PlayStation Showcase Event May 2023: Start Time, Games, How To Watch, And What To Expect
Get ready for more than an hour of game reveals during this week's PlayStation showcase.
Sony will host its latest PlayStation Showcase event today, May 24, and it's expected to be a very big event rather than one of its shorter indie-focused streams. This State of Play-style event, given its proximity to the Not-E3 season, means it will most likely contain big announcements and game reveals. This one will focus on what's next across the PS5 and PSVR 2. [Update: The event is over, and you can check out all the PlayStation Showcase announcements in our recap, as well as in the links below.]
- Foamstars looks like Square Enix made a Splatoon for PS5
- Destiny 2 teases Cayde-6's return in The Final Shape
- Final Fantasy XVI story trailer sets the stage for June's massive launch
- Five Nights at Freddy's Help Wanted 2 announced for PlayStation VR 2
- Resident Evil 4 VR gets debut trailer, coming to PSVR 2
- Dragon's Dogma 2 gets new trailer showing off the world and many monsters
- Revenant Hill, new title from Night In The Woods creators, is coming to PS5
- Abzu and Journey developer Giant Squid announces next game, Sword of the Sea
- Cat Quest: Pirates of the Purribean gives you your own ship to sail the ocean
- The Talos Principle 2 unveiled at PlayStation Showcase
- PlayStation Showcase reveals more of EA's Immortals of Aveum
- Explore a dying, painted world in the next game from the creators of Gris, Neva
When is the PlayStation Showcase?
The PlayStation Showcase will run for more than an hour, beginning at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET on May 24, and it will be available to watch on the official PlayStation Twitch and YouTube channels, as well as GameSpot's YouTube channel, embedded below.
- 1 PM PT
- 3 PM CT
- 4 PM ET
- 9 PM BST
What to expect
What we do know is that Sony has some big games in development, and after Final Fantasy XVI launches on June 22 for PS5, all eyes will be on Marvel's Spider-Man 2 from Insomniac, and possibly details on its Wolverine game. Spider-Man 2 has been rumored to be gearing up for a September launch, and the PlayStation Showcase will likely be the best event in which to make an official release date announcement.
Beyond Insomniac, there's also Naughty Dog expanding on its post-apocalyptic universe with The Last of Us multiplayer game, Guerrilla Games is rumored to also be venturing into that space with a multiplayer Horizon game, and a first look at what Jade Raymond's studio, Haven Games, has been up to since it was acquired by Sony.
Sony also has also confirmed that third-party content will be shown, as well as several games from its indie partners. Mortal Kombat 1 is out in September, and with Sony positioning itself as a hub for fighting game fans, PlayStation Showcase is another great venue to get a first look at gameplay for NetherRealm's upcoming brawler. Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding 2 and Tekken 8 could also appear, but the next biggest third-party game could easily be Final Fantasy VII Rebirth.
Details on the sequel to Final Fantasy VII Remake have been incredibly slim since its initial reveal, but ever since director Naoki Hamaguchi confirmed that the game is in "full production" it's had a tentative Winter 2023 release date. Square Enix probably won't want to release the game too close to Final Fantasy XVI and risk cannibalizing sales, but a more concrete release date and new gameplay would be a great way to close out the event.
Lastly, Sony has room to provide updates on which of its games will be headed to PC next. Fans have also been hoping to see a Bloodborne PC port for years, although there remains no indication of that happening.
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