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Aside from a handful of State of Plays, we’ve barely heard a peep from Sony in almost two years. We know games like Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 and Marvel’s Wolverine are in development, but aside from vague comments about The Last of Us’ standalone multiplayer spin-off, we have no idea what the rest of its first-party teams are up to. In fact, the roadmap for PS5 is largely non-existent outside of third-party stuff. (And that’s without even touching on PSVR2!)

We’re long overdue some kind of presentation from the platform holder, then, and it looks like it may not be far away. Giant Bomb’s Jeff Grubb, who’s notorious for largely reliable insider information, claims that there’ll be a proper PlayStation Showcase prior to Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest, which is currently pegged for 8th June. Obviously, that leaves a pretty large window for when the event could take place, but it’s good to have a rough idea.

Grubb has previously mentioned that the Japanese giant has been “saving the good stuff” for this show, and given how uncharacteristically quiet the company’s been, expectations will be sky-high. There’s chatter about this setting up “phase two” for the PS5’s release schedule, so it should be much bigger than your average State of Play. Of course, none of this is officially confirmed by Sony, so temper your expectations until it is.

Personally, we reckon the firm needs a pretty big presentation: it managed to get away without one in 2022, but we don’t think it can coast through another 12 months without some proper, meaningful updates. What would you like to see from a hypothetical PlayStation Showcase? Are there any games in particular that you’re dying to see revealed? Lay it all out in the comments section below.