As an Xbox-exclusive that’ll be available with the launch of the Series X, it’ll be a big draw for potential gamers who want a more chill gaming experience than some of the console’s other titles.
Choosing between the new Sony PlayStation and Microsoft’s Xbox has always been about brand loyalty and first-party exclusives. Are you a Halo and Gears of War fan? Or do you prefer Naughty Dog games like Uncharted and The Last of Us?
While the hardware and specs of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will influence which one gamers choose, price will also be a key factor, along with backward compatibility and features like smart delivery. Even so, the games will be the most important thing. There’s plenty of reason to be excited for titles like Cyberpunk 2077 and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, but as they’ll appear on both next-gen consoles, some of the more important games will be those console exclusives.
What games will we be able to play when the PS5 and Xbox Series X launch later this year? Here’s a look at six key next-gen launch titles that’ll define the upcoming console war.
This “looter slasher” was the first game announced for PS5, and as a timed exclusive that should eventually also hit Xbox Series X, it feels like a Sony power move. An action-oriented third-person experience set in a high fantasy setting where you play as a member of the Knight’s Order, wielding magical Valorplates and Augments to customize the characters, sounds incredible as a next-gen concept.
Though a firm release date has not yet been announced, a “holiday 2020” release window has been the case for quite some time. For most next-gen games, that just means they’ll be a launch title. As such, Godfall will probably be one of the very few PS5-exclusive launch titles.
A beautiful-looking title with a focus on exploration and magic in a naturalistic world, Everwild is a new IP from Rare that’s unlike anything else in Microsoft’s first-party lineup. As an Xbox-exclusive that’ll be available with the launch of the Series X, it’ll be a big draw for potential gamers who want a more chill gaming experience than some of the console’s other titles.