PlayStation 5 (PS5) is Sony’s new generation console that officially launched, in two different editions: one with a Blu-ray player, at a price of $499, and the other focused only on digital media, worth $399. Already in its launch, a good selection of exclusive and third-party games is available to players.
There are still a few games available on the console. Some of the games that most draw attention among the games already announced are Ubisoft games like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Watch Dogs: Legion, besides Godfall, the first game revealed for the console.
The list only considers games formally announced by the producers, without games that are probably in development, like GTA 6. Also were not considered rumors of remastering recent games released for PlayStation (PS4) like The Last of Us Part 2, Ghost of Tsushima, and Cyberpunk 2077.
Unlike the transition from the past generation, PS5 will run PS4 games for backward compatibility and there may not be much value in graphics to justify new versions of these exclusives. Check out the list of games confirmed so far for PS5.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
The newest game of Assassin’s Creed franchise was recently announced by Ubisoft and also confirmed for the next generation of consoles. The game follows a Viking theme where users can follow Eivor’s story in search of a new home for his clan. The trailer has shown more brutal combat and the character’s progression tends to be less linear, more focused on equipment and skills rather than levels like in a traditional RPG. The game will also come out on Xbox Series X.
The first game officially unveiled for PlayStation 5 was Godfall, a multiplayer action game with the online co-op for up to three people. The game takes the concept of a “looter shooter” like Borderlands, where the user is always in search of better equipment to get stronger, and mixes it with action and fights in the style of God of War. The result is something chaotic that the producers have named “Looter Slasher”.
Electronic Arts announced during an investor conference that they intend to launch the next game of the Battlefield series, supposedly Battlefield 6, in 2021 or 2022 for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. According to the company, the intention is that the consoles have enough time in the market to gather a good installed base of players for the series. There is nothing revealed about the game, however.
Watch Dogs: Legion
Along with Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, Watch Dogs: Legion will be one of several Ubisoft games that will be “cross-gen”, available in both current and next-generation consoles. The third chapter in the Watch Dogs series brings an interesting concept: all the characters in your world will be playable and have specific skills. All you have to do is investigate their lives hard, find out what would convince them to join in their fight against an authoritarian government, and recruit them into their movement.
Rainbow Six Siege
Ubisoft’s popular tactical shooting game has been confirmed as a PlayStation 5 release title by the company. The game will also support online multiplayer between different generations, which means that some users may be on PlayStation 5 and still play with their friends on PS4. Originally released in 2015, Rainbow Six Siege puts two teams of five players to face each other in strategy-focused scenarios with walls that can be destroyed.
Rainbow Six Quarantine
Announced on E3 2019, Rainbow Six Quarantine is a game for PlayStation 5 along the lines of Rainbow Six Siege, but with a focus on multi-player cooperation. In the role of three agents, players have to face a type of alien parasite that creates dangerous mutations in human beings. There is little information available about the game that was supposed to be released later this year, but it has been delayed until 2021.
This is an RPG and shooting game from People Can Fly studio, better known by Painkiller and Bulletstorm series, and published by Square Enix. Outriders have some similarities with Godfall in bringing three friends in co-op multiplayer to face their world, but it is focused on shooting. There aren’t many details revealed about the game so far, but it’s confirmed for late 2020 on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.
Another successful online multiplayer game confirmed for the next generation was the Warframe game from Leyou Technology. In the game, users use armor called Warframe to fight in different modes. Warframe offers content for both PvP (Player vs Player) battles and PvE (Player vs Environment) journeys in which players can come together to perform missions.
A former RPG of nearly two decades ago created by German producer Piranha Bytes and published by THQ Nordic will have a remake for PlayStation 5. Gothic is a medieval fantasy game with a very particular evolution system, which allows the player to learn several skills, similar to a table RPG. The remake was conceived after the producer Piranha Bytes released a prototype in the digital store Steam to measure player interest and get a good response.
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum
Developed by Daedalic Entertainment, the new Lord of the Rings franchise game focused on the Gollum creature was promised to the next generation consoles some time ago. Its gameplay relies on stealth to sneak enemies through various locations in Middle-earth. The game will all be based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s books, without taking into account his popular movie adaptations.
New Bluepoint Studios Game
The independent Bluepoint Studios team announced that they have a new project for PlayStation 5, but gave no further details whether it would be an original game, a new remake or remaster. Bluepoint Studios have worked on some classics on PlayStation 4. Among their list of projects was remastering Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and Gravity Rush for the platform, plus the remake of Shadow of the Colossus on the console.
Gods & Monsters
This is another game part of the Ubisoft package for the next generation, but Gods & Monsters doesn’t have as much information available as other games in the company. The game will be an open-world adventure inspired by The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and based on Greek mythology. Players control a hero named Fenyx in a quest to save the Olympian gods who had their powers stolen by giant Typhon.
The official game of the FIA World Rally Championship was already announced for the current platforms in September 2020, but it was also confirmed for PS5 and Xbox Series X as soon as they are released. The new game will follow the WRC’s 2020 calendar with over 400km of roads in countries like Kenya, New Zealand, and Japan.
Dying Light 2
The sequel to Techland’s popular zombie game is also one of the confirmed games for current and next-generation platforms, such as PlayStation 5. Dying Light 2 brings a little more of the first-person parkour and first-game combat with some new features such as decisions affecting the course of history and evolution of the undead. The game would come out in 2020 but suffered a delay to improve its development and is now without a date set to arrive.
The remake of Demon’s Souls, a game developed by FromSoftware originally released in 2009 for PlayStation 3 (PS3), is one of the most anticipated games of the year. At first, the game, which is designed as one of the most difficult of all, is confirmed only for Sony’s new generation console and promises an unprecedented visual experience in the series.
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
With release planned for both PS4 and PS5, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales is a standalone game based on Marvel’s Spider-Man from 2018, a game highly lauded by critics and fans. The game is similar to Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, and features an unprecedented story in the same universe as the original game.
Sackboy: The Big Adventure
The LittleBigPlanet franchise has always been known to enable the creation of phases and mechanics. Now, the new Sony mascot solo game is developed by Sumo Digital and adopts 3D platform mechanisms to renew its formula.
Speaking of mascot, with the release of PS5, Sony seems to have great plans for the character Astro: all players will have access to the game Astro’s Playroom, which will come pre-installed on the new console. The game also follows the 3D platform model, allowing constant use of DualSense features, almost in a demonstration of what control is capable of.
The fight between automobiles had its golden age in the world of games, but it seems that there is still room for the genre in the market. Destruction AllStars was one of the games revealed during the events dedicated to PS5 and reminds a lot of the Twisted Metal formula, but with confrontations in arenas and the possibility of drivers leaving the cars to exchange blows.
One of the most popular games of the moment, Fortnite will make its debut already on the launch of new generation consoles, bringing several optimizations, such as the support to Unreal Engine 5, which should be officialized sometime next year. The promise is that the game will count on performance improvements, cross-save, and Ray Tracing, to make the visual effects more beautiful.
Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition
Capcom’s debut in the new generation of consoles will be with Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition. Although originally released in 2019, this updated version of the game boasts new features, including graphical and performance improvements, thanks to SSD, Ray Tracing, and the Vergil character, which is now playable.
Destiny 2: Beyond Light
Beyond Light, the new expansion of the famous Destiny 2 FPS, will be available at the launch of the new generation of consoles. Also, all PS4 players will receive free access to the PS5 version of the game.