Let’s look at all that The Future of Gaming had to offer.
The Future of Gaming event was yesterday and Sony has finally given us a look at the titles that will be coming to the PlayStation 5 in the near future. Sony’s been tight-lipped about just what games would be available, with only a few exceptions, but now we’ve got a glimpse into 26 titles to look forward to on the next-gen console.
Grand Theft Auto V
Originally released for the PS3 and Xbox 360 in 2013, Grand Theft Auto V appears to be making the jump to the next-gen console with an exciting twist; Rockstar and Sony will be offering an expanded version of the bestselling game free to all PS5 owners for a limited time following the console’s launch.
Marvel’s Spider-Man Miles Morales
Developer Insomniac Games announced that a sequel to Marvel’s Spider-Man, featuring Miles Morales as everyone’s friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, will be released “Holiday 2020” for the PS5.
Gran Turismo 7
The newest entry in the Gran Turismo franchise by Polyphonal Digital was revealed. It featured footage from the driver’s seat of a vehicle. This is the first Gran Turismo game since 2017 and the first numbered entry since 2013.
Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart
A new entry in the Ratchet and Clank series revealed gameplay showing the titular heroes of the Insomniac Games series being separated. Gameplay looks frantic with the characters leaping through portals.
The Future of Gaming featured a joint venture by Luminous and Square Enix with the PS5 development footage that’s subject to change. Project Athia’s Gameplay featured platforming across lush environments and enormous foes but was more of a teaser than anything else.
With a release date set for 2021, Stray seems to have you playing a cat in a neon-drenched urban environment populated entirely by robots. Stray is produced by Annapurna Interactive, the studio behind What Remains of Edith Finch.
Developed by Finnish game studio, Housemarque, Returnal is a third-person shooter that seems to feature an endless loop of its protagonist crashing, dying violently, and returning to life. Housemarque is known for its arcade-style shooter titles such as Resogun, but this seems like a far more ambitious and robust game.
Sackboy: A Big Adventure
The Future of Gaming featured Sony’s mascot, Sackboy, which is coming back in a 3D platformer that takes place in the world of Little Big Planet. The environments are rambunctiously colorful and gameplay appears to feature co-op.
A vehicular combat destruction derby game with players driving and running around a death-trap map, Destruction AllStars won me over the minute the trailer showed the guy with the cardboard box on his head is named “Box Top.” British developer Lucid, the minds behind Goat Simulator and Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions, did not announce a release date.
Kena: Bridge of Spirits
The debut game from Ember Labs, Kena: Bridge of Spirits contains equal parts Studio Ghibli cuteness and fantasy action-adventure. Combat looked fast pace, with the main character’s staff transforming into a bow and melee weapon.
Goodbye Volcano High
Described by the Playstation Blog as “a cinematic, choice-based narrative game,” Goodbye Volcano High looks like a coming-of-age story set in a high school populated by anthropomorphic dinosaur teenagers. Considering the games logo has a meteor in it, this looks like it’s set to be an emotional rollercoaster.
The newest Oddworld is a remake of Oddworld: Abe’s Exxddus and a direct sequel to Oddworld: New & Tasty, which was itself a remake of the classic Oddworld: Abe’s Oddyssey. A lot of Mudokons die in a lot of ways in the trailer, which is pretty standard for the franchise.
GhostWire: Tokyo is a game from Shinji Mikami, the director of several Resident Evil titles and the truly bizarre God Hand. A first-person action, gameplay featured technicolor ghost-busting using a variety of hand gestures. In a Playstation Blog post, the game’s director Kenji Kimura said the game would take advantage of the new PS5 controller, which is “perfect for the controller haptics and adaptive triggers.”
Jett: The Far Shore
The first game released by studio Superbrothers in nine years, Jett: The Far Shore is a style heavy intergalactic adventure. The trailer features alien worlds and announced a release date of “Holiday 2020.”
Godfall, predictably appeared during The Future of Gaming. The fast-paced brawler is set to release during the holiday season this year, looks to be a weapon-based brawler featuring outrageously armored characters slashing their way through monsters. Godfall’s official website describes the game as a co-op “looter-slasher,” and promises “high-impact combat.”
By the developer of Hyper Light Drifter, the new title Solar Ash has a 2021 release date. Surreal and vibrant, Solar Ash shares a common color palette with Hyper Light Drifter but features 3D platforming and action.
Set to release in January of 2021, Hitman 3 looks as stylish as previous entries in the franchise. Following the event, IO Interactive released an additional trailer on their YouTube page.
Astro’s Playroom is a 3D action-platformer developed by Japan Studio and Team Asobi dropped in on all The Future of Gaming viewers. While the previous title in the series Astro Bot: Rescue Mission, was developed for VR, there was no mention of any VR in the trailer for Astro’s Playroom, and it appears to be a return to the controller interactivity features of The Playroom.
Little Devil Inside
Funded by over 5,000 contributors on Kickstarter, Little Devil Inside was originally scheduled for release way back in 2016 for PC, Xbox One, PS4, and the Wii U. Hopefully, the lack of a release date in the trailer doesn’t mean we’ll need to wait another four years for this action survival title.
The Future of Gaming revealed NBA 2K21 is scheduled for release in the fall of 2021, and the trailer features a frighteningly sweaty close-up of Pelican’s forward Zion Williamson.
Bugsnax, by Octodad developer Young Horses, features adorable but somehow unsettling fruit-insect hybrid creatures being hunted by an anthropomorphic walrus that seems to mutate the protagonist’s limbs into food. All in all, that seems pretty on-brand for Young Horses.
It looks like the rumors were true, as the Demon’s Souls remake is officially announced to be coming to the PS5. While there’s currently no release date, the announcement during The Future of Gaming event confirmed that the title is not just an upscaled version of the 2009 PS3 title but a complete rebuild.
Deathloop is a stylish first-person shooter from Arkane Studios, the developers of Dishonored and Prey. Bethesda’s official site page states Deathloop will let players “choose their preferred playstyle.” The trailer shows a mix of supernatural powers, gunplay, and stealth.
Resident Evil 8: Village
Picking up where Resident Evil 7: Biohazard took the franchise, Capcom’s Resident Evil 8: Village features the same first-person perspective and haunted house vibe but replaces the mutated zombies of previous franchise incarnations with what looks to be werewolves and vampires. That’s “Village,” as in “VIII.” Clever, Capcom.
The Future of Gaming featured another Capcom title, Pragmata. This title was introduced with a mysterious trailer of a man in a spacesuit shambling around an urban setting and encountering a young girl right as a space station falls from the sky and propels the duo into space.
Horizon Forbidden West
Horizon Zero Dawn is getting a sequel on the PS5 entitled Horizon Forbidden West. While no release date was suggested, the trailer features Zero Dawn‘s protagonist, Aloy, riding robotic fauna across a vast open world.
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That’s all the games revealed during The Future of Gaming, and it’s a lot to process. With brand-new titles, remakes, and sequels in the PlayStation 5’s future, gamers have a lot to look forward to once the console launches this holiday season.
What game excited you the most during The Future of Gaming? Tell us below!