New PS5 and PS4 games releasing in July 2022

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After a red-hot start to the year, which saw the release of blockbusters such as Horizon Forbidden West, Ghostwire: Tokyo and Elden Ring, things have sort of cooled off for the PS5 and PS4. The summer is typically a slow time for new game releases, but E3 has usually helped us through it as it gives us a glimpse of what’s to come. Unfortunately, for the second half of 2022 right now, it’s not looking too great for PlayStation (or Xbox for that matter).

We’re now at the halfway mark of 2022, so what does July hold for the PS5 and PS4? Well, not much, to be honest.

Arcadegeddon is leaving Early Access and will finally officially launch on PS4 and PS5. The cooperative multiplayer game, which blends PvE and PvP experiences into one unique game, will be a free game on PS Plus next month.

As for the rest of the month, well, it’s mostly smaller, third-party titles. Madison is an intriguing first-person psychological horror, if you’re into that sort of thing, while Time on Frog Island is a sandbox adventure filled with puzzles, treasures and more.

The game I’m most looking forward to is Stray, from developer BlueTwelve Studio and publisher Annapurna Interactive. In this third-person adventure, you play as a stray cat. Lost and alone, you must “untangle an ancient mystery to escape a long-forgotten city.” As a sucker for cyberpunk, I absolutely love the aesthetic of this decaying cybercity.

Here’s what’s coming to PS5 and PS4 in July 2022.

  • F1 22 – July 1
  • Arcadegeddon – July 5 (free on PS Plus)
  • Yurukill: The Calumniation Game – July 5
  • Matchpoint – Tennis Championships – July 7
  • Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series – July 8
  • Madison – July 8
  • Krut: The Mythic Wings – July 12
  • Time on Frog Island – July 12
  • Stray – July 19
  • Ending: Extinction is Forever – July 19
  • Dreadout 2 – July 20
  • Severed Steel – July 20
  • Hell Pie – July 21
  • Nobunaga’s Ambition: Rebirth – July 21
  • Post Void – July 21
  • River City Saga: Three Kingdoms – July 21
  • Wayward Strand – July 21
  • Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium – July 22
  • Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town – July 26
  • Lost Epic – July 28
  • Digimon Survive – July 29

It’s been a quiet past couple of months for PlayStation and with no true E3 event from Sony, we really don’t know what the holiday season holds for the PS5 and PS4. It’s possible God of War Ragnarok could be Sony’s big holiday blockbuster but we don’t know for certain right now as there have been all sorts of rumors, especially pertaining to a possible delay into 2023.

dark. Next. New Nintendo Switch games releasing in July 2022

Sony did recently confirm The Last of Us Part 1, a complete remake of Naughty Dog’s hit action-adventure. The Last of Us was originally released in 2013 for PS3 and was remastered for PS4 the following year. While the original release was a masterpiece, it was limited by the technology at the time. With the PS5, Naughty Dog can truly push the limits of visual fidelity and interactivity. As part of the rebuild, we can expect modernized gameplay, improved controls and expanded accessibility options. The remake looks incredible, but is it enough to really get PS5 owners — many of whom have already played The Last of Us — excited?