Looking at the list of games promised on next gen is like wanting to put yourself in an Alien-style sleep cocoon and set the alarm clock to “end 2020”. We have Halo, a lot of Ubisoft, the excluded PS5 and even a Gollum game. Here are the few games 100% confirmed, 100% official for the next generation of consoles, for which we do not yet have a precise release date. Let’s say end of the year. And then, at the end of the article, those who are still the subject of rumors.
Halo Infinite (Xbox Series X)
A Halo coming out is always a major event (do you have it?). The license no longer has much to prove and has established itself as THE benchmark for science fiction games (with Mass Effect) and it is only logical that Microsoft has planned to release a new album with the launch of its Xbox Series X. As for the other Xbox titles, it will also be released on the current generation of consoles, just to leave no one behind.
It is for the moment the only big excluded Playstation 5 revealed by Sony during the Game Awards 2019. Godfall poses as a “loot-slasher”, ie a loot-shooter but with swords. Sumptuous and quite busy visual atmosphere, hand-to-hand gameplay as nervous as fluid and support for ray-tracing: the game will really serve to show immediately what the console is capable of.
Watch Dogs: Legion (Xbox Series X and PS5)
The first Ubisoft game on this list, Watch Dogs Legion will be released on next-gen consoles, as confirmed by the publisher recently. The title has been postponed just to perfect the polish and avoid a failure at the Ghost Recon Breakpoint, but it will also be released on the current generation and PC. Watch Dogs Legion is the promise of a full digital open world where technologies will have to be exploited to make a big mess, as in the previous ones. Big difference from this opus: all NPCs, without exception, will be recruitable to form your team.
Rainbow Six Quarantine (Xbox Series X and PS5)
More Ubi with the release of the next Rainbow Six confirmed on the two next-gen consoles. Like Watch Dogs, the game has been postponed and little is known about its content. Rainbow Six Siege is doing very well in the tactical shooter box and continues to be fully contented, Ubisoft has therefore imagined something quite different in terms of gameplay. “Form a squad of 3 agents, and face an unknown enemy to protect all of humanity”, tease the official site, accompanied by a nice trailer where we see the player threatened by some kind of zombies. “Our goal is to have it available when the consoles are launched”, has just declared Ubisoft.
God & Monsters (Xbox Series X and PS5)
Gods & Monsters is the latest creation from the team behind Assassin’s Creed Odissey, which here offers a Zelda-like in Greek mythology mode. The trailer reveals very little info on the gameplay but we will surely incarnate a (very) young woman with a hoplite helmet on the head to go and face chimeras with great swords. 99% chance that it is an open world. Black point on the board: the artistic direction at Fortnite, at Dauntless, at … in short, like everyone else. Seriously guys, we know it’s practical, but we can’t take it anymore.
Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 (Xbox Series X and Microsoft)
Probably the most violently styled trailer for the 2019 Game Awards, that of Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 has stirred curiosity and has been confirmed as one of the titles for the Xbox next gen. We don’t know much about it yet, but the game should set the continuation of the adventures of Senua, who had gone for a ride in Viking hell to save her husband in the first episode (quite short). A Playstation release one day or another is not to be excluded, as it had been the case for the first.
Outriders (Xbox Series X and PS5)
Kind of Gears of War in Destiny sauce, the naughty loot shooter Outriders made quite a splash last week with a crowd of previews. The feedback is quite mixed (from “we piss off” to “my god what a slap”) so it’s not easy to get an opinion without having it between the houses, but we are 100% sure that the game will be ready for the next generation of consoles. Stay Tuned.
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum
We already told you about this a few months ago: a Gollum solo game is in preparation! The title will be out before a long time, not before 2021, and should therefore a priori be reserved for next gen consoles (and PC). We already know that the gameplay will focus on infiltration into the open world (well, in large game areas) and that Gollum’s dual personality will play an important role. Last thing to know, the character will not really look like the one we see in the films of Peter Jackson.
And then in bulk: the main rumors
A change of generation always represents a big mess for developers and, as a result, the official announcements of next gen ports are a bit slow in arriving. But some rumors smell pretty good. On the side of Cyberpunk 2077, the devs assured that they were watching very closely what is being done on the next generation, but without 100% confirming that their game would be released sooner or later. In any case, it will not be launched at the end of the year. Ghost of tsushima, the open world feudal japan, is a little in the same scenario with a release this summer, just before the consoles. A next gen version is not to be excluded, but nothing has been confirmed. Ditto for the Last of Us 2.
Ubisoft has also planned to release two new mysterious AAA games that could follow the same treatment as the three Ubi mentioned above and offer an exit on next gen. Let’s leave the last word in Bethesda, who never stops taking his time on The Elder Scrolls 6. Saying the name of the Skyrim sequel is enough to raise the hairs on the arms of fans of the license, but we don’t even have an exit window for the game yet. It seems far away, and so it smells strong the exit on next gen. Same story for Starfield, a great space adventure game also developed by Bethesda. Usually we finish our articles with a little “come on, have a little patience”. But there it will take a good package.