Gamescom 2019 Will Feature World Premiere Content And Announcements From Sony

Gamescom 2019 Will Feature World Premiere Content And Announcements From Sony
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While Sony Interactive Entertainment decided to skip this past June’s E3 event, they have officially been announced for the upcoming Gamescom 2019 event, which is scheduled to take place later this month.

Geoff Keighley, who will host Gamescom 2019’s opening night live, recently tweeted out that fifteen publishers will show world premiere content and make announcements at this year’s event, one of which is the aforementioned Sony. Other notable publishers include Electronic Arts (EA), Ubisoft, Xbox Game Studios, Activision, and Google Stadia.

As for what Sony will show at this year’s Gamescom, well, that’s still a mystery. Of course, the first game that comes to mind is The Last of Us Part II, which we haven’t seen anything new from since last year’s E3 event, where Naughty Dog showed off a bit of gameplay from the sequel to their 2013 survival-horror game.

Recently, Troy Baker, who plays Joel in The Last of Us, claimed that fans aren’t ready for the sequel. He didn’t go into detail as to why he’s saying that, nor did he even hint that the release date was going to be announced anytime soon.

According to a recent leak on 4Chan, The Last of Us Part II will be released in May of next year. Before the leak, the rumor was that the game was going to be released in February of next year and that it’ll have four different editions upon release, one of which will be an Ellie Edition.

The 4Chan leak also mentioned that Sony is going to hold a keynote conference this fall, with its purpose being to reveal the PlayStation 5, and, on top of that, reveal the release date for some of their most anticipated titles such as The Last of Us Part II and Ghost of Tsushima.

Like with The Last of Us Part II, we haven’t seen anything more from Ghost of Tsushima since last year’s E3, where developer Sucker Punch Productions revealed gameplay for their newest IP. But, they didn’t attach a release date to the reveal.

It’s very possible that Sony could reveal the release date for both of their exclusive games, and on top of that, they might reveal something about the PlayStation 5.

This year’s Gamescom event is currently scheduled to begin on Tuesday, August 20, and it’ll run through Saturday, August 24. If you’re looking to catch the Sony portion of this year’s event, then it’ll be a part of its opening night, which will begin at 2 PM Eastern, 11 AM Pacific.