No Firm Dates For Any Of Sony’s Big Exclusives
A succession of critically acclaimed exclusive titles during the first quarter of 2017 has been a real boon for Sony. There’s a narrative now that the publisher has hit top gear and is consistently delivering brilliant games. So in the build-up to this year’s E3, one of the big questions was whether it would maintain this momentum for the rest of 2017, and now we have our answer.
Unfortunately, as has been the case for the PS4’s entire lifecycle so far, Sony will lean on third parties during the autumn. None of its heavy hitting, highly anticipated games – God of War, Detroit: Become Human, Days Gone, Spider-Man – are due out this year. It’s a huge disappointment, especially given that several of those games had already gotten fairly substantial reveals at E3 2016.
Frustratingly, not only are we not getting a single title from this mouthwatering second batch of exclusives this year, we’ve got no definite dates at all. I was sure at least one of the games would end its splash screen with a firm release date, but all we got were vague windows. Is this Sony trying to avoid blushes later down the track or safeguarding against painful delay announcements? Either way, it’s disappointing to see these excellent looking games and still not know when we’ll be able to play them.