After a no-show from E3 and Gamescom, Sony finally unveiled what first and third party studios have been developing for the PS5 with their Playstation Showcase. The 40 minute show unveiled a slew of fresh looks at previously announced games – such as Tina’s Wonderland, Ghostwire Tokyo and Forspoken – but Sony also treated fans to some huge surprises. Below are the biggest announcements and trailers from tonight.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake
Sony opened the showcase with a short but sweet teaser, announcing a ground-up remake of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. Aspyr are in early development stages of remaking the BioWare classic, but the game is set to come to PS5 as well as PC. Currently there is no news on a release date or whether it will make its way to other consoles.
Kid A Mnesia Exhibition
The strangest reveal from tonight comes from Radiohead and Epic Games, as they announced a collaboration titled Kid A Mnesia Exhibition. We don’t really know much as the brief teaser only showed some dark imagery and a looming structure, and the video description is equally cryptic: “An upside-down digital/analogue universe created from original artwork and recordings to commemorate 21 years of Radiohead’s Kid A and Amnesiac.” What we do know is that this interactive experience (or whatever it ends up being) is set to hit PS5 this November.
Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection
Two of Naughty Dog’s PS4 hits are being remastered for PS5 and PC. Uncharted 4 and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy will receive next-gen enhancements, and is set to launch in early 2022.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
Somewhat unsurprisingly, Insomniac Games officially revealed Spider-Man 2. The game looks to follow the story of both Peter Parker and Miles Morales, but the big surprise here was the tease of one of the game’s villains: Venom. This PS5 sequel is set to launch sometime in 2023.
Insomniac are keeping busy as they also surprised fans with the announcement of a Wolverine game. The teaser didn’t show much at all, just Wolverine sat at a bar with his claws extending as knife-wielding man approaches, and there’s no sign of a release window either.
Gran Turismo 7
Racing simulator fans finally got a release date for the next Gran Turismo title: March 4, 2022. The new trailer showcased stunning in-engine footage, showing off ray-traced cars and spectacular environments. We also got a fleeting look at car customisation, the photo mode, some of the many tracks available and much more.
God of War Ragnarok
We finally got a gameplay trailer for God of War Ragnarok. The sequel to 2018’s God of War looks to continue the story of Kratos and an older Atreus as they argue and fight through hordes of enemies. Eagle-eyed fans will spot new abilities, runic summons, and even locations filled with NPC’s. Unfortunately for now there is no release date, but in a post-show interview director Eric Williams teased that gamers will indeed be witnessing the apocalyptic events of Ragnarok, and can expect a story full of twists and turns.