Gamescom is again in Germany in two months however in case you’re hoping to see any massive PlayStation reveals, we have unhealthy information.
Regardless of being its first in-person present because the Covid-19 pandemic started, Sony has introduced it will not be attending Gamescom 2022 this August. That is in response to German publication Video games Wirtschaft (opens in new tab), who confirmed the corporate’s non-attendance. As such, do not count on any main reveals for PlayStation VR 2 or God of Conflict Ragnarok.
Gamescom’s organizers have claimed 250 firms are showing this yr and whereas we do not have the complete listing but, Sony’s not alone on this non-attendance. Activision Blizzard, Take-Two Interactive, and Nintendo have all beforehand confirmed they will not be showing. Nonetheless, we will count on to see THQ Nordic, Koch Media, and Bandai Namco.
Gamescom 2022 takes place between August 24-28 in Cologne, however this is not a completely in-person occasion. Just like final yr, proceedings kick off on August 23 with the Gamescom Opening Night time Stay showcase, hosted by Summer season Recreation Fest creator Geoff Keighley. So we should see updates on Trendy Warfare 2, Marvel’s Spider-man 2, and, who is aware of (in all probability not, although) GTA 6.
No present? No drawback
Sony backing out of Gamescom 2022 should not be solely stunning to PlayStation followers. The writer’s been marching at its personal tempo since exiting E3 2019 and since then, it is centered by itself on-line displays, like State of Play and final yr’s PlayStation Showcase.
Often, massive bulletins are reserved for such displays. Take the newest State of Play showcase, for instance, which primarily centered on third-party publishers. Alongside the primary PlayStation VR 2 gameplay, Resident Evil 4 Remake was confirmed, and we received our first actual have a look at Road Fighter 6, and a recent trailer for Last Fantasy 16.
There are exceptions, in fact. Capping off Summer season Recreation Fest two weeks in the past, Sony lastly confirmed that The Final of Us is getting remade for PC and PS5, so there’s flexibility to method. Often although, in terms of massive occasions, Sony’s doing simply positive by itself.