Sony's PlayStation 5 will be released before the end of 2020 to take advantage of the holiday season, and the full lineup of launch titles has yet to be revealed. We know so little about the PS5 that fans are dreaming up crazy designs that look like the Nintendo GameCube or a tiny Death Star. There are even fan-created mockups of what the home screen could look like.
There's also little information available about what video games we can expect for PS5 outside of backward compatible titles like The Last of Us Part II and Ghost of Tsushima, but ahead of Sony's PS5 presentation on June 4, here's every confirmed PS5 game that will be available when the console launches.
15. Astro's Playroom
Astro's Playroom, a follow-up to the critically acclaimed VR game Astro Bot: Rescue Mission, was shown off during the June 11 PS5 event. While the event didn't reveal this, it will actually be a pack-in title for anyone that buys a PS4. It's set to be a cute 3D platformer that takes advantage of the DualSense's haptic feedback as players explore worlds based on PS5 console components. If you pick up a PS5, you literally can't miss this game!
14. NBA 2K21
2K Games confirmed that its next NBA 2K game will be on the PS5 this fall. NBA 2K21 is built from the ground up for PS5," the description of its reveal trailer teases. "Get ready for Next-Gen graphics, load times, and power." If you enjoy sports games, it's good to know that NBA 2K21 will be available to you when the console releases.
13. Destiny 2: Beyond Light
On June 9, Bungie revealed the Destiny 2: Beyond Light expansion, which will start the next-era of live service support of the sci-fi shooter. During that presentation, Bungie also confirmed that Destiny 2 will come to PS5 this fall. The PS5 version of Destiny 2 will be free for those who own it on PS4, all progress will carry over. Crossplay between PS4 and PS5 is also in the pipeline.
12. Marvel's Spider-Man Miles Morales
A new Spider-Man game starring Miles Morales will be on PS5 right at launch. Well, kind of. Sony told The Telegraph following the game's announcement on June 11 that this is "an expansion and an enhancement to the previous game." We currently do not know if the game will be sold at full price.
"There’s a substantial Miles Morales component — which is the expansion element — but also within the game as well there’s been major enhancements to the game and the game engine, obviously deploying some of the major PlayStation 5 technology and features," they went on to clarify.
During the June 11 PS5 reveal event, we learned that Deathloop will be launching this holiday as a timed PS5 exclusive. This is the latest game from Arkane Studios, who are known best for the Dishonored games. This exclusive is a first-person shooter with a lot of player choice that follows a man named Colt as he is stuck in a time loop while trying to take out eight different targets. Meanwhile, players can also control Julianna, an assassin who is trying to take Colt down.
10. Madden NFL 21
New sports games come every year, and while Madden NFL 21's full unveiling may have been postponed, we still know that it is coming to both current and next-gen consoles. EA Sports titles have been a hallmark of nearly every console, and things should be no different with the PS5. If you're a fan of sports games, you may want to hold out on this year's releases until you can get the next-gen version unless Sony confirms something similar to Microsoft's Smart Delivery system for the Xbox Series X.
9. Dirt 5
Racing games are pretty synonymous with console launches, and Dirt 5 from Codemasters is continuing that trend. It will be on next-gen systems right at launch, using the additional power to bring back local four-player split-screen racing.
It will also feature a more in-depth Career Mode that stars famous voice actors like Troy Baker and Nolan North. If you're a fan of racing games, this is currently the next-gen launch game you should be looking forward to most.
8. Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2
This vampire RPG is a sequel to the 2004 cult classic PC game Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines. Players should get a lot of freedom in their decisions during missions, accounting for different and immersive playstyles and dialogue options. While it was featured in an Xbox Series X presentation, we know that it will also be coming to PS5 later this year. As such, it seems all but certain that it'll be a cross-gen launch title.
7. Observer: System Redux
At the start of every gaming generation, we typically get our fair share of remasters that take advantage of the improved hardware to enhance older games. Bloober Team is doing this with its 2017 cyberpunk horror game Observer, which it plans to release on next-gen consoles later this year as Observer: System Redux.
So far, Bloober Team has confirmed that the PS5 version of Observer: System Redux will have new story and gameplay content when compared to the original. As CD Projekt Red has confirmed that the next-gen version of Cyberpunk 2077 is not going to be there at launch, Observer: System Redux will be the best way to scratch that Cyberpunk itch on next-gen consoles.
6. Jett: The Far Shore
Jett: The Far Shore is a sci-fi PS5 launch window indie game by indie developer Superbrothers. It follows someone named Mei who is searching for a sanctuary for the human race, who are nearing extinction. Players will explore this new planet on a high-speed flying aircraft as she discovers interesting places and creatures and fights enemies. On PlayStation Blog, the developers tease that the game will take advantage of the PS5's 3D audio capabilities as well as the DualSense's haptic feedback.
Bugsnax was probably the weirdest game shown during the June 11 PS5 reveal event. From the creators of Octodad, this indie game takes place on Snaktooth Island, where the titular food-insect hybrids live. The game's PlayStation Blog post clarifies that this will be a first-person adventure game, that it's a cross-generation title with PS4, and that it will take advantage of the DualSense's haptic feedback.
4. Rainbow Six Siege
A port of the popular tactical multiplayer shooter Rainbow Six Siege is the only video game currently confirmed as a launch title by its developer. During an interview with Windows Central in February, Rainbow Six Siege Director Leroy Athanassoff stated: "What I can tell you is that we are going to be on [the consoles] from launch ... our target is to be available right at launch." He couldn't share a specific date but confirmed that Rainbow Six Siege will be on PS5 whenever its release does roll around, making it the one surefire game on this list.
Godfall is a new hack-and-slash, loot-focused fantasy game from Counterplay Games and Borderlands 3 developer Gearbox. Footage from the game has also leaked if you're curious about seeing what a next-generation game looks like in action.
It was revealed for PC and PS5 at the Game Awards 2019 in December, making it the first brand new PS5 title to be officially revealed. While it hasn't technically been confirmed as a launch title, it does have a release window of "holiday 2020" just like the PS5, so it seems likely that it will be a launch title.
When People Can Fly and Square Enix's Outriders reemerged in February, it was confirmed that the game would be coming to next-gen consoles. It's a cooperative, loot-focused shooter — akin to Destiny or Anthem — set on an alien world called Enoch where players utilize special powers creating by something called "The Anomaly." While People Can Fly is still being coy about what's different in the next-gen versions of Outriders, Game Informer's cover story said that the developers "seemed confident that the next-gen would let them add additional visual polish than would be otherwise possible."
1. Assassin's Creed Valhalla
The next game in the Assassin’s Creed series rounds out Ubisoft’s lineup for the launch of PS5 and brings the franchise into the era of the Vikings. With a large open world and a focus on exciting raids and powers, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will definitely be helped out by the additional power of the PS5.
Despite that, Ubisoft has not detailed what the exact enhancements will be, though we may learn what the next-gen console versions add when it’s featured in an Inside Xbox presentation on May 7. With a “holiday 2020” window, it’s safe to assume that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will be out when the PS5 launches.