Now that the PlayStation 5 has been out for quite a while, the floodgate of games has broken. Many mainstays are finally coming to the system. While some people may not be willing to fully chuck their PlayStation 4 just yet, you do have plenty of content to work with.
Let’s see what June 2023 brings us on Sony’s flagship console. There are some exciting, and tantalizing options on this list. Some of these show up on other consoles, as well. We will break it down.
Layers of Fear
The Layers of Fear series is renowned for its psychological horror and insane story-telling. But, the first game came out in 2016 and is showing its age a bit. The sequel hit in 2018, but that was also five years ago now. Working with the Unreal Engine 5, the developers decided to go all in this time.
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Layers of Fear (the one coming out this June 2023), takes both of the original installments and entirely remakes them in the newest Unreal engine. They also include all previous downloadable content, plus new content, to tell a terrifying, concise story.
New content includes a new DLC called “The Final Note”. But, there’s an additional never-before-seen story called “The Writer”. Apparently, the new content will make players look at the story, as a whole, in an entirely new light.
The Layers of Fear remake is set for June 15th, 2023. It’s coming to the PlayStation 4, as well as the Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, and PC. There’s also a demo available to try it before you buy it.
Final Fantasy 16
Exclusively coming to the PlayStation 5, Final Fantasy 16 is the next installment of the everlasting Final Fantasy franchise.
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The new entry tells a story of kings, knights, and Mothercrystals. Touting itself as the ‘first fully fledged Action RPG” in the mainline Final Fantasy franchise, the game offers plenty of ways to play and enjoy the story. If you want more action, you can get more fights. If you just want a story, you can choose that option as well. Sometimes, you just want to enjoy a good story.
It goes a bit further as well for upgrades and progression in the game. You can choose new techniques and sword styles as you progress. Or, if you want the game to just choose for you, you can go that route.
It’s Final Fantasy, so expect the usual faire of magic meeting technology, riding chocobos, and lots of sword fighting.
Final Fantasy 16 (XVI) is coming solely to the PlayStation 5 on June 22nd, 2023. Sorry to all the other consoles: You’re not getting this exclusive.
This charming skateboarding sim won the hearts of PC players when it came out originally. You play as a bird and your owner, known as Big Friend, is an ex-skateboarder that deals with a mundane, stressful work life now. Welcome to SkateBIRD.
You, as the bird, decide to become an awesome skateboarder to solve all of Big Friend’s problems. Get better at skating, make friends, find new parks, and help your Big Friend by being the best skateboarding bird ever. You can even choose what kind of bird you are and board you shred with.
It’s a really solid skateboarding sim with plenty of quirkiness to boot. If you haven’t already played SkateBIRD, we recommend it. It’s getting a content update across the board at the same time as it releases on Sony’s consoles. It’ll add new levels and challenges to give you even more time in this pleasant game.
SkateBIRD has already been out on PC and other consoles for a while. But, June 2nd, 2023 will see it finally on both the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4. There’s a content update the same day across the board for all releases as well.
Sometimes good horror comes with a dash of comedy. Killer Frequency is a first-person horror game where you play as a radio DJ being stalked by a mysterious serial killer.
You have to solve puzzles and save other people from dying throughout the game. But, you get to do it with a plethora of classic 80s jams. Piece together who the killer is via callers that you have to help.
You’re the disc jockey, so spin up some awesome music while you figure out the riddles and puzzles. Get through the night and be the hero.
Killer Frequency drops the serial killer beat on June 1st, 2023. It’s coming to basically everything. Aside from the PlayStation 5, you’ll find it also on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Meta Quest 2, Xbox Series X and Series S, and PC.
Vroom, vroom. The newest installment of MotoGP is coming in June. If you like motorcycles, racing with MotoGP 23 has never been better.
The newest installment of the franchise sees an entirely redesigned career mode. Step into the shoes and seats of your favorite racers for the 2023 season and race to win. Play against the game’s AI or other real people with a ranking system built into the game. The game even offers an old school split-screen mode to play on the couch with your friends.
MotoGP 23 is rolling onto all major consoles, including the PlayStation 5, and PC on June 8th, 2023. Find it also on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, and PC. No worries though: it has cross-play if you want to play with friends.
If you want to know about the various other June releases for other consoles, check out our articles on the Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, and PC games. Then, check out some recent news you may have missed. Seriously, Nic Cage is coming to Dead By Daylight.
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