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(Pocket-lint) - Time doesn't ever stop flying by, but that also means that there are plenty of new games being announced all the time. Even if the PlayStation 5 is finally out, the PS4 still has a host of great games coming down the pike. 

Here, then, are the cream of the crop, with release dates and trailers for each game. You'll find them listed in chronological order according to their release date, so that you can see what to put on your wishlist next.

Call of Duty Vanguard

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  • Release date: 5 November 2021
  • PS4 exclusive? No, also on PS5, Xbox and PC
  • Publisher: Activision

The next Call of Duty is taking us back to World War II for an action-packed campaign along with the expected frenetic and fast-paced multiplayer action. It's also going to bring a new map and weapons to Call of Duty: Warzone, so there's plenty to get excited for.

Battlefield 2042

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  • Release date: 19 November 2021
  • PS4 exclusive? No, also on PS5, Xbox and PC
  • Publisher: EA

The next Battlefield game looks like it should be absolutely brilliant fun, and even if the PS4 will only be able to support 64-player maps, it should still be another absolute playground of destruction. The series is returning to modern weaponry, too, so we're looking forward to plenty of helicopter, jet and tank-based action.

Rainbow Six Extraction

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Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Extraction is a three-player tactical co-op FPS, a spin-off from the Rainbow Six Siege Outbreak mode that made an appearance in 2018 - maybe even a direct sequel. It's set in the near future where a mutated alien parasite is infecting human hosts and causing no end of problems. Players must team up to battle it out against the environment and survive unpredictable missions. 

Dying Light 2

  • Release date: 4 February 2022
  • PS4 exclusive? No, also on PS5, Xbox and PC
  • Publisher: Techland

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One of our favourite zombie games of the last decade returns with more first-person parkour fun and even scarier nighttime runs. One of the other new features is a dynamic game world that shifts and changes based on your choices during key missions. Your game, therefore, can end up being very different from another player's.

Horizon Forbidden West

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  • Release date: 18 February 2022
  • PS4 exclusive? No, also on PS5
  • Publisher: Sony

Aloy is back for an even bigger adventure after Horizon Zero Dawn became one of the PS4's greatest sleeper hits. This time she's exploring out west, and from the gameplay we've seen so far it looks absolutely great. You'll also get a free upgrade to the PS5 version if you score a next-gen console down the line.

Elden Ring

  • Release date: 25 February 2022
  • PS4 exclusive? No, also on Xbox One and PC
  • Publisher: FromSoftware

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Elden Ring is a new fantasy RPG that's bound to be incredibly punishing and intriguing too. It's the result of a collaboration between George R. R. Martin (author of Game of Thrones) and the team behind Dark Souls. Expect a wonderful fantasy game with a whole lot of death and mayhem.

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

  • Release date: Spring 2022
  • PS4 exclusive? No, also on Xbox One, PC and Switch
  • Publisher: Warner Bros.
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Love Star Wars and Lego? Then we've got good news. This new Lego-themed Star Wars game that's set to let you play through all nine Star Wars films in one massive adventure. One potentially awesome highlight will be the ability to travel to any planet, in any order, at any time.

Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines 2

  • Release date: TBC
  • PS4 exclusive? No, also on Xbox One and PC
  • Publisher: Paradox Interactive

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It's only taken 15 years but a sequel to Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines is on its way. It is an in-depth, first-person RPG, like the original, but this time on consoles as well as PC. We can't wait.

Away: The Survival Series

  • Release date: TBC
  • PS4 exclusive? No, also on PC
  • Publisher: Breaking Walls

Playing as a Sugar Glider flying mammal, you have to avoid predators and other dangerous beasts in order to survive in this third-person action-adventure game.

Kerbal Space Program 2

  • Release date: 2022
  • PS4 exclusive? No, also on Xbox One and PC
  • Publisher: Private Division

You can once again attempt to send Kerbals into space with a bigger, friendly sequel to one of the best tongue-in-cheek simulation games of all time.

Skull & Bones

  • Release date: TBC
  • PS4 exclusive? No, also on Xbox One and PC
  • Publisher: Ubisoft

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A classic example of why not to show games at a major show too long before they are ready, Skull & Bones didn't even make a reappearance at E3 2019 or Gamescom in the same year. That put its previous "2019" vague release date into the realms of unlikely. We might see it at in 2021 instead, it is thought.

Beyond Good And Evil 2

  • Release date: TBC
  • PS4 exclusive? No, also on Xbox One and PC
  • Publisher: Ubisoft

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Announced during E3 in June 2017, Beyond Good and Evil 2 is long overdue, especially considering the first was released over 15 years ago, and we still have no clue when it might be ready. The game's other-world setting - where multiple species communicate and interact - is quirky, cheeky and stunning. Think The Fifth Element in video game form and you're halfway there.

Writing by Rik Henderson and Adrian Willings. Editing by Max Freeman-Mills. Originally published on 5 December 2016.