Sony has plenty of exclusive shooters in its history, and these deserve PlayStation 5 sequels that show off the new console’s power and features.
For the past few decades, Sony has established itself as one of the premier destinations for great first-party exclusive games on its PlayStation platforms. The PlayStation 3 introduced the world to Naughty Dog’s Uncharted and The Last of Us, while the PlayStation 4 gave gamers the excellent Guerilla Games sci-fi adventure Horizon Zero Dawn.
The PlayStation 5 is still relatively new, and it’s only beginning to showcase what it can do with exclusives like Returnal and Astro’s Playroom. However, Sony sits on top of a massive wealth of exclusive titles, and bringing some of these back would not only satiate diehard fans, but help showcase the new console’s incredible features, like haptic feedback and adaptive triggers. Sony’s slate of exclusive shooters are best suited to show off how the PS5 differentiates itself from the competition. Here are three of those exclusive PlayStation shooters that need to make their triumphant return on PlayStation 5.
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Insomniac Games’ Resistance series was an alternate history alien invasion first-person shooter full of great weaponry and surprisingly deep lore that spawned three entries during the PS3’s lifespan. Resistance saw the Earth locked in a desperate battle against the Chimera, an alien race wielding technology able to mutate humans into super-soldiers. The series combined conventional weaponry and fantastical futuristic weapons that the humans acquired from the alien threat and gave players not only a great single-player campaign, but a solid suite of multiplayer modes and game types as well.
A new Resistance title could harness the power of the DualSense controller‘s adaptive triggers to provide a unique way of controlling some of the series’ best weaponry. All of Resistance‘s weapons featured primary and secondary fire modes, and a new entry could give players access to both firing modes on a single trigger with a half-pull for the primary and a full-pull for the secondary mode. This great new PS5 feature is already being used in Insomniac’s Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, and this would translate perfectly into a new Resistance title too.
Guerilla Games might be hard at work on Horizon Forbidden West, but the Dutch studio is still known to many as the studio that brought Killzone to life. Although originally mislabeled as the PlayStation 2’s “Halo killer,” Killzone evolved into a series with a deep fanbase and a complicated, thrilling narrative full of political intrigue and sci-fi warfare. The series has become a PlayStation ambassador of sorts, with a new entry always accompanying a new Sony console as a way to show off the best parts of the new generation.
However, despite the massive success of Guerilla’s newest franchise, many fans were surprised that the PS5 launched without a new Killzone. A sequel that continued the battle between the ISA and the Helghast forces could still showcase the DualSense’s haptic feedback. Killzone presents its war-torn settings in a gritty way, and letting players actually feel each footstep as characters trudge through the deep mud of a battlefield could add another level of immersion to the shooter experience.
The DualSense could allow players to feel the impact of high-caliber weaponry, delivering teeth chattering responsiveness as a railgun is fired. As Astro’s Playroom so deftly showed off, haptic feedback is one of the most exciting new features of the PS5, and Killzone could show console owners why the PlayStation 5 is worth its price tag.
The Order: 1886
The Order: 1886 is an interesting entry in the line of Sony exclusives. This Ready at Dawn developed third-person shooter served mainly as a showcase of what the PlayStation 4 could do graphics-wise early in its life, and the result was a short but enjoyable campaign set in a fantastical world. The Order was lauded for its gorgeous visuals and steampunk/sci-fi world, though many wished it was longer.
The Order‘s setting is unique for a modern shooter, and it’s disappointing that the game was over just as it got going. It takes place in a steampunk world where the Knights of the Roundtable exist as a secret society tasked with fighting vampires and Lycans, keeping the world safe from evil. The Knights wield advanced technology and equipment, and The Order fantastically blends real-world characters with dark fantasy elements. Although Ready at Dawn is now owned by Facebook, Sony still has the rights to this interesting world, and a sequel that expands upon what The Order: 1886 began could wow fans once again with its graphical fidelity — but this time on PlayStation 5.
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