The PlayStation Showcase is generally bigger in scope compared to State of Play, which Sony typically uses to focus on specific titles. This one is more like an E3 keynote. Although the PlayStation VR2 recently starred in its own State of Play, Sony may feel pressured to give it a significant portion of airtime to reassure early adopters they’re in for a regular stream of content. That event happened in March, and we’re not sure how much it could realistically add to the roadmap just a couple of months apart, so perhaps we’ll get finalized due dates for some of the titles we’ve already heard about. We know of over a dozen titles launching in 2023 alone, but we’re not sure how far along the development timeline they all are.
As for PlayStation 5, it’s safe to assume we’ll see new trailers and gameplay for several confirmed upcoming first-party titles, including “Marvel’s Spider-Man 2” and “Marvel’s Wolverine.” Sony could also show off more gameplay from “Final Fantasy XVI” that’s set for launch on June 22, among other titles from third-party studios it’ll help advertise. We’re also still craving more information about “Death Stranding 2,” the “Knights of the Old Republic” remake, and Naughty Dog’s multiplayer experience for “The Last of Us.” And it wouldn’t be a proper PlayStation event without some pleasant surprises. You’ll have to tune in with us to see what those are.