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5 Games We Can't Wait to Play on Next Gen Consoles

The next generation is almost here, and these are the best-looking games so far.

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The next generation of consoles is almost here. The Xbox Series X and the Playstation 5 are available for preorder now, though you'll be hard-pressed to get your name on list before individual batches sell out. While some games (cough cough Halo Infinite) are getting delayed from day one launches, there is still plenty to look forward to on these upcoming systems. Here are five games we are excited to play.

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Demon’s Souls
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This PlayStation 5-exclusive launch title resurrects the now decade-old FromSoftware classic that spawned an entire genre for a new generation of players. And running at 1440p60, getting killed over and over will look better than ever before.

Cyberpunk 2077
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This long-awaited sci-fi shooter isn't strictly a next-gen game.  After a series of delays, it's slated to come out for current consoles this November. But, unlike some other current-gen games, Cyberpunk 2077 will offer a free upgrade for the next-gen version to anyone who buys the current-gen version at launch. 

Halo Infinite
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$59.99

Initially the star of Microsoft's Xbox Series X launch lineup, Halo Infinite has unfortunately been delayed into next year, but with any luck that just means it'll be a more polished game.  Better yet, the open-world take on the classic franchise will be available as part of the Xbox Game Pass on day one. So while you can pre-order, you could just sign up for one of the best deals in gaming instead

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Ratchet & Clank has been a stable showcase for new Sony hardware for over a decade, and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is no exception. If you've never played, it might be easy to see the game's cartoony aesthetic and dismiss it as kid stuff, but these chaotic-third person shooters are reliably a blast for anyone with a sense of fun who needs a break from "realism" now and then, and Rift Apart looks no different.

Horizon Forbidden West

Horizon: Zero Dawn was a huge hit among PlayStation 4 owners and critics alike for its beautiful and unusual open-world setting that meshed a pre-historic vibe with herds of killer robots. Forbidden West looks set to carry on the tradition with even better graphics as a cornerstone show-piece for the PlayStation 5's processing prowess.

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