Sony will hopefully announce the PS5 release date in the next few weeks, as a new Monster Hunter game for Switch is also rumoured.
It’s September tomorrow and, as you may have noticed, we still don’t know when the PlayStation 5 is out, how much it will cost, or anything about its online services or confirmed launch line-up.
We don’t even know when those questions are likely to be answered, as Sony has given no hint as to when their next showcase is, but serial leaker AestheticGamer claims it will be the first half of next month.
Given how little time there is before the PlayStation 5 launch that’s an easy enough thing to just guess, but they also claim that, despite the lack of official announcements, rumours of a new Silent Hill game are still true.
The problem with believing, or not believing, rumours at the moment is that even when someone’s information is correct at the time they hear it the coronavirus is causing companies to change plans constantly – so what may be true one day is not the next.
There may be some evidence that AestheticGamer is correct though, as fans noticed that the French PlayStation YouTube channel uploaded four new videos recently but set them all to private – implying they would be made live later.
There’s no way to tell what they are, but that’s not the way videos are usually added and so many at once may point to something big on the horizon.
One video was subsequently revealed to be for PlayStation 5 exclusive Godfall, further suggesting that they’re not just random third party trailers for the PlayStation 4.
AestheticGamer has proven to be one of the most reliable leakers of Capcom news, although there was controversy over his assertion that the PlayStation 5 cannot handle native 4K as well as the Xbox Series X.
When it comes Capcom though they’re usually on firmer ground and according to them a new Monster Hunter game made specifically for the Switch is going to be announced ‘soon’.
Supposedly, Capcom has previously tried and failed to get RE Engine running on the Switch, which means games such as Resident Evil 7, 2, and 3 cannot be ported across.
But now apparently they’ve created a separate version of the engine specifically for the Switch and are going to use it for a new Monster Hunter unrelated to Monster Hunter: World.
This is something Capcom has already hinted at themselves, when they previous said they were looking to make a Monster Hunter game on Switch for ‘teenage children’.
AestheticGamer’s final revelations suggest that the rumoured remake of Resident Evil 4 is still a long way out and ‘in a bit of a worrying position right now’.
They’ve also predicted news on Shenmue 4 within the next one to two weeks, which presumably has a good chance of happening at the predicted new PlayStation 5 event.
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