Five Games That Were Missing from the PlayStation Showcase

    The May 2023 PlayStation Showcase showed off several games in development. There were third-party games like the long-awaited Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater Remake. And there were a few first-party games like Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. However, there were a fair few first and third-party games that were strangely absent. Here’s an overview of five missing games from Sony’s latest Showcase.

    The Last of Us: Factions

    Shortly after The Last of Us Part 2’s release back in 2020, Naughty Dog confirmed that the multiplayer mode initially introduced in Part 1 called Factions had been delayed. Last year at Summer Games Fest, Naughty Dog co-president Neil Druckmann confirmed that the new Factions mode had increased in scope and warranted its own separate game.

    Not a lot is known about the standalone game, only what was said on PlayStation’s blog post: “We’re growing our studio significantly to ensure we build this full-scale, standalone game, with its massive scope and immense world, in a way that fans have come to expect from The Last of Us and Naughty Dog. We aim to make our newest entry into multiplayer inviting to new players while still a thrilling challenge for more of our seasoned fans.”

    We also know that Naughty Dog has started work on their next big single-player experience, according to another interview with Neil Druckmann. Druckmann mentioned in the same interview that more information about Factions would be revealed “later this year”.

    Final Fantasy VII Rebirth

    Final Fantasy VII Rebirth


    Also revealed in June of last year, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is the long-awaited sequel to 2020’s Final Fantasy VII Remake. Despite it being a year since its announcement, we still don’t know a lot about the game. The game will be the second part of the Remake trilogy, as confirmed by the official announcement. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is also currently slated for a Winter 2023 release.

    The first trailer alludes to the flashback to Nibelheim from the original game, an iconic franchise not just in Final Fantasy VII, but in gaming history as a whole. Time will only tell how Rebirth will implement the original game’s free-roaming segments, along with the several playable characters like Red XIII and Cid Highwind.

    Sucker Punch’s Next Game

    Ghost of Tsushima

    Sucker Punch’s next project is currently under wraps and has been for almost three years. We know they are definitely working on a new project, as indicated by a blog post celebrating their 25th anniversary. That same blog post also confirms that it won’t be a new Infamous game or a new Sly Cooper.

    Does this mean that their next game will be a sequel to Ghost of Tsushima, their 2020 hit? Or will it be a brand new IP, built from the ground up on the PlayStation 5? It is unfortunately impossible to tell at this stage. But judging by the positive feedback from their last few games, it will likely be a game to remember.

    Death Stranding 2

    Sam Porter Bridges stands with Fragile as she shows off her Drawbridge ship.

    Announced at the Game Awards 2022, DS2 is the sequel to 2019’s Death Stranding. The game will once again star Norman Reedus, Lea Seydoux, and Troy Baker. DS2 will also star franchise newcomers Elle Fanning and Shioli Kutsuna. The sequel will use the same Decima engine as Death Stranding, and will be addressing themes from the last game with the new tagline: “Should we have connected?”

    The game is apparently still very early in development, so we may not get any new information until the next Game Awards or even till next year.


    Screenshot from the Wolverine trailer

    Announced back in the 2021 PlayStation Showcase, Wolverine is the other game that Insomniac is working on besides Spider-Man 2. Similarly to the other games on this list, not much is known about Wolverine. Industry insider Jeff Grubb predicted that the game could be released next year with an M rating.

    We don’t know a lot about the game itself, as development news has been very quiet since its announcement.  But after Spider-Man 2, Wolverine is likely the next game that audiences will be looking towards for both their Playstation and Marvel fix.

    Final Weapon’s Coverage on Playstation

    PlayStation Accessories Trailer

    Stay tuned to Final Weapon for more coverage on all of the aforementioned games, as well as Summer Games Fest and the recent PlayStation Showcase!

    Saras Rajpal
    Saras Rajpal
    Saras is a passionate creative writer, with a love for immersive sims, superhero games, and Persona. He is currently writing a thesis about Persona 5 and is pursuing a career as a full-time writer.

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