Sony has revealed several upcoming PS5 game release dates during a presentation at CES 2020. Most of these titles will be arriving sometime in 2021, although a couple of games won't arrive until 2022 — or later.
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is one of the go-to places for new tech to be unveiled. Gaming isn't always the biggest focus at this event (hardware aside), but Sony has elected to use this event to announce the release dates for several of its upcoming PS5 games.
What Are the Upcoming PS5 Game Release Dates?
We already knew about the Hitman 3 release date (January 2021) and Returnal release date (March 19, 2021). Many of these games, however, had no release date or had a different date entirely. Now, Niko Partners Senior Analyst Daniel "ZhugeEX" Ahmad has reported on clarifications and changes on several PS5 game release dates.
When is the Kena Release Date?
The Kena release date will be sometime in March 2021. Previous announcements targeted Q1 2021. Most recently, Kena: Bridge of Spirits has been mired in controversy over allegations brought forth by one of its developers.
When is the Solar Ash Release Date?
The Solar Ash release date will be sometime in June 2021. This game announced at last year's "The Future of Gaming" show is brought you by the people behind Hyper Light Drifter and will task you with exploring the "Ultravoid," a surreal rift that swallowing up multiple worlds.
When is the Little Devil Inside Release Date?
The Little Devil Inside release date will be sometime in July 2021. This survival action RPG is the product of a successful Kickstarter and was also highlighted during Sony's June 2020 PS5 games show; players will get to control a cartoonish character trying to survive in a world filled with peril.
When is the Ghostwire Tokyo Release Date?
The Ghostwire Tokyo release date will be in October 2021. This PlayStation 5 exclusive also happens to be the game that catapulted Ikumi Nakamura into the spotlight, although she's since left Tango in search of a new job. We've seen a little bit of gameplay during "The Future of Gaming Show" last year; more importantly, we've learned that you can indeed pet the dog in this upcoming game.
When is the Stray Release Date?
The Stray release date will also be in October 2021. Stray will have you playing as a stray cat in a cyberpunk setting — hopefully, this upcoming cyberpunk game will be a little better on launch then another notable release in the genre.
When is the Project Athia Release Date?
The Project Athia release date will be in January 2022. This mysterious game has the protagonist transported to a world that is not their own but it's otherwise shrouded in mystery — we're sure to learn more about it throughout 2021.
When is the Pragmata Release Date?
The Pragama release date will be sometime in 2023. No specific month or quarter was announced. The game was first revealed in mid-2020 and it made quite an impression when it was revealed. We didn't know much about the game at the time, and now things have gotten a bit worse — it's been pushed back from 2022 to 2023.
Some of these announcements are surely disappointing for PS5 players; Pragmata, for example, looks particularly cool and it's a shame to have to wait at least two whole years until its launch.
That said, the vast majority of these games should be arriving in 2021 barring any development problems. Hopefully, 2021 will be a year where game developers can avoid the schedule slip that plagued 2020.
Which PS5 game release date are you most excited about? Do you think any of these games will be delayed beyond these initial announcements? Let us know in the comments below!