Sony shines spotlight on the biggest games coming to the PlayStation this year

The 23 games Sony showcased is a who's who of the most anticipated games of the year.

After the COVID-19 pandemic threw a monkey wrench in everyone's plans, the world is finally starting to normalize. This is not lost on Sony. As audiences look forward to fewer delays and more big AAA titles, Sony is more than happy to deliver a smorgasbord of first-party and third-party exclusives to supplement incoming third-party titles.

biggest games coming playstation this year
Marvel's Spider-Man 2 will likely be a frontrunner for GOTY this year.

Here's a complete list of all the games Sony highlighted in an official PlayStation Blog post along with their release dates or windows as well as platforms:

  • Assassin's Creed Mirage - 2023 (PS5 / Xbox Series S/X / PC)
  • Stellar Blade - 2023 (PS5)
  • Alone in the Dark - 2023 (PS5 / Xbox Series S/X / PC)
  • Firewall Ultra - 2023 (PSVR2)
  • Pacific Drive - 2023 (PS5 / PC)
  • The Lords of the Fallen - 2023 (PS5 / Xbox Series S/X / PC)
  • Eternights - 2023 (PS5 / PS4 / PC)
  • Tchia - 2023 (PS5 / PS4 / PC)
  • Synduality - 2023 (PS5 / Xbox Series S/X / PC)
  • Forspoken - January 24 (PS5 / PC)
  • Dead Space - January 27 (PS5 / Xbox Series S/X / PC)
  • Season: A letter to the future - January 31 (PS5 / PS4 / PC)
  • Hogwarts Legacy - February 10 (PS5 / Xbox Series S/X / PC)
  • Wild Hearts - February 16 (PS5 / Xbox Series S/X / PC)
  • Horizon Call of the Mountain - February 22 (PSVR2)
  • Destiny 2: Lightfall - February 28 (PS5 / Xbox Series S/X / PC)
  • Star Wars Jedi: Survivor - March 17 (PS5 / Xbox Series S/X / PC)
  • Resident Evil 4 - March 24 ((PS5 /PS4 /  Xbox Series S/X / PC)
  • Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores - April 19 (PS5)
  • Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League - May 26 (PS5 / Xbox Series S/X / PC)
  • Street Fighter 6 - June 1 (PS5 / Xbox Series S/X / PC)
  • Final Fantasy XVI - June 22 (PS5)
  • Marvel's Spider-Man 2 - Fall 2023 (PS5)
biggest games coming playstation this year
Some fans are hoping for one more DLC for Horizon Forbidden West.

In addition to the games that Sony just listed, this year will also see the release of several other third-party titles as well like Atomic Heart, Diablo 4, Like a Dragon: Ishin! and Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty.

Unfortunately, Sony's list is bad news for Final Fantasy fans. Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth was confirmed for Winter 2023 last year and it looks like the highly anticipated PS5 exclusive will be out earlier next year and not for the holiday season.

If you think about it, it makes sense. Marvel's Spider-Man 2 will likely take Sony's usual slot October/November slot later this year while the next Final Fantasy 7 game in the presumed trilogy will be available to play around February next year.

biggest games coming playstation this year
Final Fantasy 16 could help set a new standard for mainline Final Fantasy games going forward.

In any case, PlayStation fans won't be left wanting more. Keep in mind that the Silent Hill 2 remake is also a PS5 exclusive and it's entered the final stages of development. It might be ready later this year. Finally, don't forget, we're still waiting for word on the long-rumored Metal Gear Solid remake.

    Ray Ampoloquio
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