Sony is making ready for an enormous yr by way of sport releases and have ramped up their advertising and marketing funds because of this, not less than that’s in accordance with the most recent rumors. Apparently one of many causes the yr will likely be so huge is as a result of Sony is gearing as much as reveal a significant third-party PlayStation unique, though no one appears sure on what it’s simply but.
Sony’s Plans for 2022
Sony’s slate of video games for 2022 contains PlayStation exclusives like God of Warfare Ragnarok, Gran Turismo 7, and Horizon Forbidden West, in addition to multi-platform video games like Elden Ring. Nonetheless, in accordance with the Sacred Symbols PlayStation podcast, there are different video games that may imply a rise in promotional funds: “Apparently advertising and marketing spending is growing tremendously this yr, indicating that Sony is anticipating a big yr past — I’d assume — the video games we all know imminently most about: Horizon, Gran Turismo, and so forth.” The one factor that’s inflicting the largest enhance in funds is “a significant, but unrevealed, third-party unique”.
Regardless of speaking to “somebody within the know at Sony”, the podcast couldn’t say what this sport was more likely to be. They speculated that the information may slot in with current rumors that the next BioShock game could be a timed unique, or that there could possibly be an unannounced title from FromSoftware. The most certainly choice, although, is that it’s the next PlayStation exclusive reveal from Square Enix, whose announcement was reportedly delayed by the postponement of the following huge Ultimate Fantasy XVI reveal.
This sport is not going to be a title from the Ultimate Fantasy, Dragon Quest, or Kingdom Hearts franchises. We’re going to have to attend till spring on the earliest for this title to be revealed as that is when the following FFXVI is because of occur. Regardless of the main third-party PlayStation unique seems to be, the very fact the sport is a part of this yr’s advertising and marketing funds means not less than we all know it will likely be revealed this yr too.
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