The 15 Most anticipated PS4 games of 2015 / 2016 and beyond
Below are the 15 games that we’re eagerly anticipating. We sincerely apologize to your wallets. Take a look and let us know if you think we’ve missed any major titles!
Although some of us might be Playstation fanboys, we’ll be sure to have Xbox and PC versions of this list up soon.
Few titles look as promising as Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain. Luckily, we’ve already had a (short) taste of the gameplay with Ground Zeroes.
What has us most excited is the world size that Konami and Kojima have in store their latest entry. This will be the first time the series is set in a semi-open world format and we can’t wait to see how it handles.
From the footage that Konami has released so far it looks like the series has really taken it up a notch, adding some new gameplay mechanics and nodding to fan favorites with the return of the cardboard box and e-cigarette.
Final Fantasy fans have been pleading with Square Enix to remake this beloved classic for over a decade. The teaser clip released at this year’s E3 was the developer’s response.
The developing team includes some of the original staff, who have suggested that the remake will keep core elements but modernize the experience for today’s gamers.
Square Enix’s Tetsuya Nomura told Famitsu, “if you are going to do a full remake, you have to take a different approach and make something that suits the times.”
With no release date in sight, fans will likely have to wait for any more news surrounding this epic remake.
There have been a lot of Need for Speed games. Like, an obscene amount.
Going back to basics, EA and developer Ghost Games are aiming to ditch the novelties and return the series to what made it great in the first place – awesome cars going really, really fast.
Breaking the annual release cycle, developers have taken their time and have reached out to car enthusiast groups to really capture the vibe within the car scene.
Needless to say this trailer is giving us chills and flashbacks to the countless hours we poured into Need for Speed Underground 2
Amazon Robot Hunting?
It’s rare to see hype surrounding new IPs. Horizon Zero Dawn stunned audiences at E3 2015 with its unusual setting and epic scale.
Having the trailer’s heroine take down a giant robotic looking dinosaur to extract some kind of energy source was enough to make gamers drool.
We’ll be keeping an eye on this title to see how it develops.
18,446,744,073,709,551,616 planets. How do you even say that number?
Its hard to fathom just how big No Mans’s Sky really is. Using procedural technology, the game’s developers (a small 10 man team) have been able to create a universe bigger than anyone has ever been able to create in a video game. So big in fact, that even the developers haven’t seen it all.
Randomly generated worlds are ready to be explored and the dev team suggests that it would take a single user 5 billion years to explore. Damn.
This is definitely a nightmare for completionists and a dream for anyone longing for an adventure.
Shut up and take our Gil!
Starting as part of the Fabula Nova Crystallis series of Final Fantasy games (including FF13, Lightning Returns & Agito) the rebranded Final Fantasy: Versus 13 became Final Fantasy XV and departed onto its own development journey.
Its been a long road but Square Enix is promising fans that they’ll see the game release within 2016. Eager fans can purchase Final Fantasy type-0 to get their hands on ‘Episode Duscae’ – a playable beta demo.
Pfft Star Sars #nuffsaid.
We love Star Wars to an unhealthy extent. This game could be absolutely horrible and we’d buy it. Even if it was just Yoda in some kind of Fruit Ninja knock off – we’d likely still buy it. Come to think of it, that sounds pretty fun.
Luckily for us SW: Battlefront looks incredible. The multiplayer gameplay looks like it has great pacing, similar to the Battlefield series, and like Battlefield 4 and BF: Hardline, it looks stunning.
Oh, we should also mention that Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader are playable characters. Sign us up.
Backstabbing with a smile.
Tom Clancy’s The Division has been a showstopper at E3 for the past two years. Promising to deliver an unprecedented third-person multiplayer experience, the game is visually stunning that aims to appeal to veteran gamers and the smack-talking COD generation alike.
We’ve had The Division pre-ordered since it was first announced in 2014. It was recently delayed into 2016. Normally, we’d bitch and moan about delays but we’d rather see developer Ubisoft take time to fully realize their vision, rather than push out something incomplete (Watch Dogs, anyone?)
No guns. Still awesome.
It’s always nice when a game breaks the mold on what’s expected. The original Mirror’s Edge challenged the gaming landscape by being an undeniably addictive parkour puzzler.
Introducing this concept to a whole new generation of gamers is no easy task, so developer EA has opted for a fresh reboot of the series.
It’s coming out, we swear.
Calling The Last Guardian long-awaited is an understatement. In development since 2007, and originally set to launch on the Playstation 3, most of us had lost hope that this Oni/Shadow of Colossus descendant would ever release.
This year’s Playstation keynote at E3 breathed new life into the project with a new trailer and the promise that we’d see more soon.
Pixar meets gaming.
Some people might not agree that Rachet and Clank deserve a spot in this list but few series have such a long history in the PS universe. Not to mention we have a soft spot for pick up and play platform games. Sometimes you just need some mindless.
The game play footage is proving that this duo is ready for next gen. It looks Pixar-esque. Which is definitely what Sony was after, considering they are releasing a Rachet and Clank movie to run alongside the game release.
Holding the keys to our hearts
Playing the waiting game with Square Enix seems to be a trend in this list but we’re hoping all of their titles will be worth the wait.
The last time we saw any kind of footage of the Disney characters kicking some butt was back in 2013. We’ve been drooling ever since.
She could kick your ass. Deal with it.
Although Rise of the Tomb Raider is a timed exclusive for the Xbox One, we still think it deserved a spot on our list of must-haves.
We were skeptical when the game was rebooted in 2013 but were quickly sucked in by the games glorious visuals, well formulated pacing and Uncharted-esque game play.
Rise of the Tomb Raider will follow suit but promises to go back to its roots. Actual Tomb Raiding is what we’re hinting at here. Although we saw it in the 2013 release we want to see it really become a core element in Lara’s next chapter.
Did you play the first Dishonored? If not, stop what you’re doing and go play.
Few FPS games give you as much choice and range of abilities as the Dishonored series. The dark humor and interesting story line kept pulling us back into the original.
The upcoming sequel promises to deliver all of that in a shiny next gen package and that’s all we really want.
Drake, Nathan Drake.
Developer’s Naughty Dog have proved they can do no wrong. From Crash Bandicoot to the Last of Us, they’ve consistently delivered game-changing, industry-shifting experiences that keep PS gamers coming back for more.
Learning from past experiences, the Naughty Dog team looks like they’ve pulled every stop in development of Nathan Drake’s final chapter.
This trailer really speaks for itself. Go watch and if you haven’t pre-ordered already, get on that.