Japanese console giant Sony held the PlayStation Showcase 2023 and delivered first looks at all-new games in development and updates on upcoming titles by PlayStation Studios and third-party studios. The show ran over an hour and revealed some never seen gameplay teasers.
Many fans were upset with the showcase and claimed that Sony held back announcing heavy hitters. Some fans even accused the company of deliberately holding big titles to give Sony the edge for the Microsoft and Activision Blizzard merger.
Here are some big-name games and gameplay trailers that were announced.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
Fan favorite, friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is coming back to PlayStation. The game will be released on PlayStation 5 in Fall 2023. The big bad of the game is Kraven, and there is also a symbiote threat hanging over our heroes.
Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater is one of the most beloved installments of the METAL GEAR series, revealing the origin story of Snake. Konami, the developer of the Metal Gear series, stated that the remake will be a faithful recreation of the original story and game design while evolving the gameplay with stunning visuals and a seamless user experience.
Bungie, the studio behind Halo and Destiny, officially announced its first completely new project in more than a decade: Marathon, a sci-fi PvP extraction shooter. The trailer features a look at the player characters – cybernetic mercenaries known as Runners.
Destiny 2: The Final Shape
Bungie also revealed the next expansion of Destiny 2: The Final Shape, which will serve as the epic conclusion of the decade-long Light and Darkness Saga. More details of the long-awaited expansion will be revealed at Destiny 2 Showcase, a live-streamed event on August 22 on Bungie channels.
Alan Wake 2
The sequel to the 2010 and multiple Game of the Year award-winning original game, Alan Wake is coming to PS5 on October 17. Alan Wake voice actor Matthew Porretta previously hinted the game was due to release in October.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage
Players will experience a new adventure as Basim while immersing them in the vibrant Golden Age of Baghdad. Assassin’s Creed Mirage will be released on October 12, 2023.