10 PlayStation Franchises We Need On PS5

Twisted Metal on new hardware?? YES.

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PlayStation has existed for almost 30 years at this point, and has quite a legacy as a result. With tons of unforgettable video game experiences since the PlayStation 1 came out in 1995, there have been tons of franchises that fans have latched on to.

Game series like Ratchet and Clank, Uncharted, Horizon, and Gran Turismo are just a few fan favorites that have become staples of Sony's consoles.

With the PS5 now out and more readily available, Sony has put out more than a couple exclusives for their latest console, but compared to their previous generations, it's still a bit lacking.

While they have a lot of exclusives from the PS4 available to play, there is a deep desire from players for new exclusives. At the exact same time, there are more than a few fan favorite franchises that have laid dormant for a while, just waiting to be revived.

Why not kill two birds with one controller and bring back a few of those iconic games for the PS5, giving people new games in beloved series and also giving people exclusives that are perfect for the console?

10. Ape Escape

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Fans have been desperate to go bananas once again for over a decade at this point, and they're still waiting.

The first Ape Escape game was released in 1999 for the PS1, and made history by being the first game that required the Dualshock controller, otherwise known as the first PlayStation controller to have analog sticks instead of just a D-Pad.

In it, an evil monkey tried to go full Planet of the Apes by making super intelligence helmets for his monkey friends to go take over the world, and your character had to go around and catch them all.

It was good, solid fun that required you to figure out how to catch the monkeys with the tools you had, and the series quickly became iconic. However, the last main game came out for the PS2 in 2005, and other than a few minigame spin-offs and cameos (we'll never forget Solid Snake having a heart-to-heart with a monkey dressed like him), the series has been dormant.

With the DualSense controller being one of the best controllers out there, a new Ape Escape would be just the thing to properly use that impressive technology.


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