August 10 serves as a start or break point for a recent Sony PS5 rumor, so those interested in its fall offerings should keep an eye out for it.
Sony has planned many exclusives for the PS4 and PS5 over the next two months. Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut released on August 20, Death loop exclusively on the PS5 console on September 14, Kena: Bridge of Spirits exclusively on the PlayStation console on September 21 Death Stranding Director’s Cup September 24 and Solar ash exclusively on the PlayStation console on October 26. November is usually the month for big releases, and although many thought that Horizon forbidden to the west would come out that month, it seems unlikely now.
According to Bloomberg, Sony has delayed Horizon forbidden to the west in 2022, leaving a large gap for November. Considering the impact of the pandemic on the industry, this should come as no surprise, but what is remarkable is that Sony itself has yet to confirm the delay. There are many reasons for this, but one could be related to a recent rumor. While not as big as the July stocktaking rumor rumored to be, many insiders, analysts, and the like have predicted that Sony will hold a stocktest on August 12. But, fans can find out if that’s actually the case the way they did in July: by looking at the Tuesday before August 12, which in this case is August 10.
Sony’s inventory update
There were four State of Plays in 2021, and with the exception of one showcase, they all stuck with one model. The April 29 inventory was this exception as it was announced on Monday April 26. However, the inventory of February 25 was announced on Tuesday February 23; the May 27 presentation was unveiled on Tuesday May 25; and the most recent presentation, the State of Play for July 8, was announced on Tuesday, July 6. Ergo, if the rumors surrounding the next State of Play hold up, they will be announced on Tuesday, August 10.
Of course, PS5 fans should use this to be on the safe side instead of hype. All rumors should be taken with a grain of salt, and this one may be on murkier waters than past rumors. So instead of spending the week excited about a potential inventory, fans should watch August 10. If that goes without an announcement, the chances of a stocktaking happening this month are slim. Much of this rumor tends to be based on the models themselves: it’s worth noting that April and May were essentially back-to-back presentations, skipping June. It stands to reason that a back-to-back July-August presentation, skipping September, would fit into Sony’s plans, but this is all just rumor and speculation at the moment.
The next big question, of course, is what would be there. It is unlikely to feature any big new announcements, so one of the aforementioned games could be in the spotlight ahead of its release. At the same time, it would be a good opportunity for Sony to offer the good with the bad. It would make sense to announce Horizon forbidden to the westIt’s delayed but accompany it with some new gameplay to keep fans salivating in the meantime. A separate rumor, which is perhaps even more unlikely, suggests that a God of War: Ragnarok the trailer is slated for release this month, and it would make sense for that to be in the next review. If that does happen on August 12, fans might also expect Sony to handle expectations during the announcement like it did with July, but for now fans should wait and keep the expectations. expectations under control.
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