Sony showcased several new titles coming to the PlayStation 5, as well as a first look at the soon to be home console. Many of PlayStation’s in-house studios took the stage first. Towards the end, we also get a first look at the upcoming console itself.
PlayStation 5 Hardware Reveal
The Sony Playstation 5, much like its DualSense controller, sports a dual-tone black and white color scheme. It also has a stand-up tower design with curvy edges, sharp chassis panels, and futuristic blue glow accents. Alongside the standalone console also comes the option to grab a Digital-only version of the console. Most likely, the digital version simply lacks a disc slot like the digital Xbox One S but exact differences in weight and dimensions, if any, are not yet confirmed.
Both editions come with an HD Camera Pulse 3D headset and a media remote. Although there was no price-point confirmed, reports have stated that Sony is having a hard time keeping the retail cost down because of how high production rate is. The console is still expected to arrive by Holiday 2020, but for now, check out everything we know about the PlayStation 5.
Upcoming PlayStation 5 Games
Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online
Rockstar Games‘ timed-exclusivity with Sony was all but confirmed moving forward with the upcoming console. As such, PlayStation 4 titles Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online has been announced for the PS5. The old-new titles will show off enhanced graphics and performance for the new hardware.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2: Miles Morales
Titles like Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 starring Miles Morales was shown. The sequel to Insomnic Games’ successful Spider-Man title, the 90-seconds of footage showcased Morales zipping around a snowy New York City, saving people, and taking on foes with powers just like him. Although we got footage, there is currently no release date for the title.
Gran Turismo 7
The latest edition of the Gran Turismo franchise, GT7, is also coming to PlayStation 5. According to the video description above, “from classic vehicles and tracks to the reintroduction of the legendary GT Simulation Mode – Gran Turismo 7 brings together the best features from past installments of the series alongside the future. An even more realistic driving experience awaits thanks to haptic feedback, which brings to life what it’s like when the tires hit the road. PS5’s immersive 3D audio allows players to sense the position of other cars and drivers around them.”
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
The return of Ratchet & Clank was announced in the form of a new title. Rift Apart even had a couple of minutes gameplay featured, all which harkened back to the classic platforming the franchise is known for.
After continuing on about the PlayStation 5’s thoroughly discussed features like its 4K BluRay capabilities, ray tracing, motion sensor DualSense controller and more, the conference moved on to show some upcoming PS5 exclusives like third-person sci-fi title Returnal and the return of LittleBigPlanet‘s Sackboy in a standalone New Adventure. Even cult-classic franchise OddWorld is slated to return in the upcoming Soulstorm game; view its trailer above.
Hitman III, the final installment of the Hitman franchise as we know it, was announced and set for a January 2021 debut. As the “World of Assassination” trilogy comes to an end, “Agent 47 is back as a ruthless professional for the most important contracts of his entire career. Death Awaits,” according to the official statement from the developer.
Zion Williamson showcased a first look at NBA 2k21 with actual PlayStation 5 Alpha footage. It featured a virtual and realistically-sweaty Williamson shooting around in an empty gym. NBA 2k21 is expected to arrive Fall 2020.
Resident Evil VIII: Village
Resident Evil VIII: Village was also announced, which was previously teased following the release of a Resident Evil 3 remake. Gameplay will harken back to the first-person semi-defenseless formula of Resident Evil VII, albeit with a few new tweaks. It also appears the game will take place in the same castle as the one introduced in Resident Evil 4. RE veteran Chris Redfield is also ominously shown at the end of the trailer.
Horizon Forbidden West
A cinematic trailers for the sequel of Horizon Zero Dawn, Horizon Forbidden West was also showcased alongside a short dev diary teasing the next chapter in the franchise. According to the description in the video above, “Horizon: Forbidden West continues Aloy’s story as she moves west to a far-future America to brave a majestic, but dangerous frontier where she’ll face awe-inspiring machines and mysterious new threats.”
To learn about the rest of the titles announced, rewatch Sony’s livestream of “The Future of Gaming.”