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Sony finally announced the PlayStation 5 during a live stream yesterday and along with the actual console, we got a metric boat load of upcoming games too. Today, in no particular order, we highlight the 10 most promising, awesome, or surprising new (and a few old) games announced for the PlayStation 5. And for comparison, here are all the Xbox Series X games announced early last month.

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Release date: Holiday 2020

The PlayStation 4-exclusive Spider-Man game is getting a sequel. Well, sort of. Technically Spider-Man: Miles Morales is an expansion to the 2018 superhero game. Additionally it will introduce ‘major enhancements’ to the engine and game, a Sony exec said to the DailyTelegraph. In other words, supposed standalone expansion, making use of the impressive PlayStation 5 specs.

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Release date: TBA

Sony also announced another Insomniac Games title: Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. No, this game will not be exclusive to the Oculus Rift. In fact, it’s exclusively coming out for the PlayStation 5. Anyways, it will be a direct sequel to 2016’s Ratchet & Clank. In this installment, the feline humanoid and the robot seem to get split up. This takes the player on a wild adventure through many dimensions, one looking more exciting then the next.

Hitman 3

Release date: January 2021

Sony and IO Interactive announced a new Hitman game. It will be the third game in the reboot-franchise and the 8th major installment in the assassin-driven franchise. Not much can be derived from the teaser trailer. Though Agent 47 is making his return in the beloved Hitman franchise.

Horizon Forbidden West

Release date: TBA

Guerilla Games is making a sequel to the widely praised Horizon Zero Dawn. In Horizon Forbidden West we will follow protagonist Aloy on another adventure through the wasteland. Expect more animal-like mechanical monsters, beautiful natural vistas, and badass stone age meets sci-fi combat!

GTA V and GTA Online

Release date: Second half of 2021

One of the biggest surprises was the announcement of Grand Theft Auto V and the accompanying GTA Online coming to PlayStation 5. I mean, we knew GTA VI is going to take a while. But no one saw this coming right? The video below currently has a horrifying 50/50 like dislike ratio, possibly because gamers just want a new Grand Theft Auto. Whatever the case, after release GTA V for PlayStation 5 will feature many technical, visual, and performance improvements. Hell, as long as the horrendous loading times of GTA V and GTA Online are fixed, we’re more than satisfied!

Additionally the new GTA Online standalone version for PlayStation 5 will be free for the first 3 months after release. That could either suggest it’s coming to Xbox Series X for free after that, or it is getting a paid version later. Or maybe both?

GhostWire: Tokyo

Release date: 2021

Another big surprise was the gameplay reveal of GhostWire: Tokyo. The game had been announced with a sick reveal trailer, but we hadn’t seen any of the absolutely gorgeous gameplay. In GhostWire, an Infinity War-type of event made almost all humans disappear. The game features magical and possibly supernatural combat along with beautiful, neon fueled visuals. Along with Ghost of Tsushima, we now have 2 huge, Japanse-inspired games starting with the word ‘ghost’ to look forward to!

Resident Evil Village

Release date: 2021

Fans of the Resident Evil franchise have a lot to talk about with the announcement of Resident Evil Village. The populair horror game series has been pumping out remakes. For the first time since Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (2017) a completely new game is being released. And spoiler alert: it looks like franchise veteran Chris Redfield is de bad guy in Resident Evil Village!

Gran Turismo 7

Release date: TBA

The Gran Turismo franchise is a hallmark of Sony’s exclusive roster and for the PlayStation 5 this will be no different. The racing game gets a huge visual upgrade along with a revamped campaign map and tuning system. In other words, the wet dream of any racing simulator fanatic!

Demon Souls

Release date: TBA

Sony also announced a remake of 2009’s Demon Souls. The game initially came out for the PlayStation 3 and kickstarted the popular Souls franchise. Many Dark Souls-games have previously been remastered and now the OG Souls game is up for a touch-up. Soon, you’ll be able to horribly die over and over in 4K resolution at 60fps! Yay!

Honorable mentions

But we’d be selling the huge list of announcements for the PlayStation 5 short if we didn’t mention some other games too. This last entry in our top 10 is a bit of a cheat, but there are many teased games we just can’t wait for, but know basically nothing about. For example, we can’t get over the Pragmata trailer, showcasing some reality bending sci-fi gameplay and an all-powerful little girl. Or what about the wildly over-the-top car brawler Destruction AllStars? Additionally, we’re intrigued by the star cat-featuring cyberpunk game Stray. And that’s not even all. Check out the PlayStation YouTube channel for all the reveal trailers we had the daunting task of choosing from.

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