I don’t understand it. As this month progresses, the 2022 PlayStation Showcase looks more and more likely, but Sony has said nothing to confirm it. The question is, why must this occur? With so many exciting PlayStation 5 releases on the horizon, including some that are arriving sooner rather than later like God of War Ragnarok, a September event would be the ideal time to broadcast an in-depth discussion of the system for an entire hour. Of course, unless Sony confirms otherwise, you shouldn’t take this as gospel that an event is happening. Let’s consult our crystal ball, though, and try to guess what may transpire during the PlayStation Showcase this year.
— JLA’s Joshua-Verse (@JoshuaLuisAbra2) September 7, 2022
Playstation Showcase 2022 Predictions
What, then, can you count on seeing at the PlayStation Showcase? If I included them in my list of wagers, it would defeat the purpose of writing this kind of piece. Now that Game Informer has shown off some hands-on time with God of War: Ragnarök, you can bet that a longer gameplay trailer is on the way.
For even more PSVR 2 content, Before its 2023 release, you can watch some extra gameplay and learn more about the headset in the trailers for Horizon and Resident Evil Village. Latest PS+ additions (new window): While Sony has already revealed the games coming out in September (including all the Sly Cooper titles for Premium), they will likely take this opportunity to detail the other content that Premium customers will have access to. With that out of the way, I’d like to propose some even more far-fetched aspirations and predictions.
First Guess: The Action of Spider-Man 2
If we look at what happened before the release of the original Spider-Man on PS4, we can infer that we should get a playable preview for Spider-Man 2 now, rather than wait until 2023. But what exactly will we see? Hollywood-level pandemonium and combat should be expected, especially considering how well Insomniac has nailed the web slinger’s control smoothness. The catch, as teased in a clip released last year, is that it’s co-op multiplayer, with one player taking on the role of Peter Parker and the other of Miles Morales. I’m referring to a clever combination of finishes, banter, and plans in which one Spider-Man removes combat foes while the other deals with snipers. You can play co-op throughout the entire story, which is the major gamble that will sweeten it.
Observation No. 2: PlayStation Cloud Gaming
A lot has been said about why now is the perfect time for Sony to launch PlayStation Cloud Gaming as part of PlayStation Plus Premium. It’s now or never for a genuine challenger to the Backbone One PlayStation Edition and Xbox Cloud Gaming, which both provide limited cloud access to the PS Plus catalog via a smaller number of dedicated applications and just the Xbox One’s Edge browser.
But here’s the bonus, which is more of a wish than a forecast because I seriously doubt the corporation will ever do this: Sony has cracked the DRM code and now all of your purchased games (whether digital or physical) may be played in the cloud. Inflation means we can’t afford to keep the PS5 on all the time to access games through remote play, thus getting this right would be a significant win for consumers.
Third Prediction: A Multiplayer Teaser For The Last of Us
Now that The Last of Us Part I has been released, the focus can shift to the multiplayer project. While some intriguing concept art was shown at Gamescom 2022, the time has come for a teaser video. Not until at least next summer, in my opinion. It would be helpful, though, if there were a trailer or anything that introduced the setting, the many types of PVE and PVP combat available, and the telltale signals that you were in a Battle Royale mode on a massive battlefield with just one goal in mind: to survive.
Spider-Man, as predicted in Prediction #4 The PC version of “Miles Morales” is scheduled for release before the holidays. There’s no denying that Spider-Man on PC and Steam Deck are both amazing, but what about Miles Morales? Given that its planned release in December is common knowledge, now would be a good moment to release a trailer for the game. This is the most logical step in order to appease the PC audience, as Miles Morales takes place in a wintery New York City decked up with holiday decorations. If I’m correct, I’ll be bragging on Laptop Mag’s Twitter on Friday, December 9, but only time will tell.
Fifth Hypothesis: We Have A Preview Of Supernatural Studios’ Upcoming Project
The exclusive scoop I obtained on the mind behind SSX producing a new snowboarding game, codenamed Project Gravity, remains one of my proudest moments here at Laptop Mag. Shortly after this article was published, the Supernatural Studios team announced their partnership with a “major worldwide publisher” and entered stealth mode, therefore we have no further information.
If I had to make a prediction, it would be more along the lines of wishing upon a monkey’s paw, throwing salt over one shoulder, and crossing one’s fingers. If only I could get a preview of what’s to come, it could be enough to satisfy my curiosity.
Sixth Prediction: The Metal Gear Solid Remaster Trilogy Is Announced
Originally, I was only going to include five forecasts, but I’ve been really interested in some breaking news that’s happened recently. At the Tokyo Game Show, Konami announced a new installment in a “world-loved series,” and there have been growing rumors of a restored Metal Gear Solid trilogy, all of which were covered by Gamesradar.
Despite its widespread distribution, the Metal Gear Solid series has, in my opinion, always felt like a PlayStation exclusive. I think a PlayStation Showcase would be a fantastic way to reveal this revamped trilogy while Konami celebrates the release of their latest installment in whatever series. And who knows, maybe that may be the foundation for a new Metal Gear Solid 4! Do me a favor and give me what I want, Konami.