here’s-every-video-game-pertaining-to-the-playstation-5-and-xbox-series-x-in-2021

Just over 2 months after their release, the PS5 and Xbox Series X/ S continue to be some of the most preferable gadgets in the world. While it’s still very difficult to get your hands on a new console, those fortunate enough to own one can enjoy something extraordinary in modern video gaming history.

That provides consumers unprecedented liberty in deciding where they wish to play and what performance advantages are beneficial enough to upgrade. And technologies like cross-platform play and now even cross-generation assistance will permit individuals to still play with their friends, even if they don’t upgrade to the most recent video gaming hardware.

Yes, both consoles shown up within 7 years of the last generation of console hardware. And while it’s most likely within the first year of both consoles’ life-span that much of the hottest titles might introduce on last- and current-gen simultaneously, there’s still a great piece of video games that will be special titles playable only a PS5 or Xbox Series X/ S.

Besides 4K, the solid-state drives, and other spec changes, Microsoft and Sony have actually vowed to support near every title in the existing console platforms’ libraries. Every Xbox, Xbox 360, and Xbox One game presently playable on existing Xbox One hardware (minus Kinect games) will be playable on the Series X/ S, while Sony is supporting a “vast majority” of PS4 games, amounting to more than 4,000 titles. With both consoles early into their life-span, it’s simple for lots of to go back to older video games to assist fill the gap in between long wait periods for more titles to be added to each console’s library.

And thanks to some truly consumer-friendly initiatives like Xbox Smart Shipment and similar upgrade programs, plenty of the video games we own now or are planning to purchase in the next couple of months will not just work on the brand-new platforms, but in the majority of cases, they’ll also come with totally free upgrades from the basic PS4 and Xbox One versions. Sony also presented the PlayStation Plus Collection, a library of PS4 games offered for complimentary with its online subscription service.

That leaves us with one huge problem: how do you understand what brand-new video games are coming out for which platforms and when? There’s likewise the painstaking process of parsing whether a game business is giving out a free next-gen upgrade of a cross-gen title, charging a little additional, or releasing a next-gen-only game.

2021 is packed full of new releases and full optimizations of cross-gen video games that ought to further pad out what’s readily available to play on your new system of choice. We’ve assembled the list below to assist you understand every game coming out during the first year of the PS5 and Xbox Series X/ S.

This leaves out games without release dates that might have been formerly announced– like Senior Scrolls VI and the Fable reboot, for example– and any video games that were released for either console in 2020, consisting of launch titles. We have actually also chosen only to list release dates for video games where the publisher has actually selected a concrete date with both day and month.

PS5 & Xbox Series X/S 2021 Release Arrange

Game Release Date Xbox Series or PS5? Cross-gen? PC?
Game Launch Date Xbox Series or PS5? Cross-gen? PC?
MXGP 2020 01/14/2021 PS5 only No, PS5 unique No
Gunman 3 01/20/2021 Both Complimentary upgrade from digital Yes
Ride 4 01/21/2021 Both No No
Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy 01/26/2021 PS5 No, PS5 unique Yes
Cyber Shadow 01/26/2021 PS5 just No, PS5 exclusive Yes
The Medium 1/28/2021 Xbox only No Yes
The Pedestrian 1/29/2021 PS5 just No, PS5 unique Yes
Control: Ultimate Edition 02/02/2021 Both Yes, upgrade only with Ultimate Edition Yes
Damage AllStars 02/02/2021 PS5 just No, PS5 exclusive No
Monster: The Armageddon – Earthblood 02/04/2021 Both Yes Yes
Nioh Remastered – The Complete Edition 02/05/2021 PS5 just No, PS5 special No
Nioh 2 Renastered – The Total Edition 02/05/2021 PS5 just No, PS5 special No
Little Headaches 2 02/11/2021 Both Yes Yes
Yakuza: Like a Dragon 03/02/2021(PS5) Available now on Xbox, PS5 on 03/02/2021 Yes Yes
Monster Energy Supercross: The Authorities Videogame 4 03/11/2021 Both Yes Yes
Samurai Spirits (aka Samurai Shodown) 03/16/2021 Xbox only Yes Yes
It Takes Two 03/26/2021 Both Yes Yes
Balan Wonderland 03/26/2021 Both Yes Yes
Terminator: Resistance 03/26/2021 PS5 just Yes Yes
Disco Elysium: The Final Cut 03/01/2021(PS5) PS5 on 03/031/2021; Xbox TBD Yes Yes
Kena: Bridge of Spirits March 2021 PS5 only Yes Yes
Outriders 04/01/2021 Both Yes Yes
Curse of the Sea Rats 04/01/2021 Both Yes Yes
Guilty Gear Strive 04/09/2021 PS5 only Yes Yes
Returnal 04/30/2021 PS5 just No, PS5 exclusive No
Citizen Evil Town 05/07/2021 Both Yes, free upgrade Yes
Hood: Outlaws & Legends 05/10/2021 Both Yes Yes
Deathloop 05/21/2021 PS5 only No, PS5 exclusive Yes
Back 4 Blood 06/22/2021 Both Yes Yes
Solar Ash June 2021 PS5 just Yes Yes
Little Devil Within July 2021 PS5 only Yes Yes
Ghostwire: Tokyo October 2021 PS5 just No Yes
12 Minutes 2021 Xbox just Yes Yes
Adios 2021 Xbox just No Yes
Aragami 2 2021 Both Yes Yes
Blood Bowl 3 2021 Both Yes Yes
Braid: Anniversary Edition 2021 Both Yes Yes
Brilliant Memory Infinite 2021 Xbox just No, Xbox exclusive Yes
Chernobylite 2021 Both Yes Yes
Chivalry 2 2021 Both Yes Yes
Chorus 2021 Both Yes Yes
Cris Tales 2021 Both Yes Yes
CrossfireX 2021 Xbox just Yes, free upgrade Yes
Cyberpunk 2077 2021 Both Yes, totally free upgrade Yes
CYGNI: All Weapons Blazing 2021 Both Yes Yes
DARQ: Total Edition 2021 Both Yes No
Dawn of the Beasts 2021 Both Yes Yes
Dead Fixed Drive 2021 Xbox only Yes Yes
Doom Everlasting 2021 Both Yes, complimentary upgrade Yes
Dynasty Warriors 9: Empires 2021 Both Yes Yes
Echo Generation 2021 Xbox just Yes Yes
EcxoMecha 2021 Xbox just Yes Yes
Exo One 2021 Xbox only No Yes
Evil Dead: The Game 2021 Both Yes Yes
Evil West 2021 Both Yes Yes
Far Cry 6 2021 Both Yes Yes
F.I.S.T.: Forged in Shadow Torch 2021 PS5 just Yes Yes
Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach 2021 PS5 just Yes Yes
Flea Insanity 2021 Both No Yes
Ghostrunner 2021 Both Yes Yes
God of War: Ragnarok 2021 PS5 just TBD TBD
Goodbye Volcano High 2021 PS5 just Yes Yes
Gotham Knights 2021 Both Yes Yes
Grand Theft Auto V 2021 Both Yes Yes
Gran Turismo 7 2021 PS5 just No No
Graven 2021 Both Yes Yes
Guilty Gear Strive 2021 PS5 just Yes Yes
Halo Infinite 2021 Xbox just Yes Yes
Heavenly Bodies 2021 PS5 only Yes Yes
Hi Next-door Neighbor 2 2021 Xbox only Yes Yes
Hellpoint 2021 Both Yes Yes
Horizon Forbidden West 2021 PS5 only Yes Yes
Hood: Hooligans and Legends 2021 Both Yes Yes
In Noise Mind 2021 Both No Yes
Revolt: Sandstorm 2021 Both Yes Yes
Jett: The Far Shore 2021 PS5 just Yes Yes
King Arthur: Knight’s Tale 2021 Both No Yes
Lake 2021 Xbox just No Yes
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga 2021 Both Yes Yes
Little Witch in the Woods 2021 Xbox only No Yes
Marvel’s Avengers 2021 Both Yes, complimentary upgrade Yes
City Exodus 2021 Both Yes, complimentary upgrade Yes
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2021 Xbox only No Yes
Mundaun 2021 Both Yes Yes
Neptunia ReVerse 2021 PS5 No No
Oddworld: Soulstorm 2021 PS5 Yes Yes
Party Crasher Simulator 2021 Both Yes Yes
Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis 2021 Xbox just Yes Yes
Praey for the Gods 2021 PS5 Yes Yes
Psychonauts 2 2021 Xbox only Yes Yes
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart 2021 PS5 only No, PS5 special No
Riders Republic 2021 Both Yes Yes
RPG Time 2021 Xbox only No Yes
R-Type Final 2 2021 Both Yes Yes
Messed Up King: A League of Legends Story 2021 Both Yes Yes
Sable 2021 Xbox just Yes Yes
Scarlet Nexus 2021 Both Yes Yes
Scorn 2021 Xbox only No Yes
Senua’s Legend: Hellblade II 2021 Xbox just TBD Yes
She Dreams Elsewhere 2021 Xbox only Yes Yes
Shredders 2021 Xbox only No Yes
Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One 2021 Both Yes Yes
Tune of Iron 2021 Xbox only Yes Yes
Stray 2021 PS5 only Yes Yes
Subnautica/ Subnautica: Below No. 2021 Both Yes, complimentary upgrade Yes
S.T.A.L.E.R. 2 2021 Xbox just No Yes
Temtem 2021(Xbox) PS5 and PC readily available now; Xbox in 2021 Yes Yes
The Artful Escape 2021 Xbox just Yes Yes
The Ascent 2021 Xbox just Yes, free upgrade Yes
The Big Con 2021 Xbox only No, Xbox unique Yes
The Dark Photos: Home of Ashes 2021 Both Yes Yes
The Senior Scrolls Online 2021 Both Yes Yes
The Gunk 2021 Xbox just Yes Yes
The Last Stop 2021 Xbox only No Yes
The Wild at Heart 2021 Xbox just No Yes
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 2021 Both Yes, free upgrade Yes
Tribes of Midgard 2021 PS5 only Yes Yes
Tunic 2021 Xbox just No Yes
Limitless Fishing Simulator 2 2021 Both Yes Yes
Unexplored 2: The Wayfarer’s Legacy 2021 Xbox just No Yes
Vampire: The Masquerade– Bloodlines 2 2021 Both Yes Yes
Vampire: The Masquerade– Swansong 2021 Both No Yes
War Mongrels 2021 Both Yes Yes
Warhammer 40,000: Darktide 2021 Xbox only No Yes
Way to the Woods 2021 Xbox just No Yes
Job Athia January 2022 PS5 only No, PS5 exclusive Yes
Ark 2 2022 Xbox just No, Xbox special Yes
Hogwarts Tradition 2022 Both Yes Yes
Suicide Team: Kill the Justice League 2022 Both TBD Yes
The Callisto Procedure 2022 Both No Yes
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum 2022 Both Yes Yes
Pragmata 2023 Both TBD Yes

Update November 4th, 2020, 12: 35 PM ET: Added that ARK: Survival Evolved recently released an Xbox Series X improvement update that will be available to new console owners on launch day.

Correction: An earlier variation of this post improperly stated Sanctuary would be a PS5-only release and that War Thunder would be Xbox Series-only at launch. Those are incorrect; Sanctuary is likewise concerning Xbox Series X and Xbox One and as part of Game Pass at launch, and War Thunder is slated for PS5 mid-November. We are sorry for the mistakes.

Update January 15 th, 2021, 5PM ET: Updated to add additional titles launching in 2021 and update any games that may have been postponed into this year.

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