Sony Interactive Entertainment has presented the PlayStation Showcase 2021, which was live-streamed earlier for around 40 minutes, revealing some of the biggest games and new surprises coming to the PS5.
The presentation kicked off with the company's The City Where Play Has No Limits branding. "We believe it’s powerful to challenge expectations and present bold new possibilities. This new spot takes the viewer on a reimagined journey through one of history’s oldest and most revered games. In a fantastical city as the backdrop, play is governed by rules and limitations — and we see what happens when one player defies conventions and stands triumphant, proving that play has no limits," said Eric Lempel, Senior Vice President, PlayStation Worldwide Marketing, SIE.
Here are some highlights of the showcase that you don't want to miss.
Gran Turismo 7
Polyphony Digital's Gran Turismo 7 will be making a return with classic cars, iconic tracks, and fan-favourite modes like GT Simulation. It will launch on PS4 and PS5 on 4 March 2022.
Marvel's Spider-Man 2
Insomniac Games has finally revealed the first trailer of Marvel's Spider-Man 2, featuring Peter Parker and Miles Morales "in their most epic single-player adventure yet". At the end of the trailer, we're given a sneak peek of the big bad in the new game - Venom. Marvel's Spider-Man 2 will be released exclusively for PS5 in 2023.
Insomniac Games' most surprising reveal - Marvel's Wolverine - will be released as a standalone game. The titular Marvel hero got a 1-minute teaser showing him in a bar that he's probably responsible for trashing. As the game is still "very early in development", there's still no official release date announced.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Aspyr Media is remaking BioWare and LucasArts’ classic Star Wars role-playing game - Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic - set over 4000 years before the events of the original trilogy. There is still no official release date announced but the game will be exclusive for PS5.
God of War Ragnarok
Santa Monica Studio has finally unveiled the trailer of the sequel to 2018's God of War, in which we'll get to see what Kratos and Atreus have been up to. The trailer also gave us a brief look of the main antagonists in the new game: Freya and Thor. It will launch on PS4 and PS5 next year.
Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves
Naughty Dog didn't reveal a new Uncharted game but announced the Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection, comprising remastered versions of 2016's Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and 2017's Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. It will be coming to both PS5 and PC, and Sony is expecting for an early 2022 release.
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