Complete list of PlayStation 5 launch games and 2021 releases
Sony has revealed a list of all the PlayStation 5 launch games and over hundred additional PS5 titles coming in 2021 and beyond.
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Every seven years or so, one video game console life cycle comes to a close and a next-generation begins. As it turns out, 2020 is one of those years. In November, both Microsoft and Sony are releasing high-end new consoles within weeks of each other. The Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 have their unique quirks and eccentricities, but when it comes to raw power, they're comparable.
For many then, choosing which console to buy will come down to the games available on the platform. Which collection of experiences most tickle your fancy will ultimately push you towards one console or the other. For the first time since the Xbox arrived to combat PlayStation, both manufacturers have a big suite of in-house developers working on exclusive titles, too.
Below you will find a regularly updated list of all the games confirmed, announced and rumoured to be coming to the PS5. Where possible we have indicated the planned release window and console exclusivity. Release dates are global, although prices can differ between regions based on exchange rates.
Note, console exclusivity ignores the game's appearance on PC. And a "timed exclusive" is one whereby the game will release on PlayStation first, then appear on the Xbox Series X, and potentially Nintendo Switch, at a later date.
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List of confirmed PlayStation 5 launch games
The below games are confirmed to be available for the launch of the PlayStation 5 console and through to the end of 2020. It does not include backwards compatible games, only titles with a known PS5 release or PS5 specific update. Note: Both Destruction AllStars and Marvel's Avengers have dropped from the launch line-up and into 2021.
|Gane||Release Notes||Release Date||Next-Gen Exclusive at Launch|
|Assassin's Creed Valhalla||4K at 60fps, Cross-gen via Ubisoft Connect, Free upgrade from PS4||Launch Day||No|
|Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy||Also coming to Switch||3 December||Yes|
|Astro's Playroom||Free game built into the console||Launch Day||Yes|
|Borderlands 3||4K at 60fps, Cross-gen coming in 2021, Free upgrade from PS4||Launch Day||No|
|Bugsnax||Free with PlayStation Plus during November||Launch Day||Yes|
|Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War||4K up to 120fps, Cross-gen and cross-play support, $10 upgrade fee from PS4||13 November||No|
|Cyberpunk 2077||Will be backwards compatible, but full next-gen update due in 2021||10 December||No|
|Demon's Souls||4K at 30fps or 1440p at 60fps||Launch Day||Yes|
|Destiny 2: Beyond Light||4K at 60fps, Cross-play support, Free upgrade from PS4||8 December||No|
|Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition||4K up to 120fps, Free upgrade from PS4||Launch Day||No|
|Dirt 5||4K up to 120fps, Free upgrade from PS4||Launch Day||No|
|FIFA 21||TBC||4 December||No|
|Fortnite||Cross-gen and cross-play support, free-to-play||Launch Day||No|
|Immortals Fenyx Rising||TBC||3 December||No|
|Just Dance 2021||TBC||24 November||No|
|Maneater||4K at 60fps, Free upgrade from PS4||Launch Day||No|
|Madden NFL 21||TBC||4 December||No|
|Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales||4K at 30fps or 1440p at 60fps||Launch Day||Yes|
|Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered||4K at 30fps or 1440p at 60fps, Free upgrade from PS4||Launch Day||Yes|
|Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate||4K, Cross-gen support, Free upgrade from PS4||17 November||No|
|NBA 2K21||Free upgrade from PS4 if you have Mamba Forever Edition||Launch Day||No|
|No Man's Sky||4K at 60fps, Cross-gen and cross-play support, free-to-play||Launch Day||No|
|Observer: System Redux||4K||Launch Day||No|
|Planet Coaster: Console Edition||4K, Free upgrade from PS4||Launch Day||No|
|Sackboy: A Big Adventure||Free upgrade from PS4||Launch Day||Yes|
|Spirit of the North: Enhanced Edition||TBC||26 November||Yes|
|The Pathless||4K up to 60fps||Launch Day||Yes|
|Warhammer: Chaosbane - Slayer Edition||TBC||Launch Day||No|
|Watch Dogs: Legion||4K at 30fps, Cross-gen via Ubisoft Connect, Free upgrade from PS4||Launch Day||No|
|Worms Rumble||TBC||1 December||Yes|
|WRC 9||Timed next-gen exclusive||Launch Day||Yes|
Additional List of PS5 PlayStation Plus Collection games available at Launch
Sony may not have a service to match Game Pass, which is offered by Xbox, but it does have a counter move to entice fans to its console. At launch, 18 games will be made available for free to PlayStation Plus subscribers. The list consists of some of the best PS4 games of the current generation, made backwards compatible for the PS5. So, they're not new games, but they are free.
Here is the list of PlayStation Plus Collection games being offered to PS5 owners. Note: these games will not be available for free to PS4 owners.
- Batman: Arkham Knight
- Battlefield 1
- Days Gone
- Detroit: Become Human
- Fallout 4
- Final Fantasy XV
- God of War
- inFAMOUS: Second Son
- The Last Guardian
- The Last of Us Remastered
- Monster Hunter: World
- Mortal Kombat X
- Persona 5
- Ratchet & Clank
- Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
- Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
- Until Dawn
All PlayStation 5 games confirmed, exclusive, release dates and more
We have put together the Internet's most extensive list of PlayStation 5 games. These have either been confirmed or we have been led to believe they will be coming to the console based on our daily conversation with all the major players in the industry. It's worth noting that release dates can shift, especially given the challenges the coronavirus pandemic has placed on production.
Make sure you pay attention to the "Status", which can be one of four categories:
- Confirmed: Some games have been officially confirmed.
- Announced: Some games have been announced, but the formats are currently unknown, usually a sure sign they're cross-generation.
- Rumour: Some games are heavily rumoured, but not yet officially announced.
- Likely: These are games that are highly likely to be on the PS5 based on the historical release patterns of the series or publisher, or the intended release date of beyond 2020.
This list of PS5 games will be updated regularly on the road to the console's launch. If you know of a title that is not on this list, please do let us know.
Full list of confirmed PS5 games
|Game||Developer||PlayStation Exclusive||Expected Release Date|
|Assassin's Creed Valhalla||Ubisoft||No||10 Nov, 2020|
|Astro's Playroom||Japan Studio||Yes||Pre-installed|
|Balan Wonderland||Balan Company||No||26 March, 2021|
|Battlefield VI (Working Title)||DICE||No||2021|
|Borderlands 3||Gearbox Software||No||TBC|
|Braid Anniversary Edition||Jonathan Blow||No||2021|
|Bridge Constructor: The Walking Dead||ClockStone||No||2020|
|Call Of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War||Treyarch / Raven Software||No||Launch|
|Call of Duty: Warzone||Infinity Ward||No||Launch|
|Chivalry 2||Torn Banner Games||No||Launch|
|Cris Tales||Dreams Uncorporated / SYCK||No||2021|
|Cyberpunk 2077||CD Projekt Red||No||10 December 2020|
|Deathloop||Arkane Studios||Yes (Timed)||Launch|
|Demon's Souls Remake||Bluepoint Games||Yes||Launch|
|Destiny 2: Beyond Light||Bungie||No||Launch|
|Destruction AllStars||Lucid||Yes||February 2021|
|Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition||Capcom||No||Launch|
|Doom Eternal||iD Software||No||2021|
|Dragon Age 4||BioWare||No||2022|
|Dustborn||Red Thread Games||No||2021|
|Dying Light 2||Techland||No||2021|
|Dynasty Warriors 9: Empires||Omega Force||No||Early 2021|
|Earthlock 2||Snowcastle Games||No||2021|
|eFootball PES 2022||Konami||No||2021|
|Eiyuden Chronicle||Rabbit and Bear Studios||No||2022|
|Fallen Aces||Trey Powell and Jason Bond||No||13 Jul 1905|
|Far Cry 6||Ubisoft Toronto||No||18 Feb 2021|
|FIFA 21||EA Sports||No||4 December 2020|
|Final Fantasy VXI||Square Enix||Timed||2021|
|Five Nights At Freddy’s: Security Breach||scottgames||Yes||TBA|
|Ghostwire: Tokyo||Tango Gameworks||No||2021|
|God Of War Ragnarok||SIE Santa Monica Studio||Yes||TBA|
|Goodbye Volcano High||KO-OP Mode||Yes||2021|
|Gotham Knights||Warner Bros. Games Montréal||No||2021|
|Gothic Remake||THQ Nordic||No||2021|
|Gran Turismo 7||Polyphony Digital||Yes||TBA|
|GTA V||Rockstar Games||No||H2 2021|
|Guilty Gear Strive||Arc System Works||Yes||2021|
|Heavenly Bodies||2pt Interactive||Yes||2020|
|Hitman 3||IO Interactive||No||Jan-21|
|Hogwarts Legacy||Warner Bros.||No||2021|
|Hood: Outlaws and Legends||Sumo Digital||No||2021|
|Horizon: Forbidden West||Guerrilla Games||Yes||TBA|
|Immortals: Fenyx Rising||Ubisoft||No||3 Dec 2020|
|In Sound Mind||We Create Stuff||No||2021|
|Jett: The Far Shore||Superbrothers & Pine Scented||Yes||2021|
|Just Dance 2021||Ubisoft||No||Launch|
|Kena: Bridge of the Spirits||Ember Lab||Yes (Timed)||2021|
|King Arthur: Knight's Tale||NeocoreGames||No||Q1 2021|
|Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga||Traveller's Tales||No||Q2 2021|
|Little Devil Inside||Noestream Interactive||No||TBA|
|Little Nightmares II||Tarsier Studios||No||2021|
|Lords of the Fallen 2||Hexworks||No||2021|
|Lost in Random||Zoink Games||No||2021|
|Madden NFL 21||EA Sports||No||4 December 2020|
|Marvel's Avengers||Crystal Dynamics||No||2021|
|Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales||Insomniac Games||Yes||Launch|
|Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered||Insomniac Games||Yes||Launch|
|Metal: Hellsinger||The Outsiders||No||2021|
|Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom||FDG Entertainment||No||TBA|
|Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate||NetherRealm Studios||No||18 November, 2020|
|Mundaun||Hidden Fields||No||Q1 2021|
|MXGP 2020||Milestone||Yes||10 December, 2020|
|NBA 2K21||2K Games and Visual Concepts||No||Launch|
|No Man's Sky||Hello Games||No||Launch|
|Nour: Play with your Food||Terrifying Jellyfish||Yes||TBA|
|Observer: System Redux||Bloober Team||No||Launch|
|Oddworld: Soulstorm||Oddworld Inhabitants||Timed||2020|
|Outriders||People Can Fly||No||2 February, 2021|
|Overcooked All You Can Eat||Ghost Town Games||No||Launch|
|Override 2: Super Mech League||Modus Studios||No||Dec 2020|
|Path of Exile 2||Grinding Gear Games||No||2021|
|Planet Coaster: Console Edition||Frontier Developments||No||Launch|
|Poker Club||Ripstone Games||No||19 November 2020|
|Project Athia (Working Title)||Luminous Games/Square Enix||Yes||TBA|
|Puyo Puyo Tetris 2||Sega||No||TBC|
|Quantum Error||Teamkill Media||Yes||2021|
|Rainbow Six: Quarantine||Ubisoft||No||2020|
|Rainbow Six Siege||Ubisoft||No||Launch|
|Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart||Insomniac Games||Yes||TBA|
|Resident Evil 8: Village||Capcom||No||2021|
|Ride 4||Milestone||No||21 Jan, 2021|
|Riders Republic||Ubisoft Annecy||No||21 Feb, 2021|
|Rock Band 4||Harmonix||No||TBC|
|Sackboy: A Big Adventure||Sumo Digital||Yes||Launch|
|Scarlet Nexus||Bandai Namco||No||2021|
|Shadow Warrior 3||Flying Wild Hog||No||2021|
|Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One||Frogwares||No||2021|
|Solar Ash||Heart Machine||No||2021|
|Spirit of the North||Infuse Studio||Yes||26 November, 2020|
|Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League||Rocksteady Studios||No||2022|
|Sword of the Necromancer||JanduSoft / Grmorio of Games||No||2020|
|The Elder Scrolls Online||Bethesda||No||2021|
|The Invincible||Starward Industries||No||2021|
|The Lord of the Rings: Gollum||Daedalic Entertainment||No||2021|
|The Pathless||Giant Squid||Yes||Launch|
|The Pedestrian||Skookum Arts||Yes||2021|
|The Sims 5||Maxis||No||2021|
|The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt||CDProjekt Red||No||2021|
|Tribes of Midgard||Norsfell||No||TBA|
|Ultimate Fishing Simulator 2||MasterCode||No||2021|
|Unknown 9: Awakening||Reflector Entertainment||No||2021|
|Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2||Hardsuit Labs||No||2021|
|Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong||Hardsuit Labs||No||2021|
|Warhammer: Chaosbane||Eko Software||No||2020|
|Watch Dogs: Legion||Ubisoft||No||2021|
|Werewolf the Apocalypse - Earthblood||Cyanide Studios||No||2021|
|Yakuza: Like A Dragon||Sega||No||4 March 2021|
Full list of rumoured PS5 games
|Game||Developer||PlayStation Exclusive||Status||Expected Release Date|
|BioShock 4||Cloud Chamber||No||Announced||2022|
|Braid Anniversary Edition||Jonathan Blow||No||Announced||2021|
|Dead Island 2||Dambuster Studios||No||Announced||2021|
|Elden Ring||From Software||No||Announced||2021|
|Earth Defense Force 6||Sandlot||No||Announced||2021|
|Metro IV||4A Games||No||Announced||2022|
|Of Bird and Cage||Capricia Productions||No||Announced||2021|
|Project Cars 3||Slightly Mad Studios||No||Announced||2021|
|Saints Row V||Volition||No||Announced||2021|
|The Elder Scrolls VI||Bethesda||No||Announced||2022|
|The Outlast Trials||Red Barrels||No||Announced||2021|
|Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX||Merge Games||No||Likely||2021|
|Apex Legends||Respawn Entertainment||No||Likely||Launch|
|Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit remake||Criterion Games||No||Likely||Launch|
|PGA Tour 2K21||2K Games||No||Likely||2020|
|RiMS Racing||RaceWard Studio||No||Likely||2021|
|Sky Beneath||Mindhaven Games||No||Likely||2021|
|Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown||KT Racing||No||Likely||2022|
|The Pedestrian||Skookum Arts||Yes||Likely||2021|
|Unknown 9: The Awakening||Reflector Entertainment||No||Likely||2021|
|WWE 2K Battlegrounds||2K Games||No||Likely||Launch|
|Beyond Good & Evil 2||Ubisoft||No||Rumour||2021|
|Metal Gear Solid Remake||Konami||Yes||Rumour||2021|
|Skull & Bones||Ubisoft||No||Rumour||2021|
|The Last of Us Part III||Naught Dog||Yes||Rumour||2022|
|Timesplitters 4||THQ Nordic||No||Rumour||2022|
Backwards compatibility on the PS5
Like the consoles before it, you will be able to play a huge selection of the most popular PS4 games on the PlayStation 5. We have not included these titles in the list below, as they are made for PS4, even if they can be played on PS5.
It is worth noting that Sony has placed an edict on developers that any title released for PS4 after 13 July 2020 must work with PS5. Some of the notable games this includes are Fast & Furious Crossroads, Ghosts of Tsushima, PGA Tour 2K11, Marvel's Avengers and Cyberpunk 2077.
It doesn't mean that they will be PS5 games per se, only that they will work on PS5. However, we are expecting some games to receive dedicated PS5 editions that make use of the new console.
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