Could some announced PS4 games transition to the PS5?
Sony's first-party efforts are now allegedly focused on PS5.
Sony is doubling down on next-gen efforts, could these games be making the jump to next-gen?
The PS4 are likely to be in production for the PS5 (possibly cross-gene, or with efforts looking just for the next generation )
The Last of Us Part 2
One of Sony's three announced PS4 first-party without release windows, The Last of Us Part 2 seems like the most likely candidate for a jump to the PS5. Naughty Dog was hiring for a number of positions to work on the design of the anticipated sequel.
The original The Last of Us is still one of the most-celebrated games of last generation, and continues to be a door Sony wants to release when it's ready, rather than one that needs to be rushed out to hit a key launch window.
Ghost of Tsushima
Another of Sony's first but not released party games, Sucker Punch's Ghost of Tsushima got a full unveiling at E3 201
And Ghost of Tsushima certainly looks ambitious. Its E3 showing a gorgeous world, one that will probably benefit from whatever technical upgrades and stability come with next-gen hardware. Sucker Punch has been largely kept quiet since the infamous Second Son and First Light was debuted early in the PS4's life cycle, and it would have to be the full-length release with a late-release release, Ghost could be an impressive showcase for just how beautiful games can look on the PS5.
And while we are thinking Ghost and The Last of Us Part 2 could make the jump, we think Death Stranding could definitely make its proper home on PS4. Knowing Kojima has released the game to Guerrilla Games, Guillermo Del Toro to 2017/2018, and others, alleged reports of the game's progress, we're going to guess that Hideo Kojima's latest makes it out before the next PlayStation console.
Cyberpunk 2077's initial E3 showing nearly everyone assume CD Project Red's layered, dense, and varied open-world adventure would be a next-gen title, but the developer, at the time, said it's
Even with the official word coming to us last year, Cyberpunk seems to be a great candidate to make the leap to the PS5. Depending on how long CD Project Red continues to develop Cyberpunk – and it seems like it's in no big rush – it may make sense to focus, or indeed, pivot, to develop the most powerful hardware. After all, Cyberpunk is in development for PC as well.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake
The Final Fantasy 7 Remake is not coming this generation. Even though it was announced in 2015, it's been a development that's set the project back. Director Tetsuya Nomura told IGN back at E3 2018 That's it! Hearts 3 lately, pushing Final Fantasy 7 to the back-burner.
The FF7 remake is absolutely not coming until at least the PS5.
Beyond Good & Evil 2
Ubisoft has been very transparent with the development cycle of Beyond Good & Evil 2 following its E3 2017 announcement. Thanks to live streams and various development updates, we certainly know BG & E2 is progressing, but with its enormous ambition, and a late-2020 goal seems unlikely. Given that timeframe, our best guesses for when new consoles are released, and the clear technical endeavors of the cult classic's sequel, it makes sense to develop on the next generation of consoles.
Announced with a letter trailer at E3 2018, the Sony exclusive Nioh franchise is set to return at … some point. The PS5's lifecycle is over, and the PS4's lifecycle is over.
Square Enix and Marvel Games have been extraordinarily quiet about this title that carries with it a massive tie-in potential. Marvel's Spider-Man and Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, respectively), The Avengers Project is still at unknown quantity.
And if Marvel and Square are willing to give it the time this massive franchise needs, it makes sense to push search a marquee title to next-gen. The Avengers Infinity War and Endgame.
Elder Scrolls VI / Starfield
We already know Bethesda's ambitious, open-world RPGs are in development for "next-gen" hardware, but wanted to reiterate it. Bethesda's RPGs will certainly be ready to take advantage of next-gen hardware, but it will be interesting to see if Bethesda pushes the size of worlds versus the density of gameplay opportunities within them.
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Jonathon Dornbush is IGN's news editor, PlayStation lead, and host of IGN's weekly PlayStation show Beyond! Talk to him about what you can hope for on PS5 and other future space systems on Twitter @jmdornbush .