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PlayStation Developers Choose Their Most Anticipated PS4 Games for 2019 and Beyond

Featuring The Last of Us Part II, Resident Evil 2, Anthem, Dreams and more!

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While we’re spending the holidays happily sinking time into our favorite PS4 games of the past year (or revisiting some classics), we already have an eye on what’s to come for our console. And we’re not the only ones.

Even while they’re busy working on their own projects, our favorite developers are also looking forward to seeing what their colleagues across other studios have been working on. We reached out to ask them what they personally cannot wait to play and why.

1. The Last of Us Part II

As chosen by…

“Ellie is back, and I can’t wait to find out what happened to her since The Last of Us. How did she evolve, being a teenager in such circumstances? How did the harsh world impact her? Has the world around her changed? So many questions!”

Angie Smets, Executive Producer, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Guerrilla

“Naughty Dog are excellent storytellers. I absolutely loved The Last of Us and can’t wait to lose myself in the sequel!”

Adam Badowski, Director, Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt RED

“Hands down The Last of Us Part II. Anything from Naughty Dog should be the top of anyone’s list at this point, but The Last of Us was such an incredible journey and I can’t wait to see what comes next.”

Alex Barnes, Designer, The Persistence, Firesprite

2. Resident Evil 2

As chosen by…

“Resident Evil 2 Remake will be one I won’t want to miss. I spent so many hours on the original one on PS1 but I could never unlock the Tofu Survivor. My gamer life’s biggest drama.”

Nic Doucet, Creative Director, Astro Bot Rescue Mission Japan Studio

3. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

As chosen by…

“I love all of From Software’s games and am chomping at the bit for this. I loved playing Tenchu: Stealth Assassins when it came out on the original PlayStation so I’m super hyped about this one!”

Emily Newton Dunn, Systems Designer, Dreams, Media Molecule

“I can’t wait to play it!”

Kazunori Kadoi, Director, Resident Evil 2, Capcom

“As a fan of From Software and Bloodborne, in particular, I’m looking forward to Sekiro: Shadow’s Die Twice.”

Tam Armstrong, Co-founder, Moss, Polyarc

“Without a doubt, I’m most excited about Sekiro on PS4 next year. I’m using its release as a deadline because I know work is going to take a hit when I start playing!”

Derek Yu, Creator, Spelunky 2

4. Dreams

As chosen by…

“Dreams has made it to some people’s ‘Most Anticipated Games’ lists for multiple years; at least true for me since The Last Guardian came out. This is going to be worth the wait.”

Shuhei Yoshida, President, Worldwide Studios

5. Ghost of Tsushima

As chosen by…

“The gameplay shown by the devs from Sucker Punch was stunning! The environments look beautiful, the lighting sets the mood perfectly and the combat looks just as fierce as samurai sword fighting should be — absolutely brutal. The studio also managed to capture the atmosphere I expect from a game in this setting. I can’t wait to play it!”

Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz, Game Director, Thronebreaker: Witcher Tales, CD Projetk Red

“I’m very interested in seeing how a historical game set in Japan developed by Sucker Punch Productions will unfold.”

Hiroyuki Sakamoto, Game Director, Yakuza Kiwami 2, Sega

“I was a big fan of Tenchu back on the PS1, both the gameplay and the universe. So I’m super excited for a good Feudal Japanese universe to explore in Ghost of Tsushima. Probably the hypest hype I’ve had in recent hypes.”

Steve Filby, Producer, Dead Cells, Motion Twin

“The combat looks incredible while the visuals and the world we get to explore are breathtaking. An open world action game of this caliber set in feudal Japan is a dream come true.”

Yoshinori Takahashi, Director, Soul Calibur VI, Bandai Namco

6. Catherine Full Body

Catherine

As chosen by…

“With a new character joining the cast, I’m interested in seeing how the story and feel of the gameplay will change and be reconstructed from the last game.”

Ryousuke Horii, Planner, Yakuza Kiwami 2, Sega

7. Death Stranding

As chosen by…

“Hideo Kojima has always been a huge inspiration for me and I can’t help but to tune both eyes and ears in the direction of any project with his name on it. I respect him and his team’s unconventional approach to their games and always striving to do something unique. Death Stranding is no different, and it has prompted many conversations with my friends and family and the game is not even out yet! Hideo and his team are working on a very intriguing new universe and I am looking forward to learning more about it.”

Damoun Shabestari, Creative Producer, Firewall Zero Hour, First Contact Entertainment

8. Anthem

As chosen by…

“I can’t wait to try the game and, most importantly, see what kind of long-term gameplay loop they’ve crafted!”

Yuya Tokuda, Director, Monster Hunter World, Capcom

9. Kingdom Hearts III

As chosen by…

“Without a doubt, Kingdom Hearts III. I’ve always been a huge fan of the worlds of Disney and Square Enix coming together, and this one—which now features Pixar movie characters and settings—has me super excited.”

Bryan Intihar, Creative Director, Marvel’s Spider-Man, Insomniac Games

10. Cyberpunk 2077

As chosen by…

“Assuming that I ever finish Red Dead Redemption 2, this is the world I want to get lost in next. At E3 this year I watched an interview with one of the designers (I think it was Miles Tost) from CD Projekt RED and just seeing how excited he was about all the systems and detailed world design that are in the game was infectious. The longer gameplay reveal just completely blew me away and I can’t wait to make my own way in that world.”

Dominic Robilliard, Creative Director, Concrete Genie, Pixelopus

Add Your Own

Arn_1 said:

December 30th, 7:08 am

You heard it from Yoshida. Maybe someone will make up a proper PlayStation Classic in Dreams.

Tomoprime said:

December 30th, 8:16 am

I’m totally down for Ghost of Tsushima!

And yeah I’m still waiting for Deep Down!

And Final Fantasy 7 Remake!

And a few other hopeful delusions of vaporware.

    Tomoprime said:

    December 30th, 8:22 am

    What about that missing zombie sons of anarchy games? Ah I remember!

    Days Gone!

cheifsittingjon said:

December 30th, 12:26 pm

I absolutely can’t wait for ghost of tsushima. Been hyped since the minute I saw it at e3

Dr_Awesome81 said:

December 30th, 1:40 pm

What I’m looking forward to most in 2019 is continued PSVR support. While VR isn’t for everyone yet Sony’s commitment to PSVR keeps development going so that someday when the tech finally reaches that point there will be a back catalogue of polished content.

Seluhir said:

December 30th, 4:11 pm

I’m so glad to see SOMEONE mention Catherine Full Body. Catherine was such an underappreciated masterpiece, so the re-release is a chance for them to breathe new life into such a wonderful game.

jerk_man said:

December 30th, 5:35 pm

All the games on this list look great, no doubt, but the only one I absolutely cannot wait for is Cyberpunk. That may be the only day one buy from me this coming year. I mean, when the CEO of CDPR said in an investor meeting the way they plan to make money is to publish extraordinary games, I fully believe him. And I have a feeling Cyberpunk may be the most extraordinary on this list. Although, their is some tough competition. TLOU2 and Death Stranding are others on my list I will definitely get.

SickOffMan said:

December 31st, 12:47 pm

I am making over 7k a month working part time. I kept hearing other people say to me how much money they can make connected so I decided to look into it. Well, it was all true and has totally changed my existence. This is what I do……. w­w­w.T­a­g­3­0.c­o­m

JohnKarnes said:

January 1st, 2:12 pm

I will buy all the titles here, they all look amazing. But Cyberpunk 2077 has been long in my thoughts and my most wanted game. I also hope Sony will not put it under its censorship rules and remove that feeling of a dystopian future it’s meant to be.

humberto_ugalde said:

January 1st, 3:54 pm

My 2 choices would’ve been DMC5 and Bayonetta 3 (not a PS4 game, I know). I’m specifically weary of DMC5 because after playing the demo I feel there is too much of DMC4 in it, which is a game I didn’t like. I didn’t like DmC either but a lot of the mechanics it had that were improvements on the formula were dropped, many of which, I feel, in the right hands would’ve improved the gameplay drastically. Things like giving Nero the ability to either bring to him or go to his enemies and a dedicated dodge button. Bayonetta and DMC3 will pretty much be what I compare 5 to, and it’s not just mechanics and graphics. There is more to game design than that and maybe they’ll make what I didn’t like about 4 work in 5 and I’m worrying over nothing but I’m still walking into this hoping for the best but I will also be particularly critical, specially after waiting 11 years for this.

I’m also really looking forward to all the Samurai games coming out this year. Tsushima, Onimusha, Sekiro, Nioh.

ravenn411 said:

January 2nd, 7:31 am

Mine’s Resident Evil 2 and preordered the Deluxe Ed. thru PSN.
Can I ask, Is the Pre-order reward theme and Special theme one and the same?
Just want to make sure if I’ll only be getting one because from the Deluxe Edition description it seemed I’ll be getting two themes.
Anyhow, Other than RE2 Remake, I’m looking forward to the revival of all the Onimusha games on PS4, as well as Last of Us II, Days Gone and Death Stranding.

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