An insider claimed that many of the PlayStation games we’re waiting to see are “almost ready” despite not appearing at the PlayStation Showcase.
After almost two years of waiting, PlayStation finally delivered the new PlayStation Showcase earlier this week, exactly what fans were hoping for. Despite including a few big games like Spider-Man 2, Metal Gear Solid Delta: Peace Walker and Alan Wake 2, the general consensus is that the showcase was a huge disappointment, especially compared to how big the previous showcases were.
The main problem with the showcase was that PlayStation didn’t show off its exclusives enough. We’ve only seen two CG trailers for Spider-Man 2, Marathon, and multiplayer projects, and many expected studios and games will be complete no-shows. It’s unclear why PlayStation chose to focus on third-party games rather than excite fans for its first-party offering, but development on these games at least seems to be going well.
That’s according to Insider Gaming’s Tom Henderson, who shared post-showcase features suggesting that PlayStation may need to have a second showcase at some point during the year to make up for this lackluster showcase. In the feature, Henderson addressed the fact that several games that were expected to be shown and revealed simply weren’t there, noting that many titles were understood to be near completion.
“In addition to focusing only on its own titles, updates and reveals on PlayStation’s new hardware will be a showcase for PlayStation to set the next level,” Henderson said. I don’t know if I decided to wait.”
Henderson’s report does not make it clear which games are “nearly ready,” but several expected titles come to mind. The Untitled Faction Sequel to The Last of Us At least The Last of Us Part 2 was very likely much older considering it had finished development and was dropped from that game, and was a notable no-show. Hopefully, Henderson’s comments apply to this and we’ll see it soon.
Another game that Henderson’s comments could apply to is Ghost of Tsushima 2, another standout no-show from the showcase despite not being officially confirmed to be in development by Sucker Punch or PlayStation. It doesn’t sound like it’s “almost ready” considering the sequel hasn’t been revealed yet, but chances are it’s more on the way than we thought.
PlayStation has not included these titles in their showcase despite being said to be near-complete, which seems to imply that there will be a shorter period between game reveal and announcement.
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