The PlayStation 5 isn't set to launch for another year, but many are ready to see what comes of the next generation in consoles. Of course, one of the biggest selling points is going to be launch titles for Xbox Project Scarlett, as well as the PlayStation 5. This was much more clear-cut last generation, as Sony was leading the way in the exclusive games department, but recent acquisitions by Xbox suggest that this may not always be the case.
Because of this, competition between Xbox Project Scarlett and the PlayStation 5 may be a bit tighter moving into the next console generation, so we've gathered all the rumored launch titles that may drop for the PlayStation 5 next year. Games that would logically and likely drop on both consoles, such as the next Assassin's Creed, has been left off this list, as they wouldn't contribute to an informed decision about which console to pick up.
Notably, there may also be games in development that simply won't be ready to launch alongside the PS5 but would likely come soon after. One example would be God of War. After earning several Game of the Year awards in 2018, a God of War sequel is practically guaranteed, but it is unlikely to launch until sometime after the PS5. Therefore, we have also left it off this list.
Gran Turismo 7
Xbox has Forza, and PlayStation has Gran Turismo. Both racing titles are rumored to be launch titles for their respective platforms, but interestingly enough, that's not where it stops for Gran Turismo 7. The PS5 is expected to have some VR component, which the same rumor indicates will somehow support the racing title. A recent patent also suggests that this VR component will be making the move from the bulky set-up acquainted with all VR headsets to a more streamlined and wireless approach.
Grand Theft Auto 6
This is an interesting one, as rumors concerning Grand Theft Auto 6 often rear their head. Everything from the game's setting and its protagonists to its Online mode and major changes has reportedly been leaked, with one of the many, many leaks also making the claim that Grand Theft Auto 6 was a timed PS5 exclusive. There is little reason to believe this leak, but stranger things have happened than a suspicious leak becoming true. If it proves to be so, this could be a major game-changer when the next-gen consoles launch, as droves of gamers would flock to the PS5. After all, Grand Theft Auto 5 has been going strong for years and is the most profitable entertainment product of all time.
Ghost of Tsushima
The last time anyone has seen Ghost of Tsushima was at E3 2018, adding to an aura of secrecy surrounding the title. Made by Infamous First Light developer Sucker Punch Productions, Ghost of Tsushima is an open-world game set in 1274 that revolves around the last samurai, Jin Sakai, who has to master a new fighting style — The Way of the Ghost — to defeat the Mongols and secure freedom for Japan. And according to most rumors, players will be doing this on the PlayStation 5. Considering it has been in development since 2015 yet still hasn't received a release date, these rumors may just prove to be true.
Horizon: Zero Dawn Sequel
Some rumors have indicated that this game would launch for the PlayStation 5, but at a later date. Others have indicated that Horizon: Zero Dawn 2 would be a launch title for the next-gen console. Currently, it's up in the air until Sony or developer Guerilla Games confirms information about the next-gen title. Looking at development time in this scenario doesn't help much. Horizon: Zero Dawn launched in early 2017, meaning that if they moved into development of a sequel almost immediately, it would have nearly three years of development time come holiday 2020. However, given the Frozen Wilds DLC came out near the end of 2017, this likely cut into development time. This may be enough in some circumstances, but it's still a tough call to make. Either way, it seems safe to say that another entry in the new IP is on the way, as the first game received "generally favorable" reviews and has taken on its own cult following.
The Last of Us 2
The Last of Us 2 has been a long-time coming, especially when considering how it launched on the PS3 in 2013 and the PS4 in 2014. Come holiday 2020, that would be 6 years since the PS4 release, so progress has surely been made since shooting of The Last of Us 2's final scene has already wrapped. Notably, if it were to become a PS5 exclusive launch title, this would push sales perhaps nearly as much as Grand Theft Auto 6, but its release date remains to be seen.
The PlayStation 5 is expected to launch in holiday 2020.