The PlayStation 5 is rapidly approaching its slated Holiday 2020 release window. Sony is continually pushing the envelope, trying to bring the best visuals humanly possible. In a tight race between the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4, the PlayStation 4 gained the edge with the best performance and visuals for its games.
Sony announced features like ray-tracing, an 8-core processor, and a solid-state drive for the PlayStation 5. The next holiday season couldn't come soon enough. The PlayStation 5 will be backward compatible, but what about its exclusive sequels? In the meantime, here are 10 game sequels we hope to come to PlayStation 5.
10 Uncharted 5
Naughty Dog is one of the most ambitious developers when it comes to their intellectual properties. They've revived many of their hit franchises like The Last of Us and Crash Bandicoot, so they could do the same with Uncharted. Uncharted 4: A Thief's End is recognized as one of the PlayStation 4's best games for its stunning visuals and story-driven narrative. For those looking for an engrossing story, PlayStation is running out of choices. We can only hope they revitalize this epic game series.
9 Spider-Man 2
Spider-Man for PlayStation 4 is a revolutionary comic book video game. Never before had we seen a game with as much detail and scale as Spider-Man for PlayStation 4. The idea of introducing a new suit could have been a disastrous venture. In the end, everything worked out because the outfit looks spectacular. Also, with an intriguing story and a smart picks for villains, Spider-Man on PlayStation works. There hasn't been a formal announcement for a Spider-Man sequel, but Insomniac Games hasn't ruled out the possibility.
8 Horizon Zero Dawn 2
There is never a shortage of demand for open-world role-playing games. One open-world role-playing game that surprised players around the world is Horizon Zero Dawn. Following protagonist Aloy, she uncovers her past while trapped in a post-apocalyptic world run by machines. Human civilization has been brought back to its primitive state.
We are eagerly waiting for a Horizon Zero Dawn sequel. The artwork of the original is spectacular—and the gameplay, phenomenal. With the original selling over 10 million copies, there is plenty of demand for Horizon Zero Dawn 2.
7 Until Dawn 2
We already received The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan, a game created by the developers of Until Dawn. We didn't, however, receive Until Dawn 2. The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan was exceptional in its own right, but it didn't quite scratch that Until Dawn itch we were yearning for.
Until Dawn 2 could follow the same formula as the first, bringing horror and a player-driven narrative that are knockouts. Until Dawn 2 is the sequel that the PlayStation 5 needs to differentiate itself from typical action-adventure third-party exclusives.
6 Bloodborne 2
From the creators of Dark Souls, Bloodborne is a third-person action role-playing game. Released in 2015, it is darker and more horrific than Dark Souls. It released as an exclusive for the PlayStation 4, which contrasts from other games from developer From Software.
Bloodborne 2 would be excellent news for fans of the original. Bloodborne's horror elements blend well with its gameplay. It would seem as if From Software is moving on to new projects, but it doesn't hurt to hope that they revitalize this PlayStation 4 greatest hit.
5 God Of War 2
It is somewhat redundant to say that the PlayStation 5 needs a God of War sequel. Since the PlayStation 2, every console has had a God of War game. The game's story-driven narrative combined with immersive gameplay makes God of War one of the PlayStation 4's best games.
The decision to ad Kratos's son Atreus to the mix could have been controversial. In the end, everything worked out, and God of War received countless awards. A God of War sequel could improve with more open-world exploration and more grueling boss fights.
4 Ratchet & Clank
This unlikely dynamic duo is one of the PlayStation's most recognizable pairs. Jak and Daxter didn't make the jump to the PlayStation 4, aside from a collection that was released, yet Ratchet and Clank received a splendid remake.
PlayStation 5 is in dire need of more duos. Every hit console has its charming gaming duos, and that's where PlayStation 4 has lacked in recent years. It would be too awesome to see a new Ratchet and Clank come to PlayStation 5, given that the remake was so successful.
As a launch title for the PlayStation 4, Killzone Shadow Fall was not terrible, but it wasn't the hit first-person shooter we were looking for. It seems like after the lackluster release of Killzone Shadow Fall, PlayStation began relying on third-party titles to propel the platform further.
The Killzone series has had hits throughout the years, which is why it could be time for its return on the PlayStation 5. Perhaps it shouldn't be a launch title while the console works out its bugs, but we would welcome a new Killzone game with open arms.
2 MLB The Show 21
Although this sports game may seem like an outlier on this listicle, MLB The Show is still one of the PlayStation's greatest exclusives. Developed by SIE San Diego Studio (a PlayStation owned company), MLB The Show shows technical prowess leagues ahead of the ball. Putting bad puns aside, MLB The Show is a phenomenal baseball gaming franchise. The player customization, including helmets and gloves, is spectacular.
We know that MLB The Show 20 is scheduled to release on March 17, 2020. We don't know, however, when MLB The Show will be shifting to the PlayStation 5.
1 Nioh 3
Right now, it's looking as if Nioh 2 will be another PlayStation 4 exclusive. This may come as good news for those not wanting to buy a PlayStation 5 at launch. Team Ninja's Dark Souls-like game was a massive hit with consumers. At this point, it is more hopeful that Nioh 3 comes to PlayStation 5 than PlayStation 4. That is unless Nioh 2 comes to PlayStation 5 via backward compatibility. It's really up in the air at this point, and we will be giving you the details as soon as they are given.