Some big announcements and news from the PlayStation side of gaming are expected tonight in the first full Showcase event that Sony have put on in over 2 years. While there have been a few events and State of Plays since April 2021, today is the first big Showcase event that are typically held to, well, showcase, the biggest and bestest news.
For context, the last PS Showcase featured God of War: Ragnarok, Spider-Man 2, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake, Wolverine, and many more. Tonight’s Showcase will hopefully be the same. And with two years’ worth of stored up news, maybe even better.
The show will run a bit over an hour, focusing on PS5 and PS VR2 games in development from top studios from around the world. Expect a glimpse at several new creations from PlayStation Studios, as well as spellbinding games from our third-party partners and indie creators.
PlayStation Showcase 2023 Livestream
Live at 22:00
The rumour and guess mills are rife with the “I hope” and “They will show” wishes of PS fans. Here’s some of the speculation and hopes of games - Sony Studios, exclusives, and third party titles - that may feature in the Showcase:
- Spider-Man 2
- Death Stranding 2
- Final Fantasy VII Rebirth
- Last of Us Multiplayer
- Silent Hill 2 Remake
- Baldur’s Gate 3
- Mortal Kombat 1
- Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon
- Assassin’s Creed Mirage
- Call of Duty - ha, take that XB!
- Alan Wake 2
- Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora
- Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name
- Any of the many Star Wars games currently in development
Let’s see how many of those make the one hour Showcase.
There’ll also be a focus on PSVR news and titles. And a strong suggestion that a brand new IP title or two may also be featured.
Here’s most of what was covered in the Showcase. I definitely missed one or two things, but nothing major I don’t think.
Haven Studio game, Payday, Watch Dogs vibe, multiplayer team v team heist game, coming to PS5 and PC.
Sequel alien shooter, coming to PS5 and PC in 2023.
Immortals of Aveum
Ascendant Studios and EAOriginals, magic FPS.
505 Games and One More Level, sci-fi theme, coming to PS5 this year.
Phantom Blade Zero
Samuria swords and mayhem, PS5 only.
Sword of the Sea
Giant Squid game, weird combination of desert, flying dolphins, skateboarding, PS5.
The Talos Principle 2
Puzzle game sequel, coming this year.
Gorgeous looking adventure game, coming 2024.
Square Enix, PVP, ray traced looks shemxy as heck, PS4 and PS5.
The Plucky Squire
Storybook art and gameplay style, action adventure game, releasing 2023 for PS5, X|S, PC.
Older game (2021?) coming to PS, voxel based destruction game.
Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater
OMG!! Snake returns! Remade for next-gen, coming to PS5, X|S, PC, no dates. Also mention of a MGS Master Collection with the first three original games coming “Autumn 2023”.
Towers of Agashba
Final Fantasy 16
Square Enix show off final trailer, releasing next month, 22 June.
Alan Wake 2
Yay - been waiting for more AW2 info, looks excellent (which, I guess, is the whole point of these trailers), coming 17 October.
Assassin’s Creed: Mirage
Another one I was hoping to see showcased, glorious visuals as expected, coming a week earlier than AW on 12 October.
Street Fighter 6
Fresh off the beta weekend and ready for release on 6 June. (How was the beta?)
Psychdelic art, monsters, side scroller, coming 2024
Dragon’s Dogma 2
No release date for the RPG hack and slasher sequel.
Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted
Next installment of the indie horror franchise coming late 2023.
Bungie sci-fi PvP FPS shooter, remake of one of their very early games?
Sci-fi adventure game? Just a short cinematic, not much to go on, coming 2024 to PS5 and PC.
Extended story trailer, cinematics look top class, lots of gameplay visuals, release still shown as “Fall 2023”.
PlayStation Project Q - Remote Streaming Device
Launching later this year, allows you to stream any game from your console to a handheld device over wifi, 8-inch screen, integrated controllers, also wireless earbuds coming.