“Biggest Exclusives” huh? The PS4 has plenty more in the tank for 2017. Here are the 53 ps4 console exclusives still to release this year.
As Sony decided to skip Gamescom this year in favour of the Paris Games Show, they’ve not been touting their “biggest franchises” and “biggest exclusives” as a certain competitor has. Sony might not be screaming it from the roof tops but the PS4/Pro/PSVR still have a massive amount of console exclusive games (as in, you won’t be able to play them on another home console for the foreseeable future, if ever) with an array of variety and diversity still to come in 2017.
Without further ado, allow me to present to you, the big list of 53 PS4 console exclusives still to come in 2017…
1). Everybody’s Golf – Aug 29
Some of you might know this long running series as Hot Shots Golf. Stretching as far back as the PS1, Everybody’s Golf is a colourful golf game that “putt’s” the emphasis on fun and party competition rather than the serious nature of most golf games out there. In Everybody’s Golf, you’ll be able to roam around open-world golf courses, drive buggies then sink some birdies with your buddies online.
2). Yakuza Kiwami – Aug 29
Who thought that we’d get 2 top quality Yakuza games in one year? After the success of Yakuza 0, the prequel to the series, we’re getting Yakuza Kiwami. Taking us back to where it all began, Kiwami is a from-the-ground-up remake of the original PS2 classic. If you’re new to the Yakuza series, now is the time to jump on board this train.
3). WindJammers – Aug 29
There are 2 types of people in this world. Those that say “What the Fu is WindJammers?” and those that go “OMFGYEZ WindJAMMERS!”. Originally released for the Neo Geo in the early 1990’s, WindJammers is like 1 on 1 football crossed with volleyball, played in a variety of eye-wateringly colourful locations. While this game might not do it for those who didn’t play the game back in the 90’s, it’s a pretty big deal for those of us that remember it fondly.
4). Warriors All-Stars – Aug 29
Characters from Dead or Alive, Nioh, Toukiden, Ninja Gaiden and more are teaming up with those from Dynasty & Samurai Warriors in a battle to save a magical kingdom and decide who sits upon the throne. If you’ve ever played a Dynasty Warriors game, you know what you’re getting here – you can play as Nobunyaga Oda from Samurai Cats as well as Lu Bu in massive battles. Cool.
5). Sparc – Aug 29
Sparc is CPP’s first ever non-Eve game. Building on the VR lessons they learnt from Eve: Valkyrie, Sparc is like a full body version of Pong. The idea is to score in the opponent’s goal by bouncing the disks off of the walls, ceiling and your own shield. With full online support, CCP are hoping that it’ll become a spectator sport with a built in viewing mode.
6). Manifold Garden – 2017
Originally called Relativity, Manifold Garden is an M.C. Escher-esque physics bending puzzler where the world wraps in on itself. Manifold Garden made it onto our list of 34 Upcoming Indie Games Worth Getting Excited About because it’s so damn unique and it’s expected to land on PC and PS4 this year.
7). The Lost Bear – 31 Aug
From Manchester based Oddbug Studio and Fabrik Games, The Lost Bear is an interesting mix of 3D environments and 2D platforming for PSVR. The early word on the grapevine is that The Lost Bear embraces the limitations of VR and makes incredibly good use of them to create a unique experience. In The Lost Bear, you traverse a hand-drawn world to help protagonist Walnut on her journey home through a mysterious land corrupted by a toy stealer called the Snatcher. Sold.
8). Vane – 2017
Vane is 1 part Journey, 2 parts ICO with sprinkles of Playdead’s Inside for good measure. An “atmospheric adventure about unraveling the secrets of an unknown land”, Vane has you exploring ancient ruins buried beneath the sand to discover the origins of a storm that’s heading your way. With an amazing art style and some pretty incredible influences, Vane is doing it’s best to become more than an “also ran” adventure and by the sounds of it, it’s achieving it.
9). Ink – Sep 19
Ink is a 2D platformer akin to Super Meat Boy or Super Rude Bear Resurrection. The twist is that when you start each level, the environment is invisible. To pass each level, you must cover the level in ink by touching surfaces or by shooting Ink out via a double jump. It’s a unique premise for a platformer and we’ll soon be able to play the game on PS4 on September 19th.
10). Dreadnought – 2017
Currently in open Beta, Dreadnought is basically World of Space Tanks. I’ve written about Dreadnought before so rather than retread the same description, go and give Dreadnought a go. It’s free to download and is pretty restrained within its pay model so it’s not constantly begging you for cash. Plus, it’s a lot of fun.