21 Best Upcoming PS4 Games You Probably Don’t Know About

Yeah, we know it must be difficult digesting the same words of the developers like “seamless”, “never before seen”, “a world for you, of you, by you” and bla bla shit over and over again. They apply the same cranky old formula, tweak their products and create a marketing hype to boost their pre-order sales, ultimately making us fall victims to their marketing monopoly.

To be frank, we need something that looks fresh with an interesting concept that actually manages to touch our heart. This time we emphasized a lot on console based titles including some cross platform indies too and came up with a list of best upcoming PS4 games that you might like. So, let’s dive in!

Best Upcoming PS4 Games

Vampyr

VAMPYR

As the name suggests, the storyline of the game focuses on a vampire, Jonathan Reid, who happens to be a doctor at the same time during the early 20th cent. London Spanish Flu Epidemic. The open world RPG will force you to take difficult choices, as Jonathan must struggle between his profession as a doctor and the thirst for blood, to cover his identity. To survive and level up, the doctor must analyze the behaviour, habits and interests of the innocent people in the streets of London before feasting on them.

As a doctor, you can also heal people to gain valuable items, information, and respect in the society. However, there are other mutated-vampires and slayers lurking in the shadows to hunt you down. You must face them and survive on the streets of London to properly conceal your identity. Published by Focus Home Interactive and developed by Dontnod Entertainment, this is unique and one among the best upcoming PS4 games that you may crave for.

Release Date: 2017
Platforms: PS4, PC, Xbox One

Detroit: Become Human

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If you’ve played Fallout 4 then you might have an idea or two about the third generation synths. Androids, in Detroit: Become Human, are exactly similar and primarily form the basis in the game’s storyline.

Developed by Quantic Dream (makers of Heavy Rain) and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment, the game offers you multiple playable characters among which two have already been showcased namely – Kara; an escaped android who has deviated from the defined protocols and wants to explore a normal life and, Connor; a crime-solving android whose task is to hunt down androids who’ve breached programmed protocols.

The choices made in the game will allow a player to enjoy exactly a huge number of consequences giving them an actual freedom in constructing the story. Obtaining clues will form an integral part of missions that will also allow the players to replay the events in the crime scene. Detroit: Become Human is one among the best upcoming PS4 games offering a crime-solving RPG-like experience.

Release Date: TBA
Platforms: PS4

Night In The Woods

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Get on-board with various civilized/modern animals leading normal lives in the city of Possum Springs with one among the best upcoming PS4 games that was featured on Kickstarter. Developed by Infinite Fall, Night In The Woods will take you to the life of a cat named ‘Mae‘, a college dropout, who wants to explore a life full of freedom back where she was born.

The adventure rpg-like title primarily features a narrative style gameplay and you’ll encounter many paranormal abilities of Mae as you progress eventually. Night In The Woods looks so adorable that it’s surely one among the best upcoming ps4 games for 2016.

Release Date: Fall 2016
Platforms: PS4, Windows, OS X, Linux 

Drawn to Death

Drawn to Death

Want to experience a world built entirely on a sketch book? Then Drawn to Death is your atta-boy. The game initially takes you to a teenager’s sketchbook where you pick your own character and then immerses you into the world based on manual sketches drawn by a child.

Developed by SIE San Diego Studio, The Bartlet Jones and Supernatural Detective Agency, Drawn-to-Death is basically a 4-player-arena-type shooter where you use the special abilities and weapons as per your character, to fight with your friends.

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Simply put experience a complete mad-house in this epic free-to-play multiplayer third person shooter. Obviously, this could be one among the best upcoming PS4 games that you should be anticipating for. You can sign up for the beta access as well.

Release Date: TBA
Platforms: PS4

CONAN EXILES

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Conan Exiles is an upcoming open-world survival game that is based on three core principles namely, survive, build and dominate in the barbarian lands of Conan. As the name suggests, Conan Exiles will take you to a huge barren wasteland intensified by sandstorms, scorching heat form the blazing sun and enemy troops patrolling on the sidelines. In this barren landscape, you will be exiled and must tend to your own survival.

Your first and foremost aim would be to quench your hunger by harvesting crops or hunting animals. Then you would have to focus on collecting resources to craft weapons/tools to protect yourself and finally building your own tribe by establishing small settlements to stimulate your growth as well as support to conquer the wasteland. Published and developed by Funcom, the game will feature an early access for PC by summer 2016. The game will feature multiplayer modes along with single player campaigns.

Release Date: TBA
Platforms: PS4, PC, Xbox One

Shadow Warrior 2

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Developed by Flying Wild Hog and published by Developer Digital, the sequel to Shadow Warrior, will once again take you into the footsteps of the protagonist, Lo Wang, a modern ninja warrior. Like its predecessor, players have to battle an army of invading demons taking over the world.

They can either choose to complete the quests as a single player or instead choose a 4 player co-op mode. New mechanics like climbing walls has been added to add more fluidity to the gameplay. If you are an FPS fan then this could be one among the best upcoming PS4 games for you.

Release Date: TBA 2016
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Windows, OS X, Linux 

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

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Published and developed by Ninja Theory, Hellblade is an action-adventure-hack-and-slash game that focuses on the story of Senua, a Celtic female warrior, who embarks on a journey intersected by her own psychotic manifestations in the real world.

Therefore, this psychological thriller could scare the shit out of you when you would be experiencing traumatic visions in-game. Most of the Ninja Theory games emphasize a lot on strong character stories and looks like Senua’s life events could keep us hooked in to the game.

Release Date: TBA 2016
Platforms: PS4, PC

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3

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Built on CryEngine, Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 is an upcoming first-person tactical shooter developed by CI Games. The developer claims the game to be the best tactical-sniper simulation ever. If that’s true, then we would love to review the game and update it on our site. Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 will take you to Georgia, a nation on the verge of witnessing a cold war.

You will be playing as Jonathan North, a retired American marine specialist, tasked to prevent an epic turmoil from happening. It’s a cross-platform title and could be included in your list of best upcoming ps4 games for its strategical gameplay elements and tools to aid you while on missions.

Release Date: January 27, 2017
Platforms: PS4, PC and Xbox One

Nioh

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The protagonist of this upcoming PS4 exclusive has attracted quite an attention among gamers. They call him “Jeraltu: The Samurai Witcher” who has a close resemblance to “Geralt of Rivia” from the Witcher series. Nioh is a medieval action RPG set in Japan during 1600, a state of military conflict between various clans of the nation.

The game will take you into the footsteps of William Adams, an English navigator who becomes a Western Samurai eventually. Most noteworthy, Nioh’s gameplay elements have been heavily inspired from Dark Souls, Ninja Gaiden and Onimusha series respectively. So, you can probably expect magic/sorcery along with intense fast-paced hack n’ slash sequences. Kore wa subarashidesu ne!

Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization

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The upcoming JRPG could be something to crank up your free time. Developed by Aquaria and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment, Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization, unlike its predecessors, offers a party system where you could team up with 4 other players that could be NPCs along with your own friends.

All thanks to the newly added healing system you can rejoin battles even after your character’s death, provided your party members are alive. If you adore JRPGs then Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization is one among the best upcoming ps4 games especially for you.

Release Date: Q4 2016
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita

No Man’s Sky

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No Man’s Sky is an upcoming adventure survival video game developed and published by the British studio, Hello Games. It is the best open world indie we have ever seen. The game can be played in different ways. You can be a space explorer or a pirate hunting other traders.

Most noteworthy thing about the game is its own periodic table. You can collect resources, combine the elements, and trade them at a trading post. As you proceed, weapons can be upgraded, so do the ships. Also, weapons can be used to collect resources, you don’t have to dig a hole in the ground, you can shoot at the elements to collect them or you can just create giant holes in huge rocks just for fun.

Release Date: August 9, 2016
Platforms: PS4, PC

ELEX

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Published by Piranha Bytes and developed by Nordic Games, ELEX is an upcoming medieval sci-fi RPG based on the planet of Megalan. Apparently, the planet gets hit by a giant meteorite right at it’s centre, thus bringing with it a powerful rare element called ELEX.

This element is later found to be of great use to amp up machines, generate artifacts and reanimate the dead. From the looks of it, a war brews up dividing mankind into independent factions hungry for the power of the so-called rare element. Hence, the faction that you choose may have different motives about possessing ELEX, and it’s up to you to decide the fate of the world.

Release Date: TBA 2017
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One

Final Fantasy XV

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In our list of best upcoming ps4 games, undoubtedly, Final Fantasy XV could be the best RPG game of the year according to our opinion. The action-adventure role play title will offer a vast open world and remain largely deviated from its predecessors. The player will be supported by his party members throughout his journey as they travel to various places on their car.

Camping/taking rest will form an essential part of the game to restore health and stamina to progress smoothly in the day, as the players would be busy on their epic yet risky adventures. In short, the game is a combination of Witcher 3 and GTA V loaded with intense dynamic experience.

Final Fantasy XV is one among the best upcoming ps4 games if you’re anticipating an RPG offering a rich open-world experience set in a present era timeline. The game will also feature VR experience, so better gear up yourself!

Release Date: September 30, 2016
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One

Absolver

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Developed by an indie studio, Slocap, Absolver is an upcoming role play game focused primarily on martial-arts. The game’s set in Adal, where the players strive to join the Absolver peacekeepers as they fight against other skilled warriors. Weapons like gun and ballistics have been scrapped off from the game. Players can learn more number of combat moves, skills, and equipment through various cards which they maintain to create a deck. Also, there will be a multiplayer mode as well where the players can join their friends to complete various side-quests.

Release Date: TBA 2016
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Windows, OS X, Linux

WiLD

WiLD

Developed by Wild Sheep Studio and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment, Wild is an upcoming open-world survival adventure which will take you back to the neolithic period (6000-500 BC) where you’ll be playing through the perspective of a shaman. It may seem a bit similar to Far Cry Primal but it manages to prove it’s deviation as well as uniqueness as not only one would be able to tame beasts but also control them, i.e. the point of view shifts to those creatures when you start controlling them. In addition to that, each and every creature has its own unique set of abilities. Furthermore, you can upgrade and customize those abilities to help you in infiltrating enemy camps and combat situations.

Release Date: TBA
Platforms: PS4

Death Stranding

The only thing that you should know about Death Stranding is that it’s another innovative title in works produced and directed by Hideo Kojima. Well, to be frank, that is more than enough to assure us that we are going to see yet another marvelous game by Kojima Productions.

There aren’t much details about the game though but from the looks of the 2016 trailer, it’s perhaps a psychological thriller. Furthermore, if you are a fan of the TV series, Walking Dead, then you should be happy to know that Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon) will be fulfilling the role of the protagonist in the upcoming title.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance

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Set in the lands of Bohemia, Kingdom Come: Deliverance is an upcoming first-person medieval action-role-play title developed and published by Warhorse Studios. There won’t be any magic featured in the game which actually makes it more exciting and original. The storyline of the game is based on a conspiracy that emerges all thanks to the death of the King of Bohemia.

Apparently, the heir seems to be weak and his very own brother ceases the opportunity to kidnap the new King and subject the kingdom to a period of torture, crime and war. You will play as the son of a blacksmith who happens to lose the next of his kin, as his village gets raided by an invading army, and hence, vows to seek revenge and make Bohemia a peaceful state by restoring the rightful ruler.

Release Date: TBA 2017
Platforms: PS4, PC, Xbox One

Days Gone

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Developed by Sie Blend Studio, Days Gone is an upcoming post-apocalyptic open-world survival horror game that follows the story of a drifter Deacon St. John, who is a former bounty hunter.

The storyline is set two years after the events of a global epidemic that wiped out almost the entire humanity resulting in the transformation of most of them into zombies. Players can choose to either go for assault or approach stealth to complete their objectives. If you adore survival horror games, then add this to your list of best upcoming ps4 games.

Release Date: TBA
Platforms: PS4

Persona 5

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Persona 5 is an upcoming JRPG which will take you to the footsteps of a masked vigilante who’s actually a high school student in Tokyo. Like other similar jrpg’s, the game features a party system as well. The character can showcase different forms of power through various ‘Personas‘ (psychotic manifestations of the character) that he gains eventually in the game.

The events of the game will circulate for the course of one year accompanied by school festivals and field trips. Furthermore, players can negotiate with the demons they have defeated to join them as their personas as well. Judging from the setting and gameplay system, Persona 5 could be one among the best upcoming ps4 games to anticipate for.

Release Date: February 14, 2017
Platforms: PS3, PS4

Horizon: Zero Dawn

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Horizon: Zero Dawn, is an upcoming sci-fi post apocalyptic role play game, set in a world dominated by mechanized robotic animals. Humanity has fled mother earth leaving only a few scattered across the whole world. Developed by Guerilla Games, the world of Horizon Zero: Dawn is a beautifully engineered place with lots to offer.

Players assume control of Aloy, a female protagonist, who is a highly skilled archer and hunter. In order to understand the mystery of this new world, Aloy embarks on a dangerous adventure. Players must hunt those creatures for components they need to survive. Also, they can even use a stealthy approach to deliver finishing blows to their targets. Weapons and tools like bow and arrow, tripwires, grenades, etc. are available at the player’s disposal.

Release Date: 28 February, 2017
Platforms: PS4

For Honor

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For Honor is an upcoming third-person hack and slash game set in a recreated medieval period. The game will feature three different factions namely The Chosen, The Warborn and The Legion. Those factions mainly represent warriors of various classes like knights, samurai, and Vikings. For Honor was primarily meant to be multiplayer based. But later, Ubisoft Montreal finally confirmed that the game will also have a single-player campaign.

Release Date: Valentines Day, 2017 😛
Platforms: PS4, PC, Xbox One

Hope you found our list for best upcoming PS4 games quite amusing. If you’ve any other titles in mind then please feel free to share us. We’ll consider adding your title to our list of best upcoming PS4 games.

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Amlan is a hardcore gaming freak, who is the COO and Editor-in-Chief at Tech Legends. Presently, he is pursuing his B.Tech in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. He is an avid fan of gadgets and always keeps in touch with what's happening around in the tech world. Apart from gaming and technology, he loves to research a lot regarding the culture and geography of various countries, cities, etc. He is also a writer and his first book titled,"A Brief Study of Japan", was published when he was in 9th grade. His motto is, "Keep moving forward and never ever give up".

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