The next generation of consoles is right around the corner, with the Xbox Series X|S and Playstation 5 releasing this month.
On November 12th the Playstation 5 will launch in select regions.
The console will release on November 19th for the rest of the world.
When it comes to new and first party titles, there isn't a big variety of games, quite a lot of the games released are ports of previous gen games.
Here is a list of all confirmed launch titles:
- Astro's Playroom
- Demon's Souls
- Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales
- Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered
- Sackboy: A Big Adventure
- Assassin's Creed: Valhalla
- Borderlands 3
- Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War
- Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition
- Destiny 2: Beyond Light
- DiRT 5
- Just Dance 2021
- Overcooked: All You Can Eat
- Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate Edition
- NBA 2K21
- No Man's Sky
- Observer: System Redux
- Planet Coaster: Console Edition
- The Pathless
- Warhammer: Chaosbane - Slayer Edition
- Watch Dogs Legion
Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Spider-Man: Miles Morales will be released as a launch title for the Playstation 5.
It is a direct sequel to 2018's Marvel's Spider-Man that was released on the PS4.
Players that purchase the Deluxe Edition of Miles Morales will receive a remastered version of Marvel's Spider-Man.
Miles Morales came under fire a bit before release due to the game appearing to be more like an expansion DLC for Spider-Man, rather than a direct sequel.
This sparked fears that it would be a very short title and was rushed onto the PS5 to give the console a big selling point at launch.
Players Aren't Happy
Reviews for the game have started to be released and many of them are pointing towards the games' length.
Gene Park, from The Washington Post, said it took him approximately 8 hours to complete the game.
Other reviewers have claimed it to take somewhere around 11-12 hours.
Some fans have been calling the game "too short", in response to the under 12 hours of playtime.
Over recent years, especially with advancements in hardware, we have seen an increased amount of large open world games, many of which are regarded as some of the top games of this last couple of generations.
Also games such as The Last Of Us 2 and God Of War, despite not being open world, are still fairly long games to complete.
Then there is the huge growth in popularity of online games such as Genshin Impact, Destiny 2, and Fortnite which offer almost unlimited replay value.
So it seems fans are almost spoiled in that regard, in 2020 gamers can get huge bang for their buck when it comes to time spent playing a game.
But plenty of amazing games have been released in recent years that aren't very long, Resident Evil 2 Remake for example.
Miles Morales is also a $50 title, as opposed to the new standard of $70, so the game is discounted in a sense.
Some gamers will be happy with shorter 8-12 hours game packed full of great gameplay and amazing story.
While some look for those never ending games that can provide years of content, like a Fortnite or Warframe.
That's the beauty of freedom of choice I guess, there's always something for everyone to enjoy.