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PlayStation 5 games reveal roundup

On Thursday, Sony showed a pre-recorded video that revealed a huge number of games that will be coming to PlayStation 5. This is a roundup of all of those game announcements.

Grand Theft Auto 5 and Online
The first game to be revealed was Grand Theft Auto 5. The game will be expanded and upgraded for the added power available in the PlayStation 5, and all PlayStation 4 owners of the game will get $1 million in-game for use in Grand Theft Auto Online until the PlayStation 5 version’s release. Grand Theft Auto Online is, of course, also launching for PlayStation 5, within three months of the base game’s launch, and will be available as a standalone product. The games will launch soon after the PlayStation 5 in 2021.

Spider-Man: Miles Morales
The trailer for Spider-Man: Miles Morales was slightly misleading. Miles Morales will be the playable character in this expansion for Marvel’s Spider-Man, and will build upon the base game with new enemies and environments. It hasn’t been confirmed, but the expansion bears some resemblance to the world portrayed in Spider-Man Into The Spiderverse. This expansion is slated to launch this holiday season.

Gran Turismo 7
Everyone knew that a new Gran Turismo game was in the works, but this was the first glimpse of the game in action. While nothing groundbreaking was shown regarding the game, it has reverted to the numbered release system, indicating that it iterates on some systems that were presented in previous entries.

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart
A new Ratchet and Clank game hasn’t been seen since the movie tie-in title launched. Rift Apart is a brand new adventure within the Ratchet and Clank universe that sees the pair travel through interdimensional rifts, which seem to be popping up all over the place. The game looks incredibly impressive, and should be a testament to the PlayStation 5’s power.

Project Athia
This new game from Square Enix had a very short trailer. It showed a woman who can jump great distances, and who will be fighting strange werewolf enemies, but no real details were seen.

The trailer for Stray made it look as though players take on the role of a stray cat in a world full of humanoid machines. Humanity has disappeared, and possibly abandoned the machines in this world, which would fit thematically with the concept of playing as an unwanted cat. The game is set to launch in 2021.

Returnal is being slated as a brand new PlayStation franchise. The trailer shows one pilot crashing into an alien world, dying, and waking only to repeat the entire process once again. It could be a roguelike in which players unlock more secrets about the mysterious planet over time, though it changes with every single death.

Sackboy: A Big Adventure
What at first looked like Little Big Planet 4 turned out to be an adventure game set in the same world. The game stars Sackboy, and sees him exploring a series of 2D and 3D levels with a number of different platforming challenges. The game will feature co-op for up to four players.

Destruction Allstars
Destruction Allstars has incredible visuals that make the driving look a lot like Rocket League. However, this is much more of a destruction derby game, with players both in vehicles and on foot. Certain vehicles have abilities that make them more powerful, able to destroy enemies, but players on foot can be just as lethal.

Kena: Bridge of Spirits
This game uses Dreamworks style visuals to portray an adorable world filled with wonder that is under threat from some discontented souls. The gameplay looks to focus on herding small creatures around each level, having them work for you as you defend them against any incoming threats.

Goodbye Volcano High
Goodbye Volcano High is a hand-drawn game that looks like it will probably be a point and click adventure game. The soundtrack and story seem to have had the most focus here, and it could be a game that tops even Life is Strange for the next-generation of consoles.

Oddworld: Soulstorm
The next Oddworld game takes place directly after Oddworld: Abe’s Odyssey. The people that Abe has saved are under threat once again, and it looks like it was all his fault. Now players must rescue Abe’s friends all over again, but this time the threats they face are far greater. The game is said to have a fantastic sense of humour, with each death bringing laughter.

Ghostwire: Tokyo
The trailer for Ghostwire: Tokyo was an astounding show of intense visual action. Players take on the role of a character who can see entities in Tokyo, and is able to defeat them using a hidden power that only they possess. The game is slated for a launch date somewhere in 2021, and could be one of the best-looking games on PlayStation 5 for the year.

Jett: The Far Shore
Jett is a game that will take players to new worlds out in the universe. They will be exploring potential new worlds for humanity to inhabit, giving the game a feel very similar to Interstellar, the movie.

The first real gameplay trailer for Godfall seemed very out of touch with all previous marketing material. The soundtrack was filled with big beats and rhymes, rather than an epic orchestral score. The game felt no less impressive for this, though it did indicate that it will be more action-oriented that was first let on.

Solar Ash
Solar Ash comes from the creators of Hyper Light Drifter, and mentions a void within that same universe. The game looks to continue the themes presented in the previous release, and should be a fantastic title for any fans who enjoyed it.

Hitman 3
Io Interactive gave everyone a first look at Hitman 3, which is the last game in the recent reboot trilogy for Agent 47. Each location has been taken to the next level, with a skyscraper above the clouds in Dubai as just one example. The game is set to provide an epic conclusion to the story, as well as endless hours of fun for Hitman fans.

Astro’s Playroom
A small segment on Astro’s Playroom showed off what will most likely be a tech demo area for players to get used to the PlayStation 5 with.

Little Devil Inside
This adventure game has an incredibly unique look to it that vaguely resembles the short animation sections in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1. The game appears to tell a story across one man’s life in both his old age, and as a young hunter and explorer.

NBA 2K21
This first teaser video for NBA 2K21 was rendered in-engine, and it was very impressive to watch. However, no actual gameplay was shown, so there’s no new information on the game itself right now.

Bugsnax is set to be the next YouTube hit. The game puts players in a strange world full of bugs that can be eaten. Every bug has a side effect, and players need to explore these in order to progress and build up a farm of each one. The game is set to launch this holiday season.

Demon’s Souls Remake
Demon’s Souls was the game that kicked off the soulslike genre, and helped raise FromSoftware to the level they’re at as a well-known developer today. The game is being remade by Bluepoint Games, the developer that remade Shadow of the Colossus, and the cinematic trailer alone was enough to show just how well the world of Demon’s Souls has been reimagined.

Death Loop
The next game from Arkane Studios looks to combine elements from both Dishonored and Prey. In Death Loop players are being hunted by every NPC on an island, and every time they die they must start the game from scratch. With the pedigree that the developer has, this game is set to be one of the best on PlayStation 5 already.

Resident Evil 8 Village
The next Resident Evil game was announced during the show, and it looks to be a big departure from the series once again. It will star Enthan Winters once again, the protagonist from Resident Evil 7, but this time the game is set in a European village. Enemies include a mysterious group living in a castle, that may be cannibals, and werewolf-like enemies that stalk the village itself.

This is the first PlayStation 5 game from Capcom to be announced. It’s set in a post-apocalyptic world in which humans must wear bulky space suits in case any debris smashed through the domes that they now occupy. Very little was explained by the trailer, but we do know that the game is coming in 2022.

Horizon Forbidden West
The final game reveal of the stream was the sequel to Horizon: Zero Dawn, Horizon Forbidden West. The game takes the animalistic machine filled world of the original, and expands it with a whole new section of the US. Players will need to uncover the secret of a new corruption that is killing people and animals, and fight against a new threat that controls many new animalistic machines.

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