PlayStation Showcase highlights - everything you missed

By Kieran Isgin

Last night's PlayStation Showcase live stream involved some pretty major announcements for popular games.

Among the announcements were some exciting projects in the works, including a sequel to one of PlayStation's most popular titles and a remake of a legendary game nearly two decades old.

There was plenty to take in over the live stream that lasted for almost an hour.

Lucky for you, we've compiled a breakdown of all the highlights you may have missed.

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God of War: Ragnarok

The biggest announcement from PlayStation's Showcase was the gameplay trailer for God of War: Ragnarok.

Players will once again follow the journey of Kratos and his son as they defy the will of the Nordic gods in this direct sequel to the God of War game that revamped the series.

The events of the story will carry on from the last game with the introduction of Atreus' heritage (if you've not played the first game yet, don't worry, no spoilers here) as well as throwing some new gods into the mix.

No official date has been announced for Ragnarok's release yet, however, Santa Monica Studios has hinted it will come out sometime next year.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake

If you're a gamer born before 2000 then you'll most likely have only one reaction to this announcement, pure utter joy and excitement.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is in many ways one of the most unique video games in the Star Wars franchise that broke a lot of new ground at the time of its release in 2003.

Even better news with this announcement is that Aspyr, the studio responsible for the original game, is leading the remake's development while working closely with Lucasfilm Games.

This means the remake should be very close to the source material while improving on it massively - remember this is a remake, not a remaster, so we'll have a completely new game to enjoy.

Aspyr has stated they're still in the early stages of development so no release date has been given yet, but just knowing it's being developed is more than enough for now.

Gran Turismo 7

The seventh title in the Gran Turismo series has been announced and it's bringing back some long-awaited features to the series.

A campaign mode is returning to Gran Turismo and will allow players to advance across the GT world map.

Th developers have also placed focus on improving customisation capabilities in the series with the Livery Editor that fans have used for a long time to bring their dream cars to life.

Other features coming back are track races, tuning, and car collection to deliver the full Gran Turismo experience.

Gran Turismo 7 is due to launch on March 4, 2022.

GTA V and GTA Online for PS5

Rockstar's popular Grand Theft Auto franchise is arriving to the PS5 at the beginning of next year.

It will come with a range of graphical and technical improvements to make use of the console hardware, according to the developer.

The game's launch will come with an exclusive deal for PlayStation Plus subscribers who will receive $1,000,000 in-game currency each month until the game comes out if they're currently playing the game on their PS4.

GTA V and GTA Online for the PS5 will launch in March 2022.

Other announcements

While the other announcements above are the biggest highlights of PlayStation Showcase, there were plenty of others that deserve an honourable mention.

Find below some other games and projects that were announced at the PlayStation Showcase:

  • Tchia - a game inspired by New Caledonia and its culture
  • Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection is coming to the PS5
  • Alan Wake remaster coming to PS4 and PS5
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Extraction - due to launch January 2022
  • Forspoken - due to launch in Spring 2022
  • Tiny Tina's Wonderland -due to launch March 25, 2022
  • A deeper look into Project Eve
  • Bloodhunt coming to PS5
  • Ghostwire: Tokyo - due to launch in 2022

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