The PS5 is preparing to celebrate its nine months on August 19. The console has just crossed a symbolic milestone with 10 million consoles sold worldwide since its launch. Statistics which are impressive despite a persistent shortage which should last for a long time to come.
A good dynamic that Playstation owes to the incredible cycle of the PS4 (between 2013 and 2020), but also a year rich in games and exclusivity for the new console of the Japanese firm. Spider-Man Miles Morales, Sackboy a Big Adventure, Daemon Soul’s, Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart or Returnal, in just eight months, PS5 players have had plenty to entertain themselves.
The end of the year 2021 promised to be just as dynamic and full of adventure. Unfortunately, of the seven headlines expected between August and November 2021, five are already postponed to the year 2022 (at best).
Gran Turismo 7 for 2022
Announced during the event “The Future of Gaming” in June 2020, Gran Turismo 7 was expected for the first half of the year 2021. The game was postponed a few weeks ago to a vast “2022”. We will therefore have to be patient and this postponement promises us a great battle with Forza Motorsport 8 on the Xbox side!
God of War Ragnarök for 2022
Announced during the second PS5 event in September 2020, the continuation of the adventures of Kratos was well planned for the year 2021. They have also been postponed to 2022 without further details. Since its announcement, we haven’t had a chance to see any images. Here again, you have to be patient with just this logo!
Ghostwire Tokyo for 2022
It was once again during “The Future of Gaming” that Ghostwire Tokyo was announced. Expected for the month of October 2021, the game was postponed a few days ago to 2022 without further details. The game that had previously shown a sequence of gameplay needs a bit more tweaking.
Stray for early 2022
Another game revealed during the “Future of Gaming”, this time via a teaser and not a gameplay sequence. Stray was expected for October 2021, it is now postponed to early 2022. A little more patience to discover this game in the “Cyberpunk” universe where we can control… A cat!
Horizon Forbidden West for… 2022?
Big announcement of the event “The Future of Gaming” in June 2021, Horizon was scheduled for 2021. It was presented during a long gameplay streak in May with the promise of having new information very quickly. Alas, according to recent rumors coming straight from journalist Jeff Grubb. According to the latter, generally well informed, Horizon Forbidden West would be postponed to 2022 and Sony should announce the new release date of the game during a State of Play in September.
As of this date (July 30), the postponement of Horizon Forbidden West has not yet been confirmed and remains rumored.
Two more headlines to end 2021 on PS5
May PS5 players be reassured, many games are coming for the end of this year 2021. Regarding the exclusives for the console (so the games that will not be released on Xbox or Nintendo Switch), there are two more big titles planned.
Deathloop – September 14 (PS4 and PS5)
Deathloop, the new game from Bethesda and the Lyon studio Arkane. An action adventure game that reminds us of a certain Dishonored (still at Bethesda) who will immerse the player in a time loop on the island of Blackreef.
Kena: Bridge of Spirits – September 21 (PS4 and PS5)
Expected for August 24, Kena: Bridge of Spirits has just been postponed. Fortunately, we will only have to wait a few weeks since the game is now set for September 21. It is from this date that you will have the opportunity to discover the adventures of Kena, a young spirit guide who travels to an abandoned village in search of the temple of the sacred mountain.
Unearth and form a team of Rots, little spirits who maintain the balance of nature by breaking down dead or decaying elements. Improve the abilities of your companions, invent new ways to manipulate your environment, and lift the veil on the secrets of a forgotten community hidden in an impenetrable forest where wandering spirits are trapped.
Postponing the games… Sony’s strategy in the face of the PS5 shortage?
Despite the symbolic milestone of 10 million consoles sold, the PS5 still faces a significant shortage. It is still very complicated today to find a machine (whether on the Internet or at physical resellers).
The Japanese firm has already announced that it has very big ambitions around the PS5 from the year 2022. The goal is to sell more than 22.6 million consoles in a single year (to beat the record held by the PS4). Thus, Sony is guaranteed to sell millions of PS5s at the end of the year and with the Christmas holidays despite the shortage. They don’t need big titles like Horizon Forbidden West or smaller games like Stray and Ghostwire Tokyo.
To put the odds on their side and manage to beat the record of 22.6 million consoles sold in a single year, we can think that the company has taken the decision to postpone the games planned for the PS5 at the end of the year. . This will initially give the studios extra time to refine the games. Secondly, this will allow the games to be sold on a fleet of 12-15 million consoles rather than on “only” 10 million machines. Finally, this will allow thirdly to boost sales and offer many diverse and varied games to attract a larger panel of players.
One thing is certain, the PS5 has a very bright future ahead of it and risks breaking many records in the months and years to come.
If you want to see the list of all the games (exclusive or not) that are expected on PS5 for the end of the year 2021 and for the year 2022, don’t hesitate to visit our PlayStation 5 games release calendar. You can also consult the game release schedule on all media at this address.