Between God of War, Marvel’s Spider-Man, ASTRO-BOT Rescue Mission, Detroit: Become Human, and many more, the PlayStation 4 had some pretty great exclusives in 2018. Of course, there are tons of cross-platform games that will be available on the PS4 this year, but let’s take a look at some console exclusives that PlayStation 4 owners can look forward to in this new year.
Days Gone – April 26, 2019
Sony’s Bend Studio has been hard at work on the open-world zombie game Days Gone for some time now, and with a release date that started in 2018 before being pushed back to February of 2019 and then being pushed back again to April, fans’ anticipation for the game has been growing and growing. It seems that the current release date of April 26 will be its final, locked-in release, and after so many delays, as well as being the first big PlayStation exclusive of the year, it has a lot to live up to.
Concrete Genie – Spring 2019
After what is sure to be a dark and mature game in Days Gone, the next big PlayStation exclusive of the year is the considerably more family-friendly Concrete Genie, a game about a boy who has the power to bring his paintings to life. This game looks charming as hell and is set for release sometime this spring.
Shenmue III – August 27, 2019
The first two games in the Shenmue series were released on the Sega Dreamcast in 1999 and 2001, but failed to gain much commercial attention. However, the series developed a strong cult following and now, after nearly two decades in development hell, the third game is finally coming. Shenmue III will be a PlayStation 4 console exclusive, but will also be available on PC, and is coming out on August 27.
Babylon’s Fall – 2019
Developer PlatinumGames and publisher Square Enix have teamed up once again, this time for the new game Babylon’s Fall. The last game released by the PlatinumGames and Square Enix combination was 2017’s NieR:Automata, which is one of the greatest games of all time, so if that is any indication of what these two companies can come up with when working together, then Babylon’s Fall is definitely something to look forward to. The game is set for release on PlayStation 4 and PC sometime in 2019.
Dreams – 2019
Dreams is the next big project by LittleBigPlanet developer MediaMolecule, and they’ve been working on it for a while. It makes sense that the game would take a while to make, since the game itself is more of a video game-making software disguised as a game, rather than its own game. Many were expecting the game to come out in 2018, but now that it hasn’t, hopefully it will find its way to shelves in its new allotted space of a 2019 release.
MediEvil – 2019
It was confirmed late last year that the classic hack-and-slash action game MediEvil, which was originally released as a PlayStation exclusive in 1998, will be remade for the PlayStation 4 and released sometime in 2019. Like the original, this new version of the game will be a PlayStation exclusive.
These are some of the major PlayStation 4 exclusives that have been confirmed for a 2019 release, but Sony still has a ton more in the wings for 2019 and beyond. At this past year’s E3 is was revealed that 2017’s Nioh will be getting a sequel, and if it is to follow in the footsteps of its predecessor, it will be a PS4 console exclusive. Sly Cooper and inFamous developer Sucker Punch Productions are working on the PS4 exclusive Ghost of Tsushima, which looks to be an amazing open-world adventure through feudal Japan. Plus, some of the most anticipated games of this console generation are set for PS4 exclusivity. Hideo Kojima’s first major post-Metal Gear Solid project, Death Stranding, will eventually be a PS4 exclusive. Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us Part II, the sequel to one of the last console generation’s best games The Last of Us, will be exclusive to the PS4. And let’s not forget that, even though it seems to be taking a while, the Final Fantasy VII remake is still in development (though whether that will be a PS4 exclusive or simply be available for PS4 while also coming to other consoles remains to be seen). Between all these upcoming games, some of which may even end up coming out this year, it is certainly a good time to be a PlayStation 4 owner.