The truth is finally out there. Sony is launching the PlayStation 5 in the UK on November 19th for £449.99, with a disc-less digital edition also releasing for £359.99.
With just a few months to go until the big day, you’ve got some choices to make: do you go for the PlayStation 5 or the Xbox Series X, which launches on November 10th for £449.99? Heck, do you even go for a next-gen console at launch at all? As reasonably priced as both next-gen machines are, all things considered, they’re still big purchases. Is it worth investing on day one or holding off for while?
One of the major factors behind whether or not you get a PS5 on launch totally comes down to the games that you’ll be able to play on the console on day one. After all, what’s the point in spending close to half a grand on a bit of kit that you won’t get the most out of until sometime in 2021, right? Luckily, I’m here to give you a rundown on all the launch games you can get when the PS5 drops this November, so you can make an informed decision.
Spider-Man: Miles Morales (Insomniac Games)
As a huge fan of Marvel’s Spider-Man, I’m very much looking forward to this sequel. Miles Morales is one of the best original Marvel characters in decades, so finally getting to see him take the lead in his own game is a joy. All I would say here is that Spider-Man: Miles Morales will also be available on PS4, so perhaps think twice before getting a PS5 just for this game.
Demon’s Souls (Bluepoint)
A ground-up remake of the PS3 FromSoftware title that would go on to inspire Dark Souls, Bloodborne, and an entire genre of gaming. Demon’s Souls is a punishing action-RPG that will keep you busy for a while. This one is a PS5 exclusive.
Astro’s Playroom (SIE Japan Studio)
A fun little game that’ll come pre-loaded with the PlayStation 5. Astro’s Playroom is one of those lighthearted novelty pack-in titles that introduces you to all the new things your console can do. Probably not one you’ll be sinking hundreds of hours into.
Devil May Cry V: Special Edition (Capcom)
A souped-up version of 2019’s sublime Devil May Cry sequel. I’m not sure what else to say about this one… Devil May Cry V is awesome, and if you slept on it the first time round, this next-gen upgrade is well worth a look.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (Ubisoft)
Ubisoft’s open-world Viking RPG is coming to current-gen consoles and Xbox Series X/S on November 10th, so expect it on PlayStation 5 at launch. We still don’t know what extra bells and whistles this version will come with, but you can count it looking and running a fair bit better, at the very least. The Vikings will probably be hairier, too.
Fortnite (Epic Games)
You know what Fortnite is, don’t make me say anything more about it.
Sackboy: A Big Adventure (Sumo Digital)
A delightful looking 3D platformer starring Sackboy, of LittleBigPlanet fame. Will this game set the world alight? I doubt it. Does it look absolutely adorable? You bet – and that’ll do me.
Destruction All-Stars (Lucid Games)
Destruction All-Stars sure is a game. I’m not entirely sure how to describe this one, to be honest. I guess it’s kind of a Twisted Metal-style vehicular combat title, but with a much more colourful and kid-friendly aesthetic. Looks kind of interesting.
There you have it. Those are the PlayStation 5 launch games we know about so far, but remember that we could see more announced between now and November 19th. Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War still doesn’t have a release date on PS5, for example, but that’s more than likely to end up on the console in time for launch.
I should also point out that PlayStation Plus subcribers will have access to the PlayStation Plus Collection as soon as the console launches. This is basically a library of some of the best first and third-party PS4 games, which you’ll be able to download and play on PS5 at your leisure. You can read up on the games available via the collection here.
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