PlayStation announced today via the PlayStation.Blog portal that it is adding a cluster of new titles to the low-priced PlayStation Hits lineup starting Oct. 4.
The new additions include PlayStation 4 exclusives God of War, Grand Turismo Sport, and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy propping up the notion that beyond showcasing the very best award-winning games from this current generation, Sony is well and truly showing off at this point.
The addition of acclaimed God of War is, in particular, a strong move that should prompt many who missed the boat first time round to explore the Nordic myths and riveting combat of Santa Monica Studio’s latest effort.
The other titles included in next week’s drop are Watch Dogs, The Crew, Far Cry 4, and Rayman Legends, all worthy titles in their own right and priced at a competitive $19.99 in both digital and physical formats via the PlayStation Store, Sony’s newly-launched direct-purchase server, or traditional brick and mortar retailers.
These seven newcomers swell the PlayStation Hits ranks to over 40 titles including Horizon Zero Dawn, Bloodborne, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, The Last of Us Remastered, and Nioh.
Sony says it doesn’t plan to stop there and has more games scheduled for the future. With a catalog bursting at seams with worthy titles still to be plundered, Sony is spoiled for choice. The release pattern for new titles is erratic at best, so it’s hard to say when the next batch will see the light of day.
Despite its best efforts to muster up competition through its own Xbox exclusives, each successive addition to the PlayStation Hits roster reminds Microsoft that Sony has incontestably won the console wars this time around.
With PlayStation 4 exclusives Death Stranding and The Last of Us Part II still to come before the next-generation consoles launch next year, Sony hasn’t finished hammering home the point.