PlayStation 4 (PS4): Sony Makes Deals With Indie Developers
The PlayStation 4, as well as the brand new and redesigned DualShock controller, has been unveiled not long ago, and although we’re many months away from being able to actually buy this brand new console, there still is and will continue to be a lot to talk about this particular gadget.
Needless to say, although the overall specs are no mystery at this point (even though there are still a few unknowns), we continue to get more news regarding the console’s game portfolio. With that in mind, if you intend on buying the PS4 then you should be interested in what games you’ll be able to play on it. Pretty logical, right?
PlayStation 4 Games Portfolio
With the PS4, Sony is apparently focusing a bit more on collaborating with indie developers in order to deliver some of the most successful indie games on the upcoming platform.
As such, it has recently been confirmed that the Blacklight: Retribution as well as Primal Carnage: Genesis will be part of the upcoming console’s game portfolio.
Both Blacklight: Retribution and Primal Carnage are titles which have debuted on PC, and both are first person shooters that are held in high regard by FPS enthusiasts. Blacklight is a free-to-play title (with micro transactions, obviously), while Primal Carnage comes alongside a pretty low price-tag (under $15). Although it hasn’t been confirmed, we suspect that the same business model will apply to the PS4 versions of the games as well.
We’re not sure when exactly these two indie games will be available on the PlayStation 4, but the console itself is expected to hit the shelves by the end of October, so obviously you won’t be able to play them earlier than that, unless of course you own a decent gaming PC and you pick them up on Steam. Although I can’t say a lot about Primal Carnage, I had some experience with Blacklight: Retribution and if you’re looking for a fast-paced (almost Call of Duty-like) Sci-Fi shooter to sink a few hours in without having to pay-to-play, then I highly recommend it.
We’ll keep you up to date as soon as we learn more about what titles you might expect once the PS4 goes on sale. Meanwhile, feel free to take a look at the trailers below.
Thanks Engadget for the heads-up regarding the PlayStation 4 (PS4) versions of BlackLight: Retribution and Primal Carnage: Genesis.