The showcase allowed Sony to feature games that were previously unknown to PlayStation fans.

Sony has come into the spotlight with a recently packed showcase.

The media company skipped out on the 2021 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). Despite its absence at E3, Sony has come back through its PlayStation exhibition that took place on Sept. 9. The event was a thrill for many critics and has become popular with IUP students as well.

The games revealed at the showcase included a remake for “Knights of the Old Republic,” a game that takes place in the Star Wars universe. In addition to that, “Death Stranding: Director’s Cut,” “Gran Turismo 7,” “Marvel’s Spider-Man 2,” “God of War: Ragnarök” and “Wolverine” were the hot ticket games revealed.

“The showcase was simply amazing,” Thomas Valcukas (sophomore, biology) said. “My favorite parts of it were definitely seeing the ‘Knights of the Old Republic’ remake as well as the new ‘Wolverine’ game.”

Valcukas went on to say that those games were appealing to him because he is a fan of both Star Wars and Marvel characters, so seeing them be shown at a mainstream Sony event intrigued him. Valcukas also expressed his interest in the upcoming “Guardians of the Galaxy” game in development by Eidos-Montreal.

In addition to the original games and remakes that are slated for a PlayStation 5 (PS5) release, there was a rather popular game announced to be receiving a PS5 port, that being Rockstar’s classic “Grand Theft Auto 5.”

“Seeing ‘GTA’ (Grand Theft Auto) again does not surprise me at all,” Isaac Ryer (sophomore, nursing) said. “It is one of those games that seems to get released on just about everything that will run them, like ‘Skyrim’ or ‘Minecraft.’”

Ryer does have a point about his assessment of the port announcement. Rockstar has released “Grand Theft Auto 5” on most major consoles since the game’s original release in 2013, and so there is not much surprise among gaming fans that the game is making its way to the PS5.

Despite the announcement of games to come, there were many fans hoping for more information on a certain topic in the exhibition.

“One thing to note: PlayStation’s next generation of VR (virtual reality) will not make an appearance at this time,” Sony said in an official statement.

This is disappointing to some fans as the PlayStation VR system is popular. In addition to the lack of news about the new storage system that will be coming to the PS5, fans should keep their eyes peeled for new information from Sony about the hardware in the upcoming days.

With all that in mind, there is good reason to be a Sony fan. Couple the new game announcements with the vast amount of PlayStation exclusive titles, like the very popular “Final Fantasy VII: Remake,” and you have a company that has the potential to put out some truly stellar games.

So, if you are a fan of PlayStation, or just gaming in general, be sure to follow Sony to stay up to date on the new announcements and releases about games that will be coming out in the next few years.

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