PlayStation 5: These were the 10 biggest game announcements Thursday
Video game fans finally got their first look at the PlayStation 5.
Sony revealed the long-anticipated video game console on Thursday through an online livestream. The new console will be available in two forms: a standard model with Blu-ray disc drive and a digital model without the disc drive. Sony said pricing would be announced at a later time.
Of course, a console is nothing without a strong library of games, especially at launch. Here's a roundup of some of the video games coming to the PS5. Some titles will land this holiday, while others are in the works for next year and beyond.
Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales
The Peter Parker Spider-Man game from studio Insomniac Games was one of 2018's best PS4 titles. Now, it's back with Miles Morales in the black-and-red suit.
Gran Turismo 7
Not sure if every video game console launch requires a racing game, but it sure feels that way. And it's been a long time since PlayStation fans had a proper GT title.
Horizon: Forbidden West
The sequel to the popular PlayStation 4 hit "Horizon: Zero Dawn" returns to a sci-fi world where humans live in various tribes on a planet once dominated by machines.
Resident Evil Village
Fans of Capcom's horror series know the name Chris Redfield very well. He's back in what will likely be another terrifying adventure. It will launch in 2021.
The concept of this action shooter is fascinating: you're an assassin stuck in a time loop, and the only way to get out is to kill the eight people who keep the loop running. If you fail, you start the day over. It's not just time you're fighting against. Other players can jump into your game and disrupt your ability to break free.
The punishing role-playing adventure that spawned future classics such as "Dark Souls" and "Bloodborne" is back and digitally remastered for PS5.
This new project from Square Enix, the makers of Final Fantasy series, appears to be another role-playing adventure. It's currently a "working title," with no release date set.
The popular action game is back, with new missions for hitman Agent 47. Part of the series' appeal is the freedom to creatively take out your targets.
Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart
As if a new Spidey game wasn't enough, studio Insomniac Games is also delivering a fresh take on its most popular video game duo.
So we didn't see full 5-on-5 action, just New Orleans Pelicans star Zion Williamson alone on the court. But if his digital recreation is any sign of how this pro basketball simulation will look, it could represent a tremendous leap forward.
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