PlayStation Showcase Rumored To Happen Before Summer Game Fest 2023
Sony will hold a PlayStation Showcase event sometime before Summer Game Fest 2023, based on the latest rumor.
Giant Bomb’s Jeff Grubb, who is known for his sources in the game industry, took to Twitter to reveal that Sony will be holding a PlayStation Showcase event sometime prior to Summer Game Fest 2023, which is scheduled to begin on June 8.
Grubb had previously discussed the possibility of a PlayStation Showcase earlier this year, stating that it would happen sometime prior to June, 2023. According to him, PlayStation is relaunching its marketing campaign, which began with State of Play last month in February, and will continue with the PlayStation Showcase.
Later, Grubb also revealed that Sony is saving its own actual “good stuff” for the PlayStation Showcase that would happen sometime prior to the now canceled E3 2023. He stated that the unannounced PlayStation Showcase event was originally supposed to happen during Fall 2022. However, it kept getting pushing back, as first-party studios weren’t quite ready to show what they’ve been working on. According to Grubb, the first-party output is now ready to be revealed, and, as such, Sony will be having a “massive” show in order to set up the “second phase” of the PS5 lineup.
The unannounced PlayStation sci-fi RPG that is allegedly being developed in Unreal Engine 5 by developer People Can Fly may be one of the games featured at the PlayStation Showcase. Based on leaked information, the game is a sci-fi RPG developed in Unreal Engine 5 as first/second party PlayStation IP via the console maker’s xDev program in collaboration with an external game studio, likely People Can Fly. Additionally, Dusk Golem, who is known for his contacts in the game industry, stated that he couldn’t say whether the project will ever see the light of day, Though, he mentioned that he had seen a lot more of the unannounced game, including more recent footage than what is seen in the leaked video.