With the PlayStation 5 on the horizon, it's time once again to salivate over the exclusives coming to Sony's highly anticipated gaming console. Already, studios are lining up their announcements for the next generation of video gaming entertainment. Naturally, we're already listing off our title wants and needs, hoping the console gods will listen.
With Sony developing a new controller for the PS5, including enhanced immersion around the touch features, haptic feedback, and adaptive triggers, we will no doubt see these exclusives thrive, bringing new industry-defining experiences to play.
There’s a lot to look forward with the PlayStation 5 with it releasing this year and something that will always influence a gamer to buy a console, are the games on offer, so here are the games we want to see on the PS5.
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Godfall - "Borderlands with Swords"
Godfall has been announced as the first official game for the PlayStation 5.
There hasn’t been a huge amount of information that has been released but here’s what we know so far.
Published by Borderlands creator Gearbox and developed by Counterplay Games, Godfall is a third person “looter-slasher” set in an entirely new fantasy universe and has an emphasis on collecting an ever-growing amount of weapons throughout the game.
Godfall is due to be released at the end of 2020 alongside the PlayStation 5 as a console exclusive game.
Note how I said console exclusive, that's because the game will also be released on PC through the Epic Games store (exclusive there for 12 months).
Lord of the Rings: Gollum
With a launch window in 2021, Edge's exploration of the infamous Gollum's adventure during the War of the Rings will be a narrative experience not to be missed for Tolkien fans.
Unfortunately, though confirmed for the PS5, little else is known about the title at this time. Stay tuned!
Hardly anything was known about Outriders, the ambitious-looking RPG from People Can Fly and Square Enix, until its recent launch trailer.
It's set in a world called Enoch, where humanity has attempted to colonise the planet, but they've unleashed something terrible in the process.
Ghost of Tsushima
Ghost of Tsusima is the latest project from "Infamous" developer, Sucker Punch.
The game is an action-adventure game that will put you in the shoes of a samurai warrior called Jin Saka. The gameplayer is centred around stealth, hack n slash sword fighting and dynamic movement mechanics.
The game is set for release in the Summer of 2020 and it's expect by many it will be released on PlayStation 5 once released.
It’s been a while since we’ve seen a Killzone game, in fact it’s been 6 years. Killzone is squad-based first-person shooter, which first released on the PS2. After a solid reception, it was Killzone 2 that really blew players away with a 91/100 rating by Metacritic.
This was Sony’s answer to Halo and Gears of War, it definitely gave Call of Duty a run for its money with Modern Warfare 3 reaching the half-way point in its life span.
Back in this time, having both an Xbox and PlayStation was far less common and many Xbox fans were left salivating.
What made it so different from Call of Duty was that it looked like a military shooter, with cover system mechanics and a class based multiplayer. It certainly made a change of pace from the Call of Duty formula that some people may have been fatigued from, however the strong start started to fall off.
With it bowing out so early, it’s likely many didn’t get to experience this game in its prime.
Project Scarlett is already set to launch with Halo Infinite and Sony need to answer back with an FPS of their own and what better time to revitalise this franchise than now.
Recently, we’ve had the pleasure of four Crash Bandicoot games being remastered.
It was a great trip down memory lane and remasters seem to be all the rage lately so wouldn’t it be a great way to launch a new Sony console than with its most recognised mascot?
PlayStation still get preferential treatment with Crash titles, in particular the Crash Bandicoot N’Sane Trilogy, so it wouldn’t be out of the question.
With how well the remastered Crash games have done recently, it wouldn’t be out of the realms of impossible to see the first unique Crash game since 2008.
The Last Of Us 2
The Last of Us 2 is scheduled to release on PlayStation 4, but it was recently announced that it will be delayed until the 29th May.
Realistically, you’re only looking at about a 6 month period before the new console releases.
There may be a handful of people who are saving for the PS5 or not willing to purchase the PS4 to play the game before its successor takes the reigns.
Creating a remastered version with improved graphics and FPS, as well as adding on any DLC as the original did when transitioning to the PS4, seems like a no brainer.
There are few games with a better track record than the Uncharted series, it’s undoubtedly one of Sony's most valuable gaming franchises.
This action-adventure third-person shooter draws inspiration from the Gears of War franchises and consistently captivates its audience.
Naughty Dog’s last Uncharted title was actually a spinoff series, proving that they really do have the formula for success and aren’t afraid to wait a few years to deliver the goods.
Uncharted 4, which is the third highest rated PS4 game on Metacritic, left the story with an almost perfect ending; is it time for Cassie (Nate’s daughter) to take the mantle and create her own adventure?
This is similar to how Gears of War approached their story and if they draw from that franchise for inspiration it could happen again.
Horizon Zero Dawn 2
Guerilla Games’ action-RPG released in 2017 and was generally well received by everyone. The game features a hunter in a world overrun by machines as she sets out to uncover her past.
Having sold over 10 million copies, the game has only received one expansion, arriving eight months after launch. Guerilla Games may have left it too late to continue with anymore additional content and could already be working on a project for the next generation of consoles; perhaps rebooting the Killzone franchise?
Irrespective, a sequel may be a tall ask to expect in the near future, since the original took 6 years, but it’s almost a guarantee to emerge at some point during the PS5’s lifespan.
God of War II
God of War has a complicated history, with the original games focusing on Greek mythology focusing on vengeance. After a hiatus of 5 years, which doesn’t include the remasters, the God of War franchise was rebooted following Norse mythology.
Again, it was another PlayStation game that was nothing short of perfection. By adapting a new mythology to develop the storyline, there’s tons of potential still to come from this franchise.
Little Big Planet 4
Little Big Planet is often overlooked as a game, let alone a PlayStation exclusive. The user-generated content based game focuses on players creating, sharing and playing levels, rather than a story.
The PlayStation 3 games have over 10 million user-created levels. Despite not seeing a title since 2014, the Media Molecule devs produced Dreams in 2019, with the same concept as Little Big Planet.
Spider-Man 2 Game
Spider-Man is a household name and the past few years have been huge for the web-slinger, being introduced into the Marvel Cinematic Universe and more important to PlayStation fans, a new video game.
The new Spider-Man game was worth the wait and the best superhero game we’ve seen to date.
The previous game took 4 years to develop, so it would be a surprise to see a new one so soon, however, it will not be a surprise to see a sequel drop at some point on the PS5.
Starfield and Elder Scrolls 6
Little is known yet about Bethesda's first new IP in literal decades, except that we shouldn't expect it any time soon. Though we know it to be a thematic departure from their usual high-fantasy fare, the nature of the Starfield project has largely eluded the public since its announcement.
Bethesda's continued tight-lipped treatment does, however, mean we can probably expect it to come around the PS5 era, rather than this year.
Unfortunately, that also gives us a timeline for Elder Scrolls 6, confirmed for release some indefinite time after Starfield. TES fans will have to sit tight.
Demon's Souls Remaster
Before there was Dark Souls, FROM Software dragged players into the restless abyss of the Kingdom of Boletaria, where knights fought demons for the power of souls... and occasionally fell prey to a troll's message, tricking them into an ambush.
Though the multiplayer servers for the game finally shut down in 2017, it seems as if Boletaria isn't done with us yet -- rumors are abound that a remastered edition will be taking advantage of the PS5's much moire powerful engine. Given that the game was released on the PS3, that should prove a substantial improvement all around.