Here’s every major announcement from the 2023 PlayStation Showcase

Sony recently concluded its highly anticipated PlayStation Showcase, and it did not disappoint. The hour-long event was filled with various announcements, revealing a wealth of information about upcoming games for both the PS5 and the PSVR 2. Additionally, Sony surprised fans with some fresh hardware accessories, including the Project Q Remote Play handheld and a pair of wireless earbuds. Without further ado, let’s dive into some of the highlights from the event.

We got an extensive new look at Marvel’s Spider-Man 2

We’re starting off with the big guns. Gaming enthusiasts were treated to a preview of the highly anticipated Spider-Man 2, featuring Peter Parker donning that sweet symbiote suit. The trailer offered a tantalizing glimpse into the game’s darker tone, which also being able to switch between Peter and Miles. Both feel like two huge additions to the overall gameplay, with the creepy Venom suit looking to open up a wealth of potential for combat and character development. It’s launching sometime in the fourth quarter of 2023.

A Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater remake is on the way

Metal Gear Solid fans were elated to learn that a remake of the beloved Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater is in the works. With stunning visuals and revamped gameplay, this remake is sure to captivate both long-time fans and newcomers to the series. While this release is a little further down the line, the original MGS trilogy will also be re-released to fans.

Final Fantasy XVI keeps bringing the goods

The event also showcased a bold new trailer for Final Fantasy XVI, teasing fans with a glimpse of the game’s epic world and intriguing storyline. While the 22nd of June draws ever closer for this release, it’s nice to know that the franchise is continually learning and evolving. We simply can’t wait for this to drop.

Haven Studios revealed Fairgame$

The Fairgame$ trailer might have been touted as CGI, but there’s no denying that it set the tone for what seems to be a tech-infused take on the heist genre. Cooperative play also feels like a winner here.

Beat Saber is coming to PSVR2

In a surprising move, Sony announced that the hit music VR game Beat Saber would be launching on the PlayStation VR2. Players who own the original PSVR version will receive a free upgrade to the PSVR 2 edition, providing enhanced immersion and gameplay. Furthermore, a Queen-themed music pack was revealed, offering fans an opportunity to showcase their rhythmic prowess to some iconic tunes.

Resident Evil 4 is coming to the PSVR 2

Sony also provided a sneak peek at the VR mode for the recently released Resident Evil 4 remake. While a release date was not disclosed, the footage showcased the spine-chilling atmosphere of the game, hinting at a truly immersive horror experience. If this game wasn’t scary enough, they just had to bring it to a VR platform.

Revenant Hill looks incredibly charming

Revenant Hill, the latest game from the developers behind Night in the Woods, intrigued audiences with its announcement trailer. It takes players back to the early 1900s, offering a unique narrative experience centred around Twigs, a cat facing a rather challenging set of circumstances.

Sony is developing a new remote-play handheld device for the PlayStation 5

In terms of hardware, Sony announced the development of a PlayStation handheld device called Project Q. With an 8-inch HD screen and all the features of the DualSense wireless controller, this device will allow players to stream games from their PS5 console using Remote Play over Wi-Fi. Excitingly, the showcase also unveiled Sony’s own wireless earbuds, equipped with new wireless technology for exceptional audio quality and low latency. Further details on both devices, including specs and pricing, will be disclosed in the coming months.

Developer Bungie revealed their next project, Marathon

Developer Bungie, known for their acclaimed Halo series, is venturing into uncharted territory with a new “sci-fi PvP extraction shooter.” This highly anticipated title promises an exhilarating multiplayer experience that is sure to captivate players worldwide.

We got a better look at Assassin’s Creed Mirage

Finally, Sony unveiled the Assassin’s Creed Mirage release date, set for October 12th this year. This ninth-century adventure, centred around Basim Ibn Ishaq in Baghdad, promises a new and exciting experience for fans of the franchise.

As we only covered the major announcements, feel free to dive into the showcase below for the complete scoop.


And that’s a wrap! Sony’s PlayStation Showcase 2023 provided a nice glimpse into the future, and while there was definitely a noticeable chunk of PlayStation Studios like Naughty Dog, Bend Studios, Sucker Punch and Bluepoint missing, we’re glad to see that Spider-Man and Miles Morales are on their way to save the day.