Last week, Sony announced a new PlayStation State of Play show set to air later this week. The presentation will run for around 30 minutes, featuring third-party reveals, PS VR2 news and more. However, a new rumour suggests that Capcom will use this State of Play to show off more of its anticipated upcoming fighter, Street Fighter 6.
According to insider Jeff Grubb, Street Fighter 6 will likely appear at the upcoming State of Play showcase. Capcom had reportedly been waiting to show more of the game during the summer, which lines up with the PlayStation event. It’s also worth noting that PlayStation holds the marketing rights to the Street Fighter franchise, but there’s no word yet if it will be cross-platform. Street Fighter V previously launched as a console exclusive to PS4.
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Capcom already revealed Street Fighter 6 earlier this year with a teaser trailer, confirming the fighting game being built on the company’s RE Engine. The visuals certainly look more detailed and realistic than ever before, seemingly ditching the series’ vibrant and exaggerated art style of the past.
It also makes sense for Street Fighter 6 to show up at the upcoming event as the title is likely to hit an early 2023 release date. Whether we’ll hear about these release plans at the State of Play show remains to be seen.
Historically, unless PlayStation focuses on highlighting one game during a State of Play, its showcases have mostly been let-downs. With reports of PlayStation hosting a bigger event in September where we’ll likely get major first and third-party reveals, it’s best to adjust your expectations for the showcase taking place on 2 June.
That said, fighting game fans will be treated to Street Fighter 6 and that might be enough to get excited. Since PlayStation is also using this State of Play to highlight PS VR2, we speculate that a bulk of the show’s focus will be on Sony’s new virtual reality headset too as it gears up for a holiday 2022 launch.
Source: Jeff Grubb