According to a new report, Sony will host a PlayStation Showcase before Summer Game Fest in June. The report originates from reputable journalist Jeff Grubb who previously posted a similar rumour but he has now dotted the event on his calendar of gaming events taking place over the next few months.
Sony hosted a smaller State of Play event earlier this year that mainly focused on PlayStation VR2 and some third-party announcements including Street Fighter 6 and the Resident Evil 4 remake. Grubb believes that the next PlayStation Showcase will be a much bigger event that will lay out Sony’s plans for the next few years of the PS5’s life cycle, including major reveals and updates on previously announced titles.
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Grubb posted his calendar of gaming events on social media recently revealing that the PlayStation Showcase will take place before Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest, which kicks off on 8 June. The event might happen in early June but it’s possible that it could also take place sometime in May. June will also host the Xbox Games Showcase and Starfield Direct events on 11 June as well as the Ubisoft Forward show on 12 June.
As for what could be announced, PlayStation currently has a few projects that could make an appearance at the event. Insomniac Games’ Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is the biggest candidate as it’s expected to launch in late 2023, so Sony might want to start gearing up the marketing around that time. We might also hear more about Naughty Dog’s standalone multiplayer for The Last of Us and hopefully a release date for Bloober Team’s remake of Silent Hill 2. We also have no idea what Bungie has been working on since PlayStation acquired the Destiny studio.
Some wishlist announcements by fans include a release date for Tekken 8 seeing as though Bandai Namco has been dropping character reveal trailers consistently over the last few weeks. Others are hoping to see more of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, the second part in the trilogy of Final Fantasy VII remakes, but Square Enix’s focus might be on marketing Final Fantasy XVI first. Sucker Punch Productions is rumoured to be working on a Ghost of Tsushima sequel so hopefully, we’ll see that in an official capacity soon.
Take this with a pinch of salt until we get an official confirmation from Sony.
Source: Jeff Grubb