Can some announced PS4 games transition to PS5?
From Jonathan Dornbush
As the next general discussion continues to direct us to what we can expect from PS5 and Next-Xbox, the new report says that Sony's first efforts are now focused primarily on the PS5.
Of course, we still have three big, released first-party games to come to the PS4, but if Sony doubles the next effort, could these games jumble to the next generation?
We decided to look at which games from the first and third parties, which we already know, are developing for the PS4, are likely already in production for the PS5 (perhaps cross-genes, or with efforts that only look to the next generation), even if we do not have to hurry to the next generation Sony console.
The last of us Part 2
One of the three publishers of Sony announced the PS4 for the first time with no windows for release, The Last of Us Part 2 seems to be the likely candidate for the PS5 jump. We have seen only a small part of the game, and we know that since this year, Naughty Dog has employed many positions to work on the design of the foreseen sequel. And, with the weight of expectation behind it, this is one Sony does not want to rush out of the door.
The original The Last of Us is still one of the most famous games of the latest generation and continues to be the main reference point for the right way to tell a story in a large budget video game. The prolongation is a lot one Sony will want to release when it's ready, instead of the one that needs to be hasty to hit the key launch window.
Spirit on Tsushima
Another of the announced, but no previous parties on Sony, the first party games, the Suker Punch of Cushima's Spirit, received full disclosure on E3 2018, but in addition, the previously announced temporary trailer, the next title of the Infamous programmer is very much occupied in mystery. Sure, it looks like it's another game that Sony is ready to show when it's ready, instead of continually displaying it to its lamination.
The spirit of Tsushima certainly looks ambitious. Its E3 shows a stunted fabulous world, one that is likely to benefit from what technical upgrades and stability come with the hardware of the next. Sucker Punch was silent for a long time, because the Immature Second Son and the First Light debuted early in the PS4's life cycle, and although it would be nice to see that the programmer comes with a full-circle release with a late generation, Ghost could be an impressive example of how beautiful games can look like on the PS5.
While thinking of the Spirit and the Last of us Part 2 could make a leap, we think that Smrt Stranding could definitely make his home on the PS4. Knowing Koima showed the game with the Guerrilla Games, Guillermo Del Toro expects to watch the game in 2017/2018 and other various alleged progress reports, we will assume that the latest version of Hideo Kojima makes it to the next PlayStation console.
The original "E3" of the Cyberpunk 2077, almost everyone assumes that the layered, dense and diverse open world adventure of CD Projekt Red will be the next generation of titles, but the developer, at that time, said it aims to launch consoles from the current generation. .
Even with that official word that came to us last year, Cyberpunk looks like a great candidate to make a leap on the PS5. Depending on how long the CD Project Red continues to evolve Cyberpunk – and does not appear to be at high speed – it may make sense to focus, or, in fact, to develop the most powerful hardware. After all, Cyberpunk is developing for the PC as well.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake
The Final Fantasy 7 Remake is not coming this generation. Even though it was announced in 2015, it was the development of a quake that set the project back. Director Tetsuya Nomura told the IGN in E3 2018 that his focus is so much on "Royal Hearts 3" lately, moving Final Fantasy 7 to the back.
Given that we all know about its development, FF7 Remake absolutely does not come to at least the PS5. The only question, in fact, is if it will be pushed to PS6 (2027 is not that far).
Out of good and evil 2
Ubisoft is very transparent with the development cycle "Beyond Good and Evil 2" after the release of E3 2017. Thanks to live streams and various updates for development, we surely know that BG & E2 is progressing, but with huge ambition and beta for the end of the end 2019, the release date before the end of 2020 is unlikely. Given this timeframe, our best assumptions about when new consoles and clear technical endeavors for the sequel to the cult classic will be released, makes sense to develop on the next generation of consoles.
Announced with the short trailer of the E3 2018, Sony's exclusive Nioh franchise returns to … a point. And with the window that closes the PS4 life cycle, why not keep the exclusions that play on the smaller but dedicated part of the installation base to give them a boost to raising the PS5? We have not seen anything other than Nioh 2 out of that announcement, and that being among the PS5 launch library could be appealing to exclusively lure them to new buyers.
Enix and Marvel Games Square are immensely silent about this title that brings with it such a massive connectivity. While other editions of Marvel Games debuted and were announced (Marvel's Spider-Man and Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, respectively), The Avengers Project is still unknown quantity.
And if Marvel and Square want to give time to this massive franchise, it makes sense to impose such a marking order on the next generation. Not only will it give these consoles a huge, licensed name to work with early, it gives the game a sufficient distance from the pop culture, which are Avengers Infinity War and Endgame.
Old scrolls VI / Starfield
We already know that Bethesda's ambitious RPGs are developing for the next-gen hardware, but they wanted to repeat that. Bethesda RPGs will surely be able to take advantage of the hardware from the new generator, but it will be interesting to see if Bethesda pushes the size of the worlds versus the density of the gameplay possibilities in them.
For more information on upcoming major games with no release dates, check out the gallery below for the 12 of the biggest games announced for which we do not know exactly when they are coming.
Jonathan Dornbush is an IGN news publisher, a PlayStation player and hosts the weekly PlayStation Show at IGN Beyond! Talk to him about what you hope to play on the PS5 and other future Twitter systems @jmdornbush.