We finally got another PlayStation Showcase after a 20-month wait and numerous smaller presentations, where we saw what’s coming for first-party, third-party, and indie games on the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation VR2. We saw some future multiplayer games from PlayStation Studios like Fairgame$ and Marathon, as well as fascinating single-player titles like Marvel’s Spider-Man 2.
Third-party developers also made an appearance, with Square Enix revealing Foamstars, Alan Wake 2, and Assassin’s Creed Mirage receiving release dates, and Konami releasing a remake of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. This was undoubtedly the most important PlayStation livestream in a long time, but because it was a densely packed presentation, you may have missed some of its announcements.
Here are the major announcements of the PlayStation Showcase 2023 event
Haven Studios unveils Fairgame$
To kick off the exhibition, Haven Studios, a PlayStation-owned developer created by Ubisoft, EA, and Stadia alumnus Jade Raymond, released its first game. Fairgame$ is a PvPvE heist game in which players strive to steal from the wealthy. It has no release date, but Haven Studios explained its concept for the title on the PlayStation Blog and announced Fairgame$ will be available on both the PS5 and PC.
Multiplayer game Foamstars is coming from Square Enix
Square Enix appeared at the PlayStation Showcase to introduce Foamstars, a new multiplayer game that looks like a Splatoon-inspired third-person shooter in which players aim to spread foam over an arena while fighting each other. The foam used affects how players navigate across the map during these 4v4 bouts. Foamstars is coming to the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.
A Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater remake is in the works
During the PlayStation Showcase, Konami unveiled its plans to reboot the Metal Gear series with a remake of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, widely regarded as the series’ strongest entry. The Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater reveal trailer is a tad misleading, as it concentrates on a lot of animals attacking each other before revealing Snake.
Bungie is reviving Marathon
Bungie, which was acquired by PlayStation last year, has announced the revival of its Marathon series. According to the game’s website, it’s being reinvented as a sci-fi PvP extraction shooter in which players will struggle for survival, riches, and notoriety in a world of dynamic, persistent zones where each run can lead to greatness. It is currently in development for PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X, and will enable complete crossplay and cross-save when it is released.
Project Q and PlayStation wireless earbuds revealed
PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan appeared near the conclusion of the presentation to announce two new pieces of technology that Sony is developing. One is Project Q, a cloud gaming gadget through which players can stream games. It will be available later this year and will have an 8-inch screen, Wi-Fi compatibility, and all of the buttons and functions of the DualSense controller. Sony is also developing wireless PlayStation earbuds.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 gets an extended gameplay reveal
Insomniac Games’ Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 makes its triumphant return at this PlayStation Showcase with a comprehensive gameplay preview. Its episode opened with Kraven slaying an unworthy hunter before learning of all the heroes in New York. Six months later, we cut to New York City, where Spider-Man confronts multiple opponents while donning a Symbiote costume and appearing angrier than usual. Players are then assigned to Miles Morales, who follows The Lizard before reconnecting with Peter and viewing the Symbiote suit for the first time. They both then pursue the Lizard, but they both lose him due to Kraven’s army. Miles becomes suspicious about Peter’s personality transformation towards the end of the episode. Unfortunately, there was