Posted September 17, 2020 by Andrew Cathie in Feature

PS5 Showcase Summary – Next-Gen Truly Is Here

That’s right, it finally happened. After months of waiting and weeks of speculation, we finally got a new PS5 Showcase. We’ve been desperately waiting for any new information on the next generation since June’s showcase, and now, we finally got some. This is what we’ve been waiting for, a showcase that truly got us excited for the next generation of consoles. There were plenty of big announcements, like the reveal of Final Fantasy XVI and its PlayStation 5 console exclusivity and the reveal of the long-long rumoured and leaked Hogwart’s Legacy. If you’ve been waiting on a show to really sell you on next-gen, this is the one.

So, without further ado, here are all of the announcements from today’s PS5 Showcase:

  • The show kicked off with a quick recap showing the games we saw announced back in June’s PS5 Showcase.

  • Then, we moved into the first announcement, Final Fantasy XVI! That’s right, we started strong with an announcement of the next mainline Final Fantasy game, with is a fantasy based Final Fantasy in development from the Business Unit behind Final Fantasy XIV. It was also confirmed as a PlayStation console exclusive.

  • Then, we flowed into a trailer everyone was expecting: our first look at our new friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man, Miles Morales. We got a good long look at Spider-Man: miles Morales, with plenty of gameplay showing off the game’s ray-traced lighting and reflections. We also got a look at the game’s new villains and a good chunk of combat showing off Mile’s abilities. We also got confirmation that the game is also coming to PlayStation 4.

  • Next up, we got the announced of the long, long rumoured Hogwarts Legacy from Avalanche. Set in the late 1800s, long before Harry Potter himself existing, you’ll become a student in what looks to be an open world Hogwarts. The game is looking fantastic and is filled with all of the classes you could want to take part in and is coming in 2021.

  • Then we moved into a classic of the game press conference: Call of Duty. We got our first single player gameplay demo of Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War, which showed off a mission set in Turkey. The best part? A small, boostable explosive remote controlled car. That seemed to be going impossible fast for something of its size.

  • After that demo, it was into our second look at Resident Evil VIII: Village. We got a few more snippets of the supernatural elements of the game and a tiny bit of the story we can expect, which looks to focus on witches and magic, as opposed to zombies.

  • Then it was another trailer for Arkane’s super stylish Deathloop, which was recently delayed into 2021 from its Holiday 2020 release window. Similar to our original look at the game, the trailer was fantastically edited view at the game’s mechanics, while also giving us more info about one of the game’s villains.
  • Then it was onto a new version of a fan favourite, Devil may Cry 5: Special Edition, which will be available at the launch of the PS5.

  • Next, we got our next look at Oddworld Soulstorm, the next title in the franchise that started all those years ago with Abe’s Odsyssey.

  • After Oddworld, it was into the next game announcement, a new game in the Five Night’s At Freddy’s series, Five Night’s At Freddy’s: Security Breach.

  • Then, it was back to the first party games, with our first proper look at Bluepoint’s remake of Demon’s Souls. The game is looking absolutely fantastic, looking hands and above the original release that came out all the way back on the PlayStation 3.

  • Then there was an announcement that surprises nobody, Fortnite will be available for PS5 at launch.

  • Next was something a little different, the announcement of the PlayStation Plus Collection, a new benefit of PlayStation Plus for the PS5. Think of it as PlayStation equivalent of Game Pass, filled with ‘generation defining’ PlayStation 4 games for you to play on your new console at launch.
  • Next we got confirmation that the PlayStation 5 will launch on November 12th in Australia. Head on over to our launch details article for the scoop on the price for the console.
  • Finally, we got one last teaser to end the show and get us hyped. God of War 2 is coming in 2021.

Andrew Cathie

Rocket Chainsaw's premier Fantasy-loving Editor. I basically play anything and everything that looks like it could be fun or interesting.