Six essential PlayStation 4 launch games

If killzone_650you’re grabbing a PlayStation 4 this Friday, it’s not going to do you a lot of good without games. All totaled, there will be 23 titles to choose from – some exclusive to the platform and some next generation versions of existing franchises.

Here’s the thing to know about launch lineups. They’re usually so-so at best. If you’re looking for a truly great game, you’re more likely to find it on a current gen system. Fortunately, some of the year’s biggest franchises have PS4 versions – and there are a few PS4 exclusives that may still be worth a look.

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Sony exec explains PS4’s small hard drive, limited launch lineup

The ps4_650PlayStation 4 has a space problem – one that could get more significant in the near future.

The console ships with a 500 gigabyte hard drive – of which 409GB are useable – and requires all games to be installed to that drive. If you pick up Killzone, Battlefield 4 and Assassin’s Creed 4 at launch, that will devour nearly 95 GB more. At that rate, it won’t be long before core gamers have to do some significant housekeeping – deleting games to make room for new ones. It’s not exactly an optimal situation.

Adam Boyes, vice president of publisher relations at Sony Computer Entertainment America, says he isn’t worried, though – and says players shouldn’t be either.

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