PS4launch

I have a pre-order going for a PlayStation 4 because yes, we have to buy our hardware. I learned this the hard way.  I have to admit though, that the launch titles aren’t exactly spectacular. In the same Q&A post that spawned the PS4 information burst earlier, Sony’s confirmed the system’s launch titles. Here’s what you’ll be able to play on your shiny new PS4.

The list, says Sony, is subject to change – and doesn’t include free-to-play games like Blacklight Retribution or Marvel vs DC Universe Online

Sony first-party titles:

  • Flower
  • Killzone: Shadow Fall
  • Knack
  • Resogun
  • Sound Shapes
  • Escape Plan
  • Flow

Third-party titles:

  • Angry Birds Star Wars – Activision
  • Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag – Ubisoft
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts – Activison
  • FIFA 14 – EA Sports
  • Battlefield 4 – Electronic Arts
  • Just Dance 2014 – Ubisoft
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • LEGO MARVEL Super Heroes – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • Madden NFL 25 – EA Sports
  • NBA 2K – 2K Sports

Indie games:

  • Contrast – Compulsion Games
  • Pinball Arcade – FarSight Studios

That honestly has to be one of the most lacklustre launch libraries I’ve ever seen – though the Xbox One’s launch library isn’t much better. I am stupidly excited for Resogun and a shiner version of Flower though.

Any of those you find particularly exciting? I’m gonna grab Killzone, and probably Assassin’s Creed IV – but the absence of Watch Dogs and Driveclub really does take the bite out of the line-up.

The next gen though – it’s nearly here.

Last Updated: October 31, 2013

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was reviewed on PC

66 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief Ninja

    October 31, 2013 at 13:02

    Killzone looks cool

    Reply

    • Umar Moe Moe

      October 31, 2013 at 13:24

      The fine babes are hitting you up I see

      Reply

      • John's (JJ's) grand endeavour

        October 31, 2013 at 13:25

        Only the best quality and most legitimate ones for the Admiral.

        Reply

        • Umar Moe Moe

          October 31, 2013 at 13:26

          Yeah, we lowly peasants ain’t got nothing on him

          Reply

  2. Tidycpc

    October 31, 2013 at 13:04

    Nothing for me…

    Reply

  3. Lourens Jordaan

    October 31, 2013 at 13:10

    I’m only getting one or two titles at launch anyway, so AC4 and BF4 would keep me busy for a couple of months. I’ll get watch dogs and Driveclub when they are launched and build up my library gradually.

    Reply

  4. JloYo

    October 31, 2013 at 13:11

    The wife finally caved and said I can get 1 of the 2 systems at launch. Because it is possible to import the Xbone, I just don’t know anymore which system to get.

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief Ninja

      October 31, 2013 at 13:14

      Minister of finance finally gave you approval I see

      🙂

      Reply

    • iAmWeasel

      October 31, 2013 at 13:25

      Depends on your priorities dude.. want to play games in glorious 1080p, go PS4.. want to watch TV, go Xbox One.

      Reply

      • JloYo

        October 31, 2013 at 13:34

        It is always said to go with your first gut choice, which for me was PS4…But that launch line-up kills me! Only Killzone looks good to me.

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        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          October 31, 2013 at 13:54

          Killzone and BF4 will keep me entertained during the dry launch window, also PS3 backlog is huge…. So depressingly and anxiety-inducing huge… :/

          Reply

          • iAmWeasel

            October 31, 2013 at 17:08

            I’ve been working really hard on my backlog and now got it down to like 3 games.. yay me. There are still a few previous gen games that I will be playing in the future, but at least that’s my currently owned games sorted then. Also got KZ and BF4 lined up for PS4 to keep me busy for the first few months. Actually quite excited for the freebies as well.. Contrast and Resogun look superb.

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            October 31, 2013 at 17:48

            I need to do that, I’m going to try to get the backlog down to about 3 games as well. I think November and December are going to be Backlog Gaming Months!

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            October 31, 2013 at 17:48

            I need to do that, I’m going to try to get the backlog down to about 3 games as well. I think November and December are going to be Backlog Gaming Months!

        • Spathi

          October 31, 2013 at 13:57

          The key word there being “launch”. There are more than enough 3rd party games to keep you entertained until Infamous, Deep Down and The Order comes along. Also, R 1000 cheaper! And Sony are famous for the exclusives!

          Reply

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      October 31, 2013 at 13:53

      Go PS4, there are a lot of worrying rumours about the stability of the Bone’s OS (and the Cloud itself). Also, 1080p > 720p any day!

      Reply

  5. Sageville

    October 31, 2013 at 13:12

    I’m getting Killzone in PS4 bundle, I’ll upgrade my PS3 version of BF4 to PS4.

    Then I’m waiting for Destiny and The Division.

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    • Lourens Jordaan

      October 31, 2013 at 13:19

      That’s basically my plan as well. I might get AC4 rather than Killzone though. And I forgot about The Division. I’d get Killzone and Watch dogs when they get their first price cut.

      Reply

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      October 31, 2013 at 13:55

      My only worry about upgrading AC4 from PS3 to PS4 is the size of that file… :/

      Reply

  6. Umar Moe Moe

    October 31, 2013 at 13:13

    Sound shapes,whoohoo get to play the same game from my vita, not to mention escape plan too……errrr

    Reply

  7. John's (JJ's) grand endeavour

    October 31, 2013 at 13:13

    The PS exclusives really aren’t looking that impressive. Killzone excluded.

    Reply

  8. Rincethis

    October 31, 2013 at 13:13

    Angry Birds Star Wars FTW! 0-O

    Reply

    • John's (JJ's) grand endeavour

      October 31, 2013 at 13:14

      Don’t know how I feel about it yet.

      Reply

      • Rincethis

        October 31, 2013 at 13:17

        I was kidding. Not sure about this line up either.

        Reply

  9. house_hero

    October 31, 2013 at 13:15

    I think its safe to say that noone will be buying more than two titles after shelling out R6300 for the console. Most people seem to want to hang onto their PS3s for a little while so they can wrap up the games they haven’t finished anyways.

    Reply

    • Spathi

      October 31, 2013 at 13:16

      GT6 and Dark Souls 2 FTW!!

      Reply

  10. Spathi

    October 31, 2013 at 13:15

    Assassins Creed IV, Killzone: Shadow Fall, Battlefield 4, Fifa 14, COD: Ghosts and Knack (yeah, I actually want it) – I’ll say that there are more than enough awesome games to keep you occupied for 2 months.

    Who here actually buys more than 4 AAA new games in 2 months?

    Reply

    • Sageville

      October 31, 2013 at 13:16

      Those slappers that review games for a living…. yeah those people.

      Reply

  11. Tarisma

    October 31, 2013 at 13:21

    I’ll wait still so many PS3 games to play, and nothing that gets my excited at launch.

    Reply

  12. John's (JJ's) grand endeavour

    October 31, 2013 at 13:21

    How GTA V is meant to be played…

    Reply

    • Rincethis

      October 31, 2013 at 13:44

      OVG posted this on FB the other day! HAHAHAH!

      Reply

    • Anon A Mouse

      October 31, 2013 at 13:47

      The youth of today with all their violent rages.

      Reply

      • Spathi

        October 31, 2013 at 13:49

        Fucking youth! Git of mah grass!!

        Reply

    • oVg

      October 31, 2013 at 14:17

      BEST GRANNY EVER.

      Reply

  13. Umar Moe Moe

    October 31, 2013 at 13:22

    I maintain…It’s not worth going next gen so soon…..Current gen has amazing games on the way still

    Reply

    • John's (JJ's) grand endeavour

      October 31, 2013 at 13:24

      I agree.

      Reply

      • iAmWeasel

        October 31, 2013 at 13:28

        Amazing games… that don’t look quite so amazing anymore.

        Reply

        • John's (JJ's) grand endeavour

          October 31, 2013 at 13:31

          I’m a pc gamer. So all games look amazing on my system. Hehe

          Reply

    • Anon A Mouse

      October 31, 2013 at 13:42

      Heck I see they even sell FIFA 14 for PS2, there are still a long way to go before I’ll decide if I’m going to go next gen or not.

      Reply

      • Umar Moe Moe

        October 31, 2013 at 13:49

        Same here. I have yet to see anything next gen to make me want to buy a next gen console

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        • Spathi

          October 31, 2013 at 13:49

          Destiny!

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          • Umar Moe Moe

            October 31, 2013 at 13:50

            nope.

          • Spathi

            October 31, 2013 at 13:51

            Are you a PC gamer also?

            Edit: Deep Down!

          • Umar Moe Moe

            October 31, 2013 at 13:52

            Yebo dude, and Console. I want some exclusive to a console to pull me in. so far, there is nothing right now

          • Spathi

            October 31, 2013 at 13:52

            Ja I actually agree. Not going “next gen” until mid next year, at the soonest.

          • Umar Moe Moe

            October 31, 2013 at 13:53

            Yeah, nothing against people that are buying a new console, just, personally , there isn’t anything intriguing at launch, most cool games got delayed too. Will consider maybe with Watch Dogs

    • Spathi

      October 31, 2013 at 13:45

      I’m trying to convince myself of that too the whole time. All poor people are 😀

      Reply

      • Umar Moe Moe

        October 31, 2013 at 13:48

        Lol not this time, I seriously don’t see the point of next gen right now

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    • ToshZA

      October 31, 2013 at 13:49

      Pretty much this.

      Reply

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      October 31, 2013 at 13:59

      Then there’s also the constant worry that launch hardware may be more prone to failure, while I’d say that would be more true for the Bone, you can never ignore the possibility that that may be true for the PS4 either.

      First generation is always a lucky packet. Third generation’s usually where the sweet spot lies (although it took the xbox 360, 5 generations to deal with the RROD issue – but that’s just because Microsoft sucks and where in denial for the first three).

      Reply

  14. Ultimo_Cleric N7

    October 31, 2013 at 13:27

    Wow, what a boring line up. SOOOO waiting a year before I buy the PS4, by then Destiny will be out!!!

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  15. Alukard Neck Nibbler PhD

    October 31, 2013 at 13:45

    Read similar article on Kotaku last night

    http://kotaku.com/heres-the-ps4s-launch-lineup-1455081909

    Please stop reminding me, or I will have to cancel my pre-order.

    Reply

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      October 31, 2013 at 14:00

      Dr Alukard, being an early adopter comes with its risks, but it also means standing erect, with the wind blowing through your hair… 😀 Aaaahhhh!!!

      Reply

  16. Pieter Kruger

    October 31, 2013 at 13:55

    What ha ha ha!! Who did the split between “Indie” and “First Party”? LMAO! Seriously? No please, stop it!! Whee hee hee!

    Reply

  17. Anon A Mouse

    October 31, 2013 at 13:59

    On a totally different note, I’ve finally came around to start playing Saints Row The Third last night. Only started and I’m still randomly throwing grenades while getting used to the buttons but I’m enjoying the over the top silliness of it all. (And now for a bit of relevance) With so many PS3 games out there for me to enjoy the PS4 haven’t even entered into my thoughts.

    Reply

  18. Melasco

    October 31, 2013 at 14:06

    BF3 + Killzone + AC4 + Resogun is more than enough to keep me going at least until Dark Souls 2 is out… Next year this time I’ll still be playing BF4, and by then hopefully Destiny.

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  19. oVg

    October 31, 2013 at 14:16

    All at 1080p . BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA…

    Taxi!!!

    Reply

    • Deano

      October 31, 2013 at 15:46

      Angry birds in 1080p now thats a system seller!

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      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        October 31, 2013 at 16:38

        And at R720 to boot lol! PS: Regardless of our differences Deano, that is a definite fail! I like Angry Birds on my tablet, but as a launch title for the PS4… meh!

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  20. MacDoodle

    October 31, 2013 at 14:16

    I won’t be getting at launch but there is enough here to keep me busy, seriously amped for Killzone, Knack, BF4, AC4 and Ghosts. I must finish ps3 backlog before getting ps4 or it will never get done

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    • Deano

      October 31, 2013 at 15:45

      cant wait for the first PS4 Naughty dog game! now thats when i’ll get my PS4 🙂

      Reply

      • MacDoodle

        October 31, 2013 at 16:19

        Yeah I hear ya bro that one is gonna knock the ball out the park!

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  21. Deano

    October 31, 2013 at 14:52

    I’ve decided to pimp my PS4 pre-order to someone else. I will wait till later down the line.

    Reply

  22. CypherGate

    October 31, 2013 at 15:22

    Im starting to really ask myself why did i pre-order a PS4? None of those games interest me at all apart from Killzone and that isnt even enough to justify buying a next gen console.

    Reply

  23. noob

    November 1, 2013 at 06:33

    Watch Rockstar surprise us with GTA5 for Christmas

    Reply

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