We had been since September 2021 without a “fat” event of Sony, but the journey through the desert is over. The company has confirmed a new Playstation Showcase (here date, time and how to see) and with the PS5 and PS VR2 first party calendar being so empty, it is most likely that we will have a good number of games ahead of us. announcements and surprises with which to excite ourselves during the coming months. We are going to do a quick review of the most popular and expected of this “conference”. And after recently reviewing ‘The Top 5 Historic PlayStation Showcase Moments’, there’s reason to be excited.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
a priori is the great star of the PlayStation Showcase. It paints to be the game that attracts the spotlight for the longest time. After all, we are talking about biggest release of the year for PS5 (Insomniac have repeated by active and passive that it will be released this 2023), but curiously we know very little about him. Is Venom the only villain involved? There will be cooperative mode? How big a graphical leap can be from the first Marvel’s Spider-Man? Will he poke his head into the multiverse? Many questions and a lot of hype for Sony’s spearhead.
Many take for granted that We will see Wolverine at the Showcase and although it is perfectly possible, having already another superhero with a leading role and on top of that guided by the same baton (that of Insomniac Games), it is not a certainty. In fact, the biggest argument in favor for his irruption in the event is that we have been since it was announced two years ago without knowing anything about him. Sony might want to update us on the status of the project, for which we barely have a pyrrhic trailer and the promise of a darker and more mature game which will be written by the writer of Spec Ops: The Line, Walt Williams. In any case, it doesn’t seem like he’s going to leave in the short term and that reduces his chances of seeing him in the line up, since it’s not a priority.
The Last of Us Factions
We know, it’s been years in development and Naughty Dog never ends up being encouraged to present it to society, but this time it seems like a safe bet. All the stars have aligned for it. First of all, the HBO series has become a mass success that has further catapulted the brand. Second, this 2023 It is the tenth anniversary of the first The Last of Us. And thirdly, the study itself promised “great news” in this regard for this year. Naughty Dog has gotten so out of hand that has turned it into an independent game (as it already happened with Uncharted: The Lost Legacy). At first it had to be The Last of Us 2 multiplayerbut has ended up having a great narrative weight and points to one revolutionary online experience. The expectations are high, but if anyone can live up to it, it’s Naughty Dog.
Metal Gear Solid 3 Remake
A few years ago it would sound crazy, but now it seems to be one of the worst kept secrets in the industry (with permission from Final Fantasy IX Remake, leaked in the Nvidia leaks). in the newsroom there is already assigned to analyst, a certain David Arroyo. Konami has been looking for a return to the ring for some time and its intention is to do so by betting on winning horses. For example, the remake of Silent Hill 2, which should not be ruled out news at the Showcase either. Many take it so for sure that the debate in networks is no longer about whether it exists or not, but about whether it will be temporary exclusive, forever or directly cross-platform. In 2024 it will be 20 years of Metal Gear Solid 3 and it would not be a bad idea to present the remake of what for many It’s one of the best games ever. It’s thinking about that field of flowers and those final revelations again and misting up our eyes.
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth
With Final Fantasy XVI just around the corner (it comes out on June 22 and yesterday we shared our final impressions with you), we are not entirely sure that Square Enix is going to want to divert attention from this installment, but it is also true that it already has made several simultaneous announcements in the past and that now is an ideal time to treat us to a trailer for the second part of the remake, one of those that have us debating and analyzing every detail for months. Already aware that it is more reboot than remakewe are anxious to see how it has been represented the open world part from the original and to what extent they have emboldened themselves in the developer and dared to change deaths and events. We were told it would arrive next winter, so either to announce its final date or to push it back, FF VII Rebirth should be released on Wednesday.
PS VR2 and three usual suspects
PlayStation VR2 has not yet completed half a year of life, but many already they are passing bills and demanding that claims and knocks on the table. And although in our balance after two months we called for calm and demonstrated with data and numbers that things are better than with the original glasses, Sony does not want to rest on its laurels and intends to answer questions in this Showcase. The company has promised news for fans of virtual reality and between various indies that surely there will be, our bets are the same as always. On the one hand we assume that there will be news about the VR mode of Resident Evil 4 Remake with which we have been insisting for a long time. On the other, we all have two wet dreams and someday he will have to play the flute. Half-Life: Alyx on PS VR2 (for many the best game ever seen in virtual reality) and Astro Bot: Rescue Mission 2. Team Asobi has been very quiet since Astro’s Playroom (2020) and wasting a critical and public success like the original without a sequel it would not make sense. Will the fig fall this time?
New hardware (PS5 Pro, laptop…)
When the river sounds so loud, it is rare that there is nothing. The question would rather be if it will be revealed here. PlayStation 5 turns three in 2023 and that period of time was the one that Sony took to announce the Pro and Slim models of PS4 Slim. Rumors about the same, about Pro and Slim versions of PS5 are as detailed as they are plausible and should not be ruled out. Nor should it be considered impossible a new laptop from sony. But far from being like PSP or PS Vita, according to the leaked information we would be talking about a console to play via streaming to PS5 for 100 euros. codename QLite, with it the Remote Play of PS Vita with PS4 would be resumed and would become the company’s response to devices such as Logitech G Cloud. We know that we all want games games and more gamesbut let’s not kid ourselves, how many times have we spent 10 minutes talking about hardware?
New PlayStation Studios IPs
Cory Barlog’s project at Santa Monica Studio that prevented him from directing God of War Ragnarokthe new IP of Bend Studio after Day’s Gonethe next game from Sucker Punch after Ghost of Tsushima, the one from Media Molecule after Dreams, or from Bluepoint after Demon’s Souls Remake, the first title under the PlayStation umbrella of recent signings such as Housemarque or Firesprite… There are many first party developers who have not said they have been present at brand events for a long time and one of such importance could welcome news from many of them. Then there may be rescued sagas from the past (An Uncharted without Naughty Dog?, Ghost of Tsushima 2?, return of Siphon Filter?), but even with several shots of nostalgia, betting on new IPs is a safe bet. The difficulty of this pool is to know who (s) it will be (n) and even guess the gender of the same (s).
The editor’s wishes
And we put an end to the crazy premonitory dreams of the staff members, who have no control, they are FromSoftware fanboys and they jump on the hype train as soon as they hear a whistle: