October 7, 2022

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The lineup for the rest of 2022 and 2023 is uncertain, is there anything to worry about? – Multiplayer.it

With the release of Gran Turismo 7 and Horizon Forbidden West, the start of 2022 for PS5 and PS4 gamers was undoubtedly a crackling. However, the second half of the year currently appears to be unguarded, with God of War: Ragnarok, which by the way still doesn’t have an exact release date, and Forspoken, an exclusive temporary third party, to support the lineup. Play Station. Currently, Sony has not officially planned to release the others PlayStation Studios Exclusive Games For the rest 2022while for 2023, the only confirmed one is Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. Is there anything to worry about?

We suppose the lack of official communications in this sense doesn’t necessarily mean that there won’t be more PS5 and PS4 exclusives between now and the end of the year or that the roadmap for 2023 isn’t actually planned internally. We must take into account that At the level of communication Sony has been so busy since the early days of 2022 that it had to manage marketing for the launch of Horizon Forbidden West and Gran Turismo 7, delivering three game cases, two massive acquisitions, the first details of PlayStation VR2 and most recently PS Plus 2.0 In short, you might have thought The company it was not the case to add more meat to the fire.

We don’t have a crystal ball, however, but as a result we think Sony is paving the way for the upcoming PS5 and PS4 announcements, taking advantage of the apparent calmness of the coming months to introduce some of the famous 25+ PlayStation Studios projects in the pipeline.

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Most of it is still a mystery, but we know for sure that Naughty Dog has been working on an indie multiplayer game from The Last of Us for years now, the first in a series of live-service titles that Sony has decided to focus on in a crucial way. Then there’s the PlayStation VR2 set to be revealed, given that only Horizon: Call of the Mountain won’t be enough to convince gamers to buy the new renderer, especially the more skeptical. Also among the upcoming news, except for unpleasant surprises, is the presentation with great fanfare of Final Fantasy 16, a console-exclusive timeline for PS5, scheduled for this spring, even if, in our opinion, the game directed by Naoki Yoshida will hardly hit store shelves. This year.

In all of this, there is a disproportionate amount of more reliable rumor evidence. For example, Sony recently registered the Knack trademark in Japan, marking a new chapter in the series designed by Mark Cerny, the PS4 and PS5 architect. According to AccountNGT (a leaker who revealed details of Star Wars Eclypse in advance), PlayStation Studios is working on a new Infamous and Sly Cooper, the latter of which will be announced later this year to mark the series’ 20th anniversary. . More recently, Jeff Grubb and Greg Miller suggested the imminent announcement of a “massive” acquisition by Sony last week (although nothing has been heard of it since then).

Rumors or not, it’s hard to believe Sony has no surprises to announce, especially considering how stable PlayStation Studios has grown with acquisitions in recent years. At most, the worry is that we’ll find ourselves with a somewhat dim lineup in the second half of the year, just like in 2021, but it’s pointless to wrap your head up in advance just yet.

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