2017 must have been an exhausting 12 months for Sony; in the first half of the year alone, they were untouchable on the exclusives front.
Nioh, NieR: Automata, Horizon Zero Dawn, Persona 5: the steam train carrying hit after hit chugged along, only coming to a short standstill for summer break before it was off again, spitting the likes of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy and Horizon's Frozen Wilds expansion out of its bulging chimney, finally pulling into the station for a lengthy rest at the year's end.
But now Sony are back at it. The festivities are over and already, the platform holder has more on its plate than it knows what to do with. This year, at long last, will mark the arrival of two huge sequels, Ni no Kuni II and the third instalment in Square and Disney's collaborative Kingdom Hearts franchise.
Scheduled to join them are fresh IPs like Days Gone, soft reboots à la God of War and, of course, Insomniac's Spider-Man. Alone they're system-sellers, but together? Well, let's just say Microsoft's in trouble if they doesn't pull their finger out post-haste.
It's time to start burning those extra calories put on over the holidays, as Sony's got a whole new feast for PS4 owners to gorge on.
Joe is a freelance games journalist who, while not spending every waking minute selling himself to websites around the world, spends his free time writing. Most of it makes no sense, but when it does, he treats each article as if it were his Magnum Opus - with varying results.