By the end of July, when Microsoft reveals more about Xbox Series X first-party games, we’ll have a fairly complete picture of what the next-generation grid will look like (except for this year’s Call of competitive game, which is a missing piece of the puzzle) .
After all, Sony has already revealed what the initial installation of the PS5 looks like. Spider-Man: Miles Morales appears to be the only major title to be released this year. Deathloop, a great looking ego game by the brilliant minds of Arkane Studios, is a timed exclusive game that can be used to expand the software available from launch.
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Elden Ring has been announced for PS4, Xbox One and PC and there are no next generation platforms yet. Without a release date for this year, however, we would be surprised if the next big series of Dark Souls developer From Software starts in 2021 without an edition of the next generation. It could also follow the Dark Souls 2 pattern to first release on current generation consoles before getting an expanded version for newer hardware.
The next single player role-playing game from Bethesda Game Studios, Starfield, has not been confirmed any Formats yet. In fact, we’ve seen nothing of the space-based role-playing game since its release in 2018, when it became clear that the project was pretty early on. However, we are pretty sure that there will be next generation formats in one way or another simply because Bethesda has already been fairly actively focused on next generation consoles. Deathloop and Ghostwire: Tokyo, for example, should be released on PS5, but not on PS4.
A similar situation to Starfield, but further away. Starfield comes before Elder Scrolls 6 from Bethesda Game Studios, and we wouldn’t expect Skyrim to evolve until the end of the next generation of consoles. Don’t think about how old you will be by then.
Harry Potter RPG
In a Bloomberg report on the unannounced Harry Potter role-playing game, which was released back in 2018, two sources mentioned that PS5 and Xbox Series X are among the formats that this game is aimed at. Hopefully this is the first great non-Lego game in the fictional universe.
Dragon Age 4
There is a game that we know exists, but it has no official name. EA basically confirmed that the next Dragon Age game for PS5 and Xbox Series X has been discontinued with some technical demo materials released during EA Play 2020. Footage of an in-game environment has been shown off (although EA has not specifically named which game it comes from), with EA declaring that BioWare “uses this next generation of technology to make these fantasy worlds your reality” .
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EA confirmed that a new skate is in the works at its 2020 play event. No formats have been named, but since production is so early that they don’t even give a glimpse of the game, we expect this debut on PS5 and Xbox Series X.
Batman: Gotham Knights (rumored)
The next Batman game has no name yet, but the recent URL registrations captured by Resetera suggest that “Gotham Knights” is the subtitle. Arkham Origins developer Warner Bros Montreal is generally expected to be the developer based on several teasers published on his Twitter account. According to the same Bloomberg report on the Harry Potter project, it was mentioned that the next Batman game will be revealed at the DC Fandome event in August.
A Eurogamer report says that it is also heading for next generation hardware.
Suicide squad (rumored to be)
According to the same Eurogamer report, Rocksteady Studios, developer of the Batman: Arkham series, is working on a game based on DC Comics’ Suicide Squad characters. This, too, is apparently intended for next generation consoles. This must have been in the works for a long time now: Rocksteady has not released a new game since Arkham VR 2016.
Diablo 4 is currently announced for PC, PS4 and Xbox One, but a next-generation release is also likely. When asked by The Telegraph’s Blizzard for next-generation consoles, Allen Adham said, “You can bet we have our eyes on it.” Given that Blizzard has been expanding its games for several years, it makes sense to see the game on new platforms.
Beyond Good and Evil 2
It’s hard to say if Ubisoft’s long-running sequel will ever become a real game since it was unveiled three years ago and has no release date yet, but we really hope so. This co-op action role-playing game allows players to fly spaceships through a large science fiction world, but it is difficult to figure out exactly what it will be like to play moment by moment based on what Ubisoft has released so far. Platforms are listed as “pending”, so we expect them to be announced for PS5 and Xbox Series X when they appear again.