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Who Wishes The Most Anticipated PS4 Launch Title Wasn't A FPS?

To be fair, I definitely want Killzone: Shadow Fall. Despite my waning interest in FPSs these days, that game does look freakin' awesome.

But I find myself wishing that my most anticipated PlayStation 4 launch title wasn't a first-person shooter. Does anyone else feel this way?

Sony tried to say they showed off Knack first at the PlayStation Meeting to prove that the PS4 was about more than just shooters. But the bottom line is that the new Killzone is by far and away the most anticipated launch title, and certainly tops on Sony's marketing agenda for the fall. Perhaps there's no avoiding it, given the gigantic popularity of Call of Duty and the continued love affair the majority of gamers seem to have with shooters.

And while I like a good shooter just as much as the next guy, I've found myself growing tired of them recently. And I'm really hoping that inFamous: Second Son gets announced as a PS4 launch title, because that will suddenly become #1 on my next-gen software priority list. For the record, I'm only counting next-gen exclusives in this scenario; I'm not talking about cross-generational titles like Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and Watch Dogs. When I look at a new piece of hardware, I want to see games that were specifically designed only for that new machine.

On top of which, there's a part of me that wanted to see Sony go a different direction right off the bat. Wouldn't it have been something special to see a grand PS4 RPG in the launch lineup? I mean, who knows, maybe that will still happen. But leading into E3 and the rest of the year, there's no doubt that a first-person shooter heads the PS4 hype train. To be honest, I kinda wish it was any other genre.

Related Game(s): Killzone: Shadow Fall

Tags: killzone shadow fall, ps4 games, ps4 launch lineup

4/30/2013 10:39:22 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (25 posts)

PC_Max
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 @ 11:00:44 PM
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In as much I am a Killzone fan all the way back to the original PS2 game, of which it would seem I am the one of few that actually enjoyed the game, I am more leaning toward the inFamous - Second Son. Granted I would like to see a return of Cole for a final game, but maybe Festival of Blood was the final farewell to all the characters. Who knows, maybe second son is a spin with Coles younger brother.

My hope is that they will show a bit of Second Son gameplay this summer to show off what they have for us this time round and yes a PS4 game launch official announcement or close to. Unfortunately I will miss out on it not being an early buyer of the PS4, but my hope is Second Son will be a great game and one or many to urge me own to a possible purchase.

It would also be nice to see a lot more system launch game titles. Not sure why but exclusives are what I am looking at, but it would seem the killer exclusives maybe be a dwindling breed these days. Hopefully note, but maybe its the sign of the times. Might be seeing more casual multi-platform games this round. Maybe more cost effective.

Keep Playing!

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I007spectre
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 @ 11:06:26 PM
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I didn't know the entire launch line up had been revealed yet!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 @ 11:19:44 PM

Well it hasn't, but this is what we have so far.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 @ 11:24:37 PM
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Second Son for me. I'm going to go out on a limb and call it a launch game. We'll see if I'm right.

RPGs tend to take some time so I'm not overly concerned yet. You never do know what is going to happen in a new generation. If you told me with PS3 that JRPGs would implode, survival/horror would die, and FPS would explode I would have said you're on crack. When I got my PS3 I couldn't care less about FPS and didn't even play Resistance until way later. I kind of sat around waiting for something I'd like to play to come along. Sure hope that doesn't happen this time.

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bigrailer19
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 @ 11:38:38 PM
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Its got to be a title people know and it has to be in a genre people love or love to hate because that gets attention. Sony used this philosophy in making the PS4 more user and developer appealing, so its no different. Weve been commending them for making the PS4 more appealing but they shouldnt use this type of marketing based on the games?

Regardless KZ is a great franchise and aside from maybe a couple titles, there really isnt a better launch game for a new console.

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MartyRules
Wednesday, May 01, 2013 @ 12:12:04 AM
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They'll be other genres to fill the void.

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AcHiLLiA
Wednesday, May 01, 2013 @ 12:17:06 AM
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A nice game similiar to Extermination would be nice.

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kraygen
Wednesday, May 01, 2013 @ 12:36:54 AM
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So far all I've heard that I'm super interested in is the Infamous game and if it was up to me they'd be slapping it all over their ads and selling a launch bundle with a specially designed Infamous ps4. I'd buy that.

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Beamboom
Wednesday, May 01, 2013 @ 12:50:57 AM
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I agree but I don't think we've seen anything yet so it's far too early to say.
If this indeed will be the best lineup ever at any hardware launch that must mean they will beat the Vita launch, who in turn must mean there's at least 15-20 games we've not heard of yet. I bet the *main* launch titles will be revealed at E3.

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H0TSHELLZ
Wednesday, May 01, 2013 @ 1:32:16 AM
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Im Super stoked, FPS and TPS are my bread and butter........

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Beamboom
Wednesday, May 01, 2013 @ 3:56:35 AM
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"Wouldn't it have been something special to see a grand PS4 RPG in the launch lineup?" - that would have made the launch *perfect*. The last part missing.

(well that, and an Oculus Rift equivalent)

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Vivi_Gamer
Wednesday, May 01, 2013 @ 4:09:04 AM
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I know you said you are not counting Watch Dogs, but to me that is a PS4 game rather than a PS3 title. So if anything that is the most interesting game I have seen yet. If anything, I am holding out to E3,as I still feel we haven't seen much yet from that reveal conference.

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telly
Wednesday, May 01, 2013 @ 1:07:18 PM

I'm with you on that. All signs suggest Watchdogs will look and run much better on the next-gen systems.

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Rogueagent01
Wednesday, May 01, 2013 @ 6:23:33 PM

I know how Ben is approaching Watch Dogs, but I am not looking at it that way and refuse to do so. It is a PS4 launch title and by far my most anticipated one at that. I would agree if the PS4 and PS3 releases of Watch Dogs were going to be identical, but we already know that is not the case. When looking at the videos for the game it is clear to me that it was developed first and foremost for the next-gen systems and not specifically for the PS3. So because of that I consider it a PS4 game that will be ported down to the PS3 not the otherway around. At least that is my opinion on it whether any one agrees or not.

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Huey
Wednesday, May 01, 2013 @ 5:43:32 AM
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Guys I am 57 yrs old and have been there done that when it comes to gaming. Having a constant barrage of FPS is getting tiresome. One occasionally is fine, but I am more inclined to play action and I like dungeon crawling. Infamous has gotten my attention along with Watch Dogs. I am hoping to see much more than just shooters coming out for next gen. Sony has the hype train right now so lets hope they keep it on track. It's coming down to E3 and put up or shut up time.

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gorezilla
Wednesday, May 01, 2013 @ 6:54:05 AM
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If it ends up being a great game, then Kudos to them. However, most of my friends aren't as excited for it as I expected. A lot more people seem curious about "The Witness" than I anticipated, but the anticipation seems to be even across the board.

I forgot about Deep Down. I have high hopes for it to be Dragon's Dogma on refined steroids.

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___________
Wednesday, May 01, 2013 @ 7:40:05 AM
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better question would be who doesent wish the most anticipated launch title wasnt a shooter?
weve had such a saturation of them its just ridiculous!
to say launch title i think is a little unfair though, because shooters really are the easiest quickest game to make.
they require no creativity or uniqueness what so ever.
no story, no script, no writers, all you need is characters and something that goes pew pew.
id be much fairer to say who wishes the most anticipated ps4 title was not a shooter.
in general, not just a launch title, that way its fairer and includes those games like the witcher 4, thief 4, quantic dreams new game, things that have no hope in hell of being launch titles simply because of the amount of work required for them.

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airwedge1
Wednesday, May 01, 2013 @ 10:49:40 AM
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I agree. I really wish GT6 was built for the PS4. That would have made a huge splash as a launch title. Now we'll have to wait years into the PS4 life cycle before we see a GT on it. The PS4 will probably hurt GT6 numbers as well, as some people will write it off, and would rather get next generation games instead.

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slugga_status
Wednesday, May 01, 2013 @ 10:54:27 AM
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Doesn't bother me but I think the most anticipated title will change to inFamous Second Son if it's a launch title.

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booze925
Wednesday, May 01, 2013 @ 11:09:38 AM
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I know, I'm tired of all the shooting.

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rogers71
Wednesday, May 01, 2013 @ 11:36:55 AM
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Nope. I love FPS games. I can count on this site to do some FPS bashing.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, May 01, 2013 @ 4:52:00 PM

Nobody's bashing anything.

Sadly, this just reinforces the stereotype that shooter fans don't READ.

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Nas Is Like
Wednesday, May 01, 2013 @ 5:33:04 PM
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Who cares? If it's a good game, that's all that matters.

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Harerazer
Thursday, May 02, 2013 @ 2:19:32 PM
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Neither Infamous or Killzone are on my radar at all. Contrary to popular belief there are Gamers that don't conform to the "blind majority". I am happy to be in the minority here and am looking forward to Drive Club more than any other announced title. That being said, I still see nothing worth buying the system at launch for even tho I know i will get it eventually.

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trinichinese
Thursday, May 02, 2013 @ 11:00:25 PM
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kingdom hearts 3 would be a deal breaker for me,

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