Mark your calendars and prepare for a thrilling hour-long journey filled with game reveals, surprises, and captivating trailers.
The gaming world is abuzz with anticipation as Sony gears up to unveil its highly awaited PlayStation Showcase, marking the first major event of its kind since April 13, 2021. While State of Plays and other presentations have provided glimpses into the future, PlayStation fans know that these showcases are reserved for monumental moments in gaming. Who can forget the mind-blowing announcements of God of War: Ragnarok, Spider-Man 2, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake, Wolverine, and more at the last showcase? It’s safe to say that this is a show no gaming enthusiast would want to miss.
When and How to Watch the PlayStation Showcase May 2023
The latest PlayStation Showcase is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, May 24, at 1 pm PT/4 pm ET/9 pm BST. For those in Australia, mark your calendars for 6 am AEST on Thursday, May 25. While the exact lineup of games remains a mystery, Sony has confirmed that the showcase will run for “a bit over an hour,” promising an extravaganza of gaming delights.
IGN’s Beyond! crew will be adding to the excitement with a special pre and post-show event, starting 30 minutes prior to Sony’s stream and continuing immediately afterward. As an added bonus, the PlayStation Showcase will mark the kickoff of IGN’s Summer of Gaming coverage. Stay tuned for all the exclusive details.
Where to Tune in for the PlayStation Showcase May 2023
If you’re eager to witness the PlayStation Showcase unfold, you can catch the live stream on various platforms, including IGN’s YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, Facebook, and more. IGN.com will also host the stream on its homepage. Here’s the complete list of places where you can tune in on Wednesday, May 24:
- IGN.com (homepage)
- IGN’s Facebook Channel
- IGN’s Twitter
- IGN’s Twitch Channel
- IGN’s YouTube Channel
- IGN’s TikTok
- IGN’s iOS App
- IGN’s Android App
- IGN’s PlayStation 4 App
- IGN’s Xbox One App
- IGN App for Android TV
- IGN for Amazon Fire TV
- Apple TV
- IGN 1 on Samsung TV Plus
- Pluto TV
- Plex Live TV
A Sneak Peek at What to Expect from the PlayStation Showcase May 2023
With the absence of a PlayStation Showcase for over two years, expectations are skyrocketing for this upcoming event. As mentioned earlier, the previous showcase unveiled a stunning lineup that included God of War: Ragnarok, Spider-Man 2, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake, Wolverine, and more. While Sony has remained tight-lipped about specific titles, they did reveal that the focus will be on “PS5 and PS VR2 games in development from top studios around the world.” The showcase promises to feature “several new creations from PlayStation Studios, as well as spellbinding games from our third-party partners and indie creators.”
Moreover, this event gains additional significance as it comes at a time when PlayStation’s exclusive offerings beyond Final Fantasy 16’s release in June are somewhat unclear. Fans eagerly await updates on highly anticipated titles such as The Last of Us multiplayer experience, Wolverine, and The Last of Us Part 3, while also hoping for news on third-party exclusives like Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, Death Stranding 2, Silent Hill 2 Remake, Baldur’s Gate 3, and more.
PlayStation’s showcases often showcasebig third-party games that are not exclusive to their platform. Thus, there’s a possibility of learning more about highly anticipated titles like Mortal Kombat 1, Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon, Assassin’s Creed Mirage, Call of Duty, Alan Wake 2, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, and many others.
Additionally, there’s an air of excitement surrounding unannounced games that could make an appearance. Speculations abound about the long-rumored Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater remake, future installments of the Horizon series, Ghost of Tsushima 2, a new Uncharted game, projects helmed by Cory Barlog (the director of God of War 2018), and the ten live-service games confirmed to be in development by PlayStation.
As for the highly anticipated PS VR2, the community eagerly awaits news about the level of support it will receive from PlayStation’s first-party studios. Will we see VR experiences from their biggest franchises such as God of War, The Last of Us, and Uncharted? Third-party support is also crucial, with hopes for groundbreaking announcements similar to Half-Life: Alyx.
With such a plethora of games and surprises on the horizon, the PlayStation Showcase promises an enthralling experience for gamers worldwide. Share your excitement and let us know what you’re most eager to see at the show. Stay tuned to IGN as we provide extensive coverage of the PlayStation Showcase, featuring the latest news, trailers, gameplay footage, and more!