Sony Summer Showcase
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Primarily thanks to E3, the summer months have long been the time for console makers and publishers to push their plans for the future. Of course, E3 itself is pretty much dead and buried at this point, but its lasting legacy is clear to see, with events like Geoff Keighley's Summer Game Fest eagerly taking its place alongside individual showcases. But as a PlayStation website, our question is: does Sony need to join them?

Here's the thing: it feels like Sony absolutely has the ammunition for a blowout this summer. Between new information on exclusive titles and continued marketing agreements with third party publishers, there's loads of potential in a proper PlayStation event. But as we know all too well, Sony has become an incredibly difficult company to predict, and its most recent State of Play broadcasts have suggested that the firm is happy to break things up into more bite-sized shows.

God of War Ragnarok

Having said that, we can't help but think that it would be a shame for Sony to pass up on a big event — especially when we're all sitting here wondering what's next for PlayStation. Indeed, we've hit a point where we don't really have a roadmap. Beyond God of War Ragnarok — which will release this year, according to Sony — timeframes for heavy hitting games are very few and far between.

For the sake of sparking conversation, here are all of the things that we think could make for a fantastic PlayStation summer showcase:

There are bound to be a few things that we're missing, but you get the point. Sony could put on quite a show if it really wanted to, but unfortunately, we're not convinced that the company operates on this kind of scale anymore. Given how PlayStation has presented itself over the last year or so, we're almost expecting all of these things to be revealed individually. A missed opportunity, as far as us hype merchants are concerned.

Spider Man 2

And so we want to know what you think. Should Sony bring out the big guns for a proper summer showcase? Is that something you would like to see? Vote in our polls, and then have your say in the comments section below.

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