Sony's Project Q streaming device for PlayStation 5. Photograph: Sony

On Wednesday, Sony held a livestreamed PlayStation Showcase event that revealed the company’s major game for 2023, Spider-Man 2. The 12-minute preview showed the heroes of the previous two games fighting villains Kraven and the Lizard. It was also announced that Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Mirage will be launching on 12 October, and the sequel to 2010’s horror game Alan Wake, created by Epic Games, will be available from 17 October.

New titles from recently acquired studios were shown, including a reboot of Marathon, a sci-fi shooter from Bungie; a multiplayer heist game called Fairgames; and Concord, a competitive shooter from Firewalk Studios. A rumoured remake of the 2004 classic Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater was also confirmed.

A companion device for the PlayStation 5 was also revealed: Project Q. It allows players to stream their PS5 games over wifi and play them on its eight-inch screen. It has all the DualSense wireless controller’s features, including adaptive triggers and haptic feedback, according to Sony’s press release.

The PlayStation 5 has sold 38m units worldwide since its launch in November 2020. Despite widespread hardware shortages, Sony is set to outpace the sales of the PlayStation 4 by the end of 2023, according to an investor presentation.

New Titles Set to Launch

  • Spider-Man 2 – Autumn 2023
  • Assassin’s Creed Mirage – 12 October 2023
  • Alan Wake 2 – 17 October 2023
  • Marathon (reboot) – TBC
  • Fairgames – TBC
  • Concord – TBC

New Games from Recently Acquired Studios

  • Bungie – A new sci-fi shooter game
  • Haven – Multiplayer heist game called Fairgames where players team up to rob billionaires
  • Firewalk Studios – Competitive shooter game called Concord

Indie games were also featured at the event, including Sword of the Sea from Giant Squid, the developers behind Abzu; Neva, a game about a girl and a wolf from the creators of Gris; and Revenant Hill, which puts players in the role of a cat training to become a witch’s familiar, from some of the creators behind Night in the Woods.

Sony’s PlayStation 5 continues to be one of the most popular consoles globally, despite the hardware shortage. The latest announcement of the Project Q companion device that allows players to stream their games over wifi signals the company’s efforts to expound on its market dominance in the gaming industry.


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