In a YouTube live stream, video game industry analyst Benji Sales revealed that he has heard about another exclusive PS5 launch title. Sales compares this PS5 game to Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales and not Astro’s Playroom, a platforming game that will be available free to every PS5 owner.
Video: Benji talks Halo Infinite delay.
Sales didn’t say whether this game would be a first or third-party title. Sony owns several major game development studios, from Sony Santa Monica to Uncharted developer Naughty Dog, but it is also known for its timed exclusive deals with outside developers.
Sony has confirmed that Bethesda’s Deathloop will be a timed PS5 exclusive . That game will be released in holiday 2020, so this could potentially be the third exclusive PS5 launch title that Sales is talking about.
Another suggestion from fans is that the PS5 will get a new SOCOM game at launch. There were rumors about a new SOCOM just last week, and the series has been collecting dust for some time now.
Some are also wondering if the PS5 launch title could be Horizon Forbidden West. This seems highly unlikely, as developer Guerrilla Games has confirmed that the title will be bigger than Horizon Zero Dawn. It may need a little more time to work on the game of that magnitude.
Sales himself has warned fans to set their expectations. The analyst doesn’t typically see himself as a “top tier” of industry information and told followers not to expect PS5 launch exclusives like God of War 2.
While this other PS5 launch title is much more likely to be a smaller game, it strikes a blow to Xbox fans who this week lost the biggest Xbox Series X launch title. Xbox delayed Halo Infinite to 2021, meaning that PS5 now potentially has another way to defeat the Xbox Series X at launch.