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PS4 & Xbox One 2014 Game Releases

Paul Walker

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We take you through what you can expect from the PS4 and Xbox One in 2014 in terms of games and release dates.

Published on Jan 3, 2014

With the PS4 and Xbox One only just out the door, we’re still very much in the dawn of the next-generation. 

As is always the case with new consoles, the best is yet to come and that means that there is plenty to look forward to in 2014 and beyond. 

With that in mind, here’s a round-up of what to expect in 2014, including release dates for all the big games that we know about. 

PS4 & Xbox One 2014 Game Release Dates

 

Don’t Starve: Console Edition

Release Date: 7 January 2014
Formats: PS4 

Okay, so Don’t Starve might be difficult to get too excited about, given that it’s been available on PC for quite some time, but it’s still a very good game. 

In any case, if you’ve got PS Plus, then you’ll be getting the PS4 version of Don’t Starve for free, so, if for no other reason that you don’t have to pay for it, Don’t Starve is a nice way to kick off the year. 

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition

Release Date: 28th January 2014
Formats: PS4, Xbox One

It’s another game that’s already available on other systems, unfortunately, but this spruced up version is certainly worth a look for those who missed Tomb Raider the first time around. 

As to whether it’s worth a purchase for those who’ve already played the game, that’s far less certain. 

Plants Vs Zombies: Garden Warfare

Release Date: 20th February 2014
Formats: Xbox One

PopCap’s Plants Vs. Zombies third-person shooter spin-off will be releasing exclusively on Microsoft consoles. 

Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare is completely different to PopCap’s previous output, so it’ll be interesting to see how the studio fares working in an unfamiliar genre. 

Thief

Release date: 25 February 2014
Formats: PS4, Xbox One

Thief is undoubtedly the standout release for February. Whether Eidos Montreal can reach the lofty standards that fans of the series will have remains to be seen.  

But, if the developer does as good as a job with Thief as they did with Deus Ex: Human Revolution, then we should all be very happy.    

Rayman Legends

Release Date: 25 February 2014
Formats: PS4, Xbox One

PS4 and Xbox One versions of the excellent platformer Rayman Legends will be released on 25 February. It’s another re-release, of course, but at least it’s a very good one. 

Titanfall

Release Date: 11 March 2014
Formats: Xbox One

Microsoft is no doubt hoping that Respawn’s mech-infused man shooter will be something of a system seller. 

A lot of people are very, very excited about this multiplayer only FPS and it will be fascinating to see whether Titanfall can live up to the hype when March rolls around.  

MGS 5: Ground Zeroes

Release Date: 18 March 2014
Formats: PS4, Xbox One

MGS 5: Ground Zeroes has been billed as an introduction to MGS 5’s new open-world mechanics by creator Hideo Kojima. 

With the dedicated fanbase that the MGS series has, there’s no shortage of people eager to get their hands on Ground Zeroes.

If we’re still excited to play its follow up, MGS 5: The Phantom Pain, after it’s released, then Konami will have done their job well. 

Infamous: Second Son

Release Date: 21 March 2014
Formats: PS4

Xbox One owners will have Titanfall to look forward to in March, but fortunately, PS4 owners will be getting an exclusive of their own in the form of Infamous: Second Son. 

We look forward to finding out how the latest entry in the Infamous series makes use of the power of the PS4 and whether the open-world action game can best previous entries on the PS3. 

Carmageddon: Reincarnation  

Release Date: Q1 2014
Formats: PS4, Xbox One

The reboot of classic “racing game” (you can win by smashing all your opponents to pieces) will be awesome if it’s anywhere near as fun as the original. 

That’s a big if, however. The original Carmageddon was always little but ropey when it came to the tightness of its controls and that just won’t cut the mustard nowadays. Hopefully, Stainless Games can pull it off. 

DriveClub

Release Date: Q1 2014
Formats: PS4

PS4 exclusive DriveClub was originally meant to release alongside the PS4, before being delayed into 2014. 

Sony has said that the racer will release 'early' in 2014, though there have been rumours that suggest DriveClub will release on 22 February to coincide with the Japanese launch of the PS4.  

Planetside 2

Release Date: Q1 2014
Formats: PS4

Free-to-play FPS Planetside 2 is another game which has had its released window defined as a hazy 'early in 2014'. 

Given the success Planetside 2 has had on PC, this free-to-play shooter will likely be a no-brainer for PS4 owners when it comes to deciding whether to download the game or not. 

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

Release Date: April 2014
Formats: PS4

The original release of MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV was considered to be something of a disaster for Square Enix, but Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn fixed many of the problems the original faced.

The game is already available on PS3 and PC, but will be making its way to PS4 at some point in April. 

Watch Dogs

Release Date: Spring 2014
Formats: PS4, Xbox One

Watch Dogs is another game that’s had its release pushed back into 2014, with Ubisoft saying that the game will release sometime in the Spring. 

The open-world hackathon that is Watch Dogs was one of the most anticipated games for PS4 and Xbox One with many buying PS4 bundles set to have Watch Dogs included before the games delay. 

We’ll just have to wait a little longer to see if Watch Dogs can meet expectations. 

Lego: The Hobbit

Release Date: Spring 2014
Formats: PS4, Xbox One

The news that the Hobbit will be getting a Lego videogame isn’t that surprising given that there’s already been a Lord of the Rings game (and that there is a Lego game for everything). 

The series has gradually accrued a reputation for quality and humour, so we’d expect no less from Lego: The Hobbit when it comes out for PS4 an Xbox One in Spring.   

EA Sports UFC 2014

Release Date: Spring 2014
Formats: PS4, Xbox One

This is the first UFC game to come out of EA since the publisher recently acquired the license from THQ and as such, is a bit of an unknown quantity. 

EA knows a thing or two about making successful sports games, though, and with the dedicated fanbase that the UFC has, this is a good chance for EA to start what could be a successful series off with a bang on PS4 and Xbox One.  

Kinect Sports Rivals

Release Date: Spring 2014
Formats: Xbox One

Microsoft will hope that Kinect Sports Rivals can show off the technological leap that the company claims the Xbox One’s Kinect 2.0 represents over it’s predecessors when it comes around in the Spring. 

Bowling, jet-ski racing, football, rock climbing and tennis are among the sports that will be on offer.  

The Elder Scrolls Online

Release Date: June 2014
Formats: PS4, Xbox One

Whether your skeptical or optimistic about Bethesda’s ability to bring the combat that we are familiar with in the Elder Scrolls games into an MMORPG setting, the prospect is still a tantalising one.

Destiny

Release Date: 9 September 2014
Formats: PS4, Xbox One

Destiny is one of the next-gen games that has received the most attention since it was first shown-off - understandable, given that developer Bungie is responsible for the Halo series. 

An interesting blend of MMO and first-person shooter, Destiny is a game that will do very well if it can match expectations. 

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Release Date: 2014
Formats: PS4, Xbox One

The latest entry in the well-regarded Witcher series is looking pretty impressive from a technical standpoint and will hopefully serve to show what the PS4 and Xbox One are capable off in that regard.  

Given what CD Projekt Red have done with the previous Witcher games, it will hopefully be a fine RPG to boot. 

Tom Clancy’s The Division

Release Date: 2014
Formats: PS4, Xbox One

The Division is one of the games that grabbed the most attention at last years E3 and as such, is one that many already have pegged as a must buy, though it’s far too early for us to say whether that is indeed the case. 

Set in a post-apocalyptic version of New York City, The Division is an online multiplayer third-person shooter that seemingly pits the player and their squad against both AI and squads controlled by other human players.

The Witness

Release Date: 2014
Formats: PS4

The Witness will be Jonathan Blow’s first game since releasing the critically acclaimed Braid. 

It’s still not 100% clear what you spend your time doing in The Witness, but if Braid is anything to go buy, The Witness is going to be worthwhile purchase when it goes on sale in 2014. 

D4

Release Date: 2014
Formats: Xbox One

Swery65’s characteristically bonkers game D4, in which you play a time traveling investigator, will be an Xbox One exclusive. 

If nothing else, the Kinect controlled adventure game will at least offer Xbox One owners something different. 

Project Spark

Release Date: 2014
Formats: Xbox One

Somewhere in the middle between game and creation tool, Project Spark aims to transfer players into game developers who can edit levels on the fly and than share their creations with the world at large - it’s Microsoft version of Little Big Planet in that respect. 

Ensuring that Project Spark is functional as a creation tool and fun to play as a game is likely to be difficult – let’s hope Microsoft gets the balance right.    

Mad Max

Release Date: 2014
Formats: PS4, Xbox One

We know very little about Mad Max other than what you’d expect – there’ll be driving and violence. 

The world of Mad Max is certainly ripe for an open-world game, now we just need to see if the implementation matches the level of excitement that Mad Max’s reveal generated.

The Order 1886

Release Date: 2014
Formats: PS4

The Order 1866 will put players in the shoes of a band of Knights in an industrial revolution setting. 

Some were disappointed to find that The Order 1866 looks set to be a third-person cover shooter after initially being won over by the game’s setting. 

It would be unfair to write the game off on that basis though. Let’s wait and see how this PS4 exclusive shapes up when we get closer to release. 

Sunset Overdrive

Release Date: 2014
Formats: Xbox One

We’ve yet to see any gameplay from Sunset Overdrive, so it’s difficult to say anything of any certainty about this Xbox One exclusive. 

It looks like the game will be a colourful and eccentric multiplayer shooter and that’s about all we can say for now. 

Hotline Miami 2

Release Date: 2014
Formats: PS4

This is one sequel where ‘more of the same’ is precisely want you want - more pulsating music, more faced-paced, demanding action and more smart introspection.  

If Hotline Miami 2 is as good as the original game, then it will be essential. 

Wolfenstein: The New Order

Release Date: 2014
Formats: PS4, Xbox One

Shooting Nazis isn’t the staple it once was, what with Call of Duty moving into the modern era, but Wolfenstein: The New Order will have you covered in that regard. 

The Wolfenstein series hasn’t been massive in recent times, but it has its fans who will all too readily tell you that the Wolfenstein games are underrated. Perhaps on PS4 and Xbox One, Bethesda can win a few more people over.  

Child of Light

Release Date: 2014
Formats: PS4, Xbox One

The wonderful looking Child of Light is a 2D JRPG, which seemingly melds exploration and platforming with the turn-based battle systems you’d expect to find in a classic JRPG.

It’s certainly worth keeping an eye out for more information on this downloadable title closer to release. 

EverQuest Next

Release Date: 2014
Formats: PS4

The sequel to MMORPG EverQuest, EverQuest Next, will place players in a ‘parallel world’ to that of Norath, as seen in the first game.

Parts of that world will be created by players, with EverQuest Landmark also being released to allow players to build their own creations, the best of which will find their way into the main game. 

Valiant Hearts: The Great War

Release Date: 2014
Formats: PS4, Xbox One

Like Child of Light, Valiant Hearts is another downloadble title currently being developed by Ubisoft. 

Valiant Hearts is a puzzle-adventure game set during World War One. The game will tell its story from a variety of soldier’s perspectives on both side of the conflict, with their tales intertwining at some point down the line.       

 

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