While the PS5 Showcase event concluded only a short while ago, fans have already hailed it as the winner in the Xbox and PS5 Battle. Sony’s ensured that it delivered a jam-packed event to their fans.
The 40-minute long event featured a long list of announcements of the new games coming to the console. Furthermore, the event contained gameplays form the games Sony announced in the initial event held back in June. Finally, Sony also announced the much-awaited prices for both the variants of the PS5.
The event began with what has probably been the most awaited announcement for the past four years. Rumors had suggested that FF16 could finally see the light of day at the showcase event. While dropping the FF16 trailer as the show starter, Sony announced that it would be a Play Station 5 exclusive. It looks like Square Enix has done a fabulous job with the game. With amazing graphics, a classic medieval setting, and engaging fight sequences, the game looked like an absolute stunner.
Fans were treated to an extended trailer reveal at this event after the initial announcement of the game in June. While the developers have maintained ambiguity about the game, there is a slight possibility that the trailer hinted at Tinkerer as the villain. The devs are planning to launch the game later this year, and it will be available for the PS4 and PS5.
Tracing the origins of Hogwarts, Hogwarts Legacy will give players the chance to travel back to the 1800s. They will be able to visit locations from the books and movies. The event dropped a reveal trailer of the game which is expected to launch in 2021.
Another big reveal in the event was the first campaign trailer for COD: Black Ops Cold War. The mission will be called “Nowhere Left to Run”. The next release was of Resident Evil: Village Gameplay. The trailer dug even deeper into the dark fairy tale aesthetic complete with a creepy old lady, exploration through chilling environments, monsters, and a folktale of a little girl in a forest. The game looked exciting and it could be a leader in its genre.
The event also introduced a new title to Five Nights at Freddy’s. The new game will be called Five Nights at Freddy’s Security Breach and will take place at a new location called Freddy Fazbear’s Mega Pizza Plex. Additionally, it has new places that can be explored and fresh threats that need to be avoided. Security Breach will be available on the PS5. The event also featured gameplay and trailers from titles such as Deathloop, Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition, and Oddsworld: Soulstorm, all of which can be watched on Play Station’s YouTube channel.
Sony also announced a host of exclusive games for the PS5 as a part of the PS Plus subscription. Owners will have to pay no additional cost to access these titles. The event ended with the announcement of a sequel to the God of War title that came out in 2018. The new game is titled God of War: Ragnarok and is set to release in 2021.
Much was predicted about the PS5 prices, and the reveal saw some of these predictions come true. The next-gen console from Sony will be available for US$499/£449/AU$750 while the Digital Edition will cost US$399/£359/AU$600. The console will launch in the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea on November 12, and in other territories on November 19. The preorders were sold out in a very short time after they went live.