The PlayStation 5 is still facing supply problems, but those with their hands on one have a lot to look forward to in 2022.
With 2021 now on the books, it’s time to look forward to what the rest of 2022 will offer gamers. For those who managed to get hold of a PS5, that means playing some of the biggest new games on PlayStation with the best possible visuals, as well as all the other innovations that have been incorporated into the system. All the pieces are in place for an impressive 2022, with some specific highlights.
This year, gamers can expect some serious competition between PlayStation and Xbox, as the two gaming giants not only have new consoles on the market, but their delayed software is finally starting to roll out. While gamers would have loved the likes of West horizon forbidden In 2021, global factors caused it to be delayed until February, a month that is now packed with games. Fortunately, Horizonte It’s just one of the things to be excited about.
Horizon Forbidden West and God of War Ragnarok mark a new era for PlayStation
Above West horizon forbidden, PS5 owners can expect God of War Ragnarok, which is currently scheduled for release sometime in 2022. Assuming that Ragnarok It will be PlayStation’s big fall game, PS5 owners will open and close the year with new games from two of the most important IPs on PlayStation. Both franchises are respectable in their own right, though God of War Ragnarok it certainly has the best pedigree.
Not only is God of wars The 2018 reboot considered one of the best games of the PS4 generation, some have even said that it is one of the best games ever made. While that really comes down to individual tastes, Sony Santa Monica has carefully designed all the pieces for the new game. God of War Ragnarok It is the end of the Norse story, so all the narrative threads created by its predecessor should close this time.
Meanwhile, West horizon forbidden there is nothing to make fun of. While the first game was somewhat overshadowed by Breath of the wild it was still acclaimed for its storytelling, world, and gameplay. When combined with God of War Ragnarok, does a double for the PS5, reinforcing the importance of console exclusives to the PlayStation ecosystem. While both games will land on the PS4, the PS5 certainly seems like the “ultimate” way to experience both.
PlayStation introduces its Game Pass competitor
A few weeks ago, a report by Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier revealed that PlayStation is working on a Game Pass competitor, which will likely keep the PS Plus brand but will be offered at different tiers. The new service is said to include classic PlayStation games, newer proprietary titles, and a few other offerings. While nothing has been confirmed, and the report even indicated that nothing has been finalized, it would mark a major shakeup in today’s video game market.
Right now, Xbox’s biggest advantage over PlayStation is Game Pass. The value of the subscription service is undeniable, being so compelling that it is even the deciding factor for some when choosing between PlayStation and Xbox. It’s a bit puzzling that PlayStation has let Game Pass grow for so long unopposed, but that may change soon.
If Sony is going to reveal a Game Pass competitor, 2022 is the year to do so. The Xbox First Parts list is set to be chock full of console exclusives like Starfield, Fable, Reconocido, Perfect Dark, and many many more. While PlayStation has a better set of offerings right now, that could change in a year or two if things don’t turn out like Sony. Rumor has it that the new service could be revealed in the spring, which means that PS5 owners could have an attractive new service in just a few months.
New PS5 and PSVR 2 game announcements
No doubt, fans will also get some announcements of new games throughout the year. While PlayStation has shown a lot of its hand, there is likely still more to reveal for 2022 and beyond, completing the rest of its release schedule. Also, games like Spider man 2 Y Glutton they also need proper gameplay trailers. PSVR 2 looks promising too, though it may not launch in 2022.
The original PSVR didn’t have a massive impact, unfortunate though it is. The headset looked futuristic, it had more in common with the PS5 than it did with the PS4, but it required an additional box and tons of cables to use, so its setup was burdensome and a bit monstrous. However, Sony has officially announced the PSVR 2, and it could impact the console’s virtual reality space in a way that its predecessor couldn’t.
There have been many technical improvements for the PSVR 2, including ditching external sensors for those built into the headphones and shipping with improved drivers. While the Oculus Quest 2 is likely to be the most popular choice due to how self-contained it is, the PSVR 2 is still a great opportunity for Sony to grow its game catalog in an exciting new way, especially if you use the impressive horses. strength of the PS5.
PlayStation is already promoting some of the experiences that fans will be able to play with the PSVR 2, including Call of the mountain horizon, a virtual reality game set in the Horizonte universe. The scale of robot creatures in Horizonte has always been impressive, so recreating them in virtual reality will likely be a sight to behold. But there is even more potential in some of the other PlayStation IPs to deliver engaging experiences on the PS5 through the new headset. Just think how good The last of us would translate to virtual reality, or even something like Ratchet y Clank.
Overall, the PS5 is immensely strong in 2022. With so much happening on the platform this year, and big new announcements are likely to appear along the way, PS5 owners shouldn’t have to deal with boredom. It is going to be a very competitive year, but the PS5 you can take the crown.