Only on PlayStation
Last year was an amazing year to be a PlayStation 4 owner. On top of an well-rounded selection of multi-platform games like Nier: Automata, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, and What Remains of Edith Finch, you also had access fantastic exclusives like Persona 5, Yakuza 0, and Horizon: Zero Dawn. And for those with any interest in virtual reality, the release of PlayStation VR was the icing on the cake.
Looking ahead to 2018, there are plenty of new PlayStation 4 exclusives on the way that are well worth getting excited about. We've compiled every one we know of so far here, and will continue to update this gallery with new games as they get announced. Be sure to check back often as we update this gallery with more exclusives, and if you're curious about other platforms, you can check out our features on Xbox One exclusives, PC exclusives, and Switch exclusives.
Of course, there's a wealth of exciting games coming out in 2018 that aren't necessarily exclusive to one platform or another, so be sure to check out our individual features highlighting the most anticipated PS4 games, Xbox One games, PC games, and Switch games for a broader look at the year ahead.
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory
The latest game in the long-running Digimon series presents the mysterious backstory to the events that transpired in the first Cyber Sleuth game, and features 320 Digimon from the animated series.
Developer: Media.Vision | Release Date: January 19
The Inpatient is an unlikely prequel to Supermassive Games' 2015 horror gem, Until Dawn. It's a PSVR experience set 60 years prior to the first game, inside the foreboding halls of Blackwood Sanatorium.
Developer: Supermassive Games | Release Date: January 23 | Watch the Latest News
Dissidia: Final Fantasy NT
The Dissidia games found a lot of fans back during the PSP's heyday, and more recently in Japanese arcades. The latest in the series is coming to PlayStation 4 courtesy of Team Ninja, and promises wild mid-air battles between Final Fantasy's most beloved and infamous characters.
Developer: Team Ninja | Release Date: January 30 | Watch the Trailer
Shadow of the Colossus
The magical PS2 game Shadow of the Colossus has been given a new lease on life, and the upcoming PS4 remake looks to be in good hands at Bluepoint Games, a team known for top-notch ports and remasters.
Developer: Bluepoint Games | Release Date: February 6 | Watch the Trailer
Moss is a fetching adventure in a magical world starring a daring and capable mouse named Quill. Early footage shows a game with a lot of heart, and its storybook whims can only be experienced through a PSVR headset.
Developer: Polyarc | Release Date: February 2018 | Watch the Trailer
Frantics hopes to entertain you and a few of your closest friends with 15 oddball mini-games. Designed for PlayLink support, you use your smartphone, rather than a DualShock, to participate.
Developer: NapNok Games | Release Date: March 6
Supermassive's other PSVR game is a tactical shooter designed for two-player co-op, either locally or online; teamwork and communication will be key to your success.
Developer: Supermassive Games | Release Date: March 6 | Watch the Trailer
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life
Sega's serious-meets-slapstick open-world series continues its onslaught on the West with Yakuza 6: The Song of Life. It's also the first game to take advantage of the new Dragon Engine, which helps the game's lifelike renditions of Tokyo and famous Japanese actors look more convincing than ever.
Developer: Ryu ga Gotoku Studios | Release Date: March 20 | Watch the Trailer
MLB The Show 18
The next game in Sony's annual baseball series is on the way, and this year's cover features the formidable New York Yankee, Aaron Judge.
Developer: Sony San Diego Studio | Release Date: March 27
God of War
With the pantheon of Greek gods behind him, Kratos' latest adventure takes him to the frozen Norse wilds. Though the series' familiar action appears to remain intact, Kratos must now also care for his son, Atreus, as the two work together to overcome brutal obstacles and new opponents.
Developer: Sony Santa Monica Studio | Release Date: April 20 | Watch the Trailer
Dragon's Crown Pro
The sumptuously illustrated beat-em-up from Vanillaware is making a comeback, and the Pro version of the game will feature new support for 4K (on PS4 Pro) and a newly recorded orchestrated soundtrack.
Developer: Vanillaware | Release Date: April 24 | Watch the Trailer
Detroit: Become Human
The next game from David Cage (Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls) aims to examine the potential complications that may arise if artificial lifeforms advance far enough to not just appear human, but to convince us they feel human as well. Expect incredible production values and multiple outcomes based on choices made during calm and heated scenes alike.
Developer: Quantic Dream | Release Date: Spring 2018 | Watch the Trailer
Megadimension Neptunia VIIR
Megadimension Neptunia VIIR is essentially a rerelease of Megadimension Neptunia VII, but the new version comes with special-made PSVR sections created in an entirely new engine for VIIR.
Developer: Compile Heart | Release Date: Spring 2018 | Watch the Trailer
Days Gone is a sandbox survival game set during a zombie-infested post-apocalypse. Players will have to be resourceful and use clever problem-solving skills to overcome not just zombie-like Freakers, but other ruthless survivors trying to make it in the beautiful-turned-dangerous Pacific Northwest.
Developer: Sony Bend Studio | Release Date: TBA 2018 | Watch the Trailer
Star Child is a dreamy, narrative-driven platformer from a team of self-admitted sci-fi junkies that's coming to PSVR sometime later this year. Developer Playful Corp. is best known for the two Lucky's Tale games: Lucky's Tale for Oculus Rift and Super Lucky's Tale, an early Xbox One X game.
Developer: Playful Corp. | Release Date: TBA 2018 | Watch the Trailer
Based on its previous projects, Insomniac Games seems like a perfect fit for a new Spider-Man game. Early footage has shown the upcoming PS4 game to be both great looking and action packed, but we'll have to wait until later this year to see if the experience at large delivers the Spider-Man experience Marvel's biggest fans are waiting for.
Developer: Insomniac Games | Release Date: TBA 2018 | Watch the Trailer
Golem is a PSVR game that will give you the power to create and control creatures made of stone. At first, you will be limited to the confines of your virtual bedroom, but as you grow more familiar with your powers you will eventually end up in the middle of an ancient abandoned city controlling massive, 15-foot giants.
Developer: Highwire Games | Release Date: TBA 2018 | Watch the Trailer
Blood and Truth
Blood and Truth is a PSVR game poised to build on The London Heist portion of Sony's PlayStation VR Worlds, with more immersive environments and massive shootouts.
Developer: Sony London Studios | Release Date: TBA 2018 | Watch the Trailer
Like Little Big Planet before it, Dreams aims to give you the power to create worlds with ease and share them with other players. Media Molecule claims that players, rather than the developers, will define what Dreams ultimately becomes.
Developer: Media Molecule | Release Date: TBA 2018 | Watch the Trailer