Sony Really Needs Uncharted 4 To Launch For The Holidays
The holiday lineup is far from being complete, but one thing bothers me:
The lack of confirmed PlayStation 4 exclusives for the fourth quarter.
Obviously, we'll be looking to E3 and hoping that Sony confirms a few. Driveclub - set for October 7 - isn't good enough to combat the likes of Halo 5, which is supposedly set to release later this year for the Xbox One. If Sony wants to keep the heat on Microsoft, they absolutely need to produce a high-profile PS4 exclusive for the holiday season.
Ideally, that's Uncharted 4 (or whatever they ultimately call it). There's a possibility that we'll also get The Order: 1886, but you never rely on an unproven new IP to see you through the immensely competitive holiday rush. In previous years, Sony usually had at least one or two top-tier exclusives for the October-December period, and never has it been more important than this year. They've just launched a new system, there's a chance Microsoft might issue a $400 Xbox One (sans Kinect) for the holiday shoppers, and MS keeps teasing a lot of new exclusive IPs, too.
Sony really needs to respond to this, and I'm hoping that happens at E3. They've been saying for a while that Gran Turismo 7 is closer than we might think, but I doubt that'll make it out this year. A new God of War, perhaps? Quantic Dream's Dark Sorcerer project is likely a ways off, so it kinda looks like Uncharted or bust. Third-party titles will only go so far early on in this new console generation.
5/5/2014 10:05:49 PM Ben Dutka