PS5 exclusives release schedule (2023): Forspoken, Final Fantasy XVI & more

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A solid library of PlayStation 5 exclusives have already been released for avid players in 2022, and there are plenty more to come in 2023. Here’s everything you need to know about all the confirmed upcoming PS5 exclusives coming in 2023, from Final Fantasy to Horizon.

The PlayStation 5 console has continued to be in high demand with players around the world looking to upgrade their consoles, or buy a new PlayStation entirely. Sony’s fifth-generation console has an ever-expanding library of exclusive games that take full advantage of the intuitive DualSense controller and lightning-fast SSD.

The list of PlayStation 5 titles is continuing to grow, and we’ve got a rundown of every confirmed PS5 exclusive for 2023 and beyond so you know just what to look forward to.

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PS5 has picked up where its predecessor left off in terms of exclusive games.

Upcoming PS5 exclusives

2023 is shaping up to be a huge year for Sony, with the announcement of titles like Final Fantasy, Horizon, and more coming to the PS5. Below is a list of all the current and upcoming PS5 exclusives, along with any confirmed release dates we have so far.

Upcoming PlayStation exclusives coming in 2023 and beyond:

Forspoken open worldSquare-Enix
The world in Forspoken looks stunning.

Forspoken

  • January 24, 2023

Square Enix’s next action-adventure title, Forspoken, could be one of next year’s most exciting games. Aside from its stunning visual style, fluid traversal, and story about a woman transported from NYC to a mystical world, the game’s writing talent features Gary Whitta (Rogue One) and Amy Hennig (Uncharted and the Legacy of Kain).

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Despite being heavily delayed, Forspoken will be released at the beginning of 2023.

Season: A letter to the futureScavengers Studio
Explore the world for the first time in Season: A letter to the future.

Season: A Letter to the Future

  • January 31, 2023

Season: A Letter to the Future is a third-person adventure game based on a bicycle road trip. Essentially, through the eyes of a young woman venturing out of her small community, you go on a journey, experiencing the world for the first time. It’s a beautiful game with a fantastic art style that will look even better on the PS5.

The Dark Pictures SwitchbackSupermassive Games
Defeat monsters on a fast-paced but terrifying rollercoaster in Switchback.

The Dark Pictures: Switchback (VR)

  • February 22, 2023

Those looking for a fantastic horror VR experience through the PlayStation 5 will definitely want to check out The Dark Pictures: Switchback by Supermassive Games, best known for their other Dark Pictures titles and Until Dawn.

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This creepy game is a nightmarish VR rollercoaster ride filled with horror, jumpscares, and the occasional weapon that needs to be fired. After all, nothing fits together like rollercoasters, horror, and shooters, right?

Horizon Forbidden West Burning ShoresGuerrilla Games
Horizon Forbidden West Burning Shores is the newest DLC for the successful title.

Horizon Forbidden West Burning Shores

  • April 19, 2023

Announced at The Game Awards in 2022, the Burning Shores DLC is a highly anticipated game releasing in 2023. It features Aloy, Los Angeles, and another gripping storyline for fans to follow as well as new locations, creatures, and perhaps fighting styles. Ultimately, if you’re a fan of Horizon: Zero Dawn or Horizon: Forbidden West, this is a must-try.

Final Fantasy 16 Square Enix
The 16th installment is shaping up to be equally as brilliant as the other Final Fantasy games.

Final Fantasy XVI

  • June 22, 2023

Despite this installment being the 16th Final Fantasy game, this franchise never seems to dwindle or falter in its successes. Final Fantasy constantly impresses and from the looks of it, Final Fantasy 16 will be no different.

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Featuring classic characters, the style many know and love, and equally fantastic weapons, this will be a game everyone should try out, even if it is only a timed exclusive.

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Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is set to be a fantastic crossover.

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2

  • Fall 2023

While Marvel’s Spider-Man (2018) and its Miles Morales-based follow-up set a new Spiderverse in motion, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 will see it expand in multiple ways. For one, it appears both Peter Parker and Miles will be playable, while Kraven and Venom will be the villains this time around.

We’re excited to revisit Manhattan again in 2023 – especially with how beautiful it looked in Spider-Man: Miles Morales.

Horizon: Call of the Mountain – PlayStation VR exclusive

  • 22 February, 2023

Guerilla’s open-world franchise is coming to VR, and a recent State of Play showed us our first gameplay. A first-person adventure with climbing and combat, you can check out the trailer below:

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PS5 Exclusives with an unannounced release date

  • Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth
  • Stellar Blade
  • Tchia
  • Bramble: The Mountain King
  • Schim
  • Pacific Drive
  • Silent Hill 2 Remake
  • Death Stranding 2
  • Goodbye Volcano High
  • Last of Us Multiplayer
  • Marvel’s Wolverine
  • Knights of the Old Republic Remake
  • Eternights

Current PS5 exclusive

Kratos fighting Thor in God of War RagnarokSony Santa Monica
God of War Ragnarok is one of the best PS5 exclusives yet.

God of War: Ragnarok (Also available on PS4)

Kratos’ 2018 adventure remains one of PlayStation 4’s best, and his 2022 return has provided more of the same – with gorgeous visuals, a story steeped in Norse mythology, and Atreus looking much more grown-up (BOY no more).

This time around, our duo of deities is looking for Tyr, and their search will see them clash with foes new and old.

Not convinced? Check out our 10/10 review.

Here is a full list of all the current playable PS5 exclusives:

  • Astro’s Playroom (Preinstalled on PS5 consoles)
  • Demon’s Souls remake
  • Destruction AllStars
  • Death Stranding: Director’s Cut (Also available on PC)
  • Deathloop (Also available on PC) (Also available on Xbox following an exclusivity window of one year)
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade
  • Forspoken (Also available on PC)
  • Ghostwire: Tokyo (Also available on PC)
  • Gran Turismo 7 (also available on PS4)
  • Horizon: Forbidden West (also available on PS4)
  • Horizon Call of the Mountain
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits (also available on PS4 and PC)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (also available on PS4)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 (Also available on PC)
  • Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart
  • Returnal
  • Sackboy: A Big Adventure (also available on PS4)

That’s quite a list of titles that Sony has already released for the console, and this is only the beginning of the PS5’s library, as many more are releasing within the next year or so.


So, there you have it – that’s everything to know about all of the current and upcoming PS5 exclusives.

With so many games to look forward to, be sure to check out our hubs for all of the latest information on the following PS5 exclusives.

Wolverine | Spider-Man 2 | Forspoken | KOTR Remake | Horizon Call of the Mountain