Playstation Showcase to give gamers sneak peek into ‘the future of PS5’

Sony's 40-minute Playstation Showcase is set to stream on Thursday, and promises to offer a "sneak peek at the future of PS5" and dozens of exclusive titles.

Ever since Sony skipped this year's E3 2021, fans have been speculating for some time that the electronics company has been gearing up for an event of its own.

Now, on Thursday September 9th at 9:00 PM BST, we're finally being treated to a major showcase of upcoming releases for the PS5.

This could be big. Herman Hulst, Head of Sony Worldwide Studios, has previously stated that over 25 new PS5 exclusives are in development, with half of those being entirely new series and the other half being new additions to old favourites.

One thing Sony has confirmed is that the long-awaited PS5 VR will not be featuring in the showcase, instead saying that the event will focus on games from developers "large and small".

Sony has already confirmed two major titles. Horizon Forbidden West is perhaps the first major AAA title for PS5 and is slated for release this winter after preorders went live last week.

The new God of War: Ragnarok meanwhile is yet to receive a public release date, but it seems we're overdue a gameplay reveal.

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It's likely that the showcase will give us a taste of new gameplay or trailer footage from these AAA darlings, but it's the stuff we don't know about that is much more exciting.

A new Infamous game is heavily tipped to appear in the showcase, according to a leaker who previously revealed details of Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut prior to its announcement. Fans have spotted that Sony renewed the Infamous webpage domain last year.

Earlier this week, a remaster of classic Xbox horror game Alan Wake was also leaked online and is said to be due for launch on October 5 – leading to speculation that 'Alan Wake: Remastered' will be one of the October PS Plus games.

Whether this will be announced at the Playstation Showcase remains to be seen.

On top of all this, we're yet to hear anything concrete about the fabled standalone multiplayer follow-up to The Last Of Us II. While it is not set to release until 2022, Naughty Dog have apparently been working hard on the multiplayer mode since the launch of TLOU2 last year.

The Playstation Showcase will stream live on YouTube and Twitch at 9PM BST this Thursday, September 9th.

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