Exclusive games to drive sales of next gen consoles

Oliver Myers

Lance Melching

When it comes to the Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X, both have several exclusive games that will push their sales; however, there are a few key ones that will drive it.

For the Playstation, games such as “Spider-Man: Miles Morales,” “Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart,” “Horizon: Forbidden West,” and “Gran Turismo 7” have caught much popularity as they are sequels to critically acclaimed Playstation 4 games.

“Spider-Man: Miles Morales,” like the previous installment, has the player take control of Spider-Man; however, the Spider-Man the player mainly takes control of is Miles Morales this time around.

“Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart” once again has the player take control of Ratchet, the last remaining lombax in the universe, and his robot sidekick Clank; however, the trailer surprisingly reveals another lombax exists.

“Horizon: Forbidden West” has the player take control of the young huntress Aloy once again and resubmerges them in her world and story of a post-apocalyptic and dangerous- machine populated world. This time, however, she’s exploring the mysterious frontier known as the Forbidden West in search of the source of a mysterious plague.

“Gran Turismo 7,” a returning racing series, puts the focus on the console’s power and emphasizes graphics and physics.

“Demon Souls,” which is a complete remake of the original “Demon Souls” on Playstation 3, has also caught much of the public’s attention with its stunning graphical enhancements and redesign of a classic.

Later in its life, “Final Fantasy XVI” and “God of War: Ragnarok” will continue to add onto the Playstation 5’s exclusive library and drive its sales.

For the Xbox, “Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II,” “Forza Motorsport 8,” and “State of Decay 3” has stirred up most of the attention as they are sequels to highly-rated games.

While not much has been said about “Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II,” the action adventure game will once again follow Senua on a journey through a hostile world based on Norse mythology.

Like the Playstation’s “Gran Turismo 7,” the Xbox’s returning racing series, “Forza Motorsport 8,” will focus more on the technical side of the console with improved graphics and a heavy focus on the actual driving physics.

“State of Decay 3” is another game which not much is known about; however, it will most likely follow previous installments with horror, zombie survival style game play. The trailer shows the setting to be a sort of tundra alongside the addition of an enemy beyond the normal zombie: a zombified deer.

Another Xbox Series X exclusive that has roused the public is another main-line addition to the Fable series which hasn’t seen a main-line game since 2010; however this game will come later in the Xbox Series X’s life.

“Halo Infinite,” another addition to the Halo series, was going to be an exclusive launch title for the Xbox Series X; however, it was recently delayed to 2021.

All of the titles mentioned above show the power of their respective consoles.