Since its launch in 2013, the PlayStation 4 has gone on to be one of the most successful gaming consoles, attracting millions of players to invest their time and hard-earned money into the platform. A major source of its success stems from an eclectic catalog of single-player exclusives like God of War, Marvel’s Spider-Man and The Last of Us 2.
Here, we’ll be highlighting the best upcoming PlayStation exclusives you can look forward to falling in love with throughout 2020 and beyond. Make sure to check back as we’ll be updating this list in the future. And if you’d like to receive more gaming recommendations, consider reading through our other highly researched curated lists:
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Final Fantasy 7 Remake
Release Date: April 10, 2020
Square Enix appears to be pulling out all the stops with the upcoming Final Fantasy 7 Remake, which has now evolved into two separate releases. The first half of the game will be out later this year in March and mark the return of fan favorites Cloud, Barret, Aerith, and Tifa, who have all received upgraded character models to complement the game’s new highly-detailed environments.
FF7 Remake will also introduce a new modified combat system that blends elements of real-time action with tactical strategy. Numerous improvements are being included with the remake, such as gaining the ability to directly control party members in the heat of battle and mappable button shortcuts for different commands.
Predator: Hunting Grounds
Release Date: April 24, 2020
Scheduled to release later this year, Predator: Hunting Grounds is another asymmetrical multiplayer game based on a well-known film property. The game sees four players controlling an elite squad of soldiers as they travel to remote locations around the globe to track down and eliminate the Predator, a creature belonging to a deadly alien race with access to high-powered abilities and advanced technology.
What sets the game apart from its competitors is the fact that survivors aren’t completely helpless. The soldiers have access to a variety of guns and tools that can help give them a fighting chance against the predator. It all sounds very reminiscent of the 4v1 multiplayer game Evolve, which was unfortunately shut down back in 2018. Here’s to hoping developer IllFonic has found a way to curtail many of the pitfalls that plagued Turtle Rock’s game for years.
The Last of Us 2
Release Date: May 29, 2020
Originally slated for a February 2020 release, Naughty Dog and Sony have agreed to hold off releasing TLOU2 until May to “bring the entire game up to a level of polish we would call Naughty Dog quality.” Considering the original PS3 game ended up getting the remaster treatment on PS4, Sony will likely try to do the same or at the very least release TLOU2 on both PS4 and PS5.
The first game managed to capture the hearts and minds of many players and critics thanks in large part to its emotionally-gripping story chronicling the relationship between Joel and Ellie. Set five years later, the sequel closely follows a now much older Ellie as she comes face to face with a dangerous cult.
Ghost of Tsushima
Release Date: Summer 2020
Ghost of Tsushima is the next project to come out of Sucker Punch Studios, best known for the Infamous series. The game was officially revealed during Paris Games Week in 2017 but has spent the better part of the last two years shrouded in mystery until recently when it was confirmed to be releasing sometime this summer.
The open-world action game sees players assuming control of Jin Sakai, the last remaining samurai on Japan’s Tsushima Island amid a Mongol invasion. Sporting some similarities with FromSoftware’s Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, the game focuses on close-quarters combat using a katana in tandem with other tools including a grappling hook.
Release Date: TBA
WiLD is an upcoming open-world survival game set during the prehistoric Neolithic period. The game has you playing as a ‘Shaman’ human character with special abilities that allow him to possess wild animals throughout the game’s world. During possession, you’ll be granted access to each creature’s unique skills and characteristics which can be used to solve challenges and acquire other animals.
Players will explore a procedurally-generated environment, encountering new wildlife as well as hostile human tribes. The main goal in WiLD is to become connected with as many of the game’s animals as possible, which includes wolves, sheep, fish, ants, snakes, birds, bears, and many more.