Sony‘s PlayStation 5 event showed everyone what games will be coming to the console when it finally launches on November 12. The event, which ostensibly was about the details on the hardware, managed to sneak in some details on new games — so much so that they managed to push off the actual details of the console’s price and release date by almost an hour.
Granted, lots of the show was filled with info on stuff we’d seen before, but there were some new reveals. These are the ones we thought were most interesting.
Final Fantasy XVI
One of the more exciting games shown was the latest game in the Final Fantasy series. I would have thought it’d be hard to follow up on FFXV, and it appears the new title will borrow from that game’s combat system. It appears to be a more Western medieval-inspired adventure — if you’ve ever wanted to see a Chocobo running around the world of Kingdom Come: Deliverance, this is the game for you. Other than that, it appears to be yet another FF title involving crystals, and the playable character appears to be the bodyguard of a small boy named Joshua. Beyond that, we know the game will be a PS5 exclusive, but will also release on PC.
You know that Harry Potter RPG that got leaked a few millennia ago? Well I don’t know if Hogwarts: Legacy is the same game, but it looks pretty darned close. Very little detail about story was in the trailer, but it appears to be a game in which you follow a single character around the whole wizarding world. One could argue, given how contentious author J.K. Rowling has been lately, that this might be the wrong time to release a Harry Potter title, but I’m sure there will still be some whose lifelong desire to play exactly this kind of game will outweigh whatever reservations they may have. Regardless, it’ll be available some time next year…Read more>>