Sony has been at fever pitch when it comes to announcing new IP’s and new first party exclusive titles this year, from PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, Beyond: Two Souls, God of War: Ascension and The Unfinished Swan. But apparently the wave of titles will not stop there, reported by PlayStation Universe two more new titles will be announced at this years Gamescom event in Cologne, Germany.
The report on PSU states that it, “has received details on Sony’s line-up for Gamescom,” and that they, “will indeed showcase two previously unannounced games” during their Gamescom showing. On the information they have received one of these titles will apparently be from a studio within Japen and the other will be a new PlayStation Move IP. This is quite odd, since many believed the PlayStation Vita would be at the forefront of Sony’s agenda after the poor showing at E3 earlier this year.
Weird enough is the statement regarding a Japan Studio, which could mean Studio Japan who are currently busy trying to save The Last Guardian, which is still in development. The other confusing issue comes out of the Move IP, the Move has been losing traction ever since release and even though it has received decent sales it has been forgotten by many. So far Move has been given exclusive titles, for them to produce average sales and average review scores (Sorcery the latest culprit), so this new focus on Move seems odd when the Vita is struggling from lack of games as we crawl towards the holiday season.
Of course the Japan studio title could either be for PlayStation 3 or PlayStation Vita, maybe even both? But the Move title will 100% be on the PlayStation 3, which seems like a missed opportunity to gain some momentum for the Vita going into the busy gaming release months ahead. Either way it seems Sony will have a big presence at this years Gamescom, also rumoured is the existence of a Super-Slim PlayStation 3 model unveiling.
Gamescom takes place August 15th through till August 19th next month, stay tuned for all the announcements as they come.
What titles could be announced? Could Move be given an exciting new title? Let me know in the comments below.