Sony has went all in on the games approach to the next generation, not sampling the next technology Microsoft is implementing into the Xbox One with the Kinect and TV integration, but instead focusing on getting newer titles on the most powerful console.
This sort of gaming centric console needs two things to succeed in the coming months, a strong lineup of top-games everyone wants to play and a handful of great exclusives you aren’t going to get anywhere else – PS4 may have a hard time grabbing the latter if early reviews are anything to go on.
A few early exclusives seem to miss the good feature stop, including KillZone: Shadow Fall and Knack, two of the PS4 most featured games. It appears both lack vision of the next generation capabilities and fail to do anything remarkable, making it a rather adequate experience at best.
This is not a good start for Sony, especially considering early looks at Knack and hype for the game made it seem like a whole new experience. It appears to be another let down, something innovative that had to be condensed in order to be finished in time for the launch.
We have yet to see some other new games Sony is preparing to launch, but they already have a grand lineup of indie games scheduled for launch, more than Microsoft will have with the Xbox One following their indie game fiasco.
In the coming months PS4 will pick up more titles and we are going to see all the best and biggest come to Sony’s new platform, but they will also be heading to the Xbox One. What Sony really needs to do is pick up on the pace on the other areas Microsoft is currently pushing resources into, including the Kinect and TV.