PlayStation fans are getting really impatient these last few months since it seems like Xbox is getting all the attention, while Sony is doing almost nothing to promote their next-gen console - PlayStation 5.
We've seen PlayStation 5 controller DualSense and PlayStation 5 specs, and that's about it. Everything else is just rumours, speculations, and second-hand reports.
There is one particular rumour that gives fans something to hope for, and it says that PlayStation 5 reveal event will take place in June, according to VentureBeat reporter Jeff Grubb, and Bloomberg reporter Jason Schreier.
This might be the day when Sony will also announce a couple of their big exclusives they will launch with the console release.
The last time Sony announced their first-party exclusive was Ghost of Tsushima, back at Paris Games Week 2017, almost three years ago. Fans are hungry and it is time to see Sony's next big title.
In this article, we will first see all confirmed PlayStation 5 games, and then, we will take a look at some of the biggest potential new PlayStation exclusives that will come to PlayStation 5, both rumoured and speculated games.
Confirmed PlayStation 5 games
Electronic Arts has confirmed that Battlefield 6 is coming to Xbox Series X and PS5 in 2021. Battlefield V will receive its last update this summer, and Star Wars Battlefront 2 got its last update a couple of weeks ago. DICE is now fully focused on Battlefield 2021.
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Epic Games has confirmed that Fortnite will come to PS5 and Xbox Series X at lunch. Transition to Unreal Engine 5 is also confirmed.
Assassin's Creed Valhalla
The next chapter in the beloved action-adventure series is coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X, Ubisoft has confirmed. Read everything we know about Assassin's Creed: Valhalla here.
Rainbow Six Siege
This popular tactical shooter will come to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X at launch, and UbiSoft says that it will support not just cross-console play, but also cross-generational multiplayer, which means you will be able to play on PlayStation 5 with someone who's playing on PS4
Rainbow Six Quarantine
Rainbow Six Quarantine was announced during E3 2019, and it was originally planned to be a current-gen title, but was later pushed to next-gen, as well as some other Ubisoft games, after the fiasco with Ghost Recon Breakpoint.
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Quarantine is a three-player, tactical co-op shooter set several years in the future of the Rainbow Six universe.
Watch Dogs: Legion
Another Ubisoft game that was postponed after the backlash surrounding Ghost Recon Breakpoint fiasco.
The game was first announced at E3 2019, and it showcased an interesting idea that you can practically play as any character from the streets on London (the game's location). From a pro hacker to an old granny.
Gods and Monsters
Another delayed game from Ubisoft. It was announced at E3 2019, and it will be released sometime in the fiscal year 2021.
Ubisoft describes the game as a "storybook adventure set on an island full of mythical monsters," where our mission will be to save the Greek gods "by taking on tricky challenges, dangerous dungeons and heroic trials".
Dying Light 2
Dying Light 2 is a highly anticipated sequel to 2015's Dying Light. This time, legendary game writer Chris Avellone is working on it, to create game's factions and important characters.
The game begins 15 years after Dying Light, with a new protagonist named Aiden Caldwell, who is equipped with various parkour skills. The gameplay is a mix of survival horror and action role-playing game.
Unfortunately, there are some rumours that the game is "a total mess". There were several delays, but the game is still set for both current and next-gen consoles, according to Techland's chief technology officer, Pawel Rohleder.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2
Earlier this month we saw a new trailer for Bloodlines 2, when it was confirmed that the game is coming to Xbox Series X, as well as PlayStation 5.
Bloodlines 2 is a sequel to a phenomenal 2004 RPG of the same name, which to this day is considered as one of the best RPG games of all time.
We know almost nothing about this game, except that it is a single-player RPG set in outer space, and that we will be able to travel from planet to planet. Bethesda is very secretive about their first new IP in 25 years, but one thing is for sure - it will be a next-gen game.
The Elder Scrolls 6
The next game in The Elder Scrolls series is even further away than Starfield, which was confirmed by Bethesda's Todd Howard. We know absolutely nothing about this game, except for rumours, but we're sure that TES6 won't come out until at least the end of 2022.
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Developed by Digital Extremes, Warframe is a popular free-to-play online sci-fi shooter.
In an earnings report by Leyou Technology (Digital Extremes' parent company), it is confirmed that they are "preparing to expand Warframe to more platforms, such as the next-generation consoles and other devices".
This February THQ confirmed that they will be making a remake of a cult classic from 2004, for Xbox Series X, PS5 and PC. Gothic is going to get a full-blown "new-old" game, and you can already try Gothic Playable Teaser for free.
“We are up for the challenge to develop a full Gothic remake which will stay as faithfully as possible to the original experience and transport the atmospheric world of Gothic into a high-quality look and carefully modernising certain gameplay mechanics,” said THQ Nordic business and product development director Reinhard Pollice.
The game is still in the early stage of production, and it probably won't be finished until at least the end of 2021.
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Outriders is a 1-3 player co-op RPG shooter set in an original, "dark and desperate" sci-fi universe. Developed by Polish studio People Can Fly(Painkiller, Bulletstorm) and published by Square Enix, the game is coming "Holiday 2020" for PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum
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German developer Daedalic Entertainment is currently working on The Lord of the Rings adventure game focused solely on Gollum as the main protagonist. We still don't know much about the game, except that it is a prequel to The Lord of the Rings.
The first screenshots from the game were recently shared, showing the game's art style and locations.
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This is actually the first game confirmed for release on the PlayStation 5, back when it was announced at The Game Awards 2019. Developed by Counterplay Games and published by Gearbox Publishing, the game is set to release in late 2020.
It is an action RPG with some mechanics inspired by Monster Hunter series and Destiny 2. The game's world was inspired by The Stormlight Archive, The First Law and the Foundation series
Nothing like a good old mud riding.
Codemasters' off-road racing franchise returns this October, and it is confirmed that it will come to both PS4 and PS5 (as well as Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PC and Google Stadia).
FIA World Rally Championship 9
Another racing game is coming to PS5 at launch. WRC 9 will release in September 2020 for PC, Switch, Xbox One and PS4, but will also release on next-gen consoles.
Call of Duty Warzone
It was confirmed earlier this month that Call of Duty Battle Royale title Warzone will have PS5 and Xbox Series X support.
Other confirmed PS5 games
Besides these games we've listed above, it is also confirmed that Cyberpunk 2077 will have a separate next-gen version, and Electronic Arts has confirmed that this year's sports games will come to both PS4 and PS5 (FIFA 21, Madden 21, and NHL 21).
Bungie has revealed that Destiny 2 will be coming to PlayStation 5, and about a month ago, Blooper Team has announced Observer: System Redux for next-generation systems.
Other confirmed PS5 games are Paradise Lost, Quantum Error, Roots of Pacha, Scarlet Nexus, MicroMan, Flipper Mechanic, Chorus: Rise As One, and Ultimate Fishing Simulator 2.
Rumoured PlayStation 5 Games
As we've mentioned at the start of this article, last time Sony announced a first-party game was almost three years ago, which led to people speculating which games will be PS5 exclusives.
Demon’s Souls remake
It has been known for some time that Bluepoint Studio is working on a new game.
Bluepoint is known for its great remakes and remasters. They've remastered ports of God of War and God of War II for PS3, Gravity Rush for PS4, Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection for PS4, and they did a fantastic job with the remake of Shadow of the Colossus.
They say that their PS5 project will "become the achievement we're most proud of". Current speculations are that they are working on a Demon’s Souls remake, which is supported by Jason Schreier, who is a well-informed and reliable gaming journalist.
Hidetaka Miyazaki, "the father" of souls-like games, became internationally known for directing Demon's Souls and later Dark Souls trilogy.
FromSoftware, developers of the Souls series and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, are currently working on Elden Ring, in collaboration with George R. R. Martin. That game is announced for PS4 and Xbox One, but it will probably be released for PS5 and Xbox Series X as well.
Resident Evil 8
There are many rumours in regard to the next Resident Evil game. Some say it will be a Resident Evil 4 remake, while others say it will be Resident Evil 8. We optimistically believe that both rumours are true. Several known horror leakers and insiders, such as Dusk Golem and Rely on Horror, are strongly suggesting that Resident Evil 8 is coming next year for PS5.
Sony and Capcom were closely cooperating together to promote last three Resident Evil games - Resident Evil 7 Biohazard was announced at the E3 2016 PlayStation event, Resident Evil 2 was first shown during Sony’s PlayStation E3 2018 press conference, and Resident Evil 3 was announced during an online PlayStation presentation in December 2019. Maybe Capcom's next Resident Evil project will be announced along with the PS5 presentation?
Resident Evil 7 was also an exceptional VR experience with PSVR, so Resident Evil 8 might be a PSVR2 launch title next year?
It hurts to even remember what happened with Kojima's Silent Hills. P.T. was a fantastic demo for a game that never came.
Earlier this year, there were rumours that Silent Hills could be revived with Hideo Kojima back at the helm and that Konami is working on a "soft reboot" of the Silent Hill franchise as well.
Konami denied those rumours, saying that they were false, but "leaks" and rumours about it continue to pop up to this day. For example, manga artist Suehiro Maruo is posting some cryptic Instagram Stories related to Silent Hill.
A new Silent Hill will be a perfect launch title for PS5, and the game might be announced in June, possible during the PS5 reveal event planned for 3 June.
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This is probably the most obvious one we will get.
Horizon Zero Dawn is an open-world post-apocalyptic game that has sold over 10 million copies. It's developed by Guerrilla Games, a Dutch studio previously known for their Killzone series.
It's rumoured that Guerrilla is planning a Horizon Zero Dawn trilogy. and Horizon Zero Dawn 2 for PlayStation 5 will most likely be a launch title.
There were numerous new job advertisements suggesting that Guerrilla Games is working on a new open-world game.
Positions like a senior game writer to “pitch compelling ideas for game quests, factions and backstories,” or job ads for a lead creature animator and technical vegetation artist, were a clear indicator that something is in the works.
In March, Sony announced plans to launch Horizon Zero Dawn for PC this summer. It will be the first time a major PlayStation exclusive game from a first-party studio to be released for PC, and PlayStation fans weren't happy about it.
But, this might simply mean that Horizon 2 is close, and Sony wants to get some new fans that will potentially like the first game and then buy PS5 do play the sequel.
Insomniac Games new game
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Insomniac Games exist for almost three decades, and they were independent until August last year when Sony official bought them. The company is most known for developing several of the biggest PlayStation hits, from PS1 to PS4.
For PlayStation 1, they created Spyro series, for PlayStation Ratchet & Clank, and for PlayStation 3 Resistance series. And of course, one of the best-selling PlayStation 4 games of all time, Marvel's Spider-Man.
They got to be working on something now for PlayStation 5, but what? Maybe Spider-man 2? Maybe even a new Resistance game? There are even some rumours floating around that new Ratchet & Clank will be PlayStation 5 launch game.
All of this is just rumours and speculations, but one thing is for sure - Insomniac Games is working on a new project, and we cant wait to see what will they bring to PlayStation 5.
Games probably coming to PlayStation 5
And finally, an honourable mention for games that will probably have an "upgraded" version for PS5, but that's not yet officially announced: Death Stranding, The Last of Us Part 2, Ghost of Tsushima, Final Fantasy VII Remake, and Red Dead Redemption 2.