Console Wars is more than just an animation series by FlashGitz. The competition between Microsoft and Sony, the two leading developers of video game consoles, is alive and well, with each company trying to secure more players and consoles purchased than the other. One way in which the companies compete with each other is with exclusive titles, games that you can only play if you own one particular console.
Upcoming PS5 Exclusive Titles
Though frowned upon by many gamers, title exclusivity is often a deciding factor on which console players decide to buy. For those in the market for a next-gen console, here are the upcoming Playstation 5 exclusive titles, which you won’t find on the Xbox.
God of War Ragnarök
God of War Ragnarök is an upcoming action-adventure game with light RPG elements developed by Santa Monica Studio and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. The highly anticipated sequel to 2018’s God of War will see Kratos and Atreus’ further adventures as they struggle against the Norse gods, and if it’s anything like the first game will be a beautifully executed game.
Ragnarök is scheduled to be released sometime this year (2022) and will be available for the PS4 as well as the PS5.
Another highly anticipated sequel, Spider-Man 2 will also be a Sony exclusive. Developed by Insomniac in collaboration with Marvel Games, early previews of Spider-Man 2 show a game that is both as mechanically impressive as it is beautiful, really working the Playstation 5’s power to create a graphically stunning game.
Spider-Man 2 will be hitting the Playstation 5 in 2023.
Wolverine is another Marvel game that will be hitting the PS5. Also developed by Insomniac in collaboration with Marvel Games, this game should be pretty similar to Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2, and may even share the same universe, meaning we could be looking at a Marvel Video-Game Universe.
Marvel’s Wolverine is currently in development, and isn’t expected to release sooner than 2024.
Stray is an upcoming action-adventure, mystery-solving cyberpunk game where you play a cat. If that doesn’t sound interesting, then I have no desire to meet you. The game is developed by BlueTwelve Studio and published by Annapurna Interactive, and you can learn about it more on their official website.
The game is set to release in mid 2022.
Horizon: Call of the Mountain
Horizon: Call of the Mountain is a continuation of the beloved Horizon series, but for PlayStation’s Next-Gen VR hardware. The game will feature a brand new protagonist, but fret not, as Alloy and other fan favorites from Zero Dawn will be making a return in the game’s cast.
The release date for Horizon: Call of the Mountain is currently unknown, but fans speculate we’ll be seeing it in late 2022.
Final Fantasy XVI
To nobody’s surprise, Final Fantasy XVI will also be a Playstation 5 exclusive. Though the last trailer for the game was received with mixed reception, Square Enix hasn’t released a flop in a long time, with each one of their games receiving some kind of supportive following. With another Final Fantasy game released recently, we can expect to see some elements of the game’s mechanics echoed into Final Fantasy XVI.
There is no confirmed release date for Final Fantasy XVI, but fans have confidently theorized that the game will releasing on 16th June 2022.
Forspoken is an upcoming action-adventure role-playing video game developed by Luminous Productions and also published by Square Enix. The game follows protagonist Frey, who was transported from her home in New York into a mysterious land and must find a way back.
Forspoken will release on October 11, 2022.
Relink is the newest addition to the Granblue Fantasy franchise. The action role-playing game is developed and published by Cygames and probably proclaims itself to be Japan’s hit RPG. Whether it will live up to that claim is yet to be seen.
It is set to release on both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 in 2022.
Lost Soul Aside
Lost Soul Aside, which was originally announced in 2016, has been confirmed as a PS5 exclusive. Protagonist Kazer has been long awaiting to hit consoles in this “gorgeous, fast-action” adventure game, and while very little is known about it, we can assume the long wait has been spent perfecting the game.
The game is confirmed to release in 2022.
DNF Duel is Arc Systems Work’s newest fighting game, based on the characters from the Dungeon Fighter Online franchise. If there’s something we can be sure of, its that Arc Systems Work makes fantastic fighting games, and DNF Duel should be no exception.
The game will be coming to Playstation 4 and 5 in the summer of 2022.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
The highly anticipated KOTOR remake will be coming to the PS5 and PC exclusively, which on its own may drag many sales away from Xbox. Fans have been begging from a remake of the game for years, with the original being one of the best RPG games ever made. Being a direct remake, we can expect very little to go wrong, as the release will probably be the same game with improved graphics and improvements.
The release date for KOTOR is currently unknown, but fans speculate it will release sometime in 2023.