While the PS4 is still going strong, many are looking forward to the PS5 and what it might bring to the table. And while there’s a lot of speculation about the different specifications and features the console itself might have, there’s one overarching facet that many people are looking for: Games. We’ve compiled a list of some of the rumored PlayStation 5 games that may release at launch (or shortly thereafter) to give you a sense of the sort of titles you might be able to expect when the console finally releases.
What PlayStation 5 Games Will Launch With The Release Of The Console?
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When it comes to thinking about rumors about potential PlayStation 5 games, our best bet is to look at currently announced titles that are more than a year away from release. While many were hoping for the launch of the PlayStation 5 this year,
The Last Of Us: Part 2
One title that may very well be one of the PlayStation 5 games to launch with the start of the console is the Last Of Us: Part 2. The Last Of Us was one of the most critically acclaimed titles of this generation, and with the second in development and still a little while away from release, it’s certainly possible that we’ll see this as one of the first PlayStation 5 games.
One thing that’s important in a console’s starting lineup is the quality of games. If there’s no major draw to convince people to purchase the console, they will likely see worse sales than they could have. While Sony will likely sell a large number of consoles just due to the fact that their consoles are incredibly popular, the inclusion of some hyped titles will bring the sales numbers to the next level. One only needs to look at the incredible success of the Nintendo Switch – largely due to the launch of Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – and it’s easy to see that releasing such a major title at launch will pay off.
With the PlayStation 4, the console suffered from a lack of attractive titles at launch, making it more difficult to justify the purchase of a relatively expensive console. If we see a more robust lineup of PlayStation 5 games right at the beginning, it’s possible that the PS5 could far exceed the initial sales of the PlayStation 4.
Another title that we may see is Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding. Kojima, of Metal Gear Solid fame, has been working on a new title for quite some time. It’s clear that the studio is being allowed to take their time to create an excellent title – especially considering we haven’t really seen any gameplay footage yet. Such a major title from a beloved designer would be a big boost to the initial PlayStation 5 games, so it’s possible that the game is being developed with the PS5 in mind.
Horizon Zero Dawn 2
Another of the potential PlayStation 5 games that we could see close to launch is the sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn. The original game released in early 2017, and considering the average time for the development of a AAA game is around three years, it would make sense to see the release of the sequel around the same time the console is expected to launch. With most people anticipating that the PlayStation 5 will come sometime in 2020, Horizon Zero Dawn 2’s potential release date would line up pretty perfectly with the launch of Sony’s new console.
Ghost of Tsushima
There are also other recently announced games that we don’t know too much about that may be one of the PlayStation 5 games at launch, such as Sucker Punch’s Ghost of Tsushima. Considering we’ve only seen a CG trailer at this point, it’s not likely that the game will be released for PlayStation 4 – perhaps instead waiting for the release as a launch title for the PlayStation 5.
Sequels and Ports: Call of Duty, Battlefront, and More
Assuming we see a November 2020 release date for the new console, which would make sense considering the previous release and how far along the PS5 is in development, we’d likely also see some sports PlayStation 5 games at launch – such as FIFA 21. Other surefire titles include a new Call of Duty, and perhaps a new Battlefront. We should also expect a LEGO game, and updated versions of some of the games we saw release in 2017 – such as Middle Earth: Shadow of War, Assassin’s Creed, and Destiny. Gran Turismo would also be an excellent series to be present at launch. Like many racing games, the graphics on these potential PlayStation 5 games will be exceptional – making Gran Turismo an excellent title to show off the chops of the new console.
Overall, it’s difficult to say what we can expect from the PlayStation 5 games, and all of this is just speculation considering the console hasn’t even been announced yet. There’s no doubt that the console is coming, however, with developers rumored to have received the testing kits for the new device several months ago. With a potential 2020 release date in the works, we can comfortably expect at least a few killer titles with the PlayStation 5 games at the beginning of the next generation.