Here are the Most Anticipated PS4 Games Between 54 Prominent Japanese Developers

Here are the Most Anticipated PS4 Games Between 54 Prominent Japanese Developers

Often we hear on what are the most popular or best selling games between gamers themselves, but it’s not as often that we get to hear about the most anticipated games between game developers, even more so from Japan.

Dengeki Online ran a series of mini-interviews that involved 57 prominent developers, most of which of Director or Producer level or above. 54 of them answered on what were their most anticipated PS4 games and you can see the results below. Some are quite surprising and interesting:

  1. Watch_Dogs: 19
  2. The Order: 1886: 9
  3. Deep Down: 9
  4. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes: 8
  5. Final Fantasy XV: 8
  6. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain: 7
  7. Yakuza Ishin: 6
  8. The Playroom: 5
  9. Tom Clancy’s The Division: 5
  10. Killzone: Shadow Fall: 5
  11. Lily Bergamo: 4
  12. inFAMOUS: Second Son: 3
  13. Driveclub: 3
  14. The IdolM@ster: 3
  15. The Evil Within: 3
  16. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn: 2
  17. Nobunaga’s Ambition: Creation: 2
  18. Dream C Club: Hosts Girls on Stage: 2
  19. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag: 2
  20. Knack: 2
  21. Wonder Flick: 2
  22. Hohokum: 1
  23. Contrast: 1
  24. Dynasty Warriors 8 xTreme Legends: 1
  25. Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign-: 1
  26. The Crew: 1
  27. Evolve: 1
  28. Kingdom HEarts III: 1
  29. FIFA 14: 1
  30. Thief: 1
  31. Warframe: 1
  32. Wolfenstein: The New order: 1
  33. Doki Doki Universe : 1
  34. Nikoli no Puzzle 4: Sudoku: 1
  35. Star Wars: Battlefront: 1
  36. Call of Duty: Ghosts: 1
  37. Strider: 1
  38. Octodad: Dadiliest Catch: 1
  39. Outlast: 1

I bet many wouldn’t have expected western games like Watch_Dogs and The Order: 1886 to beat Final Fantasy XIV. Deep Down shows a style that resembles a western game a lot more than a Japanese one as well.

To be fair Metal Gear Solid V had its votes split in two, but that’s what you get when you release two games instead of one.

Ultimately, the landslide victory of Watch_Dogs and the strong showing of Metal Gear Solid V and Tom Clancy’s The Division are probably another indication that open world games are getting more and more popular in Japan, which isn’t too surprising considering how well Grand Theft Auto V sold last year.

We’ll have to see if this will influence the creativity of Japanese developers. I sure wouldn’t dislike the idea of getting a few open world JRPGs.