It’s exciting every time a new console generation comes around, and this time is no different. 2020 marks the release of both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, and the consoles are arriving in an interesting time with the COVID-19 global pandemic impacting some release plans. For now at least, Sony and Microsoft remain committed to launching their new systems this year, and they haven’t given any indication that release dates are being bumped to account for supply shortages or disruptions. That means there will also need to be a lineup of new games available to play on the systems, as big-name games like The Last of Us Part 2 and Ghost of Tsushima are still only announced for PS4 so far. Sony said in May that it plans to announce the launch lineup for PS5 “soon,” presumably over the summer as we learn more about the console’s design, as well. Major third-party games like Assassin’s Creed and Call of Duty are also likely to hit the PS5 at launch.
Sony’s PS5 features some exciting new technology, including an SSD that dramatically improves load times, among other elements that promise to improve the fidelity of games. There is also a new DualSense controller that uses haptic feedback to help connect you with games at a deeper level. It’s all very exciting, and some of the technology is even beyond what high-end PC systems can do. The technology is being backed up with impressive software, including Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 5. This new engine was demonstrated in May 2020 and features new lighting and geometry systems that can make games look more realistic than ever before.
In this post we’re rounding up all the confirmed PlayStation 5 games, and also denoting the titles that we think, or are assumed to, release on the next-generation system. This list covers the new games that will be released on PlayStation 5. The console will automatically play the “overwhelming majority” the PS4 games you may already own, since it is backwards compatible with that console.