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The PS5 games of the future: Uncharted 5, Gran Turismo 7, God of War Ragnarok


What’s in the future for the Playstation 5? God of War Ragnarok, Horizon: Forbidden West, Resident Evil: Village, Harry Potter Legacy and Gran Turismo 7 have already been revealed. What Naughty Dog wants to enchant us with remains mysterious. What are the chances of Uncharted 5 or a new The Order 1886 from Ready at Dawn?

The Playstation 5 is here, we already have the first test online, and the world is wondering: What’s next. How will we be enchanted by Naughty Dog, who through Uncharted and The Last of Us have become one of the best studios in the world? The odds for

Uncharted 5

are almost never. Numerous blockbusters have already been announced:

Horizon 2: Forbidden West

comes in 2021. Just like

Resident Evil: Village

and also

Gran Turismo 7

already experienced its world premiere.

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Time to look at the next blockbusters that await us in 2021 and the years beyond. And also to take a look into the crystal ball, because Sony has a total of twelve exclusive studios that work exclusively on Playstation games. Very few of them have so far revealed how they want to use the new era of raytracing and DualSense for their brands. And The Game Awards are just around the corner. Big Sony blockbusters are traditionally unveiled at the Games Industry Oscars …

Uncharted 5

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Developer:

Naughty Dog

Officially confirmed:

No

Uncharted 4 is still one of the most graphically opulent games on the Playstation 5 today. Will the next Uncharted be revealed at The Game Awards? Would be a dream.

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Uncharted 4 is still one of the most graphically opulent games on the Playstation 5 today. Will the next Uncharted be revealed at The Game Awards? Would be a dream.

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Now is the perfect time for Naughty Dog to return to the show that made them one of the best action studios in the world: Uncharted. Rarely have we played such an emotional and witty work that opens up to us completely, invites us to experiment and delivers an almost perfect blend of climbing, diving, boxing, drifting, puzzles, shooting and great action moments in Hollywood XXL format. Uncharted 4 is a very special game and masterpiece because it takes time to celebrate its characters and great moments. Not only the happy ones, but also the sad ones, maybe even the painful ones. In contrast to Uncharted 3, Naughty Dog doesn’t whet and shred through its scenery, always driven by the lead hail and the sound of explosions, but they enjoy this game. It starts quite fast and classic with a wild boat ride, lashing waves and flying balls. But shortly afterwards the story sets in, for which Bruce Straley and Neil Druckmann, the dream team of the first The Last of Us, take a lot of time.

If you want to catch up on Uncharted 4 right now, you’re in luck: For five euros a month, Sony offers the PS Plus Collection as part of PS Plus, where Uncharted 4 can be downloaded directly at no additional cost. Naughty Dog hasn’t released a PS5 patch yet, but we’d be very surprised if it didn’t come out yet. Sony Santa Monica, for example, has moved God of War from upscaled checkerboard 4K on PS4 Pro to 4K with 60 FPS on PS5, which feels great and smooth. The same applies to Day’s Gone, here too we already have the 4K 60 FPS feeling, which should become the standard for next-gen.

The real Nathan Drake Nolan North just got to the movie set - Tom Holland played him in the first Uncharted film. This is another reason why a PS5 exclusive Uncharted makes sense.

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The real Nathan Drake Nolan North just got to the movie set – Tom Holland played him in the first Uncharted film. This is another reason why a PS5 exclusive Uncharted makes sense.

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How likely is an announcement this year?

Naughty Dog loves to show off his games at Geoff Keighley’s The Game Awards. These will take place on December 10th in Los Angeles. The next work by Sony’s Californian elite studio will tend to be in an early phase, because Naughty Dog has combined almost all capacities on The Last of Us Part 2, especially in the last years of development. A teaser would be conceivable. The fact that a movie about Nathan Drake is currently being shot speaks in favor of Uncharted’s return. The real Nathan Drake, Nolan North, has just come to the set and starring Tom Holland, who has shone as Spidey in Spider-Man: Far From Home and The Avenger’s Endgame for the past few years.

Gran Turismo 7

Developer:

Polyphony Digital

Officially confirmed:

Yes

Release:

Still a secret

Gran Turismo 7 will run in 4K with 60 FPS and will primarily use the new 3D audio chip of the Playstation 5.

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Gran Turismo 7 will run in 4K with 60 FPS and will primarily use the new 3D audio chip of the Playstation 5.

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Gran Turismo 7 by car pope Kazunori Yamauchi was officially unveiled on June 11, 2020 and is set to be the Playstation Studios’ first racing ray tracing showcase. When you see how brilliantly Spider-Man Miles Morales uses ray tracing to have the entire Manhattan skyline reflected in his skyscrapers, we can look forward to one or the other graphic highlight in what is probably the most realistic racing simulation on consoles. Raytracing and carbon should quickly become best friends and let us enjoy a wonderful ride in the evening sun. Yamauchi is considered an absolute perfectionist who sometimes has his virtual leather seats changed because the manufacturer changes the make. And the race tracks are measured with a laser scanner, so that every little dent and even the height of the sewer channels on the track are correct.

3D audio should also become a big topic, for which Sony designed its own PS5 headset. Simon Rutter, Executive Vice President of Playstation, recently revealed initial information in an interview with colleagues at the Guardian:

The loading times will be next to nonexistent compared to before. When you’re in the cockpit, the 3D audio lets you hear the thundering roar of a Ferrari behind or in front of you, and tell the difference between that and the sound of a Maserati’s engine. When you drive the car with the DualSense controller, you have a different feeling in your hands on the smooth, undulating asphalt of a racetrack than on a gravel track. Pressing a soft accelerator pedal feels very different than pressing a stiff brake pedal or a gear paddle

.

When should the release be due?

We’re guessing 2021. Gran Turismo Sport was released in 2017, but we don’t know how long Sony’s studios have had access to the PS5. In this respect, 2022 would also be conceivable.

Horizon 2: Forbidden West

Developer:

Guerrilla games

Officially confirmed:

Yes

Release:

2021

Horizon: Zero Dawn was one of the surprise hits of the PS4 era. Horizon: Forbidden West wants to go one better on the PS5.

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Horizon: Zero Dawn was one of the surprise hits of the PS4 era. Horizon: Forbidden West wants to go one better on the PS5.

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The PS4 era has been a big one and it has certainly brought us some of the best games of the past decade. This includes the robo-dinosaur epic Horizon: Zero Dawn, which shifted the imagination of Jurassic Park to a high-tech world of the future, in which robo-dinosaurs have usurped the rule. Now it’s finally Horizon 2: Horizon Forbidden West lets us dive into the sunken ruins of San Francisco on Playstation 5, always on the lookout for the Snapmaws, giant robotic crocodiles lurking in the bay. It looks beautiful on the Playstation 5: with its razor-sharp 4K textures, how its steel and titanium are reflected in the sun in HDR and how solar cells feed its systems with energy. Looks technical, but also animal – the thick blue cables give it an organic shape. When Aloy is resting on a pile of stones, a giant turtle – a Shell Snaper – wakes up. Apparently she lay down here to hibernate, still looks rather dreamy, is completely overgrown with moss. Here, too, we can clearly see that this is a high-tech structure, a skin made of steel, a neck made of titanium plates and eyes formed by LEDs – super sharp, of course, in native 4K.

When should the release be due?

2021 has already been confirmed. The only question is which month. Horizon Zero Dawn was released on February 28, 2017. That could be a little early, we would rather bet on summer 2021, as we haven’t seen much gameplay material so far.

Ratched & Clank: Rift Apart

Developer:

Insomniac Games

Officially confirmed:

Yes

Release:

2021

The comic book look of Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is perfect for native 4K resolution, we're not that far removed from rendering Hollywood quality.

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The comic book look of Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is perfect for native 4K resolution, we’re not that far removed from rendering Hollywood quality.

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Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart will be the NvME SSD showcase, because this game shows what innovations the blazingly fast SSDs enable on the playful level. In a fraction of a second in this title, we switch through different worlds that are caught in time spirals. Not only do we beam through the map without loading times, but also fall through dimensional gates onto a dinosaur planet, land on a kind of rail, slide on it like on a skateboard past puzzled-looking creatures.

Only to drive through a Star Wars-like world the next moment and to fly through a city that looks like Coruscant on a kite, only to land on a pirate ship seconds later. The pixel sharpness is also impressive: on the skin of the Lomax, on its weapons, how sharp each individual enemy type is rendered. The first Ratchet & Clank for PS5 comfortably reminds us of Pixar films. In general, we are probably not far from rendering in Hollywood quality.

When should the release be due?

We’re predicting Q1 2020, so very soon. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart made a very final impression in its last presentations.

THE ORDER 1886 Part 2

Developer:

Ready at Dawn

Officially confirmed:

No

The Order 1886 was a purely technically revolutionary work, which had a very special cinematic touch due to its look of an 80s film.

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The Order 1886 was a purely technically revolutionary work, which had a very special cinematic touch due to its look of an 80s film.

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The Order 1886 was the graphic reference for the PS4 in 2015 and a work that feels more cinematic than almost any other game. With The Order, character drawing, technical brilliance and atmosphere form a superbly built bridge, because one does not work without the other. Explosions and developing smoke are used more as stylistic devices than for staging bombast. Where a Call of Duty often seems rushed and doesn’t even know how much more particle effects it wants to knock us out, The Order uses its incredibly good technology to draw a very homogeneous picture. We have rarely seen a game that feels so real. It starts with little things like the fabric that sits under the armor of the knights, where you can really count every seam. When Galahad trudges through the rain, the fabric soaks up too. If he is shot, then the game calculates each ballistically correct ballistic. Big cinema – dear Sonys, this game needs a successor on the Playstation 5.

How likely is an announcement this year?

Unfortunately, Ready at Dawn is currently contracting out games for Oculus. A return to Sony would be possible at any time and Playstation holds the trademark rights.

God of War: Ragnarok

Developer:

Santa Monica Studio

Officially confirmed:

Yes

Unforgettable when the World Serpent appears in God of War. When the waves are rough, she shoots out of the cool water, shows her threatening, massive, extremely detailed body and bows her head. It has thick nostrils, scaly skin, a beard and jagged teeth, as is common in sharks. The quality could also appear in a Hollywood blockbuster. And how does Kratos react? Sure, the old man, always in a bad mood, immediately pulls out his ax and thinks about the best way to fillet the snake. But stop, bald demigod! “He wants to help us”, his son Atreus whispers to him. The 2018 Kratos and its Nordic world not only look divine, now also in native 4K with 60 FPS. It also told a great story. We don’t yet know what God of War Ragnarok is about, but the eponymous title allows for some interpretations: In Norse mythology, Ragnarök is an apocalyptic event in which an extremely harsh winter plunges the world into chaos. The order of the gods threatened to break and the world as it was known at the time threatened to end. It was believed that as a result of Ragnarök, Odin, the father of the gods, could die. Another interpretation speaks of a new world in Norse mythology – with fairer social structures, a better distribution of wealth. So there are approaches of dystopia and utopia. The first God of War for PS5 should draw a lot of strength from this.

When should the release be due?

There are rumors that God of War Ragnarok will be released in early 2021. That would surprise us, however, because Sony has not yet shown a single gameplay scene. However, it is very likely that the first major trailer will be released on December 10th as part of The Game Awards.

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