10 PS4 games you need to play in 2016

Street Fighter V

Release Date: February 16

Landing Street Fighter V as a PlayStation (console) exclusive is a huge deal for Sony. Unlike Rise of the Tomb Raider on Xbox One, this game is guaranteed to bring players to the PS4 because it has a die-hard following. The game also allows for cross-play between PS4 and PC gamers, similar to Rocket League. This was a very smart coup.

But business aside, Street Fighter V looks like another excellent entry in the series. Street Fighter IV received critical acclaim, and so the newest iteration has a lot to live up to. But based on the revealed characters, gameplay tweaks, and DLC plan, have so far made fans very happy.

The game will feature 16 playable characters at launch, with a further 6 to be released throughout 2016. The roster includes four new characters to the franchise; Necalli, F.A.N.G, Laura and Rashid. All DLC characters can be purchased via real money, or in-game currency earned through playing - a popular, gamer friendly initiative.

Xbox One has had the fairly niche success of Killer Instinct, which has an old-school fan-base. 2015 saw the release of Mortal Kombat X, which was a massive success and brings in tons of more casual fighting fans. However, 2016 will see the release of the "purist's" fighting game, Street Fighter V, only on PS4. Tekken 7 will also be a console debut on PS4, presumably in 2016. So, fighting game fans have really only one destination in 2016: PlayStation 4.

Published Jan. 3rd 2016

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