PS5 games are almost here. Sure, you may not be able to play them yet, but with a confirmed release window for the next-gen PlayStation console – end of 2020 – and specifications for the PS5 starting to drop, it’s no surprise to see developers start announcing titles for the hardware.
The biggest deluge of news could come soon, though, as Sony has announced on Twitter that it will be streaming a PS5 hardware showcase on Wednesday, March 18 over on the PlayStation Blog. The event will be hosted by PS5 architect Mark Cerny and is likely, at some point, to star a game or two, at least for comparison purposes.
Until then, we can’t say exactly which games will make the PS5’s holiday 2020 launch window, but we now have a decent idea of which games will be coming to the system at some point. To that end, we’ve gathered together this handy guide to all the PS5 games that have been confirmed so far – and some that we expect to see.
Confirmed PS5 games
After gauging interest with a playable teaser, developer THQ Nordic has confirmed that it’s going to remake its 2001 cult classic and bring it to PS5.
Nordic is planning to “stay as faithfully as possible to the original experience” and modernise gameplay mechanics but it’s also promised fans that it’ll be playing close attention to player feedback from the playable teaser; already the developer has said that it’s hearing calls for a “grittier and less colourful world”.
Development is still in the very early stages, though, and we shouldn’t expect to see it in 2020.
Rainbow Six Siege
Ubisoft has confirmed to Windows Central that it’s planning for its online tactical shooter, Rainbow Six Siege, to be available on PS5 from launch day (whenever that launch day may be). In order to avoid forcing early next-gen adopters from having to leave their Siege friends behind, Ubisoft has also said that the game will support cross-generational multiplayer, so PS5 owners will still be able to play with their PS4 friends.
People Can Fly has confirmed that its upcoming co-op shooter Outriders will land on both PS5 and Xbox Series X in “Holiday 2020” (AKA between October and December this year) – the same release window that we have for both next-gen consoles.
We don’t know a huge amount about Outriders just yet, but the developer has described it as “a co-op RPG shooter for a new generation set in an original, dark and desperate sci-fi universe”.
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum
Announced in March 2019, Daedalic’s Gollum game has now been confirmed for PS5 and Xbox Series X.
The developer confirmed to Edge, that The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will be a “stunning next-gen adventure”. Previously Daedlic confirmed Gollum will release in 2021 for PC and “all relevant console platforms at that time”. Whether the game will be cross-generation (releasing on PS4 and Xbox One also) is still unconfirmed however.
But what will the game actually be about? Gollum is an action-adventure which focuses on the ring-obsessed creature. According to Daedalic, the narrative-driven game”tells Gollum’s story from a perspective never seen before … while staying true to the legendary books.”
Announced at the Game Awards 2019, Godfall is an action RPG from Gearbox that kind of looks like Destiny with swords and shiny hardware. We don’t know exactly what the gameplay is going to look like, but it can be said that Gearbox popularized the “looter shooter” with its Borderlands franchise, so we imagine that the gameplay loop will be just as satisfying.
But, because Gearbox hasn’t really made a hack and slash before, we’ll just have to wait and see what the actual gameplay will look like and whether the slashing will be as satisfying as Borderlands’ shooting.
We don’t have a specific release date, but we do know that Godfall will be coming to PlayStation 5 and Epic Games Store “Holiday 2020”.
New Bluepoint Studios game
The announcement of a new Bluepoint game was the first time a company came out into the open and said that it is indeed developing a title for Sony’s next-generation console.
Bluepoint Studios is the team best known for ports of classic games, having put out the incredibly well received Metal Gear Solid: HD Collection, Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and astonishing Shadow of the Colossus remaster.
Talk early in 2019 pointed to the studio’s next project being yet another re-imagining of a classic game, and with rumors swirling around a Demon’s Souls remake happening (an IP owned by Sony unlike the rest of the Bandai Namco franchise), it’s looking like a relatively good guess that’ll be the company’s next title.
Watch Dogs: Legion
First announced at E3 2019, Watch Dogs Legion was initially confirmed for a March 2020 release. However, since then Ubisoft has confirmed that the game will now be delayed into the next financial year which runs from April 2020 to March April 2021, meaning Watch Dogs Legion could see a delay of as little as a month or up to a year.
This delay does, however, make it more likely than ever that Watch Dogs Legion will launch on the PS5 platform, which was officially confirmed by Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot at the end of 2019.
Gods and Monsters
Just like Watch Dogs Legion, Gods and Monsters is another title from Ubisoft announced for PS4 at E3 2019 that’s been delayed from its original early 2020 release into the next financial year.
We could see Gods and Monsters released any time between April 2020 and March 2021 and have now had official confirmation that it’ll be coming to the PS5.
Rainbow Six Quarantine
Rainbow Six Quarantine was first confirmed during Ubisoft’s E3 2019 press conference. It was never given a solid release date but it has since been delayed into the 2020-2021 financial year.
So, while we still don’t know a release date, this delay has pushed the game closer to the PS5 launch. And, according to Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot, it’s one of a number of games that’s been officially confirmed for the next-gen console.
Rumored PS5 games
CD Projekt Red has been reticent to say whether or not its upcoming title will be releasing on the next generation of consoles.
In an interview with VG247 last year, CD Projekt Red revealed that Cyberpunk 2077 will be able to work with future gaming technology.
“Next gen hasn’t been announced yet, so we can only speculate,” CD Projekt Red president Adam Kiciński explained. “Technology-wise, Cyberpunk is very advanced. Our technology is ready to interface with future generations.
“The game is developed in such a way that it can use very powerful future equipment.”
However, since this time the developer has admitted (via GameSpot) that while the possibility of a PS5 release is being explored it’s not in its “area of interest right now”. Instead, the studio wants to focus on what it’s doing right at this moment, rather than look too far ahead and lose sight of what’s important: launching the game well.
This is perhaps unsurprising as Cyberpunk 2077 is due for release in September 2020 (after being delayed from April) and the PlayStation 5 is not due to launch until late 2020. If the game did launch on PS5 it’d be a cross-generational title. At the moment though, as far as CD Projekt Red is concerned, this is still only a “maybe.”
Hideo Kojima and Sony have been pretty tight-lipped about whether we will be seeing Death Stranding as a PS5 game.
Death Stranding has already launched on the PS4 but in an interview with Wired, Sony’s Mark Cerny hinted that we could be seeing the allusive title on PS5 too.
When asked by Wired about the transition from PS4 to next generation, and how Death Stranding will fit into this process, Cerny gave a “pregnant pause” and a glib smile before a spokesperson interjected that game would be released for PS4.
It’s not exactly a confirmation but Cerny’s response has definitely fuelled speculation that Death Stranding will be a cross-generation release.
Ghost of Tsushima
Perhaps more wishful thinking on our part, but we haven’t heard much in the way of Ghost of Tsushima news since the new IP was revealed at Paris Games Week 2017.
SuckerPunch’s historical open world adventure will take players back to Feudal Japan, and now we have a much clearer picture of when that will happen. At the Game Awards 2019, SuckerPunch revealed that Ghost of Tsushima will be hitting the streets in Summer 2020, which means the wait is very nearly over.
That means that the game will arrive ahead of the PS5, but given how beautiful the graphics have been so far, we wouldn’t be surprised if it launches on Sony’s new console. Still, we haven’t heard word one from Sony about whether Ghost of Tsushima will be a PS5 game.
The Last of Us: Part 2
We now know that The Last of Us: Part 2 will release on May 29, 2020 – much earlier than the PS5’s late 2020 release date. However we think it’s a safe assumption that any Sony exclusives coming in 2020 will likely be cross-generation titles.
It would seem slightly odd for Sony to release one of its most eagerly anticipated sequels for just the PS4 at the end of the console’s life cycle. So we think it’s a safe bet to assume Joel and Ellie will make their way to the PS5, instantly becoming one of the best PS5 games.
Bethesda has quite a lot of projects in the works, but the one we seem to know the least about is Starfield. All we know so far is that Starfield is the gaming behemoth’s first new IP for 25 years and will be a single player RPG set in outer space.
Having only seen an announcement trailer, we don’t expect Starfield to release until at least 2020 which means it will land in the prime window to become a PS5 game. Bethesda hasn’t let slip if this will be the case but it seems likely we will be venturing into Bethesda’s galaxy on next generation consoles.
As we said, Bethesda has been pretty busy behind the scenes since E3 2018. Not only is Starfield on the cards, but the long-awaited Elder Scrolls 6 has also been confirmed to be in the works.
Bethesda’s Todd Howard has already stated that The Elder Scrolls 6 won’t be coming out until after Starfield. So it’ll be a while before we venture into Tamriel again, likely on next generation consoles.
Grand Theft Auto 6
Ok, yes, we are being a bit hopeful here – mainly because Grand Theft Auto 6 has not been announced by Rockstar Games. But it’s almost guaranteed that we will see a new instalation in the Grand Theft Auto series, and it’s not going to be for a while.
Therefore, it is likely that a release date will fall into the next generation, making GTA 6 a PS5 game.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake
Again, the Final Fantasy 7 Remake has not been confirmed to be a PS5 game but Square Enix has confirmed the title will come to PS4 first – with an Xbox One and PC release likely in the future .
Given the age of the PS4, and the ambitious nature of the game, a cross-generation title with next-gen platforms isn’t out of the question. So we’re definitely hoping to see the Final Fantasy 7 Remake on PS5.
Horizon Zero Dawn 2
Now, it’s worth noting this title hasn’t been officially confirmed nevermind being confirmed for PS5.
Sony has had huge success with its PS4 exclusives, particularly post-apocalyptic RPG Horizon Zero Dawn. Horizon Zero Dawn is one of the best-selling games on the PS4, selling over 10 million copies and cementing itself as a must-have title. So it would make perfect sense for Guerrilla Games to develop a sequel, right?
It seems that is exactly what’s happening. While neither Sony nor Guerrilla Games have announced a Horizon Zero Dawn 2 is in the works, one of the game’s voice actors spilled the beans earlier this year and essentially confirmed a sequel is on the way. But with no release date in sight, it looks likely that Horizon Zero Dawn will land on PS5.
God of War 2
Much like Horizon Zero Dawn 2, God of War 2 hasn’t officially been confirmed to be in the works.
It’s only been a year since the critically acclaimed (and our Game of the Year 2018 winner) God of War reboot launched exclusively on PlayStation 4, but we’re already looking to the future.
Despite Sony remaining tight-lipped on the subject, the success of God of War means a sequel is probably on the way (perhaps another God of War 2?). In addition, Sony Santa Monica has posted job listings for a number of roles across its teams – with one listing clearly citing the God of War reboot.
At this point, it’s most likely that God of War 2 will come to PS5 than the PS4.
Electronic Arts has confirmed that Battlefield 6 is on the way, and that it’s coming to next-generation consoles.
EA didn’t confirm which consoles (so we will keep Battlefield 6 in the rumored section for not) but, regardless, it’ll be a few years before we see the shooter on any next-gen consoles as the publisher wants to give the platforms time to build a strong player base. But a PS5 looks very likely.
There are rumors abound that the next Gran Turismo title will be a part of the PS5’s launch lineup. While nothing has been confirmed, it does seem likely that a Gran Turismo game will appear on the console at some point as it’s PlayStation’s landmark racing series.
Wired has reported that developer Polyphony Digital has Gran Turismo Sport running on a PS5 devkit while an even more recent leak has suggested that Gran Turismo 7 will release on November 20 as a launch title for the console.
We don’t know for sure when a Gran Turismo title will appear on PS5, or what form it will take, but we think it’s likely it will happen at some point.