As the fallout continues from Sony’s disappointing PS Showcase earlier this week, some rumourmongers who had been hyping the event have come out to save face. Tom Henderson, who accurately leaked the existence of the platform holder’s Remote Play handheld Project Q, took to a livestream to tease there’s “a few trailers and stuff I’ve seen that weren’t at the event which I was expecting to be there, so it’s a big surprise we only saw what we saw”. Despite claiming to have seen the trailers, however, Henderson didn’t say what they were.
So, what’s going on? Well, some fans think the upcoming Summer Game Fest could have more exclusive content, with host Geoff Keighley’s strong ties to Neil Druckmann and Hideo Kojima making The Last of Us Factions and Death Stranding 2 possibilities. Personally, we can’t fathom why Sony would forgo its own event in favour of an independent one, but we suppose we can’t entirely rule out the possibility until the curtain has closed on said show.
Another idea swirling is that the Japanese giant could have a second PS Showcase scheduled for later in the year. This, of course, isn’t impossible either: in the old’un days it used to host press conferences at E3, Gamescom, and several other conventions, so a second livestream isn’t a stretch. In fact, even during the PS5’s launch year, it had two separate events to showcase the system’s upcoming software.
But all of this strikes us as copium! As we know, Sony barely showed anything from its first-party studios this week, so it clearly has more to announce at some point. But it’s almost impossible to predict its strategy these days: even when you think you know what it’s going to do, like reveal major exclusives during its first proper livestream in over 18 months, it does the opposite.
Still, if these insiders really have seen trailers for various upcoming unannounced games, it’d be interesting to at least know their names. Perhaps we’ll get a follow up from Henderson in due course…