PlayStation Showcase 2021 highlights
Sony gave us just over 40 minutes for its live PlayStation Showcase last night, but it was packed full of treats and not just for PlayStation but PC as well, as Sony continues its push for more exclusives porting over.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake (TBA) was announced for PlayStation 5 as a timed console exclusive, but it will also come to PC, and Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection (Early 2022) was revealed for both platforms.
The stylish-looking Project EVE was shown for the first time from SHIFT UP Corporation (TBA PS5), while Gearbox had some time to show off Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands (Mar. 25, 2022), and then Square Enix jumped in with Forspoken (Spring 2022).
We also got treated to a fresh look at Rainbow Six Extraction (Jan. 2022), and we saw the first Alan Wake Remastered gameplay, giving us a closer look at the improved visuals, enhanced character models & richer environmental details (Oct. 5, 2021).
RockStar showcased Grand Theft Auto V, although unfortunately it's been delayed and will no longer release in November having been pushed back to March 2022, and many fans seemed a bit perplexed about the next-gen changes as it was the only trailer to get more downvotes than likes out of everything shown at the showcase.
Ghostwire: Tokyo (Spring 2022), Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (Oct. 26, 2021), Deathloop (Sep. 14, 2021) all made an appearance with new content, but the real standout highlights from the show came in the form of Marvel’s Wolverine (TBA), Gran Turismo 7 (Mar. 4, 2022), Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 (TBA 2023), and God of War: Ragnarok (TBA).
Sony could be accused of showing off Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 and Wolverine a little early, but the showcase was aimed at displaying the AAA exclusives it has coming for the 2022 – 2023 season, as first-party releases have slowed to a crawl since June, and there's currently nothing scheduled for the upcoming busy holiday season.