Thursday September 9At 10:00 pm in Spain and 3:00 pm in Mexico, Sony will hold a new event to show us the news that is on the way to the Playstation 5. Unlike the State of Play that took place during August, this week’s showcase will focus on titles of greater importance to the platform. There will be games developed by PlayStation Studios and some third-party.
Of course this is the presentation that the community has been waiting for for several months, which in other times used to be part of the E3 conference calendar. The anticipation surrounding the event is quite high, especially since we are still in the take-off stage of the last generation of consoles and gamers are hungry for next-gen experiences. So, we review some cards that we could see in the PlayStation 5 showcase.
Horizon Forbidden West
While Guerrilla Games’ most recent project had its own presentation last May, it will almost certainly be one of the stars on September 9. Yes, Horizon Forbidden West is known to arrive on February 18, 2022 after an unfortunate delay, but it remains to know more playable news, narrative details and, of course, another look at the scenarios that await us on the west coast of the United States.
Gran Turismo 7
If not for the pandemic, what is new in Polyphony Digital perhaps it would have seen the light in 2021. However, finally the simulation title will wait until next year. The last time we saw it in motion was mid-2020, so it is time to offer a new sneak peek. It will be the first time the franchise has harnessed the technical potential of the PlayStation 5.
Final Fantasy XVI
Presented by surprise in September 2020, Final Fantasy XVI has yet to show us its first scenes with gameplay running on the PlayStation 5. Although we don’t know for sure when it will be available, Naoki Yoshida, the game’s producer, noted in July that development is on the right track. The script is now ready and the voice recordings are nearing completion. Will we see a new trailer this week? Let’s hope so.
GTA 5 and possible remasters
It is a fact that next-gen version of GTA 5 coming to the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X | S next November 11th. However, to date Rockstar Games has not shared a single trailer to show off the graphical improvements. Considering the good relationship that exists between Sony and Rockstar, it would not be strange to see the first trailer during the event.
It is also speculated that Rockstar will launch the GTA 3, GTA Vice City and GTA San Andreas remasters at the end of the current year. Why not take advantage of the PlayStation stage to announce them?
God of War: Ragnarok
Without a doubt, the sequel to God of War (2018) is the most anticipated of the showcase, despite the absence of any confirmation of their presence. The community knows him as God of War: Ragnarok because Kratos and Atreus will enter the battle of the end of the world of Norse mythology, but it is not the official name. After seeing a simple logo the year before, ideally Sony Santa Monica would release a good first trailer.
Will there be any surprises at the PlayStation 5 event?
If Sony follows the path of previous events, surely they have prepared one or more surprises. Entering the realm of speculation, perhaps we will see the presentation of a new IP. It is an open secret that some PlayStation studios, including Sony Santa Monica, are working on new intellectual properties, not to mention the recent partnerships they have closed with third-party companies.
We can also put on the table the probable acquisition of Bluepoint games. According to rumors, they are working on a remake of Metal Gear Solid. For its part, Naughty Dog would be moving forward with the multiplayer mode of The Last of Us Part II (Factions). Lastly, rumors of the return of Silent Hill cannot be avoided, although the theme of Abandoned appears to be a circus unrelated to PlayStation. We have to be patient and wait for September 9 to find out.