PS5 games are almost here. Sure, you may not be able to play them yet, but with a confirmed exit window for the next generation PlayStation console – late 2020 – and the PS5 specs are starting to drop, it's not surprising to see the developers start announcing titles for the hardware.
Among the games announced so far are Watch Dogs: Legion and Ubisoft's Gods and Monsters, and we expect Ghost of Tsushima and Cyberpunk 2077 to land on the next PlayStation as well, though none have been specifically confirmed to come on the next -gen console again. We know that Assassin's Creed: Valhalla, however, will arrive on PS5.
We saw 13 games featured in Xbox Series X gameplay reveal and, while some will head to Sony's console, others are explicitly Xbox exclusive. After the event, the developers and press materials have confirmed that Dirt 5, Chorus, Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 and Scarlet Nexus are heading to PS5, while others presented during the event may also come.
But until we get a game-oriented revelation event (unlike the PS5 specs that have nothing to do with games), we can't say exactly which games will be PS5 launch titles. We now have a decent idea of the games that will arrive in the system at one point.
To this end, we have put together this handy guide to all the PS5 games that have been confirmed so far – and some that we hope to see.
Confirmed PS5 games
Leyou Technology, parent company of developer of Warframe Digital Extremes, has revealed that its free online science fiction shooter Warframe will arrive on PS5 and Xbox Series X.
In a report on Leyou Technology's results, the company said it “is preparing to extend Warframe to more platforms, such as next-generation consoles and other devices.”
However, there is no indication when Warframe will land on PS5 or Xbox Series X.
After gauging the interest with a playable teaser, the developer THQ Nordic confirmed that he would redo his cult classic from 2001 and bring it to PS5.
Nordic plans to “stay as close to the original experience as possible” and modernize the game mechanics, but he also promised fans that he would pay special attention to player comments from the playable teaser; the developer has already said that he hears calls to a “more cranky and less colorful world”.
Development is still in its infancy, and we shouldn't expect to see it in 2020.
Assassin's Creed Valhalla
Ubisoft has confirmed that the next chapter in the Assassin's Creed series is coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X.
Assassin's Creed Valhalla sees players embody the Viking raider Eivor, who leads their clan from their homeland, Norway, to the shores of the Dark Angel in England – with the hope of settling definitively. But the resistance of the Saxons will not make it really easy.
This new Assassin's Creed game relies more on RPG elements, allowing players to build and manage colonies, raid cities to find resources, form alliances and even customize their characters.
We got our first glimpse of Assassin's Creed Valhalla gameplay when the Xbox Series X gameplay was revealed on May 7, Ubisoft releasing a new trailer for the next game – but it was a little disappointing.
Rainbow Six Siege
Ubisoft has confirmed to Windows Central that it expects its online tactical shooter, Rainbow Six Siege, to be available on PS5 from launch day (whenever that launch day could be). In order to avoid forcing first-generation users to leave their Siege friends behind, Ubisoft also said the game will support intergenerational multiplayer, so PS5 owners can still play with their PS4 friends.
People Can Fly has confirmed that their next cooperative shooter Outriders will land on PS5 and Xbox Series X in “Holiday 2020” (AKA between October and December this year) – the same exit window we have for both new consoles generation.
We do not know huge on Outriders, but the developer described it as “a cooperative RPG shooter for a new generation set in an original, dark and desperate science fiction universe”.
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum
Announced in March 2019, Daedalic's Gollum game is now confirmed for PS5 and Xbox Series X.
The developer confirmed to Edge that the Lord of the Rings: Gollum will be a “breathtaking new generation adventure”. Earlier, Daedlic confirmed that Gollum will be released in 2021 for PC and “all console platforms relevant at that time”. The question of whether the game will be cross-generation (released on PS4 and Xbox One also) is not yet confirmed.
But what will the game be made of? Gollum is an action-adventure that focuses on the creature obsessed with the rings. According to Daedalic, the narrative game “tells the story of Gollum from a perspective never seen before … while remaining faithful to the legendary books”.
Announced at the 2019 Game Awards, Godfall is a Gearbox action RPG that looks like Destiny with swords and shiny hardware. We don't know exactly what the gameplay will look like, but we can say that Gearbox popularized the “looter shooter” with its Borderlands franchise, so we imagine that the gameplay loop will be just as satisfying.
But, since Gearbox hasn't really done any hack and slash before, we'll just have to wait and see what the actual gameplay will look like and if the slashing will be as satisfying as the shooting of Borderlands.
We don't have a specific release date, but we do know that Godfall will hit PlayStation 5 and Epic Games Store “Holiday 2020”.
New Bluepoint Studios game
The announcement of a new Bluepoint game was the first time that a company has emerged and said that it is actually developing a title for the next generation console from Sony.
Bluepoint Studios is the best-known team for classic game ports, having released Metal Gear Solid: Collection HD, Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and the amazing remaster of Shadow of the Colossus.
A discussion in early 2019 showed that the studio's next project was a new reimagination of a classic game, and with rumors swirling around a remake of Demon's Souls (an intellectual property owned by Sony unlike the rest of the franchise. Bandai Namco), it sounds like a relatively good guess that will be the company's next title.
Watch Dogs: Legion
Announced for the first time at E3 2019, Watch Dogs Legion was initially confirmed for release in March 2020. However, since then Ubisoft has confirmed that the game will now be carried over to the next fiscal year which runs from April 2020 to March April 2021, which means that Watch Dogs Legion could be delayed a month or a year.
This delay, however, made it more likely that Watch Dogs Legion would be launched on the PS5 platform. And it will, as the news was officially confirmed by Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot in late 2019.
Electronic Arts has confirmed that Battlefield 6 will arrive on Xbox Series X and PS5 in 2021.
Speaking to GameSpot, EA said Battlefield 6 “will target new innovations that will be activated by next generation platforms”. We still don't know what Battlefield 6 is and whether it will also be available on current generation consoles, but we can't wait to find out more.
Gods and monsters
Like Watch Dogs Legion, Gods and Monsters is another Ubisoft title announced for PS4 at E3 2019 that has been delayed from its initial release in early 2020 until the next fiscal year.
We could see Gods and Monsters coming out anytime between April 2020 and March 2021 and we now have official confirmation that it will arrive on PS5.
Rainbow Six Quarantine
Rainbow Six Quarantine was confirmed for the first time at the Uisoft E3 2019 press conference. No firm release date has ever been given, but it has since been carried over to fiscal year 2020-2021.
So while we still don't know a release date, this delay brought the game closer to the launch of the PS5. And, according to Ubisoft CEO, Yves Guillemot, this is one of the many games officially confirmed for the new generation console.
It has been officially confirmed that the latest version of the FIA World Rally Championship will officially arrive on Xbox Series X and PS5. The race title will be released in September 2020 for PC, Switch, Xbox One and PS4, but will also be released on new generation consoles.
“The introduction of next generation game consoles is a wonderfully exciting step and we are delighted that WRC 9 is the first rally game to be available to players on these platforms,” said the WRC promoter's managing director, Oliver Ciesla.
According to the game's website, WRC 9 will offer rallies in Kenya, New Zealand and Japan from the WRC 2020 calendar, as well as more than 400 km of roads for the 13 scheduled rounds of the 2020 season.
WRC 10 and WRC 11 have also been confirmed.
Dying Light 2
In an interview with Wccftech at E3 2019, developer Techland confirmed that Dying Light 2 is ready for next-generation consoles.
“Techland always has an eye on the latest new toys!” Techland's chief technology officer, Pawel Rohleder, said. “To be more precise – yes, the plan from the start of production has been to make Dying Light 2 a cross-generation title.”
The racing franchise returns with Dirt 5 (stylized DiRT 5), which was introduced during the Xbox Series X gameplay reveal video and confirmed shortly after on PS5 (and PS4, in fact).
Dirt 5 will surely show off-road racing in places around the world like previous games in the series. While we don't know much about the new title, we do know that the best dogs in the male voice, Nolan North and Troy Baker, will both bring their talents to the game.
Chorus (CHORVS style) is another game introduced in the Xbox Series X gameplay reveal video, but its official trailer on YouTube has confirmed that it is also coming to PS5 (and PS4).
The futuristic shooter Starfighter follows Nara as she steers her sensitive ship Forsaken to destroy the cult to which she belonged. Wild! Its visuals evoke the dark red lighting of Control, but the fight is very much like Everspace and other arcade-style space shooters.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 had already been announced for current consoles, but a new trailer was unveiled at the Xbox Series X gameplay reveal event indicating that it was coming to this console. When this official trailer aired on YouTube, we learned that it was also coming to PS5.
Players take on the role of a vampire in the world of darkness, where the walking dead like you have the ability to enter, hunt and horribly kill humans. Conspiracies, patterns and action will change the balance of power in a changing world. Cared for!
The anime-style hack-and-slash Scarlet Nexus was first revealed in the first Xbox Game X gameplay reveal video in May, but publisher Bandai Namco quickly announced that the game would also arrive on PS5 (and PS4, by the way).
The futuristic action game follows a humanity besieged by mutants (who look like flower planters with legs, of course) who can only be fought with psychic powers. In other words, the best part of Control in a stylish anime setting. Bandai Namco has confirmed that this is the first of a new franchise (probably subject to its success) created by talents from the Tales Of series.
PS5 games rumors
CD Projekt Red has been reluctant to say whether or not its next title will be released on PS5. But we know Cyberpunk 2077 will will be released on Xbox Series X.
Despite no official confirmation, CD Projekt seems to suggest, during a call for results, that Cyberpunk 2077 will arrive on PS5 – we don't see why it wouldn't – but that the company is waiting for Sony to make the announcement first.
“There is no official announcement from PlayStation, so we really can't confirm or deny anything,” said Nowakowski. “It's the PlayStation that has to fix these issues first, and then we're happy to comment, but we can't get the gun past them.”
The company also confirmed that Cyberpunk 2077 will still be released in September and will be available on Xbox Series X “from the start”, with an improved next generation version to be released at a later date.
If CD Projekt Red plans to release an improved version of Cyberpunk 2077 for next-generation consoles and plans to release on PS5, Sony would likely need functionality similar to Smart Delivery to implement it – as it appears this fix is more than just an update, and is more like a full upgrade.
We can only speculate, but that would explain why Sony did not confirm the coming of the game, perhaps until it itself reveals backward compatibility functionality.
Hideo Kojima and Sony have been very discreet about whether we will see Death Stranding as a PS5 game.
Death Stranding has already been launched on PS4, but in an interview with Wired, Sony's Mark Cerny hinted that we might also see the allusive title on PS5.
Asked by Wired about the transition from PS4 to the next generation and how Death Stranding will fit into this process, Cerny gave a “pregnant break” and a casual smile before a spokesperson spoke. the game would be released for PS4.
It's not exactly confirmation, but Cerny's response certainly fueled speculation that Death Stranding was a multi-generation version.
Ghost of Tsushima
SuckerPunch's historic open world adventure will bring players back to feudal Japan, and we now have a much clearer picture of when it will happen. At the 2019 Game Awards, SuckerPunch revealed that Ghost of Tsushima will hit the streets on July 17, 2020, which means the wait is almost over.
That means the game will arrive before the PS5, but given the beauty of the graphics so far, we wouldn't be surprised if it launches on Sony's new console. Still, we haven't heard a word from Sony as to whether Ghost of Tsushima will be a PS5 game.
The last of us: part 2
The The Last of Us: Part 2 was due out on May 29, 2020; however, the game was delayed until June 19, 2020.
We think it's a safe assumption that all Sony exclusives coming in 2020 (or scheduled to arrive in 2020) will likely be cross-generation titles.
It would seem a little strange for Sony to publish one of its most awaited suites for the PS4 at the end of the life cycle of the console. So we think it's a safe bet to assume that Joel and Ellie will make their way to PS5, instantly becoming one of the best PS5 games.
Bethesda has a lot of projects going on, but the one we seem to know the least about is Starfield. All we know so far is that Starfield is the game giant's first new IP for 25 years and will be a solo RPG in space.
Having only seen a trailer, we don't expect Starfield to be released before 2020 at least, which means it will land in the main window to become a PS5 game. Bethesda has not overlooked this will be the case, but it seems likely that we will venture into the Bethesda 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.
Todd Howard of Bethesda has already stated that The Elder Scrolls 6 will not be released until after Starfield. It will therefore take some time before we venture back into Tamriel, probably on next generation consoles.
Grand Theft Auto 6
Okay, yes, we have some hope here – mainly because Grand Theft Auto 6 was not announced by Rockstar Games. But it is almost guaranteed that we will see a new installation in the Grand Theft Auto series, and that will not be done for some time.
Therefore, it is likely that a release date will fall in the next generation, making GTA 6 a PS5 game.
Final Fantasy 7 remake
Again, the Final Fantasy 7 Remake has not been confirmed as a PS5 game, but Square Enix has confirmed that the title will arrive first on PS4 – with an Xbox One and PC release likely in the future.
Given the age of PS4 and the ambitious nature of the game, a cross-generation title with new generation platforms is not out of the question. So we certainly hope to see the remake of Final Fantasy 7 on PS5.
Horizon Zero Dawn 2
Now, it should be noted that this title has not been officially confirmed, although it is confirmed for PS5.
Sony has had huge success with its PS4 exclusives, especially the post-apocalyptic RPG Horizon Zero Dawn. Horizon Zero Dawn is one of the best-selling games on PS4, selling more than 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 this is exactly what is happening. Although neither Sony nor Guerrilla Games have announced that a Horizon Zero Dawn 2 is in the works, one of the voice actors in the game turned the tables earlier this year and essentially confirmed that a sequel is in the works. Classes. But with no release date in sight, it seems likely that Horizon Zero Dawn will land on PS5.
God of war 2
Like Horizon Zero Dawn 2, God of War 2 has not been officially confirmed as being in preparation.
It's only been a year since the critically acclaimed (and our game winner of the year 2018) restart of God of War was launched exclusively on PlayStation 4, but we're already looking to the future.
Despite the fact that Sony remains discreet on the subject, the success of God of War means that a sequel is probably underway (maybe another God of War 2?). Additionally, Sony Santa Monica has posted job vacancies for a number of team roles – a list clearly citing the restart of God of War.
At this point, it is very likely that God of War 2 will arrive on PS5 than on PS4.
There are many rumors that the next Gran Turismo title will be part of the PS5 launch lineup. While nothing has been confirmed, it seems likely that a Gran Turismo game will appear on the console at some point, as it is the iconic racing series for PlayStation.
Wired reported that developer Polyphony Digital a Gran Turismo Sport running on a PS5 devkit while an even more recent leak suggested that Gran Turismo 7 will be released on November 20 as the 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 will likely happen at some point.