Animated Adaptation Of PlayStation IP Is In The Works
An animated adaptation of a PlayStation first-party IP is currently in development, based on the latest information.
Speaking on the official PlayStation podcast, the Head of PlayStation Productions, Asad Qizilbash, stated that the company has 10 projects in various stages of development, including film, television, and little bit of animation as well. This is the first confirmation of PlayStation producing an animated adaptation based on one of its first-party IPs.
Qizilbash didn’t go into specifics regarding the IP that is being adapted into an animated movie or series. With Uncharted, The Last of Us having already received film and TV adaptations, and Horizon, God of War, Ghost of Tsushima, and Twisted Metal adaptations already in the works, it’s possible that the aforementioned animated adaptation may be for another Ratchet & Clank movie. An animated series based on Astro Bot also sounds exciting; the possibilities are endless.
In related news, Sony is rumored to be holding a PlayStation Showcase in the month of May, 2023, based on multiple reports. Several sources appeared to suggest that a PlayStation Showcase is scheduled for May, 2023, and that Mortal Kombat 12 will get revealed at the event. Jeff Grubb, who is known for his game industry insights, has stated that it’s safe to say that a PlayStation Showcase will happen in May, 2023. Though, he added that it may get pushed to sometime early in June. At any rate, he firmly believes that the event will happen before Summer Game Fest this year.
In addition, the co-founder of XboxEra and co-host of the XboxEra Podcast, Shpeshal Nick, stated during a recent episode that he’s heard about Mortal Kombat 12 being announced at the next PlayStation Showcase event. Co-host Rand al Thor agreed with him, stating that he expects Sony to have marketing rights for the game.
Meanwhile, Jez Corden of the XboxTwo podcast hinted at a Mortal Kombat 12 reveal sometime in May, 2023. Putting two and two together, it would appear that the game is getting revealed at the PlayStation Showcase that is scheduled to happen sometime in May, 2023.