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Top 5 Games We Hope Are Available Day 1 On PlayStation 5

It would be nice to play some old favourites on a shiny new console.

For months, the mystery surrounding the details of the PlayStation 5 drove fans into a frenzy and though most of the important questions have been answered, a very important detail is still unknown: What PlayStation 4 games will be available to play on November 12?

A number of important titles have been confirmed to at least be available via the PlayStation Plus Collection:

  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Battlefield 1
  • Bloodborne
  • Days Gone
  • Detroit: Become Human
  • Fallout 4
  • Final Fantasy XV
  • God of War
  • Infamous Second Son
  • Monster Hunter World
  • Mortal Kombat X
  • Persona 5
  • Ratchet and Clank
  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
  • The Last Guardian
  • The Last of Us Remastered
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • Until Dawn

The list is quite impressive, however a PS Plus subscription is required in order to download these particular games which still begs the question of whether they will all be backwards compatible at launch. As impressive as this list is, 5 particular omissions stand out that we hope to get confirmation on soon. 

5. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Ok, maybe the first game on the list is a little tongue-in-cheek but can you even launch a new console without a Skyrim port at this point? This multi-generational title is still one of the greatest games ever made and it would feel odd owning a console without the option of playing Skyrim on it. Nothing official has been announced by Bethesda and unless an upgrade has already been in the works, the recent purchase by Microsoft means that there’s a distinct possibility a console will exist that doesn’t feature the Dragonborn.

4. Nier: Automata

The PlatinumGames developed masterpiece faced stiff competition when it launched in 2017 but for many, this truly was the game of the year. An argument could be made that Nier already looks and sounds so incredible that very little work would need to be done in an upgrade to the PlayStation 5. Nothing official has been announced from Square Enix on its future availability but with Yoko Taro hard at work on a Nier Replicant remake, the hope is that we won’t have to wait long for Nier to be playable on the PS5. 

3. Final Fantasy 7 Remake

The second Square Enix game to grace our list will barely be six months old by the launch of the PlayStation 5. The experience may be fresh but that doesn’t mean we wouldn’t want to play it again so soon after launch. The visuals and soundtrack are so spectacular that it only makes sense for Square Enix to provide new PlayStation 5 owners with access to the title as quickly as possible. Nothing official has been announced but rumours are abound that we won’t have to wait long to walk the streets of Midgar once again. 

2. No Man’s Sky

The Hello Games developed title is truly the tale of the little engine that could. Struggling to meet expectations out of the gate, No Man’s Sky has evolved into a masterpiece of space exploration that truly could be the only game many fans may ever need to play. Nothing official from Sean Murray on when we will be able to play on the next generation of consoles but with a brand new update to the game launching today, it’s safe to expect that it won’t be long.

1. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Thankfully the most anticipated title on our list is also the only one that as of today has been confirmed to be getting an upgrade on the PlayStation 5. According to CD Projekt Red, the upgrade will include  “a range of visual and technical improvements — including ray tracing and faster loading times — across the base game, both expansions, and all extra content.” It will be much easier going to sleep knowing that the only question surrounding the backwards compatibility of the best game of this generation is simply a matter of when.

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