Sony revealed PlayStation 5 design yesterday but before the reveal the company shown off a bunch of games coming to the system. Some were new, some weren’t, but there were a bunch of interesting titles. We picked the 10 most interesting games from the event and shared them here. They are listed in no particular order, we have no favorites. Let’s begin with the new Ratchet & Clank.
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
This was so familiar yet so impressive. The gameplay was the same as in Ratchet & Clank for the PS4 and visuals were very similar, at the first glimpse. But once the game showed its impressive particle system along with ray tracing and a bunch of portals that lead to new worlds with zero loading screens, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart showed its true form.
This is one hell of a pretty looking game. Just look at these screenshots! Worlds look incredible and levels seem to sprawl for miles without end, each of them being prettier than the last. The action is tight and that last scene with the female Ratchet hints at parallel dimensions. We can’t wait to play this one.
A stray cat lost in a city filled with humanoid robots looked very interesting during the PlayStation 5 reveal event. It seems we will be playing as that cat (which carries around a cool-looking backpack) and will try to escape the weird, robot filled city. “Lost, alone, and separated from family, a stray cat must untangle an ancient mystery to escape a long-forgotten cybercity and find the way home,” reads the blurb on the game’s Steam page, confirming our suspicions.
The game looks incredible and it will be really cool to play as a cat and to see what developers made in terms of gameplay and the story. The tiny development team, made out of two humans and two cats, is working on this game for five years already. Stray is at the moment targeting the PlayStation 5 and PC, and it should come out sometime during 2021.
Ever since its E3 2019 reveal trailer, Ghostwire: Tokyo piqued our interest. An eerie world with otherworldly beings set in a Tokyo that suffered some kind of apocalyptic event where most people simply disappeared, is a pretty cool background for a game. And then we received the new gameplay video.
High-octane action that includes Bioshock-like powers along with a bow and arrow, bizarre enemies and urban levels set in present-day Tokyo heated up the expectations for this game. The game should come out for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC in 2021. The bad news is that it looks like the game will be a timed console exclusive. It should arrive on PC at the same time as on the PS5 but Xbox Series X owners will most likely have to wait a bit before being able to play it. Shame.
Little Devil Inside
This is one of the top three most interesting games from the reveal event. The game’s in the works for some time and it looks like a sort of a survival game with lots of exploration. But that trailer made us fans. Quality humor, incredible environments, and a sort of a tongue in cheek horror atmosphere bought us.
The game’s combination of action and exploration looks like it may work rather well. Combat is solid but so is rappelling and climbing mountains. And the visuals are marvelous. Highly stylized yet detailed, with beautiful lighting effects. Not much is known about the game aside from that it has been in development at least since 2015 after it successfully completed its Kickstarter campaign.
Resident Evil VIII: Village
Oh, this one looked cool even before we found out it’s a new Resi game. First of all, that facial animation and details found on characters were the best on the whole PlayStation 5 event. Next, environments look detailed, with lots of snow and incredible particle effects. And the lighting truly is next-gen.
The game is played from the first-person perspective, the same as Resident Evil VII, and it looks like it’ll stray into the realm of supernatural (or so it looks like) since we’ve seen werewolves and a witch. But maybe that’s just a new type of virus, one that turns people into hideous werewolf-like creatures. Ethan is again playable character and then there’s Chris Redfield, with words at the start of the trailer reading “his story comes to a close.” Those words hint at the possibility of either Ethan or Chris getting killed in the game. We will found out in 2021 when the game is releasing for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Steam.
The most interesting game of the whole event, at least to us. A person in a mech-like spacesuit, a little girl that turns out the be an android, a holographic cat with its insides visible, and that’s just a start. We also have temporal anomalies, digitalized moon, a satellite falling through what it looks like a fake sky from The Truman Show, all that happening on Times Square.
Only for the astronaut and the little android to somehow end up on the Moon, with the astronaut talking about the Earth as “freedom, our freedom,” at the end of the trailer. That’s a lot to process in a two-minute-long trailer, and it all looks incredible. The game’s made by Capcom and it is scheduled for 2022 for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC.
Horizon Forbidden West
The sequel for Horizon: Zero Dawn looks stunning and it is coming to the PlayStation 5. Alloy is now traveling to the west of the US (the first game took place around Denver, but we also had a desert and tropical forests), which are home to new types of machines and some serious weather anomalies.
Visuals are out of this world and it seems like we will be able to dive and explore under the water, as well as to explore a massive world that’s set in California (Golden Gate bridge remnants are shown in the trailer) and that includes tropical forests, deserts, mountains, and more. Also, there’s Sylens and it looks like he will be the main villain in the sequel. The release date hasn’t been shared but we wouldn’t expect this game before 2022.
Demon’s Souls Remake
A remake of the game that gave birth to the whole genre will surely be a massive event in the world of video games. At the moment we know that the game looks gorgeous and that it is coming to the PlayStation 5. No release date is shared.
Project Athia is a “thrilling story-led, action-packed adventure from our new studio, Luminous Productions,” according to Square Enix, the publisher of the game. The title is still in its early stages and the Project Athia is still just a working title. Nevertheless, immense levels that reminded us of the Unreal Engine 5 reveal and cool, nature-based powers, put this game on this list.
And finally, we have one very interesting indie title. Solar Ash looks like Journey, but more psychedelic visuals and with lots of platforming and combat. Trippy visuals are in line with the apparent world where the game takes place being a black hole. The game’s made by the studio that gave us Hyper Light Drifter. Solar Ash is a PlayStation 5 console exclusive and is slated for 2021.
Okay, these were the 10 most interesting games from the yesterday’s PlayStation 5 reveal event. If you want to check out all games from yesterday, check out our coverage of the event.