There might not be a PlayStation presentation this year. (Image source: GIGA)
An insider is sure that Sony will not hold its PlayStation Showcase this year. Exclusive titles should really be “locked up” – because the competition from Microsoft should not be given any new arguments.
Insider: Sony Cancels PlayStation Showcase
It should be this year not a PlayStation presentation after all give, reports the analyst Millie Amand. This year’s PlayStation Showcase was actually expected in September, but no new date is supposed to be announced in October either. According to earlier rumours, the presentation of new titles, which is now held annually, should take place on October 20, 2022.
Amand also gave a specific reason for the postponement to next year. according to her stands in the way of competition from Microsoft (Source: Millie Amand on Twitter). The group should probably not be supplied with any new food in order to get better arguments for the takeover of Activision Blizzard for 69 billion US dollars. Cartel watchdogs are currently examining whether the takeover can go ahead as planned by Microsoft.
Should Sony nevertheless present exclusive PlayStation titles, then they could Undermining arguments against Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard will. Sony had previously told the British competition authority CMA, among other things, that Activision’s “Call of Duty” series was so important that the PlayStation could be ousted. However, Microsoft has already announced that “Call of Duty” games will continue to be offered for the Sony console.
With the DualSense Edge for the PS5, Sony recently introduced a new controller:
Sony’s DualSense Edge for the PS5
Sony: Date for PlayStation Showcase unclear
It is still completely open when the next PlayStation Showcase will take place. According to Armand, Sony has “postponed” the presentation without having planned a follow-up date. It is also clear that the investigations by the antitrust authorities are unlikely to be completed in the near future. Sony cannot hide forever.