COVID-19 may have shut down this year’s E3 and delayed a number of game. But it hasn’t seemed to stop Sony from announcing the highly anticipated PlayStation 5. Granted their livestream wasn’t as splashy as they would’ve made it in a conference but we got all the information we needed to start saving money now. I’m going to put the hardware facts aside for the PS5 in this article. Imo not my favourite look for Sony but there are others that love the design so good for them. As long as I can play the Horizon Zero Dawn sequel I’m still going to get it. Because I’m sure we can all agree that the games being released are the most important part of any console. So here’s a roundup of everything that was announced for the PlayStation 5.
Horizon Forbidden West by Guerrilla Games
One of the most amazing RPGs to come out of the PlayStation 4. Horizon Forbidden West is the sequel to the highly acclaimed Horizon Zero Dawn. If you haven’t played it do yourself a favour and just get started on it now. Horizon Forbidden West picks up where the previous game left off in a brand new location with new gameplay mechanics and robots. There hasn’t been any release date announced yet but if you want to know everything we know about Horizon Forbidden West check out our article here.
Spider-Man: Miles Morales by Insomniac Games
Another amazing Marvel game for the PlayStation 5 is coming in from the beloved Spider-Man franchise. This time we’ll be stepping into the shoes of our new web swinging superhero Miles Morales. If you haven’t heard of Miles you need to get brushed up on your Marvel Ultimate comic lore. Should we do an article for that? Maybe? As well as watch the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse film. An animated movie that should get more props than it already did.
So far everything that wasn’t the movie Spider-Man: Far From Home has done an amazing job of filling up the Spiderverse. And while Sony’s announcement didn’t show off too much of the gameplay if you’ve played the PS4’s 2018 Spider-Man you know it’s gonna be good. The Miles Morales game but the teaser does show off new abilities, like Miles’ electric venom blasts and stealth camouflage. Along with new features, like changing weather and daylight cycles, that didn’t appear in the original game.
Good news for us, Spider-Man: Miles Morales will launch together with the PlayStation 5 at the end of the year. If anything you should get it just to celebrate 2020 being over.
Resident Evil Village by CAPCOM
A franchise that needs no introduction and a staple of the survival horror (sometimes action horror) genre – Resident Evil. Set a few years after the horrifying events of Resident Evil 7 Biohazard. RE Village focuses on Ethan Winters and his wife living peacefully in a new location, free from their past nightmares. But just as they are building their new life together, tragedy befalls them once again. With the familiar form of my boo Chris Redfield. Redfield’s appearance in the Winters’ life sets off “a chain of events that sees a distraught Ethan seeking answers to Chris’s shocking actions… and ultimately finding him in a mysterious village”. For everything, we know about Resident Evil Village tab out this article in your browser. REV will be out next year on the PlayStation 5 and PC (Steam).
GhostWire: Tokyo by Tango Gameworks
Not gonna lie I completely forgot about seeing GhostWire: Tokyo at E3 last year. But to be fair that already feels like three years ago. GhostWire: Tokyo is an action-adventure title that has you travelling through the city of Tokyo after a paranormal activity causes the city’s inhabitants to disappear. Developed by Shinji Mikami-san and Tango Gameworks, the masterminds behind The Evil Within. In GhostWire: Tokyo you’ll be battling your way through the hostile spirits with your own new fully-fledged supernatural powers. It’s up to you to find out what has happened. GhostWire: Tokyo is scheduled to be released as a PS5 exclusive in 2021.
Project Athia by Luminous Productions
Luminous Productions is a subsidiary of Square Enix and the studio was created to develop new AAA IPs. Project Athia came as a bit of surprise but from glimpses of its gameplay and cinematics, it looks to be a AAA title alright. In the trailer, we see our protagonist using superhuman powers to summon giant roots out of the ground and combat giant monsters. It’s a little hard to get an impression of what the plot of the game is, but the visuals are so astounding that it almost doesn’t matter. The game looks absolutely stunning on PlayStation 5’s hardware and as we expected it will be exclusive for that console. No release date or specifications were given but I’d keep my eye on this one.