Updated at: 06-06-2023 - By: Leo Hall
Sony has a history of producing excellent first-party content. Check out this list of the most anticipated PS5 exclusives coming in 2022 and beyond!

We’ve got you covered whether you’re anticipating first-party games exclusive to PlayStation or high-quality single-player games from Sony’s Worldwide Studios.

We’ve compiled a list of the most anticipated PS5 exclusives coming out in 2022 and beyond.

When possible, we’ve added gameplay trailers and details on limited or complete availability.

In the future, we will add more games to this list, so please check back and let us know if we forgot any.


Date of Publication: October 11, 2022

Limited (PS5, PC) but exclusive access granted.

The Luminous Productions team at Square Enix, which includes former members of the Final Fantasy 15 development team, is hard at work on the upcoming open world action adventure game Forspoken.

Forspoken on Steam

You take control of a quick-footed young woman, most likely named Athia, as she travels through snowy mountains, lush forests, and ancient ruins in a “world not her own.”

The teaser trailer reveals that Athia can cause roots to sprout from the ground and that enemies including fire-breathing wolves will be encountered.

If you’re a fan of the Final Fantasy series, you should keep an eye on this one because of the developer’s obvious love for Japanese role-playing games (JRPGs).

Little Devil Inside

Date of Publication: To Be Announced

Time-based (PS5) exclusiveness.

Little Devil Inside, a stunning action RPG with survival elements, has joined the roster of third-party games that have been confirmed as timed exclusives for the PS5.

The cartoony art style, however, is what truly sets this game apart, giving it a surreal air.

Interestingly, South Korean developer Neostream had intended to release Little Devil Inside for the Nintendo Wii-U before its untimely demise.

You take on the role of a courageous adventurer on a mission to rid the world of evil by eliminating its most potent arch-demons. The game’s world is semi-open, so you can wander off on a tangent whenever you like.


Date of Publication: To Be Announced

Limited (PS4, PS5, PC) Excludability

From what we can see in the Stray teaser trailer, indie studio BlueTwelve has found a great partner in Annapurna Interactive, the game’s publisher.

You play the role of a cute kitty in Stray, who happens to reside in a cyberpunk-inspired city where robots seem to have replaced humans.

A glowing backpack is worn by the cat, which may have significant narrative significance.

If we had to pick one dream PS5 exclusive, it would be a futuristic cat simulator.

God of War: Ragnarok

The date of release is currently unknown.

Full (Playstation 5) Excludability.

Sony scored a major victory with God of War, which was rated a perfect 10 by both fans and critics and won the Game of the Year award at this year’s Game Awards.

With so many exclusive games already available for the PS5, it makes sense for Sony Santa Monica to begin planning a sequel.

The studio obviously thinks so, because they’ve started posting job listings for positions across multiple teams, with one listing even mentioning God of War 2018 specifically.

Players who completed the main story and then went back to Krato’s cabin to explore will recall the massive cliffhanger designed to make them want more God of War.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake

Date of Publication: Not Yet Determined

Time-based (PS5) exclusiveness.

The original Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic was hailed as a landmark in the history of video games for its groundbreaking scope, immersive gameplay, and epic story.

Traveling to different planets, interacting with a wide variety of interesting people, and facing off against powerful enemies was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Aspyr Media, Lucasfilm Games, and Sony Interactive Ent. are working on a remake, and we can’t wait to see how well the original holds up.

Because KOTOR Remake is being built from the ground up with the most cutting-edge technology, players can anticipate a plethora of technical improvements.


Date of Publication: To Be Determined

Time-based (PS5) exclusiveness.

Pragmata, an all-new action-adventure title developed and published by Capcom, is one of the most mysterious games due out in 2022.

The game imagines a dystopian future in which it will be easier for humans to visit the moon, which will result in some kind of mysterious catastrophe.

Its sci-fi visuals, gloomy atmosphere, and unclear plot are reminiscent of Death Stranding, another PlayStation exclusive.

While information about Pragmata’s plot and gameplay is currently scant, Capcom’s promise of a “deeply profound” experience has piqued our interest.

Final Fantasy XVI

Date of Publication: To Be Announced

Time-based (PS5) exclusiveness.

Final Fantasy XVI, currently in development for PS5, will be the sixteenth main installment in the long-running RPG series.

It’s being produced by Naoki Yoshida and directed by Hiroshi Takai, and it takes place on the continent of Valisthea, where the Blight is spreading and threatening war between the continent’s six warring factions.

The player assumes the role of Clive, a hero who must rid Valisthea of the Blight and vanquish the summoned monsters known as Eikons.

Real-time combat is the mainstay of gameplay, and Clive makes use of both sword attacks and magical abilities to defeat his foes.

Valkyrie Elysium

The exact date of its release is still unknown.

Partially Exclusive (PS4, PS5, PC)

Square Enix has announced yet another game: Valkyrie Elysium, a remake of the old JRPG series Valkyrie Profile.


The reveal trailer did a fantastic job of building anticipation for the game, despite the current lack of information.

We anticipate that Elysium will expand upon the series’ signature use of Norse mythology by introducing new visual elements, including armor, weapons, and environments.

It’s great to see the franchise return, even if only in part, as a PS5 exclusive, given how closely the series has always been associated with the PlayStation brand.

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2

Date of Publication: To Be Announced

Full (Playstation 5) Excludability.

Talking about upcoming superhero games, Insomniac is currently developing a PS5-exclusive sequel to 2018’s Marvel’s Spider-Man.

We don’t know much about the plot or the new features of the gameplay just yet, but we do know that Peter Parker and Miles Morales will return as Spider-Man (or Spider-Men) respectively.

In addition, well-known Marvel villains like Kraven the Hunter, Venom, and probably many others will show up.

We anticipate that Spider-Man 2, like the original PS4 exclusive, will make full use of the PS5 hardware to enable faster load times, smoother performance, and more detailed environments.

Marvel’s Wolverine

Time of Publication Announcement

Full (PS5) Excludability.

Insomniac has been tasked with adapting another Marvel character, Wolverine, after finding success with Marvel’s Spider-Man and its 2020 follow-up Mile Morales.

Marvel’s Wolverine is being marketed as a complete game that will test the PS5 to its limits with its innovative gameplay and emotionally charged story.

There have been a number of games featuring Wolverine over the years, but it will be interesting to see how Insomniac approaches the stoic, adamantium-powered hero.

For the time being, all we can do is hold our breath until more information becomes available.

God of War Ragnarök

Kratos, the Godkiller, is a name familiar to every gamer. In the previous game, the mighty warrior relocated from Greece to the lands of the vikings, killing everything in Norse mythology instead of Olympus with his son “Atreus.” The previous game featured massive monsters, epic worlds, and a compelling story, all hallmarks of AAA action adventure games. Ragnarök is upon us, and this time we may be able to stop it. In this, hopefully even more epic and crazy sequel, we anticipate more of the same. We don’t have a lot of information about the game or its release date at the moment, but it’s probably safe to assume that it will come out in the second half of 2022.

Date of Publication: 2022

Gran Turismo 7

Gran Turismo 7, Sony’s newest car racing gem, is about to hit shelves, nearly a decade after Gran Turismo 6. It’s hard to resist the allure of a PS5 racing game, what with the console’s support for 4K and next-gen features. Gran Turismo 7 has a ton of potential thanks to its extensive car roster, next-gen visuals, haptic feedback, and other new features. We can’t wait to see PlayStation 5’s full potential in action.

Date of Publication: March 4, 2022

Horizon Forbidden West

Epicness is achieved by combining a dystopian future with dinosaurs, robots, and a PlayStation 5. What else can we say?! Horizon Forbidden West, developed by Guerrilla Games for the PlayStation 5, is the sequel to the critically acclaimed PS4 game Horizon: Zero Dawn, and judging by the trailers, it looks fantastic. New biomes, such as the ocean, will be explored as players accompany fan-favorite protagonist Aloy on her quest to uncover the cause of a mysterious plague wreaking havoc across the world.

Date of Publication:February 8, 2022

GhostWire: Tokyo

A PlayStation 5 exclusive game created by Bethesda! Since Microsoft recently acquired several major game studios, I guess we can stop expecting such developments for the foreseeable future. Okay, let’s get back to the game at hand: GhostWire: Tokyo is a first-person action adventure game in which the main character is ”alone” in the sprawling metropolis of Tokyo. The city’s populace has vanished without a trace, and ghosts and other supernatural beings now rule in their stead. Since Bethesda is well-versed in creating engaging settings, we can’t wait to see what a Tokyo plagued by ghosts looks like.

Date of Publication: 2022

Ghostwire: Tokyo on Steam

PS5: 8 tricks to get the most out of your PlayStation 5

1. Check out your privacy settings

During PS5 setup, you’ll be presented with four different privacy options, such as “Social and Open” and “Solo and Focused,” among others. Simply put, you get to decide who sees what in your online profile.

Within each of these broad categories, however, you have granular control over details like who can add you as a friend and whether or not you appear in search results.

You’ll find the relevant options in the Users and Accounts section of the settings menu.

2. Select your power settings

You’ll have more say over how much juice your PS5 consumes, particularly when it’s in standby. In the same way that you can customize your privacy settings, you can also customize your profile settings during the setup process. If you want to avoid the dreaded system update when you want to play something online, those settings will determine how long it takes for your PS5 to power down when idle and whether or not the console will automatically download updates.

3. Mess around with HDR sliders

If your TV supports High Dynamic Range (HDR), you should adjust the picture settings accordingly.

Again, the PS5 lets you adjust the contrast and brightness during setup, but I found myself going back and forth several times. This is because the HDR settings will be affected if you change the settings on your TV after setup (for example, to a Game Mode). It is reasonable to seek further improvement. Particularly if, like me, you place a premium on high-quality visuals. (It took me a ridiculous amount of time to adjust these settings.)

4. Experiment with the submenu

The PS5’s in-game submenu is one of my favorite user interface features. Simply pressing the large PlayStation button in the middle of the controller will bring up this additional menu. Cool as ice.

This function has been present in older consoles for quite some time, but I really enjoy the PS5’s implementation of it. It’s understated, flexible, and easy to personalize.

You can adjust the volume and sound settings, and even add accessories like headphones. A Spotify account can be linked and music selected from the drop-down menu. Those attempting to make on-the-fly adjustments to their VR setup will also benefit greatly from the accessibility of these tools.

The need to return to the main menu each time you want to play a different game you’ve already started is eliminated by the Recent Games submenu.

But what I like best is that you can change the look of your drop-down menu however you like. The PS5’s accessibility features can be added to the subtitles, which I can only imagine will be a huge boon to disabled gamers.

5. Choose between performance and resolution

In some games, you can adjust the visual settings in the same way you would on a personal computer. Games like Guardians of the Galaxy and Spider-Man: Miles Morales give players the option of having the PS5 prioritize resolution or performance (frame rate).

For me, speed is always more important than pixel perfectness. Even though the performance settings allow you to turn off ray-tracing and other graphical extras, if your TV doesn’t support 4K, you’ll want to prioritize performance over resolution.

You can set a default preference in the PS5’s settings so that you don’t have to make that selection every time you play a new game. To customize your gaming experience, go to the Saved Data Game/App settings.

6. Pick your default difficulty

There is a ton of useful information in the game’s presets, including the option to set your preferred difficulty level.

That’s not something I’d do in my own life. The degree of challenge in video games, in my opinion, is far too subjective and varies greatly between games. I’m aware, though, that some people like to jump right into the game’s hardest difficulty setting, and that others play purely for the sake of the narrative.

7. Check your controller settings and have a tinker

This is crucial in every way.

While not revolutionary, the PS5 does allow you to save universal controller preferences. When playing first-person shooters or third-person games with camera controls, you can set “invert” as the default.

This is a must-have for me because I am constantly adjusting this in the game’s settings.

You probably already know that the adaptive triggers and vibrate features of the PS5 DualSense controller are a major improvement. The effect’s strength is also adjustable. In my opinion, you should avoid it. I find the default to be just right, but I suppose it could be changed.

8. Choose your spoiler settings

I couldn’t believe it when I found out this one actually existed!

The PlayStation Store allows users to adjust the prevalence of spoilers they encounter. You have the option of removing either “all” spoilers or only those deemed harmful by the game’s creators.

If you’re extremely sensitive to spoilers, you can adjust your settings under Saved Data > Game/App > Game Presets. The choice is available.