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Every PS5 Game Confirmed (And Expected) So Far

Sony's next-generation console is launching this year, here's all the PlayStation 5 games you can play.

It's always exciting every time a new console generation comes around, and this time is no different. This year marks the release of both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, and despite the ongoing pandemic disrupting workflow, the two systems are still set for release during the holiday season of 2020. That means there will also need to be a lineup of new games, as some of Sony's major upcoming games are still coming to the PS4 and could skip the PS5, at least at launch, and it's unclear if they're getting PS5 upgrades at all. Sony said in May that it plans to announce the launch lineup for PS5 "soon." After its recent live event, it's still unclear which games will launch alongside Sony's next-generation console this holiday. However, we do know how the console will look. There will actually be two consoles that differ only in whether or not they include a disc drive. You should be able to play the exact same software on both--but any PS4 discs you have won't work on the all-digital version.

As a whole, Sony's PS5 features some exciting new technology, including an SSD that dramatically improves load times, among other elements that promise to improve the fidelity of games. There is also a new DualSense controller that uses haptic feedback to help connect you with games at a deeper level. It's all very exciting, and some of the technology is even beyond what high-end PC systems can do. The technology is being backed up with impressive software, including Epic Games' Unreal Engine 5. This new engine was demonstrated in May 2020 and features new lighting and geometry systems that can make games look more realistic than ever before.

In this post we're rounding up all the confirmed PlayStation 5 games, and also denoting the titles that we think, or are assumed to, release on the next-generation system. This list covers the new games that will be released on PlayStation 5. The console will automatically play the "overwhelming majority" the PS4 games you may already own, since it is backward compatible with that console. However, new first-party PS5 games are going to be exclusive to the system rather than get a cross-generational release so as to make full use of the new hardware. This is the case with newly-announced games like Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, which makes use of the system's super-fast SSD to almost instantly teleport into new worlds. More third-party games from companies like EA and Activision will likely come out over time, as well. These will almost certainly include major franchises such as Madden and Call of Duty, and we got our first taste of some of EA's projects during its EA Play event in June 2020.

If you're curious about what Microsoft has to offer on its end of the next-generation console race, then be sure to check out our Xbox Series X game roundup after you're done with the PS5 list below.

You can check out all of the confirmed, and presumed, PS5 titles below. We'll continue to update this post in the days, weeks, and months ahead as new and more titles get announced.

PlayStation 5 Confirmed Games

Assassin's Creed Valhalla

Assassin's Creed Valhalla brings the series into the Viking Age of history.
Assassin's Creed Valhalla brings the series into the Viking Age of history.

Ubisoft's next big Assassin's Creed game takes us back to the Viking era. Assassin's Creed Valhalla is due to release as a launch title for the PS5. You play as Eivor--either a man or a woman--and your travels will take you across a variety of locations and landscapes. For the first time, dual-wielding comes to Assassin's Creed, allowing you to tear up your enemies with a newfound ferocity with axes and even shields if you like. There is a lot more to know about Assassin's Creed Valhalla, so check out GameSpot's extended coverage to learn more.

Release Date: PS5 launch title.

Astro's Playroom

Astro's Playroom
Astro's Playroom

Astro's Playroom appears to be a sequel or spin-off to the critically acclaimed Astro Bot: Rescue Mission. JapanStudio is developing the game, and while the original Astro Bot was a VR title, the reveal did not show a VR set-up. The reveal was opened with "Press the PS Button" screen, hinting the game makes use of the DualSense controller's functionality. Similar to the Playroom augmented reality mini-game collection on PS4, Astro's Playroom will come preloaded on PS5.

Release Date: PS5 launch title.

Bugsnax

Bugsnax is an adventure game from Octodad developers Young Horses. It's set in a vibrant fantastical world filled with talking anthropomorphic animals, as well as insects that look like real-life food, hence Bugsnax. Get it?

Release Date: TBA

Control

Remedy Entertainment's critically acclaimed third-person shooter, Control, is heading to PS5. However, when it'll release remains unclear. Regardless, it'll be nice to see how the game's visuals and performance fairs on next-generation consoles due the difficulties it had on current-generation at launch.

Release Date: TBA

Deathloop

Deathloop is the latest game from Arkane Studios, a developer known for their work on the Dishonored series. Set on a mysterious island, it tells the mind-bending story of Colt and Julianna, who are stuck in a loop that repeats each time one dies. As Colt, you're trying to stay alive on the island of Black Reef while everyone's out to kill you, including a player-controlled Julianna that can invade your game. So far, the game looks pretty similar to Dishonored in that there are various firearms, blades, and powers you can use to get the jump on or directly engage enemies. It will come to PS5 as a timed-exclusive.

Release Date: TBA

Demon's Souls Remake

Demon's Souls Remake
Demon's Souls Remake

For a while, we all wondered what Sony-affiliated developer Bluepoint Games was going to do next. After its work on the fantastic Shadow of the Colossus remaster on PS4, the studio teased that it was working on another remake. In the months that followed, new speculation and rumors stated the next project was a remake of the cult-favorite Demon's Souls--the origin point of FromSoftware's work on the massively popular Soulsborne genre.

If the possibility of a Demon's Souls remake thrilled the core of your being, then know that you can now allow that excitement to finally burst, as it's now officially confirmed: Bluepoint Games is remaking Demon's Souls. With overhauled visuals built from the ground up for PS5, consider this upcoming remake as Sony's redemption for refusing to publish Demon's Souls all those years ago.

Release Date: TBA

Destruction Allstars

Destruction Allstars is a competitive action-sports game that has teams of six go head-to-head in vehicular combat, destroying each other's rides. Just because your car explodes, doesn't mean it's over, as you can then sprint around the arena in an attempt to beat the other on-foot racers.

Release Date: TBA

Dirt 5

Dirt 5
Dirt 5

The next entry in the off-road racing series, Dirt 5 promises to be "bolder and braver than ever before." Very little is known at this stage, but developer Codemasters is promising to deliver "new features" and "new innovations" where every race is unique. Veteran voice actors Troy Baker and Nolan North are contributing to the game's career mode.

Release Date: TBA

Destiny 2

Bungie's shared-world shooter, Destiny 2, is headed to the PlayStation 5. However, that's all that's been confirmed so far--there is no word yet on a release date or any details on how the game will leverage the power of next-generation consoles.

Release Date: TBA

Fortnite

Part of the appeal of Fortnite is that any modern device you might own can play the game. As such, Epic will bring Fortnite to PS5. It just makes sense. Releasing on more powerful hardware should be beneficial for the game, as the battle royale title--which puts 100 players on a single, gigantic map at once--benefits from more horsepower. However, Epic did not provide any details on how Fortnite will benefit from PS5's capabilities.

Epic confirmed that Fortnite will support cross-progression with the next-gen systems, so your account, items, and progress will carry over to PS5. The company also reiterated that Fortnite will continue to support cross-play between all platforms, including the next-gen consoles. Lastly, the company announced that it will migrate Fortnite on next-gen consoles to the Unreal Engine 5 in the middle of 2021.

Release Date: PS5 launch title

Ghostwire: Tokyo

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Ghostwire: Tokyo is the latest project from famed developer Shinji Mikami and his studio Tango Gameworks. It's a psychological horror first-person action-adventure game set in Tokyo, where people start mysteriously disappearing, and your objective is to figure out why. The debut gameplay showed off fighting spirits with a combination of melee and magic attacks. There were also glimpses of otherworldly demonic creatures occupying Tokyo disguised as salarymen. As the hero, you can see and adequately fight against these threats. It will come to PS5 as a timed-exclusive.

Release Date: TBA

Godfall

Godfall
Godfall

Counterplay Games is working with Borderlands studio Gearbox to release a fantasy action-RPG called Godfall as a console exclusive for PlayStation 5. Described as a "looter-slasher," the game focuses on fighting foes and collecting loot. It has support for single-player and co-op where you can join groups of up to three players to take on the more dangerous challenges.

Release Date: TBA

Goodbye Volcano High

Goodbye Volcano High is a narrative-focused game with a 2D-cartoon visual style that tells a coming-of-age story with anthropomorphic animals. The brief glimpse introduced what appears to be the main cast of characters, who seem to be gathering together to burn a mysterious journal. All the while, high school drama ensues!

Release Date: TBA 2021

Grand Theft Auto Online & Grand Theft Auto V

Considering how successful Grand Theft Auto Online still is for Rockstar Games, it makes sense we'd see it transition over to next-generation consoles. Coming in the second half of 2021, the standalone version of GTA Online will be free for PS5 users for the first three months of its release. Grand Theft Auto V is also coming to the next-gen console in 2021. According to the brief trailer showcased at the start of the presentation, both will be expanded and enhanced.

Release Date: TBA 2021

Gran Turismo 7

Gran Turismo 7
Gran Turismo 7

It wouldn't be a new console generation without a new Gran Turismo game. What was showcased was a quick glimpse of the driving in the new Gran Turismo 7, but if the game's anything like previous entries, we'll be sure to get more of the series' iconic sim mechanics.

Release Date: TBA

Hitman III

The next Hitman game features Agent 47 taking part in his "most intimate and professional contract" ever. He will travel to places like Dubai, among others, to complete his contract. Developer IO Interactive also confirmed that Hitman III represents the final game in the World of Assassination trilogy.

Release Date: January 2021

Horizon Forbidden West

Horizon Forbidden West
Horizon Forbidden West

It makes sense that Guerilla Games would unveil the sequel to its critically acclaimed Horizon Zero Dawn during Sony's PS5 event. Once again, you play as Aloy, who's on a journey to help find a cure for a plague that appears to be causing local wildlife to die off. While you can expect to hunt more robotic beasts on land this time around, you'll also be able to explore underwater and discover more dangerous secrets beneath the surface.

Release Date: TBA

Jett: The Far Shore

Superbrothers, the developer behind the critically acclaimed Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, finally revealed its next game. Enitled Jett: The Far Shore, it looks like it'll involve a fair bit of intergalactic travel, accompanied by some gorgeous vistas. Aside from all the surreal visuals, little else is know about the exact premise of the game.

Release Date: Holiday 2020

Kena: Bridge Of Spirits

Kena: Bridge of Spirits
Kena: Bridge of Spirits

Kena: Bridge Of Spirits, an upcoming adventure game that has you exploring a lush, vibrant world filled with ancient ruins and villages. While you have magical powers and bow at your disposal, you'll also fight with the aid of a woodland spirit, who seems to travel alongside you in your adventure.

Release Date: TBA

Little Devil Inside

Little Devil Inside is an open-world RPG, where you play as a young boy traveling around various locations and battle a variety of monsters. Developer by Neostream Interactive, the game was successfully funded on Kickstarter and was initially expected to arrive on current-generation consoles in December 2015, but was pushed back as its scope grew larger. Regardless, Little Devil Inside will now be making its way to PS5.

Release Date: TBA

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is all about Gollum
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is all about Gollum

Daedalic Entertainment, the studio known for its point-and-click adventure games, is developing an all-new Lord of the Rings game that is focused on an unlikely character: Gollum. In The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, you play as Gollum in a story told from the creature's perspective. It's the first time across the entire Lord of the Rings brand--movies, TV shows, books, etc.--that a story is being told from Gollum's perspective, which is intriguing to think about. Very little is known about this game, and no images or firm details have been released yet. But Gollum is often overlooked in Middle-earth, so it's exciting to see him finally get his own game.

Release Date: 2021

NBA 2K21

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Only a brief glimpse was shown of NBA 2K21, but what we saw was pretty darn impressive. Admittedly, the first look was labeled as "PS5 pre-alpha" footage, but that didn't make the droplets of sweat on New Orleans Pelicans star Zion Williamson look any less jaw-dropping.

Release Date: TBA

Oddworld: Soulstorm

Oddworld: Soulstorm is a remake of 1998's Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus, the second game in the Oddworld franchise. Soulstorm recreates Abe's Exoddus with enhanced visuals but also expands upon the game with revised story elements and more action-focused combat mechanics.

Release Date: TBA 2020

Outriders

Outriders comes from the developers behind the cult-favorite Bulletstorm.
Outriders comes from the developers behind the cult-favorite Bulletstorm.

Gears of War: Judgment and Bulletstorm developer People Can Fly is partnering with Square Enix for a new game called Outriders. The new game is a cover shooter that also incentivizes getting out from behind the chest-high walls and wrecking your foes with a number of cool abilities.

Release Date For PS5: Holiday 2020

Pragmata

Pragmata is a surreal action game set in an abandoned world starring an astronaut and a little girl with mysterious powers. The trailer didn't offer much else to go on, but we're going to have to wait a while for the game to come out, as it's expected for sometime in 2022.

Release Date: TBA 2022

Project Athia

Project Athia is a new project from Luminous Productions, a studio led by Square Enix veteran Hajime Tabata. You play as a mysterious cloaked girl who explores a massive fantastical world. It will come exclusively to PS5.

Release Date: TBA

Quantum Error

An early look at Quantum Error
An early look at Quantum Error

A "cosmic horror" game, Quantum Error is the second game from TeamKill, following their debut title Kings of Lorn: The Fall of Ebris, which was released in 2018. Very little is known about Quantum Horror, but a brief teaser trailer showed some nice-looking visuals and gameplay that some are remarking looks like Doom meets Dead Space.

Release Date: TBA

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Insomniac Games is also hard at work on another Ratchet & Clank sequel. The game's subtitle Rift Apart seems to encapsulate the new mechanics at play this time, with inter-dimensional rifts causing chaos and pandemonium as you explore the world.

Release Date: TBA

Resident Evil: Village

Resident Evil: Village
Resident Evil: Village

Resident Evil: Village is the next mainline entry in Capcom's long-running survival horror franchise, and it looks horrifying and ridiculous. The series is getting even weirder as it pushes the present timeline forward with new terrors that go against the grain of the T-virus infected zombies and test tube abominations that longtime fans have come to expect.

Set in an isolated village in the mountains, Resident Evil Village has you playing returning RE7 protagonist Ethan Winters, who must fight his way to escape what appears to be a cult led by a cast of eerie villains. Also, Chris Redfield makes a return and he seems to be playing the role of a villain this time. Though it's currently unclear why he's so antagonistic against Ethan. Regardless, Capcom seems to be taking bold steps away from what we've come to expect from the franchise with its next-generation debut.

Release Date: TBA 2021

Returnal

A new third-person shooter from House Marque (Resogun, Nex Machina), Returnal puts you in control of an unnamed woman who has landed on an alien planet to fight against what appears to be demonic creatures. The narration at the start of the trailer said she was reliving her first moments on the planet "over and over" in some bizarre time-loop. As such, the planet appears to change every time you die, impacting the player's character. It will come exclusively to PS5.

Release Date: TBA

Sackboy: A Big Adventure

Sumo Digital (the team behind Little Big Planet 3 and Little Big Planet on PS Vita) is working on an LBP spin-off called Sackboy: A Big Adventure. This upcoming game will be a 3D platformer with an isometric perspective and will feature cooperative multiplayer.

Release Date: TBA

Scarlet Nexus

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The next game from Bandai Namco, Scarlet Nexus puts you into the role of Yuito Sumeragi, an up and coming soldier who has a psycho-kinesis power. The game is set in the futuristic city of New Himuka.

Release Date: TBA

Solar Ash

The next game from the team behind the critically acclaimed Hyper Light Drifter is coming to PS5. Entitled Solar Ash, you appear to play as a female being who travels into a black hole and awakens in a vibrant but seemingly desolate world. From the early gameplay, the game looks to be an action-platformer with a brisk pace.

Release Date: TBA 2021

Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Spider-Man: Miles Morales is the follow-up to 2018's Marvel's Spider-Man, a PS4-exclusive starring Peter Parker as the titular web-slinger. It's currently unclear whether the game is a sequel to 2018's Spider-Man or a spin-off. Regardless, you play as Morales as he embarks on a crime-fighting journey after discovering that he has spider-powers after the end of the first game.

Release Date: Holiday 2020

Stray

Stray is an adventure game set in a post-human world populated mostly by robots. As a stray cat, you'll explore the rusted, clanking corridors of a crumbling cyber-city.

Release Date: TBA 2021

Ultimate Fishing Simulator 2

The game everyone has been waiting for, Ultimate Fishing Simulator 2, will release on PlayStation 5 in 2021. The sequel, which is developed by Polish studio MasterCode, promises a number of improvements over the original such as better graphics, a third-person camera, and "dynamic water and fish AI."

PS5 Release Date: 2021

Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines 2

The Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines sequel takes you to Seattle, a lovely city that happens to be overrun by vampires. "In this sequel to the cult classic, your choices, plots and schemes will change the balance of power," Paradox said about its sequel.

Release Date: TBA

Watch Dogs: Legion

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Ubisoft's Watch Dogs sequel, Legion, from Ubisoft Toronto and acclaimed director Clint Hocking, is yet another Ubisoft title confirmed for the PS5. It was originally slated to arrive in March 2020 for the current-generation of consoles, but Ubisoft pushed the game to give the developers more time to "ensure that their … innovations are perfectly implemented so as to deliver optimal experiences for players." Coinciding with the delay, Ubisoft also confirmed that Legion would be released on next-gen consoles. It's exciting to think about what the power of the PS5 could deliver for Legion, as the game is said to allow you to control any NPC you see in the world.

Release Date: Ubisoft's FY 2020-21, which is April 2020-March 31, 2021.

Unconfirmed But Expected PS5 Games

Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six: Siege remains very popular, years after release.
Rainbow Six: Siege remains very popular, years after release.

Ubisoft's Rainbow Six franchise hit a high point with Rainbow Six Siege, which is adored by fans and has many millions of players today, nearly five years after its initial release in 2015. It's good news, then, that Ubisoft has confirmed that the team-based tactical shooter will also be supported on PS5. Not only that, but Ubisoft has already committed to using cross-generational multiplayer, which should help players on the new consoles find people to play against. Siege will be a launch title for PS5.

Release Date: Launch title for PS5.

Rainbow Six Quarantine

Rainbow Six Quarantine is a spin-off of the massively popular Rainbow Six Siege.
Rainbow Six Quarantine is a spin-off of the massively popular Rainbow Six Siege.

It's not just Rainbow Six Siege that will be available on PS5. Ubisoft is bringing its brand-new Rainbow Six game, Quarantine, to the next wave of consoles. Very little is known about the game at this stage, but its name and description might raise some eyebrows in light of recent events in the world. The official description for the game states: "The Rainbow Operators will face off against a totally new breed of mutated alien parasite infecting human hosts and their surroundings."

Release Date: Ubisoft's FY 2020-21, which is April 2020-March 31, 2021.

Warframe

The immensely popular free-to-play shooter Warframe, which was originally released in 2013, is coming to next-generation consoles. Parent publisher Leyou announced the next-gen version during an earnings event where it stated that bringing the title to new systems should help the game grow even bigger still.

Release Date For PS5: TBA

The Elder Scrolls VI

Aside from the logo, there's not much to go off of yet from the upcoming The Elder Scrolls VI.
Aside from the logo, there's not much to go off of yet from the upcoming The Elder Scrolls VI.

Bethesda Game Studios is developing a new installment in its acclaimed Elder Scrolls fantasy series. A reveal trailer released during E3 2018 confirmed that Bethesda had begun work on the title, but it appears to still be very early days for the project. It makes sense that Bethesda would return to one of its best-known and most-acclaimed franchises with new consoles coming soon. After all, The Elder Scrolls V has sold a whopping 30 million copies--across nearly every platform under the sun--making it one of the most successful single video games in history. Like Starfield, Bethesda hasn't said if The Elder Scrolls VI will come to next-generation consoles, but that seems like a sure thing.

Release Date: TBA (but confirmed to be after Bethesda Game Studios' other new game, Starfield)

Battlefield 6

Swedish developer DICE is finishing up its commitments to Star Wars: Battlefront II and Battlefield V, and moving on to the next proper Battlefield game. Battlefield 6, or whatever it ends up being called, is scheduled to arrive in 2021. The most recent games, Battlefield V and Battlefield 1, took place during World War II and World War I, respectively, but there is no word yet as to the time period of the new instalment. The franchise hasn't returned to a modern warfare setting since the tepidly received spin-off Battlefield Hardline in 2015.

Release Date: 2021

Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 is one of 2020's most anticipated games
Cyberpunk 2077 is one of 2020's most anticipated games

Cyberpunk 2077 is launching in September for last-generation consoles and PC before the release of the PS5 during the holiday. CD Projekt Red has yet to officially confirm a PS5 edition of the game outside of backwards compatibility support, but the studio has strongly hinted that it will happen. Cyberpunk 2077 has been a long time coming, and after a few delays, it's finally almost here.

Release Date: TBA

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare/Warzone

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Infinity Ward's Taylor Kurosaki recently stated that Activision is planning to launch Call of Duty: Warzone, the battle royale game, on the next generation of consoles. Considering it is tied directly to Modern Warfare, it would seem like that game would be supported as well. Given the strong momentum that Warzone is enjoying currently, it makes sense that Activision would look to leverage the power of the PS5 to keep the train running, so to speak.

Release Date: TBA

Call of Duty 2020

2020's new Call of Duty game is rumored to be a Black Ops spin-off from developer Treyarch with the support of Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software. The game is said to be set during the Cold War/Vietnam era, though Activision has yet to formally announce the game, and it appears an announcement or tease could be coming through Call of Duty: Warzone rather than a standalone video or post. Historically, the publisher announces new Call of Duty games in May, but it remains to be seen if the cancellation of E3 and the wider global pandemic has led Activision to shift its plans. It's also worth noting here that Infinity Ward's Taylor Kurosaki recently stated that Activision will continue to support the free-to-play battle royale game Warzone even as new Call of Duty titles release.

Release Date: TBA

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