June will be exciting. Despite the cancellation of the world’s largest game fair E3 – or maybe because of it. Many publishers and developers are now simply doing their own online fairs, for example the three-day indie festival Guerilla Collective.
And there is also something moving on the NextGen front: Sony apparently wants in June announce new PS5 games. But why should the PC player care?
PlayStation is no longer an exclusive brand
Sony is treading a new path: In the future, games will be created under the “PlayStation Studios” brand. The name is deceptive, because new titles are no longer automatically console-exclusive:
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PlayStation will become a brand that you will also see on the PC
So what does that mean specifically? If Sony announces a whole bunch of NextGen games in a few weeks, we can expect some of them to appear on the PC too. Two PlayStation hits have already been announced as PC implementations: Horizon Zero Dawn and Death Stranding are both due to be released this summer.
We know that about the NextGen event
The whole thing has not yet been officially confirmed, but the Rumors are credible:
The MESS continues! pic.twitter.com/kQsFrcL7FV
– Jeff Grubb (@JeffGrubb) May 13, 2020
So far, all of the events that have been announced have taken place in this way, such as the spectacular tech demo of Unreal Engine 5. According to the plan shown, the PlayStation event will take place on Thursday, June 4, 2020.
What is shown there? We do not yet know which games will be shown. According to Grubb, there should be many: A follower said that »Slate« (German in this context: list) only sounds like an appetizer. Grubb replied: “It should be a whole series of games. Lots”.
His guess is on a stable basis. Microsoft’s Xbox 20/20 event two weeks ago was a huge success, with many announcements and the first gameplay about AC Valhalla – even if the latter disappointed many fans. Sony urgently needs to follow suit. Were safe many announcements planned for the E3 anyway, which would have taken place in June 2020.
We will probably get specific information about the event in the near future. We’ll keep you up to date.