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Upcoming PS5 games: All the new PS5 games confirmed so far

Upcoming PS5 games
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The upcoming PS5 games list is getting stronger with each passing week. Although some release dates are more tentative than others, there are plenty of upcoming PS5 games to be excited about. Combine this little lot with all the PS5 launch games and some free PS5 upgrades for PS4 titles too, it's definitely a good feeling being a PS5 owner right now. 

Whatever your hopes for upcoming PS5 games, you're sure to find something on this list to get hyped about, with stunning sequels, innovative survival horror, and inspiring indie games on the way. We've made sure to bring you the latest updates on all of them, so you can make sure your PS5 wishlist is fully up to date and that you know when to plan some strategic vacation time during 2021. So here they are, all the upcoming PS5 games: 

Yakuza 7: Like a Dragon

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Developer: Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio
Publisher: Sega
Release date: March 2, 2021

Already released in Japan, Yakuza 7: Like a Dragon is set to get a next-gen upgrade for PS5 in March. If you haven't played it, prepare for big changes from previous Yakuza games, replacing the trademark beat-em-up gameplay with turn-based RPG-style combat and a 4-person team fighting alongside you. Naturally, there will be some Yakuza loyalists apprehensive to embrace the big change, but the game has been positively received in Japan. The review team at Famitsu awarded Yakuza: Like a Dragon with a score of 38/40, which is roughly in-line with the best-received games in the series.

Outriders

Developer: People Can Fly
Publisher: Square Enix
Release date: April 1, 2021

What happens if you blend Doom and Mass Effect? Well, it seems to be Outriders, a brand new IP from People Can Fly (Gears Judgment / Bulletstorm), and published by Square Enix. It features dark, sinister alien forces against a humanity that's desperate to survive. But there's a twist. Humanity is trying to inhabit a new planet called Enoch after Earth is rendered unusual, but a strange energy storm they're calling The Anomaly has gifted them all with powerful abilities.

Returnal

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Developer: Housemarque
Status: In development
Release date: April 30, 2021

Set on a hostile planet where you appear to be caught in a constant cycle, Returnal is said to transform "roguelike gameplay into a third-person shooter". With every death, the planet will change, so it looks like you'll have to keep adapting to your surroundings. In the recent trailer which debuted during the Future of Gaming showcase, we see a lone astronaut on an alien world. It has a very intense kind of mood to it, with some fast-paced combat and plenty intrigue. The individual is clearly trying to keep their grip on reality and it certainly leaves us wanting to know more. 

Resident Evil 8: Village

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Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
Status: In development
Release date: May 7, 2021

Resident Evil 8 Village is officially on the way and it's set to come to the PS5 in 2021. The next entry in the Resident Evil franchise takes place a few years after Resident Evil 7, featuring Ethan and Mia. Only, another familiar is also back, and he appears to be causing a spot of trouble for Ethan. Chris Redfield enters the scene and is said to set off a chain of events that leads Ethan to a mysterious village desperate for answers. Oh, and it also appears to feature werewolves. 

Deathloop

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Developer: Arkane Lyon
Publisher: Bethesda
Release date: May 21, 2021

We got our first proper look at Deathloop gameplay during Sony's Future of Gaming show, and it looks like it's shaping up to deliver some assassinating action with Ground Hog Day vibes. From the developer behind the Dishonored series, Deathloop sees two rival assassins locked in a time loop, with eight targets to eliminate. Colt, one of the assassins, is hellbent on taking out the targets, while Juliana appears to want to protect them from harm. We get to see some first-person combat with plenty of supernatural-looking elements and it's left us keen to learn more. It's currently set to be a timed exclusive on the PS5 and will also be coming to PC. 

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

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Developer: Insomniac Games
Publisher: Sony
Release date: June 11, 2021

Ever since the reboot of the first Ratchet & Clank game that launched on PS4 (and had an accompanying movie!) in 2016, fans have been clamouring for a brand new game in the franchise. And boy, have their dreams been answered. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is an all-new adventure following the dynamic duo through what seems to be multiple dimensions, with new tools in their arsenal. There's also a female Lombax who appears, although we don't know her name yet. Could we see another protagonist option, Assassin's Creed Syndicate-style?

Back 4 Blood

Back 4 Blood

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Developer: Turtle Rock Studios
Publisher: Warner Bros.
Release date: June 22, 2021

Back 4 Blood is Left 4 Dead 3 in all but name, and we're 100% here for it. Having spent some time with the alpha, we can assure Left 4 Dead fans that the same frantic team-focused gameplay, distinctive style, and loud personality are back in Back 4 Blood. Everything we've seen from Turtle Rock on Back 4 Blood is pure, nostalgia-inducing glee in the form of an upcoming next-gen co-op zombie bashing romp, and we absolutely can't wait to team up on PS5.

Solar Ash

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Developer: Heart Machine
Publisher: Annapurna Interactive
Status: In development
Release date: June 2021

From the developer behind Hyper Light Drifter, Solar Ash is Heart Machine's latest upcoming game to be announced as part of the PS5 lineup. With its distinct colourful art style, players will journey through a rift in space known as the Ultravoid which is swallowing whole worlds. In this dangerous setting with its surreal and versatile environment, the characters "must find solace in each other to make it through the spiral of despair they find themselves trapped in." Head of Heart Machine's Ash Preston described Solar Ash's story as a personal experience that evolves to something "beyond just the weight of the struggle into something more hopeful." 

Little Devil Inside

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Developer: Neostream Interactive
Status: In development
Release date: July 2021

Little Devil Inside first began life on Kickstarter back in 2015. Fast forward five years later and we see a debut trailer during the PS5 reveal stream with the news that it will be a timed exclusive. As an RPG with survival elements, Little Devil inside is set in the "Victorian-like" era in a semi-open world. The trailer showed off a whole host of monsters and also gave us brief glimpses of some of the combat elements and features. It was easily one of the biggest surprises of the recent showcase. 

Stray

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Developer: BlueTwelve Studio
Publisher: Annapurna Interactive
Status: In development
Release date: October 2021

In this new adventure coming to the PS5 from BlueTwelve Studio, you play as a cat in a world filled with robots. As a cat exploring this strange world, you'll gain a unique perspective from the eyes of a feline who can sneak under cars, traverse over rooftops and go about unnoticed. Viv, the game and creative director at the studio, said, "we are inspired every day by Murtaugh and Riggs, our two cats. Most of the team are cat owners as well, giving us all a lot of helpful first-hand references. Cats are always so playful, cute, and lovingly annoying that it's an endless stream of gameplay ideas for us."

Ghostwire: Tokyo

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Developer: Tango Gameworks
Publisher: Bethesda
Status: In development
Release date: October 2021

Ghostwire: Tokyo has officially been confirmed to be coming to the PS5 in 2021, and we also saw some gameplay footage showing off the first-person combat. Set in Tokyo, Japan, Tango Gameworks takes you to the city which has been overrun by paranormal threats. Strange occult events have caused devastation, and the vast majority of the city's population has mysteriously disappeared.  After you gain supernatural abilities of your own, it's up to you to explore and fend off evil spirits. Said to take full advantage of the PS5's hardware, Ghostwire Tokyo is set to deliver an immersive, supernatural experience.