Sony did an excellent job of getting fans excited about what’s to come in the next generation of consoles. With over 7 million viewers, it was the most-watched gaming Livestream in YouTube history. Sony filled the empty gap in the week originally scheduled for E3—ironic considering Sony was not planning on participating in it this year. The presentation wowed many of us with AAA sequels such as Horizon: Forbidden West, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, and a new standalone Spider-Man. It also included several exciting original proprietors like Kena: Bridge of Spirits, Bugsnax (yes, some of us are excited about this game, don’t judge), and Ghostwire: Tokyo. But it could have been even better.
While the event was a massive success. We can’t help but wish there were one or two massive games that fans are dying for. Here is a list of games that would have caused the event to break Twitter. Some of these games are several years away (or never going to come), but it’s still fun to imagine that they could be just around the corner.
1. God of War Sequel
We’re starting off this list with a bang. 2018’s God of War was one of the best games of this current generation of consoles. More importantly, it’s a Sony exclusive. It was a game that received so much praise it forced people to buy a PS4 just so they didn’t feel like they were missing out. It’s fair to say that reminding the masses this game is on its way could sway those on the fence about which of the consoles to buy. We’re not asking for much, just a black screen for three seconds followed by that unmistakable baritone voice saying “Booyyyy!” would have done the trick.
2. Anything New from Rockstar
The only meh moment for the Sony conference was starting it off talking about Grand Theft Auto V. This is coming from someone who loves the game and spent countless hours playing. But this event was supposed to be about the future of gaming. No matter how many new cars and outfits Rockstar adds, GTA V is still a 7-year-old game. Between 2001 and 2008 Rockstar released Grand Theft Auto: III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, and Grand Theft Auto IV. The fact we still don’t know for sure when Grand Theft Auto VI is coming out is borderline criminal. And since Red Dead Redemption 2 came out in 2018, could we finally get a sequel to Bully or LA Noire or even something brand new? The only bright side to all this is that we know we can pass down our copies of GTA V to our children one day.
3. Titanfall 3
Titanfall 2 was a game that should have had more time in the sun. The main reason it didn’t take off was that users assumed that it would be the same as Titanfall. A game that was fun, but a bit shallow. Fans complained that the original did not feature a story mode. Developer Respawn could have thrown together a generic campaign to appease the masses in the sequel, but instead, they made one of the more compelling FPS campaigns in recent memory. Any series that can make us get emotionally attached to a robot is going to make us want more.
Titanfall 2 also kept most of the best things about the online multiplayer and only made aesthetic changes and some balances. The bad news is it seems Respawn will continue putting their efforts into Apex Legends. A game good in its own right, but still not the same as a new Titanfall.
4. The Upcoming Harry Potter Game
Harry Potter is one of the biggest franchises in the world, making over 7 billion dollars from the box office. Rumors have been swirling for a while now about a Harry Potter video game. The announcement would be newsworthy even outside the gaming world, making it a tremendous win for whoever announces it. There have even been leaks of some alpha video.
The name is Hogwarts: A Dark Legacy — allegedly. Players will get to create their own student and play as them all the way until graduation, according to anonymous sources. A Harry Potter game would also have the added benefit of turning back focus of the series to wizards and magic, rather than JK Rowling’s tweets. It would have been a win for everyone.
5. A New Infamous Game
This one is the least realistic of the bunch. Sucker Punch has been busy putting together Ghost of Tsushima (which appears to be a lock for a Game of the Year nomination). But if the event had shown signs of a new Infamous on the way, many fans of Sony would have lost their minds. Infamous Second Son came out way back in 2014 and there haven’t been signs of a new addition since. A shame considering it was one of Sony’s best exclusive series over a 5-year period. Maybe when the PS6 comes out, we’ll have our chance.
These are just a few of the games that could have made the Sony PS5 reveal even better. If you have any other games add them in the comments below.