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10 PlayStation Showcase Announcements We’d Like to See

It seems like the next PlayStation Showcase is imminent. Summer is often filled with gaming announcements, and Sony is well overdue for its own E3-esque press conference. The company’s future is mostly shrouded in mystery, too, so there’s plenty of room for all sorts of reveals. And while they probably won’t include Knack 3 or another Ape Escape, here are 10 other PlayStation Showcase announcements that are more likely to show up instead.

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Ghost of Tsushima 2

Ghost of Tsushima sold over 10 million copies as of July 2022 and was received well by critics, so it’s extremely likely that a sequel is in production. Some job postings have even directly hinted at such a game, as they have called for applicants to have “played Ghost of Tsushima and understand its core combat systems” in addition to being willing to write stories about Feudal Japan.

Ghost of Tsushima also released almost three years ago, which has given Sucker Punch Productions some time to develop a sequel. And even if it is a few years off, Sony unveiled the first game well before it was ready, as it appeared at E3 2018 two years before its release. So, it’s not totally unlikely that it appears as one of the PlayStation Showcase announcements.

10 PlayStation Showcase Announcements We'd Like to See

The Last of Us multiplayer game

Naughty Dog has been talking about this multiplayer The Last of Us game for years, and it has to start showing it at some point. Neil Druckmann revealed concept art of it at the last Summer Game Fest Live, so it makes sense that the team would have at least a trailer one full year later. The franchise is also coming up on its tenth anniversary and still riding off the success of the HBO series, so there are multiple reasons why this long-anticipated multiplayer game is likely to be one of the stars of the PlayStation Showcase.

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Death Stranding 2

Hideo Kojima has to pick if he’s better friends with Sony or Geoff Keighley, as it wouldn’t be unheard of to see another Death Stranding 2 trailer at the PlayStation Showcase or Summer Game Fest. But seeing as though the PlayStation Showcase is a bit earlier than Keighley’s show and how Sony is, well, paying for Death Stranding, there’s probably a better chance more Death Stranding 2 footage appears at Sony’s event. Death Stranding 2 is also just a working title, so Kojima Productions also has an opportunity to reveal the final name, as well.

10 PlayStation Showcase Announcements We'd Like to See

Metal Gear Solid 3 remake

It seems inevitable that the Metal Gear Solid 3 remake will sneakily tiptoe its way into the PlayStation Showcase. The title hasn’t even been officially announced, but reliable insiders have noted that this modern update of the classic stealth game will make its first grand appearance with Sony. PlayStation has been associated with Metal Gear Solid since the seminal 1998 entry, so such a debut would make sense. The Silent Hill 2 remake is also a PS5 console exclusive for the time being, showing that there’s an official precedent for such a partnership.

10 PlayStation Showcase Announcements We'd Like to See

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2

While anything can happen, it’s almost a given that Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 will be at the PlayStation Showcase. It’s undoubtedly going to be Sony’s biggest holiday title and that sort of prestige is made for shows like this. Unsubstantiated rumors have filled the air in the absence of official information, so it would also be a fitting time to dispel those whisperings with official details and a lengthy trailer. Tony Todd’s unhinged ramblings can’t be the only Spider-Man 2 information that comes in the first half of the year.

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An Astro Bot game

It was strange that Sony didn’t have an Astro Bot game ready for PlayStation VR2’s launch after Astro Bot Rescue Mission’s near-universal adulation. Another entry wouldn’t be out of the question, as PS VR2 could use another hit and Astro Bot is a rising star in the PlayStation ecosystem. PS VR2 probably won’t take up a huge portion of the show, but if it’s going to have one slot, Astro Bot deserves it.

10 PlayStation Showcase Announcements We'd Like to See

Mortal Kombat 12

NetherRealm Studios is close to revealing something, and that something is all but confirmed to be Mortal Kombat 12. And given the timing, it’s possible that Sony’s show will hold the first big look at the next entry in the massive fighting game series. Sony debuted Mortal Kombat X gameplay footage during its E3 2014 press conference, so it would be fitting to repeat that tradition with Mortal Kombat 12. NetherRealm usually drops teasers before full gameplay reveals, so it’s possible that the PlayStation Showcase won’t have the first trailer, but it will likely have a longer and more detailed one with Sub-Zero getting mutilated by Scorpion.

10 PlayStation Showcase Announcements We'd Like to See

Resident Evil 4’s Ada Wong DLC

Sony has made a habit of having Resident Evil at its shows, and while it’s assuredly too early for another full remake or a numbered sequel, it’s probably just the right time to reveal more about the heavily rumored Ada Wong DLC for the Resident Evil 4 remake. DLC doesn’t often stand out when put up against a lineup of upcoming titles, but Resident Evil 4 is not a typical game and that remake is still floating around the game space. It’s also possible that its VR content will make an appearance, but that seems less likely since Capcom only just started development on it.

10 PlayStation Showcase Announcements We'd Like to See

Bluepoint Games’ project

Bluepoint Games has been developing something in secret, and it’s surprisingly not a remake. While its penchant for remasters and remakes has narrowed the playing field in the past, it’s a lot more wide open here. Tracing over classics has undoubtedly taught the studio the basics of timeless design, so its first new title is quite alluring. However, if it’s somehow just a Bloodborne port, that’s still just fine and would be one of the best PlayStation Showcase announcements.

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Horizon Zero Dawn remake

It is quite soon to be remaking a game from 2017, but the advancements seen in Horizon Forbidden West and the overall impressive quality of The Last of Us Part I (on PS5, at least) make the rumored Horizon Zero Dawn remake more enticing. Bringing in the sequel’s livelier animation and more responsive combat can’t be understated and seeing Horizon untethered from the PS4 would be a sight to behold, something only teased by the recent Burning Shores DLC.

And while the multiplayer game is theoretically more exciting, it’s also probably further off, so don’t expect that as one of the PlayStation Showcase announcements.

Let us know in the comments what PlayStation Showcase announcements you’d like to see.

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