PlayStation Showcase: Livestream Date, Time and How to Watch

Sony's next "PlayStation Showcase" will be taking place this week and promises to give fans a look at several highly anticipated releases.

After being conspicuously absent from this year's E3 conference, Sony will finally host its own event this week in the form of a 40-minute broadcast. According to the official PlayStation blog, this livestream will include updates from a number of Sony's first-party studios and preview games that are scheduled to launch "this holiday and beyond".

How to Watch the PlayStation Showcase

Similar to the recent Gamescom event, the upcoming PlayStation showcase will be entirely virtual. This means that you can watch it live from the comfort of your own home.

Much like the semi-regular "State of Play" broadcasts, the livestream will be hosted on PlayStation's YouTube and Twitch accounts.

If you miss it, a recording of the full showcase will be available to watch immediately afterwards on these same channels.

PlayStation Showcase Date and Start Time

The PlayStation Showcase is taking place on Thursday, September 9 at 4 p.m. ET (or 1 p.m. PST). It is scheduled to last for approximately 40 minutes.

Following this, there will also be an extended after-show offering more insights from the various development studios that were featured in the main broadcast.

What to Expect From the PlayStation Showcase

Sony has not officially announced what will be featured in September's broadcast, but they have confirmed that we will be seeing multiple games, as opposed to just one (as in a typical "State of Play").

Based on the wording of Sony's blog post, it also looks like the showcase is going to be focused on upcoming titles and will not feature any announcements related to hardware. On that note, they have explicitly ruled out an appearance from the next generation of PSVR, so do not get your hopes up for that.

In terms of what we can expect to see here, it is probable that Horizon Forbidden West will be shown off in some capacity, given that the sequel is now building towards a February 2022 release date. The Death Stranding Director's Cut (launching towards the end of this month) is also a likely bet.

Elsewhere, many are anticipating that we might finally get a reveal of the elusive God of War: Ragnarok. Fans have been interpreting clues about this in nearly every tweet from director Cory Balrog and while there has been nothing concrete yet, it does feel like a trailer is overdue at this point.

Finally, rumors are circulating that Naughty Dog might confirm the existence of The Last of Us Part II's multiplayer component, or potentially even a brand-new game in the franchise. There are also whispers that they might be announcing a PS5 upgrade for the original Uncharted games.

Of course, there is always a chance that we might be seeing a bunch of as-yet-unannounced titles instead, which is equally exciting. Either way, this is shaping up to be a major event that PlayStation fans will not want to miss.

God of War Screenshot
Image shows a scene from "God of War". Fans are hoping to finally see its sequel, "Ragnarok", in action at this week's PlayStation showcase. Sony Interactive Entertainment