PlayStation Showcase key highlights: The biggest announcements

PlayStation Showcase Biggest Announcements

Sony just wrapped its PlayStation Showcase earlier this afternoon, and the biggest announcements are definitely some pretty monumental reveals. Although lots of viewers surely had varying levels of excitement over what was shown.

The showcase was mostly a collection of trailers and teasers for upcoming game releases. Some reveals were for new games and others were for new content on existing titles. Sony also slipped in some hardware reveals. In all players were treated to an hour of announcements at lightning quick pace so Sony could jampack as much into that hour as possible. If you didn’t get to watch the showcase, here are the biggest announcements from the livestreamed event.

The biggest announcements from the PlayStation Showcase

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Depending on your tastes, the showcase had some pretty exciting stuff. But thanks to the length of the event and the variety of reveals, there’s a little something for everyone. If you want to watch the entire showcase, you can find out how here.


The Project Q handheld is official

Earlier this year Sony was rumored to be making a dedicated handheld that was online only. Said to be called the Q Lite, it would provide players with a way to stream games from their console. Well, Sony confirmed today that device is real, and it’s coming out later this year.

Right now it’s called Project Q. But Sony will no doubt have an official name for it closer to release, and likely just isn’t ready to share that name with the public yet. It’ll be a dedicated device for Remote Play and come with an 8-inch HD screen, sandwiched in between the two sides of a DualSense controller. Complete with DualSense features.

Sony also outed its first-ever PlayStation true wireless earbuds. They’ll come with their own charging case, feature lossless audio, and work with PC, PS5, and mobile.

Bungie’s next game is Marathon

Bungie is a long-time developer with a storied history of IP. But for the past decade, the studio has been known for one franchise. Destiny. Beginning with Destiny and currently continuing with Destiny 2.


But Bungie has released quite a few games over the years before Destiny. Some of which people may not be familiar with. One of those games is a really old title called Marathon that first came out in 1994. Bungie has said that it’s working on new games and, it turns out the next game to come from the studio will be Marathon.

Marathon will be an online PvP extraction shooter. It’ll also be coming to PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S, and it’ll support both cross-play and cross-save. There is no official release date yet though.

Cayde-6 is back in Destiny 2

If you’re a Destiny player, then you probably remember the moment Bungie set the Destiny world on fire when it killed off one of the franchise’s most beloved and long-running characters. Cayde-6. The hunter vanguard met his untimely end during the Forsaken expansion’s campaign. And some of the player base has never gotten over it. Rightfully so. He was a foundational character in the story and all of a sudden, he was gone. But, is he really?

According to the teaser trailer for The Final Shape expansion that was revealed today, he may not be. By all accounts it looks like Cayde-6 has returned. Although we don’t know just yet, in what capacity. How involved in the story is he? Has he been brought back to life? You can watch the teaser for yourself above and draw your own conclusions.


Bungie is keeping pretty tight-lipped on the details. But the studio has confirmed that actor Nathan Fillion will be reprising his role as the fan-favorite character in The Final Shape. More details about this and the expansion will be revealed during the Destiny 2 Showcase taking place on August 22.

Assassin’s Creed Mirage now has a release date

If you’re a huge AC fan and you’ve been waiting on the next title in the series, there’s now a confirmed release date. It’ll be headed to PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, and PC on October 12. You can also pre-order the game starting today.

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater gets a remake

Speculation has been brewing about this for a little while now but today it has officially been confirmed. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater will be getting a remake. Only it’ll officially be called Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater this time around.

There’s not much more information on the game than that. But it will be coming to PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.


Check out over 10 minutes of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 gameplay

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is one of the PS5’s most anticipated games, and today Sony gave fans a good long look at the upcoming release with over 10 minutes of gameplay footage. The trailer itself is over 12 minutes long but some of that includes cinematics.

Most of it is gameplay though and this is really the first time players have seen anything regarding gameplay for the title in this much detail. You can check out the gameplay trailer for yourself above.