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It’s been almost a year since the last major PlayStation press conference, and the company’s communication has come in waves over the past few months. There’ll be periods where we get plenty of updates from the organisation; there’ll also be periods where the firm disappears into the shadows, and leaves us with very little to write about.

We’re currently in a drought, and that’s left fans scavenging for shreds of information – anything that could potentially point to meaningful news. Some have noticed that the firm has updated its social media accounts – Twitter, YouTube, and the PS Blog – with new artwork. These feature the PlayStation symbols on a dark blue background. What does it all mean?

Honestly, it’s a sign of the times that we’re even writing this at all: Sony usually flogs the space at the top of its social media accounts to marketing partners, so we’re sure as soon as the release cycle heats up, this new artwork will be swiftly replaced. There has been talk from supposed “industry insiders” that a press conference is imminent, but the same people have been saying the same thing all year.

At this point, for as much as it sucks, we need to accept we’re dealing with a new PlayStation now: the company is quiet, secretive, and only communicates when products are close to shipping. We suppose we did used to complain when organisation infamously announced games early, so we’re all kind of reaping what we sowed right now.

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