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PlayStation 4's Indie Exclusives List

by Matt Helgeson on Aug 22, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Since the announcement of the PlayStation 4, Sony has made a strong play towards recruiting high-profile independent developers to the console. From giving games like Mercenary Kings and Entwined showcases at E3 press conferences to a program that allows indies to self-publish without a deal with a larger publisher, Sony has rolled out the red carpet for Indies. This has paid off in a catalog of home console exclusive indie games that is quite impressive. Here's a list of the upcoming PlayStation 4 indie exclusives.

We made this list in order to compare to the Xbox One. Microsoft has recently made great efforts towards closing the gap with Sony on the indie front. In a future feature, we will provide a full list of Microsoft's indie exclusives.

[Note: This is a list of new-gen home console exclusives and timed exclusives. Basically, games that will appear on PlayStation 4 but not Xbox One. Many of these games have been or are also being released on PC. In addition, some of these are exclusive to Sony platforms and will appear on PS3 and Vita.]


Aaru's Awakening - Lumenox Games
Release: 2014


ABZU - Giant Squid
Release: TBA


Alienation - Housemarque
Release: TBA


Apotheon - Alien Trap Games
Release: Fall 2014


Broforce - Free Lives Games
Release: 2014


Chasm - Discord Games
Release: Fall 2014


DayZ - Bohemia Interactive
Release: TBA


Dreadnought - Yager Development
Release: Q2 2015


Dreamfall Chapters - Red Thread Games
Release: November 1


Drifter - Celsius Game Studios
Release: 2014


Escape Goat 2 - Magical Time Bean
Release: 2014


Ether One - White Paper Games
Release: 2014


Everybody's Gone to the Rapture - The Chinese Room/Sony Santa Monica
Release: 2015


Final Horizon - Eiconic Games (no video available)
Release: Q3 2014


Galak-Z: The Dimensional - 17-Bit
Release: 2014


Guns of Icarus Online - Muse Games
Release: 2014


Hellblade - Ninja Theory
Release: TBA


Helldivers - Arrowhead Game Studios
Release: 2014


Home - Benjamin Rivers (no video available)
Release: TBA


Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number - Dennaton Games
Release: Q3 2014


In Space We Brawl - Forge Reply
Release: TBA


Ironclad Tactics - Zachtronics
Release: TBA


Jamestown Plus - Final Form Games
Release: TBA


Kodoku - Carnivore Studio
Release: TBA


N++ - Metanet Software
Release: 2014


No Man's Sky - Hello Games
Release: 2015


Nuclear Throne - Vlambeer
Release: TBA


OlliOlli - Roll7
Release: 2014


Pavilion - Visiontrick Media
Release: Q3 2014


Primal Carnage - Lukewarm Media
Release: 2014


Ray's the Dead - Ragtag Studio LLC
Release: TBA


Rime - Tequila Works
Release: TBA


Samurai Gunn - Teknopants
Release: 2014


Savant Ascent - DPad Studios
Release: TBA


Secret Ponchos - Switchblade Monkeys
Release: 2014


Soma - Frictional Games
Release: 2015


Source - Fire Fenix
Release: 2015


Spelunky - Mossmouth
Release: 2014


Starbound - Chucklefish
Release: 2014


Super Exploding Zoo - Honeyslug
Release: TBA


Switch Galaxy Ultra - Atomicom
Release: 2014


The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth - Nicalis
Release: 2014


The Tomorrow Children - Q-Games
Release: TBA


The Vanishing of Ethan Carter - The Astronauts
Release: 2015


The Witness - Thekla Inc./Jonathan Blow
Release: 2014


To Leave - Freaky Creations
Release: 2015


Velocity 2X - Future Labs
Release: September


Volume - Mike Bithell
Release: 2015


WiLD - Wild Sheep
Release: TBA


Without Memory - Dinosaurium Games (no video available)
Release: 2016