Fallout 4, Borderlands 3, Persona 5 and others are destined for PlayStation 4
- Posted February 28th, 2013 at 23:55 EDT by Kyle Prahl
- 12 Comments
Last week, in the aftermath of its PlayStation 4 reveal, Sony released a list of developers with PS4 projects currently in-the-works. The list is massive and amounts to over 100 studios across Asia, Japan, North America, and European territories. And it's no secret what some of these studios might be working on; high-profile names like Bethesda Softworks, ATLUS, and Gearbox Software are often associated with only one or two key brands. For some of these franchises, with regards to PS4's impending release, the timing couldn't be more perfect.
Take Bethesda Softworks, for example. Because Bethesda Softworks is marked by Sony as a PS4 developer, I'm inclined to see its spot on the list as synonymous with Bethesda Game Studios, the company's development branch and the house that Todd Howard built. So, what games has Bethesda Game Studios developed in the last decade? The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind and its expansions. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and its expansions. Fallout 3 and four of its five expansions. Skyrim.
I'm ignoring IHRA Professional Drag Racing 2005 and its 2006 'Sportsman Edition' (surely, fine games in their own right), but you get the point. For the entirety of Bethesda Game Studios' existence, the developer has never worked on a triple-A franchise that isn't The Elder Scrolls or Fallout. Both franchises have received immense critical acclaim. The former put a game on store shelves in 2011. The other hasn't done so since 2008's Fallout 3 (or, if you like, 2010's Obsidian-developed Fallout: New Vegas). Guess which franchise is next in line?
With the same lens, we can see why ATLUS is poised to release Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 5 on PS4. We know that Persona 5 is in development, and the last game ATLUS' "Persona Team" developed was 2011's Catherine. Furthermore, nearly every Persona game has been a PlayStation exclusive - only a 1999 Windows port of the 1996 original and an Xbox 360 port of last year's Persona 4 Arena buck the trend.
What about the main Shin Megami Tensei saga? Not likely - the fourth installment is coming to Nintendo 3DS later this year. But couldn't any number of Shin Megami Tensei spin-offs be targeted for PS4? Doubtful - these entries traditionally skew toward handheld Nintendo platforms.
Persona 5 is in development for PlayStation 4, and you should be very, very excited.
And the games just keep coming. With Aliens: Colonial Marines out of the picture and little other ownership to speak of, how could Gearbox Software not be working on Borderlands 3? FromSoftware's appearance on the list screams Dark Souls II. What could Paradox Interactive have in store but a next-gen RTS? Could Season 2 of Telltale's incredible The Walking Dead episodic series get its due on any current-gen platform?
And let's not forget Saber Interactive, who might just be constructing the sequel of sequels, a monument of machismo: Will Rock 2!
I don't mean to pigeonhole teams that hold immense talent and creative potential. But when I read between the lines of Sony's PS4 developer list, I can see the future: amazing and familiar experiences are right around the corner.
By taking a gander at Sony's list of PS4 developers, you can draw some conclusions of your own. By all means, share your predictions in the comments below or in our official forums. What developer are you most excited to behold on PS4?
The_Snake91 | pepelyanka_85
- 4:17am EST - March 1st, 2013
Finally Perona 5
Kajeto | Sora__87
- 7:14am EST - March 1st, 2013
Seems SMT 4 is a Nintendo exclusive, i really hope Persona remains a Sony exclusive.
- 7:24am EST - March 1st, 2013
I won't be buying into ANY new SONY technology. Since the the last greatest tech I bought into from SONY was 3D, and now its no longer their 'Focus'. HA
- 10:45am EST - March 1st, 2013
This post is extremely misleading. It sounds like you are confirming new Fallout, Borderlands, and Persona games, then upon actually reading the wall of text it's more like a prediction based on absolutely nothing....
These games actually being confirmed for PS4 would be huge. I was underwhelmed by the initial lineup of PS4 games, but any one of these would make PS4 a must-buy for me. Please try to be more clear in your post titles.
- 2:14pm EST - March 1st, 2013
Im tired of people complaining about stupid stuff like 3d they are going to sapport it along with other stuff stfu if you dont want it dont buy it but its ur miss out.....
- 9:10pm EST - March 1st, 2013
Darksec | Darksec
- 1:14pm EST - March 2nd, 2013
I want fallout 4 bad, id love it to be playstation only exclusive that wud rock but it will be multiplatform no doubt. Hope they make more mainly ps4 n_ port to xbox if have to be multiplat.
PSgamer28 | breakend28
- 6:01pm EST - March 3rd, 2013
FALLOUT 4 on PS4 would be amazing seeing as the PS4 is more like a PC so it should make it easier for the developers to make and hopefully all the bugs we had from FALLOUT 3 will disappear in 4! :-D
@4 I have to agree, this post is quite misleading since these titles are not at all confirmed to be on PS4 but I think its safe to assume they would be. And from what Sony is saying I feel strongly that FALLOUT 4 would run much smoother on PS4 than PS3!
jamesobachand | snake2112
- 1:26am EST - March 5th, 2013
If motorcycles you can fix up and drive make it into Fallout 4 then I am definitely in.
- 6:28pm EST - March 8th, 2013
Fallout 4 for ps4 only is an idiots idea. They wouldnt make as much money and its just annoying to pc and xbox users. We' ve seen evidence that Bethesda likes the xbox for their fallout and elder scrolls series. Ive nothing against pc or ps4. Everything should be equal and fair=alot less complaining. And btw they havent announced fallout 4 so your whole article is misleading and pointless. Of course major titles are going to invest in making their games for the ps4. Why would they not??
- 4:04am EDT - March 23rd, 2013
...I hope that Persona 5 will go Portable on Vita XD
- 12:15pm EDT - March 30th, 2013
dont think persona 5 will go ps3, after your logic it should come 3ds since they said the 3ds will get a persona long before the ps4 was even there as a rumor.
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