What to Expect From Sony’s First PlayStation Showcase Since 2021

What to Expect From Sony’s First PlayStation Showcase Since 2021

Nintendo might have the gaming world’s attention at the moment with Tears of the Kingdom, but there are plenty of other games to be played, guys — and there’s soon to be a whole lot more of them from Sony. We’ll learn about them during next week’s big PlayStation Showcase, and you can watch it too.

What to expect from the PlayStation Showcase

Officially? Not much. Sony announced its latest PlayStation Showcase in a blog post Wednesday. All we know is the event, slated for Wednesday, May 24, (May 25 for us Aussies) will be over an hour long and will cover upcoming games for both PlayStation 5 and PS VR2. Sony specifically notes it will announce first-party titles from PlayStation Studios as well as games from third-party developers, but doesn’t go into specifics.

While Sony might be tight-lipped on what’s coming down the pipeline, the rumour mill has been churning. As IGN notes, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is slated for a fall 2023 release, despite a lack of promotion from Sony itself. That isn’t wholly unusual: Nintendo didn’t say much about Tears of the Kingdom for years, save for some carefully curated trailers. It wasn’t until the immediate lead-up to the game release that we learned anything concrete. IGN also points out that legendary developer Naughty Dog is also working on new games, including a The Last of Us multiplayer title, so maybe we’ll get word of that as well.

This is the first PlayStation Showcase since 2021. That event highlighted titles like God of War Ragnarok, the remake for Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, and the announcement of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. That’s certainly encouraging precedent as we head into 2023’s Showcase.

How to watch this latest PlayStation Showcase

You have your choice of where to watch the PlayStation Showcase this year. The show itself starts at 6 a.m. AEST, and can be watched on both Sony’s official YouTube channel and its Twitch channel.

Sony does warn any streamers who want to cover the event that there may be copyrighted material shown throughout the presentation. It’s a good warning, since certain platforms could ding creators for hosting this type of content, whether intentionally or not.

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