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PlayStation’s upcoming showcase won’t disappoint fans looking for “the traditional, great first-party PlayStation”, a former senior developer has claimed.
That’s according to God of War creator and Twisted Metal co-creator David Jaffe, who claimed in a video stream on Friday that he’d heard that PlayStation’s first-party studios would “be there with flying colours” during the September 9 event.
In a separate tweet, Jaffe claimed that one possible PlayStation game announcement was “bad ass” and “people are gonna lose their fucking minds”.
“I’m not going to say what I know is going to be at the PlayStation showcase next week… but here’s what I can tell you,” Jaffe said on his YouTube channel.
“I’m not going to tell you what’s going to be there, and I don’t know everything, but I know a handful of things and you won’t be disappointed if you are looking for the traditional, great first-party PlayStation.
“That’s going to be there with flying colours and I’m so excited to see the people’s response to it. I haven’t even seen what I’m talking about, but I’m very proud and excited for all of [Sony’s people].”
Jaffe, who directed the first two God of War games, wouldn’t confirm if the sequel to 2018’s God of War was planned to appear during next week’s showcase, but claimed that he’d heard it was aiming to contain “40 hours” of content.
“People are speculating that God of War Ragnarök, or whatever they’re going to call it, is going to be there. I’m not saying it is or isn’t… I don’t know anything about that,” he said.
“What I will tell you though is that I’m hearing… from people in the know, that that game is 40 hours. They are aiming for 40 hours of gameplay.”
Following the publication of the video, Jaffe wrote on Twitter: “Just found out about a new [PlayStation] game they are making – no idea when it gets unveiled (maybe next week, maybe not) but just know when it does, people are gonna lose their fucking minds! Bad ass!!!”
The 40-minute PlayStation Showcase event will take place on Thursday, September 9 at 1pm PDT (9pm BST) and will show games planned for holiday 2021 and next year, according to Sony.
“The Showcase will weigh in at around 40 minutes and include updates from PlayStation Studios and some of the industry’s most imaginative developers, for games releasing this holiday and beyond,” it said.
“And stick around after the presentation to get more updates from some of the studio teams featured in the Showcase.”
What won’t be announced, however, is any information on the PS5 successor to PlayStation VR, as Sony has confirmed that it will not make an appearance during the Showcase.