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Upcoming PS4 Indies That Belong on Your Radar
I previously wrote about a couple of PS4 Indie titles that you should play before you die and I figured all of those should be ones that were currently available to purchase on the PSN Store. That being said, that doesn't mean there aren't any Indies you should look forward to as you complete those games. Here's a short list of my most anticipated indie games to be released on PS4.
Note: Most of these games don't have a definitive release date yet, so they could come out this year or next.
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Night in the Woods

Night in the Woods has this Wes Anderson-esque feeling to it. It's a 2D action-adventure where you play as Mae (on the left in the picture above) who had just graduated college and is finding herself in that place most post-grads find themselves after the ceremony. It's a story-driven game that focuses on Mae's struggle with stagnancy while her friends are settling into their adult lives. It looks like an interesting take on that universal experience with some added supernatural elements as well. Not to mention the soundtrack, which definitely adds to that aforementioned Wes Anderson vibe.
You can read more about Night in the Woods here.
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No Man's Sky

No Man's Sky might be the most ambitious indie game ever developed. Its world is an infinite procedurally generated universe (stated above) meaning that no one planet is like the one before it. It's focused on exploration and discovery. I don't really know if there's a story that accompanies the game and if there is, I don't think it matters. I'm excited to explore an endless universe for the first time in a video game, I just hope it lives up to the hype. The soundtrack was/is being composed by the band 65daysofstatic and if you're into that band then you know how atmospheric the soundtrack will be and how that will add to space exploration.
You can read more about No Man's Sky here
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ABZU

ABZU is probably the game I'm most anticipating on this list. Developed by one of the members of thatgamecompany (the studio that brought us Flower and Journey), I feel like this game will be heavily focused on exploration of a new environment. It seems like the game takes place entirely underwater, which is something that both scares and excites me in real life. So having the ability to explore one of my greatest fears from the comfort of my own home is something that really excites me.
You can read more about ABZU here.
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I'm also stoked for ABZU and No Man's Sky! I haven't heard of Night in the Woods until now, but it looks awesome. I keep getting reasosn to buy a PS4. (here are some more for you @mattk95)