few years from now when devs really grasp the system. So, for me Lair was the reason I bought a PS3 for the $600 price tag. It was my love of dragons and the previous two Playstaions that influenced my purchase, however the REAL underlying reason was that I knew if I wanted any more Kratos, then the PS3 was the only way to get it.

AshT
AshT
9 years ago

wow, i'm already getting excited for PS4, not that i dont love my ps3..

packersfan66
packersfan66
9 years ago

Let's just hope they make the ps4 easy to develop for so the good games can come out right away

StangMan80
StangMan80
9 years ago

what you say is true, but that means less quality games a few years done the road, you always got to launch with high, new tech that is revolutionary so it lasts the 10+ year life cycle that all Playstations have had.