PS4 First Party Lineup Wasn’t Very Strong in 2015, Sony Admits

Managing director for Sony Computer Entertainment Australia Michael Ephraim admitted that this year's first party lineups for the PS4 weren't that strong.

The PlayStation 4 sales have been soaring, and in general Sony’s console has been doing remarkably well. Despite these positives, the platform has been lacking in high quality exclusives this year.

We had some pretty great exclusives in Bloodborne and Until Dawn, but those are the only two that can be spoken about. The Order: 1886 was admittedly disappointing, and save from these three games, there hasn’t been much that the PS4 could claim as its own.

Managing director for Sony Computer Entertainment Australia Michael Ephraim recognizes this fact, and admitted as much when speaking to GameSpot about the matter during the PlayStation 20th Anniversary event in Sydney.

“Games that have been released this year, from Destiny, Call of Duty, Star Wars – most of them we have a collaboration with for additional content if you play on PlayStation 4, so we’re pretty confident with the way Christmas is going. The demand is strong. We have worked very closely with third parties this year because our first party line-up was not as a strong as we would have liked.”

All hope is not lost for PS4 users though, as Ephraim ensured that Sony had recognized this problem, and has been working hard to bring a stronger, better 2016.

“Next year, our first party line-up looks incredible. You’ve got Street Fighter, Uncharted 4, No Man’s Sky, The Last Guardian, Gran Turismo. These are all exclusives, and two of them are new franchises.”

Of course, Ephraim did forget to mention the likes of Shenmue 3 and Final Fantasy VII Remake, which aren’t bad additions to the aforementioned set of titles.

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