As the entire gaming world look forward to next-gen gaming, Microsoft might have lost a little momentum with the Xbox One reveal which was associated with alot of negative PR, but that isn’t enough proof that Sony has an automatic birth right to dominate next-gen. Sony has learnt their lessons from current-gen gaming after seeing their house-hold PlayStation brand fighting for survival against the Xbox 360. This time around, Microsoft won’t have one year advantage over Sony as both companies are expected to release their flagship gaming device later this year. The competition would be even, but these 3-unannounced games as PS4 Launch titles will definitely slow down the Xbox One momentum.
3. The Last Guardian
The final game from Team Ico’s trilogy that follows a boy and his griffon. We were teased with what this game could achieve with the PS3. Hope were raised in E3 2009 when few images and a video of the hotly anticipated game circulated all over the internet like wild-fire. A release date of 2011 was announced, later it was pushed back to 2012. Fast-forward to 2013 and we still do not have The Last Guardian on our palms.
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The fact that the game is being designed and directed by Fumito Ueda still has everyone hopelessly waiting. Anything Fumito Ueda touches turns to gold. We have already seen what he can do, Ico and Shadow of the Colossus being an instant success is a concrete testament to that fact.
Agent was announced as a PS3 exclusive franchise in 2007. Developed by industry-respected Rockstar North; developers of the highly successful Grand Theft Auto games. Agent was to be an espionage game set in the late 1970s but the game’s title wasn’t made public until 2009.
That it was Rockstar North involved was enough to keep all gamers irrespective of their favourite genre at alert. It was almost an established fact that the game had been cancelled but it only required a little statement from Take-Two to provide a fresh brew of hope. Indeed, Agent was still in development as Take-Two confirmed. Few screenshots where later released which gave gamers a first glimpse of what Agent could look like on the PS3. Unfortunately, the wait seems to be lasting longer than ever and the PS3 has shown it’s age. It may have been under-development for the PS3, and probably couldn’t handle the vision of the game. The PS4 offers much more power and resources, if not available for launch, when then will it be?
1. Syphon Filter 5
Syphon Filter is a massive title with alot of loyal fanbase. It was easily one of my favourite games right after Metal Gear Solid on the PlayStation One. In 2009, Kotaku reported that Syphon Filter 5 might be in development for the PS3 reason being the listings available at Sony’s Bend, Ore. To give further credibility to the report, it was revealed that Sony Bend, which produced the earlier Syphon Filter games advertised for a new tools programmer on Gamasutra. Despite all these, including several rumours and speculations about a possible Syphon Filter 5 on the PS3, it still didn’t give Sony any reason to consider making one.
The Syphon Filter IP isn’t just a normal game, it is pure class, an absolute masterpiece. The game is action-packed. The sound puts you right in the centre of a battle. Enemies have great AI and would require much more than hitting the fire button to scale pass them. In stealth mode; Syphon Filter shows it’s brilliance, although not anywhere near what the MGS has to offer but it sure does perfectly well in mixing absolute action with pure stealth. Who wouldn’t want a taste of Gabe Logan on the PS4? Any PS4 announcement with Syphon Filter 5 mentioned in it would definitely leave gamers thirsty. Sony had better not screw up.