Sony recently hosted a PS5 showcase event that gave a good look at what consumers can expect from the upcoming next-generation console. The event focused mainly on PS5 games coming at the launch “and beyond”, as well as finally confirming the PS5’s price and release date. Afterwards, we also found out that PS5 pre-orders would go live the next day. As it turns out, pre-orders ended up going live early and without prior notice at almost all major retailers. But do not worry if you did not get yours, as more orders should be available before launch – keep an eye on our PS5 pre-order guide for more.
The PS5 show had lots of new information about the PS5 and its upcoming games. Read on for more information to see about the event (complete with our pre- and post-show). You̵
How to replay the PS5 Showcase event
Sony broadcast the PS5 event live on the Twitch and YouTube pages as well as on the official PlayStation website. You can watch the entire event here on GameSpot, complete with a pre- and post-show to break down everything we see. Just check out the bed above or go to our YouTube page.
Final Fantasy XVI
Square Enix used Sony’s PS5 showcase to debut a trailer for Final Fantasy XVI – the latest in the long-running RPG series – and it will be an exclusive PlayStation console. This is different from the XV, which also came to the Xbox One. Early images of the game allow it to channel early entries into the franchise with a more traditional fantastic environment and political intrigue. No release date for Final Fantasy XVI was shared and the movies shown were run on PC.
Spider-Man: Miles Morales
As expected, we got a new glimpse of Insomniac’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, which gave a more in-depth glimpse of the game. The early game showed more Miles Morales dealing with some threats that occurred in his home area of Harlem. Spider-Man: Miles Morales costs $ 50, but you can get a luxury edition that includes a remastered version of Marvel’s Spider-Man for $ 70. It’s confirmed that it’s a PS5 launch game that will be released next to the console on November 12th. There will also be a PS4 version. Those who buy this version will be upgraded to the PS5 version for free when they play it on the new system.
During the exhibition, Avalanche Studio’s long-running Harry Potter universe game was finally revealed. Titled Hogwarts Legacy, the upcoming game will take place in the 19th century and is an open world RPG where your actions will shape Harry Potter’s wizarding world. You can learn and customize spells, collaborate with iconic characters and tame amazing animals. The game is scheduled to be released sometime in 2021.
Demon’s Souls Remake
After the exciting revelation of Demon’s Souls remake a couple of months ago, we finally got to see game material from From Software’s action RPG in action during Sony’s latest PS5 showcase. What was shown were mostly the introductory areas for the classic FromSoftware action RPG reproduced in completely new detail. This included a look at a giant boss, as well as the almost immediate transition between bonfires due to the PS5’s SSD. Like Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Demon’s Souls remake is confirmed as a PS5 launch game released on November 12.
God Of War Sequel
At the end of the presentation, Sony presented the next God of War game, which briefly teased Ragnarok is coming. Developed again by Sony Santa Monica Studios, the new game’s confirmation coincides with the previous provocation from the series’ director Cory Barlog on Twitter. Very little else is known about this game.
Price and release date
During the event, Sony finally confirmed the PS5’s price and release date. The standard version comes on November 12 and costs $ 499; Alternatively, the all-digital version will cost $ 399. For pre-order information, skip to our PS5 pre-order statement describing how to secure Sony’s latest next-generation console.
PlayStation Plus Collection
It seems Sony’s strategy for backward compatibility in the PS5 comes in the form of the PlayStation Plus Collection. The added benefit of the existing PS Plus subscription gives PS5 players access to a library of PS4’s best games, including God of War, Days Gone, Persona 5, Monster Hunter World and more.
Here is everything else
Sony unveiled many other new games, including Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition and more. Check out the stories below for full details.