The PlayStation 5 launches Nov. 12, 2020. Sony revealed the date and the price of its newest console in a streaming showcase on Wednesday, along with several games expected at or around the PS5’s arrival.
Only a few games have hard-and-fast launch dates confirmed so far. The rest are listed for 2021 for now, but it’s doubtful Sony would show them in its announcement event if fans wouldn’t be playing them on PlayStation 5 soon.
Here’s everything we know that’s coming on the PS5’s launch date, or in the “launch window” soon after.
PlayStation 5 Launch-Day Games
Bluepoint Games is taking on the “from-the-ground-up” remake of FromSoftware’s 2009 original for PlayStation 3, which spawned the Souls franchise, if not a genre unto itself. This was confirmed as a launch title after Wednesday’s show.
Spider-Man: Miles Morales
There’s been some confusion as to the size and scope of this game; it’s a stand-alone title, and comparable to Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. But it’s not a “full game” in the sense that 2018’s PS4 predecessor Spider-Man was. Still, this is a hard-lock for Nov. 12, 2020 on PlayStation 5 — and PlayStation 4, too.
Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition
The PlayStation 5 gets a swing at the 2019 hack-and-slash adventure. It’s available from the PlayStation Store and Xbox marketplace on Nov. 12 (and Xbox Series X on Nov. 10). A physical disc version of the game will follow later, Capcom says.
This pre-loaded game on PlayStation 5 is basically a tour of the console and the new DualSense controller.
It’s not just car combat—Lucid and XDEV’s Destruction AllStars has plenty of on-foot melees to get into, too.
Sackboy: A Big Adventure
The latest installment of the 12-year-old platforming series was announced back in June. It launches with the PS5 and costs $59.99.
Epic Games’ blockbuster battle royale will be free-to-play on the PlayStation 5 at launch, with player progression and purchases carrying over to the next-gen console.
Coming later in 2021
At last, WB Games and Avalanche Studios announced the big Harry Potter game fans have been anticipating. Hogwarts Legacy does not have a launch date (it’s also coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Windows PC), but when it gets here, players will go back to the 1800s to study magic at the famed school of witchcraft and wizardry.
Final Fantasy 16
Final Fantasy 16 is the first mainline entry in the Final Fantasy series in five years. The trailer shown Wednesday involved controlling a single character, as opposed to an adventuring party. No specific release date was given; FF16 arrived in November 2016.
Resident Evil Village
Due sometime in 2021, the eighth main entry in the Resident Evil series will also launch on Xbox Series X and Windows PC. Chris Redfield returns in a game that Capcom says will dwell more on exploration and combat than 2017’s Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, which was more of a survival horror title.
One of the few games that does have a launch window shorter than “next year,” although that’s because Arkane Studios’ Deathloop was originally pegged for a launch in 2020’s last quarter, then got delayed last month. It’s now eyeing a launch in 2021’s second quarter.
God of War: Ragnarok
Not much to say, as this teaser trailer isn’t much more than foreboding music, a lot of chanting, and some runes. Also, a year: 2021.
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