Sony’s PlayStation 5 launch is coming up fast, and there’s been a steady stream of news about the next-gen console for several months. We already know what it looks like (it’s very curvy), and while you’ll have a hard time snagging it right now, preorders have opened up. More importantly, we now have a better idea of what games will be available for it on launch day. We’ve rounded them all up, and other titles coming in 2021, so you know where to start with your budding PS5 game library.
For more about the console itself, check out our PS5 hardware rundown.
Updated September 2020: We’ve added some newly-announced games.
Games Planned for Launch
Having multiple games of various genres available is crucial to the launch of any new gaming hardware, and the PlayStation 5 has a solid lineup so far. Below are what’s launching alongside the console on November 12. To read more about these titles, scroll further down.
- Astro’s Playroom
- Demon’s Souls
- Destruction Allstars
- Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition
- Sackboy: A Big Adventure
- Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Games Coming Later
The following games will be available for the PlayStation 5, but not at launch.
Hogwarts Legacy takes place in the Potterverse, but far before Harry, Hermione, and Ron ever set foot there. It’s set in the 1800s, but don’t worry—the Forbidden Forest and Hogsmeade are still around. You’ll be playing as your own character attending Hogwarts, and the open-world RPG will allow players to master spells, craft potions, explore various locations, and—no big deal—decide the fate of the wizarding world. The game was developed by Avalanche and published by Warner Bros. Games under the Portkey Games label.
Releases in 2021
Final Fantasy XVI
Final Fantasy XVI is an all-new, PS5-exclusive addition to the series. (Note that the exclusivity may be timed.) The latest in the long-running series is directed by Hiroshi Takai and produced by Naoki Yoshida. Other details are scarce—according to the announcement post, the “next big information reveal is scheduled for 2021″—but in the meantime, the trailer’s magical visuals and soaring soundtrack speak for itself.