Sony Has 20 Exclusives Planned For The PS4 In Its First Year
Probably the best part, and sadly most overlooked, announcement during the Xbox One reveal was the confirmation that Microsoft’s console would receive 15 exclusives in its first year, 8 of which would be new IP’s. That’s a pretty impressive number of titles, and it was great to see them during their E3 press conference. Sony, on the other hand, had a rather small showing at E3, but don’t let that make you doubt exclusives on the PS4 for a second.
According to Sony Computer Entertainment Europe CEO Jim Ryan, Sony has 20 exclusives planned for the PS4 in its first year, 12 of which will be new franchises all together. In total, Sony has 30 first-party titles in development for the next-generation console.
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“At the event in New York on February 20 of this year, we showed a lot of software. We showed a lot of first-party software. What we did at E3 here was really show some updates to those games, and, as you mentioned, introduce The Order: 1886. There’s a lot coming. “
“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?”
At the moment, we’ve already seen Killzone: Shadow Fall, InFamous: Second Son, DriveClub, Knack and The Order: 1886 for the PS4. That means we’re still waiting for a further 15 titles to be revealed in the first year, 9 of which are confirmed new IP’s. That’s a staggering amount of first-party titles which is sure to make deciding between the Xbox One and PS4 a little harder, in case you haven’t yet decided.
The PS3 is known for its incredible exclusive titles, so here’s to hoping Sony’s first-party developers keep it up.