Sony’s big PS5 Showcase for 2021 is happening right now; go check out our PlayStation Showcase live blog for expert insight and commentary on the announcements as they happen. You can watch along yourself too by heading to Sony’s official PlayStation YouTube and Twitch pages.
The show is expected to last for around 40 minutes and will give viewers a look at all of the games coming to the next-gen PS5 this holiday season and into 2022.
Interestingly, Sony is calling this the PS5 Showcase rather than State of Play – this is the name it uses for its smaller more regular updates. This suggests we could be in store for a much bigger digital event than we’re used to from Sony.
We’re most looking forward to announcements for games like God of War: Ragnarok, as well as (hopefully) some teasers for PS5 projects that we know nothing about.
However, if you were hoping for VR news, you’re not in luck this time round. To preemptively temper our expectations Sony has revealed that its next generation of PSVR (what we’re currently calling PSVR 2) won’t be making an appearance during the showcase. That doesn’t mean we won’t hear news about upcoming VR titles, but it certainly won’t be a primary focus at this event.
How to watch the PS5 Showcase 2021: date and time
The PS5 Showcase will be taking place today on Thursday, September 9 at 1PM PT / 4PM ET / 9PM BST / 6AM ACT. The event will last around 40 minutes and be watchable on Sony’s official PlayStation YouTube and Twitch pages.
With just a few hours to go, Sony has now scheduled the stream on its Twitch page here and YouTube page here so you can set a reminder – you can also catch the livestream just below. Although if you’re stepping away from your screens, it’s worth setting an alarm so you don’t forget to tune in.
If you do forget it won’t be the end of the world, as you’ll be able to catch the VOD later on and you can also check back here for our breakdown of all the big announcements that you need to know about.
PS5 Showcase 2021: what we expect to see
Sony has made it clear that its 2021 PS5 Showcase will focus on PS5 games rather than any VR news or hardware announcements. This hopefully means we’ll get updates on titles like Horizon Forbidden West and God of War Ragnarok. We already know a fair bit about Horizon – including its February 2022 release date – but God of War hasn’t been shown off at all yet despite being announced over a year ago.
We’re also looking forward to new game reveals, too, such as sequels to some of the best PS4 games. Given the rumors we’ve seen circulating for Death Stranding 2, we wouldn’t be surprised to see an announcement during the showcase, and now that Insomniac is done with Ratchet and Clank it might have time to work on and tease a sequel to Marvel’s Spider-Man.
Lastly, we’ve seen a rumor that the inFamous serious could make a return according to @Shpeshal_Nick on Twitter. Nick has had access to correct info before so it could be one to believe, but even they warn that it’s a rumor to take with a pinch of salt. However, Sony has recently updated the inFamous domain, which some fans have taken to mean it could be planning a sequel soon. We’ll have to wait for the showcase tomorrow to know for sure.
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