Sony / PlayStation

However, that finally seems to be changing based on a new trailer from PlayStation. In the new video published yesterday, we see a montage of 23 games coming out in 2023. And only eight of them are coming to both PS4 and PS5. And all of Sony’s exclusive games, including Spider-Man 2 and the Horizon VR spin-off, are skipping PS4 entirely.


Here are all the games and DLC expansions shown in the video:

  1. Final Fantasy 16 - PS5 Only
  2. Horizon 2 DLC - PS5 Only
  3. Spider-Man 2 - PS5 Only
  4. Assassin’s Creed Mirage - PS5/PS4
  5. Resident Evil 4 (Remake) - PS5/PS4
  6. Forspoken - PS5 Only
  7. Suicide Squad - PS5 Only
  8. Dead Space - PS5 Only
  9. Stellar Blade - PS5 Only
  10. Street Fighter 6 - PS4/PS5
  11. Star Wars Jedi Survivor - PS5 Only
  12. Alone In The Dark - PS5 Only
  13. Firewall Ultra - PS5/PSVR 2 Only
  14. Pacific Drive - PS5 Only
  15. The Lords of the Fallen (2023) - PS5 Only
  16. Horizon VR: Call of the Mountain - PS5/PSVR Only
  17. Destiny 2: Lightfall - PS5/PS4
  18. Eternights - PS5/PS4
  19. Tchia - PS5/PS4
  20. Season A Letter To The Future - PS5/PS4
  21. SynDuality - PS5 Only
  22. Hogwarts Legacy - PS5/PS4
  23. Wildhearts - PS5 Only

If you’ve been paying attention over the last year, you’ve likely noticed that many third-party publishers and developers are starting to make the transition to the current-gen, leaving behind the Xbox One and PS4 in the process. So on the one hand, it’s not surprising that Sony is too.


But then again, it was just a few weeks ago that Sony released one of the biggest games of 2022—the new God of War—for both its shiny new PS5 and the aging PS4. And sure, the PS4 port of the game was great. In fact, it might be one of the most technically impressive games released on the old console, a perfect swan song for Sony’s machine. But after playing it for a few hours, it felt like the PS4 (and its fans) were struggling to keep up. So while I’m not shocked to see Sony signaling so publicly that it is finally ditching the PS4, I’m still happy about the news.

I have to imagine many devs are also ready to move forward, without having to balance so many different console specs among the PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox One, One X, One S, and Series X/S, and just focus on a few, bigger, nicer-looking versions of games that are becoming increasingly difficult to make for even one platform.

It’s likely that Sony was hesitant to move forward into a PS5-only future while it was impossible for most to even buy the console. Things are starting to change on that front, and it’s getting easier and easier to snag a PS5. And as more people buy the upgraded console, it becomes easier and easier to finally look forward into the next generation of gaming.