These 7 huge games are coming to the PlayStation 5 and next-gen Xbox at launch, from 'Madden' to 'Fortnite' (MSFT, SNE, ATVI, EA, UBSFY)

Halo Infinite

  • The next generation of Xboxand PlayStation consoles are in the works, and both are
    scheduled to arrive this holiday season.
  • With new consoles come new games, and we know of at
    least one huge launch title for Microsoft’s next console: “Halo Infinite.”
  • But “Halo” is far from the only game we know that’s
    coming to next-gen game consoles — from “Fortnite” to “Assasin’s
    Creed” to this year’s “Madden” entry, here’s the full
    rundown!
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Sony’s PlayStation 5 and Microsoft’s Xbox Series X, the next Xbox, are scheduled to arrive next
fall. 

But who cares about new game consoles if there’s nothing to play
on them?

Good news: We know a surprising amount about the games planned
for “next-generation” game consoles from Sony and Microsoft. Some,
like “Assassin’s
Creed Valhalla
,” have even been outright announced!

Here’s what we know so far:

1. “Halo Infinite”

The legendary “Halo” franchise helped make Microsoft’s Xbox a
household name in 2001. In 2020, the next game in the series —
“Halo Infinite” — will help launch the next-generation Xbox.

You’ll be able to play “Halo Infinite” on the new console on day
one.

The game stars the usual super-soldier hero, Master Chief, and
his friendly artificial-intelligence helper, Cortana, and it
appears to take place on a new halo ring.

More than just a new “Halo” game, “Infinite” represents a reboot
of sorts for the franchise. That it’s launching alongside the new
Xbox is certainly a statement unto itself as well.

Check it out in action right here:

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2. “Assassin’s Creed Valhalla”

The next major “Assassin’s Creed” game arrives this holiday as a
launch title for Sony and Microsoft’s next-generation game
consoles, the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

“Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla,” as it’s known, is the first game
in the series to feature Vikings. It’s set in Norway and England in
the 8th century, and has players controlling a new protagonist.
It’s also the first game in the series for the next-generation game
consoles from Sony and Microsoft — the third generation of
consoles that “Assassin’s Creed” games have appeared on.

Though “Assassin’s Creed Valhalla” is headed to next-gen, the
game will also launch on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, and Google
Stadia at some point this holiday season.

Check it out in action right here:

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3. “Fortnite”

“Fortnite” is coming to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X at
launch,
Epic Games said on May 13

Moreover, the game will be enhanced to “take full advantage” of
the increased horsepower available on the next-gen PlayStation and
Xbox. Broadly speaking: “Fortnite” will get “performance and
visuals” upgrades on next-gen.

You’ll still be able to play with friends on other platforms —
so-called “cross-platform” multiplayer — who don’t have next-gen
consoles. Also, anything you’ve purchased or unlocked from playing
the game will move forward with you.

4. “Madden NFL 21” (and every other major annual sports franchise)

Yes, as always, you can fully expect the 2020 iteration of every
major annual sports franchise to arrive on the PlayStation 5 and
Xbox Series X.

“Madden NFL” is prime among them, and the next major game in the
franchise is headed to the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X this
holiday. Another unsurprising fact: This year’s game is named
“Madden NFL 21.”

We’ve yet to hear about what major changes, if any, are coming
to this year’s “Madden” game, but rest assured it’s far from the
only major sports franchise headed to next-gen consoles: You can
bet your bottom dollar that every annual sports franchise is being
produced in some form or another, from “NBA 2K” to “FIFA.”

Check it out in action right here:

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5. This year’s “Call of Duty” game.

Like “Madden” in August and “FIFA” in September, such is the
“Call of Duty” franchise to annualized holiday launches. It is very
likely that a new “Call of Duty” game will arrive this holiday
season as well, just as they have for the last 10-plus years, and
it’s equally likely that it’ll be available for the launch of the
PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

Simply put: Barring any precedent-changing shifts in strategy,
it’s a pretty fair bet that the “Call of Duty” game coming in 2020
is coming to the next PlayStation and Xbox consoles.

That said, Activision has yet to officially reveal the next
major “Call of Duty” entry.

6. “Dirt 5”

It wouldn’t be a next-generation console launch without a flashy
new racing game to showcase the kind of graphical prowess Microsoft
and Sony are touting. “Dirt 5″ is just that — a visual
demonstration of what the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 can
do.

Though Microsoft is likely to produce its own racing entry from
the “Forza” series, and Sony is likely to produce its own racing
entry from the “Gran Turismo” series, “Dirt 5” will be available at
launch on both new consoles. 

As the name implies, “Dirt 5” is the latest entry in a racing
series that’s foundationally tied to the world of rallycross.
Though there are other types of racing in the “Dirt” games, you’re
certain to do some mud-splattered rally racing along the way.

Check it out in action right here:

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7. “Yakuza: Like a Dragon”

For fans of the long-running “Yakuza” series, it’ll be a shock
to hear that the next entry is headed to the Xbox Series X as a
next-gen exclusive — the game has yet to be announced as coming
to the PlayStation 5. That’s particularly surprising given the
“Yakuza” series’ long association with Sony’s PlayStation.

That said, the new game is a departure from the main series —
it features a new main character, and is set in a new location —
so perhaps this is the perfect moment for a precedent-breaking
change in platform.

Changes aside, “Yakuza: Like a Dragon” is still a third-person
action game set in Japan, and it looks exactly as silly (and
potentially even sillier) than previous games in the series. 

Check it out in action right here:

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These 7 huge games are coming to the PlayStation 5 and
next-gen Xbox at launch, from 'Madden' to 'Fortnite' (MSFT, SNE,
ATVI, EA, UBSFY)