The choice is simple: PlayStation 4.
There are several reasons a PlayStation 4 should be at the top of your wish list come November. Before we begin, forget the console’s specifications, they only matter to developers who need to optimize their games. The only deciding factor should be the games, pricing, and bundled accessories. So let’s get things started with…
Let’s look at the exclusives available at launch - both at retail and on PlayStation Network.
Developed by Evolution Studios (the MotorStorm people), DriveClub is a racing game that shifts focus to what happens on the road (rather than off it, like in MotorStorm.) If you're a PlayStation Plus subscriber, there's a special (albeit limited) version of the game coming to the service that will cost you exactly zero dollars and zero cents, too.
If you're a PlayStation owner and fan of first-person shooters, you'll already be familiar with Guerilla Games' franchise (the latest, Killzone Mercenary for Vita, was stunning.) In Shadow Fall, the action is set 30 years after the end of Killzone 3, where a cold war of sorts rages on between the Vektan and Helghast factions after the ISA relocate the Helghast to Vekta.
Crafted by SCE Japan Studio (Matthew went on a tour of the place during TGS), Knack is directed by Sony veteran (and Marble Madness designer) Mark Cerny. An action platformer reminiscent of Crash Bandicoot and Ratchet & Clank, Knack is about a creature that can draw in ice, metal, and other substances to make himself much larger and to give him new abilities.
Ever wanted to play an MMO set in the DC Universe? Thanks to Sony Online Entertainment, you can - better yet, the game has gone free-to-play (F2P) since it launched on PS3 and PC back in 2011, so you can get a taste of it for free. Given Jim Lee is the game's executive creative director, authenticity is assured. Besides, we liked it.
Developed by Housemarque (the old-school developer behind the Super Stardust games), this new side-scrolling shoot-em-up is actually a spiritual successor to their earlier work. If that all sounds cool, wait until you hear the price tag: if you're a PlayStation Plus subscriber, this brand new and exclusive launch game is free.
Developed by Atomicom, this futuristic racing game (think Wipeout but on rails) is also coming to the PlayStation Vita. Intrigued? Check out the game's official trailer, here.
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