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5 Things to Expect in the PlayStation Showcase

SONY confirmed a date for its next PlayStation Showcase, releasing a vague companion blog post on what fans can expect.
SONY confirmed a date for its next PlayStation Showcase, releasing a vague companion blog post on what fans can expect. / SONY

Sony confirmed a date for its next PlayStation Showcase, releasing a vague companion blog post on what fans can expect. So far, our biggest lead is that it will contain the line-up for the PlayStation 5's holiday releases—meaning release dates and developer deep dives could be in the cards.

Here's what we think fans should expect from the showcase.

5 Things to Expect in the PlayStation Showcase

1. More On Deathloop

While it might not be a strictly "holiday" release, Deathloop has made headlines for its unique narrative, gameplay tools, and use of time. It's set to release about a week after the Showcase, so it's possible it might be too close for any new information to truly have an impact. However, it's not unlike SONY to get in that last burst of hype before it launches.

2. Horizon Forbidden West Deep Dive

Players can pre-order Horizon Forbidden West as of today, Thursday, Sept. 2. What better way to build hype around the game than with a little developer deep dive, gameplay footage, or just general information dump about the game? Its launch is several months away with Feb. 18 as a scheduled date, so there's plenty of time to cue fans in on what to expect from Alloy and her mechanically entangled environment.

3. New God of War: Ragnarok Details

The last release in the God of War franchise was back in 2018. Aren't we due for an update? According to SONY, the answer could be yes. Sources have leaked that new information on God of War: Ragnarok will be revealed at the Showcase next Thursday. We aren't exactly sure what that information will be, but if we had to guess, a bit of gameplay footage shouldn't be out of reach.

4. Dying Light 2 Reveal

Dying Light 2 has a release date in early December—Dec. 7, 2021. It fits in with the "holiday" mention, so who's to say SONY won't bring in Techland? Not much is known about Dying Light 2, and the developer reveals have been eye-catching with its extraordinary take on combat, parkour, and crafting, so it stands to reason fans might get a further glimpse on what they're getting into with the sequel.

5. Stray. Just Stray. Anything

Stray in-game screenshot
More on Stray, please. / BlueTwelve Studio, Annapurna Interactive

Alright, this one is a little self-indulgent. I'm dying to learn more about this adorable yet intriguing feline adventure game. It doesn't get more "imaginative" than this, right? There's something so unique about stepping into the paws of a stray cat in a city full of sentient robots that caught my attention when it first debuted over a year ago. It doesn't have a release date just yet—and the closest we have is 2022—but I can hope.

Regardless of what the PlayStation Showcase contains, DBLTAP be tuned in to cover it all. We'll see you there.