While the PS4 finished 2014 in a lull, coming under heavy fire from the Xbox One’s insane price cuts, Sony’s current-gen console is kicking off 2015 in style and is keeping up the heat all year long. Sony have managed to secure exclusive content for some of this years biggest multi-platform games like Arkham Knight and Mad Max but it is the immense list of 70 PS4 console exclusives (games which are not coming to the Xbox One or the Wii U) which are going to be the main selling point in 2015 – and each and every single one of them is here in this post, alongside their most recent trailers, release dates and descriptions.
Originally scheduled to release in Summer 2014, Jamestown Plus looks to have followed the crowd of games that slipped and are now arriving in 2015. This shmup has already won the hearts of PC gamers but this enhanced edition is coming exclusively to the PS4 with new ships, levels, story chapters and a reworked soundtrack.
Capcoms PS4 exclusive free-to-play RPG has been MIA for quite a while and even though this game was scheduled to arrive in 2014, we have been assured that the game is still in development and it is now landing (in Japan at least) in 2015. Combining the brutality of Daemon Souls with a free-to-play dungeon trawling format, Deep Down is an exciting prospect for 2015.
The deffinately-not-a-DayZ-clone H1Z1 is Sony Online Entertainment’s attempt to break into the sandbox zombie survival genre. H1Z1 will soon be releasing in Early Access for the PC and once SEO are happy with the games development, the game will be making it’s way onto the PS4 as a console exclusive. SEO have also stated that H1Z1 may also make its way onto other consoles eventually.
You wake after a fatal accident in a mysterious, ancient but technologically advanced world. You have no idea where you are or how you got there. This is the premise that Axiom Verge is built around, focusing on exploration of this new world and its inhabitants. Originally set for a Xbox 360 and PC release, Tom Happ is now bringing Axiom Verge exclusively to the PS4 and PSVita in 2015 with a Windows PC release to follow.
Originally released for the PC back in 2012, Planetside 2 has gone on to become one of the most popular online shooters around, comfortably sitting alongside the likes of Team Fortress and Counter-Strike – and now it is making its way onto the PS4 in 2015. The closed Beta is set to open on the 20th of January and you can still sign up here.
From Software have built their own niche of brutally difficult RPG dungeon trawlers and Bloodborne is their next game in the same vein. Featuring a darker, dingier world than either of the Dark Souls games, Bloodborne is set to kill you over and over again thanks to its viscous enemies and huge bosses. Bloodborne hits the PS4 on March 24th 2015.
Wander was my personal favourite title of our “12 upcoming PS4 games you probably don’t know anything about (but should)” list. It is a unique concept – a non-competitive MMO with no combat where you work with others in the world to solve the mysteries of your environment. Oh, and did I mention, You start the game as a giant walking tree? Wander is set to hit the PS4 and PC in 2015.
One of the few downsides to have a PS4 and not a Wii U is that fact that there is absolutely no hope of us ever getting a Pokemon game on our beloved console – but fear not. Developers The Layabouts are developing Collectems, a Pokemon Red/Blue inspired monster fighting game, which will be arriving in 2015 on the PS4 and PSVita. You can follow development by visiting the The Layabouts website.
H-Hour: Worlds Elite
H-Hour: Worlds Elite is the product of a successful Kickstarter campaign that was helmed by David Sears (previously of Zipper Studios) and is set to become the spiritual successor to SOCOM. David was the creator of SOCOM and was instrumental in securing the funds for H-Hour but left SOF Studios last year. The rest of the development team are still hard at work, using the framework that David left behind and H-Hour will release on the PS4 as a console exclusive in 2015, a little after its initial PC release.
MLB 15: The Show
Baseball is probably the least popular of the US Sports exports when compared to American Football and Ice Hockey but it is hard to resist a game when it looks as good as MLB 16: The Show does. Squint and you could be forgiven for believing the above trailer is a sizzle reel from an actual game – and this is still early alpha footage. MLB 15: The Show is set to release exclusively on the PS4 in 2015.
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