The PlayStation 4 Is The Console For Shooter Fans, According To Sony
Sony have put a lot of effort in getting third-party support for the PlayStation 4, which has led to agreements with Activision for exclusive content for both Call of Duty: Black Ops III and Destiny on the console and more recently, DICE and EA, for priority in marketing Star Wars Battlefront, as well as exclusive console editions for all three.
In their efforts to gain the priority of these games, which have also released or will also release on Xbox One and/or PC, Sony believe they’ve made their console the best place to play shooters — which they believe the gaming community is starting to catch on to.
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“This generation, the shooter audience is tending to switch over to PS4, so we’ve got high expectations for Star Wars Battlefront around both launch and into next year,” Lauren Bradley, PlayStation group marketing manager said to MCV.
“When we first saw [the Star Wars Battlefront TV ad] I think everyone in the office suddenly had something in their eye,” she continued. “It really pulls on the heart strings and celebrates nostalgia, which aligns well with PlayStation’s 20th anniversary.”
With Call of Duty‘s competitive play switching over to PlayStation 4, and Battlefront having been shown almost exclusively around Sony imagery, it’s pretty likely that the bulk of shooter players on console will be getting these games on PlayStation 4; even if this means buying a PlayStation 4, as many competitive players previously on Xbox One will have had to. The one spanner in the works may be the ever-popular Halo series, but whether this will be enough to thoroughly compete with Call of Duty, Battlefront and Destiny is debatable.
Star Wars Battlefront releases on November 17 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, Call of Duty: Black Ops III on November 10 for the same platforms, while Destiny and its expansion, The Taken King, have already been out for a while.