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PlayStation Showcase 2023: GINX Top 10 Game Announcements We Would Love To See

A PlayStation Showcase is reportedly on the horizon, and here are the top 10 game announcements we would love to see.
PlayStation Showcase 2023: GINX Top 10 Game Announcements We Would Love To See

God of War Ragnarok Review - A Cinematic And Narrative BehemothVideo game showcases have always been a celebratory affair, with new game announcements, exciting updates, and world premiers that nobody sees coming. 

PlayStation has been at the forefront of such experiences and has a stellar record when it comes to enthralling fans with its prolific lineup of first-party and second-party lineups. 

With rumors of a PlayStation Showcase spiraling around like a whirlwind, I thought it would be exciting to speculate some of the announcements we could get at this alleged event. As such, here's my list of the top 10 game announcements I would love to see at this year's PlayStation Showcase.

1. Bloodborne Remaster/Remake for PS5 and PC

For the love of god, give us a Bloodborne remaster. (Picture: FromSoftware)

Alright, let me get this out of the way. A Bloodborne remaster or remake for current-gen platforms is still one of the most requested video games out there. I really can't think of a better way to kick off a PlayStation Showcase at this point in time.

For some unknown reason, Sony and PlayStation have been completely oblivious to this request and, for better or worse, have been working on remakes or remasters that quite frankly not a lot of people have been yearning for.

With a potential Bloodborne remaster, PlayStation wouldn't just be making one of the best video games of all time more accessible and presumably better, it would also be proving that despite being the market leader of this generation, it's still willing to listen to its fans. 

2. Haven Studios AAA live-service title

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The Jade Raymond Studio has been working on a AAA multiplayer game with live service elements. (Picture: PlayStation)

The Jade Raymond-led studio started developing its first AAA multiplayer game long before it was acquired by Sony last year.

PlayStation has at least ten live-service games in development, but this one arguably stands out because of Raymond's incredible legacy. It's also been in development since 2021 and should be in a place where it's worth showing off to the fans. If PlayStation had to showcase only one first-party live-service game at its rumored showcase, I would put my money on Haven Studios' debut title.

3. Quite literally anything from Bungie

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Bungie is PlayStation's most valuable acquisition in recent history, and a new game announcement from it would be great. (Picture: Bungie)

Last year, PlayStation stealthily acquired the creators of Halo and Destiny for a whopping $3.7 billion. It was a strange acquisition in many ways, more so because Bungie seems to have a lot of freedom on how and where it ships its future games. For instance, future Destiny updates will come to all platforms instead of being PlayStation exclusive. 

We haven't seen a new game from Bungie since Destiny 2 in 2017, and while there have been multiple rumors of its upcoming projects, none of them have been confirmed or even suggested by the studio itself.

With Bungie being PlayStation's biggest acquisition ever, it goes without saying that fans would expect it to have some sort of presence at this rumored showcase. Whether it's a new game announcement (Rumoured to be called 'Matter'), next-gen tech showcase, or that rumored Destiny TV series, I would love to see quite literally anything from Bungie. 

4. An Infamous sequel or a new IP from Sucker Punch Productions (Not Ghost of Tsushima 2)

A new IP or a new Infamous game from Sucker Punch Productions would be refreshing. (Picture: Sucker Punch Productions)

Ghost of Tsushima was a commercial and critical success, and it's likely that sooner or later, PlayStation would want to cash in on that success and make a sequel. I'm also aware of the job listings that suggest the sequel is already in the works.

However, I wish Sucker Punch would take the Insomniac approach and give some love to its legacy IPs, for instance, Infamous. A new IP would also be exciting. I just feel like a Ghost of Tsushima sequel wouldn't be very refreshing among other upcoming open-world RPGs set in Japan, like Rise of the Ronin or Assassin's Creed Code Red. Either way, many fans, including myself, would be more than eager to see a new Sucker Punch game at the rumored PlayStation Showcase.

5. Fumito Ueda's next game

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The Last Guardian director teased his next game announcement is coming this year. (Picture: PlayStation)

Fumito Ueda, the man behind some of the most beloved PlayStation games like Shadow of the Colossus and The Last Guardian, has been secretly working on a new game with his team at GenDesign for quite some time now. 

At the start of the year, genDesign teased an impending game announcement, and Sony's showcase seems like the perfect stage for it. Ueda has created some of the most atmospheric video game experiences that have a tremendous sense of scale, and I'm very keen (and I hope others are as well) to see what his studio is carving next for the current-gen systems. 

6. Sony Santa Monica Studio's next game (more precisely, the next game from Cory Barlog)

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Cory Barlog's next game announcement would be exciting. (Picture: Sony Santa Monica Studios)

Last year, Sony Santa Monica Studios launched God of War Ragnarok, which is currently sitting at a Metacritic score of 94/100. However, that game wasn't led by Cory Barlog, who's primarily responsible for the series' reboot and its current success. 

Barlog has since then confirmed he's involved with a different project(s), and one of them is rumored to be a multiplayer game. Sony Santa Monica Studio has great momentum going, and I think PlayStation could take advantage of it by showcasing what's next from Cory Barlog and the team. 

7. Persona 3 Remake 

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The only way to stop these Persona 3 remake rumors is to reveal it officially. (Picture: Atlus)

The Persona fandom, including I, has been flipping out since the rumors about a Persona 3 remake started swirling around the internet. The idea of a Persona 3 remake with the visuals and quality of something like Persona 5 Royal is just mind-boggling for us.

The Persona franchise is the most popular it's ever been, and if this remake is real, PlayStation's stage would be more than perfect for an announcement. It also doesn't seem too far-fetched, especially given that Persona 5 and Persona 5 Royal were a PlayStation exclusive for several years. 

8. A new Uncharted (from a new studio)

It's time for Uncharted to make a return. (Picture: Naughty Dog)

With every lost city destroyed and treasure chest sunken, Nathan Drake’s popularity grew. As he lost his fortune, the Uncharted franchise gained a fortune, ultimately, making PlayStation a ton of money.

As of now, Uncharted is easily one of the most prestigious PlayStation IPs in history, both in fame and worth. Nathan Drake’s story may have ended, but there are plenty of characters and their stories that are worth exploring in a brand-new game. 

The rumors of a new Uncharted game have been around for quite some time now, and I think it’s finally time PlayStation puts them to rest. A new Uncharted game, whether a sequel or a reboot, from a studio other than Naughty Dog would be something many fans, including I, would be delighted to see at this rumored PlayStation showcase. 

9. Naughty Dog’s next game

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It wouldn't be a PlayStation Showcase without a new game announcement by Naughty Dog. (Picture: Naughty Dog)

Over the years, Naughty Dog has established itself as one of the best PlayStation studios with back-to-back blockbuster releases. The studio continues to release games that push the visual and storytelling boundaries in the AAA space. 

So when a PlayStation Showcase swings by, it's natural for fans to expect this studio to give a glimpse of what they are working on. In a pre-Last of Us TV series world, I would have wanted Naughty Dog's next game to be a brand new IP, and this rumored showcase would have been the perfect stage to announce it with a teaser of sorts. 

But after the HBO series and The Last of Us Part 1 remake, I think the franchise has gathered unprecedented momentum, and the reveal of The Last of Us 3 would only amplify its value even more, which from PlayStation's point of view, means a lot of money.

Either way, I would love to see Naughty Dog reveal a new game, whether it's The Last of Us 3, a new IP, or just the Factions multiplayer game, at the alleged PlayStation event soon.

10. The next Castlevania game

A new Castlevania game has been long overdue. (Picture: Konami)

Konami's Castlevania has been long overdue for a return, but ever since God of War Ragnarok's director Eric Williams discussed his desire to make a Castlevania game during an episode of the Kinda Funny Games Spoilercast, I can't stop visualizing a next-gen Castlevania game with the story and gameplay structures of the recent GOW games. 

There have been rumors about Sony collaborating with Konami for exclusivity deals, and we have seen one of them come to life with the upcoming Silent Hill 2 remake. If the Castlevania remake is real, I think the best way to reveal is to wait till the end of the showcase and go, "We have one more thing to show," classic Shawn Layden style. 

That's my top 10 list of game announcements I would love to see at the rumored PlayStation Showcase.