Unfortunately for many, E3 2023 has been cancelled. Does that mean summer ad season will be conspicuous by its absence? Not at all, because the Summer Game Fest is ready to open its doors on June 8. In addition, multiple companies will hold surrounding events with announcements and surprises.
After months of rumors and speculation, Sony has finally revealed that a new PlayStation Showcase will take place in May. Official details are scant, but there are plenty of clues in the air that shed light on the announcements we may see at the digital event from SIE and third-party studios. Are there reasons to get excited?
Next, we share our predictions:
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The fight against crime will continue in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
Insomniac Games knocked it out of the stadium in 2017 with Marvel’s Spider-Man, and in 2020 it hit the mark again with a smaller-scale title starring Miles Morales. Therefore, the community is eager to learn more about the sequel that is in development for PlayStation 5.
Rumors and speculation aside, official details about Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 are scant. What will be the playable dynamic between Peter Parker and Miles Morales? Who will be the main villain? These and more questions lack a clear answer.
The next PlayStation Showcase is the perfect opportunity to see this title in action and clear up many of the doubts that surround it. A trailer confirming the release date and revealing plot details is more than enough to raise the hype.
If we consider that this game will debut in the fall of 2023, it is very possible that it will appear in the digital event.
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The irreverent action of Mortal Kombat 12 could make an appearance
In February, Warner Bros. Discovery confirmed that Mortal Kombat 12 is a reality and will debut this year. NetherRealm Studios was silent for months, but finally shared the first official teaser and everything indicates that more details will be revealed soon.
Rumors suggest that there will be interesting news at the PlayStation Showcase. XboxEra’s Nick Shpeshal and Rand al Thor commented that Sony likely has the marketing rights to the new installment in the franchise, while Windows Centraml journalist Jez Corden indicated that the fighting title will be shown sometime this year. month.
Ed Boon, co-creator of the franchise, hinted on Twitter that this week the new installment will be revealed. Perhaps at that time the official name and the first details will be confirmed, while the PlayStation Showcase at the end of the month is the place where we will see it in action for the first time. We will have to wait to find out how and when the most brutal tournament in video games will return.
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Is Silent Hill 2 Remake ready to scare?
Last year, Konami surprised all and sundry when it confirmed that Silent Hill 2, one of the most important and iconic horror video games in history, will have a remake developed by Bloober Team, the Layers of Fear studio and more horror titles. It’s been months since the announcement, so we thought it’s time to see this new version in motion.
A few months ago, there were reports that the Japanese horror video game is almost ready to debut and that Konami should set the release date. Shortly after, the developer studio denied the information, explaining that the misunderstanding was due to an inaccurate translation of an interview with the company’s president.
Either way, Silent Hill 2 Remake has been in the oven for a long time, so it may be in an advanced stage of development. If we consider that it will be a temporary exclusive of PS5, it is logical to think that it will appear in the PlayStation Showcase this summer.
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Konami could surprise with Metal Gear Solid 3 Remake
According to the VGC podcast, Konami planned to have a big event with important revelations at E3 2023. Everything seemed to indicate that the announcements would be news about Castlevania and Metal Gear Solid.
The journalist Andy Robinson commented that the Japanese company will continue with its plans despite the cancellation of the gaming fair. With that in mind, it seems like a natural fit for Konami to turn to the PlayStation Showcase to share news of their upcoming projects.
We did comment that Konami might show off the Silent Hill 2 remake, but it could also thrill fans with a surprise reveal. Rumors have been circulating for months about a remake of Metal Gear Solid 3, which will be in charge of the Asian studio Virtous. Without a doubt, the Sony event is the ideal setting to see this announcement.
XboxEra’s Nick Baker and Windows Central’s Jez Corden indicated that, according to their sources, the remake of Hideo Kojima’s classic is real and will be a PlayStation 5 exclusive.
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Cloud and company will return in Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth
The second part of the controversial Final Fantasy VII remake will arrive between December 2023 and March 2024. Its release is relatively close, but there are still many questions about the story, mechanics, and overall scale.
The next PlayStation Showcase is a good opportunity to have more information about this JRPG and answer the most important questions, such as the release date.
Square Enix often shares franchise news at Sony events, so to some extent, it’s easy to assume that Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth will have a brief run on the next broadcast. Of course, we must remember that FF XVI is just around the corner, and it is possible that the Japanese company does not want to overshadow the premiere with news from other titles.
Most likely, Clive Rosfield’s adventure will appear at the event with a final launch trailer.
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Horizon’s multiplayer could surprise
Horizon has already shown that it is one of the strongest franchises in the exclusive PlayStation catalog. A third main installment is in development, as well as an online multiplayer proposal. That latest project may appear in this month’s digital event.
Let’s remember that in mid-2021 there were clues suggesting that a multiplayer of the saga was in development. Then last year, a massive leak revealed 10 minutes of gameplay and concept art. Guerrilla Games confirmed the existence of the project soon after.
The developer studio reaffirmed earlier this year that the game is on the way. If we consider that Aloy’s new adventure seems distant, Horizon’s multiplayer title can serve as an appetizer to make the wait more enjoyable. And yes, we may see it in action for the first time at the PlayStation Showcase.
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According to insider Shinobi, PlayStation studios are ready to announce their games at the Sony event. Does that mean we’ll also see what’s new from Sucker Punch, Bluepoint Games, and more? With a bit of luck, it will.
It’s important to note that this list is purely speculation, so we recommend taking it with a grain of salt. We will have to wait to find out what announcements we will see in the digital event.
Sony confirmed that the next PlayStation Showcase will take place next Wednesday, May 24 at 2:00 PM, Mexico City time. While he refrained from revealing many details, he did confirm that there will be news about PSVR2 and PS5 games being in development by “the best studios around the world.”
But tell us, what is the revelation you are most looking forward to, and what did we fail to mention? Let us read you in the comments.
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