PlayStation Showcase reportedly set for the week of May 25
by Danny Craig ·
PlayStation's 2023 showcase has been rumored for some time, and now reliable sources claim that the event is only a few weeks away.
- According to games journalist Jeff Grubb, who has updated his list of upcoming events for 2023, PlayStation's rumored showcase will now take place during the week of May 25. Grubb previously stated that he had heard from reliable sources that the event would take place before Geoff Keighley's Summer Game Fest, which starts on June 8, but no specific date was provided. VGC's Andy Robinson's report backs up the claim, with sources telling the publication that the showcase will take place "within the next few weeks.”
- Sony was almost certainly going to hold its own showcase this year after skipping the now-canceled E3 due to a reported disagreement with its organizers back in 2019. The company had previously chosen to host its own streamed show, State of Play, to showcase its upcoming titles like Nintendo's Nintendo Direct. Reports of it deciding to host a much larger event began to circulate due to the company having some massive games on the horizon, including Spider-Man 2 and The Last of Us: Factions.
- Fans can expect gameplay from Insomniac's Spider-Man 2, a launch trailer for the timed exclusive Final Fantasy XVI, an announcement about The Last of Us: Factions, and possibly more information about the Wolverine game or some of Guerrilla's Horizon projects. Konami is also rumored to be planning an appearance with the announcement of a remake of fan favorite Metal Gear Solid 3 and possibly a new Castlevania.
More Sony/PlayStation news:
- The PlayStation 5 has sold 38.4 million units since its release in November 2020, with 6.3 million of those sold in the last quarter. Despite global shortages during its first two years on the market, the PS5 is one of the top 20 best-selling consoles of all time, following Nintendo's Game and Watch.
- PlayStation has acquired Firewalk Studios after entering a publishing partnership with the developer in 2021, with the studio continuing to work on its first-ever IP, which is described as a "modern multiplayer game that connects players in new and innovative ways."