PlayStation might be skipping E3 this year, but that doesn't mean you should despair about the upcoming PS4 games that are on the horizon. It's an exciting time to be a PS4 gamer, regardless of the fact Sony just actually confirmed its next-gen console, aka the PS5, is real. There is still plenty of time to get super excited about all the upcoming PS4 games on the horizon.
Not only has the PSN store itself seemingly confirmed The Last of Us 2 is coming this year, potentially with Ghost of Tsushima too. Plus, it might be the case that we're soon to get our first glimpse of . But, for now, here's all the upcoming PS4 games to get excited about for 2019 (and beyond).
A note on this list: it's all done in release date order, and we've picked out the biggest games we know about that are 100% confirmed to appear. These upcoming PS4 games aren't necessarily exclusives either, so some will appear on other consoles, and most will be Pro enhanced, so you should consider picking up a PS4 Pro deal ASAP. And for those that have a virtual reality element to them, be sure to check out the best PlayStation VR bundles here.
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Blood and Truth
Release date: May 29, 2019
Genre: VR shooter
What is it? You know the London Heist mini-game from VR Worlds? It's that, by the same creators, as a full game.
Why it's so interesting: This is very much a full game, exclusive to VR. Proper VR titles have been in short supply, but this - by the creators of London Heist - is all set to fill the niche when it launches later this year. It's essentially London Heist, turned into a full game, which means plenty of shoot-outs, van driving, and cigar waving. Maybe some blowtorch torture too, and a raft of other criminal underground activities. We're desperate for a reason to dust off the VR headset, and this could be it. Check out some early gameplay right here.
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Release date: August 27, 2019
Genre: Action adventure
What is it? A mind-bending, reality-bothering shooter from Remedy, the people who made Max Payne.
Why it's so interesting: The very concept is a bizarre one. You play as Jesse Faden, the Director of the Federal Bureau of Control, responsible for everything mysterious and supernatural in the US. Your HQ is called The Oldest House, and it's a weird trans-dimensional space, shifting and changing impossibly, like an Escher painting. You'll be able to combine gunplay with psychic powers in game, and your weapon will change states to serve different purposes (so, loosely, expect it to organically morph from a pistol to a shotgun, for example). It all sounds very reminiscent of the likes of Second Sight from the PS2 era, and we're very ok with that. Expect Control some time in 2019.
Release date: August 27, 2019
What is it? Part crowd-funded, part Sony financed follow up to the expensive Dreamcast games that basically bankrupted the console.
Why it's so interesting: That Shenmue 3 isn't just vapourware is perhaps the most intriguing thing about it. There's clearly still a lot of love for Ryo and his insatiable hunger for seamen, as the game was crowd-funded hours after being re-revealed at E3 2015. Beyond that - and a few screens of characters and fancy fields - we know nothing about the game.
Release date: September 23, 2019
Genre: Action / adventure
What is it? The long-awaited threequel to the Borderlands series; full of guns, puns, and its trademark silliness.
Why it's so interesting: Not only have fans been waiting a long time for Borderlands 3, from the looks of the trailer so far, it's nailed the tone of the series so far, and channels just the right amount of cocky swagger to bring joy to all fans. Fan-favourite characters like Lilith, Sir Hammerlock and Ellie are returning, but there are new things to come too. Over a billion guns, including some with legs, brand new transport like a motorbike that's basically a wheel you sit in, new locations and more. It's going to be an exciting time.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Release date: November 15, 2019
Genre: Action / adventure
What is it? A brand new third-person Star Wars game made by Respawn Entertainment, the developer that brought you Apex Legends and the Titanfall series.
Why is it interesting? If you've been waiting for a new Star Wars game, this may be the one. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is the game that's going to let you embrace the role of a Jedi, and all the glorious lightsaber, Force action that'll entail. Set just after the purge of Order 66 after the events of Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith, you're on a quest to rebuild the Jedi Order playing as Jedi Padawan, Cal Kestis, who's lost, alone and on the run. There will be iconic locations to explore, along with weapons, gear and enemies aplenty. Plus, brand new and totally canon locales, characters, villains and more are inbound. Prepare to be excited.
Skull and Bones
Release date: TBC 2019
Genre: Pirate ship sim
What is it? The naval combat sections of Assassin's Creed Black Flag, minus the stabby hooded free-running.
Why it's so interesting: Because it's the naval combat sections of Assassin's Creed Black Flag, minus the stabby hooded free-running. If your favourite part of Edward Kenway's floating adventures were peppering ships with mortars and watching masts crumble into matchsticks, welcome to Skull and Bones. Ubisoft knows how much you like big boats and has acted accordingly, throwing multiplayer into the mix and letting you take on your friends who all have lootable ships. Take them down in a hail of canon fire and you can steal their gold and unlock bigger targets. This is one worth walking the plank for.
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