(Pocket-lint) - Sony's PlayStation 5 is coming later this year, and the wrappers finally came off recently, unveiling the console's bold new look to give us a fuller sense of what it's going to offer alongside its groundbreaking SSD storage and the 3D audio of its Tempest card. Sony has also given us a few looks now at loads of games coming for its new console, whetting our appetites very nicely indeed.

We've gathered the best contenders, right here for you, from confirmed releases to games that we're certain are in the pipeline, including new trailers wherever they exist. 

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FIFA 21

  • Release date: 6 October 2020
  • PS5 exclusive: No, also on Xbox Series X, PS4, Xbox One and PC
  • Publisher: EA

There are some things you can rely on like clockwork, and an annual FIFA release is right up there with them. There's no possible way that EA Sports will miss out on getting FIFA 20 ready for the PlayStation 5's launch, as far as we can imagine, so you'll almost certainly be able to pick it up with your new console. 

It'll be interesting to see what changes come this year, after the introduction of Volta football in FIFA 19, especially in light of how incredibly disrupted the real life game is at present. 

Watch Dogs: Legion

  • Release date: 29 October 2020
  • PS5 exclusive: No, also on Xbox Series X, PS4, Xbox One, Stadia and PC
  • Publisher: Ubisoft

Another of Ubisoft's upcoming games, delayed to the end of the year, is the really intriguing Watch Dogs: Legion, and we'd expect it to hit the PS5 for all the same reasons as Gods and Monsters. 

It's another open world game in the Watch Dogs series, but with a new twist that lets you play as literally any NPC in the city of London where it's set. That opens up huge worlds of possibilities in terms of how you want to approach any tasks or missions. 

Assassin's Creed: Valhalla

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  • Release date: 10 November 2020
  • PS5 exclusive: No, also on Xbox Series X, PS4, Xbox One and PC
  • Publisher: Ubisoft

It's looking like the next Assassin's Creed is gonna be a doozy, with seemingly all of Britain to explore and a whole lotta naughty Templars to get rid of, all the while playing as a Viking settler.

Spider Man: Miles Morales

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  • Release date: 12 November 2020
  • PS5 exclusive: Yes
  • Publisher: Insomniac

Spider Man was one of the best games of the last generation, and Insomniac isn't hanging around - it's already got a sequel locked and loaded, ready for the PS5's launch. This time, Miles Morales will don the suit to defend his city, after learning how to be a hero in the last game. The brief look we've had at it suggests it's going to be another stunner.

After all, it was a Spider Man tech demo that first set people's imaginations ablaze about the massive potential that Sony's new SSD would unlock - we can't wait to see how it plays. 

Demon's Souls

  • Release date: 12 November 2020
  • PS5 exclusive: Yes
  • Publisher: Sony

Bluepoint Games is arguably now the world's foremost expert when it comes to remasters - just look at the stellar work it did on Shadow of the Colossus for proof. Now it's turning its hand to another beloved classic - Demon's Souls. The first Souls game, its legendary challenge is coming to PS5 with a fully updated set of graphics.

It's set to grind down another generation of players with its difficulty, and win them over with the reward that comes hand in hand with it. We can't wait to get into it again, and are thrilled that it'll be a launch title. 

Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War

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  • Release date: 13 November 2020
  • PS5 exclusive: No, also on Xbox Series X, Series S, Xbox One, PS4 and PC
  • Publisher: Activision

The next Call of Duty is taking us back to the 1980s, returning to the period that first spawned the Black Ops franchise, and it's looking pretty visually sumptuous on PS5 from what we've seen so far. There's the promise of more freedom than ever before across its singleplayer campaign, plus that ever-addictive multiplayer offering, a new and refreshed Zombies mode and the allure of Warzone. It should be a doozy!

Cyberpunk 2077

  • Release date: 19 November 2020
  • PS5 exclusive: No, also on Xbox Series X, PS4, Xbox One and PC
  • Publisher: CD Projekt Red

The new open-world game from CD Projekt Red looks like it's going to be an absolutely unreal experience, with a huge map to explore and a totally deep world to sink into, with cybernetic enhancements and futuristic weaponry the name of the game.

It's looking absolutely stunning so far, a dystopian adventure set in a massive open-world city with myriad ways to play and choices to make, from the developers of the superb Witcher 3. We can't wait. 

Immortals Fenyx Rising

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  • Release date: 3 December 2020
  • PS5 exclusive: No, also on Xbox Series X, PS4, Xbox One, Stadia and PC
  • Publisher: Ubisoft

This delightful-looking adventure title from Ubisoft looks like a mixture of The Legend of Zelda with its trademark Assassin's Creed series, with a gorgeous painterly style that we can't wait to get stuck into. 

Godfall

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  • Release date: December 2020
  • PS5 exclusive: Yes
  • Publisher: Gearbox

Godfall is one of the only confirmed launch titles for the PlayStation 5 - it'll be releasing alongside the new console. It's a third-person loot shooter in the mold of a Destiny or The Division 2, and looks like it should take advantage of the console's increased power with some pretty impressive visual wizardry. 

Outriders

  • Release date: Holiday 2020
  • PS5 exclusive: No, also on Xbox Series X, PS4 and Xbox One
  • Publisher: Square Enix

Stop us if you've heard this before, but outriders is a loot shooter, in the mold of the likes of Destiny or The Division 2 - it's got a focus on multiplayer action, but is pretty different-looking from Godfall, above. It's got a far grittier tone, and also has a bunch more gameplay out there for you to watch.

The game is in development as a cross-generation title, meaning that it will launch on both the PS4 and the PS5, although obviously players on the latter hardware can expect a boost in performance and graphics. 

Rainbow Six: Siege

  • Release date: Holiday 2020
  • PS5 exclusive: No, also on Xbox Series X, PS4, Xbox One and PC
  • Publisher: Ubisoft

Rainbow Six: Siege has been one of the slow success stories of the current console generation, starting out as an interesting reimagining of Rainbow Six's tactical gameplay, before slowly and carefully evolving into a really popular online shooter that's not going anywhere. 

The game's director, Leroy Athanassof, recently made an interesting statement, though, indicating that the game would be available to play on next-gen consoles at launch. Whether that will involve cross-generational play or not, it's great to know that you'll be able to pick up Siege on PS5 from day one. 

Hitman III

  • Release date: January 2021
  • PS5 exclusive: No
  • Publisher: IO Interactive

After the slow-burn success that IO's enjoyed with Hitman and Hitman 2, it's completing its new trilogy with a third instalment that looks absolutely beautiful. The trailer we've seen shows locations as ambitious as anything we've played yet, and we're anticipating more ways to finish off our targets than ever before. 

Releasing in January 2021, it'll be one of the first big third-party games for next-gen consoles, which is always a thrilling time. 

Far Cry 6

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  • Release date: 18 February 2021
  • PS5 exclusive: No
  • Publisher: Ubisoft

The latest in the Far Cry series is on its way, and it looks like it'll be as explosive as ever. It's set on the fictional island of Yara, which you can pretty clearly see is inspired by Cuba, and looks colourful and fun, with a wide range of weapons, vehicles and allies to call upon. 

Deathloop

  • Release date: Q2 2021
  • PS5 exclusive: No, also on PC
  • Publisher: Bethesda

This stylish tactical stealth-shooter is from the genius team at Arkane Studios that did such incredible work on the Dishonored series, and looks like it takes a few leaves from that book. A Groundhog Day-style time loop looks like it'll be a really fun challenge to break out of. 

Final Fantasy XVI

  • Release date: 2021
  • PS5 exclusive: No, also on PC
  • Publisher: Square Enix

The next mainline game in the storied Final Fantasy series will be a console exclusive for the PS5, at least for some time, and the first trailer looks absolutely great. It's a return to a more tied-down fantasy realm, along with a grittier style and a combat system that looks more responsive than ever. We can't wait to find out more and try it out. 

Hogwarts Legacy

  • Release date: 2021
  • PS5 exclusive: No, also on Xbox Series X and PC
  • Publisher: Warner Bros

It's finally happening - a proper, big-budget game set in the marvellous world of Harry Potter (even if it's ditching his name). This sprawling RPG has finally had a trailer and looks absolutely incredible, although we'll look forward to learning more about exactly what structure it'll take. Players will have their own wizard to guide through 1800s Hogwarts and the world around it, all of it bringing brand-new stories to the table. 

Resident Evil 8

  • Release date: 2021
  • PS5 exclusive: No
  • Publisher: Square Enix

The next chilling chapter in Square Enix's long-running and beloved series will indeed be coming to PS5, unsurprisingly, although we honestly didn't expect an announcement this early. It looks like another terrifying chapter, this time returning to a more rural setting that's reminiscent of the classic days of Resident Evil 4. 

We know it's coming in 2021, so shouldn't have to wait too long to find out more. 

Horizon: Forbidden West

  • Release date: 2021?
  • PS5 exclusive: Yes
  • Publisher: Guerilla

Horizon: Zero Dawn was a cult hit from the PS4 era - it garnered rave reviews at launch and has attracted more and more players to its lush singleplayer adventure over time. People were crying out for a sequel and they're getting it - it looks like Aloy's journeying to what remains of the US this time around.

It looks absolutely gorgeous from this showing, with new mechanical monsters and adversaries to overcome, and is set to be a showcase for the PS5's graphical capabilities. Sadly, we don't have a release window yet, so we'd be surprised if it came before 2021. 

Gran Turismo 7

  • Release date: 2021?
  • PS5 exclusive: Yes
  • Publisher: Sony

One of the grand old names of racing games is coming to the PS5, just as we hoped it would - the next Gran Turismo looks like it will once again push the envelope in terms of graphical fidelity and realism - with a revamped campaign mode that should be a little easier for players to get to grips with. 

The extended trailer above makes it look just as awesome in motion as you'd want, although we don't have a firm release date yet. That's a slight issue, because we all know that Gran Turismo games don't tend to get rushed out of the oven. 

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart

  • Release date: 2021?
  • PS5 exclusive: Yes
  • Publisher: Insomniac

Insomniac is really doing the business for Sony nowadays, surprising nobody, and alongside the next Spider Man, it's got a brand new Ratchet and Clank adventure, in the form of Rift Apart. It looks like another colourful, joyous romp, with a new twist.

Players will be moving trans-dimensionally at a rate of knots, it would seem, which should act as a marvellous showcase for the PS5's lightning-quick SSD's load times. It should be a barrel of laughs and fun!

Rockstar

Grand Theft Auto 6

  • Release date: TBC
  • PS5 exclusive: No, also on Xbox Series X and PC
  • Publisher: Rockstar

There are almost too many rumours swirling around Rockstar's likely next game in the Grand Theft Auto franchise to adequately summarise, but suffice to say that it almost has to be on the way. It's also really likely that it will appear on next-gen consoles, especially given that we're not sure it'll see the light of day in 2020 at all. 

At the moment speculation is rife that it will see players return to Vice City and the surrounding area, but nothing is confirmed yet. Still, it's almost guaranteed that one of the world's biggest entertainment franchises will make its way to the PS5 before long. 

The Elder Scrolls 6

  • Release date: TBC
  • PS5 exclusive: No, also on Xbox Series X and PC
  • Publisher: Bethesda

The above teaser trailer, in retrospect, feels a bit premature given that we've heard almost nothing about the next Elder Scrolls game in the meantime, but we're still awash with excitement at the idea of a sequel to Skyrim on next-gen hardware. 

There's no way of knowing where it's set yet (although our money is on Hammerguard, personally), but it's for sure on the way. Don't expect a release date anytime soon, though, sadly. 

Dying Light 2

  • Release date: 2021
  • PS5 exclusive: No, also on Xbox Series X, PS4, Xbox One, and PC
  • Publisher: Techland

We don't know for sure that Dying Light 2 is coming to next-generation consoles but its lengthy delays seem a little suspicious to us, to the point where we'd again be pretty surprised if it was only for the current generation. 

We've seen plenty of gameplay already, though, and it looks like Techland is making another hard-hitting parkour-and-zombies mashup that should be perfect for fans of the first game.  

Writing by Max Freeman-Mills.