The lights are on
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.
Counterspy - August 19A side-scrolling spy adventure with stylized silhouette visuals. Developer Dynamighty is drawing inspiration from spy fiction of the 1950s and 60s.
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.
Hotline Miami - August 19The PlayStation 4 version of the ultraviolent Dennaton game features the ability to survey the environment using the touchpad, and you can perform executions by shaking your controller violently.
The Last Tinker - August 19An action platformer that tasks players with resorting color (and peace) to TinkerTown.
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.
Infamous First Light DLC - August 26This prequel DLC focuses on Fetch, the neon-wielding conduit.
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.
Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes - September 23This year's installment focuses on Marvel Comics' pantheon of heroes. It will be out this fall.
FIFA 15 - September 23EA Sports returns to the pitch this year with a host of improvements for its football franchise.
Natural Doctrine - September 26NIS America is bringing this strategy RPG to all three PlayStation systems, complete with cross-save.
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - September 30Shadow 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.
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.
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.
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.
The Evil Within - October 14Shinji Mikami’s return to survival horror is shaping up to be the scarefest we expect from the creator of Resident Evil.
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.
Lords of the Fallen - October 28Players will take on the role of Harkin, humanity's last hope against a crushing tide of demons.
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?
Dragon Age: Inquisition - November 18BioWare's upcoming return to Thedas is one of this fall's most anticipated titles.
LittleBigPlanet 3 - November 18LittleBigPlanet 3 is under development at Sumo Digital, who has added three new characters with their own abilities.
Far Cry 4 - November 18The action moves from the tropics to the Himalayas this year.
Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris - December 9Lara is back in a new, four-player adventure. The sequel to Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light will be out this December.
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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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