We are approaching the end of the year, December is traditionally a rather quiet month for the video game industry, if we exclude The Game Awards (December 9) and the few releases of the month, which include The Callisto Protocol, Need for Speed Unbound and Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion. What is missing from the appeal?
That’s right, the the much-hyped PlayStation Showcase it has not even been seen on the horizon in November and for this year Sony’s communication event seems to have been skipped, unless the Japanese giant has a showcase planned for the beginning of December. Since spring there has been talk of a PlayStation Showcase scheduled for September, the traditional month for Sony’s major communication appointments, but this was not the case, with the company broadcasting a State of Play in September.
The carousel of rumors starts again and the aim is at the end of October, but also in this case nothing done, the PlayStation Showcase does not arrive. So November will be the right month? No, unless Sony has something planned for the last two days of the month (highly unlikely, with such short notice) and yet there have been announcements, let’s think of the release date and price of PlayStation VR2 revealed in a post on PlayStation Blog, and there are rumors of the arrival of news on Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 expected for today. Will it be true?
Expected in early November uno State of Play dedicato a God of War but again, nothing happened, with Sony preferring to communicate with the public via the PlayStation Blog. Could December be the right month for a PlayStation Showcase? It’s hard to say, for this year Sony seems to have deliberately reduced public appearances and even the presence at the TGA is questioned, Microsoft itself may not participate in the Game Awards.
According to one theory, Sony would have preferred to limit its announcements so as not to appear “too strong” in the eyes of the antitrust bodies that are considering the acquisition of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft. Interesting theory but in any case the PlayStation-branded announcements, as mentioned, were not lacking, albeit not surrounded by particular hype. Clearly, everything can change even within a few days (or a few hours) but in all likelihood for a new big PlayStation-branded event we will have to wait for the first months of 2023.