PlayStation-related news can come from pretty much anywhere these days. Today, it's come from a radio interview with Éabha McMahon, also known by her stage name, AVA. Chatting about her career in an afternoon slot on WLR FM, the Irish singer-songwriter has casually revealed she's been working on a "PlayStation game" with composer Michael McGlynn.
Asked for more details on the project, AVA explains that McGlynn reached out to her and said he was "writing music for a remake of a PlayStation game", and that they were looking for an "Irish language piece". AVA's involvement went as far as writing Irish language lyrics for some music in this mystery game. That's not all, though: apparently, this game will be formally announced "at Christmas". Though she's not too familiar with games, she is aware that this is a "big" game.
Obviously this begs a couple of questions. When exactly will this title be revealed, and of course, what is it? The first of those is maybe easier to answer; Geoff Keighley's annual Game Awards show is set to take place on 9th December, which is only a couple of weeks out from the holiday. That seems the most likely venue for the announcement of a big PlayStation remake.
As for what this game is, it could be numerous different things. Something important to note is that, just because the game is being referred to as a PlayStation game, that doesn't necessarily mean it's a PlayStation Studios, first party project. It's probably more likely to be a third party title coming to PS5, among other platforms.
Then there's the matter of which games might have some need for an Irish language track. Fans have done a bit of digging, and it turns out that Procyon Studio, a music production company led by Yasunori Mitsuda, has recently been working with McGlynn and his daughter. AVA says McGlynn's daughter sings the vocals on the Irish language song for this game. Putting these things together, fans are speculating about a remake of Chrono Cross, Xenogears, Xenoblade, and others.
The truth is, this is all rather vague information — all that's known is that some kind of "big" remake is set to be announced in December. What do you make of all this? Discuss in the comments section below.