After spending months if not years waiting for word on its existence and eventual release date, we finally know when Sony’s PlayStation 5 is going to hit the market.
So far, we know that the PlayStation 5 is scheduled for a Holiday 2020 release. Also, just how much more powerful the PlayStation 5 is compared to the PlayStation 4 Pro is no longer secret.
However, while Sony has not been shy of letting everyone know what’s under the hood of the PlayStation 5, they’ve been pretty mum on what games will be available on their next-generation console.
This has left much of the guesswork to us fans.
Unfortunately, not everyone has the time to keep up with the ever-constant rumor mill.
With that said, we’ve decided to do the hard work for you.
Below, we’ve rounded up some of the best PS5 games out there, both confirmed and rumored, for your viewing pleasure.
Spider-Man: Miles Morales (Exclusive)
Arguably the most-hyped exclusive to hit the PlayStation 5 at launch, Spider-Man: Morales will see the African-American web-slinger finally take centre stage.
Unfortunately Spider-Man: Miles Morales will be more of an expansion than a full release. But, hey, can we really complain? Even though it’s technically not a new title, it will arguably come with an entire title’s worth of new content. Not to mention, being that it’s one of Sony’s premiere franchises, we can expect it to help showcase the PlayStation 5 to the best of its abilities.
After all, we’ve already seen Sony use 2018’s Spider-Man title to help prove that the PS5’s SSD is legit.
Who’s to say that they can’t improve it even further? Not to mention, with the added processing power that comes with the PlayStation 5, and we can’t just wait for Spider-Man: Miles Morales to arrive, expansion or not.
A PS5-exclusive title, Godfall is backed by some of the biggest names in the gaming industry.
Its publishers, Gearbox, are the same people behind the award-winning shooter-looter Borderlands franchise. Meanwhile, the developers, Counterplay Games, were one of the studios tapped in the creation of hit PS4-exclusive, God of War, which released in 2018.
Judging from the looks of it, Godfall is looking more like Borderlands than God of War. However, it seems to share the same aesthetics as sci-fi looter-shooters Warframe and Destiny 2.
The developers, however, are adamant that Godfall is not a looter-shooter. Instead, they believe that it’ll be the start of a new genre that uses loot-to-win mechanics. Yet, at the same time, they claim that gameplay will reward players for actually knowing how to play the game well rather than just relying on constant, mindless grinding.
Just how exactly Counterplay Games aims to accomplish that, we don’t know just yet.
What we do know is that Godfall is set to be one hell of a spectacle. This is largely thanks to the impressive hardware available on the PlayStation 5.
Horizon: Forbidden West (Exclusive)
Horizon: Forbidden West could’ve taken the take as the most-awaited launch title for the PlayStation 5 if it released along with the next-generation console.
It’s quite sad that it won’t, not that anyone’s focusing on that right now though.
The thing is Horizon: Forbidden West was arguably the highlight of the PlayStation 5 games showcase. Although most of the titles showcased the added power of Sony’s next-generation console, it was Horizon: Forbidden West that many felt was able to properly take the leap from the previous generation to the next generation.
It was amazing, in a nutshell.
Set in a far-future America where everything is as dangerous as it is beautiful, Horizon: Forbidden West will once again feature Alloy as she goes on to explore westward.
Judging from what we’ve already seen so far from Horizon: Forbidden West, it’s clear that the pressure to follow-up one of the biggest surprise hits of the decade hasn’t caught up with its developers, Guerilla Games.
Demon’s Souls (Exclusive)
We’ve got games that will test the limits of the PlayStation 5 already.
Now, here’s a game that will test just how durable the PlayStation 5 and its all-new controller, the DualSense, is going to be.
A full-on remake of the cult-classic that released way back in 2009 for the PlayStation 3, Demon’s Souls will look to torment gamers once again, albeit now, it’s clad with a shiny new armor and more detailed, yet grotesque monsters.
As if that’s not enough, this project is being handled by Bluepoint Games and Japan Studio.
A studio that specializes in modernizing older titles, Bluepoint Games is responsible for giving gamers modern takes on old classics such as the Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and the Shadow of the Colossus remake,among many other titles.
With such an established name behind it and an already excellent source material, expect controllers to come flying straight to walls once Demon’s Souls arrives on the PlayStation 5.
Bethesda Softworks will play the role of publishers to Arkane Studios once again with the release of the timed PS5 exclusive, Deathloop.
An extremely intriguing title featuring time-loop elements, the first-person action-adventure title will have players playing both as the hunter and the hunted, or is it the hunter and the hunter? Whichever the case is, Deathloop will be a title to watch out for.
Set in an island where the party never ends, Deathloop will have players taking control of Cult, a man whose goal is to take down eight targets as soon as possible. But, being someone with such a mission, he’s not without opposition. In addition to the enemies he’ll have to take down to get to his targets, he’ll also be chased by Julianna, another character who players will also be able to control.
If you loved going all out in Dishonored, rats be damned, then you’ll surely love the more action-oriented Deathloop.
Gran Turismo 7 (Exclusive)
It’s been seven years since we saw a numbered release for the Gran Turismo franchise, so it was only a matter of time before we saw Gran Turismo release for either the current-generation and the next-generation consoles.
Thankfully, we’re going to get it just in time for the PlayStation 5.
Spearheaded by Polyphony Digital once again, we can expect Gran Turismo 7 to captivate us with beautiful graphics. But, more than that, we have even more of a reason to get hyped for this release with the return of a number of classic features, such as Special Events, Driving School, and GT Auto, among others, with a couple of returning modern modes such as GT Sport Mode and Brand Central, among others.
With a mix of old and new, Gran Turismo 7 is looking more than just the glorified tech demo that many expected it would be.
It seems that Shinji Mikami wasn’t going to let the PlayStation 5 showcase pass without letting his presence be felt.
The man behind successful horror franchises like Resident Evil and Dino Crisis, as well as most recently, The Evil Within, the founder of Tango Gameworks, wants to upend the survival-horror genre once again with the release of Ghostwire: Tokyo.
Unlike his previous titles were action and gunplay were limited, Ghostwire: Tokyo will eliminate it entirely.
Set in a fictionalized Tokyo where everything has been replaced with ghosts taken straight out of Japanese folklore, Ghostwire: Tokyo will also reportedly take full advantage of the haptic feedback and adaptive triggers of the all-new DualSense controller to create a more immersive gaming experience featuring Ninja-inspired hand signs.
Quantum Error (Exclusive)
Quantum Error is a little-known title that’s quickly making rounds over the internet thanks to its hair-raising trailer.
Coming completely out of nowhere, Quantum Error is dubbed by its developers as a cosmic-horror first-person shooter. Judging from the trailer alone, it certainly seems like they’ve got the horror element down pat.
Also, it features zombies in space, which is arguably well worth the price of admission alone.
Of course, trailers are one thing. We’ll need to have some actual gameplay first to know if the game delivers.
Outriders is another title made in the same mold as the likes of Destiny and Warframe.
But while similar to Godfall in some ways, Outriders differs in that it is a multiplayer-centric title. Not to mention, it takes on a far more serious tone. It’s also set as a cross-generation title that players will have a chance to play on current-generation consoles and next-generation consoles once it launches.
Outriders’ developers, People Can Fly, is the former Epic Games Poland and helped co-develop Fortnite: Save the World and Gears of War 3. Meanwhile, its publishers are Square Enix.
With that said, Outriders has some pretty big guns behind it (pun intended).
Only time will tell if Outriders has the potential to become the Destiny of its generation if not surpass it.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
After skipping a year for the first time since the first Assassin’s Creed title came out in 2007, Ubisoft has finally unveiled the latest installment in one of the industry’s premier stealth-action franchise.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will take players back to the Dark Ages where they’ll take control of the Viking assassin Eivor.
Similar to the last two Assassin’s Creed titles, Origins and Odyssey, the 2020 title will heavily feature RPG elements. This includes robust character customization options. In addition to this are dialogue options that will decide what will happen next or down the line in the game, for better or for worse.
Of course, at its very core, this is still an Assassin’s Creed title. This means that the requisite leaping, climbing, and stabbing will always be there. The only difference? You’ll be doing it across the four kingdoms of 9th century United Kingdom this time around.
Arguably the current poster boy of the video game industry, Fortnite has taken the world by storm.
Quirky, fun, innovative, and colorful, all the while featuring a surprising amount of depth in gameplay, Fortnite takes all the seriousness commonly associated with shooters and daps on a child-friendly aesthetic with mechanics taken from another popular title in Minecraft to create a game that caters to both the young and old.
There’s no denying it. Fortnite is arguably the most popular video game today. In case you doubt it, you only need to take a look at the numbers, where Fortnite boasts more than 350 million registered players as of 2020.
Hate it or love it, Fortnite’s popularity will only continue to grow with the next-generation consoles.
Rainbow Six Siege
A late bloomer, Rainbow Six Siege didn’t gain much attention when it first came out in 2015.
Critics praised it for its tactical and strategical depth, as well as focus on multiplayer. However, many pointed out that it lacked content and a proper progression system to draw in players. As a result, the initial sales were low. But, instead of being discouraged, Ubisoft Montreal worked hard to constantly tweak and improve Rainbow Six Siege over the years.
The result? Nearly five years later, Rainbow Six Siege has evolved into one of the premier tactical online shooters today.
Perhaps more importantly, Rainbow Six Siege has become a legitimate esport title.
Look to Rainbow Six Siege to continue innovating well into the current decade as it launches on the PlayStation 5.
Warframe is another proof that perseverance pays in the gaming industry.
Launched way back in 2013, Warframe, which remains in open beta, is a free-to-play third-person shooter set into the future where players take control of a race of ancient warriors known as Tanno who utilize the titular Warframes to wage war against the different factions of the planetary system.
Similar to other massively multiplayer online games, Warframe incorporates the use of fixed-level designs with story-specific missions and procedurally-generated levels for other missions.
In time, the developers added large open-world areas, as well as other elements, as the game has continued to evolve and grow in player count.
A true free-to-play title, Warframe supports itself through microtransactions. However, players also have the option to grind and play their way to buying expensive in-game items using in-game currency.
Watch Dogs: Legion
Another cross-generation title from Ubisoft, Watch Dogs: Legion is the third installment in the third-person, action-adventure franchise. However, unlike the first two titles whose stories revolved around a central protagonist, Watch Dogs: Legion will put a twist in that anyone and everyone is a playable character.
Set in an open-world London, the story of Watch Dogs: Legion will reportedly revolve around DedSec, an international hacker group, who are dead set on staging a revolution against the authoritarian regime that has used technology to take control of the United Kingdom.
By design, Watch Dogs: Legion will feature a more dynamic in-game narrative. Instead of a central character, you have dozens of characters to choose from. More importantly, each one will have a fleshed-out story, unique abilities, and a set of missions unique to them.
Also, it seems that Ubisoft has taken a page out of Nintendo’s Fire Emblem franchise where each character can die permanently.
With such a potentially gripping narrative and a unique take on the common action-adventure trope, Watch Dogs: Legion is surely a title to watch out for.
Another title confirmed for the next-generation console, Starfield is the first entirely new IP from Bethesda Game Studios in more than two decades.
In true Bethesda fashion though, the company responsible for classic franchises such as The Elder Scrolls and the reboot of the Fallout titles, has remained mum about any details regarding the game. In fact, outside of an E3 2018 teaser showing a satellite floating near what looks like a black hole, we don’t know much about what Starfield is.
Of course, since this is Bethesda, this is likely going to be a single-player title. But, who knows?
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will feature a drastically different take on J.R.R Tolkien’s high fantasy classic, The Lord of the Rings.
Instead of being a hack-and-slash title with a hyper-realistic art style like the Middle-Earth titles, Shadow of Mordor and Shadow of War, The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will prominently feature stealth elements. Not to mention, the story will revolve around someone more familiar.
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will put the spotlight on everyone’s favourite corrupted hobbit, Gollum.
The story will reportedly be set before the events that transpired in the classic books.
Dying Light 2
Dying Light is arguably one of the most underrated titles of its generation.
Featuring a unique mix of intense combat and parkour elements, Dying Light’s overall gameplay was met with high praise. However, many criticized its cliche narrative and under-developed characters, among other things.
Despite the criticism, Techland has continued releasing bits of content for Dying Light since it released in 2015. But, as it seems, they’re ready to move on and improve on what they already built with a proper sequel in Dying Light 2.
Perhaps having already learned from their mistakes, Techland will put much focus on the narrative part of the sequel. To that end, they’ve brought in Chris Avellone. His work on narrative-heavy titles such as the classic title, Planescape: Torment, and the Fallout series have earned him a reputation as one of the best in the video game industry.
Dying Light 2 will also reportedly feature a more dynamic world where everything can change depending on the actions of the player. Additionally, Techland claims that they have put much more emphasis on making the world more immersive and engrossing.
Given the severe lack of quality zombie titles in recent years, gaming audiences are likely salivating at the chance to get to play Dying Light 2.
Adrenaline junkies will surely enjoy this bit of good news.
Dirt 5 is the eighth game to carry the Dirt title and judging by the looks of it, it wants to take the highly-praised off-road racing franchise to the next generation.
Unfortunately, we don’t really know much about Dirt 5 just yet.
Outside of the early trailers and glimpses, there aren’t a lot of details available on Dirt 5. But, then again, do we really need that?
What’s important is that we know that some next-generation racing is coming to the PS5.
Scarlet Nexus is a futuristic action-RPG by BANDAI NAMCO.
It’s set in the far future where humanity has somehow found a way to unlock their innate physic powers and use it to defend themselves against alien beings out for their brains.
If that sounds like a euphemism for zombies in your ears, then you’re not alone.
With that said, Scarlet Nexus is boasting some pretty serious pedigree. Although it’s an entirely new IP, taking the lead are the same people behind the critically-acclaimed TALES OF series of games.
If nothing else, Scarlet Nexus could be the start of another interesting RPG franchise from the guys over at BANDAI NAMCO.
Vampire: The Masquerade — Bloodlines 2
Released nearly two decades ago in 2004, Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines was severely underrated during its time. It was as if people didn’t know what to make of it. As a result, it flew under the radar of most people. But, as the years passed, more and more gamers found themselves drawn to it.
Because of this, Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines became a cult classic. However, it seems that it’s become popular enough to warrant an actual sequel.
Announced for the first time at GDC 2019, Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines will put players in the shoes of a vampire living in the “World of Darkness”.
In this unique and twisted world, vampires and other supernature creatures live among humans. Peacefully? Definitely not.
Featuring the dark tone, atmosphere, and humor that made the original title a cult classic, as well as a touch of some modern refinement, look to Vampire: The Masquerade — Bloodlines 2 to let gamers stalk the streets of a fictional 21st-century Seattle as a vampire.
Yakuza 7: Like a Dragon
Technically, Yakuza 7: Like a Dragon is already available. Albeit, only in Japan for the PlayStation 4.
Fans eager to play the latest installment in the longrunning Yakuza franchise will have to wait for a while to get their hands on it. How long? Most likely when the PlayStation 5 makes its debut. This is because it’s set to be a launch title for the PS5’s competitor, the Xbox Series X.
Just to remind fans out there, Yakuza 7: Like a Dragon will change things up a bit.
Instead of the GTA-like beat-em-up gameplay of the previous Yakuza titles, Like a Dragon will use turn-based style combat with RPG elements thrown into the mix. Also, instead of just one person, you’ll be controlling a 4-person team, which will definitely ruffle up some feathers, or so to speak.
While it’ll definitely take some time to get used to this drastic change in gameplay, there’s no doubt that Yakuza 7: Like a Dragon will be a great game, especially after Famitsu awarded it with a 38/40 score.
Rumored and Expected
The Elder Scrolls VI
Because of their official confirmation at E3 2018, we know already that The Elder Scrolls VI exists. Unfortunately, when we’ll get a chance to play it isn’t known just yet. It isn’t exactly Bethesda Game Studios’ focus right now — see Starfield.
If the previous games are any indication, however, The Elder Scrolls VI should be another genre-defining single-player role-playing game that should, at the very least, be good for a fresh set of memes for years to come.
After taking gamers to the middle ages with The Witcher video game series, CD Projekt have now set their eyes on a dystopian futuristic setting with Cyberpunk 2077.
Set in the fictional Night City, Cyberpunk 2077 will let players choose from eight different operatives known as “Edgerunners”. Players will then be able to explore the world with their said operative however they want. Accordingly, any and all decisions the player makes will have both immediate and long-term effects on the game.
We’ve already had multiple chances to see Cyberpunk 2077 in action. This means that gamers can’t just wait to get their hands on it.
Of course, the lack of an actual confirmation raises some doubts about whether the developers will make the game available on the PlayStation 5. However, after its delay from its original April 2020 release date — Cyberpunk 2077 is now set to release on September 2020 — not releasing it on the PlayStation 5 is a huge waste, especially since it will be available on the Xbox Series X.
Hideo Kojima and Sony’s new lovechild was one of the biggest successes of 2019.
Now, the question is, will Death Stranding make its way to the PlayStation 5?
Well, there’s no confirmation just yet. However, we do know that Death Stranding will make its way to the PC in July 2020. Now, who’s to say that they’re also not working on making it available for the PlayStation 5? Preferably, at launch?
While making Death Stranding a launch title for the PlayStation 5 is wishful thinking at best, it seems a waste to not make it available on the next-generation console at some point.
The Last of Us: Part 2
Does Sony really need to confirm that The Last of Us: Part 2 will be available on the PlayStation 5?
The original title, The Last of Us, was one of the last premier titles to release on the PlayStation 3, pushing the aging console to its limits. Naturally, the game eventually made its way to the PlayStation 4 with the necessary improvements, albeit not as a launch title.
With The Last of Us: Part 2 set to release on June 19, 2020 for the PlayStation 4, there’s plenty of time left to work on a possible launch date release for the PlayStation 5.
Ghost of Tsushima
If it feels like we’re just listing down Sony exclusives released in 2020 at this point, that’s because we are.
An open-world adventure title set in Feudal Japan, Ghost of Tsushima will put players in the shoes of Jin Sakai, one of the last remaining samurai living on Tsushima Island at the time.
Although there hasn’t been much talk of a PS5 release just yet, we’re thinking that all Sony is waiting for at this point is if Ghost of Tsushima sells well and is loved by audiences, as well as critics.
With the July 2020 release date drawing nearer, all we can do now is to wait for confirmation that Ghost of Tsushima’s beautiful graphics will have even more powerful hardware at its disposal with a PS5 release.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake
Even more so than with The Last of Us: Part 2, the question of whether or not the Final Fantasy 7 Remake will see a PlayStation 5 release is a matter of when and not if.
Upon its release in April 2020, Final Fantasy 7 Remake became one of the fastest-selling games on the PlayStation 4. In total, it managed to sell over 3.5 million copies in its first three days alone. Not to mention, it’s already confirmed that the game will release in multiple parts. This means that it’ll be pretty weird for Sony nor Square Enix to not have planned for a PS5 release.
If you feel like the list of confirmed, rumored, and expected PS5 games is running a bit thin, you’re not alone. However, it’s no cause for concern nor alarm.
Lest we forget, the PlayStation 4 didn’t have that many launch titles to begin with. In fact, it only had about 20 launch titles available, with only a couple of exclusives available at launch. It was only months and years after it hit the market that the PlayStation 4 saw its list of exclusives grow.
With that said, there’s still plenty of time left between now and the actual release date of the PlayStation 5.
Who knows? We might just see a surprise announcement or two before then.