PlayStation Showcase May 2023: All Announcements & How to Watch
Sony announced a PlayStation Showcase for May 2023, and here is everything you need to know about when, where, and what to expect.
PlayStation fans have recieved news about upcoming projects that will be releasing both this year, and in the not-so-distant future. Those who missed the live showcase can still watch it on the PlayStation YouTube channel, and those wanting a quick update on the major highlights can check out the announcements below.
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Table of Content
- Where to watch
- Every announcement from the PlayStation Showcase
- Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater
- Final Fantasy XVI
- Alan Wake 2
- Assassin’s Creed Mirage
- Street Fighter 6
- Dragon’s Dogma 2
- Resident Evil 4 VR Mode
- Gran Turismo (The Movie)
- Project Q & PlayStation Ear Buds
- Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
Where to watch PlayStation Showcase May 2023
The May 2023 PlayStation Showcase will be streamed on YouTube and Twitch via the official PlayStation channels. A direct link to the broadcast will be embedded once the Showcase begins.
What Was Announced During The PlayStation Showcase
Sitting at just over an hour, the May 2023 Showcase featured numerous announcements for PS4, PS5 and PSVR2 titles. We’ll highlight some of the bigger games below, but here’s the general list:
- Fairgames – No release date
- Helldivers 2 – 2023
- Immortals of Aveum – July 20, 2023
- Ghost Runner 2 – 2023
- Phantom Blade 0 – No release date
- Sword of the Sea – No release date
- The Talos Principle 2 – 2023
- Neva – 2024
- Cat Quest: Pirates of the Purribean – 2024
- Fomastars – No release date
- The Plucky Squire – 2023
- Teardown – 2023
- Metal Gear Solid Master Collection Vol. 1 – Autumn 2023
- Towers of Aghasba – 2024
- Revenant Hill – No release date
- Granblue Fantasy Relink – Winter 2023
- Ultros – 2024
- Tower of Fantasy – No release date
- Five Nights at Freddy’s Help Wanted 2 – Late 2023
- Arizona Sunrise 2 (PSVR 2) – 2023
- Crossfire Sierra Square (PSVR 2) – No release date
- Synapse (PSVR 2) – July 4, 2023
- Beat Saber Queen Pack – Available now
- Marathon – No release date
- Destiny 2 – The Final Shape – No release date
- Concord – No release date
Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater – No Release Date
Easily the biggest announcement of the show was that Metal Gear Solid 3 is receiving a remake as Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater. This title has been rumored for years now, and it’s amazing to think that the adventures of Big Boss and Solid Snake aren’t over just yet. The big question is whether David Hayter is back on board to voice Naked Snake?
Final Fantasy XVI – June 22, 2023
The least surprising appearance during the PlayStation Showcase was Final Fantasy XVI, as the game is set to launch in a few weeks, with final previews already being sent out. Nevertheless, there was a trailer giving one last look at the action-packed fantasy RPG ahead of its upcoming release.
Alan Wake 2 – October 17, 2023
Alan Wake 2 has been briefly shown during events in the past, but we finally got a better look at it during the PlayStation Showcase. It seems that nightmarish horrors are pursuing Mr. A. Wake… again. He should ditch that horror writer job and become a mailman or something, as he’ll encounter fewer monsters in that position.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage – October 12, 2023
The heavily-leaked next entry in the Assassin’s Creed series was featured during the PlayStation Showcase, as the series returns to the middle east, taking to the streets of Baghdad. The new protagonist is an assassin named Basim, who joins a mysterious organization called The Hidden Ones and must kill many people in sneaky ways as part of the membership.
Street Fighter 6 – June 2, 2023
Like Final Fantasy XVI, Street Fighter 6’s presence during the show was no surprise, considering it will launch soon. The new trailer didn’t feature any big announcements, and it was mostly a reminder to fans that it’s on the way, with a few of the pre-order bonuses listed and a look at the story mode.
Dragon’s Dogma 2 – No Release Date
One of the few holdouts of the GeForce Now leak was finally revealed, as Dragon’s Dogma 2 was announced during the PlayStation Showcase. What can we say other than it looks awesome, and we can’t wait to mount some griffons once more, preferably while holding a gigantic sword?
Resident Evil 4 VR Mode – No Release Date
Capcom has easily been the best supporter of the PSVR hardware, and the PSVR 2 is no exception, as Resident Evil 4 Remake is set to receive a VR Mode in the future. This means the player can experience the wonderful sensation of a chainsaw being pressed against their face in virtual reality.
Gran Turismo (The Movie) – August
No, this isn’t an Isekai where Orlando Bloom becomes a talking car. This is an actual movie about real-life events, as a professional gamer used their skills in Gran Turismo to become a race car driver. Can it dethrone The Super Mario Bros. movie as the highest-grossing movie based on a video game? No.
Project Q & PlayStation Ear Buds – No Release Date
During the event, Sony announced two new products: Project Q and Sony Earbuds. Project Q is a device with an 8-inch screen intended to stream PS5 games, either through wifi or Remote Play, with a controller that has the functions of the DualSense. The Earbuds are just wireless earbuds that promise lossless audio. Fans are already calling Project Q the PS5’s Wii U Gamepad, and it’s easy to see the comparison.
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Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 – Fall 2023
The big closer of the show was an expanded look at Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, with an extended gameplay sequence showing Kraven the Hunter seeking out The Lizard in New York City. He’s stopped by Peter Parker, who is now wearing the Venom symbiote, and Miles Morales. This was the perfect way to end the show, and it gave the PS5 its big 2023 holiday season game.