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All Upcoming PS4 Exclusives of 2016

All Upcoming PS4 Exclusives of 2016

 1. ReCore

Developer: Comcept
Publisher: Microsoft
Release Date: Q2 2016
Platform: Xbox One

ReCore was one of the 5 best-looking new IPs announced at E3 2015. It’s from Mega Man and Dead Rising creator Keiji Inafune. We don’t know much just yet about the title, but we know the man character is named Jewel, and her robot buddy is named Mack. Mack and Jewel find each other in the beginning of the game, and they try to help bring humanity back to the planet while a separate faction of robots tries to stop them. According to Inafune, “One of the big features of this game is that the scenery completely changes after a sandstorm, which actually affects the maps in the gameplay.”

Pre-Order ReCore here.

2. Doom

Developer: id Software
Publisher: Bethesda
Release Date: May 13
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC

We all knew Bethesda was planning a new Doom, but it wasn’t until they showed Doom gameplay at E3 2015 that we actually became excited. The Doom gameplay trailer is quite impressive, and paired with the fact that we’ve loved every game in the series so far, Doom is worthy of being on our list of the most anticipated upcoming games of 2016.

Pre-Order Doom here.

3. Ratchet & Clank Remastered

Developer: Insomniac Games
Publisher: Sony
Release Date: April 12, 2016
Platform: PS4

The PS4 NEEDS Ratchet & Clank. Badly. And after seeing the recently released gameplay video for the upcoming PS4 game, we’re excited to see these two unlikely heroes find their way to the newest generation of consoles. It’s just one of the many upcoming PS4 exclusives of 2016 on this list.

Pre-Order Ratchet & Clank PS4 here.

4. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Developer: Naughty Dog
Publisher: Sony
Release Date: April 26, 2016
Platform: PS4

Like many, we were disappointed with the news that Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End wouldn’t see the light of 2015.  The upcoming action-adventure game will take place three years after Uncharted 3, with a retired Nathan Drake being needed by his older brother, Sam. The duo chase the conspiracy behind a long lost pirate colony and the treasure contained within. You can read more about the Uncharted 4 Collector’s Edition.

Pre-Order Uncharted 4 here.

5. Dark Souls III

Developer: FromSoftware
Publisher: Bandai Namco
Release Date: March 24, 2016
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

It might actually be too soon for a new Dark Souls just yet, which is why Dark Souls 3 might not live up to the hype. But, FromSoftware has yet to steer us wrong, and the franchise’s predecessors were both GOTY material. Hopefully, FromSoftware don’t treat it like a cash grab and the game brings new mechanics.

Pre-Order Dark Souls 3 here.

6. Tom Clancy’s The Division

Developer: Ubisoft Massive
Publisher: Ubisoft
Release Date: March 8, 2016
Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PC

When it was first announced, we thought The Division was an MMO, but to our disappointment, we were wrong. Still, what we’ve seen from The Division so far has us excited. In The Division, a disease that spreads on Black Friday causes the collapse of the United States government in just five days, and the country quickly becomes a chaotic post apocalyptic free-for-all. You play the role of a classified unit of self-supported tactical agents, known as “The Division,” who has been tasked with doing whatever necessary to prevent the fall of society as we know it. The game can be played in its entirety or online, and has a PvP mode. Yeah, we’ll definitely be checking this out.

Pre-Order The Division here.

7. Dead Island 2

Developer: Yager
Publisher: Deep Silver
Release Date: TBA 2016
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

Dying Light must’ve had Dead Island 2 shaking in its boots, since shortly after the former released, the latter was delayed into 2016. Still, the original Dead Island was a solid idea that just wasn’t fully fleshed out. Dead Island 2 will hopefully be the fleshed out version.

Pre-order ‘Dead Island 2’ here.

8. Street Fighter V

Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
Release Date: February 16, 2016
Platforms: PS4, PC

Although we’re a little sour that Street Fighter V isn’t coming to Xbox One, we are still excited for the next iteration of our favorite fighting game franchise. We were growing sick of the Ultra Super Turbo editions. We’ve wanted a SF5 for quite some time, and Street Fighter 5 is sure to be one of the most anticipated upcoming games for many gamers around the globe.

Pre-0rder Street Fighter 5 here.

9. The Last Guardian

Developer: Team Ico
Publisher: Sony
Release Date: TBA 2016
Platforms: PS4

It’s official: The Last Guardian is still on the way, and is expected to be released at some point in 2016. Hopefully, this game will live up to all of the hype. Gameplay was debuted at E3 2015, and aside from the little boy’s annoying call to his friendly beast, it was awe-inspiring.

Preorder The Last Guardian here.

10. Cuphead

Developer: Studio MDHR
Publisher: Studio MDHR
Release Date: TBA 2016
Platforms: Xbox One, PC

Looking for something truly unique? How about Chad and Jared Moldehauer’s Cuphead, a ridiculously awesome-looking platformer in the style of 1930s cartoons. Cuphead not only looks great visually, but the gameplay also looks incredibly fun. Undoubtedly, Cuphead is going to be one of the best new indie games of 2016.

See Also: 12 Predictions for 2016 in Video Games

11. Mass Effect Andromeda

Developer: BioWare
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Release Date: Q4 2016
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

Previously known as Mass Effect 4, Mass Effect: Andromeda was officially announced at E3 2015 during EA’s conference (admittedly, it was one of just two highlights from EA). The game will run on the Frostbite 3 engine, and will not star Commander Shephard. Multiplayer has been confirmed, too, so we’re excited to see what Andromeda will hold for us next Holiday season.

12. For Honor

Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Publisher: Ubisoft
Release Date: TBA
Platforms: PS4, PC and Xbox One

For Honor was also revealed at E3 2015, and it’s safe to say that it pretty much stole the show. Not one single person thought Ubisoft would bring anything new to their show, but For Honor looks like nothing else we’ve played before. There are three factions (Knights, Samurais and Vikings) facing off against each other in 4 v 4 battles, with both teams in a match also facing their enemy’s army. They had us at samurais.

Pre-order For Honor here.

13. Ghost Recon Wildlands

Developer: Ubisoft Paris
Publisher: Ubisoft
Release Date: TBA
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands is an upcoming tactical shooter that will be the tenth installment in the Ghost Recon franchise. It will feature an open world environment, and looks to draw influences from Just Cause 3 and Grand Theft Auto 5.  The game will be set in modern times this time, and the open world will feature a variety of environments (indicating that the map is likely huge).

Pre-order ‘Ghost Recon: Wildlands here.

14. Unravel

Developer: Coldwood Interactive
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Release Date: February 9, 2016
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC

Unravel is an interesting upcoming puzzle-platformer from Coldwood Interactive and EA. The game revolves around the unoriginally named protagonist, Yarny, a small creature made of red yarn who explores the world around him using his own body. The game will see Yarny unraveling himself to create lines to solve puzzles and progress in the game. We’re expecting Yarny’s story to unravel (see what we did there) in Q4 2016. It’s a unique concept, which is unusual for EA, which is why we’ve included Unravel in our list of the most anticipated upcoming games of 2016.

Pre-order Unravel here.

15. Horizon: Zero Dawn

Developer: Guerilla Games
Publisher: Sony
Release Date: TBA 2016
Platform: PS4

As Gamestop amply stated, E3 2015 saw the rise of the female hero. Horizon: Zero Dawn is another highly anticipated upcoming game with a female protagonist, and it looks absolutely incredible. Think caveman times set in the distant future where man has been taken over by machine. It’s all set in an open world, which appears to be beautifully designed. We can’t wait to see more from Horizon: Zero Dawn. 

Pre-order Horizon Zero Dawn here.

16. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Developer: Eidos Montreal
Publisher: Square Enix
Release Date: August 23, 2016
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

The next Deus Ex game is Deus Ex: Mankind Dividedwhich will be set in 2029, two years after Human Revolution. It’ll bring back Adam Jensen with new technology and body augmentations. We don’t have many other details for the game than that, but we’re hoping to see some multiplayer added in, and we’ll likely hear more about the game during the Paris Games Week in October.

Preorder Deus Ex: Mankind Divided here.

17. Kingdom Hearts 3

Developer: Square Enix
Publisher: Square Enix
Release Date: TBA
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One

Kingdom Hearts 3 looked better than we expected it to when it was recently shown at E3. And, the series is coming to Xbox One, too. We’re excited to see what new Disney worlds we’ll see in Kingdom Hearts 3, given the plethora of properties that Disney owns. Where will Sora go next?

Pre-order Kingdom Hearts 3 here.

18. Legend of Zelda Wii U

Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
Release Date: TBA 2016
Platform: Wii U

It’s unfortunate that The Legend of Zelda Wii U is the only Wii U game on this list, because the games that we do have for the console already, we love. We’re actually wondering if it’ll become The Legend of Zelda NX at this rate. Still, the footage we’ve seen from the upcoming Wii U game looks absolutely stunning, and clearly will push Nintendo’s latest console to its limits. Hopefully, we’ll learn more about Link’s new adventure. See more of our most anticipated upcoming Nintendo games here.

Pre-Order The Legend of Zelda Wii U here.

19. Gears of War 4

Developer: The Coalition (Black Tusk)
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Release Date: Q4 2016
Platforms: Xbox One

Microsoft’s next Gears of War will be Gears 4and the trailer we were blessed with at E3 looks ridiculously good. We wouldn’t have thought that we would have wanted a new Gears of War (I mean, how different can it actually be this time around?), but the reveal was done so perfectly that we just have to include it in our list of the most anticipated upcoming games of 2016.

Pre-order Gears of War 4 here.

20. Quantum Break

Developer: Remedy Entertainment
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Release Date: April 5, 2016
Platform: Xbox One

While it’s still possible we’ll see another Quantum Break delay, the game is slated for some time in 2016 exclusively for the Xbox One. We’ve seen an impressive amount of gameplay already, so you’d have to imagine that the release date will be earlier in 2016. Who knows. But the game comes from Remedy Entertainment (Alan Wake, Max Payne)and there games have been pretty snazzy, right? Quantum Break will involve the power of time manipulation and will have a digital TV series release along with it. We just learned the official Quantum Break release date is set for April, and it comes with Alan Wake, its DLC, and the PC version.

Pre-order ‘Quantum Break’ here.

21. Scalebound

Developer: Platinum Games
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Release Date: 
2016Delayed to 2017
Platform: Xbox One

We are expected to hear more about Scalebound during Gamescomm in August, and we have a feeling it’s going to steal the show. The game is developed by Star Fox Zero and The Wonderful 101 developer Platinum Games, and we’re excited to see what this new IP holds. Unfortunately, the Scalebound release date has been pushed back to 2017.

Pre-order Scalebound here.

22. Battleborn

Developer: Gearbox Software
Publisher: 2K Games
Release Date: TBA
Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PC

Battleborn is a video game concept we’ve been wanting for quite some time. It’s an FPS arena game with heroes as opposed to soldiers, and the genre needs the fresh take badly. The game is said to have a lot of Borderlands’ elements in it (what else would you expect when Gearbox developed that as well). It’s expected to be released in late 2015 or early 2016, and we’re fully expecting it to be early 2016.

Preorder Battleborn here.

23. Crackdown

Developer: Cloudgine
Publisher: Microsoft
Release Date: TBA
Platform: Xbox One

Even though the open-world mayhem gameplay can be found in numerous other games like it (Saints Row IV, Just Cause, etc) , we’re still hotly anticipating Crackdown for the Xbox One. We have a feeling the game is going to be incredibly fun and over-the-top ridiculous, and we can’t wait to find every damn orb in the game again.

Pre-Order Crackdown here.

24. Overwatch

Developer: Blizzard
Publisher: Blizzard
Release Date: TBA
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

Don’t tell us that we can’t be anticipating Overwatch and Battleborn at the same time — we can, and we will. In fact, we’re actually looking forward to Blizzard’s arena shooter even more than 2K Games’s. From what we’ve played so far (a very limited amount, admittedly), it’s going to be one of the biggest contenders for Game of the Year next year, thanks to its heavy MOBA influences with unique characters and combat.

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