Upcoming PS4 Games: 2nd Half of 2019

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Introduction

With every year, the number of games that get released for Sony’s PlayStation seems to double. Among these are some PS4 exclusive titles that have been funded by Sony from the beginning, and since Sony has been very generous with the funding, the fact that the game is an exclusive is in no way a sign of reduced quality. There is a lot of work and money that goes into creating these games and even throughout the first six months of 2019, there have been some excellent games out, either as PS4 exclusives of multiplatform games. Buying the PS4 is clearly not a regrettable decision, so get your PSN credits ready and let’s look at the biggest (or weirdest) games set to be released for PS4 in the upcoming months!

Death Stranding

Ever since Death Stranding was announced in the E3 2016, people have not stopped talking about it. The game was continuously delayed by almost a year, but we finally have a release date! On 8th November this year, Death Stranding should be able to grace us with its long-awaited release, and all the PS4 gamers out there should finally be able to see just what the game is all about. As far as we’ve seen from the trailers and the gameplay, it looks awesome, with the real-life graphics you’d expect from a 2019 game, voice acting and cutscenes that match with most of the great games out there, and a storyline that’s pretty hard to get.

The game also features quite an impressive cast and is going to be available in many different formats for various prices, with exclusive material for preorders and hardcopy versions of the game with some very nice artwork.

The Last of Us Part II

It’s literally impossible to talk about upcoming PS4 exclusives without talking about The Last of Us Part II. let’s face it, we never got enough of the first game. It didn’t matter how much you played it; it would always be a timeless masterpiece. So, it’s no wonder that hardcore fans of the game went nuts when Naughtydog said that they were at it again.

It’s set to be released sometime this year, but no release date has been announced. After all, perfection can’t be rushed, and fans of this game will no doubt expect perfection. So far, we’ve gotten several trailers as well as a gameplay trailer and everything is looking just fine. It’s hard to imagine Naughtydog messing this up, so there really something to look forward to!

Concrete Genie

With 90% of the games being released these days featuring heavy action, stuff blowing up, gunfights and a lot of hand-to-hand combat, it’s nice to relax once in a while and get yourself into a game like Concrete Genie. This beautifully animated PS4 exclusive follows the life of a bullied child living in an abandoned fishing town that is pretty much dead.

On his journey to escape the real world, our protagonist has taken himself into the world of art as he uses his rather large brush to paint the dead town back to life.

The best part about this game is that you’re the one who’s drawing, and the controls look so smooth. You don’t have to have any artistic experience at all, but you’ll still be immersed and convinced that what you draw on the walls is your painting. This only makes it a little more heart-wrenching for you when the bullies start destroying the artwork since it is technically yours, and not just something in a videogame. But don’t get me wrong, this isn’t a depressing story about a kid with a sad life. It’s really fun to play and I’m sure it will have great success when it gets released this fall.

Wolfenstein Young Blood 

Wolfenstein Youngblood is to be the latest in line of the long-running Wolfenstein franchise and is due to be released on July 26. The game will hit PlayStation, PC, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch so that all platforms gamers will be able to experience the fun. What’s notable about this game is that it seems to be a fresh take on the franchise.

Yes, it’s still a Nazi dictatorship with a dystopian environment, but the game itself seems somehow fresher. Since the game itself hasn’t been released yet it’s hard to talk about the mechanics, but by looking through the gameplay videos, it appears that everything looks a bit smoother. Either way, there is no point in speculating because the game is about to be released very soon and we should be able to decide for ourselves!

Nioh 2

What would the gaming community be without Japanese games? While games from most parts of the world such as America and Europe maintain a consistent style and setting, Japanese games usually go ahead with their own form of gaming.

If you compare Japanese games with games produced by the rest of the world, you’ll notice a marked difference.

I’m talking about every aspect of the gameplay from the position of the camera, gameplay mechanics, storyline, graphics, and pretty much everything else. This is usually good because it throws you off your normal style of gaming and allows you to have a gaming experience you didn’t register think was enjoyable. Nioh 2 itself is developed by Team Ninja, famous for its Dead or Alive series, and the game looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun.

The game takes place before Nioh 1 and while people say that it’s basically the same game, a closed alpha release showed that… they were right. However, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right? So they kept in the same game mechanics and completely overhauled the UI so that it was much cleaner, modern, and a lot of fun to play. They also put together a pretty good story and they also allow character creation to make your character fit your standards. The game should be coming out pretty soon this year and since it was published by Sony, there’s a good chance it will end up as the PS4 exclusive, or at least have a six-month gap between its PS4 release and PC release.

Granblue Fantasy: Relink

Granblue Fantasy: Relink, developed by Japanese studio Cygames, is the very first of Cygames’s steps out of Japan and into the Western world. It’s also their first stable console release and by the looks of it, it’s going to be really something. Don’t be fooled, Cygames is not a tiny developer struggling to make ends meet. While you may not have heard of them or their games, the previous Granblue Fantasy games which were released for mobile platforms were huge in Japan and these guys have stockpiled quite a lot of cash so they aren’t compromising on quality. This is evident in their game releases, both with this game and Project Awakening, another one of their games being released this year.

The best part is that they’re teaming up with Platinum Games, and we all know after playing Nier: Automata, that Platinum Games has the potential to create masterpieces given the time and resources.

 So, it’s natural that I’d be excited about a game released by two companies with solid histories, so I can’t wait to see what this game would look like!

Conclusion

The PS4 is easily the best gaming console out there and that’s mostly thanks to Sony beefing up their developers to create great content year after year. 2018 was a very successful year for Sony, and it has been successful so far for 2019. Now, looking forward to all the PS4 exclusives due to be released within the next six months, it’s easy to say that 2019 might very well top 2018. Either way, Sony is happy, people who spent a pretty buck on their PS4’s are happy, and since there is a possibility of these games being released on other platforms, everyone should technically be happy! What are you waiting for? Grab your PSN credits today and start shopping!