What will be the PS5’s launch lineup? While Sony’s shared some details about its next-gen device, it’s stopped short of revealing any software for the PlayStation 5 thus far. Of course, if the system is set to release in 2020, then developers will already be hard at work creating titles for the anticipated appliance. In this article we’re going to share our predicted roster of day one releases for the Japanese giant’s next home console.
All Predicted PS5 Launch Games
- Assassin’s Creed: Kingdom: A Viking-themed open world game set in the Assassin's Creed series is known to be in development ahead of release next year.
- Call of Duty 2020: Treyarch will take the reins of Call of Duty 2020, despite releasing Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 in 2018. It means the franchise's flagship developer will have a shot at a PS5 launch game.
- Cyberpunk 2077: One of the PS4's last meaningful releases is all but guaranteed to get a PS5 upgrade, but will it be available at launch?
- Death Stranding: Hideo Kojima's no stranger to re-releases, and with a PC version of Death Stranding presumably also planned, don't be surprised to see a Definitive Edition of the hiking sim deploy on PS5.
- Dreams: A game this good deserves to live as long as possible, and we fully expect Dreams – which should finally be finished on PS4 by the time the PS5 launches – to get ported over as promptly as possible.
- Dying Light 2: We know that a PS5 version of Dying Light 2 is in development, and Techland is an extremely efficient studio that should be able to capitalise on next-gen enthusiasm.
- eFootball PES 2021: Pro Evolution Soccer missed the PS4 launch, but the series seems to be in a much better place these days. We'd expect the next iteration of eFootball on day one.
- FIFA 21: As if FIFA 21 is going to miss the PS5's launch lineup. This one will likely be available on the PS4 at the beginning of the season, but expect a big upgrade for PS5 at launch.
- Final Fantasy VII Remake: Much like Cyberpunk 2077, this will depend on exactly how the PS5 handles backwards compatibility. Would you count out Final Fantasy VII Remake at launch?
- Ghost of Tsushima: Despite being announced for the PS4, this could be the PS5's flagship launch title. Expect a cross-gen release similar to Breath of the Wild.
- Rainbow Six: Quarantine: Like so many of Ubisoft's titles, its tactical co-op shooter is in development for the PS5 and could look to establish an audience at launch.
- Gods & Monsters: The whimsical storybook adventure game from the creators of Assassin's Creed Odyssey is in development for the PS5, and would make a standout launch title.
- Gran Turismo 7: Gran Turismo Sport has laid the foundations, and the PS5 will need a good racing game at launch. With a single player campaign added to the e-sports aspect, this could be a big launch title.
- Guerrilla Multiplayer Shooter: Sony's said it wants to explore more multiplayer games, and it's re-recruited one of Rainbow Six: Siege's top dogs at Guerrilla Games. Expect some kind of shooter at launch.
- Just Dance 2021: We probably won't even bother reviewing this one, but Ubisoft loves a launch lineup, and if there's a camera for PS5, you can count on Just Dance making the roster.
- Madden NFL 21: You can pretty much bank on all the annual sports games making the PS5's launch lineup, and Madden NFL 21 will be no different.
- NBA 2K21: 2K Sports' basketball sim is one of the best looking series on the market, and it'll be fascinating to see how it's upgraded for the PS5.
- NBA Live 21: EA Sports opted to cancel NBA Live 20 in order to focus its efforts on the PS5, so expect this to be a launch title on the next-gen console.
- The Last of Us: Part II: It's going to get ported to the PS5 at some point, we'll just need to wait and see whether The Last of Us: Part II is ready to roll at launch.
- Watch Dogs Legion: Given the calibre of the software around it, Watch Dogs Legion could get overlooked when it launches on PS4 in March. Ubisoft could give it another shot by re-releasing it alongside the PS5.
This is our predicted PS5 launch lineup, but do you agree with our picks? Which titles would you pick up day one from this selection? Make your picks in the comments section below.