Sony Changes PS4 Trailer from “Exclusives Coming in 2017” to “2017 and Beyond;” Removes Labels

on January 6, 2017 11:34 AM

A recent PS4 trailer released by Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe on January 1st caused a few misunderstanding , as it mentioned that the games included would come in 2017, but it also included Quantic Dream’s Detroit: Become Human and Media Molecule’s Dreams, which aren’t confirmed for a 2017 release.

This caused SIE Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida to take to Twitter and clarify that it was a mistake. Today Sony posted a corrected version, with the splash screen at the beginning changed from “Unmissable PS4 Console Exclusives Coming in 2017” to “Unmissable PS4 Console Exclusives Coming in 2017 and beyond.”

You can see the wording below, before and after the change.

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But that’s not all. The trailer also drew some flak for some “PlayStation 4 Console Exclusive” and “PS4 Exclusive” labels that appeared to be misplaced.

The new trailer removes most of those too, but in a rather strange way. Below you can see the full list of games showcased, and how the labels were changed.

Gran Turismo Sport: from PS4 Exclusive to no label.
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice: from PS4 Console exclusive to no label.
Drawn to Death: from PS4 Exclusive to no label.
NieR: Automata: from PS4 Exclusive to no label.
Detroit: Become Human: PS4 Exclusive label was retained.
Yakuza Zero:  from PS4 Exclusive to no label.
Farpoint: from PlayStation VR Exclusive to PS4 Exclusive.
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy: from PS4 Exclusive to no label.
Matterfall: from PS4 Exclusive to no label.
Gravity Rush 2: PS4 Exclusive label was retained.
Wipeout: Omega Collection: from PS4 Exclusive to no label.
MLB 17: The Show: from PS4 Exclusive to no label.
New Everybody’s Golf: from PS4 Exclusive to no label.
Dreams: from PS4 Exclusive to no label.
Pyre: from PS4 Console Exclusive to no label.
Persona 5: from PS4 Console Exclusive to no label.
NiOh: from PS4 Console Exclusive to no label.
World of Warriors: PS4 Exclusive label was retained.
NEX Machina: from PS4 Console Exclusive to no label.
Knack 2: from PS4 Exclusive to no label.
PaRappa the Rapper Remastered: from PS4 Exclusive to no label.
StarBlood Arena: from a PlayStation VR Exclusive to no label.
Horizon: Zero Dawn: from PS4 Exclusive to no label.

As you can see, only a handful of label have been retained, with no apparent pattern, since quite a few first party games that are definitely PS4 exclusives got their label removed as well.

The reason is a mystery, but considering the absence of the label from games like Horizon: Zero Dawn or MLB 17: The Show, which are developed by Sony’s own studios, i’d say there’s nothing to read in it, and we should simply enjoy the trailer below and consider this another quirk of Sony’s exclusive labeling system.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.