The first few months of the year are usually a little quieter on the new games front, but there's plenty to get stuck into over January and February this time around.
In this guide, you'll find our usual roundup of highlights hand-picked by us, as well as a larger selection of physical games that'll be available throughout the next couple of months. Remember that PSVR2 also launches next month – all the details you need can be found below.
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Forspoken - 24th January
In January, we'll be following the journey of New Yorker Frey, who finds herself transported to the magical land of Athia in Forspoken.
The game is an action RPG that'll have you using magical abilities to traverse sprawling landscapes, battle monstrous creatures and defeat powerful matriarchs. It's said to have been designed to "harness the full power of the PlayStation 5's hardware" and has a score composed by none other than God of War composer Bear McCreary. One to keep an eye on, then.
Dead Space - 27th January
2008 sci-fi survival horror Dead Space returns this month with a brand new, rebuilt version heading to PS5.
We're sure those of you who played this one on the PS3 back in the day will remember everything it has to offer, but here's a recap for anyone who missed it:
Isaac Clarke is an everyman engineer on a mission to repair a vast Planet Cracker-class ship, the USG Ishimura, only to discover something has gone horribly wrong. The ship's crew has been slaughtered and Isaac’s beloved partner, Nicole, is lost somewhere on board.
Now alone and armed with only his engineering tools and skills, Isaac races to uncover the nightmarish mystery of what happened aboard the Ishimura in hopes of finding Nicole. Trapped with hostile creatures called Necromorphs, Isaac faces a battle for survival, not only against the escalating terrors of the ship but his own crumbling sanity.
Hogwarts Legacy - 10th February
Hogwarts Legacy finally arrives on PS5 on 10th February – remember that the PS4 version is launching a little later in April.
This "immersive, open-world" action RPG will have you experiencing Hogwarts and other areas of Harry Potter's magical world in the 1800s. You'll be journeying through familiar and new locations as you explore and discover magical beasts, customise your character and craft potions, master spell casting, upgrade your talents and more, and it looks like it could be a real winner.
PSVR 2 - 22nd February
It's almost time for Sony's second generation of VR tech to launch worldwide, with PlayStation VR2 heading our way on 22nd February.
If you're not yet clued up on this shiny new VR headset, make sure to learn all there is to know about it in our dedicated guide. Pre-orders for the system are now live, currently exclusive to PlayStation Direct.
Horizon Call of the Mountain - 22nd February
More than 20 titles will launch alongside PSVR2 on 22nd February (you can view the full list here), but the standout for many will be Horizon Call of the Mountain.
This brand new adventure set in the world of Horizon will give us our first true taste of the visuals made possible with PSVR2 as well as the new features available thanks to the tech's new PSVR2 Sense controllers.
Make sure to grab some discounted PlayStation Wallet Credit in preparation for PSVR2's launch – that way, you can save big on games and have plenty to play on release day.
More Upcoming PS5 and PS4 Games for January and February 2023
But of course, that's not all. Here's a tasty selection of upcoming physical games that are patiently waiting for you to snap them up.
Upcoming Digital-Only PS5 and PS4 Games
If you prefer to buy your games digitally, make sure to pick up some discounted PlayStation Wallet Credit and then browse through our guides below to see complete digital release schedules for PlayStation 5 and PS4.