After Tom Henderson’s reflections on PlayStation 5 Pro and the mid-gen version of the Xbox Series X, Sony returns to be talked about with the latest rumors on the net about the alleged cancellation of a new edition of the PlayStation Showcasewhose decision stems from a course of action linked to the acquisition of Activision-Blizzard.
It would seem, in fact, that in Sony’s close-ups for this October-November videogame month there was the idea of one Showcase dedicated to some of the venture productions for the new flagship console from Sony. Recently, such rumors have increasingly appeared on the net, which has led to believe that there was a grain of truth around these “rumors”. The arrival of the edition of this videogame presentation often coincided with the month of September-October, which led to a whole series of curiosities about Sony’s real projects.
However, a series of rumors about the cancellation of the aforementioned event have rebounded on the net, the triggering factor of which would have come from a request from the upper floors of cope with the acquisition of Activision-Blizzard by Microsoft, in order to be able to give rise to their own statements about the great strength that Xbox would have – according to the management of Sony – compared to the competition. Initially there were no confirmations of this decision, yet it would seem that there is a strong correlation between a possible canceled Showcase and all the recent announcements in the gaming world.
In fact, in the last few days we first saw Kojima and Elle Fanning’s tweets about the project Kojima Productions has been working on for some time. Subsequently, however, there were – again in the last hours – i reveal the latest Silent Hill productions, like Silent Hill F and more, the new trailer dedicated to Final Fantasy XVI and the upcoming Capcom showcase on some works of the Resident Evil brand. The correlation between the aforementioned development / software house teams and Sony is well known to the public, which supports the thesis of a showcase canceled only in the last period.
Whether it’s a simple coincidence – or rather, a series of coincidences -? Unfortunately, we cannot yet say for sure, but there is no doubt that an answer is coming to the problem that Sony is recently facing with Microsoft and the acquisition of Activision-Blizzard, which is all about the Call of Duty IP alone and the growth that this would contribute to the Game Pass subscription service.