The PlayStation 4 had a lot to offer in 2015 and, according to Sony Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida, gaming enthusiasts can expect a lot more.
Yoshida revealed in an interview that 2016 is going to be a huge year for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR, where a slew of the biggest games is about to roll out.
“2016 marks an unprecedented rush of big titles for PS4. It’s also the year of the long-awaited launch of PlayStation VR. It’s the year PS4 users, and those who are on the fence on whether to buy it will absolutely think ‘it’s good to have a PS4.’ Please look forward to it,” Yoshida said (via DualShockers).
Considering the events, the direction Sony will be going toward is indeed a positive path, assuming that each of the highly anticipated titles will materialize.
PlayStation 4 gamers can get a better idea of what’s in store next year for them with the list below.
Best PS4 Games Of 2016
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is sadly going to be Naughty Dog’s last installment of the series, which means that Nathan Drake’s final adventure is about to unfold. With that said, it’s probably a safe bet to assume that it’s going to be one heck of a game.
The game’s March 2016 release date even got pushed back to April 2016 because “several key sequences needed extra resources” before it can get off the ground completely ready.
Street Fighter V
Capcom is taking things up a notch with Street Fighter V, ditching the Focus Attack for V-Gauge abilities to open up new mechanics. To make things more exciting, the next iteration of the franchise will introduce a couple of new characters, not to mention that every character is getting retooled.
The game is scheduled to go official on Feb. 16, 2016.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Directly following Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Adam Jensen returns to continue his story set in a cyberpunk world in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. Across the board, some new features and an improved combat system have been applied, making one astonishing sequel.
However, the game’s Feb. 23 release date got delayed until Aug. 23, 2016, where the developers say that they need more time to work on the game to “meet their high standards.” Goes to show how much they want fans to truly appreciate Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.
Dark Souls 3
The insanely difficult series is going to get yet another installment: Dark Souls 3. Players are set in a medieval world, using sword and shield to slay enemies of monstrous proportions – well, some not so much.
Despite the massive success the franchise brought, creator Hidetaki Miyazaki said that this could be the last.
It will roll out on April 12, 2016.
The classic first-person shooter is coming back, screaming DOOM. Now, this game is one of the most awaited titles of all, where players can shoot everything up to their hearts’ content using an arsenal of blood-tainted weapons.
Get ready, 2016, as DOOM is about to make a big bloody splash sometime in the first and second quarter.
No Man’s Sky
No Man’s Sky is the very definition of open world gaming, where players can explore through a massive universe that consists of an endless web of planets.
After a long time of no release dates, Hello Games has announced a June 2016 launch back in October.
Blizzard has entered the foray of first-person shooters with Overwatch, and it’s bringing quite a different experience to gamers everywhere. In the game, players can choose from a range of roles, where it’s near impossible to not find one that’ll suit them. Each character is unique in his or her own way, making every match fantastically interesting.
Overwatch is slated for a release sometime between the first and second quarter of 2016.
Horizon: Zero Dawn
Now, a list like this wouldn’t be complete without Horizon: Zero Dawn, the game described to be set in a post-post-apocalyptic environment. Players will battle with robot dinosaurs in what appears to be the Stone Age full of scraps of the modern world.
Currently, there’s no solid release date yet, but it’s definitely going to hit the market in 2016.
The Last Guardian
Ten years ago, the PlayStation 2 got Shadow of Colossus, and the console enjoyed an even bigger success than it would have without the game. This time around, the sequel to the remarkable title is about to roll out in 2016, and it’s called The Last Guardian.
While the first game was mainly centered on Corvo Attano, Dishonored 2 adds Emily Kaldwin in the lineup of playable characters – yes, she followed in his footsteps and became an assassin too. She possesses a different set of dark magic and skills, which The Outsider gave her based on the trailer.
Dishonored 2 is expected to go official in the second quarter of 2016. Hopefully, a co-op multiplayer will be added in, where Corvo and Emily can work in tandem.