PlayStation fans have been waiting for a huge reveal for a long time since Sony has opted to miss E3 for the second year in a row. As the months passed, some began to doubt that a PlayStation Showcase would be held in 2021 at all, but thankfully, one has been confirmed.
The PlayStation Showcase will take place on Thursday, September 9th, according to Sony. It will take place at 1 p.m. PDT, so fans will know precisely when they can settle down to catch up on the latest PlayStation news. Several specifics about what this big event will involve have been published, and many of them should please fans who had hoped for more from the previous State of Play events.
The PlayStation Showcase 2021 will last a whopping 40 minutes, and it seems like that time will be jam-packed with news and previews. Developer interviews will take place after the main show, so there won’t be much time dedicated to any one game.
Furthermore, PlayStation Studios is referenced in both the Tweet advertising the event and the accompanying PlayStation Blog post. As a result, substantial updates on PS4 and PS5 exclusives will almost certainly be announced during the Showcase.
Despite the fact that Horizon Forbidden West has been officially postponed, it is expected to make a good showing at the event. After all, it’ll most likely be the next big PlayStation Studios release, so it’s only natural for Sony to go all-in on marketing and to announce the game’s February release date.
Gran Turismo 7 will almost certainly feature a trailer, with a release date no later than 2022 is a possibility. While this is partly conjecture, PlayStation Showcase 2021 appears to be the ideal moment to offer God of War fans a thorough peek at the upcoming game.
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The September 9 showcase has a lot of potentials, with a real announcement for The Last of Us 2’s Factions offshoot as well as a teaser for Bend Studio’s new IP. Sony, on the other hand, is tempering expectations, as it has in the past.
The much-anticipated PSVR 2 will be absent from the event, along with “PlayStation’s next generation of VR.” Instead, “PlayStation Studios and industry-leading devs” are being emphasized. While this may frustrate some, it does allow for more games to be presented throughout the event.
Given that the PlayStation Blog post mentions how long fans have been waiting for news on the future of the PS5, Sony clearly knows how high expectations are. While the PlayStation Showcase title certainly implies something grand, the confirmation that PlayStation Studios projects will take center stage confirms that this is a must-watch livestream.