The PS5 had a rocky release in 2020, with the Covid pandemic, chip shortages, and overall stocking issues plaguing its release. Yet, now in 2022, the PS5 is finally ready to shine, with a slew of new features and games set to release, bringing the console into its maturity.
Today we’ll be exploring all of the updated news that Sony has been releasing for the console in 2022, as well as exploring the finer details of what backwards compatibility will look like for the console, as well as trailers for all of the AAA games set to release on the console in 2022.
Strap yourselves in, because we’ve got a lot to cover!
Backwards Compatibility Announcement
The backwards compatibility of the PS5 currently allows for users to play PS4 titles on the console by simply placing the disc into the console. A much welcome change from the previous backwards compatibility capabilities of the PS4.
However, tech reporters began to notice Sony pulling gift cards from retailers, as well as many previously available PS3 games that were available on the PS5 storefront.
This led to widespread speculation about the coming update to Sony’s subscription model, which will be shifting to a system code named “Spartacus.”
Sony later confirmed the suspicions through a news post, detailing their future plans for the console, especially when it comes to backwards compatibility for PS3 titles.
The takeaway from the news is that Sony is working to enable as many PS3, PS2, and even a select few PS1 titles to be played directly on the PS5. All supplied through “Spartacus”, gamers will be able to relive the glory days of the Playstation, all without needing to buy vintage hardware.
Is The PS5 Shortage Behind Us?
Frustration is the word most who use to describe trying to get their hands on a PS5 over the past two years, and you can’t deny is comes with some merit.
For the majority of gamers, the console as been out of reach since its release. For others, scalper prices have been the grim reality of getting the console. With only a small portion of gamers being able to pick up the console directly from online and physical retailers.
Sony has been upfront about their issues regarding PS5’s supply troubles, and with 2022 now here, they have amped up their efforts to make sure the console can get into as many hands as possible.
You will no longer have to concern yourself with scalpers, or waiting in a digital line to pick up a console. With production set to increase by almost 150% in 2022, there will be plenty of PS5 consoles to go around.
Games Announced for Release on PS5 in 2022
For anybody in the gaming world, both 2020 and 2021 saw no shortage of delays when it came to game releases. Fueled mostly from a combination of the cutting-edge deadlines the studios work under, and the reality of these studios shifting to a work-from-home solution.
Thankfully, these studios have now had time to catch up. We now have an absolutely massive lineup of titles set to release on the Playstation 5 throughout 2022.
Let’s take a look at the trailers, and the release dates, for each of them down below:
TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW SIX EXTRACTION – JANUARY 20TH
UNCHARTED: LEGACY OF THIEVES COLLECTION – JANUARY 28TH
DYING LIGHT 2 STAY HUMAN – FEBRUARY 4TH
OLLIOLLI WORLD – FEBRUARY 8TH
HORIZON FORBIDDEN WEST – FEBRUARY 18TH
SIFU – FEBRUARY 20TH
ELDEN RING – FEBRUARY 25TH
GRAN TURISMO 7 – MARCH 4TH
STRANGER OF PARADISE: FINAL FANTASY ORIGIN – MARCH 18TH
TINY TINA’S WONDERLANDS – MARCH 25TH
BABYLON’S FALL – MAY 24TH
FORSPOKEN – MAY 25TH
GHOSTWIRE: TOKYO – TBC 2022
GOD OF WAR RAGNAROK – TBC 2022
GOTHAM KNIGHTS – TBC 2022
LITTLE DEVIL INSIDE – TBC 2022
OXENFREE II: LOST SIGNALS – TBC 2022
SALT AND SACRIFICE – TBC 2022
STRAY – EARLY 2022
SUICIDE SQUAD: KILL THE JUSTICE LEAGUE – TBC 2022
TCHIA – TBC 2022
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: GOLLUM – TBC 2022
Excited for PS5’s 2022? You Should Be!
Sony has continued to deliver when it comes to the PS5, despite their rocky launch. With new features slated for release throughout 2022, allowing gamers to enjoy the history of the Playstation console, as well as a star-studded lineup of games, it’s no surprise that Sony continues to dominate the console market.
The console itself provides one of the most impressive hardware specs of any console, and is capable of delivering on that next-gen gaming fidelity we’ve all come to expect from gaming in the modern age. With even more coming to the console this year, now is the perfect time to jump in, and experience the future of console gaming for yourself.
What are you excited to see coming to the PS5 in 2022? Let us know down in the comment section!