Operation Backlog Completion 2024
Sep 142020
 

This year’s numerous “Not-E3” digital events included a PlayStation 5 showcase that I found to be pretty great.

Not necessarily “get it at launch” great, but still many cool-looking games that I’ll want to buy.

A few months have passed since then, and we still don’t know the PS5’s price or release date. Now a new 40-minute PlayStation 5 showcase has been announced for this Wednesday at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET, so here are some things I hope and/or expect to see.

First and foremost, they have to announce the price and release date. We know the Xbox details now, so we really need to know how much the PlayStation 5 will cost and when it’s coming out.

Next, I’m sure they’ll show some of the big PS5 games we already know about and confirm which of them are launch titles.

But what are some new announcements I hope to see?

The next God of War game feels like a solid bet to me. I expected it to be teased at the first showcase and it wasn’t, so maybe this is the time. Depending on when it’s coming out, that’s one announcement that could sway me toward getting a PS5 sooner rather than later.

We’ve also got more Final Fantasy XVI rumors to consider. Along with the rumors that FFXVI will be at TGS, many people now think it will be announced at the PlayStation Showcase.

I’d love to see more from Babylon’s Fall, although we know that’s part of the TGS lineup.

I wouldn’t be surprised if we get to see a trailer for Yakuza: Like a Dragon to finally learn its PS5 release date, but I’d really love to see a surprise localization announcement for Ishin or Kenzan.

If the rumored Resident Evil 4 remake is real, it could show up here as well (not that I’m particularly excited for that), and maybe they’ll show us more of Resident Evil Village.

And in general, I hope there are plenty of surprises, as well. With 40 minutes for the showcase, it should be plenty of time for exciting news!

What are your hopes and/or predictions for Wednesday’s PlayStation 5 showcase?

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  8 Responses to “September PlayStation 5 Showcase Hopes and Predictions”

  1. So will this PS5 Showcase retcon the one from three months ago that was a dud?

  2. […] A few months have passed since then, and we still don't know the PS5's price or release date. Now a new 40-minute PlayStation 5 showcase has been … View full source […]

  3. You were right on price and release date…GoW briefly appeared, and FF 16 did too but it’s ehhh.

    RE Village got a trailer.

    And that’s it.

    • Well, I’m excited for FF16 although I need to see more. I’m excited for GoW except I wish it was more than… a logo. XD And I’m still on the fence about RE.

      For a split second I thought we were getting a Silent Hill announcement too, but my hopes were crushed.

      So in short, I feel the same as I did after the first PS5 showcase–I’m definitely getting a PS5, but I see no reason to get it at launch.

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