Status: Unannounced, but strongly rumoured
We know that Warner Bros resurrected Avalanche Software to create a AAA title for consoles, and we also know that at one point it was working on some kind of Harry Potter-themed role-playing game. Prototype footage of the title, showcasing a character creator among other things, leaked online a while back – and the studio has continued to aggressively hire ever since. Given development schedules, it’s likely that this will be at least cross-gen – assuming it is still in production, after all.
Status: Unannounced, but inevitable
Developer Guerrilla Games is hard at work on something, and you don't have to be a genius to assume that the project in question is a sequel to Horizon: Zero Dawn. The new IP was a smash hit on PS4, and the studio's reputation for pushing hardware limits makes the hypothetical Horizon: Zero Dawn 2 a strong candidate to show off the upgraded power of the PS5. We're not at all convinced that this is going to be a launch game, but you can bet on it being one of Sony's key PS5 titles.
Status: Unannounced, but expected on PS5
There’s long been speculation of a new collaboration between Sony and Housemarque, and with the developer putting all its other projects on hold to work on the so-called AAA title, it’s widely assumed that this will be a PS5 launch game. Exactly what it will entail is being kept under wraps for now.
Status: Delayed on PS4, and given release window, an additional PS5 release seems likely
Just like Death Stranding and Ghost of Tsushima, it's not hard to envision The Last of Us: Part II as a cross-gen title. Another PS4 game that's settled with a long development cycle and a 2020 release date, developer Naughty Dog's pedigree is abundantly clear, and Sony will want to ensure that this sequel gets as much attention as possible.
Status: Announced, but due out in 2021, when PS5 will be available
A narrative-driven action adventure game from Daedalic Entertainment, The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will launch on “all relevant platforms” in 2021. It's since been confirmed that this includes Sony’s next-gen system.