By the end of July, when Microsoft reveals more about the first-party games coming to the Xbox Series X, we will have a fairly complete picture of what the next generation line-up will look like (except this year’s Call of Duty game, which is a missing piece of the puzzle).
Sony, after all, has already revealed what the PS5 launch line-up looks like, with Spider-Man: Miles Morales looking like the only major title released this year. Deathloop, a beautiful first-person game with bright minds from Arkane Studios, is a timed exclusive that will help you distribute the software available since launch.
However, in addition to the games that we are aware of, there are 10 other bigger and more exciting games that have been announced or rumored credibly and we expect that they will also arrive on PS5 and Xbox Series X. Below, we have rounded them up so as to have an idea of what each console will look like in the next few years, although it is worth noting that none of the following is yet officially confirmed for these new platforms.
Elden Ring has been announced for PS4, Xbox One and PC and for now no new generation platforms. Without a release date set for this year, we would be surprised to see the developer of Dark Souls from the next big series of Software kick off in 2021 without a new generation edition. It could also follow the Dark Souls 2 model, to first release on current generation consoles, before getting an improved version for the latest hardware.
Bethesda Game Studios’ next single-player role-playing game, Starfield, has not been confirmed whatever trained again. In fact, we haven’t seen anything about the space role-playing game since its revelation in 2018, when it was made clear that the project was early enough in development. We are pretty sure, however, that it will end one way or another for the next generation, simply because the Bethesda editor has already been quite proactive in focusing on next generation consoles. Deathloop and Ghostwire: Tokyo, for example, are slated for release on PS5 but not on PS4 as it is.
A situation similar to Starfield, but also more distant. Starfield is coming before Elder Scrolls 6 from Bethesda Game Studios and we wouldn’t expect to see Skyrim’s sequel until the end of the next generation of consoles. Try not to think about how old you will be then.
Harry Potter role-playing game
In a Bloomberg report on Harry Potter’s unannounced RPG that previously leaked in 2018, it was mentioned by two sources that PS5 and Xbox Series X were among the formats expected for this game. I hope this is the first big non-Lego game set in the fictional universe.
Dragon Age 4
A game that we know exists but does not have an official name, EA has basically confirmed that the next Dragon Age game has been set up for PS5 and Xbox Series X with some technical demonstration movies released during EA Play 2020. The movie of that was shown that looks like an off-game environment (although EA didn’t specify the name of the game it came from), with EA explaining that BioWare is “using this next generation technology to make those fantastic worlds your reality.”
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EA has confirmed that a new Skate is in the works at its Play 2020 event. No formats have been nominated, but since the production is so early that they haven’t even shown a taste of the game, we plan to see this debut on PS5 and Xbox Series X .
Batman: Gotham Knights (rumored)
Batman’s next game doesn’t have a name yet, but recent URL recordings acquired by Resetera suggest that “Gotham Knights” is the subtitle. Arkham Origins Warner Bros. Montreal developer is expected to be the developer, based on multiple teasers posted on his Twitter account. According to the same Bloomberg report on the Harry Potter project, the next Batman game to be revealed at the August Fandome DC event was mentioned.
A Eurogamer report says it is also heading towards next-generation hardware.
Suicide Squad (rumored)
The same Eurogamer report states that Rocksteady Studios, developer of the Batman: Arkham series, is working on a game based on DC Comics’ Suicide Squad characters. This too is apparently intended for new generation consoles. This must have been in the works for a long time now: Rocksteady hasn’t released a new game since the 2016 Arkham VR.
Diablo 4 is currently announced for PC, PS4 and Xbox One, but a next generation version is also likely. When Allen Adham of Blizzard asked The Telegraph for new generation consoles, he said “you can bet we have our eyes on it.” Since Blizzard has been supporting its games with expansions for several years, it makes sense to see the game on new platforms.
Beyond Good and Evil 2
It’s hard to say if Ubisoft’s longtime sequel will ever turn into a real game, since it was revealed three years ago and doesn’t have a release date yet, but we certainly hope so. This cooperative role-playing game allows players to fly in spaceships in a big science fiction world, but it’s difficult to understand exactly what it will be like to play any minute based on what Ubisoft has released so far. The platforms are listed as “pending”, so we expect to see it announced for PS5 and Xbox Series X when it opens again.