Xbox One or PlayStation 4? For players who haven’t already picked one or the other, the debate continues. While some will inevitably get both consoles, others need to choose… or at least choose which one to start with. By now, both the Xbox One and the PS4 have established libraries of exclusives already available which may sway you in one direction or another.
Many more games are coming up, so let’s take a look at some of the most notable upcoming Xbox One and PS4 exclusives.
Both games have a strong selection of exclusives on the way. Many of the Xbox One’s will also be available for the PC, though not all of them will. This year, the Xbox One will see some strong titles like Gears of War 4 (due out on October 11), Halo Wars 2, and Sea of Thieves.
Next year, the dragon-themed RPG from PlatinumGames, Scalebound, is set to come out and provide another compelling reason to buy the system.
While it’s hard to ever point to one console over another and say it’s the better choice, one thing becomes clear when you look at the two consoles’ upcoming exclusives: the PS4 is the best choice if you want to play RPGs, especially JRPGs. With upcoming exclusives like Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, and Nier: Automata, it’s hard to argue with that.
Of course, the PS4’s exclusives aren’t limited to RPGs, either. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, coming out on May 10, is another noteworthy exclusive.
With the exception of Scalebound, the PS4 is the clear winner when it comes to RPGs and should probably be the console of choice for fans of the genre. JRPGs are making a strong comeback, and the PS4 is one of the major homes for them. However, the Xbox One has a lot of strong titles in other genres, and even some of the biggest upcoming JRPGs (such as Final Fantasy XV) will appear on both systems.
When it comes to picking a console, exclusives are usually a prime incentive. What sorts of games convinced you to pick either the Xbox One or the PlayStation 4? What upcoming games might still influence your opinion?