The next PlayStation event might be scheduled in early June, according to unconfirmed reports. There have been rumblings on and off about some kind of a showcase around the time E3 would have been, and yesterday, insider and journalist Jeff Grubb revealed that he, too, has heard that Sony has something planned for the first week of June.
Santa Monica Studio has reiterated on several occasions that God of War: Ragnarok, which is still without a release date, is scheduled for release in 2022. Considering we’re well into 2022 without a Ragnarok-focused State of Play or any hint of a release date, our first guess is that Kratos’ upcoming adventure will be the star of the show. In addition to this, Square Enix has said that it’s almost ready to share more about Final Fantasy XVI, which is currently exclusively in development for the PS5. Speaking of Square Enix, Luminous Productions’ PS5 console-exclusive Forspoken has been delayed to October, so there’s a possibility we’ll see an update at the event, should the rumors be true.
Grubb mentioned in his video that Sony has a pre-existing marketing deal with Activision for this year’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, which means that there’s a slight chance the game may appear at Sony’s event. We’ve previously heard from credible sources that Modern Warfare 2 will be revealed in early June but whether that’ll be during a Sony showcase or not is anybody’s guess.
Sony has a lot of projects in development right now so there’s a lot more to show than the aforementioned games. There’s the rumored Silent Hill, Deviation Games’ first-person shooter, Haven Studios’ live service game, Bluepoint’s rumored Bloodborne-related project, Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us multiplayer, and the list goes on.
“I’m also hearing from multiple people that Sony will actually have a show the first week of June,” Grubb says in the video above. “I can’t confirm that but I’m hearing from a bunch of different people but maybe that’s just scuttlebutt.” It’s also unclear if the event will be a State of Play or not.
We’ll update our readers when we have more information.