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Best upcoming PS4 games to look forward to in 2019 and beyond

There’s no doubt that 2019 an exciting one for PlayStation 4 and PS4 Pro owners for sure.

Even though there will be no PlayStation presence at E3 in June this year, there are plenty of amazing games coming in the next nine months and beyond. And, we’ve rounded up our favourites for you to stick on your wishlist.

We’ve included release dates and trailers for each game, to give you all the info you need. You’ll find them listed in chronological order.

A Plague Tale: Innocence

  • Release date: 14 May 2019
  • PS4 exclusive: No, also on Xbox One and PC
  • Publisher: Focus Home Interactive

This could be one of the surprise hits of the year. A Plague Tale: Innocence is a third-person stealth adventure game set in medieval France. You must navigate Amica and her younger brother Hugo through the dangers of war, plague and thousands of rats.

Rage 2

  • Release date: 14 May 2019
  • PS4 exclusive: No, also on Xbox One and PC
  • Publisher: Bethesda

Developed by Avalanche Studios – the same team behind the underrated Mad Max – with help from iD Software, Rage 2 looks to take the post-apocalyptic FPS to a whole new level. We are very much impressed by everything we’ve seen so far.

Observation

  • Release date: 21 May 2019
  • PS4 exclusive: Yes
  • Publisher: Devolver Digital

Now seemingly a PS4 exclusive after having also originally being announced for PC, Observation by No Code effectively puts you in the role of Hal in 2001: A Space Odyssey. At least, that was the inspiration. Your name is actually Sam, but you do control an entire space station in this sci-fi thriller. Definitely one to watch.

Team Sonic Racing

  • Release date: 21 May 2019
  • PS4 exclusive: No, also on Xbox One, PC and Switch
  • Publisher: Sega

Sonic Racing has always been one of our favourite karting franchises, aside from Mario Kart of course, so we’re thrilled it’s coming back in the form of Team Sonic Racing for modern consoles. It promises to have a hefty cast list of characters to play as, plus all-new team racing modes; hence the name.

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled

  • Release date: 21 June 2019
  • PS4 exclusive: No, also on Xbox One and Switch
  • Publisher: Activision

After the hugely successful and effective modern day remaster of the Crash trilogy, Activision is set to release a similar reworking of the bandicoot’s cart racing game. It gets a glorious graphical refresh and we wouldn’t be surprised if there were some new tricks up its sleeve.

F1 2019

  • Release date: 28 June 2019
  • PS4 exclusive: No, also on Xbox One and PC
  • Publisher: Codemasters

The 2019 Formula One season is underway and, this year, the officially licenced game will be released two months earlier than usual. That gives you more opportunity to see how well you can do in comparison to the real-world racers. You will also be able to race as either Senna or Prost in the amazing Legends Edition.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Release date: 26 July 2019
PS4 exclusive: No, also on Xbox One and PC
Publisher: Bethesda

Starring BJ Blazkowicz’s twin daughters, this sequel to Wolfenstein II is a co-op shooter that promises just as much madcap mayhem as the other recent games in the series. There’s no exact release date for now, but we’ll update when we find out more.

Control

  • Release date: 27 August 2019
  • PS4 exclusive: No, also on Xbox One and PC
  • Publisher: 505 Games

Remedy is back and this time is developing a game that’s cross-platform, including PS4. The studio behind Alan Wake and Quantum Break revealed Control during E3 2018 – a mystery game about a strange, shifting headquarters and the head of the Bureau of Control, Jessie Faden. It looks clever, interesting and, typical for Remedy, different to everything else out there.

Shenmue III

  • Release date: 27 August 2019
  • PS4 exclusive: No, also on PC
  • Publisher: Deep Silver

The Shenmue series gets a third game at last, only 17 years after Shenmue II first came out. It is being developed thanks to a hugely successful crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter and the plot turns back to martial artist Ryo Hazuki, who picks up on his quest to find his father’s killer.

Concrete Genie

  • Release date: Fall 2019
  • PS4 exclusive: Yes
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment

A PS4 exclusive originally announced during Paris Games Week in 2017, Concrete Genie is an interesting mix of platforming and creative play. It’s shaping up nicely, based on the E3 2018 gameplay demos. However, we’re still waiting for an official release date beyond “fall 2019”.

Borderlands 3

  • Release date: 13 September 2019
  • PS4 exclusive: No, also on Xbox One and PC
  • Publisher: 2K Games

Borderlands 3 is finally on its way, featuring the return of plenty of the original characters and a healthy dose comedy through the wazoo. You can read our in-depth preview here.

Ghost Recon Breakpoint

  • Release date: 4 October 2019
  • PS4 exclusive: No, also on Xbox One and PC
  • Publisher: Ubisoft

Ghost Recon is going back to its military roots after the drug warfare plotting of Wildlands. Breakpoint will also be friendlier for solo players, as well as those who want co-op action.

MediEvil

  • Release date: 25 October 2019
  • PS4 exclusive: Yes
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Remade from the ground up, this original PlayStation game is a much-loved classic from yesteryear that deserves being resurrected.

Dreams

  • Release date: 2019
  • PS4 exclusive: Yes
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Dreams is part game, part game creation toolkit from Media Molecule – the studio behind Little Big Planet and Tearaway. It handed the reins to a bunch of beta testers in recent times and they came up with a wide variety of imaginative concepts. The signs are good therefore for a full release later this year.

The Last of Us Part II

  • Release date: 2019
  • PS4 exclusive: Yes
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment

The latest trailer, which debuted last June, during E3 2018 was the first with actual gameplay footage. It shows the sequel to Naughty Dog’s superlative horror game will not be for the faint hearted. Be wary when watching the above, it’s full of extreme violence. But it does its job well in making us want to play The Last of Us 2 even more – if that was indeed possible.

Dying Light 2

  • Release date: 2019
  • PS4 exclusive: No, also on Xbox One and PC
  • Publisher: Techland

One of our favourite zombie games of the last decade returns with more first-person parkour fun and even scarier night time runs. One of the other new features is a dynamic game world that shifts and changes based on your choices during key missions. Your game, therefore, can end up being very different from another player’s.

Skull & Bones

  • Release date: 2019
  • PS4 exclusive: No, also on Xbox One and PC
  • Publisher: Ubisoft

With Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag already under its belt, Ubisoft is no stranger to the world of pirates. That gives us more than an inkling that this is going to be one very well received game indeed. Skull & Bones is a multiplayer game which takes you to the seas – where you’ll need to use co-operative play to sink your competitors’ ships and get the best loot possible.

Doom Eternal

  • Release date: 2019
  • PS4 exclusive: No, also on Xbox One and PC
  • Publisher: Bethesda

After Bethesda’s official Quakecon event at the tail end of 2018, we finally got to see full gameplay of Doom Eternal and lordy does it look good. You can see it for yourself above.

Beyond Good And Evil 2

  • Release date: 2019
  • PS4 exclusive: No, also on Xbox One and PC
  • Publisher: Ubisoft

Announced during E3 in June 2017, Beyond Good and Evil 2 is long overdue, especially considering the first was released over 15 years ago. The game’s other-world setting – where multiple species communicate and interact – is quirky, cheeky and stunning. Think The Fifth Element in video game form and you’re halfway there.

Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines 2

  • Release date: Q1 2020
  • PS4 exclusive: No, also on Xbox One and PC
  • Publisher: Paradox Interactive

It’s only taken 15 years but a sequel to Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines has been announced. It seems to be a first-person RPG, like the original, but this time on consoles as well as PC. We can’t wait.

Predator: Hunting Grounds

  • Release date: 2019
  • PS4 exclusive: Yes
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Coming in 2020, the officially licensed game of the Predator movie franchise is an online multiplayer action shooter, where players are being stalked by the eponymous hunter.

Final Fantasy VII Remake

  • Release date: TBC
  • PS4 exclusive: Yes
  • Publisher: Square Enix

We’ll find out more about the remade version of one of the finest Final Fantasy games during E3 2019 in June. Hopefully, that’ll include a release date for the long-overdue PS4 exclusive.

Away: The Survival Series

  • Release date: TBC
  • PS4 exclusive: No, also on PC
  • Publisher: Breaking Walls

Playing as a Sugar Glider flying mammal, you have to avoid predators and other dangerous beasts in order to survive in this third-person action adventure game.

Cyberpunk 2077

Possibly coming in 2019 but there are no guarantees, Cyberpunk 2077 was by far and away the best game shown at E3 2018. We sat through a 50 minute demo of gameplay (which you can also see above) and our mouths were agog for the entire time. The open world RPG is quite simply gorgeous, with no loading times and seamless transitions between huge areas as you travel the futuristic city.

Ghost of Tsushima

  • Release date: TBC
  • PS4 exclusive: Yes
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment

When it was announced during Paris Games Week in 2017, Ghost of Tsushima took many by surprise. We found out more from this E3 gameplay reveal trailer. It is an all-new intellectual property being developed by the team behind the Infamous series, Sucker Punch, and looks stunning.

Death Stranding

How do you follow up the Metal Gear Solid series now you’re no longer involved? By making the oddest, most disturbing survival horror game on the planet, that’s how. Or, at least, that’s what we think Hideo Kojima is up to. Even three full trailers in, we still can’t make heads nor tails of the gameplay at the moment.

Starfield

  • Release date: TBC
  • PS4 exclusive: No, also on Xbox One and PC
  • Publisher: Bethesda

We know nothing about Starfield apart from the fact that it will be the first all-new IP from Bethesda Softworks for 25 years. Some are suggesting that it will be a sci-fi epic RPG: Skyrim in Space, basically.

The Elder Scrolls VI

  • Release date: TBC
  • PS4 exclusive: No, also on Xbox One and PC (probably)
  • Publisher: Bethesda

Never has a logo created so much excitement. The sequel to Skyrim might not even be for this generation of consoles, but we’re still tingling with anticipation nonetheless.

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