Sony Sci-Fi RPG Leak

(We can't post the leak here, so you'll have to make do with some Mass Effect Andromeda art.)

It's not often you get a rumour this juicy on a Sunday, but here we are. A very short video clip of what is supposedly a leaked Sony-involved project has appeared on IconEra. The seemingly in-game footage is just several seconds long, and shows a man with a rifle looking over an alien landscape as some kind of giant creature crawls up a huge structure in the distance.

Honestly, it's hard to determine much at all from this video alone. Assuming it's real, all we can say for sure is that it's early in development, and that it appears to be a third-person shooter. We suppose immediate comparisons are games like Mass Effect, or Gears of War.

The leaker does include a few details, however. It's described as a "sci-fi RPG", and it's apparently being developed using Unreal Engine 5. And yes, it's allegedly a new IP from Sony, with the company's XDev team involved as either the primary developer, or as a support studio. If you need a reminder, XDev is a British PlayStation Studio that's helped out on a number of high profile titles over the years. As such, it's assumed that XDev is paired up with another developer for this one as well.

Again though, if this footage can be trusted, it's still very early days for the project, and it'll likely be a long time until we get any concrete information. But what do you make of this? Would you take a new sci-fi title from Sony? Get your hopes up in the comments section below.

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