PlayStation 5 is the ninth gen of consoles packed with powerful hardware and capable of running games at 4K resolution and with Ray tracing without breaking a sweat. The console shipped over 7.8 million units, and now fans are looking for titles to play on their new console.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the development process of loads of games has been slowed down. It is hard to lose track of upcoming games. Fortunately, I have compiled this massive list of exciting PlayStation 5 titles launching in 2021, and beyond that, you can play.
The list has a diverse range of new games along with some console exclusives. The list also includes several titles released on the previous generation of consoles releasing for PlayStation 5.
From sequels, survival games, platformers, and indie games, I am sure you will find many exciting titles to buy for your new console.
Some games have a release date, but they might get delayed due to the pandemic (I hope they don’t). Most of the game’s release date is not confirmed. With that said, let us get to our list of upcoming games for PlayStation 5.
Best Upcoming PS5 Games: All The New PS5 Games For 2021 And Beyond
The console is available for a few months now, but its availability is hard to come by. PlayStation 5 has already depicted its capabilities with few launch titles like Demon Souls remake, Control, Ghost of Tsushima.
However, the upcoming games for the ninth gen console are worth getting.
Being able to play the AAA games with over 60 FPS was always a dream of console owners, and these new-gen consoles can achieve that without breaking a sweat. There is no reason not to get excited about the upcoming PlayStation 5 games.
Just simply by looking at the list of PlayStation 5’s upcoming games gets me nothing but excited. Unfortunately, some games are slated for this year’s release, while some games will be released next year. If you somehow managed to grab a PS5, you are in for a treat!
Without any ado, let us get to the titles.
#1 Elden Ring
Elden Ring is one of the most anticipated video game on the list, if not the most. One of the few reasons that I put this game on the top of the list is because it is the next title by From Software, who is hailed as one of the acclaimed developers.
Elden Ring was revealed as the next From Software game in the E3 2019 announcement trailer, and for straight two years, no information was revealed related to the game until the Summer Game Fest hosted by Geoff Keighley.
The player takes control of a customizable character referred to as “Tarnished“. Judging from the trailer, the player can fully customize their characters and can ride mounts (which is a first in From Soft games).
The game features tons of enemies and will be lore enriched as the story is co-written by Hidetaka Miyazaki and George R.R. Martin. Elden Ring will release for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, and Windows on January 21, 2022.
#2 New Mass Effect
A new Mass Effect game is currently in development by Bioware. The game is speculated to release for Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Microsoft Windows. No official announcement has been made at the time of writing, so everything in this section is pure speculation.
The game will be sci-fi like its predecessors. Bioware has shared nothing but a teaser trailer for their upcoming Mass Effect game. Gamers around the internet speculate that the new title could be the sequel to Mass Effect Andromeda.
Though Andromeda did not enjoy the same success as the original trilogy, it would still make a decent sequel.
#3 The Elder Scrolls 6
The Elder Scrolls 6 is an upcoming action-adventure role-playing video game, developed and published by Bethesda. It is the next installment in the critically acclaimed The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The setting and release date for the game is yet to be announced.
A teaser trailer for the game was revealed in 2018, and not a single piece of information was revealed to the public by Bethesda or Todd Howard. Despite having little to no information, it is one of the most anticipated upcoming games for PlayStation 5 and other platforms.
Some people speculate, from the teaser trailer, that the game location is set in High Rock, a location inhabited by the Bretons. Some people say the location for TES 6 will be Tamriel.
There is an Elder Scroll game set in High Rock, making Tamriel viable speculation. The official location will be expected to be revealed soon after Starfield’s release.
#4 Kena: Bridge of Spirits
Kena: Bridge of Spirits is an upcoming action-adventure game developed and published by Ember Lab. The game is planned for the August 24, 2021 release for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Microsoft Windows. The art is created in collaboration with Sparx* animation studios.
The French-Vietnamese studio has made contributions to several notable video games and movies, including Avengers: Age of Ultron, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Captain Marvel, and more. The game focuses on a young spirit guide named Kena.
The player’s objective is to help the spirits of deceased people from the physical to the spirit world. The player uses a staff to fend off enemies, and her pulse ability can be used for defense. The game is available for pre-order on the PlayStation Store.
DEATHLOOP is an upcoming action-adventure shooting video game developed by Arkane Studios. The same studio behind the popular Dishonored and Wolfenstein: Youngblood video games.
The game is arriving for PlayStation 5 and Windows on September 14, 2021. The player takes the role of an assassin named Colt, trapped on Blackreef. He is put against several assassins and is stuck in the murderous game of time loops.
Colt needs to eliminate enemies in less than 24 hours. If he fails, he needs to think of better plans, but so do his rival assassins. DEATHLOOP is available for pre-order on the PlayStation Store.
#6 Ghostwire: Tokyo
Ghostwire: Tokyo is an upcoming action-adventure game currently in development by Tango Gameworks, the studio behind the exceptional Evil Within games. It is published by Bethesda and coming to PlayStation 5, Microsoft Windows, and Xbox Series X | S in sometime 2021.
The plot follows an unnamed character that starts to manifest supernatural powers after an invasion by otherworldly spirits. Meanwhile, in Tokyo, locals have started to disappear during the spirit and ghosts invasion.
The player encounters a group wearing masks and might unveil the mystery behind the odd phenomenon.
Ghostwire: Tokyo is currently developed using Unreal Engine 4. After the departure of the creative director, rumors started to float about the title’s cancelation. It was later revealed that the game is still in development.
According to rumors, the release date is October 2021, but It is possible that it may get delayed due to the COVID pandemic.
Stray is an upcoming unique puzzle simulation game developed by BlueTwelve Studio and published by Annapurna Interactive. Stray is planned to be released in 2021, when exactly? Nobody but Annapurna knows.
The player takes control of a stray cat roaming in the city populated by robots. It is a third-person adventure game. The goal is to roam the streets of a long-forgotten city high and low and solve mysteries and puzzles of the mysterious and deadly place.
The game is developed in Unreal Engine 4, and honestly, Stray looks like a memorable and unique adventure that gamers never had.
#8 Back 4 Blood
Back 4 Blood is a first-person shooter game developed by Turtle Rock Studio (formerly known as Valve South). Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will publish it for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, and Microsoft Windows, slated for October 2021 release.
The game is unofficially the successor to Left 4 Dead because it is currently being developed by the original creators of Left 4 Dead. The story starts after the worldwide outbreak. The cause of the epidemic is the newly discovered parasite.
To clear the city from zombies, a group of people named “Cleaners” comes together. With a zombie apocalypse setting, the game also features an eight-person PvP multiplayer mode. If you are a fan of the Left 4 Dead series, you will surely love Back 4 Blood.
Players can pre-order three different editions of the game from the PlayStation Store
#9 Life Is Strange: True Colors
Life is Strange: True Colors is a graphic adventure video game developed by Deck Nine and is a successor to the critical hit Life is Strange 2. It is set to release in September 2021. Square Enix will publish it for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, and Microsoft Windows.
The story follows a young Asian-American woman named “Alex Chen“. She is on a quest to solve the mystery of her brother’s death. During her tedious journey, she can experience, absorb or manipulate the emotions of other people.
Life is Strange: True Colors is available for pre-order on the PlayStation Store.
#10 A Plague Tale: Requiem
A Plague Tale: Requiem is an upcoming action-adventure game, a sequel to the critically acclaimed prequel titled, A Plague Tale: Innocence.
The game is currently in development by Asobo Studio and will be published by Focus Home Interactive for PlayStation 5, Microsoft Windows, and other platforms.
The story will follow the siblings; Amicia and her brother Hugo. Their goal is to survive the never-ending dangers of the brutal and unforgiving world.
Story-wise, there is nothing known at the moment, and it only made to the people’s ears after its announcement at E3 2021. The game is planned for the 2022 release across all platforms.
Sifu is an upcoming Kung-Fu-based action, a fighting game developed and published by Sloclap. The game is planned to release on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Microsoft Windows in 2021 without an exact date.
The player takes control of a young Kung-Fu student who is on a quest for vengeance after getting his family murdered at the hands of enigmatic assassins. The character then spends the next eight years of his life preparing to exact his revenge.
Players can take advantage of the environment and use throwable objects, windows, ledges, and makeshift weapons to fend off their enemies.
#12 Horizon Forbidden West
Horizon Forbidden West is the awaited sequel to critically acclaimed Horizon Zero Dawn developed by Guerrilla Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment, slated for Q4 2021 release.
The plot continues after the events of Horizon Zero Dawn. The player takes control of Aloy, a young huntress of the Nora tribe. The objective of Aloy is to find the source behind the deadly infection which kills every living thing it infects.
Horizon Forbidden West includes several different landscapes including, deserts, mountains, ruined cities, and tropical beaches above and below the water. The game features a vast majority of new dangerous and deadly machines.
It will be available for pre-order soon on the PlayStation Store.
#13 Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is the upcoming first-person looter-shooter game developed by Gearbox Software and will be published by 2K. It was announced at the recent E3 2021 event, and by the looks of the game, it does look like a spiritual successor to Borderlands.
This time, Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is placed in a fantasy world and is a different take on the critically acclaimed shooter series by Gearbox. More details are to be expected in the future as of now, the fans can only watch and relish the teaser trailer.
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands will be arriving on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows, in early 2022.
#14 Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is an upcoming action-adventure third-person game developed by Square Enix. The game is planned to launch on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, and Microsoft Windows.
The game will release in October, right around the winter holidays. The player will take control of Star-lord, and you are the leader of the unpredictable, yet likable squad and their adventures across galaxies.
The game emphasizes story, and according to the game details, every action that the player will make will affect your journey. The gameplay combines shooting, kicking, punching, and much more, breathing life to the gameplay and combat.
#15 Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora
Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is an upcoming first-person action-adventure game that is currently being co-developed by Massive Entertainment, Ubisoft Düsseldorf and Ubisoft Shanghai. The game is planned for the 2022 release for PlayStation 5 and other platforms.
The game will take place in a fictional sci-fi location called Pandora, set in the Avatar universe. The player takes control of a Navi and its journey across the Western Frontier, a bewitching part of Pandora.
The player will explore the luscious landscapes, and the goal is to survive the RDA forces assault and push back them by attacking and flanking.
#16 WRC 10
The first racing game on our list is WRC 10. It is developed by Kylotonn and published by Nacon. It is a sequel to WRC 9 and is the official game of the World Rally Championship 2021. The game will arrive on PlayStation 5 and other platforms on September 2, 2021.
The latest title in the WRC series offers exciting new content, including 120 special stages, 20 cards from Audi, Subaru, Ford, Mitsubishi, Toyota, Hyundai, and more, four new 2021 rallied; Estonia, Croatia, Belgium, and Spain, and so much more.
The game allows the players to create their own competitions to promote the competitive eSports scene of the game.
#17 Hot Wheels Unleashed
Hot Wheels Unleashed is an upcoming racing game set in the iconic Hot Wheels universe developed and published Milestone S.r.l. It is planned to release on September 30, 2021, for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X | S.
The game features exciting races with split-screen mode for two players. Players can compete with 12 opponents in online challenges.
It also features the track editor feature allowing players to unleash their creativity and create the most thrilling and exciting races for the community to take part in. Players will collect different elements after winning races and completing hard tasks to show off in their rooms.
#18 The Forgotten City
The Forgotten City is an upcoming mystery adventure game developed by Modern Storyteller and published by Dear Villagers. The game will release on PlayStation 5 and other platforms in July 2021.
The game is set in an open world of an ancient Roman city. The player’s job is to unravel various mysteries surrounding the city where if one person sins, everyone else dies.
The players can solve the mystery by exploiting the deadly time loop, talking to the city locals, exploring and solving different and unique puzzles. Players can solve the problems by bribing, charming, intimidation, violence, or with reason, the choice is yours.
Ghostrunner is a first-person action, platformer video game co-developed by One More Level and Slipgate Ironworks and co-published by All in! Games S.A and 505 Games. The game was released in 2020 and will arrive for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X | S on September 28, 2021.
The game is set in a post-apocalyptic world. The player takes control of an unknown Ghostrunner. His goal is to take his revenge on the tyrannical Keymaster, who prey on the weak and has no regard for human life.
In the world of ever-diminishing resources, you are the last shot at humanity’s survival. You are the most advanced blade fighter that the world has ever seen. Ghostrunner takes on the final attempt to set things before it is too late.
#20 Solar Ash
Solar Ash is an upcoming action-adventure platformer game developed by Heart Machine and published by Annapurna Interactive. The game was initially planned as a PlayStation exclusive but will eventually see a Microsoft Windows release.
The game is planned to be released in 2021 without any details of the exact date. Created by the hit Hyper Light Drifter, Solar Ash follows a unique character and its journey across a vivid, mysterious world filled with charming characters and various enemy encounters.
Players can quickly move around the world with agile movements, jump through the air, climb walls, and do much more in the aesthetic world of Solar Ash.
#21 Far Cry 6
Far Cry 6 is an upcoming first-person shooter game developed by Ubisoft Toronto and published by Ubisoft. It is the sixth main installment in the popular Far Cry series.
It is planned to release in October 2021 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, Amazon Luna, Stadia, and Microsoft Windows.
Set in a fictional Caribbean island of Yara, Far Cry 6 follows a young local named Dani Rojas, who has previously served in the Yaran Army. Rojas embarks on a journey to topple the Antón Castillo regime (Played by Giancarlo Esposito) with the aid of several guerilla warriors.
According to Ubisoft, Far Cry 6 features the biggest Far Cry battleground to date. The game is available for pre-order on the PlayStation Store.
#22 God of War 2: Ragnarok
God of War 2: Ragnarok is an upcoming action, adventure video game currently in development by Santa Monica Studio. It is the sequel to the critically acclaimed and commercially successful game God of War.
The official name for the game is not yet confirmed and is often colloquially referred to as God of War 2: Ragnarok.
It was initially planned for the 2021 release date, but due to the impact of the pandemic on development, it was delayed to 2022, and the first title on the list releasing next year. The story is based on Norse mythology, set in ancient Norway.
After the events of the prequel, God of War 2: Ragnarok is expected to initiate Ragnarok (refers to apocalyptic events in Norse mythology). Upon the game’s announcement, several game journalists regarded the sequel as the most anticipated game.
#23 Lord of the Rings: Gollum
Lord of the Rings: Gollum is an action-adventure game currently in development by Daedalic Entertainment. It will be co-published by Daedalic Entertainment and Nacon for PlayStation 5 and other platforms. It is slate for the 2022 release.
The game focuses on Gollum, who is athletic, agile, sneaky, and cunning. Gollum is on a perilous journey to chase the only thing that is precious to him. During his journey, he faces various dangers and enemies, but his biggest enemy is his split personality; Gollum and Sméagol.
The main focus of the game is stealth. Players can climb, leap and grapple their way across dangerous paths or to advantageous spots.
#24 Five Nights At Freddy’s: Security Breach
Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach is an upcoming horror survival game developed by Steel Wool Games, Inc. and co-published by Scottgames and Steel Wool Games, Inc. The game is planned to release on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Microsoft Windows by late 2021.
The game is played from a first-person perspective. Unlike other Five Nights at Freddy’s, the game is an open world, and players can walk across Freddy Fazbear’s Mega Pizza Plex.
The game introduces server robotic creatures that players used to see in previous Five Nights at Freddy’s games. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the game has been delayed several times to ensure quality and a finished product.
#25 Rainbow Six: Extraction (Quarantine)
Rainbow Six: Extraction is an upcoming tactical co-op shooter video game currently in development by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft.
The game was initially named Rainbow Six: Quarantine in the first trailer we saw at E3 2019, but Ubisoft revealed that the game is now called the Rainbow Six: Extraction at E3 2021. It’ll be coming to Playstation 5 on September 16, 2021, along with various other platforms.
The game is set in a world infected by a new breed of mutated alien parasite. This parasite infects humans and their surroundings.
The Rainbow squad will dare to face off the parasitic infected enemies. Players will launch themselves into chaotic, unpredictable missions when they step into the world of R6 Extraction.
#26 Gotham Knights
Gotham Knights is a new upcoming action-adventure game with fighting elements developed by Warner Bros. Games Montreal studio. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will be publishing the game for all platforms in 2022.
The game is planned to release for the Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Microsoft Windows.
The plot is set after Batman’s death and Gotham City’s downfall. Players can take control of the Dark Knight’s old allies including, Nightwing, Batgirl, Robin, and Red Hood. All of the heroes had gone their separate ways but has to work together now to bring Gotham City back to peace.
#27 Quantum Error
Quantum Error is an upcoming action, adventure shooter video game developed and published by TeamKill Media LLC. It was initially planned for a 2020 release for Xbox Series X | S, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5. It was delayed recently, and TeamKill has yet to announce a specific release date for the game.
The game is played in the first and third-person perspectives. The player takes the role of Thomas, who is sent to a mysterious research facility in response to an emergency signal.
He is stuck on the alien-infested Jupiter and is hundreds of millions of miles away from Earth. Things start to turn for the worst as Thomas explored the world of Quantum Error. More details related to the game are yet to be revealed.
#28 Forspoken (Project Athia)
Previously known as Project Athia, Forspoken is an upcoming action role-playing video game developed by Luminous Productions and published by Square Enix. The game is expected to be released in 2022 for Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 5.
The story focuses on a young woman named Frey Holland and her journey across the fantasy, enchanted world of Athia. Frey is capable of running at an extremely fast speed and can traverse different terrains with her agility and fluidity.
The game is story-driven, and players can expect combat, as well as platforming, according to Luminous Productions. It is developed by the same team that worked on Final Fantasy 15.
#29 Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is the latest DC game in the Arkham series, planned for a 2022 release. It is currently in development by Rocksteady Studios, and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will publish the game for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X | S, and PC.
It is the continuation of the Arkham series. The plot is set in the universe of Batman: Arkham series, in an open world of Metropolis, the resident city of Superman. The game starts as Brainiac attacks Metropolis. The government assembles a task force called the Suicide Squad.
The squad consists of iconic DC villains, including Harley Quinn, King Shark, Deadshot, and Captain Boomerang. The squad’s job is to defend the city, investigate and kill the “Alpha Target,” who apparently is Superman.
#30 The Callisto Protocol
The Callisto Protocol is an upcoming third-person survival horror game developed by Striking Distance Studios and published by Krafton, the company behind the popular battle royale game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.
The game is set in the same universe as PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds but in the far future in the year 2320. The player takes the control of a prisoner held at Black Iron which is located on Jupiter’s moon Callisto.
The company aims to develop the most terrifying game on current-gen consoles. This is not surprising as Striking Distance was formed, by Dead Space co-creator and founder of Sledgehammer Games, Glen Schofield.
#31 Battlefield 2042
Battlefield 2042 is one of the hottest titles coming this year, October 22, 2021, to be precise. It is currently in development by EA DICE. The game will be the first title in Battlefield history to ditch a single-player game and will be entirely focused on multiplayer.
EA CEO Andrew Wilson has teased the community about maps with unprecedented scale. The game will feature three main gameplay modes; All-Out Warfare, Breakthrough, and Conquest.
The game will feature up to 128 players for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X | S, and Microsoft Windows. It will support up to 64 players for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One version.
The game will have seven different maps on launch. It will also feature other modes, one being a cooperative mode.
#32 Evil Dead: The Game
Evil Dead: The Game is an upcoming horror video game based on the classic Evil Dead series. The game is in development by Saber Interactive and published by Boss Team Games.
It is planned for release in 2021 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, Nintendo Switch, and Microsoft Windows.
The game will bring iconic characters from the Evil Dead universe including, Bruce Campbell’s Ash, Kelly Maxwell, Arthur, and Scotty. Players will engage in PvP and co-op action, and also skill tree mechanics, and a variety of weapons, including the iconic Ash’s chainsaw.
#33 The Riftbreaker
The Riftbreaker is an upcoming strategy, base-building game developed by EXOR Studios and co-published by EXOR Studios and Surefire Games. The game is planned for the fall 2021 release for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, and Microsoft Windows.
The player takes control of an elite scientist/commando inside an advanced mecha suit who is capable of traveling across different dimensions. The object of the game is to collect samples for researching new inventions crucial for survival.
Combat-wise, the player can hack and slash their enemies, explore the unique and exotic planet Galatea 37 in the Sycorax belt of the Milky Way galaxy. As you are fighting for survival, you will be disrupting the natural order, which will not go unnoticed.
#34 Hogwarts Legacy
Hogwarts Legacy is an upcoming open-world, action role-playing game currently in development by Avalanche Software and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The game is planned for the 2022 release, for PlayStation 5 and multiple other platforms.
The game is based on the Wizarding World series by J. K. Rowling. The plot is set in the late 1800s, following a Hogwarts student. Players will be able to roam the mystical world of Hogwarts, Forbidden Forest and Hogsmeade Village, and more.
The game will feature player customizations and a vast variety of spells that the players will learn besides brewing potions, taming magical beasts, and so much more.
Pragmata is a mysterious, new sci-fi game currently in development by Capcom. The game will be hitting PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X | S, and Microsoft Windows in 2022. It will be published by Capcom across all platforms.
There is little to no information about the game except for the main character wearing a spacesuit filled with highly advanced technologies.
According to the announcement trailer, the world in which the game takes place is extremely advanced, with signs of no humans in sight, except for a few ones. Pragmata will be one of the highlights to look out for in 2022 for PlayStation 5.
#36 Dying Light 2
Dying Light 2 is an upcoming horror survival action, role-playing game currently in development. It is developed and published by Techland for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows. Dying Light 2 is planned for a December 2021 release.
It is the sequel to 2015’s Dying Light. The story is set after the events of Dying Light, twenty years after the virus outbreak in Harran, causing people to turn into flesh-hungry zombies.
The virus won, and humanity perished to the outbreak. However, the last surviving human civilization is in shambles and crumbling. The game is played from a first-person perspective. The player’s agility and other crucial abilities come at a price.
#37 Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 is an upcoming action role-playing game. It is the sequel to the Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines. It was originally developed by Hardsuit Labs but was later announced that another developer is working on the game.
It is published by Paradox Interactive for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, and Microsoft Windows. The release date for the game is not yet confirmed.
The game follows a human who is killed but revived as a weak vampire. The story is set in a 21st century Seattle, with full of dangerous, alluring characters and fractions.
#38 Indiana Jones
Lucasfilm Games and Bethesda have announced a new Indiana Jones game. The game is currently under development by MachineGames. Todd Howard will be exclusively producing the game at Bethesda.
There is little to no detail of the game as of now, except for a thirty-second teaser trailer. There is much to be revealed, like the game’s official title, settings, genre, release date, and more. A fan on Twitter speculated that the game will be set in Vatican City in October 1937.
The game will most probably release for the Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Microsoft Windows.
Recompile is a Metroidvania puzzle video game coming to Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X | S. Recompile is currently being developed by Phigames and published by Dear Villagers across multiple platforms, slated for a 2021 release.
The player takes control of a semi-sapient program in a brutal, atmospheric, 3D world of the Mainframe computer. The game features intense platforming, combat, and environmental hacking paired with a unique narrative.
The Mainframe computer is an eccentric world, which the players can explore. During the journey, the program will have to fight half-sentient and half-deterministic subroutines. Interestingly, the whole narrative takes place within 1 second of real life.
#40 Project 007
Project 007 is the upcoming action-adventure game developed and published by IO Interactive. The game will feature an original story and a new look for James Bond.
Considering how good IO Interactive is with stealth which the excellently implemented in the Hitman series, Project 007 might focus on brilliant ways to eliminate enemies of Bond.
There are little to no details regarding the game’s environment, gameplay, and player perspective. It is, however, confirmed that Project 007 is the James Bond origin story and how Bond was able to earn his 00 status.
With a description like this, it is obvious the series will have a couple of sequels or prequels, depends on how Project 007 will sell. The developer did not confirm the release date for their latest game.
#41 Heavenly Bodies
Heavenly Bodies is an upcoming space adventure video game developed and published by 2pt Interactive. The game is planned for the 2021 release for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Classic macOS, Microsoft Windows, and Macintosh operating systems.
You play as an astronaut solo or with a friend. The objective is to solve problems in space, control expensive space machinery and vehicles to complete various objectives, or researching cosmic plants. You are free to do whatever you like.
From picking the most delicate things to turning the power on, there are several things you can do, as Heavenly Bodies takes you to an exciting space adventure.
#42 Metal: Hellsinger
Metal: Hellsinger is an upcoming rhythm, action, shooter video game that is in development by The Outsiders and published by Funcom. It is planned to be released in 2021 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, and Microsoft Windows
The player takes control of a half-human, half-demon character who is obsessed with getting vengeance. Players will fight through eight different Hells, where they face several demons and devils, ultimately facing the boss of each Hell.
The game features metal music, which gets intense as you try to sync with the music, causing the main character to deal more damage to its enemies. Metal: Hellsinger features many fun weapons that have their own ultimate abilities.
#43 Gran Turismo 7
Gran Turismo 7 is the eighth main installment in the Gran Turismo series currently in development by Polyphony Digital and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. The game was announced as a PlayStation 5 exclusive, but it was later revealed that it will also release for PlayStation 4.
The game is expected to be released in 2022. Gran Turismo 7 brings the return of GT Simulation Mode, the main menu from Gran Turismo 4, a single-player campaign, and much more. The PlayStation 5 version of the game will have ray-tracing and will be able to run at 4K resolution and 60FPS.
The game will also support high dynamic range technology. Gran Turismo 7 will also burrow few features like GT Sport Mode, Discover, and more introduced in Gran Turismo Sport.
#44 Final Fantasy XVI
Final Fantasy XVI is the sixteenth mainline installment in the Final Fantasy series currently in development by Square Enix Creative Business and will be published by Square Enix. As of now, there is no fixed release date for Final Fantasy XVI, and I have no idea when it will get a release date.
The game features various gameplay modes, with one focusing on the story mode, and will give hints to the players about what to do next. It is set in the fantasy world of Valisthea, controlled by six fractions. Clive Rosfield is one of the three main characters featured in Final Fantasy XVI.
Clive has embarked on a journey to take revenge involving the dark Eikon Ifrit. He is accompanied by Joshua Rosfield (Clive’s brother) and Jill Warrick (close family friend of the two brothers).
#45 Dragon Age 4
Dragon Age 4 is an upcoming action role-playing game and is the fourth main installment in the Dragon Age series. It is currently in development by BioWare and will be published by Electronic Arts. Speculations suggest Dragon Age 4 might see 2022 as the release year.
I might be wrong, it could be further delayed to 2023 because, as per EA’s general manager, Dragon Age 4 is still in early development in August 2020. Unlike its predecessors, Dragon Age 4 has ditched all multiplayer elements and solely focus on the single-player campaign.
The game is set in Tevinter, a country run by mages. It was often mentioned in Dragon Age games but never made a proper appearance. The game will visit other nations as well.
#46 Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One
Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One is an upcoming detective thriller game and is the ninth installment in the Sherlock Holmes series. It is currently in development by Frogwares. The game is planned to be released in 2021.
It will be published by Frogwares for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, and Microsoft Windows and might see a Nintendo Switch release. The game will be the origin story of Sherlock Holmes.
The player takes control of twenty-one years old Sherlock Holmes, who struggles to prove his detective abilities. The objective of the game is to focus on the mystery behind his mother’s death.
The game will also feature combat for specific areas. Players can also use weapons when Sherlock is in deep trouble
Gothic is a series of action-adventure role-playing games created by Piranha Bytes and later owned by THQ Nordic. Gothic I is the first title in the series released in 2001.
A remake was announced in 2019, with THQ Nordic releasing a playable teaser on Steam, without any hints about the release date.
THQ Nordic has gathered a new team named Alkimia Interactive that will be developing the remake of the first game in the series. The game is planned to release on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X | S, and Microsoft Windows.
Considering Gothic 1 is the remake of the original game, it will be set in a medieval fantasy world, the Kingdom of Myrtana. The world has been invaded by a horde of orcs.
To fight the orcs, King Rhobar II needs a large quantity of magical ore to forge powerful weapons, which can be mined from the Khorinis mines, with all available prisoners.
The player takes control of a nameless character who is a convicted prisoner, struggling to survive in a world of wild animals, creatures, and much more.
#48 (Untitled) Ubisoft Star Wars game
A new untitled Star Wars game is currently in development by Ubisoft. The game will be the first Star Wars game that will not be created by Electronic Arts. The game is developed by the Ubisoft Swedish studio, the team behind The Division.
The game is set in an open-world, story-driven game. Without any other significant details on the Ubisoft Star Wars game, that is the best I know. The game is currently at the early stages of development, and hard to estimate a release date for the game.
Without revealing many details, the title alone made the Star War fans exciting. It is not an exaggeration to call this game an ambitious project.
#49 Project Oxygen
Project Oxygen is the upcoming adventure/survival game developed and published by Far From Home S.A. The game is planned to release on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X | S, and Microsoft Windows.
The theme of the game is humanity is losing the fight against controlling the ecological disaster created by climate change and other factors. The players will take control of a scientist alone in an inhospitable world.
The goal of the scientist is to survive by any means, whether it is resources scalping or crafting. As the studio is recently formed, the game seems to be in the early development stages, and it is hard to speculate the exact release date for the game as of now.
#50 Atomic Heart
Atomic Heart is an upcoming action role-playing video game currently in development by the ambitious Russian video game developer Mundfish. The game is played with the first-person perspective, which features role-playing elements.
The game is planned to release in 2021, without an exact release date. It will release for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, and Microsoft Windows. The year is 1955 in an alternate reality Soviet Union where the internet, robots, and holograms already exist.
The player takes control of a mentally challenged KGB special agent, who is sent by the government to investigate a now silent facility. The game features a crafting system, and resources are scarce. There are other RPG elements like sneaking and quick-time events present in the game.
#51 Riders Republic
Riders Republic is an upcoming sports video game currently in development by Ubisoft and is planned to release on September 2, 2021, for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, Microsoft Windows, and Google Stadia.
Riders Republic is a multiplayer game that features huge numbers of players (more than fifty players) that will compete against each other. The players will compete in five different game modes; mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, wingsuit flying, and rocket wingsuiting.
The players will be able to engage in six different activities; Bike Freestyle, Bike Racing, Wingsuit, Rocket Wingsuit, Ski Racing, and Ski Freestyle. These exciting activities will be available in career mode. Upon reaching important milestones, players will be able to take part in fun tournaments.
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PlayStation 5 is one of the power consoles released a couple of months old. The console hardware is powerful enough to even outshine medium-budget computers while being highly affordable. Though getting the console is a big pain due to scalpers and global chip shortage.
If you somehow managed to get your hands on the console, there is another issue, there are not enough games that can take advantage of the PS5 hardware except for a few launch titles. Other games are already on previous-gen consoles. So, what should the console owners do?
Fortunately, there is a large number of titles that are planned for release for the console. Some are going to release in a couple of weeks, some are in a couple of months, and several exciting new titles are going to release in 2022 for PlayStation 5.
With the help of this list, you will be able to find several ambitious games to play on your PlayStation 5 console.
Frequently Asked Questions
#1 – What games are coming out for PS5 2021?
2021 is a decent year for gamers especially, PlayStation 5 owners. Several games are slated for release this year including, Deathloop, Horizon Forbidden West, Kena: Bridge of Spirits, Deathloop, Ghostrunner, Far Cry 6, Back 4 Blood, and so many more.
#2 – What game should I get for PS5?
The PlayStation 5 is only a couple of months old, and the catalog of its game is a little small. Several great titles are launching throughout 2021 with varying genres.
If you are interested in action, adventure games, you can purchase Demon Souls remake. Other games that you can try are Returnal, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, and Spider-Man: Miles Morales.
#3 – Can PS5 play PS3 games?
PlayStation 5 is backwards compatible with PlayStation 4, but it does not support backwards compatibility for PlayStation 3 games.
You cannot run PlayStation 3 discs on PlayStation 4. Although, you can stream PlayStation 3 games on your PlayStation 5 with PlayStation Now streaming service.
#4 – Can PS5 run 120fps?
Yes, the PlayStation 5 hardware is more than capable of running games at 120FPS . It can also run games with 4K resolution at 60FPS.
To get the full advantage of 120 FPS, PlayStation 5 owner will need a display capable of a 120Hz refresh rate.
#5 – Why are my games locked on PS5?
The games on your PlayStation 5 might be locked due to parental controls is enabled on your console. If you are not the owner of the console, chances are the original owner of the console has set the parental controls on the console.
Other reasons include you might have played the game on PlayStation 4 with a physical disk, and the game is currently active on other consoles.
Yes, you can share the games on your PS5 with other accounts. You can do it by enabling the Console Sharing and Offline Play feature on your PlayStation 5 console.
This feature will link the PS5 console with your account and allows others to share and play your games and media with other players.