Sony had their showcase last night, and after an agonizing wait, we finally have answers to our most burning questions. The Sony PlayStation 5 will launch on November 12th, at $499.99 for the base model and $399.99 for the disc-free digital edition. No word was given concerning pre-orders during the event, however, not even 24 hours later the next-gen console is already sold out everywhere. This comes despite the fact that Sony promised they would given ample notice when pre-orders would open.
While the world scrambles to cope with the PlayStation 5 pre-order chaos, let’s take a look at what was shown during the event.
Final Fantasy XVI
Sony opened the show with a bang, revealing Final Fantasy XVI. As glorious as this eye candy is, we have no release date, and you can bet it’ll be a while before we get our hands on this one. The trailer looked great though and featured combat that looked to be in the vein of FFXV. Also welcomed is a more mature tone, with one scene showing blood being spattered on a young kids face as the body in front of him is beheaded! This will be a PS5 timed exclusive.
Spider-man: Miles Morales
We got another look at Miles Morales in action. The game looks like a web-slinging good time, and will be a PS5 launch title.
We all knew there was a Harry Potter game in the works, and here was our first look at it. No solid release date was given. Just a general “2021”.
Resident Evil: Village
Resident Evil: Village is set to continue the horror franchise as the 8th mainline entry in the series on the PS5 in 2021.
Deathloop is another game we’ve seen already, but this trailer gave us an extended look at gameplay and the interesting twists involved. Deathloop will be an exclusive title to the PS5 and release in Q2 2021.
Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition
Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition looks to give players the ability to play as Vergil! The acclaimed game was well received on the PS4 and DMC5:SE will be available on PS5 at launch, but only as a digital download.
Demon’s Souls: Remake
Demon’s Souls was the souls game to launch all souls games, way back when, on the PS3 in 2009. Now more than a decade later, Bluepoint Games is REMAKING, not remastering, REMAKING the beloved game, exclusively for the PlayStation 5. There was some misunderstanding during the event that lead people to believe the game was also coming to the PC, which it is not. Also, there was no release date given, at all, during the event. But it has since been confirmed, it WILL BE a launch title for the PS5.
PlayStation Plus Collection
The PlayStation Plus Collection will offer several of the PS4’s best games, available at no additional charge, to play on the PS5 at launch. The only caveat is you have to have an active PS Plus subscription. All games will be available to download at launch:
Batman: Arkham Knight, Battlefield 1, Bloodborne, Days Gone, Detroit: Become Human, Fallout 4, Final Fantasy XV, God of War, Infamous Second Son, Monster Hunter World, Mortal Kombat X, Persona 5, Ratchet and Clank, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, The Last Guardian, The Last of Us Remastered, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Until Dawn
God of War: Ragnarok
Sony closed out the show with a tease of the next God of War game, Ragnarok. Nothing was shown really, except for this image. Then we got the date, 2021. Which is exciting, but if I had to put money on it, I’d almost guarantee that this will be delay into 2022 at least.
There you have it. Sony’s September 2020 showcase is a wrap, and with it, we know the price and release date of the PS5. Now, good luck with those pre-orders.
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