Sony: PS4 will have strongest launch lineup in PlayStation history

Lead system architect Mark Cerny declines to give total title count, but says developer familiarity with platform the reason for strong support.

The PlayStation 4 will have the strongest software launch lineup in PlayStation history. That's according to lead system architect Mark Cerny, who told Gamasutra that this is the result of developers being familiar with the system's PC-based architecture.

"The launch lineup for PlayStation 4--though I unfortunately can't give the title count--is going to be stronger than any prior PlayStation hardware," Cerny said. "And that's a result of that familiarity."

Previously confirmed PS4 launch titles include Killzone: Shadow Fall, Watch Dogs, DriveClub, and Knack.

Sony has confirmed the PS4 will launch this holiday season, but has not announced region-specific availability or pricing for the next-generation platform.

GameStop believes the console will launch worldwide this holiday, while an unconfirmed report suggests two models will be available in November at $430 and $530.

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NoFear87
NoFear87

>PS4 will have strongest launch lineup in PlayStation history.

No shit, Captain Obvious. It couldn't possibly have something to do with the increasing rate of new title releases across all platforms, could it?

jay_rock_
jay_rock_

Well I know I be getting mine well I hope so I failed last time when trying to get an PS3!

lamprey263
lamprey263

I thought the original PS had the best launch for its time.

alumsden3
alumsden3

If u r a person that's not pumped about the ps4..u just don't like video games

knife_expert96
knife_expert96

hmm i'll be buying ps4 in late 2014 so its good to see that i will have a bunch of games to choose from ^_^

megakick
megakick

Don't care still not gonna to by it I just want to play video games not paying for extras that don't support video games...

xxYetterxx
xxYetterxx

consider the adoption rate of the Kinect sensor. The massive sales for games like dance central and Kinect sports and thief triple A exclusives (gears, halo even fable) sell better than any PS3 exclusives. Not to mention the number of people who use their Xbox for Netflix, Hulu and streaming videos is exceptional. MSFT is a big company with a whole lot of money. They can do more than just one thing well.

Infinite_Access
Infinite_Access

Man I hope the always online from M$ and 10 dollar a month xbox live isn't true or I'll be going PC/PS4 next gen.  I can do without halo.. maybe.. :'(

alumsden3
alumsden3

 gamespot..i like you but you tend to be late on alot of issuses.

alumsden3
alumsden3

 is eddie even 18? lmao, o kiddo

ZeroX91
ZeroX91

Right, right....and the Vita had an amazing line up as well.

I'll believe it when I see it

JtAgentX
JtAgentX

People are reacting as if Sony did not specifically state that the PS4's architecture will produce higher quality multiplatform titles. I'm just not comfortable with having to deal with yet another Playstation that isn't backwards compatible. 

Sony is SMART for naming Killzone 4, "Shadow Fall", because that would urge players to want to play the first 3, which would mean purchasing BOTH a PS2 AND a PS3 to play....lol.

ploomp89
ploomp89

Does anyone else feel that Ps4 is more of the same thing as Ps3?

GAThrawnIGF
GAThrawnIGF

Strongest launch lineup? Sure, that's why I have no plans to buy this for at least a year. If their idea of having a strong lineup is Killzone, 10 indie games, ports of existing games (one of which is universally not liked), and a racing game, then they're more out of touch with reality than I thought.

vicke32
vicke32

Possibility:
[SONY/pr] says "Everyone likes [psquad]!", devs thinking "What system do I chose?" hear this and thinks "Well, might as well join the bandwagon".

Result:
Tons of bland games.

02050muh
02050muh

my heart still with playstation brand. but psvita a lil bit disappointing 

sora141guy
sora141guy

why cant some of ms exclusives go multiplat...

Slade968
Slade968

I like how everyone is all over the PS4 and xbox 720 news but almost no one clicked on the wii u link. lolz

5529319
5529319

Since missing out on PS3, I really want the latest MGS Collection announced to be released here so that I have a bloody good reason to really save up and get this PS4. Sure, some of these games are awesome, but the biggest factor, for me, would be MGS since I have played all MGS bar those on the PSP and PS3.

Elann2008
Elann2008

As (mainly) a PC gamer, I can't wait to get my hands on a PS4 for Sony's exclusives and other console video games.  I'm looking forward to "Destiny" probably the most.

sev2010
sev2010

no shitty port becuz of the crapy architecture of the platform or the complexity of the dev tools please

sev2010
sev2010

jus please be equal in terms of visual n image quality with microsoft console on multi platform games

KiriharaZro
KiriharaZro

@megakick 

Then you are not going to buy Next Xbox either, cause you´re "not paying for extras that don't support video games..."

KiriharaZro
KiriharaZro

@xxYetterxx  

Of course they sell better just because there are more Xbox than PS3 in every home.

doctorstone89
doctorstone89

@xxYetterxx it's really just going to come down to personal preference man, they both have good things going for them, I have a ps3 and 360 and play different games on both. I hope the always online (if it does even happen) is decent because one category the 360 destroys ps3 in is online compatibility with friends. I only online game on my 360 with mates because ps3 is extremely poor in that area.


xxYetterxx
xxYetterxx

Always online DRM will be left up to the publisher of the games. PS4 and PC will do the same thing. 10$ a month is only what you pay if you want the subsidized next Xbox. PY full price for the Xbox and pay the 4-5$ a month like youare now

@Infinite_Access 

lithus
lithus

@Infinite_Access 

unfortunately it is true.  I'm with you though, I might make the switch in November. 

lithus
lithus

@alumsden3 

I've been saying that for a while.  Seems they let anyone into GS these days.  He must know someone on the inside...

alumsden3
alumsden3

 @JtAgentX U MAKE NO SENSE

ploomp89
ploomp89

@JtAgentX  Becuase of this it shows sony doesnt care for its customers there for i will not by a ps4, what a joke i mean not even backwards compatable to ps3 games?

Slade968
Slade968

@Elann2008 Same, I do almost all my gaming on PC. I haven't played much of this current generation other than some halo or CoD at a friends house but I just picked up a PS3 and am currently working my way through all the exclusives that I missed. Really enjoying God of War, MGS and Uncharted (and I forgot how much I enjoyed racing games.) 

Seeing all I missed out on, I doubt I will wait long to get a PS4 after it comes out.

skiggy29
skiggy29

@ sev2010

Seriously!!!  Now that the architecture is PC they better have equal games to Microsoft's console.

kreegan64
kreegan64

 @SurlyPotato @megakick
He wants the PS4 to play games only.

alumsden3
alumsden3

 @ploomp89 @JtAgentX lmao....backwards compatible? who cares!!! So u throw out ur old systems when u get a new one...lmao, ummm no

ploomp89
ploomp89

@HowlPendragon @ploomp89  I have recently checked out the specs to the ps4, it is impressive, however it comes down to them having a good game line up, i reckon it will cost AU $800 for that hardware if not more i wonder what HD capacity it will be.


ploomp89
ploomp89

@alumsden3 If you put it into perspective you would need a ps2 connected, ps3 connected, and the new ps4 to play all of sonys released games by the way you cant transfer your downloadable content from ps3 to 4, nah ill pass, it just seems to lazy for what i think will be an expensive product that would act just like a super computer? not hating on it just doesn't make sense.

HowlPendragon
HowlPendragon

@ploomp89 @HowlPendragon You mean you said that before you knew about the specs? Sheesh.

And if recent reports are to be trusted, it shouldn't surpass $500 per unit. A lot of people are positive Sony is going to be selling the PS4 at a slight loss, and if they're smart that's exactly what they'll do.

Also, apparently games will output up to 1080p. The new 4K technology will only be supported on movies.