While the Xbox Series X and PS5 don’t have official release dates, they are slated for launch in the Holiday 2020 period, so can be expected some time in November-December of this year. By the time they launch, it will have been roughly seven years since the release of their predecessors.
While new consoles are exciting, however, they’re only as good as the games that can be played on them. While we still don’t know all of the titles that will be available at launch for each, or released shortly after, developers have started to confirm both new releases for the next generation, and titles that will span both the new and current-gen.
Here are the games that have been officially confirmed for the next generation of consoles from Sony and Microsoft.
Confirmed games for Xbox Series X and PS5
The following games have been confirmed as releasing for the next generation of both consoles.
Developers THQ Nordic have confirmed they’re remaking 2001 title Gothic for Xbox Series X and PS5. The game doesn’t yet have a release date.
Rainbow Six Siege
Ubisoft have confirmed that Rainbow Six Siege, which was released for the current generation of consoles in 2015, will be made available for PS5 and Xbox Series X.
The next title coming from People Can Fly will be a co-op shooter, and is expected to release during the 2020 holiday season for the next generation of consoles.
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum
Daedelic Entertainment’s upcoming Lord of the Rings game is expected to release in 2021 for PC and “all relevant console platforms at that time”, meaning that it should be available for Xbox Series X and PS5, which are releasing towards the end of 2020. Daedelic haven’t confirmed whether the game will also be available for the previous generation of consoles.
Gods and Monsters
An upcoming title from Ubisoft, Gods and Monsters was originally announced for the current generation consoles at E3 2019, but has since been delayed. Ubisoft have confirmed it will be available on PS5 and Xbox Series X, but no official release date has been revealed.
Rainbow Six Quarantine
Rainbow Six Quarantine is a spin-off from R6 Siege, set in a near-future world in which an alien parasite has been unleashed. Like Gods and Monsters, it doesn’t have an official release date but Ubisoft have confirmed it will be available on next-gen consoles.
Watch Dogs: Legion
The next instalment in the Watch Dogs franchise from Ubisoft will also be available for Xbox Series X and PS5. Ubisoft originally slated the game for a March 2020 release, but it has now been delayed into the 2020-2021 financial year, with no official launch date confirmed so far.
Confirmed games for Xbox Series X only
The following titles have only been confirmed for Xbox Series X.
The next addition to the Halo franchise has been confirmed for Xbox Series X as a launch title, arriving whenever the console itself does in the Holiday 2020 period.
The highly-anticipated new title from CD Projekt Red has been delayed to September 17, 2020, and will be released on the current generation of consoles initially. The developers have confirmed that the title will be available for Xbox Series X as well, and while it seems highly likely that it will also be released for PS5, this hasn’t yet been officially confirmed.
Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2
The sequel to Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice was announced at the Game Awards 2019 as an Xbox Series X title, although a release date hasn’t yet been confirmed.
Confirmed games for PS5 only
The following titles have only been confirmed for PS5.
Godfall is an action RPG coming from Borderlands developer Gearbox. The title was announced at the Game Awards 2019, and is expected to release for PlayStation 5 and to the Epic Games store during the “Holiday 2020” period.