Sony Computer Entertainment Europe's CEO Jim Ryan has stated that the company has 30 games currently in development for the PlayStation 4. In addition, 20 of them will be released within the first year of the new console's launch, and among those, 12 of them are entirely new franchises.
Ryan broke the news to Gamereactor, stating:
"At the event in New York on February 20 of this year, we showed a lot of software," he explained. "We showed a lot of first-party software. What we did at E3 here was really show some updates to those games, and, as you mentioned, introduce The Order: 1886. There’s a lot coming.
I’m sure you heard from [SCE Worldwide Studios boss] Shu [Yoshida] that he has—just his studios—he has 30 games in development. 20 of them are going to ship within the first year of the console’s life, and of those, 12 are new IP.
So there’s a lot going on, it’s just that we need to keep stuff back. We’ve got Gamescom for us Europeans—we need to have something to show at Gamescom, don’t we?"
So far, the confirmed first-party games for the PS4 are Killzone: Shadow Fall, Infamous Second Son, Knack, DriveClub, and The Order: 1886.