All PlayStation 5 launch titles to be Sony exclusives? Yeah right!
Take this one with some scepticism, but apparently PlayStation 5's launch titles will be exclusive to Sony's next-generation console. The rumour originated from Jason Schreier of Kotaku and was brought to our attention by Wccftech. Speaking on the Kotaku Splitscreen podcast last week, Schreier stated the following:
I'm sure, I've heard some of the PS5 launch titles...but those'll be PS5 only. Some of the stuff I've heard about that is PS5 only.
It is important to note here that Schreier's claims are not as absolute as some websites have inferred. The PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 had 21 and 27 launch titles respectively across all regions, of which only a few were console exclusives. Most were cross-console games, like the usual set of EA Sports franchises. There has been no sign of this changing for next year's release of the PlayStation 5, either.
Since Schreier is keeping his sources to himself for the time being, we have no way of ascertaining what titles to which he is referring. There have been rumours about what games will launch alongside the PlayStation 5 though, a few of which we can rule out from being console exclusives. Ghost of Tsushima and The Last of Us 2 are still said to be PlayStation 4 titles, discounting them as debuting on the PlayStation 5. History would indicate that Gran Turismo 7 will not be a launch title either, as none of the series have launched alongside past PlayStation consoles.
Please note that these could still launch with Sony's next-generation console, but just not exclusively for it. If you want to listen to what Schreier has to say on the matter himself, then jump to 25:00 of the latest Kotaku Splitscreen podcast.