Posted on Tuesday, February 19 @ 21:00:00 Eastern by Daniel Bischoff
The impending release of the PlayStation 4 is only months away (we assume), but details of the hardware's architecture, new controller, and streaming capabilities have us chomping at the bit for new PS4 rumors, details, and more.
Of course, one thing stands in the way of the PS4 and global domination: the launch lineup. What games will come with Sony's new machine? What will you be buying side-by-side with your next-generation console? This is our wishlist for PS4 launch games, and if you don't like it, make your own damn list! Nothing's stopping you...
1) Uncharted 4
This should be a no-brainer for any Sony fan looking to make a big splash at home with their new, expensive machine. Wouldn't the PS4 look so good underneath your big flat-screen TV while it projects a brand new adventure for Drake, Sully, and the rest of the gang?
Plundering dank temples, racing around the world, and getting the occasional suggestive glance from Elena all along the way would be totally awesome, though even all that would take a backseat to the gorgeous next-generation visuals an Uncharted sequel would no doubt push. Uncharted 4 might just be a glint in the eyes of every staffer working on The Last of Us, but the PS4 launch window could serve as the perfect setting for the release of a new entry in the Naughty Dog's popular treasure-hunting franchise.
2) Resistance 4
The Resistance series made its debut during the PS3's launch with the entertaining and totally passable Resistance: Fall of Man, but the series has come so far since then. Resistance 3 attained near perfection in its single-player campaign, and multiplayer served as a time sink for anyone willing to give it a shot. But where might Sony take it with its next iteration?
Maybe we'd get a chance to play as the Chimera, or perhaps there's an entirely new universe of Resistance-esque baddies to take on. Maybe Sony should fast-forward a few decades and see what mankind is up to with all of the technological advances made thanks to the advent of new alien hardware. There's a wide world of possibilities for Resistance 4, and while Insomniac Games has officially stepped away from the franchise, that shouldn't stop Sony from getting a different studio involved to make this the start of a new trilogy alongside the launch of the PS4.
Ubisoft has proven time and time again that it thinks hardware launches are an integral part of its business. I don't anticipate Watch_Dogs to have the same underwhelming qualities seen in most launch games, and the open-world tech-fused action/adventure would make for a perfect fit for the PS4.
Simply put, this game has the potential to push the boundaries of online multiplayer like we've never seen before. What if you could zoom around the city and see all of your fellow Watch_Dogs players running around and assassinating each other at will? The PS4 could pull that off with its next-gen graphics and processing power. Our hope is that Watch_Dogs replaces Assassin's Creed in 2013's inevitable holiday showdown between publishers.