PlayStation fans speak out about ‘disappointing’ showcase – announcement considered a flop

DAYS after the PlayStation Showcase, fans are now venting their disappointment on social media.

While showing off a slew of big announcements and gameplay trailers, the PlayStation Showcase was lacking in game exclusives.

Spider-Man had the most airtime during the show.


Spider-Man had the most airtime during the show.Credit: Insomniac

PlayStation is best known for big single player action games like God of War and Uncharted.

So fans expect that this is the kind of games they will see in a big presentation like this one.

While quite a few of these games such as Assassin’s Creed Mirage, Alan Wake 2, Dragon’s Dogma 2 and Metal Gear Solid Delta have been shown, they will all be available on Xbox and PC as well.

A few PlayStation exclusives were shown, including Final Fantasy 16 and Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, but these were already known.

The biggest PlayStation exclusive announcement was Bungie’s Marathon, although fans are expecting online elements like Destiny.

In a poll of over 10,000 votes conducted by Press SquareOnly 28% of fans said the PS Showcase was “good” or better.

Conversely, 44% said it was “bad” or worse, and 28% said it was “fine.”

A big problem for publishers these days is that players want to know what games are in development before official announcements are made.

There are numerous leaks circulating on the Internet that falsify the official revelations of well-known games.

The proliferation of small showcases happening throughout the year also means there are fewer big reveals possible at larger annual events.

Above all, fans were hoping for more information about Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, the next part of the Final Fantasy 7 Remake.

Whether or not fans learn to lower their expectations will likely change the hype surrounding these events.

Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN.

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