PlayStation 2023 Showcase: Biggest Rumors, Leaks, and Predictions (2023)


PlayStation's March 2023 Showcase will be the company's biggest event in quite some time. Here are some of the rumors, leaks, and predictions you should know about.

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PlayStation 2023 Showcase: Biggest Rumors, Leaks, and Predictions (2)

PlayStation’s next big showcase event is scheduled to run on March 24. According to PlayStation, the event will run for “over an hour” and focus on “PS5 and PS VR2 games in development from top studios from around the world.” While they’re playing it pretty cool, most fans expect this to be a massive PlayStation event. After all, this showcase is essentially taking the place of the E3 showcases that PlayStation stopped running years ago.

That being the case, there is no shortage of rumors regarding what, exactly, we’ll see during the event. Many of those rumors are little more than that, but a series of more solid leaks seem to point to some of the reveals and announcements you may actually see in the very near future.

To help you separate fact from fiction, here’s a look at some of the biggest PlayStation Showcase rumors going around at the moment and which ones seem to be legitimate.

Updates on Pragmata, Spider-Man 2, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, and Other Previously Announced Games

While they’re rarely the most exciting part of an event such as this, the PlayStation March 2023 Showcase will likely be filled with updates for previously announced PlayStation titles. Spider-Man 2 is reportedly still scheduled to be released in the Fall, so it seems likely we’ll see quite a bit of it during the show. Previous PlayStation event games like Pragmata, Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, and Silent Hill 2 Remake have also been dormant for a little while, so they also seem like strong update candidates.


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As for games like Marvel’s Wolverine or the Knights of the Old Republic remake…well, those are bigger mysteries at the moment. The former will likely not make an appearance as Insomniac seems to be focusing on Spider-Man 2. KOTOR, meanwhile, recently swapped developers and is reportedly not doing well. It’s not entirely clear what the state of that project currently is, but it would be shocking to see it appear during this upcoming showcase.

That Long-Rumored Metal Gear Solid 3 Remake

Rumors regarding a remake of the Metal Gear Solid games have been circulating for years. Obviously, nothing has come of them yet. However, a recent series of significantly stronger rumors suggest that Metal Gear Solid 3 is indeed being remade and that it may finally be ready to be revealed soon.

Late last year, VGC reported that developer Virtuos has indeed been working on a Metal Gear Solid 3 remake with Konami’s permission/cooperation. Virtuos previously worked on the excellent Switch ports of games like Dark Souls and The Outer Worlds, so they certainly have experience in that arena. Furthermore, Insider Gaming recently reported that the MGS 3 remake will not be a PS5 exclusive after all and will eventually come to Xbox and PC.

The smoke around this fire has burned fans before, but it really does seem like a reveal of this remake may finally be around the corner. If it doesn’t happen during that show, it might be time to abandon some hope.

A New Twisted Metal Game

Last year, Eurogamer and other outlets reported that PlayStation had greenlit a new Twisted Metal game. Specifically, the last solid update we got on that project suggested that developer Firesprite Games had taken over the project from Lucid Games. Since then, we haven’t heard much about this new Twisted Metal title.

The popular theory is that the PlayStation team will want to capitalize on the upcoming Twisted Metal TV series and reveal their new game as soon as possible. However, that reveal would likely depend on the state of the project. If PlayStation doesn’t intend to release the game alongside the Twisted Metal series in July (or close to that), then they may prefer to wait to showcase it at all. At best, we might get a cinematic teaser.


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An Online Horizon Multiplayer Project

Last last year, developer Guerrilla Games tweeted that they were expanding their team in order to develop an ‘Online Project set in Horizon’s universe.” The job posting stated that the project would allow friends to “explore the majestic wilds of Horizon together.” Since then, though, we haven’t heard any significant updates about that project.

While the project itself certainly exists, there has been no solid indication that it will appear during the upcoming PlayStation Showcase. Given the timing of that job posting, it seems highly unlikely it would be ready for such a high-profile spot. This is another instance where the best-case scenario would likely be a cinematic teaser trailer.

A New Game From the Astro’s Playroom Team

In 2022, Team Asobi, the studio behind the wonderful Astro’s Playroom, revealed that they are working on their biggest game “to date.” Little else was said about the project itself, but it’s certainly clear that the team has grown a lot in a relatively short period of time.

This is another one of those projects that could soon be revealed if it’s a little further along than most people suspect. The project exists, but it’s unclear how long it has actually been in development in relation to that interview noted above. It’s not the biggest potential reveal in PlayStation’s back pocket, but it seems like a project that may be close to ready for a showcase spotlight if it has indeed been in development since around the time of the PS5’s launch.

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Bungie’s Mysterious Marathon Project

In case you’ve forgotten (a lot has happened since then), PlayStation acquired Destiny developer Bungie in 2022. Since then, a series of rumors suggested that Bungie was working on a new project set in the Marathon universe. Little is known about the game, but statements from all parties involved strongly suggest that Bungie wants to release a non-Destiny project in the next couple of years.

Given that rumored timeframe, this seems to be another instance where the most we can likely hope for is a teaser trailer for the new Marathon game. Given what we know about Bungie’s typical development timelines and history, though, I suspect we won’t see or hear much about this game until 2024.


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A Final Fantasy 16 Demo Release Date

In case you haven’t heard, Square Enix confirmed that they will be releasing a Final Fantasy 16 demo ahead of the game’s release. While they did not confirm a release date for the demo yet, it seems highly likely that the demo will be revealed (and perhaps released) during the upcoming PlayStation Showcase. After all, we’re about a month away from the release of the full game. Time is ticking.

If that demo is released in the near future, I highly recommend you check it out. I recently got the chance to play a preview build of Final Fantasy 16 and found the game to be utterly brilliant. However, it’s clear that the very nature of the game will not appeal to many (especially some old-school franchise fans). As such, this could be one of the more impactful demos in recent memory.

Another Series of Bloodborne Remaster/PC Port Rumors

It’s not a PlayStation Showcase without rumors of a Bloodborne remaster/remake/PC port. This time, God of War creator (and professional online troll) David Jaffe suggests that he knows some kind of Bloodborne project is currently in development.

Historically, Jafee is not a reliable source for…most things. In this instance, it certainly seems possible that PlayStation is interested in a Bloodborne remaster, PC port, or some other project related to the hit PS4 exclusive. However, there’s never been a solid rumor from a credible source that strongly suggests we should expect anything related to Bloodborne in the near future. I want this one to be true, but I would not expect to see anything Bloodborne related during this next event.

Bluepoint Game’s Original Project

In recent years, Bluepoint Games has established itself as perhaps the best video game remake studio ever. Their work on Shadow of the Colossus and Demon’s Souls, in particular, was extraordinary. However, when PlayStation acquired Bluepoint in 2021, Bluepoint said their next game will be an original title and not another remake. Bluepoint even teased their next game late last year and representatives from the company have since stated that they are hiring more developers for their next game.

It seems like we’re entering the time frame where we can realistically expect an update on Bluepoint’s mystery project. It’s likely that it will be the original game they previously mentioned, though there is some very loose hope that the studio’s expansion means that a subsection of the team may be working on another remake. In any case, we hope to hear more soon.



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PlayStation 5 Pro/PlayStation’s Handheld Device

There are two big PlayStation hardware rumors floating around at the moment. The first involves the PlayStation handheld device that we previously spoke about. The second is a PS5 upgrade half-heartedly referred to as a PS5 Pro (for lack of a better name). Rumors regarding that console upgrade began to heat up when Insider Gaming reported that a source close to PlayStation informed them that such a console was part of the company’s upcoming hardware plans.

Personally, I don’t think we’ll see either piece of hardware during the next PlayStation Showcase. I believe that some version of the handheld hardware does exist but likely isn’t ready to be showcased yet. A PS5 Pro (or something similar to such a device) could very well be in the works, but reports regarding the specifics of that console still seem to be incredibly vague. Besides, it’s likely that such a device wouldn’t be tossed into what’s shaping up to be a games-focused showcase. Even still, it’s worth keeping an eye out for updates regarding the next pieces of PlayStation hardware.

Updates From Naughty Dog, Sucker Punch, Bend Studio, and Housemarque

Finally, you may have noticed that we haven’t heard anything from some of PlayStation’s biggest partners in quite some time. While all of the studios mentioned above (and more) are believed to be working on some projects, it’s not clear what many of them are actually up to.

For instance, it was rumored that Sucker Punch was getting ready to show Ghost of Tsushima 2, but that rumor was recently shot down. Similarly, Bend Studio is definitely working on a new IP, but nobody has heard a word about their project in years. We also assume that studios like Housemarque and Media Molecule are working on something, but there haven’t even been any solid rumors about what those studios may be working on.

Naughty Dog is the most interesting piece of the puzzle. They’re definitely working on that Last of Us multiplayer project, but nobody can seem to agree on when that project will be released. This upcoming showcase seems like the absolute earliest we’d get a proper sneak peek at that game, but if it isn’t scheduled to be released until 2025 (or later), then it’s likely still too early for Naughty Dog to do a full gameplay reveal of the title.

On that note, keep in mind that PlayStation previously said they have 10 live-service projects in development that they expect to release by 2026. Even if we assume that The Last of Us, Twisted Metal, and the online Horizon game are part of that lineup, that means that there are multiple live-service games we haven’t seen yet. As such, it’s safe to assume that many of these dormant studios may be working on such games.

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What to expect PlayStation Showcase 2023? ›

The company describes it as an event “focusing on PS5 and PSVR 2 games in development from top studios from around the world.” Most likely, that means we'll get a good look at some big first-party titles from Sony, including Insomniac's pair of superhero titles: Spider-Man 2 and Wolverine.

What will be announced at the PlayStation showcase? ›

PlayStation Showcase 2023: Everything Announced
  • PlayStation Announced Dedicated Game Streaming Device. ...
  • Assassin's Creed Mirage Gets October Release Date. ...
  • Final Fantasy XVI Gets a New Trailer Ahead of Next Month's Launch. ...
  • Dragon's Dogma 2 Gets New Trailer. ...
  • Bungie Announces New Marathon.
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Is there a new PlayStation coming out in 2023? ›

A new Sony PlayStation 5 “Pro” could launch as early as April 2023, possibly with liquid cooling.

How long is PlayStation Showcase 2023? ›

Sony's latest PlayStation Showcase just wrapped up. The hour-long event revealed news about games for PS5 and PSVR 2, as well as surprise hardware accessories like the Project Q Remote Play handheld that can stream games from your PS5 and a new pair of PlayStation earbuds.

How much longer is PS4 going to be around? ›

The average lifespan of a video game console is around six years. After that, the newest generation of systems are usually released, and support for the older ones begins to dwindle. But for the PlayStation 4, this doesn't seem to be the case. Support for the PS4 is still going in 2023.

How long will the PlayStation showcase last? ›

According to PlayStation, it's going to be "a little over an hour" and focus on "PS5 and PSVR 2 games in development from top studios around the world". Unlike PlayStation State of Play events, Showcases are always much bigger, more tentpole affairs where we should expect some major announcements.

What time is Sony Showcase 2023? ›

The PlayStation 2023 Showcase stream will start on May 24 at 1 pm PST, 4 pm EST, and 9 pm BST. By Sony's calculations, the show will last over an hour it will largely focus on new PlayStation 5 exclusives, as well as upcoming third-party titles and indie games.

Is EA doing a showcase? ›

EA Play is the first showcase to abandon E3 2022, but it won't be the last. E3 2022 is going to be a shadow of what the event used to be. Because while EA Play Live is the first showcase to go, it almost certainly won't be the last.

Is PlayStation Network acting up? ›


All services are up and running.

Which console should I buy in 2023? ›

The Best Game Consoles of 2023
  • Nintendo Switch OLED.
  • Xbox Series X.
  • Sony PlayStation 5.
  • Xbox Series S.
  • Nintendo Switch Lite.
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What is the new console coming out 2023? ›

Even with the rumored release of the PlayStation 5 Slim, the surge of interest in the Steam Deck, and multiple strong exclusive titles releasing on the Nintendo Switch, the Xbox Series X|S will dominate throughout 2023.

Is a PS4 worth it in 2023? ›

We wouldn't recommend paying more than $200 for a PS4 in 2023. With a PS4, you can still enjoy cross-play with PS5 players in many games. Plus, you can take most of your games with you when you upgrade to a PS5 (either through backward compatibility or free upgrade offers).

What time does the PS showcase start? ›

In a PlayStation Blog post, Sony announced that its next showcase will go live on Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at 1:00 PM PT / 9:00 PM BST.

Is PlayStation Plus for a year? ›

You can pay for your PS Plus Essential subscription monthly, quarterly or annually. PS Plus Essential is priced at $9.99/£6.99 /monthly, $24.99/£19.99 quarterly (three months), or $59.99/£49.99 yearly. Get PS Plus Essential now.

What will happen to PS4 in 2025? ›

In Sony's latest financial presentation, the company formalized its plan to cease producing games for the PlayStation 4 by 2025. Legacy games will still be purchasable, but there won't be new ones – their focus will shift entirely to the PlayStation 5.

Will PS4 work in 2025? ›

You'll probably find fewer games releasing on the PS4 in the coming years, with the console winding down completely by 2025. It is unlikely Sony will want to make a big push for users to move onto the PS5 until supply issues are resolved, which is its biggest self-acknowledged priority.

What's the lifespan of a PS4? ›

On average, a PS4 can last 5 years at least. However, things could be different in certain cases. To make sure your PS4 can last longer, you need to take care of it in your daily life. In the following content, you can get some tips that can help extend the PS4 lifespan.

When was the last PlayStation showcase? ›

When was the last PlayStation Showcase? Sony's most recent PlayStation Showcase aired in September 2021.

Do PlayStation cards expire? ›

Gift certificates do not expire. If your order total exceeds the gift certificate amount, please include payment for the balance.

Do you get to keep PS Plus games forever? ›

No, PS Plus games are not free forever. While you can download and play them for as long as you remain a member of PlayStation Plus, if your membership expires or is cancelled, you will lose access to those games. However, if you resubscribe to PS Plus or purchase the game separately, you can regain access to it.

How often does Sony direct restock? ›

What Time Does PS Direct Usually Restock? PlayStation Direct restocks usually drop between: PT: 11 AM – 4 PM. MT: 12 PM – 5 PM.

What days does Sony ship? ›

For Standard Delivery (5-6 Business Days) - Generally, most orders are delivered within 5-6 business days by 8 pm from Monday to Friday. Additional restrictions may apply to addresses in select states and certain zip codes (3).

What games did EA cancel? ›

Electronic Arts announced it is canceling its Apex Legends Mobile and Battlefield Mobile games. And as a result, it is shutting down its Industrial Toys game studio.

Who has EA bought out? ›

July 9, 2018Industrial Toys†Mobile video game developer
February 18, 2021CodemastersVideo game developer and publisher
April 29, 2021Glu MobileMobile video game developer and publisher
May 5, 2021Metalhead SoftwareVideo game developer
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How many studios has EA shut down? ›

EA has shut down 14 studios overall, and not all of them were acquired externally. In this list, we will only be mentioning a few of those that were indeed bought before being shut down, with one honourable mention that was created and killed by the publisher itself.

Is PlayStation better than Xbox? ›

If you're into more fast-paced, action-packed games, you're probably going to want to go with the Xbox One. If you're more into slower-paced games like adventure or puzzle games, then the PlayStation 4 might be for you.

Will PlayStation fix your PS5? ›

Sony PS5 Warranty Summarized

A PS5 warranty from Sony lasts one year after purchase and covers most damage associated with the manufacturer. A PS5 purchased from Sony or any other legitimate retailer under warranty can be repaired if one follows the necessary steps.

Why did PlayStation Network fail? ›

Your PlayStation can fail to log you into the PlayStation Network for several reasons. For example, that could be due to a server outage or an incorrectly configured network setup. If you see a “Network sign-in failed” error on your PS5 or PS4, work through the fixes that follow, and you should be able to resolve it.

What is the best console to ever exist? ›

Here are the best consoles in the history of gaming, ranked.
  • Nintendo's Transitional Fossil. Nintendo Wii U. ...
  • Microsoft's Current Contender. Microsoft Xbox Series X. ...
  • Today's Hardest to Find Console. ...
  • The Ultimate Family Console. ...
  • Lowkey Legend. ...
  • The Online Console Blueprint. ...
  • The OG Grown Up Console. ...
  • Nintendo's Groundbreaker.
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What is the strongest next gen console? ›

The Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5 are the most powerful next-gen gaming consoles on the market. They both boast some seriously advanced specs and provide a gaming experience that is simply incomparable to past generations.

Is 2023 the last year for PS4? ›

Sony has reminded players that the PS4 is being left behind in 2023 with the vast majority of video games' biggest releases. Released in November 2020, Sony's PlayStation 5 has enjoyed some of the best console exclusives in recent years.

What is the next gen gaming console? ›

The Xbox Series X/S is the successor to the Xbox One and was released on November 10, 2020 in select regions. Microsoft followed the Xbox One's dual console models: a high-end line (the Series X comparable to the Xbox One X), and a cheaper model (the Series S comparable to the Xbox One S).

Will there be a PS6? ›

PS6 release: This is the key year for Sony

Whether the PS6 will arrive in late 2027, or sometime over the following years, isn't clear. It's also too early for these plans to be set in stone, and a lot of things could change over the next 4-plus years.

How much is a PS5 worth 2023? ›

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PS5 Standard Edition Resale Market Prices
* Best market prices updated May 28th 2023
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Which PlayStation is best? ›

PlayStation 2 remains the greatest console in gaming history. PS2 improved every aspect of its predecessor and presented a solid console that dominated its generation in every way.

What makes PS5 better than PS4? ›

When comparing the graphics for PS5 vs. PS4, the differences are stark. The processing capabilities are twice as strong for the PS5 (36 CU GPU) as they are for the PS4 (18 CU GPU). The PS5 also leads the way in teraflops — the unit of measurement that dictates how fast your GPU can process floating-point operations.

What is PlayStation showcase? ›

A packed show with over thirty games featured. Gillen McAllister (he/him) Senior Specialist, Content Communications, SIE. That's a wrap! Today's PlayStation Showcase delivered tantalizing first looks at all-new games in development and updates on upcoming titles by PlayStation Studios and our third party friends.

Can I use PS to see movies? ›

Access great entertainment

The TV & Video tab of your PS4 console user interface brings a selection of free and paid streaming services together in one place, letting you find and launch the latest episodes, movies and recommended shows at the touch of a button.

Is PlayStation Plus optional? ›

If you're looking to play online multiplayer games, then a PlayStation Plus subscription is pretty much your only option. Some games are free to play online even if you don't have PS Plus, but if you're looking to play the most popular top-tier titles, then you are going to need a Plus subscription to do it.

Is MLB The Show on PS? ›

Shock The Game.

Shock the game and Own The Show™ with your favorite players, your favorite rivalries and all your favorite MLB® moments. Get the next-generation MLB The Show experience when you play on PlayStation® 5 consoles, including the return of Stadium Creator mode, and face your friends with cross-platform play.

What day is PlayStation open? ›

Our full hours of operation will be: Monday-Friday, 8AM-8PM PST and Saturday-Sunday, 9AM-6PM PST.

What time is state of play? ›

State of Play Start Time & Date

As confirmed by the official blog post, Sony's next State of Play event will take place on Thursday, April 13 at 2pm PT / 5pm ET / 10pm BST / 11pm CEST.

Is 59.99 a charge for PlayStation? ›

PlayStation Plus Essential is an ongoing subscription with a recurring fee of $59.99 charged automatically every 12 months.

What is the 50 discount on PS Plus? ›

PlayStation Plus Essential subscription is now coming at a 50 percent discount, with the original price of Rs. 2,999 for a 12-month membership being slashed down to Rs. 1,499.

Is PS premium worth it? ›

They hold up really well! Every month, at least half a dozen games are added to this library. If you're pinching pennies to buy new games, subscribing to a year of PS Plus Extra or Premium may ultimately prove to be much better value for you, with many new games these days often costing $70 for a single title.

Will there still be PS4 games in 2023? ›

Even as Sony begins to sunset its last generation console, there's still a large slate of upcoming PS4 games to look forward to. The truth is, many of the new games for 2023 are beginning to focus on PS5 development now, but that isn't to say that there won't be anything for you PS4 owners to play.

Will PS4 work in 2023? ›

In 2023, a PS4 may still be a worthwhile option. There is still a lot of stuff for PS4 customers to enjoy, with titles constantly coming released for the console (possibly until 2025). Even if PS4 titles are no longer released, there will remain a large portfolio of games to play.

Is it worth to buy PS4 in 2023? ›

The PS4's Legacy Lives On

It's smarter to wait for a PS5, get PlayStation exclusives on PC, or get another console instead of paying for this old system. After all, the PS4 turns 10 years old in 2023. Buying a modern console, especially once more games arrive for it, is a better investment of your money.

Can a PS4 last 7 years? ›

On average, a PS4 can last 5 years at least. However, things could be different in certain cases. To make sure your PS4 can last longer, you need to take care of it in your daily life.

How much does a PS4 cost in 2023? ›

But yet here's the PS4 Slim, that is still equipped with basically the exact same processor back in 2013. And you can actually still buy it, brand new, from Sony. They are still selling the PS4 Slim alongside the PS5. Directly from Sony, it'll cost you US$299.99 or S$449.

Which PlayStation is best 2023? ›

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  • PlayStation 4 Slim 1TB Console W /Game.
  • PlayStation 4 1TB Slim.
  • PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB.
  • PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB Limited Edition Destiny 2.
  • PlayStation VR Marvel's Iron Man Bundle.
  • PlayStation Classic.
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