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Sure, streaming, television, and video recording are great features to have in a console platform. They aren’t what gets you to open your wallet and bring home an expensive piece of gaming hardware. We’ve heard your pleas. You want games.
That’s why we’ve put together a quick rundown of the games to look forward to. We'll continue to update this list, and if you see something missing, please let us know. Here is everything we know that's planned for the PlayStation 4 in 2014.
Guacamelee Turbo Championship Edition - July 1This Mexican culture infused, Metroid-style title will be making the jump from PS3 and Vita to a number of other platforms. The new edition will include more areas and boss fights, as well as the existing DLC.
Sniper Elite 3 - July 1Celebrate Independence Day by sneaking through Africa and putting the hurt on some Nazis. The series’ famous X-ray kill cam is back and as brutal as ever.
MouseCraft - July 8A puzzle game that blends Tetris and Lemmings.
The Last of Us Remastered Edition - July 29Game Informer’s 2013 Game of the Year is getting a new, improved version some time this year. The Last of Us Remastered will run at 1080p and include all of the major DLC, including the Left Behind story expansion.
Road Not Taken - August 5Spry Fox’s roguelike title with puzzle elements gives you fifteen game years to live the best life you can.
Hohokum - August 12Honeyslug's delightful, whimsical title will finally make its way to all three PlayStation platforms this August.
Diablo III Ultimate Evil Edition - August 19The PS4 version of Diablo III will include the Reaper of Souls expansion and new social features not currently found in the PC original. If you’ve been playing on PS3, you’ll also be able to port your character over and keep playing.
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare - August 19EA and PopCap bring their adorable tower defense title into the shooter genre. The PlayStation versions will feature costumes from classic Sony titles like Sly Cooper and Ratchet & Clank.
Madden NFL 15 - August 26This year brings the first Madden designed with new-gen hardware in mind.
Metro Redux - August 26Both Metro titles are getting the new-gen overhaul with a bunch of new features, including options to play both in the style of either game.
Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate - September 2Tecmo Koei's hack-and-slash Musou series will see re-release on PlayStation 4 this fall.
Destiny - September 9One of this year’s most anticipated games, Bungie is promising to revolutionize the way we look at shooters. With deep social integration and an open world, we’re looking forward to getting our hands on this when it’s done.
NHL 15 - September 9New announcers, new arenas, and retouched physics bring NHL into the new generation.
FIFA 15 - September 23EA Sports returns to the pitch this year with a host of improvements for its football franchise.
Skylanders: Trap Team - October 5The fourth Skylanders game will let players trap over 40 villains and then use them in battle.
Alien: Isolation - October 7The last Alien game wasn’t terribly good. OK. It was downright bad. However, Creative Assembly is taking the franchise back to its roots. One, super powerful, terrifying alien will stalk you throughout the entire game.
Dragon Age: Inquisition - October 7BioWare's upcoming return to Thedas is one of this fall's most anticipated titles.
Driveclub - October 7After missing its original release alongside the PlayStation 4, Evolution has been working to improve the game. We don’t have a release date yet, but this one should be out in 2014.
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - October 7Shadow of Mordor’s most compelling feature is the “nemesis” system. Major enemies will have memories of their past encounters with Talion (and bear the scars of those meetings). The hero also controls wraith abilities, giving him an edge in combat.
NBA 2K15 - October 7After last year's strong first outing on new consoles, NBA 2K15 is a guarantee for PS4.
NBA Live 15 - October 7EA is giving its basketball title another shot this year. This time, it's going head-to-head with 2K Sports.
Battlefield: Hardline - October 21Visceral is taking the Battlefield franchise in a new direction. This fall's entry features cops and robbers instead of the military.
The Evil Within - October 21When we previewed The Evil Within at PAX East, things were looking a little rocky. This is Shinji Mikami’s return to survival horror, and we want it to be great.
Evolve - October 21Turtle Rock’s experience with Left 4 Dead has evolved. Instead of four players against an AI director, a fifth person takes control of a giant monster in a battle to the death.
Samurai Warriors 4 - October 21Tecmo Koei is delivering a huge helping of Musou this year. This branch of the franchise takes place in Japan.
Assassin’s Creed Unity - October 28This Assassin’s Creed title will be PC and new-gen only. After a leak forced Ubisoft’s hand, we got our first look at Assassins during the French revolution.
WWE 2K15 - October 28Wrestlng fans step into the ring on PlayStation 4 for the first time this fall.
Costume Quest 2 - "Halloween"While not tagged with a specific date, Double Fine has promised to deliver the game around Halloween. Whether that means right on the day or shortly before, we don't know yet, but we're confident the studio will hit the mark.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - November 4Sledgehammer Games takes the reins for the first time in this year's Call of Duty title. The game takes place in 2054 and stars Kevin Spacey as the leader of the world's largest PMC.
The Crew - November 11Ubisoft’s open-world racer will finally be making an appearance this fall. Will the social features be the hook that the publisher hopes?
Far Cry 4 - November 18The action moves from the tropics to the Himalayas this year.
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Read on for a list of titles that are confirmed, but don't yet have a release date.
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