KEY POINTS

  • Sony's highly anticipated streaming event finally showed actual PS5 gameplay
  • Trailers for 26 games that will be on the next-gen console were rolled out
  • A mix of familiar names and new titles are coming to the PlayStation 5

Sony’s streaming event finally showed the next-gen PlayStation 5 console along with trailers of several eagerly anticipated titles.

A total of 26 trailers were presented on June 11, with a mix of sequels and remakes of popular titles together with completely new games coming to the platform, according to Techradar.

“Spider-Man: Miles Morales” is the sequel to 2018’s “Spider-Man” from Insomniac Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. Fans of Marvel Comics and the award-winning animated film “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” will immediately recognize this titular character.

For the uneducated, however, the Afro-Latino Miles has been around since Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli introduced him in 2011 as a different Spidey from Peter Parker. To highlight the importance of this title, Sony has proudly announced that it will be a PS5 exclusive.

Although “Grand Theft Auto V” has technically been around since 2013 on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, Rockstar Games is still bringing the popular title to the PS5 in 2021. Blaine County, Los Santos, and San Andreas promise to look better than they ever have before as the title’s infamous heists, shootouts, and car chases are upgraded on Sony’s new monster.

From its humble beginnings in 1997, the “Gran Turismo” franchise from Polyphony Digital has become the highest-selling video game franchise under the PlayStation brand. The most recent title in the ultra-competitive racing series was way back in 2017 with “Gran Turismo Sport” on the PS4, therefore the arrival of the “Gran Turismo 7,” another PS5 exclusive, was a pleasant surprise.

Capcom brought out their own big gun at the streaming event with the first original “Resident Evil” game since 2017’s “Resident Evil 7: Biohazard.” Titled “Resident Evil 8: Village” and set a few years before the previously mentioned game, the trailer promises even better visuals while bringing the trademark screams and jump scares that this defining series of the survival horror made famous.

For players needing a hack-and-slash fix on the coming PS5, Techradar reports “Godfall” might have you covered. Counterplay Games and Gearbox Publishing’s title has players in ornate armor (called Valorplates) dishing out punishment to big monsters in a high fantasy setting split into the realms of Earth, Water, Air, Fire, and Spirit.

These are just some of the games that Sony presented with many, many more expected to roll out as the PS5 makes its debut this holiday season.