On Wednesday, Sony ended its PlayStation Showcase livestream with a 12-minute preview of Insomniac Games’ Spider-Man 2, PlayStation 5’s 2023 flagship game. The heroes of the previous two games, Miles Morales and a symbiote-suited Spider-Man 2, fought Kraven and the Lizard across New York.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage, Ubisoft’s latest historical action game, will release on October 12. Epic Games announced Alan Wake 2, a sequel to 2010’s Stephen King-inspired horror game, coming October 17.
Bungie’s Marathon reboot, Haven’s Fairgames, and Firewalk Studios’ Concord, a competitive shooter, were show. The long-awaited remake of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater was also announced.
Sony also revealed a PlayStation 5 handheld streaming companion device. Project Q is a prototype that resembles a PS5 controller with an eight-inch screen. It will stream PS5 games over wifi and play them on its smaller screen, like Sony’s handheld PlayStation Vita console did for PlayStation 4, and have “all of the buttons and features of the DualSense wireless controller, including adaptive triggers and haptic feedback,” according to Sony’s press release.
Sword of the Sea, from Abzu makers Giant Squid, is a gorgeous adventure game where you surf across undulating landscapes. Journey fans will fascinated. Neva, Gris’s game about a girl and a wolf, and Revenant Hill, Night in the Woods’s cat-training game, were other indie highlights.
Despite hardware shortages in its first year, Sony sold 38 million PlayStation 5s worldwide since November 2020. In an investor presentation, the business said it intends to outsell the PlayStation 4 by 2023.