Sony teases more PS4 games at Gamescom
posted on 06.23.13 at 01:08 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Hear more about PlayStation 4's first-party lineup.


Sony didn’t announce much, in terms of first-party PlayStation 4 games, at E3 last week. It did say it has 30 titles in development, and that 20 would arrive within the first year. But, aside from the previously announced DriveClub, Knack, Killzone: Shadowfall, and inFAMOUS: Second Son, we only heard from one new title, The Order: 1886. So what of the others?

Gamereactor asked Sony Computer Entertainment Europe CEO Jim Ryan at E3.

—You didn’t announce that many new PS4 titles that we haven’t heard of before from a first-party perspective [at E3]—we got The Order: 1886. What’s the first-party policy going to be like from PlayStation 4?

Ryan: We very consciously, at the event in New York on February 20 of this year, we showed a lot of software. We showed a lot of first-party software. What we did at E3 here was really show some updates to those games, and, as you mentioned, introduce The Order: 1886. There’s a lot coming. I’m sure you heard from [SCE Worldwide Studios boss] Shu [Yoshida] that he has—just his studios—he has 30 games in development. 20 of them are going to ship within the first year of the console’s life, and of those, 12 are new IP. So there’s a lot going on, it’s just that we need to keep stuff back. We’ve got Gamescom for us Europeans—we need to have something to show at Gamescom, don’t we?

Gamescom runs from August 21 to 25. We’ll actually be there this year.

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  • bloodiOS

    • Beyond Good and Evil 2 !
    • Phantasy Star Online 2 !
    • The Last Guardian !
    • Shenmue III !Come on, let me see it happens!!!!!!!!

    • Learii

      phantasy star online 2 might be on ps4 I not sure

    • Budgiecat

      Omg Shenmue III PS4 exclusive please that will seal the deal

      Also a Gamera game…

    • AnimusVox

      Mmmmm I like this comment.

    • PrinceHeir

      Shnemue III or even HD Collection please!

    • Keegs79

      I bet none of those will happen. I bet The Last Guardian and PSO2 will be unveiled again at TGS. I bet maybe a LittleBIGPlanet, Singstar, and possibly Syphon Filter only because it seems more realistic.

    • Warboss Aohd

      i agree wit da first one.

    • Austin Wood

      “Shenmue III”

      You do realize that we’re talking about Sony?

  • Zackasaur

    Bring them on!

    We already know they’ll have killer exclusives. They have the most and best first/second party studios by a very large margin.

  • Ultimasamune

    New Legacy of Kain game, please! I will shit my pants with joy.

  • Fantasytales

    I just want to know what’s naughty dog other team is working on cause after playing the last of us I wanted more.

    • AnimusVox

      Heh me and my friend were just talking about that. I hope they make many new IPs, I really like Naughty Dog.

    • Awnye

      As amazing as The Last of Us & Uncharted are, I’m really hoping they get back to doing cartoony stuff, like Jak & Daxter.

  • JoJo_649

    What about the Vita? Tearaway and Killzone are great, but it needs more games, Gravity Rush 2, Dissidia 3, God of War, Metal Gear Solid and a localization of Freedom Wars would be enough for now.

    • AnimusVox

      I like the God of War series, but I don’t think I wan another one. Though I’m right there with you when you say the system needs more games.

    • MasterSensei

      It would be really cool to play as Noctis or Ace (Final Fantasy Type-0)
      IN FACT, they should release a HD version of Final Fantasy Type-0 for the Vita that would make it sell like hot cakes!!

  • futuristic_imagination


    I probably think this would be one of the launch titles. Namco-Bandai has been consistently releasing this game on every new console launch. :)

    edit: Shoot I can’t think of a first party game that would be likely to come out launch. Also hope they at least list the games the would come out at launch.

    • Keegs79

      Maybe but there is already so many racers now and the serious in my opinion has dwindle, especially when they lost the arcadey feel in the last title.

      • Tetsu

        There’s only one racing game at launch, and Ridge Racer is a console launch staple. I’d love to get a nice next-gen update to the series. The last Ridge Racer game was developed by a different company.
        Although we’re getting another new one this holiday in the form of a F2P online game for PS3/360 (Ridge Racer: Driftopia), but unfortunately it’s also made by the same studio again, Bugbear Entertainment.

        • Keegs79

          The Vita game wasn’t so great either.

    • Tetsu

      That would be fantastic :D

    • bloodiOS

      Yes, please! I would like see more of my beautiful angel, Reiko.

  • Kurisu Makise

    Ah so Gamescom will be the PS4 show take 2 after all. Can’t Sony just have two events and be done with. It’d be so much easier if they just went all in with one platform at a conference and all in with another, maybe in a Nintendo Direct style way. It’s bad when it feels like too much to ask to have a proper conference for a platform, with some new announcements.

  • Bob Obb

    The Last Gu… Ah, who am I kidding

  • ArtemiyNeko

    More Vita games please

    • Elvick

      The last gamescom was where Tearaway was announced and Killzone: Mercenary was showed.

      I hope they don’t wait until then though. Just hold a Vita event to announce some stuff to quell the “worry”.

    • rockman29

      I need some Warrior’s Lair ARPG fix :)

      I really hope they are keeping that game on board, perfect type of game for Vita.

      • Sevyne

        Man, what in the hell happened to Warrior’s Lair? i was really excited for that game and then it just dropped completely off the radar.

  • Hakimur Rashid

    Persona 5 Please!

  • Keegs79

    i am so stoked for all the conventions to see the new games coming out for the new systems. Its going to be exciting. I can’t wait for Gamescom and Tokyo Game Show!!!

  • Gilgamesh2025

    Can’t wait! ♪

  • Nice Boat

    Capcom needs to announce something and it has to be good

    • Martian Wong

      Like Monster Hunter? I would certainly want a Monster Hunter game on Vita/PS4

    • bloodiOS

      Well, Ono was wondering if deep throat can be showed soon…

      • Anime10121

        Rofl, I’m hoping Ono doesnt want to show us all deep throat ;)

        I think you mean Deep Down.

        • bloodiOS

          It was done intentionally~~

  • abcmocca .

    i think sony will show more at TGS.

  • Martian Wong

    Monster Hunter Portable 4 to be on Vita along with Type-0 HD on Vita. Dissidia 3 on PS3 along with Noctis and Type 0 cast and a release date/window for FFXV would be a dream come true… And maybe a new Onimusha is welcome. Persona 5 annoucement….

  • Joshua Smith

    I was impressed with sony but then I saw knack. Cant wait till tgs.

  • BigDix

    I certainly hope so. It’s just a little bit funny how the media and masses knock a certain manufacturer for a perceived dearth of games, and then turn around and herald the competitors’ promises for 20, or 15, exclusives for the first year… Which is basically the same amount of exclusives said certain manufacturer will have delivered at the end of their first year for competing console. Gotta love that tunnel vision!

    Fact of the matter is WWS comprises very few worthwhile studios. With Sucker Punch already committed to Second Son, maybe Bend and Naughty Dog could get something out before a year is up. And Japan Studio will really need to be in overdrive, if one dares to assume even twelve of those twenty are desirable titles.

  • MrRobbyM

    Sony needs more exclusive RPGs.

    • Raiu

      I sometimes have to wonder since Sony’s many studios cover most genres, when will they have a RPG studio of their own?

      SCE Japan is(or was) a good studio for producing JRPGs(Wild Arms, Legaia, etc) but not purely on making RPGs solely… According to someone, There’s two unannounced JRPGs within Sony’s hands(Nothing is known about the first one but the second is set to replicate FF success)…

  • OverlordZetta

    Translation: “Sony forgets Vita at Gamescom!”

    • TetsuyaHikari

      Translation: “Sony forgets Vita at E3!”

      Fixed that for ya.

      • Sevyne

        Ya know, with how poorly Vita was handled at E3 2012 you’d think they’d have learned from that and given the portable the attention is deserves at 2013. Nope!

        I can understand that the primary focus needed to be the PS4, but the PS3 got a largely unneeded chunk of the spotlight while the Vita just sat in a dark shameful corner. It sucks because the Vita is worth far more than they show.

        • TetsuyaHikari

          Since when have handhelds EVER been big in North America? Of course more focus will be put on them during TGS instead. PSP didn’t last long in NA, Vita won’t either.

          The 3DS is doing alright, but it’s still a farcry from the numbers that Japan is pushing out.

          • Sevyne

            Well of course they’re not big here, but my point was the Vita being largely ignored at E3 was not a bright move while the PS3 soaked up a good amount of time. The PS3 didn’t need that much attention, since it’s been doing quite fine for itself. It’s had it’s time.

            Here they have an excellent portable that they could do so much with, yet they treat it like a complete afterthought.

            • TetsuyaHikari

              Hi, I don’t believe we’ve met before.

              I’m America and this is my friend Handheld. We like to hang out with a guy by the name of Marketing. You might have heard of him.

              He’s pretty hard to get in touch with! He always seems so busy with his other friends!

              (on a more serious note, I have NO idea why this surprises you at this point)

              • Sevyne

                It doesn’t surprise me, but that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t disappoint me.

                If I expect a douchy neighbor to be a douche, that doesn’t make him any less of a douche!

                • TetsuyaHikari

                  The fact that you are disappointed implies you are still being surprised, lol. Stop having expectations where they don’t belong and you will cease being disappointed. Simple.

                  • Sevyne

                    No disappointment has nothing to do with surprise. There is a difference between hope and expecations. Just because you seem to be incapable of ditinguishing the difference does not mean there is none. Now can you stop turning a very simple and innocent statement from me into a fucking flamefest? Do you always have to be such an anus about every little comment?

                    • TetsuyaHikari

                      Someone doesn’t agree with your opinion, so you get defensive and begin making personal attacks, acting as if you should feel offended for someone disagreeing with you? Good to know that I’m not the only one incapable of making a distinction between two things here. Tell ya what.

                      Next time you see me post about something you disagree with, simply move along. I feel sad for any person that treats a single comment on the internet (from someone they don’t even know much less) as the end of the world and their life must suddenly be brought to a screeching halt, and will not be allowed to resume until they have thought of a witty retort. The worst part is, you simply devolved your vocabulary into that of a caveman and slung mud at me in an attempt to make me out to be the bad guy, but all it really did was make you look uncivilized since the only two words you could come up with to describe your situation, and myself, were:




                      So please, just do us both a favor and don’t bother commenting on any more of my posts. It’s obvious you can’t hold a civilized conversation with another human being when someone expresses a different view on the world since you’re a rather self-centered individual. I’d also hate to feel responsible being that one person out of the billions upon billions of people on this blue little orb floating in space preventing you from doing something more productive with your life.

                      Having said that, good luck with your future endeavours… Whatever those may be.

                    • Sevyne

                      I made no personal attacks until you came in with your hate filled condescending attitude you so much like to often do. Disagreeing is all fine, but you my friend are just a douchebag that seems to be fishing for fights, and have taken a love to spinning my words. Now you backpedal and pretend like it was the other way around when it clearly isn’t.

                      Speaking of productivity; I’m not the one writing novels for responses over a potty mouth (oh no!), but whatever floats your boat man.

                    • TetsuyaHikari

                      I see you’re also incapable of comprehending my words. I thought I told you to stop replying back to my comments? I believe I made it crystal clear and yet, you still chose to ignore my request because you harbor some kind of grudge against me to probably fill some void within your life to relive your past of being bullied and picked on by others in school, so now you are wanting to play the role yourself in order to let out some pent up frustration.

                      I apologize if “writing novels” is too much content for your brain to process, but please do not take it out on me that I happen to be more vocal about my distaste in the drivel you continue to spew from that pathetic excuse of a sharp tongue, which you believe is enough to pop a cork off a champagne bottle. I can just see you now… Beads of sweat dribbling down your forehead, your palms sweating as your bony fingers are hovering over the keys, awaiting to type another masterpiece in an attempt to boost your own ego while trying to crush someone underneath the heel of your metaphorical boot.

                      I imagine at this point, you are already thinking about what you will type in order to get the “last word” in as if you were nothing more than a child in a sandbox wanting to act tough on the outside, even though you’re pouting on the inside because for once in your life, you didn’t get your way. Well, let me do you the favor and step out of the sandbox, then walk away before you dig your hole any deeper here.

                      You want something to bounce backhanded remarks off of? Go find a tree. I may be a “douchebag”, but it’s only because I speak my mind and people like you always get their panties in a bunch when I either call them on their faults or disagree with them, claiming I’m looking for fights. That couldn’t be further from the truth.

                      I’m not actually a very confrontational person, but plenty of people get bent out of shape since I’m honest and tell them things they generally don’t want to hear, but already know. Sorry guy, I’m not going to coddle you. I’m not your mother. You need to wake up and realize not everyone will agree with your ideals and opinions… Much how you don’t agree with mine and that’s perfectly fine.

                      The only difference is, you attacked me first for disagreeing with you by tossing some banter your way, and now I’m forced to be defensive, which you claim is still somehow my fault for me behaving this way, even though you antagonized me simply over a disagreement.

                      So, instead of throwing a fit like a child this time, how about trying to handle this like a mature and responsible person, and learn something from the experience. I’ve done everything I can from my end now, so you’re on your own at this point.

                    • Sevyne

                      Why would you telling me to stop replying make me stop replying? Please tell me why you saying that would mean anything to me. I find it pretty funny how you are posting all of these baseless insults of me being bullied, not doing anything productive, some twisted vision of my intent, and so on yet here you are replying all the same and with some incredibly long-winded posts nonetheless.

                      Maybe you should take a long hard look at yourself before making statements that clearly would reflect on yourself much more than I, if we’re going by how you look at things. But you’re oblivious to your own tone and demeanor it seems since it’s perfectly fine to go on a tirade over something that could have been avoided completely had you yourself just given your opinion without being a condescending prick. That seems far far too difficult for you though. Instead you chose the low road right out of the gates, forcing me on the defense and I honestly should have seen it coming a mile away with you to be honest.

                      My only mistake was here was posting an opinion to begin with because it’s clear anyone with a differing opinion to your own will be talked down to as a fool, mocked, harassed, and have their words twisted to your convenience as you try to flaunt some imaginary superiority over them.

                      So go on, please continue if you must. Unlike you, I won’t say “stop replying to me” like some sort of demand and expect you to obey like you’re some sort of dog (seriously, who in the hell do you think you are?), because what right does anyone have to that? I will however tell you that you’ve really shown me a lot more of the ugly in yourself than I was originally aware of. Keep peeling those layers off pal.

                      Oh and I gotta give you some props. You actually got me to write a book of a post too! Be proud of that achievement. You’ve earned the gold star.

      • OverlordZetta

        This Vitamnesia of Sony’s better not be contagious.

    • Kurisu Makise

      That better not happen. Actually, I don’t think Shahid would let that happen but I’m sure TGS will still be a Vita affair, thanks in part to handheld dominance.

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  • 浪黒雷 (Roland Gmyrek)

    You can always count on Sony to announce new software or hardware (PS3 Slimline) at GamesCom or TGS. Exciting times. I’m almost more excited for the yet unknown games in development for PS4 at Sony Santa Monica and Naughty Dog than for those already shown in February and at E3.
    Just started playing TLOU and that game could pass for a PS4 launch title. GoW3 still amazes visually (Poseidon and Cronos!!!!). Sony’s first and second party studios are currently the best in the world. Last couple of gens Ninty had that honor, but right now the only games I’m truly excited for on WiiU – that would sell me Ninty’s latest console – are Bayo2 and X (both developed by Non-Ninty 2nd party studios). MK8 and SB are known quantities. The rest shown at Nintendo Direct E3 was kinda underwhelming – albeit fun – and I somehow didn’t see that same spark and magic that SM64, OoT, DK64 and Perfect Dark invoked in me. I hope Ninty can sort that little identity crisis out soon and deliver what they’re best at: original, fun games (on home consoles, I mean. The 3DS lineup is stellar.)

    Sony are on a roll and I simply can’t imagine what their studios will concoct on PS4. Exciting times ahead. GC and TGS are the ones to watch. I somehow suspect the games revealed at GC and TGS will be even more impressive than the games shown at E3.

    • BigDix

      Actually, Monolith Soft is a first party developer, making them about as close to “Ninty” as you can get. Bayonetta 2 and 101, on the other hand, are indeed being produced through a second-party-type contract, without PG actually being a second party developer for Nintendo.

      Anyway, interesting that people are saying this generation represents the pinnacle of Sony’s first-party prowess, when I would say it’s far and away the weakest they’ve ever been as a first-party game-producing entity, in terms of quality at least. Their Worldwide Studios have a depressingly small number of studios actually capable of making anything other than throwaway Move and EyeToy fodder, or one single franchise (Santa Monica). In terms of second-party studios, they also have next to nothing, with it basically down to Quantic Dream and Ready at Dawn. I would pray that they have Sanzaru hard at work on something cool, but I rather doubt it.

      I feel the greatest irony though is your use of the term “identity crisis” in reference to Nintendo. Don’t really think I agree with that, but while we’re talking about Sony’s first-party development, I do see massive, rampaging identity crises spinning out of control there. Naughty Dog really seems to have lost its identity in the post-Gavin/Rubin era, but the worst off is Japan Studio. They were founded in greatness, yet aside from only briefly revisiting that with the likes of Gravity Rush and Tokyo Jungle, they’ve almost exclusively become a support and programming arm with only the odd digital Minis-type game occasionally releasing to offset that. And when they do get back to real game development, they promptly set themselves to aping Pixar and Capcom. It’s a sad sight, I have to say.

      • 浪黒雷 (Roland Gmyrek)

        Great to see differing opinions and povs. I never realized Nintendo actually own Monolith Soft, sorry for the mistake.

        I still stand by what I said but I appreciate your comments. PS3 was my first Sony console so I might have a different history with them than you. Sony’s first party devs have amazed me with each consecutive game whereas the last great game I thoroughly enjoyed on a Nintendo console was Twilight Princess on GCN. Wii had the MP trilogy and the two SMG games, that’s it. I’m just referring to internally developed games, so I deliberately omitted Xenogears.
        As I said earlier: this year’s E3 I felt no magic, no spark as I did during the N64 and GCN days.

        • BigDix

          PS3 was your first Sony console, huh? Hmm. I’d certainly suggest you take a look at their back catalog if at all possible, including games such as Ape Escape, MediEvil, ICO/SotC, Jak & Daxter, Psygnosis’ work, etc. Probably not practical, and I don’t know what one would think experiencing them for the first time in 2013… But at least the Team Ico games and Jak & Daxter have HD compilations. I really feel ten years ago, Sony was much, much closer to the “magic” you’re talking about with the GCN and N64.

          And Xenoblade, right? Xenogears certainly is not a first-party Nintendo offering, but if we’re talking about Xenoblade, you have to be aware that if you for some reason discount Xenoblade as an internal title, then neither can any Sony first-party game developed outside Japan Studio and Santa Monica be considered “internal”. Then you have to omit the whole of inFamous, Uncharted, TLOU, and plenty more.

          Also, I didn’t feel any magic either at E3… Neither from Nintendo nor Sony… And certainly not Microsoft. The sole exceptions were my surprise at how good Mario Kart 8 and Second Son are looking — aside from them, nothing first-party or otherwise really got me “excited”, per se.

          • 浪黒雷 (Roland Gmyrek)

            Well, discounting Xenoblade was a mistake as Monolith is Ninty’s first party now. It’s always a litle bit difficult to categorize 2nd party games, however, as technically they are “internal” projects as they are developed for 1 piece of hardware only. In Sony’s case 2nd parties even have access to ICE and the WWS’s know-how and tool-sets; guess that’s why they remain faithful to Sony (Reaty at Dawn and Quantic Dream spring to mind).

            I’ve heard of the PS1/2 classics you’re referring to and I’m picking the best (most endorsed) ones up as HD-collections.

            The only games that got yours truly genuinely excited at E3 were “X”, “inFamous: second Son” (Troy Baker, rock solid 30fps and a fully destructible world that remains demolished on the same save-file) “The Order: 1886” (Glad to see RAD spread their wings, hopefully Ninty will do retro the same courtesy after DKCR:TF) + the tons of games that are in development at SWWS.

  • Sol badass

    I truly hope there is a fighting game within those 30

  • artemisthemp

    I hope Sony ain’t gonna focus 100% on PS4 ad Gamescon, since PS3 and Vita didn’t really get any love ad E3