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I am a PlayStation kid through and through. My first console, save for my dad’s old NES and a Game Boy color, was the PS2. That thing lasted me years, well into the PS3’s lifetime, for playing games like Jack and Dexter, Ratchet & Clank, Kingdom Hearts, and TimeSplitters (revive it, please). The DualShock controller still feels like home, and PlayStation loyalty runs deep in my veins. So you can see why I’m tracking the months flying by as we approach the launch of the PlayStation 5.

Sony has confirmed that the next-gen console is all on schedule for a Holiday 2020 release, even given the current circumstances. Compared to the next-gen Xbox Series X however, we’re still largely in the dark about the PS5, save for some game announcements, along with a few details about its DualSense controller and some of its guts. With rumors all over about a massive information dump coming soon in a PS5 “State of Play” and some June announcements in lieu of E3, it’s only a matter of time before the fog clears a little.

While guts and glamorous graphics are all well and good, the video game library is really what determines which console you pledge your gaming allegiance to, and the PS5 is already shaping up to have a killer catalog. Here’s every re-release and exclusive title confirmed for the next-gen powerhouse so far.

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Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla

PS5 Release Date: TBD 2020
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Oh, Assassin’s Creed. The journey we’ve had with you. You went from one of the biggest names in gaming to just a complete historic dumpster fire of tracking missions and glitches so glitchy that even Bethesda would have been appalled. But a few years ago, during the Ubisoft renaissance, those in power decided that maybe we didn’t need a reskinned Assassin’s Creed every year. They slowed down. Then magic happened and Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey was released, which was actually, well, good. Valhalla looks like a worthy sequel, and maybe even has more promise than Odyssey (if only because I’m more of a fan of vikings).

Madden NFL 21

PS5 Release Date: TBD 2020

Unlike the new Assassin’s Creed release calendar, we do get a new Madden every year, for better or for worse. There’s not much to say here except that it’s Madden, it’ll be on PS5, and Lamar Jackson is the cover star. I mean, depending on how long this pandemic goes, it could be our only relic of an NFL season, but I’m not yet prepared to think like that. Madden is offering free, next-gen upgrades on Xbox, but no word yet if that will extend to the PS5.

Scarlet Nexus

PS5 Release Date: TBD
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Now, we don’t know a ton about this game, except that the art style is anime and badass, and the combat seems like the stylish, action RPG system we’ve come to love on PlayStation. The trailer looks gorgeous, and we’re sure it’s gonna look even better with the PS5 powerhouse. No word on the release date, but considering it’s also arriving on PS4, it should be sooner rather than later.

Godfall

PS5 Release Date: Holiday 2020

I love looters, I love co-op, and most of all, I love big-ass swords. This game looks absolutely rad; think Destiny with a high fantasy overlay and more physical close combat. The game will be available on PS5 and in the Epic Games store this holiday. No confirmation on if it’s a PS5 launch title, but with a holiday release date, Godfall should at least be out soon after the PS5’s debut.

Outriders

PS5 Release Date: Holiday 2020
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Another co-op title, but this time it’s a cover shooter. Outriders comes to us from Square Enix and gives off major Mad Max vibes. I’m a sucker for co-op player vs. environment games, so I’m thrilled that we already have two such stellar-looking titles coming to PS5. Outriders is also launching this December, so it should be on the new PlayStation console decently close to launch.

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum

PS5 Release Date: TBD 2021

Lord of the Rings has several great gaming ventures to its name, including a series of hack-and-slash PS2 games, a Lego title, and the ever-good Shadow of Mordor titles. Now comes something that looks pretty damn cool, against all odds: a game based on Gollum’s journey through the LOTR books. Not a ton is known, but the early screenshots show off a remarkable art style. No word on a release date either, save for that it’ll come out next year.

Watch Dogs: Legion

PS5 Release Date: TBD 2020
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Watch Dogs: Legion is one of those remarkably lofty games that’s either going to be really fucking awesome or a flop. From our early testing at E3 last year, it seems like it’s going to lean toward really fucking awesome. The game runs on the premise that every single citizen of the city is a playable, semi-flushed out character with their own political opinions, motives, and generated actions. The gameplay ranges from loud and boisterous to stealthy tech action, based on your preference. Legion is coming to PS4 sometime this year, too.

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

PS5 Release Date: Holiday 2020
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Rainbow Six Siege is a five-year-old game that’s still massively played today. It sees small teams of players working together to finish objectives against opposing teams; each player picks a different class with special abilities. Whether or not Siege gets any type of graphical update or content exclusive to the relaunch, rest assured there’s going to be some kick-ass multiplayer on the PS5 right away.

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Quarantine

PS5 Release Date: TBD 2020

For those of you missing the good old days of Call of Duty: Zombies, this could be exactly what you’re looking for. Rainbow Six Quarantine is a three-player co-op zombie shooter. We’ve gotten some looks into how this could work with Rainbow Six Siege’s Halloween events, which have all been a spooky co-op blast. Quarantine is also coming out on the current gen, so you won’t need to drop your cash on a new system just to play it.

Gods & Monsters

PS5 Release Date: TBD 2020
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Again, like a lot of PS5 games, not much is known about it yet, but Gods & Monsters looks absolutely stunning: mythology with a Breath of the Wild artistic twist. Coming from Ubisoft, which has really turned a corner over the last few years, Gods & Monsters is launching for current gen and next gen, and damn if we’re excited to see that bright art style through the power of the new consoles.

NBA Live 21

PS5 Release Date: TBD 2020

An enhanced version of NBA Live 21 will be released on the new gen, too. EA took a year-long hiatus on the Live series to try to craft something that could take on its arch sports rival: 2K’s vastly popular basketball series. EA has been doing a lot of things more slowly lately, really trying to up its games’ quality after some years of dropping the ball, so to speak. Hopefully the friendly competition on the sports front will bring EA back to those PlayStation 2 glory days.

Fortnite

PS5 Release Date: Launch title
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Fortnite will be landing on the PS5 right at launch, because of course it will be. The most exciting news is its move to the ultra powerful Unreal Engine 4. How that will change the game is yet to be seen, but the wildly popular battle royale definitely isn’t going anywhere.

Warframe

PS5 Release Date: TBD
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The cybernetic, co-op, free-to-play MMO is coming to the new generation, too. Like Fortnite, it’s not a huge surprise, as Warframe has spanned generations and consoles, and made a pretty penny from a free-to-start model that escalates with paid DLC. The game is stylish and has decently exciting combat, so it’s definitely worth checking out on the PS5.

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By SOFIA PAPASTAVROS

I am a second generation fashion and lifestyle blogger from New York.