"You’ve been awfully patient, and we thank you for that. And now we’re looking forward to showing you what we’ve been working on," Sony's press release reads.
What's important to note is that this is not a "State of Play" event, which Sony holds on a somewhat regulars basis to provide updates about the current progress of some of their games in development and share other, not-that-big news.
This will be a full-blown showcase, Sony's biggest event of the year (instead of the E3 conference), which makes this presentation especially exciting as we can expect some important news and big reveals.
So, without further ado, let's check out what we know about the event.
When is PlayStation Showcase 2021? Date and time revealed
After numerous rumours and leaks, Sony has now officially confirmed when will this years' big PlayStation event happen.
PlayStation Showcase 2021 is set to be held on Thursday, 9th September 2021.
The Showcase is scheduled to start at 1:00 pm PT / 9:00 pm BST / 10:00 pm CEST / 4:00 pm ET and it will last approximately 40 minutes.
Where can you watch PlayStation Showcase 2021?
While we can not confirm this, content creators will probably be allowed to do a live commentary stream of the event, as it's usually the case, but Sony might have changed their policy in this regard.
What will Sony show during PlayStation Showcase 2021?
The most honest answer is that we simply don't know (nor does anyone else) but we can always make some educated guesses.
What we do know is that PSVR 2 (the next generation of PlayStation VR headset) won't be revealed during the Showcase, which has been confirmed by Sony.
Other than that, we expect more news about Horizon Forbidden West, as it has been officially confirmed that the game will be released on 18th February 2022, with pre-orders now being available.
Another thing that will likely happen is a full reveal of God of War: Ragnarök, given that in September of 2020 we only got a teaser that has shown the game's working title, logo, and nothing else.
Fans of racing games will probably want to watch the event as well, as Gran Turismo 7 is another game that will most likely make an appearance during the Showcase.
If you are hoping for Spider-Man 2, we have to disappoint you as chances for that are really slim. Insomniac has just finished two games (Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart) and we don't expect to hear news about Spider-Man 2 before late 2022, especially considering the fact that Sony already has two big titles releasing next year (Forbidden West and Ragnarök), and they would likely want to focus their marketing efforts on them.
Finally, if you would like to find out more about some of the featured games (especially those from PlayStation Studios), you should definitely keep watching after the main presentation, as there's also a post-show which will feature interviews with developers, more gameplay footage, and other in-depth content about the upcoming games.
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