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Upcoming PS5 games: All the new PS5 games for 2021 and beyond

Sifu

Sifu

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Developer: Sloclap
Publisher:
Devolver
Release date:
TBC 2021

Sifu comes from the creators of Absolver, and aims to deliver a story inspired by classic Kung Fu films. You play as a young student who's spent their life training to take revenge on the assassination squad that killed his entire family. You'll have to hunt down the murderers one by one across a fictional Chinese city. Obviously, there's a lot of focus on the game's combat, which aims to be realistic and raw, but along the way, you'll also discover an ancient mystery. This involves a magical pendant that revives you after death - but at a cost.

Horizon Forbidden West

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Developer: Guerrilla Games
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Status: In development
Release date: TBC 2021

Aloy is well and truly back. That's right, a Horizon Zero Dawn sequel has officially been revealed and it'll see Aloy head to post-apocalyptic San Francisco. The trailer looked absolutely gorgeous and bursting with vibrant colours, mysterious machines, and new environments to explore. We even see Aloy underwater wearing what appears to be some kind of breathing mask, which could mean we can expect some underwater sections. It's great to see that we'll be able to return to the rich world created by Guerrilla Games and experience a new journey on the PS5. 

Solar Ash

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Developer: Heart Machine
Publisher: Annapurna Interactive
Status: In development
Release date: TBC 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." 

Far Cry 6 

Far Cry 6

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Developer: Ubisoft Toronto
Publisher: Ubisoft
Release date: TBC 2021

Set on the tropical island of Yara, the next entry in the Far Cry franchise sees you play as Yaran Dani Rojas, a guerilla fighter leading a resistance against the dictatorship ruling over the nation. Said to be an island "stuck in time," you lead your fellow fighters in a bid to free the island from its tyrannical leader, Anton Castillo (played by Giancarlo Esposito).  We don't know much about the gameplay just yet, but it'll no doubt deliver another helping of Far Cry's own blend of open-world action. 

God of War 2: Ragnarok 

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Developer: Sony Santa Monica Studio
Publisher: Sony
Release date: TBC 2021

Ragnarok is coming. Yes, God of War 2 is happening and it's set to land on the PS5 at some point in 2021. During a Sony games showcase, a short but goose-bump-inducing teaser trailer announcement featured Kratos' voice saying that "the time draws near, you must prepare yourself". Ooh. God of War: Ragnarok is set to release sometime next year, and it'll likely take us on quite the journey. 

Open Roads

Open Worlds

(Image credit: Annapurna Interactive)

Developer: Fullbright
Publisher: Annapurna
Release date: TBC 2021

The latest title from Fullbright (Gone Home, Tacoma) is Open Roads. It follows a mother and daughter who set out on a road trip adventure to discover a series of abandoned family properties to discover a mystery and secrets about their own kin long buried. Like previous Fullbright games, there's a big emphasis on interactive narrative, but this time we'll be exploring multiple destinations and chilling in the car en route between them too.

 GTA 5 

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Developer: Rockstar North
Publisher: Rockstar Games
Release date: TBC 2021

Sony kicked off its latest PS5 showcase with a helping of action from GTA 5, confirming that a shiny expanded version of Rockstar's wildly successful game is coming to the PS5 sometime in 2021. The trailer shows off some of the more recent DLC content, so it looks like this expanded version will be coming with everything and more. Not only that, but it will also be enhanced on the next-gen console. 

Lord of the Rings: Gollum

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Developer: Daedalic Entertainment
Publisher: Daedalic Entertainment
Release date: TBC 2021

We are all so intrigued to see what a game where you play as the dual-personalities of The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will actually be like. And thankfully, that's exactly what Daedalic Entertainment is going to give us. It's been unveiled as one of the confirmed upcoming PS5 games, and will arrive sometime in 2021 to let you play as Gollum. 

The creature starts out as a prisoner in Barad-dûr, a fortress in Mordor, but eventually you will traverse more of Middle-Earth, with the developer promising "giant, persistent environments, each harbouring several questlines and a range of friendly or unfriendly faces" in an interview with Edge Magazine in early 2020. During that interview the game is also described as a "stealth-action-adventure with an intriguing dual-personality mechanic, gigantic levels, and a densely wrought aesthetic inspired by Tolkien's own drawings". 

Five Nights at Freddy's: Security Breach

Five Nights at Freddy's: Security Breach

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Develope / Publisher: Steel Wool Studios
Release date:
TBC 2021

Touted as the most ambitious Five Nights at Freddy's game yet, Security Breach is another of the upcoming PS5 games arriving at some point in 2021. It features a new location called the Mega Pizza Plex, and stands as the symbol that Freddy Fazbears' Pizza isn't just a small pizzeria chain anymore. It's like Pizza Planet from Toy Story got invaded by all of Sid's horrible creations, but with more animatronics and murder than anything Pixar's ever created. Darkened hallways, arcades, and creepy toys galore on PS5 later this year.

Rainbow Six: Quarantine

Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Publisher: Ubisoft
Release date: TBC 2021

Rather than a spin-off from the very successful Rainbow Six Siege, this is something new, and a little bit more supernatural. You still play as a Rainbow Six Operator, but instead of human foes, you'll be tasked with taking down a totally new breed of alien parasite that's infecting the human race. In this exciting addition to the upcoming PS5 games list, you'll operate in squads of three, playing in PvE matches where the environment is filled with these new, terrifying, rather fast-moving foes.  

Goodbye Volcano High

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Developer: KO_OP
Status: In development
Release date: TBC 2021

Goodbye Volcano High follows the story of dinosaur teens in their final year at high school. As a choice-based narrative game with beautiful hand-painted backgrounds, you'll follow the teenagers as they try to figure out where to go next and who they want to be. Along with all of the struggles of entering adulthood, you can also try to find love along the way. With a non-binary protagonist, a lovely art style, and its story-driven focus on the themes we can all relate to, Goodbye Volcano looks set to tug at your heartstrings. 

Gotham Knights

Gotham Knights

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Developer: WB Games Montreal
Publisher: Warner Bros
Release date: TBC 2021

The long-awaited WB Games Montreal title is Gotham Knights; an open-world, action RPG set in what the dev is calling the "most dynamic and interactive Gotham City yet". The big story beat is that Batman is dead, leaving the Gotham Knights (Robin, Batgirl, Nightwing, and Red Hood) to protect the city from its full roster of bad guys. This is a completely original story for the upcoming PS5 games list, rather than any kind of re-enactment of the comics. In terms of villains, we know that the Court of Owls are at least involved, but others including Mr. Freeze will also play a part in the game's narrative. It features drop-in, drop-out co-op too, with the kind of gameplay you'd expect to see from a Batman: Arkham title. 

Heavenly Bodies

Developer: 2pt Interactive
Status: In development
Release Date:
TBC 2021

Revealed during the PS5 Indies Initiative event, Heavenly Bodies suits you up for work on a spacecraft in outer space. You'll use your left and right triggers to move your character's respective limbs and navigate weightlessness. It looks like a situation where players might assume what's actually a mechanically disorienting task to be simple and easy, resulting in gut-busting struggles. Just watch the trailer above for some examples. Heavenly Bodies has also been confirmed for PS4 for release sometime in 2021.

Quantum Error

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Developer: TeamKill Media
Publisher: TeamKill Media
Release date: TBC 2021

A multiple Future Games Show alum, Quantum Error is an upcoming next-gen sci-fi horror shooter coming to PS5 at an undisclosed date. With shades of Half-Life, Doom, and Dead Space, you'll control a skilled fireman from a first-person perspective as you hack at and blast away deep space mutants. Watching the recent 4K PS5 trailer from the Future Games Show, you'd never believe a team of just four developers is working on Quantum Error.

Project Athia (working title)

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Developer: Luminous Productions
Publisher: Square Enix
Status: In development
Release date: January 2022

Where do we start with Project Athia? This game that was "designed for PlayStation 5," is a console exclusive from Square Enix, and looks beautiful. The protagonist is seen leaping across cliffs, attacking huge wolves with tree root-esque abilities, and overlooking a gorgeous cloud-filled landscape from the top of a mountain. What's more is that famed screenwriter and author Gary Whitta (Star Wars: Rogue One, The Walking Dead) is in charge of a team of "A-list writers" working on the game, which means it could be something very special indeed.

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League

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Developer: Rocksteady
Publisher: Warner Bros
Release date: TBC 2022

Rocksteady is continuing its work on the Batman: Arkham series but taking a detour into Suicide Squad territory. Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is a brand new sotry, with 1-4 player co-op, an evil Superman, and four playable characters. These take the form of Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, and King Shark, all of which come with their own unique weapons, and the option to switch between them at any time. 

The Callisto Protocol

The Callisto Protocol

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Developer: Striking Distance
Publisher: Krafton
Release date: TBC 2022

The spiritual successor to Dead Space in all but name, The Callisto Protocol is a fresh survival horror game coming from new studio Striking Distance, helmed by none other than Glen Schofield. Its aim is to deliver the most-terrifying next-gen horror experience ever, and from what we've seen so far of the game, it's looking likely to deliver. Set on Jupiter's moon in 2320, there's a conspiracy to unfold and horrific creatures to face in this third-person story. A great addition to the upcoming PS5 games. 

Hogwarts Legacy

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Developer: Avalanche
Publisher:
Warner Bros. Games
Status: In development
Release date: TBC 2022

Set before the events of the books in the 1800s at the famous Hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry and the world beyond, Hogwarts Legacy is described as an open-world RPG that will take you on an adventure in the Harry Potter universe. Added to the list of upcoming PS5 games for 2022 after a delay, Adrian Ropp, head of Avalance, wrote in a blog post on PlayStation's official website that the next-gen console will let create immersive experiences that will let "a player practically feel the terror of Inferi bearing down upon them" or "sense the ground rumbling beneath them as a heard of angry centaurs surrounds them".  

Pragmata

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Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
Status:
In development
Release date: TBC 2023

Capcom revealed a mysterious new game called Pragmata that leaves more questions than it answers, but certainly piqued a lot of interest when it was added to the upcoming PS5 games list. Described as a "thought-provoking game", the trailer shows someone in what looks like a space suit in a futuristic setting, where they encounter a young girl and holo-cat. While it won't be coming until 2022, we're certainly eager to learn more about this rather enigmatic adventure.