The fourth quarter of 2020 is shaping up to be a very big deal for video game fans. Both the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 will make their debut, ushering in a new generation of video game performance.
With new consoles of course comes new games, and while both consoles will arrive with new AAA titles for gamers to sink their teeth into, very few will be available exclusively on the PS5, at least at launch. Instead, many will be offered on the PS4 as well, just as they will appear on both the Xbox One and Series X.
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That said, Sony is not entirely following Microsoft with the Xbox's Smart Delivery system, where games bought on the Xbox One are made available to owners for free when they log into their new Xbox Series S. Instead, some PS4 games will be free to upgrade to the improved PS5 version, but not all.
Some of the games mentioned below will launch for the PS4, but that copy of the game will also work on the PS5, where it will run with improved graphics.
Naturally, given the year 2020 has been, there are more TBC stickers attached to video games released over the next few months, so some of the information included below may change. Some titles have already slipped from 2020 to 2021, so it's tricky to predict exactly which will arrive before the end of the year.
Games available for PlayStation 5 in 2020:
Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Launching on November 17, 2020 and will be available for PS4 and PS5
Astro's Playroom: Coming before the end of 2020 and an exclusive to the PlayStation 5
Bugsnax: Due during the 2020 holiday season for PS4 and PS5
Chivalry 2: Due out before the end of 2020 and available for both PS4 and PS5
Cyberpunk 2077: Launching before the end of 2020 for PS4, which will be playable with improved visuals on the PS5
Cyberpunk 2077CD Projekt Red
DiRT 5: Coming to PS4 on October 9 and PS5 later, however purchasing the PS4 version will give owners a free copy for PS5 once available
Godfall: Available in December for the PS5 as well as on PC
Gods and Monsters: Coming to the PS4 and PS5 during the 2020 holiday season
Jett: The Far Shore: Will be available for the PS4 and PS5 from the 2020 holiday season
Madden NFL 21: Due on PS5 before the end of 2020, but with an unknown release date. Available on PS4 now.
Marvel's Avengers: Available for PS4 from September 4, with a free upgrade for the PS5 at a later date, but hopefully before the end of 2020
NBA 2K21: Available on the PS5 from September 4, with a PS5 version coming in the fall of 2020
Observer (System Redux): Coming to the PS4 and PS5 during the 2020 holiday season
Observer (System Redux)Bloober Team
Oddworld Soulstorm: Will be available for PS4 and PS5 at some point before the end of 2020
Outriders: Coming to both the PS4 and PS5 during the 2020 holiday season
Planet Coaster: To be available on both the PS4 and PS5 during the holiday season
Quantum Error: Will be released for the PS4 and PS5 at some point in 2020, date unknown for now
Redo! Enhanced Edition: Expected for both the PS4 and PS5 towards the end of 2020
Spider-Man: Miles Morales: Available exclusively at launch for the PS5, likely going on sale when the console does during the 2020 holiday season
The Pathless: Coming to PS4 and PS5 towards the end of 2020
Watch Dogs: Legion: Releasing on PS4 on October 29, with a free PS5 upgrade coming before the end of 2020
Worms Rumble: Expected to arrive before the end of 2020 for both PS4 and PS5
WRC 9: Coming to PS4 on September 3, then PS5 later in 2020
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