Sony’s livestream event featured a meaty, hour-long showcase of games coming to the Playstation 5, and the reveal of Sony’s next-gen console at the end.
Here are all the PS5 games featured in Sony’s The Future of Gaming Show:
Grand Theft Auto 5 and Grand Theft Auto Online
Rockstar’s bread and butter proves it won’t die out anytime soon. The award-winning Grand Theft Auto V makes its triumphant return to the Playstation 5, “expanded and enhanced,” though details are scarce as to what enhancements have been added to the game.
While the PS5 port isn’t slated for release until 2021, Playstation Plus subscribers can have GTA V free for download in the PS4 instead. Further, PS Plus subscribers playing GTA Online will be rewarded with GTA$ 1 million every month until the release of GTA V for the PS5.
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Insomniac’s Spider-Man game is finally getting its sequel, now coming for the PS5. The sequel will now focus on Miles Morales, who was also involved in the first game’s plot. The trailer showed Miles’s powers, like his invisibility and the Venom Shock. No other details have been shown, but the Spider-Man sequel will be a PS5 launch game slated for Holiday 2020.
Gran Turismo 7
The ultimate racing simulator for the Playstation is making its comeback for the Playstation 5. Polyphony Digital’s Kazunori Yamauchi made the introduction for Gran Turismo 7, and the trailer featured a lot of racing in PS5 graphics. No release date has been set.
Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart
It won’t be a Playstation launch without a beloved franchise exclusive. Ratchet and Clank are returning for the Playstation 5 in Rift Apart, which also features Ratchet’s unnamed female counterpart. Insomniac also showed a bit of gameplay with the rifts and Ratchet’s arsenal. However, no release date has been set.
Square Enix and its subsidiary, Luminous Productions, is developing a new IP for the PS5, tentatively called Project Athia. While the trailer does say the game will be developed exclusively for the console, the Project Athia website also confirms a PC release.
In addition, Gary Whitta tweeted his involvement in the game’s story development. Whitta is known for his story work on Rogue One, M. Night Shyamalan’s After Earth, and The Book of Eli.
Really proud to reveal that I led a crack team of A-list writers from the worlds of film, tv, games, and fantasy literature who helped create this immense new universe for @SquareEnix. Can’t wait for you to see and learn more. Stay tuned. #ProjectAthia https://t.co/tR1ObQEjGE
— Gary Whitta (@garywhitta) June 11, 2020
Annapurna Interactive is also dipping its toes into the PS5’s power, this time with Stray. It’s probably going to be a sublime exploration experience with cats in your control. Seek this out in 2021.
The makers of Resogun have an unexpected PS5 entry. Returnal is a cosmic horror, timeloop, third-person shooter by Housemarque, with what looks like a deeper and mysterious narrative. No release date yet.
Sackboy: A Big Adventure
Little Big Planet’s mascot, Sackboy, is returning to the PS5 with a nice, family-oriented platformer. Sackboy sports intuitively-designed stages and a four-player coop for the kids and parents to share on the fun. No word if the game will be available on launch.
While we have yet to get another Twisted Metal, PS5 players are given this alternative instead. Based on the gameplay, players can control the car and the driver when disembarked. Release date not yet set, and details are still scant.
Kena: Bridge of Spirits
Kena is developed by Ember Lab, and has a Pixar-like feel to its graphics. The game is a third-person action adventure game, somehow taking a bit of inspiration from The Legend of Zelda.
Goodbye Volcano High
Ko_Op Games’s Goodbye Volcano High is a narrative, adventure game focusing on a group of coming of age teens dealing with their post-graduation crisis. Since the game is story-driven, choices in-game will matter, and even the DualSense Controller’s haptic feedback will emulate the characters’ emotions when beset with difficult choices.
Lachlan Watson (Theo Putnam in The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) will be voicing the main protagonist of the game.
The Playstation 5 will be graced by the sequel of another amazing franchise. Oddworld: Soulstorm marks the second entry of the rebooted Oddworld franchise after Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty. Soulstorm is the rebooted version of Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus released for the Playstation 1 back in 1998. While no release date has been set, Soulstorm is confirmed for both Playstation 4 and Playstation 5.
One of the hotly anticipated games for the PS5 is Shinji Mikami’s next masterpiece, Ghostwire: Tokyo. The trailer revealed the game to be a first-person… exorcism(??) game. Ghostwire is coming for the PS5 and the PC in 2021.
Jett: The Far Shore
The developers of Sword and Sorcery, Superbrothers, is now going to space with Jett: The Far Shore. There’s not much to say about the latest trailer, except for a pair of people going on a journey to the far reaches of space. The game is slated for a Holiday 2020 release, probably one of PS5’s launch titles.
Gearbox’s third-person action adventure game, Godfall, is getting a ton of hype. And the showcase reveals more of what the actual gameplay looks like. Expect Godfall to be part of the PS5’s launch lineup when it debuts this Holiday 2020.
Annapurna Interactive has yet another entry in the PS5 lineup. Solar Ash is a game developed by Heart Machine, same team who made Hyper Light Drifter. The extremely short gameplay demonstrates an action-exploration motif using a character that can speed through areas with rollerblade-like dashes. Expect this game in 2021.
Agent 47 is returning for the final entry in The World of Assassination Trilogy of IO Interactive’s Hitman series. Progression and locations from Hitman 2 can be carried over to Hitman 3, per a post made by IO Interactive.
Players are encouraged to explore and find new ways to interact with the locations, adding to the replayability of the game. No release date has been set.
Astro’s Playroom, by JapanStudio, will come preloaded in the Playstation 5. The game won’t be VR, unlike its predecessor Astro Bot: Rescue Mission. But the showcase did reveal that Playroom will have elements of puzzle and platformer gameplay in it.
Little Devil Inside
Neostream Interactive’s game, Little Devil Inside, made a surprise appearance in the PS5 showcase. The game was successfully funded on Kickstarter to the tune of AUD 306,515, and was slated for a December 2015 release for the PC via Steam, PS4, Xbox One, and the Wii U.
Little Devil Inside is an open-world RPG, where your character sets out to battle paranormal horrors, with the professor as your guide. The game shows a slow-paced combat style, and large Monster Hunter-like monsters for you to defeat. No release date yet.
Coming out Fall 2020.
The creators of Octodad, Young Horses, are back with another weird game called Bugsnax. The trailer shows some anthropomorphic food roaming around an island. The host character, having ingested the food creature, suddenly has its anatomy changed to that of the food it ate. Weird take, and we haven’t the slightest idea how the game would play out. If you’re interested, it’ll be out this Holiday 2020.
We’ll let the trailer do the talking, because we can’t contain our excitement for this remake. No release date yet.
Arkane Lyon’s latest game, Deathloop, finally has a gameplay trailer, and it has hints of Dishonored mixed into the steath shooter FPS gameplay. Play as Colt, trying to hunt down eight targets, piece together his story, and escape, all while being trapped in a timeloop and hunted by Julianna Blake.
Resident Evil VIII: Village
The previous rumors were proven true: that Capcom was readying the eighth installment of the Resident Evil franchise, and will be called Village to stylize the “VIII” into the title. The eighth game is a direct sequel to RE7, and looks to be exploring more of the Resident Evil lore to way back in the past. Oh… and it also shows a questionable scene with Chris Redfield.
Capcom’s second entry in the showcase is a new IP, and has this Death Stranding/Hideo Kojima vibe. Though intriguing, Pragmata’s 2022 release will be a long wait. The game will also be released for the Xbox Series X.
Horizon: Forbidden West
Sony certainly saved the best for last with the revelation of a Horizon sequel coming exclusive for the Playstation 5. The game showcases the return of badass hunter, Aloy, in a new journey towards the West. The lengthy trailer also features the return of Sylens, portrayed by Lance Riddick (Zavala in Destiny 2). While the game has no release date, we’re still thoroughly excited for this game’s return.
That’s all the games featured in the PS5 livestream event. What do you think of the PS5’s initial lineup? Are there any games that are deal-makers or deal-breakers in considering the PS5 as your next console?