With an expected PlayStation 4 release date for 2013-2014, it is most likely that PlayStation 4 games will start developing very soon. But what kind of games can we expect, and what can we hope to see?
We can safely assume that 3D gaming will be available, since the announcement of the PlayStation 3D Monitor. Sony confirmed that 100 titles will release over the next few years that will be compatible to 3D gaming and the split-screen to full-screen possibilities of the 3D display.
The SCEE VP James Armstrong also said that, in the future, he expects the games to be more accessible, and include women in their target audience. Consoles like Wii already consider women in their target audience, and Facebook apps have proven that women are coming over to the video gaming world.
While it’s true some women like shooters (like me), the ratio of men and women playing PS3 video games is far, far apart. But does this mean games will be like Sims, or like “makeovers”? Personally, it’d be a great idea for Sony to start using more central female characters for games, especially multi-player online ones, as well as the “girly-girl” games. Maybe the games releasing for the PS Vita will give us a hint!
Another obvious conclusion is that the PS Move will be involved in many more games, with more capabilities and accuracy then over before.
What do you expect to see for PlayStation 4 games?