As we reported earlier today, Sony
will officially throw its hat into the next generation console ring on November 15, 2013, which is when the PlayStation 4
(PS4) will start shipping
in the U.S. and Canada, followed by a November 29, 2013 launch in Europe and Latin America. While the PS4 features some impressive hardware (it's essentially a PC wrapped in a console skin
), gaming consoles are all about the games, and there will be plenty of titles available at launch and through the end of the year.
"A total of 15 Blu-ray Disc titles developed by SCE Worldwide Studios (SCE WWS)
and numerous software developers and publishers from around the globe will be released between the launch of PS4 and December 31st," Sony announced. "Combined with digital download titles, an
astounding 33 titles will be available before the end of the year."
Launch titles include NBA 2K14, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Skylanders Swap Force, Need for Speed: Rivals, Battlefield 4, Madden 25, FIFA 14, NBA Live, Killzone: Shadow Fall, #DRIVECLUB, Knack, Assassin's Creed Black Flag, Watch Dogs, Just Dance 2014, and Lego Marvel Superheroes. It's not clear if all 15 of these titles by various developers will be available on November 15, 2013, or spread out through the end of the year.
Regardless, these titles are just the tip of the iceberg. Sony said there are more than 180 PlayStation 4 games currently in development, including Destiny, Diablo III, Mad Max, Witcher 3, and a whole bunch more.