When announcing E3 / Summer Game Fest last month, Sony was one of the many companies conspicuously absent. However, if you’ve been expecting some big E3-style announcements in the PlayStation maker’s July storefront, prepare to be disappointed.
In a blog post Today, Sony Interactive Entertainment Senior Director of Content Communications Sid Shuman said the highly anticipated July 8 “State of Play” event will focus primarily on Death loop and other third party games.
“In this extended playthrough, we’ll see Cole use his abilities to sneak up onto rooftops… or use guns to create a lot of mayhem,” Shuman wrote of Death loop. In addition to this lengthy look at Bethesda’s violent adventure, we’ll have updates on some exciting indie and third-party titles. The full show takes around 30 minutes.
Shuman went on to say that God of the war, Horizon forbidden to the west, and the next generation of PlayStation VR will be nowhere to be found during this showcase. He added, however, that “we will have more updates soon.”
This year’s E3 was fairly disappointing in the grand scheme of Es and 3s, and many were hoping that additional presentations from companies like Sony and EA in July would at least partially address this. Now, however, Sony has thrown a bucket of ice water at fan speculative fires, and BioWare said last week that he will not bring Dragon age or Mass Effect at EA Play Live on July 22. So it looks like the editors are directly asking fans to temper their expectations.
It may sound a bit disappointing, but it makes sense; no company has succeeded in fully mitigating the ravages of covid, a pandemic whose impacts on industries will continue to be felt well beyond this summer. All this to say: you probably have a long delay, and there is an endless list of indies until you try. Probably focus on those for now.