Sony Ends Summer of Silence with PlayStation Showcase Next Week

"Where's Sly Cooper 5?" - Me, yelling in the distance.

PlayStation has been very quiet compared to Nintendo and Microsoft this summer. After skipping E3 and Gamescom, Sony hasn’t really done much to give us much sense of what it’s doing with the PlayStation 5 as we approach its one-year anniversary in November. Well, the company is finally having a showcase of its own, and it will be streaming next week.

The 2021 PlayStation Showcase will air next Thursday, September 9, at 1 p.m. Pacific Time. The stream will be about 40 minutes long and contain updates from PlayStation’s first-party studios, as well as third-party partners. One thing Sony says won’t be at the show is an update on the upcoming new iteration of PlayStation VR, which was teased earlier this year. The presentation will be streaming on PlayStation’s Twitch and YouTube channels.

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As for what games we might see, new looks at Horizon Forbidden West and Gran Turismo 7 are probably locks. But a proper unveiling of Sony Santa Monica’s God of War sequel seems likely, given that the game is now set to come to PS4 and PS5 next year. This could also be where we finally see the Last of Us multiplayer project Naughty Dog has been working on after removing it from the main game of The Last of Us Part II. And those are just projects we know about. There could be some surprises, as well.

Also, like, if Sony’s taking requests, it would be really fucking dope if it’d announce a fifth Sly Cooper. Especially since the last game ended on a devastating cliffhanger that went unresolved after Sony refused to greenlight a planned DLC that would have wrapped up loose ends. Or will I just have to continue to view its titular hero’s appearance in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart as canon?


Kenneth Shepard

Kenneth is a Staff Writer at Fanbyte. He still periodically cries about the Mass Effect trilogy years after it concluded.

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