Quick Highlights From The PS5 Reveal (Updated Live During The Event)
- PS5 owners get GTA Online for FREE on PS5 in 2021
- Spider-Man: Miles Morales announced for Holiday 2020!
- Gran Turismo 7 announced with a sleek new trailer. Gameplay showcases photo-realistic graphics.
- Ratchet & Clank are back! Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart featuring a female Lombax!
- Project Athia is a new title from Square Enix and Luminous Productions that looks like an excellent fantasy epic!
- Stray from Annapurna Interactive looks to be a unique new title staring a cat possibly?
- Housemarque’s new exclusive Returnal looks to be a sci-fi horror exclusive with a third-person shooter gameplay experience.
- Sackboy: A Big Adventure from Sumo Digital gives the character his own platformer.
- Destruction All-Stars brings some chaotic driving and on-foot action to a competitive futuristic sport.
- Kena: Bridge of Spirits combines excellent looking gameplay with a charming world and stunning graphics.
- Goodbye Volcano High offers up a beautiful style and a heartwarming story in 2021.
- Oddworld is back! Oddworld: Soulstorm keeps the classic side-scrolling gameplay and gets a fresh coat of next-gen paint.
- Ghostwire: Tokyo shows off gameplay on PS5 that looks to be terrifying in every form of the word. First-person combat seems to have plenty of slick moves. It’s coming 2021
- Jett: The Far Shore comes holiday 2020 with a focus on space exploration.
- Godfall shows gameplay for its release in holiday 2020!
- Solar Ash from the creator of Hyper Light Drifter is coming in 2021.
- Hitman III coming January 2021 to PS5! Gameplay shown in Dubai with some excellent visuals.
- Astro’s Playroom keep the fun rolling with the Astrobot characters.
- Little Devil Inside has a great art style and some slick third-person action.
- NBA 2k21 shows off next-gen graphics in a big way. Even more detailed than ever.
- Bugsnax is a cute new game from Octodad’s creators where you are literally what you eat. Coming Holiday 2020
- Demon’s Souls Remake is confirmed! Looking incredible and coming from Bluepoint
- Deathloop from Arkane Studios pits two rival assassin’s together in a time loop for some epic Dishonored-style gameplay.
- Resident Evil Village, otherwise known as Resident Evil VIII is coming 2021!
- Pragmata looks to be a new sci-fi title coming in 2022.
- Horizon Forbidden West is the sequel to Zero Dawn and it just looks incredible!
- For the big finale, a full reveal of the PS5 console! Two versions as well, digital and physical disc-enabled!
Original story follows:
The world has never been a perfect place, but recent months have brought several issues to the surface that have been stirring beneath the surface for long before 2020. While we were all certainly excited for the PS5 reveal on June 4th, Sony has made the decision to postpone the event:
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) June 1, 2020
While the Coronavirus continues to wreak havoc and cause unprecedented damage and tragedy, the ongoing protests around the world against racism, inequality, police brutality, and the murder of countless innocent people of color, are an even larger issue that’s finally reached a boiling point.
We often play games to escape, I know I certainly do, but these are issues that can no longer be ignored. At the end of the day, we’re all gamers and we’re all people, regardless of our origins or the color of our skin.
We support Sony in this decision, and offer our own hope that the voices who have so long cried out for help and change will finally be heard. Through all of this uncertainty, pain, and strife, we pursue the kind of lasting changes that our world and our society needs to truly move forward as a species.
The Future of Gaming is About to Be Revealed
A short teaser video announced the event on the morning of May 29th, 2020. Shortly after that, the PlayStation Blog posted an article from Sony boss Jim Ryan that gave us some details about the plans for this upcoming PS5 Reveal Event.
From the sounds of the article, we are looking at the first games showcase for the next generation, similar to what Microsoft did for their first Xbox 20/20 event. Sony’s event, however, could show both first and third-party titles.
Also, the article says the event will be just over an hour in length. That’s plenty of time to make some big announcements! I would love to see more details on the console, release date, or price, but we shall see if those are mentioned.
The article ends with the promise that this is part of a series on PS5 updates and claims there is more to share.
As part of a separate interview with The Verge, Jim Ryan also shared an interesting bit of news about PS5 games:
“We have always said that we believe in generations. We believe that when you go to all the trouble of creating a next-gen console, that it should include features and benefits that the previous generation does not include. And that, in our view, people should make games that can make the most of those features,”
“We do believe in generations, and whether it’s the DualSense controller, whether it’s the 3D audio, whether it’s the multiple ways that the SSD can be used… we are thinking that it is time to give the PlayStation community something new, something different, that can really only be enjoyed on PS5.”
While I do like backwards compatibility, I agree that a generation should have its own merits and give gamers the kind of leap they’re looking for. Hard to do that when you’re anchored in the past.
Hopefully that means that we will see some truly next-level experiences in this upcoming event! My thinking it that Sony will start giving us more consistent teasers instead of dropping all the news at once.
In the meantime, make your own predictions for the PS5 Reveal Event in the comments!
Article by – Bradley Ramsey
Insert date – 5/29/2020
Updated – 6/2/2020