The holiday lineup is far from being complete, but one thing bothers me:
The lack of confirmed PlayStation 4 exclusives for the fourth quarter.
Obviously, we'll be looking to E3 and hoping that Sony confirms a few. Driveclub – set for October 7 – isn't good enough to combat the likes of Halo 5 , which is supposedly set to release later this year for the Xbox One. If Sony wants to keep the heat on Microsoft, they absolutely need to produce a high-profile PS4 exclusive for the holiday season.
Ideally, that's Uncharted 4 (or whatever they ultimately call it). There's a possibility that we'll also get The Order: 1886 , but you never rely on an unproven new IP to see you through the immensely competitive holiday rush. In previous years, Sony usually had at least one or two top-tier exclusives for the October-December period, and never has it been more important than this year. They've just launched a new system, there's a chance Microsoft might issue a $400 Xbox One (sans Kinect) for the holiday shoppers, and MS keeps teasing a lot of new exclusive IPs, too.
Sony really needs to respond to this, and I'm hoping that happens at E3. They've been saying for a while that Gran Turismo 7 is closer than we might think, but I doubt that'll make it out this year. A new God of War , perhaps? Quantic Dream's Dark Sorcerer project is likely a ways off, so it kinda looks like Uncharted or bust. Third-party titles will only go so far early on in this new console generation.