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PlayStation Showcase rumours heat up Spider-Man 2 and Metal Gear hopes

Rumours of an upcoming PlayStation Showcase ahead of E3 are in the air, as the hype for Marvel's Spider-Man 2 and potential Metal Gear Solid remasters grows.

Spider-Man from Marvel's Spider-Man 2 and Big Boss from Metal Gear Solid 3 Snake Eater

With mighty titans such as Microsoft, Nintendo, and even Sony themselves choosing to skip E3 this year, when can we see some tasty reveals again in the future? Following the recent PlayStation State of Play presentation, rumours of a new PlayStation Showcase are in the air that could harbour some delightful treats. As Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 draws near and Metal Gear Solid remake whispers return, it could be worth keeping this on your radar.

According to Giant Bomb’s Jeff Grubb, the Games Mess host believes that “Sony itself is saving its own actual good stuff for something else […] they’re saving the good stuff for the PlayStation Showcase that’s going to happen before E3.” Grubb also claims that “it was supposed to happen last fall, but they kept pushing it back because their developers weren’t ready. But now that those developers are ready, they should have a massive show that really sets up the second phase of the PlayStation 5.”

But what exactly will this “second phase” include? Well, though Grubb’s rumour is speculative for now, we all know that Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 release date is gaining traction. Marketing for the game has begun in small increments, teasing the powerhouse duo of Peter Parker and Miles Morales. It’d make sense for developer Insomniac Games to finally give players an initial look at the hotly anticipated sequel. On the subject of sequels, the Metal Gear Solid franchise remains a point of contention for Konami fans across the MGS community.

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“We should start to see Metal Gear Solid stuff pretty soon as well, that means very likely a Metal Gear Solid 3 remake [and] a return of all the MGS games that have been delisted,” claims Grubb. It is unlikely that Konami is saving its grand reveals for the PlayStation Showcase, but previous MGS games have remained shiny beacons among each iteration of the PlayStation.

“Eventually after all that…new Metal Gear Solid games. At least that seems to be the implication or the possibility, because like everyone else, they’re looking at what’s happening at Capcom and seeing them do similar stuff with Resident Evil,” adds Grubb.

Capcom has found success with ground-up remakes of Resident Evil 2 and 3, making it viable for Konami to try and replicate that acclaim. As we know, Hideo Kojima is hard at work making the Death Stranding 2 release date a reality. Having parted ways with Konami, a new MGS game would definitely be a tricky road to navigate, especially after the heavily divisive (and Kojima-less) Metal Gear Solid.

You’ll just have to mark down all the upcoming PS5 games in the meantime. Perhaps Metal Gear Solid will join the likes of them.