With the announcement of the PS5 and its release around Christmas 2020, we're now in the position of wondering what we'll find ourselves playing on release and beyond.
Though there are only a handful of confirmed PS5 games so far - many which also appear on the Xbox Series X games list - we already have a good early idea of what is coming to Sony's new console.
As with our PS5 specs, the backwards compatibility of the PS5, PS5 console design, PS5 SSD Drive and PS5 controller summaries, on this page you'll find everything we know so far about PS5 games - from confirmed launch titles to those likely coming to the PS5 at some point.
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All exclusive and first-party PS5 games confirmed so far
Here are the first-party games (which have been made by Sony's own studios) and exclusive games (which only be available on the PS5) which have been announced for the PS5:
Gran Turismo 7 - The next numbered sequel from Polyphony Digital reintroduces the GT Simulation Mode and supports haptic feedback and 3D audio. It has yet to be given a release date.
Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart - Developed by Insomniac Games, the next Ratchet and Clank makes use of the DualSense controller for enhanced feedback.
Demon's Souls - A remake of the PS3 From Software adventure comes from a collaboration between Bluepoint Studios and Japan Studio.
Project Athia - Developed by Luminous Productions within the Square Enix - the team behind Final Fantasy XV - this is an action game "designed exclusively for PS5".
Returnal - A new action game from Resogun studio Housemarque.
Sackboy: A Big Adventure - Developed by LittleBigPlanet 3 studio Sumo Digital, this is a 3D platformer "with a deeply immersive and expressive control scheme" and the option to play solo or with friends.
Astro's Playroom - Coming pre-loaded on PS5, this introduces players to the DualSense controller as they guide Astro Bot through four worlds based on the PS5's console components.
Destruction AllStars - Developed by Lucid and XDEV, this action game blends car and on-foot combat in a huge, vibrant arena.
Godfall - a fantasy role-playing game focused around third-person melee combat and hunting down loot. Developed by Counterplay and published by Gearbox, it's due out in late 2020.
Third-party PS5 games confirmed so far
Below you'll find all the other games coming to PS5 which are coming to other platforms as well - whether it's PC, the Xbox Series X or last gen consoles such as the PS4.
Guilty Gear Strive - The next entry in the Arc System Works fighting series is coming to PS5 as well as PC and PS4 in Spring 2021.
People Can Fly AAA project - People Can Fly, the team behind Bulletstorm, has its New York studio working on "a highly ambitious, groundbreaking action-adventure title that takes PCF's nearly two decades of development expertise in a new direction" for next-gen consoles. The team is scaling up over the next year or two, so don't expect this to release anytime soon.
Earthlock 2 - The sequel to the Snowcastle Games adventure inspired by 90s JRPGs returns to Umbra, a planet where half the world is in darkness and the other in sunlight, and will launch on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One and PC.
Balan Wonderworld - An action platformer from Sonic creator Yuji Naka and Square Enix studio Balan Company sees "memories and vistas from the real-world mix with the things that people hold dear", and is coming to Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, Switch and PC in Spring 2021.
Yakuza - Like a Dragon - Coming to PS4, Xbox One and Windows 10 at launch, next-gen versions will be available, with an Xbox Series X edition arriving alongside the console's launch, and the PS5 edition "at a later date":
Overcooked: All You Can Eat - A compilation of the first two Overcooked games is coming to next-gen consoles, complete with cross-play, 4K and 60fps performance.
PES - The 2021 PES game is being designed for PS5 and Xbox Series X, with the series' tech moving to Unreal Engine and an estimated release in the latter half of the year.
Far Cry 6 - Coming to current, next-gen consoles and PC on February 18th, 2021, this open-world sequel features Breaking Bad and The Mandalorian's Giancarlo Esposito as its antagonist Anton Castillo, a brutal dictator who rules over the game's Cuban-influenced setting.
Watch Dogs: Legion - Launching first on current-gen consoles and PC on October 29th, there will be a next-gen version when new consoles arrive.
Marvel's Avengers - Following the release of the Square Enix adventure on PS4 and Xbox One on September 4th, there will be a free next-gen upgrade, which includes the transfer of game progress and same-generation crossplay. There will also be a number of performance improvements: "Extremely fast load times, boosted resolution and fidelity, improved texturing and armour destruction, ray tracing, and more," Square Enix said.
Steelrising - From GreedFall and The Technomacer studio Spiders is an action game involving "King Louis XVI's automata army terrorising the citizens of Paris", and is coming to PC and next-gen consoles.
Heavenly Bodies - This space-based physics exploration game for PC, PS4 and PS5 will be enhanced with DualSense thanks to adaptive trigger and haptic feedback support.
Maquette - a "first-person recursive puzzle game that takes you into a world where every building, plant, and object are simultaneously tiny and staggeringly huge", according to the official blurb, for both PS4 and PS5.
Recompile - This Metroidvania-style platformer sees you play a virus infiltrating a facility. Coming to PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X.
Haven - From Furi developer The Game Bakers comes Haven, a "love story of a couple trying to stay together" as they explore a deserted planet, for PS4, PS5 and PC.
Worms Rumble - This is a real time version of the classic Team17 franchise, offering cross platform multiplayer with the PC and PS4 versions, a well as a battle royale mode.
Dragon Age, new projects from EA studios Dice, Motive and Criterion - The long-anticipated sequel from BioWare has been teased for next-gen consoles, as part of a wider glimpse for what EA is working on for new consoles during EA Play 2020. This includes a new project from Motive, Dice (likely Battlefield) and Criterion (likely Need for Speed).
FIFA 21 - this game is the next entry in the annual EA sport franchise, offering "blazing fast load times, deferred lighting and rendering, enhanced animation technology, off-ball humanisation, and more". Purchases on PS4 will see a free upgrade to PS5 (though physical on PS4 to PS5 digital is not possible), along with most game progress.
Cyberpunk 2077 - Due out in November on PS4, Xbox One and PC, there will be a patch at launch with light next gen improvements, followed by a more substantial one later to make better use of the enhanced hardware. For PS4 owners, the PS5 version for free as part of the same purchase.
Planet Coaster: Console Edition - Frontier is releasing Planet Coaster on next-gen consoles as well as PS4 and Xbox One when the park simulation game releases in late 2020.
Quantum Error - A cosmic-horror first-person shooter from TeamKill Media coming to PS4 and PS5 in 2021.
Cris Tales - Described as "a love letter to classic JRPGs", this 2D drawn adventure has you use the past, present and future to shape the world around you.
Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One: Developer Frogwares returns with an origin story for the famous detective, this time moving away from Victorian London to a Mediterranean-inspired island. Coming 2021.
Dustborn - A storied, single-player action adventure from Dreamfall Chapters and Draugen Red Thread Games coming 2021.
Resident Evil Village - Also known as the eighth title in the series, this keeps the first-person perspective of Resident Evil 7 and launches in 2021.
Pragmata - A mysterious new game from Capcom coming to PS5 in 2022.
Ghostwire: Tokyo - Revealed in E3 2019 at Bethesda's press conference, the June PS5 reveal event showcased first footage of the Shinji Mikami-led Tango Gameworks project. It's coming to PC and as console exclusive on PS5 in 2021.
Little Devil Inside - Developed by Neostream, this is an action adventure with survival elements in an "atmospheric, semi-open world".
NBA 2K21 - The next instalment in the basketball series from 2K Sports is coming Fall 2020.
Solar Ash - Revealed in early 2019 as the next game from Hyper Light Drifter developer Heart Machine, Solar Ash is coming to PS5 in 2021 in collaboration with Annapurna.
BugSnax - As the name suggests, the next game from Octodad developer Young Horses brings you an island where its inhabitants are half-bugs, half-snacks. Coming Holiday 2020 to PS4, PS5 and PC.
Kena - Bridge of Spirits - A story-driven adventure game created by Ember Lab - a team with a background in film and animation - where players "find and grow a team of charming spirit companions called the Rot, enhancing their abilities and creating new ways to manipulate the environment".
Goodbye Volcano High - An animated adventure from GNOG studio Ko_Op coming to both PS4, PS5 and PC in 2021.
Oddworld Soulstorm - The long-awaited next installment in the Oddworld series from Oddworld Inhabitants got its first gameplay debut at the PS5 reveal event in June.
Stray - An adventure game from Annapurna and Bluetwelve coming in 2021 on PC and PS4 and PS5 as a limited time console exclusive.
Jett: The Far Shore is coming Holiday 2020 to PS4 and PS5 from Superbrothers and Pine Scented. Revealed in a mysterious but captivating first trailer at the June PS5 reveal event, you must "carve out a future for a people haunted by oblivion and propelled by dreams".
Hitman 3 - IO Interactive sees Agent 47 return for the "most intimate and professional contract" of his career in the conclusion of the 'World of Assassination' trilogy. It's releasing January 2021 on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and PC.
Metal: Hellsinger - Developers by The Outsiders (the studio co-founded by former Battlefield 3 lead designer and Payday 2 director David Goldfarb), Metal: Hellsinger is a rhythm FPS that's coming to PC, Xbox One, PS4, and next-gen consoles in 2021.
Chivalry 2 - Coming to PC, current generation and next generation consoles, this will support full cross-play between all platforms.
Paradise Lost - an "emotion driven mystery" from Polyamorous Games about a boy exploring a bunker in a post-war landscape. Also coming to Xbox Series X and PC.
Dirt 5 - the latest addition to the long-running rally driving series from Codemasters. This game is also coming to PS4.
Chorus - this story driven, single-player space shooter is being published by Deep Silver. It will also be available on PS4.
Madden 21 - this game is the next entry in the annual EA sport franchise. You will also be able to purchase this game for the PS4.
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines - a sequel to the fan-favourite game published by Paradox, which will also be available on the PS4.
Assassin's Creed Valhalla - The latest entry in Ubisoft's long-running series, which is teased to reshape the series' brand of RPG storytelling, is available on November 17th. This game is also coming to PS4.
Observer: System Redux - A next-gen remaster of Bloober Team's 2017 science-fiction horror game, due out for release in 2020.
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum - this game will follow Gollum's adventures, as the evil influence of the One Ring and the remnants of Sméagol battle for his mind. Developed by Daedalic Entertainment, it will be released in 2021 and it was first revealed in the February 2020 edition of Edge.
Outriders is a one-to-three player co-operative shooter created by Bulletstorm studio People Can Fly, set for release by the end of 2020.
WRC 9 from Kylotonn will be coming to new consoles after debuting on PS4, Xbox One and PC in September.
As well as the above full reveals for PlayStation 5 games, other confirmations have also been trickling through:
- Upcoming Ubisoft games Gods & Monsters and Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Quarantine were mentioned as coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X in a conference call, as reported by gamesindustry.biz.
Which existing current-gen games will be enhanced on PlayStation 5?
As well as the above new releases and backwards compatibility of PS4 games, a number of existing games will come to PlayStation 5 with additional enhancements. Though not confirmed in every case, expect some of these to receive upgrades for free.
- Control - Remedy has announced that Control will be avaliable on the PS5; full details, including a release date, are yet to be announced.
- GTA 5 - A next-gen version of GTA 5 and GTA Online will offer "a range of technical improvements, visual upgrades and performance enhancements" when it launches in the second half of 2021. On PS5, a standalone version of GTA Online will be free exclusively during the first three months of release.
- Destiny 2 - The free-to-play shooter from Bungie will support 60FPS and 4K when it releases on next-gen consoles. Purchases from the PS4 version will carry over to the PlayStation 5 version for free, and it'll be possible to play with PS4 players through intergenerational crossplay. No date for the PS5 version has been set. Until then, the new expansion, Beyond Light, launches in September:
- Fortnite - Though Epic has yet to reveal how Fortnite will be improved on next-gen consoles, it's confirmed to be available at launch running on Unreal Engine 4.25 before transitioning to Unreal Engine 5 sometime in 2021.
- Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege will have a next-gen version, which will have cross-generation multiplayer. "For example, PlayStation 5 players can play with PlayStation 4 players, and Xbox Series X players can play with Xbox One players," creative director Leroy Athanassoff explained.
- Warframe was announced as branching out to next-gen consoles in a financial report by Leyou Technologies.
Meanwhile, Eurogamer sources have confirmed any game submitted for certification for the PlayStation 4 from mid-July onwards must also be compatible with the PlayStation 5.
This only affects the games that are being tested for release and not the ones actually being released in July - but even still, expect the above list to grow.
All PlayStation 5 launch games on release
Here are the confirmed PlayStation 5 games confirmed to launch alongside the console so far (the date of which has yet to be confirmed, aside from '2020'):
- Astro's Playroom (coming pre-loaded on PS5)
Beyond that, there have been few other announcements - though it's possible some exclusive or first-party games will make the launch line-up.
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Unconfirmed, but likely, PS5 games
Currently we don't know much about the upcoming games for the PS5, since there are a lot of titles that still need to be confirmed. We can, however, make some good guesses about what we believe will be appearing on the PS5.
These games include:
- Elder Scrolls 6 is definitely going to appear on the PS5. The only question is - when? For now you can enjoy our educated Elder Scrolls 6 location predictions.
- Starfield, Bethesda's space-based role-playing adventure, is still a few years away, making it a next gen game.