There are new rumours: these now claim that Sony will not hold a significant event in June but much later.
Even though there’s no E3 this year (there wasn’t one in 2020 either), that doesn’t stop most publishers from having an online event to announce a ton of games and/or their release dates/windows (Electronic Arts isn’t one of them: we previously reported them skipping EA Play Live this year). On the other hand, Sony is pretty much rotating their E3-period shows: they had one in 2020, but not in 2019 and 2021… and it looks like they won’t have one in 2022 either.
One of the XboxEra podcast hosts, Shpeshal Nick, talked about how Sony is planning to bring back an older IP in the meantime: “I’ve had a lot of people tagging me on Twitter about Sly Cooper. As far as I know, I wouldn’t expect a Sly Cooper announcement in June. It should still be a 2022 announced thing, but as far as I’m being told, I wouldn’t expect it at a June-rumored event. It would probably be announced later. A September one or something like that.”
Then another insider, AccountNgt, joined the party. On Twitter, he wrote that as early as the beginning of March, he said that Sony’s big game event would probably come in September (and in June, the company would focus on PlayStation VR2…?). He added that the same source had also predicted a bigger show for September. Still, in his third tweet, he caused even more surprise by announcing that this sensibly anonymous person said that InFAMOUS would also be announced during 2022…
Sony’s September show sounds logical, as the company doesn’t have many games with release dates until the end of March next year (the end of the current financial year). If they give developers more time, they should have a much clearer idea of when they’ll be ready with their creations, and with Sony Interactive Entertainment Santa Monica Studio’s next game, God of War: Ragnarok, only saying “2022”, it could be decided by the autumn whether it will come out this year.
Of course, none of this is official.