Playstation State of Play Announcement Prompts Speculation and Supposed Leaks

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A promo screenshot for Street Fighter V.
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Even though the official E3 event for this year was cancelled back in April, we’re starting to get into that magical time of year when game studios and publishers take to stages across the world to reveal some of what they’ve currently got in the works.

Kicking off a stacked couple of weeks brimming with live streams designed to start up the hype train for a fresh wave of upcoming releases is Playstation’s State of Play broadcast on June 2 and rumours are already starting to swirl as to what it could have in store.

Chief among this wave of conjecture is a supposedly leaked image claiming to show the intended lineup of the presentation, which certainly has people talking, even if it lacks credibility.

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Playstation State of Play Announcement Prompts Speculation

According to the image, the showcase could feature trailers for Final Fantasy XVI, Street Fighter 6 and a remake of The Last of Us, among a few other things.

However, it has been received with a very sceptical reaction on Twitter, with many users pointing out that the alleged lineup doesn’t mesh well with the statement accompanying Sony’s announcement of the broadcast.

This statement, which promises “exciting reveals from our third-party partners, plus a sneak peek at several games in development for PlayStation VR2”, would seem to rule out the chance of seeing things like The Last of Us Remake.

Another supposedly leaked format met a similar reception, with its proposed layout for the 30 minute broadcast also including Street Fighter 6, a remake of Resident Evil 4 and a look at Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 in VR also being met with doubt on social media.

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As always, the only way to find out for certain which games will be on display is to tune in to the broadcast itself, which is set to take place via YouTube on June 2 at 3 pm PT/6 pm ET/11 pm BST.

That said, the rampant speculation and buzz, regardless of how much of it turns out to be true, remains a key part of what will make the next few weeks in gaming so exciting.

Sure, it’d be nice to see some Final Fantasy, as the first leak suggests, but the suspense has become a key aspect of the appeal of these big reveal broadcasts for a reason.

So, make sure to follow us to stay up to date on what the likes of Xbox and Playstation are showing off.