Updated at: 06-06-2023 - By: Leo Hall
If you own a PlayStation 5, you shouldn’t sleep on the best PS5 games coming out in 2022 and beyond.

This year is going to be a busy one for PlayStation 5 gamers, as the company is releasing a slew of first-party exclusives, highly anticipated sequels/remakes, and brand-new intellectual properties.

We’ve compiled a list of the most anticipated PS5 games, including the most exciting titles scheduled for release in 2022.

Where possible, we’ve added gameplay trailers alongside developer/publisher/genre details.

Please check back later for updates, and let us know if there are any games that we’ve forgotten to include.

Saints Row

Due out on August 23rd, 2022

Saints Row is an open-world action-adventure video game developed by Volition and published by Deep Silver, set in the American southwest. The original game was released in 2006.

Santo Ileso is a city in which three rival criminal gangs—Los Panteros, the Idols, and Marshall Defense Industries—vy for control. Players must make their way through this dangerous environment.


Players assume the role of “Boss,” assembling an army of disgruntled thugs-for-hire to overthrow rival gangs and seize control of the city.

It is expected that the new Saints Row will have a more balanced tone between comedy and seriousness than the original.

Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection

Date of Publication: Not Currently Known

The upcoming Legacy of Thieves Collection will provide PS5 owners with a second chance to experience games like Uncharted 4 and The Lost Legacy.

This brand-new remastered set features enhanced versions of both games that take advantage of the PS5’s hardware to provide significant visual, aural, and performance enhancements.

In Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Nathan Drake travels to the jungles of Madagascar in search of an ancient treasure, and in Lost Legacy, Chloe and Nadine travel to the Western Ghats of India in search of the Golden Tusk of Ganesh.

Early in 2022, you’ll be able to pick up Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection if you either missed out on the original releases or simply want to relive two fantastic PlayStation exclusives.

God of War: Ragnarok

Date of Publication: To Be Announced

Sony’s God of War was a huge success, scoring a perfect score from both fans and critics alike and going on to win Game of the Year at this year’s Game Awards.

Sony Santa Monica should begin planning a sequel to add to the PlayStation 5’s already robust library of exclusive content at this point.

The development studio must feel the same way because they’ve started posting job listings for positions across multiple teams, with one listing even mentioning God of War 2018 specifically.

Those who went back to Krato’s cabin after finishing the main story will recall the massive cliffhanger designed to make them want more God of War.

Hogwarts Legacy

Date of Publication: To Be Announced

Aside from games made specifically for the movies and the occasional mobile release, not many games have delved into the enchanted world of Harry Potter.

However, next year will see the release of Hogwarts Legacy, an open-world action role-playing game developed by Avalanche and published by Warner Bros.

The player assumes the role of a first-year student at Hogwarts in the late 1800s and must select a House, enroll in classes, and investigate the school’s mysterious grounds.

Spells, potions, taming magical beasts, and combating enemies will all become second nature to them over time as they navigate a morality system based on their actions.

Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League

Awaiting Announcement of a Release Date

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is an upcoming action adventure game based on the DC Comics universe, developed by Rocksteady Studios, the studio responsible for the critically acclaimed Batman: Arkham series.

The game follows the exploits of the Suicide Squad in an open world based on Metropolis, with players taking control of Captain Boomerang, Deadshot, Harley Quinn, and King Shark.

The story follows the four-man wrecking crew as they try to stop Brainiac from taking over the world and brainwashing the Justice League.

Suicide Squad was developed with multiplayer in mind, allowing players to work together with friends to complete missions, or to go it alone and rely on AI allies.

Star Ocean The Divine Force

Date of Publication: Not Yet Determined

Star Ocean The Divine Force, an upcoming action RPG developed by Square Enix and tri-Ace, will make its debut at PlayStation’s October 2021 State of Play.

There are five mainline games, one spinoff, and one mobile game in the Star Ocean universe, which debuted in 1996.

It follows two protagonists whose stories span the known galaxy and beyond, bringing them into contact with a diverse cast of playable supporting characters.

Free-flowing movement and combat systems that take advantage of the PS5’s DualSense controller will allow you to recruit ally characters to join the fight throughout the story.

Deathverse: Let It Die

Indeterminate Release Date

Supertrick Games’ 2016 game Let It die will have a sequel in the form of Deathverse: Let It Die, a multiplayer survival action game.

It’s a survival game show called “Death Jamboree,” and it pits players against each other.

Gameplay involves using a robotic device named Wilson to assume different forms in order to outwit and outlast other players in a virtual world known as the Deathverse.

The Wilson is a versatile weapon that can be transformed into a drone, shield, or even a modified stun gun.

Project Eve

To Be Announced: Release Date

The upcoming game Project Eve is reminiscent of the Bayonetta and Devil May Cry series in that it follows a lone survivor as she battles mysterious creatures in a post-apocalyptic Earth.

Eve dispatches foes with a dazzling array of attacks, parries, and dodges, much like in action games that place an emphasis on combos.

There will be a strong emphasis on platforming segments that require Eve to learn the lay of the land in order to progress. These segments will have her scaling walls, squeezing past enemies, swinging from ropes, and much more.

With state-of-the-art visuals and gameplay bolstered by the DualSense controller’s integrated haptic feedback, Project Ever will make full use of the PS5’s capabilities.


Date of Publication: To Be Announced

In the upcoming open world adventure game Tchia, players assume the role of a young girl who sets out to discover a physics-based sandbox.

There are exotic locales to explore, interesting characters to interact with, and secrets to uncover at every turn in this game.

Tchia also possesses a unique talent that allows her to magically assume the form of over thirty different animals and over one hundred different objects.

This is reflected in both the narrative and gameplay, as Tchia makes use of her abilities to aid her companions, discover new areas of the island, and avoid peril.

Endless Dungeon

Due Date: Not Yet Determined

Amplitude’s next project will expand into real-time action, despite the developer being best known for a series of dedicated-strategy games released under the Endless moniker.

In Endless Dungeon, players assume the roles of shipwrecked heroes tasked with defending a sacred crystal from monsters as they make their way through derelict space stations.

Each playable character comes equipped with a unique set of skills, weapons, and strategies that can be mixed and matched to create powerful new effects.

Endless Dungeon’s tantalizing mix of multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA), strategy, twin-stick shooter, and tower defense has us eager to dive into it on PlayStation 5.

Unknown 9: Awakening

Date of Publication: To Be Announced

Reflector Ent.’s upcoming game, Unknown 9: Awakening, is an interactive adaptation of the company’s larger Unknown 9 Storyworld.

The game is being promoted as a third-person narrative-driven action-adventure title, but at the moment, details are scant.

The protagonist, a young woman named Haroona, discovers hidden abilities within herself and is then sucked into a parallel universe called The Fold.

Reflector’s first foray into video games raises questions about the developer’s approach to the medium and the potential for innovative gameplay ideas.

The Callisto Protocol

Date of Publication: To Be Determined

The Callisto Protocol, developed by Striking Distance Studios, is a forthcoming survival horror game clearly influenced by the likes of System Shock and Dead Space.

Players must break out of the high-security Black Iron Prison while also uncovering a plethora of gruesome mysteries.

The goal of the game is to raise the bar for interactive horror as a whole while also providing players with an exciting and terrifying experience.

Also, for some reason, we now know that it exists in the same universe as PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG).

Skate 4

Date of Publication: To Be Announced

It’s still hard to believe that fans were able to force EA to make Skate 4 after they flooded their forums with requests for a new installment in the series for years.

Skate 4, which is more of a reboot than a sequel, is still in its early stages of development, so who knows what it will become.

Previous games in the series have led us to believe that the original’s tactile control scheme will be updated alongside a small number of new features.

Most recent skateboarding games, for instance, have in-game tools like photo modes and video editors to help you record and share your best highlights from the action.

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum

Date of Publication: To Be Announced

For the next generation of video game consoles, German studio Daedalic Entertainment has announced they are developing a licensed Lord of the Rings game.

The upcoming game is being billed as an action-adventure that will “tell Gollum’s story from a perspective never seen before, in any storytelling medium,” while remaining “true and faithful” to J.R.R. Tolkien’s canon.

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is a cinematic stealth adventure set in environments that have never before been seen in a Lord of the Rings video game.

Since other Lord of the Rings spin-offs, such as Shadow of Mordor and its sequel, Shadow of War, have been so well received, it’s safe to assume that gamers would welcome the chance to experience Middle-earth from a fresh perspective.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake

Date of Publication: To Be Determined

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 formidable enemies was an amazing experience that wasn’t as common as it is now.

We can’t wait to see how well the original holds up in light of the upcoming remake being developed by Aspyr Media, Lucasfilm Games, and Sony Interactive Entertainment.

Since KOTOR Remake is being remade from the ground up with the most cutting-edge technology, it stands to reason that there will be numerous technical enhancements available to players.

Marvel’s Wolverine

Date of Publication: To Be Announced

Since Insomniac’s adaptation of Marvel’s Spider-Man and Mile Morales in 2020 was so successful, the studio has been tasked with adapting Wolverine.

Marvel’s Wolverine is being marketed as a stand-alone experience with an emotionally engaging story and innovative gameplay that will test the limits of the PlayStation 5.

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.

We’ll have to hold our breath until more information becomes available at a later time.

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2

The exact date of release is currently unknown.

Insomniac Games is hard at work on a sequel to Marvel’s Spider-Man, which was released in 2018, and will be released exclusively for the PlayStation 5.

While details on the plot and new gameplay features are still sketchy at best, we can say with certainty that both Peter Parker and Miles Morales will be returning to their Spider-Man (or Spider-Men) roles.

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

It is expected that Spider-Man 2, like the original PS4 exclusive, will make full use of the PS5 hardware, resulting in accelerated loading times, fluider movement, and more detailed environments.

Final Fantasy XVI

Date of Publication: To Be Announced

Final Fantasy XVI, which is currently in development, will be the sixteenth mainline entry in the massive RPG franchise, and it will be exclusive to the PlayStation 5.

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 to start a war between the six different groups living there.


To save Valisthea from the Blight, players must assume the role of Clive 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 a variety of magical abilities.


Due Date: Not Yet Determined

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 simpler for humans to visit the moon, which will result in some unexplained catastrophe.

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

Capcom has promised a “deeply profound” experience, so we can’t wait to find out more about the story and gameplay of Pragmata.


The BlueTwelve Studio, Inc.
A. I. Annapurna Publishing Group
Date of Publication: July 19, 2022

Play as a cat in a robot-filled world in BlueTwelve Studio’s upcoming PS5 adventure. As a cat, you can hide under vehicles, jump between buildings, and generally go about unnoticed, giving you a fresh perspective on this unfamiliar world. Our cats, Murtaugh and Riggs, are a constant source of inspiration for us, as our game and creative director, Viv, put it: “we are inspired every day by them. The majority of our staff are also cat owners, so we have plenty of personal experiences to draw from when making decisions. We can draw inspiration for new game mechanics from cats forever because they are simultaneously hilariously entertaining and adorably annoying. ”

Two Point Campus

Creators: Two Point Studios
Developer: SEGA
Date of Publication: August 9, 2022

Managing your own medical facility is so 2020; it’s time to move on. In Two Point Campus, you’ll be in charge of your very own university, and it’ll be up to you to build and run the school, as well as provide individualized attention to each of your students.


Roll7, the developer
Private Division, Publisher
Date of Publication: August 16th, 2022

Roll7 and Private Division, fresh off the success of this year’s OlliOlli World, are releasing yet another skating game. However, this is unlike any other you have seen. Rollerdrome is a unique genre mashup, combining third-person shooter action with skating and a variety of tricks. Rollerdrome, which will be released later this year, looks amazing.

Soul Hackers 2

Created by: Atlus
Produced by: SEGA
Date of Publication: August 26th, 2022

Soul Hackers 2, created by Atlus and published by SEGA, is shaping up to be a major JRPG release for the year 2022. This is the sequel to the Sega Saturn role-playing game Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers, originally released in 1997. The Press Turn system from the Shin Megami Tensei main series has been woven in, and the studio has gone for a more colorful, neon aesthetic in the latest iteration. On August 26, 2022, Soul Hackers 2 will be released for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.


Scavengers Studio, the creators
Scavengers Studio is the publisher.
Date of Publication: Fall 2022

Almost evoking the style of Studio Ghibli, Season is a game about seeing the world for the first time from the seat of a bicycle. You take on the role of a young woman who, up until now, has been confined to her small town, but who is now free to travel and record her experiences in photographs. A mysterious cataclysm is about to engulf the world, but time is running out and everything needs to be done. However, the winter in hell is a stunning way to end your life.

The Last of Us Part 1

Naughty Dog, the creators
Sony Computer Entertainment is the publisher.
Dropping on September 2nd, 2022

With improved visuals, facial animations, accessibility options, combat, and more, The Last of Us Part 1 is being called the definitive version of the original game. Naughty Dog claims it is a “true overhaul,” bringing the adventure that introduced us to Ellie and Joel for the first time to the PS5 without “being encumbered by technology.” Changes to the character models and more were shown off in the trailer that debuted at Summer Game Fest.

Overwatch 2

Creator: Blizzard
Activision Publishing, Inc.
Early Access launch date is October 4, 2022.

The October 4 early access release date for Overwatch 2 was announced at the Xbox and Bethesda Games showcase at E3 2022. There, we saw some fresh footage of the multiplayer team-based first-person shooter in action, as well as a new hero that will be available at the game’s release. The long-awaited addition to the Overwatch roster, Junker Queen, will arrive in Overwatch 2 with a shotgun and a large two-handed axe for backup. Overwatch 2 will rely more heavily on its narrative elements, thanks to the addition of Story Missions, as was previously announced at BlizzCon 2019.

Marvel’s Midnight Suns

Firaxis Games, the Creators
Games by 2K Publishing.
Date of Publication: October7, 2022

This is not a new XCOM game, but instead a new strategy game from Firaxis. Instead, we’ll be playing Marvel’s Midnight Suns, a turn-based strategy game. You play as The Hunter, Marvel’s first fully customizable character, and you team up with 12 of their iconic heroes. The Mother of Demons, Lillith, must be defeated in this XCOM meets Marvel crossover mission.


Creator: Brilliant Productions
Square Enix is the publisher.
Date of Publication: October11, 2022

When discussing Project Athia, or Forspoken as it is now known, where do we even begin? Square Enix’s “designed for PlayStation 5” game is a gorgeous exclusive for the PS5 console. The protagonist is depicted climbing mountains, leaping across chasms, and fighting off packs of enormous wolves using abilities reminiscent of tree roots. Gary Whitta (Star Wars: Rogue One, The Walking Dead), a well-known author and screenwriter, is leading the team of “A-list writers” developing the game, so there is hope that it will be exceptional.

Gotham Knights

Created by: WB Games Montreal
Media House: Warner Bros.
Due out on October 25th, 2022.

Gotham Knights, the upcoming game from WB Games Montreal, is an open-world action role-playing game set in the “most dynamic and interactive Gotham City yet,” in the developer’s words. The main plot point is that Batman has died, leaving the city’s defenses in the hands of the Gotham Knights (Robin, Batgirl, Nightwing, and Red Hood). Rather than rehashing the comics, this is an entirely new story being developed for the upcoming PS5 games. The Court of Owls are confirmed antagonists, but Mr. Freeze and others will play a role in the game’s story as well. Drop-in/drop-out co-op is supported, and the gameplay is typical for a Batman: Arkham game.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Infinity Ward, the creator
Activision, Inc., Publisher
Due out on October 28th, 2022.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 features the return of Task Force 141 from the 2019 reboot. After a brief hiatus, we’ll be rejoining Captain Price and company to find out how they fare against the combined forces of Victor Zakhaev and General Shepherd. Apart from the synopsis and the expected release date, we don’t know much at this time.

Star Trek: Resurgence

Produced by: Dramatic Labs
Date of Publication: Spring of 2022

Star Trek: Resurgence was developed by the new studio Dramatic Labs, which was founded by former Telltale employees. It’s a Star Trek-themed third-person, decision-based adventure game. You take on the roles of both First Officer Jara Rydek and Engineering Crewperson Carter Diaz aboard the U.S.S. Resolute as you investigate a mystery that may lead to war between two alien races. If you’re a fan of Star Trek, you should pay attention because both new and familiar faces appear in this story.

Sonic Frontiers

Sonic Team, Inc.
Developer: SEGA
Holiday 2022 is the release date.

Sonic is embarking on a brand new adventure, and it promises to be epic in scale. You’ll be racing through Starfall Islands, which SEGA describes as an “open-zoned” rather than “open world” setting. Sonic, but more gorgeous than ever before.

Final Fantasy 7: Crisis Core Reunion

In-house programmer
Square Enix is the publisher.
Date of Publication: Colder of 2022

Final Fantasy 7: Crisis Core, a fan favorite that was originally released for the PSP in 2008, is undergoing a remastering project by Square Enix. Crisis Core Final Fantasy 7 Reunion will release later this year with improved 3D models, high-definition graphics, full voice acting, and fresh musical arrangements.

Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed

Produced by: Illfonic
Date of publication: 2022?

Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed is the latest cooperative horror game from Illfonic, the studio responsible for the Friday the 13th game. To prevent the ghosts from escaping, you’ll need to team up with the other Ghostbusters to pursue and capture them. Players will also take on the role of ghosts, with all the abilities of the supernatural (including the ability to turn slimy) at their disposal.

Goodbye Volcano High

KO_OP, the developer
Date of publication: 2022?

Since we first saw the initial game reveal, the developers of Goodbye Volcano High have announced that the story’s narrative direction has undergone a reboot(opens in new tab). It will be interesting to see how the story develops now that the release date has been pushed back to 2022 and a new writing staff has been hired. Goodbye Volcano High has been described as a cinematic, choice-based experience with a non-binary protagonist named Fang and a lovely art style.

A Plague Tale: Requiem

Asobo Studio, the creators
Home Focus Interactive, Inc., Publishers
To Be Determined, 2022

Asobo, the developers of Flight Simulator, are returning to their roots with the release of A Plague Tale: Requiem. Amicia and Hugo, the game’s original heroes, will be playing through their ordeal of evading The Inquisition and a city overrun by rats. The reveal trailer showed vast swaths of rats, so we can only assume that things have gotten much more difficult for our brother and sister.

God of War Ragnarok

Sony Santa Monica Studio, Developer.
Sony, the Publisher
Date of publication: 2022?

The end of the world is nigh; Ragnarok is approaching. There will be a new God of War game, and it will be released for the PS5 (and PS4) in 2022. We got a good look at Kratos’s return in God of War: Ragnarok during the latest PlayStation September 2021 showcase, and it was a fantastic trailer. Many new creatures, a taste of battle, and a few of the upcoming characters were all on display alongside a slightly older Atreus. Santa Monica Studio revealed in a blog post(opens in new tab) that the realms are harsher and that new creatures from Norse mythology will be available to test our fighting prowess. It was also revealed that this time around, Eric Williams would be directing instead of Cory Barlog.

Open Roads

Fullbright, the creator
Annapurna Editions.
Date of publication: 2022?

Open Roads is Fullbright’s (Gone Home, Tacoma) newest book. A mother and daughter embark on a road trip adventure to investigate a string of forsaken family properties and uncover a mystery and secrets about their own kin that have lain dormant for generations. The interactive story is emphasized heavily, as in previous Fullbright games, but this time we get to visit several locations and relax in the car in between adventures.

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora

Massive Entertainment, the developer
Ubisoft is the publisher.
To Be Determined, 2022

Ubisoft finally announced the name and released a trailer for their Avatar game after years of silence. The 2022 release of Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora will not connect to the events of the films in any way. In this first-person action adventure, you take on the role of a Na’vi and explore Pandora’s uncharted Western Frontier. You’ll have to make do with what you can find as the RDA closes in on you.

Little Devil Inside

Neostream Interactive, the developer
Date of publication: 2022?

In 2015, Little Devil Inside got its start on the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter. Five years later, a trailer for the game premiered during the PS5 reveal stream, confirming that it would be a limited-time PlayStation 4 exclusive. Little Devil Inside is a survival RPG set in a “Victorian-like” era with some level of openness. The trailer featured a wide variety of monsters and offered glimpses of the game’s combat system. It was one of the most unexpected things presented at the recent exhibition.

Forever Skies

Originator: A World Away
Far From Home Publishing Co.
Date of publication: 2022?

The debut project from the ambitious new studio Far From Home depicts a world devastated by climate change as a result of human inaction. In Forever Skies, the player pilots a futuristic zeppelin down to a planet that has become hostile to human life. There is light combat, but the focus is on resource management, crafting, and puzzle solving to ensure your survival. Your survival depends on the plane itself, which may hold the key to fixing Earth’s environmental damage. Developers from Techland (Dying Light, Dead Island), The Farm 51 (Chernobylite), Bloober Team (Layers of Fear, Blair Witch), and Larian Studios (Divinity: Original Sin, Baldur’s Gate 3) are a part of the studio, adding credibility and prestige to Forever Skies.

Dead Space Remake

Designer’s Reasoning
Originator: EA
Date of Publication: January 27th, 2023

The original Dead Space was one of the best horror games ever made, and now developer Motive Studios is bringing us a “rebuild” of the game. Not only do we mean high-quality visuals, but also no more annoying loading screens. The creator has also stated emphatically that there won’t be any in-game microtransactions.

Resident Evil 4 Remake

Internally developed
Capcom, Inc., Publisher
Due out on March 24th, 2023.

The remake of Resident Evil 4 has been scheduled for release. Instead of being a direct copy of the original, it will be a completely new experience. “reimagining the storyline of the game while keeping the essence of its direction, modernizing the graphics, and updating the controls to a modern standard,” as stated by Capcom. Based on the teaser, it looks absolutely stunning — and terrifying.

Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn

Produced by: A44
Kepler, the publisher.
Launch: First Half of 2023

Ashen creator A44 is working on an open world action RPG called Flintlock. This third-person adventure looked incredible during its gameplay showcase at E3 2022, and we can’t wait to see more between now and its tentative “early 2023” release date, which combines up-close and-personal melee axe play with firearms at range. The protagonist, Nor, and her sidekick, Enki, are said to “embark on an epic journey of vengeance, gunpowder, and magic in humanity’s last stand. Does that make sense? Even we can’t deny it.

Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn on Steam

Final Fantasy 16

Square Enix, the creator
Square Enix is the publisher.
Scheduled for Summer 2023 Release

It’s true, Final Fantasy 16 has been confirmed, and it’s coming to the PS5 as an exclusive PlayStation console release. The first trailer for the upcoming installment, produced by Final Fantasy 14 director Naoki Yoshida and directed by Hiroshi Takai, was shown off at the recent PS5 showcase. Not much is known about its plot at this time, but the trailer does explain how the “Crystals influenced our world. ” Stay tuned for updates in 2021!

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth

Internally developed
Square Enix is the publisher.
Date of publication: 2023?

Are you eager to carry on with Final Fantasy 7 Remake’s story? Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, the second installment in Square Enix’s massive remake trilogy of the classic RPG, will feature Cloud’s return in the year 2023. The publisher has confirmed that Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth will be released for PS5 in “Winter 2023,” though details are scarce.

Aliens: Dark Descent

Design and Coding by Tindalos Interactive
Creator: Focus Interactive Publishers
Date of publication: 2023?

In Aliens: Dark Descent, you take charge of a squad of Colonial Marines attempting to quell a Xenomorph epidemic on the moon Lethe. In addition to the titular aliens, you will have to battle rogue Weyland-Yutani Corporation operatives and brand new horrors never before seen in the Alien series. In this strategy game, you must carefully plan your moves, allocate your resources, and assess the potential consequences of your actions.

Diablo 4

Originator: Blizzard
Activision Publishing, Inc.
Date of Publication: 2023

Blizzard’s upcoming dungeon crawling action role-playing game, Diablo 4, looks dark, foreboding, and terrifying based on its gameplay reveal at E3 2022. With Necromancers, Barbarians, Sorceresses, Rogues, and Druids among its five available classes at launch and a tentative release date of 2023, this looks every bit like a sequel ten years in the making, and we’re certain fans of the series are as excited now as they were then. Diablo 4’s official reveal happened at BlizzCon 2019, and more is on the way as the release date approaches.

Layers of Fears

The Bloober Team, Developers
Aspyr Media, Inc., the publisher
Date of publication: 2023?

In the Layers of Fear universe, get ready for a night at a country inn. An improved and expanded version of Bloober Team’s 2016 horror classic Layers of Fear, including the ‘Inheritance’ downloadable content and the unofficial sequel Layers of Fear 2. The old mansion, modeled after The Shining and built in Unreal Engine 5, is scarier than you remember, but it still has melting paintings and mind-bending haunted corridors. When Layers of Fears finally arrives in 2023, we can look forward to more psychedelic, spine-chilling horror that is said to expand on the story of the original game.

Street Fighter 6

Capcom, the creator
Capcom, Inc., Publisher
To Be Determined, 2023

After a rather steamy teaser, the full reveal for Street Fighter 6 has finally arrived. There will be three distinct modes available. While Fighting Ground will provide the traditional Street Fighter gameplay, the World Tour mode will add an immersive single-player campaign. The multiplayer experience is expanded upon with the addition of the Battle Hub.

Alan Wake 2

Created by: Remedy Entertainment
Epic Games is the publisher.
To Be Determined, 2023

This new sequel to Alan Wake will be a survival horror game, but fans will recognize a familiar face and voice in the lead role. A “chilling experience with familiar psychological horror elements,” as described by Remedy.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

The game’s creator, Respawn Entertainment
EA Publishing.
Date of publication: 2023?

The brilliant Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has a worthy successor in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, which reintroduces players to both Cal Kestis and BD-1. Something sinister is happening in Star Wars town five years after the events of the original game. Although information beyond the trailer is scant, it appears that Cal’s lightsaber has fallen into the wrong hands, and things are not looking good for our hiding Jedi.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake

Aspyr, Inc., Developer
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. and LucasArts Entertainment Company, Ltd.
Date of publication: to be determined

A remaster of BioWare’s acclaimed Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is in the works, and the latest Sony showcase confirmed that it will be released for PS5. Rebuilding the classic adventure, Aspyr and Sony Interactive Entertainment are collaborating with Lucasfilm Games to bring KOTOR to a new generation with “modern tech, features, visuals, and more,” all while preserving the beloved story and characters.

Indiana Jones

Produced by: MachineGames
Lucasfilm Games & Bethesda Softworks
Date of release: to be determined

MachineGames, a Bethesda studio, is developing a new Indiana Jones game in collaboration with Lucasfilm Games. So far, all we have is a short teaser trailer that consists more of matte paintings than actual game footage. From this, we infer that the game is set in 1937 Rome, making it chronologically subsequent to Raiders of the Lost Ark and the Temple of Doom but prior to The Last Crusade. There are hints of giant cyclops and mysterious stone circles and standing stones. However, Bethesda has warned that we have a while to wait for more information, including definitive confirmation of whether or not the game will be available on PlayStation 5.

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2

Produced by: Hardsuit Labs
Paradox Interactive, the publisher
Time of release not yet determined.

Want a game with a little more of a challenge? You’ll be right at home in Seattle’s seedy underbelly in Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2, where you can show off your new fangs. You were turned as part of a terrorist act during the ‘Mass Embrace,’ and now, while trying to adjust to your new life, you find yourself embroiled in a war between rival vampire factions. Like any good role-playing game, this one features multiple paths through the story and multiple ways to interact with other characters.

Ubisoft’s open-world Star Wars game

Massive Entertainment, the developer
Ubisoft/Lucasfilm Games is the publisher.
Date of publication: to be determined

Open-world Star Wars game developed by Ubisoft Massive Entertainment and published by the new Lucasfilm Games label. Even though the Ubisoft Star Wars game is obviously still in its infancy, we do know that it will be powered by Massive’s in-house Snowdrop Engine. We anticipate a photorealistic action-adventure game with some RPG elements, similar to The Division, albeit obviously set in the Star Wars universe. Although no platforms have been confirmed as of yet, you can bet that PS5 will have it first.

Project 007

IO Interactive, the developer
IO Interactive, Inc.
Date of publication: still in development

IO Interactive’s next game, provisionally titled Project 007, will tell James Bond’s backstory. Despite the lack of information (including an official title), we do know that this will be a completely new James Bond story that has no connection to the novels or films. The CEO of IO, Hakan Abrak, has called it “the most ambitious game in the history of our studio.” The future looks bright.

Elder Scrolls 6

Creator: Bethesda Softworks
Bethesda, the publisher
Date of publication: to be determined

ESO 6 (new tab): how nostalgic. The E3 2018 trailer that had everyone talking for its entire 37 seconds. The unannounced game in development alongside Starfield at Bethesda Game Studios, about which we know nothing beyond this trailer. Even though it’s still a ways off, you can bet your bottom dollar that it’ll show up on the PS5 (and hopefully not the PS6).

Dragon Age: Dreadwolf

BioWare, the creators
Game Company, EA
Date of publication: to be determined.

Although no platforms have been officially announced for Dragon Age 4, or whatever the next Dragon Age will be called, at this point it would be strange not to think of it as an upcoming PS5 game. Even though we don’t have a release date just yet, we do know that Solas and company will be back. We now know that it will pick up where Dragon Age: Inquisition left off, and have seen some beautiful concept art to boot.

New Mass Effect

Originator: BioWare
Originator: EA
Date of publication: to be determined

Although Mass Effect 5 is still a ways off from being released, that won’t stop us from being ridiculously excited for it. Apparently continuing on from the events of Mass Effect 3, we can look forward to seeing familiar faces and continuing storylines. There is still the looming question of whether or not Shepard will return, but we have contingency plans in place just in case.

Atomic Heart

Creation of Mundfish
Mundfish, the publisher
An official release date has not yet been set.

The news that Mundfish will port Atomic Heart to modern consoles will please fans of the genre. Once in a while, the bizarre sci-fi horror game emerges from the shadows, and when it does, the entire world reacts with shock and curiosity. It has memorable monsters, a wide variety of interesting alien weapons, and a plot that has us wondering more than we know. We can’t wait to see if the small studio can pull off something as ambitious as Atomic Heart on the PS5.

Quantum Error

TeamKill Media, the developer
TeamKill Media is the publisher.
Date of publication: to be determined.

Quantum Error, a next-gen sci-fi horror shooter, will launch for PS5 at a date that has not yet been announced. You play as a skilled fireman in this first-person shooter with echoes of Half-Life, Doom, and Dead Space, slashing and blasting your way through alien mutants. If you saw the recent 4K PS5 trailer(opens in new tab) from the Future Games Show, you might be surprised to learn that Quantum Error is being developed by a team of only four people.

QUANTUM ERROR | Announcement Teaser - YouTube

20 PlayStation 5 Tips, Tricks, and Hidden Features

1. Learn How to Turn Off the PS5

This first piece of advice could be dismissed as ridiculous by you. How hard can it be to just shut down the system? If that’s how long it took me to look for the option, I can assure you that it wasn’t ten minutes. It turns out that you only need to press the PlayStation button in the center of the controller once, rather than holding it down like you would on a PlayStation 4. The power icon is located in the bottom right corner of the screen in the menu that appears after you tap that button. Due to the menu’s circular layout, selecting items from the left side is the quickest option.

The PS5 also has a physical power button, which is located at the bottom when placed vertically and on the far left when placed horizontally.

2. Transfer Files and Games From Your PS4

There may be a need to move data from your old PlayStation 4 to your new system if you’re making the switch. This will be requested of you during setup; however, if you choose to ignore it, you can always complete it later. The two consoles should be turned on and plugged into an Ethernet cable (you can use Wi-Fi, but it will take longer) before you begin.

When you’re ready, navigate to System > System Software in Settings on your PS5. Select Data Transfer, keep going, and then select your PlayStation 4. When the Prepare for Data Transfer screen appears, press and hold the power button on the PS4 until you hear a beep. Select the items you wish to transfer, and then click the Start Transfer button.

3. See How Long You’ve Played a Game

The number of hours you’ve spent playing PlayStation games can now be viewed with greater ease. Select your player character from the PS5’s profile menu, then head to the profile’s Games tab. Time spent playing is displayed next to each game, and trophies earned are shown to the right.

4. Make Sure You’re Playing the PS5 Version of a Game

It’s great that PS4 games can be played on the PS5, but it can lead to some confusion if you’re not careful. You should make sure you are playing the updated version of certain older games, as they have been improved for the newer console. Examine the game’s menu screen’s title for more information. The PS4 logo will be present on all PS4 releases. You can also sort your games by Platform by scrolling to the right and selecting Game Library, then using the Sort and Filter icon on the left.

5. Tweak Your Controller Settings

Compared to the DualShock 4, the PS5’s DualSense controller is a huge improvement. The dynamic range of vibrations and responsiveness of the triggers enhance the immersion and change in real time in response to the on-screen action. While I find satisfaction with the default settings, others may wish to adjust the controller’s vibration strength or trigger effects. Since you can use your DualShock 4 controllers with the PS5, you’ll find a setting to dim the lights on them here.

6. Get More Immersive Sound With 3D Audio

The PlayStation 5’s 3D Audio is a standout feature, but it requires the use of headphones or earbuds to fully realize its potential. This feature allows game developers to synchronize audio with the environment for a more immersive gaming experience. If you plug headphones into your controller, you should be able to immediately distinguish the enhanced sound of 3D Audio. However, it needs to be adjusted so that it sounds good to your ears in the Settings > Sound > Audio Output menu. Select Adjust 3D Audio Profile under the toggle for “Enable 3D Audio,” then experiment with the different aural settings until you find the one that suits your ears the best.

7. Play Astro’s Playroom, Then Delete It

Astro’s Playroom is preloaded on every PS5, and it’s awesome. This entertaining 3D platformer not only showcases the capabilities of the new DualSense controller but is also stuffed to the gills with PlayStation references that will bring back fond memories. Finding and erasing it from Settings > Storage > Console Storage > Games and Apps will free up nearly 11 GB of space. You need not worry, as it is available for free redistribution from the PlayStation Store.

8. Get More Storage Space

The PS5 has a solid-state drive (SSD) that is much faster than the PS4’s hard drive. Game downloads are smaller thanks to segmentation and a decrease in the need for duplicate data, but if you play a wide variety of games, you may quickly run out of space. Sony has provided a built-in expansion slot for a compatible M.2 SSD drive. Have a look at our tutorial on PS5 internal storage installation. The PlayStation 5 also allows you to use an external solid-state drive (SSD) or hard disk drive (HDD) with USB 3.0 or higher connectivity. The catch is that you’ll be restricted to playing games from that external drive on your PS4.

9. Choose Your Game Presets

Select Settings > Saved Data > Game/App Settings > Game Presets to quickly apply your preferred settings to future games. The game’s controls can be inverted by default, and you can also adjust the game’s difficulty, visual quality, and camera movement, among other options.

10. Save Power

It’s easy to leave your console on when you’re called away from the action. Go to System Settings > Power Saving if you want to save power and prolong the life of your controller’s battery. You can set the PS5 to enter Rest Mode after an adjustable period of inactivity, during which your controllers will automatically power down. You can turn off a controller without powering down the PS5 or ending a co-op game by pressing and holding the PS button for 10 seconds. This is especially useful in situations where one player is done playing but the other wants to keep playing.

11. Capture Screenshots and Videos (or Don’t)

Sony has integrated save states, video recording, and streaming into their games. Simply use the Create button, located to the left of the touchpad on the controller, to get started. You can modify the default behavior of taking a screenshot when held down by going to Settings > Captures and Broadcasts > Captures.

The PS5 records video and takes a screenshot whenever a trophy is unlocked. My Media Gallery contains more than 3 GB of these, which came as a big surprise to me. Go to Settings > Captures and Broadcasts > Trophies to make adjustments or disable this feature.

12. Set Up Remote Play

Having your PS5 hooked up to the main television in the living room is convenient, but it can lead to arguments if you have guests over and their children want to play, or if two people want to watch a movie while the other plays a game. The answer you seek is Remote Play. In the menu bar, select System and then Remote Play to activate the feature. With this function, you can transmit gameplay from the PS5 to a PS4, PC, Mac, or even a smartphone.

13. Guard Against Spoilers

The PlayStation 5’s home screen and menus are littered with screenshots that may reveal important details about the game you’re currently playing, despite the fact that everyone despises spoilers. The Spoiler Warnings option can be found in the saved data settings for your game or app. By default, you’ll be warned about content that has been flagged by the developers as potentially spoilery, but you can increase that to include everything you haven’t seen yet based on your current progress in a game (why isn’t this the default?). The feature is exclusive to PS5 games.

14. Remote Control Your PS5 With the Mobile App

The redesigned PlayStation App (Android and iOS) is a must-have. It allows you to view your profile, communicate with other PSN users, read the latest news, and shop at the PlayStation Store. If your PS5 is turned on, you can also initiate downloads and updates, manage storage, and log in and launch games from a distance.

15. Consider Automatic Updates and Rest Mode

Make sure your system and games are configured to automatically download updates. The System Software Update and Settings menu item should reveal whether or not this is the case. Automatic Updates can be enabled for games in the Settings menu by selecting Saved Data and Game/App Settings.

Instead of powering down the PS5 when you’re done playing, try putting it into Rest Mode. Simply select the Power icon from the menu that appears when you press the PlayStation button. While in Rest Mode, your PS5 will automatically download updates, charge any attached controllers, and enable remote access via the PlayStation App. Rest Mode’s behavior can be modified in the aforementioned Settings > System > Power Saving > Features Available.

16. Stop Annoying Pop-Up Notifications

When you’re in the middle of a game or a movie and a window appears to let you know that a friend has logged on or that a download is complete, it can be very distracting. Thankfully, you can easily control when you receive pop-up messages. To enable alerts, go to the gear icon in the upper right corner of the screen and select Notifications. You have complete control over which alerts appear and whether they do so during gameplay, while watching a video, or during a live broadcast.

17. Try Free Games and Trials

Don’t worry if the PS5 purchase wiped out your savings. While you save up, you can enjoy a wide selection of free games and a free trial. To start browsing, launch the PlayStation Store by pressing the button in the top left corner of the main menu. Choose Price from the drop-down menu under Filter on the left, and then make sure the box next to “Free” is checked.

You can also sign up for a free 14-day trial of the PS Plus service, which provides access to online multiplayer and includes a few free games each month, by going to the Subscriptions tab in the PlayStation Store. Keep in mind that after the initial 14 days, you will be billed automatically unless you cancel.

18. Customize Your Control Center

When you press the PS button, the Control Center appears with some quick links and the power menu. The standard cast is optional, though. You can use the X button to select an icon, the D-pad to move it to the right or left, and the down button to hide it from the Control Center by pressing PS, then tapping the Options buttons.

19. How to Fix Audio for Blu-rays and DVDs

When we finally got around to watching a 4K Blu-ray on the PS5, I spent the better part of an hour trying to fix the audio because some of the surround sound wasn’t working. However, the PS5’s Blu-ray and DVD audio configuration options are located in a separate menu. You can adjust the disc player’s output volume by inserting a disc and then selecting Options from your DualSense controller or Media Remote. From the drop-down menu that appears, choose the options represented by the three dots, followed by Settings and finally Audio Format, where you should select Bitstream.

20. Get Game Help When You Are Stuck

At some point, it’s inevitable that you’ll get stuck in a game. While guides in the form of text and video are readily available online, it can be difficult to zero in on the precise piece of information you need, and there is always the risk of spoilers. Some of the PS5 games available to PS Plus members have an in-game feature called Game Help that can walk you through the step you’re having trouble with. To access the Control Center, press the PS button. A stack of cards will appear. Select the mission card for the level you’re having trouble with to view helpful hints, including text, screenshots, and a video walkthrough of how to proceed. You can keep the hint in a visible location on your screen and refer to it while you play.


You can now start playing once the PS5 has been set up to your liking. Looking for some recommendations on what to play? Our top recommendations for the PS4 and PS5 consoles. Best wishes for a fun gaming session!