PS5: New PlayStation 5 game releases for December 2020

With the PlayStation 5 officially out, what’s in store for Sony’s next-gen console in its second month? Check out December’s PS5 game releases.

Like most new console launches, the PlayStation 5’s launch lineup is pretty thin. That’s not to say there haven’t been some gems, because Demon’s Souls and Marvel’s Spider-Man Miles Morales are absolute bangers. But they aren’t terribly long games so you’ve probably blasted through them. If you’re looking for something new to play on the PS5, here’s what’s coming in December.

  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege – December 1
  • Worms Rumble – December 1
  • Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the SEcret Fairy
  • Haven – December 3
  • FIFA 21 – December 4
  • Madden NFL 21 – December 4
  • Destiny 2 – December 8
  • Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 – December 8
  • Override 2: Super Mech League – December 22

As you can see, the bulk of December’s new games are next-gen versions of already-released games. FIFA 21 and Madden NFL 21 look to usher in a new generation of sports video games and, for Madden at least, this is perhaps the fresh start the franchise needs.

Madden 21 on PS5 is all about fluid, natural player movement “when accelerating, running routes and changing direction.” In addition to the improved next-gen gameplay, EA continues to work on Connected Franchise mode with the next update slated to arrive in January.

Worms Rumble will actually be free in December for those who are PlayStation Plus members. Nothing about this game screams next-gen but it looks fun and, if you subscribe to PS Plus, it looks like a fun arena shooter worth checking out.

Another heavy hitter coming on December 8th is Bungie’s next-gen version of Destiny 2. Year 4 of Destiny 2 officially kicked off on November 10 with the release of the Beyond Light expansion. This expansion takes players to Jupiter’s icy moon, Europa, and reintroduces Earth’s Cosmodrome from the original game. There’s also a new elemental ability, allowing players to harness the power of Darkness.

I also feel it’s important to mention another game releasing in December, CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077. This game is technically launching for the PlayStation 4 but it’s backward compatible with the PS5. And considering how highly anticipated this blockbuster RPG is, I’m sure even people with a PS5 will be picking it up. Plus, you get a free upgrade once the PS5 version does arrive in 2021.

I know it’s somewhat disappointing we’re not getting games built from the ground-up for the PS5 this month, but let’s give it a few months for production to really kick into gear. I expect we’ll hear some exciting announcements once the new year hits.