Sony Has Over 25 First-Party Titles in the Works For PlayStation 5
If the existing PlayStation 5 library of games isn’t enough to make you pull out your wallet and go on a shopping spree, you’ll probably be elated to find out that Sony has over 25 first-party titles in the pipeline! That, in short, is quite a mind-blowing number. Moreover, it is made all the more impressive given the fact that it’s Sony we’re talking about — their first-party titles have no equal.
Marvel’s Spider-Man, Horizon Zero Dawn, Little Big Planet, The Last of Us, Ghost of Tsushima, Days Gone, God of War, Jak and Daxter, Gran Turismo, Uncharted, and so on — some of the best and most exciting titles and IPs in existence. Sony knows darn well that their staggering library of games is one of the biggest reasons why most folks buy their consoles instead of, say, Microsoft’s. And, well, it’s also why so many people have been trying to get their hands on Sony’s latest and greatest PlayStation, albeit with mixed success.
A Mix of Old and New
Interestingly enough, “nearly half” of these upcoming first-party titles will be entirely new IPs according to Hermen Hulst, the Head of PlayStation Studios. It’s no secret that the PlayStation 5 launch line-up wasn’t all that impressive, so getting a bunch of top-notch first-party titles will not only make it a far more alluring purchase (both now and during the upcoming holiday season), but it’ll also provide Sony with an even bigger edge over Microsoft and the surprisingly stellar Xbox Series S/X.
It’s quite obvious that both companies are doubling down on their strengths — a decision that will benefit gamers the most.
What we know so far is that Horizon Forbidden West is on track for a 2021 release along with Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart. God of War: Ragnarok and Gran Turismo 7 are also currently in development, but they may or may not have been delayed (at least ever so slightly). A sequel to Ghost of Tsushima is also in the cards although there’s still no tangible evidence other than a bunch of (credible) hearsay and a few interesting hints from industry insiders.
Finally, we know for a fact that a bunch of these upcoming titles won’t be a part of any long-standing triple A franchise — great news for those who are fed up with the Call of Duties and Battlefields of the world and would much prefer the audacious originality of a Ghost of Tshusima, for instance.
In any case, we can’t wait to see what these incredibly talented developers have been working on!