Don't Worry About PlayStation 4's Launch Without Watch Dogs
Posted on Thursday, October 17 @ 15:30:00 PST by Daniel Bischoff
After a lengthy session of hands-on time with many PS4 launch games, the loss of Watch Dogs still stings. Oh hour of exclusive content I wanted to hold over Xbox One fans, you stole my preorder dollars! I've said all summer that I'm more excited for the hardware than I am the software, that Sony's PS4 and lead up to launch have but one weakness.
Exclusive software looks better on Microsoft's side. Killer Instinct, Electronic Arts, Titanfall....
PlayStation 4 preorders don't need to waver in their takemymoney.jpg conviction thanks to Sony's unending consumer friendliness. When I arrived at Sony Computer Entertainment's new headquarters in the bay area, I could tell they were hoping to try out their in-office show space and get more buzz out about two key titles which will have to wait. Everything else at the showcase was something I'd already played or mostly seen before, but with one key twist... Everything was in 1080p.
Obviously Sound Shapes for PS4 played great with a DualShock 4 and Flower is still one of the more gorgeous visual experiences you'll ever have in your life. But now both are in 1080p and the console moves like a panther. Fantastic games that hardcore fans want to play are available on both consoles, but the Sony folks shouldn't worry. Plenty of free-to-play games are on their way to console on or around launch, including the fantastic Blacklight Retribution. I don't think anyone is about to cancel their preorders with consoles expected to sell out well beyond the New Year.
What other delays are in the PlayStation 4's future? Reps didn't confirm anything yesterday, but if what I saw and played of Killzone: Shadow Fall is to be believed you won't have to look far for a killer launch game on November 15th. Look out for our preview of that next week.
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