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.
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Note: Sony is planning to reveal multiple new PlayStation 5 titles on Thursday, 4th June during a presentation that will be streamed online and liveblogged on Eurogamer.net.
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:
- 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.
Which existing games will be enhanced on PlayStation 5?
As well as the above new releases, existing games will also see PlayStation 5 enhancements. Though not confirmed in every case, expect some of these to receive upgrades for free.
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.
- 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.
Other confirmed PS5 games explained
Below you'll find all the other confirmed PS5 games. These games will released onto multiple platforms, including PC, the Xbox Series X and last gen consoles.
- 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. 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, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Quarantine and Watch Dogs Legion were mentioned as coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X in a conference call, as reported by gamesindustry.biz.
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'):
Beyond that, there have been few other announcements - though it's possible some exclusive or first-party games will make the launch line-up.
With the PlayStation 5 on its way, weve written guides on everything we currently know about PS5 specs, the PS5 controller and upcoming PS5 games youll be able to play. Until then, for existing PS4 owners, find out the PlayStation Plus games for this month.
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:
- A new project from Bluepoint Games, the developer of the PS4 Shadow of the Colossus remake. "We're working on a big one right now," president Marco Thrush teased to Wired, "I'll let you figure out the rest." For extra context, the studio told Digital Foundry in 2018 that their next project is another remake, which makes it easy to assume these two games are one and the same.
- Cyberpunk 2077 - announced as the first non-Microsoft 'Smart Delivery' game, which means purchases on Xbox One will be upgraded to an Xbox Series X game for free "when available" as part of the same purchase. Though not confirmed yet, it's likely PS5 will get the same treatment (though whether you have to also pay for the upgrade is also unknown).
- 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.
- Countless yearly franchises, live service games and popular apps. Will Forza, FIFA, Call of Duty and Madden be coming to the new Xbox? Almost certainly. EA in particular has said (via GamesIndustry.biz) some games on current consoles will get free Xbox Series X and PS5 upgrades.