Although the PlayStation 5 hasn’t been officially announced, it is widely expected that it will be releasing during the end of next year. Sony has revealed little titbits of information about the features of the next console, however, one important question still remains, which games can we expect to play when the PlayStation 5 launches?
1. Watch Dogs: Legion
Watch Dogs: Legion, the third game in the franchise, seems to take elements from previous games and dial everything up to 11. It was already expected that Ubisoft would release the game on next-gen consoles, especially after they delayed its release into the next financial year, which coincides with the release of the PlayStation 5.
Recently Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot confirmed that Legion would be a cross-gen game. This isn’t surprising as previous Ubisoft games, such as Assassin’s Creed Black Flag, also released on the PlayStation 3 and 4.
2. Dying Light 2
Dying Light 2 for the PlayStation 5 was confirmed by the developer’s Chief Technology Officer, Pawel Rohleder, who mentioned in an interview that they are always looking at the latest “new toys” and that plans are already in place to bring the game to next-gen consoles.
3. Gods and Monsters
With its Breath of the Wild-inspired visuals and colourful world, which is a departure from what we usually see from Ubisoft games. Gods and Monsters caught the gaming industry’s attention. It was expected to release this year but, as with Watch Dogs: Legion, the game has been delayed to Ubisoft’s next financial year and has been confirmed to be a cross-gen title.
4. Final Fantasy VII Remake
As confirmed by Square Enix president and CEO Yosuke Matsuda, Final Fantasy VII Remake is set to release on both the current and next-gen consoles. The first part of the game, as it will be released in episodic format, is coming out in March next year. However, it is a given that the rest of the parts will release well into the lifecycle of the next-gen consoles.
5. Rainbow Six Quarantine
Ubisoft has had a rough year and, as with the two other games mentioned in this list, Rainbow Six Quarantine has been delayed to the company’s next financial year. This probably indicates that it will be one of the company’s first PlayStation 5 games.
6. Overwatch 2
Fans of the multiplayer hero shooter were overwhelmed when Blizzard announced that a sequel was in the works. Adding new multiplayer modes, as well as a single-player mode, Overwatch 2 is a game many can’t wait to see released. Although it hasn’t been confirmed by Blizzard, it is safe to assume that the game will most likely have a cross-gen release, especially since we don’t expect the game to release before the announcement of the PlayStation 5.
7. Cyberpunk 2077
CD Projekt Red’s next game Cyberpunk 2077 seems a likely candidate for a cross-gen release. Although the developer has confirmed multiple times that the game will be heading to the PlayStation 4, after seeing the game in action, many wondered if this would indeed be the case. A PS5 version of the game could, in theory, have shinier visuals and a few more additions, similar to how previous cross-gen games had been enhanced for the newer consoles.
8. Horizon Zero Dawn 2
Thanks to various leaks and rumours, and the fact that the first game sold so well, it is expected that a follow up to Horizon Zero Dawn would be releasing on the PlayStation 5. Both Sony and Guerrilla Games have been tight-lipped about the potential sequel to the game but, seeing as the original made such a huge splash on the PlayStation 4, it would only make sense to see its sequel releasing either as a launch title or at least early in the PlayStation 5’s lifecycle.
9. The Last of Us: Part 2
This feels like a given. Seeing as The Last of Us had both a PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 release, it seems likely that Naughty Dogs follow up to the critically acclaimed game will see a cross-gen release. Sony would want to make sure that they get The Last of Us: Part 2 into the hands of as many gamers as possible, so releasing the game on both the PS4 and the PS5 just makes business sense.
10. Ghosts of Tsushima
Sucker Punch’s next game, Ghosts of Tsushima, has been widely expected to be one of the first PlayStation 5 games. The new IP was announced all the way back in 2017 and since then we’ve seen very little of the game. Judging by the visuals shown off in some of the gameplay trailers Sucker Punch has released, it looks as if the game could be heading to the PlayStation 5.
11. Elder Scrolls 6
Bethesda has had a rough year and, after the disaster that is Fallout 76, the company needs to release a game to win back their fans. Elder Scrolls 6 might just be that game. We know that the game is already in the works and we also know that Bethesda is working hard to make this the best Elder Scrolls game to date. Baring this in mind, it is unlikely that we will see the game release on the PlayStation 4.
12. Battlefield 6
Battlefield 6 has already been confirmed by EA, but the company hasn’t indicated on which gen the game will release on. Keeping in mind that EA loves money, it is safe to assume that the game will release on both current and next-gen consoles.