Sony had many important releases this year, like the fastest selling Gran Turismo, God of War or Guerrilla games ever, the new PS Plus, a remake of TLOU and the PC ports of Uncharted 4, God of War and the two Spider-Mans plus more games and 3rd party exclusives and so on. They also had many short term announcements like acquisitions (Bungie, Haven, etc.), many Asian 2nd party games, PSVR2 stuff, new PS Plus etc.
I mean, in terms of marketing they had to focus on short term stuff because they had a lot to show or announce that released or will release soon. Also, without consoles in the stores doesn't make sense to raise the hype a lot.
And well, instead of making many a lot of announcements on a single day and then to be like a year without announcing anything, they prefered to spread the announcements around the whole year.
Weird thread. A bunch of guys that talk all day everyday about video games trying to say they don’t care and never cared about games showcases, these same people that spend dozens of posts daily talking about the most inane details of the industry, suddenly don’t care if games are being announced or shown, because they are only interested in playing games.
Something isn’t adding up.
Not in a showcase, but Sony announced, shown or released a lot of exclusives (counting 1st, 2nd and 3rd) this year in addition to a reworked game sub, a new VR headset, some acquisitions including Bungie, a mobile gaming division, PC ports of some of their biggest games and more.
But some act as if they didn't announced or shown anything.
I always get hate for saying this, but Sony has at least 13 game development studios and only one of them has announced games (Spiderman 2 and Wolverine). Jim Ryan is cancelling game announcements and holding things back in an attempt to draw sympathy from regulators in Europe regarding approval of the Activision / Microsoft deal. An attempt, mind you, that anyone with a brain can see right through, it's just pathetic and childish. Just have a real state of play and show us what these studios are working on already.
Maybe it's because the the teams who released in the last year or two Sackboy, Demon's Souls, Returnal, Ratchet, Death Stranding Director's Cut, Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut, GT7, Horizon FW, GoWR, TLOU1 remake, MLB plus like half a dozen PC ports have their next game on a too early stage and you are being too impatient and lying acting as if they wouldn't also have announced Horizon Call of the Mountain, TLOU Online, Rise of the Ronin, Stellar Blade, Lost Soul Aside, the next Sony London game, that Bend is working on a new IP, etc.
Please don't call the multiplayer portion that was supposed to be included from day one, a new game. Its just multiplayer, this aint Warzone levels of popular or like an arena shooter.
According to Naughty Dog it's going to be the largest game they ever did and will also feature their traditional narrative. This isn't 'just the multiplayer portion'. It started as the MP portion but grew too much and had a lot of ideas for it so they decided to move it to keep them and move it to a whole standalone game and highly expand on it going wild instead of dropping most ideas to keep it as only as a MP mode.