Sony's PlayStation 5 will launch on November 12 ahead of the 2020 holiday season, and we now have a pretty clear picture of what major games will be on the console right at launch.
The next-generation console comes in two variants: a standard edition with a disc drive and a Digital Edition without one. The PS5 will also come with a completely redesigned controller, along with a flurry of other futuristic features. But what about the games?
With the PlayStation Plus Collection, anyone with a PS Plus subscription will be able to access at least 18 of the PlayStation 4's best titles, including God of War (2018), Bloodborne, The Last of Us Remastered, and Uncharted 4: A Thief's End. Additionally, the new consoles will be backward compatible with "99 percent" of all PS4 games — so there are a lot of excellent older games to choose from.
But in terms of what games will be available right when the PS5 launches, here's a look at every title that's been confirmed for a November 12 release date. (Note: Launch "window" games like Cyberpunk 2077, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, and Outriders won't be released until sometime later.)
9. Observer: System Redux
Bloober Team has two titles planned for holiday 2020. While The Medium will be an Xbox exclusive, Observer: System Redux will be on PS5 right at launch. This title is a remaster of a cyberpunk horror game that first came out for PC, PS4, and Xbox One in 2017. It remasters the visuals to take advantage of next-gen hardware, and even adds three new cases to the game. If you missed out on the game back in 2017 or are just looking for a horror game to play on PS5 at launch, Observer: System Redux is that game.
The world's most popular battle royale game won't miss the dawn of a new console generation. Epic Games announced that next-gen Fortnite will be available on the PS5 at launch so gamers can drop in as soon as they boot up their new console. It even got a trailer during September 16's PS5 Showcase that shows just how much better the battle royale looks on next-gen consoles.
7. 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!
6. Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales
A new Spider-Man game starring Miles Morales will be on PS5 right at launch. The game itself will only be $49.99, though a $69.99 Ultimate Edition of the game will also come out on November 12, 2020. But it's not a PS5 exclusive. In a PlayStation Blog post, Sony also confirmed that Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales will launch for PS4 on November 12 as well. No matter which system you have, you can't miss out on this game.
5. Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition
During September's PS5 Showcase, Capcom revealed that Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition will be on both next-gen consoles right at launch. This is an enhanced version of Capcom's critically acclaimed 2019 action game. It features 4K and 120 FPS gameplay, new Legendary Dark Night and Turbo game modes, and even makes Virgil a playable character.
4. Sackboy: A Big Adventure
In a PlayStation Blog post following the PS5 Showcase in September, Sony confirmed that Sumo Digital's Sackboy: A Big Adventure is a launch title for PS5. This is a more casual platformer starring Sackboy, the protagonist of the LittleBigPlanet series, and plays more like Super Mario 3D World than your traditional LittleBigPlanet game.
Like Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, it will also come out for PS4 on November 12. Sackboy: A Big Adventure will cost $59.99.
Godfall is a new hack-and-slash, loot-focused fantasy game from Counterplay Games and Borderlands 3 developer Gearbox. 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 was barely featured in September's PS5 showcase, only showing up in a sizzle reel at the end, it is a launch title for the system. The developers confirmed that on Twitter in addition to the fact that it has already gone gold. That means the game is complete barring any post-launch updates, so don't expect it to be pushed back like Kena: Bridge of Spirits.
2. Destruction All-Stars
Destruction All-Stars, a wacky vehicle combat game first shown off in June's PS5 presentation, was confirmed to be a PS5 launch title on September 16 as well. This game will actually be exclusive to the PS5, but that almost means that it will cost players $69.99 as that is what Sony plans to charge for its first-party PS5 games going forward.
1. Demon's Souls
We got an extended glimpse at Bluepoint's remake of Demon's Souls in September and also learned that it will be a launch title for PS5. Like Destruction All-Stars, Demon's Souls is only on PS5 but will cost players $70. Still, it's an utterly gorgeous remake and one of the best looking next-gen launch titles.
Bonus: Backwards compatible titles and the PS Plus Collection
While those nine new games will be on PS5 right at launch, it's also worth a reminder that you can play many PS4 games on PS5 day one as well. While a full list of titles hasn't been shared, Jim Ryan confirmed that "99 percent" of the PS4's library will be backward compatible barring any licensing issues. As such, you don't have to worry about losing out on playing your PS4 games if you decide to trade it in and upgrade to a PS5.
For those that have missed out on some of the PS4's biggest games, the PS Plus Collection will also launch alongside the PS5. While it's no Game Pass as it doesn't include new PS5 first-party games, the PS Plus Collection still includes major games like Bloodborne, Days Gone, and God of War. PS Plus members will at least be able to enjoy these titles on PS5 day one.
PS5 will be released on November 12, 2020.