PS4 is once again the place to be in 2017, according to the people who have a vested interest in you buying one.
PlayStation has released a hype trailer for its current slate of 2017 PS4 console exclusives.
Many of these 2017 releases don’t yet have confirmed launch dates and some of them seem to have been in the works for so long you’d be forgiven for forgetting all about them. Here’s a short breakdown of what you see in the trailer, in order of appearance.
Gran Turismo Sport probably needs no introduction even if you missed its 2015 announce and then the cancelled beta and delay. Apparently it’s not the next direct Gran Turismo sequel, but it’s not a Prologue, either. Spin-off, I guess?
Hellblade is Team Ninja’s “triple-A indie”, which we had rather expected a bit sooner since it was announced in August 2014. Drawn to Death is the latest from David Jaffe, he of Twisted Metal and God of War fame.
Nier: Automata is the followup to Cavia’s cult-favourite Drakengard spin-off, and comes via Platinum. Alex was very impressed with it and there’s a demo on the PSN now if you want to have a go ahead of its March launch.
Fans of Quantic Dream and David Cage will definitely remember Detroit: Become Human, but if not, it’s that one that looks like a tech demo.
Yakuza 0 finally comes west later this year, continuing Sega’s plodding localisation efforts for a series that does not get enough love.
Farpoint is a VR game that uses PlayStationVR’s weird Aim controller, and Lost Legacy is the upcoming Uncharted 4 story DLC, starring Chloe and Nadine.
Matterfall is Housemarque’s latest, so Super Stardust and Resogun fans should take note. Gravity Rush 2 is the sequel to the Vita classic, thankfully coming to PS4 where someone might actually play it.
Wipeout Omega Collection is, uh, a collection of Wipeout games, and MLB The Show 17 is the annual baseball game. New Everybody’s Golf is a thing that’s happening, apparently; you may know this franchise as Hot Shots Golf because Sony made some bad localisation decisions in the 1990’s we’re still paying for.
Dreams is Media Molecule’s creative suite and its first all-new release since Tearaway in 2013. Pyre comes to us from Supergiant, following on from the critically acclaimed Bastion and Transistor.
Persona 5 ought to be familiar to any and all JRPG fans, and if you’re a Souls fan who hasn’t yet marked Nioh on your calendar it’s time to correct that.
World of Warriors is a free to play title from Mind Candy, while Nex Machina is another Housemarque effort.
Knack 2 is happening for reasons nobody’s very clear on – news I completely forgot about because Parappa the Rapper 20th Anniversary was announced the same day.
Starblood Arena is another VR title, while Horizon: Zero Dawn is probably Sony’s biggest confirmed 2017 release so far – a huge open world action affair from Killzone developer Guerrilla.
So that’s 2017 in PlayStation, apparently – but do remember this is only the console exclusives that have actually been announced to date. It’s going to be a pretty damned busy year when you add in everything else as well.