Upcoming PS5 exclusives - release schedule for confirmed games

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What's the next big PS5 exclusive set to come out?

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The next major PS5 exclusive set to come out is Concord, which will launch on August 23, 2024. It looks set to mix a Guardians of the Galaxy-style story with hero shooter gameplay.

Upcoming PS5 exclusives include AAA first-party games, as well as Sony's future slate of multiplayer titles, something slightly newer that the publisher seems to be pushing quite hard. Regardless of what kind of games you like to play, there are plenty of exclusives coming to PS5, many of which already have release dates or broad release windows.

In terms of upcoming games, the next year or so of PS5 exclusives look set to be an extremely strong lineup. That's before you consider the multiplayer offering, with games like Marathon set to continue Bungie's success in the FPS game genre.

Here are the upcoming PS5 exclusives to look forward to in the coming years. We'll only be covering games that have been officially confirmed for release, many of which already have solid release dates locked in. In terms of what games we've chosen to include here, these are either only coming to PS5, or are console exclusives, meaning they are also set to launch on PC. We'll indicate where each game sits with regard to these release platforms as we go.

Upcoming PS5 exclusives

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There are currently 8 major PS5 exclusives planned and confirmed for future release on the PlayStation 5 console. We've listed them below, alongside their release dates where available. 

In terms of what games we've chosen to include here, these are either only coming to PS5, or are console exclusives; the latter meaning they are also set to launch on PC. We'll make that clear with each entry below too so you have a clear picture of what's what.

  • Concord - August 23, 2024
  • Astro Bot - September 6, 2024
  • Silent Hill 2 remake - October 8, 2024
  • Death Stranding 2 - TBC 2025
  • Ballad of Antara - TBC 2025
  • Marvel's Wolverine - TBC
  • Marathon - TBC
  • Sword of the Sea - TBC
  • Phantom Blade 0 - TBC
  • Fairgame$ - TBC
  • Where Winds Meet - TBC

Concord

A ship flies through a technicolor nebula

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Concord was revealed last year, with a trailer that didn't exactly reveal much. Since then, and thanks to a lengthy showing at a State of Play event, we now know that it's set to be a 5v5 shooter. Sony revealed an 11-minute cinematic to set the scene and the overall tone for Concords sci-fi world. It's very Guardians of the Galaxy, with four heroes chatting in a bar after a heist gone wrong.

You can read more about Concord over at the PS Blog. It'll launch August 23, 2024 for PS5 and PC.

Astro Bot

Astro stands in a grassy meadow, underneath a giant tree with Astro eyes and a smiling face

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Thanks to a recent State of Play event, we now know that a brand new Astro Bot game is in the works. It looks to be a fully-fledged 3D platformer, coming exclusively to PS5. In the game's reveal post, Sony details that players will get to visit 6 galaxies across 80 levels when the game comes out.

Astro Bot will launch September 6, 2024 for PS5. Despite the series having featured on PSVR previously, there is no PSVR2 support in this one.

Silent Hill 2 remake

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The Silent Hill 2 remake is being handled by Bloober Team, the studio behind the Layers of Fear series. We've only seen a couple of trailers so far, but things certainly look promising. With the original being such a well-regarded classic, the new term certainly has a lofty task ahead of it.

Silent Hill 2 will launch on October 8, 2024 for PS5 and PC, so is a PS5 console exclusive.

Ballad of Antara

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Ballad of Antara is an action-RPG with multiple playable characters. These characters possess the power to traverse the two worlds of normalcy and unimaginable. The devs are calling them “Emissaries”. Each Emissary has their own unique class, gameplay capabilities, and their own enticing, mysterious stories. So far, we have seen a lengthy trailer, which you can check out as part of this blog post.

Ballad of Antara is currently slated for release sometime in 2025. At present, it's only confirmed for PS5.

Where Winds Meet

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Where Winds Meet is an epic Wuxia open-world action-adventure RPG game, that was recently confirmed to be launching on PS5. At first, we only knew about a PC release, but after a State of Play event in May, we know it's coming to PlayStation. For now, there's no word on when it'll come out, so stay tuned for more info. If you'd like to read more about the game, check out the PlayStation blog.

Marvel's Wolverine

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Marvel's Wolverine is coming from the folks over at Insomniac, the team responsible for the Spider-Man PS4 and PS5 games. As such, expectations are very high indeed, and because we've not seen much on it so far, things are still very much up in the air. Only a brief cinematic trailer has been revealed so far, showing Logan sitting at a bar after what looks to have been a very bloody brawl. 

At present, Wolverine is only slated for a PS5 release.

Death Stranding 2

Death Stranding 2 art featuring Fragile and a baby dosed in a red hue

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Death Stranding 2 was something of a surprise when it was announced, given that many hadn't expected 2019's Death Stranding to get a sequel. What we've seen so far amounts to some classic Kojima cinematics, with Sam Porter Bridges now sporting grey hair. It looks as though Fragile will also return. Not much is known beyond that.

When it does eventually arrive in 2025, Death Stranding 2 will only be available for PS5.

Marathon

A cybernetic humanoid, made from green, blue and orange data cells

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Marathon comes from Bungie, the creators of Destiny and Halo. It'll be a sci-fi extraction shooter, and what we've seen so far looks absolutely incredible in terms of its visual style. Marathon will have players engaging one another as cybernetic mercenaries known as Runners, exploring a lost colony on the planet of Tau Ceti IV in search of riches, fame, and infamy.

It'll launch on PS5 and PC, with full cross-play and cross-save.

Fairgame$

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Fairgame$ is a competitive heist game where you join an underground movement to rob the ultra-rich and rebalance the scales. We've not seen any gameplay yet, nor do we have a release window or release date. 

What we do know is that it'll launch on PS5 and PC.

Phantom Blade Zero

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Phantom Blade Zero was revealed during a PlayStation Showcase event earlier this year. It looks set to blend fast-paced action with cinematic quick-time gameplay. There are epic boss battles, and plenty of parrying as you make your way across a fractured land, looking to seek revenge on those that have mortally wounded you.

Phantom Blade Zero has been confirmed to be in development for PS5 and PC, though no further details have been given on when it'll be coming out (or if that number of platforms will grow). You can check out our hands-on Phantom Blade Zero preview to read what we thought of the upcoming game.

Sword of the Sea

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Sword of the Sea takes place in an abandoned realm where the terrain flows in waves. You'll make use of a traversal vehicle called the Hoversword. The Hoversword controls like a snowboard, skateboard, and hoverboard all in one. Build momentum to achieve great speeds and catch big air as you explore skatepark-like ruins, uncovering an ancient mystery as you go.

At present, Sword of the Sea is announced for PS5 and PC.

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