15 PS5, PS4 Predictions For 2023
Now that 2022 is over and the dust has settled, it’s time to look to the future. One thing we do know at this point is that 2023 has a stacked release schedule of PS5 and PS4 games, but of course we can’t be entirely sure what will happen. As tradition dictates here push the square, it’s time for the editorial team to make some predictions about what the next 12 months hold. We can be as extravagant as we like, but obviously brownie points are at stake for any prediction that comes true. With impossibly high stakes, here we go!
Sammy Barker, Editor
I think 2023 will be the PS5’s biggest year in terms of hardware sales by a comfortable margin.. While this is a relatively safe guess – and ultimately borne out by the company’s own prediction – I believe the company was hit by circumstances beyond its control that limited the number of units it could ship, and it will be motivated to respond. I think we’ll see the supposed hardware revision of the system available in September, and I think Sony will absolutely flood retail with units throughout the year, in an all-out attack to try control this generation before Microsoft deep. pocket can really damage its leading position in the market. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Japanese giant shipped and sold more than 25 million PS5 consoles this year.
For those as undeniably excited as I am for hardware, I think PSVR2 will have a rough first year. It’s important that I clarify my prediction here: I think that in terms of critical acclaim, the headset will be universally praised – and then cultivate a cult following that will praise the device as much as possible. . But given the economic climate, I predict there will be a lot of reluctance from the ever-skeptical media about games, eager to consider it a failure. I don’t expect over two million units to be sold in the first year and the mood to be gloomy at Christmas. However, I think Sony will have a solid software schedule through 2023 and will announce big games for 2024 as well.
Improvements will be made to PS Plus Premium. Although it took forever to roll out the new PS Plus tiers, I think Sony misjudged the market for the Premium option. In the mind of the platform holder, the selling point of its flagship subscription is cloud streaming; for the consumer, this is the promise of retro games. Honestly, I think the manufacturer will exceed expectations and come together in 2023; it’s probably going to be a slow burn, so don’t expect much improvement at the start of the year, but I think by the end of the year it’ll quietly sell a competent selection of well-emulated PS1 and PSP games, all available as part of its most expensive membership option.
Robert Ramsey, Associate Editor
Capcom will announce a new Monster Hunter game for PS5. Capcom’s crazy form will continue until 2023, and that’s okay cover things ended next year with the announcement of a new Monster Hunter title – presumably World 2. Now it’s clear that Monster Hunter Rise will be out on PS5 and PS4 at this point, but I’d be surprised if a following 2018 World has not been developed for at least two years. It’s happening, and I’m sure it will happen sooner than people think.
Sony will host a massive PS5 showcase midway through the year, essentially relaunching the console. It’s been a long time coming. Sony went through all of 2022 without a “proper” showcase, but I think we’ll get one in 2023 – and it will happen. tall OK. With PS5 stock increasing and a bunch of top games coming out over the next 12 months, I can see Sony finally putting its full weight behind the current-gen console, to the point where it feels like a relaunch. This renewed commitment could also be linked to the release of a new model – something that has been rumored for months now.
Persona 6 will be announced, but not revealed. In a classic move by Atlus, I see Persona 6 officially announced in 2023 – but we won’t see it until 2024. ring out as the developer had big plans for the series’ 25th anniversary last year, but, as Atlus effectively admitted, things didn’t work out. I don’t know if Persona 6 will be part of the celebrations, but I think the time has come to make the next Persona official. Bonus prediction: Persona 6 will use green as its main color. Or maybe purple – I can’t decide.
Stephen Tailby, Associate Editor
Sony’s Rumored Live Service Reboot of Twisted Metal Officially Announced, And It Will Launch Close to Its TV Adaptation. I think the stars will align well here. We know that the live-action series has been picked up by Peacock, and we know that the series is firmly in post-production now, having finished filming last summer. On the other hand, there are many rumors that Sony’s Firesprite studio is leading the development of a new game in the franchise, with a focus on multiplayer and live streaming. Assuming all goes well, the two projects could be lined up for a semi-joint arrival later this year.
The Microsoft / Activision Blizzard saga will rage on for another year. We’re all tired of crying about this Push Square topic, but it ain’t over ’til it’s over. Such a big deal was never going to be an easy win for Microsoft. Between Sony throwing its toys in the pram, regulators struggling to give the green light, and the FTC even taking the case to court, I think we’ll be hearing about this throughout 2023. It’s caught with so much red tape to such an extent that I don’t see it being resolved anytime soon. Enjoy some other articles trying to make sense of this madness.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 Will Feature GTA 5 Character Swap Between Peter, Miles, and Venom. Peter Parker and Miles Morales both had their own character-defining adventures, complete with move sets. It would be strange to throw away all those tasks and focus on just one of them, wouldn’t it? And let’s face it, it won’t be Venom true Bad man. He will be an antagonistic force, but there will be a bigger threat that will bind the anti-hero to our Spidey pair. So, I feel like you’ll be able to not only play as Peter and Miles interchangeably, but Insomniac will go the extra mile and make Venom playable as well. And GTA 5’s hot-swap means you can choose your web-slinger flavor whenever you want.
Liam Croft, Associate Editor
Sony has had a quiet 2023 in terms of game releases. While I expect the hardware maker to have a slate of new PS5 reveals to share throughout the year, I don’t think you’ll actually be playing any of them in the next 12 months. Outside of Horizon Call of the Mountain and Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, I think Sony might have another big PS5 title. Compared to previous years, it’s really quite corny. Purely speaking from the perspective of PlayStation Studios – because I know things like Final Fantasy XVI and Stellar Blade are exclusive – I don’t think there will be much excitement in 2023.
The Last of Us Multiplayer is not coming out this year. Part of the reason I think 2023 will be quiet for Sony is that The Last of Us Multiplayer won’t be released until 2024. I don’t see the project launching online in 2023. It will be amazing whenever it happens. , I’m sure, but maybe chill your hope if you expect it this year.
Resident Evil 4 was named Push Square Game of the Year 2023. It happened in 2019 with Resident Evil 2, and it happened again in 2021 with Resident Evil Village. Therefore, it’s just tradition at this point: a Resident Evil game will win our Game of the Year award every two years. It also helps that Resident Evil 4 already looks outstanding, faithfully remaking the PS2 classic while expanding on its many great aspects and mechanics. I think that’s enough for Resident Evil 4 to win our top award at the end of this year.
Aaron Bayne, video producer
Sony will announce the return of a beloved series. Okay, sure, I have no real idea what it is or what it’s supposed to be, but Sony has so many cult-favorite properties that haven’t gotten their fair share of love so far. PS5 era. Series like Resistance, Jak and Daxter, Killzone and inFAMOUS to name a few. With most new-age series on their second entry, it’s time to reintroduce some classics to modern audiences.
The Last of Us Factions will be Sony’s most exciting project in 2023. Yeah sure, when people talk about their most anticipated, everyone points the finger at Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. But let’s be real, while it will undoubtedly be great, I don’t think it will be will surprise us too much. . Last of Us Factions, on the other hand, is full of potential, especially as one of Sony’s biggest attempts at a multiplayer-only title. Will it be a battle royale? Will it be an open world? How far will Naughty Dog go for the live service? There’s a lot we don’t know, but if it manages to bring the stellar gameplay of The Last Of Us: Part II into a multiplayer environment, the possibilities are endless.
Developers will make the most of the PS5 as they ditch the PS4. There are only a few games that truly feel “next-gen” on the PS5, and that’s because most of the games released between 2020 and now were developed for the PS4 and 5. However, 2023 will be the year if when will we start to see more games really push the PS5 to the limit as we reduce the cross-gen releases. As we start to see games made specifically for the current generation, hopefully we’re entering the golden age of the PS5, much like the PS4, where every game aims to show us what the console is really capable of.
So that’s what we think could happen throughout 2023. We’ll have to wait and see who has the most accurate prediction, but in the meantime, what do you think 2023 will bring us? Have your say in the comments section below.