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Scott McCrae

PlayStation Showcase: Project Q unveiled, Spider-Man 2 first look and every new game for 2023

The May 2023 PlayStation Showcase aired last night, treating us to just over an hour of new game reveals and our first look at some brand new PlayStation hardware.

PlayStation fans were treated to the first big PlayStation Showcase of the year (following a couple of PlayStation State of Play presentations earlier this year) showing off what PS5 and PS4 owners can look forward to over the coming months. Obviously, the biggest question going into the presentation was about whether we'd see anything of Marvel's Spider-Man 2, and Sony delivered, with players finally getting a proper gameplay reveal.

The new trailer showed off Miles Morales and Peter Parker chasing down the Lizard, also known as Dr. Curt Connors, through New York with Peter in full edge lord mode thanks to the Symbiote, as well our first look at one of the game's primary villains: Kraven the Hunter.

Sony also officially announced the rumoured PlayStation handheld, internally known as Project Q, which was revealed as a dedicated device which straps two sides of a DualSense to a tablet and allows players to play their PS5 games through Remote Play, with Jim Ryan unveiling the device alongside the PlayStation Earbuds.

Other big reveals included the long rumoured remake of Metal Gear Solid 3, and a collection of the original Metal Gear Solid trilogy. We also got our first look at Dragons Dogma 2 from Capcom, Bungie's next title, which is a reboot of their Marathon series as a PVP extraction shooter, and Fairgame$ – the first project from Haven Studios which was founded by Jade Raymond (who helped create Assassins Creed and Watch Dogs).

We also finally got some release dates for some highly anticipated titles, such as Alan Wake 2 and Assassins Creed Mirage which come out five days apart on October 17, and October 12, 2023 respectively (the packed 2023 release schedule won't let up it seems). Plus we were treated to the final trailers for Final Fantasy 16 and Street Fighter 6, which both come out next month.

Full list of PlayStation Showcase June 2023 announcements

If we went into detail about everything shown at the PlayStation Showcase we would be here all day, so here's a handy list of what we saw last night:

  • Fairgame$ – debut title from Haven Studios
  • Marvel's Spider-Man 2 – gameplay reveal
  • Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater – the long rumoured remake of Metal Gear Solid 3 is real
  • Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1 – the first three Metal Gear Solid titles coming to PS5
  • Marathon – Bungie's new project, a PVP extraction shooter
  • Project Q – handheld Remote Play device
  • PlayStation Earbuds – first official wireless earbuds designed for PS5
  • Concord – new PVP multiplayer FPS from Firewalk Studios
  • Alan Wake 2 – releases October 17, 2023
  • Assassins Creed Mirage – releases October 12, 2023
  • Destiny 2: The Final Shape – teaser trailer, Nathan Fillion returns as Cayde-6
  • Street Fighter 6 – story trailer
  • Helldivers 2 – sequel to the indie hit releases this year
  • Foamstars – a Splatoon-esque shooter from Square Enix
  • Granblue Fantasy: Relink – new characters trailer
  • Tower of Fantasy – new cyberpunk open world RPG
  • Final Fantasy 16 – launch trailer
  • Beat Saber – launches on PSVR2 today with a Queen DLC pack
  • Resident Evil 4 – PSVR2 mode revealed
  • Arizona Sunshine 2 – first look trailer
  • Crossfire: Sierra Squad – new gameplay revealed
  • Five Nights At Freddy's: Help Wanted 2 – announcement trailer
  • Synapse – new PSVR2 shooter launches July 4, 2023
  • Ghostunner 2 – announcement trailer, coming 2023
  • The Plucky Squire –trailer for this storybook indie
  • Sword of the Sea – new game from Journey creator
  • Teardown – coming to PS5 this year
  • Cat Quest: Pirates of the Purribean – reveal trailer, launches 2024
  • Revenant Hill – reveal trailer, new game from the developers of Night in the Woods
  • Towers of Aghasba – launches on PS5 next year
  • The Talos Principle 2 – reveal trailer, launches this year
  • Ultros – new 2D sci-fi shooter coming next year

So yeah, as you can see, a lot was shown off. Our personal highlights included the return of Metal Gear Solid, Dragons Dogma 2 which looks fantastic, and our first look at Bungie's next game. But there was truly something for everyone in this showcase, especially if you like Sci-Fi, there was a lot of Sci-Fi.

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