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PS4's 2014 Release Lineup Is Massive

By Ryan Winslett 2014-03-27 11:42:50 discussion comments
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Sony apparently wants everyone to know that the PlayStation 4 has a bright future in 2014, recently releasing a list of all currently scheduled games for the remainder of the year. Get ready to do some budgeting, because thereís plenty on the horizon for both physical and digital games through the end of the year.

The launch of a new console can always be a bit intimidating for the average consumer. Launch windows normally have a few notable games everyone is eager to play but, beyond that, the first year or two following a consoleís launch can be a big question mark when it comes to new content. The Wii U is still struggling to put together a decent lineup and many who purchased the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 late last year are currently wondering when the slow trickle of content will turn into more of a downpour.

Perhaps to let everyone know that relief is on the way, or perhaps to do a little good old fashioned chest beating, Sony has released a list of all games currently scheduled to launch on the PlayStation 4 this year, broken up into seasons and ending with a massive list of games that still have a launch date of TBA.

You can take a gander at the full list for yourself, or you can keep right on reading for a collection of the highlights. Keep in mind that all release dates/windows are subject to change and, letís face it, some of these games set to launch later this year are likely to be pushed into 2015. But no matter how you slice it, itís obvious that the PS4 has a load of content coming down the pipeline. Sony only has a handful of first party offerings set for the rest of 2014, but third party and indie developers have certainly stepped up to help flesh out the list. And letís not forget that there are likely quite a few unannounced games thatíll be popping up eventually and, with E3 only a few months away, thereís no telling what other surprises might be hiding on the horizon.

In total, 31 games are currently slated for a Spring 2014 launch on the PlayStation 4, including dark RPG Bound by Flame and its indie, more brightly colored counterpart, Child of Light. Horror game Daylight is expected in the next couple of months, alongside Mercenary Kings, Octodad, Secret Ponchos and Trials Fusion.

Summer is unsurprisingly dry, as thatís typically when the annual gaming drought hits. There are still plenty of big names on the current 15-game list, including uuber Sci-Fi shooter Destiny, The Evil Within, Murdered: Soul Suspect and the highly anticipated MMORPG, The Elder Scrolls Online.

The second half of the year is also a little light currently but, like I said, most late-year games probably havenít been announced or nailed down for a release date yet. Alien: Isolation and Evolve are hitting the PS4 this fall with Assassinís Creed Unity and Hyper Light Drifter set for the winter.

The biggest list of all is the TBA in 2014 roster, including games like Batman: Arkham Knight, Diablo III, Dying Light, Minecraft, The Order:1886, Planetside 2, Starbound and Transistor.

Yep, itís going to be a busy year for gaming.
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