During the recent PlayStation Showcase, Bungie announced that are currently working on a brand new sci-fi first-person shooter series dawning the name of a title Bungie released back in 1996, called Marathon. While it shares the same name as this original title, we are assured that this will be a brand-new experience and act as a clean slate for the franchise.
But how accessible will this game be at launch, and more importantly as many players may be asking, will it be available on the PS4, or will players need next-gen tech to try out this new game? So to leave no room for doubt, below we'll be answering that exact question and finding out if Marathon is coming to the PS4.
Will Marathon be coming to PS4?
To get straight to the point, Marathon won't be accessible on the PS4 as it's exclusively designed for next-generation consoles. The game is set to release on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC, offering cross-play and cross-save functionalities.
This unfortunately means that players will have to own one of the newer-gen consoles to play this game, and while that does put a sour taste in the mouths of many, the release date is likely years away, with many players speculating it to be as late as 2025. So at least players who don't own the next-gen consoles will have some time to get their hands on one if they wish.
This all leads to an important question, however, is the game worth the upgrade? Well, from what we've seen so far it seems that this game is offering quite a lot to the average consumer. As stated on the PlayStation Blog, Marathon will immerse players in the role of cybernetic mercenaries called Runners, as they venture into a forgotten colony on the planet Tau Ceti IV, driven by the pursuit of wealth, recognition, and notoriety.
While this concept may not be entirely novel, a project like this from Bungie still holds tons of potential to be a wholly new experience for players and might be well worth the next-gen console price tag. And with the reveal of the new PS5 handheld, it may be worth the upgrade to add some flexibility to your gaming experiences.
Of course, we still have to wait and see for more trailers, gameplay reveals, and extra details to make a full assessment of the game. But as of right now, Marathon might just be worth the try, even though it regrettably won't be available on the PS4.