Last week, we reported that Sony might host a PlayStation event in early June to coincide with bigger summer season events. According to a new claim, some sources at Sony are only expecting a major event to happen in September. This doesn’t entirely rule out a smaller State of Play showcase potentially taking place in June.
According to leaker AccountNGT, who accurately leaked insider information in the past, a source at Sony said that the company did not have plans to host a major event before September. This also lines up with Sony’s schedule for the past couple of years which saw previous major PlayStation events take place in that month.
However, this does not rule out the possibility of Sony hosting a smaller showcase or State of Play in June, at least according to many optimistic Reddit comments. Upcoming PS5 games like God of War Ragnarok and the rumoured The Last of Us remake could potentially show up at a State of Play showcase, or likewise, each receive shows dedicated to gameplay deep dives. Sony hosted standalone State of Play’s for games like Ghost of Tsushima, The Last of Us Part II and Deathloop in the past.
A bigger September showcase could host a number of long-awaited game reveals too. According to XboxEra, this includes a Sly Cooper announcement and possibly a new Infamous game. Other reports suggest that Sony signed some kind of exclusivity deal with Konami to get Bloober Team’s rumoured remake of Silent Hill 2 as a timed deal on PS5.
Whatever the case, June will mostly be dominated by Summer Game Fest and the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase. If Geoff Keighley is correct, then third-party publishers like Capcom and Square Enix will bow out of hosting individual showcases, opting to place big game reveals in the two aforementioned events instead.