PlayStation 2023 May Showcase: From Spider-Man 2 to PC Ports, Here’s What to Expect From the Hour Long Event

Published 05/23/2023, 10:30 AM EDT

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Considered the current leader in the console market, Sony is gearing up for yet another marvelous year filled with products that appease gamers. PlayStation, Sony’s marquee brand has been bringing insane gaming titles, and this has created a sense of trust among the people worldwide.

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Now, after the dedicated Final Fantasy XVI show, PlayStation is gearing up for its exclusive showcase, which would feature content that we can expect in PlayStation 5 and PSVR2.

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Over the years, games like God of War, The Last of Us, and many more have graced our screens thanks to PlayStation. They have ticked the right boxes to deliver quality products, which have resulted in massive support from gamers. The company is yet again trying to do just that with these new arrivals. The first major title we can expect during this May showcase is Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. 

The sequel to the popular 2018 Marvel’s Spider-Man, which was an exclusive PlayStation title, Spider-Man 2 will be the third installment by Insomniac. Fans can expect the game to drop this September. A sister product (Wolverine) is also reportedly present for the showcase.

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Now let’s take a look at the chances of Multiplayer. During the May 24 event, PlayStation enthusiasts can expect an announcement from Naughty Dog. According to reports, they have been working on a post-apocalyptic multiplayer for the Last of Us. We can expect the announcement of the same this week. Additionally, Guerrilla Games, the brains behind the Horizon series, is also reportedly planning a multiplayer based on its successful AAA title.

Moving to third-party announcements and gameplay, fans can expect Mortal Kombat 1 to make an appearance during the showcase. On top of that, Death Stranding 2 by Hideo Kojima has been peeking around the corner. The showcase might be the stage where the world could see what the unique AAA title holds. Other than Mortal Kombat, fighting game lovers can also expect Tekken 8.

 

Even though these many third-party titles are reportedly lined up, most eyes would be on the Final Fantasy VII remake, which supposedly is stated for a winter 2023 release.

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In recent times, we got to witness ports for PlayStation games that enabled gamers to play exclusive PS titles on PC. Though the recent the Last of Us port was quite glitchy, it was widely accepted. We can expect more to come during this showcase.

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The event, as mentioned earlier, would be on May 24. Fans across the globe can tune in on PlayStation’s official Twitch and YouTube channels to see the events unfold. It is expected to be an hour long and will begin at 1 PM PT. Don’t miss the chance to witness some major announcements from the popular gaming company.

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Aravind Menon

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Aravind S Menon is an eSports writer at EssentiallySports with a wealth of experience covering major events and popular internet personalities such as MrBeast. With a specialization in competitive First Person Shooters, he is well-versed in games like Valorant and has a deep understanding of the gaming industry. In addition to his expertise in eSports, Aravind has also explored fields like content creation and entertainment.
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