The first PlayStation 5 game can now be pre-ordered from Amazon.
The action RPG Scarlet Nexus, which comes on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 and Xbox series X are now available for pre-order on all platforms and costs a flat $59.99. The sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn is a no-go at this point, but given the original game was released in early 2017, it is expected to be released around 2020.
It was originally slated for release on December 31, 2021, but that has since changed without giving a release date for the console, although it is said to be a next-generation launch title.
Sony has sold more than 100 million PS4 consoles so far, though sales have been declining since the PS5 was unveiled. Maybe in the end there will be a number of games that could appear on both the PS4 and PlayStation 5 or maybe not.
Although there is not much to expect at the moment, the PS5 website is live and time flies like an arrow. While you can pre-order it, it won’t be long before it’s available, as Sony plans to produce a few PS5 units for the first year of the console and a pandemic. The PS5 will be released in time for Christmas, but not before the end of the year.
Another game that could realistically be released for a PlayStation 5 could be Sucker Punch’s Ghost of Tsushima, which was unveiled at PSX in December 2017. The impressive demo we saw at E3 2018 may have been a pre-order for the PS5 version of the game, but it is missing from the 2019 release schedule. It is not entirely unrealistic to believe that this game could end up on PlayStation5, although it is unlikely to be released in 2019, as it has been mentioned that it could be “permanent” for the PS5.
Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida was asked about the possibility of a next-generation PlayStation and said:
“All I can say at this stage is that it is necessary to have a next-generation hardware. More information has been announced in recent weeks, but we have a good idea of what to expect from Sony’s next Gen console. The next generation of the PlayStation will officially arrive later this year in the form of the PlayStation 5”Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida
While E3 showed the world what to expect from the next generation of consoles, Sony had the chance to take an interest in current Gen games and at the same time tease what we can expect next year. While it makes sense for gamers, some of the games we saw at E4 may have had PS4 releases before they get PS5 releases, while some will get shiny new upgrades for the PS5 when it finally comes out. One of these will be exclusive to PlayStation 5, and another game that will get a PS3 version before it is ready for release.