Top 10 Franchises We Desperately Hope to See on PlayStation 5

April 17, 2020

With the unveiling of the new PS5 DualSense controller, anticipation for the next generation of gaming consoles grows daily. With this hype comes speculation about exactly what games we’ll be able to enjoy on our new hardware. Some franchises are easier to imagine returning than others, but we can always ask nicely for some sequels, right? As such, we’ve gathered 10 franchises we would love to see included on the PlayStation 5.

God of War

Since the days of the PS2, God of War has been a series cemented in the PlayStation brand. With the classic series showing its age, Sony Santa Monica decided to give Kratos a soft reboot with 2018’s God of War. 

This game breathed several lifetimes worth of content into the series with new characters, a new setting, and startling possibilities. Now, the follow-up to the story of Kratos and Atreus is one of the most asked for titles on the PS5. 

Horizon: Zero Dawn

As Aloy of the Nora tribe, players were greeted to a gorgeous new world on PlayStation 4. Horizon: Zero Dawn released in 2017 and boasted some of the best location graphics the console had seen so far. Also, the story and characters quickly grew to be favorites among many new fans, and truly solidified the game as a promising new property. 

Since Horizon’s debut, a solitary piece of DLC has been released that was of the same quality, but that’s about it. However, with the upcoming Summer 2020 release of the title on Steam and a sequel comic book, interest in the franchise is heating up once more. It isn’t crazy to assume that a new game announcement would place the next entry on the PS5.

The Last of Us

The Last of Us: Part II was so close to releasing that rabid, hungry fans could practically feel the disc in their hands. Unfortunately, the game was recently put on an indefinite delay. Seeing as this is the case, no one is really sure as to when the game will be released. While many people would rather have Ellie and Joel’s next adventure sooner rather than later, there’s a chance something interesting could come from this delay. Perhaps even a cross-generation release on both PS4 and PS5? Considering the circumstances, it isn’t an overly ambitious idea. 

The Elder Scrolls

Since the release of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim in 2012, fans of the fantasy series have been looking for hints at the next magical adventure. Unfortunately, there hasn’t been much of an indication as to when it will arrive. However, it is coming, as it was announced to be in development last year. Whenever it does come, though, it is sure to be found on next-gen consoles at release. 

Metal Gear Solid

Another one of the PlayStation’s hit series, Metal Gear Solid has typically been a benchmark for gaming technology. The series is known for pushing new consoles to their limits and experimenting with what they can do. 

This should make a future release on the PS5 all but confirmed. Unfortunately, that isn’t exactly the case anymore. Without the involvement of the series’ director, as well as the critical reception of the spin-off game Metal Gear Survive, Metal Gear’s future is uncertain. However, a sequel would be a welcome addition to the next generation of consoles.

Skate

All right, this one’s a bit of wishful thinking. Fans of the long dormant Skate series have been begging for any kind of news regarding a new game for years. This desperation also extends to former fans of the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater series, making for a decently large demand for a quality skateboarding game. 

Sadly, there hasn’t been a single sign or whisper of Skate returning in any capacity. It sure would be nice to see it come to next-gen, though! Then again, any skateboarding series would work fine, as well.

Bloodborne

FromSoftware has seen success with sequels in the Dark Souls series. This would make a sequel to the hit action RPG Bloodborne an easy sell. However, the director of Fromsoft, Hidetaka Miyazaki, is far from a fan of sequels. It has been said that Dark Souls was a special circumstance, leading fans to not expect any sequels to some of their favorite games. 

With the suspiciously quiet development of their next game, Elden Ring, underway, a sequel to Bloodborne would be a ways off. This would place it firmly in the time of the PS5. If it were to miraculously happen, seeing Yharnam on the next generation of consoles would be amazing. 

Uncharted

Uncharted 4 ended on a delightfully final note for series hero Nathan Drake. In all honesty, his story should be finished at last. However, the release of the spin-off adventure, The Lost Legacy, proves the series does not have to end. 

The series boasts a large cast of exceedingly capable characters. Each of them could have globetrotting adventures well away from the events of Uncharted 1-4. This makes a potential new entry in the franchise appearing on PS5 all the more likely. 

Infamous

Infamous is a pretty quiet PlayStation series that packs a large punch. While it isn’t as big a deal as God of War or Uncharted, Infamous still has plenty to offer for the future. The PS3 followed Cole MacGrath on his journey to become a superhero across two games. Then the PS4 introduced us to Delsin Rowe in Infamous: Second Son.

This was followed up by an incredible prequel with Abigail “Fetch” Walker in Infamous: First Light. But then the series suddenly went quiet. Hopefully we’ll get another glimpse into the world of Infamous in the next generation.

Ratchet and Clank

Ratchet and Clank is one of those series that is just consistently good for various reasons. The original game got a loose remake on the PS4 that was an excellent way to reboot the classic adventure franchise. Another remake on the PS5 or even an entirely brand new adventure wouldn’t be surprising to see, but will always be openly welcome.

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