Thanks to the release of God of War Ragnarok, Horizon Forbidden West and Stray, PlayStation had a great mix of critical successes, blockbusters and indie darlings to celebrate in 2022. That pattern is set to continue over the next 12 months as Sony looks to add to its growing library of great games. , PlayStation is gearing up for a busy 2023.
Games of all shapes and sizes
Horizon Forbidden West was one of PlayStation’s biggest hits of 2022, and 2023 will bring even more hits. The Burning Shores DLC arrives on April 19th and takes Aloy to the flooded volcanic ruins of Los Angeles. If you’re happy with Zero Dawn’s expansion, The Frozen Wilds, then Horizon’s story deserves some pretty action-packed additions.
Forspoken, exclusive to the PS5 console, launches on January 24th. Square Enix’s action RPG is a modern take on the classic Alice in Wonderland tale, where New Yorker Frey finds himself in a fantasy world filled with magic, dragons and demons.
Nearly six years after the last mainline game, Final Fantasy XVI launches exclusively on PS5 on June 22nd. This is a return to the series’ high-his fantasy roots, but that doesn’t mean turn-based combat is back. Because Devil May Cry 5 and Dragon’s Dogma’s Ryota Suzuki takes the reins as his director of Kombat because it’s headlining fast-paced action.
When it comes to top-notch combat, nothing is more satisfying than Insomniac’s Spidey games. Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is his PlayStation 5 exclusive coming to screens in 2023. With the introduction of Venom, along with rumors that both Peter Parker and Miles Morales will be playable, it all points in a very exciting direction, with the studio confirming the delay. 2023 release window.
Marvel and Insomniac are also partnering on Wolverine, but we’re not convinced it will come out in 2023. I’ve only seen the 50 second teaser so far, but I don’t get it…
Biggest game of 2023
Bloober Team’s Silent Hill 2 remake has been 21 years in the making exclusively for PS5. No release date has been announced, but rumors of this Unreal 5-driven thriller of his have been swirling for years and, in conjunction with a lengthy trailer released earlier this year, will return to Silent Hill in 2023. I’m sure.
And while Hideo Kojima won’t be returning to Silent Hill anytime soon, he will be back with Death Stranding 2, which was recently announced at The Game Awards. , there is no doubt that it will be one of a kind.
Another PS5 exclusive we know of is Stellar Blade, a South Korean acrobatic action game formerly known as Project Eve. Aiming for a 2023 release and with some Nier vibes on the way, this is certainly something to keep on our radar.
Of course, there are also dozens of indies to keep an eye on as Sony continues its mission to showcase games from all genres and developers. Tchia’s tropical open world, Narrative Adventure, Goodbye Volcano High, Season: A Letter to the Future, and a bike road trip around the world on the edge of cataclysm.
As for Sony’s first party, many PlayStation Studios don’t really know what they’re up to. On the one hand, it’s exciting — there could be some big announcements in the summer — on the other hand, whatever the cuisine, it’s probably years away. I have an idea, a Last of Us multiplayer game is coming at some point. Little is known about the details, except for concept art that hints at the.
One thing we do know is that HBO’s adaptation of The Last of Us, starring Pedro Pascal as Joel and Vera Ramsey as Ellie, will launch on January 15. Uncharted in 2022 With PlayStation Productions looking to spread its wings even further, it won’t be the only Sony game to receive live-action treatment, as David Harbor and Orlando Bloom are set to star in Neil Blomkamp’s Gran Turismo film. No. Days Gone, Ghost of Tsushima, Gravity Rush, Jack and Daxter, Twisted Metal, God of War, and Horizon TV series are also in the works, but are unlikely to release in 2023.
Of course, there are also third-party studios, and in 2023, many non-exclusive titles are coming to PS5, including Dead Space Remake, Resident Evil 4 Remake, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, Hogwarts Legacy, Street Fighter 6, Suicide Squad, and more. increase. : Defeat Justice League, Diablo 4, Armored Core 6 and more. There will be no shortage of things to play in 2023.
new year, new technology
The PlayStation 4 Slim and Pro were released just three years after the launch of the original PS4. By the end of 2023, the PS5 will reach that timeframe, so the possibility of a new edition of the PlayStation 5 arriving at some point in the next 12 months isn’t entirely out of the question. For those struggling to fit the current version under their TV, a slimmer version is definitely possible. It may still be in ensuring a steady supply of the base model rather than letting new versions out the door.
One thing we do know is that PSVR2 is on the way. It’s packed with impressive technology, and there’s an optimism that can command attention in a virtual world that its predecessor failed to achieve.
Delivering VR in 4K HDR, with 110-degree field of view with OLED display, inside-out tracking using cameras built into VR headsets, and new Sense technology that combines eye tracking, headset feedback, and 3D audio I’m here. The PSVR2 also includes built-in motors that give the wearer physical feedback. In the hands-on preview, he said, “The PlayStation VR2, thankfully, offers comparable features. Room-scale VR is offered here thanks to inside-out headset-based tracking, and the controller is Meta’s latest It feels the same.”
The PSVR2’s specs are comparable to the Oculus Quest 2 and Valve Index, but it’s still a wired headset and requires a PlayStation 5 to use. With a hefty $549.99 / £529.99 price tag on top of the cost if you already own a PS5, the game lineup could be a big deciding factor for potential buyers.
PSVR2 is set to launch with over 20 games, including Horizon: Call of the Mountain. This is a standalone VR adventure that takes place in a post-apocalyptic, mechanical beast-filled world created by Guerrilla. No Man’s Sky, The Dark Pictures: Switchback, an on-rail shooter spin-off of a horror series, and more. There will also be VR versions of him in the original Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil Village. The success of Sony’s next entry into virtual reality remains to be seen, but a first-party showcase and a strong list of high-profile exclusives can only help the cause.
With tons of games, a new era of PlayStation VR and more, Sony is looking to build on its success in 2022. What are you most looking forward to? Let us know in the comments.
Simon Cardy can’t wait to be stomped on by Thunder Joe in VR. Follow him on Twitter. @CardySimon.