Who would have thought that Sony's PS4 console would be something to worry about. With Microsoft and the Xbox One having shot themselves repeatedly in the foot since the beginning of the announcement of their console, you'd think Sony would be fine. But at the moment, we're not so sure. Sony has been living off the success of its reveal, not its content.
The last few months have been so exciting for the gaming community with the release of Dragon Age: Inquisition, Far Cry 4, GTA V, The Evil Within, Advanced Warfare and much more! But all of these games exist on both consoles, and the one that's been having some great exclusives, is actually the Xbox One.
Xbox One Exclusives vs PS4 Exclusives
The Xbox One has had two huge successes in the last few months with Sunset Overdrive and Halo: The Master Chief Collection. The former is an insanely enjoyable title, one that embraces its wacky art style and insane combat. Grinding around Sunset City is one of the greatest thrills you can have on NextGen, and its hilarious to boot!
Halo: The Master Chief Collection represents what 343 Industries is all about: looking after Halo fans. Every game in the collection has been lovingly taken care of and beautifully remastered for the Xbox One. It's so great to see Combat Evolved running so well and Halo 2 is just one of the best games ever. Once they fix all those multiplayer issues, the game will be everything you want it to be.
But what about Sony and their PS4? The best game that you can get for their console is a remastering of The Last of Us. Now I know well enough that The Last of Us is one of the greatest games ever made, but it's not exactly a reason to move over to the PS4 if you own it already. Sony is going to need some seriously big hits, and fast!
I have a feeling that their Christmas sales may be beaten by the Xbox One. And that's an upsetting thing to say for a console that runs most games at 900p and features consistent drops in frame rates (also I really hate their home screen and menus). How has Sony dropped the ball on this one? How is there no big title coming out this Christmas?
Uncharted 4, Bloodborne & The Order 1886
The PS4 has some incredible looking exclusives on the way. But are they all too late? Uncharted 4 simply has a release date of some time in 2015. Bloodborne has been pushed back to March and The Order 1886 isn't out until the end of February. There are an awful lot of players out there who haven't changed over (am I wrong in saying that?), and Sony isn't offering them much.
Rockstar probably did a great favour for Sony and Microsoft, as everyone wants to try and play GTA V in first person (let me just tell you that it is actually so awesome!).
Uncharted 4 looks amazing. Being able to grab a controller and play as Nathan Drake again will be exactly what we're all looking for on the PS4. The Order 1886 looks like Sony's attempt at trying some kind of Gears of War. I'm a bit sceptical about this title, but they could really make it work. And then of course, they have From Software's Bloodborne, which I'm sure is going to be exactly what I hope it to be!
But all of these amazing games feel so far from our grasp, and when you get a NextGen console for Christmas, you want to be able to jump straight into a game that only that console can offer. Sony's future looks really amazing, but then so does the Xbox One's.
Halo 5, Inside, Scalebound, Quantum Break
Inside looks really beautiful. This is the next title from Playdead Studios who brought us the unbelievable Limbo. In terms of indie games, they also have Ori and the Blind Forest coming our way. Halo 5 is naturally one of their biggest titles, as I'm sure even people who own a PS4 console would buy the Xbox One just to get the opportunity to play.
Scalebound looks like an awesome adventure, a tongue and cheek RPG with dragons and other giant monsters. Sounds perfect! Then we have Quantum Break which Microsoft has been showing off for quite a while now. The gameplay looks sensational, I really hope all of these titles succeed, that goes for both platforms!
With all of the games that they have now and the ones they plan to have in the future, where do your loyalties lie? Which console do you have now and are you happy with it? Which games are you looking forward to the most? Let us know in the comments!!
I have a PS4 and I love it, but the fact that I can't play something as great as Halo: The Master Chief Collection and Sunset Overdrive, means that I'd have it on my list this year!