Recap of Sony’s 2023 PlayStation Showcase: Metal Gear Solid 3 Remake, Alan Wake 2, and More Exciting Announcements!
Sony hosted its 2023 PlayStation Showcase on May 24th, revealing a slate of both first and third-party games coming to the platform. One of the biggest announcements was the Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater remake, which is sure to excite gamers across the globe. The hotly anticipated sequel to Alan Wake was also showcased, with a release date of October 17th, 2023. The trailer for Alan Wake 2 showed the return of the protagonist, who is joined by a new playable character, Saga Anderson, in his investigation of a supernatural darkness that begins to corrupt the locals of a small town.
Sony also showed off first proper gameplay for Spider-Man 2, which is rumored to be gearing up for a September launch. Fans of Capcom's Dragon's Dogma series got a first proper look at Dragon's Dogma 2, which promises a world filled with many monsters. Resident Evil 4 Remake also got a new trailer, featuring a PSVR 2 mode.
In addition to showcasing upcoming games, Sony announced a handheld streaming companion device for PlayStation 5 called Project Q, which will allow players to stream their PS5 games over wifi and play them on its smaller screen. It features “all of the buttons and features of the DualSense wireless controller, including adaptive triggers and haptic feedback”. Sony also announced its PlayStation-branded Bluetooth earbuds for PS5 and PC.
Bungie surprised everyone with the reveal of a brand new game, Marathon, a PvP “extraction shooter” set on an alien planet in the distant future. Foamstars, a team shooter game similar to Splatoon, was unveiled by Square Enix for the first time. Ghostrunner 2, a sequel to One More Level's action platformer, was also revealed, featuring vehicular combat.
Cat Quest: Pirates of the Purribean was also officially revealed, showing a swashbuckling twist on the original Cat Quest. Giant Squid's next game Sword of the Seas was also debuted and Assassin’s Creed Mirage was confirmed for release on October 12th for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
Finally, Beat Saber is now also coming to the PlayStation VR, bringing along with it the music stylings of the iconic band Queen. The event showcased a diverse range of games across different genres, promising a thrilling future for PlayStation fans.
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