Sony looks to follow-up on the historic success of the PlayStation 4 with its next-gen console, the unsurprisingly named PlayStation 5. With the PlayStation brand stronger than ever before, many people are already predicting that Sony could be in the driver’s seat heading into the next-generation of console gaming.
But it don’t mean a thing if you ain’t got those games. While Sony has yet to reveal its first-party PS5 games, we actually know a few intriguing third-party AAA and indie titles coming to the new console. Could these games beat out the Xbox Series X’s confirmed list of titles?
Here’s a list of the confirmed PlayStation 5 games that have been revealed so far:
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
Unsurprisingly, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will be a cross-generation title. Ubisoft’s next entry in this legendary gaming franchise promises to explore the exciting history of Vikings while building upon the RPG elements of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. You should expect this to be one of the year’s biggest titles, even if you maybe shouldn’t expect the PS5 and Xbox Series X versions to feature significantly improved graphics.
While many of the finer points of Chorus remain a mystery, the fact that this game is poised to evolve the space combat shooter genre is enough to get us excited. We’ll see whether Chorus can live up to the legacy of titles like the Rogue Squadron series, but everything we’ve seen so far from this project suggests it will be a dark, beautiful, and intense experience in its own right.
Cyberpunk 2077 is still set to debut on current-gen platforms, but developer CD Projekt Red has confirmed its intentions to port the game to next-gen platforms. While we were already looking forward to the next project from the team behind The Witcher 3, Cyberpunk 2077‘s action-based gameplay, incredible sci-fi world, promising narrative, and celebrity star power make it one of the most ambitious and highly-anticipated games of the next generation.
We probably don’t need to tell you what Destiny 2 is, but we’re thrilled that Bungie has confirmed that this title will make the leap to the PS5. Destiny 2 has only gotten better since launch and Bungie’s commitment to bringing the game to next-gen consoles also signals its commitment to sticking with the growth of this title rather than simply jumping to Destiny 3.
The Dirt series has been a surprisingly solid racing franchise for quite some time now, but the reason we’re especially excited for Dirt 5 on the PS5 is that Dirt games have traditionally looked incredible. Despite being a cross-generational title, this game could be an early preview of the power of next-gen technology.
It’s not exactly shocking that Fortnite is coming to the PlayStation 5. It’s one of the world’s most popular games after all. But it’s nice to know that fans won’t have to keep their PS4s around just to play the game. We imagine that Epic will remain committed to Fortnite for quite some time to come, even if the game’s more humble graphics means that it probably won’t benefit much from next-gen technology.
Aside from holding the unique distinction of being one of the first PS5 games confirmed before the PS5 itself was really being officially talked about, Godfall happens to be one of the most intriguing PS5 games on the horizon. Described as a “looter-slasher,” Godfall is poised to be a kind of action-RPG that just may stand as one of the PS5’s most desirable early exclusives.
Gods and Monsters
It’s been a little while since we’ve heard more about Gods and Monsters, but Ubisoft plans to release the game in Holiday 2020, just in time for the PS5 and Xbox Series X. That’s good news considering that Gods and Monsters is positioned to be a Legend of Zelda-like adventure from a studio that’s been known to make some pretty incredible grand-scale adventures of its own over the years.
THQ Nordic confirmed its intentions to remake Gothic for the PS5 as well as other current-gen platforms. Infamous for its ambitious ideas and compelling world, the original Gothic may have been a flawed gem that flew somewhat under the radar, but that actually makes it the perfect candidate for a remake. We’re interested to see much more of this project.
We’re not exactly stunned that EA intends to release Madden 21 for the PS5, and we don’t expect the PS5 version of this game to look significantly different from the current-gen model. What we’re really interested in seeing, though, is whether or not this edition of Madden finds a way to separate itself from recent entries.
Developer People Can Fly has long been one of the most exciting action studios in the world, so you can bet that we’re thrilled to see Outriders as one of the titles coming to the PS5. This co-op shooter looks a bit more ambitious than previous People Can Fly titles like Bulletstorm, but as long as it maintains the studio’s brand of high-octane action, we’re sure this will end up being one of the most notable early PS5 games.
Rainbow Six Quarantine
Rainbow Six Quarantine is a somewhat odd spin-off for the military-focused Rainbow Six series. This sci-fi, co-op, PvE shooter will see teams of three do battle against mysterious monsters via a combat system that looks somewhat similar to Rainbow Six Siege. This has the potential to be an incredibly fun cooperative experience, so be sure to keep an eye on it.
Rainbow Six Siege
Speaking of Rainbow Six Siege, Ubisoft has confirmed that its team-based online shooter will be coming to PS5. Considering that Rainbow Six Siege has steadily turned into one of the best competitive shooters on the market over the last few years, it’ll be fascinating to see whether or not the next-generation marks a bold new era for the Siege experience.
Initially revealed as an Xbox Series X title, Bandai Namco has confirmed that Scarlet Nexus will also come to the PS5. This fast-paced action title sports an anime aesthetic that is not only visually striking in its own right but could really shine on the PS5. If you want to see what kind of gameplay speed next-gen consoles are capable of, this could be one of your best early bets.
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum
A stealth-based Lord of the Rings game starring the twisted and diabolical Gollum? Yes, please. Rumors of this project have been floating around for quite some time now, and early screenshots and footage of the game suggest that this is shaping up to be one of the most promising video game titles set in the Lord of the Rings universe since Shadow of Mordor.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2
We were excited to learn that the cult classic PC RPG Vampire: The Masquerade would finally get a sequel, and we’re thrilled to hear that Bloodlines 2 will be making the leap to the PS5. Along with being one of the most promising RPGs on the horizon from a gameplay perspective, Bloodlines 2 has the potential to be one of the best looking early next-gen projects.
Warframe started as a relatively simple free-to-play Destiny-like action title. It wasn’t much, but it was free and it was fun. In recent years, though, Warframe has grown into one of the best-supported, most fascinating, and most ambitious free-to-play games in the world. It will be fascinating to see how this game continues to evolve over the course of the next generation.
Watch Dogs: Legion
Everything we’ve seen of Watch Dogs: Legion thus far suggests that it will be the most ambitious Watch Dogs title yet. This title promises the ability to take control of nearly every NPC in its open-world and enjoy the unique stories, personalities, and adventures they have to offer. A game of that scope sounds perfect for the PS5 and its promising SSD technology.
If the Dirt series doesn’t quite do it for you and you can’t wait until the next Gran Turismo game, then WRC 9 may just be the next-gen racer you’re looking for. This rally racing game promises to use the PS5’s incredible power to offer a fast-paced and stunning next-gen racing experience.