Right now, despite the fact that the PlayStation 4 has curried better favour with gamers, I actually think that the Xbox One has the better set of announced exclusives games. That could be set to change at Gamescom this year.
Sony’s hinted that it has 20 exclusive year one PlayStation 4 games up its sleeve – and to date has shown just five of them; Killzone: Shadow Fall, kiddie-friendly Knack, socially-connected DriveClub, The Order: 1889 and our favourite so far, Infamous : Second Son.
That’s admittedly not a lot, and it makes you wonder exactly why PlayStation fans are so excited for he console. We might find out at Gamescom.
“We need to have something to show at Gamescom, don’t we?” SCE Europe CEO Jim Ryan told GameReactor (via Gematsu) when asked about the relatively low number of titles displayed.
“There’s a lot coming,” Ryan teased.
“I’m sure you heard from [SCE Worldwide Studios boss] Shu [Yoshida] that he has – just his studios – he has 30 games in development. 20 of them are going to ship within the first year of the console’s life, and of those, 12 are new IP.
“So there’s a lot going on, it’s just that we need to keep stuff back. We’ve got Gamescom for us Europeans – we need to have something to show at Gamescom, don’t we?”
I’ve always preferred Gamescom to E3. While it doesn’t quite have the big announcements, it’s always been more about the games – and all those pretty things we got see at E3, we actually get to play. Oh, and then there’s all that Kolsch, too.
Gamescom takes place in Cologne, Germany towards the end of August this year and you should expect to see a lot of new PS4 games. Something tells me you should expect to see a great number of Xbox One exclusives to be shown too. Microsoft would be silly to throw away the momentum they’ve picked up since binning their silly DRM.
Last Updated: June 24, 2013