Top Upcoming PlayStation 4 Video Games of 2019

Note: This article was updated in September of 2018.

The PlayStation 4 has a growing library of video games and going into the year 2019 we’ll see several new releases that you won’t want to miss out on. Already, it looks like there will be plenty of great video game titles coming to keep you excited for another great year of gaming.

Within this list, we’ll toss in trailers, screenshots, and descriptions when possible. Likewise, we’ll continue to update this list to include new information or brand new video game titles so make sure to check back often.

For now, take a look at our picks for the top upcoming PlayStation 4 video game titles of 2019.


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Final Fantasy 7 Remake

  • Developer: Square Enix Business Division 1
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Platforms: PS4
  • Release: TBA

One of the biggest Final Fantasy titles to have released is finally getting its much-deserved remake. Final Fantasy VII has been rumored to be remastered, rebooted and remade for years. Fans have been pleading for Square Enix to return and give the game a proper facelift after its initial release on the PlayStation, but it’s only now with the PlayStation 4 that we’re finally going to see that remake become a reality.

Square Enix had unveiled that this remake would also see the return of key members of the original production. Likewise, there would be some changes such as making gameplay more of an action RPG rather than the standard turn-based RPG we’ve seen from the original title.

While the story will retell the original narrative, the remake will be released episodically. According to reports, the decision to go with an episodic release was simply due to the fact that developers would not be forced to make any cuts. Furthermore, it seems that there will be some slight additions made to the game as well.

Currently, the game doesn’t have a set release date attached to the project, but we’re hoping to see it release in 2019.

 


Ghost Of Tsushima

  • Developer: Sucker Punch
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
  • Platforms: PS4
  • Release: TBA

Ghost of Tsushima is a brand new IP from developers Sucker Punch. These are the same creators who have brought out other notable titles on the PlayStation platform such as Sly Cooper and the Infamous series. This latest title takes players back into an ancient setting within Japan.

The year is 1274 and the Samurai have been quickly taken out by the Khan forces that invaded the island. Jin is one of the very last samurai left and it’s his duty to take down this seemingly unstoppable Khan force from destroying his home.

However, with his samurai brothers fallen from the attacks, Jin quickly learns that the traditional ways of combat won’t save those he love. Instead, Jin must become a ghost and use unconventional tactics to win this war.

 


The Last Of Us Part 2

  • Developer: Naughty Dog
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Platforms: PS4
  • Release: TBA

One of the biggest IPs to release on the Sony PlayStation 3 is Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us.  The development team showcased a thrilling narrative mixed with a world we’ve been eager to return since the game launched back in 2013.

Overall, the game is set in a post-apocalyptic world after a disease has turned most of humanity into a fungus type zombie creature. Now with the government in shambles and groups of people seeking a means to survive however possible, players are left with an uphill battle.

Luckily Naughty Dog was willing to explore this world once again with the upcoming sequel likely to launch at some point in 2019. Not too many details have been released in regards to this sequel other than that Ellie and Joel will return with a time jump of five years.

 


Death Stranding

  • Developer: Kojima Productions
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Platforms: PS4
  • Release: TBA

Death Stranding has a lot riding on it to help with the hype. You have the rocky relationship split between famed developer Hideo Kojima and Konami. Prior to the split was the release of the latest Metal Gear Solid game, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain along with the announcement of Silent Hills. The latter of the two was quickly canceled shortly before Kojima took his leave from the Konami company and that sparked quite a bit of outrage on its own.

This split has left gamers curious as to what Hideo Kojima would do next as rumors started to flood of his leave from video game development and the start of directing films. That soon ended with the announcement of Hideo Kojima opening up his own video game development studio known as Kojima Productions with the first title being Death Stranding.

With all that into consideration, hype quickly built up surrounding this upcoming title, though very little information was unveiled. Instead, we’re given trailer footage showing a world in which creatures kidnap humans after being tracked by sound. For now, we’ll have to wait and see what new information will be revealed.

 


Cyberpunk 2077

  • Developer: CD Projekt Red
  • Publisher: CD Projekt
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: TBA

CD Projekt is known for their works with The Witcher series that started all the way back in 2007 and didn’t wrap up until 2016. Now that The Witcher game series has come to an end, more of a focus has been put on their upcoming project, Cyberpunk 2077.

This is a title that has been announced since 2012 though very little information has been revealed. However, with the information we know about the game and the developer’s success with The Witcher series, we’re eagerly waiting to get our hands on the game.

Cyberpunk 2077 is open-world RPG that’s set in the distant future. Apparently, this upcoming title will also be massive and the biggest open-world title that the developers have ever worked on. As a result, we can expect a long narrative, a seamless filled open-world environment along with countless quests to complete.

 


The Surge 2

  • Developer: Deck13 Interactive
  • Publisher: Focus Home Interactive
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2019

Note: Trailer and images are from The Surge.

In 2017, Deck13 Interactive developed The Surge, a science fiction action RPG which follows a story of humanity, the evolution of technology and the downfall of world resources. For the most part, the game received positive reviews leaving the developer to once again pick up the world and seek out a new installment.

The Surge 2 is slated to release in 2019 where players are set into a broken down city and as a result, level design will be far larger than the areas gamers could roam within the title’s predecessor. Likewise, it seems that combat will also see a more brutal polish this time around, but we’re currently waiting to hear more information on this upcoming title.

 


Psychonauts 2

  • Developer: Double Fine Productions
  • Publisher: Starbreeze Studios
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: TBA

Psychonauts 2 was unveiled in 2015 though, after a few delays with its expected release, the game is looking more like a 2019 release. Within the game, developers Double Fine Productions and game director Tim Schafer is seeking a return to the IP world after the strong demand from the original Psychonaut fanbase.

The game will follow the events from Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin, a PSVR title that was developed to bridge the gap between Psychonauts and Psychonauts 2. This is a platform title where players control Raz, a Psychonaut who uses various Psi-Powers to solve problems and explore the world.

Tim Schafer is seeking to dive a bit into the life history of Raz and his family as well with this sequel.

 


Anthem

  • Developer: BioWare
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2019

Anthem was another title with an original release date slated in 2018. However, that has since changed with the game gearing for a release in 2019. This is another action RPG being developed by BioWare who have brought out Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and the Mass Effect franchise.

The game is set in a futuristic world where humanity is safely tucked away behind a closed off wall. What lurks beyond the wall are hostile alien creatures that could prove the end of humanity that lives on this planet.

From what we know so far, players are a freelancer, a member of an organization that explores the world beyond the walls. However, in order to safely maneuver around the world and deal with the monsters that await your arrival, players will step into a specialized suit known as a Javelin, which look pretty similar to the Iron Man suits from the Marvel franchise.

 


Days Gone

  • Developer: SIE Bend Studio
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Platforms: PS4
  • Release: 2019

Days Gone was originally slated to launch in 2018 but has since been delayed. Developed by SIE Bend Studio, this video game title is set in a post-apocalyptic world where much of humanity has been turned into zombie-like creatures.

Players take control of Deacon St. John who was a former bounty hunter, but now must use his combat and tracking skills in order to survive this new hostile world. Two years have passed since the world became corrupted and our protagonist has taken accustomed to living life on the go, drifting from one makeshift town to another.

 


Wasteland 3

  • Developer: inXile Entertainment
  • Publisher: inXile Entertainment
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2019

Wasteland 3 is an upcoming RPG being developed by inXile Entertainment. This is a multiplayer RPG set in the cold harsh northern Colorado environment where secrets are waiting to be unearthed though of course hostilities surround the area waiting to pounce.

This is a story-driven game with plenty of content to chew through though as you help the aid of local groups with their troubles. With the harsh setting, developers have stated that the game will toss in moral choices and sacrifices that may ultimately change this in-game world.

 


The Talos Principle 2

  • Developer: Croteam
  • Publisher: Devolver Digital
  • Platforms: PC, PS4
  • Release: 2019

Note: Trailer and images are from The Talos Principle.

The Talos Principle released originally in 2014 as a first-person puzzle video game. Within the first installment, players take on an unnamed android who must explore the world and solve the various puzzles. As the player progresses, a deeper narrative of the world unfolds with multiple endings.

After the game launched, The Talos Principle became a hit with an outstanding reception from both critics and fans. It’s been revealed that a sequel is in the works since 2016 and it’s expected to launch at some point in 2019, though no information was unveiled about the overall narrative.

 


The Blackout Club

  • Developer: Question
  • Publisher: Question
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2019

With such hits like Stranger Things and the remake of Steven King’s It, we’re not surprised that there would be a few video game titles releasing into the market in which players are forced to step into the sneakers of a young kid to save the day. The Blackout Club is the latest video game release from developers Question, where players take the role of a young teenager.

This co-op horror title focuses on strange incidents in which kids are blacking out and awakening later in a different area. With no proof of these incidents occurring, a group of teenagers must work together in order to gather proof and stop the incident from continuing on. Being young teenagers, players won’t be able to fight one-on-one with enemy foes that come their way. Instead, players must work together in both aid of distraction and likely attack.

 


Tunche

  • Developer: Leap Game Studios
  • Publisher: Leap Game Studios
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, NS
  • Release: 2019

Tunche from the development team Leap Game Studios is a roguelike 2D beat ‘em up video game title. Developed after inspirations from the Peruvian legend Tunche, the video game will follow protagonists as the fight off various foes deep within the jungles.

There are some RPG elements tossed into the game as well. For instance, as players progress within the game, they’ll have the ability to level up their character and unlock new moves. However, being a roguelike, there is a challenge and emphasis on players doing better each time they pick up the game to play as a single death will result in restarting the game from the beginning.

 


Kingdom Hearts III

  • Developer: Square Enix
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Platforms: PS4, XBO
  • Release: January 29, 2019

Kingdom Hearts III is the next major installment to the Kingdom Hearts franchise. After several years, we’re finally receiving the game in January of 2019 and during E3 2018, we’ve seen plenty of Disney characters who will make an appearance within the game.

Sora and his gang are back as they battle evil and roam the different Disney themed planets. For instance, we know that Pirates of the Caribbean, Monsters Inc, Hercules, Toy Story, and Frozen will be present within the game and now that we have an official release date, we can finally see where the story takes us in the coming months.

 


Resident Evil 2

  • Developer: Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Platforms: PC, XBO, PS4
  • Release: January 25, 2019

It was just a few years ago that Capcom revealed that they would be remaking Resident Evil 2 much like how they remade the original Resident Evil title. This is the first time developers have returned to the the game in order to give it a proper HD overhaul for players and during E3 2018, we got our first look at the title.

Not only does Resident Evil 2 look spectacular but it seems that the developers are seeking new ways to bring fans an enjoyable experience. For instance, Capcom is bringing the over-the-should camera view similar to the later Resident Evil titles such as Resident Evil 4 rather than the fixed camera angles.

However, the game narrative still remains the same as players will be taking on the role of Leon and Claire as they make their way through the heavily infected Raccoon City.

 


Trials Rising

  • Developer: RedLynx
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO, NS
  • Release: February 2019

Trials is making a triumphant return in 2019 with the upcoming release, Trials Rising. The video game was announced during E3 2018 where the series will continue to focus on racing mixed with platform mechanics. Being that this is a lighthearted game, courses are massive and filled with obstacles to overcome.

As you maneuver through the levels players will have to carefully control their rider otherwise they’ll end up wrecking big due to the physics-based motorcycle mechanics.

 


Metro Exodus

  • Developer: 4A Games
  • Publisher: Deep Silver
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: February 22, 2019

Metro Exodus was originally slated to release in 2018 but has since been delayed until 2019. Today at the press conference, new footage was unveiled showing off the world players will be exploring. As you can expect, there is plenty of hostile creatures that lurk about followed by a bit of gunplay as you progress through the journey. We’re also given the release date for the game as players can expect the title to launch on February 22, 2019.

 


Tom Clancy’s: The Division 2

  • Developer: Massive Entertainment
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: March 15, 2019

The Division 2 is slated to launch in 2019 and it will apparently take place just under a year after the events of The Division. Within the game narrative, players will be focusing on a new corrupt government that has begun to strain the daily lives of civilians. It seems that rules are strict and punishments are harsh, resulting in a new civil war.

Within the game, players will once again step into the role of an agent within The Division as they fight back and restore normalcy along with protection to innocents of The United States of America. As for the gameplay mechanics, it still seems that this is still an action-packed title with a focus on cooperative gameplay.

 


Wolfenstein: Youngblood

  • Developer: MachineGames
  • Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms: XBO, PS4, PC
  • Release: 2019

Wolfenstein: Youngblood is a brand new title into the Wolfenstein franchise that was unveiled during Bethesda’s E3 2018 press conference. Within the game, players will be taking on the role of twin daughters of the past main protagonist from the Wolfenstein series, BJ.

The setting is set to take play in the 1980s where players must save the world again from Nazis but because there are twin daughter protagonists in the mix, players will find that there will be a cooperative gameplay element to the campaign.

We’re still early into the game’s announcement so little information has been unveiled quite yet regarding what to expect. However, we’ll be keeping a close eye on this title and let you know about the latest updates.

 


Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy

  • Developer: Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO, NS, 3DS
  • Release: 2019

The Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney video game franchise has been around for a number of years now and it’s grown to be quite popular. Overall, the game follows Phoenix Wright, a rookie defense attorney, who goes through various crimes to locate clues to use within the court trial. Overall, you can consider the game more of a visual novel with puzzles throughout.

Despite the first game first releasing into Japanese markets in 2001, gamers will soon once again get the game in a new compilation release. Capcom is putting out Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms sometime in 2019.


Skull & Bones

  • Developer: Ubisoft
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2019

In Skull & Bones, players will be clawing their way to the top as they command a pirate crew. Overall, the goal of the game is to sail the seas and find easy targets to steal loot, however, as you progress the targets become stronger. Rewards will soon become bountiful thus causing players to make bigger risks all while seeking out help from fellow pirate crews.

Ubisoft looks to be using the same mechanics that were present in their Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag video game. Players will be maneuvering their ship through the seas while commanding their crew to send out a barrage of shots at the enemy. Likewise, it seems that gamers can also tweak their ships before setting sail at the local harbors.

 


Jump Force

  • Developer: Spike Chunsoft
  • Publisher: Bandai Namco Games
  • Platforms: PS4
  • Release: 2019

If you’re looking for a new fighting game then we suggest checking out Jump Force. This is a brand new video game title from developers Spike Chunsoft that seems to be tapping into all sorts of popular franchises. While details are scarce regarding the game and a release date simply states that Jump Force will be launching in 2019, players can so far expect to see a few familiar faces.

Some of the franchises that will be added into the mix are Dragon Ball Z, One Piece, Naruto, and Death Note. Currently, it seems that the premise will be based around a new evil that has blurred the lines between these franchise worlds.

 


Devil May Cry 5

  • Developer: Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2019

Devil May Cry is back with a brand new fifth main installment. The unveiling came during Microsoft’s E3 2018 press conference where developers promised a fun hack-and-slash action-packed journey that fans have been craving since the release of Devil May Cry 4.

What we know about the game so far is that years have passed since hell’s creatures had stepped foot on the world but now a new demonic invasion has begun. The game should be released within Spring of 2019.

 


Doom Eternal

  • Developer: id Software
  • Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2019

After the reboot of Doom, it seems that id Software and Bethesda Softworks are making a brand new installment. The video game will follow the events of the first title where it seems that Hell has arrived on Earth.

Doom Guy will once again have to blast away countless demons in order to save humanity from the brink of destruction. However, very few details have been released so far about the game. Instead, Doom Eternal will have a proper unveiling during QuakeCon 2018.

 


Dead or Alive 6

  • Developer: Team Ninja
  • Publisher: Koei Tecmo
  • Platforms: PC, XBO, PS4
  • Release: 2019

After waiting since 2012, fans of the Dead or Alive franchise will soon have a brand new installment. Dead or Alive 6 is slated to launch in 2019 and there seems to be a step back when it comes to making a flashy appearance with characters. Instead, this game is all about fighting with brutal combat.

Movements will be fluid and players can expect more of a mature combat experience. Of course, there is still plenty of time to unveil more information and gameplay for Dead or Alive 6 as the game only has a release window of 2019 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC platforms.

 


Sniper: Ghost Warrior Contracts

  • Developer: CI Games
  • Publisher: CI Games
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2019

CI Games is bringing out a new installment to the Sniper franchise. Sniper: Ghost Warrior Contracts has been announced for a release in 2019. The game will feature a number of missions that not only have the main objective but a few small secondary objectives to complete. Likewise, the development team is making a few small refinements.

For instance, the game will be dropping the open world environment that was present in Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3. However, the gameplay will still give players more of a choice on how they complete their mission. This may also bring over some additional replay value to different missions. Currently, there are not too many fine details regarding the upcoming installment to the Sniper series, but we’ll keep you updated on the latest.


Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

  • Developer: ArtPlay, DICO
  • Publisher: 505 Games
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, PSV, Switch, XBO
  • Release: 2019

Led by former Castlevania series producer, Koji Igarashi, comes the upcoming action-adventure game Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. The video game is in the style of Metroidvania as you explore, craft new weapons, and of course, find new armor.

The video game will follow an orphan named Miriam who has been cursed by an alchemist which is slowly turning her skin into crystal. In order to stop the curse, she must explore a castle to find the summoner of this curse, Gebel, who as it turns out had suffered the same condition.

Luckily, the video game is coming out for a number of different platforms so you should have no trouble getting the chance to enjoy the video game once it launches.


Judge Eyes

  • Developer: Sega
  • Publisher: Sega
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2019

Sega has been teasing a new IP for a while now stating that the developers who were behind the popular Yakuza series have been working on a brand new IP. This project has apparently been in the works for over three years but we’re only just now getting a look at the game. Gamers can expect Judge Eyes to release next year.

There are still plenty of details that Sega is holding away from the public at the moment but during a PlayStation Lineup Tour event, Sega unveiled Judge Eyes. The game follows a lawyer who is seeking out clues in order to get at the bottom of a crime. Being that this is the development team who was also responsible for bringing out the Yakuza series, you can expect a similar combat system.


Shenmue III

  • Developer: Neilo, Ys Net
  • Publisher: Deep Silver
  • Platforms: PC, PS4
  • Release: August 27, 2019

After what felt like eons of being stuck in development hell, Shenmue III will finally hit store shelves in August of 2019. This game has had a cult following for years with the first two titles being one of the more treasured video game titles of its time despite being a commercial failure.

Years later Yu Suzuki, series creator, unveiled Shenmue III during an E3 conference in 2015. Seeking help from the fans, the development team was able to fund the game production where players will follow Ryo Hazuki as he searches for his father’s killer.

Since the video game’s announcement we have been hit with a few delays with the title most recently set for launch in 2018. However, a new delay that will supposedly allow the developers to further polish the game has pushed the game back until August of 2019 for the PC and PlayStation 4 platforms.

Currently neither of the platforms offers any exclusivity to sway players to purchase a copy on the particular platform.


Rage 2

  • Developer: Avalanche Studios, id Software
  • Publishers: Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2019

Rage is back with a brand new installment. Rage 2 will toss players into the role of Walker who is the last ranger. It’s your job to survive in this dangerous world after mutants flooded the world thanks to an otherworldly asteroid struck the surface. We also know that thirty years have passed since the events of the first Rage so you can expect to see a few familiar characters.

This is still a brutal FPS with an open world for players to explore, though information is still a bit scarce on the title. However, in past interviews about the game, Tim Willits, id Software a co-developer working on Rage 2, has stated that the developers are revamping the overall game with a better overall story, vehicles, characters and of course weapons.

For now, we’ll have to wait and see what information is slowly unveiled for this upcoming title but it already has us interested in checking the game out when it launches.


Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

  • Developer: FromSoftware
  • Publisher: Activision
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: March 22, 2019

FromSoftware, known best for their Souls series, has a brand new upcoming title known as Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. This is a third-person RPG title with brutal samurai-style swordplay. So far we know that the game will have players take the role of a shinobi who finds his lord was kidnapped. During the scuffle, our protagonist was left battered along with his arm severed.

Thanks to a busshi our shinobi manages to keep his life. In place of his missing arm is a prosthetic that players will be able to equip different gadgets and tools to use again enemies. While the developers FromSoftware may be best known for their Souls series lately, it appears that the Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will be a bit different.

Most of the RPG elements from the Souls series such as classes and character creation will be dropped. Likewise, it seems that stealth is playing a bigger role in the game but we’re still waiting to hear more about the game.


Rebel Galaxy Outlaw

  • Developers: Double Damage Games
  • Publisher: Double Damage Games
  • Platforms: PS4, PC, NS
  • Release: 2019

If you enjoyed Rebel Galaxy then you’ll want to take note of Rebel Galaxy Outlaw which is coming out in 2019. So far the details are a bit scarce but we do know that the game will take place about thirty years prior to the events of the first game where players will take on the role as Juno Markev.

Juno is a smuggler that ends up in debit with a casino in order to gain a ship so as a result we can expect the ship combat aspect to the game will still be a major component to the video game. However, it seems that the development team is looking to deliver a stronger narrative journey for players to uncover as they progress. Overall, the developers are taking all the aspects that made Rebel Galaxy work and further enhancing them in this upcoming prequel.


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