Sony has introduced PlayStation Showcase 2021, which will likely be broadcast on September 9 at 1pm Pacific / 4pm Japanese / 9pm UK (that is September 10 at 6am AEST).
The occasion guarantees to supply a “sneak peek at the way forward for PS5, with updates from PlayStation Studios and industry-leading devs,” and can final round 40 minutes. It would exhibit video games releasing this vacation “and past”.
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One factor you’ll be able to rely on not being a part of the present is the (nonetheless formally untitled) PlayStation VR 2. The brand new headset, and its next-gen controllers, is reportedly due late subsequent 12 months, and a PS Weblog submit in regards to the occasion makes clear it will not make an look within the showcase.
It has been an extended await Sony to place out a summer season occasion. PlayStation wasn’t part of E3 2021 and had solely a restricted presence at Gamescom this 12 months. The corporate put out a State of Play broadcast in July, however did not embody any of its main studios’ tasks – presumably holding them again for this occasion.
It is not been a quiet summer season for Sony, although. PlayStation has purchased Returnal developer Housemarque and PC port specialist Nixxes, and bought a whole lot of PS5s. It is also seen criticism for its dealing with of smaller video games, and made a serious U-turn on shutting down the PS3 and PS Vita shops.
Sony’s made no point out of particular video games being proven on the occasion, however the “vacation and past” timing for video games on the occasion means we might very properly see Horizon: Forbidden West (not too long ago delayed to February 2022) and God of Struggle Ragnarok (additionally delayed to 2022). Extra speculatively, we might get phrase on The Final of Us Half 2’s standalone multiplayer, or maybe even the reported remake of the unique Final of Us.
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