Sony’s PlayStation 5 isn’t even a year old yet, but that’s not stopping the company from ensuring you’ll have plenty of games to get excited about—assuming you’ve been able to get your hands on a console. Despite a strong showing in 2021, Sony announced a handful of new titles in their PlayStation Showcase event on Thursday, bringing with it a handful of legitimately shocking reveals. To make it easy for you, we’ve recapped the seven biggest announcements that are sure to have gamers hyped for what’s next.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake
Without a doubt, the greatest Star Wars video game is Knights of the Old Republic. The RPG game, which put you in the shoes of being a Jedi or Sith depending upon your choices—initially debuted on Xbox and PC in 2003 but never made it to a Sony console—until now. The development team at Aspyr Media promised this isn’t just a simple remaster but a full-on remake that will take advantage of modern-day graphics to bolster the game’s beloved story. Per a release on the Sony blog, the game will be a PlayStation 5 console exclusive at launch, which is quite an arrow for Sony to have in their quiver.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Lost Legacy Remaster
On the remaster side, the latter two installments in the highly popular Uncharted series will receive a revised update on the PlayStation 5 and PC. Entitled Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection, the titles will release in “early 2022.” If Sony is smart, they’ll look to have some nice corporate synergy and drop the collection in time for the Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg-led game-to-movie adaptation, scheduled for release on February 18, 2022.
Grand Theft Auto 5 Remaster
The PS5 upgrade of the Grand Theft Auto 5 won’t release until March of 2022. Still, it will bring with it a host of next-generation upgrades, including “visual upgrades and performance enhancements,” according to Rockstar Games. Additionally, a standalone version of the popular GTA Online will debut alongside the game and will be free for three months for PlayStation gamers.