A new console generation is upon us at the end of 2020 with the PlayStation 5 and new Xbox series of consoles set to launch for the holiday season. As we’re still a ways away from their release, we haven’t heard much about what either of them are really capable of, or even the kind of games that will be available for their debuts. In terms of PS5 games, there’s even fewer compared to the new Xbox.
We do, however, have a few almost certainties lined up for games that will land on the PlayStation 5 with plenty of cross-generational games that Sony would be silly to overlook. The Last of Us: Part II and Ghost of Tsushima are two of the most obvious PS4 games to make their way over to the PS5, but we should also see sequels to Horizon Zero Dawn, God of War, and a new Uncharted at some point in the console’s life.
For now, though, let’s just focus on all of the PS5 games confirmed so far; we will update the below list when new games are announced.
Confirmed PS5 Games
People Can Fly
Call of Duty 2020
Dying Light 2
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum
Final Fantasy VII Remake
Watch Dogs: Legion
Gods and Monsters
Rainbow Six Quarantine
Rainbow Six Siege
As you can see, there really isn’t an awful lot confirmed for the PlayStation 5 just yet, though that should be no surprise considering we have only seen the logo and not even the console itself yet. There are games like The Elder Scrolls VI and Starfield that will almost definitely come to the console, but we will hold fire until we hold more.
Expected PS5 Games
Here’s a quick list of the games we fully expect to be confirmed for PS5.
Apex Legends Babylon’s Fall Cyberpunk 2077 DOOM Eternal Death Stranding eFootball PES 2021 Fortnite GTA V God of War Sequel Horizon: Zero Dawn Sequel Madden NFL 21 Marvel’s Avengers Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 Minecraft NBA 2K21 NHL 21 Overwatch 2 Red Dead Redemption 2 Resident Evil 3 Remake Skull & Bones The Last of Us: Part II Uncharted Sequel Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 WWE 2K21
Will The PS5 Have Backwards Compatibility?
Sony have confirmed that the PS5 will have backwards compatibility with the PlayStation 4, though there was no word on any of the older consoles. It will be interesting to see how this works with multiplayer games, or if it will be a case of Sony having to go through the back-catalog on a game by game process and make them backwards compatible like Microsoft did with the Xbox One.
The PS3 is unlikely to ever feature “true” BP for newer consoles due to its odd architecture, though you would hope Sony would try to at least step it up with their PS2 Classics, which have been forgotten about.
Will The PS5 Have PlayStation Now?
PlayStation Now will indeed be making its way to the PlayStation 5, though the ins and outs of this have not yet been detailed. Whether or not PS Now on PS5 will support game downloads like it does on PS4 is yet to be revealed.
PS Now is primarily a streaming service that allows you to stream games, and with the amount of focus developers and publishers seem to be putting on streaming going forward, don’t be surprised to see Sony go in hard on PlayStation Now for the next generation.
The PlayStation 5 is expected to launch Holiday 2020.