While little information available about what Sony and Microsoft have up their sleeves for the next generation, it is clearly inching ever closer with each passing day. A select few games have already been confirmed for them, the most notable of which is Halo: Infinite. Microsoft's Project Scarlett is slated for a holiday 2020 release. Sony has yet to divulge a release window, but it can't be too far behind or ahead.
Between generations, several games always end up on both consoles or start life on one and jump to the other mid development. This list will look at currently announced titles and speculate on which ones will see their way to Project Scarlett or PlayStation 5. Some of these already have confirmed release dates, but posses graphics that would benefit from a next gen push. Others look too good to be true, leading many to believe the developers are preparing them for the next batch of consoles.
10 Ghosts Of Tsushima
Sucker Punch's Ghosts of Tsushima had an impressive game play demonstration at E3 2018. Everything from its visceral sword combat to its acting wowed audiences. The environments and character models were also stunning, sparking murmurs that this was Sony's first display of the next generation. According to all involved, the title is slated for the PS4. However, there is still no confirmed release date. With the PS5 probably less than two years away, it would be surprising to see a release date announcement with that time frame that doesn't include a PS5 version.
9 Last Of Us Part II
The Last of Us is considered one of the best PS3 games. When it was brought to the PS4, its graphical enhancements made it look like it was developed for the console from scratch. The upcoming sequel looks to blow away its predecessor in every conceivable way.
A couple of trailers and one game play demonstration have players chomping at the bit to get their hands on it, but the public is clueless on when that is. The graphics are so good, a leap to next gen would not be surprising. At the very least, a simultaneous release seems plausible.
8 Final Fantasy VII Remake
After more than four years of waiting, the Final Fantasy VII remake is finally hitting shelves this March. the first part looks like it's really pushing the PS4's limits. Each game in this epic project is set to be chock full of content, meaning they will likely be years apart. The following entries will almost definitely land on PS5 and Scarlett, but what about the premiere title in the remake series? For the sake of conveniently having it all on one console, it'll probably make the leap eventually.
7 Skull And Bones
This pirate game, which looks to take inspiration from Assassin's Creed's naval combat, has been delayed time and time again. As of now, the a rough release window sometimes after March of next year is all audiences have to go on. If it is going to be that late, why not push it back a little further and make it a next gen launch title?
The long awaited Avengers game was finally revealed at E3 2019. The public got a flashy CG trailer, while select press got to see a game play demo.
It will have a single-player campaign, but also a living multiplayer component that plans to expand after release. If they want this game to have legs, they better put it on the consoles that most people will own in a couple of years.
Media Molecule has always encouraged creativity in their games. Little Big Planet offered one of the most robust level editors at the time, and only got more in depth with each sequel. Dreams takes it to a whole other level, being more of a game engine than an actual game. It is currently in early access, and people's imaginations are already going wild. It'll definitely show up on PS4, but it would be wise to take advantage of the PS5's advanced capabilities to give creators more options.
4 Dragon Age IV
Saying fans aren't happy with BioWare at the moment would be an understatement. The once beloved developer has two consecutive strikes with Mass Effect: Andromeda and Anthem. Their next title is another entry in their beloved Dragon Age series. Work has only just begun on the title, and RPGs have long development cycles, meaning the company's shot at redemption will almost certainly be on the PS5 and Scarlett.
3 Death Stranding
People were deeply surprised when Death Stranding announced a November 2019 launch with its latest trailer. The game looks so beautiful and Kojima is such a notorious perfectionist that most were seeing a 2020 release as too optimistic.
Still, given how great the graphics are, a Grand Theft Auto V situation doesn't seem impossible. Play it now, and play a heavily upgraded version next year on the PS5.
2 Cyberpunk 2077
Cyberpunk 2077's trailers are visual marvels. Each shot has so much detail, there seems to be several stories within every frame. Will the game look that good on consoles, though, or is that how it will appear on PC with max settings? If this is the case, a next gen release of the long awaited game would only be a smart move for CD Projekt Red. If it is good enough, gamers will buy the game twice if it does get re-released for the new hardware.
1 Beyond Good And Evil 2
Michel Ancel's Beyond Good and Evil 2 has been in development for over a decade. Just when people thought it had faded into obscurity, it came back for E3 2017. Ancel warned that the game is still years away, and there is no reason not to believe him. At this point, fans should probably expect it to skip the PS4 and XBOX altogether, and head straight to next gen.