The PS5 is coming and you should be excited. That's because the PS5 release date has been widely reported as landing in either 2020 or, tantalisingly, late 2019.
And with President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment America, Shawn Layden, recently confirming that "there will be no new hardware announcements at E3", which takes place in June 2018, alongside a quiet-ish software showing, too, that 2019 release date suddenly seems to make a lot more sense.
That release date would make sense, too in light of the recent news that a key component set to go into the PS5 is now being created in "high volume", and that Sony's own studios are currently hiring game makers with "Next Gen game console experience", both facts indicating that PlayStation 5 dev kits already exist and are being worked on to create PS5 games.
As future PS5 gamers ourselves, that got us thinking which titles we will be playing first on Sony's super powerful next-generation games console. These are four hotly anticipated games that we feel would be absolutely spectacular on PlayStation 5.
The much-anticipated new IP from CD Projekt, the fine fellows behind the stunning The Witcher series, Cyberpunk 2077 is an upcoming RPG set in a futuristic, dystopian California. The game offers an open world and allows the player to choose from eight different "Edgerunners", operatives that serve society in Night City (the fictional setting for the game's story) and then control and customise them as they see fit. According to decisions the player makes, various alternate endings are possible.
We know very little more about the game so far, with a reveal of some sort set for E3 2018, However, considering it is from CD Projeckt we have insanely high hopes for Cyberpunk 2077. A PS5 version of the game would really make the most of the powerful REDengine 4, too, as well as the super cool Blade Runner-style art design.
A frenetic, hyper-violent and - interestingly - open world first person shooter that smashes together the gunplay of Doom with a Borderlands and Mad Max aesthetic, Rage 2 already looks like it is going to be spectacular when it gets released in 2019. The original Rage, released in 2011 by id Software, sported tech well ahead of its time and garnered good reviews, too, however, its restricted hub world structure limited its scope.
Rage 2's open world would look at its best on PS5, though, with the console's insane next-generation hardware helping to maintain an FPS must: a stable 60 frames per second or higher frame rate. 4K, HDR, 60 FPS+ Rage 2 with next-generation particle effects and crazy high-definition textures? Hell yes!
GTA 6 (VI)
It's been 5 years since GTA V hit game consoles and, after its publisher Rockstar Games releases the upcoming Red Dead Redemption 2 at the end of the year, we will be entering the sixth year of no new GTA. This indicates to us that sooner rather than later we will see a new title announced, with a release by 2020 and maybe even by the end of 2019.
Coincidentally, the PS4 was released in the November of 2013, so if the game is released in the aforementioned window, then this could be a match made in heaven. Just imagine the scope and fidelity of the Grand Theft Auto world that would be possible on PlayStation 5…
Elder Scrolls VI
Talking of games with potential release dates that line up with the rumoured release window for the PS5, the next game in Bethesda Game Studios' Elder Scrolls franchise, Elder Scrolls VI, is one of the biggest and most anticipated.
The fourth game in the series, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, was released in 2006 and then the fifth game in the series, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, was released five years later in 2011. As such, that would indicate that we are now well overdue a new Elder Scrolls game and, considering the series' penchant for wide-open worlds and spectacular draw distances, there would be no better system to run it than a PS5.