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Sony Internally Delayed Multiple First-Party Games

A new financial report from Sony reveals that the company internally delayed multiple first-party PlayStation games that were either targeting 2023 or early 2024 releases. The report also mentions the publisher’s plans for big games launching in 2023 – namely Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 and Helldivers 2 – but a negative point mentioned by Sony hints that it actually had a few more games originally planned for release this year that were pushed back for unknown reasons.

As spotted by Kotaku writer Ethan Gach, Sony’s latest financial report has a section that highlights the forecast for the rest of its financial year (ending 31 March 2024). Some positives such as increased sales of DLC and third-party games are listed but in the negatives section, it mentions “impact of changes in the launch dates of a portion of first-party titles.”

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While the report doesn’t specifically mention which first-party games were internally delayed, it’s easy to speculate what might’ve been pushed back. We’ve heard nothing about Naughty Dog’s standalone multiplayer for The Last of Us so far this year as well as the long-rumoured PS5 upgrade of The Last of Us Part II. Firesprite’s rumoured Twisted Metal game might’ve originally been planned to launch alongside the Peacock TV series too.

Additionally, Stellar Blade, which is being published by Sony Interactive Entertainment, could also be part of these delays as the game hasn’t appeared at any events or presented new trailers this year. The last trailer was showcased in September 2022 and listed as releasing sometime in 2023. That said, it’s possible that the aforementioned titles could still appear at another event in the near future and release within Sony’s fiscal year, though we’ll just have to wait for an official confirmation from the company.

It seems like Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is locked in for release this October, though, so fans can rest easy knowing the anticipated superhero game probably won’t be impacted by any further delays.

Source: Ethan Gach

Editor-in-Chief of Nexus Hub, writer at GLITCHED. Former writer at The Gaming Report and All Otaku Online. RPG addict that has wonderful nightmares of Bloodborne 2.

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