Next gen is nearly upon us, and Sony’s taking full advantage of the hype train. Their recent livestream dropped a hefty showcase of upcoming PS5 titles, all ranging from current gen ports to brand new titles. Here’s how it went down:
- Grand Theft Auto V
Rockstar’s most popular game yet will be upgraded to take advantage of the PS5 hardware in 2021 – and as a side note, PS4 owners of the game will get free $1 million in-game currency for GTA Online til the game’s next gen launch.
- Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
A spin-off? Sequel? Your guess is as good as ours – however, it looks to expand upon what made the original PS4 exclusive from Insomniac Games so beloved.
- Gran Turismo 7
Every Gran Turismo entry has pushed each PlayStation hardware it appeared on to the limits and GT7 looks to do the same for the PS5.
- Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
Dimensions are shifting and the titular duo have yet another mystery on their hands. Plus raytraced Ratchet? Hell yes to that.
- Project Athia
A Square Enix fantasy game running on FFXV’s Luminous Engine. It’s still in early production but looks promising enough.
An indie outing from publisher Annapurna Interactive. It puts the player in the paws of a kitty exploring a dystopian sci-fi future in beautiful neon drenched surroundings.
Developer Housemarque seems to have augmented their arcadey gloves with a brand new third person shooter set on a mysterious planet. And given the studio’s experience with audio driven games, 3D audio will be a selling feature too.
- Sackboy: A Big Adventure
The LittleBigPlanet franchise is back and perhaps unabashedly taking a leaf from Nintendo’s 3D platformers – not a bad thing at all.
- Destruction AllStars
Each second of the trailer is honestly an assault on the senses. Fans of Twisted Metal might want to take a look at this.
- Oddworld: Soulstorm
Announced a while back, Soulstorm is the latest continuation in the longrunning Oddworld series of 2D platformers.
- Ghostwire: Tokyo
Definitely the weirdest game on the list. This latest game from Bethesda and Tango Gameworks is seemingly a first person hack & slash/dungeon crawler sort of game – stark departure from the third person shooter expectations that players had.
- JETT: The Far Shore
One of the more vaguer trailers on the list that’s seemingly about some laid-back planet exploration.
One of the first revealed PS5 games gets another look, featuring it’s combat and enemy design particularly.
- Solar Ash
Here’s the first look at the upcoming exploration game from the devs of Hyper Light Drifter.
- Kena: Bridge of Spirits
It’s a Pixar movie come to life: play as Kena, a young warrior on an action packed journey to save a village from terror.
- Goodbye Volcano High
A cinematic love story narrative featuring furry characters. Heavy Night In The Woods vibes here. Coming in 2021
- Hitman 3
One of the more surprise reveals is the next installment in IO Interactive’s longrunning Hitman series of stealth games. And it looks sweet.
- Astro’s Playroom
A pre-loaded PS5 3D platformer, it promises to make the most of the Dualsense controller.
- Little Devil Inside
A survival action RPG with a unique artstyle and comical charm to back it up.
- NBA 2K21
No surprises here really. It’s the newest entry in 2K’s annual sports series.
If you thought Octodad was weird, this new game from developer Young Horse will leave you even more stunned. Animals gobbling down alive foods? Alright.
- Demon’s Souls remake
Another rumor come to life is Bluepoint’s reimagining of the 2009 cult classic FromSoft game.
Hey, it’s Dishonored 3 – at the very least a spiritual successor, from the Dishonored-ish abilities to level design. No surprise, given it’s by Arkane.
- Resident Evil VIII
Subtitled “Village”, we don’t think anyone anticipated this one here but everything lines up with rumors so far, especially the inclusion of werewolves. Also an RE4-esque setting. With first person view returning from VII. Coming in 2021.
Another weird entry on here, Capcom’s Pragmata featured=s an explorer teaming up with a girl with some mysterious powers. 2022 release.
- Horizon II: Forbidden West
The next gen sequel to Guerilla’s much hyped action adventure game will be arriving on the PS5 in the future.
- PS5 hardware reveal
The highlight of the show was the debut look at the PlayStation 5 console itself – with accessories like an HD camera and media remote. There’s also a digital version of the console without a disc tray. Looks sleek and neat.
Whew that is quite a lot of announcements. Sony seems to be readying for a long journey ahead. Will you be joining in?