Whatoplay presents 25 of the biggest PlayStation 5 games coming out next year! All arranged by release date. To see the complete list, check out our page on all upcoming PS5 games.
In this remastered version of DONTNOD’s stellar episodic story-driven game, we return to Arcadia Bay to witness the relationship between Max and Chloe. Bend time and make tough choices around its wonderful cast of characters. This collection also includes DeckNine’s 4-episode prequel, Before the Storm. It comes out this February 1.
The sequel to the zombie parkour hybrid from Techland inches closer and closer. In this second chapter takes place in a more volatile undead infested zone and, with its focus on role-playing, it’s up to us to make our own choices. These will affect the entire course of the game and will either be beneficial or disadvantageous to your rooftop-climbing adventures. It comes out this February 4.
Forbidden West and Ragnarok are releasing in the same year. If these turn out great, Sony will be breaking record after record. This sequel to Aloy’s post-apocalyptic adventures takes her to a now desolate San Francisco. Navigate its treacherous landscapes full of mechanical beasts and use her new tools to her advantage. Coming this February 18.
Inspired by Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee films, Sifu is a brawler action-adventure about a vengeful protagonist. We don’t always get Kung-Fu games in the market. The game's developers, who previously worked on Absolver, managed to create one that’s interesting and doesn’t feel like a soulless cash-grab. It comes out this February 22.
The next big expansion from Bungie’s Destiny IP. The Witch Queen will unveil a new threat to our Guardians and it will test the foundations of the Light. Packed with a new Raid, a new story, and a fancy Glaive weapon type, this is considered Destiny’s biggest expansion since Forsaken. It comes out this February 22.
6. Elden Ring
FromSoft’s most-anticipated action-adventure RPG is going to be one of next year’s biggest titles. Genre-defining creator, Hidetaka Miyazaki, borrows inspiration from Breath of the Wild’s open-world, turning this epic land into a massive exploration adventure. With your pet horse (or whatever that thing is), embark on a grand quest in search of the Elden Ring. It comes out this February 25.
It was only a matter of time before Sony returns to their premier racing game, especially on the new-gen console. Gran Turismo 7 is optimized for the PlayStation 5. Developed by Polyphony Digital, this eighth major installment of the award-winning racing game steers into 2022. It will take the series to new heights with gorgeous visuals and a ton of customizations for hardcore car enthusiasts.
It looks like we won’t be saying goodbye to Rockstar’s open-world action game in the foreseeable future. GTA V is back, again, for the new-gen consoles, notably the PlayStation 5. It comes with a huge performance boost and visual overhaul. Despite coming out 8 years ago, it still holds up to this day. It comes out in March next year.
An unlikely genre in the superhero formula. It’s a tactical RPG set in the dark and brooding side of the Marvel comics. For the first time in a long while, we finally get to step into the shoes of the edgier Marvel characters like Blade and Wolverine. Gameplay involves fighting using deck-building systems and turn-based combat. It comes out in March next year.
This Final Fantasy spin-off is certainly strange, alright. This Origin story takes place in an alternate timeline where we play as hot topic versions of our favorite Heroes of Light. Aside from its campy characters, the gameplay is certainly something you should look forward to. Its frenetic hack and slash combat and hero switching makes it feel more modern. It comes out this March 18.
11. Cyberpunk 2077
A cautionary tale about game development and overexcited fans. CD Projekt Red’s ambitious open-world first-person RPG had a lot of headlines during its launch and we all know how that turned out. This new-gen upgrade will (hopefully) fix most of its technical hiccups and add new and meaningful content to the immersive Night City. It comes out early next year.
Cyberpunk isn’t the only CDPR game to get a new-gen upgrade next year. Geralt of Rivia’s final and massive adventure is also coming out with a performance boost and visual update. Packed with two of its massive DLC: Blood and Wine and Hearts of Stone, the Witcher III in new-gen feels fresh, yet familiar. It comes out this second quarter of next year.
Kratos and Atreus’ next adventure is coming and the realm of the Nordic gods is nearing its end. Ragnarok will take the series to new yet familiar directions. New Realms in the Bifrost are open and the father and son duo are facing off against even more dangerous threats. The gameplay is fleshed out with more movements for both Atreus and Kratos. You can even ride Skjall and Hati on a sled! It comes out next year, hopefully.
The full Uncharted experience is coming to the PlayStation 5 next year. All of Nathan Drake’s four major adventures and its spin-off involving Chloe Frazier will get the new-gen treatment. Like all upgrades to the latest consoles, expect better performance, upscaled visuals and a few bonus content.
15. Hogwarts Legacy
The magic and mystery of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World is finally getting an RPG adaptation next year. Explore the hallowed halls of Hogwarts in third-person, customize your own character, and embrace the magic of its multiple classrooms. It’s the perfect game for anyone who needs to scratch the Pottermore itch.
A free-to-play third-person shooter set in the world of The Division. There's still much we don't know about Heartland. Aside from it being a free to play game, It will also play similarly to The Division. It was unfortunately delayed to late next year.
After their famed Arkham trilogy, Rocksteady moves on from the Caped Crusader. This time, take control of four of DC’s notorious villains. The major Suicide Squad members, Harley, Deadshot, King Shark and Captain Boomerang, take on their biggest responsibility yet: stop an evil version of the Justice League.
18. Ghostwire: Tokyo
A supernatural action game from the makers of The Evil Within. It takes place in a futuristic Tokyo where everybody seems to have gone from the Rapture. The streets are populated with paranormal entities straight from Japanese legend. It’s up to you, a ghost hunter, to fend off these anomalous creatures. It comes out next year.
The follow-up to Asobo Studios’ emotional stealth-adventure game. As a sequel, expect big budget set-pieces as its two characters escape from the nightmarish moments of Europe’s dark age. The siblings must make their way through terrible situations and escape from god knows what. Gameplay is still nonexistent, but we may see more of it before it comes out next year.
20. Path of Exile 2
This major sequel to Grinding Gear Games’ isometric RPG goes crazy with two massive campaigns under one game. It coexists with the original game, so players don’t have to worry about starting over again. This also includes a variety of extra content like equipment, gems, classes and so much more.
Square Enix’s ambitious IP that’s not Final Fantasy. Dubbed as a triple A ‘isekai’, it follows the story of a young girl transported to a magical dimension. Its gameplay involves seamless real-time combat where you manipulate nature like a Druid. There’s still a lot of questions, but let’s hope they will all get answered before its release next year.
A game about a cat strolling around a bleak cyberpunk society. Yep, that’s about it. But, Annapurna Interactive did take publishing rights. So even in a puzzle-platformer about a walking cat, you can expect thought-provoking themes and new-gen visuals in impressive scale. It comes out next year.
An action-adventure that borrows mechanics from Dark Souls and Zelda in a diorama-like perspective. On the outside, it feels like you’re watching an interactive version of a Studio Ghibli movie. Its English sensibilities add atmosphere to its ludicrous world packed with hungry creatures and deadly skeletons.
The next and final chapter for the first season of the Dark Pictures Anthology. After House of Ashes’ success, it’s time Supermassive Games move on to a new story. The Devil In Me’s teaser showed a dark and twisted tale about a serial killer in a documentary format. It comes out next year.
Ubisoft’s musical learning tool for budding guitar enthusiasts. It offers a subscription based model similar to Netflix and it showcases a ton of music for anyone looking to learn how to play the guitar. It’s being integrated into their mobile app as well, which will be available once it comes out.