At this point, we know that the PlayStation 5 will be ready to go by about mid-2020, but other than a few vague details on what kind of specifications it will have, we don’t actually know much about it. Thankfully, Sony has finally released some information on which games we can expect to debut along with the PlayStation 5.
Naturally we can expect this list to grow as time continues, but for now, these are some of the games we know will be at the forefront of the PS5 launch titles, or at least the games we can almost definitely expect to be there.
The Elder Scrolls 6
Any major Elder Scrolls fan can tell you that details on the next major title in the series are sparse at best. We don’t know which part of Tamriel it will take place in, anything about the story itself, or when exactly it will be released. What we do know is that mainline Elder Scrolls games take a very long time to develop, and Bethesda’s Todd Howard has stated quite clearly that the game won’t be released until after Starfield, another title that Bethesda is working on. Taking this into account, it is practically guaranteed that we won’t be getting The Elder Scrolls 6 until next gen consoles like the PlayStation 5 have already debuted.
CD Projekt Red is the now well-known developer of the massively successful Witcher series, and many fans have been eagerly awaiting the release of their next major project, Cyberpunk 2077. To be fair, the developer has only stated that they anticipate that their advanced game will be able to easily integrate with future gaming systems. But with no exact details on the kind of specifications of the next gen PlayStation or Xbox, this can’t be said for certain. Even so, Cyberpunk 2077 may be exclusive to next gen consoles, but it could just as easily work with both the current gen and their future successors.
As mentioned previously, Starfield is the game Bethesda is investing most of its time and resources into right now, and it will precede the release of The Elder Scrolls 6. And like TES 6, we don’t know very much about it at all. All we know for certain is that it will be the first new IP for Bethesda in approximately 25 years, and that it will be a single player RPG in a spacefaring setting. However, best estimates indicate that Starfield won’t be ready for release until 2020, which is about the time next gen consoles are likely to be released to the public. That being the case it is very likely that Starfield will be a next gen release, though we can only speculate.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake
To be fair, we know Final Fantasy 7’s remake will be on current gen consoles. But it is very likely to be compatible with the next gen of consoles as well. After all, the next gen so close, there’s very little reason for game developers to not be preparing their releases to function with them.
These are just a few of the games we can expect to be available when the next generation of consoles is released, specifically for the PlayStation 5, but likely for next gen of Xbox as well.