Biggest PS5 Announcements From The PlayStation 5 Showcase Event
The PlayStation 5 event finally confirmed the console's release date and price, while also showcasing many exciting new games.
Sony recently hosted a PS5 showcase event which offered a good look at what consumers can expect from the upcoming next-generation console. The event primarily focused on PS5 games coming at launch "and beyond," as well as finally confirming PS5's price and release date. Afterwards, we also found out that PS5 preorders would be going live the next day. As it turns out, preorders ended up going live early and without prior notice at nearly every major retailer. However, don't worry if you didn't get yours, as more orders should be available prior to launch--keep an eye on our PS5 preorder guide for more.
The PS5 showcase had a ton of new information regarding PS5 and its upcoming games. Read on for details to rewatch the event (complete with our pre- and post-show). You can also find our recap of the biggest news, including the latest on Sony's first- and third-party PS5 games.
How To Rewatch The PS5 Showcase Event
Sony broadcasted the PS5 event live on its Twitch and YouTube pages, as well as the official PlayStation website. You can rewatch the entire event here on GameSpot, complete with a pre- and post-show to break down everything we see. Just check out the embed above or head to our YouTube page.
Final Fantasy XVI
Square Enix used Sony's PS5 showcase to debut a trailer for Final Fantasy XVI--the latest in the long-running RPG franchise--and it'll be a PlayStation console exclusive. This is different than XV, which also came to Xbox One. Early footage of the game has it channeling early entries in the franchise with a more traditional fantastical setting and political intrigue. No release date for Final Fantasy XVI was shared, and the footage shown was running on PC. There is some speculation it could be connected to earlier games in the series.
Spider-Man: Miles Morales
As to be expected, we got another glimpse at Insomniac's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, which gave a more in-depth glimpse at gameplay. The early gameplay showed more Miles Morales deal with some threats occurring in his home neighborhood of Harlem. Spider-Man: Miles Morales will cost $50, but you can get a deluxe edition that includes a remastered version of Marvel's Spider-Man for $70. It's confirmed to be a PS5 launch game set to release alongside the console on November 12. There will also be a PS4 version. Those who buy this version will get upgraded to the PS5 version for free when they play it on the new system.
During the showcase, Avalanche Studios' long-rumored Harry Potter universe game was finally revealed. Titled Hogwarts Legacy, the upcoming game is set during the 1800s and is an open-world RPG where your actions will shape the wizarding world of Harry Potter. You can learn and customize spells, team up with iconic characters, and tame fantastical beasts. The game is scheduled to release sometime in 2021.
Demon's Souls Remake
After the exciting reveal of the Demon's Souls remake a couple of months back, we finally got to see gameplay footage of From Software's action-RPG in action during the Sony's latest PS5 showcase. What was shown was mostly the introductory areas of the classic FromSoftware action-RPG rendered in completely new detail. This included a look at a giant boss, as well as the nearly instant transition between bonfires due to the PS5's SSD. Naturally, it also includes footage of the player-character getting killed by a boss. Like Spider-Man: Miles Morales, the Demon's Souls remake is confirmed to be a PS5 launch game set to release on November 12.
God Of War Sequel
At the end of the presentation, Sony unveiled the next God of War game, which briefly teased Ragnarok is coming. Developed again by Sony Santa Monica Studios, the new game's confirmation appropriately coincides with the earlier tease from series director Cory Barlog on Twitter. Very little else is known on this game.
Price And Release Date
During the event, Sony finally confirmed PS5's price and release date. The standard version is coming November 12 and will cost $499; alternatively, the all-digital version will cost $399. For preorder information, jump to our PS5 preorder explainer detailing how to secure yourself Sony's latest next-gen console. If you didn't get the console the first time preorders opened up, you should still have at least a few more chances before release day. Sony also says there will be more opportunities to buy it before the end of the year.
PlayStation Plus Collection
It seems Sony's approach to backward compatibility in the PS5 will come in the form of PlayStation Plus Collection. The added perk to existing PS Plus subscription will provide PS5 players access to a library of PS4's best games, including God of War, Days Gone, Persona 5, Monster Hunter World, and more.
Here's Everything Else
Sony showed off many other new games, including Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition, and more. Check out the stories below for all the details.
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