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All the PS5 Games Announced (So Far) That'll Confirm, Yeah, You Want a PS5

PlayStation dumped a slew of new titles at its PS5 reveal event, including Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Ratchet & Clank.

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I am a PlayStation kid through and through. My first console, save for my dad's old NES and a Game Boy color, was the PS2. That thing lasted me years, well into the PS3's lifetime, for playing games like Jack and DexterRatchet & ClankKingdom Hearts, and TimeSplitters (revive it, please). The DualShock controller still feels like home, and PlayStation loyalty runs deep in my veins. So you can see why I'm tracking the months flying by as we approach the launch of the PlayStation 5.

Sony has confirmed that the next-gen console is all on schedule for a Holiday 2020 release, even given the current circumstances. And we had high hopes that June's PS5 reveal event would give us something to chew on besides the few details we already had about its DualSense controller and some of its guts. Normally when gamers have high hopes, it all ends in a comment section meltdown so full of rage that you forget you're arguing about a kart racer. However, the PS5 event showed up. In fact, it did more than show up. It showed up so much so that I was sweating frantically trying to keep up with writing this and my pure excitement as title after title after title was revealed.

While guts and glamorous graphics are all well and good, the video game library is really what determines which console you pledge your gaming allegiance to. And while the PS5 event may not have given us a release date or a price point for the console, or even much dirt on the specs at all, what it did give us was game after game after gorgeous game. The PS5 is shaping up to have a killer catalog. Here's every re-release and exclusive title confirmed for the next-gen powerhouse that's worth watching.

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

PS5 Release Date: Holiday 2020

Folks, friends, and gamers: This is it. This is what I wanted, and almost all that I wanted. A new Ratchet & Clank. Ratchet and Clank were two of the biggest names in gaming back in the PS2 era, and they are greeting us once again in true, crude, cartoon-y fashion. Insomniac started the PS5 reveal event off with these two, who seem to be releasing as a launch title in holiday 2020.

Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales

PS5 Release Date: Holiday 2020

A sequel to the absolutely kickass Marvel's Spider-Man from back in 2018, this time the web-slinging gameplay focuses on Spiderverse star Miles Morales. Miles, who (spoiler alert) plays a pretty prominent role in the 2018 game, was set up to succeed Peter, so it’s no surprise we get more of his story. Miles is known to use electricity in addition to the normal Spider-Man moves, and this game definitely looks remarkably cinematic.

Gran Turismo 7

PS5 Release Date: TBD

As my best friend forever and co-Esquire gamer Dom said to me about this game, “They look shiny though, you have to admit." GT has always been a game about fast cars and phenomenal graphics, and GT7 seems to follow suit. With shiny cars.


PS5 Release Date: 2021

Here we find a cat in some neo-Tokyo town (which looks gorgeous), and judging by the title, the cat is stray. I hope we can help this cyberpunk cat when the games comes out in 2021.

Project Athia

PS5 Release Date: TBD

Square Enix is swooping in with a whole new IP. We're not sure what the final title will be, but for now, it's Project Athia, and it looks like Tomb Raider meets the action-RPG style of Final Fantasy 15 or Kingdom Hearts 3, with a heavy magic focus. There is also a big, scary dragon, and so I did have to turn off the trailer for a couple of minutes.


PS5 Release Date: With launch

GTA V will be enhanced and expanded at the launch of the PS5, and the cool part is that it will launch for free. Free GTA is the best GTA.

Little Devil Inside

PS5 Release Date: TBD

The action looks amazing, and the art style looks amazingly cute—like a Monster Hunter Jr. I want to play it right now.

NBA 2K21

PS5 Release Date: Fall 2020

We finally got a teaser trailer for NBA 2K21, and man, those graphics look killer. Zion Williamson from the Pelicans takes center stage in the preview, which you honestly could have tricked me into believing was a filmed trailer. Even the sweat seems to have functioning physics.

Demon Souls

PS5 Release Date: TBD

If I hadn't been watching this game get announced during a work meeting, I would have gotten up and kicked a table. I love the Souls games, and the return of the Demon Souls titles appears to come with a brighter, less gritty color palette, which I'm all for. It seems to be a remake of the original Demon Souls headed by Bluepoint, which brought us Shadow of the Colossus.

Astro's Playroom

PS5 Release Date: TBD

Astro Bot is remarkably underappreciated, and Astro Bot Rescue Mission is one of the best 3D platformers that has been released in a while. Astro's Playroom looks to continue that adorable, feel-good, robot gameplay.

Horizon Zero Dawn 2: Forbidden West

PS5 Release Date: TBD

One of the most unbelievable games to grace the PS4 is getting a sequel. It's long been rumored, but the absolute chills this trailer will send down your spine are unparalleled. The game looks beautiful, and if it's anything like the first one (or any other Sony Studios game), the narrative and story will be breathtaking.

Hitman III

PS5 Release Date: 2021

This stealth assassination shooter gives you crazy freedom on how you take out your opponents, which can get overwhelming. But the thrill ensures Hitman is always a good time.

GhostWire: Tokyo

PS5 Release Date: 2021

This supernatural, Japanese cyberpunk title with combat looks reminiscent of Naruto and other Bethesda titles. Bethesda has really been turning things around with the recent Doom installment and a few great projects on the horizon. And this entirely new IP has got me feeling the way Fallout used to.

Sackboy: A Big Adventure

PS5 Release Date: TBD

The titular, lump-of-burlap star of Little Big Planet games is back in a platforming, multiplayer adventure. Whether or not the creative elements from LBP will be carried over is yet to be seen.

Destruction AllStars

PS5 Release Date: TBD

Rocket League meets Windjammers meets Human: Fall Flat meets Twisted Metal. I can't begin to guess what the hell your goal is in this game, but I can tell you that I am going to find out. There are cars crashing, people running around, and a million and one obstacles. It looks like pure chaos.


PS5 Release Date: TBD

Sony gave us one of those vague trailers for Returnal, but it feels a little like Control or Quantum Break with its loopy story and third-person, over-the-shoulder shooter vibe. Prepare for a ton of aliens and some zany space weapons in a very serious space package.

Bug Snax

PS5 Release Date: TBD

This game looks like indie Muppets, with customizable, puppet-like creatures and googly eyes everywhere. That about ticks every box on my gaming list. Coming from the folks who made Octodad, it's sure to be a creative and hilarious one. That damn walrus, however, went too far in the trailer when he ate that adorable strawberry. I will fight him, and I will win.

Resident Evil Village

PS5 Release Date: TBD

Or VII I_age, or however you want to spell it. My boy Chris Redfield, well known hero and icon of the franchise, seems to be a big baddie now. We hear Ethan, the protagonist of RE7: Biohazard, meaning all these universes may finally converge. There are also werewolves, witches, and more classic horror-looking enemies, so we're shying away from just zombies. Resident Evil has been on a killer streak recently, and this game only looks to continue that.

Oddworld Soulstrom

PS5 Release Date: TBD

Oh, how good it is to see this franchise return with a new installment. Oddworld originated back in 1997 with Abe's Odyssey on the original PlayStation, and it remains a fantastic title to this day. Quirky dialogue with engaging platforming and puzzles is what Oddworld is all about, and Soulstorm looks like all of that in one gorgeous, next-gen package.

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