Published on October 22nd, 2018 | by gareth8
Will The Last Of Us 2 Be The Last AAA Exclusive For The PS4
Recently I recorded a Skewedcast where some of the staff and I discussed the fact that Santa Monica Studios was hiring which caused many to think that a new God of War game may be in the works. As we discussed the news, it was suggested that should a new game in the series be in the works; it would likely be for the next Playstation console due to the fact that it would likely take at least 2-3 years to come to market.
As we discussed it further; I mentioned how The Last of Us was the last big AAA PS3 exclusive and how Naughty Dog mentioned how it stretched the abilities of the system to the max in order to deliver the experience they had envisioned.
While we know that The Last of Us 2 is in the works it does not have a release date. I have speculated that Christmas 2019 may be a good timeframe to look at as a realistic release window but I also wonder if this could be the last AAA Exclusive title for the PS4.
It is no secret that Microsoft is working on a new system and many believe that a new console from Sony may be announced in 2019 and could possibly even come out in late 2019. Sony announced the PS4 in February 2013 and used shows such as E3, PAX, Paris Games Week, and others to make its November 2013 launch a huge success.
This could be the formula Sony uses for 2019 or whenever they are prepared to announce a new system.
Regardless of when a new system is announced, there are still plenty of good titles in the works for the system and I wonder if we will now see future AAA titles which have not been announced as of yet being designed for the future system.
Some have even pointed to their decision to not hold PSX this year as a possible indicator that a new system may be closer to an announcement than people think. I had a staff member say to me that it could be difficult to announce new titles that are a year or so away from coming out as any footage from the games could give away a new system especially if the graphics look beyond the abilities of a PS4 or PS4 Pro.
Regardless, Sony continues to create great exclusives and continues to dominate the console market and it will be interesting to see what they have planned for 2019 and beyond.