PS5 Launch Games: Confirmed Titles And Release Dates
Here are all the PS5 release games you can expect to play at or around the console's launch in November 2020.
For most people, a major part of the decision to buy a next-generation console is the lineup of launch games, and before the big PS5 games showcase event in September, the PlayStation 5's launch lineup was looking a bit lean. But now, we have more information on what first- and third-party PS5 games will be available when the console releases in just a few weeks, as well as a list of PS4-era games available on the console through the new PlayStation Plus collection, including Bloodborne, God of War, and The Last of Us.
Below, we've rounded up the games that you'll be be able to play on the PS5 at launch. Some games are confirmed for launch day, while others aren't but seem likely--Dirt 5 is an Xbox Series X launch game, for instance, but it's also a multiplatform game, so it will probably appear on PS5 from on day one as well.
One of the latest games confirmed for PS5's launch day is Observer: System Redux, an expanded version of the original game with new content and graphical improvements. Another is the quirky Bugsnax, which made a splash with its debut trailer and catchy song. It will also be on PS4.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War isn't technically a launch game, but it releases just a few days after the PS5 is out and the next-gen version will almost certainly be released at the same time. With cross-gen support and cross-platform play, you'll be able to enjoy Black Ops Cold War with everyone else, regardless of the system they choose. You'll just get better visuals and more impressive loading times.
For many, the highlight of this launch line-up will be the remake of Demon's Souls, the first game in the now enormous Souls franchise. The original PS3 game was GameSpot's 2009 Game of the Year, and it's received an extraordinary visual upgrade for Sony's new console.
The PlayStation 5 is also backwards compatible with 99% of PS4 games, so there will be plenty to play on your new console from day one.
If you'd like to learn more about the biggest games coming to the platform even outside of launch, be sure to check out our feature detailing every confirmed PS5 game so far. We also learned more on PS5's price and release date. The console will be $100 cheaper without a disc drive.
Confirmed PS5 Launch Games
- Assassin's Creed Valhalla
- Astro's Playroom
- Bugsnax (Free w/PS Plus)
- Demon's Souls
- Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition (Digital)
- Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales
- Observer: System Redux
- The Pathless
- Sackboy: A Big Adventure
Confirmed PlayStation Plus Collection Games
The below PlayStation Plus Collection games are not enhanced PS5 versions of the original PS4 games. Instead, they are compatible PS4 releases that you'll be able to play on your system if you have a subscription. Some of these games were previously released as PS Plus titles. Others are going to be on the service for the first time.
- Battlefield 1
- Batman: Arkham Knight
- Days Gone
- Detroit: Become Human
- Fallout 4
- Final Fantasy 15
- God of War
- Infamous Second Son
- The Last Guardian
- The Last of Us
- Monster Hunter: World
- Mortal Kombat X
- Persona 5
- Ratchet and Clank
- Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
- Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
- Until Dawn
Games Coming To PS5 At Or Around Launch
- Aragami 2
- Bridge Constructor: The Walking Dead
- Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (November 13, 2020)
- Control: Ultimate Edition
- Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition
- Dirt 5
- FIFA 21 (December 4, 2020)
- Immortals: Fenyx Rising (December 3, 2020)
- Madden NFL 21 (December 4, 2020)
- Marvel's Avengers
- NBA 2K21
- Oddworld: Soulstorm
- Overcooked: All You Can Eat
- Planet Coaster: Console Edition
- Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 (December 8, 2020)
- Rainbow Six Siege
- Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
- Watch Dogs Legion
- WRC 9
If you're keen to get a PS5, check out how to preorder Sony's upcoming next-generation console. You may encounter some difficulties because of how quickly retailers are selling out, both in stores and online. However, they are coming back in stock periodically. You can also order extra controllers, the charging stand, a 3D-audio headset, and more. More consoles should be available from certain retailers, such as Walmart, on launch day. GameStop also received a second wave of preorders, both online and in-store, though these sold out almost immediately. Walmart's will be available without having to preorder, but that also means you'll need to be first in line come launch day. Otherwise, take a look at our PS5 specs explainer, which include details around its GPU, CPU, SSD, and more.