Top 5 PlayStation Exclusive Releases Set To Take 2022 by Storm

Published 12/24/2021, 3:11 PM EST

PlayStation fans have had a fantastic year with some of the greatest releases of all time, enjoying a variety of exclusive releases across various genres. Sony Interactive Entertainment pulled in some important strings with these titles, making 2021 a year to remember for all.


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As the world relishes the last week of the year starting today, Christmas Eve, let’s deep-dive into what’s to come for PlayStation fans. Here’s a carefully curated and well-thought-out list of confirmed/non-confirmed titles for 2022 that could make the year a remarkable one.

PlayStation exclusives releasing in 2022 that fans cannot miss out on!


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2021 has set the bar quite high after an array of masterpiece releases. Titles such as Arkane Studios’ Deathloop, Turtle Rock’s Back 4 Blood, Insomniac Games’ Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, and many more have set increased the fans’ expectations super high. And then comes the Game Awards’ Game of the Year, It Takes two. A true work of art by Hazelight is, and arguably the best co-op experience ever created.


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With this said, let’s now jump into the top 5 (not in any specific order) title releases to look out for in 2022.

God Of War Ragnarok

The sequel of the 2018 title by Santa Monica Studios is set to be the biggest game of the year. The high expectations from the fans are justified given the grand success of its predecessor developed by the same studio.

The critically acclaimed franchise returns to the battlegrounds with Kratos and his son as the centerpieces. The new game also ventures into Norse mythology with legends such as Thor and Odin, and fans cannot wait any longer.

The game is set to release next year on the PlayStation 4 & 5. However, the developers have not revealed a release date/window.

Horizon Forbidden West

Guerilla Games are set to compete with the strongest titles next year with Horizon Forbidden West launching in the flooded release window of February, on February 18, 2022, on the PS4/PS5.

Players return to the post-apocalyptic open-world environment where, as per the latest trailer, machines have taken over. With Aloy, the protagonist, set to return with new mechanics, players cannot afford to miss this one.


Square Enix’s new project, Forspoken, takes players to a land unknown, Athia. The world seems interesting, and the stunning story of the game is attracting a lot of attention from the fans, and many are curious to see what the game will truly offer.

The game launches on May 24, 2022, on PC and PS5. And is up for pre-order on the official website.

Gran Turismo 7

Polyphony Digital’s eighth mainline installment, Gran Turismo 7, is set to be the first multi-console game in the series, releasing on both the PS4 and PS5. It launches on March 4, 2022.

The anticipated racing game returns with the fan-favorite Simulation Mode alongside the traditional campaign mode. It will also feature the weather effects seen in previous titles and hopes to persuade fans that the franchise has a lot more to offer.

Final Fantasy XVI


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Last but not the least, a Final Fantasy title by Square Enix. Nobody minds another FF title, correct?

Final Fantasy XVI is rumored to release in the coming year. It will launch exclusively for the next-gen console, PlayStation 5. The game returns with famous franchise development names, Naoki Yoshida and Hiroshi Takai in the studio.


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However, readers must take the news with a pinch of salt since there has been no official confirmation for the release yet.

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Tanay Grover

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Tanay Grover, an eSports writer for EssentiallySports, is currently pursuing a degree in technology. Before finding his way into the world of eSports, he worked on Social Media management. An enthusiastic soccer player who never played any other game except FIFA, he found his calling when he started playing Valorant and Pokemon GO.