As the year gradually comes to an end, PlayStation has released a new blog post talking about what we can expect from them next year. We already know a few titles coming to PlayStation such as Forspoken, Hogwarts Legacy, Final Fantasy XVI, and more. However, PlayStation took this opportunity and revealed the launch window for Insomniac Games’ next title, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. The game is slated to release in Fall 2023. “The year’s end is over the horizon, which means 2023 is about to begin,” PlayStation Blog Correspondent De’Angelo Epps said. “While 2022 has gone out with a god-sized bang thanks to God of War: Ragnarök, that doesn’t mean 2023 has nothing in store. The coming year is huge for PlayStation, stacked with a lineup of exciting releases. Whether you’ve been looking forward to the release of the ultra-customizable DualSense Edge controller, virtual reality adventures with PlayStation VR2, fantastical new IPs like Forspoken, or sequels to iconic titles like Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, this year has something for you.”
Insomniac confirms Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 swings to PS5 in fall 2023.
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Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 follows the events of the last two titles as Peter Parker and Miles Morales are back in the next action chapter of Marvel’s Spider-Man series. Bryan Intihar, Creative Director at Insomniac Games said: “What a year it’s been for PlayStation Studios; here at Insomniac Games we’ve been in absolute awe of the work of our peers. Congrats to everyone on a successful 2022… and here’s to next year being just as exciting as we continue to get Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 ready for release next fall.”
Forspoken is an all-new IP from publisher Square Enix and developer Luminous Productions. Combining endless discovery, magic combat, parkour, and New York charm, the game follows Frey as she tries to find her way back home from a mysterious land. She gains access to various magic spells that allows her to use earth, fire, and other elemental castings to fight back against the hordes of enemies. She can also use these powers in tandem with her movement ability to take on these threats in a way unique to Forspoken. The game’s coming out January 24, 2023.
Next year sees the release of PlayStation’s first ultra-customizable controller, the DualSense Edge Wireless Controller. It features a suite of unique custom options and settings. Players will be able to remap specific button inputs, adjust stick sensitivity, dead zones, and the ability to modify the triggers with tailored travel distances and dead zones. There are also multiple controller profiles if you are sharing the controller. The DualSense Edge also features easily changeable stick caps and back buttons. The DualSense Edge Wireless Controller comes out on January 26, 2023.
Hogwarts Legacy from developer Avalanche Software takes players to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Set in the 1890s, players take on the role of a student as you’ll attend Hogwarts, pick your house, and get in trouble in true Harry Potter fashion. Hogwarts Legacy releases February 10, 2023.
PlayStation VR2 takes the key qualities of the original PlayStation VR and pushes them to the next level with new features and a selection of enticing titles. Features include haptic feedback and adaptive triggers just like the DualSense wireless controllers. PlayStation VR2 owners can look forward to playing No Man’s Sky, Resident Evil Village, Star Wars: Tales from Galaxy’s Edge, and new games like Horizon Call of the Mountain. The PlayStation VR2 launches on February 22, 2023.
Lightfall is the end of an era for the Destiny franchise as it completes the “Light and Darkness Saga” that started way back with the first game before introducing us to its grand future. Destiny 2: Lightfall brings Guardians face to face with their end and a new beginning, with the Witness appearing with a new fleet, Disciple, and threats of a second collapse. You and your squad must tackle the odds and send this Shadow Legion back into the starry void of space. In typical Destiny fashion, players can look forward to stylish new weapons, a new Darkness subclass, and the addition of a grappling hook-like tool called the Strand, all in the new metropolis of Neptune location. Destiny 2: Lightfall releases February 28, 2023.
Resident Evil 4 is the next title in Capcom’s line of remakes for the Resident Evil franchise. Like the previous games, Resident Evil 4 is preserving the charm that made the original so great while adding tons of features to make it worthy of sharing the same title. The game is coming out on March 24, 2023.
In Final Fantasy XVI, Enter a world of six kingdoms: Rosaria, Waloed, the Iron Kingdom, the Crystalline Dominion, Sanbreque, and the Dhalmekian Republic, each at the other’s throat and looking to gain access to the series’ iconic crystals of powers. You play as the firstborn of the Archduke of Rosaria, Clive Rosaria, and embark on a journey of revenge driven by the appearance of the familiar summon, Ifrit. This title is taking a new approach to the Final Fantasy formula, with more in-depth combat than ever, thanks to director Naoki “Yoshi-P” Yoshida’s choice to bring on Ryota Suzuki (Devil May Cry 5, Dragon’s Dogma) as the combat director. But don’t think the worldbuilding will take a backseat, as it and all its inhabitants come together to tell another epic story worthy of the Final Fantasy name. Final Fantasy XVI launches on June 22, 2023.