And we liiiivee!! The PlayStation 5 will officially be available for pre-order across all major retailers by midnight tonight. The announcement came during yesterday’s highly anticipated PS5 Showcase, where Sony finally revealed the price and release date for their next generation’s console. After months of speculation, we now know Sony’s PS5 will release on November 12 and cost $500-$400 for the all-digital version without a disc-drive.
Yesterday’s showcase also included major game announcements and new gameplay footage. Among the highlights were new gameplay from Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, and Deathloop. Adding to the excitement was the reveal of Hogwarts Legacy, Final Fantasy XVI, and a sequel to God of War for the first time. Here’s a recap of all of yesterday’s action.
Final Fantasy XVI
The showcase started with a bang by revealing Final Fantasy XVI, which will be a PS5 console exclusive. Developers have confirmed that more info will be shared in 2021, however, so no release date has been announced yet.
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
In perhaps the most anticipated PS5 release, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Players chronicles the rise of Morales, and looks to take what the original game established and build upon it with a new character. It is also one of the few next generation games confirmed for a Holiday 2020 release—November 12, the same release date as the Playstation 5.
The Harry Potter RPG that crazed fans of the cinema and book series have wanted for years is now upon us. Yesterday, Sony announced Hogwarts Legacy, set in the 1800s, you will attend Hogwarts long before the hero of the books came along.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War ‘s release date has been confirmed as Nov. 13, 2020. The Treyarch original will be available for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. A next-gen release date is still unclear. Nonetheless, yesterday we received some fresh gameplay footage from ‘Nowhere Left to Run,’ the first campaign mission of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.
In what looks to be one of the more unique games in some time, Deathloop focuses on an assassin who’s stuck in a time loop, and has to eliminate eight targets in order to escape this loop. Unfortunately, Deathloop has been delayed to the Q2 2021.
God of War 2: Ragnarok
The long-awaited follow-up to God of War is official, thanks to a brief tease. We don’t know much about it, but It appears to be called Ragnarök, something that was heavily suggested at the end of the original game. It’s expected to launch next year.
Resident Evil Village
Resident Evil Village… yeeeah it still looks creepy. It drops in 2021.
Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition
Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition looks to be the most action-packed game in the series yet.
Oddworld: Soulstorm returns with a new trailer, bringing more history to the 90’s series.
Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach
Another debuting title for the PS5, Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach a new entry in the prolific horror series… Another creepy one.
The Demon’s Souls remake has officially been confirmed as a launch title for the PS5.
Fortnite never looked as good as it will with Unreal Engine 4 graphics.
PlayStation Plus Collection
“PS5 owners with PS Plus will be able to download and play a curated library of PS4 games that defined the generation, like Batman Arkham Knight, Bloodborne, Fallout 4, God of War, Monster Hunter: World, Persona 5, and many more. The PS Plus Collection will be an added benefit to the existing PS4 benefits that PS Plus members receive for a single subscription price.” — Sony PlayStation’s blog.
There you have it! Those were the major announcements made during last night’s PS5 Showcase. Countdown until Sony’s next-gen release: 56 days.